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Death notices and obituaries from the Oct. 17 edition of The Sun

Kenneth Bennett
Kenneth Bennett died Oct. 14.

He was a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians Wolf Clan, was a World War II veteran in the United States Navy and was a retired member of Laborers Local 210. He played lacrosse for Newtown Athletic Club and the Olean Tigers and coached junior lacrosse for the Newtown Athletic Club and Buffalo Indian Club.

He served as commander of the Iroquois Post 1487, was a volunteer firefighter for the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Volunteer Fire Department and later served as an EMT.

He is survived by Sylvia (late Vernon) Henhawk, Sheila (Ron) Marr, Maridee (Les) Monture, Rose (Garry) Nicholas, Lisa Bennett, Dennis (Adeline Jimerson) Bennett and Ken Bennett Jr.; he was predeceased by his wife of 46 years Mabel (nee Hill), daughter Holly Powless and grandson A.J. Monture; also survived by children, nieces, nephews and friends, 22 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and friend June Crouse.

A funeral service was held from the Wentland Funeral Home of North Collins. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Legion Post 1587.

Angeline Calandra
Angeline Calandra

Angeline (nee Dentice) Calandra of Hamburg died Oct. 8.

She was the wife of Salvatore “Sam” Calandra; mother of Doris (John) Edsell, Maria (Daniel) Kozub and Carol (Joe) Witkin; grandmother of Stephen (Debbie) Ratchuk, Greg Ratchuk, Melissa (Bryan) Coder-Ruda, Maria (Shawn) Dee, Khrista (Jeremy) Tabak, Sarah Richardson, Brian (Nicole) Witkin and Sean (Ashley) Witkin; great-grandmother of Stephen, Hailey, Trevor and Olivia.

Visitation was held at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc., located at 4199 Lake Shore Road in Hamburg, on Oct. 10 and 11. A Mass of Christian burial was held at Saint Mary of the Lake in Hamburg on Oct. 12.

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

David Carter
David Carter
David Carter, 64, of Hamburg died Oct. 9.

He was a Ford retiree and a life member of Big Tree Volunteer Fire Company.

He was the husband of Diane (nee Kuhn) Carter; father of Lisa (Dominic) Schultz and Christine (Korey) Zawadzki; grandfather of Samantha, Caitlyn and Matthew; brother of Joann (Robert) Weidright and Perry Carter.

Visitation was held Oct. 11 at the Blasdell/Lackawanna Chapel of the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Inc., followed by a service at Trinity Episcopal Church.

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

Jessie Congdon

Jessie (nee Nobbs) Congdon, 95, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of North Collins and Eden, died Sept. 23.

She was born in Eden on Dec. 21, 1917. She was a graduate of Eden Central School and Fredonia State Normal School. She taught third grade at Eden Central School.

On her parents 48th wedding anniversary, June 13, 1948, she married Merton Congdon.

She was the daughter of the late Charles and Nina (nee Barney) Nobbs; stepmother of Betty Ewing-Price; sister of the late Silas Nobbs, Edith Kildoo, Robert Nobbs and Howard Nobbs; aunt of four.

A memorial visitation and funeral service were held on Oct. 16. Arrangements were made by the Wentland Funeral Home, located at 10634 Main St. in North Collins.
Donald FrewDonald Frew, 80, of Hamburg, died Feb. 16. He was the father of Michael (Dawn); grandfather of Samantha, Shelby and Madison. He Frew was a 1951 graduate of South Park High School, where he played several sports. He served as a dental technician in the United States Navy, during the Korean War. He was a an employee of Beutlich Pharmaceuticals, from which he he retired in 1994, after 35 years of service in pharmaceutical sales. He socialized, danced and performed close-up magic. He was a bowler, softball player and racquetball player. He watched the Buffalo Sabres play, beginning with the first season in 1970.  He spent summer days on the waterfront with friends and family at Sunset Bay, Angola-on-the Lake and Sturgeon Point Marina. 
Mary Gullo
Mary Gullo
Mary (nee Cosentino) Gullo, 98, of Hamburg died Oct. 9.

She retired as a selling manager at Hens & Kelly’s.

She was the wife of the late Michael Gullo; mother of Patricia (Charles) Selden and Roselind (William) Bogner; grandmother of Kurt (Ann) Selden, Anthony (Karen) Bogner and Laura Lynn (John) Anderson; great-grandmother of Charles Patrick Selden, Livia Rose Selden, Isabella Bogner and Avery Bogner; sister of the late Patrick (late Jenny) Cosentino and Charles (Rose) Cosentino; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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

Jeromy Hawthorne
Jeromy Hawthorne
Jeromy Hawthorne of Hamburg died Oct. 8.

