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Obituaries

Denilson Costa

Denilson Costa, 50, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Sunday morning (March 29, 2020) at Buffalo General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Donald J. Burghardt

Donald J. Burghardt, 88, of Silver Creek, NY passed away Sunday evening March 29, 2020 at the UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa. 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.

Ellen C. Burke

Ellen C. Burke, 76, of Dunkirk, died Sunday evening (March 29, 2020) at Absolut Care of Westfield, Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Brittney M. Peterson

Brittney M. Peterson, 26 of Stockton, passed away Sun. Mar. 29, 2020. Daughter of Randall and Tracy Anderson Peterson; mother of Alexa Marie and Addison Grace Buchanan; sister of Justin (Mackenzie) and Nicholas Peterson; granddaughter of Hannelore and Terry Anderson and Janice and William ...

Martha L. Hammond

Martha L. Hammond, 66 of Cherry Creek, passed away Mon., Mar 30, 2020. Retired Fancher Chair employee. Wife of John; mother of Christina (Dustin) Miller, Michelle (Terry) Garvin and Tina Hammond; sister of David Lent, Nancy Pilarski, Gladys Lent and Betty Rainville. A full obituary will be ...

Robert W. Todd

Robert "Bob" W. Todd, 89, of Silver Creek, NY died Tuesday morning March 24, 2020 at the Chautauqua County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, NY. Bob was born on August 15, 1930 in Baltimore, Md, the son of the late Mahlon and Rosalie (Nickerson) Todd. He graduated from Avon Old ...

Lynn A. Trask

Lynn A. Trask, 73, of Sheridan, NY passed away Saturday morning March 28, 2020 at his residence following a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Silver Creek, NY on August 17, 1946 the son of the late James and Norma (Scott) Trask. He married Marlene Fiutko on May ...

Anna J. Mahon

Anna J. Mahon, 94, of Dunkirk, died peacefully Friday evening (March 27, 2020) at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her family, after a lengthy illness. Anna was born in Dunkirk, NY on May 28, 1925, the daughter of the late Michael and Karolina (Dul) Mucha. Although ...

Pastor Christopher Ron Rhodes

Pastor Christopher Ron Rhodes, 50, of 7559 Clymer-Center Road, Panama, NY., entered Jesus’ presence on March 28, 2020 at Select Specialty Care Hospital, Erie, PA., after suffering complications from the flu on February 8, 2020. He fought the good fight but took his last breath surrounded ...

Audrey A. Hallett

Audrey A. Hallett, 91, of Tanglewood Manor, Jamestown, formerly of S. Stockton Cassadaga Rd., Sinclairville, went home to be with Jesus, Friday, Mar 27, 2020. Born Oct. 20, 1928 in Jamestown a daughter of the late Lenus E. and Ebba C. Nelson Danielson. She was a 1946 graduate of Jamestown ...

John Gordon “Gordy” Roemer

John Gordon “Gordy” Roemer, Sr., age 97, of Erie, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the Sarah Reed Senior Living Facility of Erie, PA following an extended illness. Gordy was born on January 13, 1923, in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Walter W. and Emily (Metzner) ...

Roy Colt

STOCKTON - Roy Colt, 95, of Stockton, NY passed away peacefully at his home on March 18, 2020. He was born in Portland, NY a son to the late Ray and Maude (Reese) Colt. Roy attended Brocton Central School, leaving early to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was later awarded his ...

Anna J. Mahon

Anna J. Mahon, 94, of Dunkirk died Friday evening (March 27, 2020) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Lynn A. Trask

Lynn A. Trask, 73, of Sheridan, NY passed away Saturday morning March 28, 2020 at his residence following a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family. A complete obituary will be published in Tuesday’s OBSERVER. Arrangements by the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel 160 Central Ave. Silver ...

Robert “Bob” W. Todd

Robert "Bob" W. Todd, 89, of Silver Creek, NY died Tuesday morning March 24, 2020 at the Chautauqua County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, NY. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel when they become available.

Scott Thomas Pryll

Scott Thomas Pryll, 54, of Mayville, and formerly of Brocton, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the Corry Manor in Corry, PA following a lengthy illness. He was born May 15, 1965 in Dunkirk, NY, the son of the late Theodore Pryll and Barbara Powell Pryll Elliott. Scott had worked in ...

Rocco A. LeGrano

Rocco A. "Rocky" LeGrano, 88, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Wednesday March 25, 2020 at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Rocky was born August 8, 1931 in Fredonia to Paul and Frances LoDico LeGrano. Raised in Fredonia, he attended Fredonia Schools. Early in his life he was a ...

Sheryl A. Bailey

Sheryl A. "Sherry" Bailey of Walnut Creek Road, Town of Arkwright, passed away peacefully March 24, 2020 at her home following an extended illness. She was 61 years old. Sherry was born September 17, 1958 in Westfield, NY a daughter to the late William and Shirley (Raynor) Bailey. She had ...

Theodore J. Welch

Theodore J. Welch, 89, of Irving, NY passed away Saturday morning March 21, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Silver Creek, NY on August 31, 1930, the son of the late Theodore and Sylvia (Woods) Welch. Ted graduated from Silver Creek High School in 1948. After high school, he served in ...

Ardeene H. Lisa

Ardeene (Jankowski) Lisa, 96, passed away Monday, March 23rd, 2020, at the Chautauqua County Nursing and Rehab Center in Dunkirk. She was born in Dunkirk on Nov. 18, 1923, the daughter of the late Peter and Frances Jankowski. Ardeene was a lifelong member of St. Hedwigs Church, a NY ...