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Obituaries

William Harman Wills Jr.

William Harman Wills Jr., 95, of Dunkirk died Wednesday morning (Oct. 10, 2018) at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead, formerly of Dunkirk, lost her battle with ALS after a long and valiant fight on October 7, 2018. Prior to her illness, Margaret was very active. She enjoyed running, hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and traveling. Throughout her life, Margaret had been ...

Stella M. Michalak

Stella M. Michalak, 92, of Dunkirk, died Monday. October 8, 2018, at Brooks Memorial Hospital.She was born in Dunkirk, March 9, 1926, daughter of the late Peter and Angeline (Woznicka) Butryn.A past employee of the former M. Wile Plant in Dunkirk.She enjoyed to play pinocle and go to the Casino ...

Lois Morse

Lois Morse, age 94 of Westfield, NY died peacefully and returned to God’s Love in heaven on October 9, 2018. Lois was born on April 18, 1924 in Westfield to Burt and Lena (Foote) Bentley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harry Morse, two daughters, Cindy and Cheryl ...

Rita O’Brien

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Rita O’Brien at the age of 62 from a rare form of lymphoma after a yearlong battle with this excruciatingly painful form of cancer. She passed peace-fully in her sleep at home with family present. She is survived by her husband of 41 ...

Yolanda A. Sobilo

Yolanda A. Sobilo, 92, of Dunkirk, died Sunday morning, October 7, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 30, 1925, in Dunkirk, daughter of the late Frank and Sophie (Pauszek) Sikorski.She married Frank “Congi” Sobilo, who she was married to for 68 years. ...

Yolanda A. Sobilo

Yolanda A. Sobilo, 92, of Dunkirk, died Sunday morning, October 7, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family.She was born October 30, 1925, in Dunkirk, daughter of the late Frank and Sophie (Pauszek) Sikorski.A retired employee of Brooks Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed to crochet and made ...

Fred L. Utegg

Fred L. Utegg, age 85, of Harborcreek, formerly of Ripley, NY, died on Sunday October 7, 2018 at UPMC Hamot. He was born on July 5, 1933 in Ripley, New York the son of the late Herman and Elva (McGill) Utegg. He graduated Ripley Central High School and on September 10, 1953 enlisted into the ...

Stella M. Michalak

Stella M. Michalak, 92, of Dunkirk, died Monday. October 8, 2018, at Brooks Memorial Hospital.She was born in Dunkirk, March 9, 1926, daughter of the late Peter and Angeline (Woznicka) Butryn.A past employee of the former M. Wile Plant in Dunkirk. She enjoyed to play pinocle and go to the ...

Stella Michalak

Stella Michalak of Dunkirk died Monday morning (Oct. 8, 2018) in Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home, Dunkirk.

Kathy Jo Tubbs

Kathy Jo Tubbs passed into everlasting peace while in Hospice Care in Florida on Friday October 5, 2018; completing a courageous struggle with multiple serious health issues, She was 68. Kathy was born May 2, 1950 the daughter of the late Gerald P. Tubbs and Vera (Munson) Tubbs formerly of ...

Irene F. Lawson

Irene F. Lawson, of Westerly Drive, Fredonia, N.Y., passed away on Friday October 5, 2018, after a brief illness. Irene will be forever remembered by her surviving family. Irene was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, September 4, 1923, the daughter of George and Florence Kentner. She received ...

Jean A. “Grandma Jean” Dalrymple

Jean A. " Grandma Jean" Dalrymple, 87, of Silver Creek, NY passed away Friday evening October 5, 2018 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center in Dunkirk, NY. She was born in Buffalo, NY on May 19, 1931, the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Restivo) Mossman. On June 24, 1962, she ...

Ronald C. “Ron” Gilbert

Ronald C. “Ron” Gilbert Sr. of Portland, NY passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, after a brief illness, surrounded by family. In Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, he was 74. Ron was born in Silver Creek, NY on June 23, 1944, to the late Lovis & Ruth (Miller) Gilbert. He was a ...

James Peter Huels

James Peter Huels, 69, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Wednesday morning (Oct. 3, 2018) at his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1948 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Robert and Agnes A. (Grzeskowiak) Huels. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, James was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1966. He ...

Dorothy M. “Bunky” Lazarony

Dorothy M. “Bunky” Lazarony, 83 of Lily Dale, transitioned into spirit, Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Born August 11, 1935 in Ardmore, PA, a daughter of the late James and Marion Harshaw Bell. She was a 1953 graduate of Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA. Dorothy was employed as a ...

Dean C. Marky

In Memory of Dean C. Marky who passed on September 14, 2017 at age 66. Receiving Hours for both Dean & his dear Mother, Frances Marky who passed on Sept 24th, 2018 will be at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home in Lockport, NY, 242 Genessee St., Lockport, NY on Friday October, 19th 5-8 ...

Jean A. “Grandma Jean” Dalrymple

Jean A. "Grandma Jean" Dalrymple, 87, of Silver Creek, NY passed away Friday evening October 5, 2018 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center in Dunkirk, NY.Relatives and friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek on Tuesday October 9, 2018 from 2-4 & ...

Irene F. Lawson

Irene F. Lawson of Westerly Drive, Fredonia, New York passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018 after a brief illness. A complete obituary will be published in Monday’s edition of the OBSERVER. Assisting Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 679-9000.

Judith “Judy” Martinson

Judith “Judy” Martinson January 1, 1944 - September 13, 2018 A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., with a celebration of life immediately follow at West Towne Christian Church, 9300 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37931.