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Donald Ward, President - Grever & Ward Inc. Landscaping Architects of Orchard Park, NY

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sunday, June 24, 2018

Memorial Service
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Visitation and Memorial Service are at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg

Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg
4199 Lake Shore Rd
Hamburg, New York, United States

Obiturary in Buffalo News

The obiturary, and more information can be found at Lakeside Funeral Home.

Landscape Architecture degree at Syracuse College of environmental Science and Forestry 1952

Worked for the NYS Dept. of Transportation – landscape design for NYS Thruway and other public works

Joined Earl Grever, Landscape Architect firm (established 1939) and became partners in 1959. The first cemetery planning work was in 1940 for the Diocese of Buffalo, who remains a client 78 years later.

Mr. Grever retired in 1972. Don took up flying which allowed him to travel easier and began specializing in cemetery design as a result.

The firm offers cemetery planning services including Master Planning (new cemeteries and expansions), site construction planning, section design and layout, cremation garden design and landscaping plans and specifications.

Don was a licensed Landscape Architect in several states and an active member of many cemetery associations including OCA, ACA (American Cemetery Association- later ICCFA), NECA (New England Cemetery Association) NYSAC (New York Cemetery Association) MBNA (Monument Builders of North America). Planning cost sharing programs were offered for years through the Barre Granite Association, the Elberton Granite Association and Monument Builders of North America to assist smaller cemeteries with affordable design and section layout.

June 18, 2018

Bill Holland, Founder of Holland Supply, Passed Away on Monday, September 25.

Special Tribute In Memory Of Bill Holland

Our association recently informed you of the death of Bill Holland, founder of Holland Supply on Monday, September 25th at the age of 95. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.

Download the Special Tribute (PDF)

October 1, 2017

Scotty (Scott) Guy Ellis Passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Scotty (Scott) Guy Ellis, age 74 of Harpster, OH, passed away at his residence on Wednesday July 26, 2017.

Scotty entered into this world on June 6, 1943 to the late Guy W. Ellis and Delma Ruth (Markin) Garland in Meigs County, OH. On May 27, 1972, he married Donna K. Ward in Marion, OH. He worked as a Grounds Superintendent at the Grand Prairie Cemetery for 23 years and did construction all his life. He will truly be missed by family and friends. Scotty was preceded in death by his parents: Guy Ellis and Delma Garland; step-parents: Earl Garland and Edna Ellis: a son: Todd Christopher Ellis; two sisters: Shirley Heckler and Lula Belle McElroy; and a brother: Guy W. Ellis, Jr. He will be missed by his wife: Donna (Ward) Ellis; two sons: Jason S. (Sherry) Ellis of Marion, OH and Douglas S. (Sherri) Wilson of Nashua, NH; four brothers: Marvin Ellis, William (Joyce) Ellis of Texas, John (Mary) Ellis of Cleveland, OH and Gorman (Vicki) Garland, Sr. of Chatfield, OH; a sister: Jennie Espy of Marion, OH; a sister-in-law: Sandy Ellis of Marion, OH; six grandchildren: Hailee, Tyler and Jason J. Ellis and Erick, Chad and Jarrett Wilson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and Family can come to honor Scotty's life on Sunday July 30, 2017 starting at 2pm to 6prn at the Oakland United Methodist Church. Funeral service was held on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Oakland United Methodist Church with Pastor David Cottrell and Russell Howard officiating. Burial service followed at the Grand Prairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marion Area Humane Society or donor's, choice.

September 15, 2017

Trudie Wehr Passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sympathy is extended to Fred V. Wehr, (retired General Manager of Woodside Cemetery in Middletown) on the loss of his mother, Trudie Wehr on June 25, 2017. More information can be found at

June 27, 2017


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