Obituaries

John R. Sawyer

John R. Sawyer 79, of Black Canyon City, AZ passed away May 29, 2018 with his loving family at his side. John was born September 6, 1938 in Alabama, NY to Harry and Helen (Case) Sawyer. John worked in the newspaper printing business for 40 years, retiring from Gannett newspapers in 1998. ...

Georgia W. (nee Seidel) Babcock

Georgia W. (nee Seidel) Babcock passed away June 3, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Gary; loving mother of Gary, Mark (Sandi) Babcock and Linda (Chip) Mussen; grandma of Eric, Kelsey, Chloe, Charles, Kyle and Devan; sister of the late Steven (Lois) Seidel. No prior visitation. Private ...

Andrew Michael Pacos, M.D.

RALEIGH — Andrew Michael "Andy" Pacos, M.D., 56, of Raleigh, passed away Sunday, June 03, 2018, after a hard-fought courageous battle with brain cancer. Dr. Pacos was born in Chautauqua County, New York on October 13, 1961. Andy graduated from Dunkirk High School, Dunkirk, NY - Class of ...

Janet “Jean” Jones

Janet "Jean" Jones, 83, of San Jose, California died on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. She was born on September 8, 1934 in Portland, NY, the daughter of the late Anthony and Mamie Scaccia and the sister of Russ and Nick Scaccia, Ida Sinare and Fannie Harper who all predeceased her. Janet was known ...

Vernon “Monty” L. Peterson

Vernon "Monty" L. Peterson, 76, of Kernersville, NC formally of Westfield, NY passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 3, 2018, after a year-long battle with cancer. Funeral Mass with Military Honors will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday June 3, 2018 at Holy Cross Catholic Church officiated by ...

Marion Elizabeth Wykstra

Marion Elizabeth (Hemphill) Wykstra, age 92, died on Monday, May 7, 2018. Marion passed away at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk, NY where she resided prior to her death. Marion was born to Lester and Blanche Hemphill February 16, 1926 in Dunkirk, NY. Marion had one sister Beth Marie ...

Raymond J. Woodward

Raymond J. Woodward, 87, a resident of Autumn View Health Care Facility, Hamburg, formerly of Forestville, passed away Saturday, March 10th, 2018, surrounded by his family and loving wife. He was born in Forestville, on September 13, 1930. Husband of Louise F. (Rounds) Woodward, of ...

Robert Frank Lokietek

Robert Lokietek age 87 passed away peacefully at home on May 27, 2018 where he resided with his wife of 48 years, Patricia (Maternowski).Surviving are his daughters, Sheryl Lokietek-Hilliker (Michael) of Sheridan, NY, Shelley (Gary) Carson of Indiana. Grand-daughter Amanda (Chris) Shepp of ...

Enid I. (Lindsey) Beadle

BARCELONA, NY - Enid I. (Lindsey) Beadle, age 99, formerly of West-field and Barcelona, died Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Heritage Green Rehab and SNF of Greenhurst, NY, following an extended illness. Enid was born on March 25, 1919 in Jamestown, NY, the daughter of the late Charles H. and Elva ...

Enid I. (Lindsey) Beadle

BARCELONA — Enid I. (Lindsey) Beadle, age 99, formerly of Westfield and Barcelona, died Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Heritage Green Rehab and SNF of Greenhurst, NY, following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton ...

Gail M. Dolan-Dahn

Gail M. Dolan-Dahn, 65, formerly of Dunkirk, died Wednesday evening May 16, 2018. Memorial services will be held this afternoon at 1 o’clock in the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. The Rev Molly T. Golando will officiate. Cal-ling hours will be held today from 11 a.m to 1 p.m., two hours prior to ...

Sister Emily Marie, CSSF Felician Sisters Congregation Emily Jurecki

Sister Emily Marie, CSSF Felician Sisters Congregation Emily Jurecki June 1, 2018. Beloved daughter of the late Emily (nee Mostek) and Paul L. Jurecki; loving sister of the late Paul, John and William Jurecki, Josephine Galante, Sally Shaffer and Mary Pilger; also survived by nieces and ...

Louis F. Galofaro

Louis F. “Louie” Galofaro, 83, of Sheridan died Wednesday afternoon (May 30, 2018) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4 o’clock in the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel P. Walsh will officiate. Full ...

Kenneth R. Mosher

Mosher, Kenneth R., 80, of Cottage Road South Dayton, and Indian Lake Estates, FL, died suddenly Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at Lake Wales Medical Center, Lake Wales, FL. He was born in Gowanda, on January 8, 1938. Husband of Barbara L. (Miller) Mosher of South Dayton and Indian Lake Estates, ...

Kevin C. “Kip” Stearns

Kevin C. “Kip” Stearns, passed away unexpectedly, June 1, 2018, age 61.Beloved companion of 39 years to Elizabeth Cortes; loving brother of Susan (Doug) Seamans and Sally Maynard; adored uncle of Tracy Nierste; dear son of the late William S. Jr. and Betty (nee Laas) Stearns; he will be ...

Maurice H. Crowell

Maurice (Moe) H. Crowell of Flower Mound, TX died May 14th at Lake Village Nursing Home sur-rounded by his loving family. Moe had been a resident at Lake Village for almost four years after suffering a stroke.Moe was born March 27, 1933 in Forestville, NY, one of six children born to the late ...

Robert Harry Kolodziej

Robert Harry Kolodziej of Fredonia passed away peacefully at his home on December 15, 2017 at the age of 88. He was born December 17,1928 to Harry and Genevieve in Amsterdam, NY. On June 13th, 1953 he married his soul mate, Mildred Thurn of Fredonia, NY. Bob was a member of St. Joseph’s ...

Maurice (Moe) H. Crowell

Maurice (Moe) H. Crowell of Flower Mound, TX died May 14th at Lake Village Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. Moe had been a resident at Lake Village for almost four years after suffering a stroke. Moe was born March 27, 1933 in Forestville, NY, one of six children born to the late ...

Louis Galofaro

Louis F. Galofaro, 83, of Sheridan, N.Y. passed away on May 30th 2018 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born in Dunkirk N.Y. on February 24th 1935, son of the late Joseph and Anna Galofaro. Also predeceased by his brothers, Sam and Tony, and sisters, Lena and ...

Archie E. Beckman

LEON, NY — Archie E. Beckman, 79, of Leon, NY passed away May 31, 2018 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville, NY. He was born in Cattaraugus, NY on December 5, 1938 to the late Frank and Hester (Bridenbaker) Beckman. Mr. Beckman married the former Barbara McCadden who survives. ...