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Obituaries

Alona M. Forbes

DUNKIRK —Alona M. Forbes, 86, of Dunkirk, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. after an extended illness, at UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa. She was born in Detroit, Mich., on June 21, 1934, the daughter of the late Alton and Thela (Jakubowski) Nowak. Alona was a Dunkirk area resident for most of ...

Nicholas P. Calanni

Nicholas P. Calanni, born June 18, 1936, in Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Nov. 23, 2020, in Easley, S.C. Nick graduated from Fredonia High School, Fredonia, N.Y., in 1954, and received his Bachelor of Arts from Fredonia State University in 1959, and his Master of Arts from Wayne State ...

Kenneth E. Richardson

Kenneth E. Richardson, 80 , of Hamburg, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2020. Husband of Anna (nee Garback) Richardson; father of Carl (Bernadette) Richardson, Elizabeth (James) Rock, Kevin (Brenda), Sean (Maria) and Alan (Stephanie) Richardson; grandfather ...

Betty Jo Davis-Newman

Betty Jo Davis-Newman, of Dunkirk, N.Y., passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer on Nov/ 30, at age 73/ at her home, surrounded by her family. Betty was born on May 8, 1947, in Gowanda, N.Y., to the late Joseph and Joyce (Chinchen) Naglich, of Silver Creek, N.Y. She graduated ...

Ronald R. Roulo

DAYTON, N.Y. — Ronald R. Roulo, 84, of Dayton, N.Y., passed away on Nov.30, 2020. at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa. He was born June 22, 1936, in Olean, N.Y., the son of the late Roger and Hazel (Grimes) Roulo. He also was predeceased by his stepmother Doris Roulo. Mr. Roulo had been employed at ...

Dickson J. Keech

Dickson J. Keech, 81, of Cassadaga, passed away, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at home. Husband of Faith; father of Connie Price, Cheryl (Jon) Belote, Tammy Welch, Dave (Dorothy), Gordy (Kim), Craig, Greg, Tim and the late William Keech. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in ...

Mollie L. Straight

Mollie L. Straight, 65, of Ripley, N.Y., died at her residence in Sherman, N.Y., on Nov. 25, 2020. She was born on May 8, 1955, in Millcreek, Pa. to the late Robert and Juanita Scufelt. Mollie had been employed as an aide for Hospice of Chautauqua County. Her survivors include two sons, ...

Michele A. Williams

Feb. 7,1960 to Nov. 26,2020 Michele A. Williams, 60, of Irving, N.Y., passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. She was born in Irving, N.Y., the daughter of the late Dawn Nephew. Surviving are her beloved children; a daughter, Carolyn S. Williams of Irving, ...

Arthur ‘‘Artie’’ Drewniak

Arthur (Artie) Drewniak, 38, of Dunkirk, passed away Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Artie, born Jan. 21, 1982, the son of the late Richard and Sally (Maloney) Drewniak Sr. He was a graduate of Dunkirk High School and had been employed by Roberts ...

Charles R. Banach

Charles R. Banach, 90, of Dunkirk died Thursday morning (Nov. 26, 2020) at Brooks Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1930 Lackawanna, N.Y., the only child of the late Belle Gizowski. Charles had retired from True Temper and had been a volunteer fireman for Murray Hose Company No.4. A ...

Harriet Alta (Imm) Hoffower

Harriet Alta (Imm) Hoffower, of Westfield, N.Y., passed away after a short battle with cancer Nov. 27, 2020 at age 86, her family and friends were by her side. Harriet was born June 6, 1934 to the late Henry Imm and Paulene Steger of Cherry Creek, N.Y. After marrying her husband, the late ...

Thomas P. Blodgett

Thomas P. Blodgett, 74, of Dunkirk died Friday morning (Nov. 27, 2020) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. He was born Aug. 30, 1946 in Cooperstown, NY, the son of the late Russell and Marian (O’Neil) Blodgett. Thomas had been employed as a steel worker at Al Tech Specialty Steel ...

David H. Riddle

David H. “Dave” Riddle, 64, of Fredonia died unexpectedly Friday (Nov. 27, 2020) at home. He was born Feb. 20, 1956 in Westfield, the son of the late Melvin Riddle and Genevieve (Hull) Riddle Hoyer. A lifelong resident of Fredonia, Dave attended Fredonia High School. He had been ...

Marvin R. John

Marvin R. John, 81, of Sinclairville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at home surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer. Born April 19, 1939, in Brisbin, Pa., a son of the late Evan and Myrtle Kephart John. He was employed at Proto Tool for over 22 Years and then at ...

Cynthia G. Pett

Cynthia G. Pett, 71, of Fredonia NY, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at Brooks Memorial Hospital. She was born July 20, 1949, in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Edmund and Shirley (Pawlik) Szwejbka. Cynthia enjoyed traveling, and spending time with her ...

Thomas Blodgett

Thomas Blodgett, 74, of Dunkirk, died Friday morning (Nov. 27, 2020) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw Kowal Funeral Home.

Mollie L. Straight

Mollie L. Straight, 65, of Sherman, N.Y., died in her residence, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. She is survived by her son, Thomas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 E. Main St., Fredonia, N.Y.

Charles R. Banach

Charles R. Banach, 90, of Dunkirk died Thursday morning (Nov. 26, 2020) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw Kowal Funeral Home.

Anna Margaret (Harper) Morley

Anna Margaret (Harper) Morley, 90, of Sinclairville, N.Y., passed away peacefully Nov. 23, 2020, at Heritage Park following a short illness. Her family was by her side during her final days. She was born March 28, 1930, in Charlotte Center N.Y., the daughter of Fred and Lois (Penhollow) ...

Stacy Lee Burns

YOUNGSTOWN — Stacy Lee Burns, 44, departed this life unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. To the surprise of her parents, Stacy uniquely arrived on Oct. 24, 1976, in Dunkirk, NY, followed by her identical triplet sisters Amanda and Cara. Her life of adventures and her passion for helping ...