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Obituaries

Jeffrey Lloyd Blackman

Jeffrey Lloyd Blackman, age 64, of Ripley, New York passed away on Wednesday, September, 18, 2019 at Absolut Care of Westfield following his battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Jeffrey was born on April 9, 1955 in Erie, PA to the late Lloyd “Bud” and Lilly (Gregory) Black-man. He was a 1973 ...

Aurel Ralph Stoia

WESTFIELD - Aurel Ralph Stoia, age 91, of Westfield, NY passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019, at home in Barcelona following a brief illness. A complete Obituary with Service information will appear in a future addition of the OBSERVER. uneral arrangements have been entrusted to the ...

Pauline “Paula” E. Veakins

MAYVILLE- Pauline “Paula” E. Veakins, 79, of Mayville, died Thursday, September 19, 2019 at her home, with family at her side. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Freay Funeral Home when finalized.

Karin E. Parsons

Karin E. Parsons, 80, of Dunkirk died Tuesday (Sept. 17, 2019) at home.Arrangements are in-complete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Nettie Pracht

GOWANDA – Nettie Pracht, age 85, of Gowanda passed away surrounded by family Friday evening August 30, 2019 at Highpointe on Michigan in Buffalo, NY.Born in Stringer, Miss. April 16, 1934 the daughter of Walter Sr. and Lily (Royals) McAlpine- Seleska.Nettie retired from NYS , she held various ...

John G. “Jack” Brown

John G. “Jack” Brown, 83, of Sheridan, died peacefully, following a brief illness, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie. He was born June 19, 1936, in Lancaster, NY, one of 14 children to the late Joseph and Alice (Mosack) Brown. Jack was retired from ...

Nancy F. Treni

Nancy F. Treni, 81, of Dunkirk died Tuesday morning (Sept. 10, 2019) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk following a lengthy illness. She was born May 4, 1938 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Dorothy (Negro) Cerrie. A lifelong area resident, Nancy ...

George E. Ledden

George E. Ledden, 89, of Portland, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at home. Born December 2, 1929 in Glassboro, New Jersey, son of the late George and Fannie (Griffith) Ledden. Surviving is a son; Larry (Sandra) Ledden of Portland, and daughters; Lynne (Joe) Runyon and Linda Hester both of ...

Kurt T. Koerner

Kurt T. Koerner, 65, of Irving, NY died unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon September 15, 2019 at Lake Shore Hospital in Irving, NY.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek, NY.

Robert Mangus Jr.

Robert “Bob-O” J. Mangus Jr., 38, died at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, NY, on September 9, 2019, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a true fighter. He was born on October 25, 1980 in Dunkirk, NY to Robert J. Mangus, Sr. and Katherine Burchett (Larry) ...

Mary Belle Mahoney

Mary Belle Mahoney was born on January 27, 1920 in Leon, Kansas to Everett W. and Belle (Giles) Freeman and died September 13, 2019 at the WCA Home in Fredonia, NY. She graduated from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas in 1941 and taught high school math and English in western Kansas for ...

Helen M. Nowak

Helen M. Nowak, 91, of Rochester, formerly of Brocton, died Friday, June 14th, 2019 at Highland Hospital, in Rochester. She was born in Buffalo, on April 10, 1928, the daughter of the late Peter and Helen Sypniewski. Mrs. Nowak was a homemaker and devoted her life to raising her four ...

Stephen J. Wutz

Stephen J. Wutz, 54, of Dunkirk died Saturday (Sept. 14, 2019) at home. He was born Aug. 24, 1965 in Buffalo, the son of the late Robert and Sandra (Moran) Wutz. He had been employed as a truck driver for Costanzo's Bakery in Cheektowaga. Survivors include two brothers, Michael Wutz and ...

Judith A. Asquith

CASSADAGA — Judith A. Asquith (nee Fisher) of Cassadaga, NY, September 13, 2019, passed peacefully at home. Born November 4, 1935 to Marion "Bud" and Roberta Kidd Fisher of Salamanca, NY, she was the beloved wife of Arthur F. Asquith, dearest mother to daughters Ann Condon (John) and Susan ...

Richard C. Holland

FREDONIA: Richard C. Holland, Sr., 92, a resident of Fredonia Place, Howard Street, Fredonia, died Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at his residence, following a short illness. He was born in Neptune, NJ on June 20, 1927, the son of the late William and Violet M. (Hogan) Holland. Mr. Holland ...

Daniel J. Woods

Daniel J. Woods Of Derby, NY, formerly of Silver Creek, NY, passed away Thursday September 12, 2019 in Buffalo Mercy Hospital, he was 81. Beloved husband of Sandra (nee VanWie) Woods. Loving father of Kathy (Tim) Hilton, Daniel J. Woods, Timothy Woods, Michael VanWie and the late Patricia ...

David C. Kolassa “Davey Bird”

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. Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of life to be held Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 4-?, at ...

Matthew John Delaney

Matthew John Delaney, 58, of Berry Road, Fredonia, passed away Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville. He was born in Buffalo, NY on May 3, 1961. Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday from ...

Robert Mangus Jr.

Robert “Bobby” (Bob O) Mangus Jr., 38, of Dunkirk, NY passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer. A complete obituary will be published in the OBSERVER on Tuesday. Arrangements by the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 E. Main St. Fredonia.

Mary B. Mahoney

Mary B. Mahoney died Friday evening, Sept. 13, 2019 at the W.C.A. Home in Fredonia, NY formerly of Central Avenue, Fredonia after a long illness, she was 99 years of age. Arrangements are incomplete. Date and time will be announced by THE FANTAUZZI FUNERAL HOME 82 E. Main St. Fredonia, NY.