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Obituaries

Charlotte R. Herman

CONEWANGO VALLEY, N.Y. — Charlotte R. Herman, 5, of Route 241, Conewango Valley, passed away at home unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. She was born January 13, 2015, in Jamestown, the daughter of Mark F. and Julia M. (Kinney) Herman. Charlotte was a Pre-K student at the Randolph ...

Thomas Cunningham ‘‘TC’’

Thomas Cunningham ‘‘TC’’, 76, of Ripley, N.Y., on June 16, 2020 went to his final destination the Heavens for truckers with his family by his side. He fought a hard and painful battle with MDS. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia of 33 years; children: Joseph (Kari) ...

John H. Quiter

GOWANDA, N.Y. — John H. Quiter, 59, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 19, 2020, in his home. He was born April 4, 1961, in North Collins, N.Y. He was a son of the late Lloyd and Bernice (Hillard) Quiter. He is survived by his loving companion Lorri; his three daughters: Rebecca Quiter, ...

Herman F. Bouquin

Herman F. Bouquin, 88, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Monday, June 15, 2020, at home with his loving family at his side. Herman was born June 26, 1931, at home in Laona, N.Y., the son of the late Frank and Ethel Schultz Bouquin. He attended Fredonia Schools and graduated from Fredonia High ...

Glenda B Davis

Glenda B Davis, 62, of Dunkirk, N.Y., went to be with the Lord on Monday June 15, 2020. She was born Aug.1, 1957, in Jamestown, N.Y., to the late Herbert C. And Minnie L. (Settle) White. Glenda graduated from Southwestern High School in Lakewood, N.Y., in 1974 and received various degrees ...

Charlotte R. Herman

CONEWANGO VALLEY, N.Y. — Charlotte R. Herman, 5, of Route 241, Conewango Valley, daughter of Mark and Julia Kinney Herman, passed away at home unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, June 21, 2020, in the VanRensselaer ...

Esther I. Kieryczek

Esther I. Kieryczek, 94, of Dunkirk, died Wednesday morning (June 17, 2020) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. She was born Aug. 18, 1925, in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Leo and Rose (Wincenciak) Burlett. There will be no funeral service. Arrangements are ...

David G. Gardner

YORK, Pa. — David G. Gardner, 67, unexpectedly entered into rest at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020, at his home in York, Pa. He was the loving husband of Jean (Patz) Gardner. The couple celebrated 30 years of marriage on Dec. 30, 2019. Born April 14, 1953, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a ...

Herman F. Bouquin

Herman F. Bouquin, 88, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Monday, June 15, 2020, at home with his loving family at his side. Herman was born June 26, 1931, at home in Laona, N.Y., the son of the late Frank and Ethel Schultz Bouquin. He attended Fredonia Schools and graduated from Fredonia High ...

Ross Kevin Worden

Ross Kevin Worden, 60, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020, surrounded by family and friends. He was born Dec. 20, 1959, to the late Donald and Anna Worden. Ross loved his granddaughter and his uncle, Ted Nugent, and enjoyed spending time outside with family and friends. He worked at Petri ...

James “Jimmy” Balderson

James “Jimmy” Balderson died on May 3, 2020, in PennYan, N.Y. after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He was a Dunkirk resident for many years. He was predeceased by this parents, Charles and Dora Balderson; and is survived by his sister, Janet Tucci of Gainesville, Fla.; and nephews: David ...

Jeffrey Hanes

Jeffrey Hanes, 59, of Angola, N.Y., died June 14, 2020. He was the loving husband of Michelle (Gallman) Hanes; cherished father of Abbey R. Hanes; son of the late Harlow and Dorothy Hanes; son-in-law of Gerry and Joyce Haag; and brother of Jude (Norman) Ryczek. Also survived by many ...

Clara M. Donaldson

Clara M. “Kizzy” Donaldson, 73, of Dunkirk died Friday morning (June 12, 2020) at Buffalo General Hospital. She was born July 20, 1946, in Smithville, Georgia, the daughter of the late Price and Martha (Marshall) Moreland. A resident of the area for most of her life, Clara was a ...

Gary C. Dibble

Gary C. Dibble, 68, of Westfield, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Saturday morning June 13, 2020, at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa. He was a lifelong area resident, born on April 15,1952, to the late E. Carlton and Arlene (Burnett) Dibble in Westfield, N.Y. Gary graduated from Westfield High School in ...

Herman J. Bouquin

Herman J. Bouquin, 88, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Monday, June 15, 2020, at home, with his loving family at his side. A complete obituary will be published in Thursday and Friday’s edition of the Observer. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON- TIMKO Funeral Home, 716- 579-9000.

Gary C. Dibble

Gary C. Dibble, 68, of Westfield, N.Y., died unexpectedly Saturday evening June 13, 2020 at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y., when they become available. A complete obituary will ...

Kathleen Polowy Kavanaugh

Kathleen Polowy Kavanaugh, 75, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away recently after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. Born to Daniel and Dorothy Polowy in Dunkirk, N.Y., she graduated from Cardinal Mindszenty High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree (Summa Cum Laude) in nursing from ...

Frances Irene (Pierce) Lepp

Frances Irene (Pierce) Lepp of Fredonia, N.Y., passed away peacefully Saturday evening June 13, 2020, in her home, after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was 89. Born on Jan. 27, 1931, in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late Herbert and Cassie (Abbey) Pierce, Fran lived ...

Frances I. (Pierce) Lepp

Frances I. (Pierce) Lepp, 89, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. A complete obituary will be published in the Tuesday edition of the Observer. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-Timko Funeral Home, 716-679-9000.

Marta M. Nephew

Marta M. Nephew, 42, of the Seneca Cattaraugus Territory died suddenly June 12, 2020. Loving mother of Dustin Longboat (Julianna Balsano), Feather Thuman (Austin Clark), Tianna Thuman and the late Brandy Thuman. Grandmother of Carmen, Aubriana, Dustin and Dakota. Daughter of Judy Nephew and ...