John C. Haumesser, MD Print
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Visitation:  No Prior Visitation.

Service:  A Private Service was held earlier.

HAUMESSER - John C., MD
Of Port Charlotte, FL and Amherst,
NY passed away peacefully at age 73,
on May 17, 2021. Beloved husband of
Carol (Gambacorta) Haumesser; loving
father of John J. (Katarina), Patrick
(Allie), Joanna, Luke (AnneMarie),
and Charles. Cherished grandfather to
Elliot, Calla, and Mac; son of the late
Carl and Anne Haumesser; dearest
brother of Mary Paula Hasan and the
late Joseph Haumesser; also survived
by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
John was a gifted physician, caring
for countless patients in Western New
York and Grenada over his near40 year
career as an Orthopaedic
Surgeon. He was a graduate of St.
Aloysius Gonzaga, Canisius High School,
Canisius College, and the University at
Buffalo School of Medicine. A private
service was held earlier this week at
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Roman Catholic
Church. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in his memory to Canisius
High School, 1180 Delaware Ave.,
Buffalo, NY 14209 or to the West Side
Rowing Club, One Rotary Row, Buffalo,
NY 14201. Arrangements by THE
DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Online condolences may be shared at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com.

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Richard M. Newell Print
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Visitation:  Held privately.

Service: Held privately.

NEWELL - Richard M.
Born April 22, 1926, passed away on
December 25, 2020, and was laid to
rest on May 21, 2021. Richard was
born in Audubon County, Iowa. Served
in World War II as Aviation Machinist’s
Mate Second Class with the US Navy.
After the war, he graduated from Iowa State
University in 1950. He married his late
wife, Margaret in 1945, they were
married for 74 years. They moved to
Buffalo, NY in 1961. Richard opened
RM Newell Co. Inc., which is still in
business today. Richard and Margaret
built a home together on Reist St.
in Williamsville where they lived for
over 50 years. An avid golfer, Richard
was a member of the Park Country
Club of Buffalo. Richard will be dearly
missed by his surviving children and
grandchildren. Arrangements by THE
DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Condolences may be shared online at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Frances O. Bertram (nee Milson) Print
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Visitation:  MONDAY, May 24, 2021:  9-11 am at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  MONDAY, May 24, 2021:  A Funeral Service will be held at 11 am at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc. 2480 Kensington Ave. Amherst.

BERTRAM - Frances O.
(nee Milson)
May 19, 2021. Loving mother of
Andrea (Michael) Vogtli and James
Bertram; dearest grandmother of
Kelsey Meldrum and Corrine Meldrum.
Family and friends may call Monday
from 9 AM-11 AM, at THE DIETRICH
FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480
Kensington Ave., Amherst, where
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM.
Facial coverings and social distancing
protocols will be followed. Memorials
may be made to Hospice Buffalo,
Inc., or the American Cancer Society.
Condolences online may be shared at
www.thedietrichfuneralhome.com

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Edward C. Schwartz Print
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Visitation:  SATURDAY, May 22, 2021:  3-4 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc. 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  SATURDAY, May 22, 2021:  A Memorial Service will be held at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc. at 4 pm.

SCHWARTZ - Edward C.
Entered into rest April 22, 2021, of
Cheektowaga. Beloved husband of
the late Mary Louise (Houck) Schwartz
and the late Jean (nee Boehmke)
LaBarr Schwartz; loving father to
Mary (late M. Kenneth) McGuinness,
Margaret Schwartz, Susan Schwartz,
Elizabeth (Kevin) Kibler and Patricia
Schwartz; devoted grandfather of
Kathleen McGuinness; dearest
brother of Shirley (late Paul) Kreppel;
also survived by three step-children;
four step-grandchildren and two step
great-grandchildren along with many
nieces and nephews. The family will
be present on Saturday, May 22, from
3-4 PM, followed by a Memorial Service
at 4 PM, at THE DIETRICH FUNERAL
HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave.,
Amherst where social distancing and
face covering protocol will be observed.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials
may be made to BuffaloMaritimeCenter.
org or the NiagaraAerospaceMuseum.org.
Online condolences may be shared at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

May 13, 1924 – April 22, 2021

Edward C. Schwartz, a physicist who led the development of advanced radar systems for military aircraft at Calspan Corp., died April 22 in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. He was 96.

