Obituaries

Kristopher Todd Kilby

PERRYSBURG — Kristopher T. Kilby of Main Street, passed away unexpectedly in Flint, Michigan after attending his cousins wedding over the weekend. Kristopher joined his brother Nicholas in heaven on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Kris was 28 years old Kris was born August 23, 1988 to loving ...

James L. Hemmis, Jr.

James L. Hemmis Jr., age 53, of North East, PA, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017. Jim was born October 11, 1963 in Jamestown, NY. He is the son of James L. Hemmis, Sr. and the late Dianne (VanDyke) Hemmis. Jim was employed at Advance Auto Parts in North East, PA. Jim was an avid hunter ...

Joseph C. Triaga

Joseph C. Triaga, age 83, of Silver Creek, N.Y. passed peacefully at home Sunday July 30, 2017. Joseph was born August 17, 1933 in Silver Creek to Charles A. and Rose (nee Castrogiovanni) Triaga. He graduated from Dunkirk High School, Class of 1951. Joseph served in the U.S. Air Force ...

James H. Draggett

James H. Draggett, age 90, of Naples, FL, formerly of Fredonia, NY, died Sunday, July 30, 2017. A complete obituary will be published in Wednesday’s OBSERVER. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.

Florence J. Reading

Florence J. Reading, 88, of Dunkirk died Sunday afternoon (July 30, 2017) at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA.Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Jutta Maria Rawcliffe

Jutta Maria Rawcliffe, (nee Heinisch), age 87, of Fredonia, N.Y., died at home on Friday, July 28, 2017 with her husband Jim and daughters Jutta Anne and Charlotte present. She was born in Gleiwitz, Silesia, Germany on Oct. 30, 1929. Jutta was the fifth of seven children of the late Wilhelm ...

Amber L. “Nickolas” Cullinan

Amber L. "Nickolas" Cullinan of Fredonia, NY, formerly of Angola, NY, passed away unexpectedly on July 28, 2017, she was 20. Loving daughter of Lynne Cullinan and Geoffrey Cullinan. Sister of Ashley, Angelica, Jacob, Geoffrey II, Brayden Cullinan and Chelsey Ann Valle. Granddaughter of Ron ...

Joseph C. Triaga

Joseph C. Triaga, age 83, of Silver Creek, N.Y. passed peacefully at home Sunday July 30, 2017. Calls can be made Wednesday from 79 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to the service, at the LARSONTIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue Fredonia, N.Y., where funeral services will be held ...

Eleanor Mae (Burroughs) Cunningham

WESTFIELD — Eleanor Mae (Burroughs) Cunningham, age 95, of Douglas Rd., Westfield, entered into the presence of her Lord on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Alleghany General Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA. Eleanor was born on Feb. 8, 1922 in Mansfield, NY; the daughter of the late Milton and ...

Amber L. “Nickolas” Cullinan

Amber L. "Nickolas" Cullinan of Fredonia, NY, formerly of Angola, NY, passed away unexpectedly on July 28, 2017, she was 20. Loving daughter of Lynne Cullinan and Geoffrey Cullinan. Sister of Ashley, Angelica, Jacob, Geoffrey II, Brayden Cullinan and Chelsey Ann Valle. Granddaughter of Ron ...

Jaye D. Borowiak

FORESTVILLE: Jaye D. Borowiak, 36, of Walnut Street, Forestville, died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, surrendering to Melanoma after fighting a long hard battle. He was born in Springville, NY on March 29, 1981, the son of Lynn M. (Sawyer) Borowiak, of ...

Jutta Marie Rawcliffe

Jutta Marie Rawcliffe, age 87, of Fredonia, NY, died Friday, July 7, 2017 at her Fredonia home. A complete obituary will be published in Monday's Observer. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.

Patsy R. Trowbridge

Patsy R. Trowbridge, 87, of Heritage Village, Berquist Manor, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at UPMC Chautauqua WCA. Wife of the late Basil E. Trowbridge. Arrangements to be announced by Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville.

Donald J. Kaminski, Sr.

Donald J. Kaminski, Sr., 81, of Dunkirk, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away suddenly Thursday, July 6, 2017. Don was born in Dunkirk on Nov. 22, 1935, to the late Joseph and Joanne (Karabin) Kaminski. Don attended Dunkirk High School and after gra ...

Brennen Isaac Bereda and Finley Elise Bereda

Brennen Isaac, age 5 and Finley Elise, age 1, beloved son and daughter of Major David E. Bereda, D.O. and Christina L. (Williams), Bereda, D.O., of Shiloh, IL and formerly of Beavercreek, OH, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Terre Haute, IN. Brennen and Finley are also survived by ...

Leonard Catalano

Leonard Catalano, "Big Lou," 92, was surrounded by his family when he passed away at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on July 24, 2017. He is survived by his wife Alberta (Szablewski). They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 14, 2017. Five ...

Glenn W. Pastor

Glenn W. Pastor, 67, of Cassadaga, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born September 3, 1949 in Dunkirk, son of the late John and Reva Smith Pastor. He was raised in Lily Dale and was a 1967 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central ...

Cecil R. Snyder Jr.

1944 - 2017 Cecil R. Snyder Jr., 73, of Cherry Creek, NY, entered to rest July 24, 2017. He was born in Gowanda, NY June 2, 1944 to the late Cecil R. and Dessa E. Snyder Sr. In his early years, Cecil worked for R. & L. Smith trucking as a driver, Rouckh Motors as a mechanic ...

Kathryn M. Hilliker

Kathryn M. Hilliker, 87, of Irving, NY, passed away on Monday morning, July 24, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Kathryn was born on October 8, 1929 in Silver Creek, NY, the daughter of the late Sherman and Mary Louise (Geib) Bailey. She graduated from Silver Creek High ...

Donald J. Kaminski, Sr.

Donald J. Kaminski, Sr., 81, of Dunkirk, beloved husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather, passed away suddenly Thursday, July 6, 2017. Don was born in Dunkirk on Nov. 22, 1935, to the late Joseph and Joanne (Karabin) Kaminski. Don attended Dunkirk High School and after graduation ...