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Death notices and obituaries from the Feb. 13 edition of The Sun

James Anderson

James Anderson, 86, of Eden died Feb. 7.

He was born March 28, 1927 in Sacket, Pa. to the late James and Dorothy (nee Jefferds) Anderson.

He served with the United States Navy in World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Memorial Post 8625 in Eden, where he was also a former quarter master.

He was the husband of Evangeline (nee Smutz); father of James (Susan) Anderson; brother of Elnora Johnson, Dora Wedlock and the late Donna Anderson; grandfather of Erick (Karen Meader) Anderson, Brian Anderson, Bethany (Jon) Gable and Jeffrey (Natalie) Anderson; great-grandfather of Bailey and Madalyn Gable.

Visitation and a funeral service were held from the Laing Funeral Home Inc. in Eden. Memorials may be made to the Eden Emergency Squad.

Online condolences may be made at

Ann Hagerdon

Ann (nee Tacca) Hagerdon of Hamburg died Feb. 4.

She was the wife of the late Warner Hagerdon; mother of Richard Hagerdon; predeceased by two brothers and one sister; also survived by nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service was held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Inc.

Joyce Hogan

Joyce (nee McCord) Hogan, 65, of Hamburg died Feb. 8.

She was a homemaker.

She was the wife of Christopher Hogan Jr.; mother of Donald (Christine) Baker and Michelle (James) Townzen; step-mother of Mark Hogan and Kevin (Laura) Hogan; grandmother of Brett, Kyle, Stephanie, Ashley and Kaitlin.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13 from the Hamburg Chapel of the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Inc., located at 5453 Southwestern Blvd. Interment will follow, in Lakeside Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Saint Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be made at

Jacqueline Jamison

Jacqueline “Midge” (nee Minear) Jamison, 79, of the Cattaraugus Indian reservation, died Feb. 4.

She was the wife of the late Allen “Popeye” Jamison; mother of Roberta, Mark (Amy), Ronald (Yvonne) and Randy Jamison; sister of Ann Snyder, William Minear, Ruth “Judy” Davis and the late Kenneth Minear and Danielle “Gina” Elliott; grandmother of Jina, Markey, Reyna, Shawna, Lynnlye, Hannah, Lucus and Jessica; great-grandmother of nine.

Visitation was held from the Wentland Funeral Home in North Collins. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Church in Irving.

Louise Jeffers

Louise (nee Winkel) Jeffers, 84, of Hamburg, formerly of Angola, died Feb. 7.

Jeffers spent the last eight years in The Courtyards LLC, an assisted living facility in Hamburg. She was a member of the Evans Garden Club, MPB Altar and Rosary Society and Newcomb Long American Legion Post 928.

She was the wife of the late James Jeffers; mother of Merry (Michael Kankiewicz) Jeffers, James (Cathy) Jeffers and Suzanne Jay; sister of Constance Berberian; grandmother of Shana Barone, Eric Jeffers, Alicia Jeffers and Samantha Jay.

Visitation was held from the Addison Funeral Home Inc. in Angola. A funeral was held from Most Precious Blood Church. Interment services and military honors followed, in Holy Cross Cemetery of Angola.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc.

Theresa Jachimowicz
Theresa Jachimowicz

Theresa “Terry” (nee Buczkowski) Jachimowicz, 84, of Hamburg died Dec. 27 at Lakewood Nursing Home in Hamburg.

She graduated from Kensington High School and worked as a secretary at Westinghouse, during World War II. She and her husband Victor, whom she married in 1952, raised their five children in Hamburg, where the couple lived for more than 60 years.

She and her family traveled to many locations for vacations, including the 1996 summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga. She attended the Erie County Fair daily, for many years.

She made homemade pierogis, Polish sausage and many baked goods. She made handmade gifts for her children and grandchildren at Christmas and Easter. She worked as a confectioner at Highland House Candies in Hamburg for more than 15 years and worked for the board of elections for 35 years. She played for the Bloopers slow-pitch softball team in Hamburg as a first baseman, winning two league championships. She was also a league golfer.

She was the wife of Victor Jachimowicz. Mother of Robert (Melanie) of Orchard Park; Thomas (Madonna); Ronald (Cindy) of Hamburg; Linda Artusio of Atlanta, Ga. and Sandra (Mike) Lenzi of Lowell, Mass.

Mary Rudnicki

Mary (nee Maida) Rudnicki of Hamburg died Feb. 6.

She was the wife of the late Walter Rudnicki; mother of William (Lesley) Rudnicki, Nancy (Sidney) Jack, Walter (Sharon) Rudnicki, Brian (Virginia) Rudnicki, Mary (Daniel) Tarnowski, Christine (Ronald) Seufert and the late Daniel Rudnicki; grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 19; daughter of the late Loretto and Angeline Maida; sister of the late Loretto and Anthony Maida; also survived by other family members and friends.

Visitation was held from the Lombardo Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church of Orchard Park.

Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Bradley Shamblen

Bradley Shamblen, 25, of Lackawanna died Feb. 4.

He was the father and guardian of Jason Shamblen; son of David Shamblen Sr. and the late Alice Mary (nee Loretto) Shamblen; brother of Linda (Thomas Jr.) Rosenhahn, Debbie Shamblen, Suzanne (P.J.) Sternisha and David (Julie) Shamblen Jr.; grandson of Peter (late Joyce) Loretto Sr.; also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from the Wentland Funeral Home in North Collins on Feb. 6, followed by a funeral service on Feb. 7.


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