His work on sophisticated control system logarithms gave radar-guided military planes the ability to fly low over rough and mountainous areas. Recognized as “The Father of Terrain-Following Systems,” he was inducted into the Niagara Frontier Aviation and Space Hall of Fame in 2001.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Schwartz was a 1941 graduate of Bennett High School and began working at Linde Air Products after earning his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Buffalo in 1944. At Linde, he was involved with the Manhattan Project.

As a teaching assistant working on his master's degree in physics at UB, he met the former Mary Louise Houck, who was a member of his sister's sorority. They were married in 1951.

After completing his master's in 1946, he joined Bell Aircraft, then went in 1952 to what was then Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, where he worked on many classified military projects, from the B-25 bomber in the 1950s to the B-2 stealth bomber in the late 1980s. A principal physicist in avionics, he retired in 1991.

He and his wife were avid boaters and leaders in the Buffalo Power Squadron. She was due to become the squadron’s first woman commander prior to her death in 1993.

He was a lifetime member and former commander of the squadron. He also wrote and competed in the squadron’s navigation contests.

Mr. Schwartz boated in the Niagara River, the Thousand Islands, the Finger Lakes and the Trent Canal System in Ontario up to Georgian Bay. He also was a member of the Power Squadron in Atlanta, Ga.

An amateur radio enthusiast, he was a licensed extra class radio operator and a member of the Lancaster Amateur Radio Club.

After his wife’s death, he renewed acquaintance with his college girlfriend, the former Jean Boehmke LaBarr, who had become a widow. They were married in 2001 and divided their time between his home in Buffalo and hers in the Atlanta area.

They traveled and cruised extensively, visiting the Holy Land, Europe, Hawaii, Alaska and Florida. They regularly attended senior enrichment courses in their retirement community and he spoke to the classes about his radar development work. She died March 25 at their home in Georgia.

Survivors include five daughters, Mary McGuinness, Margaret Schwartz, Susan Schwartz, Elizabeth Kibler and Patricia Schwartz; two stepdaughters, Wendy Mitchell and Barbara McKay; a stepson, James LaBarr; a sister, Shirley Kreppel; a granddaughter; four step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m. May 22 in Dietrich Funeral Home, 2480 Kensington Ave., Snyder.

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Michelle C. Schulz-Martin (nee Schulz) Print
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Visitation:  MONDAY, May 17, 2021:  5-8 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  TUESDAY, May 18, 2021:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:45 am at St. John the Baptist Chapel.

SCHULZ-MARTIN - Michelle C.
(nee Schulz)
May 11, 2021. Beloved wife of Harold J.
Martin; sister of Paul R. Schulz, Jr. and
Charles J. (Lynn) Schulz; also survived
by nieces and nephews. Family and
friends may call Monday from 5-8 PM
at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME,
INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Tuesday at 10:45 AM at
St. John the Baptist Chapel, 1085
Englewood Ave., Buffalo 14223. Social
distancing and facial covering protocol
will be observed. Online condolences
at www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Bernard Wojtkowski, Jr. Print
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Visitation:  WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2021:  2-4 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  THURSDAY, May 20, 2021:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, Cheektowaga.

WOJTKOWSKI - Bernard Jr.
May 16, 2021. Beloved son of the late
Bernard and Genevieve
(nee Bociak) Wojtkowski, Sr. ; loving
brother of Nancy Wojtkowski. Family
and friends may call Wednesday from
2-4 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC.,
2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Thursday at 9:30 AM at St. Aloysius
Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Dr.,
Cheektowaga. Please assemble at
church. Social distancing and facial
covering protocol will be observed.
Online condolences may be shared at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Elaine M. Luparello (nee Weichmann) Print
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Visitation:  FRIDAY, May 14, 2021:  5-9 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  SATURDAY, May 15, 2021:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, Cheektowaga.

