Ralph L. Scalise, 74 of North Tonawanda on Monday October 24, 2016. Son of the late Ralph and Josephine Scalise. Beloved husband for 50 years of Sharon “Candy” Scalise. Loving father of Pamela Peace and Steven (Annmarie Sandarelli) Scalise. Proud grandfather of Stephen (Jamie) Scalise, Cameron Peace, Carly Peace, Sydney Scalise and Spencer Scalise. Great-grandfather of Leah Scalise and Emma Scalise. Brother of Ronald (Milagros) Scalise. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
 
Friends received by the family on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Brunner Funeral Home, 156 Robinson St., North Tonawanda. Friends are invited to services at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, corner of Payne Avenue and Tremont St., on Thursday Morning at 11:00. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Acacia Park Cemetery.
 
Ralph was a U.S. Army Korean Conflict Veteran. Ralph retired from the North Tonawanda Fire Department in 1993 after 21 years of service. He was a member of the Renaissance Club, Free Wheelers Car Club, Stephen Sikora Post 1322, Sweeney Hose No. 7 and the Volunteer Firemen’s Benevolent Association. In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Niagara Hospice, Inc. 








David E. Adams,
 of North Tonawanda, died June 22, 2016. Husband of 47 years to Nancy Y. Adams; father of Lisa Adams, Jenny (Todd) Buckhouse, Jill (Eric) Whitman, Amy (Michael) Moeller and the late Rebecca Adams; grandfather of Chance and Brooke Conklin, Moriah and Delilah Buckhouse, Mya Whitman and the late Noah Buckhouse; son of Victoria (nee Mielcarek) and the late Edward Adams; brother of Bridget, Connie and Jean Adams; uncle of Daniel Krantz. Dave was a long time member of the Renaissance Club. Funeral services private. Arrangements: JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME. 


 Silviu Dan, Sr., age 90, of North Tonawanda, died peacefully on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Born August 17, 1925 in North Tonawanda to John and Lucretia (nee Fratila) Dan, he was a 1943 graduate of North Tonawanda High School, where he was on the Swim and Football teams and played in the Swing Choir. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1943-1945. Silviu flew as a Waist Gunner on a B-24 Bomber during WWII and was taken a German Prisoner of War when his plane was shot down. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and several other medals and ribbons. He had worked at Dick Fischer's Sporting Goods Store, River Road Lumber Company and retired as a Mail Carrier for the North Tonawanda Post Office. Silviu was a member of St. George Orthodox Parish in Buffalo where he was also a member of the choir. He was involved in the forming of the Football team called the NT Loggers, and was a former member of the Deerwood Golf Committee; an organizer, officer and coach for Little League Baseball and Football for many years; a member of the Renaissance Club and the Renaissance Golf League; a member of the National DAV Roll of Honor and the local DAV Roll of Honor Chapter #120 Inc.; a member of the NT Senior Center and the Friends of the Riviera Theater; and a Rescue Fire Company Volunteer. He also sponsored many baseball and basketball teams years ago as Dan's Grill.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (nee Smith) Dan, whom he married on February 3, 1951; his four children, Christine Kuntz, Silviu (Allene "Chi Chi") Dan, Jr., Suzanne (Paul) Hempel, and Michael (Mary) Dan, Sr.; 11 grandchildren, Christopher Dan, Nathan (Victoria) Dan, Shawn Dan, Mallory (Josh) Pisarek, Samuel Kuntz, Nicholas Hempel, Kristie (Ray) Keidel, Stephanie (Grady) Fleitas, Michael Dan, Jr., Amanda (Daltin) Cummings, and Jasmine Dan; and nine great-grandchildren, Emma Dan, Nathan Dan, Hayden Bruno, Raymond Keidel, Brayden Keidel, Easton Pisarek, Lilyn Fleitas, Grady Fleitas, and Jaxson Cummings. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, the late Nicholas (Eleanor) Dan, Anna (Edward) Strough, Margaret (John) Wentz, Sylvia (Joseph) Quinn, and John Dan, Jr.; and his brothers-in-law, the late Roger (Margaret) Smith and David R. Smith.

Friends may call from 6-8 PM on Sunday and 4-8 PM on Monday at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda, where funeral services will be held at 10 AM Tuesday; the Rev. Jason Vansuch officiating. Friends invited. Interment with Military Honors at Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda. If desired, memorials to St. George Orthodox Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14216, are preferred by the family.









 Anthony V. Niezgoda age 90, of North Tonawanda, died on Friday, October 30, 2015 after a brief illness. He was the loving Husband of 66 years to Angeline (nee Trojanczyk) Niezgoda; cherished father of Michael (Cindy) Niezgoda, Thomas (Mary) Niezgoda, Kathleen (Richard) Emanuelson, and MaryEllen (Michael) Manuszewski; beloved brother of Lottie Winn and the late Bernice Piech; proud grandfather of Kelly (Michael) Anthony, Jillian (Jonathan) Hussar, Emily Niezgoda, Robin Niezgoda, Kristin Emanuelson, Steven Emanuelson, Karin Emanuelson, Eric Manuszewski, Julia Manuszewski, and Zachary Manuszewski; great grandfather of Madison and Jack Anthony, and Savannah Hussar.
 
Friends received by the family on Wednesday 4-8pm at the Brunner Funeral Home, (692-3841) 156 Robinson St., N. Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 am at St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., N. Tonawanda. 
Anthony was a WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran and a member of St. Jude the Apostle RC Church. He had worked at Dunlop Tire and Rubber for more than 40 years when he retired in 1987. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, bowling, and was an avid golfer with the Renaissance Club. Tony especially loved spending quality time with his family, and will always be remembered for sharing his whimsy and love of life with all of us. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Niagara Hospice Inc., or the Alzheimer’s Association.


 Joseph R Bukoskey age 87, of North Tonawanda passed away on May 16, 2015 ,beloved husband for 63 years to Della; devoted father of Maria Kelly, Darla Gillotti and Peter (Kathy) Bukoskey; brother of Tom, Bern, Maryann Varholick, Eleanor Belloli, Pauline Fetterman and the late; Ed, Ted, Frank, Clair and Betty Nymick; also survived by seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 PM in the Wattengel Funeral Home, 533 Meadow Dr., North Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 9:00 AM from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish (please assemble at church). Interment Acacia Park Cemetery. Joe was a past president of the Renaissance Club of North Tonawanda.  


