Loretta Szur Layer
Loretta Szur Layer of Pendleton, NY went to her eternal home on Friday, January 17, 2020. Born on January 11, 1935 in Pendleton, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Mary (Stipkovits) Szur. Loretta was a lifelong active member of St. Mary's R.C. Church in Lockport where she and her husband, Paul F. Layer were married May 3, 1958. Loretta was a graduate of NCCC, Campbell Kids 4-H Leader, Starpoint Room Mother, Ladies Auxiliary of Navy Marine Club member, and a lifetime member of the Historical Society of Pendleton. She also served as Pendleton Assistant Tax Collector. She enjoyed golf, quilting, and cooking and baking traditional Hungarian foods.
Surviving is her husband of 61 years, Paul F. Layer. She is the mother of Paul (Corrie) Layer, Jr., Michelle (Greg) Rahal, late Jeffrey Layer, Loretta (Karl) Frankovitch and Peter (Kirsten) Layer; grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of 2, and aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Thursday, Jan. 23rd from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at LANGE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 186 East Ave., Lockport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 24th at 10 AM at Good Shepherd Church, 5442 Tonawanda Creek Rd. N., North Tonawanda, NY. Burial in Bear Ridge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Stroke Comeback Center, 145 Park Street, SE, Vienna, VA 22180 or American Stroke Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. Condolences may be offered to the family at langefuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on January 18, 2020


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Karen Kurczynski
Jan 23, 2020
I am so very sorr to hear of Loretta 's passing. May you have comfort in knowing you will see her again in Glory. May you faith and Jesus 's promise of eternal life help you at this most difficult time.
Your friend from choir, Karen
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Sahndra Starnes
Jan 20, 2020
May God bring comfort to the family through our Lord Jesus Christ and the precious Holy Spirit.
Jean Fritton Kisamore
Jan 19, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of Loretta's passing. She was such a good friend to our family. We had so many good times when we got together. Card playing, ,limburger sandwiches after cards, parties our children playing together and all . We moved away but still remember all the great times with all of you. Praying for you Paul, Paul Jr. ,Michelle, Loretta, and Peter. and your families. With love , Jean