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Death notices and obituaries from the Sept. 12 edition of The Sun

Ronald Benkelman

Ronald “Ron” Benkelman, 56, died on Aug. 30, after an illness.

He is survived by his son, Ronnie Jr., and siblings Barbara, Lawrence, Robert, Terry, Mark, Curt and Sandy. He was predeceased by his parents, Alton and Barbara Benkelman.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 30, his 57th birthday, at Lakeside Cemetery in Hamburg.

Donalda Britting
Donalda Britting

Donalda “Rita” (nee Anthony) Britting of Hamburg died Sept. 7.

She was the wife of the late Tracy Britting; mother of Marie, William (Lori), Tracy, Joseph, the late Richard Britting and the late Sharon Dewan; sister of Marie (late Jack) Coleman, Jeannette (late Charles) Shields, Anita (Robert) Brayman and the late Paul, Noella (late John) Stewart, Joseph Robert (Mary) and William (Jean) Anthony. Also survived by nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home on Sept. 10 and a Mass of Christian burial was held Sept. 11 from St. Francis of Assisi Church of Athol Springs.

Online condolences may be made at

Albert Brose
Albert Brose

Albert “A.D.” Brose Jr., 62, of Hamburg died on Aug. 23.

He was a 1970 graduate of Hamburg Central High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1970 – 1974. He was a chef on the U.S.S. Chipola. He then went to work in several Western New York restaurants for nearly 20 years. He was a fisherman and participated in family cooking competitions.

He is survived by his wife, Jean (nee Sisson); daughters, Melissa and Colleen; son, Jonathan (Ashley); brothers, Arthur (Fran), Alan, Andrew (Karen), Michael (Heather); sister, Deirdre Brose and also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Margaret (nee Peggy) Brose and sister, Deborah Brose of North Boston.

A memorial service was held Sept. 7 in Lockport.

Amanda Cook
Amanda Cook, 25, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, died Sept. 8.

She was the daughter of Roger and Robin Cook; sister of Patrick Cook; granddaughter of Betty (late Rufus) Jacobs and the late Carl and Lorraine (nee Bixler) Bloss. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation was held on Sept. 10 from the Wentland Funeral Home, located at 10634 Main St. in North Collins. A funeral service followed.

Anita Leman
Anita Leman

Anita (nee Schlicht) Leman of Blasdell died Sept. 4.

She was the wife of Howard; mother of Laura, Thomas (Margaret) and James Leman and Beth (David) Salansky; grandmother of Michael Leman and Jordan, Malinda and Erika Salansky; also survived by cousins.

Visitation and a funeral service were held Sept. 9 from the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home in Hamburg. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Alliance.

Online condolences may be made at

Marie Lindstrom
Marie Lindstrom

Marie E. (nee Enser) Lindstrom, 89, of Hamburg, died Sept. 2.

She was a baker for Hamburg Central Schools.

She was the wife of the late Clare Lindstrom; mother of Harry (Myra), Kathleen (James) Gwitt, Alan (Debby), Sue (Jim) Mulholland and Judith (Paul) Deinhardt; sister of Mildred McConnell, Elsie Rappl and the late Clarence, Robert and Raymond Enser and Dorothy Lardo.

She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

A funeral was held from the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home Inc., located at 21 Pierce Ave. in Hamburg, on Sept. 6 and from St. Bernadette’s Church. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Flowers are declined. Online condolences may be made at

Richard Mosher
Richard Mosher

Richard “Richie” Mosher, 79, of Cattaraugus, died Aug. 29 in TLC-HN Nursing Facility in Irving, after an illness.

He was born Nov. 5, 1933 in Lackawanna, to William and LaFrances (nee Lewis) Mosher. He attended schools in Orchard Park and served in the United States Army, during the Korean conflict.

He married the former Patricia Nordblum on July 27, 1971 in Little Valley.

He was a crane operator for Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna, where he worked for more than 34 years. Later in life, he worked for Gernatt Gravel Products in South Dayton, N.Y.

He was a member of the Little Valley American Legion Post 531, a life member of the Springville Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a member of the Randolph Moose and the Cattaraugus Fireman’s Club. He hunted and played Euchre.

He was the father of William Mosher of Florida; Rickie (Anita) Mosher of South Dayton; Cindy Lee Wells of Oak Hill, Fla.; Jackie (Robert) Ellis of Leon, N.Y.; Debbie (Ron) Jedrysik of Sinclairville, N.Y.; Barbara (Greg) Hallett of Cattaraugus; Laura Bradley of Cattaraugus; Sandra Mosher of North Carolina and Rachele (Dan) Irish of Cattaraugus. Also survived by 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and siblings Alex McLellan of Little Valley, James (Pat) McLellan of Boston, Jean Hummel of North Boston and Betty (Herb) Fiebelkorn of Hamburg.

He was predeceased by his stepmother, Agnes Mosher; children, Gary “Bo” Tucholski and Joe Stworzdylak and siblings, Kenny Mosher, Donald McLellan, Dorothy Mosher, Lil Scharf and Anna Stworzdlak.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Sept. 7 from Saint Mary’s Church in Cattaraugus. The Rev. Joseph Porpiglia officiated. Burial with full military honors was at Liberty Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association and sent to 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.

Arrangements were made by the Laing Funeral Home.


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