Our Obituaries

Duane Douglas Bennett

October 21, 1944 - July 6, 2017

Duane Douglas Bennett, age 72, of Lockport, entered into rest on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born October 21, 1944 in Niagara Falls, Duane is the son of the late: William and Irene (Scheer) Bennett II.Duane was the husband of Jennie (Lancaster) who passed away in 2002. He served in the US Navy as a seaman. He enjoyed small engine repair...
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Francis E. St. Onge

February 9, 1937 - June 28, 2017

Francis "Frank" St. Onge Jr., age 80, of Lockport, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Odd Fellow & Rebekah HCF. Born in Lockport February 9, 1937, Frank is the son of Francis and Helen (Stoops) St Onge Sr.Frank worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport for many years. He enjoyed spending time with family, playing cards and watching all of the wild life in his back yard.Frank is...
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Jeffrey B. Pleace

August 11, 1956 - June 20, 2017

Jeffrey B. Pleace "Trap", age 60, of Lockport, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. Born August 11, 1956 in Lockport, Jeffrey is the son of the late Gloria (Swan) and William F. Peace.Trap enjoyed his motorcycles and snowmobiles and being outside in nature. In 1980, he went to visit friends in California and lived there for over 20 years working...
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Paul Lee Phillips

March 24, 1937 - June 10, 2017

Paul "Pea Picker" Phillips, age 80, of Gasport, entered into rest on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Millard Fillmore Suburban, surrounded by his loving family. Born March 24, 1937 in Ashford, NY, Paul is the son of Newton and Agnes (Felton) Phillips.He married Beverly Albarella on November 10, 1962 in Gardenville, NY. Paul was a US Navy Veteran serving from October 5, 1954 until October 11, 1962. ...
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Winifred Mae Herman

December 14, 1921 - May 1, 2017

Winifred Herman, age 95, went to heaven from Florida, Monday May 1, 2017. Born December 14, 1921 in Lockport New York. Winifred is the daughter of Harry and Lillian (Thorne) Snow. Loving mother of Joanne (Donald) Hadley, Carol (Michael) Sommer and Richard (Elaine) Herman. Cherished Grandmother of: Dennis (Kelly) Sears, Susan (Paul) D'Ambrosio, Diane Sears, Linda (Robert Farbman), Donna ...
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Susan Seward Kidney

September 26, 1917 - April 4, 2017

Susan Seward Kidney, age 99, of Gasport, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. Born September 26, 1917 in Buffalo, Susan is the daughter of the late Harold and Mae (Thomson) Smith. Susan was a graduate of Buffalo Layfette High School and then went on to Buffalo State Teachers College. She worked as a salary payroll clerk at Harrison Radiator in...
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Sandra A. Bednarz

November 18, 1954 - April 3, 2017

Sandra A. Bednarz, age 62, of Gasport, entered into rest on Monday, April 3, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born November 18, 1954 in Buffalo, NY Sandy is the daughter of: Robert and Maryann (Buckley) Eckam.Sandra married John Bednarz August 23, 1986. Sandra enjoyed planting flowers, reading, active in 4-H and spending time with her family.She worked at Northpointe Counsel...
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Carol Ann Deuil

May 17, 1962 - March 24, 2017

Carol Ann Deuil, age 54, of Lockport, entered into rest on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Born May 17, 1962 in Medina, Carol is the daughter of the late Lee and Patricia (Landers) Gaskill. Carol married John Kevin Deuil August 8, 1987 in St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Wolcottsville. She enjoyed spending time with her children, coaching soccer, crafting, camping, shopping and...
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Lounetta Ward

February 4, 1913 - March 1, 2017

Lounetta (Landers) Ward, age 104, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Gasport, entered into rest on March 1, 2017 after a short illness. Born February 4, 1913 in Johnson Creek, NY she lived in Florida for 25 years and moved to Tucson, AZ in 2001. Lounetta is the daughter of the late: Leslie and Mabel (Higgs) Landers.Lounetta married Elton "Wardie" Ward November 30, 1958 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
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Ellen Renouf

December 28, 1940 - January 26, 2017

Ellen 'Josie' Renouf, age 76, of Gasport, entered into rest on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born on December 28, 1940 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Josie is the daughter of the late Jack and Isabel (Day) Stansbury. Josie married Raymond Renouf on June 18, 1983 in Ransomville. Mr. Renouf died on June 17, 2007.Josie loved cooking, bingo, riding...
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Wendell Clair Silsby

September 25, 1942 - January 2, 2017

Wendell Clair Silsby, age 74, entered into rest on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. Born September 25, 1942 in Lockport, Wendell is the son of the late Howard and Eva Mae (Klotzbach) Silsby. Wendell is a member of the Covenant United Church of Christ in Gasport, the Gasport Chemical Hose Fire Company, serving as Commissioner of Fire District #1. He was also a...
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Jean Wilma Fischer

