Obituaries

Verna Gworek

Verna Gworek died late Sunday evening, April 14, 2019, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, New York after a long illness. She was the wife of Donald J. Gworek. Arrangements are incomplete. Date and time will be announced by THE FANTAUZZI FUNERAL HOME, 82 East Main ...

Charles M. Dietzen Sr.

Charles (Charlie) M. Dietzen Sr., 67, of Dunkirk died April 11, 2019 in his home. He was born June 25, 1951 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Leroy and Patricia (Stelley) Dietzen. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Charlie was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1969. Following in the footsteps ...

Debra L. Ortiz

Debra L. Ortiz, 54, of Silver Creek, NY passed away Saturday morning April 13, 2019 at the Buffalo General Hospital, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Family and friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from ...

Douglas C. Christian

Douglas C. Christian, 67, of Stockton, NY died unexpectedly on Saturday morning April 13, 2019 at his residence. Family and friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek on April 27, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. A complete obituary will be published in ...

Daniel H. Millet

WESTFIELD - Daniel H. Millet, 86, of Westfield, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at home in Westfield. Daniel was born on April 20, 1932, in Westfield, New York, the son of the late Anthony and Grace (Grandin) Militello. Daniel was a graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School and ...

William J. Kawski

William J. Kawski, 83, of Dunkirk, died Monday, April 8, 2019, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA. A lifelong resident, he was born May 28, 1935 in Dunkirk, son of the late Frank and Rose (Larsan) Kawski. A retired employee of Green Thumb thru NYS DEC in Dunkirk, aboard the Fishing ...

Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell, 83 years old of Portland, New York passed away on Monday afternoon, April 8, 2019. A graveside service will take place on Monday April 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be accorded to Robert by the members of the American ...

Janet Lee Fleeman (Price) (Beckens)

Webster: Born April 29, 1939 in Elmira, NY. Passed peacefully April 7, 2019. Predeceased by her husband of 35 years, William E. Fleeman; parents, Glenn and Beulah Price (nee Cobb). Survived by her sons, Eric (Karen) Beckens, Scott Beckens, John (Connie) Beckens, and Alison (John) Valenti; ...

Vera Young

YOUNG, Vera, Suddenly April 12, 2019 of the Cattaraugus Seneca Territory. Beloved daughter of Randi Gates and Andrew Young. Sister of Ryder, Nanennette, Andrew Jr., Alana and Bella. Cherished granddaughter of Paula Hill (Gary Nephew), Randall Gates, Monica Young and Hiram Beaver. Friends ...

Daniel H. Millet

Daniel H. Millet, 86, of Westfield, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at home following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements and a complete Obituary will be published by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield in Sunday's OBSERVER.

Gern Ferry, Jr.

Ferry, Gern, Jr., 97, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Forestville, on November 25, 1921. Father of Linda (Gregory) Prechtl, of Fredonia; Ronald (Trish) Ferry, and Douglas ...

Zackary J. Degenfelder

Zackary J. Degenfelder, 22, of Collins, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2019 surrounded by his family at home. He was born February 23, 1997 in Buffalo, NY, the son of Scott and Deborah (Johnson) Degenfelder who survive. Zackary attended Gowanda Central School and graduated in 2015. He ...

Marjory C. Diehl

Marjory C. Diehl of Brocton died Monday morning, April 8 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Marjory Clampitt on August 2, 1920, just as the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women's right to vote was signed into law. She was an ardent feminist before the term was in ...

James A. Andrews

James A. Andrews, 73, entered into Eternal Rest on April 3, 2019 after a lengthy illness. He died at his Dunkirk home with his wife and constant companion at his side. He was born on January 28, 1946 to Andrew and Jean (Golubski) Andrews. He graduated from Dunkirk High School and attended ...

Gern Ferry, Jr.

Gern Ferry, Jr., 97, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Forestville, on November 25, 1921, the son of the late Gern and Minnie (Wilkes) Ferry, Sr. Mr. Ferry was a graduate of ...

Frances “Fran” (Frament) Polito

Frances “Fran” (Frament) Polito, 68, of Fredonia died Monday afternoon (April 8, 2019) at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. Calling hours will be held Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. ...

Zackary J. Degenfelder

Collins, NY - Zackary J. Degenfelder, 22, passed away April 10, 2019 surrounded by his family at home. Friends may call on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 6-8 Pp.m. and Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 3-7 p.m. at Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 East Main St. Gowanda, NY. Arrangements are incomplete ...

Charles M. Dietzen Sr.

Charles M. Dietzen Sr., 67, of Dunkirk died Thursday (April 11, 2019) at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Carol L. Badurek

Carol L. Badurek (November 9, 1955 – April 4, 2019) passed at home in Virginia. She formerly lived in Perrysburg, NY. She is survived by her three children and nine grandchildren. There will be a memorial service held July 13, 2019 celebrating her life at her church in Virginia. Any ...

Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell, 83 years old of Portland, New York passed away on Monday afternoon, April 8, 2019 at his home after a long illness. He was born in Newark, New York on August 14, 1935 and was the son of the late Elton and Edna Stebbins Mitchell. After completion of High School, he enlisted with ...