Gloria Mary Pawlak passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at home, after long illness.
Born in Niagara Falls on Feb. 27, 1929, where she attended local school, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Cecile M. (Allen) La Chance. She worked for General Motors for 21 years in Lockport, NY.
Mrs. Gloria Pawlak was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Pawlak and son, Ronald Pawlak, in addition to her parents and siblings, Marcel J. Paul, Armond J. & John W. La Chance and brother in-law, David Marciniak.
She is survived by her children, Steven (MarySue) Pawlak, Debra (Joseph) Barrett, Diane Reppenhagen, Sandra (Russell) McKeown and Lori Noone; brother, Al (Eileen) La Chance and sister, Cecile Marciniak; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private memorial service held at Hamilton & Clark. Luncheon for friends and family at 1:00, 2960 Wilson Cambria Rd., Wilson, NY 14172. Memorials to Niagara County Hospice or Visiting Nurses Association. Arrangements by the Hamilton and Clark Funeral Home, 270 Young Street, Wilson, NY.
Wilson; Janeta May (Rohring) Fredericks, 92 October 18, 2015 at home. Born May 6, 1923 a daughter of Glenn A. and Elsie M. (Smalling) Rohring. She was a 1941 graduate of Wilson High School and married Raymond K. Fredericks November 28, 1942 he predeceases her September 10, 1991. Janeta retired from Pfeiffers in 1988 and worked for many years at Kenzel Toys traveling with her son to tractor shows. A life long member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in North Ridge she was also a member of the Wilson Fire Company #1 ladies Auxiliary and then a founding member of the South Wilson Ladies Auxiliary and president along with other offices. Janeta was also a member of the Wilson Historical Society and loved gardening yard work scrap booking traveling spending time with her family and pets. Surviving is her daughter Randa L. Fredericks; son Kenneth R. (Hazel) Fredericks; sister Vivian J. (late Ralph) Austin all of Wilson. Also survived by several cousins. Private Services will be held at Acacia Park Cemetery. Arrangements by the Hamilton and Clark Funeral Home 270 Young Street Wilson. Memorial Contributions to St. Peters Lutheran Church 4169 Church Road or Niagara Hospice 4675 Sunset Drive both in Lockport, NY 14094.
David Brooks McElwain passed away November 4th, 2015. Born January 30th, 1938 in West Virginia he is the son of the late Clifton (Susie McLaughlin) McElwain and brother to the late Eugene McElwain, Sam (Daisy) McElwain, Patricia (Forrest) Miller and Audrey McElwain.
David served in the United States Air Force and did two tours in Europe, he worked for Harrison's for forty years, he played racket ball and was a bowler.
Most importantly though he was a loving husband of 56 years to Luci A. McElwain, until his passing. Along with Luci, he is survived by his four children, Tina (Joe) Bitterman, Lisa (Paul) Henning, David McElwain and Kelli (Nicole) McElwain; his siblings, Bob (Joanne) McElwain and Hope Seager; his grandchildren, Cerise (Jared) Meyers, Jeremy Bitterman, Hannah (Mark) Bitterman, David (Sarah) Henning, Jack (Sarah)Henning, Chelsea (Art)Henning, Mathew Henning, Samantha McElwain, Shelby McElwain; and his great grandchildren, Lilly and Kevin.
A memorial service celebrating David's life will be held Sunday, November 8th, 2015, at Ross Funeral Home Gaul Chapel, 263 East Avenue in Lockport, from 2 till 6pm. Arrangements by Ross Funeral Home Gaul Chapel.
Helen Marie Behe
Helen Marie (Donahue) Behe, 91, passed away October 4, 2015. Born January 4, 1924 in Newfane NY, daughter of the late Francis and Florence (Keller) Donahue. Predeceased by her husband, Edward Harold Behe, son Jeffery Allan Behe, and siblings Everett Donahue of FL, Milton Donahue of Baldwinsville, Hazel (Bill) Remington of Newfane, Nancy (John) Berner of Gasport and Audrey (Delisle) Drake of Lockport. Helen enjoyed crochet and loved bingo. She is survived by her three sons Gary(Anna)Behe of Hunt, NY, Everett(Jenny)Behe of Newfane and Thomas(Diane)Behe of Gasport, her daughter Donna(Alan Platt)Spark of Hamburg, her sister Lyola(Robert)Weed of Newfane, six grandchildren, several great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. A visitation will be held Thursday October 8, 2015 at Ross Funeral Home Gaul Chapel, 263 East Ave. Lockport NY 14094 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. Memorial donations in her honor can be made to the American Lung Association. Arrangements by Ross Funeral Home Gaul Chapel.
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