Our Obituaries

Mary Louise Young

February 13, 1930 - June 19, 2017

YOUNG - Mary L. (nee Colley) June 19, 2017 of East Aurora, NY. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Young; dearest mother of Sharon (Ken) Fudalik, Donna (Kurt) Ward and Kenny (Sandra) Young; cherished grand-mother of Heather (Nick), Crystal, Bonnie (David), Kendra (Nicholas) and Jamie and great-grandmother of Kirstin, Nicholas, Ryan, Leiryn, and Suzzy, Missy and Abe; also survived by her brother Paul...
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Teresa Siani

February 8, 1916 - June 12, 2017

SIANI - Teresa (nee Motto) June 12, 2017, age 101, of East Aurora; beloved wife of the late Peter Siani; dear mother of Joanne (Frank) Smith, Barbara Siani, Adrienne (late William) Page and the late Fr. Angelo Siani OMI; grandmother of five grand-children, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 1084 Main...
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Bryan D. Rice

December 9, 1955 - May 29, 2017

Bryce, Bryan D - May 28, 2017;beloved husband of 16 years to Debra (nee Botner) Rice; dear father of Dallas (Summer) Rice and Ashely Barrows; brother of Debbie (Larry) Billings, and Pam Schaber; survived by mother-in-law Mary Botner; son of the late Robert and June Rice and the late father-in-law Jerry Botner; grandfather of six grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews....
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Kathleen A. Daminski

February 9, 1945 - May 23, 2017

DAMINSKI - Kathleen A. (nee Korzelius) May 23, 2017. Loving mother of Megan K. (Matt) Bourg, Nathan D. (Deanna) Korzelius, Courtney M. (Joshua) Colsman, Zachary C. (Jessica) Korzelius and Carmel C.(Jeremy) Kalinowski; survived by five grandchildren; dear sister of Sandra L. (Norman) Pawlak, Juliane D. (late John) Berry and late John F. (late Mary) Daminski; survived by many nieces and nephews....
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James Earl Kauderer

January 24, 1944 - May 22, 2017

KAUDERER - James E., Sr. May 22, 2017, of East Aurora, NY. Beloved husband of 49 years to Margaret (Renzi); dearest father of Joseph (Tina), Jim and Dawn (Stephen Kromer) Kauderer; cherished grandfather of Vanessa, Seth, Jacob, Grace, William, Ethan and Riley; brother of the late Noreen (late Robert) Wirth and Ann Marie (late David) Deyot; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. The...
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Jacqueline J. Imhoff

January 23, 1932 - May 19, 2017

IMHOFF - Jacqueline J. (nee Reed)May 19, 2017, of East Aurora, NY, beloved wife of the late Harold E. Imhoff Sr.; dear mother of John E. (Susan) Imhoff, JennyLu (Lenny) Mazurkiewicz, JanNell (John) Connors and Harold E. (Sally) Imhoff Jr.; second mom to Valerie Weinreber; grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sister of the late Bonnie Johnson and Hollie Herman; longtime...
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June A. Schwab

July 21, 1922 - May 12, 2017

SCHWAB - June A. (nee Arnold)May 12, 2017, of Eden, NY, beloved wife of the late George J. Schwab; beloved mother of Joan (Gerald) Summe, Georgia (Thomas, MD) Rosenthal, William (Nancy), Susan (John) Stanley, Judith (David) Messinger and John (Marilyn) Schwab; grandmother of 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; sister of Carol (Jack) Steves and the late...
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Susan SOBCZAK

December 1, 1950 - April 25, 2017

Susan E Potter Sobczak of Bluffton, SC passed away suddenly on April 25, 2017 athome. Born December 1, 1950 to Reed U. and Alice V. Hudson Potter, Susan grew upon East Creek Rd in South Wales and graduated from Iroquois Central School in1968. On October 10, 1970, Susan married her high school sweetheart, ThomasMichael Sobczak. Graduating in 1970, Susan obtained a degree in retailmanagement from...
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Kenneth Richard Adams

May 6, 1950 - April 25, 2017

ADAMS - Kenneth Entered into eternal rest with his family by his side April 25, 2017. Beloved son to the late James and Minnie Adams; devoted father of Kelly (Jon) Gable, Christine (Marty) Zimmer and Joshua (Robyn) Adams; cherished grandfather of Brandon (Raquel), Chelsie, Cameron, Taylor, Mackenzie, Justin and Matthew and great-grandfather of Mia; dear brother of James (Ester) Adams, Sharon (Jon...
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Francis J. Izydorczak

January 27, 1943 - March 14, 2017

IZYDORCZAK - Francis J., Sr.March 14, 2017, of East Aurora, NY, beloved husband of Jane (nee Pawlak); dearest father of Francis J. Jr. (Kelly), David (Claudine), Thomas(Diana) and Mary (Paul) Minton; cherished grandfather of Bradley, Nicholas, Emily, Cecilia, Erin, Alexandra, Elizabeth, Regina, Kevin, Brian, Jonathan and the late Anna and Devin; dear brother of Loretta Cady, Carol Foley and the...
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Peter D. Bennett

