Deaths Death Notices
WHALEN, Donald F.
WHALEN - Donald F. Age 70, of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Buffalo, NY, entered into rest March 14, 2012. Don was a lifelong law enforcement officer, retiring from the Buffalo Police Dept. after 20 years of service. He relocated to Florida in 1985 and worked as an investigator for the State Attorney's Office for 23 years. He was a son of the late Donald and Irene (Leonarczyk) Whalen; survived by his beloved wife Wynn (Roundtree); loving father of Brian (Sheila), Katie (Joe) Polewski and Kelly (Joe) Zimmer with former wife Christine (Nowicki); brother of Jane (Angelo) Pinterpe and Barbara (Dennis) O'Keefe; grandfather of 12: Derrek, Katelyne, Megan, Erin, Justine, Sidney, Shawn, Madison, Joey, Joshua, Faith and Grace; stepfather of Tim (Chanel) Demonbreun and Megan Demonbreun; also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are welcome to attend a 9:30 AM Memorial Mass on Saturday, April 21 at St. Martin's Church, 1140 Abbott Rd., Buffalo 14220, celebrated by Donald's nephew, Father Patrick O'Keefe. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC, 4120 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020; (585) 343-7500 or on-line at www.thebatavian.com.