Obituaries

Patricia Louise Baum

Patricia Louise Baum, of Belleview, FL, died March 24, 2017. She was born on March 16, 1938 in Corry, PA to the late Lawrence and Bonnie Anderson. A Celebration of Patricia’s life will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. The service will be at Anderson Pond, 2160 Whitney Run Road, ...

Karen Michele Hill Harp Czysz

Karen Michele Hill Harp Czysz

Karen Michele Hill Harp Czysz, 68, of Vero Beach, FL, passed away on April 19th, 2017. She spent her final days surrounded by her husband, the love of her life, James Czysz; sons Michael (Heather) Harp and Bren-don (Melissa) Harp; grandchildren Oliver Winters Harp and Madison Jane Harp; ...

Frank S. Jusko, Sr.

Frank Stephen Jusko, Sr.

Frank Stephen Jusko, Sr., of Fredonia, N.Y., age 85, died Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Absolut at Dunkirk. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Fredonia, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at a time to be announced. Friends invited. (Please assemble at Church.) There are no prior ...

For the Record

Local sports schedule Saturday, May 6 High School baseball E. Aurora at Lake Shore High School softball Southwestern at Fredonia College track Fredonia at SUNYAC championship in Cortland at 9 a.m. Adult golf Cassadaga Country Club Tuesday Night Men’s Golf League — Low ...

Lucille Allen

Mae “Lucille” Allen

Mae "Lucille" Allen, 99, of Springville NY, entered into rest Feb. 15, 2017 at the Jennie B. Nursing Home. She was born April 18, 1917 in Salamanca, NY to the late Joel Ward and Christabel (Young) Crandall. Lucille is survived by son Robert (Sharon) Allen of Endwell; daughter Jean Young and ...

Paul Smith

Paul W. Smith

Paul W. Smith October 29, 1938 - May 1, 2017 Paul W. Smith, 78, of Cherry Creek, NY passed into eternal rest May 1, 2017. He was born Oct. 29, 1938 in Cottage, NY to the late Ralph and Doris (Mosher) Smith. He was also preceded in death by his siblings Loran (Grace Ann) Smith, Grace (John) ...

Jeffrey T. Percy

Mr. Jeffrey T. Percy, 49, of Forestville, NY died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, NY following a short illness. Born Nov. 19, 1967 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of Thomas Percy, Salamanca, NY and Edna Bowles Pettit, Forestville, NY. Jeff loved fishing, sports, reading ...

James A. Mehs

James A. Mehs, 70, of Gerry, passed away Thurs., May 4, 2017. Husband of Cherin A. Woodin Mehs; father of Thomas Mehs. Committal service 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Gerry Free Methodist Church, 4500 Church St., Gerry. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Sunday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. ...

Peter Parker

Peter T. Parker

Peter T. Parker, 70, of Silver Creek, NY and Lakeland, Fla. passed away Wednesday morning, May 3, 2017 at his residence, from Agent Orange related illnesses. He was the son of the late Betty (Tallman) & John L. "Jack" Parker. He graduated from Silver Creek Central School in 1966 and ...

Paul W. Raynor Jr.

Paul W. Raynor Jr.

Paul W. 'Bolt' Raynor, Jr. passed on Tuesday afternoon (April 25, 2017) at his beloved cabin on the family land in Arkwright. He was 59 years old. He was born Dec. 19, 1957 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Paul W. Sr. and Lorraine F. (Town) Raynor. A lifelong area resident, Paul retired from ...

Aletta ‘Lettie’ G. Watt

Aletta 'Lettie' G. Watt, 83, of Cassadaga, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Heritage Village. Wife of Richard 'Dick' H. Watt. Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave., Fredonia. Visitation Friday, May 19, 2017 at Jordan Funeral Home, ...

Janet C. VanGelder

Janet C. VanGelder, 73, of Silver Creek, NY died Saturday afternoon, April 29, 2017 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek, NY.

Paul W. Raynor Jr.

Paul W. Raynor Jr.

Paul W. “Bolt” Raynor, Jr. passed on Tuesday after- noon (April 25, 2017) at his beloved cabin on the family land in Arkwright. He was 59 years old. He was born Dec. 19, 1957 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Paul W. Sr. and Lorraine F. (Town) Raynor. A lifelong area resident, Paul ...

Peter T. Parker

Peter T. Parker, 70, of Silver Creek, NY, passed away Wednesday morning, May 3, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Relatives and friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek, NY on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 ...

Paul W. Smith

Paul W Smith, 78, of Cherry Creek, NY passed into eternal rest May 1, 2017. Relatives and friends may call at DiStasio-Hills Fun- eral Chapel, 478 Route 83, South Dayton on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 3 to 6 p.m. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s OBSERVER.

Daren D. Tingue Sr.

DMACHIAS — Daren D. Tingue Sr., 50, of Bakerstand Road passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at home. A complete obituary will be posted by the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Ce

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Henry “Hank” Wojda

Henry "Hank" Wojda, 78, Marina and Roller Rink Operator. Hank Wojda of Sunset Bay, N.Y., died at his winter home in Labelle, FL on April 17, 2017 at 78 years old. Born in Buffalo, Hank's family moved from the Broadway Fillmore area to Angola when he was in elementary school. He graduated from ...

Lottie Reitz

Lottie Reitz

GOWANDA — Lottie Reitz, age 89, of Armes Court, passed away early Saturday morning, April 29, 2017. Lottie was born in Niagara Falls, NY on Sept. 20, 1927, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kota) Legliecki. Lottie married Raymond Reitz. Ray passed away April 21, 2005. Together they had ...

Marian R. Wise

Marian R. Wise

Marian R. Wise, 94, of Fredonia, died Saturday morning (April 29, 2017) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. She was born August 30, 1922 in Fredonia, the daughter of the late Leo and Alta (Tuttle) Bigler. A lifelong area resident, Marian had been employed at the Town and Country in ...

Sun Ok Yun

Sun Ok Yun, 93, of Silver Creek NY passed peacefully Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at her daughter Kyong's home. She was born on November 25, 1923 in Inge, Kang Won Do, Korea. She was a homemaker and faithful member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church in Silver Creek. Survivors include a ...