January 30, 1955 - March 2, 2017

BENNETT - Peter D.March 2, 2017, of East Aurora, NY, beloved father of Megan (Phillip Spears) Bennett and the late KatlynMary Bennett; dear brother of Robert (Marjorie) Bennett and Michael Bennett; partner of Diana Jacobs. Friendsmay call Saturday, March 11 from 12-4 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, where aMemorial Service will follow at 4 PM. Flowers gratefully declined....
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Thomas Hardy

February 9, 1960 - February 27, 2017

HARDY - ThomasFebruary 27, 2017 of East Aurora, NY. Beloved son of Warren and Linda (nee Cole) Hardy; dear brother of Lori(Duane Pulsifer) Hardy, Marcy (Derek) Sin, Adam Hardy and Kristin Koester. A Celebration of Tom's Life will beheld at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made to People Inc. or AllentownIndustries. Share your condolences at www.woodfh.com
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Rachel Ann Baehr

June 17, 1941 - February 25, 2017

BAEHR - Rachel A. (nee Sawyer) February 25, 2017, of Elma, NY, beloved wife of Douglas C. Baehr; dear stepmother of Annemarie (Clifford) Cornell; dearest Nana of Jonathan (Nicole) Cornell and Alice Staub; great-grandmother of Kaden Cornell; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, where funeral...
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Lorraine Leslie Marshall

August 18, 1958 - February 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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John Stuart Brothers

April 30, 1953 - February 12, 2017

BROTHERS - John StuartFebruary 12, 2017, age 63 years, formerly of East Aurora, NY. Beloved husband of Laura A. (nee Johnson); dear father of Stuart, Andrew, Anneand Joshua Brothers; dear brother of Pamela (Bill) Huff and Beth Ann (Tom) Treharne; son of the late Burt and Nancy Lou Brothers; nephew ofJoyce (late Bernie) Groh. Friends and family may call Friday from 10-11 AM at the WOOD FUNERAL...
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Nancy E. Tyndall

November 6, 1933 - February 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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Norbert A. Burger

March 27, 1932 - February 5, 2017

Norbert Anthony "Barney" Burger of East Aurora, NY, entered into rest February 5th, 2017. Born March 27th, 1932 in Buffalo, NY to the late Teresa and Anthony Burger. Beloved husband of 56 years to the late Edna Louise (nee Holderith, 2010). Predeceased by his sisters Betty (Paisley) and Theresa (Maher) and his twin children David (1968) and Dolores (1976). Survived by his brother, Robert (Mary...
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Ceil Parker Waite

January 9, 1939 - February 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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Mark Daniel Shadron

May 31, 1984 - January 30, 2017

SHADRON - Mark D.January 28, 2017, age 32, beloved son of R. Scott and Roslyn (nee Russell) Shadron; dear brother of Matthew and Mitchell (Natalie Koehler) Shadron; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call Saturday from 11 AM-2 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, where Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Share your...
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Nelson Idem

December 13, 1922 - January 25, 2017

IDEM - NelsonJanuary 25, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Grace (nee Siegrist); dear father of Michael, David (Jane), Stephen (Karen) Idem and Mary (Timothy) Keller; grandfather of Scott, Patrick, Phillip, Dragan, Victoria, Rachel, Rebecca and Alex. Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. If desired, contributions may be made in Nelson's memory to the Cattaraugus County SPCA...
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Cory Christopher Homan

December 21, 1986 - January 22, 2017

HOMAN - Cory C.January 22, 2017, of East Aurora, NY, beloved son of Lisa Phillians and Gary Phillians; dear brother of Jennah Phillians; dearest uncle of Adelynn Signs; grandson of Richard Quinn, Marion DeJoy, Fran Phillians and the late Gary Phillians and Fannie and Tom Hedrick; also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME,...
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Francis James Gottstein

May 2, 1929 - January 22, 2017

GOTTSTEIN - Francis "Jim"January 22, 2017 of Wales, NY. Beloved husband of 57 years to Helen (nee Dittenhauser); dear father of Mary Lynn (David) Hensen,Joseph Gottstein and Jeffrey (Michelle) Gottstein; grandfather of Corey and Bryan Hensen, Tyler, Madison and Chase Gottstein; brotherof Albert (late Eleanor) Gottstein, Elizabeth (late David) Haas, Jane (late Martin) Haslinger, Virginia (late...
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Carl Vincent Mazzio

April 18, 1963 - January 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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Josephine M. Carnevale

June 14, 1924 - January 13, 2017

CARNEVALE - Josephine M. (nee Toczinski)January 13, 2017, beloved wife of the late Louis Carnevale; dear mother of Judith M. Carnevale, William L. Carnevale, LuAnn M. Gerace and Diane M.Hine; grandmother of six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends may call Tuesday from 11 AM-1 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784Main St., East Aurora where a Memorial Service will follow at 1 PM. If...
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Marie A. Goehring

