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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:

Aug 31 – Sept. 13 

Doris M. Arbutina

Bruce Raymond Brandel

Bernice A. Brendel

Virginia Charleson

Marilyn A. Cruz

Bruce F. Derry

Kathleen A. Donner

Martha Dragonette

Donna M. Fraser

Michael E. Freer

Thomas J. Frys, Sr.

Editha A. Germain

Michael F. Heim

L. Ronald Hipwell

Rae Izsak

Steven A. Joslin

Linda R. Magavern

Ellen Milliron

Patricia A. O'Connor

Christine A. O'Farrell

Robert Pietrocarlo

Theodore C. 
Prentice, MD

Theresa Josephine Rogers

Phyllis M. Scheffler

Betty Jean Smith

Timothy H. Sutton

Edward Swinnich

Lena C. Szymanski

Larry J. Thompson

Kevin Vendetta

Doris M. Weber

Mary Lou Widdowson

Stanley R. Ziemba

























































































Sept 14 – Sept. 27 

Alesi Damiani

Eugene L. Dziekan

Wanda S. Furmanek

June L. Fusco

Mary M. Hammond

Lynn E. Henry

Mary E. Higgins

Marjorie A. Hilliker

Gordon K. Hooker

Roberta M. Lina

Mildred A. Matuszewski

Gary R. Nelson

Norma B. Ogiony

Clarence A. Ostwald

Jeanne M. Panara

Katie Jo Perry

Cecelia Polchlopek

Theresa Pomietlarz

Martin L. Quinn III

George A. 
Rappleye, Jr.

Robert Singiser

Barbara Smaczniak

Linda Lucas Sweeney

V. Jean Thomas

Mary Alice Tocke

Marie Venezio

Paul Lawrence Wright

Dorothy M. Zimmermann






Sept. 28 – Oct. 11 

Marie Barrowman

Carol Anne Crupe

Gerald Cumbo

Chester G. Dash

Alice M. DiBenedetto

Jean C. Ferraro

Janet R. Firster

Dorothy A. Flynn

Charles R. Groff, Sr.

Margaret M. Hotho

Conrad Jerome Idzik

Michael Incorvia

Dolores Kaplan

Brenda S. Keidel

Irene S. Kordasiewicz

Edward F. Piontkowski

John J. Savannah

Angeline M. Scinta

Norman W. Shultz, Jr.

Kathy A. Sundeen

Irene M. Swiatowy

Anthony A. Tyrpak

Camille A. Viverto

James R. Von Hendy

Olga M. Wopperer

Reverend Dr. Robert W.
Zimmerman, Jr.



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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