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Jan. 30, 1926 – Sept. 15, 2013Jane S. Kuntz, of Lancaster, a retired teacher, died Sunday in GreenField Manor, Lancaster, after a lenthy illness. She was 87.A lifelong Lancaster resident, the former Jane S. Smith was the valedictorian of the Class of 1943 at Lancaster High School and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Marietta College in Ohio.Returning to Lancaster, she ta…

Feb. 18, 1925 – Sept. 12, 2013More than three decades ago, Leonard A. Sniadecki helped deliver one of Western New York’s biggest attractions to its berth at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park .Mr. Sniadecki was well-suited for the job of serving as a co-captain on the decommissioned USS The Sullivans.Mr. Sniadecki had served three years in the Pacific Th…

Feb. 9, 1949 – Sept. 9, 2013 Ruth Watson-Cosby, a teacher and principal in the Buffalo Public Schools, died Monday in Buffalo General Medical Center. She was 64.Born in Buffalo, the youngest of seven children, she attended School 53 and was an honor student at East High School, where she was a member of Omicron Alpha and the drill team. She earned her bachelor’s and ma…

Oct. 28, 1934 – Sept. 11, 2013 Donald F. Kunzelman, retired director of the Town of Tonawanda Parks and Recreation Department and the town’s Santa Claus for 40 years, died Wednesday in Erie County Medical Center after an illness of several months. He was 78.Mr. Kunzelman spent his entire career as a town employee and was named the first director of the combined Parks a…

Aug. 29, 1906 – Sept. 12, 2013Evelyn Bailey, a retired secretary and a lifelong Buffalo resident, died Thursday in a nursing home in South Buffalo. She was 107.The former Evelyn Leech grew up on Buffalo’s West Side and graduated from Bryant & Stratton Business Institute. Before she was married, she worked for S.A. Day Co. on Niagara Street as a secretary and stenograph…

Sept. 10, 1928 – Sept. 6, 2013Robert J. Walter, of West Seneca, a retired Buffalo police officer, died Friday in Mercy Hospital. He was 84.Born in Buffalo, he attended Holy Name Elementary School and was a graduate of Emerson Vocational High School. Before he joined the Buffalo Police Department in 1957, he owned and operated Bob Walter’s Bakery Service and was known i…

June 6, 1926 – Aug. 27, 2013Richard P. Rand, a retired insurance agency executive, died Aug. 27 in his Depew home. He was 87.Born in Bradford, Pa., he attended St. Bernard’s Elementary School, Bradford Area High School and Lehigh University, where he competed on the swimming and diving teams.He served in the Army as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division and was a…

June 1, 1916 – Sept. 7, 2013Josephine Williams Ross, of Edgewater, Md., a Buffalo native who pursued a writing career and became a public relations assistant in the Kennedy White House, died Saturday in an Annapolis, Md., nursing home after a short illness. She was 97.The former Josephine Willard, known to all as Jo, was a graduate of Williamsville High School and studie…

June 17, 1937 – Sept. 8, 2013 Elizabeth P. “Betty” Howard, a registered nurse and owner of a certified diabetes practice, died Sunday in McAuley Residence, Kenmore. She was 76.Born Elizabeth Pantuso in Bradford, Pa., she attended schools there.She came to Buffalo in the 1950s to attend Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated as a registered nurse in 19…

Sept. 9, 1926 – Aug. 31, 2013Margaret J. Stevens, of North Boston, who was active in the Order of the Eastern Star, died Aug. 31 in Windsor, Calif., after a short illness. She was 86.Born Margaret Blair in Kingston, Ont., she came to live in Buffalo in 1934 and graduated from South Park High School.Active in Girl Scouting, she enjoyed camping at Camp Seven Hills in Holla…

Nov. 6, 1921 – Sept. 8, 2013George E. Rohan, of the Town of Tonawanda, a World War II veteran and a retired staffer at Buffalo Psychiatric Center, died Sunday in St. Francis Nursing Home, Williamsville. He was 91. Born in Catlin, between Watkins Glen and Elmira, he served in the Army Air Forces in World War II as an aircraft mechanic in the Pacific, attaining the rank of…

Aug. 3, 1920 – Aug. 23, 2013Joshua Y. Tsujimoto, a farmer and owner of a widely known Elma gift shop, died Aug. 23 in Delaware Heights Nursing Center while under care of Hospice Buffalo. He was 93.Mr. Tsujimoto was born to Japanese immigrants in El Centro, Calif., where he grew up interested in agriculture. He was a member of Future Farmers of America in high school and …

May 22, 1946 – July 27, 2013Donna M. Blair, of Derby, a retired Buffalo teacher, died unexpectedly July 27. She was 67.Born in Buffalo, Miss Blair was a graduate of D’Youville College. In her 32-year career in the Buffalo schools, she taught fourth grade at School 43 for about 26 years, then taught fifth grade at School 63. She retired in 2001. In retirement, she was a…

Nov. 5, 1931 – Sept. 6, 2013A Mass of Christian Burial for Philip J. Stamp, a pharmacist with a long history at Wegmans stores, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph University Catholic Church, 3269 Main St.Mr. Stamp, of Kenmore, died Friday in Hospice Buffalo after a short illness. He was 81.He was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kenmore High School in …

Sept. 10, 1928 – Sept. 6, 2013Robert J. Walter, of West Seneca, a retired Buffalo police officer, died Friday in Mercy Hospital. He was 84.Born in Buffalo, he attended Holy Name Elementary School and was a graduate of Emerson Vocational High School. Before he joined the Buffalo Police Department in 1957, he owned and operated Bob Walter’s Bakery Service and was known i…