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Sept. 16, 1929 – Oct. 21, 2013Giovanni “John” Iacono, a retired General Motors foundry worker and farmers’ market vendor, died Monday in his Lancaster home. He was 84.Born in Siculiana, Sicily, he left his hometown at age 20 for Belgium, where he was a coal miner for a decade. Shortly after the birth of his first daughter, he and his wife emigrated to Toronto, wher…

Feb. 26, 1926 – Oct. 23, 2013 William G. Duquin, of Williamsville, a former deputy director of technical operations at the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, died Wednesday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after an 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 87.Born in Buffalo, he attended School 48 and was a graduate of Seneca Vocational High School. He enlisted in…

March 4, 1922 – Oct. 19, 2013Suzanne N. Koch, a fabric artist, died Saturday in her East Aurora home after a short illness. She was 91.Born Suzanne Naeher in East Aurora, she was the granddaughter of William Cable, police chief in Buffalo when President William McKinley was assassinated.A graduate of East Aurora High School and LaSalle College in Boston, she was noted as…

Sept. 9, 1948 – Oct. 19, 2013Joyce V. Bell, of Buffalo, a retired BlueCross BlueShield employee, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness. She was 65.Born Joyce Jacobs in Bolton, N.C., she came to Buffalo after finishing high school. She worked for BlueCross BlueShield for 35 years as a customer service representative.The wife of…

June 9, 1969 – Oct. 19, 2013LeVern L. Durham, a gospel singer and songwriter who toured the United States and Canada with the Var-Son Community Choir, died Saturday after a brief illness. He was 44. He was born in Buffalo and graduated from Bennett High School.A teacher in the Buffalo schools, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Fredonia State College, a master’s degr…

March 2, 1929 – Oct. 21, 2013For 58 years, Daniel T. Roach worked at the law firm that now bears his name – Roach, Brown, McCarthy & Gruber – carving out a reputation as one of Buffalo’s finest trial attorneys. “The phrase ‘a lawyer’s lawyer’ can be overused, but not when it describes Dan Roach,” said his longtime colleague and friend Terrence M. Connors.…

Nov. 25, 1945 – Oct. 18, 2013Richard J. Rosche, of Clarence, a lawyer, motorcycle enthusiast and Civil War re-enactor, died Friday in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after a short illness. He was 67.Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Lancaster. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and was a graduate of the University a…

July 29, 1930 – October 13, 2013 William N. Naples, a member of the Buffalo legal community for 50 years, died Oct. 13 in Buffalo General Medical Center after a short illness. He was 83.A lifelong resident of Buffalo, Mr. Naples was a product of the city’s public schools, a graduate of Lafayette High School – a fact he was proud of – and winner of both the Jesse Ke…

April 9, 1924 – Oct. 17, 2013Leo Paul Ziemianski, who flew in 62 combat missions in two wars as a member of the Air Force, died Thursday in his Williamsville home. He was 89. Mr. Ziemianski’s careers in the military and as a chemist took him to Japan several times and behind the Iron Curtain in eastern Europe. Mr. Ziemianski grew up in Buffalo, and joined the Army Air …

Dec. 11, 1935 – Oct. 14, 2013Ronald S. Wargo of Hamburg, a retired Moog employee, died Monday in Mercy Hospital.He was 77.Born in Buffalo, he was a 1953 graduate of Bishop Timon High School and also attended the University of Buffalo. Mr. Wargo served in the Navy during the Korean War aboard the ARS-42 Reclaimer in the South Pacific. He worked for Sylvania and Bell Aeros…

Feb. 16, 1926 – Oct. 14, 2013Constantine J. “Gus” Gianiodis, of Amherst, a former Internal Revenue Service agent, died Monday in East Liverpool City Hospital, East Liverpool, Ohio, after becoming ill while vacationing in West Virginia. He was 87.Born in Monessen, Pa., he graduated from high school there and served with the Army’s 66th Infantry Division in Europe du…

Aug. 27, 1956 – Oct. 12, 2013Donna “Noa” Bursie, of Clarence, a teacher and singer-songwriter noted for her stirring, soulful vocal style, died Saturday in St. John’s Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was 57.Born in Buffalo, the youngest of nine children, she was a graduate of Bishop O’Hern High School and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in educ…

Feb. 12, 1935 – Oct. 14, 2013Joseph J. Crowley, a longtime advertising and marketing executive, and co-founder of one of Buffalo’s leading advertising agencies, died Monday at Mercy Hospital. He was 78.Born in Buffalo, he graduated from Holy Family School, Bishop Timon High School and Canisius College.Upon discharge from the Army, Mr. Crowley began his career at Westwo…

Jan. 2, 1929 – Oct. 5, 2013NIAGARA FALLS – Bruce M. Reynolds, 84, a member of the Western New York Sports Hall of Fame who was instrumental in boosting fast-pitch in the area, died Oct. 5 in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence in Lewiston following a lengthy illness.Following his graduation from Erie Technical Institute, the lifelong Niagara Falls resident was an …

Nov. 19, 1949 – Oct. 9, 2013Roger R. Kremblas, a vice president at Key Bank, died Wednesday in Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 63.Mr. Kremblas had worked for Key Bank for 42 years, where he was senior business banking relationship manager.A graduate of Bishop Timon High School, he was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School. He p…