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Obituaries

Phyllis A. Zielinski

Phyllis A. Zielinski, 81, of Dunkirk, NY died Thursday evening November 7, 2019 at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a lengthy illness. She was born August 26, 1938 in Dunkirk, NY the daughter of Raymond and Loretta (Wojcinski) Zielinski. Phyllis received an Associate in ...

William Miller

William E. Miller Jr., 52, of Jackson, Georgia, died on November 4th, 2019, at home, peacefully in his sleep, due to complications of hypertensive heart disease.Billy was born on September 17, 1967, in Fairmount, West Virginia, to his parents, William E. Miller Sr. and Frances V. Miller; he ...

Donna Mae Curtis Chatley

PORTLAND-Donna Mae Curtis Chatley, 77, of Portland, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at her home.She was born January 19, 1942 in Jamestown, NY, the daughter of the late Glenn and Myrtle Prince Curtis. Donna was a 1968 graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School and earned ...

Alice M. Nephew

IRVING — Alice M. Nephew age 79 of Milestrip Rd. passed away Wednesday November 13, 2019 at the Mercy Hospital in Buffalo surrounded by family .Born into the Turtle Clan May 14, 1940 the daughter of Elsworth and Thelma (Mohawk) Schindler.Alice was a cook for the Seneca Nation AOA program for ...

Lyle Raymond Pettit

SILVER CREEK- Lyle Raymond Pettit, 75, of Silver Creek, and formerly of Forestville, died on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital, in Buffalo, NY. He was born April 24, 1944 in Westfield, the son of the late Raymond and Idabelle Ostrander Pettit. Lyle had been a Skilled Die ...

John H. Kiefer

GOWANDA — John H. Kiefer, age 67, of Rte. 39 passed away Tuesday evening November 12, 2019 at the Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo. John was born February 6, 1952 the son of John and Jeannie Kiefer.John retired from Cattaraugus County where he had been employed as a bridge ...

Lois L. Franz

Lois L. Franz, 92, and 67 resident of Cassadaga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Brooks Memorial Hospital.Born Feb. 16, 1927 in North East, PA a daughter of the late Gerald F. and Elizabeth Boblentz Loveless. She was a 1945 graduate of Westfield Academy.Lois was a fulltimehomemaker ...

William George Edwards Jr.

William George Edwards Jr., 87, died peacefully Wednesday, November 13th, 2019. He leaves his sons: David, Matthew and Timothy (Margie); his daughters Nancy (Rob) and Elizabeth (Mitch); his brother John (Jean) Edwards; his sister Peggy (Bob) Edwards Kent. He was proud of his eight ...

Theresa Marie Wheeler

WESTFIELD - Theresa Marie "Terri" (Roberts) Wheeler, age 80, of Prospect Road, Westfield, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019, at Westfield Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Theresa was born on January 22, 1939, in Erie, Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of the late Myron Joel ...

Marjorie Gloria Gill Allesi

Marjorie Gloria Gill Allesi, 92, of Lakewood, NY, crossed over peacefully at 5:10 pm Monday, November 11, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. An area resident for most of her life, she was born August 1, 1927 in Buffalo, NY a daughter of the late Henry and Leora Sweet Gill. A graduate of ...

Carrol M. Brockway

Carrol M. Brockway, 96, formerly of Lakewood, N.Y., died Sunday November 10, 2019 at the Heritage Green Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility in Greenhurst, N.Y. A memorial service will be held and a complete obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements by David J. ...

Rosemary Conti Sevola

Rosemary Conti Sevola, 79, of Fredonia died Monday evening (Nov. 11, 2019) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk surrounded by her family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 o’clock in ...

Theresa Marie Wheeler

Theresa Marie (Roberts) Wheeler, age 80 years, of Westfield, passed away on Monday November 11, 2019, at Westfield Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MASON Funeral Home, Westfield, NY, in Thursday's OBSERVER.

Donald J. Gworek

Donald J. Gworek of Fredonia, NY, died on November 6, 2019, at UPMC at Hamot in Erie, PA. He was born in Dunkirk, NY, January 6, 1932 to the late Felix and Stella (Lokietek) Gworek. He was educated through the Fredonia School system and from 1952 to 1954; Donald served in the U.S. Army during ...

Rosemary Conti Sevola

Rosemary Conti Sevola, 79, of Fredonia died Monday evening, November 11, 2019 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center in Dunkirk surrounded by her family. She was born on August 9, 1940 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Thomas and Martha (LaDuca) Conti. On September 20, 1958 she married ...

Marjorie Allesi

LAKEWOOD — Marjorie Gloria Gill Allesi, 92, of Lakewood, NY crossed over peacefully at 5:10 pm Monday, November 11, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. An area resident for most of her life, she was born August 1, 1927 in Buffalo, NY a daughter of the late Henry and Leora Sweet Gill. A graduate ...

Salvador Torres

Salvador Torres, 68, of Dunkirk died Friday morning (Nov. 8, 2019) in Dunkirk following a lengthy illness. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Calling hours will ...

Jane Mau Eden

July 20, 1929 - September 18, 2019 “The most glamorous mom in the world” someone once said of Jane Mau Eden, who passed away at the age of 90, September 18, 2019 in Santa Clara, New Mexico. She was born in Kearny, New Jersey and grew up in the western New York town of Fredonia, graduating ...

Emilia Straszynski

Henrietta: Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the age of 71. Emilia is survived by her husband, Joseph; daughter, Michelle; sisters, Marysia and Janka; nieces and nephews and sister-in-law, Krystine (Eugene) Krzal.Her family will receive friends THURSDAY 9 -10 a.m. at ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH where ...

Phyllis A. Zielinski

Phyllis A. Zielinski, 81 of Westfield, died Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the Absolut at Westfield. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc, Dunkirk.