April 8, 1932 - December 13, 2016

Jean Wilma Fischer (Atkinson), age 84, entered into rest on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Absolut Care in Gasport. Born April 8, 1932, Jean is the daughter of the late: William and Jennie (Kramer) Atkinson. Jean was married to Edward O. Fischer. Mr. Fischer died in October of 1977. Jean worked as a factory worker at Niagara Foods in Middleport, NY. Jean enjoyed flowers, and all...
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Edward E. Oswalt

November 22, 1942 - December 12, 2016

Edward E. Oswalt, age 74 of Albion, entered into rest on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Orchard Manor in Medina. Born November 22, 1942 in Seward, PA. Edward is the son of the late: Earl and Josephine Oswalt.Edward married Dolores A. Miller February 23, 1963 in Nicktown, PA. Mrs. Oswalt died October 29, 1999. Edward worked at Jubilee in Medina as manager in the meat department for over 20 years...
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Floy Coleen Lacki

March 23, 1936 - December 3, 2016

Floy Coleen Lacki (Baker), age 80, entered into rest on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Absolut in Gasport. Born March 23, 1936 in Washington, Indiana, Floy is the daughter of the late: John S. and Kathryn (LaRoche) Baker. Floy married Stephen Lacki March 24, 1954. They had five children: Thomas (Joycette) Lacki, Patricia (Lee) Hamilton, Kathleen Lacki, Gail Lacki and the late John Lacki. ...
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Salvatore A. Nocera

June 29, 1941 - December 2, 2016

Salvatore A. Nocera, age 75, of Gasport, known as Sonny by his family and Sam by friends, entered into rest on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Bativia. Born June 29, 1941 in Lockport, Salvatore is the son of the late John M. and Genevieve Michela "Maggie" (D'Auria) Nocera. Salvatore served his country in the US Army during the 1960s and was a disabled veteran. He was married to...
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Daniel Hausman

February 4, 1957 - November 11, 2016

Dan P. Hausman, age 59 of Gasport, entered into rest on Friday, November 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born February 4, 1957 in Lockport, Daniel is the son on the late: Duane and Dorinne (Leoschke) Hausman. Dan is a 1975 graduate of Royalton-Hartland School District and also a graduate of Alfred State College. He married Linda July 15, 2002 in Jamaica. He...
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David Spencer Walker

April 26, 1937 - November 7, 2016

David S. Walker, age 79, of Barker, NY, entered into rest on Monday, November 7, 2016. Born April 26, 1937 in Lyndonville, David is the son of the late: William and Gertrude (Turner) Walker. He spent his years providing for his family as a building contractor in Barker. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener, loved playing cards and loved his family. He has impacted many lives...
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Dennis W. Dean

October 16, 1950 - October 24, 2016

Dennis W. Dean, age 66 of Middleport, entered into rest on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Sister's Hospital in Buffalo. Born October 16, 1950 in North Tonawanda, Dennis is the son of the late Arthur J. and Ruth M. (Wilkes) Dean. Dennis graduated from Williamsville High School. He married Cheryl Vogt September 18, 1982. Dennis enjoyed his horses, working on the computer and helping people fix...
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Roger Chester Payne

April 30, 1936 - September 11, 2016

Roger Chester Payne, age 80, of the town of Somerset, entered into rest on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born April 30, 1936 in Lockport, Roger is the son of the late: Chester and Laura Ruth (Schrader) Payne. Roger was owner operator of R.C. Payne Trucking of Appleton and he had worked at Oak Orchard Concrete in Medina.Roger married Karen "Tootie"...
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Pauline Pratt

March 3, 1933 - September 6, 2016

Pauline (Goetze) Pratt, age 83, of Gasport, entered into rest on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at her home. Pauline was born March 3, 1933.She married Robert T. Pratt, Jr., on May 5, 1951 in Lyndonville. Mr. Pratt died April 25, 2001. Pauline enjoyed helping people and had volunteered for the Lockport Soup Kitchen. She was also an avid reader.Surviving is her son, Tom Pratt.There will be no prior...
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David W. Hollenbaugh

January 18, 1933 - August 17, 2016

David W. Hollenbaugh, age 83 "39" of Lockport, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport surrounded by his loving family. Born January 18, 1933 in Beachwood, PA, David is the son of the late: Maurice and Theona (Weaver) Hollenbaugh.He served his country in the Korean War as a Marine from 1950 until 1954 achieving the rank of Sergeant. He retired from...
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Mary Jane Hallifax

September 23, 1938 - July 25, 2016

Mary Jane Hallifax (Landers), age 77, entered into rest on July 25, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Born September 23, 1938 in Barker, NY she is the daughter of the late Sanford and Evelyn (Preisch/Ryan) Landers. Mary Jane married Glenn "Tom" Hallifax July 14, 1962 at St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Wolcottsville. She graduated from University of Buffalo and worked her early...
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Richard Arlen Jepson

August 3, 1947 - July 22, 2016

Richard Arlen Jepson, age 68, of Lockport, entered into rest on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Buffalo General Hospital. Born August 3, 1947, Richard is the son of Everett and Eleanor (Wentworth) Jepson.Richard worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport retiring in 1999. He was a United States Marine serving his country from 1965 until 1968 with a tour of duty in Vietnam. ...
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Rita F. Sonnenberg

