Rita K. Kennedy (nee McGivney) Print
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Visitation:  FRIDAY, August 12, 2016:  4-8 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  SATURDAY, August 13, 2016:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at Christ the King Church, Snyder.

KENNEDY - Rita K.
(nee McGivney)
July 27, 2016, beloved wife of the late
Paul J. Kennedy; loving mother of
Kathleen, Christopher (Patricia), Paula
(Michael) Worden, Brian (Jeryl), Matt
(Rita), Thomas, Patricia (Michael) Timmons,
Michele (Daniel) Kennedy-Potter,
John and the late Michael Kennedy
(Patricia); devoted grandmother of 15
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren;
sister of Bernice (late William)
Bransfield, Carol (John) Stoody and
the late Joan Platte (William); also survived
by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call Friday, August
12 from 4-8 PM at the DIETRICH
FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington
Ave., Amherst. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Saturday,
August 13 at 9:30 AM at Christ the
King Church, 30 Lamarck Dr., Snyder.
Please assemble at church. Flowers
gratefully declined. Memorials may be
made to WNY Alzheimer’s Assn. or
Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences will
may be shared at www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com. 

 

March 6, 1926 – July 27, 2016

Rita K. Kennedy of Amherst, a retired registered nurse, died July 27 in Brookdale Williamsville Senior Living. She was 90.

Born on Staten Island, the former Rita Katherine McGivney was a graduate of Curtis High School and the Wagner College School of Nursing, where she studied in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps program. She marched with the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1945 in the New York City parade for the end of World War II.

The mother of 10, Mrs. Kennedy came to the Buffalo area in 1948 and was a registered nurse at the Batavia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Cheektowaga and the former E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital, where she was honored as an Employee of the Year. She retired in 1987.

She volunteered for more than 10 years at the ECMC Skilled Nursing Facility, and with Meals on Wheels in Amherst and Clarence. A parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church in Snyder, she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Her husband of 55 years, Paul J., died in 2004.

Survivors include four daughters, Kathleen A., Paula M. Wordon, Patricia E. Timmons and Michele M. Potter; five sons, Christopher F., Brian J., Matthew B., Thomas P. and John R.; two sisters, Bernice Bransfield and Carol Stoody; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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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Charles A Schalberg Print
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Visitation: Friday 8/5/2016 3-8 PM at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave. Amherst NY 14226. 

Service: Mass of Christian Burial, SATURDAY 8/6/2016 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Chrurch at 10:00 AM 

  SCHALBERG - Charles A.   August 3, 2016, beloved father of Charles J. Schalberg and Ashley (Michael) Campise; loving son of Patricia (the late Charles Anthony) Schalberg; loving brother of Darlene (Michael) Murphy; uncle of Richard, Jeffrey, Christopher and Marc Kech; also survived by many loving family and friends. Family and friends may call on Friday from 3-8 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 5337 Genesee St., Bowmansville, NY, 14026, please assemble at church. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice in Charles memory. Online condolences shared at www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Barbara A. Callahan (nee Jakaub) Print
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Visitation: No Prior Visitation

Service: Service Private

 CALLAHAN - Barbara A. (nee Jakaub) August 2, 2016, devoted wife of 61 years to Patrick Callahan; mother of Kevin (Mary Jo) Callahan, Kimberly (Jeff) Pratt and Susan (Bob) Brown; grandmother of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister of David (Betty) Jakaub; also survived by nieces and nephews. A family funeral service will be at a later date. After graduating from E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Barbara married and spent her life enjoying raising her family in Clarence. She was an active member of the Buffalo Curling Club and the Juniper Horticultural Society. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, playing bridge and spending wonderful times with family and friends - you were the joy and happiness in her life. Flowers declined. Memorials may be made to Smile Train, PO Box 96211, Washington, DC 20090-6211 or Buffalo City Mission, PO Box 1748, Buffalo, NY 14240. Arrangements by the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC. On-line condolences at www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Mary Ann Phillips Print
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Visitation:  No Prior Visitation

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

PHILLIPS - Mary Ann
July 29, 2016, daughter of the late
Louis and Margaret (Meier) Phillips;
sister of the late Robert (Alice) Phillips
and Jerome (Marie) Phillips; aunt of
three nieces and a nephew; survived
by cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 AM
at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 157
Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga. Please
assemble at church. Mary Ann was
long-time educator at St. Mary’s School
for the Deaf, where memorials may
be made in her name. Arrangements
by the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME
INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.
On-line condolences may be shared at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com. 

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Gertrude M. "Trudy" Mercer (nee Marsh) Print
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Visitation:  TUESDAY, July 26, 2016:  2-4 & 7-9 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service: WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016:  A Funeral Service will be held at 11 am at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc.

MERCER - Gertrude M.
“Trudy” (nee Marsh)
July 23, 2016. Beloved wife of 47
years to Douglas Mercer; loving mother
of Dawn (James) Continelli and
Sean Mercer; cherished grandmother
of Dean Kunselman; dearest sister
of Mary (late Earl) Ullrich, Alice (late
Tom) Bartlett, Charles Marsh and the
late Carol (Ron) Dotzler; also survived
by many nieces, nephews and
great-nieces and nephews. Family and
friends may call on Tuesday 2-4 and
7-9 PM at The DIETRICH FUNERAL
HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave.,
Amherst, NY where a funeral service
will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM.
Online condolences may be shared at
www.The DietrichFuneralHome.com

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Liane L. Pretsch (nee Long) Print
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Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:   SATURDAY, July 30, 2016:  A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am at Amherst Community Church, Snyder.

PFETSCH - Liane L.
(nee Long)
Of Amherst, NY and Wainfleet, Ont.,
January 17, 2016; beloved wife of the
late J. George Pfetsch; dear mother of
Lynn (Mark) Langman, Robin (Brian
McKeller) Pfetsch and the late Mark
Adrian Pfetsch; loving grandmother of
Eric Langman, Jessie (Michael)
Hassenfratz, Parker McKeller and
Corinne McKeller. A Memorial Service
will be held on Saturday July 30th at
11 AM at Amherst Community Church,
77 Washington Hwy., Snyder, NY
14226. Flowers gratefully declined.
Memorials may be made to Hospice
Buffalo, Inc., Arrangements by the
DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC.,
2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.
Online condolences may be shared at
www.The DietrichFuneralHome.com

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Karen A. Berberich (nee McKeever) Print
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Visitation:  THURSDAY, July 21, 2016:  2-4 pm & 7-9 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  FRIDAY, July 22, 2016:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at Christ the King Church, Snyder.

BERBERICH - Karen
(nee McKeever)
July 16, 2016; beloved wife of W. Brien
Berberich; loving mother of Mora
(Simon) Neilson and Stuart Berberich;
dear grandmother of Kate, Henry and
Mary Neilson; sister of Thomas
McKeever and Brian (Leanna)
McKeever; also survived by nieces and
nephews. Family and friends may call
Thursday 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the
DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC.,
2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Friday at 9:30 AM at Christ
the King Church, 30 Lamarck Dr.,
Amherst. Please assemble at church.
Online condolences may be shared at
www.The DietrichFuneralHome.com 

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