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SUROWIEC - Anna (Mazur) January 6, 2010, of Tonawanda, NY, beloved wife of the late Alex; dear mother of Nancy Surowiec, Catherine (Andrew) Jacobs and the late Robert (Judith) Surowiec; loving grandmother of Beverly Hermann, Christine Surowiec-Jewett, Paul Surowiec, John Surowiec, Christian Meyers and Rachel Meyers; also survived by nine great-grandchildren. Friends may ca…

OHL - Richard J., Sr. Of Tonawanda, NY, December 25, 2009, beloved husband of Rosemarie (Keller) Ohl; dearest father of Susan M. (Brian) McDonald and Richard J. Jr. (Lisa) Ohl; grandfather of Michael, Sean and Ashley; brother of Shirley Klawon, Joseph Ohl and the late Joan Ohl; also survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Private services. Arrangements by ERIE…

KNAUSS - Nancy Ann (nee Kerr) Of Hamburg, NY, January 5, 2010, beloved wife of Earl F. Knauss; loving mother of David (Jacki), Beth (Douglas) Stormer and Martin (Kristine) Knauss; sister of the late Norman Kerr; cherished grandmother of Catherine, Christian, Olivia, Natalie, Philip, Aydan, Zo and Will; sister-in-law of Ralph Knauss and Betty (John) Komlenic; also survived …

PAOLINI - Frank January 5, 2010, born in San Pio dell Camere, L'Aquila, Italy, beloved husband of Clelia (nee DiBerardino) Paolini; dearest father of Nancy (John) Lamb, Anthony (Terah), Vincent (Candace) and Frank B. (Suzanne) Paolini; devoted grandfather of Megan, Michael, Joseph, Frank, Stephen, Zachary and Alexis; survived by his sisters Maria Pia, Berarda, and Giuliana…

ALI - Stephanie M. Suddenly; January 5, 2010; age 22 of Grand Island, NY. Loving daughter of Teresa M. (Thomas Jr.) Duffy and John H. Ali; beloved companion of Jason C. Ingalsbe; adored mother of the late Grace Emma Ingalsbe; dear sister of Jay, Sarah, Samuel and Jonathan Ali; cherished granddaughter of George and Penny Panepinto and Sarah Ali; great-granddaughter of Winif…

COHEN - Margaret L. (nee Lederman) January 6, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Harry H. Cohen; devoted mother of the late Geraldine Karny; sister of the late Sol J. Lederman, Mary Kaufman and Rose Garfinkel; devoted sister-in-law of Carol Lederman. Graveside services will be held at Temple Beth El Cemetery (Pine Ridge Road) Thursday at 10:15 AM. No prior visitations. In lieu…

LENHARD - Jay R. December 28, 2009, of Boca Raton, FL; beloved husband of Dawn; stepfather of Tara and Andrew Woodmancey; son of the late Robert and Barbara Lenhard; son-in-law of Allen and Marilyn Metzler; brother of Scott (Ann Marie) Lenhard and Tracy (Thomas) Callaghan; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Frid…

GIARRAFFA- Katherine Marie (nee Rizzo) Also known as "Kitty", died peacefully on November 25, 2009 at the age of 97, in Torrance, CA. She was born on December 27, 1911 in Buffalo, NY. She was the third born of eight children: Casey, Josephine Becker, Katherine, Carolyn Lotempio, Charles, Joseph, Vincent and John. She graduated from Hutchison Tech High School with a busines…

RYDZYNSKI - Irene B. (Hejna) January 4, 2010, beloved wife of Edward J. for over 60 years; dearest mother of Ronald (Jan), Lucy (Paul) Ciesielski, Katherine (Frank) Krzywowiaza, Christine (Stephen) Janas and Norman Rydzynski; devoted grandmother of 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister of Teddy (Irene) Hejna, Arthur (late Millie) Hejna, Frances (Paul) Pisko…

PIEPSZNY - Rose Marie (Singer) Of Cheektowaga, NY, January 6, 2010 former wife of Robert Piepszny; loving mother of James (Sandra) Piepszny; dear sister of Richard (Carol) Singer, Irene (late Matthew) Pieczynski and Carol (John) Hollmer; cherished grandmother of three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the famil…

KHITRIK - Ritta January 5, 2010, beloved wife of Mikhail Khitrik; devoted mother of Mikhail (Svetlana) and Alex (Svetlana) Khitrik; loving grandmother of Eugene, Diana and Robert Khitrik. Funeral service will be held from AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 281 Dodge Rd., Thursday at 2:00 pm. No prior visitations. Those wishing may make donations to Chabad House of Buffalo or J…

MACIEJEWSKI - Regina M. January 4, 2010, age 84. Dear mother of Robert (Kathleen) Macie, Vivian (Lloyd) Logan, Stanley (Susan) Macie, Mark (Linda Bonsack) Maciejewski, Bruce (Mary Mitchell) Maciejewski and the late Douglas Maciejewski; loving grandmother of nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family will be present to receive friends Thursday 6-9 PM at the…

Ebert - Clair Of Lackawanna, January 5, 2010, husband of the late Shirley (Canfield) Ebert and the late Doris (Gerwitz) Ebert; father of Linda (Ronald) Kaczka, Paul (Henrietta), Gary (Laurel), Dennis (Patricia), Annette (Thomas) Allen, David (Anne), Janice (Ellsworth) Barber, Mary Parker and the late Diane (late Clark) Minger; also survived by two sisters, six brothers, 23…

SWITALSKI - Barbara H. (nee Horbett) December 31, 2009, of Rockville, MD, formerly of Buffalo, NY, beloved wife of the late Arthur Switalski; devoted mother of David J. Switalski of Hanover, PA and the late Nicholas (Rosalind) Switalski; loving grandmother of Daniel A. and Allison E. Switalski; dear sister of Mary Ann (Norman) Dressler and the late Jean (Ernest) Toepher an…

THOMAS - Christopher Of Buffalo, entered into rest January 6, 2010. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Evangelistic Temple, 92 Hedley, Buffalo on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Arrangements by LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (City Chapel). Online condolences may be made at www.lombardofuneralhome.com