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BARTELLO - John Michael b. 12/24/39 d. 11/02/19, 79 passed away on November 2 in Sunrise, Florida surrounded by his loving family. Born in Toronto to Leo and Nellie Perna Bartello, the family moved to Batavia, NY in 1946. He attended St. Joseph School, and was a horn player with St. Joseph's Drum Corps. He volunteered for many years as an Assistant Director, Business Manag…

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Jonathan Peter Gilfillan passed away in Houston, Texas on September 25, 2019, after an almost year-long battle with cancer. Born in Buffalo in 1973, he was the cherished son of Caroline (late Peter) Gilfillan, of East Amherst; dearest brother of Sarah Elissa (John) O’Toole and loving uncle of John Peter and Nicholas Coleman O’Toole of Wellesley, MA. He is also survived by …

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HANSEN - Jane Beloved wife of the late Sidney Hansen died at ECMC on August 14, 2019 at the age of 98 after an illness of several months. She was predeceased by siblings Lillian (wife of the late former Delaware Governor Russell Peterson) and Richard (late Betty) Turner. Coming from a military family, she and her sister attended a boarding school in New Jersey where she re…

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DOLLER - Odette P. Of Palm Coast, FL, at the age of 91, died at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 14, 2019 in her residence, in the presence of family. A private Memorial Service will be held at a future date. Odette was born on June 8, 1928 in Lausanne, Switzerland to Charles and Bertha (Lichtsteiner) Pasche, the oldest of two daughters. On August 23, 1947 she married Elmer E. …

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KELLY - Daniel T. Retired Chief of Planning. US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District. After 89 years of selfless service to God, country, family and friends, Daniel T. Kelly was called home to God on October 14, 2019. Daniel Kelly was born on May 16, 1930, in Pulaski, NY. to Daniel T. Kelly Sr and Ida Tyndall. He attended a one-room country school for the first four g…

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STEWART - Beatrice Macnicoll Wow... Over ninety-three years on planet earth. A life well lived and a job well done, mom! Yes, we had lost the real, inner "you" before we lost you in body but it's still so hard to say this final goodbye. As a child, you navigated the Great Depression and as a young woman, you patiently awaited your husband's return from the Second World War…

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SAROFF - Dr. Marie Iqbal Jabbar (April 16, 1928 - October 1, 2019). Dr. Saroff was born to Kitty Guha (1895-1956) a botanist and principal of a girl's school and Dr. Syed Abdul Jabbar (1895-1962) who specialized in Radiology, on April 16, 1928 in Hyderabad City, Telangana (Erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad Deccan) India. Her mother was Jewish and her father was Muslim.…

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BEATTY - Thomas Michael Passed away on the morning of September 22, 2019. He was 65 years old. Tom will be remembered for his charm, determination, and unwavering commitment to the American labor movement. He inspired others with his charismatic leadership style, which was defined by strong negotiation tactics, motivating speeches, and a mastery of the collective bargainin…

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CRONE - Mary Jo "Bonny" September 25, 1942 - September 5, 2019. In a flash, Mary Jo went from a healthy and vibrant woman into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior. She left her loved ones behind shocked and grieving but none more so than her beloved daughters, Wendy and Sara. Born and raised in West Seneca, she lived much of her adult life in East Aurora. Mary Jo's was …

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WELD - Marn Amy Intrepid traveler Marn Amy Weld has moved on; passing away Sept. 11. A recent transplant to NJ, Marn grew up and lived a full and active life in western New York. Graduating with a degree in Art Education from Buffalo State Teachers College, Marn taught until the arrival of her two daughters; returning to the classroom only when both girls were in school. A…

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TERIAN - Kathleen Lucy (nee Burns) SUN LAKES, AZ - Kathleen Lucy (nee Burns) Terian, age 77, formerly of Cheektowaga, was surrounded by her family as she passed peacefully on August 16, 2019, in Sun Lakes, AZ. Born on May 13, 1942 in Buffalo, NY, to the late John Joseph Burns and the late Lucy (Phillips) Burns, Kathy married her beloved husband Joe on August 25, 1962. Toge…

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GULLO - Dick Our dear friend of over 50 years, Dick Gullo, of St Petersburg, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Dick was born March 9, 1939 in Buffalo, NY. My family and all of his friends in WNY who loved him will dearly miss Dick. While living in the Buffalo area he co-owned/owned several well-known restaurants; Lum's, One Eyed Cat, Shepard's Pub, and Rigol…

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SZYMANSKI - D.j. May 1st, 1983 - September 6th, 2014 On September 6th, 2014 at approximately 3:00am in the morning we lost our son DJ forever. He was a very special individual who loved life and riding his Harley. Our lives are so empty without him. We adopted DJ when he was just three days old. I can remember that day we picked him up at the hospital as if it was just yes…

BARROW - James At the age of 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 17, 2019, joining his father, John, and mother, Jane. He was born in Buffalo, NY, and was a graduate of Amherst High School. He played football and lacrosse while completing his undergraduate education at Alfred University, and graduated from law school from the University at Buffalo…

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ROSENTHAL - William, Ret. Major, Usaf "Bill" Our beloved husband, dad, papa, brother and uncle crossed into the blue on Friday, August 9, 2019. Born in 1940 in Buffalo to Herbert and Wilma. Bill attended Lancaster Central High School, was active in varsity basketball, football and tennis and married his high school sweetheart. Among his many accomplishments: awarded U.S. S…