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Obituaries for Hamburg, Boston, Eden, Evans, Brant and Farnham for the Week of April 4, 2013



Eugene W. Salisbury

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from Our Mother of Good Counsel Church on Monday (April1) for Eugene W. Salisbury, 82, of Blasdell, who died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joanne M. (Weller) Salisbury; children, Ellen (Bud) Schranz, Susan Wanat, Mark (Nancy), David and Scott (Heather) Salisbury; brother, Donald (late Jean) Salisbury; brother-in-law, Lewis (Joanne) Weller; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Salisbury was predeceased by his brothers, Robert (Nancy), Paul and Gary Salisbury.

He was born in Lackawanna, graduated from Blasdell High School and served in the Army during the Korean War as a first lieutenant, earning the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.

Mr. Salisbury graduated cum laude from the University of Buffalo Law School and worked as a managing editor at the Buffalo Law Review. He also participated in the honors program at the National Labor Relations Board.

Before becoming Village of Blasdell justice in 1961, he served as a village police officer for five years. He also served as village attorney. He served as the village justice for 50 years.

Mr. Salisbury taught hundreds of judges as a lecturer in judicial training programs and wrote two training manuals for the courts which he updated yearly, “The Manual of Procedure for Town and Village Courts of New York State” and “Forms for Town and Village Courts, New York State.”

He joined Lipsitz, Green, Fahringer, Roll, Salisbury and Cambria, one of Buffalo’s law firms, in 1961, where he specialized in labor law and practiced until his death.

Mr. Salisbury received the New York State Magistrate Association’s Magistrate of the Year Award in 1967, and also served as a past president of the association. When he retired in 2001, the award was named after him.

He was named Jurist of the Year in 2001 by the Erie County Judges and Police Conference and Citizen of the Year by the Western New York Chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association, among the many honors he received.

Mr. Salisbury was also featured in “Best Lawyers in America,” “Who’s Who Worldwide,” Who’s Who in Business and Finance” and “Who’s Who in American Law.”

He was a member of Hamburg Council 2220, Knights of Columbus and was fond of investing in the stock market, physical fitness, world travel and his vacation home on Chautauqua Lake.

Memorials may be made to the University of Buffalo School of Law.

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



Michael W. Shaul

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from Blessed John Paul II Parish on Monday (April 1) for Michael W. Shaul, 53, of Hamburg, who died on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Karen A. (Monaco) Shaul; children, Eric M. (Katy), Christian A., Alyssa M. and Nicholas A. Shaul; siblings, Kim (Dennis) Budziszewski and Kenneth (Karen) Shaul; granddaughter, Grace Sophia Shaul; siblings-in-law, Lynne, Allan (Mary) and Kenneth (Karen) Monaco and nieces and nephews.

Mr. Shaul was predeceased by his parents, Warren and Gail (LaPlante) Shaul; sister, Eileen (Art) Poblocki and parents-in-law, Anthony and Alice (Wojtan) Moncao.

He was retired from the New York State Department of Correctional Services in Collins as a corrections officer.

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



Matthew J. Carnall

A private service was held for Matthew J. Carnall, 24, of Lackawanna, who died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

He is survived by his father, Edward (Kelly) Carnall; siblings, Douglas Taft, Michael and Shannon Carnall; several aunts, uncles and cousins and Ellen and the staff at the Amber Lynne Group Home.

Mr. Carnall was predeceased by his mother, Dawn (DeBalski) Cross and grandparents, Robert and Betty Carnall and Paul and Marilyn DeBalski.

Memorials may be made to Baker Victory Services, Amber Lynne ICF Group Home, 780 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, N.Y. 14218.

Arrangements were made through the Laing Funeral Home.



Judith A. Bass

A funeral service was held from Full Gospel Tabernacle on Tuesday (April 2) for Judith A. (Lawton) Bass, of Hamburg, who died on Friday, March 29, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Karen (James) Hale, Gary (Cindy), Ken and Steven (Anne) Bass; siblings, James (Carol) Lawton and Joy (late David) Morris; partner, Don Fouchie; nine grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were made through the Lakeside Funeral Home.

Jeanne M. Belscher

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 13 from Trinity Episcopal Church at 10 a.m. for Jeanne M. (Hull) Belscher, of Lowell, Mass., formerly of Hamburg, who died on Monday, November 19, 2012.

She is survived by her children, Martin J. (Kathleen) Jr., Douglas H. and K. Gregory; grandchildren, Amy Yanowitz, Laura Crowley, Abigail, Stephen, William and Rob Belscher; great-grandchildren, Sam, Alva, and Jack Yanowitz, Henry and Max Belscher and William and Oliver Crowley; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Belscher was predeceased by her husband, Martin J. Belscher and her brothers, Robert, Donald and Kenneth.

She was a social studies teacher in the Hamburg area high schools. She was also active in the PTA, Home Bureau and the League of Women Voters.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter at http://www.alz.org/wny/.

Arrangements were made through the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home.

A reception will follow the memorial service at the Trinity Episcopal Church Hall.

