Glenda H. Manuszewski (nee Glover) Print

Visitation: No Prior Visitation.

Service:  THURSDAY, August 29, 2019:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1pm at Christ the King Church, Snyder.

(nee Glover)
June 7, 2019, beloved wife of Donald
Manuszewski; loving mother of Laure
(Raymond Dan-Jumbo) Manuszewski,
Michael (Mary Ellen) Manuszewski,
Mary (Stephen) Rodgers and Donald
Jr. (Shannon) Manuszewski; dear
grandmother of Ashley, Chelsea, Eric
(Sarah), Jillian, Olivia, Julia, Riley,
Zachary, Donald III, Molly and Amelia;
great-grandmother of Chase and
Jaxon; sister of Joan (James) Hinman
and the late Carl Glover; also survived
by many nieces and nephews. No prior
visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated on Thursday, August 29th
at 1 PM at Christ the King Church, 30
Lamarck Dr., Snyder. Flowers gratefully
declined. Memorials may be made
to Hospice Buffalo. Arrangements by
Your online condolences may be shared


Marilyn F. Bardol (nee Johnstone) Print

Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday September 22, 2019 at The Fairdale Banquet Center at 10 am

BARDOL - Marilyn F.
(nee Johnstone)
August 12, 2019. Beloved mother of
Kenneth and Kevin (Elaine) Bardol
and the late Christopher Bardol; dear
grandmother of Cody, Thomas, Adam,
and Stephen; great-grandmother of five
great-grandchildren; sister of Carole
(late Don) Bain; dear aunt of Deborah,
Karen, Cheri, Mary, and Donna. No
prior visitation. A Celebration of Life
will be held on Sunday, September
22, 2019 at 10 AM at the Fairdale, 672
Wehrle Dr., Amherst. Arrangements by
Memorials may be made to a charity
of your choice. Share condolences at


David M. James, MD Print

Visitation:  No prior visitation

Service:  THURSDAY, August 22, 2019:  A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 pm at the 5th Floor Atrium at Gates Vascular Clinic, 875 Ellicott St., Buffalo NY  14203

David James, MD
“Have no fear. He who dares, wins.”

David was born on May 6, 1958 and grew up in Toronto, Canada. David received his Bachelor of Science with honors in Zoology, Masters of Health Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Toronto in 1985. Being dual Board Certified in Family and Emergency Medicine, managed his own private family practice and worked in emergency departments in Ontario, from 1987-1995.

While working his way through school he had jobs as elephant keeper at the Toronto Zoo and a home telephone installer for Bell Canada. He was both a water-taxi driver and a line chef at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, which sparked his lifelong passions for sailing and cooking. He raced on 8-meter yachts from Toronto to Niagara-on -the-Lake at that time. After moving to Buffalo, he helmed (and directed foredeck, to the consternation of his crew) in the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club’s Wednesday night series. He also organized local sailing crews for the Caribbean circuit including the 2004 Heineken Regatta in St. Martin and multiple BVI Spring Regattas.

His culinary instincts flourished into a skill admired and enjoyed by everyone invited to his home. He could reproduce favorite menu items from restaurants he found during his far-flung travels. Those fortunate enough to experience one of his dinners often wondered if he shouldn’t quit medicine and open a restaurant instead.
David moved to Clarence, NY, in 1995 and became Board Certified in both Family Practice and Emergency Medicine in the United States. At that time, he joined the Department of Family Medicine as an Associate Professor at the University of Buffalo and Medical Director and Attending Physician of the Deaconess Family Medicine and Immediate Treatment Center. He also acted as the Medical Director of the Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Clinics at Buffalo General Hospital.

In 2001, he joined Professional Emergency Services and staffed the Emergency Departments at Millard Fillmore Gates and Suburban Hospitals. While a partner of professional Emergency Services, he served as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital from 2002-2008. David was also an owner, partner and Attending Physician of MASH Urgent Care. Since 2016, he worked with University Emergency Services in the Emergency Department at Brooks Memorial Hospital.

