Anne Offermann (nee Kinney) Print
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Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:  FRIDAY, June 7, 2019:  A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Universtiy Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo NY.

OFFERMANN - Anne
(nee Kinney)
February 13, 2019, age 94, peacefully
surrounded by her family. Beloved
wife of the late Frank J. Offermann Jr.;
devoted mother of Francis J. “Bud”
(Molly) Offermann III, Barbara Anne
(Stephen) Townsend, and Geoffrey J.
(Lynda) Offermann; cherished Nana of
Justin, Aidan, Cole, Carley, and Sarah;
loving sister of Jane (late Joseph)
K. Svejkar and Kathleen (late Frank
“Buck”) K. Illig; loving aunt of many
nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass
will be held at St. Joseph University
Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo 14214,
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10:30 AM.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial
donations may be made to the
Carmelite Monastery, 75 Carmel Rd.,
Buffalo, NY 14214. Arrangements by
REGER FUNERAL HOME, INC.

 

 

Aug. 15, 1924 – Feb. 13, 2019

When newlywed Anne Kinney Offermann was interviewed for a job managing speech pathology programs throughout Baltimore County, Md., the interviewer asked if she could drive.

She replied, "Of course."

She got the job. Then, said her daughter Barbara Offermann Townsend, "She went home and said to my father, 'I've got to learn to drive this weekend.' "

Her mother did learn to drive and held the job as lead teacher/coordinator for the Baltimore County special ed program, coordinating groundbreaking speech therapy classes, until the family returned to Western New York in 1951.

Mrs. Offermann died on Feb. 13, 2019, at age 94 after a period of declining health.

She was "very independent and a true 'modern' woman," her daughter said. "She was just amazing, she just did so much and was really smart and very science-oriented."

She was born in Buffalo on Aug. 15, 1924, the first child of Dr. James P. Kinney and Ethel (Stabel) Kinney, a registered nurse. Her father was chief of staff at Sisters Hospital in the 1940s.

Mrs. Offermann was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Amherst High School, in the class of 1941.

After three years at D'Youville College, she graduated in 1944 with a bachelor's degree in science. With friends, she then took a bus to Mexico City, where she enrolled in classes at the University of Mexico. She had studied Spanish in college and had an affinity for the culture, her daughter said.

Back in Western New York, Mrs. Offermann earned a master's degree in special education with a concentration in speech pathology from the University at Buffalo in 1946.

On a blind date, she met Frank J. Offermann Jr., whose father had owned the Buffalo Bisons until his death in 1935. The team's stadium at East Ferry Street and Michigan Avenue was later renamed Offermann Stadium.

On July 23, 1949, the pair married in St. Joseph's University, where she had been baptized, had her First Communion and been confirmed, her daughter said.

They moved to Baltimore while he attended Georgetown Law School, but returned and settled in Eggertsville in 1951. Mrs. Offermann taught full time at St. Mary's School for the Deaf until they started their family. She returned to work part time for several years after her children started school.

In 1960, they moved into a house on Beard Avenue where she lived the rest of her life.

The Offermanns enjoyed meeting travelers through World Hospitality, a national group that connected businessmen and businesswomen across the world for cultural exchanges. Mrs. Offermann enjoyed traveling well into her 80s. She and her husband took frequent ElderHostel trips, Barbara Offermann Townsend said.

Her daughter described Mrs. Offermann as "a lifelong yoga enthusiast," beginning in the late 1960s. She taught yoga classes at senior centers and at Bristol Homes in Buffalo.

She was a lifelong member of the Great Books Foundation.

Mrs. Offermann was a member of the Buffalo Garden Club from its inception. She planted some 3,000 spring daffodils at her home and received many citations from Buffalo in Bloom.

She belonged to the Buffalo Skating Club and the Buffalo Ski Club. She and her husband coordinated a Canisius High School spring break trip to Cervinia, Italy, in the 1970s.

Mr. Offermann died on July 18, 2013, after 63 years of marriage.

Besides her daughter, Mrs. Offermann is survived by two sons, Francis "Bud" J. III and Geoffrey J.; her sisters, Jane K. Svejkar and Kathleen K. Illig; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in June at St. Joseph's University Church, 3269 Main St.

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Roger J. Goergen, DDS Print
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Visitation:  MONDAY, May 20, 2019:  2-4 & 7-9 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  TUESDAY, May 21, 2019:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at Christ the King Church, Snyder.

GOERGEN - Roger J., DDS
May 17, 2019. Beloved
husband of the late
Jeanne M. (nee Cleary)
Goergen; loving father
of Joseph (Jacqueline)
and Mary Ellen J.
Goergen; dear
grandfather of Genevieve and Joseph
Goergen; brother of the late Richard
(Adele) Goergen; also survived by
nieces and nephews. Family and
friends may call on Monday from 2-4
and 7-9 PM at DIETRICH FUNERAL
HOME, INC., 2480 Kennsington Ave.,
Amherst, NY 14226. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Tuesday at 9:30 AM at Christ the King
Church, 30 Lamarck Dr., Amherst, NY
14226, please assemble at church.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials
may be made to, the Carmelite
Monastery or Hospice Buffalo. Online
condolences may be shared at
www.thedietrichfuneralhome.com

Dec. 27, 1925 – May 17, 2019

Dr. Roger J. Goergen, a retired dentist who helped write the ethics code for the Town of Amherst, died Friday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a short illness. He was 93.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Canisius High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Canisius College. He graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1947, and he served in the U.S. Naval Medicine and Dental Corps, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He earned the American Defense Service Medal and was named an honorary citizen of the Republic of Korea.

