Patricia Ann Kelly Print
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Visitation: FRIDAY: 3-7 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Home, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service: SATURDAY:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 9:30 am at Christ the King Church.

KELLY - Patricia Ann
November 17, 2013. Beloved daughter
of the late John (Florence Voltz) Kelly;
dear sister of the late Mary Louise and
John Patrick Kelly; dear sister-in-law
of Lois Kelly; aunt of John Patrick,
David Michael and Timothy Andrew
Kelly. Family and friends may call
Friday from 3-7 PM at the DIETRICH
FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington
Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 AM at
Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck
Dr. Please assemble at church. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be made to
Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

Dec. 31, 1927 – Nov. 17, 2013

Patricia Ann Kelly, who traveled the world for about 30 years as a flight attendant, died Sunday at Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. She was 85.

Born in Buffalo, Miss Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Buffalo State Teachers College in the late 1940s and worked for a few years as a home economics teacher in the Southtowns.

She went to work as a stewardess – as they were then known – for Eastern Airlines in the early 1950s.

She brought back stories about Paris and Rome but loved her trips to Africa the most.

Through the years, she was based in Texas, Florida and, eventually, Washington, D.C., where she dealt with many high-profile travelers, including members of Congress and celebrities.

Upon her retirement in 1985, she moved to Snyder, where she volunteered at Christ the King Catholic Church and read to children in the Eggertsville-Snyder Library.

“She went all around the world. She saw lots of famous people and important, cool things, and she came back to Buffalo. Like everybody else,” said Robert Voltz, a cousin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck Drive at Main Street, Snyder.
       

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John V. Macro Print
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Visitation: WEDNESDAY:  2-4 & 7-9 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Home, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service: THURSDAY:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at Christ the King Church.

MACRO - John V.
November 15, 2013, beloved husband
of the late Therese Marie (Goergen)
Macro; loving father of John M.,
Marcia, Richard and Timothy Macro;
grandfather of Kristina and Sarah;
survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call on
Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the
DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, 2480
Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Thursday at 9:30 AM at Christ the
King Church, 30 Lamarck Dr., Snyder.
Please assemble at church. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to St.
Vincent de Paul Society, 1298 Main
St., Buffalo, NY 14209. Share online
condolences at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Geraldine M. Deahna Print
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Visitation:   THURSDAY:  4-8 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Home, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:   FRIDAY:  Prayers will be offered at 10:15 am at The Dietrich Funeral Home, Inc., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:45 am at SS. Peter & Paul Church.

DEAHNA - Geraldine M.
(nee Behm)
November 15, 2013, wife of the late
Francis “Jack” Deahna; dearest
mother of Judith (William) Sharp,
Joann (Norman) Weig, Janice (Robert)
Weishaar and Jerilyn (Stephen) Previti;
survived by 11 grandchildren and 18
great-grandchildren; sister of the late
Harold (Rose), Charles (Margaret)
Behm and Rosemary (Thomas) Kessel.
Family and friends may call Thursday
4-8 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL
HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave.,
Amherst, where prayers will be offered
Friday at 10:15 AM followed by a Mass
of Christian Burial at 10:45 AM in
SS. Peter & Paul Church, 5480
Main St., Williamsville, NY. Online
condolences may be made at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Corinne M. Kobee "G.G." (nee Cole) Print
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Visitation:    

Service: A private service will be held at the families convenience.

 KOBEE - Corinne M.
“G.G.” (nee Cole)
October 8, 2013. Loving wife of the late
clayton; beloved mother of clayton A.
(Gale), Frederick, charles (Lynn) and
Joseph (Sandie); beloved grandmother
of Jamie (Jay) Mazurkiewicz, T.J.
(Anna), clayton R. (Lauren), christopher
(Lyndsey), carrington (Tiffany),
Brittany, Devin and chelsea Kobee;
great-grandmother of five; survived by
many nieces and nephews. A private
service will be held at the family’s convenience.
Arrangements by the
DIETRIcH FUNERAL HOME, 2480
Kensington Ave., Amherst. Online
condolences may be made at www.
TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Gail M. O'Brien (nee Crowl) Print
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Visitation:  N/A

Service:   SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013 - A Memorial Service will be held at 10 am at The Dietrich Funeral Home, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

O’BRIEN - Gail M.
(nee Crowl)
October 11, 2013, loving mother
of Mark (Holly) O’Brien and Lisa
(Andy) McClure; grandmother of Cale
McClure, Andrew O’Brien, Tierney
McClure and Eric O’Brien; sister of
Jane (David) Hyzy and Linda (Tom
O’Donnell) Hughes. A memorial service
will be held on Saturday, November 9
at 10 AM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL
HOME, 2480 Kensington Ave.,
Amherst. In lieu of flowers, donations to
the Arthritis Foundation. Arrangements
by the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME,
INC. Online condolences may be made
at www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com  

  

Nov. 24, 1937 – Oct. 11, 2013

Gail M. O’Brien, of Williamsville, a longtime teacher in the Williamsville schools, died Oct. 11 at Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home. She was 75.