September 7, 1922 - January 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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Stephen Frank Gryczkowski

April 3, 1947 - December 19, 2016

GRYCZKOWSKI - Stephen F. "Stevie G."December 19, 2016, age 69, loving husband of Linda M. (nee Lanning) Gryczkowski; cherished father of Tricia Gryczkowski; adored brother of Anthony Gryczkowski, Mary Ann (Joseph) Plummer, Gary (Kathy) Gryczkowski, Rene (Brad) Hewitt and the late Gloria Ferron; beloved brother-in-law of Barbara (Anthony) Nucci, Susan (William) Kane, William Lanning, Rita (Mark)...
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Ronald E. Guard

April 9, 1971 - December 3, 2016

GUARD - Ronald E., Jr.December 3, 2016, age 45 years, beloved son of Ron and Patricia (nee Drushler) Guard; dear brother of BrianGuard and Tricia (Jerry) Dwigun; uncle of Sophie, Taylor, Makenzie and Olivia; also survived by several aunts, unclesand cousins. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St. EastAurora. A Mass of Christian Burial will be...
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Rosemarie Stacey

August 19, 1927 - November 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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Francis J. Scarcello

February 12, 1935 - November 20, 2016

Scarcello, Francis J. November 20, 2016 of West Falls, NY. Beloved husband of 58 years to Barbara (nee Slomba); dear father of Jennifer (Chris) Fuller,Frank (Weena) Scarcello, Jeanette (Robert) Lippert and Mary Beth (Barry) Covert; grandfather of Leighanne, Som,Cassandra, Alexander, Christopher and Brianna; brother of Eleanor Ryan and the late Peter Scarcello and ElveraHeath. Friends may call...
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Ernest Michael Blab

November 15, 1932 - November 17, 2016

BLAB - Ernest M.November 17, 2016, of South Wales, NY, beloved husband of 59 years to Shirley A. (nee Hillman); dear father of Michael (Carolyn Pece) Blab, Susan Rutkowski, Amy (Matt Sennett) Blab; grandfather of L.J., Maggie and Ben; brother of Ann (late Gene) Wargula; also survived by many niecesand nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 AM at Immaculate Conception...
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Eleanor W. Van lderstine

June 30, 1927 - November 4, 2016

VAN IDERSTINE - Eleanor Winifred (nee Prior)Of East Aurora, NY, November 4, 2016, age 89, after a long illness, daughter of the late William and Winifred Prior; survived by her four children, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, November 22 at 10:30 AM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora. In lieu of flowers, donations may be...
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Mary Ann Shed

January 5, 1926 - November 1, 2016

SHED - Mary Ann (nee Beaver)Born January 5, 1926, died November 1, 2016, of East Aurora, loving wife of 61 years to the late Philip B. Shed; devoted mother of Vicky (Allen)Edwards, Thomas (Karen), Jim, Charlie and Cindy (Dennis) Flannery; grandmother of nine grandchildren andtwo great-grandchildren. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., EastAurora. A Mass of...
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Mary Arlene Milks

January 8, 1922 - October 25, 2016

MILKS - M. Arlene (nee Daly)October 25, 2016, age 94, of East Aurora, NY, beloved wife of the late Harold F. Milks; loving mother of H. David (Mary) Milks, John (Monica Michaels) Milks and James (Laurel) Milks; cherished grandmother of James (Emily), John, Joseph, Ann, Brenden and Leigha Milks. Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be offered www...
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Bruce Robert Putney

October 1, 1934 - October 22, 2016

PUTNEY - BruceOctober 22, 2016, age 82, of East Aurora, NY, beloved husband of the late Kareen (nee Kirsch) Putney; loving father of Donna (Brian) Schofield and Willis "Bill" (Mary Beth) Putney; cherished grandfather of Brittany Schofield, Megan and Johnathan Putney; brother of the late Russell and Richard Putney; brother-in-law of the late Carole (A. James) Leffler; uncle of Leslie Putney West...
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Marjorie S. Luders

March 27, 1921 - October 22, 2016

LUDERS - Marjorie S. (nee Slacer)October 22, 2016, of East Aurora, loving wife of the late Clifford Luders; dear mother of Marvin (Candida) Luders;beloved grandmother of Jonathan, Tyler, Shawn and Stephanie Luders; great-grandmother of McKenzie andKalyn Luders; sister of the late Janet (Paul) Loth; aunt of Joanne (Kenneth) Strike, Paul John (Carol) Loth and Esther(Mel) Loth. Friends may call...
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Caryl Marie Persons

October 8, 1924 - October 19, 2016

PERSONS - Caryl M. (nee Pfeffer)October 19, 2016, formerly of Strykersville, NY, age 92, beloved wife of the late Estees G. Persons Jr.; dear mother of Estees (Lesle) Persons III,James, David (Su Pok), Gary (Donna) Persons, Caryl (Roger) Rogers, Lori Persons and the late Cindy Rae Persons; grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sister of the late Dorothy Faurling and Joyce...
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Helen M. Prezyna

