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Obituaries for Hamburg, Boston, Eden, Evans, Brant and Farnham for the Week of April 25, 2013



Daniel A. Dintino Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Francis of Assisi Church on Tuesday (April 16) for Daniel A. Dintino Sr., 70, of Hamburg, who died on Friday, April 12, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis A. (Sorrentino) Dintino; children, Susan (Thomas) Meidenbauer, Cindy (Kevin) Pearlstein, Christopher (Alison) and Daniel (Carrie) Dintino Jr., father, Angelo Dintino; brothers, Dennis (Susan), Raymond (Judy) and Ralph (Kelly) Dintino; 13 grandchildren and relatives and friends.

Mr. Dintino was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Dintino.

He graduated from Bishop Fallon High School and went on to work as a stock boy at Twin Fair in 1960. Mr. Dintino worked at Twin Fair for 20 years, holding several positions, including toy buyer and manager. He opened stores on Seneca Street in Buffalo, Eggert Road in Amherst and Packard Road in Niagara Falls in the 1970s.

When Twin Fair closed in 1982, he went on to work in management for Child World from 1982 to 1992 and for BJ’s Wholesale from 1993 to 2007. Mr. Dintino retired in 2007.

He coached Little League Baseball for Cheektowaga’s Southline Athletic Association, was an AARP driving instructor and served as president of the Country Meadows Condominium Association.

Mr. Dintino also enjoyed antique cars and bicycling.

Arrangements were made through the Lombardo Funeral Home.



Roger S. Storm

A funeral service was held from Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday (April 21) for Roger S. Storm, of Derby, who died on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Diana (Adams and Scott) Storm; children, Jonathan and Kate Storm, Sarah and Mark Bohrer, Jessica and John Coyle, Don and Jennifer Scott and Bobbi Scott (Eric Stearns); siblings, Donald Storm and Etta; grandchildren, Emma, Harper, Logan, Emily, Samantha, Jack, Charlie, Eva and Erin; nephews and niece, Alan, Nathan and Katherine; former wife and friend, Elizabeth (Hayward) Reif and friend, Opie.

Mr. Storm was predeceased by his parents, Bernard (born Zawierucha) and Lorraine (Schroeder) Storm.

He earned a doctorate in physical chemistry from the University at Buffalo and enjoyed a 28-year career with the Carborundum Co. where, among other positions, he served as director of the Wendell Center for Research. He later served as vice president of Buffalo-based Advanced Refractory Technologies and ended his career with 12-year tenure as senior vice president of Materials and Electrochemical Research Corp. of Tucson, Ariz. where he authored his last of 11 U.S. patents in 2007.

Mr. Storm was an avid runner, bicycler, chef, skier, wine lover and carpenter. His spirit lives on not only through his wife, children and grandchildren, but also through his lasting and remarkable achievements in home design and construction, alongside his contributions to the advanced ceramics and materials industry. He was a kind, gentle, caring and driven man whose life was full. He will be missed by all.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo or the American Cancer Society.



Charles H. McHugh


A Mass of Christian Burial was held from SS. Peter and Paul Church on Friday (April 5) for Charles H. McHugh, of Hamburg, who died on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Click) McHugh; children, Kelly (Thomas) Matecki, Sean (Helga) McHugh, Deborah (Steven) Jones, Jessica (Nicholas) Hornberger and Maggie (Eric) Gigante; siblings, Susie (Jerry) Kawecki, Patrick (Jan) and Terry (Emma) McHugh; eight grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Mr. McHugh was a retired U.S. Navy master chief and lived in several states as a salesman for Pitney Bowes. He was a former scuba diving instructor, religious education teacher, avid golfer in the Hamburg Senior League, an author involved with the Hamburg Writers Group and a past president of Cornell Cooperative Extension of the Master Gardeners. He was also a tenor in the choir at SS. Peter and Paul Church.

He loved a good game of horseshoes and, rain or shine, trolling and fly fishing. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and son and will be missed by all who knew him.

Arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.



