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Death notices and obituaries from The Sun week of June 12

Kathleen Mittner

Kathleen Mittner

Kathleen P. Mittner, of Saint Petersburg, Fla., died May 22. She was the wife of the late Robert Mittner; mother of Patricia Ann (Bill) Friend, Dawn (Mike) Ginnetti, Thomas (Linda) Mittner, Robert (Gloria) Mittner, Christine (Wade) Mittner-Jewell and the late Douglas; twin sister of the late Maureen (Dale) Finnemore; sister of Michael (Pat) Chernetky and Thomas (Joan) Chernetsky; sister-in-law of Mary Lewis; friend of Sandra McKay and Cele Giordano; grandmother of Ron Friend, Jolene (Rusty) Lemke, Sam Friend, Christian (Heidi) LoGrasso, Brian (Alexis) LoGrasso, Michael LoGrasso, Nichole (Scott) Wienstein, Melissa (Angelo) Natale, Thomas Mittner, Taylor Mittner, Kaylei Mittner, Chelsey Mittner, Mario Fernando Huncapie Hoyos, Andres Tisnes Hoyos, Tatianna Tisnes Hoyos, Kegan Barrett, Dylan Barrett and Kasen Jewell; great-grandmother of Shane and Kayla Friend, Nora and Ivan Lemke, Evan LoGrasso, Jordan, Jacob, Gavin and Payton Weinstein, Aryanna Natale, Scarlett Mittner, Vinessa, Mario Alerado and Dominic Hoyos.

She worked with her church, Holy Cross, and was a pro-life advocate. A memorial service was held on May 25 at Casa Santa Cruz in Saint Petersburg, Fla. A celebration of life will be held in Angola on Aug. 9.

Urbino Caraballo

Urbino A. Caraballo, of Irving, died June 5. He was the husband of 42 years of Leanna Pierce; father of Tory, Desmond, Landon and Steve; brother of Betsy Carabello, Lolita Caraballo, Margarita Caraballo, Naomi Caraballo and the late Isidro Caraballo; Papa of Stevie and Tory; grandpa of James. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held on June 9 at Addison Funeral Home Inc. in Angola, Chautauqua County Hospice Chaplain The Rev. William Leslie, officiating. Online condolences may be made at

Marietta Zarkoski

Marietta Zarkoski

Sister Marietta Zarkoski, 99, of Hamburg, died on June 2 at the Colette Hilbert Care Community. Anna Zarkoski was born on Sept. 24, 1914 in Kulpmont, Pa. to the late Martin and the late Josephine (nee Dabrowski). On July 29, 1930, Sister Marietta entered the aspirancy of the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Joseph. On Jan. 14, 1933, she became a postulant and on July 10, 1937, Sister Marietta professed her final vows.

She attended Mount Saint Mary’s School of Nursing in Niagara Falls and St. Catherine School of Nursing in Brooklyn, as well as Saint John’s University in Brooklyn; College of Our Lady of Elms in Chicopee, Mass.; Marywood College in Scranton, Pa., where she received a bachelor’s degree in education; and Salem State University in Salem, Mass. where she received a masters degree in mathematics.

Her nursing career included St. Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn and the Motherhouse in Hamburg. She worked as a teacher at Mater Dolorosa, Holyoke, Mass. and Saint Stanislaus, Chicopee, Mass.; and as principal of Saint Michael, Lynn, Mass.; Saint Stanislaus, Chelsea, Mass. and Saint Stanislaus, Trenton, N.J.

She also served as the regional coordinator and a council member from 1970-1974. She was part of the House of Prayer in Hamburg for six years and went on to minister as the Pastoral Associate in Saint Joseph’s Hospital Pastoral Care Department, where she was named “patient representative” in 1988.

In 1992, she returned to Immaculate Conception Convent as local minister for the infirmary. In January 2005, she joined the sisters in the Colette Hilbert Care Community.

A Mass of Christian burial was held in the Immaculate Conception Convent on June 7. Burial was in Saint Stanislaus Cemetery in Cheektowaga.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Joseph, in memory of Sister Marietta.

Clarence Douglas

Clarence. E Douglas, of Angola, died June 6. He was the husband of the late Dolly (Hammel); father of Darl (Alice), Ronald, Janet Kennis, Thomas (Margaret), Timothy, Kenneth, Mark, Clara Edmunds, James and Stephen (Linda); also survived by 32 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Addison Funeral Home, located at N. 262 Main St. in Angola.

