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Anne Neville

A native of Albany, Anne Neville has a master's degree in public affairs journalism from Ohio State University, where she was a Kiplinger Fellow.


Gusto

Dec. 13, 1963 — Oct. 12, 2019 In December 2014, Timothy Patrick Finnegan played a dozen characters in the Buffalo United Artists one-man show, "Santa Claus is Coming Out," including Santa's smooth-talking agent and a young boy who wants a doll for Christmas. "No matter the role, he is always his low-key and unfailingly affable self, a tack that works extraordinarily …

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Feb. 15, 1925 — Oct. 2, 2019 As a young boy, Sanford Levy would get up at 6 a.m. to spend time with his father, Dr. Harold J. Levy, while he shaved, because the youngster was often asleep before his father's workday as a psychiatrist ended. For many years, Sanford Levy said, his father started his day by seeing patients at Bry-Lin Hospital and Millard Fillmore Hospit…

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Jan. 27, 1948 – Oct. 5, 2019 As a Canisius High School student, Perry J. Spavento was honored in 1964 for volunteering for more than 100 hours at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo. He also worked in the hospital's morgue as an attendant when he was in high school. "He always knew he wanted to be a doctor, since he was little," said his wife of 31 year…

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April 1, 1951 — Oct. 7, 2019 John T. Crane loved to golf at Brierwood Country Club and to bowl in leagues. He did both of those until his failing health forced him to give them up. What he never gave up was his dedication to his clients. "He still worked this tax season," said his son, James M. Crane, who now operates Crane Tax Service Corp., a third-generation So…

Crime

Twelve people — five adults and seven children — fled a fire in a two-family home on 15th Street in Niagara Falls that claimed the lives of a dog and several cats Sunday afternoon, according to a Niagara Falls Fire Department spokesman. The fire at 775 15th St. was reported at 12:42 p.m. Sunday, and all the occupants were able to get out on their own. Fire crews remaine…

Family

Vivian Maloney from Lackawanna wasn't sure how her 4-year-old son would cope with the loud music, excited shrieks of other children, and the sight of adult-sized dancing Linkimals characters. But she brought Cameron Cosme and her two other children to the free Fisher-Price "Let's be Kids" event Sunday in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter on Transit Road in Depe…

Obituaries

June 24, 1928 — Aug. 21, 2019 On New Year's Eve 2018, Jean R. Rohrer made a toast that was both positive and philosophical. She said, "We have to hope for the best and deal with what happens." The toast, her family said, exemplified "how she has faced how own challenges this year, with great character, strength and grace." When he was a young teenager, Mrs. Roh…

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Jan. 10, 1928 — Sept. 14, 2019 Along with its 180 employees and 12 delivery trucks, the People's Laundry, a William Street commercial laundry operated by Peter D. Ciambella and his brother Carmen, owned and operated two 40-foot boats. The boats picked up and returned bags of laundry to Great Lakes ships, many of which spent just three hours in port. "During that t…

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July 25, 1951 – Sept. 19, 2019 After more than a year of clinical trials at M.D. Anderson Cancer center in Houston for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosed 19 months ago, Dennis J. Carson, longtime communications supervisor for the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, was ready to return home. On Aug. 20, Mr. Carson's son, Chad, opened a GoFundMe campaign to pay for h…

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Oct. 13, 1918 — Sept. 10, 2019 Perhaps as a result of a tragedy that devastated her family, the death of her beloved younger brother Paul to a burst appendix at the age of 7, Ann Anderson passionately wanted to become a physician. But in her day, medical schools were not welcoming women. Then a chance encounter changed her life, said Dr. Donald A. Tracy, one of he…

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Feb. 5, 1930 — Sept. 6, 2019 After graduating from Batavia High School in 1947, Shirley M. Nevinger enrolled in the University at Buffalo to study chemistry and biology. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in those subjects in 1952, at a time when few women studied the sciences. "I once asked her what her parents thought of her pursuit of higher education," said h…

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Oct. 15, 1925 — Sept. 1, 2019 After Richard M. Nixon visited Buffalo during his successful presidential campaign in 1968, a 60-foot "Nixon's the One" banner appeared across the roof of a Lancaster home, visible to passengers on planes leaving and arriving at the Buffalo airport. The huge sign marked the home of Nicholas Konst, who had been chief of staff for John R. …

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Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu deity, is invoked for beginnings, such as a new house or business or the start of any project. So his presence was doubly appropriate at the first of what will be an annual Ganesh Festival Sunday, presented by the Hindu Cultural Society on North French Road in Getzville in partnership with Buffalo Marathi Mitra Parivar, a communit…

Obituaries

Aug. 12, 1941 — Sept. 6, 2019 When Milt Joffe retired in 2014 after 51 years at The Buffalo News, most of it spent in charge of the copy desk, Editor and Vice President Mike Connelly estimated that Mr. Joffe had read millions of words and hundreds of thousands of headlines. "Every night, in ways large and small, Milt has ensured that our facts are right, our credibil…

Amherst

Aug. 26, 1933 — Aug. 28, 2019 Last year, William L. Kindel shared some news: After more than 50 years of involvement in Amherst politics, including five four-year terms on the Town Board, he was leaving to start "a new adventure" in Israel. Mr. Kindel and his wife, Maureen, sold the Arlington Road home they had shared for 52 years and planned to join their adult daug…