Obituaries

Rosella Ann Siracuse

Rosella Ann Siracuse (Privateer), age 82, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2018, surrounded by family and “grand-dog” Rufus. She was born Sept. 15, 1935 and was a long-time resident of Fredonia, NY before taking up residence with her sister in Las Vegas, NV. She was married to the late ...

Madison Paige Barrett

Madison Paige Barrett, 20, of County Line Road, Forestville, died Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at the Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, as a result of a car accident. She was born in Fort Hood, Texas on January 4, 1998, the daughter of James P. and Chalis A. (Martin) Barrett, of Forestville. ...

Robbin G. (Robb) Homokay

Robb died on June 22, 2018 in Peoria, Az. He was born on November 28, 1944. He was the oldest of twin boys born in Lackawanna, NY in a Volkswagen on the way to the hospital to Geraldyne and Dr Ernest Homokay.He grew up in Silver Creek, NY and attended Bryant Stratton College. He was a Viet ...

William Proweller

In loving memory of William Proweller, 88, who passed away peacefully on Monday, July 23, 2018 in Beachwood, Ohio. William enjoyed a long career as a Professor of Art History at the State University of New York- Fredonia, touching the lives of count-less students, colleagues, and friends. ...

William Hooker Sheehan, II.

William Hooker Sheehan, II. Age 66. January 11, 2018. Formerly of Hamburg, NY. Beloved husband of Marcy (nee Maslakowski) Sheehan; devoted father of Moira J. (Daniel) Sheehan, Laura S. (Andrew) Roberts, and Samuel L. (Jennifer) Sheehan; loving grandfather to six grandchildren. Devoted son ...

Richard E. Homan

Richard E. Homan, 78, South Dayton died Aug. 2, 2018 at Brooks Hospital. Born Sept. 23, 1939 in Silver Creek, son of the late Erwin and Mildred (Higgs) Homan. He had been employed at Tri-County Country Club.Survivors include the mother of his children, Delores Woodmansee; his daughter, Wanda ...

Florence B. Butcher

Florence B. Butcher, 98, a Forestville native, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017, in Asheville, NC. She was born in Conewango, on March 24, 1919. Mother of Marcia (Mark Hubert) Gallineaux of Olean, Marlene (Dr. Gary) Whitaker of Asheville, NC and sister of Ethel Frangione of Jamestown. Also ...

Matthew J. Whitepigeon “Beaver Clan”

IRVING, NY: Matthew J. Whitepigeon of Route 438 passed away Thursday August 2, 2018. Matthew was 42 years old. Born October 2, 1975 the son of Philip Whitepigeon. Sr and Denise Wahbememe of Irving. Survivors also include 4 children, 2 sons Marcus Whitepigeon and Jeremiah Whitepigeon of ...

Tara (Jimerson) Montour

Tara (Jimerson) Montour passed away suddenly August 2, 2018 of the Cattaraugus Seneca Territory at the age of 41 Years. Beloved wife of the late Arthur B. "Sugar" Montour. Loving mother of Ganowi'de "Briella", Diyago'she "Rena", Gawenanja' "Tylanie", Tionketotha "Mavi" Montour, Askonwatakon ...

Richard L. (”Pixie”) Matyjakowski

Richard L. (”Pixie”) Matyjakowski, 68, of Arkwright, NY, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, after a long 4 year battle with cancer, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Dunkirk, NY on December 9, 1949. He retired from Nestle Purina after 38 years of service.He enjoyed ...

Elsie G. Duckworth

Elsie G. Duckworth, 89 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Friday July 27, 2018 at Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursery in Gerry, NY. She was born in Elizabeth, NJ on April 1, 1929 to the late Robert (Frieda Gramp) Humel.She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Howard G. ...

Donald L. Luder

GOWANDA: Donald L. Luder age 54 of Maltbie Rd passed away unexpectedly Monday July 30, 2018 at home. Born in Gowanda April 19, 1964 the son of Donald Sr. And Vallie ( Ball) Luder. Don was a 1982 graduate of Forestville Central, he worked for Johnson's Plumbing and Heating along with the ...

Looney J. Hooten

Born September 11, 1931 in Americus, Georgia, Looney J. Hooten leaves behind two daughters, Pearly M. Hooten of Jamestown, New York, Joyce A. Hooten of Byron, Georgia; two sons, Andrew J. (Cheryl) Hooten of Bon Aires, Georgia and Henry L. Hooten of Dunkirk, New York; a stepson Leonard (Alice) ...

Elizabeth Horlacher

Elizabeth (Liz) Horlacher, 103, of Fredonia, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Jamestown, NY. She had resided at 5069 West Main Road where she was born and had resided her entire life. Liz was born June 20, 1915, the daughter of the late John Horlacher and ...

Beverly Jean Panas (1956-2018)

Beverly Jean (Gloff) Panas, 62, passed away in Erie, Pennsylvania, on July 31st, 2018 after a brief illness. Bev was born on February 23, 1956. She leaves behind her husband of 36 years, Bohdan Panas of Fredonia, New York; her brother Herb (fiance Amy Vercant); her daughter Carly (fiance ...

Kenneth G. Tilburg

Kenneth G. Tilburg, 84, of Fredonia, died Sunday afternoon, July 29, 2018, at ECMC in Buffalo. He was born in Dunkirk, November 14, 1933, son of the late Huleing and Elsie (Snyder) Tilburg. A retired employee of Special Metals in Dunkirk. His memberships include St. Joseph R.C. Church, ...

Beverly J. Panas

Beverly J. Panas, 62, of Fredonia died unexpectedly Tuesday morning (July 31, 2018) at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Donald L. Luder

GOWANDA — Donald L. Luder, age 54, of Maltbie Rd., passed away unexpectedly, July 30, 2018. Funeral Services will be held Saturday August 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. from the Gowanda Free Methodist Church, 149 East Main St Gowanda. Schindler Funeral Home, 44 Center St. Gowanda, will post complete ...

Looney J. Hooten

Looney J. Hooten, 86, of Burlington, NC, formerly of Dunkirk died Wednesday night (July 25, 2018) in Burlington. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock in Friendship Baptist Church, 18 East Second St., Dunkirk. Pastor Early G. Waller will officiate. Calling hours will ...

Kenneth G. Tilburg

Kenneth G. Tilburg, 84, of Fredonia, died Sunday afternoon, July 29, 2018, at ECMC in Buffalo. He was born in Dunkirk, November 14, 1933, son of the late Huleing and Elsie (Snyder) Tilburg. A retired employee of Special Metals in Dunkirk. His memberships include St. Joseph R.C. Church, ...