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Nov. 15, 1947 – Jan. 5, 2014Gerald F. Maciuba, longtime owner of Paperback Trading Post on Seneca Street, died Sunday in Mercy Hospital. He was 66.Mr. Maciuba suffered from muscular dystrophy from the time he was a child, according to his wife of 23 years, the former Rose Polak. He grew up in Depew and attended St. Mary’s High School before deciding he wanted to enter the …

March 15, 1923 – Jan. 5, 2014Terry F. Eiduson, of the Town of Tonawanda, retired comptroller at Hoelscher’s Stationary and Office Supply, died Sunday in Beechwood Rehabilitation Center, Getzville, after a short illness. She was 90.Born Terry Florence in Toronto, she came to Buffalo as a war bride in 1942. After raising two sons, she took a correspondence course in accounti…

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May 21, 1941 – Jan. 5, 2014Charles Frank Cordone, of Buffalo, a barber and musician who was prominent on the city’s West Side, died Sunday in McAuley Residence, Kenmore, where he been a resident for three years. He was 72.Born in Buffalo, the son of a barber and musician, he graduated from Grover Cleveland High School before attending barber school. He owned and operated C…

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June 9, 1928 – Jan. 3, 2014Robert G. Palmatier, who died Friday in his Lockport home, had a lifelong love of airplanes and flying. He was 85.Born in Rochester, he built model airplanes and worked at Hyland Airport while he was a student at Monroe High School. He earned his pilot’s license at age 16, before he acquired a driver’s license. The first person he took for a flig…

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June 11, 1937 – Jan. 4, 2014Mary Ann Kaminski, of Buffalo, a retired high school teacher, died Saturday in Harris Hill Nursing Home, Clarence. She was 76.Born in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Villa Maria High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from D’Youville College and earned her master’s degree in education from Canisius College in 1962. Miss Kaminski taught En…

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Feb. 6, 1919 – Dec. 30, 2013Jack J. Raisen, whose long and varied career took him from the navigator’s seat of a World War II bomber to the real estate business in East Aurora, died Monday in the hospice unit of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Buffalo. He was 94.Mr. Raisen, a Williamsville resident, also worked for several local engineering companies, including Westinghou…

Dec. 29, 1946 – Jan. 2, 2014Richard L. Miller, a designer for the New York State Department of Transportation for 41 years, died Thursday in Harris Hill Nursing Facility, Lancaster. He was 67.Mr. Miller was a lifelong Buffalo resident who graduated from School 68, Kensington High School and the University at Buffalo, where he earned a degree in civil engineering in 1969.He…

Aug. 6, 1920 – Dec. 30, 2013Vincent Scibetta, who served in a Navy submarine force during World War II and was an insurance agent for more than a half-century, died Monday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 93. Born to Italian immigrants parents, Mr. Scibetta grew up on the city’s West Side and graduated from Hutchinson-Central High School. He…

Dec. 25, 1926 – Jan. 1, 2014Edward S. Falsetti, of Lockport, who founded two local engineering firms, died Wednesday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 87. A Niagara Falls native, he graduated from Trott Vocational High School in Niagara Falls in 1944. After high school he served in the Army, worked at Union Carbide and attended the University…

Feb. 26, 1922 – Dec. 30, 2013Rebecca Savage, a licensed practical nurse and the longest-standing member of St. John Baptist Church, died Monday in her Buffalo home. She was 91. Born in Camden, S.C., the youngest of five children, the former Rebecca McCarley came to Buffalo at age six months. She was the daughter of Rev. Burnie C. McCarley, the founder of St. John Baptist C…

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Jan. 7, 1922 – Dec. 18, 2013R. Eleanor Uli, the former secretary at the St. Joseph Catholic Church rectory in Niagara Falls, died Dec. 18 at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. She was 91.Ms. Uli was born in Niagara Falls. She attended local schools, graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1939 and went on to receive a secretarial degree from K…

March 10, 1930 – Dec. 27, 2013A memorial Mass was scheduled today in St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater, Fla., for Robert J. Donohue, a former Tonawanda resident who died Dec. 27 in Florida after a short illness. He was 83.A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Donohue was a retired Ford Motor Co. worker who lived in Tonawanda before moving to Clearwater, famil…

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March 22, 1930 – Jan. 1, 2014Patricia H. Garman, who taught psychiatric nursing at D’Youville College and operated a private practice, died Wednesday at Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. She was 83.She was born in Selinsgrove, Pa., and earned a degree to become a registered nurse at Georgetown Medical Center of Temple University.After taking off time to raise her family, she r…

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Nov. 17, 1918 – Dec. 25, 2013Karl Norman, a popular expert close-up and bar magician who worked at Eddie Fechter’s legendary Forks Hotel in Cheektowaga, died Dec. 25 at his Kenmore home. He was 95.Mr. Norman was born Karl Shisler in Sherkston, Ont., but went by the name of Karl Norman. He lived most of his life in the Buffalo area. He was introduced to magic at age 8, when…

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March 28, 1935 – Jan. 1, 2014John E. Miller, a local businessman specializing in kitchen supplies, died New Year’s Day at his Town of Tonawanda home. He was 78.Born in Buffalo, Mr. Miller was educated at Kensington Business School and went on to build Modern Kitchens from a two-man operation to a major supplier to local homebuilders, opening one of the first kitchen specia…