Obituaries

Josefine R. Lawson

Josefine R. Lawson, 92, formerly of Bowers Road, Stockton, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center. Born February 4, 1926 in Augsburg, Germany a daughter of the late Jakob and Berta Wittauchek Gsantner and had attended German schools. She came to the USA in ...

Fredrick J. Woods

June 17, 1924 -May 29, 2018 Fredrick J. Woods of Arkwright, a decorated Army veteran of World War II and longtime active member of Fredonia Presbyterian Church, died peacefully Tuesday at his daughter’s home in Buffalo. He was 93. Mr. Woods, the youngest of eight children of the combined ...

Catherine R. Carpenter

Catherine R. Carpenter, 86, of Fredonia, formerly of Brocton, passed away May 29, 2018 at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center in Dunkirk, New York following an extended illness.She was born in Brocton on March 16, 1932, the daughter of the late Marion Spinuzza and Lucy Ingavo ...

Louis Frank Galofaro

Louis Frank Galofaro, 83, of Sheridan, passed away Wednesday. Calling hours will be held at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral service will be held at McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home on Sunday at 4 p.m. Rev. Daniel Walsh will officiate the ceremony. ...

Fredrick J. Woods

Fredrick J. Woods, age 93, of Arkwright, N.Y., died peacefully at his daughter's home in Buffalo, N.Y. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Calls may be made at the Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Avenue, Fredonia, N.Y. Friday from 5-7p.m. where funeral services will be held Saturday morning at ...

James J. Ross

James J. "Jim" Ross, 53, of, Garner, NC., formerly of Dunkirk, passed away of an unexpected cardiac event on May 25, 2018 in his home. He was born in Dunkirk, to Julian and Arlene (Jopek) Ross of Dunkirk. Jim married the love of his life, Carolyn (Vicari) Ross, on November 24, 1984. They ...

Gail M. Dolan-Dahn

Gail M. Dolan-Dahn, age 65, a resident of Absolut Care of Aurora Park in East Aurora, formerly of Dunkirk, passed away after a long battle with Vascular Dementia and MS on May 16, 2018. Gail was born on May 29th1952 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late William and Shirley (Seager) Dolan. A ...

Marian L. Mayers

Marian L. Mayers, 87, of Gowanda,NY passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at the Gowanda Nursing Home. She was born on February 6, 1931 in Silver Creek, NY the daughter of the late Walter and Lydia (Gunther) Zister. Mrs. Mayers was married to Donald Mayers who predeceased her in 1995. Mrs. Mayers ...

Stella A. Brown

Stella A. Brown, 88, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, passed away Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at Brooks Memorial Hospital. She was born in Dunkirk, on January 19, 1929. Mother of Debra (Roy) Rogers, of Hinesville, GA; Donna ...

Robert Steven “Bob” Miller

Robert Steven "Bob" Miller, age 81, of North East, PA and Anna Maria, FL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 26, 2018, surrounded by his family. Bob was born in McKees Rocks, on September 11, 1936, a son of the late Henry C. and Josephine (Gabor) Miller. Bob was a baker by trade and the ...

Catherine R. Carpenter

Catherine R. Carpenter, 86, of Fredonia, formerly of Brocton, passed away May 29, 2018 at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center in Dunkirk, New York following an extended illness. She was born in Brocton on March 16, 1932, the daughter of the late Marion Spinuzza and Lucy Ingavo ...

Lester ‘Lest’ A. Wilson Jr

Lester 'Lest' A. Wilson Jr, 49, of Cassadaga, New York, passed away on May 26th, 2018 from his battle with esophageal cancer. Lest was born in Lockport, N.Y. on September 23, 1968, to Lester A. Wilson Sr. and Thelma R. Budde. Lest was married to his high school sweetheart Bonnie S. (Reinhardt) ...

Nathaniel (Nate) J. Gavin

Nathaniel J. (Nate) Gavin, 13, of Dunkirk, New York died suddenly, May 24, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nathaniel was born August 18, 2004 to Paul and Susan Gavin in Niskayuna, New York. Nathaniel completed his 7th grade year at Lux Middle school in Lincoln, Nebraska and was confirmed on March ...

Audrey G. Clemens

Audrey G. Clemens, 76, of Fredonia, died Monday, May 28, 2018 at her home after a long illness. She was born in Buffalo NY to the late Edward and Virginia Clemens. A resident of Fredonia, she lived on Stone Rd. for many years. Audrey was a practicing beautician in the Fredonia area spending ...

Rod Alexander Sysol

Rod Alexander Sysol, age 59, of Sugar Hill Ga, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert H, Sysol, brother Robert C. Sysol and step father James McIlvain. He is survived by his sons, Brandon Sysol, Buford; Nikolas Sysol and finance, Stephanie ...

James J. Ross

James J. Ross, 53, of Garner, NC, died Friday, May 25, 2018, unexpectedly, at home. Funeral services will be held Friday, and a complete Obituary and times will Be published in Thursday's Observer. Arrangements are by the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk.

Jacquelin (Parker) Kettle

KETTLE, Jacquelin (Parker), May 27, 2018 of Seneca Falls, NY formerly of the Cattaraugus Indian Territory. Beloved wife of Bryan G. Kettle. Loving mother of Leanna (Justin) Young, Brett Kettle, Daren Kettle and Brad Kettle. Grandmother of Doralea Kettle, Julius Kettle, Kae Vii Yasurek, ...

Edward “Big Ed” Jaquith

Edward "Big Ed" Jaquith, 77 of Cassadaga, is at peace, January 9, 2018. Husband of Donna M. Lelonek Jaquith; father of Mark (Amy) and Mike Jaquith; grandfather of Eva, twins Isabella and Alexa Jaquith and David Pisarcik; brother of, Janet (Larry) Waite, Eugene (Sally), Judy and Daniel ...

Nancy Reyes Rosario

Nancy Reyes Rosario, 58, of Dunkirk died Monday afternoon (May 28, 2018) at home. She was born Nov. 17, 1959 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Jose Antonio Reyes and the late Josefina, Rosario. Besides her father, she is survived by three children, Juan, Joel, and Janice Negron; and ...

Julia G. Militello

WESTFIELD — Julia G. Militello, age 87, of Westfield, died Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, following an extended illness. Julia was born on July 4, 1930 in Corry, PA, a daughter of the late Anthony and Grace L. (Grandin) Militello. Julia was a member ...