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Obituaries

Robert L. Hyde

Robert L. Hyde died on January 16, 2020 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dun-kirk, New York. He was 68 years of age. Robert is from Dunkirk, New York. Arrangements are incomplete. Date and time will be announced by THE FANTAUZZI FUNERAL HOME, 82 East Main St, Fredonia, NY.

James Brill

James Brill of Dunkirk died Thursday morning (Jan. 23, 2020) at home. Arrangements are in-complete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Jason M. Klaiber

GOWANDA — Jason M. Klaiber age 52 of Jamestown Street passed away unexpectedly at home Wednesday Jan. 22. A complete obituary with date and time of service will be announced by the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME 44 Center St. Gowanda when made available.

Christal H. Mitchell

IRVING — Christal H. Mitchell age 64 of Route 438 passed away at home Thursday morning, Jan. 23. Friends may call after 2 p.m. at the family residence, 12548 Route 438, Irving on Saturday and all day Sunday. Funeral services will be held Monday Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. from the Church of Jesus ...

Norma Rose Schafer Reeves

Norma Rose Schafer Reeves, 93, of Gowanda, NY, formerly of Washington, Utah, and Tunkhannock, PA, died peacefully in her sleep on January 17, 2020, in her daughter’s home. Born April 26, 1926, in Saratoga, IN, she is predeceased by her husband of nearly 70 years, Joseph Lee Reeves, and a ...

Thomas S. Shuart

Thomas S. Shuart, 75, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away at home Sunday, January 19, 2020. Tom was born and raised in Dunkirk, New York. He had been a Georgia resident since 1986. Tom is preceded in death by his father Linus Shuart and mother Margaret (Ward) Shuart; his brothers ...

Marilyn K. “B.A.M.“ (John) Bennett

GOWANDA — Marilyn K. “BAM“ age 76 of Rte 438 passed away peacefully Wednesday January 22, 2020 at home surrounded by family. Born in Gowanda into the Turtle Clan May 4, 1943 the daughter of Herbert and Rosabelle (Pierce) John. Bam retired from NYNEX in Buffalo where she had worked as ...

Inez Whitt

Inez Whitt, 97, of Fredonia, died January 17, 2020 at the Dunkirk Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was a resident of the Fredonia area for over 47 years, after moving from Buffalo in 1972. Inez was a homemaker who loved caring for her home and yard and loved fishing. Her entertainment ...

Brian A Wagner Jr.

Brian A Wagner Jr., of Smith Street in Brocton, NY passed away unexpectedly, Monday, January 20, 2020 at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, NY due to complications from pneumonia. He was 35 years old. Brian was born in Westfield, NY on September 10, 1984 the son of Brian A (Cheryl) Wagner ...

MarshaLee Shearer

MarshaLee Shearer, 39, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon (Jan. 16, 2020) at UPMC Chautauqua WCA in Jamestown. She was born Feb. 24, 1980 in Dunkirk, the daughter of Timothy Shearer and Cynthia (Halpainy) Shearer of Dunkirk. A life-long resident of the area, MarshaLee was a ...

Daniel L. Emerson

Daniel L. Emerson of Silver Creek passed away on January 22, 2020 at his home after a long illness, he was 58. Son of the late Charles and Claire Emerson Arrangements are incomplete, the date and time will be announced by the Mathews Funeral Home, 104 West Main St., Ripley, NY.

Roy Hawk

Roy Hawk of Fredonia, NY passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, NY. Husband of Carol (Pucci) Hawk. Arrangements incomplete, date and time will be announced by THE FANTAUZZI FUNERAL HOME, 82 E. Main St., Fredonia.

Brian A. Wagner Jr.

BROCTON- Brian A. Wagner Jr., Smith St., Brocton, NY passed away unexpectedly, Monday, January, 20, 2020 at Brooks Memorial Hospital due to complications from pneumonia. He was 35. Funeral arrangements ill be announced by the MORSE Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave., Brocton, NY once they are ...

Frank J. Wratny, Jr.

BATAVIA - Frank J. Wratny, Jr., 91, of Batavia, formerly of Gowanda, passed away Friday, (January 17, 2020), at his home under the loving care of his family. Mr. Wratny was born June 26, 1928, in Batavia, a son of the late Frank J. and Mary (Blascak) Wratny, Sr. Frank served with the Army ...

Clara Elizabeth Richardson

Clara Elizabeth (Flagg, Thompson, Wilcox) Richardson of Cassadaga, NY passed away Thursday evening (January 16, 2020) at the age of 88 in her home. She was born December 16, 1931 in New Albion, NY, the daughter of the late Merle George Flagg and Ariel Elizabeth Pollard Flagg. She was a ...

James Karin Lennertz

Gowanda, NY - James Karin Lennertz, 89, of Gowanda, NY passed away peacefully following a short illness on January 19, 2020 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. He was born February 3, 1930 in Dunkirk, NY son of the late Richard and Beatrice (Karin) Lennertz. He is survived by his loving wife of ...

Evelyn H. (Vesneski) O’Brien

Evelyn H. (Vesneski) O’Brien, 91, of Fredonia, N.Y., died peacefully at home on Thursday January 16, 2020 at home. Evelyn is predeceased by her husband James C. O’Brien, who died May 6, 1993. She is survived by her children: Deborah (David) Marsall of Wichata, KS, Michael E. (Debbie) ...

Lois Jean Kurgan VanDette

Lois Jean Kurgan VanDette of Fredonia died Saturday morning (Jan. 18, 2020) at home after a long illness, with her family at her side. She was able to stay at home due to the wonderful care provided by family, friends, personal home care aides and Hospice staff. Lois was born Dec. 1, 1957 in ...

Evelyn O’Brien

Evelyn H. (Vesneski) O’Brien, 91, of Fredonia, died peacefully at home on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Evelyn was born on December 7, 1928 in Salamanca, NY, to Anthony and Helen (Ranus) Vesneski. She married James C. O’Brien on September 24, 1955, and together they had four children before ...

Howard Crowell

Howard L. Crowell, 85 of Sinclairville, passed away Friday, Jan 17, 2020 at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center ending his courageous battle with cancer. Born Mar. 19, 1934 in Silver Creek a son of the late Roy and Frances Fox Crowell. He was a 1953 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central ...