Obituaries

Daniel J. Cieplinski

Daniel J. Cieplinski, 69, of Cassadaga, formerly of Dunkirk died Sunday evening (Sept. 16, 2018) at home.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a committal service Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2018 at 11 o’clock at the columbarium of St. Hedwig’s Cemetery in Dunkirk. The Rev. Jan Trela ...

Joanne (Michalski) Schmatz

Joanne (Michalski) Schmatz, 81, of Mishawaka, IN., formerly of Dunkirk passed away September 24, 2018. She was born April 3, 1937 in Dunkirk to the late Felix and Lottie Michalski. Joanne graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute. She married Philip F. ...

James Peter Huels

James Peter Huels, 69, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Wednesday morning (Oct. 3, 2018) at his home.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 o’clock in Holy Trinity Church. There will be no prior visitation. In lieu of ...

Reva O. MacDowell

Reva O. MacDowell entered into rest Wednesday October 3, 2018 in her Town Of Brant home, surrounded by her loving family, she was 98. Reva was born October 7, 1919 in Brant, NY, daughter of the late Albert and Helen Brinkman. Reva was a homemaker and happily helped her late husband Lawrence ...

Robert L. Carpenter

Robert L. Carpenter, age 90, of Quinton, VA died Monday, October 1, 2018. Robert was born on August 31, 1928 in Delevan, NY to the late Leon and Mary (Best) Carpenter. He attended Kenmore High School which he left at age 17 to join the Navy. He served in the Pacific theater during WWII ...

Daniel Cruz Colon

Daniel Cruz Colon, of Dunkirk New York, passed away on October 2, 2018 after a lengthy illness at Hamot Hospital in Erie, PA. Daniel Cruz Colon was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on March 10, 1941 to Juan Cruz and Venerada Colon. He married Evelyn Duprey the love of his life and lifelong ...

Elaine J. Kohlepp

Elaine J. Kohlepp, 70, of Dunkirk died Saturday afternoon (Sept. 29, 2018) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo following a brief illness. She was born June 20, 1948 in Silver Creek, the daughter of the late Lester and Joann “Honey” (Desko) Valentine. Elaine had been employed ...

Laverne L. “Vern” Johnson

Laverne L. “Vern” Johnson, 61 of Sinclairville, passed away October 2, 2018. Son of Edward of Gerry and the late Janet Engle Johnson. Father of David of Houston, TX and Julie Johnson of Falconer and Holly (Stephen) Shear of Raleigh, NC.; grandfather of five; brother of, Norman(Cindy), ...

Bonnie D. Horth

Collins, NY- Bonnie D. Horth, 69, of Collins, NY passed away Tuesday October 2, 2018 at Hospice Buffalo. Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY on Monday October 8, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon. Arrangements are incomplete and a full obituary will ...

James Peter Huels

James Peter Huels, 69, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Wednesday morning (Oct. 3, 2018) at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Stuart F. Cain

Stuart F. Cain, age 88, of Fredonia, NY, died Monday, September 17, 2018 after a brief illness at the UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. Stuart was born May 8, 1930 in Aliquippa, Pa. to the late E. Stuart and Martha Fouse Cain. He graduated from Oakmont High School in Oakmont PA in 1948. ...

Debbie Thayer

Debbie Thayer, 60 years old of Portland New York passed away Tuesday afternoon October 2, 2018 at Westfield Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Morse Funeral Home of Brocton, New York as soon as they become available.

William M. Best

William M. Best, 78, of Westfield, NY died October 2, 2018 at the home of his brother, Harry M. Best, with family at his side. He was born December 22, 1939 in Westfield to George R. and Vivian (Mettendorff) Best. A lifelong resident of Westfield, he was a graduate of Westfield Academy & ...

Robert L. Carpenter

Robert L. Carpenter, age 90, of Quinton, VA died Monday, October 1, 2018. Robert was born on August 31, 1928 in Delevan, NY to the late Leon and Mary (Best) Carpenter.He attended Kenmore High School which he left at age 17 to join the Navy. He served in the Pacific theater during WWII and ...

Marion H. Matson

Marion H. Matson, 95, of Delaware, Ohio, formerly of Dunkirk, New York passed away peacefully Saturday evening, September 22, 2018 at the Ohio Living Sarah Moore Home in Delaware, OH. Born and raised on a dairy farm to the late Chester M. Harding Jr. and Hattie (Bates) Harding. Marion developed ...

Daniel J. Cieplinski

Daniel J. Cieplinski, 69, of Cassadaga, formerly of Dunkirk died Sunday evening (Sept. 16, 2018) at home.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a committal service Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2018 at 11 o’clock at the columbarium of St. Hedwig’s Cemetery in Dunkirk. The Rev. Jan Trela ...

Gertrude A. Ortlieb

Gertrude A. Ortlieb, 106, of Dunkirk, died Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born June 17, 1912, in Fredonia, daughter of the late William and Amelia (Spoden) Ortlieb. A graduate of Fredonia High School and Dunkirk Business Institute. Gertrude ...

Maria I. Rosario

Maria I. Rosario, age 90, longtime resident of Fredonia, N.Y., died Friday Sept. 28, 2018, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born Sept. 1, 1928 in Maricao, Puerto Rico. Maria was a member of the Iglesia Getsemani Church. She enjoyed knitting. Above all, she was a ...

Robert Carpenter

Robert Carpenter died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, formerly of Fredonia, N.Y. He is the husband of Barbara Carpenter. Arrangements are incomplete. Date and time will be announced by THE FANTAUZZI FUNERAL HOME, 82 E. Main St., Fredonia, N.Y.

Elaine J. Kohlepp

Elaine J. Kohlepp, 70, of Dunkirk died Saturday afternoon (Sept. 29, 2018) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.