mark on January 21st, 2021

IRVING:  Donald Frederickson, Sr., 90, of Versailles Road, Irving, formerly of Dayton, died Wednesday, January 20th, 2021.  He was born in Arcade, on June 7, 1930, the son of the late Robert and Delsie (Parr) Frederickson.

  He served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal with the 350th Infantry from 1951-1953. Donald worked as a Therapy Aide for the former Gowanda Psychiatric Center, Gowanda, for 27 years retiring in 1992 and previously worked for the former Peter Cooper of Gowanda for 15 years.  He was a former member of Dayton Fire Company, for 35 years and a past Assistant Group Leader for the former #41 & #241 Boy Scout troops in Gowanda.  Donald enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing & camping.

 Survivors include his wife Patricia (Teeter) Frederickson of Rochester, whom he married on August 14, 1970 in Springville, a daughter, Cindy Allen, of North Carolina; three sons Robert (Michelle) Frederickson, of Jamestown; Gary (Bonnie) Frederickson, of Dunkirk; Donald Frederickson, Jr., of Rochester; two step daughters, Debra (Wayne) Collins, of Florida; Barbara Scottow, of Rochester; a step son, Richard Bowers, of Olean; four sisters, Irene (Earl) Blakely, of Irving; Anna Frederickson, of Silver Creek; Lucille Harmon, of Florida; Lois (David) Valentine, of Forestville; two brothers, Roy Frederickson, of South Dayton; and James Frederickson, of Forestville.  Also surviving are a brother in law Lester Palmer, five grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by five brothers Marvin, Robert, Lyle, Ernest & Harold Frederickson two sisters Mavis Bonkoske and Virginia Palmer, who died December 17, 2020.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday afternoon from 2-5 PM.  Due to COVID restrictions, the funeral home can have 33% capacity (approximately 50 people at a time).  Private Interment will be in Balltown Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

  The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Dayton Fire Department, 9604 Allen Street, Dayton, NY 14041.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on January 16th, 2021

DUNKIRK:  Joan E. Holl, 86, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville died Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at her residence.  She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 22, 1934, the daughter of the late Joseph and Betty (Cramer) DeGrasse.

  Joan worked as a Ladies Locker Room Attendant for Wanakah Country Club, Hamburg, for 7 years.  She previously worked for the Holiday Inn in Altoona, PA as head waitress and worked in Home Care in the Derby & Angola area.  Joan didn’t have it easy in this life.  That being said, she always kept a kind and loving heart.  She worked very hard until she was stricken with RA, her case was most severe.  In spite of that, she made many beautiful paintings and lovely crafts that she shared with everyone.  Joan also loved writing poetry and was a very giving woman.  She will be greatly missed and beyond measure, forever loved!

  Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann (Clinton) Nagel, of Forestville; Kathleen Holl, of Hudson Valley, NY; and a brother, Claude DeGrasse, of Arizona.  Also surviving are four grandchildren- Clinton (Kristina) Nagel, Allen (Jennifer) Nagel, Grace (Jim) Spell, Desiree (Brad) Gildner, six great grandchildren- Caleb, Neviah, Asher, Eli, Ezra, Aria and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by an infant great grandson Ian Nagel, three brothers Robert, Richard & Jack DeGrasse and a sister Patricia Weiner.

  Due to COVID restrictions, services will be at a later date.  Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Lakeside Cemetery, Town of Hamburg.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to Charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on January 15th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Robert S. Richmond, 68, of Rt. 83 Forestville, died Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at Buffalo General Hospital, following a brief illness.  He was born in Gowanda, on February 24, 1952, the son of the late Malcolm Richmond and Eva (Whitford) Richmond Dingeldey.

  Robert worked for Cherry Creek Woodcraft in both the Cherry Creek and South Dayton plants, for 24 years from 1990-2014.  He had a great love for woodworking and gardening.

  Survivors include his wife Marguerite (Winslow) Richmond, of Forestville, whom he married on August 21, 1971, in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, Silver Creek, two daughters, Sheila Marie Richmond, of Forestville; Shelby Ann (Roy) Daniels, of Portland; two sisters, Donna (Mike) Webber, of Cattaraugus; Jane Smith, of Tennessee; and two brothers, Patrick (Chris) Richmond, of North Carolina; Fleury (Robin) Richmond, of Forestville. Also surviving are four grandchildren Derek Thompson, Parker Briggs, Alex Thompson, Harlow Daniels, two step grandchildren Jacolin & Josie Daniels and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by an infant brother and infant sister.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to South Dayton Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 88 South Dayton, NY 14138.

  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on January 14th, 2021

DUNKIRK:  Carol A. Gage, 76, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville died Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at her residence, following a lengthy battle with Dementia.  She was born in Niagara Falls, NY on June 14, 1944, the daughter of the late Reginald J. and Irene (Potter) Webber.

