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May 4, 2013

TUCKER: The rest of the story

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Tonawanda News — Mary Lou said one of the seniors at the Salvation Army lunch program said he used to drive cab and took so many lumberjacks to Goose Island every Friday and Saturday night they changed (the fare) to 25 cents. He said that’s where the son “Buffalo girl won’t you come out tonight” came from.

Thanks to all who responded.

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The saddest news of the day is that Rev. Ken Wood, a remarkable clergical leader and long time pastor of Tonawanda Church of Christ, is retiring and moving west, An active member of the Kiwanis Club, he was praised in its newsletter for his expertise in all matters of concern in the club. We join the Kiwanis in their wishes for good health and a world of happiness.

This past week also brought sad news of the deaths of Dona Hopkins and Vince Salisbury. Dona and her husband “Bud” were our neighbors and you’d be hard put to find a more fun, dedicated, energetic couple. Dona’s sewing projects were well known in particular at Halloween. Never without a smile, she loved everyone and everything and dedicated herself to her family.

Vince, an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, could be found every morning as sacristan for the 8:30 a.m. Mass. He was committed to the St. Vincent dePaul Society, active in the Cardinal O’Hara Booster Club and he and his wife were long time volunteers at DeGraff Memorial Hospital. A quiet, gentle person, he greeted everyone with a smile and will be missed.

Condolences to both families. 

Contact community editor Barbara Tucker at 693-1000, ext. 4110 or email barbara.tucker@tonawanda-news.com

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