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Death notices and obituaries from the April 3 edition of The Sun

Barbara Baer

Barbara (nee Bellan) Baer, 59, of Langford died March 25.

She was a recently retired teacher from Gowanda School and a scrapbooker and bird-watcher.

She was the mother of Jason (Molly Mertle) Baer and Emily Baer; former wife of George Baer; daughter of Robert and Lois (nee Martin) Bellan; sister of Patricia (Les) Gerloff and Cheri (Mike) Colson; aunt of Daniella Rose and Vincent Colson; also survived by many friends, coworkers and former students.

Visitation was held from the Wentland Funeral Home of North Collins. A Mass of Christina burial was held from Epiphany of Our Lord Church of Langford.

Robin Rose Blair

Robin Rose Blair, 32, formerly of Angola, died March 25.

She was the daughter of Edna Blair; sister of Susan Blair, Jane (Jeffery) Swan and Shaun Blair; aunt of Elijah Sweet, Thomas Jay Blair and Austin Blair; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation was held from the Addison Funeral Home Inc. of Angola. A funeral service will be held in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., at a future date.

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

Francis Buccella Sr.

Francis Buccella Sr. of Hamburg died March 23.

He was a member of the United States Navy and served in World War II.

He was the husband of the late Anne (nee Diblasi) Buccella; father of Henry (Emmi) Buccella, Regina (James) Corbett and the late Mary Luba and Francis Jr. (Nancy) Buccella; grandfather of 10 grandchildren; great-grandfather of 20; son of the late Louis and Mary Buccella; brother of Eugene (late Joan), Louis (late Rose), Jeanette (late Joseph) Licata, Eleanor (late David) Modica and the late Henry, Frederick Buccella, Ann Pacifico and Madalene Godios; also survived by other family members and friends.

Visitation was held from the Lombardo Funeral Home’s Southtowns Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Saint Martin of Tours Church in Buffalo.

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

Patricia Caligiuri

Patricia (nee Pront) Caligiuri of Woodlawn died March 23.

She was the wife of the late Philip Caligiuri; mother of Louis (Theresa) Caligiuri, Frances Swanson and Matteo (Beth) Caligiuri; grandmother of Philip, Louis, Angela and Matteo; great-grandmother of Francesca and Jameson; daughter of the late Austen and Florence Pront; sister of Mabel (late Philip) Paddison and the late Ann (late Robert) Coote; also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from the Lombardo Funeral Home’s Southtowns Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Our Mother of Good Counsel Church. Entombment was in Lakeside Cemetery.

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

Arlene Eaton

Arlene (nee Rinow) Eaton, 89, of Hamburg died March 7.

She was the wife of 61 years of the late Darwin; mother of Judy (Dan) Grambo, Janet (Jim) Wright, Barb (Gary) Przybyla; grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of 15; sister of Albert (Shirley) Rinow.

A memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 from the Townline Lutheran Church in Alden. A reception will follow.

Mary Found
Mary Found

Mary (nee Frazee) Found, 89, of Angola died March 24, after an automobile accident. She was born on April 27, 1924 in Delphi Falls, N.Y. to Russell and Viola (nee Blowers) Frazee.

She was a physical education graduate from Cortland State University, where she met her husband. After living in New York City for a brief time, she and her husband moved to Angola, where she taught adult education classes and was a substitute teacher and church member and leader.

She sewed clothing, knit sweaters and other items, and baked. She volunteered at the LDS Family History Center in Orchard Park and helped people research their ancestry.

She was the wife of the late Gordon “Coach” Found of Angola; mother of Lonna (James) Johnson of California, Roberta (Rob) Campbell of Maryland, Patricia (Buddy) Clark of Buffalo, James Found of Cincinnati, Marcia Found Hawkes (David) of Colden, Maria (Gunner) Tronolone of Orchard Park and the late David Found; sister of Jane Serednicky of Vermont and the late James Frazee of Fabius, N.Y.; grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of eight.

Visitation was held from the Addison Funeral Home. A funeral was held from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Feeding America. Online condolences may be made at www.addisonfuneralhome.com.

