Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Martin Root RIP

Clarence alumnus ('71) Marty Root passed away after a long illness on October 14, 2017.  He lived down the street from me in Clarence Center, and remained a fixture in town and at the Labor Day activities for life. He will be missed.



ROOT - Martin J. October 14, 2017; a lifelong resident of Clarence, NY; son of the late Arthur H. and late Eva J. (Elwell) Root; beloved brother of JoEllen (Peter) Swaine, David (Lora) Root, and Martha (Wayne) Dippold; also survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and many friends. A Memorial Service will be Thursday 1pm at Zion Lutheran Church, 9535 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center, NY; flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Marty was a Army Veteran from 1976-1978. After an honorable discharge from the Army he worked as a Surveyor before taking a job with the Town of Clarence in the Engineering Department.

Condolences may be posted thru Shepard Brothers Funeral Home.

(photo by Y Massey, posted to Facebook)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nancy Christiansen Grant RIP

Clarence alumna ('69) Nancy Christiansen Grant passed away on May 14, 2017. She and I had been in an art class together back in high school, but otherwise our paths didn't cross until she started working in the same County department as myself, and eventually became my supervisor! It would have been nice if she could have enjoyed her retirement longer...she will be missed by all those who knew her. Rest in peace, Nancy....

 GRANT - Nancy C. (nee Christiansen) May 14, 2017, of Clarence, NY, beloved wife of Joseph LoGalbo; daughter of the late Robert and Jane (Miller) Christiansen; loving sister of Joanne (Daniel) Curran, Sue (David) Errick and the late Linda Lawley; dear aunt of Sean (Melinda), Patrick (Carolyn), Michael (Morgan) Lawley, Kate (Brandon) Beardsley, Beth Curran and Jody Errick; also survived by great nieces and nephews Friends received Wednesday 4-8 PM at Shepard Bros Funeral Home, LLC, 10690 Main Street, Clarence, where a memorial service will be Thursday 11 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, www.hospicebuffalo.com or Erie County SPCA, www.yourspca.org Condolences at www.ShepardBrosFuneralHome.com