Obituaries

Lt. Col. Melvin L. Allen

WESTFIELD - Lt. Col. Melvin L. Allen, USAF, Ret., age 86, of Westfield, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital of Erie, PA, following a brief illness. Friends may call from 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield and are ...

Catherine Smario

Catherine Alberta Geraldine Minskey Smario, "Cathy Kay," March 29, 1936 - December 17, 2018, of Fredonia, N.Y., died peacefully at the Heritage Village Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facility in Gerry, N.Y. Calls may be made on Sunday May 26, 2019 from 1-2 p.m. at the LARSON-TIMKO ...

Leonard P. Smith

Leonard P. "Lenny" Smith, 60 years old, of Brocton, NY, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Westfield Memorial Hospital. Lenny was born October 4, 1958 in Dunkirk, NY a son of the late Richard and Esther (Blanchard) Smith. He was a graduate of Brocton Central School and had ...

Anthony J. Rutski

Anthony J. "Tony" Rutski, 73, of Dunkirk died Thursday afternoon (May 16, 2019) at home. He was born Sept. 10, 1945 in Beacon Hill, England, the son of the late Alton and Florrie (Gosling) Rutski. Tony was a 1964 graduate of Dunkirk High School. After graduation, he began his career with ...

David Joseph Lukasik, Jr.

1SG (Retired) David Joseph Lukasik, Jr. was born June 30, 1971 in Dunkirk, New York to David Joseph Lukasik, Sr. and Debra Ann Lukasik. Dave passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 in Lawton at the age of 47. He grew up in Dunkirk and was a graduate of Dunkirk High School. He married Annette ...

Anthony J. Rutski

Anthony J. “Tony” Rutski, 73, of Dunkirk died Thursday afternoon (May 16, 2019) at home. He was born Sept. 10, 1945 in Beacon Hill, England, the son of the late Alton and Florrie (Gosling) Rutski. Tony was a 1964 graduate of Dunkirk High School. After graduation, he began his career with ...

Dominick “Chip” Catalano

Dominick “Chip” Ca-talano, age 87, of Forestville, passed away May 19, 2019 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Mr. Catalano was born July 10, 1931 in Buffalo, NY to Dominick and Josephine (Mateczom) Catalano. He worked at Muscato Farms in Brant most of his life and after ...

Pastor Nancy V. Barber

Pastor Nancy V . Barber passed away Sunday May 19, 2019 in her village of Silver Creek home, she was 77. Beloved wife of Gary D. Barber; loving mother of Arlene (Jonathan) Anderson. Sister of Laurence Feltham. Cherished grandmother of Ashley Anderson. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 ...

Mary Andrews

Mary Andrews, 95, former resident of Dunkirk and most recently of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away on Sunday May 12th after a short illness. She was at peace and surrounded by love at the time of her passing. Mary was remarkable, fun loving, caring, inspirational, a mentor, friend, ...

Kenneth G. Herculson

Kenneth G. Herculson died Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Broooks Mermorial Hospital after a long illness. Kenneth is of Berry Road Fredonia, NY. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the FANTAUZZI FUNERAL HOME, 82 E. Main St. Fredonia, NY.

Leonard P. Smith

Leonard P. Smith, 60 years old, of Brocton, NY, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Westfield Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MORSE Funeral Home of Brocton, NY when they are finalized.

Judith Ann (James) Matteson

Judith Ann (James) Matteson, age 76, of East Amherst, NY, formerly of Brocton, NY and Westfield, NY died Friday morning, March 8, 2019 at Juniper Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center in East Amherst following an extended illness. Mother of Rodney (Debra) Matteson of Deltona, FL and Randy (Dr. ...

Pastor Nancy V. Barber

Pastor Nancy V. Barber passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 in her village of Silver Creek home, she was 77. Beloved wife of Gary D. Barber; loving mother of Arlene (Jonathan) Anderson. Sister of Laurence Feltham. Cherished grandmother of Ashley Anderson. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. ...

James D. Stelmack

James D. Stelmack, 74, of Fredonia, died, Friday, May 17, 2019, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 5, 1944, in Dunkirk, son of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Gostomski) Stelmack. A veteran of the US Army from 1962-65. Jim retired from ...

Marie A. Cave (Hassett)

Marie A. Cave (Hassett), 95, of Berry Road, Fredonia, N.Y., died Monday April 15, 2019 at her home. Marie is survived by: a daughter, Susan L. Cave, of Fredonia; a son, John A. Cave, of Acworth, GA.; two grandsons: Justin (Lonna) Cave, of Marietta, GA. and Casey (Daphne) Cave, of Asheville, ...

Catherine Smario

Catherine Alberta Geraldine Minskey Smario, “Cathy Kay”, March 29, 1936 - December 17, 2018, of Fredonia, N.Y., died peacefully at the Heritage Village Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facility in Gerry, N.Y. Calls may be made on Sunday May 26, 2019 from 1-2 p.m. at the ...

Paul M. Motrynczuk

WARREN- Paul M. Motrynczuk, 60, of Warren, and formerly of Mayville, died on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at his home in Warren, PA. He was born October 24, 1958 in Westfield, NY, the son of Paul Motrynczuk and the late Agathe Gsantner Motrynczuk. Paul had been an Ads Salesman for the Times ...

G. Ronald Will

G. Ronald Will, 94, of Gibbs Road Forestville, died Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital, following a brief illness. Mr. Will was born in Forestville, on January 15, 1925, the son of the late George V. and Edith (Barris) Will. He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, ...

James D. Stelmack

James D. Stelmack, 74, of Fredonia, died Friday morning, May 17, 2019, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer. Relatives and friends are welcome to call on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk. ...

Anthony J. Rutski

Anthony J. Rutski, 73, of Dunkirk died Thursday afternoon (May 16, 2019) at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.