Amelia Lapp

Amelia Lapp, 72, of Derby died March 27.

She was the wife of the late Henry Lapp; daughter of Irene Iannacone; mother of the late Debbie (Larry) Cummins, Amy (Edward) Berns-Casey, Daniel (Karie Imiola) Berns, Heather Kencel, Brian Edwards and Henry (Dawn Brown) Lapp; sister of Tim Iannacone and David Fairgreen; also survived by 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation and a funeral service were held from the Addison Funeral Home Inc. of Angola. Online condolences may be made at www.addisonfuneralhome.com.

Michael Manganello

Michael Manganello of Hamburg died March 29.

He was a retired material handling engineer manager of Ford Motor Company and a leasing manager of West Herr Ford. He was a golfer and a longtime member of the Wanakah Country Club.

He was the husband of the late Joan (nee Tucker) Manganello; father of Michele Denmeade (Michael May) and Karen Liberatore (John Clark); grandfather of Shawn (Coralie) and Heather Denmeade, Angelina, Delaney, Michael and Jonathan Liberatore; great-grandfather of Quinn Denmeade; brother of the late Joseph (Margaret) Manganello, Lena (Sam) Pollino and Josephine (Joseph) Mangione; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation and a funeral service were held from the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Inc. Hamburg Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Saints Peter & Paul Church of Hamburg.

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

Grace Miller

Grace (nee Smith) Miller of Blasdell died March 23.

She was the wife of Wallace Miller; mother of Sandra (Kevin) Richter, Lynnette Cymerman (Eric Buetter) and the late Sherry (Bernie) Ruggieri; grandmother of seven grandchildren; great-grandmother of nine; daughter of the late Charles and Rosa Smith; sister of the late Margaret, Lillian and Charles.

A private funeral service will be held. Entombment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by the Lombardo Funeral Home’s Southtowns Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lombardofuneralhome.com.

Ann Minier
Ann Minier

Ann (nee McAllister) Minier of Hamburg died March 26.

She was a member of the Buffalo Board of Realtors and the former owner of Fisher Pools and Supplies in Hamburg.

She was the wife of 48 years of Gordon Minier; mother of Andrew (Chris) Minier; sister of the late Susan (Edward) Kurz and Mary (Richard) Robson; grandmother of Reid and Sydney Minier; also survived by nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on April 12 from Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Eden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran church or the Eden Community Foundation.

Dennis Mead
Dennis Mead

Dennis Mead, 54, of Boston died at home on March 26.

He was born in Buffalo and grew up on the Hamburg lake shore and in Boston, where he became a longtime resident. He graduated from Saint Francis High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Canisius College and worked at D.J. Mead and Sons, a family-owned Buffalo paper company that was founded by his great-grandfather in 1899.

He was a sales representative for Sofco Inc., an account executive for the Western/Central New York region of Tequipment Inc., a senior project manager for AT&T and a member of the Project Management Institute.

He served for 12 years as a Boston Town Board member. He served on many committees and was a liaison to the planning board, senior nutrition program, Creative Playground and the Boston Chamber of Commerce. When he retired from the board in 2008, United States Congressman Brian Higgins called him “one of the town of Boston’s most revered leaders. His service has been a model for others to follow and there can be no question that his heart lies in his hometown.”

He later served as the chair of the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals.

He was a fourth degree knight of Columbus, a member of the Sons of Amvets Post 219, a free mason and Ismailia Shriner and a district committeeman for the town of Boston Republican Committee. He and his brother Gerald served as advisors for the Margaret E. Mead Endowment at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, established in memory of their mother.

He golfed, boated and hunted, and was a member of the Western New York Snowmobile Club of Boston. He also worked with his mother and siblings on their family-owned antique popcorn wagon at summer festivals in Western New York.

He was the husband of 31 years of Jeanne (nee Mulhollan); father of Andrew (Natalie), Kelly, Lori (fiance Greg Lasker) and Courtney; grandfather of Thatcher and Chase; brother of Mary Lou, Maureen, Peggy, Nanette, Michael, Thomas, Gerald Jr., Edward and Mark; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home of Hamburg. A Mass of Christian burial was held from Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Boston. Interment was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

Donna Palmer

Donna Palmer of Hamburg died March 26.

