MILFORD TOWNSHIP, PA: Mabel L. Smith, 92, of Milford Township, PA, formerly of Forestville, Upper Black Eddy & Independence Court, Quakertown, PA, passed away Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at Life Quest Nursing Center, Milford, PA. She was born in Fagundas, PA on February 4, 1922, the daughter of the late Henry and Densie (Nason) Manross.
Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Tidioute High School, Tidioute, PA and Jamestown Business College. She and her late husband Walton “Cub” Smith, whom she married on January 4, 1947 in Lakewood and who died April 22, 1999, owned & operated the former Walton O. Smith Lumber Company in Forestville, before moving to Upper Black Eddy. Mrs. Smith was a member of Frenchtown United Methodist Church, a friend of the Tinicum United Church of Christ, was a former member of Hamlet United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge of Cassadaga.
Survivors include a daughter, Christine (Carl) Shannon, of Upper Black Eddy, PA. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by 5 brothers Glenn, Harry, Howard, Richard and Lawrence Manross.
Friends are welcome to call at the Hamlet United Methodist Church, Rt. 83, Hamlet on Thursday from 9-11 am, from where Funeral Services will be held at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Carol Dill officiating. Interment will follow in Arkwright Summit Cemetery, Town of Arkwright. A Rebekah Service will be conducted Thursday morning at 10:30 am in the Hamlet United Methodist Church.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Hamlet United Methodist Church, Rt. 83, South Dayton, NY 14138. Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home Forestville. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.
FORESTVILLE: Edmund C. Kujawa, 80, of Route 39, Forestville, died Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. He was born in the Town of Sheridan, on February 23, 1934, the son of the late Casimer W. and Belle (Przybylski) Kujawa.
He was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1953, worked as a Bus Driver & Mechanic for Silver Creek Central School for 20 years, retiring in 2009 and he also owned & operated a Dairy & Grape Farm in Forestville, for 20 years. During which, he served as President for Hollisville Milk Co-op, Board Director for Upstate Milk Co-op and Milk for Health. Mr. Kujawa was a social member of Sheridan VFW Memorial Post #6390 and an Honorary Life Member of Lake Shore Marine Club.
Survivors include his wife Mary L. (Panek) Kujawa of Forestville, whom he married on November 10, 1956, in the former St. John Bosco RC Church, Sheridan, a daughter, Cynthia (Thomas Kingsley) Kujawa, of Forestville and two sisters, Theresa Warner & Florence Gage, both of Forestville. Also surviving are several nieces & nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother John Kujawa and a sister Dorothy Cross.
There will be no visitation observed. Graveside Services will be held Saturday afternoon, September 6th, at 1 o’clock in the Sheridan Center Cemetery, Center Road, Sheridan, with Rev. William Leslie officiating. Please bring a special picture or remembrance if you have one. A Memorial gathering will follow at the Sheridan VFW Memorial Post #6390 at 2 o’clock.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Sheridan VFW Memorial Post #6390, Rt. 20, Sheridan, NY 14135 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
FORESTVILLE: Larry J. Robinson, 57, of Overhiser Road, Forestville, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Buffalo, on May 28, 1957, the son of Janice (Hanes) Robinson, of Madison, AL and the late Joseph Gerald Robinson.
He attended Forestville Central School, worked as a Body Shop Technician for Gowanda Ford, for 5 years and he also previously owned Precision Collision in Irving. Mr. Robinson enjoyed racing cars & working on vehicles.
Surviving besides his mother are his wife of 27 years, Valerie (Olsen) Robinson of Forestville, a son, Thomas (Kelsey Brady) Robinson, of Hamburg, two sisters, Patricia Robinson, of Conroe, TX, Linda Robinson, of Bakersville, NC and a brother, Robert (Shelley) Robinson, of Perrysburg. Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.
SILVER CREEK: James W. Dix, 60, of Hanover Road, Silver Creek, died Friday, August 8th, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Silver Creek on July 15, 1954, the son of Lena (Meadows) Dix, of Forestville and the late Norman E. Dix. He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1972, attended SUNY Farmingdale, SUNY Fredonia and graduated from JCC in Dec. 1999 with an Associates Degree in Business Administration with honors.
Mr. Dix worked as a mechanic for the former Silver Creek Processing Corp., former Kraft Foods, Cliffstar Corporation and as a service manager for the former Norm Dix Co., Forestville, where he rebuilt a Chisholm Ryder Grape Harvester. He worked for the United States Post Office for 20 years, starting in Dunkirk, then became Postmaster in Ellicottville and retired as Postmaster in Mayville in 2009. He was a member of Blessed Mary Angela RC Parish- St. Hyacinth’s Church, Dunkirk, a member of the Rotary Club in Ellicottville, where he was Vice President, implemented the Adopt a Highway Program and helped found the Rotary Interact at Ellicottville High School. Mr. Dix enjoyed playing sports, golf, scuba diving and loved to travel, he had visited 46 of the 50 states.