LUPARELLO - Elaine M.
(nee Weichmann)
January 24, 2021, 84, of Clarence,
NY, laid to rest after complications
related to Covid-19 in Millard Fillmore
Suburban Hospital. Beloved wife of
the late Oberdan F. Luparello Jr.;
loving mother of Craig (Pam), Ronald
(Judy), Thomas (Amy) Luparello, and
the late Kaaren (Jay) Luparello-Lynch
and Robert O. Luparello; grandmother
of ten grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren;
 sister of Ronald (Joan)
Weichmann and Lois (Jack) Floreale;
also survived by nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call Friday, May
14, 2021 from 5-9 PM, at the DIETRICH
FUNERAL HOMES, INC., 2480
Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 9:30
AM, at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church,
157 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga,
where facial coverings and social
distancing are required. Please assemble
at church. Elaine owned and operated
Kiddie Koral Daycare Center for over
11 years and then worked at the Erie
County Auto Bureau for 15 years.
Elaine was very active in many political
and charity organizations throughout
her life including Erie County Board
of Elections, Clarence Democratic
Committee, Romulus Club, Woman’s
Federation, St. Al’s Alter and Rosary,
Evangel Assembly Seniors Group and
the Williamsville Food Pantry. Please
share your condolences online at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

 

Elaine M. Luparello was a dynamic, active woman, who with her sister founded and operated two of the first day care centers in the area in the early 1970s.

Her ambition ran in the family.

Her father, George A. Weichmann, started out as an office worker for a construction company, and at the time of his death in 1973 was president of B.A.W. Construction. He owned Leisureland in Hamburg and Amherst Manor Apartments near the UB North campus.

"My grandfather was one of those guys who started from nothing, his father died when he was quite young, and he built a business and had my mother working in it when she was a teenager," said Luparello's son Thomas.

Luparello, a Clarence resident, was hospitalized in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital for congestive heart failure in November. After several trips to a rehab facility and back to the hospital, she was diagnosed with Covid-19. Her family was able to visit her the day before her death on Jan. 24.

She was born in Buffalo on May 14, 1936, the oldest of three children of George and Marion Danitz Weichmann.

She attended Buffalo's Public School 80 and was a 1954 graduate of Mount St. Joseph's Academy. She earned a degree in early childhood education from the University at Buffalo.

On Sept. 14, 1957, she married Oberdan F. Luparello Jr. in St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church in Cheektowaga.

They raised four sons and a daughter, and Luparello welcomed her children's friends.

"Our house was the one where all the neighborhood kids used to hang out, and she was like a second mother to a lot of them," Thomas Luparello said.

"She was a really nice person," he said. "She always put other people before herself."

In the early 1970s, at the suggestion of their father, she and her sister, Lois Floreale, opened the first Kiddie Koral Day Care Center at Amherst Manor Apartments with a third partner. After their father died in 1974, the sisters opened a Kiddie Koral at the Leisureland property in Hamburg.

"They got into it early," her son said.

After 11 years, the sisters closed the Hamburg Kiddie Koral. Luparello soon "really got bored at home," her son said, and went to work at the Erie County Auto Bureau for 15 years, retiring in the early 2000s.

She also had a real estate license in the 1970s and 1980s and was a notary public.

She did an assortment of volunteer work, pushing a hospital magazine cart in the 1980s and working at various food pantries, including one in Williamsville. She was a member of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church's Altar and Rosary Society, the seniors group at Evangel Assembly of God, the women's auxiliary of the Romulus Club of Kenmore and the Woman’s Federation.

She was also active in Democratic politics, serving as an elections inspector and on the Clarence Democratic Committee. She "did a lot of knocking on doors for candidates," Thomas Luparello said.

Her husband, Oberdan F. Luparello Jr., died Dec. 15, 2006.

Her daughter Kaaren Luparello Lynch, chief of staff for the Buffalo Common Council, died on Sept. 24, 1999: her son, Robert O. Luparello, died on Dec. 3, 2017.

Besides her son Thomas, Luparello is survived by two other sons, Craig and Ronald Luparello; a brother, Ronald Weichmann; a sister, Lois Floreale; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date

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