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Obituaries for the week of Aug. 2, 2012

Frederick Breindel

A Mass of Christan Burial was held at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church on Wednesday (Aug. 1) for Frederick C. “Porky” Breindel, of Blasdell, who died on Sunday, July 29, 2012.

He is survived by his children; Robert (Anne), Frederick Jr. (Carolyn), Ronald (Mary Colleen), Daniel (Lisa), David (Janet), James (Elizabeth), John (Debra) and Constance E. Breindel; siblings, LaVern “Butch” (Helen) Breindel and Dorothy (Ludy) Bon; 24 grandchildren, one great-grandson and many other family members and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” (Greenthaner) Breindel; siblings, Clara “Sis” (late Regis) Schatz and William (late Emma), Leo “Boots” (late Marie) and Margaret Breindel; and parents, William and Clara (Lenze) Breindel.

Mr. Breindel was a World War II Army Veteran.

He served as past commander of American Legion Post No. 60 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Hamburg Council No. 2220.

He was a retiree of the Ford Stamping Plant.

He was entombed in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Roswell Park or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements were made through the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.

Nicholas Salerno

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home, Blasdell/Lackawanna Chapel, for Nicholas T. Salerno, of Hamburg, who died on Sunday, July 29, 2012.

He is survived by his parents, Joelle and John Janish and Thomas (Claudia) Salerno; brother, Tyler Salerno; grandparents, Ronald and Theresa Gospodarski, Daniel and Donna Kogut and Thomas and Pat Salerno; cousin, Kevin R. Lange; additional family members and many dear friends.

Zelpha Bonnett-Himes

Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family for Zelpha O. (Groves) Bonnett-Himes, 78, of Angola, who died on Saturday, July 28, 2012.

She is survived by her husband, James L. Bonnett; children, Brenda (Greg) Clayton and Franklin, Wayne (Karen), Glenn (Bonnie) and David (Kimberly) Bonnett; siblings, Lois, Waneta, Norma, Frances and Don; grandchildren, Robert Culver, John, Gregory Clayton, Stephany and Bianca; great-grandson, Carter; and Laurie (Clarence) Vail.

She was predeceased by her siblings, George Edward, Howard, Thomas Earl and Ellen May.

Arrangements were made through the Wentland Funeral Home.

Florence

Rogers-Hedges

Private services were held at Collins Center Cemetery for Florence (Hamman) Rogers-Hedges, 81, of Gowanda, formerly of North Collins, who died on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

She is survived by her son, Gordon Rogers Jr.; daughter-in-law, Beth Rogers; siblings, Elaine Silleman, Mildred Muehlbauer and Jeannette (Stuart) Ballard; grandchildren, Kristen (Larry) Wheeler and Don Rogers; four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, step-children, step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Gordon H. “Don” Rogers Sr. and Donald Hedges; and siblings, Doris Parker and Wilton, Norbert, Kenneth and Albert Hamman.

Arrangements were made through the Wentland Funeral Home in North Collins.

Anthony Pacifico

A memorial service was held on Saturday (June 30) at St. Bernadette’s Church for Anthony James Pacifico, 28, of Hamburg, who died on Saturday, June 23, 2012.

He is survived by his parents, Louis and Carol (Franckiewicz) Pacifico; siblings, Laura, Louis Jr. (Anne), Maria and Michael Pacifico; nieces and nephews, Matthew, Mary and David Fasolino and Louis III, Jacqueline and Caroline Pacifico; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Anthony was raised in Hamburg and graduated from Hamburg High School. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology and was employed at IBM.

Donations may be made in Anthony’s memory to Wings Flights of Hope Inc., P.O. Box 872, Orchard Park, NY, 14127.

Arrangements were made through the Lombardo Funeral Home.

June Pearl

An open house will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at J.P. Fitzgerald’s restaurant in Hamburg for June P. (Mumbower) Pearl, 75, of Hamburg, who died on Friday, July 27, 2012.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, William Pearl; children, Wendy (Larry) Merkle and Becky (Mark) Lenard; sister, Judy Scott; and grandchildren, Christopher and Kelsey Merkle and Rachel and Penny Lenard.

Mrs. Pearl was born in Buffalo and graduated from Hamburg High School in 1955. She earned a degree from Bryant & Stratton College, though she earned a full scholarship from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She had a lifelong love of art.

She married William T. Pearl in 1959 and left her secretarial position at Bethlehem Steel to focus on raising their two daughters. As her children grew, she held a few jobs that gave her great enjoyment: assistant at Art Etcetera, Dr. Wm. Cromwell’s nutritionist and art teacher at St. Bernadette’s School.

