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Obituaries

Alberta, “Bert”, Marie (Szablewski) Catalano

Alberta, “Bert”, Marie (Szablewski) Catalano, 94, of Dunkirk, went peacefully to Heaven on Jan. 19, 2021, at Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on May 8, 1926. She was always proud to be born in Pittsburgh and moved to Dunkirk at the age of 16. ...

Lillian (Lakadia) Polasik

Lillian (Lakadia) Polasik, 98, of Dunkirk, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Dunkirk on Nov. 10, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Stephen (Sczepan) and Antoinette (Antonia Krylowicz) Przytula. Lillian initially worked for the Van ...

Thomas L Ziegler

Thomas L Ziegler, 65, of Union, Mo., formerly of Dunkirk, N.Y., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. He was born in Dunkirk on Feb. 17. 1955, the son of Louis and the late Geraldine Ziegler Tom, also known as “Zig” or “Ziggy” was a 1973 graduate of Dunkirk High School. After ...

Lois Wester (nee Pickell)

Lois Wester (nee Pickell), formerly of Pomfret, N.Y., went to be with her Lord Jan. 14, 2021, at the age of 96. She died peacefully at her home in Seffner, Fla. She was born Aug. 6, 1924, in McKeesport, Pa., the daughter of the late Ernest Leroy and Elsie Louise Pickell. Lois served as a ...

James Priest

James Priest was a big man full of personality, laughter, and love. He was born in Silver Creek, New York on Sept. 3, 1943, to parents Charles and Charlotte (Chesbro) Priest. He received his Associates degree from Jamestown Community College and worked for Altel Phone Company and was the owner ...

Viola L. “Dolly” (nee Pabst) Davis

Viola L. “Dolly” (nee Pabst) Davis of Dunkirk, entered into rest on Jan. 20, 2021, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Donald C. Davis; devoted mother of Linda (Joseph) McCaffrey, Dale (Carol) Davis and the late Gary Davis; ...

Kimberly J. Wettlaufer

Kimberly J. Wettlaufer, 54, of Westfield, N.Y., passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 20,2021 at her home in Westfield, N.Y. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St. Westfield, when they become available.

Marian G. Giambra

Marian G. “Red” Giambra, 91, of Dunkirk died Friday morning (Jan. 22, 2021) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Jane E. Stelmach

Jane E. Stelmach, 76, a lifelong resident of the Dunkirk-Fredonia area, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, Jan. 16, 2021, at her home. Born on Sept. 15, 1944, at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, Jane was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Pirowski) Stelmach. She was also ...

Margaret (Peg) Glenn

Margaret (Peg) Glenn peacefully passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. She was born on Oct. 28, 1931. to the late Howard and Teresa Strawser. She attended St. Mary’s Academy in Dunkirk Peg enjoyed reading, her daily “discovery walks”, gardening, hosting cocktail parties and ...

Jerome “Jay” Woodruff

Jerome “Jay” Woodruff, 79, passed away Tuesday, Jan, 19, 2021, at Brooks Hospital in Dunkirk. Born on Aug. 7, 1941, Jerome was the son of the late Earl T. and Mary A. (Fielman) Woodruff. Jerome, who liked to be called Jay, lived in Brocton. He enjoyed going to Bob Evans and Denny’s ...

Jewell Stevens

Jewell Stevens, 85, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Jan. 11, 2021, at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Jewell was born July 26, 1935 in Bryan, Texas. She worked as a real estate agent for many years in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area. Jewell was active in many community activities while ...

Frederick C. Dolling

Frederick C. Dolling, 64, of Dunkirk, N.Y., passed away on Friday morning, Dec. 25,2020, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, N.Y. He was born July 26, 1956. in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of the late Joseph and Marsha (Doering) Lewis. Fred attended Frontier High ...

Richard J. O’Brocta

Richard J. O’Brocta, 84, of Dunkirk, passed away Wednesday evening (Jan. 20, 2021) at home surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Marcelline Anne (Marty) Dunlap

Marcelline Anne (Marty) Dunlap, 76, of Tulsa, Okla., passed Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Marty was born May18, 1944, to the late Michael and Rose (Koba) Wielgasz in Dunkirk, N.Y. She made her home in Tulsa, Okla.,with her husband Sterling Dunlap and together they ...

Charlotte M. Crofoot

Charlotte M. Crofoot, 84, of Fredonia died Monday afternoon Jan. 18, 2021. She was born May 27, 1936, in Sherman, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Dorothy (Spinks) Finland. Charlotte loved her dog Maggie, crocheting and shiny red cars. Survivors include three daughters, Julie (Rex) ...

Madeline F. “Dolly” Metzger

Madeline F. “Dolly” Metzger, 93, of Silver Creek, N.Y. passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at the Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, N.Y. She was born on April 24, 1927 in Dunkirk, N.Y., the daughter of the late Stanley and Kathryn (Tylock) Kawski. She married Frederick ...

Madeline F. “Dolly” Metzger

Madeline F. “Dolly” Metzger, 93, of Silver Creek, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at the Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, N.Y. She was born on April 24, 1927, in Dunkirk, N.Y., the daughter of the late Stanley and Kathryn (Tylock) Kawski. She married Frederick ...

Donald Frederickson Sr.

IRVING: Donald Frederickson Sr., 90, of Versailles Road, Irving, formerly of Dayton, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. He was born in Arcade, on June 7, 1930, the son of the late Robert and Delsie (Parr) Frederickson. He served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal with the 350th Infantry from ...

Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Kavulak

Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Kavulak, 61, of Silver Creek, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, N.Y. She was born on July 18, 1959, in Silver Creek the daughter of Marietta Wells and Roger Kavulak. She is survived by her mother, Marietta ...