GRAVES – R. Clark, Jr. July 18, 2017, of Williamsville, NY, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Carol (Sanders) Graves; loving father of Eric Clark (Katherine) Graves and Emily Evans Graves; devoted son of the late Robert C., Sr. and Lillian “Swanie” Graves; dear brother of Nancy (Walter) Manalio and Jane (Mark) Kirby; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Clark’s life Saturday morning, August 5th at 10 o’clock in the Chapel at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. Online condolences at www.beachtuynfh.com.
Thomas Bala, aka “Sir Thomas The Mighty,” (he received this nickname on the day he was born) is a 3 year old boy who was diagnosed in May 2016 with Cortical Dysplasia (a congenital brain birth defect), which causes Focal Epilepsy. He was having up to 25 seizures a day. Brain surgery was recommended but has been put on hold while his seizures are currently controlled, and he battles Very Severe Neutropenia (immuno-compromised) and selective antibody deficiency (weak responder to vaccines). Thomas gets sick often. Every fever means a trip to the Emergency room and possible admission to the hospital, and missed work for his mom and dad. For the past year, Thomas has been continuously seeing multiple specialists (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Hematology, Immunology, and Genetics) in three cities, Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY, and Boston, MA, where he continues to undergo multiple tests, procedures, and consultations.
He is the son Amherst grads Rebecca Aquilina Bala ’98 and Matt Bala ’04.
Please consider a shirt purchase or donation to his online fundraiser.
The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation’s 16th Annual Alumni Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Glen Oak Golf Course. Our Golf Classic is the largest fundraiser for the foundation. It helps support the wonderful things we do for the Amherst Central School District and its students.
If you can’t make the event, consider becoming a sponsor. If you don’t golf, we have a wonderful dinner and live auction after the golfing is finished.
It’s not too late to register!
To register or to view sponsorship info, visit our golf classic webpage:
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In Memory of
Kelly M. Africano
AFRICANO – Kelly (nee McGuire) July 3, 2017, beloved wife of John S.; dear mother of Michael, Andrew Schake and Jack Africano; daughter of Michael G. and the late Doreen McGuire; sister of Duke (Mary), Kevin, Tim (Renee) and Terry (Noreen) McGuire; aunt of Bailey, Shannon, Casey, Gillian, Brooke, Lauren, Clare; also survived by many amazing friends. No prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Christ the King RC Church, Main St. at Lamarck, Snyder, Saturday at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project, 6006 Georgetown Ct., Lockport, NY 14094.