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SZCZUR - Rosemarie (nee Kowalewski) July 1, 2010, age 76. Beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Szczur; loving mother of Joseph H. Szczur and Sharon M. (Philip) Long; cherished grandmother of Nicholas J. and Douglas S. Long; dear sister of Gertrude DeCarolis; also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be no prior visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday from…

LIEGNER - Frank F., M.D. Age 85; July 1, 2010, surrounded by his children in his comfortable Newton, NJ, apartment at Bristol Glen. Dr. Liegner was born in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland), and came to the United States in late 1936 with his parents and sister, where they settled in Newark, NJ. He enlisted in the US Army during WWII, and after a brief tour as a Priva…

FECHER - Raymond, Jr. Of Louisiana, formerly of Buffalo, entered into rest June 26, 2010. Beloved son of the late Raymond and Nina (nee Vullo) Fecher Sr.; dear brother of Joseph (Dorothy) Fecher. No prior visitation. Private service. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements by JOSEPH SPANO & SONS FUNERAL HOME.

KNOWLTON - Francis "Sonny" July 1, 2010, of Grand Island formerly of Hudson Falls, NY; husband of Lisa A. (Long) Knowlton; son of Marguerite Knowlton and the late Francis (survived by wife Beverly) Knowlton Sr.; brother of Scott (Dawn), Gergory, Lucinda and Melinda Knowlton, Nicolette (Ed) Martin, Edith (Mark) Pickard, Frank (Lisa), Ralph (Jeannie), Lenny and Tammy Juckett…

SANTOSPIRITO - Gloria B. (nee Parisi) July 2, 2010; age 80; of Hamburg, NY; beloved wife of the late Paul J. Santospirito; loving mother of Patricia (Michael) Danylyskyn, Paula (Stephen) Biro and John (Lisa) Santospirito; cherished grandmother of Susan and Elizabeth Biro, Judy Danylyskyn, Dana and Erica Santospirito; adored daughter of the late Carmelo and Josephine (Secre…

HAVERNICK - Lillian Willert (nee Wiener) Died peacefully on May 4, 2010 in Ocala Florida with her husband William at her side. Her son Richard also spent time with her during her final days. Other surviving family include a sister, Marion Rhode Toal, of Buffalo New York; granddaughter, Karin Elizabeth Roof(Paul) of Charleston, South Carolina; grandson, Robert McOuat (Alana…

ROGERS - Lessie June 29, 2010. Wake Wednesday, 11 AM, Funeral, 12 noon, at H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY INC., 968 Jefferson Ave.

CONOVER - William S. July 1, 2010 of Buffalo, NY. Beloved husband of Mary A. (Snyder) "Stackpoole" and the late Beatrice (Beck) Conover; dear father of Stewart (Diane), Oliver Conover, Gail (Kenneth) Skeens and the late William S. (Elaine) Conover Jr.; stepfather of Linda (Gary) Thompson, Sharon (late Michael) Webster, Erin (John) Kropski and the late Michael (Elizabeth) S…

MERZ - Helen A. (nee Karcher) July 2, 2010 at age 100; beloved wife of the late Frank G. Merz; devoted mother of Sharon Roggow and the late Joyce Bennett; loving grandmother of Christopher and Michael Pepe, Brian and Gordon Bennett; great-grandmother of Caleb, Justin, Simeon, Mariah, Rocco and Gabriel; dear sister of the late Ralph Karcher. The family will be present on Mo…

LaBASCO - Albert R. Jr. June 20, 2010, in Olympia, WA, formerly of Buffalo; husband of Susan (nee MacFarland); father of Amelia (Trent) Hussey, Jeremy (Carrie) LaBasco; son of Albert Sr. and Rita LaBasco; grandfather of three; brother of Mark LaBasco, Nancy Merzacco and Donna Musacchio. Services were private.

LEE - Lillian June 22, 2010. Memorial Service Thursday at 11 AM in St. Phillip's Episcopal Church, 18 Sussex St., Buffalo. Arrangements by H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY INC., 968 Jefferson Ave.

MANZELLA - Angeline C. (nee Cieri) Age 84 of North Tonawanda; July 3, 2010 in Oakwood Health Care Facility after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Rose Cieri and the wife of the late Frank P. Manzella; beloved sister of Anna N. (late Alemondo) Bucci of North Tonawanda and Mary L. (late Michael) Saraceni of Sebring, FL; aunt of Alemondo T. (Lynn) B…

BOURQUE - Theresa A. June 18, 2010. Beloved wife of the late James H. Bourque; dearest mother of the late Suzanne (Michael) Walek, M. Frances (Steven) White, and William (Susan) Bourque; loving grandmother of Aaron and Isaac (Tena) White and Patrick (Melonie) and Alexander Bourque; also survived by five great-grandchildren; sister of Helen Campbell, Sister Miriam Regis Bou…

BUCKI - Florence C. (nee Zielinski) May 27, 2010. Age 88, beloved wife of 63 years to Stephen R. Bucki; devoted mother of Michael, Michele (Gene) Cashier, Tina (James) Ford; loving grandmother of five grandchildren. The family will hold a Memorial Mass to celebrate Florence's live at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 8500 Main St., Harris Hill, on Saturday, J…

EVANS - Alice R. (nee Lippke) Of Tonawanda, entered into rest June 29, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Evans; devoted mother of Susan D. (Robert) Krantz, Mark D. (Patricia) and Gary L. Evans; cherished grandmother of Carol L. and Elizabeth E. Evans; fond great-grandmother of Carson R. Singam; loving daughter of the late Karl and Amanda (nee Schultz) Lippke; dear sis…