Obituaries

Michael B. Ptak

WESTFIELD — Michael B. Ptak, age 76, of Bird St., Westfield, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital of Erie, PA. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787 in Wednesday’s Newspaper.

Lillian H. Katta

Lillian H. Katta passed away early Sunday morn-ing, Aug. 13, 2017 at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be an-nounced by the Newman Funeral Home Inc.

Edward A. Fabritius

Edward A. Fabritius

Edward A. Fabritius, 63, of Fredonia, formerly of Sheridan, passed away at Brooks Memorial Hospital on Friday, August 11, 2017, after a courageous battle with Cancer. He was born on February 23, 1954. Eddie retired from SUNY Fredonia in 2011 as head grounds supervisor. He attended Silver ...

Marian Colt

Marian Colt, 90, of Stockton, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Aug. 11, 2017 at Westfield Memorial Hospital. The daughter of the late Arland and Hazel Dascomb Wilmarth, she was born in Portland, NY. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Roy C. Colt. Her ...

Vaughn Page II

SILVER CREEK: Vaughn Page II, 52, of Washington Avenue, Silver Creek, formerly of Blytheville, Arkansas, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 4, 1965, the son of the late LeVaughn and Bonnie (Webb) Page. He worked as a Tool Crib ...

Thomas W. Phillips Jr.

Thomas W. Phillips Jr.

Thomas W. Phillips Jr., 73, of Silver Creek, NY died Tuesday morning August 8, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Buffalo, NY, on September 8, 1943 the son of the late Thomas W. and Jeanette (Morris) Phillips Sr. Thomas attended Depew High School and joined the U.S. Army on Dec. 27, 1960 ...

Edward A. Fabritius

Edward A. Fabritius, 63, of Fredonia, died Friday morning, August 11, 2017, at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in Sunday’s OBSERVER by the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk.

Anne Thompson Spencer

Anne Spencer

Anne Thompson Spencer 82, passed away on July 31, 2017 surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness. She was born in Dunkirk on October 7, 1934 to the late Walter and Dorothy Johnson Thompson. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert Thompson and son Scott ...

Anne Marie Furnar Leone

Anne Marie Furnar Leone

After 86 years of living and loving, Anne Marie Furnar Leone passed from this earth on August 5, 2017. Born June 11, 1931 to Fred Furnar and Rose Federico Furnar Vilardo, in 1948, she graduated from Dunkirk High School, Dunkirk, NY and at age 18 was employed as a book-keeper for the Alleghany ...

Arthur Frank Waters

Arthur Frank Waters

Arthur Frank Waters, 91, formerly of Ripley, NY, went home to meet His Lord and Savior on August 8, 2017, following a lengthy illness. He had resided at the Absolut of Westfield for the past three years. Arthur was born in Ripley, NY, on March 14, 1926 to the late Arthur J. and Alice ...

Margaret J. Thomson

Margaret J. Thomson

Margaret J. Thomson, 81, of Dunkirk died Tuesday evening (Aug. 8, 2017) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk following a brief illess. She was born June 16, 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of the late John and Jane (Winter) Anderson. Margaret had been employed at Dill's Hardware ...

Richard H. Tilley

Richard H. Tilley

Richard H. Tilley, 73, of Dunkirk, died Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017, at Brooks Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born August 8, 1944, in Dunkirk, son of the late Melvin and Melvina (Utegg) Tilley. A veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Richard received the ...

Arnaldo Morales-Colon

Arnaldo Morales-Colon

Arnaldo Morales-Colon, 69, of Dunkirk, NY, died Monday, August 7, 2017. He was born July 17, 1948 in Jayuya, Puerto Rico to the late Francisco and Maria (Colon) Morales. Arnaldo is survived by his daughter, Maria Morales; and son, Arnaldo Morales; a sister, Alina Gonzalez; nieces, Maria ...

Caroline Cole Newell

Caroline Cole Newell

Caroline Cole Newell, 90, of 17 Birchwood Drive, Fredonia, NY died Wednesday, August 2, 2017, in Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing, Gerry, NY. Born on March 7, 1927, in Sturgis, MI, she was the youngest child of the late Harry and Elma Pfenning Cole and was very proud to tell ...

Joy I. Jones

Joy I. Jones

Joy I. Jones, formerly of Fredonia, New York, died Aug. 6, 2017, following a period of declining health. At the time of her death, Joy was comforted by the presence of her nephews, nieces and cousins. She had been a resident of the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, ...

Jack Diers

Jack Diers

Jack Diers, 67 years old, of Brocton, New York, passed away on Monday afternoon, August 7, 2017 in Jamestown, New York after a lengthy illness. Jack was born in Jamestown on May 23, 1950 to the late Emil and Donna Newark Diers. He lived in Chautauqua County all of his life, graduating from ...

Shirley I. Gaffney

Shirley I. Gaffney

Shirley I. (Newman) Gaffney, age 81, of Route 5, Westfield passed into glory Monday, August 7, 2017 following an extended illness. Shirley was born on February 5, 1936 in Ashville, NY to the late Leona (Dorman) and Gustave A. Newman. A Westfield resident for most of her life, Shirley ...

Paul Grosse

Paul Grosse, 69, of Alleghany Road, Silver Creek, formerly of Heather Hill Drive, West Seneca, died Friday, August 4, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Buffalo, on January 23, 1948, the son of the late Andrew and Dorothy (Kellan) Grosse. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday ...

Maria Lourdes Colon

Maria L. Colon, 53, of Fredonia died Monday (Aug. 7, 2017) at Buffalo General Hospital. She was born April 16, 1964 in San Juan , PR, the daughter of Eliseo Colon and Olga Hernandez. Survivors include her daughter Lourdes Rosario of PR; six siblings, David, Jesus “Nenito, Gilberto ...

Richard H. Tilley

Richard H. Tilley, 73, of Dunkirk, died Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017 at Brooks Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk.