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Death notices and obituaries from the Aug. 8 edition of The Sun

Joseph Andolina
Joseph Andolina

Joseph E. Andolina of Hamburg died Aug. 3.

He was a retiree of United Food and Commercial Workers Local One and a member of the American Legion and Loyal Order of Moose Hamburg Lodge No. 992.

He was the husband of Patricia Andolina; father of Joseph and Anthony Andolina; stepfather of Scott and Todd Czarcinski; grandfather of Christopher, Lisa, Gabriel, Adrianna, Maria, Carla, Aaron, Monica and James; great-grandfather of Dustin, Robert and Francesca; brother of Dolores Stephen; also survived by nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10 – 11 a.m. on Aug. 9 from the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc., located at 4199 Lake Shore Road in Hamburg. A memorial service will follow, at 11.

Interment will be at Elmlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Tonawanda, at www.yourspca.org, or to Hospice Buffalo.

Robert Becker II
Robert Becker II

Robert J. Becker II, 26, died Aug. 2.

He was a graduate of Hamburg High School and Canisius College. He was a supervisor at Conway Freight in Syracuse.

He was the son of Denise (Randy) Fenton and Robert Becker; brother of Brian Becker, Sara Fenton and Melissa Woods; grandson of Denny and Cheryl (nee Yahnke) Heuer, the late Robert and Jean (nee Zoizack) Becker and Liz (nee Kohorst) and the late Joseph Fenton; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

A visitation and funeral service were held at the Thomas McCarthy Funeral Home in West Seneca on Aug. 5 and 6. Flowers are declined. Memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Association of Western New York. Online condolences may be made at www.thmccarthyfh.com.

Thomas Braunscheidel
Thomas A. Braunscheidel of Lake View died on Aug. 2.

He was a member of International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers Local 41, for 36 years. He supported the Red Cross, St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Wounded Warrior Foundation. He was a friend of Bill’s and mentor to many.

He was the husband of Barbara (nee McKernan) Braunscheidel; father of Jack (Sue), Matthew (Marilyn), Ann (Len) Durusky, Joseph (Jennifer), Jeanne (David) Coleman, Anthony (Wendy), Thomas (Cyndi) and Kate (Scott) Caliel; grandfather of 21 grandchildren; great-grandfather of six; brother of Elizabeth (David) Kiefer and the late Paul (late Mary) and late Mary (late James) Kennedy; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home’s Hamburg Chapel and a Mass of Christian burial was held from Blessed John Paul II Church.

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

Vincenza Ciciotti
Vincenza Ciciotti

Vincenza (nee Giffi) Ciciotti of Blasdell died Aug. 2.

She was the wife of the late Lino Ciciotti; mother of Lino (Shannon) Ciciotti and Daniela Ciciotti; sister of Rita (Berardino) DelFiacco.

Visitation was held from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home’s Blasdell/Lackawanna Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial was held at our Mother of Good Council Church.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Foundation of Western New York. Online condolences may be made at www.kaczorfunerals.com.

Libertad DiCenzo
Libertad DiCenzo

Libertad (nee Martinez) DiCenzo of Blasdell died Aug. 4.  

She was the wife of Arthur “Bumps” DiCenzo; mother of Andrew DiCenzo; sister of the late Josefa McChesney Martinez; sister-in-law of the late Albert DiCenzo and late John Juran; also survived by nieces and nephews.  

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church.  

Arrangements made by the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Inc. Share condolences at www.kaczorfunerals.com.

Chester Gordon
Chester Gordon

Chester J. Gordon, 87, of Hamburg, died July 31.

He was a fuel and steam mechanical foreman at Bethlehem Steel and a World War II Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post 527. He was an usher at Saints Peter & Paul Church.

He was the husband of Clara (nee Quinlan) and the late Frances (nee Harlacher) and Florence (nee Solovey); father of Richard (Jackie) Gordon, Sandra (Albert) Luss and Deborah (Marvin) Carter; stepfather of Raymond Emerson, Michael Stachera, Lori Imburgia, Valerie (James) Ferris and Peter (Barbara) Solovey; brother of Walter and Lottie Gordon and Stella Camp; also survived by 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home and Saints Peter & Paul Church of Hamburg. Burial in Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery.

Flowers are declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.demmerleyfuneralhome.com.

Mary Tiburtia Gorecki
Mary Tiburtia Gorecki

Sister Mary Tiburtia Gorecki, 91, died on July 31 in the Colette Hilbert Care Community, during her 72nd year of religious life.

Irene Gorecki was born on Nov. 25, 1921 in Baltimore, Md., to the late Peter and Wanda (nee Chotkowski). On Aug. 17, 1936, she entered the congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, as an aspirant. She became a postulant on Aug. 30, 1939 and professed her final vows on July 8, 1944.

