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April 16, 1922 – Nov. 23, 2013Vincent C. McLean, of Amherst, a World War II Army veteran and teacher in Niagara Falls, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 91.Born in Buffalo, Mr. McLean graduated from McKinley High School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Buffalo State College. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1…

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Oct. 18, 1923 – Nov. 24, 2013Ethel M. Zybczynski, active on the state level in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames, died Sunday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a short illness. She was 90.Born Ethel Marie Ritchie in Brooklyn, she was a descendant of Richard Crum, who fought with the New York line of the Continental artillery in the Revol…

March 15, 1919 – Nov. 20, 2013Allene C. Knibloe, who was active in community, church and social organizations, died Wednesday in her Buffalo home. She was 94.Born Allene Cushing in Newark, she moved to Buffalo and then to Eggerstville, where she grew up. She graduated from Amherst Central High School and served in the American Red Cross overseas during World War II.Mrs.…

Aug. 25, 1929 – Nov. 19, 2013WHEATFIELD – Chester S. Stachura, Korean War veteran, IBM employee and longtime volunteer firefighter, died Tuesday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Buffalo. He was 84.Mr. Stachura was born in Buffalo and lived there until 1964, when he moved to Wheatfield.He served in the Army in the Korean War.Mr. Stachura was a field engineer specialist f…

Dec. 30, 1926 – Nov. 22, 2013William J. Dengler, the founder of a local funeral home and World War II veteran, died Friday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a short illness. He was 86.Mr. Dengler, an Amherst resident, started the Dengler Funeral Home, which was first located on Leroy Avenue in Buffalo. Over the years, the business grew to seven locations throughout the Buffa…

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Aug. 21, 1933 – Nov. 20, 2013Julius V. “Jerry” Jurek, a retired business executive and a 31-year veteran of the Air Force, died Wednesday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Buffalo, after a long illness. He was 80.Mr. Jurek was born in Buffalo and moved with his family to Cheektowaga shortly thereafter. He graduated from Our Lady Help of Christians Elementary School and E…

March 2, 1931 – Nov. 20, 2013Fred Pepperday Jr., a retired clothing industry executive who later owned his own store, died Wednesday in his Clarence home. He was 82.Born in Buffalo, Mr. Pepperday grew up on the East Side across from Offermann Stadium, where in his early teens he was a batboy for the Buffalo Bisons.He graduated from Seneca Vocational High School and attende…

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Jan. 24, 1922 – Nov. 17, 2013Charles W. Goodier Sr., who served as mayor of Blasdell in the 1950s, died Sunday in Seneca Manor Health Care Center, West Seneca, after a lengthy illness. He was 91.Born near Hamilton, Ont., he came to the Buffalo area with his family as a child and was a graduate of Blasdell High School.He served as a B-17 bomber pilot in World War II, flying…

Joan Missert Vaughan, a retired accountant who was active in her church, died Tuesday in Northgate Health Care Facility, Wheatfield, after a brief illness. She was 91.Born Joan L. Missert in Buffalo, she graduated from St. Mary’s Seminary Elementary School and Nardin Academy. She then went on to study at Miss Schnerl’s Business Academy in Buffalo.Prior to her marriage, she…

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Oct. 22, 1934 – Nov. 19, 2013Erich Mohr, of Amherst, a retired compositor and graphic arts technician at The Buffalo News, died Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a five-year battle with cancer. He was 79.Born in Kassel, Germany, he attended printing trade school in Germany and served in the U.S. Army.Mr. Mohr became a typesetter at the Buffalo C…

March 14, 1922 – Nov. 19, 2013Joan Missert Vaughan, a retired accountant who was active in her church, died Tuesday in Northgate Health Care Facility, North Tonawanda, a brief illness. She was 91.Born Joan L. Missert in Buffalo, she graduated from St. Mary’s Seminary Elementary School and Nardin Academy. She then went on to study at Miss Schnerl’s Business Academy in Buffa…

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March 5, 1924 – Nov. 19, 2013Arthur F. Kubera, of Cheektowaga, a musician, band leader and music store owner, died Tuesday after a short illness. He was 89. Born in Buffalo, he began the accordion at age 8, played in school bands and was a graduate of East High School. After leading his own bands for several years, Mr. Kubera opened a music store on Fillmore Avenue in 1949…

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Sept. 9, 1923 – Sept. 22, 2013Services for Robert Nelson Ebeling, a retired chemist and World War II veteran, were held Sept. 26 in Lombardo Funeral Home in Orchard Park.Mr. Ebeling died Sept. 22 in Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was 90.Born in Buffalo, one of 18 children, he attended Buffalo schools and Gardenville High School in West …

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April 6, 1927 – Nov. 18, 2013Dr. Joseph A. Wechter, who had a medical practice in Lancaster for more than 40 years, died Monday in Greenfield Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Lancaster, following a long illness. He was 86.A Buffalo native, Dr. Wechter graduated from Canisius High School and Canisius College.He graduated summa cum laude from St. Louis University School …

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Nov. 17, 1925 – Nov. 17, 2013Virginia C. “Ginny” Lauria, of Williamsville, a leader in Catholic women’s organizations, died on her 88th birthday Thursday in Clare Bridge of Williamsville from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.Born Virginia Gugino in Brant, she worked as a secretary for Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She later served as district clerk for the…