February 28, 1931 - July 1, 2016

Rita F. Sonnenberg, age 85, entered into rest on Friday, July 1, 2016. Born February 28, 1931 in Buffalo, Rita is the daughter of Stanley and Frances (Krytus) Winiarczyk. Loving mother of: Sandra (Joseph) Provino Jr., Ronald (Joanne) Sonnenberg, and June (Donald) Booth. Cherished Grandmother of: Joseph Provino III, Kari (Daniel) Heidemann Jr., John (Jennifer) Sonnenberg, Lisa...
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Jimmy Demmin

November 18, 1959 - June 18, 2016

James Howard "Jimmy" Demmin, age 56, of Buffalo, entered into rest on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Born November 18, 1959 in Newfane, James is the son of Lois (Wilson) Demmin and the late Howard C. Demmin.James graduated from Roy-Hart High School in 1978 and then received his associates degree in accounting from NCCC. James enjoyed collecting antiques and beer steins. He loved to spend time...
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Glenn Walter Hallifax

September 7, 1935 - May 24, 2016

Glenn "Tom" Walter Hallifax Jr., age 80, entered into rest on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. Born September 7, 1935 he is the son of the late Glenn and Marjorie (Nerber) Hallifax Sr. Glenn married Mary Jane Landers July 14, 1962 at St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Wolcottsville. He graduated from UB Pharmacy School and became a pharmacist at Middleport Family...
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Tyler Allen Golding

June 7, 1995 - May 7, 2016

Tyler Allen Golding, age 20, entered into rest suddenly on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at his home. Born June 7, 1995 in Medina, NY, he is the son of Brandy Golding and the late William Golding. Tyler was a graduate of Barker High School in 2013 and received his certificate to be an EMT in 2014. He was manager at the McDonalds in Wrights Corners. Tyler had a wonderful personality who loved life. ...
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Gary Lee Weir

January 3, 1944 - May 6, 2016

Gary Lee Weir, age 72, of Gasport, entered into rest suddenly at home on Friday, May 6, 2016. Born January 3, 1944 in Lockport, NY he is the son of the late Ralph and Helen (Demmin) Weir.Gary was a 1963 graduate of Newfane Central Schools. He was an exempt member of the Olcott Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Vice President from 1980 until 1981 and 3rd Assistant Chief from 1982 to...
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Adam Joseph Gardner

July 14, 1991 - April 25, 2016

Adam Gardner, age 24, of Gasport, was called home by the Lord on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Buffalo General Hospital. Born July 14, 1991 in Lockport, Adam is the son of Angie Curry-Brown and David Gardner. Adam graduated from Royalton-Hartland Central School. He enjoyed Halloween, the Buffalo Sabres, going to church, playing video games, watching movies, throwing rocks into the water, bridges,...
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Beverly Klosin

November 10, 1952 - April 9, 2016

Beverly Klosin, age 63 of Gasport, entered into rest at Buffalo General Hospital on Saturday, April 9, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Born November 10, 1952 in Buffalo, Beverly is the daughter of the late: Marion and Delores (Szczodrowski) Brodlowicz. Beverly worked at Home Depot in Lockport. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, being outdoors...
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Judith G. Pearson

November 10, 1941 - March 30, 2016

Judith "Judy" Pearson (Buri), age 74, of Gasport, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport surrounded by her loving family. Born November 10, 1941 in Medina, Judy is the daughter of the late: Donald and Ruth (Redman) Buri.Judy married Everett Pearson October 20, 1978 in Gasport. She enjoyed playing softball, gardening and going to the Casino. She was...
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Kathleen Marie Jamieson

November 27, 1967 - March 25, 2016

Kathleen Marie Jamieson (Halstead) age 48, entered into rest on Friday, March 25, 2016. Born November 27, 1967 in Lockport, Kathleen is the daughter of Susan (Smith) Halstead and the late Harvey Halstead. Kathy married Richard Jamieson August 4, 1990 at the Barker Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed gardening, her pets and had worked as a waitress at the Sunrise Café in Gasport. Beloved...
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Richard Charles Azzarella

August 17, 1946 - March 22, 2016

Richard Charles "Ric" Azzarella, 69 of Lockport passed away on March 22, 2016. Ric was born in Silver Creek, NY on August 17, 1946; son of the late Virginia and Joseph Azzarella. He attended local schools. Following high school Ric enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served his country from 1966 through 1968 as an expert marksman and military policeman. He was honorably discharged with the...
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James Douglas Schuck

January 26, 1943 - March 14, 2016

James Douglas Schuck, age 73, of Gasport, entered into rest on Monday, March 14, 2016 at his home. Born January 26, 1943 in Lockport, NY, he is the son of the late: William and Louise (Schultz) Schuck. James married Sharon "Gert" Maida September 6, 1974 at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Lockport. Sharon "Gert" died June 26, 2014. They had been married for almost 40 years,...
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Sharon Adele Deane

