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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:

July 20 – Aug. 2 

Dorothy Adolf

John S. Bis

Gertrude Blocho

Mary Margaret Borek

Shirley M. Bressette

William E. Browning

Godfrey F. Buranich

Cynthia A. Carabello

John P. Casper

Gary W. 
Cottrell, Sr.

Emily H. Crawford

Phyllis Dekarz

Eugene J. Dominiak

Janice M. Farrell

Alfred J. Flejtuch

Paul W. Fornes

Joel R. Frank

Frederick F. Fuller, Jr.

Susan J. Gillig

Eugene W. Hicks

John S. Hicks, Jr.

Reid J. Holmes

Rita M. Hughes

Frank J. Kopfer

Lillian M. Kushner

Vincent M. Merlino

Bessie Muscato

Maybelle C. Nero

David A. Passariella

Elizabeth J. Phillips

Joseph M. Pisarski

Kathleen A. Stephan

Jacklyn F. Stoll

James Fu Tao

Carlene Troyer

Constance Weir

Naidine C. Williams

























































































Aug 17 – Aug. 30

Charlotte Ann Baker

Shirley A. Ball

Henry Bawnik

John R. Broderick

Georgina Karol Burns

Nicole M. Carney

Evelyn Cassidy

Richard F. Coppola

Elaine M. Domino

Richard Z. Dzielinski

Robert J. Fulton

Esther Joanne Gugliuzza

Alexander Horvath

James E. Johnson

James W. Josik

Julius R. Kordasiewicz

Lawrence A. Kowalski

Norval R. Kranz, Jr.

Renee C. Mintz

Lizette M. Molnar

Paul G. Murray

Nunzio Parisi

John Pawlowski

William T. Pearl

Charles J. Price, Jr.

James D. Rebmann, Sr.

Nicole M. Rydzik

Donald J. Sampson, Sr.

Elaine E. Samson

Ann M. Saxton

Martin G. Scherrer

Laura B. Schmidt

Lee Ann Silverberg

Mona Skerker

David A. Thiel

Salvatore Vaticano, Jr.

Frank J. Wegrzyn






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



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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