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Phip Magar

Jan 01, 1973 - Nov 27, 2023

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Buffalo, NY

Relatives and friends may visit the Lombardo Funeral Home, 885 Niagara Falls Blvd. Amherst on Sunday, December 3 from 11am-3pm and where a funeral service will immediately follow.

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Claire Taggart

May 22, 1942 - Feb 22, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Taggart, Claire (nee McKenzie) - May 22, 1942 to February 22, 2024. Beloved wife of the late John D. Taggart, Jr. Loving mother of John III (Beverly), Mark (Laura), David (Ann), Kevin (Jenn Eggers-Scero) Taggart and the late Kathleen Daley. Mother-in-law of Kevin Daley. Adored grandmother of John Taggart IV (Taylor), Bridget (Michael) Atkinson, Cory Donoghue, Trevor (Liane) Taggart, Devon Taggart, Collin Donoghue, Elizabeth Daley, Hannah Taggart, Jacob Taggart, Ella DiLeo, Frank DiLeo, Brennan Taggart, Brady Taggart, and great grandmother to Elliot Donoghue, Grayson Donoghue. Cherished daughter of Sam McKenzie and Jean Cummings, Sister of Elizabeth McKenzie, Majorie (Eric) Arvedon, Gerard (Linda) Cummings, Colleen Danaher, Michael Cummings, Thomas (Patricia) Cummings and the late Patricia McKenzie. Claire took great pride in her role as family matriarch. She loved filling her home with friends and family and celebrating traditions. She enjoyed a fulfilling career working alongside Michael Rizzo, who was not only a wonderful boss, but a close friend. The family will receive friends at the C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 911 Englewood Ave. on Friday, March 1st from 3 to 7 PM. All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church (263 Claremont Ave.) on Saturday, March 2nd at 9:30 AM. Entombment to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Claire's memory to Cardinal O’Hara High School’s A.R.C. (Scholarship for Young Women) Fund. Please share condolences at www.mertzfh.com

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Charlie Castro

Jul 05, 1957 - Feb 22, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

July 5, 1957-February 22, 2024 CASTRO, Charlie of Buffalo entered into rest February 22, 2024. Devoted father of Christopher R. (Lacey) and Joshua A. (Katherine LoBello) Castro; cherished grandfather of Isabella, Abigail, Rosalie, Alexandria Castro, and Autumn Schnitzer; loving son of the late Americo and Teresa Castro; dear brother of Samuel (Karen), Edwin, Julio, Johnny (Esther), Michael (Emily) Castro, Milly (Henry) Castro Littles, Teresa (Angel) Castro, and the late Elva Tardi; also survived by many family and friends. No prior visitation. A Celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. Charlie was a United States Marine Veteran. Arrangements by LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel).

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Carol Ann Kaczmarek

Aug 23, 1947 - Feb 23, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Carol Ann was born on Saturday, August 23, 1947 to Genevieve (nee Przepasniak) and Henry Kaczmarek Sr. in Buffalo, New York.She was the devoted mother of Frank (Kathy) Arnone, Anthony (Ashley) Arnone, Robert Butler, Jr. and the late Mary (Joe) O’Mara and late Gina Arnone.A loving grandmother of Matthew, Tyler, Olivia, Katie, Carley, Joey, Charlie, Allie, Brittany, Brandon, Brianna, and Christopher. She is also survived by many great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will be present on Wednesday, February 28th from 4-8 PM at the PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 2400 William Street, near Harlem Rd.. Relatives and friends are invited to assemble for a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Charity Parish - St. Ambrose Worship Site, 65 Ridgewood Road, on Thursday morning at 9:30 AM. Flowers are gratefully declined, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association WNY 6400 Sheridan Dr. Suite #320 Amherst, New York 14221.

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James E. Rydzyk

Nov 16, 1939 - Feb 23, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

James E. Rydzyk of East Concord, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at the McAuley Residence in Buffalo at the age of 84. He was born November 16, 1939 in Springville, a son of the late Theodore and Margaret (Mertz) Rydzyk. He was a Draftsman for Winsmith in Springville, and in his free time enjoyed golfing, trap shooting, and hunting. He was also a member of St. Aloysius Church in Springville. He is survived by his children: Gregory Rydzyk of Springville, and Stephen (Kathy) Rydzyk of Kissimee, FL; brother, Robert (Toni) Rydzyk of Derby, NY; grandchildren: Josh, Michael, David, Cheyenne, Dakota, and Colton; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews: Christine, Susan, Victoria, and Cynthia. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Joyce (Smiegel) Rydzyk. She passed away in 2006. He is also predeceased by his brother, Ted (late Florence) Rydzyk. Friends may call on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 E. Main St. Springville, where a Funeral Service will take place Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11AM with Rev. Daniel Fawls officiating. Final internment will take place in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Springville. Memorials may be made to the St. Aloysius Church, 190 Franklin St. Springville, NY 14141.

