mark on November 13th, 2014

HollandDFORESTVILLE:  David P. Holland, 77, of Prospect Road, Forestville, died Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 after a 5 to 6 year battle with ALS, at his residence.  He was born in Brownsville, NY on December 6, 1936, the son of the late William and Violet M. (Hogan) Holland.

Mr. Holland served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, from 1960 to 1965 and he worked as a Sergeant for the Fredonia Police Department, retiring in 1997.  Mr. Holland became an ordained minister, was a member of the Forestville Wesleyan Church and loved to hunt, fish and be outdoors.

Survivors include his wife Myung-Sun “Lee” (Yi) Holland, of Forestville, whom he married on January 9, 1963, a son, David W. Holland, of Fredonia, six brothers, Bernard (Patricia) Holland, of South Dayton, Charles (Faith) Holland, of Tucson, AZ, William (Nancy) Holland, & Howard (Linda) Holland, both of Yakima, WA, Richard Holland, of Fredonia, Robert Holland, of Watertown, three sisters, Mary Milam, of Tucson, AZ, Ella Skinner, of Carlsbad, NM and Esther Horton, of Conewango Valley.  Also surviving are 2 grandchildren Brandon VanGiesen, Megan Holland, 2 great grandchildren Annabella Kaczor, Owen VanGiesen and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by 2 brothers Arthur & Jack Holland and by 4 sisters Elenor Bidwell, Helen McDonald, Edith Martinowicz and Evelyn Campbell.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Bruce M. Ellis, pastor of the Forestville Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, %David Holland, 105 Liberty Street, Fredonia, NY 14063.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on November 10th, 2014

FREDONIA:  James L. Kirell, 53, of Matteson Street Fredonia, died Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.  He was born in Dunkirk on June 13, 1961, the son of Betty L. (Fisk) Green, of Cattaraugus and the late Jack L. Kirell.

Surviving besides his mother is a sister Marcy Fisk of Forestville and 2 brothers Jay Kirell of Little Valley and Jack Kirell of Ellicottville.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 11-12 o’clock, from where Funeral Services will be held at 12 o’clock, with Fred Holdridge officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Webster Street Cemetery, Fredonia.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on November 8th, 2014

HansJPERRYSBURG:  Janet F. Hans, 82, of West Perrysburg Road, Perrysburg, passed away Friday, November 7th, 2014 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, following a short illness.  She was born in Jamestown on October 24, 1932, the daughter of the late Chester and Florece (Blood) Wickmark.

She attended the former Cherry Creek School, worked as an Attendant for the former JN Adam Developmental Center, Perrysburg, for 5 years and she also co-owned Leo & Janet Hans Fruit Farms, Perrysburg and the former Perrysburg Tavern.  Mrs. Hans was a member of the Gowanda Moose #1382 and the Perrysburg Firemens Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, cooking for family gatherings, her flower gardens, mowing both her lawn & the campsite and spending time with family.

Survivors include her husband Leo O. Hans of Perrysburg, four daughters, Judy (Matt) Johnston, of Little Valley, Patricia Hilliman, of South Dayton, Deborah (Mike) McLaughlin, of Zephyrhills, FL, Cynthia VanEns, of Buffalo, three sons Fred (Linda) Hilliman, of Conewango Valley, Barry (Mary) Hilliman, of Valley Grande, AL, Leo Paul Hans, of Seffner, FL, two brothers, Warren (Mary) Wickmark, of PA, Bradley (Janet) Wickmark, of Cattaraugus and a sister Aleda (Jim) Hannon, of Lakewood.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son Martin Hilliman and a brother Norm Wickmark.

There will be no visitation observed.  Memorial Services will be held Saturday morning, November 15th at 11 o’clock from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, with Rev. Dawn Quesnberry, pastor of the United Methodist Churches of Delevan and Protection, officiating.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Perrysburg Fire Department, PO Box 206, Perrysburg, NY 14129.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on November 8th, 2014

StanbroSFORESTVILLE:  Stella May Stanbro, 72, of Third Street, Forestville, died Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at her residence.  She was born in the Town of Stockton on August 12, 1942, the daughter of Myrtle (Ditcher) Felt Foryciarz, of Mims, FL and the late Leonard Felt.

Mrs. Stanbro enjoyed sewing, crafts, painting, traveling & camping.

