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Dale Anderson

Dale Anderson has been a Buffalo News staff reporter since 1968. He was the chief rock and pop writer for 20 years and helped establish the weekend entertainment magazine Gusto. Original manager of singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco -- first four years, first five CDs, set up the independent thing. He is also a competitive duplicate bridge player since 2005 and is currently a Ruby Life Master.


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Nov. 25, 1923 – May 21, 2018 Anton Chitla, a retired Ford Stamping Plant worker, died May 21 in Raleigh, N.C., where he had lived since 1984. He was 94. Born in Srednia Wiez in southern Poland, he was the second of seven children, five of whom still are living in Poland. After the German invasion in World War II, he was forced to work in a mountainous region of Au…

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July 1, 1934 – June 6, 2018 John L. DiBacco, who played a major role in fiscal management at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center from the 1970s to the 1990s, died Wednesday in Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston, after a short illness. He was 83. Born in Niagara Falls, the son of Italian immigrants, he and his brother, Don, were raised by their godparents, Lawrence…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: An observation from comedian Joan Rivers, born Joan Alexandra Molinsky on this date in 1933, “I hate housework. You make the beds, you do the dishes, and six months later, you have to start all over again.” . . . SWING AND SWAY – Period dress is encouraged as the historic Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, holds a 1940s Dinner Dance from 5 to 11 p.m. F…

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Sept. 19, 1949 – May 26, 2018 Nathan S. Neill, of Newstead, an attorney for numerous local governments and public agencies, died unexpectedly May 26 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 68. Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of LaSalle High School in Niagara Falls. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1971 from SUNY Binghamton, where he gradu…

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July 13, 1930 – June 2, 2018 Bruce A. Pieters, a retired sales representative for industrial heat shielding materials, died Saturday in Canterbury Woods, Amherst, after a short illness. He was 87. Born in Evanston, Ill., he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1952 from the University of New Mexico, where he played varsity tennis. Standing 6-fo…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize for Literature, novelist Pearl S. Buck, born on this date in 1892, “You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.” . . . GETTING WRIGHT – The Larkin Gallery in Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St., celebrates its first anniversary from …

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Aug. 3, 1930 – May 25, 2018 Frank J. Dux Jr., a retired tavern owner and former Cheektowaga Town Board member, died May 25 in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a short illness. He was 87. Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Seneca Vocational High School and worked for Bell Aircraft before enlisting in the Navy in 1948. He served as a gunner’s mate aboard the USS …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to performance artist Laurie Anderson, born on this date in 1947, “Paradise is exactly like where you are right now, only much, much better.” . . . REUNION ALERT – Reservations are needed by next Sunday for the complimentary luncheon reunion of the Bishop Colton High School Class of 1958 and their companions at 11:30 a.m. June 21 in the Columns Ba…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to astronomer and author Clifford Stoll, born in Buffalo on this date in 1951: “Data is not information; information is not knowledge; knowledge is not understanding; understanding is not wisdom.” . . . FIRED UP – Monday night cookouts return from 5 to 7 p.m. today at South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St. On the grill every Mo…

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Jan. 9, 1920 – June 1, 2018 Sister Emily Marie Jurecki, a teacher and a Felician Sister for nearly 80 years, died Friday in Blessed Mary Angela Care Center, where she had been a resident for 10 years. She was 98. Born in Syracuse, one of seven children, Emily Jurecki entered the Buffalo Province of the Felician Sisters on July 8, 1938, and professed her perpetual vow…

Lifestyles

The Worldwide Bridge Contest game will be played at the Airport Bridge Club at noon today, Saturday, June 2. The club also will celebrate director Bill Finkelstein’s birthday. *  *  * Extra-point games will be offered at all games next week at Bridge Club Meridian, the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club. The Airport Club has no extra fee. *  *  * The …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actress Marilyn Monroe, born on this date in 1926, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” . . . SHOWING ITS BEST – The annual Parade of Circles, which celebrates beautification projects along McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. It proceeds from Dorrance Circle to Heacock Park, where a picn…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to poet Walt Whitman, born on this date in 1819, “The future is no more uncertain than the present.” . . . INTO THE SUNSET – A retirement party for Dave “Brauts” Brautlacht, a longtime Buffalo Sewer Authority employee, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. Cost is $25 and includes beer, mixed drinks and…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite phrase from the “Man of a Thousand Voices,” Mel Blanc, born on this date in 1908, “Thufferin’ Thuckatash!” . . . TUNING UP – The eighth annual Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Buffalo River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St., with the local band SuperCharger playing rock, dance and party music. Admission is free. Food …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Bob Hope, born Leslie Townes Hope on this date in 1903, “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” . . . THE BIG ONE – More than 150,000 books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles will be on sale as the Buffalo Branch of the American Association of University Women holds its 64th annual Scholarship Book Sale from …