William Bavaro, 83, of Derby died July 22.
He was the son of the late Guiseppi and Edna Bavaro. He is also survived by his family, friends and caregivers of the Claddagh Commission.
A funeral service was held on July 25 at the Addison Funeral Home. Interment followed, in the Buffalo Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Addison Funeral Home Inc.Jeanne Carlson
Jeanne L. (nee Burr) Carlson, 91, died on July 15, after an illness.
She was a resident of Hamburg from 1955 – 1966. She was active in the Hamburg Presbyterian Church and other civic and community affairs.
She is survived by her husband, Bud Carlson; daughter Carol Jean (Joseph) Russo; grandchildren Joseph II (Heather), Jeffrey (Colleen) and Michelle (Michael) Tuber and great-grandchildren Sophia, Dominic and Isabella Russo, Matthew and Anna Russo and Anthony, Michael and Joseph Tuber. She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey Burr.
A celebration of life party will be held at a future date, at Indian River Colony Club in Melbourne, Fla.
Condolences may be addressed to Carol Jean Russo at 3710 Milestrip Road, Blasdell, NY 14219.Eugene Heil
Eugene J. Heil, 85, of Acacia Village, Utica, and formerly of the town of Evans and Angola, died July 13 at the Masonic Care Community.
He was born Oct. 23, 1927 in Hamburg, to the late John and Edith (nee Thompson) Heil. He served with the United States Army from 1946 – 1948 and from 1950 – 1051. He married the former Nancy Pulkowski on Oct. 7, 1950 in Angola.
He owned and operated the Eugene J. Heil Funeral Home in Angola and served as the receiver of taxes and the supervisor of the town of Evans. He was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Church of New Hartford, N.Y.; Oriental-Faxton Lodge No. 224 Free and Accepted Masons and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6798.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Heil; children John (Patricia), Robert (Pamela), Michael (Betty), Peter (Maureen) and Paul Heil (fiancee Michelle); grandchildren Adam (Alicia), Brian, Remington, Sarah, Sean, Brendan Callahan, Christian, Griffin and Ethan Heil. Predeceased by sister Marlene (Donald) Brockman.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 17 at Saint John the Evangelist Church of New Hartford. The family will meet with attendees at the conclusion of the Mass. There are no calling hours.
Heil’s body was donated to the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse’s Upstate Medical University’s anatomical gift program.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint John the Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.dfwefh.com. Arrangements by Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home of New Hartford.William Linder
William W. Linder, 72, of Hamburg died on July 26.
He was the beloved husband of Jo (nee Strzepka); father of Gregory (Cheryl), David (Ann) and Sean Linder and Sheila (Marc) Sampson; predeceased by infant son Jonathan; brother of George (Mariellen) and the late Robert (Marcie) Linder; also survived by five grandchildren.
Linder was a pharmacist for Wal-Mart.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on July 29. Burial was in Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home Inc.
Mary KrauseMary Krause
A graveside memorial service for Mary W. Krause, who died on June 14, will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery in Hamburg.
Krause was born on Sept. 21, 1922. She retired from Northern Virginia Community College, after a career of 25 years as the assistant to the dean of the college. She had resided in Denver, Colo. for the past eight years, with family.
She is survived by her son Peter Krause; grandchildren Jacob, Avery and William Krause; siblings Betty (late John) Brown, Richard (late Helen) Krause and Joan (late Mike) Swanson; also by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Bruno and Leonie Krause, and brother William (late Anna Mae) Krause.Mary Manning
Mary (nee Schild) Manning of Derby died on July 27.
She was the wife of the late Alfons Manning; mother of the late Mary Lou Manning; aunt of Robert Hofbauer; great-aunt of Michael and Steven (Janice) Hofbauer; predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 1 at Blessed John Paul II Church of Lake View.
Arrangements by the Latimore-Schiavone Funeral Home Inc. of Angola.Mary Pacelli
Mary M. (nee Boberg) Pacelli, 89, died on July 25 at Lakewood Nursing Home in Hamburg.
The Hamburg resident was born in Memphis, Tenn. in 1924.
