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Obituaries from the Hamburg, Eden, Angola areas for the week of Oct. 4, 2012

Jesse Johnston

Word has been received that Jesse Johnston, 78, of Hamburg, entered into rest on Thursday, September 27, 2012.

He is survived by his children, Cathy Birtchnall and James Johnston; sister, Donna (Johnston) Hedges; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Mark Shreckengost; parents, Charles and Blanche (Hubbard) Johnston; and siblings, Wahneta (Johnston) Ricotta and William Kenneth, Norman and Paul Johnston.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo and University at Buffalo Foundation Anatomical Gift Program.

Lynne Naumovski

Funeral services were held on Wednesday (Oct. 3) from St. Matthews United Church of Christ in Hamburg for Lynne C. (Cosandier) Naumovski, 69, of Eden, who died on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

She is survived by her husband, Father Deacon Norman T. Naumovski; children, Liz Melock, Margie (Dennis) Phillips and Michael and Greg (Stacy) Naumovski; siblings, Earlene (Spencer) Shelmire and Lorne (Linda) Cosandier; and 10 grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her grandson.

Mrs. Naumovski was interred in Lakeside Memorial Cemetery.

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

David Huber

A chapel service was held on Saturday (Sept. 29) from Colonial Memorial Chapels for David Huber, of Eden, who died on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Pawlik) Huber; children, Rebecca Colvin and Jonathan (Lori) and Andrew (Shawna) Huber; grandchildren, Jacob, Ryan, Riley, McKayla, Anya and Lara; sister, Judith (David) Decker; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Christopher (Sharon) Huber; and parents, Charles and Audrey Huber.

Garland Pagett

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9:30 a.m. from the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home for Garland A. Pagett, 94, of Hamburg, who died on Monday, October 1, 2012.

He is survived by his children, Linda (Paul) Mendy, Deb (Terry Gearhart) Siener and Rick (Leigh), Bill (Marsha), Jim (Sue) and Kevin Fisher; sister, Peg (Dick) Markham; children-in-law, Pam and Cher Fisher and Mark Siener; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Blanche (Critoph) Fisher Pagett; and siblings, Conway (late Thelma) Pagett and Gladys (late Buck) Rogers.

Mr. Pagett served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II.

He was an insurance auditor for Continental Insurance.

He was a proud member of American Legion Post No. 527 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 992.

He will be buried in Prospect Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home.

Louise Rauch

A memorial service was held on Sunday (Sept. 30) from the Eden United Methodist Church for Louise “Lou” Jennie (Barone) Rauch, 80, of Fredonia, who died on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

She is survived by her children, Judy Price, William E. (Linda Hinze) Holben and Laurie Jo (Curt) Hoehn; sister, Mary Ann Reardon; grandchildren, Jacob and Megan Price, Ethan, Selene and Matthew Holben, Teresa Parker and Curtis Hoehn; and great-grandson, Donald William Price.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert K. Rauch; and siblings, Joseph, Louis and Eddie Barone.

Mrs. Rauch grew up in Fredonia. She lived for many years in Angola before moving to Silver Creek and then returning to Fredonia.

She owned the local businesses Towne Park Restaurant and Why Not? Dress Shop. She spent the majority of her career in sales and enjoyed finding and selling collectible items.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were made through the Laing Funeral Home.

Joseph Gardina

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday (Sept. 28) from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church for Joseph A. Gardina, of Blasdell, who died on Sunday, September 23, 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Rose (Vranjes) Gardina; children, Gina (Jude) DeMarco, Rachel (Andrew) Luksch and Paul (Gail) and David (Michelle) Gardina; sister, Mary Rose (late Joseph) Claroni; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; additional relatives and many friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Russell F. and Sarah Gardina.

He was interred in Lakeside Cemetery.

Arrangements were made through the D’Amico Funeral Home.

Florence Baier Militello

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9:30 a.m. from St. Benedict’s Church in Eggertsville for Florence Baier (Manno) Militello, of Corinth, Texas, formerly of Hamburg, who died on Thursday, August 30, 2012.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Corinne) Baier; step-children, Barbara (Sam) Gullo and Darlene Gore; sister, Helen (Tom) Gulcynski; grandchildren, Valerie (Harry) Maxwell, Anne Marie (Len) Perno, John (Connie Langley) Baier and Karen Goss; great-grandchildren, Lenny and Mia Perno, Virginia Goss and Vada Peterson; sister-in-law, Jennie Manno; many nieces and nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Sam “Fino” Militello; parents, Jack and Josephine (Julian) Manno; and siblings, Anthony Manno, Marion (Buck) Smutzer and Rita (Joe) Pesano.

Entombment will be in Mt. Calavry Cemetery.

Arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.

David P. Bauer Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday (Oct. 3) from Immaculate Conception Church in Eden for David P. Bauer Jr., 59, of Cattaraugus, formerly of Eden, who died on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

He is survived by his children, David P. (Tina) III and Christopher J. (Ellen) Bauer; parents, David and Cecile Bauer Sr.; siblings, Barbara (Henry) Chavez, Jean Caraotta and Mary Catherine, Russell, Rose (Flo Lampke), Thomas (Lynette), Jason and Michael (Dawn) Bauer; companion, Bonnie Mueller; seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, James Bauer.

Mr. Bauer enjoyed playing his guitar and spending time with friends and family. He had a special love for his grandchildren and for animals.

Memorials may be made to SPCA Serving Erie County, 205 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150.

Arrangements were made through the Laing Funeral Home.

Ruth Martin

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. from SS. Peter and Paul Church in Hamburg for Ruth E. (Russell) Martin, who died on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

She is survived by her children, Paul (Janice) Martin and Marilyn (Arthur) Rabenhorst; grandchildren, Arthur, Michael and Lori Rabenhorst and Pam, David, Judy and Kristin Martin; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles W. Martin.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc.

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

Thomas Pfohl

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. from SS. Peter and Paul Church for Thomas J. Pfohl, 91, of Hamburg, who died on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (O’Brien) Pfohl; children, Margaret (Paul) Hickey, Richard (Melanie) Pfohl and Lisa (Michael Klaes) Eason; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Mary Alice, Edward, George, John and C. Raymond Pfohl.

Mr. Pfohl served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II in China in India-Burma.

He was a teacher, guidance counselor and administrator for the Frontier Central School District.

Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

Arrangements were made through the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home, where visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Carmella Catalano

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday (Sept. 29) from Most Precious Blood Church for Carmella “Millie” Catalano, 96, of Angola, who died on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, Rose Marie (Jack) Di Marie, Robert (Carol) Catalano; and several great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Christine Conti and Joseph (Sophie) and Frank A. (Josephine) Catalano.

She was interred in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Fredonia.

Arrangements were made through the Addison Funeral Home.
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