Lawrence Funk Obituary

Lawrence J. Funk
Lawrence J. Funk

May 6, 1945 - March 14, 2019
Born in Buffalo, New York
Resided in Olcott, New York
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FUNK - Lawrence J.
March 14, 2019 at age 73. Beloved husband of the late Beverly (nee Weiss) Funk; devoted father of Susan Funk and the late Lori Funk; dear son of the late William and Mary (nee O'Brien) Funk; loving grandfather of Eryka and Jacob Eagle; brother of Dolores (Robert) Diemert and Walter (Martina) Funk; fond companion of Yukon and Toby; also survived by nieces and nephews; best friend of Edward McGrew, Jr. The family will be present to receive friends on Sunday from 4-7 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 5200 Sheridan Dr. (at Hopkins Rd) where prayers will be offered on Monday at 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:00 AM from Infant of Prague Church, 921 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga. Interment to follow at Clarence Fillmore Cemetery. Share condolences at
Buffalo News Obituary Version
May 6, 1945 — March 14, 2019

Lawrence J. Funk, of Olcott, a retired senior investigator with the Amherst Police Department, died Thursday in Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 73.

Born in Buffalo, he grew up in Cheektowaga and survived the Cleveland Hill Elementary School fire in 1954. After graduating from Cleveland Hill High School in 1964, he earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry from Paul Smith College.

He spent a year with the Lockport Police Department, then transferred to the Amherst Police in 1969. He was assigned to the Traffic Unit in 1988 and retired in January 1997 as senior investigator for the Accident Investigation Unit.

He also was the longest-serving security guard at Hengerer’s department store, working nights and weekends for 25 years at the branches in Eggertsville and Eastern Hills Mall.

An avid gardener and a dog lover, he moved to Olcott Beach after he retired.

His wife, the former Beverly A. Weiss, a nurse, died in 1994.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan; a sister, Dolores Diemert; a brother, Walter; his longtime friend, Edward McGrew; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Monday, March 18, in Infant of Prague Catholic Church, 921 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga.




Amherst Chapel
5200 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY US 14221
Sunday, March 17, 2019
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Mass of Christian Burial
Infant of Prague Church
921 Cleveland Drive
Cheektowaga, NY US 14225
Monday, March 18, 2019
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Clarence Fillmore Cemetery
4580 Ransom Rd.
Clarence, NY US 14031
Monday, March 18, 2019