Obituaries for the Tonawandas/Kenmore for the week of Sunday, Feb. 10
Thursday February 7, 2013 | By:Community Papers of WNY Staff | Obituaries / Deaths
METZINGER, Bernadette E., 97, of Tonawanda, passed away Feb. 4, 2013; beloved sister of Mary (late Richard) Tilley, the late Catherine (Steve) Stephens, Sr., Myra Metzinger O.S.F., Beatrice (Arthur) Root, Ada Fiegl and Hubert Metzinger; also survived by several nieces, nephews and her beloved friend Bonny (Edward) Strauss and family.
GARDON, Patricia A. (nee Sobol), 49, of Tonawanda, passed away Jan. 31, 2013; beloved wife of Joseph S. Gardon, Jr.; dearest mother of Colleen F. and Joseph S, Gardon, III; loving daughter of Frances A. (nee Shalkowski) and the late Joseph J. Sobol, Sr.; dear sister of Joseph J. (Bonnie) Sobol, Donna M. (David) Epolito and Mark A. Sobol; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Patricia was dedicated nurse with Elderwood Affiliates for 30 years.
MINNECI, Carmela (nee Dolce), 82, of Tonawanda, passed away Jan. 31, 2013; beloved wife of the late Guiseppe Minneci; devoted mother Antonina (Angelo Jr.) DiCarlo; loving grandmother Annamarie (Jaime) Billips, Joseph N. Liolos, and Elizabeth A. DiCarlo; cherished great-grandmother of Bryce and Jayden; dearest sister of Rosa (late Stefeno) Gullo and Antonio (Rose) Dolce; also survived by nieces and nephews. If so desired, memorials may be made in Mrs. Minneciís name to the Kidney Foundation of WNY.
MITCHELL, Donald E., 85, of Tonawanda, passed away Jan. 25, 2013; beloved husband of Anita L. (nee Schaeffer) Mitchell; dear father of Darcy (Russel) Rouse, Trina Mitchell and Todd (Atsuko Nishida) Mitchell; brother of Elizabeth (late Joseph) LaManna, the late William A. (Ann) Mitchell and the late Janet M. Hosley; also survived by nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mr. Mitchellís memory to Kenmore Presbyterian Church or Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Inc., P.O. Box 575, Buffalo, NY 14225.
WHITEHEAD, Ava Marie, 6, of North Tonawanda, passed away Feb. 4, 2012; beloved and cherished daughter of Amanda (nee Salazar) and Gregory Whitehead; loving sister of Brooke Whitehead; adored granddaughter of Mary and David Czarnecki and Jerome and Jeanne Whitehead; dearest niece of Brett (Molly) Whitehead, Lauren (Gregory) Savino, Jesse Salazar and Steven Czarnecki; also survived by many great-aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.
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