Obituaries

Carolyn A. Ryan

Carolyn A. Ryan, 58, of Ashville, passed away Saturday June 15, 2019 in UPMC Hamot Hospital, Erie, PA. She was born August 2, 1960 in Dunkirk, NY the daughter of Shirley Andrews Grzegorzewski Maslakowski and the late Edward Grzegorzewski. Carolyn was a 1978 graduate of Forestville High ...

Sharon E. Lang

Sharon E. Lang, 75, of Sinclairville, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at Roswell Park Cancer Center, Buffalo. Born December 25, 1943 in Jamestown a daughter of Olive Snell Tillyou Donaldson of Sinclairville and the late Eugene Tillyou. She graduated from Cassadaga Valley Central School in ...

Herbert P. Barber, Jr.

WESTFIELD - Herbert P. Barber, Jr., age 90, of Academy St., Westfield, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at Westfield Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Herbert was born December 24, 1928, in Erie, PA, the son of the late Herbert P. and Edna (Woodward) Barber, Sr. He grew up in ...

William H. “Zeus” Hayes

William H. “Zeus” Hayes, 72, of Dunkirk died Wednesday evening (June 5, 2019) at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass which will be celebrated Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. There will be no ...

Sherry L. Clark

Sherry L. Clark, 75, of Dunkirk died Friday morning (May 24, 2019) at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo following a lengthy illness. She was born May 23, 1944 in Brocton, the daughter of the late Harlon and Doris (Parker) Clark. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Sherry was a member of St. John The Baptist ...

Samuel A. Sasso

Samuel A. Sasso of Fredonia, NY died peacefully in his home, on June 5, 2019, following a long battle with cancer. He was born on September 5, 1939 in Dunkirk, NY to the late Joseph and Concetta Sasso. After graduating from Cardinal Mindszenty High School in 1957, Sam joined the USMC. He ...

Dr. Anthony R. “Slim” Leone

Dr. Anthony R. “Slim” Leone, 95, of Fredonia died Thursday evening (June 13, 2019) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Funeral services will be held Friday June 21, at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 876 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Pastor Mark Massaro will officiate. Calling hours will ...

Raymond L. Peters

Raymond L. Peters, 70, formerly of Fredonia, NY, passed away peacefully at Absolut of Westfield, following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. He fought it bravely for ten years. He passed away with his family at his side. He was born July 23, 1948 to ...

Sharon E. Lang

Sharon E. Lang, 75, of Sinclairville, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019. Wife of Paul W. Lang; mother of, Richard (Dory) Lang of Erie, PA, Carrie (Steve) Neidig of Dallas, TX, Nicole (Steve) Russo of Sinclairville, Denise (Dusty) McClintock of Columbus, OH and Natalie Osborne of Broken ...

Omayre Benejan

Omayre Benejan, 37, died Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and a date and time will be announced by the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 East Main Street, Fredonia, NY.

Sherry L. Clark

Sherry L. Clark, 75, of Dunkirk died Friday morning (May 24, 2019) at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo following a lengthy illness. She was born May 23, 1944 in Brocton, the daughter of the late Harlon and Doris (Parker) Clark. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Sherry was a member of St. John The Baptist ...

Virginia Nichols

Virginia Nichols died on June 14, 2019 at the Chautauqua Rehab Center, Dunkirk, NY. Formerly of East Main Street, Fredonia, NY. Arrangements are incomplete, date and time will be announced by the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 E. Main St, Fredonia, NY.

Carmen L. Feliciano

Carmen L. Feliciano, 79, of Dunkirk died Tuesday afternoon (June 11, 2019) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk following a brief illness. She was born July 25, 1939 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Abad and Esther (Figueroa) Cornier. A resident of Dunkirk since 1978, Carmen ...

Erma J. Scott

Erma J. Scott, 88 years old of Westfield, NY passed away peacefully at the Chautauqua County Nursing and Rehab Facility of Dunkirk, New York late Tuesday evening, June 11, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born in South Dayton, New York on October 16, 1930 a daughter to the late ...

John A. “Boomer” Layton

WESTFIELD - John A. "Boomer" Layton, age 69, of Westfield, formerly of Watertown, NY, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Absolut Care of Dunkirk following an extended illness. John was born on July 18, 1949, in Chelsea, MA, the son of the late John W. and Anastasia (O'Callaghan) ...

Carmen L. Feliciano

Carmen L. Feliciano, 79, of Dunkirk died Tuesday afternoon (June 11, 2019) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Calling hours will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. Flowers gratefully declined. A complete obituary will be published in Friday's OBSERVER.

James McIntosh

James McIntosh died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at UPMC Jamestown, N.Y. following a long illness. 92 years of age, James is of East Sidehill Road Ripley, N.Y. Arrangements are incomplete. Date and time will be announced by THE MATHEWS FUNERAL HOME 104 W. Main St. Ripley, N.Y.

Erma J. Scott

Erma J. Scott, 88 years old of Westfield, NY passed away peacefully at the Chautauqua County Nursing and Rehab Facility of Dunkirk, New York late Tuesday evening, June 11, 2019 with her family by her side. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MORSE Funeral Home, 51 ...

Helen R. Szymanski

Helen R. Szymanski, 88, of South Dayton, NY passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation in Dunkirk, NY. She was born October 2, 1930 in South Dayton, NY the daughter of the late Orson and Bertha (Volk) Ruckh. Mrs. Szymanski was married to Fred Szymanski who ...

Delos E. Jacques “Jake”

Delos E. Jacques, "Jake," of Spotsylvania, VA passed away on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019. He was born December 2, 1946 in Gowanda, NY. Son of the late, Clyde and Marie (Velzy) Jacques. Jake was a 1964 graduate of Fredonia Central School and served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966 through ...