Tonawanda News


February 19, 2014

Frances Depew


Frances (nee Castle) Depew, age 91, of Pendleton, died peacefully after a brief illness on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Born in Cambridge, MA, she had been a resident of Pendleton for the greater part of her life. Frances was employed at SUNY at Buffalo for more than 40 years before retiring at the age of 80. She was the mother of the late Deborah E. Depew; and sister of the late John Castle.
She is survived by her son, Robert (Avice) Depew; her adoptive son, Dennis Ertel; a sister, Estelle Castle; and her dear friend and neighbor, Michael Dean.
Friends may call from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Friday at the Hamp Funeral Home, Inc., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda, where funeral services will be held at 9:30 AM on Saturday. Friends invited. Interment at White Chapel Cemetery.
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