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Death notices and obituaries from the Dec. 5 edition of The Sun

Howard Basher
Howard Basher

Howard Basher of Hamburg died Nov. 30.

He was the husband of the late Caroline (nee Buechner); father of Sharon (Rickie Nelson) Staats, Michael (Barbara) and James (Terry) Basher; grandfather of Jennifer, Laurie, Michael, Jonathan and Travis; brother of William (Kay) Basher and the late Gloria (Walter) Beltowski; great-grandfather of 10; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. on Dec. 5 from the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc., located at 4199 Lake Shore Road in Hamburg. A funeral service will be held from the funeral home at 8:45 a.m. on Dec. 6, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Saint Francis of Assisi Church at 9:30.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com.

Judith DelPrince
Judith DelPrince

Judith (nee Dutchess) DelPrince, 62, of Angola died Nov. 26 in Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

She was the wife of Peter DelPrince; mother of Anne Marie (Douglas) Schupple, Peter (Christina) DelPrince and Christian (Teresa) DelPrince; sister of Marione (Richard) Smith, Peter (Susie) Dutchess, Chris (Donna) Dutchess and the late Leslie McKeever-Dutchess; grandmother of Kyle, Dougie, Hannah, Madison, Brooke and Gunnar; daughter of the late Leslie and Phyllis Dutchess; daughter-in-law of Louise (late Peter) DelPrince; sister-in-law of Irene (Ralph) Giambra; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from the Addison Funeral Home Inc. of Angola. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Most Precious Blood Church. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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

Patricia Dubik
Patricia (nee Mann) Dubik of Blasdell died Dec. 1.

She was a member of the World War II British Wives Club.

She was the wife of the late Michael; mother of Kathleen (John) Obstarczyk, Beverley, Michael and Mark (Kathleen); grandmother of Jennifer Krause, Amy Edwards, Christopher and Jonathan Obstarczyk and Chad, Troy and Drew Dubik; great-grandmother of 12; daughter of the late William Mann and Constance (nee Stanton) Mann Crum; sister of Terence (Tina) and the late Mary (Charles) Lemish; also survived by nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held from The Colonial Memorial Chapels Inc. of Lackawanna.

Helen Ericsson
Helen Ericsson

Helen (nee Miller) Ericsson died Nov. 23 in Hospice care at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

She lived in South Buffalo and graduated from Mount Mercy Academy in 1939.

She worked in Norfolk, Va. during World War II, and later moved back to Buffalo.

She worked at the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity/Hopevale Residential Center for Adolescent Girls in Hamburg. She was a 38-year survivor of breast cancer. She supported other survivors through the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York.

She was a reader and an artist. She was active in the Saints Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church of Hamburg, several book clubs and the community at Bristol Village.

She was the wife of Gustav Ericsson; mother of John; daughter of Walter and Helen Miller.

A memorial service was held Nov. 30 at Bristol Village in Clarence Center.

Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew, NY 14043.

Charles Gerber
Charles Gerber Jr., 77, of Hamburg died Nov. 28.

He was the president of Alcor Envelope Company. He was a United States Navy veteran who fought in the Korean War.

He was the husband of the late Janet (nee Wicks); father of Charles III (Mary) and Susan Gerber; brother of the late Dolores Rieman; grandfather of Ryan (Kristy) Gerber.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. No prior visitation will be held. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Online condolences may be made at www.demmerleyfuneralhome.com.

Norman Gusch
Norman Gusch, 78, of Derby died Nov. 25.

He was a retired United States Air Force veteran and a 35-year Verizon employee.

He was the husband of Lucille (nee Szobski) Gusch; father of Richard, Susan (Louis) Sedia, Deborah (Mark) Brigman, Barbara Gusch, James (Sherri), Robert and Jennifer (Michael) Sullivan; grandfather of Kimberly and Stephanie Gusch, Jordan Gusch, Nicholas, Benjamin, Joshua and Sarah Sullivan; brother of Marcia (late Richard) Mazurowski; brother-in-law of Stephen (Belinda) Szobski and the late Rita (late Kenneth) Penders and Florence (late Daniel) Andrezjewski; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home’s Hamburg Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Saint John the Baptist Church of Boston. Interment was in Colden Cemetery.