Edward C. Cary

A memorial service will be held from Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday (May 4) at 11 a.m. for Edward C. Cary, 82, of Boston, who died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Martha (Carlstrom) Cary; children, Elisabeth (Timothy) Phelps, Jon (Paula), Richard (Pamela) and Van (Eileen) Cary; siblings, Jane (late Robert) Miller, Elgin B. (Suzanne Kuhns) Cary, Mary Ann (Robert) Stevenson and Cynthia (Carl) Glickman; grandchildren, Rebecca and Joshua Phelps, Carolyn, Melissa, Annie, Benjamin, Miranda, Hannah, Isabel, Samuel, Patrick and Sarah Cary and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Cary was predeceased by his parents, Howard E. and Jennie (Kirst) Cary.

He was a tool and die maker at the Ford Stamping Plant for 41 years.

Memorials may be made to Churchill Memorial United Methodist Scholarship or Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 155, Boston, N.Y. 14025 or Hospice Buffalo.

Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Boston.

The family will be present at 10 a.m. at Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church, 8019 Boston State Road, Boston on May 4.



Robert F. West

A memorial service will be held from the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg on Saturday (April 27) at 11 a.m. for Robert F. “Bob” West, 88, of Hamburg, who died on Sunday, March 10, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Justine Iris (Thomas) West; children, Deborah (Owen) McIvor, Marjorie (Dan) Faes, Denise A. and Robert T. West; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. West graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1942. He was an electronic technician mate, first class, in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was proud to have served on the U.S. Naval Destroyer Escort, USS Kenneth M. Willett 354. Following the war, Mr. West received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Buffalo in 1950. He worked at Sylvania for 20 years. From 1971 to 2003 he worked at the Erie County Water Authority where he finally retired from his full-time job at 79.

In addition to enjoying his work, he also liked bowling, bike riding, reading and traveling with his family.

Memorials may be made to DESA, P.O. Box 488, Henderson Harbor, N.Y. 13651.

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



Mamie C. Hauck

Funeral services were held from Laing Funeral Home on Monday (April 22) for Mamie C. Hauck, 85, of East Eden, who died on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert W. Hauck; children, Bill (Diane) and Ray (Barb) Hauck; sister, Clara Tedesco; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Hauck was predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Agnes (Snyder) Vara and brother, Charles Vara.

She was born on March 1, 1928 in Brant. She married her husband in 1950 in St. Mary’s Church in East Eden. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother who will be remembered for her love of crossword puzzles, scratch off tickets and Elvis Presley.

Memorials may be made to the East Eden Fire Department, 8097 E. Eden Road, East Eden, N.Y. 14057 or Eden Police Group, 2795 E. Church St., Eden, N.Y. 14057.

Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery.



John Thomas Sharp

A gathering will be held from Demmerley Funeral Home on Wednesday (May 1) from 6 to 8 p.m. for John Thomas Sharp, of Hamburg, who died on Friday, March 29, 2013.

He was the owner of Gold and Pearl Studio Jewelers of Hamburg. He was a master jeweler, certified watch maker, bowler, house-builder, bar owner, bingo and slot player, fisherman (on his three-person jet ski), metal detector enthusiast, gold panner and the world’s best boss.

Memorials may be made to Hospice.

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



Dorothy C. Walters


A Memorial Mass will be held from St. Mary’s Oratory, East Eden, on Saturday (May 25) at 1 p.m. for Dorothy C. (Chwojdak) Walters, 91, of Hamburg, who died on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

She is survived by her sons, William (Barbara), Gary and Jeffrey (Sandra) Walters; grandchildren, Kyle (Brian) Nease, Carl (Tanya), Erik, Kelly and Jonathyn Walters; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Britten and Camden Nease and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Walters was predeceased by her husband, John H. Walters and sisters, Marion (late Joseph) Piskor and Jean (late George) Mitzo.

Memorials may be made to Big Tree Volunteer Fire Department or the American Heart Association.

Final resting place will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Eden.

