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Crime

Over the next several months, friends and family members will take the witness stand in a downtown courtroom to talk about loved ones who struggled with addiction and paid the ultimate price. They also will point a finger at Dr. Eugene M. Gosy, of Clarence, and suggest the pain specialist ignored red flags warning him of his patients' abuse, according to prosecutors. …

Gusto

Nylon Otters, 7 p.m. Jan. 3 in Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. Indie grunge outfit Nylon Otters will be calling it a day at Mohawk Place. The local trio recently announced that its early 2020 gig would be the band's last, but not before going out on top with a new EP and farewell celebration. The yet-to-be-titled record, set to drop on Jan. 3, will join a short,…

History

Nathan Mesnekoff began operating a funeral home at 179 Richmond Ave. in 1940. Zoning issues arose as the business grew to the point where Mesnekoff was regularly holding services for two separate families in the home’s living room and dining room. While neighbors were concerned about traffic and parking, the Jewish community stood with Mesnekoff. “Rabbi Elihu Rickel …

Deaths

The world lost giants in many fields of endeavor in 2019 and the news of their deaths often touched home. Many of them we seemed to know intimately through the media as authors, entertainers, athletes and government leaders. Others made their presence felt in more subtle ways, through the money in our pockets and the clothes we wear. Here are some of the most notable…

Deaths

They were larger than life in many ways, the notable men and women we lost in 2019. Through the strength of their talent, their diligence and perseverance, they stood out in the fabric of our community. Some were prominent figures in business and finance, providing inspiration and promoting commerce during dark economic times. Some were trailblazers who took their…

Death Notices

DYSON - Gerald Daniel Passed away on December 30, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen Marie (Johnson) Dyson; loving father of Dr. Kathleen Marie (Matthew Budzinski) Dyson and Kerrie Marie (David) Pogodzinski; loving grandfather of Matthew Dyson Budzinski, Molly Kathleen Budzinski, Kevin Michael Pogodzinski and Anna Claire Pogodzinski; son of the late Joseph and Oliv…

Death Notices

FULLER - Janice Departed this Life December 28, 2019. There will be a Public Visitation, Saturday at 12 PM, followed by a 1pm Memorial Service, at Holy Temple COGIC, 472 Clinton St. Arrangements by TL Pickens Mortuary Service, 66 E. Utica St. Please share online condolences at www.tonylpickens.com

Noble - Roy L. December 30, 2019 of Hamburg, NY at age 93. Beloved husband of 73 years to Lorraine (nee Foster) Noble; devoted father of Nadine (Jerome) Donohue and Christian (Janet Mae) Noble; cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and the late Mackenzie; dear brother of Sandra Gollwitzer and William Noble; also survived by nieces and nephews. R…

LAVTAR - Slavko S. "Scotty" Age 91, of Ellicottville. Entered into rest on December 28, 2019. Born August 27, 1928 in Javornik, Slovenia, son of the late Robert and Ivana (Rant) Lavtar. He worked for Bethlehem Steel for 13 years and Holimont in Ellicottville as a general manager. Started skiing at Glenwood Acres and Poverty Hill Ski Club before becoming the first ski instr…

LIPOVICH - Ludmila Dec. 29, 2019 Beloved wife of Aleksey Kapustin; daughter of Ida and the late Zinovy Dvinov; niece of Basya (late Haskell) Klurfeld; cousin of Svetlana Erman and her children Sofiya and Ellen Erman; cousin of Marina Dmitriyev and her daughter Irina Dmitriyev. Funeral services will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, LLC., 281 Dodge Rd., on Tuesday, at 10:…

Death Notices

KALLIN - Gerald E. Of West Seneca, NY. December 29, 2019. Beloved husband of Carol J. (nee Brown); loving father of Karen Barone, Julie Stefaniak and the late David Kallin; cherished grandfather of Darrin Stefaniak, Geana Barone, David Stefaniak, Daniel Barone Jr. and Joseph Barone; special great-grandfather of Ava Sypniewski and Lorenzo Sarcinelli; brother of the late Wes…

Death Notices

KIRKLAND - Mamie December 28, 2019. Family will receive relatives and friends Thursday 4-7 PM at Exodus Gardens Funeral Home, 605 Masten Ave., home going Friday 10 o'clock Wake, 11 o'clock service at First Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Pine St.

Death Notices

HUNTER - Gladys M. (nee Ruiz) Entered into rest on December 29, 2019. Beloved wife of Lemmon C. Hunter; devoted mother of Maggie (Jose) Orta, Vanessa Hunter, Emily Hunter and Magaly (Michael) Full; cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; loving daughter of the late Ramon and Emilia Ruiz; dear sister of Jose Mendez, Jose Ramon Ruiz, Marina Ru…