Obituaries

Mitchell Alvin Cool

Mitchell Alvin Cool, 73 years old of Portland, New York passed away after a short illness late Friday afternoon, February 10, 2017 at his home with his family at his side. He was born in Pittsfield, Pennsylvania on July 21, 1943 to the late Oliver Cool and Leda Darling. He had been a ...

Mabel L. Spayer

Mabel L. Spayer, 92, of Cassadaga, died, Wednesday, February 11, 2017. She was born March 25, 1924, in Pomfret, daughter of the late Leonard and Marjorie (Colson) Wilkins. Mabel was a home care provider for many years. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time in her garden and with ...

Elizabeth P. (Pickard) “Betty” Rothwell

WESTFIELD — Elizabeth P. (Pickard) "Betty" Rothwell, age 88, of Westfield, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at home in Sebring, Florida following a brief illness. Funeral Arrangements and a complete Obituary will be published in Wednesday's newspaper by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton ...

Celia Grochmal

Celia Grochmal, 85, of Dunkirk, died Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. She was born in Cheektowaga, NY on February 18, 1931, the daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Nowicki) Grochmal. Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, ...

Marie Ashley

1922 2017 Marie Ashley, 95, of Cattaraugus, NY, entered into rest February 8, 2017. She was born January 27, 1922 in Dayton, NY, the daughter of the late Emil and Mary (Winner) Erhart. Marie was a member of the Cattaraugus United Methodist Church and woman’s group, Cattaraugus ...

Jean Keith Wiggers Hanson

SHERMAN — Jean Keith Wiggers Hanson, 99, formerly of Sherman, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 in the St. Mary’s Home of Erie, PA. She was born Jan. 26, 1918 in Sherman, the daughter of the late Edgar and Erma Mings Keith. Jean had been a legal secretary during her working years. She was a ...

Wanda Mae Perkins

Wanda Mae Perkins, age 91, of Lafayette, TN, a native of Sulpher Creek, NY, passed away on February 4, 2017 at Knollwood Manor in Lafayette. Funeral Services were conducted on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette, with Brother Dean ...

Joyce K. O’Connell

Joyce K. O’Connell, 85, of Fredonia, died Thursday evening, Feb. 9, 2017. She was born Nov. 25, 1931 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Theodore Nikitas and Doris (Akrom) Mott. A lifelong area resident, Joyce was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1949. She served in the U.S. ...

Marie Ashley

1922 2017 Marie Ashley, 95, of Cattaraugus, NY, entered into rest February 8, 2017. She was born January 27, 1922 in Dayton, NY, the daughter of the late Emil and Mary (Winner) Erhart. Marie was a member of the Cattaraugus United Methodist Church and woman’s group, Cattaraugus ...

John H. W. Johnson Sr.

John H. W. Johnson Sr., 78, of Silver Creek, NY died Friday morning, Feb. 10, 2017 at the Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Gowanda, NY. Relatives and friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek, NY on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 ...

Dominic Samuel Rossotto

WESTFIELD — Dominic Samuel Rossotto, age 91, of East Main St., Westfield, died Monday, February 6, 2017 at home. Dominic was born July 16, 1925 in Dunkirk, NY, the son of the late Frank and Nazarena (Ciminesi) Rossotto. He married Nancy J. Condello on October 30, 1948 in ...

Terrance Wickham Sr.

Terrance Wickham Sr. passed away February 3, 2017 in South Carolina. He was born in Warren, PA, on August 13, 1940. He was a lifelong resident of Dunkirk, NY. Terrance spent a few years serving our country in the Marines from 1960 1964. He was a longtime employee for the city of Dunkirk ...

Marie Ashley

1922  2017 Marie Ashley, 95, of Cattaraugus, NY, entered into rest February 8, 2017. She was born January 27, 1922 in Dayton, NY, the daughter of the late Emil and Mary (Winner) Erhart. Marie was a member of the Cattaraugus United Methodist Church and woman's group, Cattaraugus Fireman's ...

Dominic Samuel Rossotto

WESTFIELD — Dominic Samuel Rossotto, age 91, of East Main St., Westfield, died Monday, February 6, 2017 at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in Friday’s Observer by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY.

Darrell Parke Allen

GOWANDA Darrell P. Allen of Rt. 353 passed away Friday February 4, 2017 at the Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, NY. Darrell was 53 years old. Darrell was born March 6, 1963 the son of Merrill and Jane (Prince) Allen. Darrell attended Cattaraugus Elementary School and graduated from ...

Gerald Frontuto

GOWANDA:  Gerald Frontuto, 80, a resident of Gowanda Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, formerly of Forestville, died Monday, February 6th, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Bloomfield, MI on December 20, 1936, the son of the late Rocco and Violet (Haveman) Frontuto. Mr. Frontuto ...

Stephen J. Visosky

Stephen J. Visosky, age 84 of Marion, passed away on February 4, 2017.  Stephen was born on December 25, 1932 in Erie Pennsylvania to Theodore and Julia (Cook) Visosky. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  Stephen worked for 29 years at ...

Chester K. “Chet” Carlson

Chester K. “Chet” Carlson, 89, formerly of Gerry, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. He was a veteran of W.W. II serving with the United States Air Force. Husband of the late Mert E. Carlson; father of Jay Carlson of Gerry; grandfather of Travis J. Carlson of Buffalo and the late Rachel Carlson ...

Dorothy B. “Sunny” Sarzyniak

Dorothy B. “Sunny”  Sarzyniak, 92, of Dunkirk, died Sunday morning, Feb. 5, 2017, at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab in Dunkirk. She was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Rochester, NY, daughter of the late John and Mary (Kaminski) Krzesinski. A retired employee of the former M. Wile Plant in ...

Dorothy B. Sarzyniak

Dorothy B. Sarzyniak, 92, of Dunkirk, died Sunday morning, February 5, 2017, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab. Relatives and friends are welcome to call Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 E. Doughty St. in Dunkirk. Funeral Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in ...