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Karis Grant

Died : Nov 30, 2023

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Buffalo, NY

KARIS EMORY GRANT entered into eternal rest on November 30, 2023. Her precious memories remain in the hearts of a host of loving family. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 9, 2023, 11 AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 184 Goodell Street, Buffalo, New York 14211, where a Celebration of Life will be held. Final resting place Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Gerald I. Fiske II

Aug 31, 1984 - Feb 16, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Gerald I. Fiske II "honored member of the community"SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Gerald I. "Fuzzy" Fiske II, 39, of Shinglehouse, passed away with his loving family by his side on Friday, February 16, 2024, in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision on February 6, 2024.Born on Friday, August 31, 1984 in Olean, NY, he was a son of Stephen W. and Sarah L. Skinner Fiske.Fuzzy, also known as Squirrel, was a 2004 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. He served in the US Air Force being certified in power supply. He was deployed twice overseas.Fuzzy was a self-employed general handyman, whose purpose in life was to help others, not looking for monetary gains. He was a certified auto mechanic and for over 20 years worked with his friend, mentor and grandfather figure, Don Taylor, at Taylor Excavating in Ceres.Fuzzy attended Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. He was a member of the Oswayo Valley Historical Society in Shinglehouse. In his leisure time, he loved to work on heavy equipment. He also enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, camping and his Ford Mustangs. He loved spending time with his family and friends having spent extra attention in the well being of the children.Left to cherish his memory are his father of Bradford; his brother, Robert L. (Amber) Fiske of Bradford; two sons, Gerald I. Fiske III and Sheldon A. Fiske, and their brother, Xavior; a nephew, Vincent; his grandfather figure and mentor, Don Taylor of Ceres; and many close friends and relatives.In addition to his mother, Sarah, Fuzzy was predeceased by his brother, Stephen W. Fiske, Jr.; and his loving companion, Jessica Flagg, who finally brought him peace by taking his nightmares away.To pay respects to Gerald and his family, calling hours will held from 11am to 1pm on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, 392 Coons Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 1pm with Pastor Phil Seely, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Ceres.In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gerald’s name may be made to Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, 392 Coons Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.Gerald’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Fuzzy, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.Gerald’s last act of kindness was to be an organ donor, saving four people’s lives.

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Michael R. SUCHOCKI

Oct 07, 1943 - Feb 14, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Michael R. SUCHOCKI, 80, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Boyertown and Gilbertsville, died Wednesday, February 14, 2024 in Roswell Park, Buffalo, NY. Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Born October 7, 1943, in Philadelphia, he was the son of John and Catherine Ruskie Suchocki. On September 22, 2008, in Wellsboro, he married Joan M. KappensteinYoung, who survives. A graduate of Mount Carmel High School, he served honorably with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961 – 1965 during the Vietnam War. He was employed as a prison guard at SCI Graterford and the Potter County Jail. Surviving besides his wife, Joan, are: a brother, Bernard (Sandra) Fuller of Pottstown; two nieces, Brenda Checcei and Brindel Fuller; three nephews, John Looper, James Looper, and Joseph Looper; grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Leonard Suchocki; and two sisters, Rose Looper and Margaret Ann Reeser. Cremation was at OLNEY-FOUST Private Crematory. Memorials may be made to Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 247, Ulysses, PA 16948. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

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Douglas Mark Koenig

Nov 25, 1962 - Feb 18, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Allegany- Douglas Mark Koenig Douglas M. Koenig of Maple Avenue passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the Buffalo VA following a short illness. Doug was born on November 25, 1962, in Rochester and was the son of Donald G. and Louise Williams Koenig. Doug was a 1980 graduate of Salamanca High School. He enlisted and served in the US Army for 3 years. Doug worked at several restaurants as a Chef in Rochester before moving to Olean where he continued to work as a Chef at the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca for 10 years. Doug was currently working at Home Depot. Doug was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Webster and the Knights Templar in Rochester. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Doug is survived by his mother, Louise W. Koenig of Allegany, his sister Sharon L. (James) Dry of Williamsville, two nieces; Samantha K. (Adam) Jean of Webster and Abigail L. (Michael) Rademacher of Lexington, SC. Doug was predeceased by his father, Donald G. Koenig on July 16, 1998, and his stepmother, Patricia Koenig on December 17, 2006. Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at which time a memorial service will be held beginning with full military honors accorded by the Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post 892 ritual team. The Rev. Kim E. Rossi, Pastor of the Bethany Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery at a later time. The Online condolences may be made at www.letromcintoshspinkfuneralhome.comIn lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cattaraugus-Allegany Counties Joint Veterans Council Volunteer Van Service at Veterans Service Agency, 1, Leo Moss Drive, Olean.

