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Jan. 16, 1916 – July 5, 2013A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday in St. Amelia Catholic Church, Town of Tonawanda, for Cristina C. Truell, a retired teacher and principal.She died Friday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a short illness. The Kenmore resident was 97.Born Cristina Cordaro in Buffalo, she graduated from Hutchinson Technical High S…

Jan. 12, 1939 – June 5, 2013Dorothy A. Boyd, of Amherst, a retired teacher, died June 5 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a lengthy illness. She was 74.Born in Batavia, she grew up in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood and was a 1956 graduate of Grover Cleveland High School. She attended Antioch College and received her bachelor’s degree from Ithaca Colle…

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Aug. 8, 1932 – June 3, 2013Conrad P. Dougherty, an active member of St. Paul Catholic Church and longtime Red Cross blood donor, died June 3 in Erie County Medical Center after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 80.Mr. Dougherty was born in Scranton, Pa., and lived in the Bronx before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He served during the Korean War on the USS Roa…

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Sept. 20, 1930 – July 5, 2013Warren H. DeGlopper, who sold meat processing equipment and later owned a liquor store, died Friday in his Getzville home after a lengthy battle with mesothelioma. He was 82.The Kenmore native was a graduate of Canisius High School. He attended Canisius College for a year prior to serving in the Navy on the USS Tanner during the Korean War. Aft…

Aug. 10, 1930 – July 4, 2013Paul F. Roll Sr., an Alden town councilman and longtime assessor, died Thursday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a long illness. He was 82. An Alden native, Mr. Roll graduated from Alden High School in 1949 and served in the Army as a private in post-war Germany. After working for his own insurance company for 10 years, Mr. Roll served as …

July 17, 1915 – July 4, 2013 Norman T. Blatner, a World War II veteran, Texaco service station owner and truck driver, died Wednesday in the hospice unit of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 97.Mr. Blatner was drafted into the Army during World War II. He was captured by the Germans and was a prisoner of war for seven months. He credited his survival to …

Sept. 7, 1989 – July 3, 2013James A. Schmitt, who was featured in a public service announcement video for the Hunter’s Hope Foundation playing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the piano, died Wednesday in Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. He was 23.Born in Sisters Hospital, the lifelong Amherst resident was 8 years old when he was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy, …

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Jan. 24, 1950 – June 21, 2013A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Canal Marina, 4070 Tonawanda Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda, for Michael M. Hunter, who died June 21 in his Cheektowaga home.Mr. Hunter, an automation data analyst with the Army during the Vietnam War, was 63.A Buffalo native, Mr. Hunter graduated from Maryvale High School in 1968.In 197…

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July 7, 1944 – June 27, 2013Josephine M. Secci, who for 38 years served as vice president and business manager of Local 2213, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, died Thursday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a long illness. She was 68. A native of Buffalo, the former Josephine Muscarella worked as a waitress before taking a job as a telephone operator …

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June 8, 1920 – June 26, 2013June B. Walker, a pioneer as a woman in the construction business, died Wednesday after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. She was 93 and lived in Canterbury Woods retirement community, Amherst.A native of Buffalo, the former June Seufert graduated from the Buffalo Seminary and from business college. She worked briefly in banking prior to mar…

July 31, 1940 – June 27, 2013Kenneth L. Wilson, a devout member of Faith United Church of Christ and a rock ’n’ roll enthusiast, died Thursday in Williamsville. He was 72. Born in Akron, Ohio, Mr. Wilson graduated from Heidelberg University in 1962 with degrees in psychology and sociology. After marrying, Mr. Wilson relocated to Buffalo in 1963 and served in the Army Reser…

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Dec. 12, 1921 – June 23, 2013 Eleanor J. Notarpole, a retired elementary school teacher, died Sunday in her Amherst home. She was 91.Born Eleanor Scanlon in Oswego, she was the daughter of a former mayor of Oswego and was a graduate of Oswego State College.Mrs. Notarpole taught for 40 years, including 30 years at Willow Ridge Elementary School in the Sweet Home Central Sc…

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May 8, 1925 – June 22, 2013Helen Davis Zettle, a longtime administrative assistant at the University at Buffalo, died Saturday at the home of her daughter in Williamsville after a short illness. She was 88. Born in Berlin, Md., Mrs. Zettle grew up in the Philadelphia area after moving there with her family at a young age. After high school, she took a job manufacturing war…

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Feb. 7, 1941 – June 22, 2013Janet E. Watson, an East Aurora sheepdog rescuer and volunteer, died Saturday. She was 72.Born Janet Freeman in Fostoria, Ohio, she lived at the Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home at age 9 and was later informally adopted by the McCarthy family from St. Marys, Ohio.She went on to attend Ohio State University and worked as a secretary at Westingho…

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Feb. 25, 1927 – June 25, 2013Appleton Fryer, a Buffalo businessman, active community leader and longtime honorary consul general of Japan, died Tuesday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 86.Known as “Tony,” Mr. Fryer was born in Buffalo. He was a 1945 graduate of St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Mass., and earned a bachelor’s degree from Prin…