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WESTPHAL, Mary K. (von der Empten)

(von der Empten)
Age 71, of North Tonawanda, unexpectedly, December 21, 2014. Mary was a former employee of AM&A's and the Bon-Ton. She was an active member of St. Christopher's R. C. Church and was a volunteer for the North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels for many years. She was an avid knitter and enjoyed playing bingo. She was the daughter of the late John and Alice (nee Suess) von der Empten; beloved wife of John Westphal; dear mother of David Westphal of Seattle, WA, Rachel (Jeff) Davis of Pendleton, Rebecca (Jon) Waxbom of Denver, CO and Michael (Kasey Yturralde) Westphal of Washington, DC; grandmother of Benjamin, Aidan and Luke Davis; sister of Margie Hanson, Paul von der Empten, Kathy (Dan) Rawlings and the late John, Joan and James von der Empten; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd., in North Tonawanda on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 AM from St. Christopher's R. C. Church. Entombment in Acacia Park Cemetery. If so desired, memorials may be made to the North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels. Guest register available at

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