Obituaries

Carolyn (Speziale) Terese

It is with great sadness that the family of Carolyn (Speziale) Terese announces her passing on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 92 years. Carolyn was predeceased by her loving husband Samuel C. Terese. The couple were the proud parents of 5 children: Phyllis (Louis) Catalano of ...

Kevin A. Holtz

Kevin A. Holtz, 59, of Gerry, formerly of Buffalo, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 at home. Born November 13, 1958 in Lackawanna, a son of Teresa Paryz Holtz of Orchard Park and the late Ronald Holtz. He was a graduate of Hamburg High School in 1979 and Alfred State College in 1979 with ...

Concetta “Connie” Brant

Concetta “Connie” Brant 66, of Phoenix, AZ formally of Dunkirk, NY passed away peacefully April 3, 2018 with her husband John Brant by her side. She was born November 8, 1951 to the late Victor and Angeline (Russo) Antolini. Connie grew up in Dunkirk and attended Dunkirk Schools. She ...

Rose Borrowdale 1927-2018

Rose J. Borrowdale, 90, of Cattaraugus, NY entered the Lord’s presence April 4, 2018. She was born August 11, 1927 in Astoria, NY to the late Charles and Clara Lohman Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio Funeral Home 55 S. Main St. Sunday April 8, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm where a ...

Carolyn Terese

Carolyn Terese, 92, of Dunkirk died Wednesday evening (April 4, 2018) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Robert E. VanDette Sr.

Robert E. VanDette Sr, 82, of Angola, NY passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 8, 1935 in Buffalo, NY the son of the late Ernest and Josephine (Tedesco) VanDette. Robert was a retired employee of Cooper Industries ...

Robert M. “Bobby” Kokocinski Jr.

Robert M. "Bobby" Kokocinski Jr., 22, of Dunkirk, died Wednesday evening, April 4, 2018, following a sudden illness at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born March 4, 1996, in Dunkirk, son of Sharon J. (Krzyzanowicz) Kokocinski and the late Robert M. Kokocinski Sr., who died March 6, 2016. A ...

Michelle DeJonghe-McElwee

Michelle DeJonghe-McElwee, of Dallas, TX passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at age 47. Michelle was born in Dunkirk, NY, and was the oldest child of Allan DeJonghe and the dearly departed Lois (Klaybor) DeJonghe. Michelle was adored and beloved by her entire family. She ...

Deborah L. DeCarlo

CATTARAUGUS — Deborah L. DeCarlo, age 64, passed away early morning Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at home surrounded by family. Born October 5, 1953 in Gowanda, the daughter of Edward and Patricia (Schindler) Geil. Deb married Dale A. DeCarlo July 6, 1974 at the St. Joseph's RC Church Gowanda. ...

Mary Ann Casey

Mary Ann Casey, 63, of Sheridan, NY died unexpectedly on Friday afternoon at her residence, with her loving husband at her side. She was born on September 25, 1954 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Notto) Wirth. Mary was a graduate of South Park High School in 1972. ...

Robert E. VanDette Sr.

Robert E. VanDette Sr., 82, of Angola, NY, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek, NY, on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A complete obituary will ...

Gregory L. “Skip” Winger

Gregory L. "Skip" Winger, 79, of Dunkirk died Thursday (March 22, 2018) at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa., following a brief illness. He was born Aug. 13, 1938 in West Hickory, Pa., the son of the late Bernard J. and LaDonna Winger. Skip loved the freedom of the open road. For most of ...

Lynn W. Varney

EDEN — Lynn W. Varney, formerly of Rt. 39 Perrysburg, passed away Thursday March 29, 2018. Born in North Collins, NY the son of Andrew and Gladys (Allard) Varney. Lynn married Marjorie Maines VanVleck July 29, 1961 in Perrysburg; Marjorie passed away August 29, 2013. Lynn retired from ...

Ronald Miller

Ronald Miller, 51, of Syracuse, formerly of Jamestown, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at home. Son of Barbara Miller and late Leroy Powell; Brother of, Antoine (Nicole), Lenell (Simeon Spears), Jeffrey (Rachael), Scott, Roy and the late Christopher Miller. Memorial service 2 p.m. ...

Mary J. Bonhoff (Smith)

Mary J. Bonhoff (Smith), age 96, of Van Buren Bay, New York, died Sunday April 1, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Calls may be made today from 7-9 p.m. at LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia, N.Y., where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will be ...

Barry A. Erick

Barry A. Erick, 74, of Dallas, PA, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Dunkirk, NY, he is the son of the late Raymond and Beatrice Mayott Erick. Barry was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1961. He joined the U.S. Navy following high ...

Norman A. Sam

Norman A. Sam, 58, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Monday (Jan. 1, 2018) at home. He was born Jan. 25, 1959 in Dunkirk, the son of Regina (Albert) Sam of Dunkirk and the late Norman Sam. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Norman was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1977. He had been ...

Richard D. “Dick” Cochran

Richard D. "Dick" Cochran, 82, of Westfield, and formerly of Sherman, and Sierra Vista, AZ, died Monday, April 2, 2018 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie, PA. He was born January 28, 1936 in Clymer, NY, the son of the late Orie and Ethel Lewis Cochran. Dick had been an Iron Worker with the ...

Robert F. Hintz

Robert F. Hintz, age 83, passed away in his home on March 31st, 2018 in South Dayton (Cottage) N.Y. Robert was born on May 30, 1934 to the parents of the late Fred R. and Myra M. (nee Pratt) Hintz of East Otto, N.Y. He graduated from Cattaraugus Central School with a Regents Degree. ...

Jeffrey C. Fulmer

Jeffrey C. Fulmer, 60, of Brant, passed away at home on March 27, 2018. He was formerly from Dunkirk, NY. He was the son of the late Virginia Ludes and the late Kenneth Fulmer. Jeffrey was a retired captain in the Army National Guard. He was truck mechanic at Fullone Trucking. Jeffrey is ...