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Obituaries

William C. Howe, Jr.

William C. Howe, Jr., 73, of Stedman Corners, Mayville, N.Y., died Wednesday September 11, 2019 at his home after a year-long battle with cancer. A Stedman resident since 1956, he was born November 12, 1945 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Carmelia MacDowell Howe and the late William C. Howe ...

Nancy D. Marchany

Nancy D. Marchany, 68, of Dunkirk died Friday morning (Sept. 6, 2019) at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.She was born Nov. 14, 1950 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Roger and Olive Noftsker. Nancy was a lifelong resident of the area.Survivors include five sisters, Linda Gonzalez of ...

Charlene Terwilliger

DANSVILLE — Charlene M. Terwilliger formerly of Gowanda passed away late Monday evening at the HighPoint on Michigan Nursing Facility in Buffalo .Charlene was 68 years old.Born September 28, 1950 in Newburgh, NY the daughter of Willard and Sylvia ( Wygant) Winfield. Survivors include Dennis ...

Judith Thompson

Judith “Judy” Gormly Thompson, of Fredonia, N.Y., passed away peacefully at her home Monday September 9, 2019. Judy was born June 8, 1947 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was lovingly adopted by Douglas and Dorothy Gormly and raised with her brother John in Fredonia. She graduated from Fredonia ...

Donna L. Orshaw

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Donna L. Orshaw formerly of Hamburg and Gowanda passed away surrounded by family Thursday afternoon Sept. 5, 2019 in North Carolina. Donna was born in Sayre, Pa. February 16, 1932 the daughter of Fred and Ruth (Dibble) Shaffer. Donna retired from the former JN Adam ...

Richard Meyer Jr.

Richard “Rick” Meyer, Jr., age 57, of Buford, Georgia, formerly of Fredonia, N.Y., passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at his home with his family by his side after a year battle with cancer. He was born May 27, 1962 in Memphis, TN. Richard was a graduate of Fredonia High School. He was ...

Betty Jane Bouquin June 4, 1930 – September 11, 2019

ANGIER, NC — Betty Jane Bouquin, 89, passed away Wednesday at WakeMed in Cary. Born in FL, Betty was raised in Sanford, NC, but lived most of her adult life in Fredonia, NY. She was the daughter of the late James Alton Ray, Sr. and Myrtle Britt Ray. Betty is survived by her husband of 70 ...

Nancy F. Treni

Nancy F. Treni, 81, of Dunkirk died Tuesday morning (Sept. 10, 2019) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

William C. Howe, Jr.

William C. Howe, Jr., 73, of Stedman Corners, died Wednesday September 11, 2019 at his home after a year-long battle with cancer. A complete obituary will be published in Friday's edition of the OBSERVER. Arrangements by the Spitzer Funeral Home, Sherman, New York.

Judith Thompson

Judith “Judy” Gormly Thompson, of Fredonia, N.Y., passed away peacefully at her home Monday September 9, 2019. Judy was born June 8, 1947 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was lovingly adopted by Douglas and Dorothy Gormly and raised with her brother John in Fredonia. She graduated from Fredonia ...

Robert W. Swoger

Robert W. Swoger, formerly of Ripley, NY, died at the VA Hospital in Erie, PA on September 8, 2019. On October 25, 1940, Robert was born in Brownsville, PA to the late Deanth and Hazel Swoger. Robert was educated through the Ripley School System and continued his education at various ...

Edward H. Dibble

Edward H. Dibble, 83, of Westfield, NY passed away Wednesday evening September 4, 2019 at Westfield Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday morning, Sept. 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Westfield, 19 Union St., ...

Donna Jeane Liao

Donna Jeane Liao, of Winchendon, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully of complications from Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia at home on Sept. 2, 2019 at the age of 67. Donna will be remembered for her activities with horses and horse associations. Donna was a noted cook and animal care ...

Robert “Bobby” J. (Bob O) Mangus, Jr.

Robert “Bobby” J. (Bob O) Mangus, Jr., 38, of Dunkirk, N.Y., died Monday September 9, 2019 at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Arrangements will be announced by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 716-679-9000.

Nancy D. Marchany

Nancy D. Marchany, 68, of Dunkirk died Friday morning (Sept. 6, 2019) at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Judith “Judy” Thompson

Judith “Judy” Thompson, 72, of Dunkirk, N.Y., passed away peacefully at home on Monday September 9, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 716-679-9000.

Esther M. Simmons

Gowanda, NY - Esther M. Simmons, 70, of Gowanda, NY passed away September 7, 2019 at her home. She was born January 25, 1949 in Olean, NY the daughter of the late Fremont ”Pete” and Violet (Dutton) Hamilton. On January 23, 1971 she married Herbert Simmons who survives. Mrs. Simmons ...

Robert W. Swoger

Robert W. Swoger, 79, of Ripley, NY, died Sept. 8, 2019 at the V.A. Hospital of Erie, PA, after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and a date and time will be announced by the Mathews Funeral Home, 104 West Main St. Ripley, NY.

Doris J. Norris

Doris J. Norris, 99, formerly of Jamestown and Newport Richie, FL, passed away Sat., Sept. 7, 2019. Wife of the late Michael F. Norris; father of Michael F. (Carolyn) Norris, Jr. of Freeland, MI and the late Charles M. Norris; grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of nine; great ...

Marion H. Rendell Cox

Marion H. Rendell Cox, 98, of Falconer, went home to be with the Lord, Fri., Sept. 6, 2019. Wife of the late Ellis W. Rendell; mother of Shirley (Joseph) Davis Zeitler, Deanna (Dennis) Arp, Marilee (Bill Duncan) McKenzie, Linda Knighton, George (Cindy Tanner) Rendell and Joyce (John) Nickerson; ...