  Carol assisted her late husband Herbert with the former dairy farm on Rt. 39, Forestville.  She was a member of the Needle Club, enjoyed photography and her grandchildren.

  Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Mahlon) Sommers, of Forestville; Patricia (Bruce) Hawkins, of Dunkirk; three brothers, William (Sharon) Webber, of South Dayton; Edward (Dorothy) Webber, of Lewiston, NY; Fred (Temple) Webber, of Forestville; two sisters, Ilean (Joe) Nenoff, of Florida; and Diane Emke Webb, of South Dayton.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Herbert Gage whom she married on December 8, 1962 in the former Perrysburg United Methodist Church and who died December 21, 2012, a son Arthur Gage who died October 1, 2019, two sisters Dorothy Babbit and Joann Gage and by twin brothers.

  Due to COVID restrictions, private funeral services will be held and Interment will be in Forestville Cemetery.  There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to the Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221.

  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com

mark on January 12th, 2021

 

FREDONIA:  Carole I. Meadows, 80, of Chautauqua Road, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville died Saturday, January 9th, 2021 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s and a short illness of pneumonia, with her family by her side.  She was born in Silver Creek, on November 12, 1940, the daughter of the late Gerard “Bill” and Irene (Slawinski) Kniese.

  Carole was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1960 and worked as a Patient Care Assistant with the WCA Home, Fredonia, for over 20 years.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and knitting & crocheting.

  Survivors include a son Sterling Langford of Fredonia, two daughters, Renee (Jose) Perez, of Denver, CO; Lisa (Lloyd) Pasinski, of Fredonia; two brothers, David (Carol) Kniese, of Batavia; and Ronald Kniese, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a nephew Kevin Kniese.

  Due to COVID restrictions, services will be private.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6 Williamsville, NY 14221.

  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.  

 

 

mark on January 9th, 2021

SILVER CREEK:  Kathleen R. Huffman, 85, of West Main Road, Silver Creek, died Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 in the Town of Hanover.  She was born in Toledo, Ohio, on July 22, 1935, the daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Gedert) Briggs.

  Kathleen was a graduate of the former Burnham High School, Class of 1953 in Sylvania, Ohio and was the former owner of the Village Inn, Silver Creek, for 39 years.  She was a former member of the Grape Festival Committee in Silver Creek.

  Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen R. Koopman, of Silver Creek; two sons William (Rhonda) Farnsworth, of Humble, Texas; John H. Huffman, of Silver Creek; and a sister, Patricia Powell Mockler, of Schwenksville, PA.  Also surviving are longtime family friend Gina Love of Silver Creek and longtime family friend & former employee Sandy Woods of Derby, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and four nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband John I. Huffman.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Silver Creek Fire Department, 162 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to the Silver Creek Emergency & Rescue Squad, 162 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136.

  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com

mark on January 7th, 2021

SOUTH DAYTON:  Terrance “Terry” C. Crowell, 72, of South Dayton, passed away Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, from Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia, which were a result of his exposure to Agent Orange when he served in Thailand during the Vietnam War.

  He was born on March 25, 1948 and was a graduate of Pine Valley Central School, Class of 1966.  Terry enlisted in the US Air Force attaining the rank of E4 Sergeant.  He was stationed for two years at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana (29th Fighter Interceptor Air Defense Squadron) then serving the rest of his enlistment at the US Royal Thai Air Force Base in Udorn, Thailand (432nd Munitions Maintenance Squad).

  After his discharge, he was employed for 25 years at Nestle/Carnation in South Dayton, until the plant closure.  He then worked as a Highway Maintenance worker for the NYS Dept. of Transportation at the Town of Ellicott shop, retiring after 15 years, where he looked forward to plowing snow every winter.

  Terry was an avid car enthusiast and enjoyed numerous road trips, traveling around the country with Paul Bradley buying and restoring cars and trucks.  He was most proud of his 1969 Chevy Nova (The Silver Deuce) and 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo.  Terry and Donna took many vacations including trips to Alaska, Hawaii, the Grand Canyon and quite a few southern and western states.

  He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Donna, whom he married on November 6, 1971, a daughter, Michelle (Corey) Swanson, of Kennedy; a son, Eric (Julie) Crowell, of Fredonia; grandsons Cameron & Colin Crowell, step grandchildren Sidney, Brendon and Evan Swanson, four sisters, Barbara Marowski, Betty Crowell, Brenda West, Bridget Johnson, sisters-in-law Janice Putney-Bromley, Susan Sysol, brothers-in-law Charlie Johnson, Gerry West, Jeff Johnson, Dennis Burek, Tim Burek, lifelong friends whom he considered brothers Paul Bradley and Jim Bradigan.  Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents Walter and MaryJane Crowell, a sister Bonnie Johnson and in-laws Walter and Stevanna Burek.

  Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no services at this time.  A military funeral and celebration of life will be held at a later date.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 12 Williamsville, NY 14221.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on December 30th, 2020

IRVING:  Linda L. Loomis, 72, of Buffalo Road, Irving, died Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, following a short illness.  She was born in Silver Creek, on December 21, 1948, the daughter of the late William M and Grace M. (Kennedy) Loomis.

  Linda was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School, Class of 1966, having started in the former Main Street School.  She worked as a Dispatcher for the Seneca Nation of Indians Marshal’s Office, Irving, for 18 years.  She was an avid Bingo player.

  Survivors include a sister, Jean Raner and a brother, Don Loomis, both of Dunkirk.  Also surviving are nephews & nieces- Steven Raner, Scott Raner, Cherish Loomis, Amanda (Derek) Pfleuger, Sim (Michelle) Fuentes and Sirena (Chris) Fuentes-Torsell.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a sister Darlene Loomis, who died in January 2019 and a brother Richard Loomis who died in October 2020.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced.  The family suggests memorials may be made to Charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on December 21st, 2020

ZEPHYRHILLS, FL:  Raymond Beck, 84, of Longview Avenue, Zephyrhills, FL, and Irving, passed away Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at Advent Health, Dade City, FL, after a long valiant battle with cancer.  He was born in Buffalo, on October 3, 1936, the son of the late Edward and Mary (Hilton) Beck, Sr.

  Raymond was a graduate of the former Pine Hill School of Cheektowaga, Class of 1955 and served in the Army National Guard.  He worked for his father, the former Ed Beck’s Painting & Decorating of Cheektowaga and worked as an Optical Technician for the former Leica Instruments of Lancaster for 36 years, retiring in 1997.  Ray was a member of the Hanover Rod & Gun Club, Buffalo Rod & Gun Club, Tri-County Golf Club and Rosebrook Golf Club.  He attended the Angola Wesleyan Church and the Awake Wesleyan Church in Zephyrhills, FL.  Ray also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

  Survivors include his wife Edith (Bradigan) Beck of Zephryhills, FL and Irving, whom he married July 21, 1973, in the Forestville United Methodist Church, two daughters, Janet Clark, of Perrysburg; Nannette (Robert Martin) Pollard, of Newfield, NY;  a son, Andrew (Anne) Wilmot, of Forestville; two brothers, Harold Beck, of Spring Hill, FL; and Edward (Patricia) Beck, Jr., of Hamburg.  Also surviving are a daughter in law Melinda Wilmot of Dunkirk, eight grandchildren, ten grandchildren and several cousins, nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son Shawn Wilmot, who died December 9, 2014.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when the Covid restrictions are removed.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Angola Wesleyan Church, 636 Herr Road Angola, NY 14006 or to the Awake Wesleyan Church, 38924 C Avenue, Zephyrhills, FL 33542.

  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com .

mark on December 19th, 2020

FORESTVILLE:  Virginia B. Palmer, 84, of Creek Road, Forestville, died Thursday, December 17th, 2020 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, following a short illness.  She was born in Arcade, on September 7, 1936, the daughter of the late Robert and Delsie (Parr) Frederickson.

  Virginia was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1954 and worked as a Transcriber for Dr. Steven Barnes in Silver Creek, for 40 years.  She enjoyed spending time with her family.

  Survivors include her husband Lester B. Palmer of Forestville, whom she married on August 20, 1955, in Hanover Center, a daughter, Deborah Burgun, of Brocton; a son, Nathan (Susan) Palmer, of Forestville; four sisters, Irene (Earl) Blakely, of Irving; Anna Frederickson, of Silver Creek; Lucille Harmon, of Florida; Lois (David) Valentine, of Forestville; and three brothers, Roy Frederickson, of South Dayton; Donald Frederickson, of Irving; James Frederickson, of Forestville.  Also surviving are four grandchildren; Kenneth (Kate) Burgun, Karen Brown, Lisa (Ben) Bates, Alex (Lindsay) Palmer, five great grandchildren; Korah Burgun, William & Cooper Brown, Alaina & Ty Bates and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son-in-law David Burgun, who died December 21, 2017, a sister Mavis Bonkoske, and five brothers Marvin, Robert, Lyle, Ernest & Harold Frederickson.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-6 PM.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced. Private Interment will be in Arkwright Summit Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Balltown Cemetery Association, %Anna Frederickson, 85 Burgess Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or the Arkwright Summit Cemetery Association, 2070 Rt. 83, Forestville, NY 14062. To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.