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Obituaries

Dorothy Miniri

Dorothy Miniri (nee Piontkowski) age 86 of Silver Creek, NY, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Monday evening Nov. 18, 2019 in the comfort of her home. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Miniri Sr.; devoted mother of Mary (Robert) Milroy, Anthony (Tamara) ...

Dorothy Miniri

Dorothy Miniri, 86, of Silver Creek, NY passed away Monday evening November 18,2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek, when they become available.

Wesley Parke Allen

Gowanda, NY - The chores are all done, the lawn mower cleaned and put away, the tractor parked in the shed, and now daddy can rest. Wesley Parke Allen, 87, of Gowanda, New York, finished his work here on earth on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Wesley was born to Parke and Mabel (Miller) Allen on ...

Patricia J. Orton

Patricia J. (Bronson) Orton, age 54, of Ripley, NY went to be with her husband on Saturday, November 16, 2019. She was born on March 7, 1965, the daughter of Delores (Gorton) Bronson of North East and the late Clarence L. Foster. She enjoyed social media, gambling, shopping, spending time ...

Elisabeth Marie Nowak

Elisabeth Marie Nowak, 79, passed away on November 7, 2019 at her home in Stafford, Virginia. Born in Paris, France on September 2, 1940 to Michel and Francoise (Kula) Thoyer-Rozat, she was united in marriage to Peter R. Nowak on June 4, 1962. She had resided in the United States for the ...

Darlyn B. Velzy

Darlyn B. Velzy, 80, of Dunkirk died Saturday evening (Nov. 16, 2019) at Buffalo General Hospital. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. Private funeral services will take place at the convenience of the family.

Raymond J. Balser Sr.

Raymond J. Balser Sr., 76, of Buffalo, formerly of Dunkirk died Sunday (Nov. 10, 2019) at the Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing following a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 9, 1942 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Carl J. and Carolyn (Yannello) Balser. Ray was a graduate of ...

John L. Edler

IRVING — John L. Edler age 85 of Versailles Rd. Passed away at home Sunday morning November 17, 2019 surrounded by family.Born at home in the Town of Perrysburg February 12, 1934 the son of John T. and Evelyn N. (Kramer) Edler. John was a 1951 graduate of Gowanda High School, he married the ...

Romeo D. Biscaro

Romeo D. Biscaro 83, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019. He was born on August 31, 1936, the Son of the late Romeo and Anna Biscaro. He was an Alumni Cardinal Mindszenty 1st, graduation class of 1954, Vietnam Veteran. Romeo is survived by his wife of 29 years, 3 children, 9 ...

Darlyn B. Velzy

Darlyn B. Velzy, 80, of Dunkirk died Saturday evening (Nov. 16, 2019) at Buffalo General Hospital. She was born Oct. 23, 1939 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Howard and Josephine (Pinkowski) Brown. A lifelong resident of Dunkirk, Darlyn was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of ...

Leo O. Hans

New York/Florida: Leo O. Hans, 81, of West Perrysburg Road, Perrysburg, NY, passed away Friday, November 8th, 2019 inLakeland Memorial Hospital, while living at Grand Villa Senior Living Community in Lakeland, Fl. He was born in Buffalo NY on January 16, 1938, the only child of the late Leo L. ...

Wesley P. Allen

Gowanda NY- Wesley P. Allen, 87, of the Town of Persia passed away Sunday November 17, 2019 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville NY. Friends may call on Thursday November 21, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8pm and Friday November 22, 2019 from 10-11am at Mentley Funeral Home Inc 105 East Main ...

Carol A. Garnsey

Carol A. Garnsey, 77, of Silver Creek, NY passed away Saturday morning November 16,2019 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY after a brief illness with her loving family at her side.She was born on December 23,1941 in Silver Creek, NY the daughter of the late Nelson and Edna (Newton) Cross. Carol ...

Donald E. Felt

Donald E. Felt, 88, of Fredonia, formerly of Dunkirk, died Friday, November 15, 2019 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie. He was born October 18, 1931, in Wesley, NY, son of the late Orlie and Florence (Birger) Felt. Don grew up in South Dayton and was a graduate of Pine Valley Schools where he ...

David Lee Quinn

North Collins, NY - David Lee Quinn, 46, passed away suddenly at his home in North Collins, Saturday, November 16, 2019. He was born on December 18, 1972 in Gowanda, NY, son of Lon and Janis (Nephew) Quinn, of Versailles, NY who survive. He was a member of the Cherokee Tribe, Deer Clan. ...

Raymond J. Balser Sr.

Raymond J. Balser Sr., 76, of Buffalo, formerly of Dunkirk died Sunday (Nov. 10, 2019) at the Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.Arrangements are in-complete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Darlyn B. Velzy

Darlyn B. Velzy, 80, of Dunkirk died Saturday evening (Nov. 16, 2019) at Buffalo General Hospital.A complete obituary will be published in Tuesday’s OBSERVER. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Phyllis A. Zielinski

Phyllis A. Zielinski, 81, of Dunkirk, NY died Thursday evening November 7, 2019 at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a lengthy illness. She was born August 26, 1938 in Dunkirk, NY the daughter of Raymond and Loretta (Wojcinski) Zielinski. Phyllis received an Associate in ...

William Miller

William E. Miller Jr., 52, of Jackson, Georgia, died on November 4th, 2019, at home, peacefully in his sleep, due to complications of hypertensive heart disease.Billy was born on September 17, 1967, in Fairmount, West Virginia, to his parents, William E. Miller Sr. and Frances V. Miller; he ...

Donna Mae Curtis Chatley

PORTLAND-Donna Mae Curtis Chatley, 77, of Portland, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at her home.She was born January 19, 1942 in Jamestown, NY, the daughter of the late Glenn and Myrtle Prince Curtis. Donna was a 1968 graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School and earned ...