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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:

Sept. 27 - Oct. 10 

Donald R. Bartolotti

Isabelle M. Bronschidle

Fanny M. Burgio

Margaret T. Costuros

Carmen J. Covino

Albert B. 
DiCesare, Jr.

Deborah A. Domino

Dale C. Eckert

Stephen H. Eisenhauer

Dorothy K. Folck

Frances P. Gibson

Jane C. Hayes

Thomas G. Heximer

Elaine L. Jezewski

Edith M. Joyce

Anna A. Matracia

Pamela M. Meyer

James R. Mikac

Eileen M. Minton

Dr. Gordon Mittleman

Robert S. Mokski

Mary F. Mruk

Marion D. Palmer

David J. Rzepka

Peter M. 
Sciolino, Sr.

June L. Shoemaker

Robert J. Stephan

Christine M. Tutak

Ralph S. Vastola

Linda H. Witzling

Jennie F. Wylegala

Carole L. Wynn

Stephanie O.




























































































Oct. 11 - Oct. 24 

Patricia J. Berexa

George L. Blersch, Jr.

William C. Burhans

Rebecca A. Cappellini

Catherine T. Christie

John M. Drozda

Orville A. Ehlers

Evelyn D. Ensminger

Audrey E. 

Thomas J. Fitzgerald

Joseph J. Gaughan

Ruth J. Girndt

James R. Golding

Mary M. Hamilton

Mae M. Hoke

Lawrence E. Koch

Julie M. Kopfer

Mark R. Kubiczek

Kathryn LaRue-Gardner

Donald M. Lease

Linda A. Macpherson

Gerald C. Marchand

Carol M. Maurer, RN

Pamela M. 

Ronald E. Nolan

Barbara G. Pariso

Mary D. Pezzimenti

Arthur J. Pilarski

Cheryl M. Proctor

Louis M. Reiner

Richard W. 
Rittling, Sr.

Robert E. Rubeck

Susie D. Rush

Doris S. Sellers

Geraldine I. Sopczyk

Ruth E. Spoth

Erika M. Steiniger

Thaddeus A. Swiatek

Elizabeth Turner

Florence Weglarski

Helen C. Wydysh






Oct. 25 - Nov 7 

Malcolm S. Brand

Joan A. Chiarilli

Jacob I. Colwell

Richard L. Courtney

Lydia C. Farolino

Emily T. Fox

Salvatora Francoforte

Alice Marie Gates

Brian J. Gifford

Mary R. Gnozzo

Mary Ellen Gowan

Robert J. Grandits

Robert G. Griffin

Beryl I. Grundner

Nelson F. Hasselbeck, Jr.

John F. Henning

Dorothy J. Hertrick

Mary Ann

Donna M. Klemp

Helen Krewcun

Frances G. Krolczyk

Amy LaVango

Marie A. Lelonek

John F. Marsherall

Richard M. McCuen

Alan W.
Meholick, MD

Phyllis E. Naslund

Romilda K. Plonsky

Marie A. Setlock

Ann T. Thiebolt

Doris M. Whipple



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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