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Death notices and obituaries from the July 6 Springville Journal

Elaine Gentner
Elaine Gentner

Elaine S. Gentner, 65, of Springville, died June 19 at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born in Springville on Dec. 3, 1947 to the late Arland “Pete” and Myrtle (nee Wileyu) Gentner.

She was employed at Bob Ellis Insurance and was a secretary at Peerless-Winsmith in Springville. She sewed, read and traveled.

She was a 31-year member of Concord Chapter 441 Order of the Eastern Stars. She was an organist for 20 years and was a member of The First United Presbyterian Church of Springville.

She was the sister of the late DeHart Gentner; also survived by many friends.

A burial service was held at the Maplewood Cemetery in Springville, with the Rev. David Bevington’s officiating. A memorial service will be held at a later date, at The First United Presbyterian Church of Springville.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. Online condolences may be made at

Thomas Quinn
Thomas F. Quinn Jr. of East Otto died June 29.

He retired from the Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office, following 37 years of service.

He was a Buffalo sports fan and outdoorsman.

He was the husband of Kathryn (nee Laurie) Empringham-Quinn; father of Jennifer (Robert) Lane, Erin Quinn, Kevin (Meghan) Quinn, Sarah Empringham and Cheryl (Andrew) Kull. Grandfather of Ryan and Kailyn Lane, Faith Alford, Madelyne Quinn and Molly Kull; brother of Kevin Quinn, Colleen (David) Damon and David (Anne) Quinn; son of the late Thomas Sr. and Irene (nee Bradley) Quinn; also survived by an extended family and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial was held from Queen of Heaven Church of Buffalo. Arrangements were made by the Hoy Funeral Home Inc., located at 3855 Seneca St. in West Seneca.

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