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Obituaries

Robert J. Valentine

COLLINS CENTER — Robert J. Valentine, 78, passed away Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Arrangements by Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main St., in Gowanda are incomplete and a full obituary will appear in the Tuesday edition of the Observer

Helen L. Barone

Helen L. Barone, 95, of Fredonia, died Thursday morning (July 29, 2021) at Brooks Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born March 23, 1926,, in Cherry Creek, the daughter of the late Alfred and Fanny (Galbraith) Macey. A lifelong resident of the area, Helen was a graduate ...

Beatrice P. Lamb

Beatrice P. Lamb, 92, of Fredonia, N.Y. died Thursday morning (July 29, 2021) at Westfield Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Fredonia, the daughter of the late Vincent and Florence (Begier) Kopliner and was married to the late Arthur Lamb for 62 years. Beatrice was a ...

David W. Cummings

GOWANDA — David W. Cummings, 63, of Bagdad Road, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021, at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk . Born in Gowanda, March 17. 1958, the only child to Richard and Helen (Wagner) Cummings. David married the former Sharon A. Luce in Zoar Valley on July 4, ...

Carl L. Manzella

Carl L. Manzella, 88, of Hillcrest Drive Fredonia, was guided by the angels through the gates of heaven at 5:08 p.m., on Friday, July 23, 2021. Carl was preceded in death by his parents Anthony and Edna Nicholas Manzella; and a sister, Doris Manzella Kawski. Carl is survived by the love ...

Kenneth Allen Markstein

RIPLEY — Kenneth Allen Markstein, 73, of West Main Street, Ripley, N.Y., passed away peacefully at home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 6, 1947, in Hartford, Conn., the son of the late John P, and Mary (Waitkus) Markstein. Ken attended Cheney Tech High School ...