While working and living in the US, David always maintained his Canadian Medical license and continued to practice Emergency Medicine in Ontario. He was named Chief of Emergency Medicine for the Niagara Health System from 2013-2016, covering hospitals in Welland, St. Catherines, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Port Colborne. In the Emergency Department, he was known for his signature style. He always wore baby blue scrubs, a t-shirt from one of his recent adventures, fancy socks and his ubiquitous clogs.

David was a published medical author who wrote various journal articles, book chapters and a reference book entitled, “Field guide to Urgent and Ambulatory Care Procedures”. He loved teaching procedures and techniques to medical students, residents, fellows and any nurses or medical staff who were willing to learn. David also educated doctors around the US by training them in bedside ultrasound through the National Procedures Institute, Texas Academy of Family Practice. He was fearless when faced with difficult cases. A legend in the ER community, David was the only emergency doctor that trained with neurosurgery to insert intracranial pressure monitors for stroke patients.

David possessed an encyclopedic memory and a wit that lifted the spirits of many of his colleagues, co-workers and patients. He could easily shift from medicine to politics, world religions or racing cars. Many of his medical colleagues would call him for personal advice, as they knew he would know the answer to any question. In addition to his mind, David had an amazing compassionate way about him. You could count on him to glide into patients’ rooms and quickly ease suffering and anxiety. His confidence instilled confidence, and his gentle way, mixed with the right amount of humor, made the tough times a little more tolerable.

One of David’s proudest moments was the day in 2004, when he became a United States citizen.
Although David was accomplished in his medical career, he also accomplished many milestones in his hobbies. David became a private airplane pilot in 1988. Having flown planes ever since, he purchased a Mooney in 2007 which he kept at the Akron, NY Airport. He attained his instrument rating in 2007 and was working toward his commercial license at the time of his passing.

Soon after moving to the US, David joined the Buffalo Squash community. He was a member of the Saturn Club, the Buffalo Squash Racquets Association and most recently The Buffalo Tennis Squash Club. David competed in both singles and doubles local squash events. In 2014, he won the Buffalo City Class B Squash Doubles Title and most recently competed in the US National Squash Doubles Championship in 2016. David continued to play squash into the early months of 2019, as he loved the competition and camaraderie of the game.

David took up open wheel racing in 2008 in the Formula F class with SCCA. As with anything he turned his mind to, he excelled. From Rookie of the year, to Driver of the year and finally Northeast Champion of the Majors Tour in 2017. He was a true gentleman driver, fierce competitor, and someone who would do anything he could to help another driver in need. His home track was Watkins Glen.

David died at home, after a courageous two-year battle with sarcoma, holding hands with the two loves of his life, his wife, Laurie and his son, Rhys. Of all his accomplishments, he was most proud of the love he shared with his wife and his son and every moment they spent together.

A Celebration of David’s life will be held on August 22, 2019, from 4-8pm, at the 5th Floor Atrium of the Gates Vascular Clinic, 875 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY, 14203. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the DAVID M. JAMES SARCOMA RESEARCH TRUST, 455 Cayuga R. Suite 600, Buffalo, NY 14225.

JAMES - David M., M.D.
August 4, 2019. David died peacefully at
home with his wife, Laurie L. Menzies,
and his son, Rhys H. James, holding
his hands. Dear son of Isabella (Nisbet)
James and the late Donald James, of
Toronto, Canada; much-loved brother
of Montana James, of Vancouver, BC.
A Celebration of David’s amazing life
will be held on Thursday, August 22nd
at 4 PM at the 5th Floor Atrium at the
Gates Vascular Clinic, 875 Ellicott
St., Buffalo, NY 14213. Donations, in
lieu of flowers, may be made to the
David M. James Sarcoma Research
Trust at 455 Cayuga Rd., Suite 600,
Buffalo, NY 14225. Arrangements by
Online condolences may be made at


Thomas J. Caulfield Print

Visitation:  FRIDAY, July 19, 2019:  2-4 & 7-9 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc. 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  SATURDAY, July 20, 2019:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am at St. Benedict Church, Eggertsville.

