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2018-01-10 / Obituaries

Death Notices

HARTNEY, Robert Miles, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Mr. Hartney is survived by his wife, Mildred (nee Grys); three children, Sharon Hurtubise, Timothy, and Maureen Klipfel; and eight grandchildren. A memorial Mass was held on Jan. 2 at Christ the King Church. Arrangements were made by the Dietrich Funeral Home Inc. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.

KOCIALSKI, Eleanor (nee Raczkiewicz), of Amherst, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. Mrs. Kocialski is survived by one child, Joyce Cougevan, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Dietrich Funeral Home Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, where a funeral service will follow. Memorials may be made to the Beechwood/Blocher Foundation.

MORAN, Paul T., of Williamsville, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Mr. Moran is survived by six children, Paul Jr., Patrick, Mark, Michael, Joseph, and Katie Lennon; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, and one child, Mary Keller. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 8 at St. Gregory the Great Church. Arrangements were made by the Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society.

SELIGA, Cecelia M. (nee Cwynar), of Amherst, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Mrs. Seliga is survived by one child, Susan Gawronski; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, and one child, Frank. A private funeral service will be held by the family. Arrangements were made by the Amigone Funeral Home Inc.

SHULL, Margaret L. “Peggy” (nee Stover), of Amherst, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Mrs. Shull was preceded in death by two siblings, Betty Akins and Mary Jane Rhine. A private funeral service will be held by the family. Arrangements were made by the Amigone Funeral Home Inc.

SORENSEN, Jane (nee Oliver), of Amherst, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Mrs. Sorensen is survived by one child, Anders “Andy” and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James. Family and friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Dietrich Funeral Home Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, from Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Amherst. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Charity Hospital Foundation or Amherst Community Church.

WREN, Teresa G. “Tess” (nee Glanville), of Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Mrs. Wren is survived by five children, John, Margaret, Nora Kerr, Sheila and Anne; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John “Jack.” A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 5 in SS. Peter and Paul Church. Arrangements were made by the Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home Inc.

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