She was predeceased by her husband of more than 57 years, Victor Pacelli; also predeceased by her parents, Maude (nee Epperson) and John Boberg, as well as sisters and brothers.
She is survived by her daughters, Charlotte Pacelli and Victoria (Jay) Manning; grandchildren Jayme (Robin), Jeremy (Chelle) and Amy Manning and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Jordan and Michael Manning.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on July 31 from Saints Peter & Paul Church of Hamburg, with interment’s following, at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home Inc., located at 21 Pierce Ave. in Hamburg.
Online condolences may be made at www.demmerleyfuneralhome.com.
Robert PyjasRobert Pyjas
Robert Charles Pyjas, 29, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Eden, died June 28.
He was born on July 22, 1983.
He was the son of Denise (nee Pyjas) Donnelly and Robert Pyjas; stepson of Paulette Hill; brother of Tia (Brian) Smith and Jessica (Stella) Pyjas; uncle of Madison Smith; grandson of Marsha Donnelly and the late Rita Pyjas; boyfriend of Megan Gruter; also survived by many family members and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, located at 4999 McKinley Parkway in Hamburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested attendance and prayers.Helen Scerra
Helen R. (nee Fratangelo) Scerra of Hamburg died July 24.
She was the wife of the late Michael Scerra; mother of Tina (late Bob Jeffords) Scerra, Michael (Lisa) Scerra, Mary Ann (Mike) Granica and Jim (Therese) Scerra; grandmother of Michael, Anthony, Nikki, Marina, Caden and Michael; sister of Edith Fratangelo and the late Lou, Anthony, Anamelia Beltz, Albert (Adeline) and Guido (Jackie); sister-in-law of Frances Lyman, Vincent Scerra and the late Dolores Engle; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held July 26 from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home’s Hamburg Chapel, located at 5453 Southwestern Blvd.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Francis of Assisi Church on July 27.
Online condolences may be made at www.kaczorfunerals.com.
Betty SchubauerBetty Schubauer
Betty D. Schubauer, 88, of Hamburg, died on July 20 in Port Charlotte, Fla.
She was the wife of Frank Schubauer. Mother of Frank (Carol) Schubauer Jr., Sue (Terry) Courtney, Thomas, Donald (Charles) and Kenneth (Ghia) Schubauer. Sister of Murray (Tanya) Davis. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Saints Peter & Paul Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. A visitation will be held at the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home Inc., located at 21 Pierce Ave. in Hamburg, from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2. Flowers declined.
Memorials may be made to Saints Peter & Paul Parish Outreach of Hamburg. Schubauer was a member of the Saints Peter & Paul social ministry.Edwin Storey
Edwin M. Storey of Gowanda, formerly of Angola, died July 25.
He was the former husband of Joanna (Panepinto) Cole; husband of Gizella Heri; father of Dave, Tom and Bill (Sue) Storey and Cindy Pavlich; grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of six.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the Latimore-Schiavone Funeral Home Inc., located at 8434 North Main St. in Angola.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Columban’s Retirement Home, 2546 Lake Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136.
Charlotte StrychaszCharlotte Strychasz
Charlotte “Jeanne” Strychasz of Lackawanna died on July 13 at the Veterans’ Victory House of Walterboro, S.C.
She was born on Nov. 2, 1930. She was a longtime resident of Goose Creek, S.C.
She served in the United States Air Force, during the Korean War, and continued in civil service, until retirement. She graduated from Lackawanna High School in 1948.
She was the daughter of Louis and Sophia (nee Jukich) Strychasz. Sister of Louis (Marie) Strychasz of Boynton Beach, Fla. and Dorothy Strychasz of Boise, Idaho. Mother of George (Lanette) Hannah, Jeri (John) Haga, Terry (Leslie) Hannah and the late Mike Hannah. Grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of three. Also survived by several nieces, a nephew and relatives of the Strychasz and Malota families.
She is interred alongside her son Mike in the Carolina Memorial Cemetery of South Carolina.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcalister-smith.com.R.W. Donald Tyrrel
R. W. Donald W. Tyrrel, 89, died on July 15 at the Masonic Care Community in Utica, where he resided.
He was formally of Zephyrhills, Fla. and Hamburg.