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Harry Stainrook

Jan 11, 1937 - Feb 10, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Harry Stainrook, a devoted husband, father & brother passed away on February 10, 2024, shortly after his 87th birthday. Harry Stainrook was pre-deceased by his wife of 51 years, Judith Stainrook and is survived by his sister, Margaret (Meg) Anderson, his children Jennifer Stainrook and Eric Stainrook, his grandson James Stainrook & his nephew Harry (Kristie) Anderson. Harry pursued higher education at Rutgers University and proudly served in the United States Army. Harry's professional journey included managerial positions at First Pennsylvania Bank in Philadelphia from 1956 to 1985. He held roles as assistant vice president, vice president, and senior vice president during his tenure. Later, he served as the executive vice president of trust and investments at Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company in Buffalo until his retirement in 1997. Since 2006, he has been the principal and owner of Harry Stainrook, Ltd. Throughout his career, Harry held significant roles in various organizations. He served as the past chairman and a member of the board of directors for the Greater Buffalo Opera Company. Additionally, he held positions such as the past President of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He was a member of the Western New York Artists Group, World Future Society, Institute Noetic Sciences, and the Saturn Club. Harry Stainrook’s unwavering commitment to charitable work, the arts and his successful career in banking have left an indelible mark on the communities he touched. In his retirement, Harry discovered his passion for photography and utilized his talent to further contribute to the arts. He will be remembered for his dedication to the arts scene, which spanned from New Jersey to Philadelphia to Buffalo. Harry will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Harry was lovingly cared for by his daughter, Jennifer, for the last six years of his life. A graveside service will be held at Arlington Park Cemetery located at 1620 Cove Rd, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08110 on Thursday, February 29th at 10 a.m.

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Juliana E. Trzaska

May 23, 2005 - Feb 20, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Juliana E. Trzaska, age 18, of Buffalo, New York passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our sweet Julie- a beautiful soul taken from this world too soon. She was the beloved daughter of Brandon Auriemma and Amy Trzaska; granddaughter of John and Luanne Auriemma; sister of Gabriel, Christopher, Gabby, Kylie, Andre, Kiara, Adriel, and Hannah; niece of John and Nicole Thering; cousin of Evelyn, Thomas and Emmett Thering; aunt of Xavier, Remington and Iris. Visitation will be on Monday, February 26 from 4-8PM at Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home, 1671 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Save the Michaels of the World, Inc. www.savethemichaels.org

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Judith A. Saia

Oct 01, 1938 - Feb 20, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

SAIA, Judith A. October 1, 1938 – February 20, 2024 Died after a brief illness. Born Judith Monoski in Renovo, PA, she came to Buffalo to study nursing at Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing. As a surgical nurse, she was on the operating teams for many groundbreaking procedures in the 1950s and 1960s at Buffalo General. She then worked in medical-surgical nursing at St. Joseph Hospital. After marrying Salvatore F. Saia, Sr. in 1960, they renovated homes in Parkside, Snyder, and Hamburg while raising their family. In the 1970s, she and her husband founded Coronet Process Service, Inc., which they operated for more than 40 years, and it continues through the second and third generations of the Saia family. Judy was also an active community volunteer, serving as PTA president for Smallwood Drive School, Union Pleasant Elementary, and Hamburg Junior and Senior High Schools. She was also a Girl Scout Troop leader for many years and supported her children through Boy Scouting, sports, music, theatre, service organizations, and more. To know Judy was to love her. She gave affection and kindness freely and as such she enjoyed the love, appreciation, and respect of a wide circle of friends and family. She is survived by her children, Lisa (Raymond) August, David (Robert Palmer) Saia, and Salvatore F. Saia, Jr. (Charlene Morales); grandchildren Samantha Saia, Stephanie Saia, and Salvatore F. Saia, III; aunt Barbara S. Shaffer; cousins Cindy Shaffer, Christine Claar, Bob Shaffer, Barbara Fedele, and Wendy O’Connor; nephews James (Ruth) Kapsiak and David Kapsiak; and many loving cousins and extended family. Predeceasing her were her husband; parents Jane and Charles Monoski; sister, Jane Monoski; aunt Mary Edwards; and cousin Mary Lee Edwards. The family will receive visitors on Thursday February 29, 2024, from 4-8 PM at LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel) 3060 Abbott Road, near Lake Ave. Orchard Park, NY 14127.

