Obituaries

Alice T. Lord

Alice T. Lord, 91, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Sunday June 2, 2019 at her home. An obituary will be published in the Observer within the next few days. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 679-9000.

Patty L. Churray

Patty L. Churray, 74 years old, formerly of Portland, NY passed away peacefully, Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Chautauqua County Nursing and Rehab Facility-SNF in Dunkirk, NY. She was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, June 28, 1944 a daughter to the late Harold J. Jones and Betty M. (Bane) ...

Patty L. (Jones) Churray

Patty L. (Jones) Churray, 74, formerly of Portland, NY passed away peacefully, Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Facility-SNF of Dunkirk, NY. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but will be announced by the MORSE Funeral Home of Brocton, NY once they are available.

William J. Collins

William J. "Irish Billy" Collins, passed away on August 12, 2018, at the age of 84. Bill was born in Buffalo, NY on September 2, 1933. He was predeceased by his wife and love of his life, Janet B. (Morrison) Collins in 2010. Bill was a very colorful character, well known around western ...

Mary Louise Conti

Mary Louise (Vendetti) Conti, 102, of Fredonia, passed away peacefully on Monday May 27, 2019, at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mary was born to Peter and Theresa "Rose" Vendetti on June 27, 1916 in Dunkirk. She was one of nine children. In 1934, Mary became the ...

Judith M. Warren

Judith M. Warren, 71, of Springville entered into rest June 2, 2019. She was born April 12, 1948 in Buffalo, NY to the Late Francis and Winifred Mayer. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to DiStasio Funeral Home Cattaraugus, NY.

Noyes C. “Sam” Simmons

Noyes C. "Sam" Simmons, 80, of Cherry Creek, went to his final rest, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Born January 14, 1939 in the Town of Charlotte a son of the late Floyd and Florella Bagordus Simmons. He was employed from the age of 16 and for over 35 years at Crawford Furniture, Falconer until ...

Robert R. Bowker

Bowker, Robert R., 96, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, formerly of Pearl Street, Forestville, went to the Lord, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at his residence. He was born in the Village of Forestville on August 30, 1922. Father of Wayne (Anita) Bowker, of Thousand ...

Nancy O’Dell

Nancy O'Dell, 87, of Dunkirk, NY went to be with her Lord on May 23, 2019. She passed away peacefully surrounded by those she loved dearest. She was a devoted wife and mother, while raising her seven grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Rene (Philip), Evelyn (Larry), Michael ...

Mary Louise Conti

Mary Louise (Vendetti) Conti, 102, of Fredonia, passed away peacefully on Monday May 27, 2019, at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mary was born to Peter and Theresa "Rose" Vendetti on June 27, 1916 in Dunkirk. She was one of nine children. In 1934, Mary became the ...

Frederick M. “Bubba” Fowler

Frederick M. "Bubba" Fowler, 63, owner of Fowler's Taffy and life-long candy maker, of Cassadaga and Sarasota, FL, passed away Wed., May 29, 2019 at his Cassadaga home. He has "tore down" for the last time. Born April 5, 1956 in Dunkirk, a son of the late Jack and Mikie Joyce Fowler. He was a ...

Andrew (Andy) George Doedyns

Andrew (Andy) George Doedyns, 85, of Chippewa Township, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Heritage Valley Beaver after a brief illness. Born January 31, 1934 in Dunkirk, NY to the late Andrew G. and Myrtle F. (Centner) Doedyns Jr. Andy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War ...

Noyes C. Simmons

Noyes C. Simmons, 80, of Cherry Creek, went to his final rest, Thurs., May 30, 2019. Husband of the late Julia F. Cole Simmons; father of, Penny (Scott) Bickle, Jacky (Herman) Eddy, Susan (Arthur) Elder, Peggy (George) Moriarty, David (Stephanie) Snyder, Polly (William) Backus and Samantha ...

Jane M. Mackowiak (April 6, 1926-May 18, 2019)

Jane M. Mackowiak, 93, of Largo, FL, formerly Dunkirk, NY, passed away at Largo Medical Hospital on Saturday, May 18 after a brief illness. She was born on April 6, 1926 in Dunkirk, NY the youngest child of the late Vincent and Bernice (Halas) Kubasik. Jane graduated from Dunkirk High School ...

Mary Louise Conti

Mary Louise (Vendetti) Conti, 102, of Fredonia, passed away peacefully on Monday May 27, 2019, at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mary was born to Peter and Theresa "Rose" Vendetti on June 27, 1916 in Dunkirk. She was one of nine children. In 1934, Mary became the ...

Jane M. Mackowiak April 6, 1926-May 18, 2019

Jane M. Mackowiak, 93, of Largo, FL, formerly Dunkirk, NY, passed away at Largo Medical Hospital on Saturday, May 18 after a brief illness. She was born on April 6, 1926 in Dunkirk, NY the youngest child of the late Vincent and Bernice (Halas) Kubasik. Jane graduated from Dunkirk High School ...

Lee C. Manzella

Lee C. Manzella, 49 years old of Westfield, NY passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, May 29, 2019 at TLC Lakeshore Hospital in Irving, NY. Lee was born December 28, 1969 in Westfield Memorial Hospital, the son to the late Barbara (Groves) and Rick Manzella. After graduating from ...

Frederick M. Fowler

Frederick M. “Bubba” Fowler, 63, owner of Fowler’s Taffy and life long candy maker, of Cassadaga and Sarasota, FL, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at his Cassadaga home. Husband of Kathy Hancock Fowler; father of Jennifer (Robert) Walter of Clarion, PA, Jack (Rachel), Richie, ...

Anthony L. Nasca

Anthony L. "Tony" Nasca, 81, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon (May 25, 2019) in Frederick, Maryland. Calling hours will be held today from 5-9 p.m. at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, ...

George G. Deering, Jr.

George G. Deering, Jr., 82 of Sinclairville, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at UPMC Chautauqua. Born Feb. 6, 1937 in Cherry Creek a son of the late George and Vera DeGolier Deering. He was a self-employed dairy farmer and had worked for over 20 years for the former Sterling-worth ...