Obituaries

Carol A. Sprague

Carol A. Sprague, 75, of Dunkirk, died Tuesday May 30, 2017, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. She was born Nov. 4, 1941, in Dunkirk, daughter of the late John S. and Helen (Bajdo) Maslak Jablonski. Carol enjoyed to travel and weekly outings with her sister, she also liked to ...

Catherine Becker

Catherine Becker, of Fredonia, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her home after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church in Fredonia, with the Rev. Joseph Walter, Pastor, officiating. Calling hours will be on Thursday from 35 p.m. and 79 ...

Leonard James Brown

WESTFIELD — Leonard James Brown, age 71, of Old Rt. 20, Westfield, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Sisters of Charity Hospital of Buffalo, NY following a very brief illness. Leonard was born on April 15, 1946 in Westfield, NY, the son of the late Francis Elmer and Onnolee Ruth (Findland) ...

Marianne L. Ferro

Marianne L. Ferro, of Fredonia, died June 29, 2017, at the Absolut Care of Dunkirk, NY. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, on July 28, 1936, to the late Michael and Julia Cecere. In 1960, Marianne and Ralph Ferro were married in Brooklyn, NY and together they raised three wonderful children. She ...

John M. Schrantz

John Michael Schrantz, age 55, of Clarence, NY, formerly of Dunkirk, NY died Friday evening (June 30, 2017) at Brothers of Mercy Nursing Facility in Clarence. A complete obituary will be published in Wednesday’s OBSERVER. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Catherine Becker

Catherine Becker, of Fredonia, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her home after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete. The date and time will be announced by THE FANTAUZZI FUNERAL HOME, 82 East Main St., Fredonia, NY.

John Wayne Delcamp

John Wayne Delcamp, age 46, of Fredonia, N.Y. He succumbed to extensive injuries sustained in an accident on June 24, 2017. John was born April 4, 1971 to Carol (Hazelton) Delcamp and Rod Delcamp. John was a man that would do anything for anyone, a man that those who knew him, looked to in ...

Grace L. (Heary) Waite

WESTFIELD — Grace L. (Heary) Waite of First St., Westfield passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017, at the age of 95, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Dunkirk on February 16, 1922, Grace was the youngest daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Ortlieb) Heary. She ...

Gail Elizabeth (Pennica) Raymond

1949-2016 The faculty breathed a collective sigh of relief when Gail Pennica and her active and inventive senior classmates graduated from Fredonia High School in June 1968. That same summer, Gail was a featured beauty in a Dunkirk city parade, appearing as Miss Allegheny Ludlum Stainless ...

Jacqueline R. Schindler

GOWANDA - Jacqueline R. Schindler of Gowanda Zoar Rd. Passed away peacefully at the Erie County Medical Center Thursday morning June 29, 2017 surrounded by her family. Jackie was born September 7, 1937 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of Harold and Olive (Frick) Kumpf. Survivors include her ...

John Wayne Delcamp

John Wayne Delcamp, age 46, of Fredonia, N.Y. He succumbed to extensive injuries sustained in an accident on June 24, 2017. John was born April 4, 1971 to Carol (Hazelton) Delcamp and Rod Delcamp. John was a man that would do anything for anyone, a man that those who knew him, looked to in ...

Marianne L. Ferro

Marianne L. Ferro, of Castile Drive, Fredonia, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Absolut Care Center in Dunkirk after a short illness. Calling hours will be held Monday, July 3, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 East Main Street, Fredonia, NY. Services will be ...

Leonard James Brown

WESTFIELD -- Leonard James Brown, age 71, of Old Rt. 20, Westfield, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Sisters of Charity Hospital of Buffalo, NY following a very brief illness. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete. A full obituary will be published in Sunday's newspaper by the MASON Funeral Home, ...

Jacqueline R. Schindler

GOWANDA — Jacqueline R. Schindler of Gowanda Zoar Road passed away peacefully at the Erie County Medical Center Thursday morning, June 29, 2017 surrounded by her family. Jackie was born September 7, 1937 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of Harold and Olive (Frick) Kumpf. Jackie reflected on ...

Gail Elizabeth (Pennica) Raymond

1949-2016 The faculty breathed a collective sigh of relief when Gail Pennica and her active and inventive senior classmates graduated from Fredonia High School in June 1968. That same summer, Gail was a featured beauty in a Dunkirk city parade, appearing as Miss Allegheny Ludlum Stainless ...

John W. Delcamp

John W. Delcamp, of Fredonia, N.Y., age 46, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital. Calls may be made Mon-day from 4-6 pm at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Ave., where a memorial service will follow at 6 pm. A complete obituary will be published in Saturday’s ...

Marianne L. Ferro

Marianne L. Ferro of Castile Drive, Fredonia, died Thursday (June 29, 2017) in the Absolut Care Center in Dunkirk after a short illness. Born in Brooklyn, she was the wife of Ralph Ferro. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, Fredonia.

Doris (Gilman) Veit

WESTFIELD — Doris (Gilman) Veit, age 86, of Westfield, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at St. Vincent Health Center of Erie, PA following an extended illness. Doris was born on June 18, 1930 in Conesus, NY, the daughter of the late Edward Monroe and Golda Marietta (Shutt) Gilman.Doris loved people, ...

Clara M. Ecker Blanchard

MAYVILLE — Clara M. Ecker Blanchard, 90, of Mayville, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in the Absolut Care of Westfield. She was born February 2, 1927 in Blockville, NY, the daughter of the late Eugene and Anna Perdue Ecker. Clara had worked in several local restaurants during her lifetime, and ...

James R. Lehnen

James R. Lehnen, 93, a lifelong resident of the Fredonia-Dunkirk area, died Tuesday evening (June 27, 2017) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. He was born June 8, 1924 in the Town of Pomfret, the son of the late Nicholas and Martha (Johnson) Lehnen. Mr. ...