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Death notices and obituaries from the Feb. 20 edition of The Sun



Maureen Boyle
Maureen Boyle

Sister Maureen Boyle, 84, died on Feb. 12. She was born Joan Claire Boyle in Brooklyn, to the late Victor and Marie (nee Grob). She became a postulant of the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Joseph and professed her final vows in 1961.

She attended Saint Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn and received a bachelor’s degree from D’Youville College and a master’s degree from Saint Bonaventure University. She also attended Washington Theological Union in Silver Springs, Md.

She was an instructor at Immaculata Academy, head nurse in the Motherhouse Infirmary, instructor at Hilbert College, staff nurse at Saint Joseph Intercommunity Hospital in Cheektowaga, psychology instructor and formation advisor at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora and mission integration and spiritual care at Sisters Hospital – Saint Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga.

She served at Christ the King Parish in Snyder, as a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults team member. She was first councilor on the leadership team and she later joined the sisters in the Colette Hilbert Care Community.

She was the sister of Marie (Alfred) Erhard; also survived by nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was held from the Immaculate Conception Convent in Hamburg. Burial was in Saint Stanislaus Cemetery in Cheektowaga.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph.

David Burr

David Burr of Hamburg died Feb. 12.

He was a bowler and fisherman.

He was the husband of 23 years of Karen (nee Kryszak) Burr; son of the late C. Eugene (late Sally) Burr and Annetta (late Paul) Bastian; brother of Joyce (Paul) MacNeil; son-in-law of Judy (late Robert) Kryszak and many other family members and devoted friends; also survived by his companion, Venus.

Visitation and a funeral service were held from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home’s Hamburg Chapel. Interment was in Lakeside Memorial Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.kaczorfunerals.com.

Joan Burns

Joan Burns of Hamburg died Feb. 9.

She painted oils and acrylics and worked as a graphic artist for Berger’s and then for the Hamburg PennySaver for many years.

She was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Parish of Hamburg for 79 years.

She was the wife of the late Joseph Burns; mother of Daniel (Kathleen), Mary Pfaffenbach (Dennis), Susan, Molly McLaughlin (Fran), Patrick (Bethany) and the late Laura Burns; sister of James Fitzpatrick and Patricia Hines; grandmother of Scott and Peter Burns, T.J., Kevin and Brian Keefe, Julia Lennon and Chrissy (Lennon) Carlson, Glenn and Paul McLaughlin, Katie Friedhaber and Nicholas and Brennan Burns; also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass was held at Saints Peter & Paul Parish of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to Imagine:Hamburg, 69 Norwood Ave., Hamburg, NY 14075.

Walter Fox

Walter Fox of Blasdell died Feb. 17.

He was a life member of the Blasdell Volunteer Fire Company and Exempt and Benevolent Association, past president of the Erie County Volunteer Firemen’s Association and a member of the Knights of Saint John Commandery No. 391, American Legion Hamburg Post No. 527 and many other organizations.

He was the husband of the late Margaret (nee Cooper) Fox; father of Joseph (Mary), Barbara (Joseph) Holobicky, John (Carol), Robert (Linda) and Dennis (Theresa) Fox; grandfather and great-grandfather of many; son of the late Edgar and Luetta Fox; brother of Sister Winifred Fox SSJ, Rita (Patrick) Dendler and Patricia (John) Barbus; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home’s Blasdell/Lackawanna Chapel, located at 3450 S. Park Ave. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 21 from Our Mother of Good Counsel Church. Assemble at the church.

Online condolences may be made at www.kaczorfunerals.com.

Charles Genovese
Charles Genovese

Charles Genovese, 86, of Angola died Feb. 11.

He served in the United States Army.

He was the father of Brenda (Jack) Giacchino, Charles (Laurie) Genovese and Daniel (Ann) Genovese; brother of Margaret (late Charles) Villfranca, Nina (late Russ) Tenamore, Anthony (Dorothy) Genovese and Peter (Judy) Genovese; also survived by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held from the Addison Funeral Home Inc. of Angola. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Most Precious Blood Church of Angola. Interment was in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery of Brant. Make online condolences at www.addisonfuneralhome.com.

Richard Heferle

Richard Heferle of Derby died Feb. 15.

