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April 19, 1927 – July 28, 2013James E. Kuechle, of Getzville, a World War II Navy veteran and retired administrator of the Erie County Home and Infirmary, died Sunday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 86.Born in Buffalo, Mr. Kuechle attended Hutchinson-Central High School. He left high school to join the Navy in 1944 and was awarded his diploma upon …

Nov. 14, 1949 – June 17, 2013Mark Louis Kaiser, former principal of Holmes Elementary School in the Town of Tonawanda, died June 17 in Greenfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lancaster. He was 63.A Buffalo native, Mr. Kaiser was a 1967 graduate of Williamsville Central High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in 1970 and went on to …

March 12, 1937 – July 25, 2013Louis E. Wagner, an environmental engineer and pioneer in the treatment of hazardous waste, died Thursday at his Buffalo home after a lengthy illness. He was 76.Born in Buffalo, Mr. Wagner graduated from the University at Buffalo in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in chemistry. He started his career as …

Feb. 12, 1928 – July 24, 2013Rev. Jose A. Roman, an influential figure in the local Puerto Rican and Pentecostal communities, died Wednesday. He was 85. Born into a family of 12 children in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, Mr. Roman came to Buffalo in 1969. Here, his ministry as a religious leader extended to many Hispanic congregations within the Pentecostal faith. Along with …

May 24, 1943 – July 24, 2013David D. Celani, an Army National Guard veteran who had a long career as a truck driver for a variety of local businesses and was active in the community, died Wednesday. He was 70.Born in Lackawanna, Mr. Celani began driving trucks in his 20s after a brief stint as a locomotive mechanic at Republic Steel convinced him that the workplace envir…

July 10, 1923 – July 25, 2013Margarete Scharf, a German immigrant who re-created the foods of her homeland in a restaurant bearing the family name, died Thursday in Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home. She was 90.Born Margaret Duerman in Luhe, northwestern Germany, she attended business school as a young woman. She was married and a mother when her family arrived in Buff…

Jan. 25, 1947 – July 23, 2013Robert A. Mathisen, an electrical engineer and businessman who owned an electrical engineering consulting firm for 25 years and served in a variety of local industry leadership roles, died Tuesday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda, as a result of complications after surgery. He was 66. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Mathisen was a graduate …

Aug. 20, 1917 – July 23, 2013Sister Mary Edwinette Gorski, a teacher and a Felician sister for 77 years, died Tuesday in the Blessed Mary Angela Care Center, Buffalo. She was 95.A full-time elementary school teacher for 60 years in the dioceses of Buffalo, Syracuse and Erie, Pa., she also served as principal at St. Hyacinth School in Lackawanna and assistant principal at…

Oct. 5, 1917 – July 14, 2013Rosemary G. Esty, a 74-year resident of Derby, a patron of the arts and community volunteer, died July 14 in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a short illness. She was 95.Born Rosemary Guile in Utica, she attended the Utica Country Day School and furthered her studies in Paris.In 1939, she married Harold M. Esty Jr., a grandson of John D. La…

Aug. 1, 1927 – June 26, 2013Henry J. “Hank” Bokman, a longtime Western New York auto dealer, died June 26 in his Freehold, N.J., home after a long illness. He was 85.Born in Albion, Mr. Bokman graduated from Albion High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1950.In 1963, Mr. Bokman started a small Dodge dealership in Medina with his broth…

Aug. 29, 1929 – July 19, 2013Charlotte Williams Conable of Buffalo, who helped lift women’s issues to prominence at the World Bank, died Friday in Sarasota, Fla., after a long battle with cancer. She was 83.She was the wife of the late Barber B. Conable Jr., of Alexander, who became World Bank president after he retired from Congress in 1985. They were married 51 years…

Aug. 1, 1922 – July 19, 2013 WILSON – Edward P. Feigenbaum, who escaped from a prison train during World War II and returned to active duty in the Army, died Friday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Buffalo, after a brief illness. He was 90.Born in Niagara Falls, Mr. Feigenbaum was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and was studying at Niagara University when he …

Nov. 26, 1924 – July 18, 2013 John J. Stone, who was ordained a deacon in the first class to be named to the Diocese of Buffalo Diaconate in 1980, died Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 88.A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a graduate of Canisius College and worked as an administrator for Doehler-Jarvis, a Batavia die-casting company, for 26 years.He served as…

Sept. 15, 1932 – July 17, 2013 James Francis Mullane, co-owner of Mullane Motors in Lockport, died Wednesday in Niagara Hospice House after a long illness. He was 80.Born in Niagara Falls, Mr. Mullane graduated from DeSales High School in 1950.He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in business management.He served in the Army fr…

Sept. 25, 1931 – July 16, 2013Francis X. Elinski, of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired teacher and police officer, died Tuesday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda, after a short illness. He was 81.Born in North Tonawanda, he was a 1949 graduate of North Tonawanda High School and served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, attaining the rank of staff sergea…