Dr. Goergen maintained a dental practice for 52 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Eighth District Dental Society and the New York State Dental Society.

A committeeman for the Amherst Conservative Party, he was chairman of the Amherst Government Study Committee and led its Subcommittee on Ethics, which updated the ethics code for the Town of Amherst in 1990. He subsequently was named to the town's first Board of Ethics, which administered and enforced the code.

Dr. Goergen's interests included history, travel and outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing and bird watching.

His wife, the former Jeanne M. Cleary, an elementary school teacher, died in 2007.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ellen; a son, Joseph; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, in Christ the King Catholic Church, 30 Lamarck Drive, Snyder.

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Eleanore J. Sweet (nee Feist) Print
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Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:  A Funeral Service was held privately by the family.

**Online condolences will be accessible on Sunday**

SWEET - Eleanore J. (nee Feist)
May 11, 2019. Beloved wife of the
late Frederick Sweet; loving mother of
Cynthia Sweet, Karen (Ricky) Kieffer
and the late Tim (Wendy Gibson) and
Pam Sweet; beloved grandmother of
Stephanie Kieffer; also survived by
nieces. No prior visitation. A Funeral
Service was held privately by the family.
Arrangements by THE DIETRICH
FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480
Kensington Ave., Amherst, NY. Online
condolences may be shared at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Dorothy A. Ludwig (nee Seybold) Print
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Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:  MONDAY, May 13, 2019:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am at the Newman Center.

LUDWIG - Dorothy A.
(nee Seybold)
April 30, 2019; beloved wife of the
late Joseph E. Ludwig; loving mother
of Mark (Sharon) Ludwig, Susan
(Paul) Ferry and Sandra (Daniel)
Nettina; loving grandmother of five
grandchildren and one great-grandchild;
sister of Jeanne, Richard, Mark (Linda)
Seybold and the late Gerald, Rita, Ruth,
Carol and Francis X. Jr. Seybold; also
survived by nieces and nephews. No
prior visitation. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated on Monday,
May 13, 2019 at 10 AM at the Newman
Center, 495 Skinnersville Rd., Getzville,
NY 14228. Flowers gratefully declined.
Memorials may be made to Hospice
Buffalo, Inc. Arrangements by the
DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME. INC.
Online condolences may be shared Monday at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Christine L. Collingwood (nee Pasiecznik) Print
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Visitation:  MONDAY, May 6, 2019:  2-4 & 7-9 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc, 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  TUESDAY, May 7, 2019:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am at St. Joseph University Church, Buffalo.

COLLINGWOOD - Christine L.
(nee Pasiecznik)
April 30, 2019. Beloved wife of James
C. Collingwood; loving mother of
Catherine E. Kovel; dear grandmother
of Jason, Ryan, Isabel, Emily and Aria;
sister of Gerald (Judy), Carol Pasiecznik
and Mary Jane (William) Greene; also
survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call Monday
from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH
FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480
Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at
10 AM at St. Joseph University Church,
3269 Main St., Buffalo 14214. Please
assemble at church. Flowers gratefully
declined. Memorials may be made
to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. or Roswell
Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Condolences may be shared online Monday at
www.thedietrichfuneralhome.com

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Wilhelm A. Evelt Print
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Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:  FRIDAY, May 3, 2019:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am at Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel, Cheektowaga.

EVELT - Wilhelm A.
April 28, 2019. Beloved husband of
the late Jutta L. Evelt (nee Block);
loving father of Cynthia (James)
Vaughn, Richard E. (Robin) Miller
and Doreen (Jesse) Bukowski and
the late Ann Rundle; cherished
grandfather of eight grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren; brother
of Maria Winkelheide and Hedwig
Kleideiter; predeceased by 3 brothers;
also survived by nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may gather
for a Mass Of Christian Burial, 10
AM on Friday at Our Lady Help of
Christians Chapel, 4125 Union Rd.,
Cheektowaga. Arrangements by the
DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Online condolences may be shared at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Evelyn E. Hammond (nee Day) Print
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Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:  SATURDAY, May 11, 2019:  A Funeral Service will be held at 9 am at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Williamsville, NY

HAMMOND - Evelyn E. (nee Day)
Age 97, April 28, 2019. Beloved wife of
the late Donald J. Hammond; cherished
mother of Donna (late Herbert Proudfit)
Hammond, Ellen (David) HammondO’Malley, and Deborah (Brian) Wayne;
loving grandmother of Justin (Amanda)
and Nathan Wayne, Brendan and
Colin O’Malley; great-grandmother of
Patrick Wayne; sister of the late Donald
(Louise) Day. A Funeral Service will be
held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4275 Harris
Hill Rd., Williamsville, at 9 AM. Flowers
gratefully declined. Memorials may
be made to Hospice Buffalo. Evelyn
was born in East Pembroke, NY to
the late Louis and Edna (Eldred) Day.
She was a recipient of the prestigious
Jesse Ketchum Award for Academic
Excellence among students in the
Buffalo Public Schools. As a young
woman, she worked as a secretary for
Curtis Wright, and in later years, for
the University at Buffalo. She will be
remembered for her smile, her love of
literature, and her embrace of computer
technology. Arrangements by THE
DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Online condolences may be shared at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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