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FORESTVILLE:  Anthony J. “Tony” Polvino, Jr., 40, of Pearl Street, Forestville, died Sunday, January 12th, 2020 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, following a short illness.  He was born in Jamestown, on May 4, 1979, the son of Anthony J. Polvino, Sr., of Forestville and the late Linda (Kubasik) Polvino.

He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1997 and worked as a Serviceman for NAPA Auto Parts for 15 years, currently in Silver Creek.  Mr. Polvino enjoyed bowling, hunting, archery and riding his motorcycle.

Besides his father survivors include several aunts, uncles & cousins.

Friends are welcome to call at 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 10 o’clock with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Town of Sheridan.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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WassellKSPRING CITY, TN:  Kenneth W. Wassell, 66, of Spring City, TN, formerly of Forestville, died Saturday, January 11th, 2020 in Tennessee.  He was born in Buffalo, on January 24, 1953, the son of the late James and Constance (Madill) Wassell.

Mr. Wassell was a graduate of Westfield Academy Central School, Class of 1973 and worked as a Custodian for Forestville Central School Forestville, for 40 years.  He was a lifetime member & past chief of the Forestville Fire Department and was a member of the Chautauqua County Fireman’s Fraternity, where he was a caretaker and served as an officer.  Mr. Wassell had a love for the Lord and attended Word of Truth Church in Dayton, TN.  He collected trains and loved camping.

Survivors include his wife Dianne R. (DeGolier) Wassell, whom he married May 28, 1977, in the Forestville Baptist Church, four sons Corey (Charity) Wassell, of Dayton, TN; Benjamin (Jacqueline) Wassell, of Silver Creek; Christopher Wassell, of Auburndale, FL; Jason (Shannon) Gonzalez, of Silver Creek; three brothers, Richard Wassell, Daniel (Beth) Wassell, Michael Wassell three sisters, Joann (William) Johnson, Donna (Gary) Bowers, Cindy (John Klein) Laemmerhirt.  Also surviving are ten grandchildren Brooke, Claire, Jayden, Noah, Elizabeth, Alexander, Jeremiah, Amelia, Julianna and Gabriel.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  A Memorial Service will be held Saturday afternoon from the First Baptist Church SBC, Main Street, Silver Creek, at 1 o’clock, with Dr. Chip Beaulieu, officiating.

A private Fireman’s service will be held for the family in the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on January 10th, 2020

GalleyS WebFORESTVILLE:  Susan Maureen (Powalski) Galley, 72, passed in peace Wednesday, January 8th, 2020, at her residence.  She was born in Buffalo, on February 16, 1947, the daughter of the late Richard and Marjorie (Biscup) Powalski.

Susan worked as a Director of Faith Formation at Holy Trinity RC Church, Dunkirk.  In addition to serving numerous roles in her church and in healthcare, Susan loved crocheting blankets for her family, needle point and reading.  She had a passion for education, pursuing many degrees throughout her life with her ultimate achievement obtaining a Masters of Theology.  Susan spent countless hours sharing her love of God by educating children and by her active involvement in the church community.  She was also a Religious Counselor for the Boy Scouts.

Survivors include the love of her life and her devoted husband of 50 years, John W. Galley, Jr., whom she married on May 31, 1969.  She was the beloved mother of John (Cecelia) Galley, Amy (William) Heller, Brett (Kathryn) Galley, Scott (Jennifer) Galley, Tamara (John) Benedetti, Keith (Erin) Galley, Adam (Dalia) Galley and Mathieu (Erin) Galley.  She was an adoring grandmother to twelve grandchildren.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by an infant son Keith Christopher Galley and a brother Mark Powalski.

Friends are welcome to call at the Gathering Room in St. Joseph RC Church, 145 East Main Street, Fredonia on Saturday morning from 9 AM to 12 noon, from where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon, with Rev. Joseph Walter and Rev. Ray Donahue officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, NY NY 10019.

Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on January 7th, 2020

ValvoDSILVER CREEK:  Dolores M. Valvo, 87, of Burgess Street, Silver Creek, formerly of Forestville, died Sunday, January 5th, 2020 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a short illness.  She was born in Silver Creek, on May 6, 1932, the daughter of the late Herbert P. and Gertrude F. (Gunther) White.

