Niagara Gazette Memorials and Obituaries | We Remember (2024)

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Fuquay-Varina, NC, North Carolina Kathy Lewis Lozinsky 1953 — 2024 Kathy May Lewis Lozinsky, age 70, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Born in Rupert, WV on July 22, 1953; she was the daughter of the late Clyde William Lewis and Nina Baldwin Lewis. Kathy grew up in Niagara Falls, NY, graduating from Lasalle High School and NCCC College. She spent the last 30 years in Raleigh, NC. She is survived by her husband of 40 years: Steve; sons: Jeremy (Leslie Tyson) and Nathan (Christina Reeves); her four grandchildren: Ethan, Caden, Livia and Conor, who were her life, love and passion for the last 20 years; sisters: Sue Kusmer (Dan) and Barbara Schlegel (Jim); her niece and nephews and other extended... Mt Pleasant, South Carolina Jeanne Marie "Jamey" ( Messersmith ) Senf 1942 — 2023 With great sadness we announce that Jeanne Marie "Jamey" (Messersmith) Senf, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2023 with family and friends surrounding her. She was born on November 11, 1942 to the late Mary Eugina "Jeanne" (Glasser) Messersmith. Her youth was spent in Niagara Falls, NY where she loved everything outdoors, especially figure skating and racing boats. She graduated from La Salle High School, then met and married the love of her life, Gerald "Jerry" Senf. Jamey devoted time to church, family, friends and gardening over the years. But, entertaining a crowd was her forte. She loved to tell a story and friends knew she could talk endlessly about her children. Jamey and Jerry... Williamsville, New York Gregory DelDuce 1942 — 2023 Gregory DelDuce, 80, of Williamsville, died of advanced illness. He was born in Niagara Falls in 1942 to John DelDuce and Clara (n?e Benfante) DelDuce. Greg attended Trott Vocational before studying Business at University of Buffalo going to work as a Chief Financial Officer of a local business. Greg is survived by daughters, Maria Rizzo (Mark) and Danielle DelDuce, grandchildren, Luke Rizzo, Andrew Rizzo and Charles Rizzo, sister, JoAnn Tecchio. Greg enjoyed many years living in Florida, was an avid golfer and tennis player and loved spending time with family. Donations to Awana Clubs International would be greatly appreciated. Bedford, Texas Frank Peter Colosi 1954 — 2023 Frank Peter Colosi, age 68, passed away August 7, 2023. He was born on October 2, 1954 in NIagara Falls, New York, to Anthony and Pauline Colosi. Frank graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1972, received his BA from Princeton in 1975, his MA in Public Administration from Cornell in 1979, and completed his JD from Northwestern in 1983. Frank moved to Texas, passed the bar exam there in 1983, and joined forces with Attorneys Art Brender and Terry Casey. Together they became an amazing team of civil rights champions that fought many important cases, and even brought one very significant civil rights case to the US Supreme Court in 1988, and won. Frank always wanted the the world... Fairfield Glade, TN, Tennessee Adam George Essenburg 1982 — 2023 Adam George Essenburg, age 40, of Fairfield Glade, TN, passed away on June 16, 2023, at Cumberland Medical Center. Mr. Essenburg was born on September 13, 1982, in Buffalo, NY, son of George E. Essenburg and the late Cindy Essenburg. He was raised in North Tonawanda, NY for 29 years and lived in Fairfield Glade, TN with his father for 11 years. Adam was a general laborer. He graduated from Niagara County Community College. He loved writing poetry, sketching and astronomy. He was an avid sports enthusiast who followed the Buffalo Bills, Boston Red Sox, and the University of Michigan. He is survived by his father, George E. Essenburg; brother, Chad E. Essenburg (Jennifer); and many aunts,... New Port Richey, Florida Arthur H. McDonald 1944 — 2023 Arthur Harry McDonald, 78, of New Port Richey, FL, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2023. He was born March 22, 1944 in Ogdensburg, NY, to the late Arthur and Elizabeth (Garvey) McDonald. Art retired from the Niagara Falls City School District in 1999 where he'd worked for 32 years. Art enjoyed skiing, golfing and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marcia (Rowles), Michele (Michael Mahoney) Phillips, Melissa (Scott) Messare, Mary Catherine (Richard Zuckerwar) McDonald, close friend Linus McDonough, eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, March 13th from... Charlotte, North Carolina Anthony Michael Maerten 1988 — 2023 Anthony Michael Maerten, age 