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Area Deaths

Leonard J. "Andy" Anderson, of Grand Island, died Sept. 27.

Radish L. (Hill) Belle, died Sept. 22.

Josephine A. (Vitrano) Bellanti, 92, formerly of Kenmore, died Sept. 27.

Ruth M. (Strong) Bushey, died Sept. 28.

Susan M. Carey-Metzger, died Sept. 27.

Anthony J. Certo, 87, of St. Lucie West, Fla., formerly of Niagara Falls, retired Niagara Falls City Court judge, died Sept. 23.

Willie L. Harland, died Sept. 25.

Benjamin R. Holstein, died Sept. 26.

Jeffery A. Hunt Sr., 46, formerly of Buffalo, died Sept. 18.

Ruth James, died Sept. 23.

Donald F. Kinner, of West Seneca, died Sept. 25.

Kurt S. Lang, died Sept. 26.

John D. "Jack" Martin, died Sept. 28.

Robert James Meyers, died Sept. 26.

Matthew S. Mogilski, Navy veteran, retiree of GM Tonawanda Engine Plant, died Sept. 20.

Louise S. (Haefele) Moore, 81, of Ransomville, died Sept. 27.

Chester A. Ostrowski, of Cheektowaga, owner of Ostrowski Builders, died Sept. 27.

Florence Marie (Melinski) Palys, 94, lifelong member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, died Sept. 26.

Jim D. Peebles, died Sept. 23.

Carlton A. Porter, 74, died Sept. 27.

Matilda Potter, of Buffalo, died Sept. 28.

Elaine M. (Schwab) Powers, former president of the board of visitors of the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia, died Sept. 28.

Elsie M. (Sharples-Hill) Reitz, died Sept. 21.

Mary (Nickoloff) Richards, of West Seneca, died Sept. 28.

Ruth C. (Plueckhahn) Schier, 94, of Orchard Park, died Sept. 25.

Richard H. Schnier, of Amherst, died Sept. 28.

Harold J. Scofield, 90, retired purchasing agent and World War II Navy veteran, died Sept. 25.

Raymond M. Smith, 84, World War II Army veteran, died Sept. 21.
Williene Smith, died Sept. 23.

Ronald J. Stann, Erie County Correctional Facility retiree, died Sept. 27.
Conrad L. Stefanik, 89, died Sept. 26.

Philip V. Vitello, died Sept. 25.

Eleanor M. (Hupf) Vogt, 82, died Sept. 25.

W. Edna Willis, died Sept. 25.

Marjorie J.(Wolf) Zeitz, died Sept. 26.