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Obituaries

Santa Salisbury

Santa "Babe" (LaBarbera) Salisbury, age 80, passed away in her home at 609 Roosevelt Avenue in Dunkirk on November 2nd 2019. She was born May 30, 1939, the daughter of the late Samuel and Jessie (Piscetillo) LaBarbera. Babe graduated from Fredonia High School in 1957 and went to work for ...

Debora L. Grien

BROCTON — Debora L. "Debbie" (Belson) Grien, age 47, of Peerless St., Brocton, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, November 3, 2019, at home. Debora was born on June 5, 1972, in Westfield, New York, the daughter of Michael Belson of Perris, CA and Sandra (Walters) Gross of Erie, PA. Debbie ...

John “Jake” H. Briggs

PORTLAND- John “Jake” H. Briggs, 86, of Corry, PA and formerly of Portland and Westfield, NY died Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Corry Manor in Corry, PA.He was born May 1st, 1933 in Dunkirk, NY, the son of the late Arthur and Margaret Deutsch Briggs.Jake had served in the National ...

Santa Salisbury

Santa “Babe” (LaBarbera) Salisbury, 80, of Dunkirk died Saturday morning (Nov. 2, 2019) at home.Arrangements are in-complete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Donald L. Ziemba

Donald L. Ziemba, 66, of Fredonia, died Friday, November 1, 2019, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and a complete Obituary will be announced by the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., Dunkirk.

Ann Kraus

Ann Kraus, 94, of Silver Creek, NY passed away Tuesday morning, October 29, 2019 at Gowanda Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Gowanda, NY.She was born on June 1, 1925 in Silver Creek, NY the daughter of the late Philip and Mary (Zanghi) Azzarella.Ann was a graduate of Silver Creek High ...

Gale W. Damon

Gale W. Damon, age 90, of Erie passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019. He was born in Pomfret, NY on November 15, 1928 a son of the late Walter G. and Florence J. (Case) Damon.He graduated from Dunkirk high school in 1947. Gale worked at W.T. Grant Company, Gary Miller Dodge and co-owned ...

Sophie F. Szynski

Sophie F. Szynski, 87, of Dunkirk, died, Thursday, October 31, 2019, at home with her loving daughter at her side.She was born December 29, 1931, in Dunkirk, daughter of the late Anastazy and Rose (Malkowski) Swiech.A retired employee of SUNY at Fredonia, where she worked in the Registrars ...

Lisa A. (Kaczmarek) Thompson

FORESTVILLE: Lisa A. (Kaczmarek) Thompson, 53, of Hopper Road, Forestville, died Sunday, October 27th, 2019 fol-lowing a lengthy illness. She was born in Buffalo, NY on September 12, 1966, the daughter of Edmund Kaczmarek, of Forestville and the late Josephine (Thomas) Kaczmarek. Ms. Thompson ...

Lisa A. (Kaczmarek) Thompson

FORESTVILLE: Lisa A. (Kaczmarek) Thompson, 53, of Hopper Road, Forestville, died Sunday, October 27th, 2019 fol-lowing a lengthy illness. She was born in Buffalo, NY on September 12, 1966, the daughter of Edmund Kaczmarek, of Forestville and the late Josephine (Thomas) Kaczmarek. Ms. Thompson ...

Ann Kraus

Ann Kraus, 94, of Silver Creek, N.Y. passed away Tuesday morning, October 29, 2019 at Gowanda Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Gowanda, N.Y. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek, when they become ...

Jane M. Bremer

Jane M. Bremer, of Dunkirk died Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 29, 2019) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 16, 1927 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Clarence and Barbara (Ludes) Braun. A lifelong resident of Dunkirk, Mrs. Bremer was a parishioner of Holy ...

Bryan D. Ahl

Bryan D. Ahl, age 58, of Ocala, FL and formerly of Warsaw, NY died on Monday, October 28, 2019. He was born on September 28, 1961; the son of the late Pete and Lois Ahl. He married his loving wife Claudia E. Markham on September 23, 1995 in Ocala, FL. He proudly served and retired after ...

Marie C. Quandt

Marie C. Quandt, 86, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Sunday (Oct. 27, 2019) at home.She was born Oct. 1, 1933 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Gordon and Mary (McGuire) Smith. Marie was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.She loved spending time with her family, especially her ...

Bryan D. Ahl

Bryan D. Ahl, age 58, of Ocala, FL and formerly of Warsaw, NY died on Monday, October 28, 2019. Husband of Claudia Markham-Ahl Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to the Laing Funeral Home Inc., 2724 W. Church St., Eden, NY. Words of sympathy may be left on www.LaingFuneralHome.com

Jane M. Bremer

Jane M. Bremer, 92, of Dunkirk died Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 29, 2019) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Joann Marie (Ianello) Mackowiak

Joann Marie (Ianello) Mackowiak died peacefully October 21, 2019 at Ten-Broeck Commons in Lake Katrine. She was born in Dunkirk, NY on June 3rd, 1939 to Martha and Joseph Ianello. As a member of Dunkirk High school's class of 1957, she was active in many organizations, including Honor Society, ...

Katherine H. O’Connell

Katherine H. "Kitty" O'Connell, 67, of Fredonia passed away Friday, October 25th 2019 in her home. She was born September 12th, 1952 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Jeffrey J. and Rhona (Cirrito) O'Connell. Kitty loved her life in her apartment with her beloved cat Lucky. Kitty was an ...

Donald C. Russell

Donald C. Russell, 88, of Chapin Road, Silver Creek, died Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at his residence, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Roaring Spring, PA on March 9, 1931, the son of the late Cloyd and Pearl (Dilling) Russell. Mr. Russell worked as a Tool & Die Maker for the ...

Katherine H. “Kitty” O’Connell

Katherine H. "Kitty" O'Connell, 67, of Fredonia died unexpectedly Friday (Oct. 25, 2019) at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.