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Steven Kyle Sanderson

Nov 18, 1986 - Feb 18, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Buffalo- Steven Kyle SandersonSteven Kyle Sanderson (November 18, 1986), 37, passed away suddenly on February 18 2024 at home in Buffalo leaving his family devastated. He’s a 2004 graduate of Hinsdale Central School. He briefly attended University of Pittsburgh before moving to San Diego, CA and eventually settling in Buffalo, NY. His passing leaves his family and friends grieving, yet they find comfort in the fond memories of his great sense of humor, creativity, and unwavering affection for his family and friends. He is survived by his loving parents Ken and Janet Sanderson. His beloved brothers and sister David (Tonya) Sanderson, Brad (Shayla) Sanderson, and Kelli (Erik) Sanchez. His nieces and nephews that he loved fiercely, Shawnna, Dawson, Alex, Layla Pearl, Ava, Jake, Amiya, and Colson. His life partner Kyle Rhinehart. Many aunts, uncles, and cousins especially Melody LeBlanc. He is predeceased by his infant sister Julie Sanderson. His paternal grandparents Charles and G. Lorraine (Cunningham) Sanderson. His maternal grandparents Henry and Rose (Hotchkiss) Browning.Steve was the life of the party. He loved architecture and saw beauty in everything around him. He was a special and beautiful soul. Though his presence will be deeply missed, his spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him. Thank you for being a friend.Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at which time a funeral service will be held. The Rev. David W. Herne will officiate. Online condolences may be made at www.letromcintoshspinkfuneralhome.com

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David Lee Bell

Jan 04, 1947 - Feb 24, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

David Lee Bell was born January 4, 1947, in Warren County GA to the late Robert Lee Bell Sr. and Lillie Mae Mayes Bell. David departed this life on Saturday February 24, 2024.He was a loving husband, a devoted Dad and a positive presence in the lives of those around him. David accepted Christ at an early age at Greenwood Baptist Church.At the age of twenty-one David relocated to Buffalo, NY where he met his lovely wife Deborah of forty years. David was known for being a dedicated worker. He was employed at Trico Products for twenty years, DNT Railroad and Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority where he later retired in 2010. David lived a very active lifestyle. He had a love for gardening, playing a game of chess, and was an avid jazz listener.David is preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert Lee Bell Jr. Aunt Clara WatkinsDavid leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Deborah Jean Bell, two daughters Rashawndra (Aaron) Thomas of Charlotte, NC and Lakisha (Leslie) Parmer of Cheektowaga, NY; two Grandsons Nicholas Thomas and John Sharp IV ; One aunt Ola Mae Wilson of Atlanta GA; One uncle Curtis Franklin of Atlanta Ga, brothers Willie(Deborah) Bell, and Gregory (Nita) Bell both of Warrenton Ga, Seven sisters Susie Curry and Hattie Bell of Warrenton GA, Annie Bell of Grovetown, GA, Evyone (the late Wilbert) Jones of Dunkirk MD, Edith Bell, Linda Bell, and Julia (the late Alfred) Bell of Atlanta GA; in laws Martha L Mackey and Hattie Irene Mackey of Buffalo, NY; Brother-In Law Willie L. Mackey (Delia) of Moyock NC; Seven Godchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he loved. David also leaves Miss Maya the family dog who is going to miss him dearly.