She was the daughter of Donald and Margaret (nee Fletcher) Palmer; sister of Kathleen Palmer; also survived by other family members and friends.

Visitation was held from the Blasdell Gospel Chapel. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by the Lombardo Funeral Home’s Southtowns Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lombardofuneralhome.com.

Joseph Parysek
Joseph Parysek

Joseph Parysek, 93, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of East Eden, died March 24.

He was born on June 23, 1920 in Boston to the late Leslie and Amelia Weiss Parysek.

He was the husband of 70 years of Helen (nee Herko) Parysek; father of Roger (Dayle) Parysek and the late Leslie; grandfather of Joseph (Jennifer) Parysek; stepfather of Trent (Patty) Cayler, Michael (Amanda) Cayler, Michelle Baker and Cynthia Call; brother of Joan (Kenny) Blachura, Wanda Filipiak and the late Edward, Leslie, John, Anthony and Mary Ptak; father-in-law of Joanne; brother-in-law of Martha, Mary, Ginger and Richard Bialo; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were made by the Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel of Tampa. Online condolences may be made at www.blountcurrycarrollwood.com.

MaryAnn Spence
MaryAnn Spence

MaryAnn “Bitty” Spence, 83, of Eden died March 23.

She was born March 15, 1931 in Buffalo to the late George and Anna (nee Cole) Huber. She married the late Donald Spence Sr. in 1955. She traveled anywhere her husband was stationed, while he served his country.

She worked in her yard, mowed the lawn and attended to her flowers and plants. She was a baker and especially made vinegar pie.

She was the mother of James Spence, Kenneth (Sharon) Spence, Lavine (Randy Hatten) Spence and the late Donald Spence Jr.; mother-in-law of Colleen Spence; sister of Rose Mary (Thomas) Reiman and the late George (Audrey) and Edward (Diane) Huber; also survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, located at 190 Sunset Drive in Hamburg. There will be no prior visitation.

Memorials may be made to Unyts. Arrangements were made by the Laing Funeral Home Inc. of Eden. Online condolences may be made at www.LaingFuneralHome.com.

William Squire

William Squire of Blasdell died March 30.

He was the husband of Lieselotte (nee Schiessl) Squire; father of William Squire and Linda (Robert) Fox; grandfather of six grandchildren; great-grandfather of eight; son of the late Olin and Sally Squire; brother of Shirley (Joseph) Mancuso and the late Vivian (late Harold) Knauer; brother-in-law of Hansi (Punjan) Schiessl and Erika (late Sepple) Schmidt of Germany; also survived by nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation of Western New York. Online condolences may be made at www.kaczorfunerals.com.

George Taber
George Taber

George Taber of Cottage/South Dayton, N.Y. died March 30.

He was born in Gowanda to the late George and Agnes (nee Hatch) Taber. He married Susan Fischer, a nurse who worked at Mercy Hospital and several Hamburg nursing homes, in 1971.

He worked at the Glue Factory, the Gowanda Psychiatric Center and Notaro Farms, and delivered laundry for Leisners Cleaners until his retirement in 1988.

He was a life member of the Helmuth Fire Department and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He was a member of the Legion of the Moose and the Slovanian Club.

He was the caretaker of the Cottage Cemetery for the past 25 years.

He was the father of Brian, Daniel, Jennifer (Jim) Keller, Renee (Chris) McKeever, Theresa (Ron) Bergum and the late Robert; father-in-law of Sherry Taber; grandfather of Amber and Alyssa McKeever, Gabrielle Taber, Allyson and James Keller, Bobbie and Ashley (nee Robertson) Taber and Ron and Samantha Bergum; great-grandfather of four; brother of Janice Wolfe of Sun City, Ariz., Larry Taber of Perrysburg and the late Harold and Ruth; also survived by many other family members, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held from the Wentland Funeral Home Inc. of North Collins, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 3.

Memorials may be made to the Free Methodist Church of Gowanda’s building fund.


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