SCHICHTEL - Debra G. (nee Momber) Of Orchard Park, New York, passed away on November 14, 2012 at the age of 53. She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 21, 1959. She will be lovingly remembered by George, her husband of 27 years: her two sons Timothy and Maxim and her daughter, Ana; she is survived by her father Lester and her stepmother Mary; brothers and sisters; Michael, Thomas (Marylou), Marlene, Janice (Lance) and Eric (Jill). She was preceded in death by her mother, Sophie. Debbie's nieces and nephews were loved and remembered by Debbie even though she lived quite a distance away. Her family and friends will forever miss her, and will fondly remember her sense of humor, caring demeanor, fun loving spirit and beautiful smile. Following college, Debbie became a registered nurse and practiced at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo for 18 years. A fit and avid walker, she would take her dogs to Chestnut Ridge Park, and was known to take her cat, Frankie, beside her in the golf cart on the property behind their home. She will forever be remembered for her love of nature and animals, and leaves behind her special dogs, Landy and Hootie; along with her favorite felines; Frankie, Butchie and Grouchie. Debbie's passion was for neglected animals, wildlife, birds and for the beauty of nature. No prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass to remember and celebrate Debbie's life held at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 26 Thorn Ave., Orchard Park, New York, on Monday morning at 11 AM. Donations can be made to The Cancer Institute, Roswell Park, Buffalo, New York. Arrangements by CASTIGLIA FUNERAL HOME, INC. (716) 824-6435. Please share condolences to the family online at www.cfhecc.com. Thank-you for keeping Debbie's family in your thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult time. You will always be in our hearts, Debbie. We love you.
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Published in the Buffalo News from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2012