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Ella Cullinane

Jan 08, 2016 - Feb 17, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

January 8, 2016 – February 17, 2024 of Buffalo, New York, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024. She was the beloved daughter of Brendan and Mary (Farrell) Cullinane, sister of Kevin Dennis, and granddaughter of Leta (late Kevin) Cullinane and Jeane (late Dennis) Farrell. Ella is survived by her aunts and uncles, including Alfredo and Jeanie Farrell, Katharine and Vincent Bair, Michael and Christina Farrell, Sean Cullinane, Matthew and Allison Cullinane, and Kathleen and Colin Wells. She is also survived by her cousins Benjamin, Brady, and Lilliana Farrell, Declan Bair, Rory and Rosalie Farrell, Caroline, Gerard, Charles, and Julia Cullinane, and Brendan, Molly, Tess, Leo, and Edward Wells, as well as numerous great uncles and aunts, relatives, and loving nurses. Ella gracefully lived with Miller-Dieker Syndrome, a rare gene deletion syndrome. She was a proud student of the CHC Learning Center in Amherst, New York, where she enjoyed art projects, showing off her painted fingernails after “spa” days with her nurses, and using her foot switch to communicate with her friends and the world. Her presence, gentleness, and quiet strength were remarkable and will be missed by many. Ella was a special girl who spread immeasurable joy to everyone she encountered. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Joseph’s University Parish, 3269 Main St., Buffalo on Saturday, February 24th, at 10:00 AM followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the CHC Learning Center, 1085 Eggert Rd., Amherst, New York 14226 (https://www.CHCLearningCenter.org/).

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Clyde Carrion

Born : Feb 25, 2024

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Buffalo , NY

CLYDE CARRION -B. February 25, 2024; beloved husband of Michelle; devoted father of Katrina (Robert) Carrion, Tracy (Anthony) Carrion, Joseph (Amanda) Ludwig, Jason (Teia) Carrion, Theresa Ludwig, Stephen Ludwig, and Selena Carrion: loving grandfather of 15 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; also survived by brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Visitation at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME INC. 2005 Clinton St. (corner South Ogden) Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Ss. Columbia-Brigid Church Friday at 10am (please assemble at church) 

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LTC (Ret) James E. McNicholas, Jr.

