Richard J. Ball, veteran, teacher, coach

Richard J. Ball, of Clarence Center, a retired Cleveland Hill coach and athletics director, died on July 28, 2023. As a Kensington High School Knight in Buffalo, he was a three sport standout, playing football, basketball and baseball. In 1948, he was an all time high scorer in basketball and won the Buffalo Yale Cup crown, scoring 202 points and […]

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LYNOTT, Ruth L. (nee Ritts), 99, of Cheektowaga, died Sept. 15, 2023; wife of the late William Lynott; mother of Robert Lynott, Susan (Robert Schooping) Lynott and the late Michael Lynott; grandmother of two; great-grandmother of one; sister of the late Elmer “Buddy” Ritts and Leonard (late Virginia) Ritts; also survived by cherished nieces and nephews. Private services held at […]

Richard M. Koch, NYS Supreme Court reporter

Richard M. Koch, a retired New York State Supreme Court reporter and founder of Stenographic Institute of WNY, died Aug. 3, 2023. Mr. Koch was born in Buffalo and his first jobs were working at Miller’s Drug Store in the Airport Plaza and at Tops Supermarket. He displayed a hard work ethic at an early age, often working two jobs. […]

Anibal Antonio Vasquez, physician

Anibal Antonio Vasquez, 90, died July 17, 2023. He was born in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic where his interest in medicine began while accompanying his mother, a midwife delivering babies and caring for the sick. He graduated from the University of Santo Domingo in 1955 at the age of 22. He came to the United States on an exchange student […]

Thomas Maxwell Johnson Jr., town councilman, involved in Walden Galleria project

Thomas M. Johnson Jr., 82, of Youngstown, died Aug. 15, 2023. He was the son of the late Thomas M. Johnson Sr. and Marjorie Johnson. Mr. Johnson grew up on the west side of Buffalo, graduated from Riverside High School and attended college at the University at Buffalo, majoring in anthropology and archaeology, his two loves. After graduation, he spent […]

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HAMMER, Allen J., 78, of Cheektowaga, died Aug. 18, 2023; husband of Dorothy (nee Augustyniak) Hammer; father of Brian (Kathryn) Hammer and Lesley Hammer ;grandfather of two; brother of Thomas (Holly) Hammer and Paul Hammer; also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, family, and friends. The family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 and from […]

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KOTECKI, Richard L. “Dick,” 82, of Cheektowaga, died July 30, 2023; husband of the late Mary Ann (nee Wolanin) Kotecki; father of Michael Kotecki; grandfather of three; great-grandfather of three. He was retired from Arcata Graphics. Funeral services held privately. Arrangements by Urban-Amigone Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.AMIGONE .com.

Dr. Robert L. Conschafter, longtime chiropractor

Dr. Robert Lee Conschafter, 92, a chiropractor who was a resident of Williamsville since 1952, died July 6, 2023. He was born July 10, 1930, in Buffalo to Dr. Victor S. Conschafter and Mildred Conschafter. He was a graduate of Amherst Central High School, and Bowling Green State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and […]

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WAGNER, Marjorie A. (nee Benzing), 92, of Cheektowaga, died July 17, 2023. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Wagner; mother of Andrew (Laurie) Wagner and Thomas (Anna) Wagner; grandmother of four; and sister of the late Carol Zintz, Chuck Benzing and Joseph Benzing. She is survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present from 4 […]

Dean Miller, former Lancaster-Depew hockey coach

Dean Miller, 77, of Depew, a pioneer in the Depew Saints hockey program, died June 13, 2023. Mr. Miller first began his coaching career in 1971 with the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Saints. He was very proud to have the very first ice time at Depew Ice Rink. He continued with the Saints until 1981. He coached youth […]

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