• Nov. 25th, 2020 6:40 pm
    Patricia Darlene Smith (nee VanDyke) passed away on Nov. 20, 2020. A resident of Grand Island for over 60 years, she moved here from Terre Haute, Indiana, and was a resident of Garden Gate Skilled Nursing in Cheektowaga since 2018.
  • Nov. 23rd, 2020 1:30 pm
    Rev. George K. Beacher, 80, of Grand Island, entered into rest on Nov. 15, 2020.
  • Nov. 13th, 2020 4:25 pm
    Frances J. Wilczek (nee Zerilli) of Venice, Florida, formerly of Grand Island, passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was the mother of Christopher Wilczek (Savannah), and Sara (Ryan) Samland; daughter of Mary and the late Charles Zerilli; and sister of Mark Zerilli.
  • Nov. 13th, 2020 10:35 am
    William A. "Bill" Kilmer, 72, of Lewiston, husband of Linda "Lyn" Kilmer, entered into rest at home on Nov. 11, 2020, under the care of his loving family and Niagara Hospice.
  • Nov. 6th, 2020 7:10 am
    "Marty" G. Bobak entered eternal life surrounded by his wife and children on All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 2020.
  • Nov. 6th, 2020 7:10 am
    Fred Stoddard of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Grand Island, entered into rest on Oct. 28, 2020.
  • Oct. 30th, 2020 7:00 am
    Grace Carolyn Kammerer passed away unexpectedly on October 17, 2020 at Canterbury Woods Continuing Care Retirement Center in Williamsville, where she received care for Parkinson's Disease.
  • Oct. 19th, 2020 7:25 am
    Glen Gerspach of Lockport - formerly of Grand Island - died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Cindy Gerspach; stepfather of Alexandra and Alicia Kurk; grandfather of Damien Wizner; brother of Darcy Swenson and Paul (Pam) Gerspach. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and was the son of the late Richard and Shirley Gerspach.
  • Oct. 3rd, 2020 7:00 am
    Robert C. ("Bob") Miller of Fillmore, New York, a former longtime resident of Ferry Village on Grand Island, passed away on Sept. 21, 2020, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville after a brief illness.
  • Sep. 25th, 2020 1:00 pm
    Harold Alvin Reid passed away on Sept. 15, 2020. He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Loretta (Rigo) Reid; devoted father of Nicole Reid (Joshua Heit), Deborah Reid-McDonnell (Sean McDonnell), brother of Leland (Anna) Reid, uncle to John (Amy) Reid, and Richard Reid and Robert Marisa; brother-in-law to Luisa Rigo, Orlando Rigo, and Mario Marisa. He is also survived by loving extended family and friends.
  • Sep. 25th, 2020 1:00 pm
    Jeff Conley worked for Niagara Frontier Publications as an independent carrier since 2011. His son, John, started delivering with him in 2015. They made a great team and never had complaints about their delivery. The papers were always, clean, dry and delivered on time.
  • Sep. 25th, 2020 1:00 pm
    Elaine Carol Gilbert, 89, died, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in the Masonic Care Community, Utica, surrounded by her loving family.
  • Sep. 25th, 2020 1:00 pm
    Beverly Rose Boyle, 92, a resident of Grand Island for 59 years, passed away peacefully after a short illness at the Kinzua Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Warren, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.
  • Sep. 18th, 2020 12:15 pm
    On Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, Grand Island lost a legend.
  • Sep. 11th, 2020 12:35 pm
    Stanford E. Harrington of Grand Island passed away Sept. 3, 2020.
  • Sep. 4th, 2020 1:45 pm
    The Rev. David Edward O'Brien, Oblate of Mary Immaculate, returned home to the Father's House on July 14, 2020, surrounded by his fellow Oblates in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Aug. 28th, 2020 1:00 pm
  • Aug. 28th, 2020 11:55 am
    Henk Schonewille passed away at the age of 78 on Sunday, July 19, 2020, following a brief stay in the hospital.
  • Aug. 26th, 2020 4:40 pm
    Donald D. Shrimpton, 82, of Lewiston, passed away on Aug. 23, 2020. He was born on Sept. 2, 1938, the son of Frederick and Violet Shrimpton.
  • Jul. 20th, 2020 2:45 pm
    Wanda M. (Juzwicki) Cutini, 96, of Lewiston, died July 19, 2020 at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home.
  • Jul. 18th, 2020 7:00 am
    Lois Kaiser (née Stahl) passed away peacefully on July 12, 2020, in her home in Tennessee with loved ones by her side.
  • Jul. 17th, 2020 12:05 pm
    On March 8, 2020, Mary Maerten (nee Rehm) of Wheatfield passed away peacefully at their winter home in Cape Coral, Florida, at the age of 87. Her loving family vacationed there just prior to her sudden passing.
  • Jul. 11th, 2020 7:00 am
    Douglas Bob Anderson was born Dec. 31, 1944, in Logan, Utah, and left us on July 1, 2020. He was the youngest of three children born to John Adolph "Ade" and Ruth (née Hansen) Anderson.
  • Jul. 3rd, 2020 7:00 am
    John Richard Kilmer Sr., 94, died at his home on Grand Island on Father's Day, June 21, 2020, with his younger daughter, Geraldine Rapp, and son, John Kilmer Jr., by his side.
  • Jun. 29th, 2020 3:00 pm
    Katherine Daggett Newman, 75, beloved wife and mother, passed away June 18, 2020 in Cleveland.
