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This is a developing story. More updates will be posted soon. The Buffalo News has been sold to Lee Enterprises. The news was announced in a statement by Lee shortly after 7 a.m. today. The News had been owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway since 1977. Lee is only the third owner in the 140-year history of The News. The deal to buy The News includes Berksh…

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Eden junior Marissa Calloway, an All-Western New York first-team pitcher and third baseman, has committed to the University at Buffalo softball team, she announced Tuesday on Twitter. A four-year starter, she set the school record for hits (55) in a season en route to posting a .579 average with 38 RBIs and 37 runs scored last spring. She won 11 games as a pitcher an…

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CALKINS - Evan M.D. Of Hamburg, January 24, 2020. Husband of Virginia (nee Brady) Calkins M.D.; father of Sarah (Thomas) Oxnard M.D., Stephen (Joan Wadsworth) Calkins, Lucy (John Skorpen) Calkins, Joan Calkins M.D., Ben Calkins, Hugh (Beth Gregory) Calkins M.D., Ellen (Joseph Cipparone) Calkins MSW, Geoffrey Calkins and Tim (Carol Saltoun M.D.) Calkins; brother of Patricia…

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HART - Marie E. (nee Haier) Of Eden, NY, January 28, 2020. Devoted wife of the late Gregory; mother of Joseph (Diane) Hart and Michael (Nicole Finnigan) Hart; grandmother of Presley Marie Hart; sister of Dolores (Dennis) Trimm, Alice (Edward) Bugenhagen, Sr. Cecelia Haier, FSSJ., Edith Haier, Harold (Lori) Haier, Joan (Brian) Eiskant, Rose (Richard) Armbruster, Albert (Kar…

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FORMOLO - Lance R. DC January 26, 2020, age 37. Beloved husband of John R. Warner; dear son of Sidney M. Saeger and Donald J. Formolo; step-son of Robert M. Mazarowski; brother of Brooke (Ryan) Baker; grandson of Winifred Saeger and the late Alvin Saeger, late Joseph and Lorraine Formolo; son-in-law of Daniel and Sharon Warner; brother-in-law of Kathleen Sokan and Dr. Dan…

RUPP - Elizabeth A. Entered into rest January 3, 2020. Relatives and friends are invited to a Graveside Committal Service on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock in Nativity Cemetery, 38 Highland Ave., Orchard Park. If desired, contributions may be made to the SPCA of Erie County, 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca, NY 14224. Arrangements by LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel). O…

Pluta - Francis C. Of Hamburg, NY, January 27, 2020. Beloved husband of Nancy E. (nee Rohauer) Pluta; loving father of Sean and Jessica Pluta; dearest son of the late Francis M. and Margaret (nee Brunner) Pluta; dear brother of Peggy (Rick) McDowell. Family will be present to receive friends Thursday from 3-7 pm at the (Hamburg Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 54…

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CORP - Donald E. January 26, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Dolores A. (nee Hurd) and Leoda D. (nee Jankowski) Corp; loving father of James (Nancy), David (Ann) Corp, Patricia (Rick) Coleman, Donna (Christopher) Nichter and the late Pamela Diagostino; step-father of Diane (Ron) Gulla, Robert Wardzala and the late Mark (Sherry) Wardzala and infant Jamie Wardzala; cherish…

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FRONCZAK - Virginia V. (nee Filipski) January 27, 2020, age 96. Wife of the late Arthur R.; dear mother of Lynn (Edward) Dominiak and Beverly Schuster; loving grandmother of Adam (Jennifer) Dominiak, Steven Schuster (Sarah Caterina), Suzanne (Michael) Hibbard, Gina Schuster, and great-grandmother of Gianna, Grace, Dominic, Jacob, and Stevie; dearest sweetheart of Tracy Str…

REPKA - Eugenia T. (nee Zajac) Of Boyton Beach, FL, formerly of Hamburg, NY, January 26, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Leonard; devoted mother of Sharon (David) Parker, late Dennis (Beverly) and late Michelle; loving grandmother of Adam, Nicole and Jennifer; David, Jared and great-grandchildren; great-grandmother of Tasia, Eric, Derrik and Dylan; great-great-grandmother o…

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EVANS - Curtis Leon Departed this life January 23, 2020. The family will receive friends Friday, January 31, 2020 from 5-7 PM at THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 995 Genesee St. A Celebration of Life will be conducted Saturday, February 1, 2020, 11 AM, at New Covenant United Church of Christ, 459 Clinton St. Please share condolences at www.thomastedwardsfuneralhome.co…

STECK - Gail F. (nee Conner) January 27, 2020. Beloved wife of Jerry Steck; dear mother of Charles and Susan Steck; loving grandmother of Mark, Marie and Michael. Funeral from the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC. (Southtowns Chapel), 3155 Orchard Park Rd., Thursday at 9:30 AM and from Queen of Heaven Church at 10:15 AM. No prior visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations …

LEVIN - Jack January 26, 2020. Husband of Betty (nee Bookbinder) Levin; father of Linda Levin, Jennifer (Chris) Crysler, and the late Joel Levin; predeceased by 10 siblings; also survived by many loving relatives and friends. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, 12 Noon, at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst, NY 14051. Donations to Temple Beth Tzedek.…

TAYLOR - Kenneth O. January 27, 2020, of Angola, NY. Beloved husband of Bonnie (Hewson), the late Marie and Dolores Taylor; dear father of Timothy (Christine), Bryan, David (Hope), and Scott (Lori) Taylor; grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother of Donald (Emma) and the late Roger Taylor; survived by many nieces …

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MARAFINO - Judith A. (nee Armstrong) January 28, 2020, age 85. Beloved wife of the late Robert A. Marafino; loving mother of John (Gina) Marafino, Mary (Christien) Castiglia, Anne (John) Hoar, Catherine (Michael) Hyzy, Beth (Michael) O'Donnell, and Julie (Craig) Buda; cherished grandmother of Kasey, JP, Samantha, Stephanie, Jacob, Peter, Michael, Isabella, Corinne, Charle…