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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:

Jan. 5 – Jan. 18

Rayma D. Camp

Clayton J. Crawford

Rita J. DeGlopper

Denis W. Dzielski

Mary Jane Gielski

John Gioia

Helen M. Harrer

Casimir J. Helminiak

Reverend Gloria A. Hewson

Kristin M. Hilton

Nancy J. Kamble

Patricia M. Kreppel

Carol A. Leberer

Patricia E. Logan

Jo Ann Matthews

Shirley D. Miller

Celia B. Padginton

John D. Pasquarella

Bertram Portin, MD

David S. Ratajczak

Donald Richter

Lorraine C. Sanders

Lisa Marie Scheffer

Edith E. Schurr

Linda M. Stutzman

Robert J. Sutter

Christine M. Szymanski

Kay E. Tyson

Stella R. Wiertel

Daniel L. Wigdorski

Paul Wojtkowiak

Thomas H. Zielinski

Joseph James Zoda
























































































Jan. 19 – Feb. 1  

Anthony M. Anello

Claire Card

Donald F. Carpenter

Susan J. Colvin

Glenn R. Cook

Norman Dittmer

Charles W. Gavadin, Sr.

Geraldine T. Gooch

Sylvia M. Grzelewski

Cecilia Hark

Dr. James J. Hodan

Betty A. Kiener

Donald H. Kopp

Dorothy M. Kuebler

Robert W. Lally

Anna D. Lesniak

Joseph F. Livsey

Arthur J. Macie

Roslyn Mann

Tina R. Mendola

Sebastiana T. Milone

Jean-Marie Moore

Theresa Muzalewska

Marjorie H. O'Mara

Mary Anne Oddo

Sophia L. Petri

Yolanda E. Schulz

Charline L. Smith

Hazel J. Spaeth

Donald L. Torrey

Mary Ann Whalen

Maria E. Widdowfield

Lois M. Wilcocks

Lorraine J. Wisler

Robert F. Wolf

Claudia J. Woodrich




Jan. 19 – Feb. 1
Bruce G. Belling

Stephen P. Check

Robert P. Daigler

Marjorie Jo Dziak

James J.
Fabiszewski, Sr.

Clarence Fischer

Alan J. Galucki

Clayton Gohr

Sally Griffiths

Joyce A. Hayes

Byron J. Heinz

Williamina Henzler

Susan F. Holcomb

Esther J. Holmes

Berton Huller

Daniel D. Jelonek

Ronald E. Kent, Sr.

Barbara D. Kirkwood

Ovid Dean
Knight, MD

Sheldon T. Kooken

Jennifer Kozub

Gertrude Luther

Alba A. Massaro

Eleanor H. Mazur

Patricia A. McGhee

Kathleen M. McInnis

Evelyn J. Mecca

Daniel J. Metz

Alice M. Meyers

Sandra A. O'Rourke

Charles Orlando

Daniel J. Pelczynski

Alice J. Pruski

Richard D. Schmitt

James P. Skibniewski

Phyllis Smukler

Norma C. Sorrento

Rose M. Vara

Wanda A. Wojcieszak

Lloyd C. Wolf

Betty G. Worley


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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