She was given the Distinguished Service Award in 1991 by the Hamburg Jaycees for her hard work reviving the Hamburg Holiday celebrations. She served as many years as the head of Hamburg Holidays, and with her long white hair, many knew her as “Mrs. Claus.” During this time, she made many paintings with a Santa Claus theme. Several years ago, she was welcomed back as the parade’s grand marshal.

Her hard work on behalf of the community was also recognized in 1991, when she was voted Hamburg’s Woman of the Year.

Mrs. Pearl belonged to several organizations, including the Buelha Chapter of the Eastern Star, Zonta and the Red Hats. During her retirement, she took joy in being an Erie Country Fair clown, painting with a loved group of friends and spending time with her grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation of WNY, 225 Como Park Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14227.

Dorothy Evans

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 9:30 a.m. from Trinity Episcopal Church in Hamburg for Dorothy (Templeman) Evans, 88, of Hamburg, who died on Sunday, July 1, 2012.

She is survived by her children, Ned (Holly) and Ted (Tracy) Evans and Wendy (Tom) Ryan; grandchildren, Jennifer, Brent, Derek, Wendy and Amy Evansand Erin and Katy Ryan; and great-grandson, Tyler Evans.

She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Dr. Edward “Ned” Evans; and sister, Fay (Templeman) Ingalsbe.

Mrs. Evans was an avid golfer and member of the Wanakah Country Club, where she was a chair on both the women’s golf and bowling committees. At the age of 80, she had a hole-in-one on Wanakah’s signature 15th hole.

She was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was chairman of the baked goods booth at the bazaar and served upon several church committees.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a loving and caring individual with a kind spirit.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church of Hamburg or to the Hospice Foundation.

Judith Rosinski

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 9:30 a.m. from Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Pinehurst, N.C. for Judith Ellen (Roloff) Rosinski, 70, of Pinehurst, who died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond C. Rosinski; daughter, Carla Rae Rosinski; and siblings, Nancy (Richard) Roberts and Martin R., Daniel J. (Bobbie) and Bruce A. Roloff.

She was predeceased by her brother, Fred Roloff; and parents, Martin Edward and Madeline Florence (Brann) Roloff.

Mrs. Rosinski was born in Buffalo. She worked for American Airlines from 1967 to 1977, where she traveled the world and made lifelong friendships.

In 1977, she left work to raise her daughter, Carla.

She began working for the Hamburg School District during the 1990s as a nurse’s aide.

In 1998, she and her husband relocated to Pinehurst where she continued playing tennis and took up quilting.She was a member of Sandhills Quilters Guild and local quilting bees.

She worked for Moore County Schools and was awarded Teacher Assistant of the Year in 2003 before retiring in 2004.

An avid reader, she enjoyed volunteering at the Given’s bookstore.

She maintained her humor and loving nature throughout her battle with cancer.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care at PO Box 5889 Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Arrangements were made through the Boles Funeral Home.

Lee Murphy

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family for Lee V. Murphy, 89, of Angola, who died on Friday, July 27, 2012.

He is survived by his children, Patricia (Michael) Vandette and Timothy (Mary Ellen) and Paul K. Murphy; grandchildren, Kathleen Murphy-Fedele, Michael (Jocelyn) and Matthew (Leena) Murphy and Lisa (Corey) Mesler; and great-grandchildren, Breanna, Kaitlyn, Jacob, Alexandra, Cole and Ryan.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie Kelly; son, Michael T. Murphy; and brother, Donald Murphy.

Arrangements were made through the Addison Funeral Home.

Shirley Cable

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family for Shirley Jean (Reitz) Cable of Hamburg, who died on Friday, July 27, 2012.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Dean; children, Marcia (Michael) Diebold and Denise and Ronald M. (Liz) Cable; siblings, Peggy Littlefield and Barbara Fini; grandchildren, Michael, Aaron and Lindsey Diebold, Rachel Schrutt, Eric, Randell, Matthew, Renae, Kyle and Jesse Smith and Jacob and Zachary Cable; five great-grandchildren; extended family and dear friends, Tricia Martin, Sue Guadagno and Carol Peschio and family.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Rhonda Cable; and a great-grandchild.

Mrs. Cable touched the lives of those she met with compassion, dignity and unquestioning love tempered with unwavering Christian faith.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of WNY, Inc.

Arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.
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