Obituaries

Joseph S. “Sam” Speziale

Joseph S. "Sam" Speziale, 83, of Dunkirk and Viera, Fla., died unexpectedly Wednesday evening (Oct. 24, 2018) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass which will be celebrated Saturday morning at 9 o'clock in Holy Trinity Church. In ...

Kevin A. Thalheimer

Otto, NY- Kevin A. Thalheimer, 48, of Otto NY passed away Thursday May 16, 2019 at his home. He was born May 4, 1971 in Gowanda NY the son of the late Allan Lee Thalheimer and Jeanette (Benson) Thalheimer who survives. Mr Thalheimer was a truck driver and Milk Hauler for over 20 years ...

Joyce L. Dispenza

Gowanda NY - Joyce L. Dispenza, 88, of Gowanda NY passed away Thursday May 16, 2019 in Gowanda NY surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 19, 1931 in Markhams,NY the daughter of the late James and Evelyn (Hillebert) Howard. On September 1,1951 she married George Dispenza who ...

Thomas H. Schibler

Thomas H. Schibler, 85, of Silver Creek, NY passed away Saturday afternoon November 3, 2018 at the Buffalo General Medical Center in Buffalo, NY. He was born in Buffalo, NY on March 10, 1933 the son of the late Henry J. and Margaret (Henry) Schibler. On January 31, 1959 he married Angela E. ...

Joseph S. “Sam” Speziale

Joseph S. "Sam" Speziale, 83, of Dunkirk and Viera, Fla., died unexpectedly Wednesday evening (Oct. 24, 2018) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. He was born Sept. 30, 1935 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Michael and Mary (Scamaca) Speziale. Sam was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, ...

Margaret Ann Wills

Margaret Ann Wills, 83, formerly of Stockton, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at Heritage Village Rehab & Skilled Nursing. Born February 3, 1936 in Fredonia a daughter of the late Charles J. and Sarah Widden Hennessey. She was employed at several restaurants including, Stockton Hotel ...

Dale Miller

Dale Miller, 72 years old, formerly of Brocton, New York passed away February 19, 2019 in Bradenton, Florida. He was born November 6, 1946 in Dunkirk, New York to the late Arthur and Virginia D Fisk Miller. Dale was a graduate of Brocton Central School and had attended Alfred Technical ...

Margaret Ann Wills

Margaret Ann Wills, 83, formerly of Stockton, passed away Monday, May 14, 2019. Wife of the late William Frederick Wills; mother of, Judith (Jeff) Church, Sally (Norman) Caja, Becky (Craig) Kofod and Fred (Mary Ann) Wills. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday in Jordan Funeral Home, ...

Norman D. Johnson

GOWANDA: Norman D. Johnson age 90 of Gowanda, Zoar Rd. May 12, 2019. Husband of Lois ( Varney) Johnson Friends may call today from 4-7 p.m. at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME 44 Center St. Gowanda where funeral services will be held Thursday May 16, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Mark W. Gloss

Mark W. Gloss, 60, of 96 Falconer St., Frewsburg passed away Monday (May 13, 2019) at UPMC Hamot in Erie. He was born December 22, 1958 in Jamestown, the son of DeWayne and Carole Johnson Gloss. Mark had been employed at Empire Development in Mayville. He was a member of the Samuel Derby ...

Marlene K. Weyand

GOWANDA — Marlene K. Weyand passed away Monday morning at home May 13, 2019 surrounded by family. Born in Buffalo, NY September 7, 1931 the daughter of J. Sprague and Martha ( Rathbun) Kettle. Marlene married Fredric H. Weyand November 2, 1951 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Buffalo, NY ...

Norman D. Johnson

GOWANDA — Norman D. Johnson, age 90, of Gowanda Zoar Road, passed away early morning Sunday May 12, 2019 at the Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. Norm was born in Collins one of 12 children born to Andrew and Gertrude (Barton ) Johnson. Norm married the former Lois (Varney) In ...

Walter Frank Sliwinski

Retired Dunkirk Police Lieutenant Walter F. Sliwinski, 77, of Fredonia died peacefully at home Sunday morning (May 12, 2019) with his family by his side. He was born in Buffalo on December 29, 1941, the son of the late Louis and Felicia (Bednarz) Sliwinski. A 1959 graduate of Bishop Ryan ...

Janet A. Brown

WESTFIELD- Janet A. Brown, 77, of Westfield, NY passed away peacefully on May 12, 2019 with her family by her side. Born on May 2, 1942, she was the daughter of Max and Isabelle Holbrook Haskin. She is survived by her loving husband, Clifford L. Brown, whom she married on July 14, 1962 as ...

Peggy J. Keeler

Peggy J. Keeler, 63, of Jamestown, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She was born in Dunkirk, N.Y. January 20, 1956. Wife of Timothy Keeler, mother of James and Daniel Lewis, four step daughters Nicole, Mary, Jennifer and Abbey. Grandmother of 18 ...

Marlene K. Weyand

GOWANDA – Marlene K. Weyand passed away Monday morning at home surrounded by family. Friends may call Friday at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda, from 2-6 p.m., Friday May 17, 2019 with a service at the close of hours Friday evening. A family burial will take place Saturday ...

Zabrina Marie Cooper

Zabrina Marie Cooper, May 11, 2019 of Irving New York. Beloved mother of Zaia Marie Charbonneau. Survived by her parents Alfred Brian Cooper and Susan Rayburn, sister of Alfred Brian Cooper III, Thomas R. Beaudet III, Joseph C. Beaudet, Corey B. Cooper, and Gabriel Cooper, granddaughter of ...

Walter F. Sliwinski

Walter F. Sliwinski, 77, of Fredonia died Sunday morning (May 12, 2019) at home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass which will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 ‘clock in Holy Trinity Church. A complete obituary will be published in Tuesday’s OBSERVER. ...

Johnathan “Johnny” Seneca

Johnathan "Johnny" Seneca of the Cattaraugus Seneca Territory passed away at the age of 38 years. Beloved of Tashia (Jimerson) Seneca. Father of Rhiannon Bowman, Caleb Maloney, Karmine, Avianna, Johnathan Seneca Jr., Lewi, Amira Tara Seneca and the late Gage Seneca. Son of Vicky Seneca ...

Richard A. Maggio

Richard A. Maggio, age 77, of Elizabeth, PA, formerly of Fredonia, Portland and Brocton, NY died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth, Assisted Living Facility in Elizabeth, PA, following an extended illness, under the care of the loving staff and hospice team, with family by his ...