Obituaries

Alice M. Smather

SILVER CREEK: Alice M. Smather, age 57, of Hickory Street, Silver Creek, passed away, Monday, June 25, 2018 at Buffalo General Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences go to ...

Christopher A. “Crispy” Kolassa

Christopher A. "Crispy" Kolassa, 51, of Fredonia passed peacefully on Tuesday June 5, 2018 with his family by his side after a valiant battle with cancer at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. He was born Nov. 9, 1966 in Dunkirk, the son of Frances "Molly" Franskowiak and the late Thomas H. ...

Kathleen J. Wise

Kathleen J. Wise, age 63, formerly of Albany, N.Y. and Fredonia, N.Y., died Monday June 11, 2018 in North Carolina. Calls may be made Saturday from 9am-10am at the Laona United Methodist Church Church, 9636 Wilson Road, Fredonia, N.Y., where funeral services will follow at 10 am. ...

Angela May Lintz-Alford

Angela May Lintz-Alford, Passed away June 22, 2018, peacefully in her sleep. Angela was a devoted mother of six boys, Tyler Lintz, Allen Lintz, Dylan Lintz, Anthony Lintz, Michael Brown and Cody Brown; Beloved Daughter of (Mother and Step-father) Debra Hugg and (the late) Jesse Hugg and of ...

Roy Smith, Jr.

FREDONIA: Roy Smith, Jr., 70, of Rt. 83, Fredonia, died unexpectedly, Sunday, June 24th, 2018, at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born in Silver Creek, on November 18, 1947, the son of the late Roy and Hazel (Spears) Smith, Sr. Mr. Smith worked as a Truck Driver for Casella Waste Systems, ...

LeVern Henry “Gibby or Gib” Gibson

LeVern Henry "Gibby or Gib" Gibson, of Ripley, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie, PA with his loving family by his side. He was born in Westfield, NY on April 11, 1944 to the late Henry and Della (Stowell) Gibson. A Ripley resident most ...

Diane R. Mekus

Diane R. Mekus, 56, of Fredonia, June 25, 2018, went to meet our lord after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Dunkirk, January 4, 1962, daughter of the late Florian and Beverly (Miller) Cieslewicz. Diane was graduate of Dunkirk High School class of 1980, with Honors, and also ...

Richard W. Walker

SHERIDAN: Richard W. Walker, 91, of Center Road, Forestville, died Sunday, June 24th, 2018, at his residence, following a short illness. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 3, 1927, the son of the late Earl E. and Margueriete (Lanning) Walker. Mr. Walker was a graduate of Dunkirk High ...

Chandler Ray Nelson

DEWITTVILLE— Chandler Ray Nelson, 89, of Point Chautauqua, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility in Gerry, NY. He was born February 7, 1929 in Mayville, NY, the son of the late Raymond and Elsie Bohn Nelson. Chan is a veteran of the United ...

Ross J. Conti

Ross J. Conti, of Fredonia, N.Y., went to be with our Lord on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the age of 91. He was born March 13, 1927 to Ross and Louise (LaDuca) Conti in Laona, N.Y. Ross attended Laona Grade School, Fredonia High School, and Dunkirk School 10 Industrial High School. In ...

Dorothy Elizabeth Patterson

Dorothy Elizabeth Patterson, 108, died peacefully on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Dunkirk, NY. She was born on May 6, 1910 to James and Francis Kenote Whalen. Dorothy — who liked to be called Dot, was born in Oxford, NY but lived there only a few ...

Ross J. Conti

Ross J. Conti, of Fredonia, N.Y., went to be with our Lord on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the age of 91. He was born March 13, 1927 to Ross and Louise (LaDuca) Conti in Laona, N.Y.Ross attended Laona Grade School, Fredonia High School, and Dunkirk School 10 Industrial High School. In 1944 ...

Joseph M. Ark

Joseph M. Ark, 91, of Silver Creek, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday morning June 24, 2018 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, NY after a short illness.Joe was born in Silver Creek, NY on September 22, 1926, the son of the late Samuel and Frances (Randazzo) Ark. ...

Joyce M. Luczkowiak

Joyce M. Luczkowiak, 83, a resident of the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, formerly of Liverpool, NY, died Friday evening (June 22, 2018) at Brooks Memorial Hospital.She was born Jan. 17, 1935 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Leonard and Ruth (Thompson) Luczkowiak.A ...

Eleanor G. Goggin

Eleanor G. Goggin, 98, of Dunkirk, died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center.She was born December 14, 1919, in Dunkirk, daughter of the late Peter and Pauline (Brant) Smith.Owner of the former Bomber House in Fredonia. Her memberships include St. Elizabeth Ann ...

Kathleen J. Wise

Kathleen J. Wise, age 63, formerly of Albany, N.Y. and Fredonia, N.Y., died Monday, June 11, 2018 in North Carolina. Arrangements will announced by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.

Stephen P. Sandle

Stephen P. Sandle, age 69, of Westfield, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 22, 2018 in Westfield. Husband of Patricia L. (Attlesey) Sandle. Father of Jessica A. and Stephanie L. Sandle. Brother of Norlyn Legler, Margaret King, Joseph and Mark Sandle He was preceded in death by his parents, ...

LeVern H. Gibson

LeVern H. Gibson dies on Saturday, June 23, 3018 at St. Vincents Hospital after a short illness. He was 74 years of age. He was the town justice of Ripley, New York. Arrangements are incomplete. Date and time will be announced by THE MATHEWS FUNERAL HOME, Ripley N.Y. Michael Robert ...

Diane R. Mekus

Diane R. Mekus, 56, of Fredonia, died Monday, June 25, 2018. Memorial services will be held Thurs-day morning at 11 a.m. in Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish Church of St. Hyacinth. A complete Obituary will be in Wednesday’s Paper.

James E. Hughson

Wadsworth, OH — James E. Hughson, 93, of Wadsworth passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018. He was born October 15, 1924 in Buffalo, NY to the late Charles and Mabel Hughson.Mr. Hughson was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, was a WWII Veteran having served in the Merchant Marines, a ...