Obituaries

Lawrence R. “Lawrie” Taylor

Lawrence R. “Lawrie” Taylor, 64, of 743 Falconer Street, passed away at the Buffalo Veterans Administration Hospital on Monday, March 4, 2019 following a difficult battle with ALS - Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He had been employed by the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency as a ...

Kenneth Johnson

Ken was a 1962 graduate of Fredonia High School. He was the son of the late Kenneth and Dorothy Johnson of Fredonia.Survived by his wife, Virginia Kadansky Johnson of Punta Gorda Fl, his sister Kathleen Johnson Lindberg of Punta Gorda Florida and nieces Linda Greene of Avon Ohio and Lisa ...

Raymond R. Pierce

Raymond R. Pierce, 89, of Stockton, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at home. Born April 22, 1929 in Gowanda a son of the late Byron and Edna Schrader Pierce. He was employed for over 25 years as a machinist at Dahlstrom’s, Jamestown retiring in 1991. Ray enjoyed metal scrapping, feeding ...

Claudia J. Wilkey

Claudia J. Wilkey, 64, of First Street, South Dayton, passed away Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Dunkirk, on February 11, 1955, the daughter of the late Arthur and Betty (Congdon) Till. Claudia was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1973 and a ...

Fredric Almet Josephson

Fredric Almet Josephson, 83, formerly of Cassadaga, passed away Sunday, Mar. 3, 2019. Born November 26, 1935 on the family farm in Stockton, son of the late Almet and Maxine MacCubbin Josephson. He was a lifelong Cassadaga resident. Fred was employed as a truck driver with Morris Miller and ...

Don “Waldo” Wlodarek

Celebration of Life – Don “Waldo” Wlodarek. Please join us for a celebration of a life well lived on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Beaver Club from 5 p.m. - 9p.m. An open mic night tribute in honor of Waldo will start at 7 p.m. Guitars, songs and stories are welcome as we give Waldo one ...

Fredric A. Josephson

Fredric A. Josephson, 83, of Cassadaga, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019.Husband of the late Joan; father of Loni Griffith, Kristen Jones, Leslie King, Melissa Slaven and the late Jon Josephson. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at Park United Methodist Church, 49 Sinclair Dr., Sinclairville. ...

Elaine (Ernestine) Weiss (nee Gens)

Elaine (Ernestine) Weiss (nee Gens), of North Ft. Myers, FL formerly of Dunkirk, NY, entered into rest March 3, 2019. Wife of Gerald Weiss, loving mother of David (Sheryl) Prince; grandmother of JD Prince. Services to be private at a later date. Family and friends may sign the guest ...

Linda J. Bates

Linda J. Bates, 70, of Fredonia, NY, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at her home after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born August 8, 1948 in Dunkirk, NY, daughter of the late Rose (Scaccia) and Alfred Gervase. She graduated from Fredonia High School in 1966. ...

Alyce McGee Peterson

Alyce McGee Peterson, 77, of Kernersville, formerly of Westfield, New York, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday February 28, 2019. She went to join her husband and greatest joy of sixty years, Vernon “Monty” Peterson. Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held 6 ...

Rachel L. Slaght

Rachel L. Slaght of Silver Creek, NY, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday February 27, 2019 in Lake Shore Hospital, she was 37. Beloved wife of James Norton; loving mother of Bradley Norton. Daughter of the late Emily (Martin) Braymiller. Sister of Tracy Noworyta and Melissa Staniszewski. ...

Elisabeth B. “Bettie” Tompsett

Elisabeth B. “Bettie” Tompsett, 106, formerly of Terry Rd., Sinclairville, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Wife of the late Wayne E. Tompsett; mother of Dr. James Tompsett and Nancy Goad; grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of 15 great great-grandmother of two. A memorial ...

Lindsay J. Ode

Lindsay J. Ode died February, 25, 2019, at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. She was 31 years of age. She was the daughter of Renee Ball Ode, grand-daughter of John and Joan Ball. Funeral services will be private by the wish of the family. ...

Linda J. Bates

Linda J. Bates, 70, of Fredonia, NY, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at her home after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born August 8, 1948 in Dunkirk, NY, daughter of the late Rose (Scaccia) and Alfred Gervase.She graduated from Fredonia High School in ...

Alyce McGee Peterson

Alyce McGee Peterson, 77, of Kernersville, formerly of Westfield, New York, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday February 28, 2019. She went to join her husband and greatest joy of sixty years, Vernon “Monty” Peterson.Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held 6:00PM ...

Todd M. Cervantes

Todd M. Cervantes, 42, of Straight Road, Fredonia, died Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at his residence, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Dunkirk, on September 15, 1976, the son of Ralph G. Cervantes, of Forestville and the late Sharon L. (Stroka) Cervantes, who died October 29, ...

Frederick “Fred” Anthony Jelonek

Frederick “Fred” Anthony Jelonek, age 95 of Franklin, TN, formerly of Buffalo, NY and Sebring, FL passed away February 28, 2019. He was born in Dunkirk, NY to the late Andrew & Victoria Domst Jelonek. Preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine “Gerry” M. Jelonek; brothers, William ...

Joseph “Joe” Franklin Cecala

Joseph “Joe” Franklin Cecala, 78, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. He is survived by his partner, Carol Hamlin; his daughters, Lisa and Robin; his granddaughter, Alexandra; his brother, Dennis (Marie) Cecala; Carol’s daughter, Kelley Hamlin ...

Daune Miller Palmer

Daune Miller Palmer, 91, loved dearly by her family and friends, died peacefully on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Harrisburg (PA) Hospital. Born January 21, 1928 in Dunkirk, New York, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and ViVera Miller and sister to the late Donald Miller. Daune ...

Marion L. “Marty” Tuczynski

Marion L. “Marty” Tuczynski, 84, of Dunkirk, passed on to his eternal Reward on Monday evening February 25, 2019. He was born August 19, 1934, in Dunkirk, the son of the late Adelbert and Hattie (Gaszynski) Tuczynski. A graduate of St. Hyacinth School in 1948, St. Mary’s Academy ...