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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:

Dec. 7 – Dec. 20 

Frank H. Arnst

Margaret Bennett

Eleanore Bogdan

Kristine N. Brewer

Carol M. Buncy

Kenneth A.
Carlucci, Jr.

Carol A. Carrick

Al Cintron

John R. Deibel

Thomas G. Galley

Joseph A. Gambino

James William Hill

Dexter P. Huntington

Elizabeth D. Kankiewicz

Dorothy F. Koziol

Antonette M. Lazzaro

Joseph N. Leising

Eleonore K. Martin

Alfred J. Mezydlo

Beatrice M. Miechowicz

Carmelo Milone

Charles J. Morgante

Marie L. Russo

Florence Sullivan

Lucille Szybala

Elaine E. Thomson

Aleen F. Venezia


























































































Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 

Bernice M. Baldwin

Linda L. Banck

Caroline J. Barbaritz

Robert G. Bavisotto

Allen R. Blamowski

Marion E. Bracikowski

Jean M. Brennan

Dennis M. Catalano

Colleen M. Costrino

Florence I. Duerr

Barbara Ann Engler

Roger J. Farney III

Richard C. Habel

Betty L. Hill

Joann M. Hofmann

Robert A. Jaap

Elizabeth James

Joseph J. Majka

Roberta Mathis

Margaret E. McGarvey

Mary Therese Munschauer

Gloria B. Opalka

Doris M. Pelsey

Catherine T. Pritchard

Mary A. Reimondo

Phyllis C. Rush

Elaine R. Wichrowski






Jan 4 – 17 

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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