Obituaries

Molly Kayes Ransbury (1939 – 2019)

Molly Ransbury passed away peacefully at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, Rhode Island, with her loving husband at her side. Besides her husband, Russell Bailey, Molly is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Betty Ransbury, in Fredonia, NY. Molly was born in ...

David C. Kolassa

David C. Kolassa “Davey Bird”, 78 of Fredonia N.Y passed away Sunday May 19, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at Brooks Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Dave was born in Dunkirk on August 27, 1940, He was one of five children to the late Charles and Jane (Bentley) ...

Joseph A. Kulig

Joseph A. Kulig, age 65, passed away from complications due to cancer on Monday morning, May 20, 2019. Come celebrate Joe’s life on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service at 1 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a ...

William Brooks

William “Donnie” Brooks, passed away on May 22, 2019 of the Cattaraugus Seneca Territory at the age of 50 Years.Beloved husband of Barbara (Kennedy) Brooks. Loving father of Michele Redeye, Presley Redeye, Ashley Brooks, Brandon Brooks and Shanaya Brooks and his loving buddy Milo, ...

Jean D. Lemay

Jean D. Lemay, 84 of Fredonia, formerly of New Hampshire, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab. Husband of 66 years to Joan M. Clayton Lemay; father of, Heidi of NH and the late Denise K. and Mark D. Lemay. There will be no services. Burial will be in New ...

Nancy B. O’Dell

Nancy B. O’Dell died May 23, 2019 at Absolut Care Center in Westfield, N.Y. after a short illness. She was of Dunkirk, N.Y. and 87 years of age. Arrangements are incomplete. Date and time will be announced by THE FANTAUZZI Funeral Home, 82 East Main St., Fredonia, N.Y.

Lt. Col. Melvin L. Allen

WESTFIELD - Lt. Col. Melvin L. Allen, USAF, Ret., age 86, of Westfield, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital of Erie, PA, following a brief illness surrounded by family. Melvin was born on April 18, 1933, in Jamestown, NY, a son of the late Burke and Bertha (Adams) ...

Joseph A. Kulig

Joseph A. Kulig, age 65, passed away from complications due to cancer on Monday morning, May 20, 2019. He was born April 29, 1954 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Joseph W. Kulig and Carol D. (Nikitas) Kulig. The second oldest of eight children, Joe graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1972. ...

Joan M. Wicks

Joan M. Wicks, 81, of Dunkirk died Saturday evening (Jan. 19, 2019) at the Lutheran Home in Jamestown surrounded by her loving family following an extended illness. Graveside services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock in Portland Evergreen Cemetery. Father Al Clody will ...

Jefrena C. Brown

Jefrena C. Brown, 15, of Dunkirk, died Thursday (May 16, 2019) at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. Memorial services will be held Wednesday May 29, at 1 p.m. in the Dunkirk American Legion Post No. 62, 211 Central Ave., Dunkirk. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. ...

Kenneth G. Herculson

Kenneth G. Herculson died late Sunday evening, May 19, 2019 at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He lived on Berry Road, Fredonia, New York and was 60 years of age. Kenneth was born in North Tonawanda, New York, son of Judith L. Schlarb of St. Charles, IL and the late Kenneth ...

Doris M. Rogers

Doris M. Rogers, 83, of the Randolph Country Estates, formerly of Cherry Creek, passed away Sunday (May 19, 2019) at the Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Jamestown. She was born July 14, 1935 in Sheridan, New York the daughter of the late Donald and Alice (Jolls) Harvey. ...

Joseph A. Kulig

Joseph A. Kulig, 65, of Dunkirk died Monday morning (May 20, 2019) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Lt. Col. Melvin L. Allen

WESTFIELD - Lt. Col. Melvin L. Allen, USAF, Ret., age 86, of Westfield, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital of Erie, PA, following a brief illness. Friends may call from 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield and are ...

Catherine Smario

Catherine Alberta Geraldine Minskey Smario, "Cathy Kay," March 29, 1936 - December 17, 2018, of Fredonia, N.Y., died peacefully at the Heritage Village Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facility in Gerry, N.Y. Calls may be made on Sunday May 26, 2019 from 1-2 p.m. at the LARSON-TIMKO ...

Leonard P. Smith

Leonard P. "Lenny" Smith, 60 years old, of Brocton, NY, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Westfield Memorial Hospital. Lenny was born October 4, 1958 in Dunkirk, NY a son of the late Richard and Esther (Blanchard) Smith. He was a graduate of Brocton Central School and had ...

Anthony J. Rutski

Anthony J. "Tony" Rutski, 73, of Dunkirk died Thursday afternoon (May 16, 2019) at home. He was born Sept. 10, 1945 in Beacon Hill, England, the son of the late Alton and Florrie (Gosling) Rutski. Tony was a 1964 graduate of Dunkirk High School. After graduation, he began his career with ...

David Joseph Lukasik, Jr.

1SG (Retired) David Joseph Lukasik, Jr. was born June 30, 1971 in Dunkirk, New York to David Joseph Lukasik, Sr. and Debra Ann Lukasik. Dave passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 in Lawton at the age of 47. He grew up in Dunkirk and was a graduate of Dunkirk High School. He married Annette ...

Anthony J. Rutski

Anthony J. “Tony” Rutski, 73, of Dunkirk died Thursday afternoon (May 16, 2019) at home. He was born Sept. 10, 1945 in Beacon Hill, England, the son of the late Alton and Florrie (Gosling) Rutski. Tony was a 1964 graduate of Dunkirk High School. After graduation, he began his career with ...

Dominick “Chip” Catalano

Dominick “Chip” Ca-talano, age 87, of Forestville, passed away May 19, 2019 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Mr. Catalano was born July 10, 1931 in Buffalo, NY to Dominick and Josephine (Mateczom) Catalano. He worked at Muscato Farms in Brant most of his life and after ...