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Richard Berger, 78, retired manager of field operations for Traveler’s Financial Services, died Dec. 25.

Dolores M. (Fusco) Boggs, died Dec. 26.

Francis “Bud” Bongiovanni, 77, died Dec. 25.

Robert F. Braun, 77, died Dec. 26.

William M. “Butch” Brinkworth Jr., 71, retired Buffalo firefighter, died Dec. 26.

Walter Bryant Sr., died Dec. 21.

Eunice M. (Ryan) Coakley, of Boston, died Dec. 26.

Mary Ruth Cook, of Lockport, formerly of Buffalo, died Dec. 25.

Gregory Cornell, of Pendleton, died Dec. 27.

Kenneth DeGasper, a Buffalo attorney and developer, died Dec. 24.

Walter H. Eberle, died Dec. 25.

Justin A. Fenske, died Dec. 23.

April L. Freedman, longtime telephone operator at Kaufman’s Bakery, her family’s business, died Dec. 25.

Susan Carol (Harter) Giancola, 65, retired registered nurse for Erie County Medical Center, died Dec. 26.

Laurice A. “Laury” Hanesian, of Lewiston, died Dec. 24.

John J. “Jack” Herb Sr., 80, member of Plumber’s Local 36, died Dec. 26.

Donald C. Hertel, of Akron, Korean War Army veteran and former owner of Ace Specialty Co., died Dec. 23.

Esther R. (Rombach) Kieffer, member of African Violet Society, died Dec. 22.

Mary T. (DeLuca) Krug, retired manager of Off-Track Betting, died Dec. 20.

Frank Krystyniak, of West Seneca, World War II Army veteran, died Dec. 24.

Edwin P. Lane, Navy and Air Force veteran, life member of Pvt. Leonard Post Jr. VFW Post 6251 and retired member of UAW Local 774, died Dec. 26.

Arthur Paul Lingenfelter, 75, of North Tonawanda, Army veteran, former owner and operator of Links Landscaping, died Dec. 23.

Elizabeth A. (Robins) Martin, of North Tonawanda, died Dec. 23.

Kevin J. Martin, Army veteran with 101st Airborne Division, died Dec. 24.

John P. McGowan, 88, of Batavia, died Dec. 27.

Patrick “Pat” McMullen, of Lackawanna, employee of Holy Cross Cemetery, died Dec. 25.

Conrad F. Menclewicz, 74, died Dec. 26.

Fay (Tortora) Mombrea, of Buffalo, died Dec. 26.

Donald C. Nicklas, 69, of Perry, owner/operator of Bells Supermarket in Le Roy, died Dec. 24.

John S. Niedbalski Sr., of Hamburg, died Dec. 25.

Diane M. (Kaminski) Polek, died Dec. 26.

Shakara H. Purks, died Dec. 23.

Shirley S. (Serrianne) Quigliano, died Dec. 25.

Linda Marie (George) Rosati, of Blasdell, died Dec. 25.

Joan Rott, 95, Western Electric retiree, died Dec. 25.

Mary R. (Esposito) Russo, died Dec. 24.

Dorothy F. (Kingswell) Schueler, 88, of Williamsville, formerly of Elma, officer and honorary life member of Western New York African Violet Society, died Dec. 25.

Donald J. Sokol, 84, of North Tonawanda, Korean War Air Force veteran and former Durez Corp. employee, died Dec. 24.

Frank H. Szeliga Jr., of Clarence, died Dec. 21.

Margaret (Michelina Ann Bellezza) Tomani, of Orchard Park, died Dec. 24.

Dorothy E. Uderitz, 95, of Albion, former manager for Stanley Home Products, died Dec. 27.

Esther W. Van Hooser, of Marilla, died Dec. 22.

Nancy A. (Smith) Vanich, died Dec. 23.

Anna Ventura, 98, member of Our Lady of Pompeii Church and its Rosary Society, died Dec. 26.

Mary Belle (Emerick) Walden, of Buffalo, died Dec. 24.

Barbara A. (Page) Waterman, of Lackawanna, died Dec. 24.

Edward B. Watson, University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center professor, died Dec. 18.

James W. Whetstone, 33, died Dec. 24.

Ann Colleen Wirth, died Dec. 25.

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