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REPETA - Leon J. February 18, 2018. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Pilarski); devoted father of Jared and Jeremy Repeta and Keri Ann (Scott) Cordero; loving grandfather of 14; dear brother of Mary (Gerald) Cichy, Jo Ann (John) Thompson, Helene (John) Schmiegel and Suzanne (Kevin) Osterstrom; best friend of Ora Cain "Clyde." Family will be present Wednesday 4-7 PM at the PIE…

CARPENTER - Emma Anna Born on February 1, 1935 and peacefully passed away on February 16, 2018 at Douglas Memorial Hospital at the age of 83. Daughter of the late Frank and Mary Nemeth. She was predeceased by her beloved son Stephen. Loving mother of Julianne (David W. Putman). Sadly missed by her chosen daughter Pamela (George) Mackie. "Gramma Em" to David A. Putman, Carl…

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Watroba - Diane (nee Kaszubowski) Of Hamburg, NY, on February 17, 2018. Loving wife of the late Joseph Watroba; cherished mother of Amy (Darin) Kotlowski; beloved grandmother of Matthew Joseph Kotlowski; dear sister of the late Joyce Santora and the late Thomas (Judith) Kaszubowski; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 6-7:30 PM Thursday at LA…

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THIEBOLT - Daniel M. Age 70, of the City of Tonawanda, February 18, 2018. Husband of 45 years of Ann T. (nee Witkowski) Thiebolt; father of Douglas (Sarah) and Michael (Jennifer) Thiebolt, Karen (Adam) Mikols, Cheryl (John) Ernst, Mary (Brian) Rajczak and Patricia (Anthony) Sprague and 11 grandchildren; son of the late William and Anna (nee Zipp) Thiebolt, Sr.; brother of …

University at Buffalo men's basketball had one goal left to attain in the Mid-American Conference regular season and that's the first overall seed for the conference postseason tournament. The Bulls (20-7, 12-2 MAC) will continue that quest tonight against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (13-14, 6-8) MAC at Millet Hall in Oxford, Ohio (Radio 1520, 7 p.m.). UB has a one-game lea…

Health and Fitness

Judith Whitehead – Contributing Writer Working in the field of ophthalmology, we see many surprising things that our patients do, including sharing eye drops with family members or friends. Many health conditions and infections present themselves through eye symptoms. A red eye can be the response to infection, irritations and systemic diseases, and eye drops prescri…

High Schools

We're #PrepTalkLive from Monday's winter sports lineup, which features a boys hockey doubleheader at HarborCenter. Check out today's top games and events in Homeroom Announcements, from Corey Desiderio. We follow ALL the high school action, in all sports, though our Buffalo News team, @bufnewspreptalk on Twitter, and through your #PrepTalkLive tweets. Our high sch…

High Schools

MONSIGNOR MARTIN PLAYOFFS Wednesday’s quarterfinals at Villa Maria Class A 5-Nichols vs. 4-St. Mary’s/Lan., 4:30 p.m. 6-Mount Mercy vs. 3-Mt. St. Mary, 6 p.m. Class B 5-Nia. Catholic vs. 4-Buff. Sem., 7:45 p.m. Class A Semifinals Sunday, Feb. 25 at Villa Maria Nich/SML winner vs. 1-Card. O’Hara, 2 p.m. MM/MSM winner vs. 2-Sacred Heart, 3:30…

High Schools

MANHATTAN CUP PLAYOFFS Tuesday’s play-in games at Villa Maria Class A 5-St. Joe’s vs. 4-St. Francis, 6 p.m. Class B 5-Christian Central vs. 4-Nichols, 7:45 p.m. Class A Semifinals Friday, Feb. 23 at Koessler Center 5-SJ/4-SF winner vs. 1-Canisius, 6 p.m. 3-Timon-St. Jude vs. 2-Park, 7:45 p.m. Class B Semifinals Saturday, Feb. 24 at Koess…

Bills

Sports Illustrated's Peter King used his weekly MMQB.com column to look at the potential movement among quarterbacks in free agency along with landing spots for the top draft-eligible quarterbacks. Since free agency began, King says he doesn't remember a year "with the same combined level of depth at quarterback in the free market and in the draft" as this year. In what…

Self-proclaimed ‘genius’ is destroying our republicOn Feb. 5, President Trump said in a speech in Ohio that those who did not applaud him at the State of the Union were un-American and treasonous. Of course “dear leader” we should worship and goose-step through town in your honor, or forever be damned. Sound nuts? Not in Trump’’s delusional world!I for one cannot applaud, …

Boys basketball SECTION VI TOURNAMENT (Game times at 7 p.m. unless noted) Class AA Wednesday’s prequarterfinal 9-Niagara-Wheatfield at 8-Frontier Friday’s quarterfinals 9-Frontier/8-N-W winner at 1-Niagara Falls 5-Clarence at 4-Jamestown 7-Orchard Park at 2-Lockport 6-Lancaster at 3-Williamsville North Semifinals Thursday, March 1 at Buf…