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Death notices and obituaries from The Sun week of March 26
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Date: 2015-03-25

Irene Chisholm
Irene D. (nee McNeillie) Chisholm, of Derby, died February 9. Irene was the wife of the late Ronald ”Scotty” Chisholm; daughter of the late Henry and Catherine McNeillie; sister of late Harry (Margaret) McNeillie; sister-in-law of Isabel (Ted) Fairbanks, late Alec (Rena) Chisholm, late Flora (Wally) Scrimes, late Kenneth (Rosaline) Chisholm; aunt of Ronald (Heather) Chisholm, Michael (Helen) Chisholm, Michael (Mary Jane) Fairbanks, Peter (Patricia) Fairbanks, Cynthia Fairbanks (David) Manko; great-aunt of Ronald (Alexandra) Fairbanks, Michael Fairbanks Jr, Gregory Hain, Chelsea Fairbanks, Alexandra Fairbanks, Kalayne Manko, Colin Manko; also survived by family across the globe.

Irene was an accountant for Fairway Dodge & Fairway RV. She volunteered for Meals-on-Wheels and was a mmember of First Congregational United Church of Christ. She donated her remains to the University of Buffalo Medical School. A memorial service was held on Feb. 2 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Angola.


Marian Errington
Marian M. “Tootsie,” 89, of East Eden, died March 19. Marian was born Feb. 4, 1926 in Boston to the late Walter and Mildred (Smith) Gier. She was Catholic and frequently attended Monday night Bingo. Surviving relatives include her husband of 66 years, William Errington, whom she married Oct. 23, 1948; three sons, Ronald Errington, of South Carolina, William Errington Jr., of Attica, N.Y., Daniel Errington, of Buffalo, and three daughters, Edith (Philo) Parkhurst, of Conewango Valley, N.Y.; Pauline (Gary) Masters, of Irving, N.Y. and Brenda (Robert) Dillon, of South Carolina. Also surviving are her two sisters. Mildred Murray, of Florida, and Margie Lockwood, of Syracuse, N.Y., 19 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Trevett.

A Mass was held in her honor on March 21 at Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Boston. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were made by Laing Funeral Home Inc. in Eden. Online condolences may be made at


Rachel Martinez

Rachel L. (nee Coleman) Martinez, 37, of Hamburg, died March 17. Rachel was the wife of Mark Martinez; daughter of Philip and Nadine Coleman; sister of Donna Lyness and Kristen (Kory) Cassidy; daughter-in-law of Leonard Martinez and the late Charlene Martinez; sister-in-law of Craig (Patricia) Martinez and Doreen (Eric) Birchmeier; aunt of PJ Coleman, Zachary Lyness, Dylan Lyness, Molly Cassidy, Patrick Arlotta and Megan Martinez; also survived by a large family and many friends.

A funeral was held on March 21 at John J. Kaczor Funeral Home Inc. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined.

Online condolences may be made at


Charles Olin
Charles L. Olin, 98, of Hamburg, died March 17. Charles was the husband of Bernice (nee Jones); father of James Olin; brother of the late Harriett Blyle and Newell Olin.

He was a retired assistant foreman for the Village of Hamburg Department of Public Works, a World War II Army veteran, member of Hamburg Presbyterian Church and life member of American Legion Post No. 527.

A funeral was held on March 21 at the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home Inc. He was buried with military honors at Lakeside Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 82 Hamburg, N.Y. 14075.

Online condolences may be made at

Joseph Abramo
Joseph J. Abramo, 81, of North Collins, died March 17. Joseph was the husband of Joann (nee Bird) Abramo; father of Susan (Frank) Gugino, Linda (Dominic) Spicola, Paula (Russell) Corigliano and Joseph Jr. (Theresa) Abramo; grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brother of Saverino “Tubby” (Olive) Abramo, Adeline (Vito) DeCarlo and John Abramo; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Calling hours will be March 27, 3-8 p.m. at the Wentland Funeral Home in North Collins, where funeral services will be held March 28 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial from Holy Spirit Church at 10. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Treasure Coast at Midway, 5090 Dunn Road, Ft. Pierce, Fla. 34981.

Francis Ball

Francis M. Ball, 57, of Lackawanna, formerly of Hamburg, died March 15. Francis was the son of the late Francis and Mildred (nee Kristonko) Ball; brother of Jacqueline (Lee) Poplawski and Julie Ball; nephew of Julia Kristonko and Harold Ball.

A funeral was held March 19 from Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home Inc. and Saints Peter & Paul Church. Online condolences may be made at

Geraldine Crowley
Geraldine E. “Gerry” Crowley, of Hamburg, died March 17. Gerry was the wife of Phillip LaMantia; mother of Noah; sister of Thomas “Mickey” (Linda), Mary (Tim) Gregoire, Arthur and William Crowley; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held on March 21 at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home. Flowers gratefully declined. Online condolences may be made at

Sylvester Hartman
Sylvester C. “Bud” Hartman, 93, died on February 13. Sylvester was the husband of 65 years to the late Margaret “Peg” (nee Hanna); father of Gale Genco (Tom) and Alan (Kris); predeceased by children Judy Meyer (Norbert), Mark (Pattie) and Greg; “Papa Bud” to 13 grandchildren, Kelly Reed (Joe), Korri Hall (Brad), Lary (Laurel), Timm (Rhonda), Joe (Missy), Greg Genco (Emily Hawkins), Hannah Jones (Aaron), Todd, Scot (Natasha), Alana Everett (Nick), Creg, Dane and Keith; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; survived by sister Dolly Hartman Deyo of California, predeceased by 11 siblings.

