Obituaries

Leonard Catalano

Leonard Catalano

Leonard Catalano, "Big Lou," 92, was surrounded by his family when he passed away at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on July 24, 2017. He is survived by his wife Alberta (Szablewski). They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 14, 2017. Five ...

Glenn W. Pastor

Glenn W. Pastor, 67, of Cassadaga, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born September 3, 1949 in Dunkirk, son of the late John and Reva Smith Pastor. He was raised in Lily Dale and was a 1967 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central ...

Cecil R. Snyder Jr.

Cecil R. Snyder Jr.

1944 - 2017 Cecil R. Snyder Jr., 73, of Cherry Creek, NY, entered to rest July 24, 2017. He was born in Gowanda, NY June 2, 1944 to the late Cecil R. and Dessa E. Snyder Sr. In his early years, Cecil worked for R. & L. Smith trucking as a driver, Rouckh Motors as a mechanic ...

Kathryn M. Hilliker

Kathryn M. Hilliker

Kathryn M. Hilliker, 87, of Irving, NY, passed away on Monday morning, July 24, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Kathryn was born on October 8, 1929 in Silver Creek, NY, the daughter of the late Sherman and Mary Louise (Geib) Bailey. She graduated from Silver Creek High ...

Leonard Catalano

Leonard Catalano

Leonard Catalano, “Big Lou,” 92, was surrounded by his family when he passed away at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on July 24, 2017. He is survived by his wife Alberta (Szablewski). They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 14, 2017. Five children ...

Betty J. Chaffee

Betty J. Chaffee

Betty J. Chaffee, 76, of Sinclairville, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing, Gerry. Born September 21, 1940 in Endicott, a daughter of the late Ben and Edith Clark Morlando. She was a 1958 graduate of Vestal High School and received a ...

Glenn W. Pastor

Glenn W. Pastor, 67, of Cassadaga, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at home. Husband of Debra Olmstead Pastor; father of Rhonda Pilarski and Dennis Pastor. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday in the First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St., Fredonia. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in ...

Kathryn M. Hilliker

Kathryn M. Hilliker, 87, of Irving, NY, passed away on Monday morning, July 24, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek, NY, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A complete obituary ...

Jean (McCall) Stebell

Jean (McCall) Stebell

WESTFIELD — Jean (McCall) Stebell, age 78, of Edgewater Dr., Westfield, formerly of Erie, PA, died Sunday morning, July 23, 2017 at home with her family by her side, following a brief illness. Jean was born on March 10, 1939 in Erie, PA, the daughter of the late Raymond and Mildred ...

Betty J. Chaffee

Betty J. Chaffee, 76, of Sinclairville, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing. Wife of 56 years to Donald W. Chaffee. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Visitation 47 p.m. Wednesday. Entombment in Sunset Hill ...

Janice M. Fields

Janice M. Fields

Janice M. Fields FREDONIA: Janice M. Fields, 78, of Straight Road, Fredonia, passed away, Saturday, July 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Dunkirk, on May 12, 1939, the daughter of the late Edward and Marie (Centner) Deering. She was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class ...

Jean E. Mekus

Jean E. Mekus

Jean E. Mekus, 85, of Dunkirk, passed away on July 20, 2017 at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Jean was born November 29, 1931, the daughter of the late Robert A. and Alice Richmond Erickson. She was a graduate of Dunkirk High School Class of 1949. Jean was a member of ...

Vivian R. Steward

Vivian R. Steward

PERRYSBURG — Vivian Rose Steward of North Road passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY surrounded by family. Vivian was 83 years old. Vivian was born July 11, 1934 in Cattaraugus, NY the daughter of Louis Legrand and Nell Rose (Curtis) ...

Jean E. Mekus

Jean E. Mekus

Jean E. Mekus, 85, of Dunkirk, passed away on July 20, 2017 at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Jean was born November 29, 1931, the daughter of the late Robert A. and Alice Richmond Erickson. She was a graduate of Dunkirk High School Class of 1949. Jean was a member of ...

Vivian R. Steward

Vivian R. Steward

Vivian Rose Steward of North Road passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY surrounded by family. Vivian was 83 years old. Vivian was born July 11, 1934 in Cattaraugus, NY the daughter of Louis Legrand and Nell Rose (Curtis ) Howard. Vivian ...

MaryAnn Brown

MaryAnn Brown, 81 of Westfield, formerly of Mayville, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Absolut Care in Westfield. She was born June 1, 1936 in Painesville, OH, the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Horvath Myers. MaryAnn had been a clerk with several local businesses. She enjoyed ...

Christine Elaine Bemis

Christine Elaine Bemis, 57 of Bradenton, Florida, passed away October 19, 2016. She was born February 26, 1959, the daughter of Catherine and Floyde Bemis of Bradenton Florida. She is survived by a daughter Cindy Jones, a son Dennis Skelton, and loving companion Shawn Murphy, Bradenton ...

Troy Walter Bemis

Troy Walter Bemis, 53 of Bradenton, Florida, passed away September 1, 2016. He was born August 21, 1963, the son of Catherine and Floyde Bemis of Bradenton, Florida. He is survived by his sisters, Tracy Blakeslee, Portland NY; Tammy Austin, Mayville, NY; Trina Boyce, Westfield, NY. He was ...

Marvin Colin Stokes

Marvin Colin Stokes of Dunkirk, New York passed away on July 17, 2017 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. He was born on June 4, 1935, in Corry, Pa., to the late Kenneth and Henrietta Stokes. Following his graduation from high school, Marvin enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in Korea. He ...

Jean E. Mekus

Jean E. Mekus, 85, of Dunkirk died Thursday morning (July 20, 2017) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11 o'clock in the First United Presbyterian Church, 19 West Fourth Street, Dunkirk. Pastor Rami Al Maqdasi will officiate. There will be ...