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Obituaries for Hamburg, Boston, Eden, Evans, Brant and Farnham for the Week of March 28, 2013



Fannie E. Hamm

Funeral services were held from Most Precious Blood Church on Saturday (March 23) for Fannie E. (Beach) Hamm, 73, of Farnham, who died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Edward Hamm; children, Jennifer (Chris) Roberts, Tammy (Matthew) Rybarczyk, Edward Jr. (Kelly), William (Becky), David (Denise), John, Jamie, Amy, Michael, Steven and Thomas Hamm; nephews and niece, Wayne, James and Faith Stewart; 24 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hamm was predeceased by her siblings, Violet Stewart, Carl, John and Jack Beach and a grandson.

She dedicated over 40 years of service to the Evans Little Loop Football Association.

Interment was in Forest Avenue Cemetery.



Lilian C. Salzman

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from SS. Peter and Paul Church on Saturday (March 23) for Lilian C. (Sauer) Salzman, 90, of Hamburg, who died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Sr. Judith Salzman FSSJ, Jane (Tom) Bennett, Joy (Irv) Peterson, Mary Jo (Mark) Baum, Floyd Jr. (fiancee Sonia Pearl), Mona (William) Holler and Martha Salzman; sister, Dorothy Jane Carpenter; grandchildren, Christopher, Kimberly, Adam, April, Holly, Lisa, Eric, Justin, Matthew, Jesse and Jorge; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Salzman was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Salzman Sr. and siblings, Eleanora Foster, William Sauer and Elizabeth Lanning.

Memorials may be made to SS. Peter and Paul Parish Outreach.

Burial was in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

Arrangements were made through the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home.



Vincent Stockman

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from Most Precious Blood Church on Tuesday (March 26) for Vincent Stockman, 70, of Angola, who died on Friday, March 22, 2013.

He is survived by his children, Michael (Judy), Stephen (Meredith) and Chris (Amy) Stockman; sister, Maryellen Kramer and grandchildren, Duncan, Hunter, Mitchell, Maddison, Skylar and Sierra Stockman.

Arrangements were made through the Addison Funeral Home.



Lucy Farley


A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Francis of Assisi Parish on Monday (March 25) for Lucy (Browne) Farley, of Blasdell, who died on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

She is survived by her husband, Patrick Farley; children, Timothy, Thomas, Scott and their families; brothers, Donald and Michael Browne and cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.



Clara-Ward McClain

A memorial service will be held from the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg on Saturday (April13) at 11 a.m. for Clara-Ward (Wray) McClain, of Hamburg, who died on Sunday, March 18, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Rev. Greg (Sue) and Rachel McClain; sisters, Helen-Mae “Lu” (Peter) Gerard and Ernestine (James) Aberle; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. McClain was predeceased by her husband, G. Fred McClain.

Memorials may be made to Peace of the City Ministries, P.O. Box 750, Buffalo, NY 14213.

Arrangements were made through the Loomis, Offers and Loomis, Hamburg Chapel.



David D. Emerling


A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. James Catholic Church on Monday (March 11) for David D. Emerling, 77, of Jamestown, formerly of Hamburg, who died on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret “Marge” Williams Emerling; children, David G. (Sylvia) and Sharon M. Emerling; brothers, George G. (Jackie), Richard R. “Rich” (Judee), James J. “Jim” (Maureen) and John J. (Bob) Emerling and grandchildren, Andreau “Drew,” Alexandra “Alex” and Adam “AJ” (Danielle) Emerling.

Mr. Emerling was predeceased by his parents, Gilbert B. and Jane G. Gentner Emerling and sister, Margaret “Mimi” Herron.

He was born in Buffalo on Sept. 8, 1935. He was employed in the grocery business for 45 years, with 13 of those years spent as the owner/operator of the Bells Supermarkets. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served from 1958 to 1960. He was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church and served as an eucharistic minister and as an acolyte for funeral masses.

He belonged to the Celtics Catholic Men’s Club, a rod and gun club and was a volunteer for RSVP.

Mr. Emerling was an avid hunter and wood carver. He enjoyed golf and played in the senior league at South Hills Country Club. He and his wife wintered in Florida each year.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750 or to VA Chautauqua County, 608 West Third St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

Inurnment was in Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum.

Arrangements were made through the Hubert Funeral Home and Cremation Services.