 Peter A. Sarratori age 84, of North Tonawanda on Friday April 04, 2015 at Buffalo General Medical Center. Husband of Shirley (nee Supparits) Sarratori. He was most recently retired from John Hancock where he was a financial advisor. Peter was a 15 year veteran of the Army National Guard, he loved to watch and play football, he was an avid Buffalo Bills Fan. He also enjoyed golf, cooking and his love for the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks and his birthplace Geneva, NY. Peter was a member of the Renaissance Club. Loving father of Peter (Lynn) Sarratori of Hilton,NY, David (Donna) Sarratori of Palm Coast, FL and Daniel Sarratori of Lockport, NY. Brother of Joe, John and Anthony Sarratori also Patricia Sturmer and the late Eva Sass. Grandfather of Jimmy, Christina, Nicole and Brenon. Brother In-law of Dolores Tamburlin and Karen Supparits. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Friends and Family may call on Wednesday April 8 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Brunner Funeral Home 156 Robinson St. North Tonawanda, NY 14120. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Czestochowa, 57 Center St. North Tonawanda. Everyone please assemble at the church. Private burial will take place at Acacia park cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to Sunshine Campus 180 Linden Oaks, Suite 200 Rochester, NY 14625 would be appreciated by the family.

 Richard J. Steingasser  " Carp " 70, of North Tonawanda, Saturday, (March 14, 2015) suddenly at home. Richard was born in Buffalo, NY on October 11, 1944 to Casper and Ellen "Peggy" Lind. Richard was a retired millwright for Fedders in Buffalo,NY, member of the Renaissance Club, in his spare time he enjoyed playing euchre, fishing,and doing carpentry work. Richard was predeceased by his parents, his daughter Mandy L. Steingasser who died in 1993, and his brother John R. Steingasser.

Richard is survived by his wife of 39 years Loraine (Huffman) Steingasser, sister in laws Janet Steingasser, and Marsha (Callie) Blackburn, also surviving are an Aunt, cousins, nieces, nephews, many friends, and beloved dog Bruno. No prior visitation. Internment Acacia Park Cemetery.  


 Ralph W. Fitzpatrick, Jr., of North Tonawanda, NY, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015, in St. John Baptist Hospice, Buffalo, NY. He was  born in Buffalo, NY, on September 22, 1928, the son of the late Ralph W. and Evelyn [Levea] Fitzpatrick.

Mr. Fitzpatrick was a machinist with Tube Manifold for over 30 years, before retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Renaissance Club in North Tonawanda, where he served as manager and bartender for many years. Mr. Fitzpatrick was a lifelong member of Live Hose #4. Mr. Fitzpatrick enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and cooking.

He was the husband of the late Mary A. [McCusker] Fitzpatrick, who died in March of 2008. Mr. Fitzpatrick is survived by three sons Ralph W. (late Debbie) Fitzpatrick III, Dennis (Debi) Fitzpatrick, Timothy (companion of Nancy McNamara) Fitzpatrick, two daughters, Mary (Jim) Bender, Katherine (Jason) Blumberg, nine grandchildren Kristi (Robert) Cudney, Jaime (fiancé John Kuhn) Fitzpatrick, Timothy (Cynthia) Fitzpatrick, Jessica (fiancé Kenneth Gram) Fitzpatrick, Stacy (Kenneth) Bender-Poczkalski and  Lindsay Bender, Jacob and Sarah Blumberg and Jason (Jen) Babcock, eleven great grandchildren Sean, Debbie, Donna, Bobby, Ryan, Hunter, Dylan, John, Matthew, Myles and Seth, five brothers Bobby, John, Ray (Sue), Mike and Marty Fitzpatrick, five sisters Helen (late Robert) Chapin, Julie (Kenn) Mock, Jackie (Chet) Krupczyk, Sheila Fitzpatrick and Carol (Chuck Brooks)  Logsdon. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Shirley (late Larry) Pierce, Patricia (late Rod) Amolette and Geraldine Dubuque and was the dear friend of  the late Betty Lou Curtis.

The family will be present on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at  10:00 AM.           

Memorials may be made in his name to Hospice Buffalo.



Dennis A. Heuser, age 71, of North Tonawanda, August 4, 2014 in Buffalo General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Dennis had worked as an officer for Key Bank. He enjoyed woodcarving, golfing, and was a member of the Renaissance Club. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Pschierer) Heuser. Dear father of Peter (Melanie) Heuser, adored grandfather of Ava, Jay and Dex. Brother of Penny (David) Fijas, uncle of several nephews and great nieces and nephews Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home Inc. 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 A.M., from First Trinity Lutheran Church, 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd, Town of Tonawanda, the Rev. Charles Whited will officiate, interment in White Chapel Memorial Park. If so desired memorials may be made to the S.P.C.A. Guest register available at frettholdfuneralhome.com.



Arthur W. “Sonny” Krehan , 89, died September 30, 2014 at his home in Addison, Maine. He was born February 28, 1925 in North Tonawanda the son of August and Ida M.(Refke) Krehan.

He served in WWII as an electrician’s mate and received the American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal and Victory Metal. He received a teaching degree from Buffalo State and became a shop teach. He later went to work for New York State setting up training programs in companies throughout Western New York. He loved to travel and interact with people. After retiring from his job with the State he became active with the Riverside Lions Club, Meals on Wheels, LaSalle Sportsman’s Club and the Renaissance Club.

He is survived by a son, Raymond, stepdaughters, Karen Unruh and Linda Berndt, grandsons, Philip Krehan, Steven Latimer, Jeff Unruh and granddaughter, Lindy Bohlen; 6 great grandchildren, Kelsey Krehan, Shawn Krehan, Kellen Latimer, Macie Latimer, A. J. Bohen and Oliver Unruh. He was predeceased by his wife Doris Marie (Bernhardt) and brothers, Herman and Gary; and great grandchild, Mackenzie Latimer.


 Harry "Butch" Vollmer, 64, of North Tonawanda, Thursday, October 16, 2014, at home, surrounded by family, under the care of Niagara Hospice. Butch was born in DuBois, PA on September 21, 1950 to Harry and Mary (Donahue) Vollmer. Butch was a 40-year skilled Drywall Contractor, 20-year North Tonawanda City employee. In his spare time he enjoyed music, playing his guitar and singing. Butch is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karen (Kalpin) Vollmer; father of Dawn, Kristen (Daniel) Sass and Steven Vollmer; brother of Pat (JT) Wright, the late Eileen (Raymond) Summerville, the late Tessie (Bert) Holland, and Walter (Jennifer) Thompson; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.


Friends may call Sunday from 4-7 P.M. at the Wattengel Funeral Home, 533 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. (NEW LOCATION). Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute.