Interment services with military honors will follow in Brant Cemetery, in Brant.

Jakki DuPree

Jakki O. DuPree, of Irving, 58, died June 4 in Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. She was the wife of Ricky Lay; mother of Jeannette DuPree, Nolan DuPree and Holly Eschberger; sister of Martin DuPree, Barbara (Shamus) O’Conner and the late Edward DuPree; grandmother of Marcella Polus; also survived by several nephews.

A funeral was held on June 7 at the Addison Funeral Home in Angola. Online condolences may be made at

Betty Lue Ippolito

Betty Lue Ippolito, 74, of Angola, died May 26 in Saint John’s Baptist Hospice Facility. She was the mother of Patricia Guiher, Tina Shroeder, Wayne LaCour and the late Max Jr., William and Raymond L. Guiher; sister of Wanda Starkey, Billie Clark, Dottie Pelczynski and Johnny Brown; grandmother of Matthew, Brandon and Jeremy; great-grandmother of Liam, Aiden and Piper.

Funeral services will be held June 14 at 11 a.m from the Faith Bible Baptist Church, located at 8688 S. Main St. in Eden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “Betty Ippolito Memorial Fund, in care of Faith Bible Baptist Church, Eden, NY.” Arrangements were made by the Addison Funeral Home Inc.

Judy Lumadue

Judy M. Lumadue, formerly of Blasdell, died June 3. She was the wife of the late Robert Lumadue; mother of John (Sharon Wierzba), Kathleen (Bryan) Tasker, Mary (Frank) Messina, Paul and the late Ronald Lumadue; grandmother of Bryan, Chelsea (Thomas Bradley), Jessica (fiancé Rev. William Stoklosa), Sarah and Thomas Tasker; great-grandmother of Vincent and McKayla; sister of Irene Kephart and Traczyk Williams and pre-deceased by siblings in Clearfield, Pa.

A funeral was held from Union Presbyterian Church on June 6. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

Joseph Manno

Joseph Manno, of Lake View, died June 3. Joseph P. Manno of Lake View died on June 3.

He was the husband of Marge (nee Holzschuh).

Visitation was held at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc. located at 4199 Lake Shore Road in Hamburg, followed by a funeral service. Internment will take place at Mount Calvary cemetery. Flowers were declined. Online condolences may be made at

William Sutton

William F. Sutton, 69, died May 30. He was born on June 6, 1944 in Joliet Ill., to the late Francis and Jean (nee Miner) Sutton. He married his wife of 31 years, Gail (nee Marks) Sutton on Feb. 2, 1983. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughters; Kimberly Manturuk (Christopher Rose) and Holly (Michael) LeTourneau. grandfather of Michael, Tristan and Beth Manturuk; Zebediah, Cheyenne, Kiah and Asher LeTourneau; brother of Robert Sutton and Deborah Sutton; brother -in-Law of Wayne (Donna Marks), Larry (Dorothy) Marks and Richard (Laurie) Marks; uncle of Jessica, Elizabeth, Taylor, Jenny, Nicole, Kellie, Shawn and Larry.

He graduated from Leigh University with a bachelor of arts in mechanical engineering. He worked as a sales and marketing manager for Peerless Winsmith in Springville and was a member of the Flying Knights of Hamburg and the Southtowns Walleye Association. At his request, no funeral services are planned, but a “celebration of life” will be scheduled. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the palliative care team at Autumn View Nursing Center, located at 4650 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg, N.Y. 14075; to Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, N.Y., 14263 or to the SPCA of Erie County, 205 Ensminger Road Tonawanda, N.Y., 14150.Online condolences can be made at

Josephine Szczygiel

Josephine R. Szczygiel, 99, of Hamburg, died June 3. She was the wife of the late Joseph Czuba and late Julian Szczygiel; mother of Julian Czuba, Gerald (Susan) Czuba and the late Ted (Rosemary) Czuba; pre-deceased by two brothers and one sister; also survived by nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and many family members.

A funeral was held at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church on June 7. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at

Leonard Wojtkowiak

Leonard E. Wojtkowiak, of Hamburg, died May 29. He was the husband of Shirley (nee Smith); father of Kathy (Martin) Marks, David (Eugenie), Steve (Jacqueline), Kenny (Paula) and Karen (Scott) Kazmierczak; also survived by 12 grandchildren.

A funeral was held on June 4 at Loomis, Offers & Loomis, Inc., at the Hamburg Chapel.


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