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CRAVER - William F. Sr. Of So. Buffalo, NY; August 15, 2017; beloved husband of the late Patricia (nee Funk); loving father of William (Debbie) Craver Jr., Jane (Dave) Skinner, Jean (Art) Eisenmenger, Thomas (Sue) Craver, Mary (Howard) Weber, James (Michele) Craver, Cherl (Jim) Pickett, Patti (Bill) Larson and Billy (Erika) Green; cherished grandfather of 19 grandchildren,…

ECKERT - Luella "Mama Lou"(nee Schiltz) Of Strykersville - August 16, 2017. Wife of the late Joseph Daniel; mother of Dawn (Larry) Livingston, Dennis (Becky), David (Darlene) and Cheryl (Dan) Weeks; sister of Loretta (late Eugene) Prusak, Leon (Barb) Schiltz, Lynn (Daryle) Schiltz, the late Lawrence (late Faye) Schiltz, the late Leona (late Earl) McCormick, the late Lavern…

KOSS - Shirley (nee Picley) Of Akron, passed away on August 15, 2017. Born on April 7, 1934. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Koss. Shirley is survived by two sons, Joseph, Jr. (Emily) Koss and Brian (Peggy) Koss; her daughters, Mary (Wayne) Childs and Jean (Patrick) Rost; eleven grandchildren: four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may …

MILLER - Herbert W. Of Kenmore, August 15, 2017. Beloved husband of Ann (Arpa) Miller; dear father of Jamie (Norma) Williamson, George M., Patricia A. Miller; loving grandfather of eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother of Lawrence (late Fran) Miller, Judy (late Pat) Dolan and the late Earl "Bud" (late Rita), Jack Miller, Shirley (late Joseph) Giambra; a…

CRADEN - Paul August 16, 2017. Loving companion for 36 years of Lee Oscypala; father of Marlene and Alan Craden; step-father of Joseph Sorrentino, Michael (Heidi) Sorrentino and Andrew (Pamela) Oscypala; loving grandfather of six grandchildren; dear brother of the late Harold, late Murray, late Molly and the late Frieda; also survived by nieces and nephews. Mr. Craden was …

WALKER - Michele (nee Pappaceno) August 16, 2017, of Angola, NY. Beloved wife of Charles C. Walker; daughter of the late Carmen and Patricia (Keine) Pappaceno; sister of Patricia (Gerald) Olszewski, James (Jacqueline) Pappaceno and the late Carmen (Thomas) Besecker; survived by many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Visitation will be held Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the LATIMORE…

GENTZ - Mark S. Of Hamburg, entered into rest July 21, 2017. Beloved husband of Janice C. (nee Phillips) Gentz; devoted son of the late Calvin and Norma (nee Porter) Gentz; brother of Daniel J. (Colleen) Gentz and Neal C. (Linda) Gentz; also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends may attend a memorial service at the Wesleyan Chur…

POWERS - Richard On August 5, 2017, retired Buffalo Firefighter Richard Powers passed away in Oldsmar, Florida. At his side was his wife of 67 years, Mary (Barnett) Powers. Richard was blessed by Father Baker on the day he was born in 1931. Possibly that is one of the reasons he grew into a wonderful man who was cherished by his friends and family. He proudly attended Sout…

Panasiewicz - Joseph M. Of West Springfield, MA. Formerly of Buffalo, NY. Entered into rest August 16, 2017. Devoted father of Rachel, Joseph Jr., and Florence Panasiewicz. Former husband of Tara. Loving son of the late Matthew and Florence Panasiewicz. Dear brother of Matthew (Kathleen), Michaelene, Ronald (Roberta) Panasiewicz, Pamela Smith, Rita (John) Veltri, Florence …

SIVICK - Michael 86, of Westerville, OH, formerly of Cheektowaga, NY, passed away August 12, 2017. He was born on April 17, 1931 to the late Anthony and Mary (Vrabel) Sivick in Buttonwood, PA. He graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1949, where he was involved in both football and wrestling. He proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1949-1953. In 1954, he marrie…

WALSH - David P. August 17, 2017, age 80; beloved husband of 60 years to Flora B. (nee Meahl) Walsh; devoted father of Cheryl (James) Haas, James (Julie), and the late infant Lynn Marie; loving grandfather of Dana (Brady) Sherlock, Brandon (Mallory), Kyle, Ryan, and Courtney; adored great-grandfather of Liam, Ethan, Loralai, and Grant; dear brother of the late Dennis (Mic…

RAYER - Magdalena (nee Thiel) Of Blasdell, entered into rest August 16, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Andreas Rayer; devoted mother of Andrew (Karen) Rayer and Richard (Sandra) Rayer; cherished grandmother of Kristin (Timothy) Jordan, Andrew Rayer, Laura (Nicholas) Akromas, Nicholas Rayer, Erika Rayer and Ethan Rayer; fond great-grandmother of Natalie, Mason and Alexandra…

GIOVINO - Salvatore J. August 16, 2017, age 93; beloved husband of the late Mary Jean (nee Knapp) Giovino; loving father of Christopher J. (Terrie Schwartz), Paul E. (Kim) Giovino, Jennifer (Scott) Srodes and predeceased by the late Michael A. (survived by Sue) and Lisa Giovino; cherished grandfather of Jacqueline (Kyle, Sr.) Dulock, Nicholas (Margaret), Christopher (Mich…

LEE - Jean J. (nee Webster) Of Cheektowaga, NY, August 12, 2017. Beloved wife of Clifton Lee; loving mother of Susan (Walter) Wasner; dearest grandmother of Madeline and Noah Wasner. Family will receive relatives and friends at the WENDEL & LOECHER INC. FUNERAL HOME, 27 Aurora St., Lancaster, Friday from 3-7 p.m. with services being held at St. John Lutheran Church, 67 Lit…

RUDA - Michael T. Unexpectedly, August 16, 2017, age 69; beloved husband of Victoria A. (nee Hernik) Ruda; devoted father of Michele Ruda, Bryan (Vickie) Ruda and Kimberly (Andrew) Harvey; loving grandfather of David, Brandon, Ashlee, Abigayle, Elisabeth and Mason; dear brother of Kathy (Russell) Ratajczak, David Ruda and Janice (James) Hill; brother-in-law of Martin (Deb…