Obituaries

Frank J. Napieralski

Frank J. Napieralski, 84, of Dunkirk passed away Wednesday morning (Nov. 28, 2018) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. He was born July 30, 1934 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Frank and Theresa (Ellman) Napieralski. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Frank attended Dunkirk City ...

James Brown

James Brown, 82 years old of Brocton, New York, passed away Monday morning at St. Vincent Health Care Center in Erie, PA. after a brief illness. James was born in Sheridan, New York on December 18, 2018 to the late Cecil and Cecile Markham Brown. He had live in this area his entire life. ...

Robert W. McGuinn

Robert W. McGuinn, age 80, of Portland, NY, died Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at home. He was born April 13, 1938 in Westfield, NY, a son of the late Alfred S. and Margaret (Wilson) McGuinn. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Jacqueline (nee Dorwald) McGuinn, and by his ...

Mary J. Lawton

Mary J. Lawton, 92, of Waterford, Pa., formerly of Silver Creek, NY, died Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa. Relatives and friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek on Monday, December 3, 2018 from noon to 2 p.m. A ...

Charles W. Johnson

Charles W. “Chuck” Johnson, 88 years old of Fredonia, NY, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Westfield Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Morse Funeral Home of Brocton, New York in Saturday’s OBSERVER

Donald J. Woleben “DJ”

Donald J. Woleben “DJ”, age 74 of Fredonia, New York boarded his final train ride home on Monday, November 26, 2018 with his loving family near his side.DJ was born December 21, 1943 in Westfield, New York, a son to the late DeForest and Gladys (Farnham) Woleben.Don graduated from Brocton ...

Marcia A. Fote

Marcia A. Fote, 77, of Dunkirk died Friday afternoon (Nov. 16, 2018) at Brooks Memorial Hospital with her loving husband by her side.She was born Aug. 17, 1941 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Ted and Selma (Gotowka) Cybulski. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Marcia was a graduate of Dunkirk ...

Dan Jones

Dan Jones, long time resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed peacefully to the Lord on November 26, 2018 following a brief illness in a VA Hospital in Miami.Dan was a successful entrepreneur and business owner, loving his work, his family, and his many friends. He was active up until his ...

Frank J. Napieralski

Frank J. Napieralski, 84, of Dunkirk died Wednesday morning (Nov. 28, 2018) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Saturday Dec. 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church. There will be no prior ...

Loretta (Heim) Spielman

Loretta (Heim) Spielman, 97, of Mayville, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at Heritage Green Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing, Greenhurst.She was born in Buffalo on Oct. 11, 1921, and had been a Mayville resident since 2007.She was the daughter of the late Marcus Sr. and Martha (Benzino) Heim.On ...

Virginia M. “Ginny” DeGolyer

Virginia M. “Ginny” DeGolyer died Friday November 23, 2018 at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center where she had been residing. She was born February 13, 1926 in Versailles, NY to Harry and Catherine (Urban) Merrill.Virginia graduated from Gowanda Central School and shortly after that she ...

Virginia Pasierb

Virginia Pasierb, 92, of Sheridan, died, Monday morning, November 26, 2018, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk.She was born July 8, 1926, in Dunkirk, daughter of the late Vincent and Clara (Rybicki) Abramowicz.A retied employee of The Fredonia Central Schools, ...

Leonard C. Dingeldey, Jr.

Leonard C. Dingeldey, Jr., 91, of Angell Road, Silver Creek, died Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at Buffalo General Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Buffalo, on November 12, 1927, the son of the late Leonard C. and Estella (Kepner) Dingeldey, Sr. Mr. Dingeldey served in ...

Marjory D. McIntyre

Marjory D. McIntyre, 85, of Sinclairville, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at home. Wife of the late, Donald Jackson and William McIntyre; mother of Kathy (Ken) Marsh, Ron Jackson and the late Barbara and Michael Jackson. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday in Jordan Funeral Home, ...

Donald J. Woleben “DJ”

Donald J. Woleben “DJ”, age 74 of Fredonia, New York boarded his final train ride home on Monday, November 26, 2018 with his loving family at his side. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Morse Funeral Home of Brocton in Thursday’s papers.

David F. “Pito” McNaughton

David F. “Pito” McNaughton, 32, of Fredonia died Friday (Nov. 23, 2018) at home after a lengthy Illness.He was born Oct. 5, 1986 in Torrrance, CA, the son of Michael McNaughton of Fredonia and Felicia (Francis) Reading Nowak of Silver Creek. A lifelong Fredonia resident, David devoted ...

Virginia “Ginny” Seeley

Virginia “Ginny” Seeley, 70, of Versailles, passed away November 26, 2018 at her home. She was born on November 13, 1948 in Gowanda, NY the daughter of the late Milton “Moe” and Evelyn (Sprague) Maines. On July 2, 1966 she married Ethan “Bub” Seeley Jr. who predeceased her on April ...

Norm Bradley

Norm Bradley passed November 25, 2018 after a long illness. He was predeceased by Diane, his loving wife of 56 years. Norm is survived by his children, Terri, Tammy, Norm, Brian, Kim and Jeffery. Norm also has eight brothers and sisters, 10 grandchildren and many loving friends. He was a truck ...

Joseph A. Cole

Joseph A. Cole, formerly of Silver Creek, NY, died on November 19, 2018. he was born in Dunkirk, NY, on March 8, 1978, to Joseph and Lorriane Piazza. Joseph attended the Dunkirk Public School and was an employee at Carriage House. Joey was a very loving and caring person. He was especially ...

Charles E. Gillette

Charles E. Gillette, 65, of Fredonia died Friday morning (Nov. 23, 2018) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk.He was born May 20, 1953 in Shirley, MA, the son of the late Charles and Anne (Weinkertz) Gillette. He had been employed by the New York State Thruway Authority as a toll collector, ...