Obituaries

Charles D. Little

Charles D. Little, 67, died at his residence on January 18, 2018. He was the son of the late Frances Rice (Little) Pagano and Edwin D. Little. He graduated from Ripley Central School in 1968 and the State University of New York at Fredonia with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. After ...

Josephine Leone “Jay” Ortolano

Josephine Leone "Jay" Ortolano, 89, of Silver Creek, New York, passed away Saturday morning at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, New York. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek, New York.

James R. Eiden

James R. Eiden, 67, of Dunkirk, NY died peacefully at his residence on Saturday afternoon January 27, 2018. Jim was born on September 24, 1950 in Milwaukee, WI. He was the son of the late Murlyn and Ruth Eiden. In 1968, he graduated from Silver Creek Central School. From there, Jim joined the ...

Richard Allan “Baldy” Walker

Richard Allan "Baldy" Walker, 66, of Sinclairville, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family after fighting his battle against cancer. Born April 23, 1951 in Kittanning, PA a son of the late Joseph G. and Doris Mae Miller Walker. He was a veteran of the ...

Virginia C. Lelonek

Virginia C. Lelonek, 89, of Stockton, WCA Home, died Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab. She was born April 8, 1928, Utica, daughter of the late Stanley and Clara (Lemanski) Maszczak. A retired employee of Chautauqua Opportunities as a Health Care Aide and past ...

Terrance (Terry) John Ransbury Sr.

Terrance John Ransbury Sr. (Terry) 89, recently of Pittsboro, NC, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 15, 2018 in Pittsboro after struggling with dementia. Terry was born September 2, 1928 in Dunkirk, NY to Murray and Catherine Ransbury. He is survived by his brother David Ransbury of ...

M. Louise (Cannon) Ratkoski

Mrs. M. Louise (Cannon) Ratkoski, 91 formerly of Dunkirk, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 1, 2017 at Elderwood in Liverpool, NY after a long illness. Born on August 11, 1926 in Carbondale, PA to the late Kathryn (Loughney) Cannon. Louise was raised in Carbondale and after moving ...

Russell G. Kreger

WESTFIELD — Russell G. Kreger, 54, of Wood Street, Westfield, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 2nd, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Westfield, on Jan. 14, 1964, the son of Lorene L. (Getselmen) Kreger, of Orchard Park and the late Calvin H. Kreger. Mr. Kreger currently worked as a ...

Ronald W. Winkler

Ronald W. Winkler, 79, of Sheridan died Tuesday morning (Jan. 30, 2018) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass which will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in Holy Trinity Church. There will be no ...

Kay Frances Gnadzinski

Kay Frances Gnadzinski, 68 years old of Fredonia, New York passed away at her home late Wednesday evening January 31 , 2018 after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Dunkirk, New York on March 19, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Robert and Garnet ...

Richard A. “Baldy” Walker

Richard A. "Baldy" Walker, 66 of Sinclairville, passed away February 1, 2018. Husband of SueAnn Kilbury-Walker; father of Lynn Blake, "Chipper" Walker, Mandy Hileman, Brandy Cochrane, Chelsea, Kenny and Zack Kilbury. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. ...

M. Louise (Cannon) Ratkoski

Mrs. M. Louise (Cannon) Ratkoski, 91 formerly of Dunkirk, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 1, 2017 at Elderwood in Liverpool, NY after a long illness. Born on August 11, 1926 in Carbondale, PA to the late Kathryn (Loughney) Cannon. Louise was raised in Carbondale and after moving ...

Janet F. Reiner

Janet F. Reiner, of Dunkirk, NY, passed away at home Monday, January 29, 2018, with family by her side. Janet was born in Newton, MA. on September 23, 1935 to George Flanagan and Eileen Morrison Flanagan. She married Henry C. Reiner Jr. March 8th, 1958. She lived a short time in ...

Jeffrey N. Greabell

Jeffrey N. Greabell, age 78, of Williamsville, NY, formerly of Westfield, NY and South Onondaga, NY, beloved husband of the former Judith A. Fellows, passed away peacefully at his home on January 27, 2018. Jeff was born on July 12, 1939 in Syracuse, New York, the son of the late Leon and ...

Kay Frances Gnadzinski

Kay Frances Gnadzinski, 68-years-old of Fredonia, New York passed away at her home late Wednesday evening January 31, 2018 after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Dunkirk, NY on March 19, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Robert and Garnet Baldridge ...

M. Louise Ratkoski

M. Louise Ratkoski, 91, of Dunkirk passed away peacefully Thursday morning Feb. 1, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Bobbie B. Vass

Bobbie B. Vass, 79, of Fredonia passed away Monday Jan. 29, 2018 at home following a brief illness. He was born in Nuttallburg, West Virginia in 1938 to Ronald and Charlotte Simmons Vass. He graduated from Shady Springs High School in 1956 and joined the Air Force and was stationed in Hawaii, ...

Janet F. Reiner

Janet F. Reiner, of Dunkirk, NY, passed away at home Monday, January 29, 2018, with family by her side. Janet was born in Newton, MA. on September 23, 1935 to George Flanagan and Eileen Morrison Flanagan. She married Henry C. Reiner Jr. March 8, 1958. She lived a short time in Cincinnati, ...

Bill Dillenburg

Bill Dillenburg was born in Dunkirk, New York to Thomas and Elizabeth Dillenburg on June 23, 1946. He passed away after a battle with cancer on January 29, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. He leaves his loving wife of 31 years, Rhonda Lee Dillenburg. He is also survived by 2 children, Heather ...

Daniel D. “Big Dan” Bigelow

Daniel D. "Big Dan" Bigelow, 46, of Cleveland Avenue, Fredonia, died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Mercy Ambulatory Care in Orchard Park, after recently having knee surgery. He was born in Dunkirk on March 30, 1971, the son of the late Douglas L. and Tenny C. (Webb) Bigelow. He ...