Dec. 27, 1955 – March 8, 2018
Beth M. Stefani turned the writing of professional resumes into an art.
“She had this technique of asking questions and drawing information out of you,” said her husband, Walt, retired hall of fame volleyball coach at Orchard Park High School. “Every resume she wrote was different.”
Resume assistance wasn’t the only service offered by…
OLAF FUB SEZ: According to playwright Edward Albee, born on this date in 1928, “Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.”
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Go For It!
Shoo the blahs
Out the door.
Let your spirits soar.
Do something daring,
It will be fun,
So give it a run.
– Joyce L. Wilson
Nov. 23, 1930 – Feb. 25, 2018
A knee injury couldn't keep George Voskerchian off the football field.
“He was a very quick running back,” his niece, Adele, said. “It didn’t stop him, but it hindered him from going further.”
The injury happened while he was attending the University at Buffalo on a football scholarship. Mr. Voskerchian recovered and kept playing, and…
Three free rabies vaccination clinics will be held this spring in Chautauqua County, the county Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health announced.
The first clinic will be from 5 to 7 p.m. March 28 at the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown. Dr. Harry Shaw will be attending veterinarian.
Other clinics will take plac…
A 10-year-old boy was revived after nearly drowning Sunday afternoon in the swimming pool at Grand Island High School, the Grand Island Fire Company reported.
Firefighters and paramedics went to the school at 2:05 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about the boy, who had been pulled from the pool but was not breathing. Lifeguards and a bystander began CPR, the fire company…
The Bridge Center of Buffalo reports that it will continue to offer extra points at all of its games next week. The club also will hold a special Vernal Equinox game with pot-luck refreshments at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 25.
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Bridge Club Meridian also will offer an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 12.
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The Airport Bridge Club will hold a a regula…
June 7, 1951 – March 8, 2018
Marcy Dandes threw herself wholeheartedly into everything she did.
She started a career in real estate almost as a fluke, only to become one of Hunt Real Estate's top-producing agents. When her children attended Nichols School, she became an active supporter of the school and its athletics program.
And when her daughter, Arin Lee, star…
Jan. 11, 1941 – March 4, 2018
Sister Phyllis Marie Zaworski, a teacher, missionary and social worker, died Sunday under hospice care in Mercy Center after a lengthy illness. She was 77.
Born in Buffalo, she attended St. Agatha’s School and Our Lady of Victory High School in Lackawanna. She joined the Religious Sisters of Mercy on Sept. 15, 1958.
While earning a ba…
March 23, 1934 – March 5, 2018
Norm DiDonato faced his most daunting challenge as a structural engineer right after he graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a civil engineering degree in 1956.
Assigned by the Army to the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project, which managed nuclear weapons, he worked with a group of engineers in the Pentagon.
Aug. 14, 1932 – March 8, 2018
Dr. Alfred M. “Mickey” Stein, a physician prominent in the Buffalo Medical Group, died Thursday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. He was 85.
Born in Albany, he came to the Buffalo area with his family as a teen and was a graduate of Kenmore High School.
Earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo, he was a member of Phi …
OLAF FUB SEZ: According to hardboiled crime novelist Mickey Spillane, born on this date in 1918, “The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book.”
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ROCK ON – The Roadrunners Band will play hits from all decades Saturday evening as the Depew Polish Falcons Club, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew, hosts its annual Rock Into Spring Dance. Tickets are $15…
Oct. 8, 1927 – March 2, 2018
Richard “Woj” Wojciechowski stood 6-foot-2 and his first love was basketball. But when Niagara University offered him a football scholarship, he accepted.
“He called himself a sticky-fingered wide receiver,” his son, Richard W., said.
A member of Niagara’s last NCAA football team, he scored six touchdowns in his senior year and caught …
OLAF FUB SEZ: According to former University at Buffalo provost and leadership guru Warren Bennis, born on this date in 1925, “The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon.”
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RAIN MAKER – Singer and songwriter Bob Halligan Jr., whose tunes have been recorded by Michael Bolton and Cher, will give a talk and musical perform…
May 19, 1928 – Feb. 27, 2018
Thelma L. Blesy, a registered nurse, died Feb. 27 in GreenField Manor, Lancaster, where she had been a resident since 2014. She was 89.
Born in Colden, the former Thelma Lehning grew up on a dairy farm in the Town of Boston. A 1945 graduate of Griffith Institute High School in Springville, she completed Millard Fillmore Hospital School of…
Dec. 20, 1929 – March 4, 2018
When Ted Kahn landed two new customers for his uncle’s optics supply company in the early 1950s, his uncle proposed reducing his commission.
Mr. Kahn’s father, who also worked for the company, had a better idea.
“His father said, ‘We’ve got these new customers, let’s start a business,’” said his daughter, Peggy Sullivan.