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BAPST - Claudette E. (nee Crowe) Of Elma, June 23, 2017. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10 AM from St. Philip the Apostle Church, 950 Losson Rd., Cheektowaga. Arrangements: PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS, INC.

FORCE - Marlie Paul "Paul" Of Lewiston died on January 24, 2017 after a brief illness. Born on February 1, 1936 in Niagara Falls, NY, Paul graduated from Niagara Falls High School and briefly attended the University of Rochester. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1958 then joined his father in the family business, Force Motor Parts. Paul later purchased the business …

COPELAND - Gary R. Age 64, of North Tonawanda, June 26, 2017, after losing his battle with heart disease, husband of Ann Marie (Hulbert) Copeland; father of Jason and Keith Copeland, Melissa (Stephen) Franusiak, Kris Hulbert, Jessica (Jay) Stainsby and William Hulbert; grandfather of Ethyn, Bailey, Tyler, Seth, Dylan and Logan; son of Richard and Shirley (nee Seiler) Copel…

MECCA - Arleen B. (nee Tombari) Of Buffalo, entered into rest June 27, 2017; beloved wife of the late Richard J. Mecca; devoted mother of Robert (Susan) Mecca; cherished grandmother of Robert (Jenny), Dina (Todd) and Justin (Stacy); dear great-grandmother of Ariel, Ava, Brady, Noah and Sophia; loving daughter of the late Arthur and Fontina Tombari. Relatives and friends ma…

KLAFFKA - Carol L. (nee Schwarz) June 26, 2017, beloved wife of the late Charles G. "Red" Klaffka; loving mother of Sandyee (Doug) Whipple, Cindy Herberger and Shari (J.B.) Bentley; cherished grandmother of eight, devoted great-grandmother of eight; dear cousin of Marge (late James) Hausbeck. The family will be present to receive friends Thursday from 4-8 PM at BEACH-TUYN …

GEPHART - Donald F. June 26, 2017, of Cheektowaga, NY, at the age of 87 years, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Langa) Gephart; dear father of Joseph (Michele) Gephart, Jacqueline (Robert) Crouse; dear grandfather of Danielle Gephart, Kristy (Alex) Crouse-Siedlecki, Vinny, Max, Jack Crouse; survived by great-grandchildren; son-in-law of the late Laura Langa; brother-…

HITCHCOCK - J. Bruce Age 80, passed away on June 24, 2017 at Jones Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born May 6, 1937, and was the fifth son of Dr. Raymond O. and Helen C. Hitchcock of Alfred, NY. Bruce is survived by his wife of 58 years, Zona (Pierce); daughter Kim Gartner (Jim); son Bill Hitchcock (Sue), five grandchildren: Jillian, Meron and Brian Gartner,…

GANDEL - Rose (nee Fingold) of Williamsville, NY, on June 25, 2017, beloved wife of the late Harold B. Gandel; devoted mother of Paul (Kandice) Gandel and Ronna (Steven) Wiseman; loving grandmother of David (Kelly) and Becca (Greg) Gieseler; loving great-grandmother of John David and Ben Louis Wiseman; sister of the late Esther Cohen and Rita Spector. Funeral services will…

FRANCE - Sean Suddenly passed on June 24, 2017; husband of the late Laurie (nee Park) France; devoted father of Lucas James, Collin, Carter France; beloved son of Donald "Rick" France and the late Karen (nee McPartland) Merck; stepson of Donald Merck; dear brother of Charlene Amoia; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends may call at the JOSEPH SP…

CIANCIOSA - Carolyn L., MSRT (nee Andolino) Of West Seneca, NY, June 25, 2017, beloved wife of Robert Cianciosa; daughter of the late Ann Andolino Wojda; sister of Nina Fox, Joseph Andolino, Charlene Colts and Judy (Samuel) Ceraulo, the late Robert Andolino; sister-in-law of Dominic (Rose) Cianciosa; godmother of Brayden and Connor Frano; also survived by nieces, nephews …

FORGIE - Janice R. (nee Vollmer) age 51, of Amherst, NY, loving mother of Jeffrey (Chelsi) Forgie; beloved daughter of the late Francis X. Vollmer Sr. and Catherine Vollmer-Hickey; dear sister of Francis (Sharon) Vollmer, Jr., Mark (Linda) Vollmer, Mary Washburn, Deborah (late Michael) Barton, Diane Vollmer, Jacqueline Thirst and the late James Vollmer; also survived by ma…

PELC - Alfrieda W. (nee Wiss) June 25, 2017, at age 97, beloved wife of the late Theophil; devoted mother of Dennis (Lorraine), James (Cindy) of West Henrietta, the late Barbara and the late Christine (late Charles) Burgoon of Auburn; fond grandmother of Philip and Jonathan; sister of the late Jean (late Henry) Buck, the late Josephine, Helen and Theodore Sr. Wiss; also su…

BRYAN - Alexander J. Of Amherst, NY, June 23, 2017, beloved husband of Eleanor T. (Worz) Bryan; dearest father of Paul J. (Deborah) Bryan, Robin A. (Charles) Anderson, Cindy A. (Anthony) Aiello and Lynn A. (William) Dibble; grandfather of Kelly (Eric) Spear, Nicole (Jonathan) Muggridge, Shannon (Adam) Westenfield, Matthew Anderson, Jenna and Meagan Aiello, Stephanie (Chris…

GRIESBAUM - Rev. Michael E. Of South Buffalo, entered into rest June 26, 2017, beloved husband of Debora A. (nee Lonie); devoted father of Christopher (Jen) Griesbaum, Sandra (Timothy) Goehle, Mary Griesbaum (Joseph Hughson) and the late Patrick (Lisa) Griesbaum; cherished grandfather of Steven, Justin and Tiffany Griesbaum and Kaitlyn Goehle; loving son of the late Charle…