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Obituaries for the week of July 4, 2013

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Michael John Sendor
A memorial mass was held Saturday (June 29) at Immaculate Conception Church for Michael John Sendor, 91, of Lackawanna, who died Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Francis Eleanor Celani (Elli); children, Michael Jay (Sandra) Sendor, Richard Allen (Sheryl Willard) Sendor; brother, Leonard; grandchildren, Tracy Woodrow, Aaron Sendor and Katie Smith; great-grandchildren, Sarena Sendor, Colin and Caitlin Woodrow.
Mr. Sendor is predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Antoinette; his siblings, John, Stephen, Stella Ciurzynski, Josephine Wierzba, and Antoinette Zablanski.
He served in the Navy during WWII in the Panama Canal Zone and Galapagos Islands where he worked as a firefighter on the airfields and later on an aircraft carrier. Mike spent countless hours watching movies and reading books about World War II. He said it was because at the time he never got to see the “Big Picture” of what was happening and found it intriguing.
Upon returning to the states, he was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation where he worked on various jobs, most notable on the electrical repair gang. He worked at “The Plant” from 1940 until his retirement in 1983. He made many lifelong friends there and looked forward to seeing some of them at the McKinley Mall after he retired.
He married his wife on June 15, 1947. They celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary this year. Mr. Sendor moved his family to Eden in 1958 where he would live the remainder of his years. He was a perfectionist. His home and yard were always meticulous. He was cleaning his gutters on a ladder the day of his stroke.
Mike enjoyed trout fishing, watching all sorts of sports (particularly hockey and football), photography, Big Band music and taking long rides in the country. He taught his boys how to hunt and fish and would take them to auto racing events at Johnny’s Speedway in North Collins, Lancaster Speedway (then called Niagara Dragway), and Holland Speedway. He also loved air shows and spent many a weekend taking his grandson Aaron to see them.
Most of all though, Mike loved skiing. He started skiing at age 25 and taught his boys when they were 5 years of age. From age 70 on, he had season passes at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville. Although slowing down, he did ski twice this past ski season. Mike and his wife are members of “The Glenwood Acres Ski Club” in Colden.
Mike was a man of continual motion. You couldn’t keep him off the roof even in his eighties and nineties. He was still taking drives in the country and last year they traveled as far as Pennsylvania. The rides usually included a stop somewhere for his favorite meal - roast beef.
Mike was a member of the American Legion Newell –Faulkner Post 880 in Eden.
With full military honors services were held in the veteran’s section of the Evergreen Cemetery in Eden.
Arrangements by the Laing Funeral Home Inc.

Clyde F. Palmer Jr.
A memorial service was held Tuesday (July 2) at the Blasdell/Lackawanna Chapel of the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home for Clyde F. Palmer Jr., 86, of Woodlawn, who died Saturday, June 29, 2013.
He is survived by his children, Scott (Lori) Palmer, Lynn (Patrick) Cronin; sibling, Joanne (John) Ochal; grandchildren, Jennifer (Doug) Burke, Rebecca, Erica, Ian, Nicki, and Roni; great-grandchildren, Sarah and Adam.
He is predeceased by his wife, Mary A. (Westphal) Palmer; son, Jeffrey C. Palmer; and siblings, Leonard and Danny (Lori) Palmer.
Mr. Palmer retired from Buffalo Slag as a mechanic.
Memorials to Hospice Buffalo.
Arrangements made by John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.

Carol Remington
A memorial service will be held at the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg on Tuesday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. for Carol (Becker) Remington, of Hamburg, who died Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Remington; children, Yvette Sugnet (John), Celeste Sugnet (Michael), Yvonnie Sugnet; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Remington was predeceased by her parents, Erna and Gordon Becker; son, Scott Sugnet; one grandchild.
Her family and friends will remember her as the card lady. If you had a birthday, special occasion, holiday, get well, congratulations, etc., you could always expect a card in the mail from Carol.
Arrangements by Dohn Funeral Home, Inc.

Frank A. Garbacz
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5 at St. Francis of Assisi Church for Frank A. Garbacz, 89, of Hamburg, who died Friday, June 28, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Mary L (Lelito); children, Adrian (Debra) Garbacz; grandchildren, Adam and Benjamin; sibling, Mary Dus; and nieces and nephews.
Mr. Garbacz was predceased by his siblings, John Garbacz, Helen Garbacz, Irene Wiencek, and Josephine Kaminski.
He was a custodian at Cloverband Elementary School.
Interment at Lakeside Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements made by the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.

