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Georgia Gilmer

Died : Nov 30, 2023

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Buffalo, NY

GEORGIA GILMER entered into eternal rest on November 30, 2023. She leaves to cherish her memories with a host of loving family and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 9, 2023, 11 AM at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 400 Northampton Street, Buffalo, New York 14208. Funeral will follow at 12 PM. Interment Pine Lawn Cemetery.

Obituary Source:https://www.thomastedwardsfuneralhome.com/obituary/georgia-gilmer-8770179

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Lenora Croskery

Aug 29, 1926 - Feb 29, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

CROSKERY, Lenora - Of Buffalo, entered into rest on February 29, 2024. Beloved wife of the lateGeorge Croskery; devoted mother of Jimmy Croskery, George Croskery, Lynette Fancher, Anthony Croskery, and Annette Young; also survived by loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews. Relatives may visit the Open Door #5 Church of God in Christ, 1103 E Ferry St, Buffalo, NY 14211, on Saturday March 16th from 10:00-11:00AM, where a Funeral Service will immediately follow at 11:00AM. The family kindly requests that if anyone wishes to help defray funeral expenses, please call 716-837-7100. Arrangements by LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Northtowns Chapel).

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Daniel M. Smith

Dec 21, 1983 - Feb 19, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Daniel M. Smith Age 40, of Silver Creek, NY passed away on Monday afternoon, February 19, 2024 at ECMC in Buffalo, NY after complications from an organ transplant. He was born on December 21, 1983 in Socorro, NM the son of Marvin D. Smith and Cynthia A. (nee Hicks) Davis. On September 20, 2008, he married the former Jennifer Hart in Prince George, MD. Dan is survived by his beloved wife of 15 years, Jennifer Smith , NY; his cherished daughter, Jalyn Smith; a sister, Wendy Matthews; his mother, Cindy (Sherry) Davis; his father, Marvin Smith; a step-sister, Debbie (Bruce) Brown; a step-brother, Marlin (Missy) Smith; his father-in-law& mother-in-law, Ronald & Melba Hart; sister-in-law, Stephanie Hart; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; also survived by his best friends, Robert “Oppi” Kwaizer, Matt Wollburg and Wacey Brasmer-Tashnebully. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Herbert Hicks and Beva Metts; his paternal grandmother, Thelma Smith and s sister-in-law Theresa Hart. Dan worked at Native Pride in Irving, NY as a diesel fuel attendant and later as an assistant manager for Native Pride II also in Irving, NY. Dan was an avid video game player, loved WWE and AEW wrestling, he enjoyed attending shows when they were in the area. Relatives and friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek, NY on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 4-7 PM. Interment will be private in the Hart Cemetery. Please share online condolences at www.holeparkerfc.com.

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Henry Lewis Rankin Jr.

Died : Mar 01, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

HENRY LEWIS RANKIN JR. entered into eternal rest on March 1, 2024. He leaves to cherish his memories with a host of loving family and friends.

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Joan D. Grundner

May 13, 1942 - Mar 01, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Joan D. Grundner 5/13/42 - 3/1/24 Of Buffalo, entered into rest March 1, 2024. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Grundner; devoted mother of Donald (Michelle), Randal and the late Thomas Grundner; cherished grandmother of Christie, Thomas and Donald Grundner; great grandmother of Jayden, Vincent, Mia and Ryleigh; dear sister of the late Donna Flury; also survived by relatives and friends. No prior visitation. Private service.

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Anita Louise Hammonds

Feb 08, 1957 - Feb 18, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Anita Louise Hammonds was born on February 8, 1957, in Buffalo, New York, to Elmo Henderson and Juanita Hammonds. She attended Soldan High School and dedicated herself to caring for others as a nursing home aide. Anita was a vibrant woman who found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She had a passion for shopping and was always up for a thrilling horror movie night or a cozy evening watching black and white sitcoms. Her love for music was evident in her admiration for Michael Jackson, Stephanie Mills, and the timeless tunes of Motown. Anita was a devoted mother to her two sons, Steven and Cleveland, and daughter, Christine, whose lives she enriched with love and wisdom. Though she grieved the loss of her daughter who preceded her in death, Anita found solace in the cherished moments they shared. She leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter, forever etched in the hearts of her family and friends. Anita will be dearly missed by her sons; her sister, Rosalyn; Alfred Johnson, Lakesha Holmes, Juanita Holmes, Timothy Holmes, and Cynthia Holmes; granddaughter, Nyla Robinson; and all those who were fortunate enough to know her. Anita’s laughter, kindness, and spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. To to the family or in memory of Anita Louise Hammonds, please

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Robert Heicklen

Jun 14, 1943 - Mar 01, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

ROBERT HEICKLENSon of the late Morris and Sylvia (Schulman) Heicklen; cousin of David (Elaine) Schulman of Rochester, NY; also survived by many good friends. Visitation on Wednesday, March 6,  at 11 AM in Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Avenue, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blessed Trinity Church Roof Fund or CMH Counseling, 153 W. Utica St., Buffalo, NY 14222. Robert earned a master’s degree in social work from State University of New York at Buffalo. He had a 40-year career at Erie County Medical Center working as Director of Social Work and Discharge Planning. He most recently was employed as a therapist at CMH Counseling. Robert’s empathy and understanding for others was always present in his professional life and work. He was also very generous financially to many philanthropies including several Jewish charities. Active in his church, he served as a lector, parish council member and chair of its discipleship committee, bingo worker, Catholic Charities Chairman and on various other committees and fundraising projects. In 2021, he was honored by the diocese with the St. Joseph the Worker Award for dedication to his parish. Arrangements by VANDERCHER & DICK FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences at vanddfuneralhome.com.

