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Obituaries and death notices from The Sun week of July 2
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Date: 2015-07-01
Dorothy M. Bentley, of Hamburg, died June 24.
Dorothy was the daughter of the late Paul and Cecilia Smith. She was born September 12, 1928 in Buffalo.

Dorothy will be remembered for having a love of life and scotch. She especially enjoyed entertaining and hosting elaborate dinner parties. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Eden.

Dorothy started her career as the manager of the Café Rouge for 15 years at the Hotel Statler in Buffalo. She was transferred to Denver, Colorado where she met her future husband, Felix Bentley. They later married in England. Together, their careers took them to many different countries, eventually retiring and settling in Australia. After the death of her husband in 2000, Dorothy moved back home to Hamburg to be with family.

She was the sister of Ronald E. (late Anita) Smith, Kenneth C. (Louise) Smith, late Quentin P. and Richard J. Smith and is survived by several nieces and nephews. Family received friends at Immaculate Conception Church of Eden on June 29, immediately followed by a Funeral Mass that same day.

Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Church of Eden, St. Luke’s Mission or SPCA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Laing Funeral Home Inc. 2724 West Church St., in Eden.

Oliver H. Bobseine, 92, of Hamburg, died June 17.
Oliver was the husband of the late Betty (nee Eder); father of Michelle (Donald) Emerling, Cynthia (John Wapner), Marcie (James) Cocina, Wendy (late Fred) Conway, Michael (Susan), Greg, Timothy (Marguerite) and the late Matthew Bobseine; brother of Gordon and Chub Bobseine, Joyce Ellis and the late Lorne Bobseine; also survived by 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was a World War II Army veteran and a retired foreman with AT&T.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Saints Peter & Paul Church on Thursday, June 25 at 10 a.m. Burial will be at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Flowers gratefuly declined. Memorials may be made to SS. Peter & Paul Tuition Angels. Online condolences may be made at

Edward R. Hamm Jr., of Farnham, died June 22.

Edward was the husband of the late Fannie Hamm; father of Edward Jr. (Kelly), William (Becky), David (Denise), John (Lynn), Jamie( Darla), Amy (Brian) Valenti, Jennifer (Chris) Roberts, Tammy (Mathew) Rybarczyk, Michael, Steven (Lisa) and Thomas Hamm. Uncle of Wayne, James and Faith Stewart. Also survived by several nieces and nephews; grandfather of 30 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one late grandson.

Funeral services were held June 25 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Angola. Ed dedicated over 40 years of service to the Evans Little Loop Football Association, was a life member of the Farnham Volunteer Fire Department, past village of Farnham trustee, police commissioner and fire police captain. Condolences may be shared online at

Betty J. Malvin, of Hamburg, died June 23.

Betty was the wife of Jerome Malvin; mother of Beverly (Michael) cook and Mark (Lisa) Malvin; grandmother of Sandra (Craig) Dedrick, Katie Lyn and Nicolas Malvin; sister of the late Cleo (Herbert) Wingerter.

Services were held June 29 at Loomis Offers & Loomis Inc., Hamburg Chapel, located at 207 Main St.

Flowers declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc.

George A. Pfister, of Angola, died June 15.
George was the father of Brian (Tabitha) and Keith Pfister; companion of Ellen Conrad; brother of Joy (David) Bargy; grandfather of Rostin and Wyatt; uncle of Renee and Justin.

George served combat in the Navy during Vietnam and was a 22-year member of the National Ski Patrol.

A time of fellowship was held on June 20 at the American Legion Newcomb Long Post in Derby.

Online condolences may be made at addisonfuneralhome.

Kim L. Wright, 60, of Hamburg, died June 18.
Kim was the husband and best friend of Sharon (nee Sroda) Wright; father of Andrew and Mitchell Wright; brother of Bradley Piontek, Robert (Marlene) Wright, Wendy (John) Winklesas; brother-in-law to Daniel (late Anne) and Robert (late Teresa) Sroda; also survived by nieces, nephews and friends.

Kim was known for his sense of humor, his love of his family, and driving around in his Mustang convertible. He always watched his sons play hockey and lacrosse and became friends with the parents and families associated with those activities. He was an Army veteran.

A funeral was held June 23 at the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Inc. Entombment was at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kim’s memory to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Online condolences may be made at

Kendra M. Stumpf, of Fraser, Colo., formerly of Hamburg, died June 20.

Kendra was the daughter of Richard and Carol Stumpf, sister of Zachary, and granddaughter of Ardis Dzimian.
She was a 2010 graduate of Hamburg High School and a December 2013 graduate of SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, N.Y. She loved nature and the outdoors.

An open house to celebrate her life will be held on July 5, 4-8 p.m., at her parent’s home in Hamburg.
Donations can be made to the Cranberry Lake Biological Station with checks sent to ESF College Foundation at 1 Forestry Drive 214 Bray Hall Syracuse, NY 13210 with Kendra’s name placed in the memo field.

