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KOOKEN, Sheldon T.

KOOKEN - Sheldon T. January 30, 2018; beloved husband of 67 years to LaVerne (nee Kamholz) Kooken; loving and faithful Dad to Sharon M. Kooken, Cynthia A. (Michael) Weis and the late Jeffrey T. Kooken; dear grandfather of Mark R. and Kyle M. Weis; brother of Carl J. (the late Irene) Kooken; brother-in-law of Mary (late Ronald) Kamholz, Wayne (Arlene) Kamholz and the late Audrey (Floyd) Honsinger; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 AM in the Mother of Divine Grace Chapel at Infant of Prague Church, 921 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga, please assemble at the Chapel. Sheldon was a proud Veteran of the US Navy serving in the Pacific during WWII, a member of Millennium Lodge, No. 1179, F&AM, volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital for 28 years, long active in Boy Scouts, Cleveland Hill Little League and coached Cleveland Hill girls softball for 15 years. He was also an avid bowler and pinochle player. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. or Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be shared at

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