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  • Celebration of Life to take place January 29

    TRC self-advocates who passed away last year will be remembered at our annual William Haenggi Celebration of Life on Friday, January 29.

    The event will honor people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who received Residential supports from The Resource Center and who died between October 1, 2019, and December 31, 2020.

    Because of the pandemic, the Celebration of Life will be a virtual event.   It will begin at 6:00 p.m. and include a slideshow containing photos and personal information about each of the people being remembered.  The Reverend James D. Witherington Jr., M.Div., Chaplain at Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, will share some remarks.

    People who would like to attend the Celebration of Life should RSVP by Monday, January 25, by phoning Renae Thayer at (716) 661-1441 to obtain the login information for the Zoom event.

    The Celebration of Life is named in memory of William Haenggi.  Bill was a longtime member of TRC’s Board of Directors who passed away in 2018.  As the General Manager of Sunset Hill Cemetery in Lakewood for many years, Bill was instrumental in getting burial plots donated for use by self-advocates who did not have funds for a plot.

    Here are the people who will be honored at the Celebration of Life:

    Nancy B.
    Joseph B.
    Ralph C.
    Robert F.
    Sharon H.
    Ruth H.
    Ryan J.
    Harry K.
    Catherine K.
    Paul P.
    Christopher S.
    Donald T.

    Click here to make a donation to the William Haenggi Celebration of Life Fund in memory of someone who has passed.  Money from this fund is used to pay the funeral costs of people with disabilities who do not have the financial resources to cover such expenses.

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