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Death notices and obituaries from The Sun week of Oct. 30
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Date: 2014-10-28

Karoline Dulski
Karoline B. (nee Szychowski) Dulski, of Blasdell, died October 22. Karoline was the wife of the late John Dulski; mother of Karen (John) Young, Karol (George) Crane and the late Gary and John Dulski; grandmother of Gregory Dulski, Jennifer (Paul) Flis, Robert (Zoriena) Miller, Amy (Antonio) Parenti, Kim Dulski and Tara Heff; great-grandmother of three; predeceased by four brothers and sisters; also survived by family and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be was held on Oct. 25 at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church in Blasdell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at


Nickolas McNamara
Nickolas McNamara, of Hamburg, died October 18. Nickolas was the father of Maysn McNamara; son of the late Norman and Linda McNamara; brother of Christopher and Bryan McNamara; grandson of Robert (late Jacqueline) Braun; also survived by nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held at the Lakeside Funeral Home on Oct. 25.

Online condolences may be made at


Harry Woodhouse
Harry Woodhouse, 83, of Ft. Pierce, Fla., died in Indian River Medical Center. Harry was born in Buffalo and raised his family in Hamburg, before moving to Camp Hill, Pa.

Harry was a graduate of Leigh University and attended the University of Virginia. He was employed by Bethlehem Steel as an Industrial Engineer.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Vero Beach and degreed Mason and Shriner.

Harry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Claudia Batt Woodhouse; daughter, Deborah (Perry) Bishop of South Elgin, Ill.; son, David Woodhouse of Ft. Pierce; sister, Marcia Woodhouse-Irish of Clarence; brother, Dr. Oliver (Carolyn) Woodhouse-Grin of Grand Rapids, Mich.; granddaughters, Amanda and Kaitlin Denler and great-grandson, Kyden Hudson.

Services will be held at later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to SunUp ARC, 1375 16th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Arrangements were made by Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

Online condolences may be made at

Doris Baird
Doris M. (nee Henry) Baird died October 24. Doris is predeceased by her husband Tom; parents Charles and Agnes; a sister Peg, a brother Jack and son Scott. She is survived by her children, Charmaine, Daniel, Sharon, Holly and her grandchildren, Nicole, Jessica, Troy, Johnathan, Josiah, Bonnie, Rebecca, Timothy, Jennifer and Brendon, as well as her eight great-grandchildren.

Doris also leaves behind her “extended family” at the Absolute Nursing Home in Eden. She was called “ma” by all of her children’s friends.

Services are private.

Memorial may be made to Hospice Foundation, Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240. Arrangements were made by Laing Funeral Home Inc. of Eden.

Online condolences may be made at

Kenneth Edmunds
Kenneth R. “Bonezy” Edmunds, 65, of Blasdell, died October 19. Kenneth was the husband of Janice (nee Kwilos) Edmunds; father of Jill (Robert, Jr.) Cook, Wendy (John) Witkowski, Jay Honeycutt and Robin Honeycutt; papa of Amber, Lauren, Alyssa, Zackary, Matthew and Maya; brother of Beverly and Keith.

He retired as a mold and die-maker at Vesuvius in Lackawanna.

A funeral was held at the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home on Oct. 23. Interment was in Lakeside Memorial Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at

Jenny John
Jenny Lynn John, 68, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, died October 19. Jenny was the wife of the late Robert Allen John Sr.; mother of Robert Jr., David (Hedi), Jason Patrick (Lorinda) John; grandmother of Ryan Uriah, Jersie, Hannah, Evan, Evelyn and Eleanor; sister of Linda, Judy, Jeanne, Trisha, Rosie and the late Susie; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Jenny was a member of the Beaver Clan.

A funeral was held on Oct. 23 at the family residence. Arrangements were made by the Wentland Funeral Home of North Collins.

Dennis Lesinski
Dennis F. Lesinski, of Derby, died October 21. Dennis was the husband of Candace (nee Churchfield) Lesinski; father of Christy (Scott) Marvin; grampy of Jack Dennis, Brynn Ashleigh and Theo Gregory; son of the late Frank and Agnes Lesinski; brother of Joseph (Andrea) and Robert (Diana) Lesinski; also survived by a large family and many friends.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Oct. 25 from Saint Mary of the Lake Church Interment was in Saint Adalbert’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the “Hamburg Central Don Brocious Fund” 5305 Abbott Road Hamburg, NY 14075.Online condolences may be made at

Rita Pohwat
Rita J. (nee Carlin) Pohwat, of Blasdell, died October 22. Rita was the wife of the late Henry Pohwat; mother of Joseph, Barbara (Vytis) Lelis, Thomas (Wanda), Margaret (Timothy) Lickfeld, Marilyn Ruhland, Marie Stevanovic and Richard; grandmother of 23 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren and the late Lucas Lange; daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Carlin; dear sister of Joseph (Arthura) Carlin, James (Helen) Carlin, Margaret Saunders, Marie (late Gerald) Buck and the late Helen Cummings, Ann Schmidt, Dorothy Weigel, Theresa Smith and Thomas and John Carlin; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was held on Oct. 25 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Blasdell. There was no prior visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation of Western New York. Arrangements were made by the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Carol Beth Maltby
Carol Beth Maltby, 42, of Hamburg, died October 23. Carol Beth was the daughter of Carol (nee Buggenhagen) and the late Harold Maltby; sister of Eric (Pamela) Maltby, Lisa (James) McMurray and David (Michelle) Maltby; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Oct. 28 at the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home, Inc. Flowers were gratefully declined.

Memorials may be made to Roswell Park or Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at

George Smith
George “Bud” Smith, 88, of Greece, N.Y., died October 21 from colon cancer complications at Hildebrand Hospice Care Center in Rochester. Bud is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law: David and Debbie Smith of Penfield, N.Y.; Bill Smith of South Wales, N.Y. and Alan and Nancy Smith of Westfield, N.J.

He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Bill, Lori, Dawn, Christiana, Jessie, Jennel, Katie and Reid, and four great-grandchildren, Brooke, Julie, Karagen and Lyla. Bud was predeceased by his wife Rosemary in April 2011, his son Larry in April 2013 and his brother John in December 1988. He is survived by his sister Diane Holtzclaw of Fairport, N.Y. and his friend Ruth Greenwell of Hamlin, N.Y.

Bud was the son of John and Beatrice (nee Salisbury) Smith and was born on Jan. 8, 1926 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from Hamburg High School and earned an associate degree in business administration from Bryant and Stratton in Buffalo. On July 20, 1949, he married Rosemary Cora Asbury and together they raised four sons. Bud was an avid athlete and continued with coaching of Little League in Hamburg, as well as playing tennis and later bridge.

He held various positions in Western New York, primarily in the road construction and maintenance fields. He started a business with his wife in 1978 that grew into Jet-Black Sealers, Inc. covering Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany.

Bud was also a member of The Church of the Epiphany, in Gates, N.Y. He served on the Vestry and also served as warden.

While living in Hamburg, he previously was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Hamburg, where he was a high school Sunday School teacher and a youth group advisor. He was also a veteran of World War II, during which he served in the United States Navy with a tour of duty on the USS LSM 106, while stationed in the Pacific.

A memorial service will be held on Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at The Church of the Epiphany.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Memorial Fund of The Church of the Epiphany, 3285 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624.

Arrangements were entrusted to James R. Gray Funeral Home.


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