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2015-12-09 / Obituaries

Deaths

DECKER, John F., of Kenmore, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. He is survived by two daughters, Michele Barnes and Deborah Valente; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma and Jackie, and one brother, Robert. He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne. A celebration of life was held on Dec. 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

DeYOUNG, Richard K., of Kenmore, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Katheryn; two daughters, Pamela Conroy and Cynthia Carlino; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Dec. 5 at the Dengler, Perna, Roberts Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY.

DOELL, Francis "Fran", of Buffalo, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. Mr. Doell was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by two sons, Don and Darren; one daughter, Diane LaForty; two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Amigone Funeral Home.

GIONIS, Eftichia "Joy" (nee Grammatikakis), of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. She is survived by her husband, John; two sons, George and Dean; five grandchildren; one brother, George Grammas; and two sisters, Penny Karavos and Oreanthi Mavraidis. Funeral services were held on Dec. 7 at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. Arrangements were made by the Amigone Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Schofield Foundation, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217.

LODICO, Joseph N., of Tonawanda, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. He is survived by one son, Joseph; one daughter, Kari Decelles; seven grandchildren; and companion, Barbara Wasielewski. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 at St. Christopher Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Tonawanda. Donations may be made to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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