 Joseph P. Reo, 84, of North Tonawanda, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Born in Geneva, New York, he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Le Moyne College. Mr. Reo served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During his service he was awarded several medals, including a Bronze Star. In addition, he was an Army reservist.

For 33 years, he worked as a purchasing manager at Durez/Hooker/Oxy Chemical in North Tonawanda. After retiring in 1988, he served for a short time as a consultant to the company. He and his wife, Joy, then moved to Fort Myers, Florida.

He was a longtime parishioner at Ascension Church in North Tonawanda, serving as a Eucharistic minister. He was also an active parishioner at St. Cecilia’s Parish in Fort Myers. Additionally, Mr. Reo served as an alderman, representing North Tonawanda’s 1st Ward.

He was a longtime member of the Renaissance Club and a member of the Purchasing Management Association, the Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post 274 in Fort Myers. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society, where he taught religious education. He also was an avid gardener.

Mr. Reo is survived by his wife, Joy; three daughters, Elizabeth Stachoski, Kathleen and Barbara Reo-Hussey; one son, Joseph; three grandchildren; one brother, Gerald; and one sister, Barbara Barron.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at St. Christopher Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda.



  Raymond V. Dinnocenzio, 84, of North Tonawanda, Monday (September 29, 2014). Ray was born in North Tonawanda on May 22, 1930 to Frank and Minnie (Turchiarelli) Dinnocenzio. Ray owned Ray Dinno Supply, He was involved with Camp Good Days and Special Times, the Renaissance Club, Stephen Sikora Post #1322, He was a U.S. Army Veteran, and most of all was loved by all who knew him through his generosity. Mr. Dinnocenzio was predeceased by his wife, Ruth (Olson) Dinnocenzio, who died in 2001.

Ray is survived by his family, Ramona (Richard) Niccola, Ray (Ted) Dinnocenzio and Colleen Yates; brother of the late Anthony (Marlene) Dinnocenzio; grandfather of Jamie Conken, Jennifer (Tim) Sloan, Tammy Yates; great-grandfather of Matthew Smith, and most of all Ray was lucky to have the love and support from his cousins. Also surviving are nephews and several friends.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 7-9 PM and on Wednesday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the Wattengel Funeral Home, 307 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, where Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 10 AM.



   Angelo E. "Jack" DiFrancesco, age 82, of North Tonawanda, at Elderwood at Wheatfield, on Monday, October 6, 2014, after a long illness. Jack was a member of the former Ascension R.C. Church and presently, St. Jude the Apostle Parish. He was an Aerospace Engineer and Technical Director for the Agena Rocket Engine Program at Bell Aerospace-Textron in Niagara Falls. He retired from there in 1989. He was a founding member and past president of the Renaissance Club in North Tonawanda, a Third Degree Knight with Madonna Council Knights of Columbus and member of the Aero Club of Buffalo. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, enjoyed woodworking and fishing, yet, the greatest joy of his life was his family. Son of the late Antonio and Lucia DiFrancesco. Brother of the late Daniel S. DiFrancesco and Mary (Victor) Dzikoski. 

Beloved husband for 60 years of Marie (nee Sciandra) DiFrancesco of North Tonawanda. Dear father of Diane (Anita Young) DiFrancesco of Skokie, IL, Paula (John) Lind of Bedford, TX, Jeannie (Robert) Wiech of Niagara Falls, Ann (Don) Barber of Phoenix, AZ, Dan (Kathryn) DiFrancesco of North Tonawanda, Mary (Patrick) Grimaldi of Geneva, NY and Teresa (Tony) Martin of Columbia, IL. Proud grandfather of Bethany, Jessica, Geralyn, Matthew, Teresa, Don, Elizabeth, Eva, John, Mia, Sara, Tony, Jacob, Chris, Ryan, Billy, Nicole and Kristine. Great-grandfather of 14. Brother of Philomena "Flory" (the late William) DeMonte and Elvira "Babe" (W. Robert) Beringer, both of North Tonawanda.

Friends received by the family on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Brunner Funeral Home (692-3841), 156 Robinson Street, North Tonawanda, where the family will share memories at 8:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., N. Tonawanda. Entombment will follow at Epiphany Chapel Mausoleum, Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to Niagara Hospice, Inc.



 William L. Kennedy, "Bill", age 70, of North Tonawanda, on Friday (December 6, 2013,) suddenly. Bill worked with Solid Surface Acrylics in North Tonawanda and formerly at Lawless Container Company. He was a loyal Buffalo Bills fan through thick and thin. He enjoyed refinishing furniture, playing cards and  bowling. Bill was a member of the Renaissance and the Eagles Clubs.  He was a proud United States Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. During his enlistment, he served at the White House as a Marine Guard during the Johnson Administration.  

Loving husband of Mary E. Kennedy (nee Sykes) of North Tonawanda. Dear father of Michele (Luke) Salerno of  East Aurora, Cherrie Kennedy of Florida, and William L. Kennedy II of North Tonawanda. Stepfather of Thomas (Rhonda) Balling, Dr. Timothy (Colleen) Balling, Jeanine (Robert) Pickard, all of Florida,  Lisa (Joseph) Klimeczko of Wheatfield, and Mary Jo (Brian "Mike") LaPlante of Tonawanda. Proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Brother of Helena Schuler. Uncle of Michael Schuler.

Friends received by the family on Tuesday, 4-8 PM at the Brunner Funeral Home (692-3841),  156 Robinson St., North Tonawanda, where services will be held at 8:00 that evening.  Memorials may be made to Chapter 77 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, 47 Main St., Tonawanda, NY 14150


 Carlo Mancuso, of North Tonawanda died on Friday, November 8, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Carlo immigrated from Cicala, Italy in 1951 and came to the United States from Canada to own and operate Carlo's Custom Tailor Shop on Oliver Street in North Tonawanda from 1963 to 1987. He was a supervisor for M. Wile Company in Buffalo from 1987 to 1994. Carlo enjoyed his vegetable garden. He was predeceased by his parents, Pietro and Concetta (nee Pagliuso) Mancuso. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolina (nee: Raso) Mancuso; daughter, Nancy (Brian) Roussie; sons, Peter (Grace) and John (Susan) Mancuso; brother, Ralph (Maria) Mancuso; grandchildren, Peter J. (Heather) Mancuso, Melanie, Louisa, Johnny and Jaynee; one great-granddaughter, Skyleigh; and many nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 3-7 PM at Colucci Funeral Home, 652 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, NY (692-4917). Relatives and friends please assemble at church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM by Rev. Richard Digulo at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, NY. An entombment service will follow at Mt. Olivet Ascension Chapel Mausoleum. Flowers are graciously declined. Memorials can be made in Carlo's memory to a charity of one's choice.


