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Obituaries

Jane Marie Ranney

Jane M. Ranney, 72, of Geneva, Ohio passed away 1/13/2020 in Mayfield. Born 10/31/1947 in Dunkirk, NY to James and Helen (Vendetti) Schibetta. Survivors: Sons: Jeffrey A. of Geneva; Joseph of Columbus; Grandchildren: Jennifer Workman; Jeffrey W. Ranney; Brother: Charles Schibetta of ...

Evelyn H. O’Brien

Evelyn H. O’Brien, 91, of Fredonia, N.Y., died peace-fully at home on Thursday January 16, 2020. A complete obituary will be published in Monday’s edition of the Observer. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 716-679-9000.

MarshaLee Shearer

MarshaLee Shearer, 39, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon (Jan. 16, 2020) at UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown. Arrangements are in-complete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Carlos Arocho-Lugo

Carlos Arocho-Lugo passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo after a short illness. Carlos is from Dunkirk. Services arranged by the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 East Main Street, Fredonia, NY.

Jack N. Abbey

Jack N. Abbey, 64 of Sinclairville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Husband of Geri Fisher Abbey; father of, Janice (John) Neail, Jill and Mark (Cara) Abbey. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sinclairville Baptist Church, 11 Park St., Sinclairville. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in ...

Kenneth C. Purdy

GOWANDA — Kenneth C. Purdy age 83 of Memorial Drive January 16, 2020. Husband of Joyce, Father of Kenneth (Linda) and James Purdy. Arrangements by SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center Street, Gowanda.

Phillip J. Rodriguez

Phillip J. "SARGE" Rodriguez of Florida, formerly of Dunkirk died Thursday (Nov. 14, 2019) in Florida. He was born April 16, 1958 in Westfield, the son of the late Rafael and Eleanor Mae (Neill) Rodriguez. Phillip served his country in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1978. Among his many duties ...

Margaret L. Cettell

PORTLAND - Margaret L. (Howser) Cettell, age 75, of Portland, NY, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at home surrounded by her family following an extended illness. Margaret was born on August 23, 1944, in Brookville, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Isaac and Helen (Miketish) ...

Doris (”Dodie”) H. Armstrong

Doris (”Dodie”) H. Armstrong, 73, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020. She was born in Hamburg, NY, daughter of Elmer and Emma Ann Schulz. She was married to the late Peter Armstrong. Doris was the loving mother Michael, Daniel and Jennifer Armstrong and one grandchild, John ...

Daniel Buczek

Daniel Stephen Buczek, professor of history emeritus at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut died peacefully on January 12, 2020. Professor Buczek, the son of Polish immigrant parents, Jan and Marianna (Kubicki) Buczek, was born in Dunkirk, New York on September 9, 1923 and grew to ...

Barbara J. (Beehler) Howard

Barbara J (Beehler) Howard was born Aug. 11, 1942 and died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. She was the daughter of late Bernard and Doris (Bilson) Beehler. If anyone knew Barbara, you know that there is a funny story to tell about her. Barbara was married to, has been blessed to be with and will ...

Kenneth W. Wassell

SPRING CITY, TN: Kenneth W. Wassell, 66, of Spring City, TN, formerly of Forestville, died Saturday, January 11th, 2020 in Tennessee. He was born in Buffalo, on January 24, 1953, the son of the late James and Constance (Madill) Wassell. Mr. Wassell was a graduate of Westfield Academy ...

Marilyn P. Mitchell

IRVING , NY — Marilyn P. Mitchell age 84 of Rte. 438 passed away early Monday morning January 13, 2020 at the Buffalo General Hospital surrounded by family . Marilyn was born into the Wolf Clan October 6, 1935 the daughter of Abram and Rachel (Hill) Huff. A Member of the Church of Jesus ...

Luca S. Calanni

Luca S. Calanni passed away suddenly January 11, 2020. Beloved son of Roger “Bodge” and Ashley (nee Buehler) Calanni; cherished brother of Isabella, Talia, and Frankie Calanni; devoted grandson of Roger and Kathy (nee LaMarca) Calanni, Luke and Janet (nee Clark) Buehler; loving nephew of ...

Susanne Vogtli Bastedo

JAMESTOWN — Susanne V. (Golen) Bastedo age 86 of Sumner St. Formerly of Highland Ave . Collins passed away January 11, 2020 at home surrounded by family . Mother of Mary Sue ( Jan Brown) Golen of Jamestown , Edward M. Golen Jr. of Erie, Pa. step mother to Danny, Robare, Judy and the late ...

Anthony J. “Tony” Polvino, Jr.

FORESTVILLE: Anthony J. “Tony” Polvino, Jr., 40, of Pearl Street, Forestville, died Sunday, January 12th, 2020 at TLC/ HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, following a short illness. He was born in Jamestown, on May 4, 1979, the son of Anthony J. Polvino, Sr., of Forestville and the late Linda ...

Susanne Vogtli Bastedo

JAMESTOWN - Susanne V. (Golen) Bastedo age 86 of Sumner St. Formerly of Highland Ave. Collins passed away at home Saturday evening January 11, 2020 surrounded by family. Susie was born December 19, 1933 in Gowanda the daughter of Robert and Mabel (Charlesworth) Vogtli. Susanne co owned ...

Anthony J. Polvino Jr.

FORESTVILLE: Anthony J. Polvino, Jr., age 40, of Pearl Street, Forestville, died Sunday, January 12, 2020, following a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences go to ...

William Howard “Wild Bill” Olmstead

William Howard “Wild Bill” Olmstead of Bonneau Beach, SC and Elkins, WV died on 8 January, 2020 at Trident Hospital in No. Charleston, SC. His first question upon reaching the other side was “where’s the beer?” He arrived in this world on 23 September, 1948 by being in a rush, born ...

Ralph L. Sackett

Ralph L. Sackett, 76, of Dunkirk died suddenly Wednesday morning (Jan. 8, 2020) at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1943 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Merrill and Myrtle (Crowell) Sackett. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Ralph was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1961. ...