Fay Cameron Harter

August 11, 1924April 7, 2019

HARTER - Fay C. (nee Cameron) Age 94, passed away at her home surrounded by her family Sunday, April 7, 2019; beloved wife of the late George P. Harter; loving mother of Lois H. (David) Slade and Kathleen H. (Peter P.) Radetich; cherished grandmother of Peter A. (Ellie) and Erin C. Radetich; fond "Grandma Fay" of Kourtney and Kristopher Kijanka; sister of the late James (late Florence) Cameron, Roberta (late Lloyd) Higbee, Orin (late Alice) Cameron, Frances (late Robert) Sommer and Richmond (Lori) Cameron; survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was born August 11, 1924, in Hamilton, Ontario, to Richard Angus and Katherine Kirkpatrick Cameron, before immigrating to the United States. Fay worked as an Assistant Treasurer of the Bank of New York and also a former President of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Kenmore. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who enjoyed traveling, gardening, and was an avid bird watcher. Fay will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, where Funeral Services will be held Friday, 11 AM. Memorials to Hospice Foundation of WNY. Please share your condolences online at:


  • Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2019

Fay Cameron Harter

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Lynn Shaffer Ewing

April 14, 2019

Dear Katie and Family - While growing up in high school, probably the most troubled years of my life, I remember your mom, such a wonderful lady. I used to love coming to your house and talking with her. She was such a loving and wise woman. Your parents were a lot younger than mine, and I looked up to them for advice and guidance. And she made the best minced ham ever. She made it every time I came over. Hence my nickname "Mincy." Your family was the brightest part of those days, and I have never forgotten your mom. My condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother.

Donna, Dee Urbaniak's neice. Smith

April 11, 2019

Aunt Dee Urbaniak is now at Brothers of Mercy. She asked me to share this memory. She says your mom was always so happy when she made Georgie smile and when she did things for him. She also said your mom's spareribs were the best and everyone loved them. God bless you all.

Donna, Theresa Wesley's daughter Smith

April 11, 2019

I remember Fay as a kind and loving person. She always made you feel like you important to her. We had many wonderful family times with the Fay and George and my mom and dad. My mom Terry is at Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home as is not able to attend services. She cried so hard when I told her of your mom's passing. Hopefully they will all be playing cards, laughing and having fun in heaven. May God bless you all with peace.

Donna Smith

Diane Sommer Murphy

April 10, 2019

What wonderful times we had in Canada with all the Aunts and Uncles and Grandpa Cameron, all the great stories they would tell, about growing up Cameron. Aunt Fay always had the best smile on her face and so enjoyed being with family. I remember building the Harter home and the hammer fell on my Dads Head and Grandpa Cameron told my Dad all would be well just keep working let’s get this house done and so we all did. I will miss her beautiful smile and her beautiful love for all. Wishing the family the best always Diane & Jim Murphy

Donna Purdy

April 10, 2019

Aunt Fay held a special place in all our hearts. She was a positive force in the lives of the extended Sommer family. We will miss her generous smiles and the lilt in her voice when she spoke.
As today is National Siblings Day this photo of the Cameron sisters seemed appropriate to share (with apologies to the Cameron brothers).

Joyce McGehee

April 9, 2019

Dear Lois and Dave, Kate and Peter, Peter Andrew and Ellie, and Erin, All our love is with you during this difficult time. Your loss is our loss. Your Mother and Grandmother was like a second Mom to Jim, Janet and me (Joyce) when we were growing up on Englewood Avenue. The Harter's home was as familiar as our own. In later years she has been the beacon and the glue that held the extended Cameron descendants together. We will miss her always. Blessings to you all.

This photo includes Aunts, Uncles, cousins and siblings at our Aunt Fay's 90th birthday party. One of the best family gatherings in recent memory.