Mrs. Valvo worked as a cleaner for many people in the area.  She previously attended Forestville United Methodist Church, Forestville, was a member of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Ladies Auxiliary, Forestville and a member of the former Forestville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include three daughters, Karen Logan, of Silver Creek; Nancy Smith, of Dunkirk; Donna (Alan) Sutter, of Forestville; two sons George Hegner, of Fredonia; Ronald Hegner, of Jamestown; and a sister, Dorothy (Milton) Schneider, of Forestville.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Carl B. Valvo, whom she married on August 12, 1977 and who died April 10, 1992, two sisters Evelyn Stott, Barbara Wilt and two brothers Eugene & Pete White.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Leamon, pastor of Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, Silver Creek, officiating.  Private Interment will be in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, PO Box 492, Forestville, NY 14062 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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BrennanC-2SILVER CREEK:  Charles Walter Brennan, 96, of Versailles Road, Silver Creek, died Thursday, December 26th, 2019 at home, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Silver Creek, on May 26, 1923, the son of the late Charles Stephenson and Emma Charlotte (Dearborn) Brennan.

He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and worked as a Grape Farmer, owning & operating Brennan Farms, Silver Creek, for 50 years.  Mr. Brennan was also a machinist, owning the former Hanover Machine & working for other companies in Western New York and owned & operated the former Brennan’s Farm Market in Sheridan.

He was a Board member of the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, a member of the Northern Chautauqua Wood Carvers and a former member of the Mason’s.  Mr. Brennan was a devoted Christian, loving husband and a great father.  He enjoyed making many wood projects for family members and friends.

Survivors include his wife Mary Jane (Winstel) Brennan, of the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab, Dunkirk, whom he married on April 6, 1946, in Silver Creek, a daughter, Linda (Robert) Halenkamp, of Sachse, TX; four sons Paul (Pia Doro) Brennan, of Angola; Stephen (Lisa) Brennan, of Silver Creek; Richard (Nita) Brennan, of Silver Creek; David (Kim) Brennan, of Cuero, TX; a sister, Marge Foxton, of Silver Creek and a brother, Ronald (Janet) Brennan, of Forestville.  Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by two sisters Marion Brinkman and Betty Sheffer.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday from 5-8 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with Rev. Thomas Pollock and Rev. Michael Pollock, of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover, where Graveside Military Services will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Samaritan’s Place, PO Box 27, Silang 4118.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on December 28th, 2019

FlemingMFORESTVILLE:  Mary Joan Fleming, 87, of Academy Street, Forestville, passed away Thursday, December 26th, 2019 at her residence, following a brief illness.  She was born in Ellwood City, PA on February 21, 1932, the daughter of the late Elmer and Edna (Rinker) Burr.

Mrs. Fleming was a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  She worked as a Substitute Teacher for Forestville Central School, Forestville, for 20 years and also at one time worked as an Assistant Librarian for the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek.  Mrs. Fleming was a member of the Forestville Wesleyan Church for almost 60 years, was a volunteer with the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry, Forestville for 10 years and was an avid quilter who enjoyed doing handwork projects.

Survivors include two daughters, Lauren Putnam, of Lockport; Jane (Richard) Wright, of Fredonia; and a sister, Judith (Earl) Mollohan, of Colorado.  Also surviving are four grandchildren Rebecka (Anthony) Ramos, Cory Putnam, Emily (Bill) O’Flaherty, Wesley (Erin) Wright, two great grandchildren Dilara & Evran Sare and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband William Fleming, whom she married in Ellwood City, PA in 1955 and who died April 22, 2004 and a sister Jane Klindienst.

There will be no visitation observed.  Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the Forestville Wesleyan Church, 9603 Prospect Road, Forestville, with Rev. Bruce M. Ellis, pastor officiating.  Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to the Forestville Wesleyan Church, 9603 Prospect Road, Forestville, NY 14062.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on December 21st, 2019

RossHFORESTVILLE:  Harold R. “Butch” Ross, Jr., 60, of Creek Road, Forestville, passed away Monday, December 16th, 2019 at his residence, following a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Erie, PA on September 3, 1959, the son of the late Harold R. and Esther (Snyder) Sr.

Mr. Ross owned an Equine Training business for 50 years.  He also did logging and clearing of trees.