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Rose M. Nowak

Dec 29, 1923 - Mar 01, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

NOWAK - Rose M. (nee Conti)March 1, 2024, age 100; beloved wife of the late John E. Nowak; loving mother of Linda (Robert) Rosnak, Jacquelyn (Walter) Leuchtenberg and Kenneth Nowak; cherished grandmother of Gail (Jon) Hargesheimer, Pamela (John) Grieco, Sandra (Will) Rodriguez and Robin (Dom) Daloia; adored great-grandmother of Asher, Lucas, Vincent, Evelyn, and Jack; dearest sister of Sarah (late Pasquale) Barbalato and predeceased by John (late Angeline) Conti, Rosaria (late Steve) Hart, Angie (late Tony) Vitrano, Joseph (late Joann) Conti, and Mary Jean Conti; also survived by many nieces and nephews and friends. The family will be present Friday from 4-7 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd.), where Prayers will be offered Saturday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Queen of Martyr's Church at 10 AM. Interment to follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rose's memory to Brother's of Mercy, 10570 Bergtold Rd, Clarence, NY 14031 or Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Share condolences at www.AMIGONE.com

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Michael S. Wells

Nov 06, 1979 - Mar 01, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Michael S. Wells, 44, of Panama, died Friday March 1, 2024, surrounded by family in Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Mike was born 6 November 1979 in Jamestown, NY, the son of William and Mary Wells of Ashville, NY. A 1998 graduate of Panama Central School, Mike was drawn to and could fix anything with a motor. He made a professional life as a self-employed mechanic and off duty continued as a "Jack of All Trades" helping his friends and family fixing anything mechanical. First and foremost, Mike was an outstanding father who loved spending time with his family, often combining his second love, outdoor motorsports with them and his many friends. In summer you would find him and his boys on dirt bikes, ATVs at his camp or on his latest restored boat on Chautauqua Lake. In winter he was all about snow machines, tuning them up and riding the countless county trails. Surviving is his life partner of 23 years Baylee Stebbins with whom he made his home; two sons Gage and Bryson of Panama; his mother Mary Wells of Ashville, a brother Charles "Chuck" (Annette) Wells of Jamestown and a sister Billie Jo (Matthew) Finnerty of Panama. He was preceded in death by his father Bill and a sister Michelle Wells. A memorial service will be held at 5 pm Friday in The Rock Church, 35 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY. Friends will be received from 6:30-9 pm Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750 or Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, 665 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. You may leave words of condolence at www.lindfuneralhome.com.

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Rosemary Benson

Apr 23, 1931 - Mar 01, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Benson, Rosemary OSFApr. 23, 1931 - Mar. 1, 2024Beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Martha (nee Kock) Benson; dear sister of the late Louise Boyle and Martha Suffoletto; caring aunt of many nieces and nephews; also is survived by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. The family will be present on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 4-7 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Drive (corner of Hopkins Road). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 7, 2024 from Our Lady of Victory Basilica, 767 Ridge Road, Lackawanna at 10:30 AM. Family and friends are asked to please assemble at the church. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, 201 Reist Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. Please share condolences at www.AMIGONE.com. Obituary:SHE KEPT THE FAITH ALIVE IN THE SOUTHERN TIERSister Rosemary Benson, OSF embraced death on Friday, March 1. She was 92 years old and a member of the Franciscan Sisters for 76 years. Sister was born in Buffalo and entered religious life in 1947. From an early age, Sister had a passion to teach children and reach out to those who were away from the Catholic faith. She chose an order that addressed those ministries. As a member of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Divine Child her ministries took her to Batavia, Rochester, Texas, Cattaraugus, and over 40 years in the Southern Tier of Buffalo teaching Religious Education, visiting homes, doing Retreats and being a pastoral associate in the Angelica, Belmont, Belfast and Scio areas of Western New York.In 2004 the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Divine Child merged with the Franciscan Sisters of the Neumann Communities. Sister spent her senior years as a “minister of praise”. She dedicated hours in prayer for the needs of the broken, the forgotten and the lost. Her joyful presence was a response to the love that she daily felt from her Religious community, her family, friends and especially her faith.

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John W. Luraschi

Dec 20, 1942 - Mar 02, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

John W. Luraschi, age 81, of Buffalo, New York passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024. A visitation for John will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home, 1671 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY 14221. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 8:45 AM at St Gregory the Great RC Church, 200 St Gregory Court, Williamsville, New York 14221.

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