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

Kenny L. Swartz

A memorial service was held from Addison Funeral Home on Saturday (April 20) for Kenny Louis Swartz, 2-months-old, of Angola, who died on Monday, April 15, 2013.

He is survived by his parents, Shannon Cervola and Kenneth Swartz; grandparents, Mary Ann Fitzgerald (Joseph Rappa), Janet Swartz and Kenneth A. (Tammy) Swartz; great-grandmother, Joan Fitzgerald; aunts and uncles, Louis N. Cervola III (Melissa Camilot), John (Corry) Hockenberger, Christina (Miguel) Covarubbias; cousins, John Hockenberger, Kaiden Cervola, Brianna, Savannah, Mico, Krista and Nicholas Covarrubias and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Kenny Louis Swartz was predeceased by his grandfather, Louis N. Cervola Jr.

He brought joy and happiness to everyone he touched with his beautiful smile and his strong little hands.

Caroline K. Mozgawa


A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Francis of Assisi Church on Wednesday (April 24) for Caroline K. (Antecki) Mozgawa, of Hamburg, who died on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Michael) Mathena; brother, William “Tex” (Evelyn) Antecki; grandchildren, Owen James Mathena and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Mozgawa was predeceased by her husband, Richard J. Mozgawa; siblings, Mary (late Walter) Obstarczyk, Wilma (late Carmen) Coviello and Alice (John) Savannah.

Interment was in Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.

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

Virginia H. Palmer


A funeral service was held from Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home on Saturday (April 20) for Virginia H. (Hollifield) Palmer, 83, of Hamburg, who died on Monday, April 15, 2013.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas Palmer; daughter, Brenda (Dan) Ross; siblings, Mildred (John) Bennett, Vera Gamble and William Hollifield; grandson, Daniel Ross and sisters-in-law, Rita (Carlton) White, Darlene (Roger) Rockhill and Glencie Kujawsky.

Mrs. Palmer was predeceased by her siblings, Ann Cobb, Evelyn Houser and Robert (Gladys) Hollifield.

She was a sales clerk at Sears Roebuck and Company.

Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Gail M. Barrett

A memorial service was held from St. Bernadette Church on Tuesday (April 23) for Gail M. Barrett, of Blasdell, who died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

She is survived by her husband, Steven J. Slyder; daughter, Nicole M. Barrett; father, Elwood Barrett and brother, Gary Barrett.

Ms. Barrett was predeceased by her mother, Martha Barrett.

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

Barbara Wolf


Memorial services will be held at a later date for Barbara Wolf, 60, of Wellsville, formerly of Angola, who died on Friday, April 19, 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Dawn Clark; siblings, Kathleen, Bill and Edward Wolf and grandchildren, Joshua, Jose, Eden and Chloee.

Arrangements were made through the Addison Funeral Home.

Gary A. Dulski

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from Our Mother of Good Counsel Church on Tuesday (April 23) for Gary A. Dulski, of Blasdell, formerly of Springville, who died on Friday, April 19, 2013.

He is survived by his daughters, Amy and Kimberly Dulski; mother, Karoline (Szychowski) Dulski; sisters, Karen (John) Young and Karol Dulski (George Crane) and a large family and many friends.

Mr. Dulski was predeceased by his father, John Dulski and his brother, John Dulski.

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

Earl Leland Seeger

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family for Earl Leland “Spike” Seeger, 94, of Hamburg, formerly of Derby, who died on Friday, April 19, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara (Trubee) Seeger; children, Kenneth T. (Monica M.), Kathleen E. and Trudie L. (George Johnson III) and grandchildren, Courtland M. (Rachel M.) and Katharine T.

Mr. Seeger was predeceased by his parents, Earl W. and Corinne L. Seeger.

He was a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Lt. Cmdr. in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Washington, D.C., Brazil and the South Pacific for six years during World War II. Prior to retiring, Mr. Seeger had a long affiliation with the Hard Manufacturing Company of Buffalo.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.

