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Death notices and obituaries for the July 3 edition of The Sun

Seth Abbott
Seth Abbott

Seth Addison Abbott, 93, of Bartlett Woods in Rockland, Maine, died June 21.

Abbott is survived by his wife, Lois Creighton Abbott; a daughter, Alison Abbott, of San Cristoble, Mexico and two sons, David Abbott, of Cushing, Maine and Seth Abbott, of York. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was born in Buffalo on April 23, 1921. He lived in the hamlet of Armor in the town of Orchard Park, adjoining the town of Hamburg. He grew up in his family home on Abbott Road.

He graduated from Hamburg High School, Brown University and Harvard Law School and served in the United States Army Air Corps as a communications officer during World War II.

He practiced law in Hamburg and was a partner of the Abbott, Tills, & Knapp law firm at the time of his retirement.

He held several public offices, which included Hamburg town justice, Hamburg village justice, New York State Supreme Court Justice and administrative judge for New York State Controller; also Hamburg Town Supervisor and Erie County Legislator.

His primary hobby was family genealogy research, resulting in the printing of genealogies of each of 25 ancestral lineages of his children.

He married Lois, “Loie” Mills Creighton on July 3, 1943, at the Episcopal Church in Hamburg. They had been married for 70 years.

Online condolences may be made at

Rose Hacic
Rose Hacic

Rose (nee Szekeres) Hacic, 100, of Eden, died June 28.

Hacic was the wife of the late Joseph Hacic; mother of Joseph (Donna) Hacic, Beverly (late Joseph) Amadori and Dennis (Lynda) Hacic; grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; sister of Joseph (Frances) Toth, Margaret (late Ken) Watson, George (Reneta) Toth; predeceased by one sister and four brothers.

A funeral was held on July 1 at the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home. Interment was in Lakeside Memorial Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at

Donald Allen

Donald J. Allen, 89, of Lake View, died June 20.

Allen was the husband of Teresa (nee Nebrich) Allen; father of David (Ann), Mark, Paul Allen and Kathleen Harrison; grandfather of four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; brother of Richard Allen.

Allen was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of the USS Howard Gilmore Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 517 and retired from the Ford Stamping Plant after 37 years of service.

A Mass of Christian burial was held June 23 at Saint John Paul II Church in Lake View. Interment was in Lakeside Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Honor Flight Buffalo at Online condolences may be made at

Walter Lukaszewicz
Walter Lukaszewicz

Walter “Waclaw” Lukaszewicz, 81, of Blasdell, died June 25.

Lukaszewicz was the husband of the late Phyllis (nee Schrems) Lukaszewicz; father of Nicholas (Maya) Lukaszewicz; grandfather of Rome Lukaszewicz: brother of the late Stanley (Theresa) Lukaszewicz, Wanda (late John) Szucko and Teresa (Norbert) Pohl; brother-in-law of Peggy Farrell and Barbara (James) Redfield; also survived by nieces and nephews.

He retired from the Ford Stamping Plant and was a member of the Polish Army Veterans Post No. 1, United Auto Workers Local No. 897, Podhale Parents – Youth Association and Lechici Charitable non-profit.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, July 7, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Saint Adalbert’s Cemetery.

Richard Hoos

Richard F. Hoos, of Hamburg, died June 27.

Hoos is survived by nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held on July 1 at the Hamburg Chapel of Loomis, Offers & Loomis Inc.

He was a 67-year member of Harmony Lodge No. 699, F&AM.

Flowers were declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital.

Charles Mohr II
Charles Mohr II

Charles F.L. Mohr II, 90, of Amherst, died June 21.

Mohr was the son of the late Charles F.L. (Ruth) Mohr; father of Mark Mohr and Charles (Ruth) Mohr, III; the grandfather of Charles (Casey) Mohr and Marshall Mohr and the great-grandfather of Josephine Mohr. He was a special friend to Virginia Rowland.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1923 in Buffalo and served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. He was a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary for more than 30 years, as well as the American Legion. He held his private pilot’s license for more than 40 years. He also enjoyed fishing.

A memorial service will be held at the Laing Funeral Home Inc., located at 2724 W. Church St. in Eden at 7 p.m. on July 9.

Memorials may be made to The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Online condolences may be made at

Dean Dargavel

Dean W. “Deano” Dargavel, 60, of Hamburg, died June 22.

Dargavel was the husband of Jeanne Palmer; son of Dorothy (nee McGarrity) (late William) Dargavel; brother of Debbie (Tony) Ceccarelli and Alan Dargavel; uncle of Lauren and Alan Ceccarelli, and Kate and Elaine (Palmer) Jackowski; “brother” to the James Palmer family.

He was a golfer and a top contender in many local golf tournaments, as well as a wealth of sports trivia and a Bills and Sabres fan. He spent winters in Florida with his wife and family after retiring from A.D.M. Milling & Pillsbury in Buffalo.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on July 17 at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc, located at 4199 Lake Shore Road. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on July 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint John Paul II Parish in Lake View.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at

Wanda Szucko

Wanda (nee Lukaszewicz), 86, died at home in Blasdell on June 23.

Szucko was the wife of the late Jan Szucko; mother of Jadwiga Szucko and Frank Szucko; sister of Walter (late Phyllis) Lukaszewicz and the late Stanley (Theresa) Lukaszewicz and Teresa (Norbert) Pohl.

Wanda was born in Terebejno, Poland which is now Belarus, and was a survivor of German slave labor. She retired from the Frontier Central School District as a cleaning woman.

A Mass of Christian burial was held on June 26 at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church. Interment was in Saint Adalbert’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

John Jeffers

John V. Jeffers, 70, of Angola, died June 25 in Veterans Hospital of Buffalo.

Jeffers was the husband of Judith Jeffers; father of John Jeffers, Rochelle (Robert) Faust, Tracy Jeffers, Amy (Eric) Dubert and the late Anthony Jeffers; brother of Jeanne Obracta and the late Edward Jeffers and Dorothy Rautaustrauch; also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

A Mass of Christian burial was held on June 28 at Saint Anthony’s Church in Farnham. Online condolences may be made at

Eileen Wheelock

Eileen M. (nee Earle) Wheelock, 80, of Hamburg, died June 25.

Wheelock was the wife of the late Alton Wheelock; mother of Paul (Patricia) Wheelock, Keith (Katherine) Wheelock and the late Kevin (Debbie) Wheelock; also survived by 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers and sisters in England.

A Mass of Christian burial was held on June 23 at Saint Mary of the Lake Church. Interment was in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at


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