August 8, 1926 - October 15, 2016

PREZYNA - Helen M. (nee Malovich)Of Strykersville, NY, passed away October 15, 2016, age 90, wife of the late Anthony Prezyna; loving mother of Helen Musser of Lakeside, CA, Karen Prezyna of Strykersville, Marian (C. Kent) Stephens and Paul (Lorry) Prezyna, all of Santa Maria, CA, Joan Prezyna of Leicester, NY and Patricia (Jerry) Oster of Malibu, CA; cherished grandma of Joshua (Rachel) Prezyna,...
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David A. Gurney

February 15, 1991 - October 10, 2016

GURNEY - David A. "Alex"October 10, 2016 of East Aurora, NY passed away suddenly at age 25. Fun and loving son of David J. and Susan G. (nee Dalgleish) Gurney; loving brother of Jessica Gurney; cherished uncle of Kayla; adored grandson of the late David and Patricia Gurney and the late Alexander and late Joan Dalgleish; also survived by many loving family members and friends. Family will be...
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Kathryn T. Voss

April 19, 1950 - October 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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Kathryn T. Voss

April 19, 1950 - October 9, 2016

VOSS - Kathryn T. "Terry" (nee Sommer)October 9, 2016 of East Aurora, NY. Beloved wife of William J. Voss; sister of Michele, John (Linda), Richard (Lynne), Stephen (Susan) and Michael (Lauren) Sommer; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at...
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Edith Green

January 29, 1917 - September 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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Erma Bertha Blemel

April 25, 1917 - September 1, 2016

BLEMEL - Erma B. (nee Aldrow)September 1, 2016, age 99 years, of West Falls, NY, beloved wife of the late Gerald F. Blemel; dear mother of Kenneth (Kay) Blemel, Dale (Carol) Blemel, Donna (Sandor "Alex'') Forhecz, Gerald (Karen) Blemel and Daniel (Jacquelyn) Blemel; grandmother of 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sister of Arnold (Carol) Aldrow and the...
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Patricia Kay Urbank

June 6, 1933 - July 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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Marian W. ROOSA

May 21, 1915 - June 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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Elizabeth M. Jackson

February 14, 1936 - June 8, 2016

JACKSON - Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Of Holland, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in her home. Elizabeth was married to Ward Jackson of Chaffee; loving mother of Kathy (Ronald) Reid, Michael (Kristin) and Rick (Tricia) Jackson; dear grandmother of Christie and Jackson Campbell, Matthew, Patrick, Jonathan and Allison Jackson; also survived three great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will...
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Mary Ellen Lewis

December 15, 1930 - May 27, 2016

LEWIS - Mary EllenOf East Aurora, formerly of Holland, NY, May 27, 2016; beloved daughter of the late Ansel and Mary PhillipsLewis; sister of Walter E. (Gail) and the late Paul C. (Mary Ellen), Donald O. (Frances) and Robert P. (late Loretta)Lewis; also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. No prior visitation. Graveside Committal Service willbe held June 11th, 2 PM at Holland Cemetery, Olean...
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Patricia Ingraham Murray

October 19, 1931 - May 27, 2016

MURRAY - Patricia IngrahamMay 27, 2016, age 84, beloved wife of the late Richard Day Murray; loving mother of Katherine (Dan) Castle and Margaret (William) Ohara; adored grandmother of Elizabeth Castle, Margaret Keyser, Matthew, Zachary and Jacob Ohara. Patricia was a graduate of Colby College in Waterville, ME and went on to be a Primary School Educator. She was a long time resident of Orchard...
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Nancy T. Blood

October 5, 1931 - May 21, 2016

BLOOD - Nancy T. (nee Thomas)May 21, 2016, of East Aurora, beloved wife of the late Charles J. Blood; dear mother of Nancy (late Leon) Szweda, Deborah Warner, William Blood andAmy Ginnick; grandmother of seven.grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 PM at the WOOD FUNERALHOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, where Funeral Services will follow at 7 PM. Share your...
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Linda Lee Patterson

October 30, 1941 - May 13, 2016

AfterglowI'd like the memory of me to bea happy one. I'd like to leave anafterglow of smiles when day isgone. I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,of happy times, and laughing timesand bright and sunny days. I'd likethe tears of those who grieve to drybefore the sun, of happy memoriesthat I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East...
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Barbara M. Fehringer

November 8, 1929 - May 6, 2016

FEHRINGER - Barbara M. (nee Rumpf)May 6, 2016 of East Aurora, devoted mother of Christine Powell, John, David (Cindy), Steven (Doris Ann), Paul (Bev) Fehringer and the late Carol Fehringer; also survived by eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend memorial service at the Hope Lutheran Church, 2 E. Main St., Arcade, NY on Saturday at 2 PM. In...
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Georgia Ahles

