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2018-10-10 / Obituaries

Death Notices

BEEBE, Karen K. (nee Kovacsev), of Amherst, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Mrs. Beebe was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Beebe, and one sibling, James Kovacsev. A funeral service was held on Oct. 4 at the Dietrich Funeral Home Inc. Memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Erie County.

SPRAGGE, John O. “Bud,” of Amherst, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Mr. Spragge is survived by four children, John Spragge, Susan Reedy, Thomas and Andrew Spragge; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan (nee Kummer). A private funeral service will be held by the family. Arrangements were made by the Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home Inc.

WHISSEL, Norrine B. (nee Brown), of Amherst, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Mrs. Whissel is survived by her husband, D. Lawrence Whissel; six children, Michelle Narins, Sandra Chiampou, Wendy Naylon, David Whissel, Elizabeth Weiler and John Whissel; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sibling, Elaine Curtin. A memorial Mass was held on Oct. 6 at Christ the King Church. Arrangements were made by the Dietrich Funeral Home Inc. Memorials may be made to D’Youville College Office of Alumni Engagement, 631 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14201.

MAHONY, A. Daniel, of Amherst, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Mr. Mahony is survived by his wife, Marjorie (nee Wilcox); five children, Ann Sweet, Michael Mahony, Mary Zdybowicz, Brian Mahony and James Mahony; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Oct. 4 in SS. Peter & Paul Church. Arrangements were made by the Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home Inc. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Buffalo Office, 315 Alberta Drive, Amherst, NY 14226.

SZYMCZYK, Patricia E., of Amherst, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Ms. Szymczyk was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Oct. 8 at Christ the King Church. Arrangements were made by the Dietrich Funeral Home Inc.

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