Robert C. Schwan

Memorial services were held from Addison Funeral Home on Wednesday (April 3) for Robert C. Schwan, 74, of Angola, who died on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia P. (Wolbert) Schwan; children, Lynnie R. (John) Durusky and Robert M. Schwan; sister, Darlene Derk and grandchildren, Christopher Nathan, Steven Christian Durusky, Robert Daniel and Gregory Alan Schwan.

He was a retired supervisor with Ford Motor Company.

Interment was in St. Matthew’s Cemetery in West Seneca.

Camilla K. Kintner

A memorial service will be held from First Presbyterian Church in Buffalo on Saturday (April 27) at 11 a.m. for Camilla K. Kintner, 77, of Buffalo, formerly of Hamburg, who died on Sunday, March 24, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Robert F. (Annmarie) Kerwin III, Virginia (Ronnie Grabowski) McIntyre and Molly Kerwin; sisters, Sara K. (Phillip) Hirt, Kathryn K. Bernardo and Leslie K. Kintner; companion, Dennis Farrell; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Ms. Kintner was predeceased by her sister, Ruth K. Starr.

She was a member of Hamburg High School Class of 1951.

Memorials may be made to Every Woman Opportunity Center, 237 Main St., Buffalo, N.Y. 14203.

Bertha C. Scott


Funeral services will be held from the First Church of Evans on Thursday (April 4) at 2 p.m. for Bertha C. “Bert” (Smith) Scott, 87, of Angola, who died on Saturday, March 30, 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Michelle (James “Pete”) Gipson; grandchildren, Heather Ewy, Eric Klaiber, Vanna, Rochelle and James Gipson and great-grandchildren, Jeremiah, Ariel, Isabel and Mallory.

Mrs. Scott was predeceased by her daughter, Sandra (late Christian) Klaiber and several siblings.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of Evans.

Interment will follow the funeral services in the First Church of Evans Cemetery.

Arrangements were made through the Addison Funeral Home.

Janice M. Wing

Word has been received of the death of Janice M. Wing, 96, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Blasdell, who died on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

She is survived by her son, Norman Wing Jr.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Wing was predeceased by her husband, Norman “Rip” Wing.

She retired from the Frontier Central School District in 1972, where she worked in the Blasdell office for 29 years.

Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

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

Mark A. Baer

A prayer service was held from John J. Kaczor Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel on Monday (April 1) for Mark A. Baer, 47, of Hamburg, formerly of Hudson, Ohio, who died on Friday, March 29, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Donna (Bowen) Baer; sons, Nicholas and Ryan Baer; mother, Sheryl (Dias) Baer; brother, Wayne Baer Sr. and niece and nephews, Brandon Starcher, Shelby and Wayne Baer Jr.

Mr. Baer was predeceased by his father, Roy Baer.

He was an employee of the Ford Stamping Plant, a member of UAW Local No. 897 and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Foundation of WNY.

Interment services will be in Northfield, Ohio.

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

Janice E. Zawistowski

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from Our Mother of Good Counsel Church on Monday (April 1) for Janice E. (Knox) Zawistowski, of Hamburg, formerly of Elma, who died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Suzanne (Charles) Manganaro, Robert I. and Charles (Joyce Odachowski) Zawistowski; siblings, Nancy (George Crosson) and Edgar (Mary Lou) Knox; grandchildren, Charles (Marissa Desiderio), Laurie (Charles Gibbs), Kathryn and Mark Manganaro; great-grandchildren, Noah and Olivia Gibbs; sister-in-law, Phyllis Knox and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Zawistowski was predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Zawistowski and brothers, Charles and Robert Knox.

Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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

Anthony M. Buchinger


A funeral was held from SS. Peter and Paul Church on Wednesday (April 3) for Anthony M. Buchinger, 69, of Hamburg, who died on Saturday, March 30, 2013.

He is survived by his siblings, Karen (Thomas) McKiernan, Francis Buchinger and Paula (Graham) Leach and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Buchinger was predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Cleovo Buchinger and sister, Mary (Michael) Fennie.

He was an architect specializing in home design for the handicapped. He was a Army veteran of the Vietnam War and member of Eastern Paralyzed Veteran’s Association.

Burial was in Nativity of Our Lord Cemetery in Orchard Park.

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

Helen M. Buntich

A chapel service was held from the Colonial Memorial Chapels on Saturday (March 30) for Helen M. (Borich) Buntich, of Hamburg, formerly of Lackawanna, who died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Stephen (Karen), Thomas (Jo Anne), Barbara (Gerald) Scheffler, Mary Kay and John (Jill); sister, Katherine (late Michael) Pavlovich; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Buntich was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Buntich and sister, Rose (late Adam) Page.

She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Arrangements were made through the Colonial Memorial Chapels.

Wilbur Smith

Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family for Wilbur Smith, 88, of Collins, who died on Saturday, March 30, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Doris (Stanbro) Smith; children, Linda (Ivan) Kochanoff, Jeanette (David) Ferry, Sandra (Joseph) Sturges, Wendy (Larry) Gartley, Jeff (Deborah Hutzler) and Ronald Smith; son-in-law, John Paul Joss; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Smith was predeceased by his daughter, Bridget Murphy-Joss and many brothers, sisters, family members and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo.

Arrangements were made through the Wentland Funeral Home.


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