35, died Friday, January 20, 2023, in Charlotte, NC. Online condolences may be made at PinesFunerals.com. Baldwinsville, New York Deborah D. Bobo 1948 — 2022 Deborah D. Bobo, born August 1, 1948 died peacefully with her family by her side on December 12, 2022. She was 74 years old. Deborah grew up in Niagara Falls, NY and has lived in Baldwinsville, NY for over 40 years where she was a communicant at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Deborah received her Bachelor's of Elementary Education and went on to earn a Master's of Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) from SUNY Oswego. She began her career teaching in the North Syracuse Central School District until she became the Director of Elementary Education at Cato-Meridian Central Schools. She then served as Superintendent of Schools at Cato-Meridian from 2003-2009. She is... Davenport, Florida Donald "Don" Butkuss 1945 — 2022 Donald "Don" Butkuss, 76, formerly of Lewiston, NY passed away on October 9, 2022, at his residence in Florida. He was born on November 13, 1945, in Boston, MA to John and Alice Haggerty Butkuss. Don retired from Massachusetts Water Resource Authority after working for them for over 20 years as an engineer. He had a love for golf, Disney and Universal, as well as socializing with friends and attending concerts. Don was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Mary Butkuss; his second wife, Marie Lenhart-Butkuss and a sister. He is survived by his son, Michael Butkuss and his fianc?e, Michael Barnett; 2 brothers and a host of nieces and nephews. He will be laid to rest next to... Carrollton, Texas David Charles Rotko 1943 — 2022 David Charles Rotko, Sr., 79, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022 in Plano, TX. He was born on January 17, 1943 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Charles and Stella Rotko. Dave graduated high school from LaSalle Sr. High School in 1960. He then relocated to Texas where he got his undergraduate degree at Tyler Jr. College, and later got a Masters in Education from the University of North Texas. Dave had a fulfilling 40-year teaching career, starting at Franklin Jr. High School and Hillcrest High School in Dallas, TX, then moved with his family to Carrollton, TX where he taught at Newman Smith High School. There he coached the Boys' Varsity Soccer Team, making the State Semi-Finals twice... Aiken, SC, South Carolina Nancy Ann Carrier 1936 — 2022 NANCY ANN CARRIER, 86, widow of John Maxwell Carrier, Jr., passed away Friday, June 10, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, Nancy was a daughter of the late Howard and Angeline Donatelli Lehmann. She grew up in Lewiston, NY, graduated from Niagara County Community College with a degree in nursing. Nancy raised her family in North Tonawanda, NY while working as a RN in Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital. She and John moved to Deland, FL in 1980 where she worked at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She loved bowling, traveling with her husband and spending time with her family. In her later years she became an avid birdwatcher. Survivors include... Spring Hill, Florida Robert Agugliaro 1949 — 2022 age 73, of Spring Hill, Florida, entered into rest of natural causes on May 31, 2022. Born in Niagara Falls, he moved to Florida in 1994 with his wife, the late Dawn (Mendola) Agugliaro. Son of the late Joseph and Mary Agugliaro; brother of Jack (Jane Ellen) Agugliaro; uncle of Sara (Angelo) Tasca, Adam (April Armatys) Agugliaro, Matthew (Melissa) Agugliaro; great uncle of Valerie, Aria, Cecelia and Avery. There is no prior visitation. A funeral mass will be held on July 21, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Christopher's Roman Catholic Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Tonawanda, NY. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY, privately. Getzville, New York Frank F Winter 1941 — 2022 Of Getzville, entered into peaceful rest May 14, 2022. Beloved husband for 55 years of Virginia D.; proud father of Philip, Margaret and Stephen; adored grandfather to Cecilia, Quinn, Bryce, Carissa, Victoria, Stephen, Sophia, and Sarah; great-grandfather to Isabella and Lily. He is survived by his brother Richard and special niece Jillian. Frank was a retired chemistry teacher for Tonawanda High School and a retired inspector for U.S. Customs and Border Control. No Visitation or Services. Frank was a donor to the UB Anatomical Gift Program. Cherish his memory by going to a Bisons game, attend a BPO concert, watch a