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Obituaries

Leon J. Dolce

Leon J. Dolce, 92, of Forestville, died Thursday morning (June 25, 2020) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. He was born June 20, 1928, in Buffalo, the son of the late Arthur and Valeria (Russ) Dolce. Mr. Dolce served in the U.S. Army from 1946-49. He was a ...

Emma Louise Copeland “Momma Lou”

Emma Louise “Momma Lou” Copeland, daughter of the late Willie Ed and Betty Jane Randolph, was born on Sunday, Jan. 6, 1924, in Hickory Valley, Tenn. She entered into Heavenly peace on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in her home, surrounded by family and loved ones. She leaves to honor and ...

William A.P. Till

William A.P. Till, 70, of Fredonia, N.Y., passed away June 17, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., surrounded by his loving family. Born Jan. 19, 1950, in Dunkirk, N.Y., Will was the son of Lester and Doris (Willson) Till. He was raised a farmer in Arkwright, N.Y., and ...

Cheryl A. Kawski Cole

Cheryl A. Kawski Cole 62, of North East, Pa., passed away Monday evening, May 18, 2020, surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. She was born July 2, 1957, in Dunkirk, N.Y. Cheryl graduated from Brocton Central School, class of 1975. She is survived by her three sons: ...

Kenneth A. Narducci

Kenneth A. Narducci, 77, of Dunkirk, died Saturday afternoon (June 27, 2020) at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, following a lengthy illness. He was born June 14, 1943, in Dunkirk, the son of the late Felix and Margaret (Petz) Narducci. A lifelong resident of Dunkirk, Kenneth attended Dunkirk ...

Lyle Langendorfer

Lyle Langendorfer born Oct. 4, 1932, of Dunkirk, previously of East Aurora, passed away on May 29. Survived by wife Arlene (nee LeVardi); and seven children; two stepchildren; 11 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Also survived by his brother, Wayne and wife, Linda of Holland. A ...

Gerald J. ‘‘Jerry’’ Wise

LEXINGTON. S.C.— Gerald J. Wise, 84 of 123 Gibson Road, Lexington S.C., passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Prisma Palmetto Health Hospital from a cardiac Illness. He was born April 23 1936, in Hoboken N.J., to the late Gerald J. Wise Sr. and Margaret (Schellmann) Wise. He was raised ...

Margaret R. “Peg” Steves

Margaret R. “Peg” Steves, 72, of Dayton, N.Y. passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Gowanda Nursing Home. She was born February 6, 1948 in South Dayton, N.Y., daughter of the late Charles Stiles and Rosaline (Lindsey) Stiles, who survives and resides in Gowanda N.Y. Mrs. Steves had ...

Lindsey M. Anderson

Lindsey M. Anderson, following the guidelines and protocols administered by the Governor of New York, family and friends may call from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Jan Trela will officiate.

Joan D. Catalano

Joan D. Catalano, following the guidelines and protocols administered by the Governor of New York, family and friends may call Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 4-8 p.m. at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Hospice of ...

Kenneth A. Narducci

Kenneth A. Narducci, 77, of Dunkirk, died Saturday afternoon, June 27, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Dorothy M. Godlewski

Dorothy M. Godlewski, 96, of Dunkirk died Saturday morning, June 27, 2020, at the Absolut Care of Westfield. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Jim Webb

For the safety of the community and due to the current environment, we have decided to postpone the celebration of life for Jim Webb. The outpouring of love and support has been comforting and very much appreciated. We will reschedule at a time when we can truly celebrate Jim’s ...

Leon J. Dolce

Leon J. Dolce, 92, of Forestville, died Thursday morning (June 25, 2020) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Esther M. Stevens

Esther M. Stevens, 88, of Sheridan, passed away on June 25, 2020, after a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 7, 1932, in Sheridan, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel (Smith) Levandoski. A lifetime area resident of Sheridan, Esther once was employed by the former Van Roalt Inc, Brooks ...

Lindsey M. Anderson

Lindsey M. Anderson, 33, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Fredonia, passed away unexpectedly Monday June 22, 2020, due to natural causes. She was born Oct. 10, 1986 in Dunkirk, the daughter of Jack and Patricia (Gula) Anderson of Fredonia. An area resident for most of her life, Lindsey was a ...

Joan D. Catalano

Joan D. Catalano, 57, of Dunkirk, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening (June 23, 2020), at home surrounded by family, including her newborn granddaughter, Rafaella Ann. Joan was born Aug. 5, 1962, in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Rocco and Ann (Casale) Ardillo of Dunkirk. A lifelong ...

James C. Conklin

COLLINS — James C. Conklin, 73 of Route 62 passed away Wednesday June 24, 2020, at the Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo. Born in Gowanda on Sept. 14, 1946, the son of Carlton and Elsie (Klepfer) Conklin. Jim married Helen M. Spire on June 20, 1975, Helen Survives. An over the road ...

Kevin R. Smith

Kevin R. Smith, 57, of Dunkirk, died unexpectedly Monday (June 22, 2020) at home. He was born July 3, 1962, the son of the late Harold and Mary (Callagee) Smith. A lifelong resident of the area, Kevin attended Dunkirk schools. He had been employed by Cliffstar Corporation in ...

Lindsey M. Anderson

Lindsey M. Anderson, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Fredonia, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020, due to natural causes. She was 33 years old and the daughter of Patricia and Jack Anderson of Fredonia. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.