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Craig A. Boehler

Nov 17, 1960 - Feb 21, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Craig A. Boehler, 63, of Lakewood, NY, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 at the Erie County Medical Center. A Jamestown native, he was born Nov. 17, 1960, the son of the late Charles and Bernice Clark Boehner. Formerly a truck driver for many years, Craig began with the family trucking business and then drove for several area trucking firms. For 20 years, he has now been a rural carrier for the Jamestown Post Office. In his early years, Craig enjoyed motocross racing which he began at a young age. He has continued his two-wheel riding by mountain biking and riding with Hollyloft groups. Craig has also enjoyed antiquing, both buying and selling. He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Johnson whom he married January 20, 2008; sister, Denise (Michael) Cleveland of Jamestown; stepson, Nicholas (fiancé Kaylie) Mest of Batavia, NY; nephew, Nicholas (Sarah) Hatch of Easley, SC; and two great-nieces, Clara and Stella Hatch. Following Craig's wishes, no service or visitation will be observed. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. of WNY, marked for Lewy Body Dementia Research, at 6400 Sheridan Dr. #320, Buffalo, NY 14221.

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Bonita J. Young

Dec 08, 1939 - Feb 19, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Bonita “Bonnie” J. Young – Loving Mother and Grandmother. Buffalo, NY - Bonnie J. Young of 307 Porter Avenue, passed away on Monday (February 19, 2024) following an illness and overall decline in health. Bonnie was born December 8, 1939, in Port Allegany, PA and was the daughter of Maynard and Evelyn Blanchard Painter. Bonnie graduated from Port Allegany High School in 1957. She went on to study at a SUNY school in Buffalo, obtaining her degree as a registered nurse. Her career as a nurse allowed her to work in multiple settings with many types of patients who benefited from her care and compassion. Bonnie had a passion for caring for the elderly with the majority of her career spent working in skilled nursing settings in Olean, Allegany, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls. Bonnie is survived by her three children, Paul A. Nelson of Olean, David T. Nelson of Rochester, and Mary L. (Rick) Lupinetti of Centennial, CO; a daughter-in-law Beth Nelson of Cheektowaga; four grandchildren, Matthew Nelson, Sarah Nelson, Kaitlyn Lupinetti, and Austin Lupinetti; one brother, Thomas Finley of Hershey, PA, and many nieces and nephews. Bonnie was predeceased by her parents; her son, Arnold L. Nelson, Jr.; her sister, Patricia Nicol, and three brothers, James Painter, Raymond K. Blanchard, and Charles Blanchard. Bonnie is at peace now after facing many of life’s challenges. She now joins hands with her family and friends that have gone before her. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to her. One day we will be with her again. Friends and family will be received Thursday (February 29, 2023) from 5 -7pm at Casey, Halwig, and Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 West State Rd, Olean. A remembrance service will begin at 7 pm. Bonnie will be buried at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Allegany with her mother Evelyn Blanchard Painter.

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Judith Ann Dombek

Dec 22, 1959 - Jan 12, 2024

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Buffalo, NY

Judith Ann Dombek Buffalo, NY Judith Ann Dombek, age 64, of Buffalo and formerly of Olean, NY, passed away on January 12, 2024. Judy was born on December 22, 1959 in Olean to Donald and Catherine Wilcox. Judy graduated from Olean High School and attended Jamestown Community College. She formerly worked at Olean Tile Company. She is survived by 2 daughters Kristin Dombek and Nicole Dombek; 2 brothers Gary Wilcox and John Wilcox and 2 sisters Gail Woods and Janine Riedinger. She was preceded in death by brother Gregory Wilcox, and her parents Donald and Catherine Wilcox. Family and friends are invited to attend a burial service to be held on April 19, 2024 at 10am at St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

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