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Area Deaths

Barbara Theresa (MacDonald) Canney, of Elmira, retired occupational therapist at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, died Jan. 26.

Ronald D. Christie, 72, formerly of Buffalo, a retired music teacher and organist, died Jan. 24 in Willow Spring, N.C.

Lore (Wolf) Decker, died Jan. 21.

Lucille M. (Chiazzese) Fiorella, died Jan. 25.

Joan A. (Field) Fleckenstein, of Colden, retired Colden Elementary School teacher, died Jan. 26.

Rose E. Gardinier, 87, died Jan. 25.

Gerald C. Gentner, 67, died Jan. 27.

Louise R. (Pelonero) Giallella, died Jan. 26.

Valeria Rosebud Hontz, of Williamsville, died Jan. 27.

Eternity Imler, died Jan. 25.

Edward T. "Buddy" Joyce, of Lackawanna, a Korean War veteran, died Jan. 25.

Joan J. (Coniglio) Ketterer, died Jan. 25.

Eric Marshall Krouse, of Youngstown, died Jan. 24.

Helen B. (Bifarella) Kuhn, 96, of Springville, died Jan. 26.

Jessie (Fik) Kujawa-Inglut, life member of Matthew Glab Auxiliary Post 1477, died Jan. 27.

Robert J. "Bob" Lazarus, 79, of City of Tonawanda, retired member of U.S. Army National Guard, died Jan. 26.

Cardell Matthews Sr., died Jan. 23.

Elizabeth C. (Schwab) Matyjasik, died Jan. 23.

Joseph L. Myers, of Lackawanna, Army veteran and member of UAW Local 897, died Jan. 24.

Beverly D. (Kinney) Modelski, of Tonawanda, member of Lazy Lakes Campground, died Jan. 25.

Dorothy V. Nykiel, 92, formerly of Buffalo, died Jan. 22.

Mary (Blocho) O'Bara, 96, died Jan. 22.

Frances A. (Cichocki) Peckey, 73, formerly of Buffalo, retired teacher's aide in the Buffalo school system, died Jan. 25.

John A. Polaniec, of Lancaster, died Jan. 24.

Constance L. Reitmulder, 79, of Tonawanda, formerly of Town of Niagara, died Jan. 26.

Alexis Rentas, of Lackawanna, died Jan. 25.

Ronald R. Ritter, of Cheektowaga, Korean War Army veteran and partner with his wife in Gold Touch Jewelers, died Jan. 21.

Nancy Ann Sahr, 57, of North Tonawanda, Internal Revenue Service employee, died Jan. 26.

Mary (Halasz) Santo, died Jan. 27.

Theodore "Ted" Smist, of North Tonawanda, died Jan. 24.

David R. Stewart, of Cheektowaga, died Jan. 25.

Stephanie F. Swiatek, died Jan. 26.

Henry J. Szczepankiewicz, member of Knights of Columbus Father Justin Council and Leonard Post Jr. Post 6251, VFW, died Jan. 25.

Rose Tonchek, died Dec. 31.

Gerard A. Umphred, 84, of Akron, died Jan. 21.

Rudolf Wick, of Cheektowaga, died Jan. 26.

Charles E. Williams, 95, died Jan. 26.

William W. Willis, of West Seneca, deacon, died Jan. 26.

Oscar M. Wood, died Jan. 23.