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Tributes and Memorials

Tribute Donations

Make a donation to Hospice in memory or honor of someone special. Those who have lost a loved one will be truly comforted by your caring support and thoughtfulness. When you make a gift to Hospice Buffalo, notification is sent to the person or family you indicate. The amount of the donation is not disclosed. You will receive an acknowledgement from the Hospice Foundation of WNY for your tax-deductible gift. Tribute donations of $50 or more will be printed in our Journeys newsletter.


Designated Memorials

When the time comes, you may designate Hospice Buffalo as the beneficiary of memorial gifts. Doing so will let your family and friends know that your preference is to have your loved one memorialized with a gift to Hospice.

When Hospice memorial gifts accumulate to a total of $2,000 or more in an individual’s name, that person's name will be inscribed on a granite pillar in our Memory Garden. We recognize these individuals annually in our Memory Garden located on the grounds of the Mitchell Campus. It is a beautiful legacy for your loved one.

The Hospice Foundation is grateful to the families of the following individuals who designated memorials:

June 22 – July 5 

Michael M. 
Babat, Esq.

Irene R. Bergtold

Donald D. 
Bradley, Jr.

Thomas H. 
Brown, Sr.

Benjamin John Bucierka

Beatrice C. Campanella

Thomas M. Campbell

Marsha A. Cerabona

Rose Cowley

Francis A. Elardo

Paul L. Fiegel

John Francis Gallagher

Teresa R. Gavin

Ottavio E. Ghersa

Donald R. Gnaedinger

George A. Gruber

Rodney F. Haas

Mary A. Hill

Herbert K. Jaekle

Pamela C. Jerge

William R. Kantenwein

Joseph J. Kliszak

Leonard D. Kuczkowski

Theresa Kuhmann

Elizabeth C. Luthringer

David D. Mallam

Robert W. Miller

Michael L. Moritz

Carol Ann Nawojski

Cynthia A. Riley

Carl A. Ryan

Robert J. 
Salansky, Sr.

Mary P. Sanchez

Frederick Schmidt

Arthur E. Schwass

Jean H. Seibert

June B. Smith

Cornelius G. Smits

Antonio Ventresca

Viola Vogl

Barbara A. Wenzel

Albert E. Zuber

























































































July 6 – 19 

Deborah A. Felschow

Gary E. Forrest

William H. Georger

Diana F. Hachten

William E. Hambridge

Linda M. Hinton

Larry G. Hurley

Ronald H. Jewitt

Marcianne H. Kane

Jeanette L. Klein

Cecilia M. Kresse

Dorothy M. Lane

Mary J. Lang

Dolores Leith

John S. Martin

Emerick G. Matuch

Susan L Piazza

Albert C. Reinhardt

Thomas Daniel Roberts

Joyce C. Romano

Charles F. Schaffstall, Sr.

Eugene John Sims

Elizabeth E. Slomka

Carol Stancin

Marybelle A. Storms

Shirlee Stromberg-Gluckstein

Clara A. Swiatek

Emanuel J. Taibbi

Santo G. Tedesco, Sr.

Sheila K. Walker

Susan M. Zebro







July 20 – Aug. 2 

Dorothy Adolf

John S. Bis

Gertrude Blocho

Mary Margaret Borek

Shirley M. Bressette

William E. Browning

Godfrey F. Buranich

Cynthia A. Carabello

John P. Casper

Gary W.
Cottrell, Sr.

Emily H. Crawford

Phyllis Dekarz

Eugene J. Dominiak

Janice M. Farrell

Alfred J. Flejtuch

Paul W. Fornes

Joel R. Frank

Frederick F. Fuller, Jr.

Susan J. Gillig

Eugene W. Hicks

John S. Hicks, Jr.

Reid J. Holmes

Rita M. Hughes

Frank J. Kopfer

Lillian M. Kushner

Vincent M. Merlino

Bessie Muscato

Maybelle C. Nero

David A. Passariella

Elizabeth J. Phillips

Joseph M. Pisarski

Kathleen A. Stephan

Jacklyn F. Stoll

James Fu Tao

Carlene Troyer

Constance Weir

Naidine C. Williams



Ask your Funeral Director to insert the following into the obituary notice:

“The family requests memorial contributions be made to: The Hospice Foundation of WNY, 225 Como Park Blvd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227”


The Hospice Foundation is a qualified 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization, tax ID 22-3137812. All gifts are tax deductible as provided by law.

Make checks payable to:
The Hospice Foundation of WNY
P.O. Box 590
Buffalo, NY 14240-0590

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