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Joanne Gaffin

Sep 01, 1942 - Dec 03, 2023

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Buffalo, NY

Gaffin, Joanne (nee Panzarella) - December 3, 2023 - Beloved wife of the late Norman Gaffin. Loving mother of David A. Gaffin and Neil S. Gaffin. Cherished grandmother of Cyndell and Nathaniel Gaffin. Dear son of the late Rosario and Rosaria (nee Grisanti) Panzarella. Sister of the Mary Savoy and the late Joseph (Jean), Anthony (Marie) and Grace Savini. The family will receive friends at the C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc. , 911 Englewood Ave. for Memorial Vistiations on January 6th from 11 ...Read More

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Darlene "Dar" Vacanti

Sep 20, 1962 - Feb 17, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

VACANTI - Darlene "Dar"Of Buffalo, NY peacefully passed away after a short battle with cancer and is now reunited with her daughter, Nichole Vacanti and brother, Joseph Vacanti on February 17th, 2024 at age 61. Darlene is survived by Mother, Virginia (Harry) Bickhart (Woodcock) of Fredonia; Father, Joseph Vacanti of Westfield; Daughter, Shanna Vacanti of Lakewood; and several Siblings, Russell Vacanti of Jamestown, Mary (Joseph) Lynch Jr. of Kennedy, Steven Vacanti of Lewisburg NC, and James Vacanti of Springvale ME; and one grandchild, Brock Eppinger. Darlene enjoyed Classic Rock Motorcycles and spending time with friends. She has a smile and laugh that could light up a room. Most of all she enjoyed her independence and freedom and took every opportunity to show it off. No public services will be held but the family does appreciate your love and support during this difficult time. Arrangements by: ERIE COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE, 824-6435. Please share your condolences online at: www.eriecountycremationservice.com

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Diane M. Baker

Jan 20, 1958 - Feb 20, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Baker, Diane M. Of Buffalo, NY, February 20, 2024, at age 66. Beloved daughter of the late William Sr. and Regina (Kowalski) Baker; dearest sister of Deborah (Robert Suska) Baker, Susan (Joseph) Kroczynski, Donna (Michael) Murzynowski and William (Barbara) Baker, Jr.; loving aunt of Amanda (Bill), Bryan (Alex), Maggie, Lauren (Paul), Ashley (Jordan), Joey and Alyssa (Chuck); great-aunt of Ava and Andrew; niece of Ronald (Carolyn) Meegan; cherished cousin of the Kowalski and Fuhrey families; Visitation at the KOLANO FUNERAL HOME 396 Amherst St., (near Grant) Saturday & Sunday from 2-5PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Assumption Church, 435 Amherst St., Monday at 9:30AM. Please assemble at church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Diane was an active member of Assumption Church. Please share your online condolences @ www.KolanoFuneralHome.com

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Theresa Pauline Bilinski

Jun 08, 1921 - Feb 20, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

"Theresa Pauline Bilinski, age 102 passed into the loving arms of his Saviour on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Born in Poland she and her family came to the United States and settled in Buffalo New York. She lived over 65 years in the Kaisertown section. She was the eldest child of Stanley and Rita [nee Fous] Bilinski. Sister of the late Helen [late Joseph] Felerski, the late Ronald [ late Stella] Bilinski, the late Anthony [survived by Helen] Bilinski, UT and Edward [Late Josephine] Bilinski. \u0026quot;Auntie T\u0026quot; leaves numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She adored her pets who have gone before her, Tiger, Topaz, Diamond, Leo and Ginger. Thank you to the wonderful caregivers at Elderwood for their kindness and compassion. We can only imagine the reunion in Heaven she is having. For sure there is Placek, Krupnik, Polka Music and cards. There are no services scheduled at Terri\u0027s request. She loved gardening, crocheting, baking, the Buffalo Bills and spending time with her large families - especially at the holiday season. Everyone is cordially invited to share a favorite memory, leave a message of condolence and light a candle in Terri\u0027s honor on her tribute page at www.kevinmmasonfuneralhome. Her Brother Edward and all the family wishes to acknowledge your concern, kindness and friendships at this time. We rejoice in knowing she lived a long and fulfilling life always serving others - especially her family."

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Mary Elois Brown

Died : Feb 13, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

MARY ELOIS BROWN entered into eternal rest on February 13, 2024. She leaves to cherish her memories with a host of loving family and friends. The family will receive friends Monday, February 26, 2024, 10 AM at New Mt. Ararat Temple of Prayer, 971 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14204. Funeral to follow at 11 AM. Interment Pine Lawn Gardens.

