Parents Honor Son With 6th Annual Blood Drive to Help Others

September 10, 2019

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Paul Englert, Jr. was an all-American 19-year old college kid who loved lacrosse, his family and life! The beautiful young man with a bright future was taken too soon. Paul passed away from a pulmonary embolism on September 19, 2013 while attending class at UB. His parents were devastated. Heartbroken. They couldn’t quite make sense of it.

Since that tragic time – Paul and Denise Englert have made it their mission to help others by raising awareness when it comes to undetected pulmonary embolisms. But, it’s more than that. They work day in and day out to keep their son’s memory alive – by making a difference in the community. Their annual blood drive is another example of their continued work.

The Englerts are hoping you will take part in a blood drive to honor their son’s memory. It’s the 6th Annual Memorial Blood Drive in memory of Paul Englert, Jr.

WHEN: Thursday, September 12th from noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Town of Clarence Highway Department, 6185 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center

You can call to schedule an appointment or just show up. Photo ID is required to donate.

There is a great need for blood in our community. For more information – visit –



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Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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