Wilma Irene Moore
A memorial service was held Saturday (June 29) at the New Smyrna Beach First Church of Nazarene for Wilma Irene Moore, 93, of New Smyrna Beach, formerly of Hamburg, who died Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
She is survived by her husband, John E. Moore; children, Wesley (Ruth) Moore, Jim (Bonnie) Moore, Kathryn (Joseph) Petrinic, Linda (Michael) Maynard, Gretchen (Gregory) Williams, Vienna (Glenn) Bayley; siblings, Kathryn Wrinkle; also many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her parents, Cecil and Abigail Mizer; siblings, Oliver Mizer and Gordon Mizer, Juanita Freed.
Mrs. Moore and her husband were married for 69 years. She and John were foster parents for numerous children throughout the years. Mrs. Moore was born in Lebanon, Mo. on January 13, 1920 and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1937. She married John in Tullahoma, Tenn. on September 11, 1943. She was the last surviving charter member of the Big Tree Wesleyan Church in Blasdell where she served as a Sunday School teacher, board member and treasurer.
In Florida, she attended the New Smyrna Beach First Church of the Nazarene, where she was noted for her Bible knowledge, as a prayer warrior and her passion for Missions and the youth. She loved gardening, crocheting and knitting beautiful quilts and afghans.
The family would like to give thanks to the wonderful staff of VITAS Hospice. Exceptional care from her nurses, Kelly, Dr. Scaccia and support staff of Sharika, Henrietta, Carolyn, Mauran and Chaplin Sam.
Arrangements made by Baldwin Cremation.

Rosalind J. Hacic
A memorial service was held Tuesday (July 2) at the Hamburg Chapel of the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home for Rosalind J. (Kush) Hacic, 69, of Hamburg, who died Saturday, June 29, 2013.
She is survived by her husband, Charles (Chickie) Hacic; siblings, Patricia (late Sonny) Jasinski, Joseph (Butch) Kush, Joan (Bob) Salzler, and Frank “Skip” Kush; also by nieces, nephews and other loving family members.
Mrs. Hacic was a 42 year employee of Niagara Mohawk.
Arrangements by John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.

Daniel R. Martucci
A memorial service was held at the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Hamburg Chapel for Daniel R. Martucci, of Hamburg, who died Monday, June 24, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Blackman); children, Danielle (Peter) Witkop, Dolores (Rusty) Browning, John (Sure) Martucci and Lucille (Chuck) Faude; also by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Guise) Martucci.
Memorials to Eden Volunteer Fire Co.
Arrangements made by Loomis, Offers & Loomis, Inc.

Joanne P. Courtney
A memorial service was held Monday (June 24) at Most Precious Blood Church for Joanne P. (Mroz) Courtney, of Angola, who died Thursday, June 20, 2013.
She is survived by her children, Susan (Daniel) Kwiatkowski, Dawn Chido, Kelly (Michael) Garon, Christy (Dennis Martin) King; siblings, Pauline (late John) Rogers, Mary (Stash) Nowak, Micki (Daniel) Umlauf; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Courtney was predeceased by her husband, Frank S. Courtney; and brother Kenneth Mroz.
Arrangements made by the Latimore-Schiavone Funeral Home.

Richard L. Murphy
A memorial service was held for Richard L. Murphy, of Eden, who died Monday, June 17, 2013.
He is survived by his sister, Laurie.
He is predeceased by his parents, Conrad and Anna Murphy; his brother, James Murphy.
Services were private.
Arrangements made by Latimore-Schiavone Funeral Home Inc.

Douglas M. Crouse
A memorial service was held Friday (June 28) in the Good Shepard Church for Douglas M. Crouse, 71, of Dunkirk who died Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
He is survived by his siblings, Jessie Weisedel, Phyllis Lawson, and Shirley (Robert) Sager; friend, Glenn; and also by several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents, Howard Crouse and Jessie Kennedy; his brother-in-law, Bobby C. Lawson.
Mr. Crouse was an accomplished musician, recieving a scholarship to the Eastman School of Music. He was an organist at the First United Methodist Church in Dunkirk for 40 years.
Arrangements made by Addison Funeral Home.

Cecilia R. Satlawa
A memorial service was held Thursday (June 27) at the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home for Cecilia R. (Klajbor) Satlawa, of Woodlawn, who died Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
She is survived by her children, Barbara (late Donald) Larkman, James (Marie) Satlawa, and Judy (James) Held; siblings, Norman (late Alice) Klajbor; and nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her spouse, Marion Satlawa; her siblings, Chester Klajbor, Leonard Klajbor, angie Vaughn, and Loretta Maslakowski; sister-in-law, Alice Klajbor.
Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Arrangements made by the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.
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