August 18, 1943 - February 29, 2016

Sharon Deane age 72, went to her heavenly home on Monday, February 29, 2016 at Absolut Care in Gasport surrounded by family. Born August 18, 1943 in Niagara Falls, Sharon is the daughter of Steward and Lida (Gordon) Hollingshead.Sharon had a great faith in the Lord and was known as a prayer warrior.Surviving Sharon is her husband: David Deane and children: Richard Cyrus, Michael Cyrus,...
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Charlotte Stein

September 4, 1926 - February 28, 2016

Charlotte Winters Stein, age 89 of Rochester, entered into rest on February 28, 2016, after a brief illness. Born September 4, 1926 in Lockport, Charlotte is the daughter of the late Fred and Evelyn (Mietz) Winters. Charlotte is a U of R graduate and worked in construction and real estate for several years; most recently Hunt Real Estate ERA in Fairport. She was a Licensed Associate Real...
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Laura Ruth Payne

August 5, 1912 - February 26, 2016

Laura Ruth Payne, age 103, of Lockport, formerly of Hartland, entered into rest on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport surrounded by her loving family. Born August 5, 1912 in Cambria, Laura is the daughter of the late Rudolph and Minnie (Seelow) Schrader. Laura married Chester J. Payne on April 24, 1930 in Cambria by Reverend Woodward. Mr. Payne died October 13,...
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Deane Arlan Quintern

October 18, 1934 - February 20, 2016

Deane Arlan Quintern, age 81, of Gasport, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 20, 2016 while being surrounded by his loving family at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born October 18, 1934 in Medina, NY, Deane is the son of the late: Earl and Avis (Groff) Quintern.Deane married his devoted true love of 58 years, Doris Riemer, on December 22, 1957 and always put her first -...
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Donald Andrew Olaf

September 19, 1942 - February 6, 2016

Donald Andrew Olaf Sr., age 73, of Gasport, entered into rest on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. Born September 19, 1942 in Buffalo, Don is the son of the late Walter and Mary (Okal) Olaf.Don was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of the Barker Lions Club. He worked at Simonds Saw & Steel in Lockport as a supervisor. He retired in 1983. After...
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Jeffrey Mark Roloff

June 10, 1969 - February 2, 2016

Jeffrey Mark Roloff, age 46, of Gasport, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, surrounded by his loving family. Born June 10, 1969 in Kenmore, Jeff is the son of Fredrika Domske and Jack Roloff. Jeff married Julie (Jamieson) July 11, 2006. He was a talented welder/fabricator and loved working in his garage on various projects. He also enjoyed riding...
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Robert Gustave Lindke

June 4, 1930 - November 28, 2015

Robert Gustave Lindke, age 85, of Gasport, entered into rest on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Absolut of Gasport. Born June 4, 1930 in Royalton, NY, Robert is the son of the late: Gustave and Alma (Koepsel) Lindke and his step-mother, the late Doris Lindke-Bush.Robert was a 1949 graduate of Akron High School. He was a former co-owner of E & R. Machine in Gasport, NY and had also worked at...
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Duane Seiler

July 22, 1943 - November 7, 2015

Duane "Sy" Seiler, age 72, of Gasport, entered into rest at his home on Saturday, November 7, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born July 22, 1943 in Lockport he is the son of Fredrick and Erma (Baldwin) Seiler. Sy is a 1963 graduate of Royalton Hartland High School. He married Patricia Lee March 29, 1975 in Lockport. Sy worked as a shipping foreman for Niagara Specialty Metals in Akron,...
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Robert Edward May

June 23, 1942 - November 4, 2015

Robert Edward May, age 73, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Gasport, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Born June 23, 1942 in North Tonawanda, Bob is the son of the late Edward T. and Florence (Neumann) May. Bob married Janice Thursam June 23, 1962 at Friedens United Church of Christ in North Tonawanda. They have been married for 53 years. Bob was the Vice...
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Donald Marvin Heschke

March 4, 1934 - October 29, 2015

Donald Marvin Heschke Sr., age 81, of Gasport, entered into rest on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport after a 9 year battle with Parkinson Disease. Born March 4, 1934 in Lockport, NY, Don is the son of the late Harold and Gertrude (Miller) Heschke. He married Mary Cummings on October 28, 1961 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lockport. Don served in the US Army...
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Donna May Barnes

August 7, 1936 - October 25, 2015

Donna May Barnes, age 79 of Sanborn entered into rest on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Our Lady of Peace. Born August 7, 1936 in Lockport, Donna is the daughter of Wilber and Dorothy (Bobzin) Bennett. Donna married Emerson Floyd Barnes on July 7, 1956 in Middleport. Emerson died August 22, 2014. She worked as Deputy Historian for the Niagara County Historical Society in Lockport. ...
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John Arthur Thomas

November 11, 1931 - October 18, 2015

John A. Thomas "Jack" age 83, entered into rest on October 18, 2015. Born November 11, 1931 in New Castle, PA, John is the son of the late: Mr. and Mrs. William A. Thomas.He is survived by his loving wife: Joan A. Thomas; his children: Mark Thomas, Judy Wright, Jeff Thomas, Jacquie Adkinson and Jon Thomas; 2 stepchildren: Dawn Kwiatkowski and Dave Huntington; 10 grandchildren and 13 great...
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Henry A. Keyes

