Obituaries

William F. “Rick” Crary

William F. "Rick" Crary, a Christian born Sept. 15, 1932 in Stuart, Florida died Saturday Dec. 29, 2018. Funeral services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal ...

Theodore F. “Ted” Winkelman

WESTFIELD — Theodore F. "Ted" Winkelman, age 73, of Kent Street, Westfield, NY died peacefully Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Westfield Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born April 26, 1945 in Westfield, NY. a son to Agnes (Saunders) Winkelman and the late Stanley ...

Dr. Ganesh Deshpande

Dr. Ganesh Deshpande passed away in Falls Church, VA on December 25th, 2018 after a brief illness. Dr. Deshpande was born in 1946 in Bombay, India where he enjoyed a childhood filled with love from his parents and sisters. He followed in his father's footsteps, pursuing a career in medicine. ...

James L. Lyons

James L. Lyons, age 80, died unexpectedly at home on December 27, 2018. James was born in Dunkirk, on August 8, 1938, the only son of James and Dorothy (McMartin) Lyons and made his home in Dunkirk his entire life. He attended Dunkirk High School and graduated from Devereaux High School in ...

Irene M. (Renee) Bebak 1930-2018

Irene (Renee) M. Bebak died November 30, 2018 in Port Charlotte, Florida. She was born in Buffalo, New York on July 21, 1930 to Aloysius and Pauline Sajdak. Irene married Frank J. Bebak in Dunkirk, New York on November 29, 1947. They were married for 64 years until Frank’s death in ...

Gary E. Grover Sr. 1944-2018

Gary E. Grover Sr, 74, of Markhams entered into rest December 27, 2018. Gary was born in Conewango, NY April 18, 1944 to the late Harold and Marie Grover. He married Judy Phillips May 27, 1972. Gary loved camping with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Judy ...

James L. Lyons

James L. Lyons, 80, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Thursday evening (Dec. 27, 2018) at home. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning, Jan. 3, 2019 at 10 o’clock in the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel P. Walsh will officiate. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. ...

Herbert E. Giacchina

Herbert E. Giacchina, 72, of Sebastian, FL., passed away unexpectedly leaving his wife, Susie, son, Tony and family on December 18, 2018. Formally of St, Louis, MO., Herb spent his young adult years in Dunkirk, N.Y. enjoying his extended family and making lasting friendships. He loved the ...

Theodore F. “Ted” Winkelman

Theodore F. “Ted” Winkelman, age 73, of Kent St., Westfield, NY died peacefully Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Westfield Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be announced by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St. Westfield, NY 14787.

Dr. Malcolm A. “Mac” Nelson

Malcolm A. “Mac” Nelson, Ph.D., of Brocton NY, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Mac was born May 29, 1934, to the late Harold Lawrence Nelson and Ruth Hutton Schlenker, and grew up in Chicago, IL. He graduated summa cum laude from Williams ...

Louis “Sonny” Barresi

Louis “Sonny” Barresi April 10th, 1939 - December 27th, 2018. With hearts full of love, and memories strong, we announce the passage of Louis “Sonny” Barresi, age 79, to heaven’s gate. His love of his surviving wife of 58 years, Anne (Chapman) Barresi and his four children, Kim ...

Dr. Ganesh Deshpande

Dr. Ganesh Deshpande passed away in Falls Church, VA on December 25th, 2018 after a brief illness. Dr. Deshpande was born in 1946 in Bombay, India where he enjoyed a childhood filled with love from his parents and sisters. He followed in his father’s footsteps, pursuing a career in medicine. ...

Cynthia (Zanghi) Cassidy

Cynthia (Zanghi) Cassidy formerly of Fredonia, NY, died on December 27, 2018, at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa. following a lengthy illness. She was born in Dunkirk, NY on April l9, 1954, to the late Samuel and Concetta (Nicosia) Zanghi. Cindy was a graduate of Brocton Central School and ...

Richard E. Sheedy

Richard E. “Dick” Sheedy, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at his Maryland residence at Fairhaven Retirement Community, surrounded by family. He was 99. Born on July 10, 1919 in Dunkirk, NY, he was a devoted husband of 68 years to Mary “Betty” Wirtner Sheedy, also of ...

Dorothy R. Nalepa

Dorothy R. Nalepa, a lifelong resident of Dunkirk, NY passed away on December 25, 2018 at the age of 93 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Nalepa, her parents Anastazy and Rozalia Swiech, her sister Victoria P. Swiech, and ...

Joni R. Campbell

Joni R. Campbell, 58, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Wednesday morning (Dec. 26, 2018) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk.She was born March 2, 1960 in Gowanda, the daughter of Frances (Honaker) McCune of Dunkirk. A lifelong area resident, Joni had been employed as a secretary at Lake ...

Louis N. Barresi

Louis N. Barresi, age 79, of West Main Road, Westfield, died Thursday, December 27, 2018 at home, surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s OBSERVER. Arrangements by MASON Funeral Home, Westfield

Jose L. “Louie” Silva

Jose L. “Louie” Silva, 63, of Dunkirk died Tuesday evening (Dec. 25, 2018) at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

James L. Lyons

James L. Lyons, 80, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Thursday evening (Dec. 27, 2018) at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Dr. Ganesh Deshpande

Dr. Ganesh Deshpande passed away in Falls Church, VA on December 25th, 2018 after a brief illness. Dr. Deshpande was born in 1946 in Bombay, India where he enjoyed a childhood filled with love from his parents and sisters. He followed in his father’s footsteps, pursuing a career in medicine. ...