September 26, 1934 - May 4, 2016

AHLES - Georgia A. May 4, 2016, mother of Martin (Wendy) Napier and the late Andrew Napier; grandmother of Samantha Krause; sister of Phyllis Vacanti and the late Deborah Rinaldi, Elaine Underhill, Richard Ahles; sister-in-law of Linda Ahles; aunt of Gary (Debbie) Vacanti, Lisa Weisenburg. Friends may callFriday, May 13, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora. Friends...
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Arthur T. Albrecht

May 23, 1930 - March 25, 2016

ALBRECHT - Arthur T. March 25, 2016,beloved son of the late Cecelia and Peter Albrechinski; brother of the late Rita (George Jr.) Jordan; beloved uncle ofDonna Jordan (Robert) Dusel, George (Mary) Jordan III, Peter R. Jordan and the late Mark Jordan. Mr. Albrechtwas a Korean War veteran. No prior visitation. Private interment. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, 11Liberty St., Batavia, NY...
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Joan A. Meissner

August 26, 1929 - March 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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Francis Joseph Illig

July 22, 1926 - March 14, 2016

ILLIG - Francis J. Jr. "Frank" March 14, 2016 of East Aurora, NY. Loving husband of 62 years to Mary J. (Gucwa); cherished father of Karen Illig; adored grandfather of Lauren Kennedy Whistler and Anna Victoria Whistler; father-in-law of James A. Whistler; brother of Leon and the late Thomas Illig; survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday 2-5 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784...
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Arlene Jean Troutman

December 3, 1930 - March 14, 2016

TROUTMAN - Arlene J. (nee Kuchenbeisser)March 14, 2016 of East Aurora. Beloved wife of the late Charles G. Troutman; dear mother of Wayne (Catherine)Troutman; dearest grandmother of Amy, Michael and Christopher Troutman; sister of the late Robert Kuchenbeisser,Ruby Holmes and Raymond Kuchenbeisser; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends maycall Friday from 3-5 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL...
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David C. George

August 25, 1930 - March 9, 2016

GEORGE - David C., Sr.March 9, 2016, of East Aurora, NY, beloved husband of Elaine (nee Spencer) George; dear father of David (Robin) GeorgeJr., Victoria (Jeffrey) Anthon, Lisa (Joan Stapley) George, Todd George and Scott H. (Christine Mathieu) George; predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters; grandfather of nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild; brother of Leland (Hilda) George, Shirley (late...
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Gail J. Wurthner

November 21, 1946 - March 3, 2016

WURTHNER - Gail J. (nee Barrow)Suddenly March 3, 2016, of Marilla, NY; loving wife of Howard D.; beloved mother of Bradley D. (Kaylene Geary); Loving grandmother of Aubrey; sister of Gary(Carol), Dennis (Carol) and the late Kathryn (Roger) McCabe, Virginia, Ronald (late Frances) Barrow. Friends may call Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 PM atthe WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora. Friends are...
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Wendy Lee Long

September 16, 1966 - February 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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Robert J. Howard

October 3, 1940 - February 17, 2016

HOWARD - Robert J.February 17, 2016, of East Aurora, New York; beloved husband of Carol A. (nee Dubiel); dear father of Roberta Howard and Patrick J. (Kristi) Howard;grandfather of Cameron and Greta; brother of Eleanor (Ron) Fronckowiak and Kathleen (Richard) Pauly; also survived by nieces and nephews. AMass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, February 27th at Immaculate Conception...
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Laura M. Doster

January 24, 1952 - February 3, 2016

DOSTER - Laura M.February 3, 2016, daughter of the late Clinton and Maryann Doster; sister of Clinton Jr. (Ro), Darlene (Robin) Laird,Carol Wielkie (Doug) and the late John Doster; survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday 2-6 PMat the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, where Funeral Services will be held following visitationat 6 PM. www.woodfh.com
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Shirley A. Jones

July 27, 1931 - February 2, 2016

JONES - Shirley A.February 2, 2016; wife of the late Kenyon W.; dear mother of Peggy Hughes, Casey (Susan) and Meredith Jones Serpas (Julio); dear grandmother of Michael Hughes, Sarah, Elizabeth, Kenny, Katie, Emily Jones, Sophie and Olivia Serpas; sister of the late Kenneth Forehand. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, Sunday...
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Adrianne P. Crissy

August 9, 1936 - January 25, 2016

CRISSY - Adrianne P. (nee Casseri)January 25, 2016, of East Aurora, NY, beloved wife for 60 years of William J.; dear mom of Nancy Ann (Roger) Bye, Linda M. (Jeffrey) Lexo, Dennis M. (Mary), Patricia L. (late Lee) Bure, Andrew S. (Teresa) and the late William (Kathleen) Crissy; also survived by 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL...
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Charles P. Stroh

May 11, 1969 - January 11, 2016

STROH - Charles P.January 11, 2016, of Strykersville, NY, beloved son of Maxine (nee Krolczyk) and the late David Stroh; nephew ofMelissa (James) Reed, Rene Krolczyk and the late Gary Krolczyk; cousin of Stephanie, Maria and the late Rebecca;husband of Shannon Stroh. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784Main St., East Aurora, where funeral services will be...
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Nanette Hanley

