William R. Spell

DUNKIRK – William R. Spell, 71, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, at his residence, following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Dunkirk, on Oct. 16, 1950, the son of the late Robert and Ruth (Canny) Spell.

Mr. Spell was a graduate of Forestville Central School, class of 1969 and attended Jamestown Business College. He worked as a packing lineman for the former Ralston Purina, Dunkirk, for 15 years and was a member of the Moniuszko Club, Dunkirk. Mr. Spell enjoyed bowling, playing softball and going to the casinos.

Survivors include a brother, Steve (Lynn) Spell, of Fredonia; and three nephews.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main St., Forestville, on Wednes-day from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., from where funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Spell, nephew of the deceased, officiating. Interment will follow in Willowbrook Park Cemetery, Dunkirk.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Forestville Fire Department, Inc., P.O. Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.

To post condolences or memories go to www. rilesandwoolleyfuneral home.com.