Friday, December 30, 2022

David Crawshaw RIP

Clarence alumnus ('72) David Crawshaw passed away December 21, 2022 after health issues took a sudden turn for the worse. 

I have been friends with Dave since back there in elementary school. Many memories, but to share would start making this about me, and not him, and that's not the purpose here. We somewhat kept in contact, especially in later years through Facebook. Some arguments, yes, but always picked right up as though words had not been exchanged. He will be missed.

I only have memories of those days in Clarence Center to piece together his family. I'm not clear on kids and so forth, so I'll skip that. I know I could ask, but that's too easy!

Dave was the son of the late Rawson and Jennie Crawshaw, brother of Rawson, Carol, and the late Alice. More from Amigone:

CRAWSHAW - David J. December 21, 2022, age 68; father of Kyle (Sandy) Crawshaw, Karin (Damien) Davenport, Keith (Keyana) Crawshaw, and Jessica (Lonnie Blank) Washenko; grandfather of Vance, Kenzie, Aiden, Evelyn, Lucy, Lola, Ruby, and Scarlett; brother of Rawson (Jim Westfield) Crawshaw, Carol Stradley, and Alice Booth; uncle of Nicholas Stradley, Heather Booth, Valerie Booth and many great nieces and nephews. The family will be present Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 2-3 PM at the (Harris Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8440 Main St. (near Harris Hill Rd.), where a Funeral Service will follow at 3 PM. Friends invited. Share condolences on David's Tribute Page at 

 Further info to follow for food, drinks, and socializing after.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Mike McNally RIP

 Clarence alumnus ('72) Wayne Michael "Mike" McNally passed away May 25, 2022 after a long illness. Mike was present at our first meeting of the 50th reunion committee.

McNALLY - Wayne Michael May 25, 2022. Beloved husband of Cynthia Heath McNally; loving father of Meghan (Robert Jr.) Badding, Kaitlyn (Bryan) McArthur and Shannon McNally; loving Papa of Robert "Trip" Badding III and Finnegan Michael Badding; loving son of Wayne (long time companion, Virginia Sullivan) McNally and the late Jessie Sinnott McNally; brother of Timothy McNally and Maureen (Kevin) Aderman; also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call Friday, June 10, 2022 at 4-9pm at THE DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, 2480 Kensington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Church, 6919 Transit Rd., Swormville, NY 14051, on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 10:30am. Please assemble at church. Flowers gratefully declined. 

Memorials may be made to Roswell Park. Arrangements by the THE DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC. Please share condolences online at

Steve Wolf, RIP

 Clarence alumnus ('72) passed away March 4, 2022 after a long illness. He was always there for friends and family, and spent much of his time helping them, all of whom mourn his absence and friendship.

Services were private.

(photo borrowed from family/fb)

Friday, February 4, 2022

Brian H Brady RIP

Clarence alumnus ('72) Brian Brady passed away of natural causes back in 2005, but I felt it was important to remember him here. Sometimes when you're looking for contact information for a missing classmate, you find sad news instead.

Brian H. Brady (10/26/54-7/19/2005) of Buffalo died July 19 at home of natural causes. He was 50. 

A city native, he graduated from Clarence Senior High School and attended Manatee Junior College in Florida and the University of Florida at Gainesville and Jacksonville. Mr. Brady enjoyed gardening, helping neighbors, and spoiling his nieces and nephews. 

His love of travel led him to live throughout the United States, including in Florida, New Mexico, Texas, Hawaii and Colorado. He camped for more than a year on a mountain in Colorado. He had lived in Buffalo for the past eight years. 

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Eva Mae and Thomas Harris of Palm Harbor, Fla.; two brothers, Bernard Brady of Buffalo and Andrew Harris of Clarence Center; and two sisters, Lisa VanHoff of Orchard Park and Mary Rokhvadze of Oneonta. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Russell Allan RIP

 Clarence alumnus ('70) Russell Allan passed away on January 20, 2022 after a battle with cancer. My memories of him in later years consist of him working at the hot dog/hamburger stand near the beer tent entrance at the Clarence Center Labor Day Fair along with other family members. 

Russell C. Allan of Alden, NY January 20, 2022. Former spouse of the late Pamela Allan; dear father of James (Beth Miller) Allan, Kelly (Troy) Baker, Aaron Allan and Donna (Robert) Laudico; loving son of Leona and the late James Allan; grandfather of Zachary, Emily, Garrett, Payton, Andrew, Matthew, Kaitlyn and Nicholas; "friend of Bill W."; brother of Stephen (Sharon), Michael (Terri) and Jeffrey (Donna) Allan. 

Family will be present at the Charles Meyer Funeral Home, 13228 Broadway Alden, NY Tuesday, January 25th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the Town Line Lutheran Church, Alden, NY Wednesday, January 26th at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Alan Cole RIP

 Clarence alumnus ('72) Alan Cole has passed away. May the memories of his family be a comfort to them.

January 3, 2022, age 68, beloved father of Erin (Jason) Voss, Ryan (Lynne) Cole, Meghan (Christopher) Hyde; loving grandfather of River, Andrew, Dominic, Ethan, Owen, Addison, and Jacob; dearest brother of Sharon (Mark) Gordon and Timothy (Susan) Cole; also survived by nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends on Friday from 10am-11am at the (Harris Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8440 Main St. (near Harris Hill Rd.), where services will follow at 11:00am. Interment to be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to American Stroke Association, Vascular Dementia, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. 

Share memories and condolences on Alan's Tribute Page at