 John A. Cerra passed away on November 9, 2013. John is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Victoria; four children, Barbara Fontana, John J. Cerra, Lauren Cerra, and Pamela (Mark) Daigler; a sister, Josephine DeLuca, (Los Gatos CA); sister-in-law, Nida (Dominic) Schiavone; six grandchildren, Larry, Victoria, Sara (Alex), John, Nick, and Emily; one great-grandchild, Matthew; and several loving nieces and nephews.

John was a WWII  Army Air Force veteran and served in Duxford, England for three years. He was a supervisor with Bell Aerospace. As an entrepreneur, John founded the original Niagara Gear Corporation and Involute Gear Tools. John was devoted to his family. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed golf, and loved playing the saxophone. He performed with the WW II Army Thunderbolt Band, the Kentones, was a member of the Player's Club and the Renaissance Club.

Family will receive friends at Wattengel Funeral Home, 307 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda on Monday, November 11th from 7-9 PM and on Tuesday, November 12th from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, November 13th at 10:00 AM at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Weinberg Hospice. Entombment with Military Honors, Ascension Mausoleum in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 


  Frank Peter Malone, 89, died on Monday, July 22, 2013, at Hospice Buffalo, following a brief illness. A proud first-generation Italian-American, he was born in North Tonawanda. Frank was the fifth of eight siblings. Shortly after his graduation from North Tonawanda High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was promoted to Sergeant and served during WWII in the Pacific Theater. Frank was awarded the Purple Heart for surviving a Kamikaze attack on the SS Thomas Nelson.

Upon returning to civilian life, he joined the North Tonawanda Police Department. In 1951 he graduated from the Erie Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice. Frank rose through the ranks of the Police Department and was appointed Chief of Police in 1971. He retired on July 25, 1985.

Frank was a lifetime member of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, the American Legion Post 264, the Ganson Street Tigers and the Renaissance Club. In his retirement, he enjoyed golfing, traveling and gardening, but most importantly, spending time with his family. He was a devoted and tireless friend to the many who encircled his life; he lived by the simple motto of helping others "any time - any place." Brother of the late Violet Sheldon, James Maloni, Woody Malone, Sue Giardino and Raymond Malone.

Beloved husband of 66 years to Helen (nee Carlo) Malone. Devoted father of Peg (Ronald) Toski and Patricia (Thomas) Foels. Cherished grandfather of Judith (Todd) Welsh and Sara Foels (Brian Servicki). Proud great-grandfather of Samantha Welsh. Dear brother of Teresa (James) DiBernardo and Mary Camarda. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
 
 

  Salvatore R. "Sam" Scibetta June 25, 2013, beloved fiancé of Shirley Rogers; dearest father of Ronald (Kim), Dennis (Nancy) and Robert (Michelle) Scibetta; grandfather of Shawn, Andrea, Jennifer and Ronni and one great-grandchild; brother of Kenneth and the late Josephine Piazza, Richard and Joseph Scibetta; also survived by sisters-in-law Kay and Betty Scibetta and many loving nieces and nephews. Sam was a member and past president of the Renaissance Club. The family will be present Saturday from 2-4 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME, 2909 Elmwood Ave. where a Memorial Service will follow at 4 PM. Sam was a US Army Veteran and a member of Teamster's Local 375.   







John F. Papsidero, age 80, on Friday, February 15, 2013 in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston following a long illness. Born in Niagara Falls he was a graduate of North Tonawanda High School. the University of Buffalo School of Law and the New York University Graduate Law School. Mr. Papsidero served in the Army from 1951 to 1953. He was a self-employed attorney for most of his career. He was a past president and charter member of the Renaissance Club, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He is survived by two sons, John A. and Vincent P.; and a daughter, Maria T. A private memorial service was held.







Dominic J. "Dom" DeMart, age 95, of North Tonawanda on Monday, February 11, 2013 after a brief illness. Dominic was a member of the former Ascension Church. He worked for the Wurlitzer Company where he was a Technician. He also worked for the City of North Tonawanda in office and business support. In his earlier years, he was a Professional Barber. His memberships include the Post 264 American Legion, Life Member of the Live Hose #4, Life member of the Amvets, Dom Polski, The Renaissance Club and the Ascension Church Bereavement Team. Dom was an employee of Mr. and Mrs. Catering Service. Son of the late Angelo and Maria DeMart. Husband of the late Clara "Nellie" DeMart. Brother of the late Rose Miano, Frank DeMart, Grace Maiolo, Joseph DeMart, Michael DeMart and Alfred DeMart.

Beloved father of Mary Ann (Jack) Cohen of Henderson, NV and Joseph (Linda) DeMart of Cranberry Lake, NY. Proud grandfather "Nono" of David (Brenda Hilton) Cohen, John (Tracey) Cohen, Christine (Andy) Woodring, Joseph (Meredith) DeMart. Great-great-grandfather of Emma Hope Woodring. Dear brother of Eugenia (Joseph) Falzone and Violet (the late Frank) DiVincenzo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church at 9:30 AM on Thursday, February 14, 2013. Entombment with Military Honors will follow at Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

 Alfred "Al" J. DeMart, age 89, of North Tonawanda at DeGraff Memorial Hospital on Saturday (January 19, 2013). Al was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. He served the North Tonawanda Community as a Police Officer for 31 years. Al was a WWII U.S. Army veteran who served in Africa and Europe. He was a member of Post 264, the Renaissance Club and Live Hose 4. When Al was a Police Officer, he was a member of the Western New York Police Pistol League. Son of the late Angelo and Maria DeMart. Brother of the late Rose Miano, Frank DeMart, Joseph DeMart, Grace Maiolo and Michael DeMart.  Beloved husband of Mary T. (nee Fanto) DeMart. Loving father of Kathleen "Kathy" (Jeffrey) Curtis, Francis "Frank" (Christina) DeMart and Rosemarie "Rosie" DeMart. Brother of Dominic (the late Nellie) DeMart, Eugenia (Joseph) Falzone, Violet (the late Frank) DiVincenzo. Proud grandfather of three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Friends received by the family on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from 4-8 PM at the Brunner Funeral Home (692-3841), 156 Robinson St., North Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church at 9:30. Entombment with military honors will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.








William Albert Martin, age 81, of North Tonawanda, died peacefully while sleeping on December 25, 2012. William was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, on February 2, 1931 and began working at a young age after his father died in 1943. He graduated from Seneca Vocational High School in 1948. He then worked as a machinist until he joined the U.S. Army in 1956. He married Marcia in December of 1956 and took his new wife to Germany while serving his country. He was honorably discharged in 1962.

