Obituaries

Sharon M. Homokay

Sharon M. Homokay, 75, of Silver Creek, NY passed away Tuesday April 24, 2018 at the Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, NY. Friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. A complete obituary will be published in ...

Frank E. Austin

Frank E. Austin, 85 of Gerry, passed away, April 25, 2018. Husband of 58 years to Ruth M. Mowrey Austin, who he married June 7, 1960; father of, David (Lynn) Austin of Sinclairville, Brenda (Jay Stearns) Austin of Cherry Creek, James (Kim) and Larry Austin all of Gerry; grandfather of Dakota ...

Daryl L. “Butch” Gabel

GOWANDA — Butch Gabel, age 77, of Prospect St., passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018. A complete obit with details of services will appear in the OBSERVER. Schindler Funeral Home, Gowanda, NY.

Jose “Pepe” Galindo M.D.

Jose "Pepe" Galindo M.D. 89.5 years of Greer, SC formerly of Port Charlotte, Florida and Fredonia, NY passed away Monday April 23, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born August 27, 1928 in Real Del Monte, Mexico. The beloved husband of Martha G Galindo. The darling son of the late ...

Roger E. Pyle

Roger E. Pyle of Jekyll Island a retired attorney from Gowanda, NY beloved father died Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He is survived by his devoted daughter Pamela and son-in-law James Brown (who he called son) and his sweetheart Juna Todd. He is also survived by his sister Beverly (Herbert Sr.) ...

Inez C. Howard

GOWANDA: Inez C. Howard, 92, a resident of Gowanda Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Gowanda, formerly of Dye Road, Forestville, died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at her residence. She was born in South Dayton, on April 8, 1926, the daughter of the late Claude and Myrtle (Crowell) ...

Thomas Baideme

WESTFIELD — Thomas Baideme, age 65, of Westfield, died accidentally, Sunday evening, April 22, 2018 after being struck by an automobile in the Village of Westfield. Thomas was born on June 16, 1952 in Westfield, NY, the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Ricotta) Baideme. A Westfield ...

Ronald S. Skelly

Ronald S. Skelly, 80, of Main Street, Dunkirk, died Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Go-wanda, on May 10, 1937. Father of Sherrie Fisher, of Jamestown; Tim (Debbie) Skelly, of Fredonia; Ronald (Michele) Skelly, of Dansville; ...

John L. North (1943 – 2018)

John L. North, 74, of Cattaraugus, NY passed on April 20, 2018. He was born on December 1, 1943 to the late Lee and Jane North. Loving husband to Penny, brother in law to Candy, Robin, Wendy and Timmie. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio Funeral Home, ...

Salvatore P. Favata, Jr.

Salvatore P. Favata, Jr. formerly of Fredonia and Dunkirk, NY, died at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, NY on April 21, 2018. "Sal" was the youngest son of the late Salvatore, Sr. and Mary (Nasca) Favata. He was born in Buffalo, NY on December 27, 1935, but spent ...

Lillian C. Mathers

Lillian C. Mathers, 93, formerly of Cassadaga and Fredonia Place, died Friday evening (April 20, 2018) at the Absolut Care of Dunkirk following a brief illness. She was born March 3, 1925 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Florence Russell. A lifelong resident of the area, Lillian was a ...

Thomas E. Burek

Burek, Thomas E., 71, of Castile Drive, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville, died Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at Post Acute Medical Center, New Braunfels, TX. He was born in Gowanda on July 27, 1946. Father of Jill (William) Michalski, of Fredonia; and Todd (Carolyn) Burek, of San Antonio, TX; ...

Salvatore P. Favata Jr.

Salvatore P. Favata Jr. died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center, Dunkirk, NY, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018 at The Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 East Main St., Fredonia, NY. Friends and relatives are invited to attend ...

Joyce Blodgett

Joyce Blodgett, 83 years old, of Fredonia, New York, formerly of Brocton, New York passed away on April 18, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Joyce was born on February 13, 1935 in Chichester, New York to Jesse and Ethelynd (Van Etten) Craig. Joyce is survived ...

Nancy C. Ahlstrom

Nancy C. Ahlstrom of Dunkirk, N.Y. passed away peacefully at her winter home in Stuart Florida on Monday April 16, 2018 at the age of 88. Born Nancy Crawford on March 1, 1930 in Dunkirk, N.Y, she was the mother of 8 children and the wife of her beloved deceased husband Kenneth, whom she was ...

Jeffrey Mathew Agnello

FREDONIA — Jeffrey Mathew Agnello, 55, of Matteson Street, Fredonia, formerly of St. Rita’s Home for Children, JN Adam Developmental Center and the Temple Street Group Home, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY on May 23, 1962, ...

Irene P. Little

Irene P. Little, 77, of Ellington passed away Friday (April 20, 2018) in UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. A lifelong area resident she was born May 30, 1940 in Dunkirk, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy Rutkowski Panek. Irene was a graduate of Dunkirk High School. She enjoyed her family ...

Garry M. Stevens

1943 – 2018 Garry M. Stevens, 74, of Cherry Creek, N.Y., entered into rest April 17, 2018. He was born August 27, 1943 in Elmira, NY to the late John and Irene Stevens. Garry was a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam War, worked for the NYS Dept. of Corrections for 29 ...

Lillian C. Mathers

Lillian C. Mathers, 93, formerly of Cassadaga and Fredonia Place, died Friday evening (April 20, 2018) at the Absolut Care of Dun-kirk. Arrangements are in-complete and will be an-nounced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Thomas E. Burek

FREDONIA — Thomas E. Burek, 71, of Castile Drive, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Post Acute Medical Center, New Braunfels, TX. He was born in Gowanda on July 27, 1946, the son of the late Stanley G. and Ella C. (Kulpa) Burek. Mr. Burek was a graduate of ...