Deaths Death Notices
VAN AUKEN, Donald M.
VAN AUKEN - Donald M. August 12, 2011. Devoted husband of the late Rose Marie (Cromwell) Van Auken; loving father of Michael (Lori), Gerald (Robin) and Linda Stark (Jim); brother of Dorothy Richter and John (Edna) Van Auken and the late Martin and Stuart Van Auken; grandfather of seven grandchildren and the late Christine and great-grandfather of one. The family will receive friends at the C. MERTZ AND SON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 911Englewood Ave., Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church (Englewood Ave.) Friday at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 750 Wehrle Dr., Cheektowaga, NY 14225. Donald worked for Wonder Bread Baking Company for 33 years. He was a certified consultant for the America Disability Act and a devoted public servant for Self Help for the Hard of Hearing and hearing Loss Association of America of Western New York. He was instrumental in getting enhanced hearing devices in churches, airports and malls.