January 2, 1929 - October 16, 2015

Henry Alfred Keyes, age 86, of Gasport, entered into rest on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Absolut Care in Gasport. Born January 2, 1929 in Lockport, Henry is the son of the late: Robert James and Jean Victoria (Rimmer) Keyes. Henry graduated from Wilson Central Schools and served in the US Navy from October 25, 1948 until March 10, 1950 serving on the ships USS Roanoke and the USS Macon. He...
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Franklin Barton Barker

September 5, 1930 - October 14, 2015

Franklin Barton Barker, age 85 of Gasport, died suddenly on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Medina Memorial Hospital. Born in Lockport on September 5, 1930, Frank is the son of Frank and Dora (Rose) Barker. He worked for many years at the Ford Dealership, FMC and Roy Hart Schools. He married Dawn Hageman on June 19, 1954 at Zion Lutheran Church in Gasport and was Fire Chief in Middleport from...
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Janet DeEtte Wilson

July 19, 1920 - October 2, 2015

Janet DeEtte Wilson (Hammer) age 95 of Gasport entered into rest on Friday, October 2, 2015 at her home. Born July 19, 1920 in North East, PA, Janet is the daughter of the late: Frank L. and Mary E. (Evans) Hammer.Janet was a 1938 graduate of North East, PA High School. She continued her education at Bryant and Stratton School in Buffalo and worked at National Gypsum as a tele type operator...
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George Ernest Moore

September 12, 1950 - September 17, 2015

George Ernest Moore, age 65, entered into rest on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Odd Fellow & Rebekah Health Care Center under Hospice Care. Born September 12, 1950 in Buffalo, George is the son of the late: Charles and Joan (Quaintance) Moore. George worked at Scal-Koll Collision in Lockport as a car painter, retiring in 2009. He married Theola Mae Sherman September 26, 1974. Theola...
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Phyllis Helen Burch

March 10, 1926 - September 11, 2015

Phyllis Helen Burch (Helwig), age 89, entered into rest on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Odd Fellow and Rebekah Health Care Facility in Lockport. Born March 10, 1926 in Clarence, Phyllis is the daughter of the late Rollin and Helen (Miller) Helwig.She had worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport, retiring in 1985. Phyllis enjoyed playing Bingo, going to the casino, wintering in Florida, all...
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Anna Kalbfliesh McEntee

May 20, 1923 - September 2, 2015

Anna H. Kalbfliesh McEntee of Gasport passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Medina, NY.She was born in Tonawanda, NY on May 20, 1923 daughter of the late Anthony and Barbara (Wolf) Hahn and retired from Wallace Injection Molding in Gasport, NY. where she was employed as a molderMrs. McEntee enjoyed her family, holiday meals, flower gardening, playing...
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John Schmidt

March 21, 1943 - August 29, 2015

John Schmidt, age 72, formerly of Gasport, entered into rest on August 29, 2015at Wayne Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, SC. John was born March 21, 1943 in Buffalo, NY. He married Ruth (Bird) July 2, 1966 in the Wesleyan Methodist Church in East Aurora. His wife, Ruth, died December 9, 2002. John was a member of the Charlotte Avenue Church of Christ. John graduated from Springville...
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Terri Ann Hockenberry

June 6, 1969 - August 25, 2015

Terri Ann (Zimmerman) Hockenberry, entered into rest on August 25, 2015. Born on June 6, 1969 in Buffalo, Terri is the daughter of Michael and Kathleen (Busch) Zimmerman. Growing up in Gasport, she attended Middleport Elementary and graduated from Roy Hart High School in 1987. Terri attended NCCC. She worked at several nursing homes in the area and at age 31 met her soul mate, Todd...
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Gladys Marie Kelkenberg

February 16, 1929 - August 9, 2015

Gladys "Shortie" Marie Kelkenberg, age 86, of Gasport, entered into rest on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Absolut Care of Gasport. Born February 16, 1929 in the town of Somerset, Gladys is the daughter of the late Jack and Lillie (Hillman) Sims.She had worked at Fisher Price in Medina for 25 years, retiring in 1994. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her...
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Marilyn Darlene Landers

September 30, 1942 - July 20, 2015

Marilyn D. Landers (Roszmann), age 72, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 20, 2015. Born on September 30, 1942, she is the daughter of the late Byron and Jacqueline (St. Onge) Roszmann. Marilyn was a 1960 graduate of Royalton-Hartland Central School and a 1962 graduate of Erie County Technical Institute with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She also attended SUNY at Cortland. On...
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Jeanne Audrey Arlington

June 2, 1931 - June 18, 2015

Jeanne Audrey Arlington, nee Jeanne Audrey Borst, of Lockport, passed away at her home on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Jeanne, united in marriage to Robert Arlington at the First English Lutheran Church in Lockport on August 10, 1957, was the daughter of the late Charles and Gladys Borst. Jeanne was born on June 2, 1931 in Lockport. She was a graduate of Lockport Senior High School (1949) and...
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Berniece Ruth Bedford

