HARRIS - Louise 6/1/2002
Louise Harris, 70, an active member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church, died Wednesday (May 29, 2002), in Sheehan Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Born Louise Nowell in Crawford, Ga., she was a member of the missionary society, gospel choir and adult women's Sunday school class at White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.
She worked at Corvette Dry Cleaners and other cleaning businesses until her retirement.
She married Willie Harris in 1979. He died in 1991.
Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne Wade and Betty Jean Butler, both of New York City; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Cox of Chattanooga, Tenn.
A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the church, 480 E. Utica St. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.
HAWK - Iris Sullivan, schoolteacher 6/1/2002
Iris Sullivan Hawk, a longtime Lancaster resident and retired Lancaster elementary school teacher, died Tuesday (May 28, 2002) in Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Williamsville after a lengthy illness. She was 91.
She was born Iris Sullivan in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland. Her family moved to Buffalo in 1927, and Mrs. Hawk graduated from Bennett High School.
She later graduated from Buffalo State Teachers' College. She began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Derby. She moved to Lancaster in 1955.
Mrs. Hawk later worked as an elementary school teacher in Lancaster for about 20 years. She retired from Como Park School in 1970.
She was the widow of George Hawk.
Mrs. Hawk was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church, Lancaster Civic Club, Hydean and the Drop-outs.
She is survived by a daughter, Margaret of Greenville, S.C.; three sons, Harry of Pittsburgh, David and Ralph, both of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday in Faith United Methodist Church, Lancaster.
Burial was in Lancaster Rural Cemetery.
HILL - Donald, former corporate manager 6/1/2002
Donald Hill, 57, a retired corporate manager and teacher's aide, died Monday (May 27, 2002) in his Buffalo home after a short illness.
Born in Buffalo, he was a 1963 graduate of Bennett High School. He served for four years in the Navy, then earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. He worked for 20 years with Johnson & Johnson and was a regional manager in Los Angeles. Later he was a manager in the Maxwell House Division of General Foods. He returned to Buffalo in the late 1980s and worked for five years as a teacher's aide in McKinley High School.
He was a Mason, a member of Second Chance Ministries Church and Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
Surviving are a daughter, Kim of Atlanta; his mother, Leola of Buffalo; a brother, Kevin of Buffalo; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today, after visitation at 9, in Second Chance Ministries Church, 381 E. Ferry St. Burial will be in St. Matthew's Cemetery, West Seneca.
JONES - Betty J. 6/1/2002
NIAGARA FALLS - Betty J. Jones, 79, who enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with her family, died Friday (May 31, 2002) in Schoellkopf Health Care Center following a lengthy illness.
The former Betty Terryberry was born in Niagara Falls and attended local schools.
Her husband, Ernest J., died in 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald K. of the Town of Niagara and Michael S. Rees-Jones of Los Angeles; three daughters, Patricia L. Velky of Princeville, Ill., Bonnie L. Berak of Niagara Falls and Barbara A. Keenan of Girard, Pa.; a sister, Marilyn Croisdale of Lockport; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.
LANDIS - Frank G., retired engineer 6/1/2002
Frank G. Landis, a retired engineer, died May 15, 2002, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness. He was 82.
A Buffalo native, Landis graduated from Annunciation High School in 1937. He began his career in 1941 as an electronics technician at Colonial Radio in Buffalo.
A World War II Navy veteran, Landis was trained in electronics and was assigned to the USS Iowa, in charge of electronics maintenance.
Landis was business manager for Sylvania's Syltec Federal Operations and was appointed manager of program review at group headquarters in Waltham, Mass., in 1973. During his 36-year career with Sylvania, he made valuable contributions to such major projects as the Hustler and Minuteman programs.
He was a laboratory manager and Sylvania's assistant director of engineering in Buffalo during the 1960s and supervised more than 500 employees in the design, development and support of command, control and communication projects. He was awarded two patents for his work in miniaturization of AM/FM receivers.
After his retirement in 1977, he and his wife, Marilyn, moved to Jacksonville Beach, Fla. After living in Florida for 20 years, they moved back to Buffalo to be near their family.
Landis was an amateur organist and also enjoyed working with metal and wood, gardening and the historical study of unexplained scientific phenomena. He also held an amateur radio license.
He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Jacksonville Beach and George F. Lamm Post, American Legion, in Amherst.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, the former Marilyn Cowan of Williamsville; a daughter, Jennifer of Kenmore; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services and burial will be scheduled in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.
MARTIN - Addison W., WWII veteran 6/1/2002
Addison W. Martin, a retired Columbus McKinnon Chain Corp. employee, died unexpectedly April 29, 2002, at home in Palmetto, Fla. He was 77.
Born in the City of Tonawanda, he graduated from Tonawanda High School and received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Buffalo.
He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was awarded the Purple Heart and a medal from the people of Normandy, France, for his participation in the invasion of Normandy.
He worked for 25 years as superintendent of production at Columbus McKinnon Chain Corp. in the City of Tonawanda, retiring in 1982, at which time he moved to Palmetto.
He was a member of Tonawanda Lodge 247, F&AM; North Tonawanda Lodge 860, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; and the Eldredge Club.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, the former Irma J. Nagy; a daughter, Jacqueline Greene of the Town of Tonawanda; a son, Alan R. of North Tonawanda; a sister, Mary Lou Maguire of New Jersey; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. next Saturday in Grove Street Christian Church, 85 Grove St., City of Tonawanda. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery.
MCCARTHY - Patrick W., retired detective 6/1/2002
A memorial Mass for Patrick W. McCarthy, a retired Buffalo homicide detective, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Ridge Road and South Park Avenue, Lackawanna. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.
McCarthy, 51, died May 15, 2002, in Mercy Hospital after a long illness.
He retired in 1993 after 25 years with the Police Department.
The Buffalo native graduated from Holy Family Parochial School and Baker-Victory High School, and was a retired command sergeant major in the Army Reserves. He won several military honors and was a member of the Emerald Society and the Police Benevolent Association.
Survivors include his wife, the former Lynn K. Kinsella of Lancaster; a daughter, Heather Sikorski of North Tonawanda; a son, Patrick K. of North Tonawanda; his mother, Margaret McCarthy of West Seneca; three sisters, Ann Lauber of Cheektowaga, Margaret Nigrelli of Buffalo and Kathleen O'Keefe of New York City; a brother, Michael of Buffalo; and two grandchildren.