Death Notices

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ENSMINGER, Betty Jane (nee Cohoon), of Amherst, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Mrs. Ensminger is survived by her husband, Robert Sr.; three children, Susan, Robert Jr. and Patricia; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, from St. Pius X Church, 1700 N. French Road, Getzville. Arrangements were made by the Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

HIRSCH, Earl A., of Amherst, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Mr. Hirsch is survived by his wife, Joan; two children, Tracy and Torey; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Jacquie Hirsch for A.L.L. Foundation, 1641 N. French Road, Getzville, NY 14068.

LEISER, Sara (nee Palmer), of Amherst, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Mrs. Leiser is survived by her husband, Edward Ziegenfuss; four children, Elizabeth, Gregory, Mark and Laura; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy. Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Ave., Buffalo 14202. Memorials may be made to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Hospice Buffalo Inc. or the Twentieth Century Club Preservation Foundation.

METZ, Marjorie R. (nee Betz), of Amherst, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Mrs. Metz is survived by one child, Marilyn, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James. Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Dietrich Funeral Home Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 68 Eagle St., Williamsville. Memorials may be made to the Buffalo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, 1205 Youngs Road, Apt. D, Williamsville, NY 14221, or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

SCHWERT, Patricia A., of Amherst, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Ms. Schwert is survived by four siblings, Peg, James, Robert and Paul. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, from St. Amelia Church, 210 St. Amelia Drive, Tonawanda. Arrangements were made by the Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc.

2016-11-02 / Obituaries

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