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Marta Gardner
Marta Rosalie (Pascoe) Gardner unexpectedly March 31, 2017 in Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport. Born March 11, 1936 in Hornell, NY she was a daughter of the late Howard and Marion (Peck) Pascoe. A 1953 graduate of Hornell High School she attended Geneseo and later Brockport earning her master’s degree. Marta worked at Holy Family School in LeRoy as a teacher, in ARC in Livingston Wyoming, and in 1987 for the NYS Developmental Center in West Seneca retiring in 2002. An artist working in oil paintings of mostly dogs and horses she also enjoyed knitting. Marta was a friend of the Wilson Library a member of the Hamburg Moose Lodge and loved spending time with family and friends. She met and married Reverend Ralph Gardner December 22, 1981 and have lived in Wilson for the past 14 years, surviving besides her husband are Patricia, Lee, and Dean (Joyce) Hess; Marion (Dennis) Gorman; late Kenneth (Susan) Gardner; June Embert; Jan (Louis) Cotto and Susan (Steve) Patruska. Sisters Alice (Earl) Derienzo; Carol Pascoe; and Linda Barnes also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nieces’ nephews and cousins. Services will be held at a later date memorial contributions to Friends of the Wilson Library or to Martin F. Jennings Post 836 Wilson. Arrangements by Hamilton and Clark Funeral Home. 

Marion Halstead
​Marion Halstead passed July 10, 2017. Born December 15, 1931 to her Greek immigrant parents, late Peter and Vasiliki Vasilion. She was married to the late Wayne Halstead and she is also predeceased by her beloved brother Dr. Peter Vasilion. Marion was a teacher at Starpoint and various Buffalo schools and a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth (Robert)Kline and Linda (Paul)Schumacher, grandsons Tyler and Steven along with many nieces, nephews and friends. A visitation will be held Thursday July 13, at Ross Funeral Home Gaul Chapel, 263 East Ave. Lockport, from 2-4 & 6-8pm. Memorial service to be held at the funeral home on Friday July 14 at 10am, with burial following. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Marion’s honor to Niagara Hospice or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Ross Funeral Home Gaul Chapel. 

Don Potter

Donald Hale Potter of Youngstown, NY went to be with his Savior and Lord on May 22, 2017.  Born January 31, 1936 in Springville, NY, he is the son of the late Harold Evans and Eleanor Louise (Wright) Potter.  Don graduated from Springville-Griffith Institute and Central School in 1954.  Later that year he met Jean Marie Neudeck when they worked at a canning factory in Springville.  They were married June 11, 1955 in West Valley, NY and moved to Youngstown, NY in 1964.  He worked as a Stationary Engineer at Durez Division of Occidental Chemical for 30 years, and then at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle.  He was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Wilson where he sang in the choir, served as a trustee and deacon, taught a youth Sunday school class, and was involved in many other groups and ministries.  Don loved to sail his “Roller Coaster” Shark.  He also loved to bowl with his team “Wayne’s World.”  Don often helped others in their time of need; taking down trees, fixing cars, and working around the house.  Surviving besides his wife of 61 years, are his children Katherine Lee (David) Krietor; Stephen Donald (Kathryn) Potter; Christopher Alan (late Michelle) Potter; Sandra Jean (James) Bogoniewski; sisters Mary Judith (Robert) Wohlhueter; Prudence Eleanor (late William) Wohlhueter; and Margaret Elizabeth (late Arthur) Smith; and a brother the late Hugh Evans Potter. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours at First Baptist Church, 251 Chestnut Street, Wilson, NY on May 26th from 5-8PM. Service will be held on May 27th at 11AM.  Memorial Contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Wilson First Baptist Church or Niagara Hospice. Arrangements by Hamilton and Clark Funeral Home 270 Young Street Wilson, NY 14172

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Judson A. Myers

Judson A. Myers, born December 12, 1938 in Mahoopany, PA to the late Judson R Myers and Ruth A. (Cunningham) Myers. He was pre-deceased by sisters: JoAnn Burmaster, Joyce Liddell, and brother, Frederick Myers.
Jud moved to Wilson with his family when he was 3. He attended Wilson schools, followed by enlistment in the US Navy. He retired from Harrison Radiator in 1999, after 37 years.  He was a life long hunter and fisherman. He started fishing on his father's commercial fishing boat at the age of 11.  He was most known for his love of raccoon hunting.
Judson is survived by his three children: Daniel (Karie) Myers, Judson (Natalie) Myers, and Victoria (Jonathan) Murchison, six grand-daughters: Katie, Jenny, Ashley, Haley, Linsey, & Kamryn. Also survived by his friend, Lynn Carr, brother, Howard (Judy) Myers, several nieces, nephews and hunting buddies.Visitation will be Friday 3 to 7 P.M. in the Hamilton and Clark Funeral Home  at 270 Young Street Wilson where Funeral Services will be Saturday at 8A.M.