Obituaries

Marie “Tootsie” 
Lucille (Epolito) 
Colston

Marie “Tootsie” Lucille (Epolito) Colston

Marie “Tootsie” Lucille (Epolito) Colston, 83, of Brocton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, February 18, at ECMC hospital in Buffalo after a brief illness. Marie was born in Dunkirk, NY December 16, 1934. She was a 1952 graduate of Fredonia Central School. She was one of three ...

Daniel L. Newcomb

Daniel L. Newcomb

Daniel L. Newcomb, CFRE February 16, 2018 age 83, of Perrysburg, NY died at Millard Filmore Suburban Hospital. Beloved husband of 61 years to Barbara (Hugan) Newcomb and son of the late Wilson and Ruth (Dimmick) Newcomb. Loving father of Scott Newcomb (deceased), Bob Newcomb of FL, ...

Thomas O. Mruk

Thomas O. Mruk

Thomas O. Mruk, 76, of Largo, Fl, and Cassadaga NY, formally of Dunkirk, NY, passed away Wednesday February 14, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, N.Y. He was born July 6, 1941 to the late Henry & Josephine Scott Mruk in Pittsburgh, PA. He was a chief engineer for Erie County ...

Robert F. McMinn

Robert F. McMinn, of Fredonia, N.Y., age 87, died Saturday February 17, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Carolyn L. McMinn. Loving father of Jeffrey McMinn, Heather McMinn, Dr. Melinda McMinn (Vincent J. Pompo), a brother Richard McMinn and a sister, the late Janet ...

Francine A. Buchanan

Francine A. Buchanan, of Dunkirk died Friday afternoon (Feb. 16, 2018) at home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass which will be celebrated Saturday morning at 11 o’clock in Holy Trinity Church. There will be no prior visitation. A complete obituary will be ...

Mary Jane Maslak

Mary Jane Maslak, 73, of Dunkirk, NY, died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home, 56 East Doughty Street, Dunkirk, NY.

Daniel L. Newcomb

PERRYSBURG — Daniel L. Newcomb, 83, of Perrysburg passed away Friday, February 15, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 East Main St., Gowanda, NY. A full obituary will appear in Monday's paper.

Lucie E. Kaczor

Lucie E. Kaczor

Lucie E. Kaczor, age 95, formerly of Boston, NY, died on February 16, 2018. Wife of the late Frank, mother of Rosemarie Sklenka of Ohio, Maryanne (Craig) Sibley of Dayton, grandmother of 6, great grandmother of 9. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Sister of the late Lawrence "Shorty," ...

Lillian E. Gunther

Lillian E. Gunther

Lillian E. Gunther, 86, of Fredonia died Friday afternoon (Feb. 16, 2018) at the Absolut Care of Dunkirk. She was born May 24, 1931 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of the late Andrew C. and Helen T. (Karch) Evans. A resident of the area since 1954, Lillian had been employed as an executive ...

Kevin G. Lofsson

Kevin G. Lofsson

WESTFIELD — Kevin G. Lofsson, 55, of Westfield, died unexpectedly, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at Westfield Memorial Hospital. Kevin was born in Dec. 31, 1962 in Westfield, NY, the son of the late Robert William and Peggy Lou (Schrader) Olofsson. A 1981 Graduate of Westfield Academy and ...

Jamie A. Sullivan

Jamie A. Sullivan

Jamie A. Sullivan, age 46 of Largo, Florida, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018. He was born on May 21, 1971 in Dunkirk to James Sullivan and Juanita Mazany. A resident of this area most of his life before moving to Largo, Florida 4 years ago. He worked in the Shipping Department of ...

William H. Depew

William H. Depew

William H. Depew, age 79 of Fredonia, New York, died Saturday February 10, 2018 at home with his loving family at his side. Bill was born in Bath, N.Y. on April 22, 1938 to the late Gordon F. and Genevieve Hunter Depew. He graduated in 1956 from Dundee Central High School and graduated from ...

Lucie E. Kaczor

Lucie E. Kaczor

GOWANDA — Lucie E. Kaczor formerly of Boston Colden Road, Boston, NY and Center Street, Gowanda passed away early Friday morning February 16, 2018. Lucie was 95 years old. Born in West Falls, NY on September 23, 1922, the daughter of Herman and Ida (Gerken) Ellis. Lucie earned her ...

Thomas O. Mruk

Thomas O. Mruk, 76 of Largo, FL and Cassadaga, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Longtime companion of Helen Runge. Graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cassadaga Cemetery. A full obituary will be published in the Monday edition of the OBSERVER. Arrangements by Jordan Funeral Home, ...

Lillian E. Gunther

Lillian E. Gunther, 86, of Fredonia died Friday afternoon (Feb. 16, 2018) at the Absolut Care of Dunkirk. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Joyce M. Snyder

Joyce M. Snyder

Joyce M. Snyder, 100, of Dunkirk, NY formerly of Silver Creek, and South Dayton, NY passed away Tuesday evening February 13, 2018 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center in Dunkirk, NY. She was born on January 26, 1918 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ernestand Mabel (Ehrke) ...

JimSweet

James A. Sweet

GOWANDA — James A. Sweet, of West Main Street passed away Tuesday morning February 13, 2018 at the Millard Filmore Suburban Hospital in North Tonawanda, NY surrounded by family. Jim was 82-years-old. Born May 7, 1935 in Newfane, NY the son of Durward H. and Helen G. (Gardiner) Sweet. On ...

Vera I. Bell

Vera I. Bell

Vera I. Bell, 101, a resident of St. Columban's on the Lake Retirement Home, Silver Creek, formerly of Sheridan died Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 unexpectedly after a sudden illness, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk. She was born in the Town of Sheridan, on January 31, 1917. Mother of ...

James A. Sweet

James A. Sweet

GOWANDA: James A. Sweet of West Main Street passed away Tuesday morning February 13, 2018 at the Millard Filmore Suburban Hospital in North Tonawanda, NY surrounded by family. Jim was 82 years old. Born May 7, 1935 in Newfane, NY the son of Durward H. and Helen G. (Gardiner) Sweet. Jim ...

Timothy S. Livermore

Timothy S. Livermore, 59, of Conewango Valley, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at UPMC Chautauqua WCA. Son of the late Charles D., Sr. and Wanda Anderson Livermore; brother of, Melanie S. (late Rhonda), Charles (Susanne) and the late Todd and Kelly Livermore; brother in law of Laura ...