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Obituaries for Hamburg, Boston, Eden, Evans, Brant and Farnham for the Week of May 2, 2013



Ruby M. Kempf

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Joseph’s RC Church on Wednesday (April 3) for Ruby M. Kempf, 95, of Hamburg, formerly of Gowanda, who died on Saturday, March 30, 2013.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Kempf and Martha (Thomas) Scholl; grandchildren, Lisa and Kristin Nice and Heidi, Renee, Aimee and Erich Tschopp; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Aiden and cousins, Marinka Zumer Mastek and Klemen Zumer.

Mrs. Kempf was predeceased by her husband, Norman A. Kempf; parents, Anton and Frances (Zumer) Majcen and grandson, Brian T. Scholl.

She was born on July 30, 1917 in Gowanda. She married her husband, Norman A. Kempf in St. Joseph’s RC Church in Gowanda on Aug. 22, 1945. Mr. Kempf passed away on Dec. 4, 1967.

A long standing member of St. Joseph’s Church, she was a Eucharistic Minister and was involved with hospital ministry at the former Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Gowanda. She was recognized for 25 years of meritous volunteer leadership with the Clara Barton Honor Award from the American Red Cross.

Mrs. Kempf was one of the first to be on the committee with Academy Place in Gowanda and continued for 11 years before the project came to fruition. She also was a member of the Monday Evening Literary Club.

Memorials may be made to The Children’s Inn NTH, 7 West Drive, Bathesda, MD 20184.

Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Gowanda.

Arrangements were made through the Schindler Funeral Home.



Virginia S. Morgan

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Our Mother of Good Counsel Church on Saturday (May 4) at 9:30 a.m. for Virginia S. (Saunders) Morgan, of Blasdell, who died on Friday, April 19, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Timothy (Cynthia) Morgan, Colleen (Don) Parks and Moira (Keith) Rooney; grandchildren, Timothy Morgan, Aaron and Meghan Parks; great-grandchildren, Anita, Jake and Jace and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mrs. Morgan was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Morgan; son, Patrick Morgan and siblings, Pauline, Violet, Kathleen, Bernice and Walter.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo or The Fox Run Employee Appreciation Fund.

Arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.



Edward F. Carlo

A Mass was held from St. Mary’s Church in Holley followed by a Military Honor Guard and 21-gun salute on Tuesday (April 23) for Edward F. Carlo, 93, of Hamburg, formerly of Holley and Brockport, who died on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

He is survived by his children, Fred Carlo, Claire (Rick) Safe and Mary Carlo; sister, Sadie Monacell; grandchildren, Shawn (Andrea) Lischer and Ronda McAvoy; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Josh, Kapri, Anthony and Nicolette; brother-in-law, Ralph Bernard Yoffredo and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Carlo was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Helen (Yoffredo) Carlo; children, Edward “Gene” (Suzann) Carlo and Carolyn (Peter) Vandetta and many brothers and sisters.

He was a World War II and Korean War veteran and enjoyed golfing and bowling and a member of over 50 years of the Holley VFW.



Carole A. Andolino

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Peter and Paul RC Church on Saturday (April 27) for Carole A. (Fischer) Andolino, 63, of Hamburg, who died on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Todd (Cheryl) Andolino and Tracy (Michael) Coene; siblings, David Fischer, Dawn (Michael) Sciarrino and Diana (Ernie) Litzinger; grandchildren, Taylor, Brett and Brooke Andolino and Michael, Reed and Colin Coene and friend, Ron Kozlowski.

Arrangements were made through the Addison Funeral Home.

Barbara Kennedy

Funeral services were held from the family’s residence on Wednesday (May 1) for Barbara (General) Kennedy, 70, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, who died on Monday, April 29, 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Kerry Kennedy; siblings, Elaine Santiago, Karen Nephew and Arthur General; grandson, Quentin Kennedy and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Kennedy was predeceased by her parents, Termaine Sr. and Lillian (Huff) General and siblings, Lorraine Rivera and Termaine General Jr.