Their first son, Patrick, was born in Germany in 1957 and the family returned to the United States in 1958. William began attending college at Tri State College in Angola, Indiana in 1959 and, with the assistance of his loving wife, graduated in 1962 with a major in Mechanical Engineering. During this time, a second child, Pamela, was born in 1960. The family settled in the Town of Tonawanda and moved to North Tonawanda in 1962, where they resided for over 50 years. In 1963, their third child, Daniel, affectionately known as D.J., was born. William began working as an engineer at Harrison Radiator in Lockport in 1962. He retired in 1991. In 1982, he received a patent relating to the method and apparatus for assembling heat exchangers.

William was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed cars of all types, especially antiques. Until shortly before his death, he owned a 1931 Chevy and 1970 Opel GT. He was a dedicated Buffalo sports fan and was a Bills season ticket holder for 20 years. He was an avid bowler, coached his sons' Little League baseball teams, and enjoyed playing euchre with his dear friends at the Renaissance Club in North Tonawanda. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and they spent several winters in Florida.

 Beloved husband of Marcia (nee Meabon) Martin. Dear father of Patrick (Lisa) Martin of Deer Park, IL, Pamela (Tony Casciano) Cronyn of the Town of Tonawanda; and Daniel R. (Mary) Martin of Glastonbury, CT. Grandfather of Jacob, Joseph, Nicole and Jamie. He was the brother of the late Herbert and Ralph Martin. Uncle of several nieces and nephews.Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home, Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Saturday from 4-6 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:00 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials, if so desired, may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  
  







Louis John Pane, 92, of North Tonawanda, died peacefully on Thursday, December 20, 2012. He was the son of the late Joseph and Carmella (Sacco) Pane. Louis was a lifelong resident of North Tonawanda leaving only between 1942-1947 to serve in the Coast Guard, where he was ranked as Yeoman First Class. On October 9, 1948, Louis married Caroline Merletti of North Tonawanda. Louis was the owner and operator of Pane Heating and Cooling for 32 years. Upon retiring, he briefly worked as the Clerk of the Works for Tonawanda and North Tonawanda school districts where he oversaw renovations to the high schools. Louis had been active in the community. He was a volunteer fireman for the Live Hose Fire Company since 1947, a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years reaching the distinction of 4th degree, and an active member of the Renaissance Club since 1973. Louis had many hobbies and interests which included fishing, photography, wood working, golf, gardening, attracting and feeding the birds in his yard, doing his puzzles in the daily newspaper. He was also an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills. Through his business Louis and Carol were able to travel to several destinations around the world, such as Venezuela, Spain, Italy, England, Morocco, Germany and Austria. In addition to his parents, Louis was predeceased by his twin brother, Samuel, who died in France during World War II; brothers, William, Anthony, Frank, Carmen, Bernard, Dominic and John Pane; and sisters, Angela Nardello, Mary Gagliardi and Evelyn (Anna) Paul. Louis is survived by his wife of 64 years, Caroline (Merletti) Pane of North Tonawanda; his children, Diana Pane (Mike Antrim) of Albany, NY; Joseph (Karen) Pane of Medina, NY, and Pamela (Rick) Kandare of Warren, PA. He is also survived by grandsons, Joseph Cody Kandare of Warren, PA; John-Louis, Keith and Anthony Pane of Medina, NY. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WATTENGEL Funeral Home, 307 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10 AM from St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd. Interment with military honors will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Tonawanda. Those wishing may make contributions to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.
 

 Donald L. March, 72, lifelong resident of North Tonawanda, died on Wednesday (June 27, 2012). Mr. March was born in North Tonawanda on August 8, 1939 to Lawrence and Helen (Mazurek) March. Don was a graduate of North Tonawanda High School, attended Niagara University, a member of the North Tonawanda and Niagara County Republican Party, where he was one of the eldest standing Committeeman. Mr. March was elected Alderman in 1972 and served until 1979, he was also Council President from 1978-1979. Don also worked as a Community Coordinator for Erie, Niagara, and Orleans County for former Senator John Daly. Don worked at March Real Estate for 22 years, a Licensed N.Y.S. Agent, Adelphia Cable, and owned Mardon Sports Goods. He was a former member of Dom Polski's, Third Warders Social Club, a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, Renaissance Club, an avid NY Yankees' fan, former baseball coach for St. Joe's Catholic School, and stamp collector.Don is survived by his soul mate of 33 years Elizabeth L. Ziegler; his children, Maureen (Scott) Kanwischer, Michele (Greg) Goergen, Michael (Linda), Mark (Renee) March, Monica (Tom) Ross, and Christine (Russ) Ziegler-Murray, grandfather of Morgan, Sarah, Kelsey, Taylor, Jessica, Riley, Lauren, Nick, Zachary, Abbey, and Emily.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Wattengel Funeral Home, 307 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 9:30 AM from Our Lady of Czestochowa, 626 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda. Burial in White Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wings Flights of Hope (www.wingsflight.org.) 



Robert C. Schwegler, 83, of North Tonawanda, Monday (June 25, 2012). Mr. Schwegler was born in North Tonawanda on February 7, 1929 to Edward and Veronica (Roehm) Schwegler. Bob was a graduate of North Tonawanda High School, where he played a number of sports and excelled in football, and later was inducted into the North Tonawanda Football Hall of Fame. He earned a football scholarship and graduated from Columbia University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He coached varsity football at St. Joe's and Nichols schools. He was a veteran of United States Navy and served as a Lt (jg) with the Navy UDT-SEALs during the Korean War. Bob was a member of Sutherland Lodge, Elks Lodge 860, The American Legion and Renaissance Club. Bob formerly worked as a CLU with Home Life Insurance and continued in sales with Gray Line Tours of Niagara Falls. Bob was admired for his work ethic, and in his free time enjoyed reading, gardening, the beach, watching sports and playing cards.Mr. Schwegler is survived by his wife, Patricia (McCoy) Schwegler; father of Robert P., Joan C. (Ronald) Winter, William F. (Dawn), Carl E. (Gina) and George P. (Cathy); brother of the late Edward (Betty) Schwegler; grandfather of Robert C., Rachel and Lydia Winter, Sarah S. (William) Scott, Michelle C., Derek W. and Julia M.; also  survived by nieces and nephews. 
Celebration of Robert's life will be held at a time to be announced. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice.