Jul 03, 1946 - Feb 22, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

LTC (Ret) James E. McNicholas, Jr., of Buffalo, NY., passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Beloved husband of 49 years to the late Dorothy H. (nee Higgins); dear brother of Janice (Tom) Garrett and Patricia (Keith) Gregory; brother in law of Dean (Pam), William, late Robert (Eiden) Higgins, Mary (Carl) Johnson and the late Paul Higgins; survived by many special nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and cousins. Family will be present to receive friends on Wednesday from 4-8PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore. All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Celebrated from St. Rose of Lima RC Church on Thursday at 10:00AM. Jim will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. If desired memorials may be made to the James E. and Dorothy H. McNicholas Endowment Scholarship Fund at Canisius College. Online condolences may be offered at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com LTC (Ret) James E. McNicholas, Jr., age 77, of Buffalo, NY passed away on Thursday, February 22nd. He was born on July 3, 1946 in Gloversville, New York, son of the late James E. McNicholas, Sr. and Constance L (McNicholas) Kesner. Jim was a 1964 graduate of the former Bishop Burke Catholic High School. He was a well-known student athlete in basketball and baseball establishing many school records that held until the school closed in 1974. One remarkable record was scoring on a jump ball tip-in from the foul line, twice in one game. During his senior year, he was honored as the Johnstown Athlete of the Year. He graduated from Canisius College in 1968 as a 2nd Lt in the US Army. He received his MBA from Sul Ross State University in TX in 1973 and a Master's Degree in Education at Canisius in 1997. He had an illustrious 24-year career in the Army with assignments in Homestead AFB, FL; Korea; Ft. Bliss, TX; Hanau, Germany; Kaiserslautern, Germany and Ft. Ritchie, MD. He had two assignments as the Assistant Professor and then Professor of Military Science at his beloved Canisius. He was past president of the Canisius Alumni Association, and at the time of his death he was on the Board of Trustees at the school. He was a fixture at all the Canisius basketball and hockey games. His post-Army career still focused on the military as he started and ran seven JROTC programs throughout the Buffalo school district for 18 years until his retirement. Through his guidance he helped shape the futures of many Buffalo youth. Jim loved the city of Buffalo, his historic home, and his close-knit neighborhood. As an avid Buffalo Bills fan, he was a season ticketholder for over 30 years waiting for the illusive Super Bowl win. When not cheering on the Bills, he could be found on the golf course at the Cherry Hill Club, on the annual brothers-in-law golf trip, or any course in his many travels. He was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Rose of Lima parish. He is survived by two sisters, Janice (Tom) Garrett of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Patricia (Keith) Gregory of Leland, North Carolina; one stepsister, Anne Abplanalp, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, brothers in-law, Dean (Pam) Higgins of Saratoga Springs, New York and William Higgins (Saratoga Springs, New York, and sisters-in-law Mary (Carl) Johnson of Easton, Maryland and Eidin Beirne of Troy, New York. He was beloved by his 11 nieces and nephews, Whitney (Dan) Keaton of Ashburn, VA, Amy (Mihail) Belicev of Falls Church, VA, Kathleen Gregory of Oakton, Virginia and PFC Daniel Gregory of McHenry, Maryland, Rita (Paul) Higgins of Westport, Massachusetts, Anders (Alisha) Johnson of Milton, Massachusetts, Benjamin (Rebecca) Johnson of Weybridge, Vermont, Patrick (Tamara) Higgins of Austin, Texas, Erinn (Michael) Higgins-Levis of Clifton Springs, New York, Clare (Timothy) Dunne of Rockaway, New York and Max Higgins of Greenville, South Carolina and 14 great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Higgins McNicholas, his step-sister, Ruth Butler, his brothers-in-law, Robert Higgins and Paul Higgins. Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday, February 28th from 4-8pm at Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, 3070 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima on Thursday, February 29th at 10:00AM. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Donations can be made to the James E. and Dorothy Higgins McNicholas College Fund at Canisius College.

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Newton E. Fisher

Jan 07, 1931 - Feb 25, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Newton E. Fisher of Java, New York passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center at the age of 93. Newton, fondly known as Newt, was born to Kenneth and Irene (Beardsley) Fisher on January 7, 1931 in Hermitage, New York. Newt proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Newt was also a member of the Six Star Post in Strykersville. On April 12, 1952, he married the love of his life, Etta Slocum. They were married 69 years until her passing on December 12, 2021. He was a proud and supportive dad and grandpa - a true family man. He spent most of his career as a truck driver until his retirement in 1996. In the early 1980's his job took him to St. Louis, Missouri where he resided for over 30 years. Newt and Etta returned home in 2012. Over the years, Newt and Ella enjoyed cruising, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, playing euchre, spending time with family and friends, and helping to maintain acres of family property on his John Deere mower. Newt is survived by his six children: Richard (Ellen) Fisher of East Aurora, Kathleen Fisher of Java Village, Brenda (Joseph) Conrad of Strykersville, Kenneth (Shannon) Fisher of Java Center, Jeffery (BJ) Fisher of Java Village and Barbara Luecke of St. Peters, MO; and his sister, Helen (late James) Post of Perry. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Etta, he was preceded in death by his brother, Harland "Bud" (Jean) Fisher and his grandson, Keith Conrad. Friends may call on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 3-7pm at the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, 358 Main St., Arcade where a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 10am with Pastor Lynn Hill officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Strykersville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 6400 Sheridan Dr #320, Buffalo, NY 14221.

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Monique T. Brown

Aug 02, 1969 - Feb 23, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

BROWN, Monique T. - Of Buffalo, entered into rest on February 23, 2024. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Snyder Chapel) 4614 Main Street, Snyder (near Harlem Rd.) on Tuesday, March 5th from 4:00-8:00PM, where a Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, March 6th at 11:00AM. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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