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Dale Anderson

Dale Anderson has been a Buffalo News staff reporter since 1968. He was the chief rock and pop writer for 20 years and helped establish the weekend entertainment magazine Gusto.


Obituaries

March 23, 1949 – May 12, 2019 Patrick E. Martin, the attorney who put together the complex arrangement that brought a lost Mark Twain manuscript back to the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, died May 12 in  Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a brief illness. He was 70. As general counsel for the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, he obtained a State Supre…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the creator of Sherlock Holmes, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, born on this date in 1859, “Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.” • • • WELCOME MAT – Independent Living of the Genesee Region holds a ribbon cutting at noon today for its new office in the plaza at 2407 N. Main St., Warsaw, with an open hous…

Business

May 28, 1936 — Jan. 14, 2019 Charles J. Gervase discovered the satisfaction of being a builder after he and his wife Shirley bought their first home in North Buffalo. “He remodeled the bathroom and he did a beautiful job,” his wife said. When they decided to have a new home built in Amherst, he took the role of general contractor, hiring subcontractors, overseeing…

Deaths

Dec. 14, 1928 – May 20, 2019 Sister Mary Oliver Cabana, a Sister of St. Mary of Namur who served as a teacher, school principal and parish minister, died Monday in the St. Mary Center in Buffalo, where she had been a resident for several years. She was 90. Born Suzanne Mary Cabana in Buffalo, the oldest of four children and the only girl, she was the granddaughter of…

Obituaries

May 27, 1947 – May 17, 2019 Kenneth M. O’Brien, a retired Maryvale High School English teacher who also worked for many years as a U.S. Customs inspector, died May 17 in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a short illness. He was 71. Born in Buffalo, he was a 1965 graduate of Bishop Fallon High School, earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education fro…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to English poet Alexander Pope, born on this date in 1688, “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” • • • FIND A BARGAIN – Niagara University’s seventh annual community garage sale, “2 Good 2 Toss,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in NU’s Kiernan Center gym, featuring items donated by NU employees and s…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French novelist and playwright Honore de Balzac, born on this date in 1799, “It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.” • • • BIG STICK – One of history’s mightiest men of action, President Theodore Roosevelt, is the focus of the free IMAGINE series at noon Tuesday in the Central Library on Lafayet…

Crime

A Bolivar man was jailed after his arrest on multiple weapons counts Saturday following investigation into a burglary in the Town of Hinsdale, State Police in Olean reported. Jesse A. Wilson, 38, was arraigned in Olean Town Court on charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal possession of explosives and a large-capacity ammunition feeding device, and crimi…

Deaths

Oct. 28, 1943 – May 13, 2019 Robert A. DiSibio Sr., a professor and administrator at D'Youville College and Medaille College, died May 13 in Wilmington, Del., after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 75. Born in Canonsburg, Pa., Robert Anthony DiSibio earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from California, Pa., State College, now California Universit…

Lifestyles

The Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Tournament, for players with fewer than 500 master points, begins today, Saturday, May 18, and continues Sunday, May 19, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Games are at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days. For info, click this link. • • • The Airport Bridge Club celebrates Memorial Day May 27 with extra-point …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to economist and college president Clark Kerr, born on this date in 1911, “The status quo is the only solution that cannot be vetoed.” • • • GET GROWING – Garden Friends of Clarence hold a perennial plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the large pavilion at Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St. Soil testing is available for a fee. The Cape…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to flamboyant pianist Liberace, born on this date in 1919, “Nakedness makes us democratic; adornment makes us individuals.” • • • LOOKING BACK – “The Enemy’s Perspective on the Burning of Buffalo in 1813” is the topic at the meeting of the Cheektowaga Historical Association at 7 tonight in the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. Speaker is R…

Art

Ten places of worship in Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties will open for the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s ninth annual Sacred Sites Open House Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19. Inspiring the weekend’s theme, “Medieval to Modern – Celebrating New York’s Religious Art and Architecture,” is Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Ave. Docents will guide visitors from no…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to author and broadcast personality Clifton Fadiman, born on this date in 1904, “Cheese is milk’s leap towards immortality.” • • • PASS THE SALSA – A taco bar is the feature as the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., pays homage to Cinco de Mayo at “Peace, Love and Food,” its free monthly community meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thurs…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to financial journalist B. C. Forbes, born on this date in 1880, “The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.” • • • FALLEN HEROES – In conjunction with National Police Week, the Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy will hold its 22nd annual Police Memorial Service for officers who died in the line of d…