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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:

Oct. 26 – Nov. 8 

Sandra Helen Brown

Alice M. Burger

Rose C. Bushen

Carol M. Chudy

Donna L. Diggins

Frances M. Duvall

Sgt. Major Victor J. Guerra, Sr.

Donna E. Guntrum

Gary L. Hoffman

Carol R. Hutton

Edward R. Jozwiak

Diane Kluckhohn

Rosemary M. Koeppel

Joan M. Kraus

Gerald F. Langgood

Joan R. Masterson

Janice M. Mellen

Salvatore Milioto

David G. Moore

Jeanne A. Nasca

Apolonia L. Rados

Jason R. Ram

Kathleen C. Seibold

Marilyn D. Setlock

Carolyn P. Snyder

Peter Sudyn, Jr.

Austin D. Swanson

Joseph T. Trapp

Emily T. Was

Eileen A. Weppner

M. Paul Westfall

Carol M. Wik

Dawn R. Wind

John E. Wirth

Henry J. Wojcik
























































































Nov. 9 – Nov. 21 

Betty J. Beaty

Rose Biasillo

Linda Fay Burns

James Caruso

Victoria Cerra

Lynn Dischner

Richard L. Doster

Betty J. Eckel

Joyce M. Ellis

Alberta M. Fox

Deborah A. Francescutti

Margaret M. Godwin

Bernadette L. Hanna

Donald C. Janes

Richard Joseph Jeffers

Darby I. Johnston

Norman G. Kessner

Kathleen Kornowski

James J. Laux

Frances Macris

Lucy R. Maggioli

Diane C. Martinelli

Dolores Martynkiewicz

Carol Monaco

Paul O'Hern

Paul J. Pionessa

Eugenia D. Platek

Frances B. Rutecki

John D. 
Rutherford, Jr.

Antonino A. Schepis

Norman H. Schipp

Donna Stutzman

Shirely R. Weidman

Henry L. Zugger






Nov. 22 – Dec. 6 

Alfred J. Acquisto

David E. Bestine, Sr.

Linda Rae Bruscia

William F. Byrne

Edward J.
Carland, Esq.

Thaddeus V. Ciesiulka

Thomas R.
Collins, Sr.

Harriet J. Dobiesz

James Eberhardt

Roy Milton Ehlenfield

Kathleen Elia

Olga Gontarek

Rosanna P. Gorrow

Patricia Hens-Loretto

Marilyn A. Hubert

Edward A. Koch

Ronald L. Komasara

Bessie M. Lalomia

Donald C. May

Robert "Mick" J. McGuire

Roy L. Meyers

Rita J. Minton

Carolyn T. Morgante

Mary M. Mortensen

Jean Niland

Phyllis J. Ondak

William J. Pacer

Marvin J.
Pleskow, MD

Joseph P. Pliszka

Frances I. Przybysz

Helen M. Rezabek

Kenneth C. Schaff

George Schmidt

Margaret E. Shriber

Mary D. Simpson

Geraldine B. Sliwinski

Mark D. Stapell

Alice M. Szanyi

Patricia A. Szustakowski

Donald E. Uplinger

Don G. Vosburgh



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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