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Debra Ann Needle, age 58, of Boynton Beach, FL, and formerly of Lockport/Newfane, NY, passed away unexpectedly on September 13, 2017. Debra was an amazing woman who was extremely devoted to her family, friends and profession.
Debra obtained her Bachelors Degree from the University of Buffalo with a degree in Sociology. She enjoyed traveling, visiting and taking vacations with her grandchildren and family. Debra had many beloved pets that she showed much compassion for throughout the years. She was an advocate for animal rescues. Debra served as a case manager for Compassion Behavioral Health and touched the lives of many patients and colleagues with her passion to help others. Debra was the kindest, most loving and generous woman to everyone that had the pleasure to have known her. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her, especially her sons, Shane and Ryan, mother and best friend, Arlene, father, Gerald, and step-father, Michael Ingalsbe.
A loving and devoted mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, Debra is preceded by her late husband and soul mate, Michael Needle. Survived by her mother, Arlene Ingalsbe (Kugler); step-father, Michael Ingalsbe; father, Gerald Fry; step-mother, Sue Fry; sons, Shane (Katie) Needle, Ryan (Ashley) Needle; grandchildren, Sierra and Grayson Needle; brother, Terry (Kathy) Fry, Randy (Sara) Fry; step-brothers, Bruce, Greg and Steve Kidney and Shawn Ingalsbe; step-sister, Shari Maak (Ingalsbe); and dear aunt of Josh (Marina) Needle, Karen (Timothy) Autry, Trinia (Jay) Symes, Emily Needle, Raymond Needle, Taylor Fry and Madison Fry; her uncle, Robert Kugler; aunt, Sheryl Taul; and several cousins.
A celebration of her life will be held at Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home in Lockport, NY on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Relatives and friends may call from 9:30-11:00 AM followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In loving memory of Debra, flowers may be sent to Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home or a donation in her honor may be made to Save-A-Pet Niagara County.
Published on September 20, 2017
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