Obituaries

Gail Daniels Hassett

Gail Daniels Hassett, age 79, died Oct. 14, 2016. Gail is survived by her husband, Charles T. Hassett; her children, Timothy C., Mark D. (Meg) and Ellen Joan Hassett (Richard); four grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A committal service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Holy Cross ...

Christopher J. Haase “Dirt”

Christopher John Haase, 25, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Saturday (May 13, 2017) at home. He was born July 6, 1991 in Buffalo, the son of Lawrence J. Haase Jr. of Utica and the late Magdalena (Rivera) Fred. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Christopher was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, ...

Janet C. Van Gelder

Janet C. Van Gelder, 73, of Silver Creek, NY, died unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon, April 29, 2017, at her residence. Janet was born in Tottenville, NY on September 23, 1943, the daughter of the late Walter and Irma Casey. She was raised in Staten Island and graduated from Tottenville ...

Thomas C. Sullivan

Thomas C. Sullivan, age 79, passed away early Saturday morning at the Chautauqua County Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center after an extended illness. Born in Dunkirk, the son of the late Thomas and Esther Nash Sullivan, he was a resident of Fredonia his entire life. He was a graduate of ...

Cecelia C. Cieslewicz

Cecelia C. Cieslewicz, 89, of Dunkirk, died Monday afternoon, March 13, 2017. She was born May 9, 1927, in Dunkirk, daughter of the late John and Catherine (Bielat) Kos. Surviving are children Michael V. Cieslewicz of Dunkirk and Daughter Christine (Raymond) Budniewski Jr. of Cherry ...

Patricia L. (Higbee) Zanghi

WESTFIELD — Patricia L. (Higbee) Zanghi, age 58, of Oak St., Westfield, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at home following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787.

Thomas C. Sullivan

Thomas C. Sullivan, age 79, passed away early Saturday morning at the Chautauqua County Nursing and Rehab Center after an extended illness. Born in Dunkirk, the son of the late Thomas and Esther Nash Sullivan and was a resident of Fredonia his entire life. He was a graduate of Cardinal ...

Christopher J. Haase

Christopher John Haase, 25, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Saturday (May 13, 2017) at home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 o’clock in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Calling hours will be held ...

Faye J. Colvin

After 99 years of a life filled with family and friends who cherished her and were thankful for her loving devotion, Faye (Johnson) Colvin, born March 26, 1918, in Sinclairville, NY died peacefully at her Fairway Pines home in Sebring, FL on April 7, 2017. She was the daughter of Clarence and ...

Leonard A. Stephens

Leonard A. Stephens CATTARAUGUS — Leonard A. Stephens, 82, of Cattaraugus, passed away Thursday (May 11, 2017) at WCA Hospital in Jamestown. He was born May 23,1934, in Barberton, Ohio, the son of the late Walter and Gladys (LaBo) Stephens. On June 19, 1953, he married the former Emma ...

Richard K. “Rick” Rotunda

WESTFIELD — Richard K. "Rick" Rotunda, 62, of Beckman Ave., Westfield, died Friday, May 12, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital following a brief illness after being stricken at home. Rick was born on Dec. 4, 1954 in Westfield, NY, the son of Richard C. Rotunda of Westfield and the late Joann ...

Wesley A. George

Wesley A. George, known to many as "Uncle Wesley," passed away 18 days before his 99th birthday in his home. He was born May 28, 1918 in Portland, NY. He grew up on Bradish Street in Fredonia and was on the FHS football team. Sixty five years after his military service, he finally began to ...

Thomas Sullivan

Thomas Sullivan, 79, passed away early Saturday morning at the Chautauqua County Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral arrange- ments are incomplete and will be announced by the Newman Funeral Home, Inc.

Elizabeth J. (McDonnell) Keddie

Elizabeth Jane (McDonnell) Keddie, 71, of Dunkirk died Wednesday (May 10, 2017) at Lake Shore Hospital in Irving following a brief illness. She was born on July 8, 1945 in Dunkirk, a twin daughter to Ira P. and Jane L. (Mook) McDonnell in Dunkirk. Jane graduated from Brocton Central School, ...

Leonard A. Stephens

CATTARAUGUS -- Leonard A. Stephens, 82, of Cattaraugus, NY passed away May 11, 2017 at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, NY. He was born May 23, 1934 in Barberton, OH, the son of the late Walter and Gladys (LaBo) Stephens. On June 19, 1953 he married the former Emma Jean Huber, who survives. Mr. ...

Elizabeth J. (McDonnell) Keddie

Elizabeth Jane (McDonnell) Keddie, 71, of Dunkirk died Wednesday (May 10, 2017) at Lake Shore Hospital in Irving following a brief illness. She was born on July 8, 1945 in Dunkirk, a twin daughter to Ira P. and Jane L. (Mook) McDonnell in Dunkirk. Jane graduated from Brocton Central ...

Betty Viola Jackson

Betty Viola Jackson, 91, of South Stockton, passed away at her home Monday, May 8, 2017, with family by her side. Born April 22, 1926 in Dunkirk, a daughter of the late George and Florence Townley Motto. She moved to South Stockton in 1959. She was employed at the Worsted Mills, ...

Eugene R. “Gene” Cullen

LEON — Eugene R. “Gene” Cullen, 74, of the Leon-New Albion Road, Town of Leon, NY, passed away suddenly, Sunday, May 7, 2017 at home of a sudden heart attack. He was born May 21, 1942 in Gowanda, N.Y., the son of the late, Glenn Ellis and Thelma Wilma Snyder Cullen. He was a ...

Paul W. Smith October 29, 1938 – May 1, 2017

Paul W. Smith, 78, of Cherry Creek, NY passed into eternal rest May 1, 2017. He was born October 29, 1938 in Cottage, NY to the late Ralph and Doris (Mosher) Smith. He was also preceded in death by his siblings Loran (Grace Ann) Smith, Grace (John) Crouse and John Smith. He is ...

Robert J. Waters

Robert J. Waters, of Dun- kirk, N.Y., age 66, who never met a stranger, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 5, 2017 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Erie, Pa. Robert was born on July 23, 1950. A longtime resident of Dunkirk, he worked at Kodak and worked in construction as a ...