Surviving besides her mother are her husband Kenneth L. Stanbro, Sr. of Forestville, whom she married 53 years ago on August 26, 1961, three sons Kenneth (Lisa) Stanbro, Jr., of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Kyle (Tracey) Stanbro, of New Kent, VA, Kevin (Teri) Stanbro, of South Dayton, a daughter Kimberly (Sherman Bailey) Stott, of Forestville, two brothers, Greg (Mary Ellen) Felt, of Indiana, Leroy Felt, of Okeechobee, FL and a sister, Myrtle Pinto, of Delevan.  Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

There will be no visitation or services observed.  The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228-1198.   Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on November 5th, 2014

SmithFFREDONIA:  Frances K. Smith, 84, of Temple Street, Fredonia, formerly of Silver Creek, died Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at the Chautauqua County Home, Dunkirk, following a lengthy illness.  She was born in New Freedom, PA on May 17, 1930, the daughter of the late Houston and Orpha (Wolfe) Kiser.

Mrs. Smith was a graduate of the former New Freedom High School, Class of 1948 and moved to Silver Creek in 1951 with her husband, Marvin, to co-own the family Grape Farm, for 61 years, and also became co-owner of ML Smith Realty & Auctioneering Service.  Mrs. Smith was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Silver Creek, their Debra Ladies Circle and a former member of Silver Lodge Order of Eastern Star #288.  She enjoyed homemaking.

Survivors include her husband Marvin L. Smith of St. Columban’s on the Lake, whom she married 64 years ago on May 6, 1950, in New Freedom, PA, two sons Gregory A. (Gail Masiker) Smith, of Westfield, Jeffrey M. Smith, of Moore Haven, FL, a sister, Minnie Cox and a brother, Grover Kiser, both of York, PA.  Also surviving are 2 grandchildren Michael & Andrew Dutcher and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by brothers & sisters.

There will be no visitation observed.  Memorial Services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock, from the First United Presbyterian Church, 35 Park Place, Silver Creek, with Rev. Thomas Burian officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the First United Presbyterian Church, 35 Park Place, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to HOSPICE Chautauqua County, Inc., 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on October 30th, 2014

NewtonEGOWANDA:  Edgar L. Newton, 89, a resident of Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, died Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at his residence.  He was born in Quaker Bridge, NY on May 12, 1925, the son of the late Clarence and Edna (Reed) Newton.  Mr. Newton served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 2nd Class in WW II and received the American Theater Medal and WWII Victory Medal.

He started working with the former MRC Bearing, then the former TRW Bearing and retired from the former SKF Bearing in Falconer as a Quality Inspector in 1987.  Mr. Newton enjoyed reading.

Survivors include his wife Althea M. (Harvey) Newton, of Gowanda Nursing Home, whom he married on November 24, 1949, in Randolph, two sons Russell (Susan) Newton and Bryan Newton, both of Forestville and a sister, Carrie Wilkes, of Limestone, NY.  Also surviving is 1 granddaughter Chelsea Newton and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Clayton Newton and by a sister Laura Hannah.

There will be no visitation observed and Private Services will be at the convenience of family.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on October 28th, 2014

HallLDUNKIRK:  Lois Mae W. Hall, 99, a resident of the Chautauqua County Home, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, Dunkirk & Dunedin, FL, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at her residence.  Mrs. Hall was born in Silver Creek, on April 2, 1915, the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Diefenbach) Watrous.

She was a graduate of the former Silver Creek High School, Class of 1932.  Mrs. Hall worked as a Treasurer & Accountant for B.O.C.E.S. at Fredonia, for 16 years retiring in 1972 and had previously worked as a Secretary for Forestville Central School.  She was a 50 year member of the First United Methodist Church, Fredonia, was a past member & Past Nobel Grand of the former Rebekah Lodge in Forestville, Life member & Past President of Chautauqua County Secretary Association, Life member of NYS Congress of PTA, Past President of the National Congress of PTA and the Council of Chautauqua County PTA and past member of the NYS Association of School Business Office.

