von der EMPTEN - Joan Suddenly, Age 71, July 27, 2013, beloved daughter of the late John and Alice (Suess) von der Empten; dear sister of Mary (John) Westphal, Jim von der Empten, Margie Hanson, Paul von der Empten, Kathleen (Dan) Rawlings and the late John von der Empten; survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation JAMES E. GRACE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 335 Ontario St., Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 160 Court St., Buffalo. Joan was a 50 year employee of Mutual of Omaha, a member of the Latin Mass Group and a Lay Dominican.
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Published in the Buffalo News on July 29, 2013