Tiburtia received a bachelor’s degree in education from Mount St. Joseph (Medaille) College in Buffalo and a master’s degree in library science from Marywood College of Scranton, Pa.

She spent 47 years ministering in the field of education at St. Stanislaus of Chicopee, Mass.; Corpus Christi of Buffalo; St. Vincent of North Evans; St. Sebastian of Dearborn Heights, Mich. and St. Mary’s of the Lake of Hamburg. She was the director of the Francis J. & Marie McGrath Library at Hilbert College from 1962 – 1990.

She was the periodicals librarian at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora and later joined the sisters in the Colette Hilbert Health Center.

For more than 30 years, she was a “grandmother” to students, faculty and staff members In 2004, she retired for a second time.

She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Frances Gorecki and Anne Gorecki, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-grand-nieces and nephews.

A wake service was held on Aug. 4 from Immaculate Conception Convent of Hamburg, with a memorial prayer service’s following. A Mass of Christian burial was offered in the convent chapel on Aug. 5. Burial was in St. Stanislaus Cemetery of Cheektowaga.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph.

George Heath Jr.
George H. Heath Jr., 98, of Angola died July 30 at home.

He was the husband of the late Mary (Borzelleri) Heath; father of Robert, Noleen, Paul (Kim) and the late Mary Carol Heath; stepfather of the late Joseph (late Lillian) Castro; brother of the late William (Irene), Robert (Marie), Homer (Jeanette), Jane (Arthur) Newlander and Janet (Dr. Anthony) Cooper; also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Aug. 2 at the Addison Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial in Most Precious Blood Church.

Interment services and military honors followed, in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery of North Evans.

George H. Heath Jr., 98, of Angola died July 30 at home.

He was the husband of the late Mary (Borzelleri) Heath; father of Robert, Noleen, Paul (Kim) and the late Mary Carol Heath; stepfather of the late Joseph (late Lillian) Castro; brother of the late William (Irene), Robert (Marie), Homer (Jeanette), Jane (Arthur) Newlander and Janet (Dr. Anthony) Cooper; also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Aug. 2 at the Addison Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial in Most Precious Blood Church.

Interment services and military honors followed, in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery of North Evans.

Joyce Hoch
Joyce (nee Melson) Hoch died Aug. 2.

She was the wife of Charles Hoch; mother of Jennifer (Michael Barr) Hoch and Kevin (Gena) Hoch; stepmother of Kimberly Jean Baer and Tammy Lynn (Timothy) Sinkus; grandmother of eight grandchildren; sister of Norma (William) Daley, Carol Dommell, Holly (James) Weiss, Audrey (late Michael) Ciepella and Raymond Melson; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from the Quinn Southtown Chapel of Amigone Funeral Home Inc., where a funeral service was also held. Entombment followed, in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Flowers are declined. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.amigone.com.

Beverly Holcomb
Beverly (nee Rosten) Holcomb, 62, of Eden, formerly of North Collins, died on Aug. 1.

She was the companion of Dan Wild; mother of Tina (Scott) Joslyn and Michael Holcomb; grandmother of Ryan, Brandon, Devin and Mariah; sister of George (Fran) Rosten, Arlene (late Henry) Wojcinski, Sharon (David) Weber and the late Shirley Steiner.

Visitation was held at the Wentland Funeral Home of North Collins, followed by a funeral service. Interment was in the Holy Spirit Cemetery of Brant.

Esther Laskowski
Esther C. (nee Kosniewski) Laskowski of Hamburg died July 29.

She was the wife of the late Edward Laskowski; mother of Dennis (Lauren) and Michael Laskowski, Susan (Paul) Snyder and Nancy Antonio; sister of Celestine Gromek and Clara Gramza; also survived by 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home Inc. of Hamburg and from Saints Peter & Paul Church. Burial was in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Flowers are declined.

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

Angela Lenegan
Angela (nee LoGiudice) Lenegan, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Hamburg, died July 28.

She was the wife of Steven Lenegan; mother of Joseph and Philip Peluso; stepmother of Ashley Gombos, Alex and Sarah Lenegan; daughter of the late Philip and Rose LoGiudice; sister of Terese (Maria Foti) Lagattuta, Lisa (Terry) Hixson and the late Philip LoGiudice; sister-in-law of Charles Lagattuta and Cathy (Doug) Faulhaber; daughter-in-law of Thomas and Marylou Lenegan; former wife of Joseph Peluso; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.

Flowers are declined. Online condolences may be made at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com.

Edward Kerr
Edward M. Kerr, 82, of Eden died May 24.

He was the son of Edward and Estellin (nee Verlinda) Kerr. He was married to the late Edith Cheney; father of Edward (Kim Simone) Kerr and Robert Kerr; grandfather of Lisa Kerr and Robin Hill.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 in the Laing Funeral Home, followed by a full military service at the Evergreen Cemetery in Eden.