Michael A. Nagey (Van Dusen) died Monday, August 6, 2012
Mike graduated from Star Point Central High and attended the University of Buffalo where he received a BA in Business. He retired from Columbus McKinnon after 40 years of service in Inside Sales. Mike was a member of the Renaissance Club as well as a parishioner at St. Jude the Apostle Parish. He enjoyed weight lifting and was an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan.

Beloved husband of 51 years of Nancy (nee DesRosiers) Nagey; devoted father of Amy Nagey and Becky Pape; loving grandfather of Zachary and Morgan Pape; brother of Sandra Sobczak and the late Mark Van Dusen. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on FRIDAY from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the WATTENGEL Funeral Home, 307 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on SATURDAY at 10:00 AM from St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd. (Please assemble at church) Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

 
Robert F. Hefferon, age 82, of North Tonawanda, June 22, 2011, in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport.  Robert served in the Signal Corps of the U.S. Army and was a member of the National American Legion. He retired as a Superintendent from National Grinding Wheel in 1988. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Renaissance Club and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. 
He is survived by his wife, Carole (nee McDougall) Hefferon; two children, Cheryl (Thomas) Reed and Robert T. (Kathy) Hefferon, both of North Tonawanda; four grandchildren, Colleen (Dan) Brick, Thomas R. Reed, Robert J. Hefferon and Joseph Hefferon; two step-grandchildren, Kory and Klint Gailie; two great-grandchildren, Rielly and Quinn and one step-great-grandchild, Kody. Brother of Rosemary Siegmann, Betty Verral, Dorothy Gety, Richard, Jack, Shirley, Helen, Patricia and David Hefferon, and the late Russell and George Hefferon and Marge Morgan; uncle of many nieces and nephews
Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd., in North Tonawanda on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094.
 

   Patrick J. DePaolo, age 93, on Friday (August 26, 2011) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, surrounded by family, after a brief illness. Patrick was born in North Tonawanda on February 6, 1918 to Eugenia (Santanello) and Anthony DePaolo. He was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Parish. He and his wife, Mary owned and operated the Clover Club on Oliver at Robinson Street for 56 years until their retirement. He was a WWII Army Veteran who earned two Purple Hearts; past member of the Renaissance Club and the Ganson Street Tigers. Patrick was predeceased by his beloved wife, the late Mary DePaolo, (nee Winiatowski), who died in 2010.

Patrick is survived by his loving daughters, Mary (George) Lindbloom, Tina (Norman A.) Balling. Brother of Margaret DeFranco, Dominic (Lorraine), Amelia Tomanio, the late Jenny Hanna, Mary Nowark, Frank, Robert and Samuel DePaolo. Proud grandfather of Todd (Deana) Lindbloom, Kristi Vetter, Angela (Jeremiah) Barrett. Loving and caring great-grandfather of Alexis and Kylie Lindbloom and Sophia Barrett. Also survived by his precious dog, Penelopi. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Wattengel Funeral Home, 307 Oliver  St., North Tonawanda, where prayers will be said Monday at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to the Kenmore Mercy Comfort Care. 


Ted H. Parish
(Paruszewski), of North Tonawanda and Clearwater, FL, passed away on October 29, 2011, at the age of 84. Born in North Tonawanda on April 13, 1927. Ted was a graduate of NTHS, Class of 1945, where he excelled in basketball (captain), football, baseball and track, and also attended UB. Employed by Lawless Container Corp. (Foreman) and Niagara Machine and Tool Works (Methods Administrator). President, owner and General Manager of Ranch House West, Inc., General Manager and owner of Ranch House Restaurants of Virginia. Member of Board of Directors of Ranch House of America (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Chairman of the Board of Directors of Diamond Shine, Inc. (Clearwater, FL). Retired in 1978 to reside in Clearwater, FL and North Tonawanda. Member of the Renaissance Club of NT and lifetime member of American Legion Post 264 of Tonawanda.

Beloved son of the late Benjamin and Veronica Parish; devoted brother of the late B. Richard (Helen) Parish; loving uncle of Kathy Lynn Parish, Cyndi (Andy) Balogh, Richard (Patti) Parish, Mark (Anne) Parish and Timothy (Colleen) Parish; and five great-nieces and nephews.

Donations in Ted's name are welcome and can be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. 


 Robert S. "Hondo" Hondzinski, May 21, 2011, age 74, beloved husband of Judith A. (nee Harmon) Hondzinski; loving father of Marie A. (Richard) Chiddy and Diane L. (Patrick) Finn; cherished grandfather of Gabrielle, Robert, Megan and Lisa; caring brother of Leonard J. (late Marion), Arthur (Michelle), Mary (late Leonard) Cohen and the late Stephen (Sharon) Hondzinski; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present on Tuesday from 7-9 PM and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Drive (corner of Parker Blvd.) where prayers will be offered on Thursday at 8:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Amelia Church at 9 AM. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Autism Society of WNY, Summit Educational Services.









Angelo J. Massaro, April 28, 2010 beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Callo) Massaro.  Father of Vincent (Gail) Massaro.  grandfather of many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brother of Joseph (Nancy) Massaro and the late Jeanette Stamey, James, Frank and John Massaro.  Also survived many nieces and nephews.

The family will be present to receive friends Monday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME 2909 Elmwood Ave.(near Sheridan Dr.). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Timothy Church (East Park at Ensminger Rd.) Tuesday at 11 AM. Please assemble at the church. Mr. Massaro was a Veteran of WWII and Member and past President of Erie Co Firemans Association and Commissioner of Sheridan Park Volunteeer Fire Department. He was a member of the Renaissance Club. Share your condolences at www.GRECOFUNERAL.com 


   David B. Hibbert, of Tonawanda, entered into eternal rest, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at the age of 68, surrounded by his     loving family, while under the care of Hospice. Born in DuBois, PA, David resided in the Tonawandas for most of his life. He was a salesman for     "A" Best Roofing & Siding Co. of North Tonawanda. David was a past president and member of the Renaissance Club and a member of Dom Polski. He enjoyed golfing and was a horse racing fan. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Laux) Hibbert; dearest father of Barry Hibbert of Tonawanda, Sheila Marlin of Depew, NY, Christopher (Tammy) Hibbert of West Seneca, NY, Marc Hibbert and Brett (Jessica) Hibbert, both of North Tonawanda; proud and loving grandfather of nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons; beloved son of Elizabeth Kazmierski of North Tonawanda and the late Edwin Kazmierski; also survived by two aunts, one uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will be present to greet relatives and friends on SATURDAY, May 29th from 4-8 PM at the SABER FUNERAL HOME, 549 Oliver St., North Tonawanda (692-0271). Donations may be made in David"s honor to Hospice Buffalo or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Relatives and friends are asked to gather at First United Methodist Church, 65 Main St., North Tonawanda for a Memorial Service, Rev. Greg Crispell officiating, on FRIDAY, June 4th at 10:00 AM  

  
 Salvatore “Sam” Morabito, age 77, of North Tonawanda, died at Sisters of Charity Hospital on Sunday, June 13, 2010, after a brief illness. Sam was a member of O.L.C. Church and the Renaissance Club.  He retired from the Exelon ESK Company and was also a concrete contractor. Brother of the late Nino Morabito and Concetta Morabito.