Robert W. Feasley


A funeral service was held from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Monday (March 25) for Robert W. Feasley, 80, of Eden, who died on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice M. (Thompson) Feasley; children, Keith (Laura) Feasley and Karen (Ralph) Smith; siblings, William (Joan) Feasley and Barbara (Max) Fisher; grandchildren, Jarrett and Braden Feasley and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Feasley was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Adeline (Agle) Feasley and siblings, Albert and Lucy Ann.

He graduated in 1950 from Eden Central School, where he earned National Honor Society honors, was a member of the Empire State Future Farmers of America, and played on the Eden basketball team. He attended and graduated from Cornell University in 1954, majoring in animal husbandry. After graduation he entered into a partnership with his father Walter and his brother William. Together they ran Feasley’s Dairy Farm along with a processing plant which supplied stores in Eden and North Collins. They also ran routes which provided area businesses and schools with fresh milk.

He married his wife Alice M. Thompson on April 17, 1957 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Mr. Feasley was a past president and past director of the board of the Erie County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the bureau for 58 years.

He served as a board of director of the NYS Dairy Herd Improvement Association.

He also served on the Sire Selection Committee of NYS Artificial Breeders.

He was a charter member of the Eden Emergency Squad, serving for over 25 years.

He also enjoyed his time as a 4-H leader for many years.

As a charter member of the Bridge Center of Buffalo, Mr. Feasley earned his Silver Life Master. He was in the American Contract Bridge League.

He was a confirmed Member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Eden.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 3487 N. Boston Road, Eden, NY 14057or to the charity of one’s choice.

Burial was in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements were made through the Laing Funeral Home.

Gloria G. Hoover

Funeral services were held from John J. Kaczor Funeral Home on Saturday (March 23) for Gloria G. (Forti) Hoover, 69, of Derby, who died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Cindy (Dale) Claybolt and Michael Hoover; siblings, Barbara (Richard) Moriarity and David (Ann) Forti and grandchildren, Austin and Aiden.

Mrs. Hoover was predeceased by her husband, Charles Hoover and parents, Anthony and Grace (Brown) Forti.

She worked at Lexington Company in Eden as a drill press operator.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Interment was in Lakeside Memorial Cemetery.

Witold M. Napiorkowski

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from SS. Peter and Paul Church on Wednesday (March 27) for Witold M. Napiorkowski, of Hamburg, who died on Sunday, March 24, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Hildegard (Bieniek) Napiorkowski; children, Maria (Eric) Von Buhr, Chris (Joanne) and Mike (Dana) Napiorkowski; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Paul M., Paul C., Nicholas and Jakob and family in Poland.

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

Marian I. Sage

A Memorial Mass was held from Our Lady of Victory Basilica on Monday (March 25) for Marian I. (Switzer) Sage, of Hamburg, who died on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Gordon H. (Mary Ann), Patty, Judith, Bruce (Janet) and Gary (Charlene); seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Sage was predeceased by her husband, Gordon J. Sage and parents, Harold and Helen (Lonergan) Switzer.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.

Arrangements were made through the Colonial Memorial Chapels.

Kenneth N. Hodgson

A funeral service was held from John J. Kaczor Funeral Home on Monday (March 25) for Kenneth N. Hodgson, of Medina, formerly of Hamburg, who died on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

He is survived by his children, Robert K. (Merry) and William H. (Patricia) Hodgson; grandchildren, Patricia Neuman, Michelle (Thomas) Kelley, Timothy and Steven Hodgson; great-grandchildren, Skyler Kelley, Alexis and Abigail Neuman and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hodgson was predeceased by his wife, Ruth G. (Yarnes) Hodgson and brother, Milton “Barney” (late Doris) Hodgson.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221.

Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Russell Smith

Funeral services were held from the Longhouse Cattaraugus Indian Reservation on Monday (March 25) for Russell Smith, 54, of Buffalo and the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, who died on Friday, March 22, 2013.

He is survived by his children, David, Jorden, Tia, Charlotte, Alisa, Pierce, Eliza Smith and Lee Lyons; siblings, Edith John, Yolanda Smith, Eva, Wilford Smith and Angel Ground; many grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mr. Smith was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Pearl (White) Smith.

He was a member of the Turtle Clan.

Burial was in the Seneca Nation Cemetery.

Arrangements were made through the Wentland Funeral Home.
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