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Feb. 27, 1935 — July 12, 2018 Marylouise Hewitt worked for decades in New York City as the editor of the Education Index, a worldwide reference published by the H.W. Wilson Co. She read and indexed so much information that she was unbeatable at Trivial Pursuit, said her son, Dr. Ross Hewitt. But it was her loving heart and indomitable spirit that her friends in We…

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Oct. 24, 1922 – July 11, 2018 Arthur A. Lorenzo, of Amherst, a matrimonial lawyer and a former chairman of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, died July 11 after a period of declining health. He was 95. Born in Buffalo, the 10th of 12 children, he grew up in the Genesee-Bailey neighborhood and attended Kensington High School. He served in the Army in the Pacific …

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Oct. 27, 1950 – July 15, 2018 Rick Naylon created one of the most successful bars and restaurants on Elmwood Avenue — Jimmy Mac’s. It attracted everyone from happy-hour professionals to police commissioners and old pols to its upscale bar and inexpensive menu. Its glassed-in sidewalk cafe gave it extra appeal. “Jimmy Mac’s wasn’t just another business on the stree…

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Dec. 31, 1934 – June 29, 2018 Mary Lang didn’t plan on becoming an expert in education law. All she wanted was to get her son, who had neurological problems, the help he needed in school. “He had difficulty sitting still, and learning math,” she told Buffalo News reporter Paula Voell in 1993. “The attitude then was that if you punished kids and were rigid enough, som…

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March 4, 1928 - July 12, 2018 Carolyn G. Gallivan was a Buffalo booster and eager volunteer, briefly turning the latter into a profession when she was hired in the early 1980s to be director of volunteers for the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. Mrs. Gallivan, who had previously done volunteer work as a member of the Junior League of Buffalo and the Zonta Clu…

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July 8, 1950 — July 8, 2018 A talented painter, gardener and decorator, a devoted mother and friend to many, Susan M. Zebro is best known as a tireless worker and fundraiser for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospice Buffalo. But her truest legacy may lie in the moments, over the coming years, when an ill patient, anxious visitor or busy staff member dr…

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July 26, 1922 — July 10, 2018 During the decades she spent supporting Studio Arena Theatre, Eleanor Jean Thompson Murray worked behind the scenes, literally and figuratively. She shunned the spotlight for herself, but raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the theater between 1964, when she joined the theater's women's committee, and 2008, when the theater close…

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Jan. 26, 1942 – July 1, 2018 For Tony Krupski, music was a family affair. The son of an accordion player and the oldest of seven boys, he picked up the instrument as a youngster. When he started a band, he recruited two of his brothers. As the Krew Brothers, the band grew to include all seven Krupski brothers. At its height in the 1970s, it was considered one o…

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Feb. 15, 1946 – July 2, 2018 Dr. Hans R. Koritz, a retired physician and pain management specialist, died July 2 in his Grand Island home after a long illness. He was 72. Born in Uddevalla, Sweden, north of Gothenburg, Hans Rutger Koritz grew up in Djursholm, on Sweden’s eastern coast. He graduated in 1976 from the Medical School at the University of Zurich, Switzerl…

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Feb. 21, 1949 – July 7, 2018 Glenn D. Voelker, longtime owner of Voelker’s Bowling Center, a beloved classic venue for the sport in Buffalo, died unexpectedly Saturday while vacationing in Baltimore. He was 69. Born in Buffalo, the youngest of four children, he worked in the bowling center as a boy and attended Riverside High School and East Aurora High School. He…

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June 26, 1928 – June 23, 2018 Donald G. Ward, of Hamburg, a landscape architect who specialized in cemetery design, died June 13 in Elderwood at Hamburg. He was 89. Born in Jamestown, he grew up in Sinclairville and was a 1946 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central High School, where he was class president. He enlisted in the Army prior to graduation and served with…

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July 5, 1942 — June 29, 2018 When Erie County Sheriff's Detective Chester J. Krupczyk Jr. slid headfirst inside a 15-foot-tall ice volcano on Lake Erie on Jan. 14, 1999, his life, as well as that of the boys he was trying to save, was suddenly at risk. That daring and difficult rescue of Richard E. Burst, 7, and Anthony Trigilio, 9, off the shore of the Town of Evans…

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Dec. 22, 1946 – June 30, 2018 Ward Hamlin, an attorney for more than 40 years, kept two large files of index cards. The bigger one was called “Ward Law,” which he used as a reference for legal matters. “He was called upon by his colleagues for his vast knowledge of the law,” his daughter, Emma, said. The other one compiled information on his lifelong passion – …

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Nov. 8, 1946 – July 7, 2018 After Ronald Rydzynski passed the test to become a police officer, he looked for a job close to home. It didn’t take long to get one. “The chief drove into our driveway and blew the horn,” his wife, Lucy, said. “He said, ‘Get yourself a white shirt. You’re starting tomorrow.’ ” Officer Rydzynski served on the Village of Sloan’s five-man…

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May 24, 1930 — June 24, 2018 John Francis "Jack" Gallagher devoted his working life to microbiology and cancer research. But in his spare time, thanks to a decision his daughter made in college, he discovered and fed a passion for archaeology. Mr. Gallagher died June 24 in his Amherst home after a long illness. He was 88. Born in Buffalo, the youngest of three …