April 6, 1923 - May 6, 2015

Berniece Ruth Bedford (Wisterman) age 92 of Lockport, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Medina. Born April 6, 1923 in Royalton, Berniece is the daughter of the late: Harold and Ethel (Riddle) Wisterman.Surviving Berniece are her children: Larry (Mary Ellen) Bedford of Gasport, Dudley Bedford of Lockport, Rita Lynch(Brad Allen) of S. Carolina, Elaine ...
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Rosemary Theresa Slomba

January 28, 1947 - April 18, 2015

Rosemary Theresa (nee Kaiser) Slomba, age 68 of Barker, NY, formerly of Albion, NY, entered into rest on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at home. Born January 28, 1947 in Buffalo, Rosemary is the daughter of the late Fred and Mildred (nee Mammoser) Kaiser.Rosemary enjoyed bowling bingo and spending time with her family. She is predeceased by her husband: Edward Slomba Sr. and her son: Edward Slomba...
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James Michael Stevens

August 28, 1947 - April 14, 2015

James Michael Stevens, age 67, of Middleport, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Medina Memorial Hospital. Born August 28, 1947 in Lockport, James is the son of the late Alfred and Mary (nee Forsey) Stevens. Surviving James is his wife: Karen L. Stevens (nee Fox); children: Christopher G. (Stacey) Crosby, Jennifer L. (Ken) Bieniek and Amanda N. Crosby. He is the loving...
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Robert Warren Seelbinder

September 14, 1943 - April 11, 2015

Robert Warren Seelbinder, age 71, of Middleport, entered into rest on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at his home. Born September 14, 1943 in Albion, NY, Robert is the son of the late Robert and Helen (Baker) Seelbinder.Robert married Jill Black September 18, 1999 in Middleport. He worked at Delphi Thermal Systems in Lockport as a machinist/mechanic. He was a member of the Medina Conservation Club...
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Helen May Seward

August 7, 1923 - March 27, 2015

Helen May (Bowers) Seward, age 91, entered into rest on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. Born August 7, 1923 in Barker, Helen is the daughter of the late Alfred "Roy" and Florence (Stockton) Bowers. Helen married Floyd Seward on June 28, 1947 at Barker Methodist Church. Mr. Seward died March 6, 2008.Helen was a 1941 graduate of Barker Central School and was very...
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Joan Helen Laity

May 31, 1922 - March 1, 2015

Joan Helen Laity (Quaintance) age 92, of Statesville, North Carolina, previously of Middleport, NY, entered into the Lord's presence on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Maple Leaf Health Care Center, Statesville, NC. Born May 31, 1922, Joan is the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Pound) Quaintance.Joan was predeceased by husband Charles Francis Moore on June 2, 1960.Joan then married Bernard...
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William Albert Barnard

May 26, 1935 - February 10, 2015

William Albert Barnard Sr., age 78, of Gasport, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Buffalo Veteran Hospital. Born May 26, 1935 in Lockport, William is the son of the late James Russell and Keziah Jane (Moreland) Barnard. William serviced his county in the US Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NY where he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. William carried a card...
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Harry William McQueen

April 25, 1918 - February 7, 2015

Harry William McQueen age 96, of Gasport, NY, entered into rest peacefully on Saturday February 7, 2015, surrounded by his family at Niagara Hospice at Odd Fellow & Rebekah in Lockport NY. Harry was the son of Eva and Melvin McQueen and was born on April 25, 1918 in Hamilton Ontario Canada. He was married for 74 years to Harriet who passed on June 4th, 2014.He is survived by...
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Phillip Robert Sharpe

March 10, 1940 - February 4, 2015

Phillip R. Sharpe, of Gasport, passed away, peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at Eastern Niagara Hospital, Lockport, after a brief illness. Phil was born March 10, 1940, in Washington DC to the late Gordon L. Sharpe and Betty Lorine Parslow but was raised by his true mother, the late Ida B. (Vincent) Sharpe. The family moved to Niagara Falls, in Phil's...
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Elsie Ella LaPort

May 9, 1923 - February 3, 2015

Elsie Ella LaPort (Cooper) age, 91, of Lockport, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Odd Fellow & Rebekah Health Care Facility. Born May 9, 1923 in Hartland, NY, Elsie is the daughter of the late Scott P. and Ida Mae (Howes) Cooper. Elsie married Floyd LaPort January 14, 1964 in North East, PA. Mr. LaPort died November 23, 2004. Elsie worked at Delmonte in Lockport as a...
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Elizabeth Mae Brauen

October 17, 1926 - January 24, 2015

Elizabeth "Libby" Mae Brauen (Hellert), age 88 of Gasport, entered into rest on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. Born October 17, 1926 in Royalton, Libby is the daughter of the late Edward C. and Elsie M. (Mietz) Hellert. Libby married Robert Brauen on June 9, 1945 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wolcottsville. Husband Bob Brauen died on May 25, 1997. Together they had 3...
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Christopher John Clark