He was the son of Richard and Cheryl (nee Dole) Heferle; brother of Linsey Heferle; grandson of David Dole; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 20 from The Colonial Memorial Chapels Inc., located at 3003 S. Park Ave. in Lackawanna, and at 9 from Our Lady of Bistrica Church.

Janelyn Hens

Janelyn (nee Moyer) Hens, 79, of Hamburg died Feb. 12.

She was a sales clerk at Sears.

She was the wife of the late William Hens; mother of Deborah Selbert, Suzanne (Ronald) Kegler, Linda Riley, Charles Hens, Janie Johnston and Jonathan Hens; sister of Sandy (Paul) Herold; also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held from Saint Bernadette’s Church, located at 5930 S. Abbott Road in Orchard Park, at 9:45 a.m. on Feb. 22. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.demmerleyfuneralhome.com.

Sharon Lee Ingelfinger

Sharon Lee (nee Lingle) Ingelfinger of Blasdell died Feb. 13.

She was the wife of George Ingelfinger; mother of Carl John (Denise) Remery, Jamie Jo Remery, Holly (Richard) Lopez, Heidi (Jon) Pierce, Jill (Mark) Hereth and George (Jodi) Ingelfinger; grandmother of Tyler, Alyssa, Elizabeth, Samantha, Michael, Matthew, Andrew, Robert, Charles, Shane, David, Sarah, Meaghan and Matthew; daughter of the late Carl and Bertha (nee Haskell) Lingle; sister of Judy (Tony) Obrochta, Herbert (Carol) Lingle and Harvey Lingle; also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation and a funeral service were held from the Lombardo Funeral Home’s Southern Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Online condolences may be made at www.lombardofuneralhome.com.

Harry King

Harry King of Hamburg died Feb. 7.

Harry was a graduate of The Park School and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force. He retired from Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, where he was director of personnel and planned giving, for many years.

He was the husband of 54 years of Mary Alyce (nee Kennedy) King; father of Kathy, Harry III (Amy), Connie (Rob) Stang and Angela Hall; grandfather of Katie (Matt) Diegert, Jessica Stang, Justin, Noah, Michelle (Scott) Parkerson and Daniel (Briann) Hall; great-grandfather of Isabella, Morrison and Peyton; brother of Christine (Winfield) and David (Sharon); son of the late Marjorie and Harry King Sr.; survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was held from the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Inc. Hamburg Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Saints Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church of Hamburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Father Baker Manor, 6400 Powers Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127 or the Don Brocious Fund, c/o Mike Hanitz, Armor Administration Building, 5305 Abbott Road, Hamburg, NY 14075.

Mary Koslowski
Mary Koslowski

Sister Mary Genevieve Koslowski, 82, died Feb. 11 in the Colette Hilbert Care Community.

She was born Katherine Koslowski in Tewsburg, Mass. to the late Helen Koslowski. She became a postulant of the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Joseph and professed her final vows in 1953.

She graduated from Marywood College in Scranton, Pa. and ministered in the field of education for 41 years.

She later held several positions upon her return to Immaculate Conception Convent. In 2011, she ministered as the coordinator of the host ministry department.

She was the sister of Ann (Charles) Brown and John (Dolores) Shedd; sister-in-law of Benjamin Tieso; also survived by nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A wake service and memorial prayer service were held Feb. 18 from Immaculate Conception Convent. A Mass of Christian burial was held in the convent chapel on Feb. 19. Burial was in Saint Stanislaus Cemetery in Cheektowaga.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph.

Eleanor Krieger

Eleanor (nee Polchlopek) Krieger of Hamburg died Feb. 13.

She was the wife of John Krieger; mother of Linda (Bruce) Chittich, Deborah (Patrick) Murphy and Donna (Timothy) Zimmer; grandmother of Robin, Ryan, Kevin, Kelly, Isabelle and Dominik; great-grandmother of Alice Josephine.

A Mass of Christian burial was held from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church of Orchard Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc. Arrangements were made by the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Inc. Hamburg Chapel.

David Paterson

David Paterson Sr. of Derby died Feb. 10.

He was the husband of Beth (nee Bates) Paterson; father of Clifford, Mary, Diane, David Jr. and James; grandfather of 18 grandchildren; great-grandfather of 13; son of the late James and Adeline Paterson; brother of Robert, William, Archie, June and the late James; also survived by other family members and friends.

There will be no prior visitation. A private service will be held. Arrangements were made by the Lombardo Funeral Home’s Southtowns Chapel.