November 21, 1937 - January 10, 2016

HANLEY - NanetteJanuary 10, 2016, beloved mother of Stacy (Bobby) Evans and Cole (Sashi) Racho; grandmother of four grandchildren;sister of Terry (Sandy) Hanley and Laurie (Dick) Konefke. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made to Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd.,...
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Ralph D. Lowe

November 23, 1929 - January 9, 2016

LOWE - Ralph D., IIJanuary 9, 2016, of Holland, NY, beloved husband of Donna M. (nee Schreiber) Lowe; dear father of Ralph D. (Barbara) Lowe, III, Donald B. (Judith) Lowe, Barbara S. Lowe and Robert E. (Lisa) Lowe; grandfather of seven grandchildren; brother of Dorothy Willett, Ruth (James) Vansplunder, Nancy (Jim) Basher and the late Edward and Robert Lowe. Friends may call Tuesday from 1-4 and...
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William R. Trautman

February 20, 1921 - January 7, 2016

TRAUTMAN - William R., P. E. January 7, 2016 of East Aurora, NY. Beloved husband of the late Rosemary (nee Rathman) Trautman; father of the late Richard W Trautman; brother of the late Frank E. Trautman, Jr. He is survived by his daughter Ellen F. Trautman of East Aurora, son Dr. Paul D. (Kristin) Trautman of NYC , daughter-in-law Donna (nee Gottry) Trautman, six grandchildren and three great...
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Jeanette A. Blair

September 21, 1922 - January 6, 2016

BLAIR - Jeanette A. (nee Kenney)January 6, 2016, of Holland, NY, beloved wife of the late Robert Noel Blair; dear mother of David F. (Elena Portillo)Blair, Bruce A. Blair and the late Jeanne Blair; grandmother of Nataly C. and Laura Jeanne Blair; sister of thelate Robert and George Kenney. A Celebration of her Life will be held Sunday, March 13 at 2 PM at theBurchfield Penney Art Center...
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Sheila R. Kohler

September 21, 1921 - January 3, 2016

KOHLER - Sheila R. (nee Williams)January 3, 2016, of East Aurora, beloved wife of the late Robert Nelson Kohler; loving mother of Robert S.(Patricia) and Daniel (Janette) Kohler; dear grandmother of Danny (Lindsay) and Katie Kohler; great-grandmotherof Cassidy Kohler; sister of Pat Turner. A Celebration Luncheon in Sheila's memory will be held Thursday, January14, at 12 noon at the East Aurora...
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Angeline Antonelli

December 29, 2015

ANTONELLI - Angeline J.December 29, 2015; beloved wife of the late Victor J. Antonelli; loving mother of Maria O. Antonelli, Dolores (Michael) Dubisz, Victor J. (Maryann) Antonelli, Jr. and the late Victor Anthony and Anthony Girard Antonelli; survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call Sunday 2-5 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, A Mass of...
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Donald G. Marquart

March 19, 1951 - December 27, 2015


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Richard Greene

July 28, 1926 - December 27, 2015


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Leslie N. Schiltz

May 24, 1944 - December 23, 2015

SCHILTZ - Leslie N. "Les" December 23, 2015, of Holland, NY, loving husband of the late Kathy (Berg); devoted father of Alicia L. Benkelman, Renée Groh, Rachael (Alan) Kloss and Nikki (Rick) Calmes; loving grandfather of Joshua (Samie), Jordan, Jared, Katelynn, Lucas, Zachary, Aaron, Olivia, Samantha, Benjamin, Alexandra; great-grandfather of Madelynn; father-in-law to Richard Groh and Scott...
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Leigh C. Hackford

August 21, 1917 - December 19, 2015

HACKFORD - Dr. Leigh C.December 19, 2015 of East Aurora, NY. Beloved husband of Joyce A. (nee Poppenberg); dearstep father of Tracy A. (Wendel) Keller and Todd (Lisa) Keppler; grandfather of Melissa, Justin, Austin, Morgan and Mary Ann. Private funeral service will be held at the convenience of thefamily. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made in Dr. Hackford's memory...
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Josephine A. Repko

October 17, 1930 - December 16, 2015

REPKO - Josephine (nee Kennedy)Formerly resident of East Aurora, died on December 16, 2015; wife of the late John J.; dear mother of Jennifer (David) Steffy, John (Kate) Repko and Leigh (Brad) Case and the late Lisa; grandmother of Amanda, Jonathan, Julia and Erica Steffy, Bryan Repko, and Bradford and Caroline Case. Friends may call Thursday 4-7 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East...
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Christopher Howard Bullock

November 18, 1971 - December 7, 2015

BULLOCK, Christopher H. December 7, 2015, of East Aurora, NY; beloved father of Hannah, Quinten, and Maeryn Bullock, children of Michelle Sardina Bullock; son of Paul and the late Theodora "Teddi" Bullock; brother of Daniel (Bridget) Bullock and Andrew (Amy) Bullock; nephew of Christopher (Elizabeth) Callaghan; also survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held on...
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William P. Lantzy