Survivors include his wife Linda L. (Walker) Ross of Forestville, whom he married on February 12, 2012, a step daughter, Jenny Russell and four granddaughters Kaylee Tucker, Emily Baker, Arianna Garrow and Grace Garrow.

Services are private and at the convenience of family.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.

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

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FORESTVILLE:  Kathleen J. (Miller) Robinson, 80, of King Road, Forestville, passed away Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 at her residence, following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in the Town of Hanover, on December 11, 1939, the daughter of the late Theodore and Tessie (Hilliker) Miller.

Mrs. Robinson was a graduate of Silver Creek High School, Class of 1957 and graduated from JCC with an Associates Degree in Psychology with High Honors, while working full time & raising a family.  She worked for the former JN Adam Developmental Center, Perrysburg, for 24 years.

Mrs. Robinson was a former 4-H Leader for many years and she crocheted & knitted with the “Fingers of Hope” group in the Forestville United Methodist Church.  She made many items and donated them to numerous hospitals & organizations. Her final gift was donating her body to the University at Buffalo Anatomical Gift Program.

Survivors include two daughters, Laura (Lenny) Vetter, of Masaryktown, FL; Ramona (Wayne) Reimondo, of Sinclairville; two sons Lon (Cheryl) Robinson, of Silver Creek; Monty (Jay) Robinson, of Forestville; and a sister, Sylvia (Richard) Pisa, of Forestville.  Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by an infant brother Lowel Miller.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  There will be no funeral service observed.  Private 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 Hanover Hose Co. #1, % Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to the U.B. Foundation, Anatomical Gift Program, SUNY at Buffalo, PO Box 900, Buffalo, NY 14226-0900.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on December 9th, 2019

TimmermanRFREDONIA:  Renee S. Timmerman, 64, of Brigham Road, Fredonia, passed away Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo.  She was born in the Town of Hanover on July 20, 1955, the daughter of the late Charles L. and Elizabeth L. (Small) Vara.

Ms. Timmerman was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School, Class of 1973 and worked as an Accountant for Heritage Village, Gerry.  She enjoyed walking the beach and watching sunsets at the pier.

Survivors include a daughter, Aimee (Gary) Glapa, of Apex, NC; two sons Matthew Timmerman, of Fredonia; Ron Timmerman, of Silver Creek; and a brother, Charles Vara, of Silver Creek. Also surviving are several grandchildren including Alissa, Alexandria, Ronald, Nicholas & Nathan.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday, December 14th from 2-3 PM from where a Memorial Service will follow at 3 o’clock, with Rev. William Novack, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, officiating.  The family suggests memorials may be made to the Erie County Medical Center ER Campaign, ecmc.edu/besttraumacare-campaign.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on December 3rd, 2019

TaylorSShirley E. Taylor, 74, passed away Sunday, December 1st, 2019.  She was born in Silver Creek, on May 27, 1945, the daughter of the late Peter G. and Fannie A. (Geer) Mason.

She was a homemaker to her husband, children and often times to anyone who needed a place to stay.  Mrs. Taylor helped run the family business, Taylor and Sons Farm, which grew apples and grapes for Welch’s.  She was a volunteer at the First United Presbyterian Church’s clothing center in Silver Creek.

Survivors include her husband Billy A. Taylor, whom she married on August 21, 1961, in Baltimore, MD, three sons Mark (Andrea) Taylor, of Fort Myers, FL; Bradley (Debbie) Taylor, of Silver Creek; Matthew (Taunia) Taylor, of Atlanta, GA; and a daughter, Brenda (Wayne Brustad) Taylor, of Bradenton, FL. Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren- Lexus, Riley, Justin, Brielyn, Caitlin, Jennifer, Brian, Bradley, Jackie, Lorenzo, Quala, Desmond, Jazmyne, Julyana, Justin, Micah, Marcus & Matthew, and ten great grandchildren- Malachi, Elijah, Emersyn, Bryce, Vincent, Sayda, Bexley, Kendall, Reagan & Zachary.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by two sons William “Billy” Taylor and Steven Taylor, a daughter Susan Taylor, a sister Rebecca A. “Becky” Mason Dodge and three brothers Peter J. Mason, James “Jimmy” Mason and Richard “Dick” Mason.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Thomas Burian, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek.  A Prayer service will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Burian Thursday evening at 7 pm in the funeral home.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.