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Obituaries

“Bud” Richard Willey

"Bud" Richard Willey, 89, formerly of Bear Lake, died Thursday March 26, 2020 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. Bud was born November 10, 1930 in Union City, Pa., the son of Reid and Emma (Cross) Willey. He was raised in Union City, Pa, attended ...

David Gambino

David Gambino, 64, a long-time resident of Fredonia, NY, passed away peacefully in his sleep, at his retirement home in Arkwright, with his loving wife at his side on Thursday, March 26, 2020 Born on September 11, 1955 in Dunkirk, NY, David was the son of Jack & Altha Gambino. He was a ...

Quintley H. Leamer

Quintley H. Leamer, 90, of Rt. 76, Ripley, NY, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at home with his family by his side following an extended illness. Quintley was born on December 16, 1929, in Burnside, Pennsylvania, the youngest of 15 children born to the late John W. and Laura (Stahl) ...

Janet Monroe Forsgren

Janet Monroe Forsgren, of Fort Lauderdale, passed away on March 17, 2020 at the age of 77. Janet was born on March 13th in Dunkirk, NY. Janet lived life to the fullest in so many ways, all uniquely Janet. Family was her most treasured gift, which included her closest friends, who were the ...

David A. Gambino

David A. Gambino, 64, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Thursday March 26, 2020 at home. A complete obituary will be published in this weekend's edition of the OBSERVER. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 716-679-9000.

“Bud” Richard Willey

"Bud" Richard Willey, 89, formerly of Bear Lake, died Thursday March 26, 2020 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. A complete obituary will be published in this weekend's edition of the OBSERVER. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 716-679-9000.

Rocco A. LeGrano

Rocco A. "Rocky" LeGrano, 88, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Rocky was born August 8, 1931 in Fredonia to Paul and Frances LoDico LeGrano. Raised in Fredonia, he attended Fredonia Schools. Early in his life, he was a ...

Franciska Kuharovits Safran

BROCKPORT, NY. – Franciska Kuharovits Safran passed away peacefully on March 8, 2020 at the age of 84 with her two beloved daughters, Melinda "Mindy" Safran and Aniko "Nicki" Safran, at her side. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Dakota K Safran Kretschman and Mira Minka Saffield; ...

Ronald J. Kerr

Ronald J. Kerr, age 81, of the Town of Sheridan passed away peacefully at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday morning, March 22, 2020. He was born April 24, 1938 in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late James and Emily (Preston) Kerr. Ronald attended Burgard Vocational High ...

Darwin A. Hopp

Darwin A. Hopp age 89 passed away at home Wednesday morning March 25, 2020. Born in Gowanda August 24, 1930 the son of Allen and Vera ( Allen) Hopp. Darwin was a U.S. Marine Veteran honorably serving during the Korean War. On May 1, 1965 he married the former Marilyn Tadt in Laona, NY, ...

Quintley H. Leamer

Quintley H. Leamer, age 90, of Rt. 76, Ripley, NY died Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at home with family by his side following an extended illness. A complete obituary will be published in a future edition of this Newspaper by the MASON FUNERAL HOME, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY.

Sheryl A. “Sherry” Bailey

Sheryl A. "Sherry" Bailey of Walnut Creek Road, Town of Arkwright, passed away peacefully March 24, 2020 at her home following an extended illness. She was 61 years old. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be announced by the MORSE Funeral Home, 51 Highland Avenue, Brocton, NY once ...

Ardeene H. Lisa

Ardeene H. Lisa, 96, of Dunkirk, died Monday evening, March 23, 2020, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc. A complete obituary will be published in Saturday's Observer.

Richard J. Freeman

GOWANDA: Richard J. Freeman age 86 of Broadway Rd. passed away Sunday March 22, 2020 at the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville following a lengthy illness. Born January 7, 1934 in Gowanda the son of James W. and Doris A. (Morley) Freeman. Richard was a U. S. Navy Veteran that ...

Richard J. Freeman

GOWANDA – Richard J. Freeman age 86 of Broadway Rd. passed away Sunday March 22, 2020 at the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME 44 Center St. Gowanda, NY.

Todd R. Cygan

DUNKIRK — Todd R. Cygan age 53 of Deer St. Passed away unexpectedly at home early Monday morning March 23, 2020. Born in Gowanda June 4, 1966 the son of John M. And Patricia A. (Corbett) Cygan. Todd was a cabinet maker, he worked for Clear Creek Specialties of Collins, NY. He enjoyed ...

Warren H. Riles

FORESTVILLE: Warren H. Riles, CFSP, 79, of Main Street, Forestville, died Friday, March 20th, 2020, at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, from metastatic esophageal cancer which was diagnosed in January 2019. Even though he was only there a week, he received excellent care ...

Edward H. Boedo

April 4,1951-March 20, 2020 Edward H. Boedo, 68, of Irving, N.Y., passed away on Friday morning at his residence. Ed was born in Lackawanna, NY, the son of the late Harold and Mary (Barraclough) Boedo. Surviving are his wife of 39 years Joyce (Hilliker) Boedo; a daughter, ...

Beulah P. Simmons

GOWANDA: Beulah P. Simmons age 98 formerly of Collins NY passed away Friday March 20, 2020. Born in the Town of Persia July 22, 1921 the daughter of Lloyd and Evelyn (Willett) Valentine . Beulah retired from the United States Postal Service where she worked for many years as a postal ...

Priscilla “Sandra” Randall

GOWANDA: Sandra Randall age 78 formerly of Railroad Ave. Perrysburg passed away Thursday March 19, 2020 at the Go- wanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Dunkirk December 28, 1941 the daughter of Lyle and Victoria (Narnszewicz) Mosher. Sandra married Edward C. Randall April ...