He was the husband of Audrey (nee Voelker); father of Becky (Mark) Ramirez and Wendy (Chad) Aiken: stepfather of John (Tonya Haley), Janice (Frank) Garcia, Jeff (Heather) and Jerold (Donna) Leigh; grandfather of 25 and great-grandfather of nine; brother of Russell (Marcia) Hawthorne.

Visitation was held at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc., located at 4199 Lake Shore Road, on Oct. 13. A funeral service followed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc.

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

Fred Kennedy Sr.

Fred Kennedy Sr., 73, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, died Oct. 8.

He was a Seneka Nation of Indians Beaver Clan member.

He was the husband of Ursula (nee Lord) Kennedy; father of Fred Kennedy Jr., Sally Huff, Shana Kennedy-Brol and Lana Kennedy-Brol; grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of three.

He was the brother of Elouise Kennedy, Caroline Ralston, Jean Loret, Sonja Zurek, Judy Kennedy, David Kennedy and the late Pearl Capasso, Henry Kennedy, Roxenia DePaul and Edward Kennedy Jr.

Visitation was held from the Wentland Funeral Home, located at 10634 Main St. in North Collins. A funeral was held from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.

Porntip Kirkpatrick
Porntip Kirkpatrick
Porntip “Pia” Kirkpatrick, 67, of Lake View died Oct. 8.

She was the wife of Gerald “Mike” Kirkpatrick; mother of Eric and Scott Chudzik; stepmother of Timothy, Thomas (Susan), Scott (Suzanne) and Kevin (Vicki) Kirkpatrick; daughter of Aree Sanguan and grandmother of several grandchildren.

She watched the Yankees play, played bingo in Fort Erie, cooked, and helped run her husband’s softball leagues and teams, by keeping score.

A service was held at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc., located at 4199 Lake Shore Road in Hamburg, on Oct. 11. A Mass of Christian burial was held Oct. 13 at Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Athol Springs.

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

Joseph Pavlovich

Joseph Pavlovich of Lackawanna died Oct. 12.

He was the son of Katherine (nee Borich) and the late Michael Pavlovich; brother of Michael (Gail), Mary Ann (David) Thiele and John (Beverly); also survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Oct. 16 from The Colonial Memorial Chapels Inc. of Lackawanna and from Saint Francis of Assisi Church of Athol Springs.

Daniel Pogorzala
Daniel Pogorzala
Daniel Pogorzala died Oct. 7.

He was the husband of the late Judith (nee Shriver); father of Jody Harber, Ellen (Frank) Zbytek, Jason Dunn and Peter Pogorzala; grandfather of 10; brother of Leonard (Frances) Pogorzala and Sister Mary Thaddeus.

There was no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Oct. 12 at Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Athol Springs.

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

Janet Scott
Janet Scott
Janet (nee Fierle) Scott, 78, of Hamburg, formerly of Eden, died Sept. 25 in her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born Nov. 28, 1934 to the late Arthur and Ivy Fierle. She retired from Frontier Central School system as an accounting clerk, after 20 years of service. She baked and cooked for her family, did arts and crafts, traveled and played casino slot machines and bingo.

She was a member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Windum Senior Center, Armor Senior Center, Hillcrest Senior Center and the Sacred Heart Senior Center.

She was the wife of the late George Scott; mother of Michael (Dawn) Frew; stepmother of Helen (Philip) Schreiner, Glenn and Lawrence (Kimberley) Scott; stepmother-in-law of Catrina Scott; grandmother of nine; sister of the late Ronald Fierle and sister-in-law of Leone Fierle.

Visitation was held Sept. 27 at the Laing Funeral Home Inc. of Eden. A funeral service was held Sept. 30 in the Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Eden. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3487 N. Boston Road in Eden, or to Hospice Buffalo, P.O. Box 590, Buffalo, NY. Online condolences may be made at www.LaingFuneralHome.com.

Albert Stevens
Albert Stevens of Derby died Oct. 7.

He was a union carpenter, World War II veteran and a member of the Newcomb Long American Legion Post 928, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5798 and the Goodfellows.

He was the husband of Alice (nee Griswold) Stevens; father of Cynthia Swan, Susan (Charles) Calandra, Barbara Waggoner, Candace Carlson, Lynn (Robert) Cary, Robert (Lori) Stevens and Karin (Dan Mecca) Stevens; also survived by 13 grandchildren.

Visitation was held at the Addison Funeral Home Inc., located at 262 N. Main St. in Angola. A funeral service was held Oct. 11. Interment services and military honors followed in Saint Vincent de Paul Cemetery, .located at 2050 South Creek Road in North Evans.

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

Wayne Taber
Wayne Taber of Hamburg died Oct. 12.

He was the son of Janice (nee May) and the late Kenneth Taber; brother of Sherry Millar, Penni Hollis, Nancy (Paul) Greso, Jennifer (Mark) Musone and Barbara (Brian) Chapin; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Visitation and a funeral service were held from the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Inc. Hamburg Chapel, located at 207 Main St. in Hamburg.
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