Obituaries

David A. Sheffield

David A. Sheffield, 53, of Dunkirk, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2019 surrounded by his family at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, following a brief illness. He was born in Dunkirk, NY, the son of the late David J. Sheffield and the late Francine A. Sheffield-Buchanan (nee Conti). A ...

Richard A. Pchelka

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Richard A. Pchelka loving husband and father of two children, passed away peacefully at home in Forestville, NY at the age of 64. Richard was born on March 4, 1955 in Dunkirk, NY to the late Harry and Elaine (Kruszynski) Pchelka. He owned and operated Pchelka's ...

Joyce G. Bell

Joyce G. Bell, 74, of Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in UPMC Chautauqua. A lifelong area resident, she was born February 3, 1945 in Dunkirk, NY, a daughter of the late Reginald D. and Laura Tanner Gardinier. She was a graduate of Dunkirk High School and ...

Leonard Vento

Leonard Vento 7/9/19. Leonard is survived by his beloved wife Margo (Miller) Vento of 50 years, devoted father of Lee (Allison Dispense) Vento, of Fredonia, New York, and Lane (Dena Pickard) Vento of Marietta, Georgia. Sister of Ann (Charles) Fulgieri of Punta Gorda, Florida and his 'grandson' ...

Margaret C. (nee Coogan) Stroth

Margaret C. (nee Coogan) Stroth July 11, 2019, of East Aurora, NY. Loving wife of the late Norman; dearest mother of Lauren (Robert) Aloi, Leslie (Landon) Stroth-Wickham, Timothy (Denise Litz), Thomas (Theresa), David (Kate), Philip, and Mary (Chris) Hodge; beloved grandmother of 11 ...

Miss Lorna B. Penny

Miss Lorna B. Penny, 81, died peacefully on July 10, 2019, at Absolut Care of Westfield, NY. Lorna, an English teacher at Fredonia High School for twenty-six years, imbued many of her students with pride in being one of “Miss Penny’s scholars.” Wit, creativity and style energized the ...

Leonard Vento

Leonard Vento 7/9/19. Leonard is survived by his beloved wife Margo (Miller) Vento of 50 years, devoted father of Lee (Allison Dispense) Vento, of Fredonia, New York, and Lane (Dena Pickard) Vento of Marietta, Georgia. Sister of Ann (Charles) Fulgieri of Punta Gorda, Florida and his ...

Janice Spayer

Spayer, Janice, beloved wife of Joseph M. Spayer,daughter of Jeanette C. (LoPresto) Mula, dear mother of daughter Jill Spayer (Gregory Drab) Of Cassadaga, son Joseph P. (Tara) Spayer of Cassadaga, Grandchildren Lila Drab and Henry Drab, a brother Joseph (Margaret) Mula of Louisville, KY, K9 ...

Richard A. Pchelka

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Richard A. Pchelka, loving husband and father of two children, passed away peacefully at home in Forestville, NY at the age of 64. Richard was born on March 4, 1955 in Dunkirk, NY to the late Harry and Elaine (Kruszynski) Pchelka. He owned and operated ...

Ruth A. Kachermeyer

Ruth A. Kachermeyer, 93, of Dunkirk died Tuesday afternoon (July 9, 2019) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock in the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. The Rev. Dennis G. Riter will officiate. Calling hours will be held ...

Edward J. Matthews

Edward J. Matthews, 84, of Gowanda, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at his home. He was born on November 17, 1934 in Dayton, NY, son of the late Ward O. and Florence (Haberer) Matthews. He married the former Shirley Hebner who predeceased him. Mr. Matthews was a US Army Veteran and was ...

Anne Shirley Stebbins (nee Russell)

Anne Shirley Stebbins (nee Russell), an always smiling contributor to her community and matriarch to many, passed away peacefully June 30, 2019, after a short illness at the age of 86 in Mitchellville, MD, where she resided. She is survived by five sons – Russell Stebbins of Princeton, NJ, ...

Richard A. Pchelka

Richard A. Pchelka, 64, of Forestville, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at home. A complete obituary will follow.

Robert C. Green

Robert C. Green, 57 of Sinclairville, former Carriage House employee, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Husband of Dawn Lewis Green; father of Shannon (Joseph) Jackson, Stephanie Green and Suzanne (Cody) Sischo; son of, Catherine Catalano Green and the late Edward Green. Memorial ...

Anthony A. Nagel Sr.

Anthony A. Nagel Sr. age 50 passed away unexpectedly July 6, 2019. Born in Bradenton , Fla September 6, 1968 the son of Larry L. And Ruth J. (Luke) Nagel. Besides his parents Tony is survived by a son; Anthony A. Nagel Jr. of Fredonia two daughters; Kaitlyn (Juan) Baez of Fredonia and ...

Evelyn Z. Chesley

Evelyn Z. Chesley, 81, died after a brief illness on June 28th, 2019, at Saint Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA. She was born September 24th, 1937 in Dunkirk, NY, the daughter of Casimir and Martha (Golubski) Zientowski. Evelyn was a graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty High School and Bryant & ...

Richard P. Szymanski

Richard P. Szymanski, 63, of Ball Hill Road, Forestville, passed away Monday, July 8th, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital, following a lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. He was born in Gowanda, on November 28, 1955, the son of the late Major and Violet (Chzanowski) Szymanski. Mr. ...

Ruth A. Kachermeyer

Ruth A. Kachermeyer, 93, of Dunkirk died Tuesday afternoon (July 9, 2019) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1926 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Henry and Clara (Tremper) Dillenkofer. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Ruth had been employed by ...

Anthony Nagle

Anthony Nagle age 53 of Perrysburg passed away unexpectedly. A complete obituary will be announced by the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME 44 Center St. Gowanda.

Ruth A. Kachermeyer

Ruth A. Kachermeyer, 93, of Dunkirk died Tuesday afternoon (July 9, 2019) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.