Yankees game or an episode of Breaking Bad, have a dinner out at a nice... Sevierville, Tennessee Jack Samuel Brusino 1932 — 2022 Jack Samuel Brusino, 89, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2022 in his Sevierville, Tennessee home. Jack was born on July 4, 1932 in Niagara Falls, New York, to Joseph and Stephania (Sheusi) Brusino. The late Frank Ciluzzi became Jack's devoted stepfather following his father's passing in 1946. Upon graduating high school, Jack joined the United States Navy. He moved to Florida in 1960 to serve in the evolution of the aerospace industry. As a mechanical engineer, he worked at Cape Canaveral on systems and payloads of rockets developed and launched from the Space Center until his retirement in 1980. He raised his family in Brevard County but years later moved between homes in Melbourne,... Woodbridge, VA Toni-Lee Sexton 1943 — 2022 Toni-Lee Seneca Sexton went home to be with the Lord on Good Friday, April 15, 2022. Born in Niagara Falls, New York she was a member of the Bear Clan of the Mohawk Nation. Toni-Lee leaves behind her loving spouse of 52 years, MSgt. Glade (AF ret.), her 5 children; her 9 grandchildren; her 5 great grandchildren; and a host of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A visitation for Toni-Lee will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, Virginia 22193. A second visitation will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2022, from 2 pm to 3 pm followed by a celebration of life at the Prince of Peace UMC,... The Villages, Florida David Morrison 1956 — 2022 David (Bud) Morrison, Jr. of The Villages, FL passed away on April 13, 2022 with his loving wife, Lorene, by his side. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY on November 20, 1956; Graduated in 1974 from Niagara Wheatfield High School and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 463C working at LaFarge NA (formerly Niagara Stone) in Niagara Falls, NY for 34 years before retiring. He is the son of the late David N. and Ann W. (Middleton) Morrison, and brother to the late Patrick Morrison. Bud is survived by his wife, Lorene (Foley) Morrison, two children, Michelle (Erik) Krupa, and David (Erica) Morrison and he was "Poppie" to two grandchildren, Connor Krupa and... Leesburg, Florida Sandra LaVerde 1947 — 2022 Sandra Jane (Gibson) LaVerde, 74, of Leesburg Florida has gone to meet her Lord and Savior February 23, 2022. Born in Niagara Falls, New York, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Eleanor (Ligammari) Gibson. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished by Daniel J. LaVerde, with whom she exchanged vows on June 6, 1970: survived by her children, Beth Ann (Jeffrey S.) Tretter, Jennifer (Corey) Angiulli and Anthony (Gabriella Rodriguez Calma) LaVerde: younger brother John (Laurie London)Gibson: seven grandchildren, Jeffery M. Tretter, Lillian Angiulli, Vivian Angiulli, Lincoln Tretter, Vincenzo Tretter, Nicolina Tretter and Violette LaVerde: two great grandchildren Damon Tretter... Huntersville, NC Robert Martin Marra 1972 — 2022 Robert Martin Marra, 49, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 11, 2022 from an apparent heart attack at his home in Huntersville, North Carolina. Born in Lewiston, New York on June 16, 1972, Robert was a devoted son to the late Dr. Joseph Vincent Marra and the late Beverly Anne (Smith) Marra. Spending much of his life in the Niagara Falls area, Robert graduated from Saint Joseph's Collegiate Institute. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Niagara University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Buffalo. Robert moved to Huntersville, North Carolina in 2011 to be close to his dearest friends, Dr. Catherine Reimels and Dr. Michael Reimels, where he served as Office... Bonita Springs, FL Jeffrey P. Marsh 1975 — 2021 The "Bat Signal" has gone out Jeffrey P. Marsh, aka "Batman" 46, of Bonita Springs, died December 29, 2021, at NCH-Baker. He was born on April 28, 1975, in Niagara Falls, NY a son of John C. and Patricia (White) Marsh, Sr. He had been a resident of Bonita Springs since 1995 coming from Niagara Falls, NY. He attended St. John De La Salle School, La Salle Jr. High School, and graduated from La Salle Sr. High School in Niagara Falls. Jeff was the modern-day MacGyver; he had the ability to fix or make anything. This ability led him to his career. He was the owner of A-2nd Look Home Services. He was also the former Chief Engineer at the Hilton Garden Inn, Ft Myers, the Director of...
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