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VanDEWATER - Thomas D. Jr. July 29, 2017, age 66, peacefully, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with lung cancer, beloved husband of Arlene B. (nee Terranova) VanDewater; loving father of Amy VanDewater and Jason VanDewater; loving and devoted grandfather of Alexis Hester; dear son of Shirley M. (nee Layer) and the late Thomas D. VanDewater, Sr.; caring brother of Deborah (John) Holt, Raymond VanDewater and the late Kathleen Gold and Patricia VanDewater; caring brother-in-law of Shelly (William) Steggs; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Drive (corner of Hopkins Road), where prayers will be offered on Thursday at 8:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Leo the Great Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst at 9:15 AM. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo or Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Alliance Foundation. Please share condolences at

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