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Obituaries

May 3, 2013

Shirley A. Prohaska

WHEATFIELD — Shirley A. Prohaska, of the Town of Cambria, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in      Northgate Health Care Facility, Wheatfield, NY.

She was born in Tonawanda, NY, on December 2, 1928, the daughter of the late John and Etta (Harkins) Westra.

Mrs. Prohaska graduated from Tonawanda High School in 1946. She was a ticket agent for American Airlines for about 10 years in th 1940s and 1950s, and later became the accounts receivable clerk at Muck Motors in Getzville for about 15 years, beginning in 1978. Mrs. Prohaska helped her husband on the family farm. She was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church and its Altar Rosary Society. Mrs. Prohaska was a member of Cambria Home Bureau and enjoyed bowling, knitting, crocheting and reading.

Mrs. Prohaska was the wife of the late Frank L. Prohaska, who died in November of 2010. She is survived by two sons, Thomas J. (Paula) Prohaska of Lockport and Gary W. (Dawn) Prohaska of Cambria; a daughter, Beth (Howard F. II) Wilson of Buffalo; three grandchildren, Matthew, Kristen and Miles; one sister, Joanne Onofrio; and a sister-in-law, Betty Westra. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Prohaska was the sister of the late Richard, John, William and Helen Westra, Bertha Stahl, Evelyn Westra, Mary Etta Rose and Dorothy Crittenden.

The family will be present at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY on Monday, from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at St. Pius X Church, 1700 North French Road, Getzville, with Rev. James C. O'Connor officiating.

The family would like to thank the staff at Unit B of Northgate for taking good care of Shirley.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Ste. 6, Williamsville, NY 14221. Interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Tonawanda, NY.

Visit www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.

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