Lynn Poppenberg

Lynn (nee Jacobs) Poppenberg of Hamburg died Feb. 4.

She was a member of the American Legion Post 527 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a 37-year employee of the Hamburg School District.

She was the wife of John Poppenberg; mother of Mark (Cheryl) and David Poppenberg; sister of Donald (Jennifer) Jacobs; grandmother of Ashlyn Poppenberg.

Visitation was held from the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Inc. Hamburg Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Saints Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church of Hamburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care.

Frank Sardina

Frank Sardina of Blasdell died Feb. 11.

He was a United States Navy veteran who served in World War II.

He was the husband of the late Carmela (nee Mitri) Sardina; father of John (Betty) Sardina and Carol (Tom) McHugh; grandfather of Beth Ann (Matthew) Sardina-Kibler, Jennifer McHugh, Jacqueline (Eric) Holmsen and Kristine (Aaron) Geraud; great-grandfather of four great-grandchildren; son of the late John and Anna Sardina; brother of the late Jerome, Joseph, Josephine, Rose, Anna, Grace, Pat and Lucy; also survived by other family members and friends.

Visitation was held from the Lombardo Funeral Home’s Southtowns Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church of Orchard Park. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.lombardofuneralhome.com.

Evelyn Scalice
Evelyn Scalice

Evelyn Scalice of Lake View died Feb. 13.

She was the wife of the late Joseph Scalice; mother of Ronald (Christine) Kenn and Nancy Jo (Joseph) Gawron; grandmother of Kelly-Lynne Scalice, Jennifer and Joseph Gawron; sister of the late Fred Mash; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation and a funeral service were held from the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Blessed John Paul II Parish.

Online condolences may be made at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com.

Gerred Snyder
Gerred Snyder

Gerred Snyder, 90, of Angola died Feb. 10.

He served under United States Army General George Patton in World War II. He was awarded a Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater Campaign Medal, with five bronze stars and a Purple Heart, after serving in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe.

He was the husband of the late Margaret Snyder; father of Connie (Anthony) Pingitore and Gary (Christine) Snyder; brother of George Snyder; survived by seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from the Addison Funeral Home Inc. of Angola. A funeral service was held from Saint John’s Lutheran Church of Angola. Interment with military honors followed, in Forest Avenue Cemetery of Angola.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo or St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Leo Spengler
Leo Spengler

Leo Spengler, 89, of Eden, died at home on Feb. 12.

He was born Feb. 27, 1924, to the late Martin and Mary Spengler.

He was a World War II veteran who served in the United States Army, during the Invasion of Normandy.

He was a member of the Eden Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 8625, the Disabled American Veterans No. 135 and volunteered at Veterans Hospital. He had 1,426 hours of service through the department of veterans affairs volunteer program. He was also a volunteer for the American Red Cross. He received a gold medal from the president of France.

He was the husband of 66 years of Maxine (nee Gronkowski); brother of Lester (late Eleanor) Spengler, Joan (late Charles) Warner, Jean (Richard) Jensen, Patricia (late Robert) Langless and the late Martin (late Norma) Spengler, Mary (late Sylvester) Bauer and Norman Spengler; brother-in-law of Margaret Spengler; godfather of two; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from the Laing Funeral Home Inc. of Eden.

A Mass of Christian burial was held from Immaculate Conception Church of Eden. Burial with full military honors was in the Bath National Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.LaingFuneralHome.com.

Daniel Tomaka

Daniel Tomaka of Hamburg died Feb. 14.

He retired from the United States Air Force, after serving for 23 years. He was stationed at Pleiku Air Base in Vietnam from 1969 – 1970 and was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Western New York Chapter No. 77.

He was the husband of Joyce (nee George) Tomaka; father of Daniel, John and David (Laura) Tomaka; grandfather of six; son of the late Bronislaus and Agnes (nee Michalewski) Tomaka; brother of Mary Ann, Agnes and the late Thomas.

A private funeral service was held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Inc. Share online condolences at www.kaczorfunerals.com.

William Wiser

William Wiser of Blasdell died Feb. 10.

He was the husband of the late Joan Hanson; son of the late William and Dott Wiser; friend of Vincent and Tina Carroll; also survived by other family members and friends.

Visitation was held from the Lombardo Funeral Home’s Southtowns Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lombardofuneralhome.com.


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