Floyd A. Wendell, 64, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Floyd M. and Jean (Vespucci) Wendell.
Floyd was a resident of Niagara Falls and Wilson, NY. He attended local schools, graduating from the former LaSalle Senior High School in 1966, and Niagara County Community College in Sanborn in the late 1960's where he also studied communications in the 1990's. Floyd's passion in life was music. He was a gifted musician who played the piano and keyboards, as well as being a vocalist. He performed with various area bands and also entertained on his own including composing his own music. Floyd served as an intern at 97 Rock and was employed as a DJ at another local radio station. He also enjoyed cooking, playing cards and spending time at Lake Ontario in Wilson, NY. Floyd was also very handy and an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills.
Floyd is survived by four children, Jesse F. (Kari) Wendell of East Amherst, NY, Amoreena J. (Andrew) Patrick of Ashville, NC, Anthony M. Wendell and Eric C. Wendell, both of Lockport, NY; four grandchildren, Gracie, Mia and Ava Wendell and Calhan Patrick; three siblings, Geraldine Amendola, Jerry Wendell (Michelle Hall) and Rebecca (John) Tomaszewski, all of Niagara Falls, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be on Saturday, December 15th from 11 AM until 1 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will follow at 1 PM with Rev. Stewart Lindsay, O.S.F.S. officiating. Interment at the convenience of the family will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 7018 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 or to a charity of ones choice.
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