Obituaries

Barbara White

Barbara (Cudebec) White of Fredonia, N.Y, formerly of Phelps, N.Y., passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She is predeceased by her husband, Paul B. White, son Stephen White and daughter Jean White. Barbara was a graduate of SUNY ...

JoAnn Lyden Soch

JoAnn Lyden Soch, age 86, of Delray Beach, Florida and Van Buren Bay, died "peaceably" at her Van Buren Bay home on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. A complete obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the OBSERVER. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.

Margaret G. Temple

Margaret G. Temple, age 88, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Margaret is survived by her husband Dean H. Temple. A complete obituary will be published in Sunday's OBSERVER. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, ...

Frederick J. Kalfas

Frederick J. Kalfas, 81, of Dunkirk died Thursday (Dec. 14, 2017) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Clevester White

Clevester White, age 77, of Brocton, N.Y. died Tuesday December 12, 2017 at his Brocton residence. Funeral services will be announced at later date. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 679-9000.

Nancy Ann Eberz

Nancy Ann Eberz, age 74, of Crooked Brook, Dunkirk, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, following a valiant battle with ovarian cancer. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences go to ...

Richard L. Frey

Richard L. Frey, 86, of Dunkirk died Wednesday morning (Dec. 13, 2017) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass which will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 o'clock in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Calling hours will be held Sunday ...

James A. Sommer

James A. Sommer, age 91, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Fredonia, died Tuesday morning December 12, 2017. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Monday morning at 11 o'clock in St. Joseph Church, 145 East Main St., Fredonia. There will be ...

Barbara Jean White

Barbara Jean White, age 91, of Fredonia, N.Y. died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A Memorial Service will be held at the Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Avenue, Monday December 18, 2017 at 10 am. Interment will be in the Webster ...

JoAnn T. Balon

JoAnn T. Balon, Forestville, NY, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at her residence. Born October 22, 1938 in Buffalo, NY to Dominick and Carmella Poleto. She is survived by her husband, John P. Balon, and children, Eric (Tammy) Balon of Falconer, NY; Kimberly (Jeff) Engle of Fort Madison, IA; ...

Claudia M. (nee Sell) Sullivan

Claudia M. (nee Sell) Sullivan, age 76 of Fredonia, N.Y., ended her life's journey to heaven Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital. She was surrounded by her children and several grandchildren as she passed peacefully from this life. Claudia was the wife of the late Thomas C. ...

Jean L. Jones

Jean L. Jones, 71, of Cottage, N.Y., passed suddenly December 11, 2017 at home with her loving husband at her side. Cherished wife of 17 years to Jack Jones. Funeral Service 1 p.m. Saturday at DiStasio Funeral Home 478 Route 83 at Balcom Corners, South Dayton. Visitation will be held two hours ...

James A. Sommer

James A. Sommer, 91, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Fredonia, died Tuesday morning (Dec. 12, 2017) surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Joyce R. Schultz

Joyce R. Schultz, born April 28, 1926, passed away December 9, 2017 at Elderwood at Williamsville. She was 91 years old. Born to Reynold Johnson and Ruby Anderson Johnson in Jamestown, NY. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Roland W. Schultz, whom she married on July 1, 1950. He ...

Donald D. Zimmer

Donald D. Zimmer, 94, of Dewittville, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at home. Born November 1, 1923 in Sardinia, a son of the late Harold and Ethel Turner Zimmer. He was employed as a truck driver for 64 years for various companies retiring in 2003 from Hills Trucking where he was ...

Rexford Johnson

Rexford "Pat" Johnson, 80, of Dunkirk, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, December 12, 2017. He was born October 7, 1937, in Dunkirk, son of the late Rexford D. and Rosemary (Goggin) Johnson. A graduate of Cardinal Mindzenty High School Class of 1956. Pat was ...

Claudia M. (nee Sell) Sullivan

Claudia M. (nee Sell) Sullivan, age 76 of Fredonia, N.Y., died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital. Claudia was the wife of the late Thomas C. Sullivan. She is survived by four sons; Family Court Judge Michael (Valerie) Sullivan, Timothy (Bonnie) Sullivan, Daniel ...

Thomas E. Taggart

Thomas E. Taggart, 62, of Silver Creek, N.Y., died Thursday morning December 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born on April 30, 1955 in Westfield, N.Y., the son of the late Gordon and Janice (Fuller) Taggart. Thomas was a veteran of the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and the War in Afghanistan ...

Joyce R. Schultz

Joyce R. Schultz, born April 28, 1926, passed away December 9, 2017 at Elderwood at Williamsville. She was 91 years old. Born to Reynold Johnson and Ruby Anderson Johnson in Jamestown, NY. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Roland W. Schultz, whom she married on July 1, 1950. ...

Austin Nobles

Austin Nobles, 95, of North Tonawanda, Saturday (December 9, 2017) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Husband of 70 years, Marion (Stearns) Nobles, father of Colleen Nobles, Ronald (Pat) Nobles, Bonnie (Raymond) Budnik, Janet (Robert) Beach, and the late Lorenzo "Larry" Nobles and Jane ...