Obituaries

Elroy Schober

Elroy Schober, aged 17, of Coral Springs, FL, died peacefully October 24, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Elroy was born September 14, 2000. He grew up in south Florida and spent his sum-mers on Lake Erie with his grandmother and mother. His friends endearingly called him, ...

Marvin Kimpel

Marvin E. “Bill” Kimpel

Marvin E. “Bill” Kimpel, 71, formerly of South Dayton, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing. Born April 25, 1946 in Newark, NJ, a son of the late Marvin E. and Ruth Hoppes Kimpel Herpich. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving with ...

Joyce M. (Crumb) Doverspike

Joyce M. (Crumb) Doverspike

1935 – 2017 Joyce M. (Crumb) Doverspike, 82, of Cassadaga, NY went home to the Lord, October 16, 2017. She was born February 23, 1935 in Cherry Creek, NY to the late F. Clifford and Edna (Peters) Crumb Howard. Joyce was a retired bookkeeper for Agway where she worked for 45 years. She ...

Angelita Cruz

Angelita Cruz

Angelita Cruz, 93, of Dunkirk died Saturday morning (Oct. 28, 2017) at home. She was born Sept. 19, 1924 in Maricao, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Juan and Venancia (Cruz) Rivera. Survivors include two sons, Angel Cruz and Pablo Cruz, both of Dunkirk; one daughter, Norma Cruz of ...

Joan (Maternowski) Cheatle

Joan (Maternowski) Cheatle, 71, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Dunkirk, NY, passed away September 13, 2017. She is survived by her husband John, son Andrew, her brother, Robert Maternowski of Lakewood, NY. She was predeceased by her father, Stanley Maternowski and mother Josephine ...

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Charles M. Summers Sr.

COLLINS CENTER — Charles M. Summers Sr. of Route 39 passed away early Friday morning Oct. 27, 2017. Chuck was born in Buffalo on Feb. 15, 1935 the son of John M. and Vera M. (Crandall) Summers. Charles married the former Becky Jo Spink on June 8, 1985 in South Buffalo, Becky Jo ...

Eleanor Ruth (Spaulding) Damon

Eleanor Ruth (Spaulding) Damon

Eleanor Ruth (Spaulding) Damon, age 101, peacefully passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 5, 2017 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, WI. Eleanor was born October 30, 1915, to the Rev. William Franklin and Sarah Rebecca (Reed) Spaulding at the Gerry Methodist ...

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Edward H. Crecraft

Edward H. Crecraft, 78, of Creek Road, Forestville, died Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Meadville, PA on October 15, 1939, the son of the late Bertha (Crecraft) Waldren Hicks. Mr. Crecraft started working with the former Red Wing Co., Fredonia, worked 12 years ...

Elizabeth “Betty” M. Burrows Stoeltzing

Elizabeth “Betty” M. Burrows Stoeltzing, 92, of Jamestown and formerly of Lakewood and Mayville, died Friday, October 27, 2017 at Lutheran Social Services, surrounded by her family. Arrangements will be announced by the Freay Funeral Home, Mayville, in the Sunday edition of the OBSERVER.

Charles M. Sumers

Charles M. Summers passed away early Friday Morning October 27, 2017 at the age of 82. Husband of Becky Jo Summers. Friends may call on Monday at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME 44 Center St. Gowanda, (716)-532-4200 (time, along with complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s OBSERVER).

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Leona M. Peterson

Leona M. Peterson, 83, of Gerry, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, surrounded by family. Born June 26, 1934 in Jamestown a daughter of the late Nels B. and Norma Austin Johnson. She was a 1952 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School. Leona was employed ...

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Elizabeth A. “Betty” White

Elizabeth A. "Betty" White (nee Albright) of Blasdell, NY, died October 25, 2017. Beloved wife of the late James J. White, Jr.; loving mother of Mary Beth (late Francis) Stack, Timothy (Frances), James III (Mary Ann), Joseph, Susan (Richard) Cole, Charles (Julie), and Eileen (Michael) ...

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Theresa Marie Szocki — 1928-2017

After praying the rosary and while listening to Amazing Grace, Theresa Szocki passed away peacefully Tuesday morning October 24, 2017, with her beloved son, Reginald Foucar-Szocki by her side. A resident of the Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center since January 2016. Theresa was ...

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Scott C. Kowalski

Scott C. Kowalski, age 47, of Fredonia, N.Y. died unexpectedly on Monday October 23, 2017. Scott was born September 14, 1970. He grew up in Fredonia, attended Fredonia schools and graduated from Fredonia High School. Scott was active in sports and athletics his entire life. An avid ...

Leona M. Peterson

Leona M. Peterson, 83, of Gerry, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, surrounded by family. Wife of 46 years to the late Wayne S. Peterson; mother of, Melanie M. Peterson, Sally M. Dallas and the late Wendy Olson. Arrangements to be announced by Jordan ...

Scott Kowalski

Scott C. Kowalski

Scott C. Kowalski, age 47, of Fredonia, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Monday, October 23, 2017. Scott is survived by his wife, Michelle Kowalski; his two children, Jillian and Jared Kowalski; his parents, Gary and Mary Jane Kowalski; his sister, Michelle (Paul) Abate; his niece, Maddie; and ...

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Robert W. Cash

Robert W. Cash, 97, of Arkwright (Fredonia), passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Monday, October 23, 2017. Bob was born October 27, 1919 in Angola, New York to the late Ward and Mildred Cash. He is survived by his wife of 68 years Pat (Ann) Cash, son James (Mary Ellen) Cash ...

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Carmela A. Morabito

SILVER CREEK — Carmela A. Morabito, 82, of Silver Creek, NY, passed away on Thursday morning, October 19, 2017 at Hospice Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. Carmela was born on October 11, 1935 in Silver Creek, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elvira (Ginnitti) Botticello. A lifelong area resident, ...

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Timothy P. Schwertfager

Timothy P. Schwertfager, 55, of Fredonia, died unexpectedly Sunday evening (Oct. 22, 2017) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. He was born April 23, 1962 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Richard and Betty (Latimer) Schwertfager. A lifelong Fredonia resident, Timothy was employed by ...

Martin L Fredrickson

Martin L. Fredrickson

Canandaigua – Martin L. Fredrickson, age 80, passed away peacefully at home, on Saturday, October 21, 2017, with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Fredrick-son; four children, Rand Fredrickson, Lori (Kevin) Tidd, Craig Fredrickson and Melissa Fredrickson ...