Obituaries

Edward Harrison Cortright

Edward Harrison Cortright, 80, of Silver Creek, passed away on Sept. 1. 2017. He was born on December 21, 1936, but would have told you his real birthdate was December 24th. Edward was the son of the late Moses and Frances (McHenry) Cortright. Born in Oswego, NY, "Ed" was the baby of seven ...

Sister Colette Marcelle Greder, C.P.

Sister Colette Marcelle Greder, C.P, 83, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017, on the Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at St. Gabriel's Passionist Nuns Monastery, Clarks Summit, PA. Sister Colette was born July 30, 1934, in Dunkirk, NY, to the late Edward and Nelly (Freville) ...

Jordan L. Whitcomb

Jordan L. Whitcomb of Route 39 passed away accidentally from injuries sustained in a farm tractor incident that happened Monday, September 4, 2017 on West Perrysburg Road in Perrysburg. Jordan was 40 years old. Born in Springville January 19, 1977, the son of Max and Bonita (Church) ...

David L. Lindquist

FORESTVILLE — David L. Lindquist, 80, passed away September 3, 2017 at Gowanda Nursing Home. He was born, January 15, 1937, son of the late Arnold and Hazel (Wheling) Lindquist. On April 26, 1958, he married the former Julia Klein, who survives. Mr. Lindquist was a U.S. Air Force ...

Wayne O. Prentiss

Wayne O. Prentiss, age 75, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at home. He was born on April 11, 1942 in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Wayne retired from Al Tech Specialty Steel after 23 years. Wayne is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara T. (Ross) Prentiss; two sons, Bryon S. ...

Paul S. Orlando

Paul S. Orlando, age 57, of Dunkirk, N.Y., formerly of Westfield, N.Y., died August 14, 2017. Paul was born October 12, 1958 in Westfield, N.Y. to the late Anthony Orlando and Mary Lou Morganstern Orlando. Paul grew up in Westfield and graduated from Westfield Academy & Central School. ...

Lois K. (Haslow) Poletto Lindstrom

Lois K. (Haslow) Poletto Lindstrom, age 93, of West-field, died Friday, September 1, 2017 at Absolut Care of Westfield following an extended illness. Lois was born on March 13, 1924 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late Milton and Henrietta (Olskey) Haslow. She married Michael ...

Robert W. Daminski

Robert W. "Bobby" Daminski, 70, of Fredonia died Tuesday evening (Aug. 29, 2017) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 21, 1946 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Edward J. and Thelma (Gross) Daminski. A lifelong area resident, Robert was the ...

Vincie Privitere (nee Buffa)

Vincie Privitere (nee Buffa), age 94, of Fredonia, N.Y. died Friday September 1, 2017 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Vincie was born on December 2, 1922 in Fredonia to the late Anthony and Josephine Encalcaterra Buffa. A lifelong resident of Fredonia, she was a ...

Vincie Privitere (nee Buffa)

Vincie Privitere (nee Buf-fa), age 94, of Fredonia, N.Y. died Friday September 1, 2017 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Vincie was born on December 2, 1922 in Fredonia to the late Anthony and Josephine Encalcaterra Buffa. A lifelong resident of Fredonia, she was a ...

Edward Harrison-Cortright

Edward Harrison-Cortright, 80, of Silver Creek, NY passed away on Friday evening, September 1, 2017 at the Heritage Village Nursing Home in Gerry, NY. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek, NY.

Eva Jean Currie

Eva Jean Currie, 99, of St. Columban's on the Lake in Silver Creek, N.Y., formerly of Fredonia, N.Y., passed peacefully on Friday September 1, 2017. A complete obituary will be published in Wednesday's OBSERVER.

LaVerne H. Locke (Hornburg)

LaVerne H. Locke (Hornburg), age 87, of Fredonia, N.Y. died Thursday Aug. 31, 2017 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 6, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late William and Hazel (Walters) Hornburg. LaVerne graduated from SUNY at Fredonia in 1948. She ...

Vincie Privitere

Vincie Privitere (nee Buffa), 94, of Fredonia, N.Y. died Friday Sept. 1, 2017 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. A complete obituary will be published in Monday’s Observer. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 679-9000.

Robert Metzgar

Robert Metzgar, 74 of Palm Harbor, Florida passed away on August 25, 2017 at Suncoast Woodside Hospice. For Full Obituary and Tributes visit: http://www.tributes.com/BobMetzgar?

William R. Comello

William R. Comello, 83, of Angola, NY passed away on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at his residence. Bill was born on Oct. 26, 1933 in Dunkirk, NY, the son of the late William T. and Florence (Rushbolt) Comello. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Bill worked for ...

Rae Donna Harvey

Rae Donna Harvey, age 72, of Crawfordville, FL, formerly of Collins, NY, was given her wings on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She will be dearly missed. Rae Donna was the daughter of Raymond Francis Baxter and Demeris Audrey (Kessler) Baxter. For 50 years, she was the loving wife of Larry Ralph ...

Tammy J. Restivo

Tammy J. Restivo, 56, of Gerry, died August 31, 2017 at home. Mother of Aaron Restivo, Jacqueleen Anderson and Samantha Person; grandmother of 10; sister of Samuel, Angela, Chuck and Anna Restivo, Charcy Kinney, Danny and Tommy Willingham. Funeral service 11 a.m. Mon-day in Park United ...

Lois K. Poletto Lindstrom

WESTFIELD — Lois K. Poletto Lindstrom, age 93, of Westfield, NY, died Fri-day, September 1, 2017 at Absolut Care of Westfield. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield as soon as they are confirmed.

LaVerne H. Locke

LaVerne H. Locke, (Hornburg), age 87, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Thursday August 31, 2017 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A complete obituary will be published in Sunday’s OBSERVER. Arrangements by Larson-Timko Funeral Home.