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Area Deaths

Pamela A. (Ruppenthal) Berner, assistant manager for Marine Midland Bank, teacher's aide at Maple West Elementary School and a special-education aide at Heim Middle School for 25 years, died Feb. 27.

Alice A. (Hewett) Borman, died Feb. 25.

Edward Borowiak Jr., of West Seneca, Korean War Army veteran, died Feb. 24.

Ronald F. Boss, 79, of West Seneca, Navy veteran, retired computer programmer for VibraTech, died Feb. 24.

Charles P. Bruyere, died Feb. 27.

Isabelle M. (McKernan) Burdick, member of St. Pius Altar and Rosary Society and a former Eucharistic minister, died Feb. 26.

Walter Melvin Carnall, 85, formerly of Eden, South Buffalo Railway employee for 40 years, WWII Navy veteran, died Feb. 25.

Jean R. (Randall) Charlesworth, died Feb. 24.

Robert O. Delise Jr., 49, died Feb. 24.

Evelyn E. (Bannister) Doyle, 93, of West Seneca, died Feb. 24.

Brian E. Drabek, died Feb. 25.

Margaret F. (Hoerner) Fest, died Feb. 20.

Mary L. (Giomundo) Franko, of West Seneca, died Feb. 24.

Bernice T. (Babula) Fritz, died Feb. 23.

Joseph A. Gigante, of Buffalo, owner/operator of Buffalo Paper and Detergent Co., died Feb. 26.

Lucy (Garra) Gominiak, 86, died Feb. 26.

William W. Gonsiorek, of Lackawanna, WWII veteran, died Feb. 25.

Bernard R. Hess, 83, of Depew, Korean War veteran, died Feb. 24.

Anita L. Hokanson, died Feb. 24.

Kenneth J. Holmes, 27, of Niagara Falls, died Feb. 24.

Kathleen L. (Courtney) Hosking, 60, retired from Verizon, died Feb. 24.

Allan J. Hyde, died Feb. 24.

Carl E. Latza, of Cheektowaga, Korean War Air Force veteran, died Feb. 24.

Mary Rose (Haloff) Lipinski, 94, an Erie County election inspector for 30 years, died Feb. 24.

Leo Joseph Magee, died Feb. 24.

Kim C. McDorman, of Hamburg, died Feb. 26.

Richard John Mentecky, 48, of Depew, senior system analyst and consultant, died Feb. 24.

Gertrude (Jakat) Moceri, 91, died Feb. 23.

Shirley M. (Vogelsang) Morgan, of Clarence, died Feb. 24.

Cheryl A. (Trommetter) Myers, of Lancaster, died Feb. 25.

Kaethe Marie (Rehder) Offt, died Feb. 26.

David L. Paine, 95, of Buffalo, died Feb. 24.

Phyllis (Winslow) Pfeifer, 86, formerly of North Tonawanda, Lewiston and Port Abino, Ont., died Feb. 19.

Dr. James F. Phillips, 90, died Feb. 26.

Francis B. "Bud" Pierce, of Alden, WWII Army veteran, member of St. John's Holy Name Society and Alden Fire Company, died Feb. 27.

Ruth E. (Wittkop) Pohl, 76, of Wheatfield, retired administrative assistant for Riley Gear Corp. for 30 years, died Feb. 25.

Frank A. Privatera, of Depew, WWII Navy veteran, died Feb. 23.

Helen M. (Franklin) Regan, died Feb. 26.

Irene V. (Schultz) Ryszkiewicz, member of Reserve Fire Company, life member of the Auxiliary and Ladies Sodality of St. John Vianney Church, died Feb. 27.

Nicholas J. Sardina, 27, formerly of Clarence, sergeant with the Kansas National Guard, also served three tours in Iraq with U.S. Army 4th Calvary, a student at Kansas University, died Feb. 25.

Brian G. Schneider, 66, formerly of Buffalo, died Feb. 23.

Sister Mary Alice, (Alice Winiarski), F.S.S.J., of Hamburg, died Feb. 26.

Russell E. Speich, WWII Navy veteran and life member of VFW Post 416, died Feb. 26.

Jack Leslie Swim, 84, retired from the maintenance department of School 64, died Feb. 26.

Gloria T. (Smith) Tutak, of Hamburg, died Feb. 27.

Patricia I. (McGahan) Veydt, of Elma, died Feb. 25.

Theresa E. (Minich) Volgares, formerly of Amherst, died Feb. 27.

Charles H. Warner, of Grand Island, retired Buffalo firefighter, member of Grand Island Moose Lodge 180, Erie County SPCA volunteer, died Feb. 26.

Gertrude A. Wozniak, M. Wile Co. retiree, died Feb. 26.

Joseph C. Young, died Feb. 24.

Sophie A. (Batycki) Zwolinski, of West Seneca, past president of Ladies Auxiliary of Catholic War Veterans, died Feb. 27.