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Lockport obituaries for the week of June 27

STEFANIK, Angeline, 88, passed away June 13, 2013 in Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehab and Health Care Center.

Born in Lockport on Oct. 29, 1924 she was the daughter of Joseph and Phillypina (Scaccia) Converso. Angeline worked for Harrison Radiator where she was in production retiring in 1983. She was a member of the UAW Retirees and was predeceased by her husband Alfred Stefanik on July 22, 2002.

Angeline is the sister of Nicholas (MaryLou) Converso of Newfane, Alice Hanna of Florida and the late Paul, Santo, Dominic, Anthony, Louis Converso, Mary George and Josephine Winters. She is also survived by her dear friend, Fanny Orlando and several nieces and nephews.

Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum.

Donations to the Presbyterian Home, 305-327 High St., Lockport, NY 14094 would be appreciated. Visit

CONVERSO, Louis J., Jr., 55, passed away June 22, 2013.

Born in Lockport on Feb. 6, 1958, he was the beloved son of Louise (nee Messenger) Joseph, of Lockport and the late Louis J. Converso. A graduate of Barker Central School, Louie owned and operated Sheriff’s TV in Lockport for many years; most recently, he was a cook at the Wilson Hub, Wilson.

Louie was a very talented electrician, who would take your watch apart when you weren’t looking, just to see how it ran. He also enjoyed spending time with his rabbit JoJo, who predeceased him by one week.

His other hobbies included buying and selling antiques, collecting recipes and cooking, especially holiday desserts for his family. He will long be remembered as the famous host of Thanksgiving Dinner.

It’s been said by many, “You haven’t experienced Thanksgiving until you’ve been to Louie’s for dinner.”

Beside his mother, Louie was the adored brother of Cynthia Converso of Lockport, LuAnn Brown of Gasport, Kim (James Boyle) Camarra of Middleport, Daniel (Magali) Converso of Medina and Toni Ann Converso of Lockport. He is also survived by several dear nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. A private Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

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BASCOM, Margaret, 80, passed away June 17, 2013.

Born in Lockport on Oct. 19, 1932 she was the daughter of Stanley and Sophie (Zaranowska) Podeszek.

Margaret was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, enjoyed gardening, reading and coffee time with friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Irving E. “Red” Bascom on June 27, 1995; by her daughter, Julie A. Briggs on July 17, 2010 and also by her 10 siblings.

Margaret is survived by her sons, Sheldon Bascom and Michael (Nadine) Bascom both of Lockport; son-in-law, John Briggs; grandchildren, Edward (Jackie) Briggs, Jennifer, Sarah and Robert Bascom; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.


HUGHES, Robert W., 27, passed away suddenly June 16, 2013.

Born in Buffalo on Dec. 27, 1985 he is the son of Susan T. (Sanderson) Hughes of Springville and Scott H. (Ardyth) Hughes of East Amherst.

Robert was a 2004 graduate from Royalton-Hartland Schools, served in the US Navy and enjoyed music, hiking, photography and was a sports enthusiast.

Besides his parents Robert is also survived by his sister, Larissa Hughes; and step-brother of Hayley, Hayden, Jonah, Seth, Evan, Asher and Sydney Philyaw; also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and close family friends, Ellen and Louis LaPort and their children, Alia, Louie and Veronica.

Interment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery.


COMPTON, David Sean, 47, of Lockport, flew on angels wings to rejoin his Lord on June 19, 2013.

David made the world better place for his entire family and an infinite number of people in his short 47 years on Earth.

He was an accomplished drummer, loved music and comedy but his chief hobby was to make people laugh, feel good about themselves and help others.

David was born in Fort Knox, Ky. on March 8, 1966. He graduated from Lockport High School, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree at Buffalo State College and his MBA at Canisius College.

David earned certifications as a Microsoft Systems Engineer, Cisco Certified Network Administrator and Certified Novell Administrator and worked as a manager in the IT industry. David shared his expertise in computers freely, helping anyone who needed it. His sense of humor and love of family and friends is well known to all those who knew him.

David is survived by his adoring wife Veronica DeAngelo Compton; and his beautiful children, Olivia and Harrison all Lockport. He is also survived by his loving parents, Dennison and Margaret (Lillis) Compton of Newton, N.C.; adoring brother, Dr. William Compton of Wilmington, N.C.; doting sisters, Kimberly Compton of Greenville, S.C., Lisa (Donald) Lamb of Hickory, N.C. and Patricia Compton of Tallahassee, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. David is also survived by special uncles, Donald and Charles Compton; and aunt, Debbie Compton who have stood by the family’s side through all the trial and tribulations of this past year. He is also survived by numerous other aunts, uncles and many cousins who will miss David’s sparkling personality.

David is free now and we await the time we will be reunited with him in his joy and happiness. David you will be missed by so many people.



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