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Death notices and obituaries from The Sun week of May 21
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Date: 2015-05-21

Patricia Ruszczyk
Patricia Geraldine (nee Pieczonka) Ruszczyk, of Hamburg, died May 15.Patricia was the wife of the late Leonard; mother of Ann (Jerald) Parker, Stephen (Laura), Thomas (Jessica), James (Terri Mork); grandmother of Nicholas (Miranda), Rachel (Brandon), Gerard, Sara, Ethan, Gabriel, Nathaniel and Samuel; daughter of the late Joseph and Edna (nee Dziulka) Pieczonka; sister of Leonard (Ann), late Joseph (late Mary), late Theresa and late Josephine; also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call Sunday, May 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at The Colonial Memorial Chapels Inc., 3003 South Park Ave, Lackawanna, N.Y. A funeral Mass was held May 18 from Saint Bernadette’s Church. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc.


Norman Young

Norman C. Young, 84, died December 3. Norman was the husband of Patricia (Bergmann)Young; father of Michael (Nicole) Young, Deborah (Gary) Schulte, Karen Young, Annette (Charles) Manley, Amelia (Al) Smith, Michael and Janet Bergmann, Patricia (Frank) Booker, Lisa (David) DePasquale and Joseph (Fiance Susan Porto) Bergmann; also survived by 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and predeceased by five brothers.

Norman was an avid boater and golfer, and he was employed by Ford Motor Company for 37 years. He was also a member of American Legion Post No. 928 in Derby and Elks Lodge No. 2159 in Largo, Fla.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at the Addison Funeral Home Inc., located at 262 North Main St., Angola, followed by a celebration of life at 1 p.m. in the Newcomb-Long American Legion Post No. 928.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Robert Crocker
Robert W. Crocker, 80, of Santa Monica, Ca.; formerly of North Collins, died October 20. Robert was the husband of Carol (nee Frailing) Crocker; father of Daniel, Susan (Duane) Anderson and the late Robert and Christopher; son of the late Richard and Marie Crocker; brother of Dicci Montaldi, Betty (Robert) Whitehead and the late Patricia (Donald) Myers.

A service to celebrate his life will be held on May 30 at 11 a.m. at the North Collins Wesleyan Church. A reception will follow. Arrangements were made by Wentland Funeral Home Inc. of North Collins.

Richard Darel
Richard J. Darel, 75, of Blasdell, died May 12.Richard was the husband of the late Elaine (nee Jasen) Darel; father of Daniel (Andria) Darel; step-father of Melissa Rojek; grandfather of Mitchell and Allison Rojek and Mario Pratts.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered May 16 at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church in Blasdell. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Darel was a retired printer with Niagara Lithograph, a member of the American Legion Matthew Glab Post No. 1477 and a supporter of the Disabled American Veterans. Online condolences may be made at

James Kerr
James W. Kerr, 72, of Hamburg, died May 9. James was the husband of Annette (nee Schwabel); father of Timothy Kerr (Caron Woods) and Tamara Potter (Michael McChesney); grandfather of Emma and Lily Potter, Sarah and T.J. Woods.

He served in the United States Coast Guard during Vietnam and was a risk control engineer for One Beacon Insurance.

A memorial service was held May 14 at the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home, Inc. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery. There was no prior visitation. Flowers are gratefully declined.

Richard Mayer

Richard W. Mayer, of Lake View, died March 21. Richard was the husband of Gaye (nee Laedke); father of Daryle Ann (David) Miller, Sally (Angelo) Butera, Paul (Janice) Mayer, David (Lynette ) Mayer, Daniel (Margaret) Mayer, Charles (Sandi) Laedke and the late Richard Mayer; grandfather of 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother of the late William (Marjorie) Mayer; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family was present on May 20 from 3-7 p.m. at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

If desired, contributions may be made to HPH-Hospice, Hudson Fla.

Online condolences and donations may be made at

Harry McLaughlin
Harry C. McLaughlin, 95, of Eden, died March 1.Harry was the husband of the late Marjorie (Leary) and Mary (Wittmeyer); father of James J. (late Maude), James H. (Catherine), Daniel (Sharon), Judith and Michael McLaughlin, Maria (Carlos) Cruz, Harry C. (Kathy) McLaughlin Jr. and the late Deborah (Earl) Parker; also survived by 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Harry was a member of the East Eden Volunteer Fire Company and American Legion Post 527 and a World War II veteran. A graveside service will be held at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Hamburg, on May 23 at 11 a.m.

Rosalie Mulcahy
Rosalie M. (nee Pingtore) Mulcahy, 87, of Irving, died May 16.Rosalie was the wife of the late Richard Mulcahy; daughter of the late Augustine and Caroline (DeMarco) Pingitore; sister of Augustine (Claire) Pingitore and the late Ella (late Eugene) Fezer; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was a retired registered nurse from Craig Developmental Center in Mount Morris, N.Y. A Mass of Christian burial was held on May 19 at Saints Peter and Paul Church. Interment was in Saint Anthony’s Cemetery in Farnham. Online condolences may be made at

Margaret Razey
Margaret “Pegg” (nee Phillips) Razey, of North Collins, formerly of Dayton, N.Y. Margaret was the wife of the late Roger Razey; mother of Bonnie (William) Nelligan, Cheryl Razey (Gerry Ford), Diana (Art) Chandler and Anette (Greg) Washy; grandmother of nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister of Charles Phillips, of Maryland; predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.

There was no prior visitation. Private graveside service took place at Jolls cemetery in Perrysburg, N.Y. Arrangements were made by Wentland Funeral Home in North Collins.

Boyd Widger
Boyd Widger, 75, of Hamburg, died May 10 at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo. Boyd was the husband of the late Rita; father of Dr. Kari (Chris) Bovenzi and Jim (Carol) Widger; brother of Dennis (Doris) Widger, Pat (Harold) Lamb (late Sam) Sharon and Charles (Betty) Widger; grandfather of Charlotte (Alex) Skiff, Elivia , Elijah Bovenzi, Jim and Abby Widger.

A funeral was held May 14 at the Addison Funeral Home. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery.


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