July 11, 2019. Beloved
husband of the late
Camille (nee Massaro)
Caulfield; loving father
of Rena (Mark) Monti
and Jennifer (Thomas)
Van Petten; dear
grandfather of Kathryn (Ross) Thomas,
Benjamin (Megan) and Emily Monti,
Thomas, Timothy and David Van
Petten; great-grandfather of Adeline
Camille Thomas and Olivia Camille
Monti; brother of Faith (late Adolph)
Bassanello and the late Denise
(William) Needham; also survived by
nieces and nephews. Family and
friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9
HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave.,
Amherst. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated on Saturday at 10 AM at
St. Benedict’s Church, 1317 Eggert
Rd., Eggertsville, NY 14226. Please
assemble at church. Flowers gratefully
declined. Memorials may be made to
Yoga 4 Change:
(Kathryn Thomas’ Foundation). Online
condolences may be shared at

March 14, 1932 — July 11, 2019

Thomas James Caulfield filled his life with the things he loved: teaching at Canisius College and flying as a Navy aviator and reservist. But the foundations of his achievements, said his daughters, were his Roman Catholic faith and his love for his family.

Especially in their later years, "My parents' worlds revolved around their children and their grandchildren," said one of Dr. Caulfield's daughters, Jennifer Ann Van Petten. Dr. Caulfield was so devoted to his wife that he wrote a book, "Tennis with Camille," telling the sweet story of their relationship. "It was a love story about my mother," said his daughter.

Dr. Caulfield died July 11, 2019, in his home in Norfolk, Va., where he moved in 2016. He was 87.

He was born in Buffalo, the youngest of three children of Thomas Fabian Caulfield, a Buffalo police officer, and Lillian Frances Coyle Caulfield.

Dr. Caulfield attended St. Vincent de Paul elementary school, Holy Angels Collegiate Institute and Canisius College, where he was elected master of the DiGamma Honor Society, was co-prefect of the Sodality of Our Lady and tenor soloist in the college Glee Club. He graduated in 1954.

He joined the Navy in 1955, earning his Naval Aviator's wings in 1957, the year he married Camille Teresa Massaro in Annunciation Roman Catholic Church. After he completed active duty in 1959 in Brunswick, Maine, the couple returned to Buffalo with their first child.

Dr. Caulfield began teaching middle-school English in the Buffalo Public Schools while flying with the Navy out of Willow Grove, Pa., as a Ready Reservist.

He earned his master's degree from Canisius College in 1962 and, after being certified as a school counselor in 1965, became coordinator of elementary guidance for the Hamburg Central School District.

In 1969, he earned his doctorate in education from UB and began working as an assistant professor and coordinator of Counselor Education at Canisius College. He continued his career in the Naval Reserves as a patrol plane commander, flying several anti-submarine missions over the Atlantic Ocean. He served as the commanding officer of several reserve units before retiring in 1979 with the rank of captain.

In 1997, he was named a distinguished professor at Canisius College. Dr. Caulfield served as chairman of the Counselor Education Department at Canisius for more than 33 years before retiring in 2003 as professor emeritus.

Through the years, he served as president of the WNY Counselors Association and president of the New York State Counselor Education Association, from which he received the Distinguished Professional Service Award in 1988. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University at Buffalo in 2000.

After retirement, Dr. Caulfield resumed his involvement with the Naval Reserves, serving as president of the WNY Naval Reserve Association and eventually becoming president of the Third District of the Naval Reserve Association. He received an Award of Merit from the Naval Reserve Association in 2007.

Dr. Caulfield loved flying his four-seat Cessna and was a member of the Aero Club of Buffalo and the Niagara Frontier Flying Club. He also belonged to Amvets Post 49 and the American Counseling Association. He held life memberships in the Naval Reserve Association, the Retired Military Officers Association and the Reserve Officers Association.