April 19, 1946 - December 3, 2015

LANTZY - William P.December 3, 2015, of West Falls, NY, beloved husband of 19 years to Kathleen Kalwicki; father of Todd (Rachel), Jon (Suzanne); stepfather to Rachel and Benjamin Fiske; brother of Susan (Greg) Sowash, Ray (Kathy) and the late Thomas Lantzy; survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Bill's life at Tony Rome's Globe Hotel ...
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Edward M. Weisbeck

November 24, 2015

WEISBECK - Edward M.Ret. Major US Air Force November 24, 2015 of Elma, NY. Beloved husband of Karen H. (nee Harding); dearfather of Mary C. (Frank) Scimia, Teresa (Dennis) Thomas, David E. (Katie) Weisbeck and the late Girard P. Weisbeck;grandfather of Charles E. Bohall III, Jason M. (Brittany) Bohall, Danielle (Aaron) Howard, Brittany Mason,Tanner Sebren; great-grandfather of Logan, Liam, Carly...
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Kenneth F. Merlau

January 3, 1929 - November 23, 2015


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Timothy P. O'Connell

March 25, 1943 - November 11, 2015

O'CONNELL - Timothy P.November 11, 2015 at age 72 of East Aurora, beloved husband of Sally A. (Sweka) O'Connell; dearest fatherof Timothy S. (Sarah F. Connolly) O'Connell, Kathrin R. (Eric N.) Doberstein, William T. (Nicole C.) O'Connell;loving grandfather of Mari A. and Sophia F. O'Connell; devoted son of the late William and Ruth (nee Becker)O'Connell; dear brother of Patrick M. (Antonina) O...
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Ronald L. Nelsen

August 11, 1943 - October 30, 2015

NELSEN - Ronald L.Suddenly, October 30, 2015, age 72, dearest father of Ron (Kay) Nelsen, Gregory (Monique) Nelsen, Kristen (Eric) Scott, Erika (Todd) Evans, Amy and Matthew Scheffler; loving grandfather of seven grandchildren; son of the late Lee and Leona Nelsen; dear brother of Sally Nelsen, David (Sharon) Nelsen and Dennis Nelsen; brother-in-law of Kathy Nelsen; also survived by nieces and...
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George P. Weissenburger

March 25, 1965 - October 10, 2015

WEISSENBURGER - George II, October 10, 2015, of South Wales, NY, age 50 years, beloved son of George and Trudy (nee Casazza) Weissenburger; dear brother of Lisa (Bryan) Bissell and Mary (Jerry) Thompson II; dearest uncle of four nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 520 Oakwood Ave., East Aurora. George had a...
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Gertrude C. Lefort

January 15, 1923 - October 3, 2015


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Gerhard J. Baumann

March 12, 1943 - September 29, 2015

BAUMANN - Gerhard J.September 29, 2015 of Java Village. Dear father of Marlene Kelley and David Baumann; grandfather of David, Justin,Megan, Lynn, Adam and Austin and two great-grandchildren; brother of Joan (late George) Sevdale; also survived bynieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday from 1:30-3:30 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., EastAurora where funeral services will follow at 3...
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Norma S. Baist

May 4, 1919 - September 26, 2015

BAIST - Norma S. (nee Schunk)September 26, 2015, of East Aurora, NY, age 96, beloved wife of the late Milton F. Baist; sister of the late Williamand Arthur Schunk; stepsister of Gladys Hopps. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday at 11 AM at ForestLawn Cemetery, Buffalo. Please assemble at the Delaware and Delavan entrance in front of cemetery office.Arrangements by WOOD FUNERAL HOME, East...
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Erma K. Vosseler

July 17, 1926 - September 25, 2015

VOSSELER - Erma K. (nee Robinson)September 25, 2015 of East Aurora, at age 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior. Beloved wife of Merold P. Vosseler; dear mother of Philip (Paulette) and Bryan (Doris-Ann) Vosseler; dearest grandmother Thomas Vosseler; sister of Iva (late Homer) James, Courtney (Esther) Robinson and Lloyd (Cherrie) Armstrong. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at...
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Kathleen M. Brown

September 13, 1967 - September 21, 2015

BROWN - Kathleen M. (nee Nye)September 21, 2015, at age 48, beloved wife of Parke Brown; devoted daughter of the late Kenneth and Dorothy Nye; dearest sister of Amanda (Mark) Schatz; also survived by aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. Kathy was a legal secretary for the Paul William Beltz Law firm, and she served as Mr. Beltz's and his daughter Kate Foley's Personal Assistant. There will...
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Patricia Tracy Madden

April 14, 1948 - September 17, 2015

MADDEN - Patricia T. (nee Tracy)September 17, 2015, at age 67. Patricia was a retired nutritionist with the OLV Primary Care of Orchard Park with over 20 years of service. She is the beloved wife of Glenn J. Madden; devoted daughter of the late James and Kathryn (nee King) Tracy; stepmother of Scott Madden; dearest friend of Peter and Brigid Slattery; cousin of the Anger and Dempsey families;...
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Helen Sawyer

