Obituaries for the Tonawandas for the week of Sunday, March 17
Sunday March 17, 2013 | By:Community Papers of WNY Staff | Obituaries / Deaths
FLANAGAN, Timothy P., 58, of Tonawanda, passed away March 9, 2013; beloved son of Mary (nee Devine) and the late Donald Flanagan; caring brother of Joseph (Karen), Mary and the late Patrick Flanagan; also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Niagara Hospice or St. Luke’s Mission.
REITMEIER, John Herman, of Kenmore, passed away March 10, 2013; beloved husband of 68 years to Delores (nee Schumacher) Reitmeier; devoted father of Gloria (James) Chassar, Brenda (Richard) Basher, Joyce (Anthony) Corigliano, Patricia (late Robert) Banko, John (Michelle) Reitmeier, Debbie Ailinger, Gary (Dorothy) Reitmeier and the late Pamela (Desi) Warner; loving grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; dear brother of Edna, Grace, and the late Edward, Irene, Dorothy, Violet, Herbert and Walter; also survived by many nieces and nephews. John was a WWII Army Veteran who served at the Battle of the Bulge.
If so desired, donations may be made to the Disabled Veteran’s Association or the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY.
BETROS, Nagibe (nee Germany), of Kenmore, passed away March 5, 2013; beloved wife of the late Peter M. Betros; devoted mother of Amelia “Amy” Betros and Rosemary (late Robert) Lunghino; loving grandmother of Peter M. Lunghino; dearest aunt of Hind (Magdy) Boctor; cherished Ta-Ta of Rosemary, George and John Boctor; also survived by many loving relatives in both the United States and Lebanon. For more than 50 years Betros worked hard as Owner, Operator, and Baker at Pete’s Lebanese Bakery which she started with her late husband. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be sent to St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy, PO Box 448, Buffalo, NY 14215.
HOOK, Frederick C., 85, of Tonawanda, passed away March 5, 2013; beloved husband of Joyce F. (nee Sontag) Hook; loving father of Judith L. Hook, Diane M. (Charles) Gennaro and James F. (Kathy) Hook; cherished grandfather of Matthew and Laura Gennaro; also survived by nieces and nephews.
LETA, Dolores (nee Rammacher), 91, passed away March 4; beloved wife of the late Lawrence J. Leta; devoted mother of Richard (Anna) Leta, Ronald (Susie) Leta, Rosemary (Roberto) Leta-Pombo, and Lawrence (Shari) Leta; loving grandmother of Freddy Leta, Scott (Annabell), Mark (Abby), Jason (Tammy), Francisco, Deya, Halley, Sierra and Ashley; cherished great-grandmother of seven great-grandchildren; dearest sister of Wilma (Ben) McConky; also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
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