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

Carol Holdsworth
Carol Holdsworth

Carol (nee Geiger) Holdsworth, 73, of Hamburg died Nov. 28.

She was a retired teacher from the Kenmore School District.

She was the wife of the late Lee Holdsworth; mother of Beth Ann (Mark) Pienta, Nancy (Kevin) Kowalczewski and Gregg Holdsworth; grandmother of Jordan, Michael, Lauren, Jacob, Molly, Nikolas, Julia, Brian, Daniel and Jeffrey; sister of Patricia (Lawrence) Hartrich, Harold (Patricia) Geiger and Joanne (late Donald) Welchoff; sister-in-law of Thomas (Terri) and the late David Holdsworth; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was held from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home’s Hamburg Chapel.

A Mass of Christian burial was held from Saints Peter & Paul Church of Hamburg. Interment was in Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Foundation of Western New York.

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

Max Iglewski
Max Iglewski, 84, of Hamburg died Nov. 26 in the Elderwood Health Care at Lakewood facility in Hamburg.

He was the husband of the late Mary Iglewski; father of Peggy Iglewski and James (Diana) Iglewski; grandfather of Erin, Alyssa, Katie, Joshua, Nicholas and the late Jenna.

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.

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

Richard Jones
Richard Jones

Richard “Dick” Jones, 66, of Pownal, Vt., formerly of Angola, died Nov. 29 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt.

He graduated from Lake Shore Central High School and attended Long Beach State University in California. He worked in construction. He also worked for General Mills in Buffalo and the Woodford School Lunch Program, Morrison’s Automobile Dealership and the Manchester Journal of Vermont.

He skied, played hockey, golfed, cooked and spent time with his family.

He was the husband of Donna Jones; son of Albert and Emily (nee Lunsford) Jones; father of Kristie (John) Giambrone of Brant, Mindy (Jerry) Disorbo of Selkirk, Brandon “Bubba” (Rebecca) Jones of Angola and Jedidiah, Samuel, Eli, Noah, Rachel and Catherine Jones, all of Pownal, Vt.; also survived by nine grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 from the Addison Funeral Home Inc., located at 262 N. Main St. in Angola. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 7 from The First Church of Evans in Derby. Interment will follow, in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church of Old Bennington, c/o Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201.

Richard Ketelsen
Richard Ketelsen

Richard Ketelsen of Hamburg died Nov. 26.

He was a minister and elder in the Hamburg Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was a retired accountant and personnel director at the GM Powertrain Plant.

He was the husband of 68 years of the late Janet (nee Fleming) Ketelsen; father of Linda (William) Schwartz, David (Teresa) Ketelsen and Rachel (Eric “Rick”) Hackett; grandfather of Jennifer (Mark) Kaufman, Amy McCooey, Linda Burgess, Matthew Ketelsen and Colin Papendick; great-grandfather of eight and great-great-grandfather of one; brother of Herbert (late Esther), Clyde (late Jenny) and the late Raymond (late Edith) Ketelsen; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held from Michael’s Banquet Facility, located at 4885 Southwestern Blvd. in Hamburg, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21. A luncheon will immediately follow.

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

Josephine Mardino
Josephine (nee Noto) Mardino, 85, of North Collins died Nov. 29.

She was the wife of the late Ralph Mardino; mother of Mary Braymiller and Theresa Mardino; grandmother of John James, Kenneth, Christina and Brian Braymiller; sister of Margaret Mackey, Mary Barone, Vincent (Bonnie) Noto and the late John (Shirley) Noto and Concetta Noto.

Visitation was held from the Wentland Funeral Home of North Collins. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Holy Spirit Church of North Collins. Burial was in Holy Spirit Cemetery.

Margaret Mammoser
Margaret (nee Elvin) Mammoser, 85, died in her Angola home on Nov. 29.

