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MICHALEK - Paula September 21, 2017, after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. Daughter of the late Henry and Sophie; sister of Mark (Karen) Michalek and the late Marie Ann (Edward) Mikler; aunt of Kristy, Rachel (Scott), Steve and Karen. A service was held at the convenience of the family. Paula was a longtime resident of the Claddagh Commission (Mayfield). Family ask…

LINDNER - Henry L. Of West Seneca, NY, September 22, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Patricia A. Pease Lindner; dearest father of Ronald, Mary (Mark) Calabretta and Steve Lindner; fond grandfather of Dylan (Meredith) and Corinne Calabretta; brother of the late Leonard (late Margaret) Lindner; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday, 4-8 PM at the PAU…

ZINK - Alvin E., Jr. Of Java Center, NY, September 23, 2017, beloved husband of the late Carol A. (Davis) Zink; dearest father of Cindy L. Wixson, Kirk M. Zink, Laura A. Feldman and the late Alvin E. Zink, III; also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother of Dwayne (June) Zink; also survived by nieces, nephews and many friends. No prior visitat…

STRICKLAND - Martha E. (nee Volosky) Of Tonawanda, NY. September 16, 2017. Beloved wife of the late James R. Strickland; dearest mother of John R. (Linda), James G., Jeffrey M. and Robert G. (Jacquie) Strickland; grandmother of Scott, Kyle and Christine Strickland. No prior visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, me…

BREIDENSTEIN - Norman J. Of Elma, NY. September 16, 2017. Beloved husband of Mary K. (nee Donovan); dearest brother of Donald (late Lucy), Donna (late Anthony) Andriaccio, Charles (Linda) and Gail Breidenstein, Linda Zablonski and the late Robert Breidenstein, Patricia Schmidt and Charlene (Leonard) Martinez; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family present Monday,…

holtyn - Marilyn A. (nee Dolka) September 20, 2017, of Cheektowaga, NY. Beloved wife of John Holtyn Jr.; stepmother of Jeffery (Michelle) Holytn, Tammy (Keith) Lowenstein; Step-grandmother of Emily, Claire and Chase; sister-in-law of Elaine (late Ronald) Anderson, Patricia Kuznicki; aunt of Helen Twarog and survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at …

ZDZIARSKI - Sulpecia "Pesing" (nee Aragon) In Cebu, Philippines, September 16, 2017, after a battle with breast cancer. Wife of the late Thaddeus (Teddy) Zdziarski; daughter-in-law of Jean Zdziarski; sister-in-law of Joanne and Eugene (Carol) Zdziarski; survived by two sisters and one brother in the Philippines and many nieces and nephews in both the US and the Philippines…

CHENEY - Elmer July 5, 1925 - September 21, 2017. Elmer was predeceased by his sister, Jane Cheney Perry and his daughter, Joan Cheney Mann. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gweneth (Anwyl); his daughters, Carol (Robert) Preston, Barbara Cheney; sons, John Cheney, James (Lorraine) Cheney; grandchildren, Nicole (Derick) Gilmour, Amy (Matthew) Tyler, Edward Mann, Dani…

BARTOSZEK - Carrie L. Of Buffalo, NY. September 17, 2017. Dearest mother of Chelsie L. Bartoszek (Christine Rakowski); daughter of Frank and the late Janet M. (Beyer) Bartoszek; sister of Keith F. (Kristine), James B., Jill M. and Kevin S. Bartoszek; also survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Private services. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice B…

MALICAN - Edward September 10, 2017. Beloved husband of 60 years to Patricia (nee Graser); father of Jude (Kate) Malican and Jeanne (Ken) Best; grandfather of Caitlyn Malican, Tristan Best and Darcy Malican; brother of the late William V. (Kathy) II, Charles and Margaret Malican. No prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, cele…

REVEREND MARK CHRISTOPHER- 86, of Ft. Pierce, Fla., passed away at home on September 4, 2017, peacefully surrounded by his caregivers and loving family. He was born September 21, 1930 in Buffalo, NY to the late Walter and Antonina (Gajewski) Kurkowski. Predeceased by 7 brothers and 3 sisters and is survived by several nieces, nephews and godchildren. Fr, Chris graduated fr…

RIVERS - John P. Of South Buffalo, NY, September 22, 2017; beloved son of the late Phil and Peggy Rivers; loving brother of Buddy (Leahnette), Billy (Debbie), Eileen Huddleston, Kath (Colan) Kinsella and the late Michael Rivers and Mary Violin; dearest friend of Tina Segool. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. No prior visitation. Share con…

HASTINGS - Dolores S. (nee Ulanowski) Of Buffalo, NY, April 20, 1931 - September 19, 2017; loving mother of Deborah J. Carrigan, Charles M. (Ann), Lawrence H. Hastings; proud grandmother of Emily (Iaian) Johnson; daughter of the late Edward J. Ulanowski and Casmira Zylinski; step-sister of Marissa Grosenbaugh, Maryann Kern and the late Edward and Christopher Ulanowski and …

FIUTAK - Melvine E. "Mel" (nee Dobrowolski) Resident of Aurora, OH for the past 3 years, died on Monday, July 24, 2017 after suffering a stroke in her 88th year. Dear mother and best friend to Claudia (ne;e Fiutak) Rocci and her husband Claude Lemieux of Aurora, OH; beloved wife of the late Isadore Fiutak; dearest sister to Sylvia (Daniel) Jaszka and the late Sylvester (Al…

KILMER - Eleanor A. (nee Pease) September 18, 2017, age 96. Wife of the late Milton "Don" Kilmer; dear mother of David (Paulette) and Alan Kilmer and the late Donna (late Donald) Ingalsbe; grandmother of Ron and Rick (Tina) Ingalsbe and Diane (William) Helbley; great-grandmother of Ariana Helbley. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by VANDERCHER & DICK FUNERAL …