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May 6, 2009 RSS feed / Obituaries

Jack Kemp gave Buffalo Bills, nation impassioned leadership

Jack Kemp, an ambassador who carried Buffalo on his shoulders in many ways, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Bethesda, Md. Mr. Kemp, 73, had been diagnosed with cancer in January. More...

Robert L. Bosshart, WWII veteran

Robert L. Bosshart, 89, of Getzville, died Monday, April 27, 2009. Born in York, Pa., he graduated from Hutchinson Technical High School and served in the Army Air Corps with the 417th Night Fighter Squadron during World War II. More...

Michael H. Doran, attorney, plane crash victim

Michael H. Doran, 51, of Amherst, died in the crash of a single-engine plane that he was piloting on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, outside Cleveland. Eyewitness accounts reported that Mr. More...

Death Notices

BANIA, Joseph W., of Amherst, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Irene (nee Bernadzinski); son, Joseph; and sisters, Irene, Marge, Adele Balon and Sophie Caiazzo. More...

F. Bernard Hamsher, trial attorney

F. Bernard Hamsher, 77, of Williamsville, died Sunday, April 19, 2009. Mr. Hamsher was born July 5, 1931, in Utica, N.Y. After living in New York City, he relocated to Buffalo, where he attended St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute. More...

John F. Maurer, World War II veteran, retired accountant

John F. "Jack" Maurer, 86, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009. Mr. Maurer was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Buffalo and graduated from Fosdick Masten High School and Canisius College. He served in the U.S. More...

Shirley N. Opel, former head librarian

Shirley N. Opel, of Getzville, died Friday, April 24, 2009, in the Beechwood Nursing Home. Ms. Opel was born Sept. 13, 1923, in South Hadley, Mass., and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. More...