Obituaries

Robert Schwertfager

Robert Schwertfager

Robert D. Schwertfager "Swede," age 84, of Fredonia, N.Y., passed away peacefully and quietly in the arms of his loving wife and daughter at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a brief illness early Saturday evening, May 20, 2017. Bob was born on August 20, 1932 in Dunkirk to the late ...

Rodney J. "Rod" Wise

Rodney J. “Rod” Wise

Rodney J. "Rod" Wise, 56, of Cassadaga, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Absolut Care of Dunkirk. Born Aug. 6, 1960, a son of Kenneth and Patricia Glaiser Wise of Cassadaga. He was a 1960 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School. Rod was formerly em ployed as a truck driver ...

Sharon L. (nee Brant ) Jimerson

Sharon L. Jimerson, age 68, of the Cattaraugus Indian Territory, passed away May 21, 2017. She was the companion of Butch Jimerson; loving mother of Derek, Nathan (Brenda) Jimerson and the late Amy Jimerson; grandmother of Felicia, Kaela, Seth and Jeremy; sister of Robert (Sandra) Brant, Ina ...

Chester F Bud Nedvesky Jr.

Chester F Bud Nedvesky Jr.

Chester F. Bud Nedvesky Jr. died on May 17, 2017 at his residence in Penfield, NY. He was born October 25, 1955, in Wheeling, WV to Virginia Lee Truax and the late Chester Francis Nedvesky. He graduated from Fre-donia High School in 1973. He furthered his education, graduating from Albany ...

Robert Schwertfager

Robert Schwertfager

Robert D. Schwertfager Swede, age 84, of Fredonia, N.Y., passed away peacefully and quietly in the arms of his loving wife and daughter at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a brief illness early Saturday evening, May 20, 2017. Bob was born on August 20, 1932 in Dunkirk to the late Walter and ...

Rodney J. Wise

Rodney J. Wise, 56, of Cassadaga, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Absolut Care of Dunkirk. Son of Kenneth and Patricia Wise; father of Nicholas, Derek, Brandon, Tyler and Zachary Wise. Memorial service Thursday at 7 p.m. in Park United Methodist Church, 49 Sinclair Dr., Sinclairville, ...

Lillian Johnson

Lillian Johnson

Lillian Johnson passed away on May 14, 2017. She was born in Patterson, New Jersey. Lillian never knew her parents. She was fortunate to meet Dr. and Mrs. Howard Potter and they took her in. When the Potters moved to Fredonia, Lil came with them. When the Potters passed away, Lil stayed with ...

Louis James Demarco

Louis James Demarco

Louis James Demarco, 68, of Portland, OR, passed away on April 10, with his longtime love by his side, Garland. He was the son of the late Dr. Paul and Anna Demarco of Silver Creek. He was a Marine and served in the Vietnam War, where he was critically wounded serving his country. May he Rest ...

Robert M. Basch

Robert M. Basch, 96, a resident of Heritage Village Rehab & Skilled Nursing, went home to be with The Lord, May 20, 2017. Hus-band of the late Ruth Mer-rifield Basch and Helen Rose Basch; father of Marcia Benton. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday in Seeley Auditorium of Schwab Manor, Heritage ...

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Donald C. Piersons

Donald C. Piersons, 100, of Stockton, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing. Born October 15, 1916 in Stockton, the son of the late Manley and Ruby Blodgett Piersons. As a youth, he attended Stockton Schools, was active in Boy Scouts, played ...

Patricia Corwin

Patricia J. Corwin

Patricia J. Corwin, 84, of Silver Creek, NY, died Sunday morning, May 7, 2017 at the Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, NY. Pat was born on July 27, 1932 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late George and Louise (Page) Corwin. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School, Class of ...

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Frances M. Favata

Frances M. Favata, of Fredonia, NY, died at her winter home in Florida on March 23, 2017. Frances' family was at her side when she passed to be with the Lord. Frances finally lost her battle with cancer and Parkinson's disease. Frances was born in Dunkirk, NY on February 15, 1935, daughter of ...

Beverly M. Huber

Beverly M. Huber, 85, of West Chester, PA, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Chester County Hospital. Born Beverly Mardell Sample of Tarentum, PA, daughter of Daniel and Lillian Sample. Prior to moving to West Chester, she lived with her husband Fred in Fredonia, NY and Latham, ...

Chester F. Nedvesky Jr.

Chester F. Nedvesky Jr. died Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Rochester, NY. Son of Virginia and the late Chester 'Chet' Nedvesky Sr., of Fredonia, NY. Arrangements will be announced in Monday's OBSERVER by the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 East Main St., Fredonia, N.Y.

Lee “Butch” VanCise

DAYTON, NY — Lee "Butch" VanCise, 66, of Dayton, NY passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born July 11, 1950 in Otto, NY, the son of the late Doyle Sr. and June (Shore) VanCise. On September 27, 1975 he married the former Ann Baum, who survives. Mr. ...

Chester F. Nedvesky Jr.

Chester F. Nedvesky Jr. died Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Rochester, N.Y. Son of Virginia and the late Chester "Chet" Nedvesky Sr., of Fredonia, New York. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82. East Main St., Fredonia, N.Y.

Eleanor A. Esch

Eleanor A. Esch

Eleanor A. Esch, 100, formerly of Cardinal Road, Cassadaga and a Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing resident since 2015, went home to be with her Lord and loved ones, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Born Feb. 8, 1917 on a farm in E. Liberty, OH, she is a daughter of the late William and ...

Anne N. Van Vlack

Anne N. Van Vlack

Anne N. Van Vlack, 87, of Plymouth, IN, formerly of Silver Creek, NY, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Life Care Center of Rochester, IN. Anne was born in Jamestown, NY, on January 29, 1930, the daughter of the late Margaret La Dolce. She was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class ...

Dennis David Dorogi

Dennis David Dorogi

Dennis David Dorogi, 82 years old, of Brocton, New York, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday afternoon, May 16, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Dennis was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 27, 1935 to the late Joseph and Anna Fecek Dorogi and had lived in the Brocton area since ...

Kevin Mark Ackley

Kevin Mark Ackley

Kevin Mark Ackley, of Bradenton, Florida and formerly of South Dayton, died March 21, 2017. He graduated from the Culinary Institution of America, Hyde Park, NY. Kevin was the head chef at the Pier Restaurant, Bradenton, Florida and a real estate agent. Kevin was born August 7, 1960 in ...