Survivors include a son, Robert E. (Marilyn) Hall, of Fredonia and a daughter, Cynthia S. (Robert) Saar, of Perry, NY.  Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, Kecia (Robert) Binko, Kris (Rodney) Dziduch, Kory (Maria) Hall, Michelle (John) Bahle, Jennifer (Phillip) Hadsell and Joel (Tonia) Saar, 14 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Elton W. Hall, whom she married August 27, 1937 in Silver Creek and who died May 2, 2004 and by infant twins- a son & daughter in 1940.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Stephen Wiggers, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Fredonia, officiating.  Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 25 Church Street, Fredonia, NY 14063.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on October 15th, 2014

PoloncarzPPhyllis Poloncarz, 68, of Ellicott Road, Portland, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 unexpectedly, in the Town of Portland.  She was born, August 25, 1946 and raised in Forestville, the daughter of the late Molly Majkowski.  Mrs. Poloncarz worked for the Carriage House, Fredonia, for 30 years and attended St. Dominic’s RC Church, Brocton, where she was a faithful parishioner.  She was a very loving & generous person that never met anyone, that didn’t leave as a friend.  She loved her family & her cats, enjoyed going to yard sales in the summer months and attending family picnics.  Mrs. Poloncarz also enjoyed the many hours spent going out to lunch & visiting with her dear friends.

Survivors include her husband Leonard F. Poloncarz of Portland, whom she married December 2, 1993, in Edgewater, Florida, a son, John Sauberan, Jr., of Jamestown and a daughter, Michelle Y. (Barry) Crandall, of Mayville.  Also surviving are 3 grandsons Chad J. (Brittney) Crandall of Jamestown, Joshua Crandall of Celoron, Zachery Sauberan of Cassadaga and 1 great grandson James Chadwick Crandall of Jamestown.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday October 25th from 11am-1pm, from where Memorial Services will be held at 1 o’clock, with Rev. Joseph A. Walter, pastor of St. Dominc’s RC Church, Brocton officiating.  Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Silver Creek.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on October 15th, 2014

June Deering, 86, of Liberty Street, Fredonia, died Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a short illness.  She was born in Uhrichsville, OH on November 18, 1927, the daughter of the late Fred and Ida (Wires) Gamble.  Mrs. Deering was a graduate of Midvale High School, Midvale, OH, Class of 1945 and worked as a Manager for the former Deering’s Dime & Dollar Grocery Store in Laona.  She also at one time worked for the former Dan’s Motor Lines Trucking Co. of Fredonia.  She was an over 50 year member of Fredonia American Legion Auxiliary Unit #59 and was an over 50 year member of Chautauqua Salon #649 Department of New York.  Mrs. Deering was an avid card player, specializing in pinochle & bridge.

Survivors include a sister, Gloria Everett, of New Philadelphia, OH and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Leonard Deering, whom she married on June 21, 1947 in St. John’s United Church of Christ, Dunkirk and by a nephew Rick Everett.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday, November 1st, from 12-1pm, from where Memorial Services will follow at 1 o’clock with Rev. Thomas Lawton, pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Dunkirk officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Sheridan Center Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Fredonia Fire Department, 80 West Main Street, Fredonia, NY 14063 or to HOSPICE Chautauqua County, Inc., 20 West Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.  To send condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on October 7th, 2014

FORESTVILLE:  Dorothy E. Winterberger, 91, of Rt. 39, Forestville, died Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at the Chautauqua County Home, Dunkirk, following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Cassadaga on March 26, 1923, the daughter of the late John and Ottile (Hahn) O’Connor.  Mrs. Winterberger was a graduate of Cassadaga Valley High School, Class of 1940, which was the first class to graduate from the new high school.  She was a member of the former St. John Bosco RC Church, Sheridan, where she taught religion classes, enjoyed music, playing piano for many individuals & churches in Cassadaga, was an excellent cook, liked working with plastic canvas and enjoyed traveling.  Mrs. Winterberger went on memorable trips to Canada, Ireland & Alaska.

Survivors include her husband Robert E. “Bib” Winterberger of Forestville, whom she married October 11, 1945, in Dunkirk, four daughters, Janet (Ted) Gaylord, of Saranac Lake, NY, Celeste Winterberger, of Raleigh, NC, Elyse Brown, of Norfolk, VA, Heidi Payne, of Fredonia and a son, Shawn (Connie) Winterberger, of Raleigh, NC.  Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by 2 daughters, Maureen Carroll, Michele Winterberger, 2 brothers, John & Gustav O’ Connor and by 2 sisters, Jennette Balzer, Elsie Damon.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9pm, from where Prayer Services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock, followed by A Mass of Christian Burial from St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville, at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Daniel F. Fiebelkorn, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fredonia.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221-7380.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.