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Michael Philip Kata

Michael Philip Kata, 96, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 in his home surrounded by loved ones. He leaves his children Darlene, Donald and Deborah; his grandchildren Susan, Willi- am, Chelsea and Kimberly; his great-grandchildren Crystal, Ashley, Rachel, Christopher, Kevin, Jennifer, ...

Patricia Louise  (Higbee) Zanghi

Patricia Louise (Higbee) Zanghi

Patricia Louise (Higbee) Zanghi, age 58, of Oak St., Westfield, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at home of metastatic breast cancer, surrounded by her family. Cancer claimed her body, but she never surrendered to cancer. A selfless and beautiful person, wife, mother and friend, she ...

Dennis David Dorogi

Dennis David Dorogi, 82 years old, of Brocton, NY, passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side Tuesday afternoon, May 16, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Morse Funeral Home of Brocton, NY in Thursday’s OBSERVER.

Anne N. Van Vlack

Anne N. Van Vlack, 87, of Plymouth, Indiana, formerly of Silver Creek, NY, died Monday, April 13, 2017 at the Life Care Center of Rochester, Ind. Friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek, NY on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from noon to 2 p.m. A complete ...

Aletta Lettie G. Watt

Aletta Lettie G. Watt

Aletta Lettie G. Watt, 83, of Cassadaga, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Heritage Village. Born December 14, 1933 in Tweespruit, South Africa, a daughter of the late Willem and Anna Sophia Holdstock Nel. Lettie was known by many for her genuine smile and her welcoming, caring and ...

Gail Daniels Hassett

Gail Daniels Hassett

Gail Daniels Hassett, age 79, died Oct. 14, 2016. Gail is survived by her husband, Charles T. Hassett; her children, Timothy C., Mark D. (Meg) and Ellen Joan Hassett (Richard); four grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A committal service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Holy Cross ...

Christopher J. Haase

Christopher J. Haase “Dirt”

Christopher John Haase, 25, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Saturday (May 13, 2017) at home. He was born July 6, 1991 in Buffalo, the son of Lawrence J. Haase Jr. of Utica and the late Magdalena (Rivera) Fred. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Christopher was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, ...

Janet C. Van Gelder

Janet C. Van Gelder, 73, of Silver Creek, NY, died unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon, April 29, 2017, at her residence. Janet was born in Tottenville, NY on September 23, 1943, the daughter of the late Walter and Irma Casey. She was raised in Staten Island and graduated from Tottenville ...

Thomas C. Sullivan

Thomas C. Sullivan

Thomas C. Sullivan, age 79, passed away early Saturday morning at the Chautauqua County Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center after an extended illness. Born in Dunkirk, the son of the late Thomas and Esther Nash Sullivan, he was a resident of Fredonia his entire life. He was a graduate of ...

Cecelia C. Cieslewicz

Cecelia C. Cieslewicz, 89, of Dunkirk, died Monday afternoon, March 13, 2017. She was born May 9, 1927, in Dunkirk, daughter of the late John and Catherine (Bielat) Kos. Surviving are children Michael V. Cieslewicz of Dunkirk and Daughter Christine (Raymond) Budniewski Jr. of Cherry ...

Patricia L. (Higbee) Zanghi

WESTFIELD — Patricia L. (Higbee) Zanghi, age 58, of Oak St., Westfield, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at home following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787.

Thomas C. Sullivan

Thomas C. Sullivan

Thomas C. Sullivan, age 79, passed away early Saturday morning at the Chautauqua County Nursing and Rehab Center after an extended illness. Born in Dunkirk, the son of the late Thomas and Esther Nash Sullivan and was a resident of Fredonia his entire life. He was a graduate of Cardinal ...

Christopher J. Haase

Christopher John Haase, 25, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Saturday (May 13, 2017) at home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 o’clock in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Calling hours will be held ...

Faye J. Colvin

Faye J. Colvin

After 99 years of a life filled with family and friends who cherished her and were thankful for her loving devotion, Faye (Johnson) Colvin, born March 26, 1918, in Sinclairville, NY died peacefully at her Fairway Pines home in Sebring, FL on April 7, 2017. She was the daughter of Clarence and ...

Leonard A. Stephens

Leonard A. Stephens CATTARAUGUS — Leonard A. Stephens, 82, of Cattaraugus, passed away Thursday (May 11, 2017) at WCA Hospital in Jamestown. He was born May 23,1934, in Barberton, Ohio, the son of the late Walter and Gladys (LaBo) Stephens. On June 19, 1953, he married the former Emma ...

Richard K. “Rick”
Rotunda

Richard K. “Rick” Rotunda

WESTFIELD — Richard K. "Rick" Rotunda, 62, of Beckman Ave., Westfield, died Friday, May 12, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital following a brief illness after being stricken at home. Rick was born on Dec. 4, 1954 in Westfield, NY, the son of Richard C. Rotunda of Westfield and the late Joann ...

Wesley A. George

Wesley A. George

Wesley A. George, known to many as "Uncle Wesley," passed away 18 days before his 99th birthday in his home. He was born May 28, 1918 in Portland, NY. He grew up on Bradish Street in Fredonia and was on the FHS football team. Sixty five years after his military service, he finally began to ...

Thomas Sullivan

Thomas Sullivan, 79, passed away early Saturday morning at the Chautauqua County Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral arrange- ments are incomplete and will be announced by the Newman Funeral Home, Inc.

Keddie, Elizabeth J.

Elizabeth J. (McDonnell) Keddie

Elizabeth Jane (McDonnell) Keddie, 71, of Dunkirk died Wednesday (May 10, 2017) at Lake Shore Hospital in Irving following a brief illness. She was born on July 8, 1945 in Dunkirk, a twin daughter to Ira P. and Jane L. (Mook) McDonnell in Dunkirk. Jane graduated from Brocton Central School, ...

Leonard A. Stephens

CATTARAUGUS -- Leonard A. Stephens, 82, of Cattaraugus, NY passed away May 11, 2017 at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, NY. He was born May 23, 1934 in Barberton, OH, the son of the late Walter and Gladys (LaBo) Stephens. On June 19, 1953 he married the former Emma Jean Huber, who survives. Mr. ...