Surviving besides his mother is his wife Rebecca (Pawlak) Dix of Silver Creek, whom he married September 14, 1996, they were married at St. Hyacinth’s RC Church, Dunkirk, a son, Justin (Amanda) Dix, of Forestville, a daughter, JoLena (Ben) Downing, IV, of Temple, GA, a sister, Suzanne (Ron) Kaliko, of Hawaii, a brother, Robert (Lynette) Dix, of Portland and a sister Jennifer (Jim) Cruver, of Amherst. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren Everett & Madison Dix, Ben Downing, V. and several nieces & nephews. Besides his father he was predeceased by his nephew & godson Daniel Dix.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Prayer Services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock, followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Mary Angela RC Parish- St. Hyacinth’s Church, Dunkirk, at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Matt M. Nycz, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery, Dunkirk.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the The RO Foundation, % NCCF, 212 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, NY 14048. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.
VERSAILLES: Julius A. Ferry, 96, of Main Street, Versailles, formerly of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Gowanda, following a short illness. Mr. Ferry was born in the Town of Hanover, on April 1, 1918, the son of the late Gern and Minnie (Wilkes) Ferry, Sr.
A life-long area resident, he attended the former Forestville High School, owned & operated a dairy farm on Hooker Hill Road, Perrysburg & then had a partnership with his son, the late Jare A. Ferry, Sr. He also at one time worked for the former American Locomotive in Dunkirk, in the boiler manufacturing section. Mr. Ferry was a member of the Perrysburg Fire Department and the Perrysburg Conservation Club. He enjoyed dancing & playing cards.
Survivors include a son, James Greg (Marilyn) Ferry, of State College, PA and a brother, Gern (Elinor) Ferry, Jr., of Forestville. Also surviving are his loving companion of 25 years Maria Fort, daughter-in-law Bonnie Ferry, 6 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Besides his parents and his son, he was predeceased by his loving wife Cora (Kniese) Ferry, who died May 24, 1987, grandson Jare A. Ferry, Jr., 3 sisters Minerva Wilson, Loda Metzler, Lucille Cooper and 4 brothers Truman, Stanley, Donald & Howard Ferry.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday morning from 10-12, from where Funeral Services will follow at 12 o’clock, with Rev. David W. Watson, officiating. Private Interment will be in Cottage Cemetery.
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.
Born on October 19, 1940, in Silver Creek, he was the son of the late Walter Edward and Dorothy (Ward) Sausaman. He was a graduate of Forestville Central School and attended Fredonia State College for two years. In 1962, he was employed by Kraft Foods Inc. In 1974, he was promoted to plant superintendent and in 1979 to distribution center manager. In 1986, he took a job transfer to the Kraft Food plant in Marshall, MO. In 1994, the Kraft plant sold to Rose Acre Farms where he became plant manager in 1997 until his retirement on January 2, 2005. Prior to his move to Marshall, he was a volunteer fireman for the Fredonia Fire Department for 26 years. Through the chain of command he became 2nd and 1st assistant and then Fire Chief of the department. He was given credit for having the local rescue certified as one ambulance and the cascade system of filled air tanks into rescue No. 71. During that time he was also an EMT 2 paramedic and drove the ambulance part time. He attended the United Methodist Church and was a volunteer at the Marshall Senior Center. His hobbies included camping, fishing, NASCAR, reading and playing poker.
Survivors include his wife, Ursula (Beilen) Sausaman of Marshall, MO, two children, a daughter, Julie (Sausaman) Mauney of Buford, GA and a son, Christopher Sausaman of Fredonia, two stepsons, Ronald Beilen and Jeffrey Beilen, both of Monroe, GA, three sisters, Lorraine (Sausaman) Roehner and husband Ed of Forestville, Betsy (Sausaman) Lodinsky of Cherry Valley, NY and Bonnie (Sausaman) Ellman and husband Ed of Rochester. Also surviving are three granddaughters; one step-grandson and several nieces & nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by one daughter, Sherry Lynn Sausaman of Fredonia.
A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date at the Forestville Cemetery, Prospect Road, Forestville. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, National Center, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231. Local arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. Friends may either sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com or post condolences at www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.
FREDONIA: Mildred E. Daniels, 84, of Fredonia Place, formerly of West Seneca, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Chautauqua County Home, Dunkirk. She was born in Decatur, AL on September 1, 1929, the daughter of the late John and Lucy (Hall) Suits.
Mrs. Daniels was an active supporter of the National Kidney Foundation, was founder of the Neighborhood Watch Program in West Seneca and a former Girl Scout Leader. She enjoyed traveling with her family.
Mother of Thomas (Wendy) Daniels, of Silver Creek, Darlene Teken, of Gardner, MA, Cheryl (Joseph) Zielinski, of Hilton, NY and David (Rosalyn) Daniels, of Milwaukee, WI, sister of Virginia (A.J.) Reed, of Huntsville, AL, Shirley (Bill) Murphree, of Decatur, AL and Linda Wolfe, of Pensacola, FL. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandson and several nieces & nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Vincent Daniels, whom she married December 29, 1951 in Buffalo and by a brother Thomas Suits.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock, with Sue Peacock, officiating. Interment will be in St. Matthews Cemetery, 180 French Road, West Seneca, NY at 1 o’clock.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221-7380 or to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Dept., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.
