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Death notices and obituaries from the Oct. 3 issue of The Sun



Constance Agro


Constance (nee Cornell) Agro, 66, of Hamburg died Sept. 14.

She was a homemaker.

She was the wife of James Agro; daughter of the late Keith and Virginia (nee Harvey) Cornell; sister of Ronald Cornell, Judie (Tim) Titus and the late Gerald (Ann) Cornell; sister-in-law of Joyce Agro; also survived by nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service was held.

Arrangements were made by the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Inc. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, at www.stjude.org.

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

Bernard Barthelmy

Bernard Barthelmy, 95, formerly of Lake View, died Sept. 25 in Rockville, Md.

He was a welder repairman at the Ford Stamping Plant and was a World War II Navy veteran.

He was the husband of the late Jane (nee Hill); father of Michael (Margery) and Eileen Barthelmy.

A funeral was held from the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home Inc. of Hamburg and the Blessed John Paul II Church on Oct. 1.

Memorials may be made to Heart Inc. Adoption Center, 1840-A Buffalo St., Hamburg, NY 14075.

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

Carrie Calorico

Carrie (nee Tiranno) Calorico of Hamburg died Sept. 25.

She was the wife of the late William Calorico; mother of Donna Dobson (Paul Podsiadlo), Richard Calorico (Deborah Deth) and the late Daniel Calorico; grandmother of Jenna (Daniel) Shea and Kristen Calorico; sister of the late Nancy (late Raymond) Gorski, the late Raymond (late Dorothy) Tiranno and the late Salvatore Tiranno; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Inc. and a Mass of Christian burial was offered at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Athol Springs.

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

Yetta Draper

Yetta Draper, 85, of Fanwood, N.J., formerly of Hamburg, died at home on Aug. 30 with her daughters by her side.

A memorial service was held at Gray Funeral Home of Westfield, NJ on Sept. 28.

She was born in Hamburg to the late William and Henrietta Kronenberg. After she graduated Centenary College, she married Ray Draper. The two began their marriage as photojournalists traveling the United States and Mexico. They later settled in Westfield. After raising her children, she returned to work and became manager for Maritiz Market Research.

She was predeceased by her husband. She is survived by her daughters, Shaun (Jack Burrows) Draper of New York City and Ocean Grove, N.J. and Stacey Draper of Fanwood, N.J., in addition to many cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 300, Chamberlain, SD 57325 or the World Wildlife Fund, P.O. Box 97180, Washington, D.C. 20090.

Francis George


Francis George

Francis “Foxy” George, 84, of North Collins, died Sept. 26.

He was the husband of Sharon (nee Heavern) George; father of Anthony (Maura) George and the late Cathleen George; grandfather of Bailey Lynn George; brother of Lucy Braun, James George and the late Dan, Michael George, Angela “Nell” Myers, Margaret Bello and Carmella Strollo; brother-in-law of Kitty Myers, Bonnie Hammond, Tim Heavern and the late Jim Heavern and Donna Fuller; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was held from the Wentland Funeral Home of North Collins and a funeral service and Mass of Christian burial were held on Sept. 30 from Holy Spirit Church of North Collins.

Joan Gravelle

Joan (nee Church) Gravelle, 80, of Lakeview died Sept. 23 at home.

She was the wife of the late Douglas Gravelle. Mother of Donald (Hope) Helper, John (Debra) Helper and the late Barbara (David) Zeigler. Stepmother of Daniel (Kathleen) Gravelle; grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of seven and the late Brooke Helper.

A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Addison Funeral Home of Angola.

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

Mary Megas


Mary Carcione Megas

Mary Carcione Megas, 92, of Plantation Estates in Matthews, N.C., formerly of Bethlehem, Pa. and Hamburg, died Sept. 21.

She graduated from Liberty High School in Bethlehem and attended the Bethlehem Business School. She was employed by the Navy department as an administrative assistant. She spent time with dogs and she was also a homemaker.

She was born Sept. 14, 1921. She was the wife of the late Theodore Megas. She was the mother of Toni (James) Nozar of Charlotte, N.C.; Georgene (David) Bramley of Wilmington, N.C.; Theodore Megas Jr. of Portland, Ore.; George (Nancy) Megas of McLean, Va. and Andrew (Laura) Megas of Arlington, Va. Also survived by her niece, Regina (Larry) Feltham of Binghamton, 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and her dog Gidget.

A memorial service was held from Plantation Estates on Sept. 28. The Rev. Larry Watts officiated. A private committal will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204 or www.donatehospice.org.

Arrangements by T.H. Robertson Funeral & Cremation Service. Online condolences may be made at www.throbertson.com.

Raymond Lewczyk


Raymond Lewczyk

Raymond Lewczyk of Hamburg died Sept. 25.

He was the husband of Patricia (nee Manka) and the late Dorothy (nee Sajdak); father of John (Dian), Michael (Barbara) and David Lewczyk and Darryll Manka; brother of Celine (Steve) Marchewka, Marie (late Daniel) Maciejewski and Carolyn (George) Dorigo; also survived by eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home on Sept. 27 and a Mass of Christian burial was held Sept. 28 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Athol Springs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

William Newton


William Newton

William “Bill” Allen Newton, 86, of Eden died Sept. 22.

He was the husband of Constance (nee Miller) Newton for 62 years.

He was the father of William (Diane) Newton of Rochester, Jayne (James) Walker of Eden and the late Steven Newton; grandfather of Heather (Jon) Senchyna and Tracy Newton; great-grandfather of James Senchyna; also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Susan Franklin of Forestville, N.Y.

He served in the United States Navy Reserves and the U.S. Army Air Corps in Okinawa, during World War II. He retired from S.M. Flickinger in 1990, after 30 years of service. He was a member of Teamsters Union 558 and the American Legion Newell-Faulkner Post 880.

A service was held Sept. 26 at the Laing Funeral Home Inc. in Eden.

A funeral was held Sept. 28 at the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Buffalo.

Calvin Ruger

Calvin Ruger, 87, of Woodlawn died Sept. 24.

He was a first class Navy veteran who served in World War II; he was an Army corporal in the Korean War. He worked for Bethlehem Steel for 30 years.

He was the husband of the late Anna (nee Cole) Ruger; father of Ann (Stephen) Kresconko, Louise Ruger, Colleen (John) Miller and William Ruger; grandfather of Renee Nendza, Jennifer (Dexter) Golden, Alicia (James) Buss, Kathleen (Michael) Rea, Carolyn (Chad) Cullen, Rachel (Scott) Farnham, Danielle Ruger and Lauren Ruger; great-grandfather of eight; brother of the late George, Carl, Huey, Daniel, Richard, Hulda, Audrey, Lois, Anne, Jessie and Jean; also survived by many other family members and friends.

Visitation and a funeral service were held from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home’s Blasdell/Lackawanna Chapel.

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

Raymond Zembrzycki

Raymond Zembrzycki, 88, of Hamburg died Sept. 17.

He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He retired as vice president of marketing at Iroquois Brewery in Buffalo.

He was the husband of 64 years of Loretta (nee Sekuterski) Zembrzycki; father of Sharon (Fulton) Keagle, Karen Hedler and R. Brian (Rachal) Zembrzycki; grandfather of Nathan (Emily) Keagle, Jessica (Cyrus) Loghmanee and the late Robert Hedler; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Arrangements were made by the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Inc.

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


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