  • Jun. 12th, 2020 12:00 pm
    Peter J. Marston Sr. of Grand Island entered into rest June 8, 2020.
  • May. 29th, 2020 12:00 pm
    George E. Sullivan Jr., formerly of Grand Island, went to his eternal reward on May 28, 2020.
  • May. 14th, 2020 4:10 pm
    Daniel D. Mezhir, age 70, of Niagara Falls, entered into rest Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a brief illness. He was born in Niagara Falls on June 11, 1949, the son of the late James and Viola (Trunzo); stepson of the late Samuel Torcasio.
  • May. 8th, 2020 3:20 pm
    Robert E. Waterson III of Grand Island entered into rest May 6, 2020.
  • May. 8th, 2020 3:20 pm
    Marian Theresa Burns, 88, died peacefully on April 29, 2020. She was the beloved wife for 67 years of the late John William (Jack) Burns, who died in 2017.
  • Apr. 17th, 2020 2:00 pm
    Luigi "Lou" D'Orazio, 91, of Grand Island, passed away on April 1, 2020, of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Apr. 17th, 2020 1:55 pm
    William "Kester" Bleich. Once in a while, someone enters your life who is known for quick wit and an engaging smile. That person was "Kester Bleich." He departed this life and entered eternal life on Good Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • Mar. 20th, 2020 2:35 pm
    Edgar (Ted) Sackett Bates, 81, of Ocala, Florida, passed away March 14, 2020.
  • Mar. 14th, 2020 7:00 am
    Edward L. Burns, of Clarence, formerly of Grand Island, passed away March 10, 2020.
  • Mar. 14th, 2020 7:00 am
    Marjorie L. (Garvin) Chase of Jupiter, Florida, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2020, at the age of 84. Marge was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and attended West Virginia University after graduating from Moundsville High School as salutatorian. She resided on Gregory Place on Grand Island from 1970 to 1981 before moving to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with her family in 1981.
  • Mar. 7th, 2020 7:00 am
    Alice T. Duxbury of Grand Island entered into rest March 1, 2020, at the age of 100.
  • Mar. 6th, 2020 4:55 pm
    Delilah "Dolly" A. D'Orazio, 73, of Grand Island passed away on March 2, 2020, at her residence under the care of Buffalo Hospice.
  • Feb. 29th, 2020 7:00 am
    After a 12-year battle against multiple myeloma, Louise Whitworth Sims passed away peacefully under the care of Hospice.
  • Feb. 29th, 2020 7:00 am
    George J. Fries entered into rest Feb. 19, 2020. A resident of Grand Island, he was the husband of 62 years of Betty A. Fries; father of Cynthia R. (Jim) Stump and Michael A. (Yi Chen) Fries; grandfather of Amber and Brian Stump and Chance Fries; brother of Rosemary Rivers and the late Stephen Fries, Louis Fries, Helen Banigan and Dolores Pilkington.
  • Feb. 29th, 2020 7:00 am
    Catherine (Shearer) White, 55, of the Town of Knox, near Altamont, New York, passed away at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, surrounded by her loving family on Feb. 6, 2020, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
  • Feb. 8th, 2020 7:00 am
    Allan H. Craddock of Grand Island entered into rest Jan. 31, 2020.
  • Feb. 8th, 2020 7:00 am
    George R. "Andy" Andross of Grand Island, entered into rest on Jan. 29, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Judy (née Biggie) Andross; devoted father of Traci Andross Terlecky, Andrew Andross and Alexandria (Josh) Fry; cherished stepfather of Justin (Rachael) Selzler and Greg (Danielle) Halbert; adored grandfather of Nicholas George, Sophia, Julien, Josh, Edmund, Jonny, Alayna, Willow, Amber, Emma, Ari, Robert and the late Samuel; dear brother of Edward (Karen) Andross and Linda (Tony) Cellini. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
  • Feb. 7th, 2020 8:00 pm
    Caroline L. (nee Feldman) Stoll of Pendleton passed on Feb. 2, 2020.
  • Feb. 1st, 2020 7:00 am
    Joan Ann Pax (née Hughes) of Grand Island passed away Jan. 24, 2020, at age 79. She was the loving mother of James W. (Karen) Pax, Jeffrey (Sheryl) Pax, Jacqueline (Joseph) Valente and Jason (Lori) Pax; cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren; dear daughter of the late Bernard and Noreen (née Cotter) Hughes.
  • Feb. 1st, 2020 7:00 am
    Former Grand Island resident Kenneth W. Brodie, aged 78, entered into rest Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
  • Jan. 17th, 2020 7:00 am
    Thomas James Slaiman entered peacefully into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, after a brief illness. He was 69.
  • Dec. 21st, 2019 7:00 am
    Barbara Ann Joseph, 70, of Niagara Falls, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Born in Niagara Falls on Feb. 22, 1949 she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Susan (Ferris) Joseph and attended local schools. She was a 1967 graduate of Madonna High School.
  • Dec. 21st, 2019 7:00 am
    Miles E. Havens, 89, of Grand Island, passed away on Dec. 13, 2019, at Elderwood at Grand Island. Born in Buffalo, on July 9, 1930, he was the son of the late Lillian (Raffel) and Clifford Havens.
  • Dec. 14th, 2019 7:00 am
    Veteran broadcaster James Nowicki passed away Friday, Dec. 6. A Grand Island resident for most of his life, Jim loved the Island, only living elsewhere when his first love demanded it.
  • Dec. 7th, 2019 7:00 am
    Michael W. Kline, 63, passed away on Oct. 28, 2019, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.
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