She was the wife of the late Al Mammoser; mother of Richard (Deborah) Dalton, Dennis Dalton, Douglas Dalton, the late Thomas Dalton and Patricia Nagel; sister of Mary Dalton and the late Arthur and Robert Elvin; grandmother of Matt Nagel, Kara (Mike) Korhummel and Kevin Dalton; great-grandmother of Kimberly, Tyler, Jaden, Gianni, Brody and Mya.

There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Most Precious Blood Church of Angola.

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

Dorothy Poppenberg
Dorothy (nee Friedman) Poppenberg, 91, of Hamburg died Nov. 25.

She was the wife of the late Albert Poppenberg; mother of John (Lynn), Thomas (Bonnie), Joanne and the late Jeffrey Poppenberg; sister of Arlene Fors and the late Robert Friedman and Marcie Sheff; also survived by five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held from the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home Inc. A service was held from Saints Peter & Paul Church of Hamburg on Nov. 30. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.demmerleyfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Soefky
Dorothy (nee Lichota) Soefky of Hamburg died Nov. 24.

She was the wife of the late Raymond “Buz” Soefky; mother of Frances Petrie, Kathleen Soefky and the late William Soefky; grandmother of David (Svetlana) Petrie, Michael (Stephanie) Petrie, James Petrie and Kim Mahoney Petrie; great-grandmother of Paige, Tyler, Sophia, Matthew and Sydney Petrie; sister of the late John May, Brownie May, Helen Zygula, Josephine Wizlankas, Frank May, Clara Weaver and Anthony Lichota; also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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

June Stoyle
June (nee Munro) Stoyle, 81, of Hamburg died Nov. 27.

She was a greeter at Wal-Mart.

She was the mother of James, Thomas and Lynn (Mark Mead) Stoyle; grandmother of Stephannie Stolye, Tara Stoyle, Lizzy Stoyle and Ashley Mead; great-grandmother of Zackery and Cayden Vickery; sister of Gerald (Margie) Munro.

Visitation was held from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home’s Hamburg Chapel.

A Mass of Christian burial was held from Queen of Angels Church in Lackawanna.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at www.kaczorfunerals.com.

Gloria Starkweather
Gloria Starkweather

Gloria (nee Gerlach, formerly Hodge) Starkweather of Hamburg died Nov. 26.

She was the mother of Jon, Alan and Curtis (Laura) Hodge and William (Mary) Starkweather; grandmother of James, Michael, Erik, Amy and Shawn; great-grandmother of Adam, Mariah, Julia, James, Kaylee and Zander; sister of Dolores (late William) Sim and Grant (Joan) Gerlach; also survived by nieces and nephews.

A service was held at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc. on Nov. 29; a funeral followed, on Nov. 30.

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

Norma Jean Stender
Norma Jean Stender

Norma Jean (nee Adams) Stender, formerly of Eden, died Nov. 18 in Sierra Vista, Ariz.

She was born on Sept. 10, 1932 in Porterville, N.Y. to Clifford and Minnie (nee DuBois) Adams.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert; mother of Michael (Laura), Dennis, Leeanne, Scott (Jaye) and Katherine; grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 10; also survived by friends in New York, Beaufort, S.C. and Arizona.

A memorial gathering will be held at her home in Sierra Vista on Dec. 7.

Rosario Valvo
Rosario “Russell” Valvo, 100, formerly of Angola, died Nov. 30 in the Heritage Green Health Care Center in Greenhurst, N.Y.

He was the past owner/operator of the Angola Roller Rink.

He was the husband of the late Carmella (nee Piazza) Valvo; father of Joseph (Francis) Valvo, Michael (Debbie) Valvo, William Valvo, Diane (Kenneth) Schuh and Susan (Robert) Patelunas; brother of Angelo Valvo, William Valvo, Angeline Ricotta and the late Lena Pilatto, Sam and Rose Valvo; also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 from the Addison Funeral Home Inc., located at 262 N. Main St. in Angola. A service will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Dec. 6.

Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery of Brant. Online condolences may be made at www.addisonfuneralhome.com.






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