Arrangements were made through the Wentland Funeral Home.

Paula Welsh

A memorial service will be announced at a later date for Paula (Stettmeir) Welsh, of Lake View, formerly of Browns Mills, N.J., who died on Monday, April 22, 2013.

She is survived by her daughters, Ann (Jim) Hatfield, Theresa (Jerry) Mason and Patricia (Daniel) Drzymala and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Welsh was predeceased by her husband, Robert A. Welsh.

A funeral service was held in Browns Mills, N.J.

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

Robert R. Best Sr.

A memorial service was held from Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home on Monday (April 29) for Robert R. Best Sr., 83, of Hamburg, who died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

He is survived by his children, Robin (Joseph) Palczak, Jo Anne and Robert (Mary Ellen) Best Jr. and grandchildren, Daryl, Michael, Laura Jean and Marie Best.

Mr. Best was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired from the Erie County Sewer Authority. He was a life member of the Scranton Volunteer Fire Company.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY.

Final resting place was in Lakeside Cemetery.

Anthony J. Militello Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from Most Precious Blood Church on Monday (April 29) for Anthony J. Militello Sr., 85, of Angola, who died on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

He is survived by his children, Rose Ann (Phil) VanKoughnet, Annette (Bruce) Urban and Anthony (Allison) Militello Jr.; siblings, Anna (Angelo) LaRusso, Clara (Raymond) Nytz, Josephine (John) North, Theresa (late Anthony) Quagliana, Lucille (Edward) Davis, Jennie (Phil) Hadsell, Pauline (late David) Schmauss, August (late Mary Jane), James (Patricia) and Michael (Rose) Militello; grandchildren, Meagan (Jose) Carmona, Beth Ann (Josh) Sparks, Lauren L. Valtin, Brian (Kim) and Brad (Amy) Urban and Benjamin, Samual and Sadie Militello; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Militello was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ann (Faraci) Militello and siblings, Petrina (Alexander) Guiliana, Marie, Angelo (Grace), Joseph (Rose) and Samual (Eleanor) Militello.

Memorials may be made to Absolut of Eden or Hospice Buffalo, Inc.

Interment with Military Honors was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Arrangements were made through the Addison Funeral Home.

Joyce M. Dynarski

A prayer service was held from the Addison Funeral Home for Joyce M. (Augustyniak) Dynarski, 67, of Angola, who died on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Tina (late Ronald) Bernard, Doug (Yvette) Sobaszek, Frank (Lori) and Daniel (Dawn) Borzelleri; siblings, Patricia Zemko, Frank, David and Joseph Augustyniak; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Dynarski was predeceased by her son, Anthony Borzelleri and sister, Sharon Isula.

Antoinette B. Jedynak

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from Our Mother of Good Counsel Church on Monday (April 29) at for Antoinette B. (Zajdel) Jedynak, 95, of Blasdell, who died on Friday, April 26, 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Peggy J. Truitt; granddaughter, Robin Antoinette Dongya Truitt and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Jedynak was predeceased by her husband, John Jedynak and siblings, Mary Cosnyka, Wanda Kaczor, Helen Remenicky, Josephine Knapik, John, Edward, Harry and Benjamin Zajdel.

She was a cleaning woman at the Erie County Raceway in Hamburg.

Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

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

Mary Cybulski

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from SS. Peter and Paul Church on Wednesday (May 1) for Mary (Wiercioch) Cybulski, of Lackawanna, who died on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Marsha (Kenneth) Thomas and Daniel (Mary Lou) Cybulski; sisters, Carrie Koren and Eugenia Wiercioch; grandchildren, Lisa Marie (Dr. Timothy) Fallon, Dr. Kenneth (Erin) Thomas, Michele (Michael) Zak and Daniel (Ann) Cybulski; 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Cybulski was predeceased by her husband, Wallace “Walter” Cybulski and siblings, Bertha Rozek, Stanley, Sophie, Joseph and Adolph “Al” Wiercioch.

Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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


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