A parishioner of St. Benedict Catholic Church for nearly 45 years, he served on the Parish Council, as a Eucharistic minister, lector, and a teacher of Christian formation. He prayed the rosary daily, his family said.

Dr. Caulfield loved playing the grand piano in his parlor while family and friends gathered around to sing, making his own wine, traveling abroad and playing bridge.

His family said that Dr. Caulfield was an expert storyteller who "always had a joke to tell, and his lighthearted Irish sense of humor brightened many lives. He hummed his way through life’s ups and downs."

The family gathered for many years at a cottage in the Lawndale area of Chautauqua Lake. Besides visiting Chautauqua Institution and teaching his grandchildren to swim, water ski and fish, Dr. Caulfield especially enjoyed the view from the porch, which was screened in a family work project.

Besides "Tennis With Camille," Dr. Caulfield wrote the book "Naval Reserve Officer," and many articles in professional journals.

His wife, Camille Massaro Caulfield, died in 2011.

Dr. Caulfield is survived by two daughters, Rena Marie Monti and Jennifer Ann Van Petten; a sister, Faith Marie Reilly Bassanello; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Benedict Catholic Church, 1317 Eggert Road, Amherst.


George D. & Elfrieda M. (nee Zahn) Poe Print

Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:  SATURDAY, August 24, 2019:  A joined Celebration of Life will be held at 12:30 pm at Amherst Community Church.

**Online condolences will be accessible on Sunday, August 18, 2019**

POE - George D. and
Elfrieda M. (nee Zahn)
June 27, 2019; cherished husband
of 70 years to Elfrieda M. (nee Zahn)
Poe. On July 12, 2019 Elfrieda joined
her beloved George. Loving and
devoted parents of Edward (Amy)
Poe and Diane Poe Schroeder; dear
grandparents of Matthew and Alicia
Poe, Amy (Felix Umansky) Poe
Schroeder and Adam Poe Schroeder;
great-grandparents of Jeremy Kozak;
also survived by a sister, nieces and
nephews. A joined Celebration of Life
will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019
at 12:30 PM at Amherst Community
Church, 77 Washington Hwy., Amherst,
NY 14226, where memorials may be
made, in lieu of flowers. Arrangements
Online condolences may be shared at


Thomas M. Klepfer Print

Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11 am at Amherst Community Church, Amherst.

KLEPFER - Thomas M.
July 25, 2019. Beloved husband of
Sharon (nee Barclift) Klepfer; devoted
father of Steven, Marjorie (Corey) Brown
and Caroline Klepfer; grandfather of
seven grandchildren including Dylan,
Haley and Abigail and three greatgrandchildren; brother of James (Lisa)
Klepfer, John (Jude) Klepfer and
Ann (William) Huffman; brother-inlaw of Rena Janus; also survived by
several nieces and nephews. No prior
visitation. A Memorial Service will be
held on Saturday at 11 AM at Amherst
Community Church, 77 Washington
Hwy., Amherst, NY. Flowers gratefully
declined. Memorials may be made
to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. or Amherst
Community Church. Arrangements by
The family would like to thank Hospice
Team 4, especially Alexis at Hospice Buffalo,
for their kind and compassionate care.
Online condolences may be shared at

Aug. 4, 1942 — July 25, 2019

After almost 20 years in the family business of car sales, Thomas Matthew Klepfer took a new job on the other side of the state as general manager of a waste paper packing plant in Albany.

He flew out and back every week for three years, leading the firm from marginal profitability to an annual profit of more than a half-million dollars. After three years, he became a Buffalo-based account executive for the firm.

Then, in 1990, Mr. Klepfer founded TAMCO Paper Stock Inc., creating the name from his own first initial and those of his two daughters, Marjorie and Caroline.

That was the place for him.

"I think he was sorry that he didn't start in the paper business sooner than he did," said his wife of 50 years, Sharon Klepfer.

Although he retired in 2005, his Buffalo company remains family-owned.

Mr. Klepfer died on July 25, 2019, in his Snyder home after a long illness. He was 76.