Born and raised in South Buffalo, Bud moved his family to Boston, N.Y. in 1956. Bud worked as a colorist for Allied Chemical for 36 years and retired in the late 70’s. After retirement, he helped his son Mark start American Oxygen and worked there for 13 years. One of the founders of The Boston Patriots Football Club, he enjoyed coaching football in the late 60’s and early 70’s while his son Greg played and daughter Gale was a cheerleader. He played baseball growing up and played with his grandkids up into his 70’s. Bud and Peg traveled to Europe and the Midwest with their friends Larry and Rosemary Harrison, as well as many camping trips to Alleghany and Letchworth. He always attended his grandkids’ and great-grandkids’ sporting events, school plays and concerts. Although no longer an active member, Bud was a member of Living Stone Masonic Lodge during the 60’s and 70’s.

An interment will be held in the future, at the convenience of the family.

Harold Johnson
Harold C. “Bud” Johnson, of Hamburg, died March 10. Harold was the husband of Elaine (Ferro) Johnson, father of Lamont (Dorota) Johnson, Harold Johnson Jr., Mark Johnson, Marion Johnson, Lauralee (Herb) Shea and Bobby Pollum, brother of Bill (Joette) Johnson and Shirley Rinehart of Bradford, Pa.; also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He retired after years of service at Ford Stamping Plant. Harold was a lifetime member of the East Aurora Moose Club. Private services will be held, at a later date.

Philip Macchioni
Philip J. Macchioni, of Lake View, died March 5. Philip was the husband of Anna (nee Pracitto) Macchioni; father of Philip Jr. (Jane) Macchioni, Kathleen (Louis) Atti, Mark (Mary Jane) Macchioni; “nono” of Bradley Macchioni, Kristina (Richard) DeRouche, Sarah (Jordan) Smolinski, Salvatore (Jacquelyn) Atti, Mark Jr. and Matthew Macchioni; “great-nono” of Eli Richard DeRouche; brother of Eva (James) Tomb, Donald (late Grace) Macchioni, Dominic Macchioni, Eleanor (Anthony) Mascellino, Patricia (Robert) Fillippone and the late Louis Macchioni and Robert (Marcia) Macchioni; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, a lifetime member of the Hamburg Rod and Gun Club and a member of the Local No. 210 Labor Union.

A Mass of Christian burial was held on March 10 at Saint John Paul II church. Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Truman Phillips

Truman C. Phillips Jr., 86, of Delevan, formerly of Hamburg, died March 10. Truman was the son of the late Truman and Delora (nee Steam) Philips; husband of the late Dorothy (nee Boseck) Phillips; father of Diana (late Thomas) Smith; Susan Phillips, Nancy (Eugene) Connors, Daryl (Mary Jo) Phillips and the late Duane, Brian Philips and Linda Facklam; also survived by 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brother-in-law of Charles Boseck, Norma (nee Bosek) Hulley and many nieces and nephews.

He was a retired truck driver, avid motorcyclist and a Nascar fan.

A memorial service was held on March 14 at the Wentland Funeral Home in North Collins.

Robert Schreiner
Robert Allen Schreiner, 61, of Fulton, N.Y., formerly of Eden, died March 11. Robert is predeceased by his parents, Mildred (nee Schroeder) Schreiner and Edward Schreiner.

A Buffalo Bills fan, he also followed Syracuse Orange sports and was a fisherman.

Surviving are his siblings, Phil (Marie), Ruth (Butch), Pearl, Mary (Emory) Ford and Nancy Schreiner; he is also survived by his work family.

Robert worked at Crucible Industries in Solvay, N.Y. for 41 years as a maintenance technician and he was a mentor to many employees.

A funeral service was held on March 14 at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home in Phoenix, N.Y. An interment service will be held at a later date in Eden Evergreen Cemetery, Eden.

Contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to CNY SPCA, 5878 E. Molloy Rd., Syracuse, NY 13211 or the Hospice Foundation of Central New York, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088.

Online condolences may be made at or

Shawn Tominus
Shawn R. Tominus, 55, died March 6 at home in Middletown, N.J. Shawn was president and founder of Metro Management, a real estate investment and management company founded in 1994 specializing in aquisitions, finance, construction and redevelopment of commercial and industrial properties. Shawn was a member and director of many real estate investment boards, throughout the area. Surviving are his wife of 38 years Marilyn Nitch Tominus, of Middletown, N.J.; his son Shawn Tominus the second, of Old Bridge, N.J.; his brother and his wife Edward and Donna Tominus, of Mifflinburg, Pa.

Services were held on March 17 at the John F. Pleeger Funeral Home. Memorial donations in his name may be made to Cystic Fibrosis foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd. Suite 200 Bethesda, Md. 20814

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Christi Vaughn
Christi Joan Vaughn, 62, of North Collins, died March 19. Christi was the wife of Wayne Vaughn; mother of Shannon (late Wayne-Jay) Vaughn, Melody (Miguel) Dominguez, Leslie (Chad) VanDruff, Tracy (Jim) Nutting, Tonya (Don)Daniels and the late Michael Lee Vaughn; grandmother of nine grandbabies; sister of Dennis Wilson, Donald Wilson, Joy Plunk, Janice Wright and the late Kay Peplinski, Karen Markham, Bonnie Kenyon and Marilyn Dineen.

Funeral services were held March 23 at the Wentland Funeral Home.

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