Obituaries

Sharon R. Tefft

Sharon R. Tefft of Ripley, NY died at her residence on Oct. 10, 2018. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on July 2, 1954 to Dorothy and the late Henry Williams. She graduated from Ripley High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. In 1986, Sharon married the love of her life, ...

Barbara M. Clark

Barbara M. Clark, 79, of 2144 Riverside Rd. Kiantone, passed away Friday (Oct. 12, 2018) at UPMC Hamot. She was the wife of R. Fred Clark. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. ...

Robert J. “Bob” Irwin, Jr.

WESTFIELD / BARCELONA — Robert J. “Bob” Irwin, Jr., age 80 of Rt. 5 Barcelona, NY, died Saturday afternoon, October 13, 2018 at the Absolut Care of Westfield. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield as soon as they are ...

Gus Paluto

Gus Paluto, of Buffalo, N.Y., formerly of Bradford, Pa., died Oct. 12, 2018 at Buffalo General Hospital after a short illness. Arrangments incomplete, date and time will be announced by FANTAUZZI FUNERAL HOME, 82 E. Main St., Fredonia, N.Y.

Anthony Binko

Anthony Binko, 96, of Fredonia, died Thursday morning, October 11, 2018, at the Absolut at Westfield. He was born in Dunkirk, January 6, 1922, son of the late Stanley and Agnes (Nalepa) Binko. A Veteran of WWII, he served in the US Army, and received the WWII Victory Medal, Army Occupation ...

Rhonda Eve (Moore) Means

Rhonda Eve Moore Means, 65, of Hickory, NC, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at her home due to complications of cancer. She was born September 12, 1953 in Jamestown, NY, the daughter of Ronald Moore and Antoinette (Nettie) Miller Moore. Rhonda graduated from Mayville Central ...

Linda M. Rodgers

Our beloved mother Linda M. Rodgers joined her parents October 11, 2018. This special lady worked at Brooks Memorial Hospital for over 20 years as a Safety Maintenance Clerk from where she retired. A past member of the Moose Club, Frank Aquiva Club, Kosciuszko Club, VFW Post #1017, Columbus ...

Frederick L. Carmelia Jr.

Frederick L. Carmelia Jr. of West Main Rd. Fredonia, passed away on October 11, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY after a long illnessHusband of Heather Carmelia. Arrangements are incomplete, date and time will be announced by The Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 East Main St., Fredonia, NY.

Anthony Binko

Anthony Binko, 96, of Fredonia, died Thursday morning Oct. 11, 2018 at the Absolut Center in Westfield. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in Sunday’s OB-SERVER by the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk.Flowers are gratefully declined and ...

Sharon R. Tefft

Sharon R. Tefft died late Wednesday evening at her home after a long illness.She lived on Cemetery Road in Ripley, NY. She was the wife of Thomas Tefft. Arrangements are incomplete. Date and time will be announced by THE MATHEWS FUNERAL HOME in the Sunday OBSERVER.

Sharon R. Tefft

Sharon R. Tefft died late Wednesday evening a her home after a long illness.She lived on Cemetery Rd in Ripley, NY. She was the wife of Thomas Tefft. Arrangements are incomplete. date and time will be announced by THE MATHEWS FUNERAL HOME 104 West Main St Ripley, N.Y.

Amber M. Brabham

Amber M. Brabham, 45, of Friendship, formerly of Cassadaga, passed away. October 10, 2018. Daughter of Michael Cornelius and Wanda (Johnny, Jr.) Guichard; Companion of, Doug Herring; mother of, Abigaile Brabham; sister of Angela (Dan Deyoe) Harvey. Arrangements are incomplete and will be ...

William Harman Wills Jr.

William Harman Wills Jr., 95, beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and friend died peacefully on October 10, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital with his wife Barbara at his side.Born on July 24, 1923 in Dunkirk, New York, Bill was the oldest of three children born to William and Hazel ...

William Harman Wills Jr.

William Harman Wills Jr., 95, of Dunkirk died Wednesday morning (Oct. 10, 2018) at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead, formerly of Dunkirk, lost her battle with ALS after a long and valiant fight on October 7, 2018. Prior to her illness, Margaret was very active. She enjoyed running, hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and traveling. Throughout her life, Margaret had been ...

Stella M. Michalak

Stella M. Michalak, 92, of Dunkirk, died Monday. October 8, 2018, at Brooks Memorial Hospital.She was born in Dunkirk, March 9, 1926, daughter of the late Peter and Angeline (Woznicka) Butryn.A past employee of the former M. Wile Plant in Dunkirk.She enjoyed to play pinocle and go to the Casino ...

Lois Morse

Lois Morse, age 94 of Westfield, NY died peacefully and returned to God’s Love in heaven on October 9, 2018. Lois was born on April 18, 1924 in Westfield to Burt and Lena (Foote) Bentley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harry Morse, two daughters, Cindy and Cheryl ...

Rita O’Brien

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Rita O’Brien at the age of 62 from a rare form of lymphoma after a yearlong battle with this excruciatingly painful form of cancer. She passed peace-fully in her sleep at home with family present. She is survived by her husband of 41 ...

Yolanda A. Sobilo

Yolanda A. Sobilo, 92, of Dunkirk, died Sunday morning, October 7, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 30, 1925, in Dunkirk, daughter of the late Frank and Sophie (Pauszek) Sikorski.She married Frank “Congi” Sobilo, who she was married to for 68 years. ...

Yolanda A. Sobilo

Yolanda A. Sobilo, 92, of Dunkirk, died Sunday morning, October 7, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family.She was born October 30, 1925, in Dunkirk, daughter of the late Frank and Sophie (Pauszek) Sikorski.A retired employee of Brooks Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed to crochet and made ...