The former Gail Crowl was born in Buffalo and was a 1955 graduate of Cleveland Hill High School where she was an accomplished synchronized swimmer before going on to earn a master’s degree in education from Brockport State College. While at Brockport, Ms. O’Brien was chosen to appear in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Ms. O’Brien spent much of her career in education at Casey Middle School as a physical education and health teacher. She also served as a swimming coach and instructor before retiring in 1999.

An exceptional knitter, seamstress, quilter and gardener, family members remembered Ms. O’Brien as “a generous and loving grandmother to her four grandchildren.”

Survivors include a son, Mark; daughter, Lisa McClure; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Jane Hyzy and Linda Hughes.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Nov. 9 from Dietrich Funeral Home, 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

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Harold G. Cameron Print
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Visitation:   N/A

Service:   SATURDAY, November 23, 2013:  A Memorial Service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church at 11:30 am.

CAMERON - Harold G.
November 3, 2013,
loving father of Keith
(late Robin) Cameron,
son of the late Phyllis
Cameron and Jill
(James) Traver,
daughter of Evelyn
Cameron; grandfather of five grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren;
dear brother of Cyndy (Paul)
Scott. A Memorial Service will be held
on Saturday, November 23 at 11:30 AM
at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal
Church, 81 Burke Dr., Buffalo. Arrangements
by THE DIETRICH FUNERAL
HOME INC. Flowers gratefully declined.
Memorials may be made to St. Michael
and All Angels Episcopal Church.
On-line condolences may be made at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

 

March 9, 1926 – Nov. 3, 2013

Harold G. Cameron, of Eggertsville, a retired Army colonel and businessman, died Nov. 3 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a short illness. He was 87.

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1943 graduate of Seneca Vocational High School and attended the University of Buffalo’s Millard Fillmore College.

Col. Cameron had 41 years of service with the Army Reserve and saw active duty in the Army in World War II and the Vietnam War.

After high school, he did electrical work at Buffalo Forge and was a foreman at Sylvania in the early 1950s. He was an analyst and engineer at the Houdaille Industries plant on East Delavan Avenue from 1954 to 1964, then owned and operated M&V Liquors at Main and Virginia streets for 30 years.

From 1976 to 1986, he was chief of the Office of Administrative Services for the Army Corps of Engineers in Buffalo.

Col. Cameron was a member of Pvt. Leonard Post Jr. Post 6251, Veterans of Foreign Wars; the National Sojourners; the Masons; the Buffalo Yacht Club; the U.S. Power Squadron; and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The holder of an Amateur Extra Class ham radio license, he served on the board of directors of the Lancaster Amateur Radio Club and led amateur radio volunteer examination teams for several years. He also was a member of the Brandon Amateur Radio Society near his winter home in Valrico, Fla.

Interested in astronomy, timekeeping and clocks, he built several sundials for himself and friends.

His first wife, Phyllis Yendell Cameron, died in 1961. His second marriage, to the former Evelyn Nutter, ended in divorce.

Survivors include a son, Keith; a daughter, Jill Traver; and a sister, Cyndy Scott.

A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 23 in St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 81 Burke Drive.      

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Visitation:  MONDAY: 4-7 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Home, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst

Service:   Private

HAYES - Pliny H., III
November 5, 2013, beloved husband
of the late Patricia Lord (nee O’Brian)
Hayes; loving father of Pliny “Mike”
(Maureen McCall) Hayes IV, Roland
L.W. (Sarah) Hayes and the late
Richard O’B. Hayes; father-in-law of
Mary Jane Hayes; grandfather of
Steven, Douglas, Amy, Emily, Ngawang,
Joseph and Nicholas. Friends
may call Monday 4-6 PM at DIETRICH
FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington
Ave., Amherst, where words of remembrance
will be offered at 6:15 PM.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials
may be made to Nichols School, 1250
Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14216. On-line
condolences at www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.
com
  

 

July 1, 1917 – Nov. 5, 2013

After Pliny H. Hayes III retired as associate headmaster of Nichols School, the school created an award in his name to recognize a seventh-grader whose general character and integrity inspire others.

Mr. Hayes, who died Tuesday in DeGraff Skilled Nursing Facility, North Tonawanda, will be remembered for his interest in students and education, as well as for his kindness. He was 96.

Mr. Hayes’ career at Nichols spanned 40 years, from 1944 to 1984. A Buffalo native, he attended Nichols and was a graduate of Yale University.

His particular expertise was the classics, and he taught Latin and Greek throughout his years at the school. In his later years, he and his wife, Patsy, visited Greece many times. They also camped on Vancouver Island, Labrador and in the Southwest.

Mr. Hayes received Nichols’ distinguished alumni award in 1980, and he was honored for his contributions to the school in 1991 with one of several centennial awards. The school also created the Pliny H. Hayes Award, which recognizes the seventh-grader whose commitment to excellence and enjoyment of new experiences stimulates others and whose general character and integrity inspire others.

Mr. Hayes was an accomplished pianist in his youth, giving recitals and concerts at Yale until he was stricken with tuberculosis. He began teaching at Nichols when he recovered.

He co-founded the North Shore Yacht Club at Bertie Bay, Ont., with his brother, Gordon, in 1937.

Mr. Hayes is survived by two sons, Pliny “Mike” IV and Roland L.W.

Services will be private. 

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