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Obituaries

Robert D. Grace

Robert D. Grace, 85, of Fredonia, NY, died peacefully at his home on Monday March 11, 2019 with his loving family at his side. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, (The Con Club), 1 N. Mullet Street, Dunkirk, N.Y. on Thursday September 12, 2019 ...

Ferdinand G. “Ferdie” Tanner

Ferdinand G. "Ferdie" Tanner, 84, of Jamestown, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at Heritage Village R&SN. Born March 5, 1935 in Stockton a son of the late Byron and Clara Fink Tanner. He attended Cassadaga Valley Central School. Ferdie was a veteran of the United States Marine ...

Anthony J. Rutski

Anthony J. "Tony" Rutski, 73, of Dunkirk died Thursday afternoon (May 16, 2019) at home. He was born Sept. 10, 1945 in Beacon Hill, England, the son of the late Alton and Florrie (Gosling) Rutski. Tony was a 1964 graduate of Dunkirk High School. After graduation he started his career with FSA ...

Esther M. Simmons

Gowanda, NY - Esther M. Simmons, 70, of Gowanda, NY passed away September 7, 2019 at her home. She was born January 25, 1957 in Olean, NY the daughter of the late Fremont "Pete" and Violet (Dutton) Hamilton. On January 23, 1971 she married Herbert Simmons who survives. Mrs. Simmons was a ...

Frank R. Lisa Sr.

Frank R. Lisa Sr. of Dunkirk, NY passed away Friday September 6, surrounded by his loving family members at Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab. He was born February 14, 1923 in Corona Queens NY, son of the late James and Inez (Roman) Lisa Sr. A World War II veteran who served in the 141st ...

Donna L. Orshaw

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Donna L. Orshaw, formerly of Hamburg and Gowanda, passed away surrounded by family Thursday afternoon September 5, 2019 in North Carolina. Donna was born in Sayre, Pa. February 16, 1932 the daughter of Fred and Ruth (Dibble) Shaffer. Donna retired from the former JNAdam ...

Ricky P. Inwood

Ricky P. Inwood, 66, of Fredonia, N.Y., died unexpectedly Wednesday September 4, 2019 at his home. He was born November 15, 1952 in Dunkirk to Lucile Paschke Inwood and the late Laverne M. Inwood. Ricky was raised in Fredonia, attended Fredonia schools and graduated from Fredonia High ...

Anthony J. Rutski

Anthony J. “Tony” Rutski, 73, of Dunkirk died Thursday afternoon (May 16, 2019) at home.A Celebration of Life will be held at the Dunkirk American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Ave. Dunkirk, NY on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4:30-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chautauqua ...

Carrie Stepien Eddy

Carrie Stepien Eddy, 92, of Ripley, NY passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on September 3, 2019.She was born on January 28, 1927, in Buffalo, NY, to the late Casmire and Catherine (Mol) Stepien. Carrie moved to Ripley, NY after her marriage to Everett Eddy on August 10, 1946. She ...

Robert D. Grace

Robert D. Grace, 85, of Fredonia, NY, died peacefully at his home on Monday, March 11, 2019 with his loving family at his side. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, (The Con Club), 1 N. Mullet Street, Dunkirk, N.Y. on Thursday September 12, 2019 ...

David C. Kolassa “Davey Bird”

David C. Kolassa “Davey Bird,” 78, of Fredonia N.Y passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at Brooks memorial hospital following a lengthy illness. Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of life to be held Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the ...

Edward H. Dibble

Edward H. Dibble, 83, of Westfield, NY passed away Wednesday evening September 4,2019 at the Westfield Memorial Hospital.He was born on September 19, 1935 in Westfield, son of the late E. Carlton and Arlene (Burnett) Dibble.Ed graduated from Westfield High School” Class of 1954”. He ...

Richard E. Stouffer

Richard E. Stouffer, son of Breton Earl Stouffer and Ruth (Koser) Stouffer, has died at the age of 96.Born in Waynesboro, PA, he graduated from Washington Township High School, Mercersburg Academy, and Cornell University where he received his Degree in Civil Engineering. At a Cornell Dance he ...

Harold Dean Stevens

Harold Dean Stevens, age 72, of Forestville, made his transition from this life to his new life in the Lord on Thursday, September 5, 2019. At his passing he was surrounded by his loving family at home. Dean was under the care of Hospice, along with the VA of Buffalo Dean was born on April 7, ...

Joyce E. Markham

Joyce E. Markham, 101, of Ocala, Fla. formerly of Silver Creek, NY passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, September 1, 2019, at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, NY. She was born on March 10, 1918, in Model City, NY, the daughter of the late Ivan and Stella (DeBuhr) Nagle, of Eden, ...

Anna (Kourelis) Fedyszyn

Anna (Kourelis) Fedyszyn age 94, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. Born March 7, 1924, in Dunkirk, NY, Anna lived most of her life there. She graduated from Dunkirk High School with the Class of 1942. Anna is proceeded in death by her parents, Nicholas ...

Janice M. Burgess

Janice M. Burgess, 61, of Arkwright, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.She was born January 16, 1958, in Springville, NY, the daughter of the late Herbert and Betty (Stanbro) Lounsbury.Janice was employed as a housekeeper at the ...

Anna (Kourelis) Fedyszyn

Anna (Kourelis) Fedyszyn, age 94, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. Born March 7, 1924, in Dunkirk, NY, Anna lived most of her life there. She graduated from Dunkirk High School with the Class of 1942. Anna is proceeded in death by her parents, ...

Joyce E. Markham

Joyce E. Markham, 101, of Ocala, Fla. formerly of Silver Creek, NY passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, September 1, 2019, at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, NY. She was born on March 10, 1918, in Model City, NY, the daughter of the late Ivan and Stella (DeBuhr) Nagle, of Eden, ...

Carrie Eddy

Carrie Eddy died Sept. 3, 2019, at Absolut Care of Westfield after a long illness. She was 92 years of age. Carrie is from Ripley, N.Y. Arrangements incomplete, date and time will be announced by THE MATHEWS FUNERAL HOME, 104 W. Main St., Ripley.