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Evelyn P. “Polly” Austin

Evelyn P. "Polly" Austin passed away at her Fredonia residence on Dec. 2, 2017, after a long illness. She was born in Cottage, NY on March 14, 1919, to the late Frank Ray and Georgia May Benton. Polly and her late husband, Frank, were married on Dec. 6, 1936 at the Presbyterian Parsonage in ...

Virginia V. O’Brocta

Virginia Vera "Ginger" (Rohr) O'Brocta, 79, of Willow Road, Dunkirk died peacefully Sunday morning (Dec. 3, 2017) surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in ...

Alberto Ruia

Alberto Ruia, age 77, of Cassadga, New York, formerly of Fredonia, New York, died Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his home with his loving family by his side. An obituary will be published in Tuesday's Observer. Arrangements by David J. Dengler of the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.

Ashley Marie Smith

Ashley Marie Smith, 30, of North Windham, CT, formerly of Dunkirk, died unexpectedly Saturday morning (Dec. 2, 2017) at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Nancy S. (Stark) 
Webster

Nancy S. (Stark) Webster

WESTFIELD — Nancy S. (Stark) Webster, age 85, of Westfield, died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Absolut Care of Westfield following an extended illness. Nancy was born on July 28, 1932 in Erie, PA, the daughter of the late August W. and Florence M. (Waterman) Stark. Nancy had moved to ...

Adeline “Peasie”
G. Windsor

Adeline “Peasie” G. Windsor

DUNKIRK — Adeline “Peasie” G. Windsor, 92, of North Main Street, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Friday, December 1, 2017 at Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, following a short illness. She was born in Corry, PA on January 26, 1925, the daughter of the late ...

Edward O. Clark

Edward O. Clark

SILVER CREEK — Edward O. Clark, 94, of Angell Road, Silver Creek, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at the Absolut Care of Dunkirk. He was born in the Town of Stockton, on June 5, 1923. He was the son of the late George and Augusta (Herzog) Clark. Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Army during WWII. ...

Thea Elaine
Ferguson Watkins

Thea Elaine Ferguson Watkins

WESTFIELD — Thea Elaine Ferguson Watkins, 65, of Westfield, NY, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at her home, with family by her side. She was born August 17, 1952 in Westfield, NY, the daughter of the late Howard and June Hammond Ferguson. Thea had been an Art Teacher for First ...

Evelyn “Polly” Austin

Evelyn “Polly” Austin, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at her home. She was 98 years of age, wife of the late Frank Austin. Arrangements are incomplete. Date and time will be announced by THE FANTAUZZI FUNERAL HOME, 82 East Main St., Fredonia, N.Y.

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Sally A. Drewniak

Sally Ann Drewniak, 69, of Dunkirk passed away Sunday morning, August 6, 2017, at Brooks Hospital after a short illness. She was born in the city of Dunkirk to the late Arthur and Lavern Maloney, and resided in this area her entire life. She was a Matron for the Chautauqua County Jail in ...

Phyllis J. Bley

HAMBURG - Phyllis J. Bley, 87, passed away November 29, 2017 at her home. She was born July 6, 1930 in Hamburg, NY, the daughter of the late Erwin and Vera (Johnson) Pierce. On September 25, 1948, she married Carl W. Bley who predeceased her on March 21, 2001. Mrs. Bley was previously employed ...

Phyllis J. Bley

Hamburg,NY - Phyllis J. Bley, 87, formerly of Gowanda, NY passed away November 29, 2017 at her home. A Memorial Service will be held in Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. from Gowanda Free Methodist Church. Arrangements are incomplete and a full obituary will appear in Saturday's ...

Nancy S. (Stark) Webster

WESTFIELD - Nancy S. (Stark) Webster, age 85, of Westfield, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at Absolut Care of Westfield following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY.

Virginia M. “Ginny” White

Virginia M. “Ginny” White

Virginia M. “Ginny” White (Porpiglia): Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Friday morning at 11 o’clock in Holy Trinity Church. Calling hours will be held today from 4-8 p.m. at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. Memorials may be ...

Delphine Renwick  1924 – 2017

Delphine Renwick 1924 – 2017

Delphine (Sikorski) Renwick passed away Tuesday evening, November 28 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 93. She was born January 30, 1924 in Dunkirk, the daughter of Frank and Sophie (Pauszek) Sikorski. A lifelong resident of Dunkirk, Delphine was a graduate of ...

Virginia M. White

Virginia M. White

Virginia M. "Ginny" Mary White (Porpiglia), a lifelong resident of Dunkirk, N.Y., passed away peacefully at home on Monday morning (Nov. 27, 2017) at the age of 88. She was born June 3, 1929 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Joseph and Giovanna (Lagana) Porpiglia. An asset to the ...

Marcia Lynn Robb Salzman

Mrs. Marcia Lynn Robb Salzman, age 67, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at Athens Regional Health Systems. Born May 3, 1950 in New Castle, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Rev. Fred William Robb and Ruth Virginia Swanson Robb. She was a member of Toms Creek ...

Thomas A. Oliveri

Thomas A. Oliveri

Thomas A. Oliveri, 58, of Cumru Township, passed away on November 15, 2017 at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center surrounded by love from family and friends. Born in East Meadow, Long Island, N.Y., he was a son of the late Thomas A. and Gladys D. (Wechsler) Oliveri. Tom spent his ...

Virginia M. White

Virginia M. “Ginny” (Porpiglia) White, 88, of Dunkirk died Monday morning (Nov. 27, 2017) at home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated Friday morning at 11 o’clock in Holy Trinity Church. Calling hours will be held Thursday ...

Betty Lou Skinner

Betty Lou Skinner, 86, of Ripley, NY, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at the LECOM Senior Center, Erie, PA, after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Mathews Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St., Ripley, NY.