Obituaries

Wayne L. Babcock

RIPLEY, NY - Wayne L. Babcock, 66, of Welch Hill Rd, Ripley, NY passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, at home with his family by his side following a brief illness. Son of the late Gladyn and Mildred (Meeder) Babcock. Husband of Susan (Hunt) Babcock. Father of Shawn (Andrea) Babcock, Wende ...

Virginia S. “Soulie” Nichols

Virginia S. "Soulie" Nichols of Fredonia Place, died peacefully on June 14, 2019 at the Chautauqua County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Virginia Ruth Soulie on August 24, 1919, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, IL. She was the daughter of the late Ruth Christine (Linn) and ...

Earl W. Covert Jr. 1935 – 2019

Correction: A Memorial service will be held Saturday July 20, 2019 at 2 PM in the Conewango Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 5492 NY–241 Conewango, NY at Route 62. Arrangements entrusted to DiStasio Funeral Home Inc. South Dayton, NY. Online condolences may be made at ...

Carol A. Schutt

Carol A. Schutt, 61, of Benson, Az. formerly of Westfield, NY passed away unexpectedly, October 25th, 2018 at Tucson Medical Center. Carol was born December 22, 1956 in Tripoli, Africa to her late parents, Robert O'Bannon and Patricia (Macklin) O'Bannon. After graduating from high school, ...

Ruth K. Baldwin

Ruth K. Baldwin, 83, died on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, NY. From her birth in Dunkirk, NY on January 13, 1936 to her death on Sunday, she led a very interesting life full of travel, family and educational experiences. Ruth's parents ...

Ronald Thomas Manning

Ronald Thomas Manning, 57, earned his angel wings at home on Sunday, July 14, 2019. He was the husband of Deborah Williams Manning who he shared 30 years of marriage with. Born in Silver Creek, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph and Norma Manning. He attended Silver Creek High School and ...

Margaret “Peggy” Coogan Stroth (March 16, 1931 – July 11, 2019)

Margaret Coogan Stroth ("Peggy") passed away on July 11, 2019, in East Aurora, New York. Born on March 16, 1931 to John and Margaret Coogan of Dunkirk, New York, Peggy grew up as the third of seven children in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area, and graduated from Saint Mary's High School in Dunkirk in ...

David A. Sheffield

David A. Sheffield, 53, of Dunkirk passed away peacefully on June 30, 2019 surrounded by his family at Roswell Park Cancer Institute following a brief illness. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 ...

Gerald Ward Williams Sr.

Williams, Gerald Ward, Sr. 81, of San Luis Obispo, Fort Pierce, FL, formerly of Silver Creek, passed away Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Lackawanna, on February 23, 1937. Loving Husband of Linda Ann (Pagano) Williams, father of Susan Williams and Gerald W. ...

Shirley P. Newton

Shirley P. Newton, 80, of Southerland Road, Irving, died Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born in Silver Creek, on July 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Roland and Isabel (Southland) Dickinson. Mrs. Newton was a graduate of Silver ...

Gerald F. Smith

Gerald F. Smith, 99, of Dunkirk died Saturday afternoon (July 13, 2019) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Leonard Vento

Leonard Vento 7/9/19. Leonard is survived by his beloved wife Margo (Miller) Vento of 50 years, devoted father of Lee (Allison Dispense) Vento, of Fredonia, New York, and Lane (Dena Pickard) Vento of Marietta, Georgia. Sister of Ann (Charles) Fulgieri of Punta Gorda, Florida and his 'grandson' ...

Verne LaRue (Boyd) Gibson

RIPLEY, NY - Verne LaRue (Boyd) Gibson went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 12, 2019 after a long struggle with her health. She was born February 4, 1942 in Apollo, PA, daughter of the late Ethel Stitt Shellhammer and the late Andrew Boyd. She married LeVern "Gibby" Gibson on December ...

Robert C. Green

Robert C. Green, 57, of Sinclairville, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Born October 7, 1961 in Dunkirk a son of, Catherine Catalano Green of Cherry Creek and the late Edward Green. He was a 1979 graduate of Forestville Central School. Bob was employed for over 30 years at Carriage ...

Earl W. Covert Jr. 1935 – 2019

Earl W. Covert Jr., 84, of Cottage, NY entered into rest July 9, 2019. He was born February 15, 1935 in Smethport, PA to the late Earl Sr. and late Goldie (Robinson) Covert. Earl worked as a Forensic Aide for the NYS Dept. of Health in Gowanda, NY for 34 years. He was a member of the ...

David A. Sheffield

David A. Sheffield, 53, of Dunkirk, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2019 surrounded by his family at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, following a brief illness. He was born in Dunkirk, NY, the son of the late David J. Sheffield and the late Francine A. Sheffield-Buchanan (nee Conti). A ...

Richard A. Pchelka

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Richard A. Pchelka loving husband and father of two children, passed away peacefully at home in Forestville, NY at the age of 64. Richard was born on March 4, 1955 in Dunkirk, NY to the late Harry and Elaine (Kruszynski) Pchelka. He owned and operated Pchelka's ...

Joyce G. Bell

Joyce G. Bell, 74, of Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in UPMC Chautauqua. A lifelong area resident, she was born February 3, 1945 in Dunkirk, NY, a daughter of the late Reginald D. and Laura Tanner Gardinier. She was a graduate of Dunkirk High School and ...

Leonard Vento

Leonard Vento 7/9/19. Leonard is survived by his beloved wife Margo (Miller) Vento of 50 years, devoted father of Lee (Allison Dispense) Vento, of Fredonia, New York, and Lane (Dena Pickard) Vento of Marietta, Georgia. Sister of Ann (Charles) Fulgieri of Punta Gorda, Florida and his 'grandson' ...

Margaret C. (nee Coogan) Stroth

Margaret C. (nee Coogan) Stroth July 11, 2019, of East Aurora, NY. Loving wife of the late Norman; dearest mother of Lauren (Robert) Aloi, Leslie (Landon) Stroth-Wickham, Timothy (Denise Litz), Thomas (Theresa), David (Kate), Philip, and Mary (Chris) Hodge; beloved grandmother of 11 ...