November 3, 1964 - January 20, 2015

Christopher John Clark, age 50, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at his mother's home in Mesa, Arizona. Born November 3, 1964 in Patrick AFB, Florida, Christopher is the son of Phillis C. (Pearson) Clark Goheen and the late Earl T. Clark II. Chris worked at Opportunities Unlimited in Niagara Falls, NY as a janitor. He enjoyed watching and cheering for the Buffalo Bills and the...
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Beverly Ann Heschke

December 18, 1937 - December 27, 2014

Beverly Ann Heschke (Kirchberger), age 77 of Middleport, entered into rest at her home on Saturday, December 27, 2014. Born December 18, 1937 in Lockport, Beverly is the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth (Limeberger) Kirchberger.A 1957 graduate of Lockport High School, Beverly married Richard Heschke May 17, 1958. She worked at Grants Department Store in Lockport and also Niagara Foods...
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Kenneth Howard Burch

February 11, 1943 - December 11, 2014

Kenneth Howard "Old Man" Burch, age 71, of Middleport, entered into rest on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Niagara Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. Born February 11, 1943 in Buffalo he is the son of the late Lila (Wheeler) Burch. Kenneth served his country in the United States Marines from 1960 until 1964. He married Sandra Heck May 29, 1976. A truck driver, he worked at Erin ...
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Philip Patrick Ficarra

December 1, 1934 - December 3, 2014

Philip "Mickey" Ficarra, age 80, of Gasport, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at his home. Born December 1, 1934 in Lockport, NY, Philip is the son of the late Dominic and Josephine (Salmeri) Ficarra. Philip was a member of the US Air force from 1951 until 1955. He married Wanda Shaffer November 27, 1954 in Waco, TX. Mrs. Ficarra died November 15, 2009. He had worked at...
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Gerald William Nicholas

July 30, 1937 - October 29, 2014

Gerald "Nick" William Nicholas, age 77, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Hospice Buffalo. Born July 30, 1937 in Lockport, Gerald is the son of the late: Norman C. and Ruth (Marsland) Nicholas Sr. Gerald served his country in the US Navy from September 12, 1956 until July 4, 1963. He was a member of the US Navy Seabees Island X-8, Tonawanda, NY. He worked at General...
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Frank J. Korosecz

June 8, 1925 - October 27, 2014

Frank J. Korosecz "Uncle Frank", age 89, of Gasport, entered into rest on Monday, October 27, 2014. Born June 8, 1925 in Tonawanda, Frank is the son of the late George and Katalin (Grommer) Korosecz Sr. Frank married Ethel Arnold on July 18, 1964 in Lockport. Mrs. Korosecz died July 21, 2001. He worked at NYSEG in Lockport as a Foreman in the gas department retiring December 1, 1998. Frank...
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David Kenneth Mahar

January 19, 1971 - October 14, 2014

David Kenneth Mahar, age 43, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport surrounded by his loving family. Born January 19, 1971 in Lockport, David is the son of Helen (Lorenc) Mahar and the late Kenneth J. Mahar. He married Gwen Murdock April 29, 2000 at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Gasport. David was a 1989 graduate of Royalton-Hartland Central Schools...
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Linda Marie Nicholas

April 30, 1943 - September 17, 2014

Linda Marie Nicholas (Coulson-Leibring), age 71, of Gasport, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Medina Memorial Hospital. Born April 30, 1943 in Royalton, Linda is the daughter of the late George and Marion (Holler) Coulson.Linda graduated from Royalton-Hartland Central School in 1961and went on to receive her license of hairdressing and cosmetology in 1963. She was self...
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Santa Douglas

March 24, 1932 - September 11, 2014

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Harry Douglas Short

December 6, 1943 - September 8, 2014

Harry Short, age 70, entered into rest on Monday, September 8, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born December 6, 1943 in Niagara Falls, NY, Harry is the son of the late Lisle and Olive (Wentz) Short. He married Linda Kay (Henry) Short, October 17, 1964 in Indiana, PA. His wife, Linda, died May 11, 2013.Harry was a 1961 graduate of RoyHart High School and continued his...
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Marian Francis Borowiak

November 26, 1933 - September 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Sherrie Bream Funeral home, Gasport, NY.
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Marian Francis Borowiak

November 26, 1933 - September 2, 2014

Marian Francis Borowiak, age 80 of Gasport, entered into rest on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. Born November 26, 1933 in Buffalo, Marian is the daughter of the late Matthew and Lottie (Arent) Michalski. Marian married Norman Borowiak in 1954. Mr. Borowiak died January 1, 1999. She had worked at F.W. Woolworths in Buffalo as a clerk. Marian enjoyed...
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Charles Martin Clark

July 29, 1955 - August 31, 2014

Charles Martin Clark, age 59, of Medina, entered into rest on Sunday, August 31, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Born July 29, 1955 in Lockport, Charles is the son of the late Herman and Elaine (Arnold) Clark. Charles is a 1974 graduate of Barker Central Schools. He worked at Harrison Radiator/Delphi Thermal Systems in Lockport as a dock attendant and married Lisa Hoffman May 2, 1992 at...
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Emerson Floyd Barnes

