Beloved Laurie Ann Gates went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2021. She was surrounded by her friends and family at St. Francis Hospital where she worked for 33 years.
Laurie was born in Buffalo, NY on October 22, 1953. Her father was Gordon Gates and mother was Eleanor Nelson. She graduated from Amherst High School in Buffalo in 1971. She then moved to Augusta, Georgia where she graduated from Georgia Medical College in 1975.
Laurie’s kitchen was her favorite restaurant because her cooking was better than most restaurants. She loved people and enjoyed conversation around the table in her cozy home in Simpsonville.
She worked as an Occupational Therapist for 30+ years at St. Francis Hospital System. She specialized in hand injuries. She also helped rehabilitate her patients by speaking into their lives by getting to know their stories, victories, and struggles. She was a blessing to all of her patients.
She leaves behind her two boys, Wayne and Daniel, who currently live in the Greenville area. She was the best mother they could ask for and they were by her side until she left this life. She also leaves behind her sister, Wendy, who currently resides in Boone. Laurie was also a once-in-a-lifetime friend, the kind of friend to where her best friends became part of her family.
She was a woman of Faith who never doubted where she was going or the goodness of God. She never had a complaint, even through her journey with cancer. She was not scared of death and expressed that she had no regrets. She also kept her sense of humor until the very end, managing to smile and light up the room with her contagious laugh even in the ICU. She will forever be loved and the legacy of her life will be remembered for generations to come.
Lawrence J. Regan “Larry” age 62, of Amherst, New York, December 7, 2021. Loving husband of Barbara Arrison Regan; dear father of Kelly Regan Bouli (Patrick), Emily Regan, James C. (Kaley) Regan and William L (Tara) Regan; loving Papa of Sunny, Rudy and Theo; brother of William J. (Kathleen), Maureen (John) McKeone and Colleen Regan Kreuz (Timothy). Family and friends may call Sunday from 2 – 6 PM at Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home, 1671 Maple Rd, Williamsville. All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Monday, 9:30 AM at St Rose of Lima RC Church, 500 Parker Ave, Buffalo, New York. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials in Larry’s name may be made to the PKD Foundation, 100 E. 101St. Terrace, Suite 220, Kansas City, MO 64131 or the YMCA Buffalo Niagara, 301 Cayuga Rd. Suite 100, Buffalo, NY 14225, ymcabn.org/give.. Larry was a longtime Buffalo Attorney and a Sports Enthusiast. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.DenglerRobertsPernaWilliamsville.com
HOERNER – Gail A. (nee Graeber) – Of Depew, NY, December 2, 2021. Beloved wife of Joseph A. Hoerner; dearest mother of Cherie (John) Spencer, Dawn (Rob) Prynn and Greg (Audrey) Hoerner; loving Mema of Philip (Taylor) Prynn, Joseph (Brit) Spencer, Jeffrey (Melanie) Prynn, Michelle (Chris) Trala, Cortney (Josh Evoy) and Caleigh Hoerner; cherished great-Mema of seven; sister of the late Mary Lou (late Peter) Guido; also survived and loved by many relatives and friends. Visitation Monday 2-7 PM at the PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS, INC., 4680 Clinton St., (corner Borden Rd.) West Seneca, where a Funeral will be held Tuesday 8:15 AM and from St. Gabriel’s Church at 9 AM. Friends are invited. Gail was a member of AILIAMSI Court #12, Daughters of Nile and Pond Chapter 853 OES. Online condolences at www.KLOCFUNERALHOME.com