Joseph Patrick Barilec

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Bernadette Church on Thursday (April 25) at 10 a.m. for Joseph Patrick “Yadi” Barilec, 82, of Hamburg, who died on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maria Socorro (Grajeda) Barilec; children, Debra Ann (Thomas) Czodli, Elsa (Jim) Eberl, Elaine (Bryan Mark) Mitchell and David Joseph (Suzanne) Barilec; brother, Andrew (Ann) Barilec; grandchildren, Michelle (Mark) Bigos, Jessica (Marshall) Eberl-Napier, Lisa Ackerman, Phillip Joseph (Cassandra) Mitchell, Breanna Barilec, Butch and Melissa Rypinski; great-grandchildren, Tyler and David Rypinski and Gavin and Lila Bigos and a large family and many friends.

Mr. Barilec was predeceased by his brother, Stephen (Theresa) Barilec Jr.

He was a member of the Korean War Veterans of Western New York and retired from the Ford Stamping Plant as a supervisor.

Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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

Clifton S. Ellis

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family for Clifton S. Ellis, 73, of Derby, who died on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Maltbie) Ellis; children, Jeff (Tracey) Ellis and Kristina (Jeff) Cook; siblings, Gloria Mayhom, George Ellis, Susan (Tom) Reeves and Betty (Joe) Peters; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kailey, Tyler and Hannah and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ellis was predeceased by his brother, Jerry Ellis.

Arrangements were made through the Addison Funeral Home.

Nelson R. Klispie


A Private Graveside Service with military honors was held from Sarasota National Cemetery for Nelson Raymond Klispie, 85, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Hamburg, who died on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorraine Klispie; children, Gayle (Marc) Battaglini, Kevin (Lin) and Wayne (dear friend Sharon Rote) Klispie; sisters, Carole (late John) Delaney, Mary Lou (late Glen) Potter, Ruth Mussehl and Alice (Nicholas) Hofman and grandchildren, Lisa (Kevin) Petronio and Riley Battaglini.

Mr. Klispie was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Marie (Gern) Klispie.

He was born in Hamburg and moved to Punta Gorda 20 years ago. He still considered Hamburg his hometown. He was an incredibly talented man who enjoyed varied interests throughout his lifetime. As a World War II veteran he proudly served in Seoul, Korea as a punch card operator until his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1947. For his honorable service he was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

In the early years, Mr. Klispie was an avid pilot who enjoyed the adventures of flight. He was the president and owner of American Septic Tank Service in Hamburg until his retirement in 1980. The Hamburg Auxiliary Police benefited from his assistance in several capacities for many years. As a proud member of the NRA and instructor at the Hamburg Rod and Gun Club, he was noted for his incredible target marksmanship. Many friends and family knew him for his extraordinary card and billiard skills.

Most recently, he was the vice president of the Charlotte County Woodcarvers Association where he loved helping others perfect their skills. His talents secured him with the prestigious recognition of Master Carver. He enjoyed countless hours creating beautiful wood masterpieces that were admired by friends and strangers alike. He will be fondly remembered by his friends from the organizations and clubs he enjoyed and supported.

The family asks that all who knew Mr. Klispie remember him fondly as you enjoy the wonders of nature’s beauty as he did.

Arrangements were made through the Roberson Funeral Home.

John A. DeMaria

Funeral services were held from St. Anthony’s RC Church on Saturday (April 20) for John A. “Jack” DeMaria, of Brant, who died on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie DeMaria; children, Kristine (Gary) Thomann and Joseph (Gina) DeMaria; siblings, Michael (Mary Ellen) DeMarie, Sylvia (Charles) Kramer, Marion Snyderman and Joan (Thomas) Graham; grandchildren, Kamila, Jonathan and Jillian and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. DeMaria was predeceased by his daughter, Deborah DeMaria and siblings, Joseph (Loretta) DeMarie and Rosemary Bennett.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and a past chairman of the Democratic Party and former Assessor for the Town of Brant.

Arrangements were made through the Addison Funeral Home.




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