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Sept. 23, 1930 – Feb. 4, 2014 Sister Kathleen Sholette, a former assistant dean and trustee of D’Youville College and former head of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, died Feb. 4 in St. Joseph Manor, Meadowbrook, Pa. She was 83.A native of Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, she was a 1948 graduate of St. Mary’s High School and a 1952 graduate of D’Youville College, where sh…

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March 2, 1927 – Feb. 8, 2014Gloria Janet Mulloy, a retired pharmacist, died Saturday in her Eggertsville home. She was 86.She was born in Jamestown, and graduated from Jamestown High School with a full scholarship to attend the University of Buffalo Pharmacy School. She was one of eight women in the class of 1949.Mrs. Mulloy met her husband, Francis J. Mulloy, in pharmacy …

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June 16, 1932 – Feb. 8, 2014Mark F. Cassidy Sr., a retired Buffalo firefighter and former chief investigator for the Buffalo Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Bureau, a 60-year member of Ironworkers Union Local 6 and retired master chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, died Saturday in Sisters Hospital after a brief illness. He was 81.A native of Buffalo, Mr. Ca…

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March 23, 1927 – Feb. 8, 2014YOUNG-STOWN – Donald Francis Murray, a Youngstown resident since 1968 and retired superintendent of planning for Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., died Saturday in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport, after a short illness. He was 86.A native of Buffalo, Mr. Murray was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served as a quartermaster third clas…

Dec. 12, 1938 – Feb. 7, 2014Dr. Ray A. Sherman, an editor and writer of many articles in the field of chiropractic medicine, died Friday after a long illness. He was 75.Dr. Sherman, a Western New York native, was a graduate of Clarence High School and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.Six years after receiving his degree as a doctor of chiropractic, he move…

April 13, 1936 – Feb. 3, 2014Joseph A. Manarina, a longtime Oldsmobile dealer in the City of Tonawanda, died Monday in the McAuley Residence, Town of Tonawanda, after a long illness. He was 77.Mr. Manarina was president and owner of Manarina Oldsmobile from 1952 until 1979, when he sold the dealership to the Basil family. His father had founded the business in 1945.Mr. Man…

March 22, 1926 – Feb. 6, 2014Gloria M. Magee of Amherst, a retired Erie County probation officer, died Thursday in Elderwood in Cheektowaga. She was 87.The former Gloria Marie Mueller was born in Buffalo and was a 1943 graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy. In 1946, she graduated cum laude from D’Youville College with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. She went on to h…

Nov. 2, 1928 – Jan. 23, 2014Michael A. Diati, former owner of Avenue Florist in Kenmore, died Jan. 23 in Niagara Lutheran Home after a three-year illness. He was 85.Mr. Diati, a Buffalo native and lifelong resident, worked as a waiter at two local restaurants, Chez Ami and the Town Casino, from 1946 to 1951. He was head waiter at the latter.After a stint in the Navy, Mr. D…

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May 29, 1921 – Feb. 5, 2014Peter Tower, a retired customs broker and philanthropist, died Wednesday in his East Aurora home. He was 92.Mr. Tower was president of C.J. Tower & Sons, a licensed U.S. Customs brokerage based in Buffalo and founded by his grandfather in Niagara Falls in 1913. Mr. Tower was the first customs broker in the nation to use IBM computers to process c…

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May 14, 1930 – Feb. 4, 2014Calbraith Perry Champlin Jr., of Amherst, a retired steel company executive, died Tuesday in ElderWood at Williamsville Nursing Home, Amherst. He was 83.Born in Buffalo, he was the great-great-great-grandson of Capt. (later Commodore) Stephen Champlin, a cousin of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and a major figure in the Battle of Lake Erie in the …

July 19, 1924 – Jan. 30, 2014NEW YORK – Arthur Rankin Jr., who created a canon of children’s holiday television using stop-motion puppet animation, including “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” one of the longest-running annual network specials, died last Thursday in Harrington Sound, Bermuda, where he had lived in recent years. He was 89.His death was confirmed by Maury Law…

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Sept. 21, 1932 – Feb. 4, 2014Joseph M. Tripi, of Clarence, a construction company owner who built many suburban homes and town houses in the 1980s and 1990s, died Tuesday in Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clarence, after a long illness. He was 81.Born in Buffalo, he was a 1954 graduate of Lafayette High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in busin…

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Oct. 18, 1948 – Feb. 3, 2014William G. Bolents Jr., of the Town of Niagara, a retired administrative technical services director for the Niagara Falls Water Board, died Monday at home. He was 65.Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he moved to Niagara Falls as a baby with his family and attended local schools, including Bishop Duffy High School and Niagara University, where he earne…

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March 20, 1922 – Jan. 26, 2014Claire Jeanette Lippert, of Williamsville, a registered nurse, died Jan. 26 in Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was 91.Born Claire Hubbs in Northport, L.I., she received her nurse’s training at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and served as a Navy nurse during World War II. Mrs. Lippert moved to Williamsv…

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Oct. 16, 1967 – Feb. 3, 2014 Joseph R. Teresi, an owner and partner in Commercial Insurance Consultants of Williamsville, died Monday in his home in the Rochester suburb of Brighton after a battle with brain cancer. He was 46.Born in Buffalo, he was a 1985 graduate of Canisius High School and a 1989 graduate of St. Lawrence University. He earned his master’s degree in busi…