Memorials may be made to the Nation Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20191.

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

George Marshall III
George Marshall III

George Arthur Marshall III, 74, of Port St. Luci, Fla., formerly of Hamburg, died July 29.

He was the husband of the late Betty Lou (Van Duzee) Marshall; father of Sharon (Ken) Tyrrell and Heather (Todd) Henrichs; grandfather of Benjamin and Taylor Henrichs and Andrea and Clark Tyrrell; brother of the late John Marshall.

He was born Nov. 16, 1939 in Lackawanna to George and Amelia (nee Lutz) Marshall Jr.

He was a Vietnam War veteran and was also a member of Highpoint Community Church in Port St. Lucie and also a former Rotarian in Hamburg.

A celebration of his life was held at Highpoint Community Church in Port St. Lucie on Aug. 3.

Memorials may be made to Care Net of the Treasure Coast, located at 965 Southeast Federal Highway in Stuart, Fla.

Arrangements were made by Aycock Funeral Home of Stuart.

Michael Odell
Michael A. Odell, 62, of Eden, died July 30.

He is survived by his children, Michael (Nicole Piscitelli) Odell and Robert William; sister, Barbara Flynn and several nieces, nephews and friends.

He was born Dec. 1, 1950 in Lackawanna to the late Arnold and Dorothy Odell.

He was a singer and an Elvis Presley impersonator.

A graveside service was held on Aug. 5 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Eden.

Memorials may be made to the Eden Emergency Squad, PO Box 111 in Eden.

Arrangements were made by the Laing Funeral Home Inc.

Richard Okal
Richard E. Okal, 61, of Angola died July 30.

He was the husband of Karen (nee Brose) Okal; father of Kristi Anderson; son-in-law of Arthur and Frances Brose.

A funeral service was held at the Addison Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Aug. 3 at in St. Anthony’s Church of Farnham.

Interment was in St. Anthony’s Cemetery of Farnham.

Ruth Raynak

Ruth D. (nee Spengler) Raynak, 87, of Hamburg died on July 30.

She was the wife of the late Rudolph Raynak; mother of Ruth (Eugene) Shatzel; grandmother of Joseph Shatzel MD, Elizabeth (John) Beyer, James Shatzel and John Shatzel; great-grandmother of Claire Beyer; sister of Dorothy (Anthony) Lanasa and the late Arthur and Edward Spengler.  

She was a homemaker.

A funeral service was held at the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Hamburg Chapel.

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

Ruth Siener
Ruth A. Siener, 91, died on May 23. She was born on Oct. 1, 1921 in Buffalo and had lived in Harbour Heights, Fla. since 1982.

She graduated from South Park High School in Buffalo and attended Cornell University.

She married her childhood sweetheart, George Siener, on Jan. 12, 1943. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

She was the daughter of New York State Supreme Court Justice George and Jenny Carlson Vandermeulen.

She was a Girl Scout leader and Episcopal Sunday school teacher, belonged to several book clubs and was a golfer. She was also a longtime member of the Harbour Heights Civic Association, Harbour Heights Yacht Club and the Punta Gorda Country Club.

She watched birds and animals. She supported the National Audubon Society, World Wildlife Fund, Humane Society, PBS and Planned Parenthood.

She is survived by her children, Beth (Lester) Kuhn, Nancy (Ron) Strack, Thomas (Cindy) and Mark (Mary); daughter-in-law Deb Siener, 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at the Christ Community Methodist Church of Harbour Heights.

Samuel Roth
Samuel Roth

Samuel P. Roth of Lake View died Aug. 3.

He was the husband of the late Florence Roth; father of Janice (Jim) Williams and Gloria Roth; brother of Harriet, Charlotte, Norman, Elaine and the late Mary, Tom and Aletha.

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

A funeral service was held at the Lake Side Memorial Funeral Home.

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

Lucinda Edie
Lucinda Edie

Lucinda J. “Cindy” (nee Jeffe) Edie of Hamburg died Aug. 1.

She was a teacher at Little Lamb Preschool and participated in the parent-teacher association, the American Field Service and Hamburg Education Information.

She was the wife of Matthew Edie; mother of David, John and Sarah Edie; daughter of Jack and Tina Jeffe; sister of Scott Jeffe (Arthur Silvero) and host mother of Moritz, Fern and Clara.

Visitation was held from the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home Inc. of Hamburg. A memorial service was held on Aug. 6 from Hamburg United Methodist Church.

Flowers are declined. Memorials may be made to the AFS or to Little Lamb Preschool, c/o HUMC, 116 Union St., Hamburg. Online condolences may be made at www.demmerleyfuneralhome.com.

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