Melanie Lauer

Melanie E. Lauer

September 18, 1971 - February 28, 2017

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Melanie E. Lauer

Melanie E. Lauer entered into rest February 28, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Born September 18, 1971 she is the daughter of George and Cheryl (Knight) Lauer.  She is the Beloved wife of Jodie Glagolich.  Dear Sister of  John (Jessica) Lauer and Wendy MacDonald.  Cherished Aunt of Ashley, Arianna, Dominique, Natile and Jonathan.

Relatives and Friends may call from 4-8 on Friday at the Taylor and Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara St. Lockport, where services will be held at 8:00 PM. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Condolences may be offered below, and flowers may be purchased through The Flower Barn.


  1. Nelson on March 2, 2017 at 1:14 am

    So sorry for your loss. It is never easy losing a loved one, sending love, prayers and positive thoughts to your family. God bless

  2. John Lauer on March 2, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Love you so much sister. I can not wait to give you a hug, hear your voice and laugh again. But until that day, know that you were my best friend, my second mother, my big sister and my twin. I hope I was as good a brother as you were a sister. I miss you so much. Fly high sis, heaven just got themselves someone special.

  3. Cheryl Rzepka on March 2, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Jodi and all of Mel’s family,
    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Mel’s death. I’ve know Mel since high school, she was always the one making us all laugh. I will miss her kindness, her humor, her love for life, and most her friendship . 
    With sincere sympathy, Fly High Mel, til we see you again my friend!
    Cheryl Rzepka and family

  4. Colleen Krauza Major on March 2, 2017 at 2:02 am

    As we are saddened by the loss of such a friendly funny person, Heaven has no doubt been in stitches having gained her sense of humor and is so much brighter with her smile! Although brief, I was blessed to have known her. RIP Melanie Lauer! Praying for her family & friends.

  5. Sandi Roe on March 2, 2017 at 2:34 am

    It is so hard to find the words but I was lucky enough to have had great talks and I learned a lot from those. I also got to feel the love that was given to my sister and that my sister had for Melanie all these years. There also was the wonderful presence of fun and laughter that always took place wherever she was. Mel had a heart for people who really needed that and she will be missed too much!

  6. Daniel Meltzer on March 2, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Melanie, I feel so lucky to have gotten the chance to work closely with you and even luckier to have had the privilege of calling you my friend. You were such a beautiful person, always kind, funny, and optimistic despite the difficulties you faced daily. Your oxygen tank faded into the background, you never let it define you – but we did speak at length about it once. We spoke about your hopes and dreams and you were very forward about your illness, and what that meant for your hopes and dreams. I began to grasp how incredibly strong you were after that conversation, although I don’t think I truly understood until I heard the news last night.

    Melanie, I want you to know that when I see photographs of your smiling face now it really hurts, but through the pain there is so much joy. Joy that I would have never known or understood if I never knew you. Joy that you taught me just by being you every day. I know I’m far from the only one that feels that way. I love you Melanie and I know you are at peace now. Our friendship will always remain a part of me.

  7. Patricia Dicenzo on March 2, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Wendy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Dennis and Linda Murphy on March 2, 2017 at 3:40 am

    When we saw you in January , Mel, your smile was radiant…your joy of being with family was easily seen. Today, as we remember that, the image will remain always. We grieve for your Jodie, mom and dad,and all your friends. Your life made people happy, as will the memories….forever!!!

  9. Frank & Debi Pagano on March 2, 2017 at 4:16 am

    George, Cheryl & family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss . Our prayers & condolences are with you at this most difficult time.

  10. JoAnn Brennan on March 2, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Cheryl and Family…I am very sorry for your loss. As we grieve for Melanie here on earth, she is flying high in heaven with her new angel wings! Dear Lord, please give this family peace in knowing that Mel is not suffering nor in pain. Bless them with strength to handle their grief and bring them all together in love to celebrate her life. Rest In Peace Melanie!

    • Kay Ball on March 2, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Will never forget when we first met Mel when she climbed over her fence and ours with here her cowboy boats . She was about 3 then. She also picked my spring flowers and rang my doorbell and said “these are for you”
      …Thanks Mel for the memories.

  11. Becky Arcese on March 2, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I’m so sorry for your family, Wendy. I hope God gives you all the strength you need to get through this. She’ll always be with you.

  12. Tom Bentley on March 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Cheryl, I am very sorry to her of your daughters passing. Prayers for Melanie, you and your entire family.

  13. Frank Detkos on March 2, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Melanie, you were one of the best people I got to work with. Every time we spoke there was laughter and it made each day you were here with us a great day. Thank you for sharing that with us and brightening up everyone’s day every time you were here.

  14. Ed & Lynn Dominiak on March 2, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    George, Cheryl & family, we offer our heart felt condolences for your loss. As our hearts empty in one way we need to fill them with the memories to keep whole. We didn’t meet Mel, but by reading about her I am sure we would of enjoyed her company.

  15. Karen M Anderhalt on March 2, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    My thoughts are with you all as you grieve the loss of Mel. She truly was a firecracker (& she’d laugh her big laugh at my saying that) and its obvious she was loved by so many. She will be missed.

  16. Bernadette Y. Salter on March 2, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    You will be VERY missed Mel you gave me lots of laughs when I needed them, from when I said Hey as a greeting to you, and your answer was Straw! PLUS you made me the best PB&J’S since my mom!

  17. Jason Cordner on March 2, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Mel u will be missed u always cheered me up at program made me laugh will never forget u picking me up just to go to program u we’re so smart when any song came on u would no who it was even if it was old. Whenever i had the chance to see u i would u made me smile gonna miss u Mel luv u

  18. Natalie Danielski on March 3, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Wendy and family, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  19. Dave & Sharon Boryszewski on March 3, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Cheryl and George, we were so sorry to hear about Melanie. Our thoughts and are prayers are with you. May you rest in peace Mel.

  20. Mke and Kathy Wehner on March 3, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Words cannot express losing a child. Our prayers are with you Butch and Cheryl.

  21. Erica Ando on March 3, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Melanie.I remember you from Phoenix,Frontier you were always kind to us.I know you are happy and breathing on your own now!God bless all!xxx

  22. Kathleen Riley on March 3, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I am so very sorry. Please be assured of my continued thoughts and prayers for all of us who love Melanie.

  23. Debbie Laurie on March 3, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Melanie was a great person. I will miss her. My prayers are with all the family. I will remember she is in a holy place now. Debbie Laurie

  24. Mary Beth McElligott on March 4, 2017 at 12:11 am

    My deepest condolences to Mel’s family, friends and to Jodie. No words can make anything better but just know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Bonnie Porter on March 10, 2017 at 4:27 am

    Mel left a huge impact on me personally. She was the first person to reach out to me when I first started working at Phoenix Frontier. Even though she was in a different department, she always took time to make small talk & made me feel welcomed. I (we) were blessed to have her in our SDP department & oh the real fun began :]. Her keen & witty sense of humor always lifted everyone’s spirits. Mel was a problem solver, fixer upper, compassionate, fun loving & genuine caring person. She was a mentor to me & always there for me. Mel left a such an impact on many lives including mine & my husband. She will always be treasured in our hearts & deeply missed. You are free now Melly Melly Lauer Soar High & Free.
    Awe Jodie..our love, hearts & prayers go out to you & your families.. Hold onto that she is no longer in any pain and she has a new perfect heavenly body. We Love you Jodie OXOX Mark & Bonnie

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