Oliver Carpenter, 46, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, died June 19.

Oliver was the son of Simeon Carpenter and the late Leona (nee Stafford) Carpenter; brother of Kit (Cassie) Carpenter. A funeral was held at the family residence on June 22. Arrangements were made by Wentland Funeral Home.

David L. Colley, of Blasdell, died June 23.

David was the father of Laurie Colley, James (Christine) Colley, Lisa Hughes, Colleen (Jason) Zaifert, Matthew Takacs and Michelle Colley; grandfather of Lizzy Hughes, Paige and Sydney Zaifert; brother of Barbara Kelsey, Mary Lou (late Kenneth) Young, Paul (Joan) Colley and the late Bruce (late Marie) Colley, Jeanette (late Arthur) Hughes and Virginia (late Leonard) Ritts; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held June 27 at John J. Kaczor Funeral Home, Inc. 5453 Southwestern Blvd. Inurnment followed in Lakeside Memorial Cemetery.

Dave was the owner of Dave’s Blasdell Inn and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hamburg Township Post 1419. Flowers are gratefully declined. Condolences may be shared online at

Harold D. “Donald” Ingersoll, of Hamburg, died June 16.

Donald was the husband of the late Marcia (nee Slowik) Ingersoll; father of Donald (Dawn), Pastor Douglas (Kathy), Diane and Darren (Ann) Ingersoll; grandfather of Robert, Jonathon, Maghen, Daniel, Sarah, Jessica, Jeremy and Justin, great-grandfather of five; son of the late Harold and Mary Ingersoll; brother of Dorothy Walters and the late Elsie and Margaret.

A prayer service was held on June 18 at the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Inc. Flowers are gratefully declined. Online condolences may be made at

Helen L. Kosowski (nee Davis), of Blasdell, died June 24.

Helen was the wife of the late Henry J. Kosowski; mother of Michael (Mary Ann), David (Barbara), Donna Larivey-Kosowski, Glen (Jade), Barry (Debra) and Hank (Mary Jane) Kosowski; grandmother of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister of Donald Davis; pre-deceased by three sisters.

A funeral was held June 27 at the Blasdell/Lackawanna Chapel John J. Kaczor Funeral Home, Inc. at 3450 South Park Ave. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Helen was a member of the American Legion Matthew Glab Post Ladies Auxiliary. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation of Western New York. Condolences may be made at

Dorothy A. Tobin (nee Frieburger), of Hamburg, died June 22.

Dorothy was the wife of the late Robert Tobin; mother of Lenny (Linda), Sally Mendez, Sue (Leo) White and Timothy (Ann Marie) Tobin; she was also survived by ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Thursday 4-8 p.m. at Loomis Offers & Loomis Inc. Hamburg Chapel, at 207 Main St., where a funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial from St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Flowers declined. Memorials to the family appreciated.

Joseph A. Watroba, of Hamburg, died June 16.

Joseph was the husband of Diane (nee Kaszubowski) Watroba; father of Amy (Darin) Kotlowski; grandfather of Matthew Joseph Kotlowski; brother of Robert (Janine) and Larry (Sandra) Watroba; nephew of Bernard Szpila; also survived by nieces and nephews.

He was a Marine Corps. veteran and an active member of American Legion Hamburg Post No. 527.

A Mass of Christian burial was held June 19 at St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Lucy A. Wygant, 72, of Angola, died May 23.

Lucy was the wife of Theodore Wygant; mother of Teresa (Clark) Chaplin Jr., Vincent (Shannon) Rovnak and the late Lucy Wick; stepmother of Vincen (Carol) Brown and Vernon Brown; sister of the late Joseph Wirth, Paul (Dee) Wirth, David (JoAnne) Wirth and Mary (Duane) Casey; sister-in-law of Anita (Leonard) Jakubowski; grandmother of Christina Haley, Francis Chaplin, Nichole ( Andrew) Colvin, Jessica (Adam) Smith, James (Shea Riley) Haley, Kyle (Mackenzie) Haley, Alex (Dana Waring) Haley, Aslin and Devon Rovnak also survived by 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held June 24 at the Addison Funeral Home Inc.

Interment services followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, Angola. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc.

John Gabel, 60, of North Collins, died June 19.

John was the husband of Betty (Commendator) Gabel; father of Lyndsay Gabel (Brandon Wiacek) and Vicky (Eric) Kraft and the boys Felix, Oscar, Big Foot and Spidy Boy; “boompa” of Madyson; brother of the late Donald and Ronnie Gabel; grandson of the late Claude and Elizabeth Smith. A funeral was held on June 23 at the Wentland Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to City of Buffalo Animal Shelter or Ten Lives Club.


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