Obituaries

Daniel J. Newman

Daniel J. Newman passed away on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. He was the owner and operator of the Newman Funeral Home, Inc. for over 50 years. Lovingly remembered not by his education, his many memberships and ...

Joan Bohn

The lovable Joan Bohn, 72, of Clayton, NC, formerly of Dunkirk, NY passed away April 26, 2018 after a year and a half long battle with Amyloidosis. She was at home with her devoted husband, Bob, and her daughter, Kathy by her side. In January, Joan's doctor told her that treatment was no ...

William E. Locke

William E. Locke of Fredonia, N.Y., age 86, former Deputy Director of Finance for Chautauqua County, died Monday August 6, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital. A complete obituary will be published in Friday's edition of the Observer. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.

Daniel R. Schrantz

GREAT VALLEY: Daniel R. Schrantz, age 69, of Great Valley, died Monday, August 6, 2018 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

Shirley A. Wozniak

Shirley A. (nee Straight) Wozniak, of Fredonia, N.Y., age 91, died Tuesday August 7, 2018 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with her loving family at her side. A complete obituary will be published in Thursday's edition of the Observer. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, ...

Norman E. Woloszyn

Norman E. Woloszyn, 80, of Dunkirk died Tuesday morning (Aug. 7, 2018) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Buck

Betty passed away peacefully on June 29, 2018 with her daughter and grandson at her side. Betty was born on October 18, 1929. She married Edward H. Buck on June 11, 1949. The couple had two daughters, Linda and Susan and lived in Dunkirk for over 50 years. She had been a music teacher ...

Susan E. Posey (Seekings)

Susan E. Posey (Seekings), age 67, of Jamestown, N.Y., died Saturday August 4, 2018. She was born on July 24, 1951 to Dorothy and Ross Posey. Susan is survived by her sons: Philip Seekings of Dunkirk, N.Y., Paul Seekings of Jamestown, N.Y., Robert (Tammi) Seekings of Jamestown, N.Y., and ...

David R. Eggert

WESTFIELD — David R. Eggert, age 81, of South Gale St., Westfield, died Monday, August 6, 2018 at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center of Erie, PA following a month long battle with injuries sustained in an automobile accident. David was born on October 29, 1936 in Jamestown, NY, a son of the late ...

Antoinette “Toni” Monroe

Antoinette "Toni" Monroe, 96, of Dunkirk, formerly of Van Buren Bay died Monday morning (Aug. 6, 2018) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. She was born July 12, 1922 in Cadogan, PA, the daughter of the late Valentine and Carmela (Guarnati) Testa. Toni was a ...

Leonard Joseph Coniglio

Leonard Joseph "Rabbit" Coniglio, 96, of Fredonia died Sunday morning (Aug. 5, 2018) at home. He was born April 26, 1922 in Fredonia, the son of the late Charles J. and Lucy (LaTona) Coniglio. A U.S. Navy veteran, Rabbit was extremely proud to have served our country in the Pacific during ...

Leonard Joseph “Rabbit” Coniglio

Leonard Joseph “Rabbit” Coniglio, 96, of Fredonia died Sunday morning (Aug. 5, 2018) at home.He was born April 26, 1922 in Fredonia, the son of the late Charles J. and Lucy (LaTona) Coniglio. A U.S. Navy veteran, Rabbit was extremely proud to have served our country in the Pacific during ...

Jimmy K. Williams

Batavia - Jimmy K. Williams, 62, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Rochester General Hospital, in Rochester. Mr. Williams was born November 15, 1955 in Silver Creek, a son of the late Benjamin and Ella Mae Johnson Williams. Jimmy volunteered his time selflessly for the ...

Debra A. Vert

Debra A. Vert of Allen Street, lost her valiant fight to cancer Sunday August 5, 2018 at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo surrounded by family. Debra was born in Gowanda August 24, 1959 the daughter of Arnold and Doris (Heitzenrater) Vert. A 1978 graduate of Go-wanda Central Debra ...

Susan E. Posey (Seekings)

Susan E. Posey (Seekings), of Jamestown, N.Y., age 67, died Saturday August 4, 2018.Calls may be made Wednesday from 4-7 pm at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia, N.Y., where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. A complete obituary will be published in ...

Antoinette “Toni” Monroe

Antoinette “Toni” Monroe, 96, of Dunkirk, formerly of Van Buren Bay died Monday morning (Aug. 6, 2018) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock in the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel P. Walsh ...

Joan Bohn

The lovable Joan Bohn, 72, of Clayton, NC, formerly of Dunkirk, NY passed away April 26, 2018 after a year and a half long battle with Amyloidosis. She was at home with her devoted husband, Bob, and her daughter, Kathy by her side. In January, Joan’s doctor told her that treatment was no ...

Leonard Joseph Coniglio

Leonard Joseph "Rabbit" Coniglio, 96, of Fredonia died Sunday morning (Aug. 5, 2018) at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Rosella Ann Siracuse

Rosella Ann Siracuse (Privateer), age 82, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2018, surrounded by family and "granddog" Rufus. She was born Sept. 15, 1935 and was a longtime resident of Fredonia, NY before taking up residence with her sister in Las Vegas, NV. She was married to the late ...

Richard E. Laemmerhirt

Richard E. Laemmerhirt, 79, of North Serval Street, Dunkirk, died Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Buffalo, on July 7, 1939, the son of the late Ernest and Mary (McCoy) Laemmerhirt, Sr. Mr. Laemmerhirt attended ...