Obituaries

Michael Ruiz Jr.

Michael Ruiz Jr., 27, of Buffalo, New York, formerly of Portland, NY passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 20, 2019. He was born in Carlsbad, California on January 12, 1992 to Michael and Teresa Schmitz Ruiz Sr. Michael was a 2012 graduate of Brocton Central School and upon ...

Shirley A. Stacey Sherman

MAYVILLE — Shirley A. Stacey Sherman, 86, of Mayville, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Westfield Memorial Hospital. She was born March 23, 1933 in Westfield, the daughter of the late Richard and Bessie Chapman Stacey. Shirley had worked as a home healthcare aide for the VNA and ...

Douglas C. Christian (August 25, 1951- April 13, 2019)

Douglas C. Christian, 67, of Stockton, NY died unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday, April 13, 2019. He was born in Jamestown, NY, the son of the late Louis and Marilyn (Holm) Christian. Doug was a 1969 graduate of Cassadaga High School. He worked as a correctional officer for the ...

Gregory Lee Gallaway

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Gregory L. Gallaway, beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, passed away unexpectedly in Mayville, NY, he was 28 years old. Gregory was born December 29, 1990 at Jamestown Memorial Hospital. Gregory was known for his extreme intellect, his deep passion ...

Alfred Shalkowski

On April 7, 2019, Alfred Shalkowski formerly of Dunkirk, N.Y., died after a long illness in Tucson, AZ at the age of 87. Alfred Shalkowski is survived by his four children: Scott (Judith) Shalkowski of Leeds, England, Kathleen Shalkowski-Kahn of Tucson, AZ., Christine Shalkowski of Columbia, ...

Susan Jane Stempien

Susan J. Stempien, 62, of Dunkirk, passed away Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, at Westfield Memorial Hospital. She was born December 29, 1956, in Dunkirk, daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia (Wojcinski) Stempien. A member of Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish Church of St. Hedwig, Susan ...

Michael Ruiz Jr.

Michael Ruiz Jr., 27, of Buffalo, NY formerly of Portland, NY passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 20, 2019 at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MORSE Funeral Home of Brocton, NY when they are available.

Donald J. Williams Sr.

Donald J. Williams, Sr., 79, of Dunkirk, New York, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Brooks Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 10, 1939 in Widnoon, PA and is son of the late Myrle LeRoy Williams and Mable Salsgiver. Don was employed for many years as a loyal United Steel ...

Eileen C. (Bowser) Buss

WESTFIELD - Eileen C. (Bowser) Buss, age 82, of Grove St., Westfield, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center of Erie, PA, following a brief illness. Eileen was born on October 29, 1936, in Kittanning, PA, the daughter of the late James D. and Rebecca (Toy) ...

William E. Tallman Jr.

William E. Tallman Jr., 71, of Fredonia passed away April 21, 2019 due to complications from a long time illness. "Bill" as he was known to friends was surrounded by loved ones in the time leading up to his passing. He was born Jan. 2, 1948 in Dunkirk, the son of the late William E. Sr. and ...

Henry E. Friedman

FRIEDMAN, Henry E., age 88, of Gowanda, NY; April 22, 2019. Loving wife of Anna (Nee: Wisniewski) and late Anne (Nee: Szatkowski.) Father of Kathleen (late Douglas) Booth, William (late Kari) Friedman and Jeannette (Thomas) Lesinski. Grandfather of 5 and great grandfather of 12. Brother of ...

William E. Tallman

William E. Tallman, 71, of Fredonia died Sunday morning (April 21, 2019) at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Donald J. Williams Sr.

Donald J. Williams Sr., of Dunkirk, died Saturday evening, April 20, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in Tuesday’s Observer by the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc. Flowers are gratefully declined.

Marie A. Cave (Hassett)

Marie A. Cave (Hassett), 95, of Berry Road, Fredonia, New York, died Monday April 15, 2019 at her home. She was born 1923 in Olean, New York to Joseph L. Hassett and Clara (Nichols) Hassett. Marie was a graduate of Fredonia High School and earned her R.N. degree at the Huron Road Hospital ...

Alfred Shalkowski

On April 7, 2019, Alfred Shalkowski, forerly of Dunkirk, N.Y. died after a long illness in Tucson, AZ at the age of 87. Alfred Shalkowski is survived by his four children: Scott (Judith) Shalkowski of Leeds, England, Kathleen Shalkowski-Kahn of Tucson, AZ, Christine Shalkowski of Columbia, SC, ...

JoEllen M. Sherman

Sherman, JoEllen M., 77, of South Dayton/Silver Creek Road, Forestville, died Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo. She was born in the Village of Gowanda, on February 9, 1942. Mother of Tane (Rod) Rogers, and Teri (Keith) Fish, both of Forestville; Toni L. Kelley, ...

Eileen C. (Bowser) Buss

WESTFIELD - Eileen C. (Bowser) Buss, age 82, of Grove St., Westfield, NY, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center of Erie, PA. Friends may call at the First Baptist Church of Westfield on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 10 AM until the time of Services there at 11 ...

Anthony J. “Tony” Kane

Anthony J. "Tony" Kane, age 71, of Bakersfield, California, formerly of Dunkirk, N.Y. died April 6, 2019. Anthony was born June 16, 1947 and graduated in 1966 from Cardinal Mindszenty High School. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the St. Michael's Chapel, Bakersfield, ...

JoEllen M. Sherman

FORESTVILLE: JoEllen M. Sherman, 77, of South Dayton/Silver Creek Road, Forestville, died Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo. She was born in the Village of Gowanda, on February 9, 1942, the daughter of the late Colin A. and Eleanor (Boyes) MacDonald. She ...

Patricia Ann Mack

Patricia Ann Mack, 92, died April 8, 2019 in Clearwater, FL. She was born October 11, 1926, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Gertrude (Smith) Sullivan. Prior to settling in Clearwater, Patricia raised her family and worked in Fredonia. She was co-owner of The Pink Bow in Fredonia and worked ...