He was born in Buffalo on Aug. 4, 1942, the first child of Harlan A. and Lucy L. Klepfer. He attended Nichols School, where, already 6-foot-6, he was a football star and center and captain of the basketball team in his senior year. He also participated in track, setting a local record in the discus throw that stood for some 25 years.

At Nichols, Mr. Klepfer was known for his sense of humor. In his senior profile in 1960, his classmates wrote, "The only place his humor forsakes him is in study hall, where, as proctor, he keeps close rein on over-enthusiastic upperclassmen."

He attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where he belonged to Delta Upsilon fraternity and played on the football team. After graduating in 1964 with a bachelor's degree in sociology, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers and went to training camp briefly. He later told his wife that despite his size and strength, he lacked what he called "the killer instinct."

From 1967 to 1979, he worked at Klepfer Brothers Buick on Main Street in Buffalo, becoming new and used car manager.

Mr. Klepfer enlisted in the U.S. Army as a non-commissioned officer, serving at Fort Polk, La. He was honorably discharged in 1970 with the rank of Master Sergeant.

On New Years Eve 1968, Mr. Klepfer brought a date to a party at the home of a friend. Also attending, with her own date, was Sharon Barclift. As 1968 became 1969, they caught each other's eyes. After a whirlwind romance, they married on May 3, 1969,  in Amherst Community Church in Snyder.

In 1979, Mr. Klepfer became president and CEO of his own auto sales company, Tom Klepfer Pontiac-Buick in Yorkshire, in Cattaraugus County.

After six years, Mr. Klepfer became general manager at CFI/US Recycling Industries in Albany. His family remained in the home on Washington Highway in Snyder that they occupied for more than 40 years, while he commuted to Albany weekly. "He would fly down on Monday morning and fly back on Friday night," said Mrs. Klepfer.

In 1988, Mr. Klepfer became a Buffalo-based account executive for the Albany company, then, in 1990, he opened TAMCO Paper Stock Inc. He led the firm to almost a million dollars of annual revenue.

His family described him as loud, boisterous and "the life of the party," and compassionate, kind, loving and devoted to his friends and family. "Big guy, soft heart," his wife said.

He also loved to "scream at the TV during football games," his wife said. "It got to the point that I absolutely hated football season, and I couldn't open the windows, because then everybody could hear," she said.

Mr. Klepfer was a member of the Torque Kings Classic Car Club who loved his red 1930 "Hi-Boy" Roadster and his red 1940 Ford coupe. He was active in the local automotive community and won many awards at classic car/hot rod shows.

He loved boating, especially at Thunder Bay, Ont., where his family had a cottage for many years.

He was a member of Amherst Community Church.

Besides his wife of 50 years, Sharon Barclift Klepfer, Mr. Klepfer is survived by his son, Steven Klepfer; two daughters, Marjorie Brown and Caroline Klepfer; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, James and John Klepfer; a sister, Ann Huffman; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, in Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder


Rosalind "Ros" Ryan (nee Walsh) Print

Visitation:  TUESDAY, August 6, 2019:  2-4 & 7-9 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst

Service: WEDNESDAY, August 7, 2019:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am at St. Louis Church, Buffalo

RYAN - Rosalind “Ros”
(nee Walsh)
August 1, 2019. Beloved wife of
Joseph Ryan; loving mother of
Matthew (Cheryl), Peter (Courtney), and
Sarah Ryan; dear Nonnie of Michael,
Catherine, Thomas, and Sarah Claire;
sister of Mary Jane (Terrence) Hanlon,
John (Terri) Walsh, Mark (Maureen)
Walsh, Regina (Jack) Troast, and the
late Peter, Patrick, and Timothy Walsh;
also survived by many nieces and
nephews. Family and friends may call
on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at
INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst,
NY 14226. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated on Wednesday at
10 AM at St. Louis Church, 780 Main
St. (at Edward), Buffalo, NY 14202.
Please assemble at church. Flowers
gratefully declined. Memorials may
be made to Read to Succeed Buffalo.
Condolences may be shared online at


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