Obituaries

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 ...

Marian L Mayers

GOWANDA — Marian L Mayers, 87, of Gowanda, NY passed away Monday May 27, 2018. Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Arrangements are incomplete and a full obituary will appear in ...

Audrey G. Clemens

Audrey G. Clemens died on Monday, May 28, 2018 at her home in Fredonia, NY, after a long illness. Daughter of the late Edward and Virginia Clemens. Arrangements are incomplete. Date and time will be announced by the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 East Main St., Fredonia, New York.

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. Visitation hours will be held Friday June 1, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia, N.Y., where funeral ...

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. Arrangements will be announced by the David J. Dengler, Larson-Timko Funeral Home.

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. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in Tuesday's OBSERVER by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, ...

Virginia C. Lelonek

Virginia C. Lelonek, 89, of Stockton, died Saturday, February 5, 2018, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center. Memorial services will be held Friday June 1, 2018 at St. Joseph R.C. Church in Fredonia, Interment will be in Bachelor Hill Cemetery. A Luncheon will follow at the Cassadaga ...

Elizabeth A. “Liz” Sly

Elizabeth A. "Liz" Sly, 90, of Sunset Bay formerly of Tonawanda, NY passed away Monday May 21, 2018 at her residence in Irving, NY. She was born in Buffalo, NY on February 21, 1928 the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (McWilliams) Schmitz. She married Edwin C. Sly on April 7, 1951 in ...

Justin Moore

Justin David Moore, age 33, formerly of Angola, NY, passed away following a brief illness at Gates Vascular Institute on May 23, 2018 with his mother and sister by his side. Born January 17, 1985 in Gettysburg, PA, to Janine R. Motto (Lancaster, NY) and Jeffery D. Moore (Lexington, KY). ...

Victoria Stelmack

Victoria Stelmack, 95, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center, Temple Road, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville passed away Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Dunkirk, on October 15, 1922, the daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie (Rosrczak) Kozlowski. She ...

Sarah Dodge Williams McCrane

Poquoson, VA — Sarah Dodge Williams McCrane, 81, died Friday, May 18, 2018 at the York Convalescent and Rehab Center, Yorktown, VA. Born on January 27, 1937 in Dunkirk, New York, she was the daughter of the late Sarah Elizabeth Goldsmith and MacLeod Williams, who was the Executive Editor ...

Margaret A. Witherell

GOWANDA — Margaret A. Witherell, 94, of Gowanda, died Thursday (Sept. 14, 2017) at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville following a brief illness. Margaret was the daughter of the late Elmer LeRoy and Myrtle (Rich) Race of Cattaraugus and wife of the late Jack Witherell. Margaret, who ...

Grace M. Johnson 1918 – 2018

Grace M. Johnson, 99, of Jamestown and formally of Forestville entered into rest January 2, 2018. She was born October 5, 1918 in Forestville, New York the daughter of the late Ward and Mildred (Mathewson) Hubbard. Grace graduated from South Dayton High School in 1936 and spent 47 years as ...

Marlene Joanne Herr-Lutz

Marlene Herr-Lutz, 86, formerly of Fredonia and Dunkirk, died peacefully at her home in New Smyrna Beach, FL, on May 21 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Marlene was born on September 13, 1931, in Rochester, the second child and only daughter of the late Harold and Bertha (Schmidt) ...

James C. Kazmark

DAYTON — James C. Kazmark, 78, of Dayton, passed away on May 21, 2018 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville. He was born on January 3, 1940 in Springville, NY, son of the late Peter and Cecilia Kazmark. Mr. Kazmark married the former Marjorie Hufstader who predeceased him in 2011. Mr. ...

Samuel D. Castellano

GOWANDA — Samuel D. Castellano, age 77, of Frederick Street, passed away at home surrounded by family early Monday morning May 21, 2018.Sam was born November 12, 1940 the son of Samuel S. and Mariam Castellano.Survivors include his wife, the former Carla Orth, children; Douglas (Joan) ...

Mary A. Stolts

Mary A. Stolts, 84, of South Dayton, NY entered into rest May 21, 2018.She was born June 14, 1933 in South Dayton, NY. to the late Nancy Berg.Mary was a homemaker and happily helped her husband Bruce on their family farm “Stolts Strawberry Farm”. She loved traveling with her husband Bruce ...