FORESTVILLE: Edward M. Conway, 75, of Forestville, passed away with his family by his side from a short illness at Brooks Memorial Hospital on January 15th, 2014. He served in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, then worked in printing & textiles and retired as an Ironworker for the former Dunkirk Radiator.
Edward (Ed) loved and enjoyed spending time with his family. He had many passions & hobbies such as: photography, gardening, nature, history, science, building furniture, hunting, fishing and NASCAR.
Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years Joan A. Conway, a son John (Jennifer) Conway and a daughter, Kelley (Brad) Jesionowski. He is also survived by extended family Henry & Janet Smith, Justin Ernst & Charles Berns and many other family & friends.
A Memorial Service followed by a light lunch will be held Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 2-5 pm at the Pine Valley VFW Post #2522, Rt. 83, Cherry Creek. Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home Forestville. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com
FREDONIA: Agnes B. Howard, 97, a resident of the WCA Home, Temple Street, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville, passed away Friday, June 20th, 2014. She was born in Cottage on August 16, 1916, the daughter of the late David J. and Mabel (DeRemer) Ball.
As a resident of Forestville since early childhood, Mrs. Howard graduated from the former Forestville Free Academy & High School in 1933 and later from the former Dunkirk Business Institute. Mrs. Howard’s first job was bookkeeper & secretary in the office of Dr. George B. Ubel of Silver Creek. In 1936, she returned to Forestville School as the first Secretary to the Principal that the school ever had. Soon, this job included being Clerk of the Board of Education until 1946, when her late husband Merritt returned from the service in WWII.
For the next 30 years, she worked with her late husband in their farm equipment sales & building construction business. Also, during some of those years, she & her late husband enjoyed raising & promoting Registered Polled Hereford Cattle. They were both active in State & National Organizations and in 4-H Livestock Activities. Rather than retiring at the usual time, she started a different job at the Chautauqua County Social Services Medical Accounting Office in Mayville. After 6 years, she returned to the Forestville Board of Education Office to work half-time as Deputy Treasurer until 2006, when she retired at age 90.
School history was her deep interest and for many years she served as Historian of the Forestville Central School Alumni Association. The school bell purchased by the ladies of the village in 1845, has been a special item. It is a tradition now that the bell is rung to open the school year, just as it rang to open school each day until 1928.
She was a member of the Forestville United Methodist Church, J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Ladies Auxiliary, Forestville, the Pioneer Social Club of Forestville, was Past Noble Grand of the former Grapevine Rebekah Lodge and Past President of NY Cattlemen’s Woman’s Auxiliary known as NY Cowbelles.
Survivors include 3 Nieces Irene Maxson Waxham of Lexington, Kentucky, Grace Maxson Jones of Cattaraugus, Alta Maxson of Atlanta, Georgia, 2 Nephews David R. Ball of Forestville, Roger D. Ball of Frewsburg and 15 Great nieces and nephews. Beside her parents she was predeceased by her husband Merritt E. Howard whom she married September 10, 1935 and who died Dec. 6, 1992, by 2 sisters Alice J. Ball and Ina Ball Maxson, 2 nephews Charles Ball and Lee Maxson.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning, at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Bruce M. Ellis, pastor of the Forestville Wesleyan Church, officiating. Private Interment will be in Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Forestville United Methodist Church, 3 Park Street Forestville, NY 14062. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.
FORESTVILLE: Cassandra Leeann Knoop, 18, of Center Street, Forestville, formerly of Kennedy, died unexpectedly, Friday, June 6th, 2014 in the Town of Hanover. She was born in Springville on January 25, 1996, the daughter of James D. (Paula) Knoop, Sr. of Forestville and Bert (Chrissy A. Baker) DeVlieger, Jr., of Kennedy.
Ms. Knoop attended the GA Learning Center in Jamestown & Forestville Central School, and was scheduled to graduate from both this month. She worked as a Crew member for McDonald’s in Fredonia and was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church Kennedy. Ms. Knoop enjoyed her family, swimming, art, riding horses, writing poetry and loved animals & small children.
Survivors include three brothers, James D. Knoop, Jr., of North Tonawanda, Jordan R. Knoop, of Kennedy, Jeffrey F. Knoop, of Fredonia, five step brothers, Andrew Hooper, Jr., Robert Hooper, Zachary Hooper, Bert (Melissa) DeVlieger, III, Joshua DeVlieger and two step sisters, Carrie (Demetrius) Daniels and Melissa (Tom) Swartz. Also surviving are her paternal grandmother Lois B. Knoop of Amherst, maternal grandmother Shirley Baker of Kennedy and grandfather Norbert R. Smith of Forestville, several aunts, uncles & cousins. She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather David C. Knoop and maternal grandfather Almond L. Baker, Sr.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Forestville Wesleyan Church, Forestville, with Rev. Bruce M. Ellis, pastor and Rev. Michael Herdzik, pastor of New Beginnings Baptist Church, Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Lakeshore Humane Society, PO Box 12, Fredonia, NY 14063 or to the Charity of one’s choice. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.