December 21, 1934 - August 22, 2014

Emerson Floyd Barnes, age 79, of Sanborn entered into rest on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. Born December 21, 1934 in Gowanda, NY, Emerson is the son of the late Wilson and Marguerite (Hoffman) Barnes. Emerson married Donna Bennett July 7, 1956 in Middleport. They have been married for 57 years. Emerson served as Chief at the Niagara Air National Guard...
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Delmar Robert Ranney

March 31, 1927 - August 11, 2014

Delmar Robert Ranney, age 87, formerly of Gasport, entered into rest on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Absolut Care of Gasport. Born March 31, 1927 in Alden, NY, Delmar is the son of the late Bert D. and Dorothy (Nerber) Ranney.Delmar served his county in the Army as a Railway brakeman from April 30, 1946 until January 13, 1947. He married Jean D. Bozzard June 6, 1951 in Hunt's Corners Baptist...
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Daniel Raymond Woodcock

November 17, 1941 - August 3, 2014

Daniel Raymond Woodcock, age 72 of Middleport, entered into rest on Sunday, August 3, 2014. Born November 17, 1941 in Wilson, Daniel is the son of the late F. Willard and Ethel Louise (Whitney) Woodcock. Dan worked at Harrison Radiator, where he retired in 1995. He married Mary Schick March 1, 1986 in Newfane. He had lived in Middleport for the past 5 years, previously of Barre, NY. ...
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Richard Francis O'Grady

March 27, 1925 - July 31, 2014

Richard Francis O'Grady, age 89, entered into rest on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Riverview Manor in Owego, NY. Born March 27, 1925 in Niagara Falls, NY, Richard is the son of the late Dennis and Rebecca (Stewart) O'Grady.Richard married the late Josephine (Chiodo) O'Grady May 10, 1942 at St. Mary R.C. Church in Niagara Falls, NY. Together they had 5 children: Cathy Willis of Ithaca, Lane Woods...
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Mary Elizabeth Higgs

November 29, 1925 - July 27, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Higgs, age 88, of Gasport, entered into rest on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Born November 29, 1925 in Gasport, Mary is the daughter of the late Merton and Myrtle (Shaver) Brewer. Mary worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport and also worked as a hairdresser. She enjoyed going to the casino, playing cards and shopping. Surviving Mary is her daughter: Roxy Higgs Brigham of Remsen,...
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John E. Garbutt

December 15, 1932 - July 8, 2014

John E. "Jack" Garbutt went home to be with the Lord July 8, 2014. Born in Lockport, NY December 15, 1932, he was the son of Jay and Dorothy (Baudendistle) Garbutt. Jack worked for Labors Union Local #91 retiring in 1994 after 40 years. An avid card player, he was the treasurer of the Lockport Euchre League for 20 years. He was also a member of the Turtle and Screwball Clubs. He loved all...
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Sharon Lee Schuck

September 27, 1947 - June 26, 2014

Sharon Lee Schuck, age 66, of Gasport, entered into rest on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born September 27, 1947 in Lockport, NY, Sharon is the daughter of the late Loretto and Virginia (VanEyk) Maida.Sharon married James Schuck September 6, 1974 at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Lockport. They have been married for almost 40 years. Sharon and James made...
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Jenette Elizabeth Naish

July 14, 1932 - June 19, 2014

Jenette Elizabeth Naish, age 81, of Gasport, entered into rest on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. Born July 14, 1932, Jenette is the daughter of the late Ervin and Elida (Brewer) Criswell.Jenette married Eugene F. Naish on January 20, 2007 at Covenant United Church of Christ. She was previously married to Delbert "Bubby" Cummings who died in 1993. Jenette...
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Harriet May McQueen

January 22, 1919 - June 4, 2014

Harriet M. McQueenLoving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmotherHarriet May (Knisley) McQueen, age 95, of Gasport, NY, entered into rest peacefully on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014, surrounded by her family at Medina Memorial Hospital.Born January 22, 1919 in Middleport, Harriet is the daughter of the late Charles and Hattie (Zabel) Knisley. She is survived by her loving husband of 74 years,...
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Donald N. Hadley

July 27, 1935 - June 3, 2014

Donald N. Hadley, age 78, went home to be with the Lord on June 3, 2014. He died in his sleep at home in Summerfield, Florida after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born in Buffalo, NY, graduated from the University of Rochester and served six years in the US Army, which included two years of active duty at Fort Knox, KY. Donald retired after 34 years as an accountant for...
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Harold Edwin Bergquist

December 25, 1925 - June 2, 2014

Harold "Bud" Edwin Bergquist, age 88, of Lockport, entered into rest on Monday, June 2, 2014 at Briody Health Care Facility. Born December 25, 1925 in Buffalo, Harold is the son of the late Edwin W. and Olga (Erickson) Bergquist. Harold married Jane Goss, July 18, 1944 at St Stephen's Church in Buffalo. Jane died November 8, 2013. Jane and Harold had been married for 69 years. He had...
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