Obituaries

Karen (Brown) Johnson

Karen (Brown) Johnson, age 77, passed away peacefully at her home in Schenectady on June 10, 2019. Daughter of the late Dr. Kent Louis Brown and Elizabeth Myers Brown. Longtime companion of Michael Della Rocco. Mother of, Kent Johnson (Gillian Thomson) and Eric Johnson (fiancee Elizabeth ...

Kenneth Peter Zebracki

Kenneth Peter Zebracki, 60, died unexpectedly at his home in Youngstown, Ohio on Feb. 21, 2019. He was born April 15, 1958, in Dunkirk, son of the late John and Bernice (Pawelczak) Zebracki. Ken graduated from St. Hedwig's grade school, Cardinal Mindszenty High School, SUNY Geneseo and also ...

Joseph and Ruth Swica

Ruth Frost Swica, 87, of Wichata Falls, Texas died June 18, 2019 in the Gables Rolling Meadows Nursing Home. She was born October 10, 1931, in Arkwright, NY and raised on Van Buren Road, Dunkirk, NY, the daughter of the late George and Inez (Chase) Frost. Ruth graduated from Fredonia High ...

Bethany Maria Donnell

Bethany Maria Donnell, 55, of Shady Ave., Corry, Pa., passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at her home. She is the daughter of James R. Donnell of Erie, Pa. and Beverly Fort Donnell Patterson of Corry, Pa. Beth graduated from Mars High School in 1984. She and her family moved to Corry in 1987. ...

Sarah “Sadie” Oag November 7, 1934 to July 7, 2019

Love can lead a person to many places, but for Sadie Oag, it would take her across the ocean to a new continent, where she joined her childhood sweetheart Hugh, living first in Canada and eventually in the United States. Leaving their native Scotland in 1951, Hugh moved to Canada to work on ...

Nancy S. Wilson

Nancy S. Wilson, 80, of Irving, NY, "Sunset Bay" died unexpectedly on Friday morning July 5,2019 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel when they become available.

Larry L. Mohawk Sr.

Larry L. Mohawk of Kathleen Rd. Passed away Wednesday July 3, 2019 at home. Larry was 67 years old Born to Hazel Stafford July 16, 1951 into the Turtle Clan. Larry was a rigger/ crane operator for Bryant Industrial in Morrisville, N..C. Survivors include his wife; the former Cynthia John, ...

Pierce James Elvis Blodgett

Pierce James Elvis Blodgett, 23, Passed away on June 30, 2019 in Fredonia, N.Y. Pierce was born at the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, N.Y. on Jan. 8, 1996. He Attened Central Christian Academy and Fredonia Middle and High School. Pierce was the beloved son of MaryGrace Siracuse ...

Patricia A. Straight

Patricia A. "Pat" (Waters) Straight, of Fredonia, NY, age 79, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at home with her loving family by her side after a six-year battle with Lymphoma. She was born on May 1, 1940 in Dunkirk, NY, the daughter of the late Betty (Bullock) Moffett and Charles Waters; ...

Vincent E. Castellana

Vincent E. Castellana, 46 of Havelock, NC died unexpectedly from a severe allergic reaction on June 26, 2019 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. He was born in Fredonia, New York on August 19, 1972. Vince graduated from Fredonia High School in 1990, received a BS from the State ...

Bethany Maria Donnell

Bethany Maria Donnell, 55, of Shady Ave., Corry, Pa., passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at her home. She is the daughter of James R. Donnell of Erie, Pa. and Beverly Fort Donnell Patterson of Corry, Pa. Beth graduated from Mars High School in 1984. She and her family moved to Corry in 1987. ...

Nancy A. Stitzel

Nancy A. Stitzel age 61 of Rodney Lane passed away surrounded by family and friends at the Mercy Hospital in Buffalo Monday July 1, 2019 following a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Born in Gowanda February 21, 1958 the daughter of Theodore and Joyce (Draudt) Stitzel. Nancy was the ...

Cynthia Parker Witt

Cynthia Parker Witt, 89, died peacefully on Monday, January 14, 2019 in the Hilton Head Island Hospital, SC. She was born in Gowanda, NY on February 18, 1929 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1951. She married James R. Witt later ...

Larry L. Mohawk

Larry L Mohawk age 67 passed away July 3, 2019 in North Carolina . Friends may call at the home of Stacey Mohawk 10972 White Dr. Perrysburg, NY (off of Indian Hill )after 4 p.m. today and all day Sunday. Funeral is Monday morning July 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Charlotte A. Kaminski

Charlotte A. Kaminski (nee George), beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, went to heaven July 3, 2019, to be with her soulmate, Donald J. Kaminski Sr., who left this world on July 6, 2017, to prepare a place for them to watch over their family. She was 81 years ...

Charlotte A. Kaminski

Charlotte A. Kaminski, 81, of Dunkirk died Wednesday morning (July 3, 2019) at home. A complete obituary will be published in a future edition of the OBSERVER. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Patricia A. Straight

Patricia A. Straight, 79, of Fredonia, NY, died Wednesday July 3, 2019 at her home with her loving family at her side. Arrangements will be announced by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 716-679-9000.

Sarah (Sally) Elizabeth Marino

Newport- Sarah (Sally) Elizabeth Marino, 81, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Snug Harbor on Nelson Bay after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born September 19, 1937 in Pittsburgh and adopted by loving parents, Henry Alfred and Clara Belle (Gertis) Mallard. A graveside ...

Emma Catherine Urquhart Koshinsky

HAMBURG: Emma Catherine Urquhart Koshinsky, 93, formerly of Silver Creek, passed away Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 in Hamburg, following a brief illness. She was born in South Mountain, Ontario, Canada on March 30, 1926, the daughter of the late Robert S. and Emma (McIntosh) Urquhart. After ...

Charles M. Syracuse

Charles M. Syracuse of Cambridge, MA passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at home. A Cambridge resident for 35 years, Charles was born in Dunkirk, NY (on Lake Erie), on April 9, 1952 to the late Joseph and Helen (Granto) Syracuse. A 1970 graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty High School, ...