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Vereal Hill

Died : Feb 16, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

VEREAL HILL entered into eternal rest on February 16, 2024. She leaves to cherish her loving memories with a host of family and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024, 5 PM - 7 PM at Elim Christian Fellowship, 70 Chalmers Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14214, where the family will receive friends Friday, March 1, 2024, 10 AM. Funeral Service to follow at 11 AM. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Richard Anthony Mangino

Feb 14, 1940 - Feb 16, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Richard Anthony Mangino Husband, Father, Teacher, Soccer Coach, Mentor and Friend Richard Mangino, 84, of Arcade, died Friday, February 16, 2024 following a brief illness at Roswell Park in Buffalo, New York. Born on February 14, 1940 in Orchard Park, he was the son of the late Edith (nee Saracina) Mangino and the late Anthony Mangino. Richard married his wife Esther (nee Keith) Mangino on February 27, 1965 in Orchard Park. Richard grew up in Orchard Park, graduating from Orchard Park High School in 1957. He attended SUNY Fredonia where he earned a BA in Elementary Education in 1962. He played on the first men's varsity soccer team in 1960 and 1961. He continued his education at SUNY Potsdam, graduating in 1972 with an MS in Science. Richard began his Pioneer Central School District teaching career in 1965 at Arcade Elementary, teaching 6th grade. In 1969, he moved to Pioneer High School and taught Biology and Microbiology until he retired in 1996 after 35 years. During his tenure at Pioneer, he started the boys soccer program in 1968, served as the Boys Varsity Soccer Coach for 21 years and coached the Girls JV Soccer Team in 1987 and later in 1996. In 1986 Richard received the Floyd Peckham Award from the WNY Soccer Referees Association for "outstanding contribution and dedication to high school soccer." Richard served in several leadership roles within the Pioneer Faculty Association, including several terms as President. After retirement, he continued to serve as a mentor to in-service PFA leaders and received the Legacy Award from the New York State United Teachers in 2022. He also served the community and was an active Assistant Scout Master for Troop 55 of Arcade for 15 years, coached an Arcade Area Soccer Club's U-17 Boys Team for three years, and an Olympic Develop Program Team within the United States Youth Soccer Federation. He coached summer camp programs at Grove City College for 13 years and coached at Classic Soccer Academy Camps in Dacula, Georgia. Richard enjoyed reading, traveling, woodworking, biking, hiking, canoeing, and playing his banjo in bluegrass jam sessions. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports. Richard is survived by his wife, Esther; sister, Kathleen (Jeff) Diskin of Florida; children: David (Lisa) of Orchard Park, Robert (Karen) of Pendergrass, GA, and Elizabeth (Kirk) Winters of East Aurora; grandchildren: Samuel, Adrian, Giovanna, Nicholas, Benjamin, and Liam. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the United Church of Christ, 297 Main St., Arcade, NY at 11:00am on Saturday, March 16, 2024 with Pastor Josh Bower as officiant. Please visit www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com to offer condolences. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Richard's name to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (www.roswellpark.org), Arcade Volunteer Fire Company (145 North St., Arcade, NY 14009), or Boy Scout Troop 55 (c/o Marcia Mayer, 6997 Rt. 98, Arcade, NY 14009).

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Gregory Paivanas

Aug 21, 1960 - Feb 16, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Gregory Paivanas passed away surrounded by his family on February 16, 2024 at age 63. Beloved son of the late John Angelo Paivanas, PhD and Sophia Drapanas Paivanas. Greg was an enthusiastic trombonist and loved all types of music especially jazz, and big band, never missing an opportunity to attend a live performance. He embraced his Greek heritage through his love of cooking, dance groups, and travels to Greece. Greg and his mother were a dynamic duo and prior to her passing in 2020 they enjoyed hosting parties and wintering in Ft. Meyers Beach, Florida. He was happiest in the kitchen cooking for family and friends. Greg was ready to make spanakopita, pastitsio, or baklava at a moments notice and always had the perfect pre-dinner prayer or reading for the occasion which he was ready to recite in Greek or English. The family is at peace knowing they are together again hosting the most amazing parties. Greg is survived by his three brothers: Thomas (Susan) Paivanas, John Paivanas, and Evan Paivanas; a nephew Nicholas (Brittany) Paivanas, a niece Tessa (Nathan) Mizla, three great nephews Alexander, Samuel, and William; as well as dear family friend Sonja Nelaimischkies. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Greg’s memory to DePaul https://www.depaul.org/donate/donation-form/

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Renee Denise McMullen

Sep 06, 1969 - Feb 18, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

"Renee Denise McMullen, age 54 passed away at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute on Sunday evening, February 18, 2024. Currently arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Please check back shortly or call the Kevin M. Mason Funeral Home at [716] 362-0199."

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Richard L. Totaro

Aug 03, 1939 - Feb 18, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

TOTARO, Richard L. - Of Buffalo, entered into rest on February 18, 2024. Loving son of the late Helena and Salvatore Totaro; dear brother of Nathaniel Totaro Sr., Allison Totaro, and Grace Maranto; also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Northtowns Chapel) 885 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst (near Eggert Rd.) on Friday, February 23rd from 3:00-6:00PM, where a Funeral Service will immediately follow at 6:00PM.

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Jason

Dec 29, 1968 - Feb 16, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

A celebration of Jason's life will be held at Lombardo Funeral Home (Northtowns Chapel), 885 Niagara Falls Blvd. (near Eggert/ Sheridan Dr.) on Monday February 26 at 11 o'clock.

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