A former Marine Corps World War II veteran, he worked for the Ford Motor Co. and retired as a supervisor. He was a former chief of the Hamburg Fire Department. He was also active in the Masons, both in New York and in Florida.
He is survived by his children, Dennis Tyrrel of Bristol, Pa. and Donna Robbs of Buffalo. He was predeceased by his wife Doris (nee Spinks) Tyrrel of Hamburg and sisters Lois and Nancy. He had six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Upon his wishes, no services will be held.
Florence WendlingFlorence Wendling
Florence E. (nee Liebler) Wendling, 78, of Boston, died July 26.
She was a registered nurse at the Ford stamping plant in Woodlawn. She retired from Trocaire College as a nursing instructor in 2000, after 30 years.
She was a trustee, Eucharistic minister, hector and member of the Altar Rosary Society at Saint John the Baptist Church.
She was a 50-year member of the Patchin Fire Company Auxiliary.
She traveled, played bingo, did crossword puzzles, read and drove her Ford Model A to car shows. She and her husband camped, every year, in Geneva, N.Y.
She was the wife of 55 years of George Wendling; mother of Pamela (Doug), Donald (Karen) and Brian (late Rochelle) Wendling and Karen (Eugene) Wieckowski; grandmother of Matthew Wendling and Emily and Derek Wieckowski.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on July 30 from Saint John the Baptist Church of Boston.
Visitation was held at the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home, located at 21 Pierce Ave. in Hamburg. Burial was in Saint John the Baptist Cemetery.
Flowers are declined. Memorials may be made to Saint John the Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.demmerleyfuneralhome.com.Ann Weronski
Ann M. (nee Hura) Weronski of Blasdell died July 23.
Mother of Robert (Patricia) Weronski, Elizabeth (James) McAndrew and Diane Wind; grandmother of Christopher and Michael Weronski, Patrick and Emma Ann McAndrew and Keith and Matthew Wind; daughter of the late Stanley and Bernice Hura; sister of Edward Hura and the late Stanley Hura, Dennis Hura, Mary (David) Roszak and Eileen (late Russell) LaRocco.
Visitation was held on July 30 from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home’s Hamburg Chapel, located at 5453 Southwestern Blvd., with a funeral service’s immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York.
Online condolences may be made to www.kaczorfunerals.com.Edith Zanolli
Edith (nee Speranza) Zanolli of Angola died July 25.
She was the wife of the late Mario Zanolli; mother of Mario “Mickey” Zanolli and the late Martin Zanolli; grandmother of Mario, Michael and Marielle Zanolli.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 3 from Most Precious Blood Church.
Arrangements were made by the Latimore-Schiavone Funeral Home, located at 8434 North Main St. in Angola.
Raymond SchieberRaymond Schieber
Raymond J. Schieber Sr. of Lake View died at age 77, after an illness.
He worked at Bethlehem Steel for 19 1/2 years and then worked in the New York State Department of Corrections. He owned Ray’s Coin Shop, Ray’s Toy Shop, J and R Amusement, RJ’s Construction Co. and Allied Carpet Cleaning.
He was one of the original members of the OLPH Seniors Club, which is now Blessed John Paul II. He was the activities chairman and took seniors all over the United States and Europe. He was also a member of the C.D.s Club and was a United States Army veteran.
He was the husband of Carol (nee Witzel); father of Raymond Jr. (Holly), Ann (Greg) Hecht, Albert, Mark (Kendra) Schieber and Mary (Mark) Palka; “Papa” of James Frank, Nicholas, Teresa (David) Freyaldenhoven, Maryn and Chelsea Schieber, Matthew and Marea Palka; great-Papa of Sienna Slattery; brother of Jack (late Loretta) Schieber and the late Larry (late Marie) Schieber, Geraldine (late Gene) Heigl and Dolores (late Frank) Lennon; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral service was held on July 31 from the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc., located at 4199 Lake Shore Road in Hamburg. A Mass of Christian burial was held at Blessed John Paul II Parish of Lake View.
Flowers are declined. Online condolences may be made at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com.