Obituaries

Patricia (Pat) Ann Jarvis

Patricia Ann Jarvis, 74, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2019 at Rochester’s Brightonian Nursing Home, where she was recovering from pneumonia. During her years in Fredonia, Pat was a doting grandmother, beloved by family and friends for her curiosity, creativity, and generosity. ...

Frederick J. “Fritz” Worosz

Frederick J. “Fritz” Worosz, 86, of Dunkirk, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Brooks Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 16, 1932, to the late Michael F. and Florence (Pleszewski) Worosz. He married MaryAnn (Korzeniewski) on May 28, 1960. They were married for nearly ...

Yolanda A. Leone

Yolanda A. Leone, 92, of Lansing, Kansas, formerly of Dunkirk died early Monday morning (Feb. 11, 2019) at Twin Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Lansing, KS. She was born May 14, 1926 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Felica (Petrella) LuPone. A resident of Dunkirk for most of ...

William Edward Fleeman

William Edward Fleeman of Webster, NY, formerly of Lily Dale, passed into spirit on February 8, 2019 in hospice in Penfield, New York. Born in Indiana on September 28, 1939, he is survived by his wife, Janet Fleeman (nee Price, formerly Beckens); a son, William Edward Conley; a ...

Betty L. Steverson

Betty L. Steverson, 86, formerly of Sinclairville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Wife of the late Herbert Steverson; mother of Christine (Dana) Lindstrom of Rio Vista, CA, Judy (George) Price of Bemus Point, Eric (Michelle) of Powell, OH, and the late Linda Jo Steverson; ...

Eufemia Vega

Eufemia Vega, 99, of Dunkirk passed away Friday morning, February 15, 2019 at Hamot Hospital. She was born September 3, 1919 in Patillas, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Julio Ruiz and Asuncion DeJesus. Eufemia and her family came to Dunkirk in 1952. She was a member of Sacred Heart ...

Marjorie Ann Menninger

Collins, NY - Marjorie Ann Menninger, 75, of Collins, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Mercy Hospital. She was born on June 28, 1943 in Springville, NY, daughter of the late Raymond and Annabelle (Lango) Crump. In 1984, she married Robert Menninger, who survives. Mrs. Menninger was ...

Lottie A. Pecuch

Lottie A. Pecuch of North Tonawanda, formerly of Lackawanna, NY, died peacefully on February 13, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Demian “Dan” Pecuch; loving mother of Robert (Patricia) Pecuch and Darlene (Mark) Berube; cherished grandmother of Lisa (John) Bresson, Jason Pecuch, Kelly (Scott) ...

Yolanda A. Leone

Yolanda A. Leone, 92, of Lansing, Kansas, formerly of Dunkirk died early Monday morning (Feb. 11, 2019) at Twin Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Lansing, KS.A complete obituary will be published in Sunday’s OBSERVER. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Sara J. Azeez

Sara J. Azeez, 75, of Dunkirk, died Wednesday February, 6, 2019, at the McAuley Residence in Tonawanda, following a sudden illness.She was born in Buffalo, October 14, 1943, daughter of the late Jamil and Gertrude (Pompender) Azeez.A retired employee of Dunkirk Radiator, Sara enjoyed time spent ...

Jane R. Blasak

Jane R. Blasak, 87, formerly of Perrysburg, NY passed away Thursday February 14, 2019 at Hospice Buffalo. She was born July 20, 1931 in Gowanda, NY the daughter of the late Richard and Ruby ( Langless) Ross.Mrs. Blasak was married to Edward Blasak who predeceased her in 1979. She ws ...

Jeanette M. (Keith) DePasquale

Jeanette M. (Keith) DePasquale, 89, of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Silver Creek, NY passed away peacefully Sunday morning February 10, 2019 under Hospice care at Envoy of Woodbridge.Jeanette was born on August 1, 1929 in East Randolph, New York the daughter of the late Kenneth and Mabel ...

Diana (Bourne) Work Parker

MAYVILLE - Diana (Bourne) Work Parker, age 84, of Mayville, NY, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center in Dunkirk, NY.Diana was born on June 21, 1934, in Westfield, New York, the daughter of the late David W. and Margaret G. (Pierson) Bourne, Sr.Diana ...

Mr. Carmen E. Twoguns

Mr. Carmen E. Twoguns, 57, of Salamanca, NY, died late Wednesday evening, February 13, 2019 at his daughter’s house following a long illness. Born December 28, 1961 in Gowanda, NY, he was the son of the late Tennyson and Arlene Steeprock Twoguns. He was married in August 1981 on the ...

Garrett Isaiah Warren

Garrett Isaiah Warren, 27, died unexpectedly in his home on February 7th, 2019. Garrett was a beloved son, cherished brother and an extremely loyal grandson. Garrett was a gentle giant that always had a warm smile and a large hug for anyone who approached him. Garrett enjoyed watching his ...

Migdalia “Dolly” Lara

Migdalia “Dolly” Lara, 58, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Wednesday (Feb. 6, 2019) at her home. She was born Jan. 28, 1961 in Santurce, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Nilda Jaime of Dunkirk and the late Juan Contreras. A resident of Dunkirk for most of her life, Dolly was a homemaker. She ...

Ray L. Poland

Collins, NY - Ray L. Poland, 86, of Collins, NY passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Hospice Buffalo. He was born on March 8, 1932 in Rio, WV, son of the late Virgil and Irvil (Lupton) Poland. He married the former Bobbie Lou Farley who survives. Mr. Poland was a US Navy Veteran having ...

Larry G. Dietzen

Larry G. Dietzen, age 72, of Dunkirk, NY died Saturday afternoon (Feb. 9, 2019) at Brooks Memorial Hospital.He was born April 27, 1946 in Gowanda, the son of the late Leroy and Patricia (Stelley) Dietzen. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Larry was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of ...

Ray L. Poland

Collins, NY - Ray L. Poland, 86, of Collins, NY passed away February 12, 2019. Friends may call on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 4-7 PM at Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 East Main St. in Gowanda.Arrangements are incomplete and a full obituary will appear in Thursday’s paper.

Jeanette M. (Keith) DePasquale

Jeanette M. (Keith) DePasquale, 89, of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Silver Creek, NY passed away peacefully Sunday morning February 10, 2019 under Hospice care at Envoy of Woodbridge. Relatives and friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek on Sunday, ...