September 8, 1933 - September 14, 2015

SAWYER - Helen B. Of East Aurora, NY and Silver Lake, NY. Beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2015 in Rochester, NY, at the age of 82. Helen is predeceased by her father, Boleslaw Budzynski, sister Charlotte Zubek, and brothers Henry and Edward Budzynski. She is survived by her children Michael Duchnick, Lynn (Marty) Howden, Robert Duchnick, and Chuck ...
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Daniel Emerson Guard

April 11, 1940 - August 5, 2015

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Nancy Ann Johnson

August 10, 1926 - July 31, 2015

JOHNSON - Nancy A.July 31, 2015, of Holland, NY, formerly of Westfield, NY, first woman Physical Education Teacher in the Holland CentralSchools. Nancy taught from 1948-1983. Daughter of the late Norman and Margaret Morgenstern; devoted friendof the late Elizabeth Fisher. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 13th at 11 AM at the Holland UnitedMethodist Church, Partridge Rd., Holland, NY...
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Donald H. Dayer

October 6, 1923 - July 23, 2015

Dayer, Donald H. PhD;July 23, 2015 of East Aurora; beloved husband of the late Jayne L. (nee Bodenbender); dear father of Paul (Anne) Dayer, Sharon (Mark) Smith and Susan (Cheryl Collins) Grieser; loving grandfather of 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brother of Dr. Roger (Dr. Roberta) Dayer and the late Lawrence (Marie) Dayer and Marjorie (Lester) Kennedy; Brother-In-Law of Carol (late...
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Louise N. HIll

September 6, 1929 - July 18, 2015

HILL - Louise M. (nee Young)July 18, 2015, of East Aurora, beloved wife of the late Donald H. Hill; loving mother of Dane D. Hill and the late Donna L. Hill; dearest grandmother of Amanda and Jack Hill; sister of the late Frank Young and Frances Markulis; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 MainSt., East Aurora, where funeral...
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Louise C. Thornbrough

October 2, 1925 - July 13, 2015


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Cheryl Anne Henault

May 1, 1948 - July 11, 2015

HENAULT - Cheryl A. (nee Mack) "Cherie"July 11, 2015, at age 67, beloved wife of the late James A. Henault; dearest mother of Heather (Jason) Hawleyand Joy (Christopher) Valiquette; daughter of the late James J. Mack and Catherine (Corbett) Mack; stepdaughter of Madeline Mack; stepmother of Laura Roof, Lynn (Michael) Bakowski, Michelle (Anthony) Gerevics, Renee (James) Bielmann and Doreen Fahey;...
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Agnes R. Walsh

March 13, 1918 - July 9, 2015

WALSH - Agnes R. "Beloved Marguerite"July 9, 2015 at age 97. Devoted daughter of the late George and Margaret (nee Keane) Walsh; dearest sister of the late Catherine Barry and Margaret Kelly; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. The family will be present on Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on...
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Katie Durkin

February 23, 2006 - July 7, 2015

Katherine Elizabeth Durkin February 23rd 2006 - July 7th 2015 Katherine "Katie" Elizabeth Durkin was born on February 23rd, 2006 to Jeff and Ellen Durkin. Katie was a funny, creative, quirky, bright, always happy, loving kid who was beloved by all who came to know her. Katie loved her many friends, her family, soccer, softball, skiing, riding her four wheeler, and playing with her American Girl...
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Jesse E. Weiner

July 30, 1990 - June 22, 2015

WEINER - Jesse E.June 22, 2015, of East Aurora, beloved son of Joseph E. and Sue A. (Heusinger) Weiner; dear brother of Rachel Heusinger and Joe Weiner; grandson of Joseph and the late Mary Jane Weiner, and George and Theo Heusinger; also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora.
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Donald J. VanTuyl

July 29, 1925 - June 15, 2015

VanTUYL - Donald J.June 15, 2015, of East Aurora, beloved husband of the late Jeanette A. (nee Pfeiffer); dear father of Gregory (late Barbara), Richard (Monique), Michael (Lynn) VanTuyl, Gretchen (Thomas) Denman and the late Dennis and Kevin VanTuyl; grandfather of nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother of the late James VanTuyl. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 PM at the WOOD...
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James R. Schreiber

July 10, 1969 - June 12, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, East Aurora, New York.
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Viola I. Offhaus

April 21, 1928 - June 8, 2015

OFFHAUS - Viola I. (nee Clement)June 8, 2015, of Marilla, NY, beloved wife of the late Carl A. Offhaus; dearest mother of Floyd (Mary), Larry (Cindy) Offhaus, Anna (Alan) Isaacs, Daniel Offhaus, Carlene (Rodney) Miller, Donna (Greg) Furman and the late Steve and late Dale Offhaus; grandmother of 26 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren; sister of Lorna Kerr and the late Lila Libby. Relatives...
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