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Aug. 25, 1925 – June 7, 2013Mary Johnson, a community activist and namesake of a Buffalo street, died Friday in Niagara Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 87.Born in Buffalo, she worked as a staff assistant and manager at the Buffalo Urban League for 23 years, retiring in the early 1990s.Mary Johnson Boulevard on the city’s East Side was named for her …

Feb. 8, 1910 – June 9, 2013Doris A. Gilbert, a lifelong resident of Buffalo, died Sunday in Greenfield Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster, after a brief illness. She was 103.Born Doris Strathman, she was an honor student and graduate of Fosdick-Masten Park High School, Class of ’27, and she maintained a connection to the school her entire life. On Sept. 13, 2…

Dec. 4, 1920 – June 9, 2013Earl Joseph Filbert, a military retiree and Williamsville resident, died Sunday in Delaware Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. He was 92.He was born in East Aurora, the oldest of five sons of Edna and Charles Filbert.As a boy, he delivered The Buffalo Evening News and worked for a family beer and ice distributor to supplement the family in…

Oct. 24, 1921 – June 7, 2013Curtis T. Barber, of Amherst, a World War II veteran, active volunteer and official of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, died Friday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 91.Mr. Barber retired in 1986 after working in the public transportation field for 38 years, first with the International Railway Co. and later …

June 12, 1933 – June 10, 2013George P. Ziemer Sr., of Clarence, a retired financial executive, died Monday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a short illness. He was 79.A Buffalo native, Mr. Ziemer graduated from Canisius High School. He received a bachelors’ degree in accounting from Canisius College in 1955.He served in the Army Reserve from 1951 t…

May 3, 1925 – June 5, 2013Donald R. Armstrong, a retired Buffalo police officer, died Wednesday under Buffalo General Medical Center hospice care after a short illness. He was 88.Born in Albertsville, Ont., Mr. Armstrong graduated from Lafayette High School.He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded the American Theater Medal, Victory …

Oct. 21, 1935 – June 5, 2013Frederick O. Zahm, who ran two Hamburg businesses, died Wednesday in West Seneca after battling a long illness. He was 77.Mr. Zahm was born in Buffalo and graduated from the Manlius School, near Syracuse. He later earned a business certificate from Erie Community College.He ran his family’s store, Zahm’s 5 & 10, for 14 years, from 1954 to …

May 22, 1923 – May 31, 2013William G. Pufpaff, a retired bank vice president who served as an Army squad leader during the invasion of Normandy, died May 31 in Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, after a long illness. He was 90.Born in Buffalo, Mr. Pufpaff graduated from Kensington High School in 1941. He was an Eagle Scout.Mr. Pufpaff worked as a messenger at Liberty Bank and Tru…

Oct. 15, 1922 – June 2, 2013Ray O. Ingalls, 90, former City of Tonawanda resident, building contractor, educator and World War II veteran, died last Sunday in Holiday, Fla., after a short illness.A native of Covington, Pa., he graduated from Coudersport, Pa., High School and earned a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo in 1965. He also studied at Buffalo Sta…

April 19, 1919 – May 22, 2013Franklin N. Miller, who served in the Army during World War II, died May 22 in Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home. He was 94.Born in Toronto to a Canadian mother, Mr. Miller was adopted as a baby by the Miller family of Buffalo. He later lived in Kenmore.During the war, Mr. Miller was an electrician in the Army’s 50th Engineer Company and …

March 24, 1926 – June 5, 2013Hazel Menzie Whalen, a retired pharmacist and dedicated community member, died Wednesday in Fox Run, Orchard Park, after a short illness. She was 87. A lifetime Buffalo-area resident, Ms. Whalen was a graduate of Williamsville High School and the University of Buffalo’s School of Pharmacy. She was a career pharmacist, who worked for 60 year…

Oct. 9, 1962 – June 5, 2013NORTH TONAWANDA – Gregory A. Kayne, a salesman and member of the Amherst Hockey Hall of Fame, died Wednesday in his North Tonawanda home. He was 50.Mr. Kayne graduated from Williamsville East High School in 1981 and went on to study at the University at Buffalo, where he majored in journalism before later going into business. An avid hockey p…

Feb. 25, 1928 - Sept. 16, 2012 The Rev. Louis F. Della Neve, pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lockport for 20 years, died Sunday in Briody Health Care Facility, Lockport. He was 84. The Buffalo native was a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and Christ the King Seminary at St. Bonaventure University. After his ordination to the priesthood in 1952 by Bishop…

Sept. 4, 1932 - Sept. 18, 2012 Sherwood F. Stoll, of Oakfield, the longtime owner of Sherwood Stoll Construction Corp. in Getzville, died Tuesday at his home after a long illness. He was 80. A Tonawanda native, Mr. Stoll was custom residential and commercial contractor. During his career, which spanned from 1950 to 1999, Mr. Stoll was involved in the rehabilitation o…

March 1, 1935 - Aug. 28, 2012 James K. Fuller of Buffalo, a retired retail sales worker, died Aug. 28 in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda. He was 77. Born in Buffalo, he grew up on Grand Island and was a graduate of Tonawanda High School. Mr. Fuller worked for several different retail stores from 1953 until his retirement in 2007, and in a variety of differe…