Beloved husband of Giuseppina “Josephine” Morabito. Loving father of Angela (David) McMaster of Pendleton and Luigi (Maria) Morabito of Wheatfield. Proud grandfather of Stephanie, David, Melina and Justin. Dear brother of Frank Morabito, Luigi Morabito, Rosina DeStefano and Eufemia Santoniello. Loving uncle of Angela (Joe) Vacanti, Carla (Jason) Flatau and Tony Morabito. Great-uncle of Frank, Kayla, Emma and Matthew.

Friends received by the family on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Brunner Funeral Home (692-3841), 156 Robinson St., North Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church on Friday morning at 9:30 AM, followed by entombment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  
 
  
 Anthony R. Dinnocenzio, age 84, of Niagara Falls, was called to his heavenly home on July 6, 2010, in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, after a brief illness. Born in North Tonawanda, NY on April 17, 1926 to the late Frank and Minnie (Turchiarelli) Dinnocenzio. A graduate of North Tonawanda High School, he was a World War II Army Veteran and was employed in the maintenance department at the University of Buffalo, until his retirement. Tony was a member of the Renaissance Club in North Tonawanda and enjoyed golfing and bowling.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marlene A. (Schweizer) Dinnocenzio on October 22, 2008. Survivors include two sons, Frank Dinnocenzio of Newburg, NY and Mark Dinnocenzio of Niagara Falls; a brother, Raymond Dinnocenzio of North Tonawanda; and two grandchildren, Mia and Anthony.
 
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday  (July 10) at 10:30 AM in the DUBOIS FUNERAL HOME, 2436 Niagara Road (Bergholz), in Wheatfield, with the Rev. Michael A. Keicher, officiating. There will be no prior visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Good Days and Special Times.
 

 
 
James A.C. Steen, on Saturday, October 30, 2010. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland to Henry and Eileen Steen on January 10, 1925.
 Predeceased by his sister, Mona in 1971; his son, Terry and his wife, Ruth. Left to mourn are his loved ones, Kathy Barber; his daughters, Stephanie Geeson and her husband, Mike, and Vera "Snooky" Steen; daughter-in-law, Doreen Clark and companion, Bob Ryan; Grandpa Jim to Ashley Geeson, Kassey Renna and her husband, Dan, Christopher Romaine-Steen, Brent Berlinski and Kailee Ackerman; Pop Pop to Nikolas Joseph "Skallywag"; also his special grandchildren, Jessica and Courtney; brother to Brian; and uncle to Janice, Sandra, Bruce and Jennifer. He is also survived by his good friends and co-workers, Joe, Pat, Steve and Dan.

He was a member of the Renaissance Club in North Tonawanda, NY, VFW in Port Jervis and Greenville and the Eagles Club in Middletown, NY. He worked as Terriff Manager for Walsh Trucking NRT, Jersey City, NJ. He served in the Battle of the Atlantic in 1943-1945 STO.1 J.A.C. Steen CSVM, RCNVR HMCS York. He will be loved forever by his family and countless friends.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1:30 PM in Water's Edge Community Room, 208 East Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 with Father John Warfel officiating. A Mass in his name will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 6:30 PM in the Grace Episcopal Church, North St., Middletown, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or Orange County Adult for the Aging, 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY 10940.

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.
  

 John D. "Jack" Slattery of North Tonawanda, age 79, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010 in DeGraff Memorial Hospital. Born June 16, 1931 in North Tonawanda, son of the late James and Doris Slattery. 
Mr. Slattery served in the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean War following his graduation from Ft. Monmouth Electronic School.
 Mr. Slattery was employed as a phonograph repairman for Wurlitzer until its closing. He had worked for the North Tonawanda Public Library, retiring in 1994. He had also worked as City Market Clerk for seven years, where he applied for and received permission to participate in NY State WIC program.
Mr. Slattery was a member of many committees and organizations, including IUE AFL CIO Local 350 member and served as president and vice president for many years; Niagara Orleans Labor Council member and served on its Board of Directors; Friends of North Tonawanda Library life member; Sweeney Hose Fire Company life member; Volunteer Fireman's Benevolent Association served as financial and recording secretary for many years; Dom Polski life member and served on its Board of Directors for many years; Renaissance Club member and past president; United Way Labor Committee first president of this committee; Stephen Sikora Post 1322 member and served on benevolent committee; North Tonawanda Mayor's Charter Revision Committee member; North Tonawanda Mayor's Location Committee for Carousel Apartments member; and member of St. Jude the Apostle Parish. Jack enjoyed helping others and working in his yard which he named "Blue Jay Park"
 Mr. Slattery was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, the late Hazel (Dupee) Slattery; brother of Jean (late Ace) Gronek, Doris (late Ken) Martin and the late Jim Slattery; uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at the WATTENGEL Funeral Home, 307 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial Monday at 10:00 AM from St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd. (Please assemble at church.) Burial with Military Honors, Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to North Tonawanda Public Library Building Fund.


Paul C. Stolzenfels, Attorney at Law, age 89, of North Tonawanda, Sunday, May 10, 2009 at Crestwood Health Care Center in Wheatfield, following a long illness. Born in Niagara Falls, he had been a resident of North Tonawanda for more the 60 years and was the husband of Elizabeth (nee Allan) Stolzenfels who died in 1988. Mr. Stolzenfels was a 1938 graduate of LaSalle High School, a 1942 graduate of Niagara University and received his Juris Doctor Law Degree in 1949 from the University of Buffalo. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1950 and continued his law practice for more than 50 years. He was North Tonawanda City Attorney for 12 years, Assistant Public Defender for the County of Niagara for two years and was a member of the Bar Assn. of the Tonawandas. He was a US Army Veteran serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II and also served in Counterintelligence for the FBI. He was a member of Ascension RC Church, Past Exhaulted Ruler and life member of North Tonawanda Lodge 860 BPOE, Sweeney Hose Volunteer Fire Co. #7, North Tonawanda Volunteer Firemens Benevolent Assn. and the Renaissance Club. Paul enjoyed playing the piano, playing golf with the Renaissance Club League and was also a lifelong train enthusiast.

