Archive for In memoriam

KW remembers Doug Smith

The Kenmore West community mourns the sudden loss of former principal Doug Smith.  Mr. Smith was a warm soul who is remembered with love and respect by those who had the pleasure to work or learn under his guidance.

Tributes and comments are welcome until June 7th at his page on
Visitation will be at Mertz Funeral Home.
Thursday 7-9 PM
Friday 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM

C. Mertz & Son Funeral Home Inc.
911 Englewood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223

The funeral will be on Saturday at 10:30 AM at St. Louis Church on Main and Goodell.
780 Main Street (at Edward)
Buffalo, NY 14202

In lieu of flowers donations to may be made in Doug’s memory to
Aspire of WNY
2356 North Forest Rd.
Getzville, NY 14068

Sandy Hollander Field fundraiser

Sandy Hollander, class of 1977, coached the Buffalo State College Softball team for many years until her untimely death from cancer last year.  The BSC Softball team is raising funds in an effort to rename their field in her honor.

Saturday, April 20th from 7-10pm

The U Sports Bar
4276 Maple Road (next to AMC Theatres)

Live music by 55 Main
Open Bar & Pizza
50/50 raffle and silent auction

$25 presale, $30 door

Email or call 626-4398

Ken West community joins Tapestry Charter in mourning the loss of Sarah Thorp Acton

Sarah (Thorp) Acton passed away suddenly while accompanying students from Tapestry Charter School on a trip in Costa Rica.  The Kenmore West community joins in mourning the tragic loss of one of our alumni so early in her life.  Our prayers go out to the Thorp and Acton families, as well as the Tapestry Charter community.

A scholarship fund has been set up in Sarah”s name.  Donations may be sent to:

Sarah Thorp Acton Scholarship Fund
c/o Tapestry Charter School
65 Great Arrow Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216.

Dugan 5K a great success!

Over 500 runners and 70 volunteers braved the rain on June 1st to honor the memory of Brian Dugan.  Thanks to their efforts, two $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Kenmore West seniors Taylor Santomauro and Rebecca Crane in memory of a wonderful teacher, coach, and friend.

Dugan Memorial Race/Walk

The 1st Annual Brian Dugan Memorial Scholarship 5K Road Race & 1 Mile Walk is set for Friday, June 1 at 6:30PM. Join your fellow Blue Devils as we celebrate the life of a great friend, teacher and coach.  Pre-registration is $20 and includes a designer t-shirt; race-day registration will be $22.

Proceeds from the race will go to the Brian Dugan Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Dugan Memorial Run Application


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