He is survived by three children, Paul (Marcia) Stolzenfels of North Tonawanda, Marjorie (Michael) Dehlinger of Jefferson, MD and Laurie (James) Kornaker of Ocoee, FL; a grandson, Matthew (Nicole) Stolzenfels of North Tonawanda; two great grandsons, Daniel and Noah; two step-grandchildren, Ashley and Bryan Kornaker; a sister-in-law, Marjorie (nee Allan) Novotny of Tonawanda; his very dear friend and companion, Joan Loeswick of Tonawanda; and his special friend and former daughter-in-law, Leslie Stolzenfels of North Tonawanda. He was the brother of the late Richard Stolzenfels, Ann Klock and Frances Keefe; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. A private burial will be in North Ridge Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass that will be celebrated. in St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd. in North Tonawanda, Thursday, May 14th at 11 AM. The Rev. Edward Jost will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Niagara Hospice, Inc. or to the Alzheimer’s Disease Assn. Arrangements by John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc., Tonawanda, NY.


 John Anthony Wentz, Sr. 89, of North Tonawanda, Tuesday (September 22, 2009) at DeGraff Skilled Nursing Facility. Mr. Wentz was born in North Tonawanda on January 3, 1920 to Anthony and Anna (Kuehn) Wentz. John was a Army Veteran of World War II and he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. John was a carpenter by trade. He worked for Spaulding Fibre and retired in 1983 from Strippet in Akron, NY. He was a former member of the Third Warder's Social Club and the Renaissance Club, he played golf on their Monday Golf League. he enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family.Mr. Wentz was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Dan) Wentz who died in 1999.

John is survived by his loving children Lucretia (Michael) Matecki, John (Patricia) Wentz, Jr., James (Carol) Wentz, and Deborah (Joseph) Saltino, brother of the late Anthony, Helen, George, Jake, Paul, and Frank Wentz, and Anna (Norm) Wendt, Cherished grandfather of Nicole (Rob) Rozicki, Lisa,Katie, and Michael Matecki, Michelle (Dan) Michalski, Stephanie, Jennifer, John and Adam Wentz, Ashley Wentz and Stacy (Ben) Murray, Joey and Molly Saltino, proud great grandfather of Rebecca and Robert Rozicki and Julia and Matthew Michalski. also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. at the Wattengel Funeral Home, 307 Oliver St. North Tonawanda. A mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday at 10 A.M. from St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd. North Tonawanda.  Interment Acacia Park Cemetery.  If desired memorials  may be made to Mercy Flight or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.


  Joseph “Grubby” Moretto age 87, of North Tonawanda, passed away suddenly December 26, 2005 at DeGraff Memorial Hospital. Mr. Moretto was born October 25, 1918 in North Tonawanda, a son of the late Andrew and Julia (nee Steffan) Moretto.
Mr. Moretto served in the United States Navy during WWII. Mr. Moretto retired from the North Tonawanda Board of Education; he had been the custodian for the Lowrey Middle School. He also had previously worked for Remington Rand Co. and for the City of North Tonawanda. 

Mr. Moretto was a lifelong member of Friedens United Church of Christ, member of the North Tonawanda Lodge #860 B.P.O.E., Renaissance Club and the North Tonawanda Football Hall of Fame. Mr. Moretto was an umpire for the City of North Tonawanda and was an all around avid athlete. 

Mr. Moretto is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia (nee Luther) Moretto of North Tonawanda; dear father of Joseph Jr. (Joyce) Moretto of North Tonawanda, Anne (Greg) Heckman of Tonawanda, Diane Mueller of North Tonawanda and Lynn (late Philip) Mancini of North Tonawanda; beloved grandfather of Stephen Moretto, Virginia (Stefan) Balbo, Michelle (John) Garza, Lynn (Peter) Casal, Cheryl Mueller, Jennifer Mueller, Christine (Tim) Augugliaro and Joseph Cardamone; beloved great-grandfather of 10; brother of the late Samuel, Peter and Peter Moretto. 

Friends may call THURSDAY from 2-4 and 7-9 at the WATTENGEL Funeral Home, 307 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 AM. The Rev. Thomas Hardy will officiate. Interment will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart or Diabetes Associations.


Barry R. Malone, 44 of North Tonawanda, suddenly, on Monday (January 20, 2003) at DeGraff Memorial Hospital. Barry was a member of Ascension R.C. Church. Assistant Fire Chief of the North Tonawanda Fire Department. Barry was a fireman for 18 years and was the Vice President of the North Tonawanda Professional Firefighters Association. Barry was a member of the Renaissance Club and a 1976 graduate of North Tonawanda Sr. High School. Son of the late Raymond P. Malone.

Beloved husband of  Mary (nee Michaels) Malone of North Tonawanda. Loving father of Samantha, Raymond and Veronica Malone. Beloved son of Judith Malone (Robert Likus) of North Tonawanda. Dear brother of Peter (Sharon) Malone, Sheila (John) Steiner, Elayne (Samuel) Messana all of North Tonawanda and Patrick T. Malone of Atlanta, GA. Son-in-law of Rita Michaels, Brother-in-law of Steve (Yvonne) Michaels and Carrie (Mark) King.  Step-brother of Robert Likus, Richard (Rhonda) Likus and Suzanne Cason.  Also survived by 12 nieces and nephews,  several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends received by the family on Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Brunner Funeral Home, 156 Robinson St., North Tonawanda where services will be held on Saturday morning at 9:00 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M. Entombment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.



Robert J. Grimaldi, 49, of North Tonawanda, Saturday (October 20, 1979) at DeGraff Memorial Hospital after several months illness. A native of North Tonawanda, he had been employed by the North Tonawanda Board of Education as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for the past sixteen years and was a member of St. Albert the Great R.C. Church. He was a member of the North Tonawanda Hall of Fame, the Eldredge Club, the Renaissance Club and Dom Polski Club and past officer of N.Y.S. Assoc. of Superintendents of Buildings & Grounds.
He is survived by his wife, Gertrude (nee Zeitz) Grimaldi; two daughters, Linda E. and Kathryn A. Grimaldi and two sons, Patrick G. and Gary R. Grimaldi, all at home and his parents, Patrick F. and Mary Grimaldi of North Tonawanda.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at John O. Roth Funeral Home, Morgan and William Sts., Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Albert the Great R.C. Church in North Tonawanda Tuesday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Gerald J. Kreuzer will officiate. Burial at Resthaven Cemetery.