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SOUTH DAYTON:  Marilyn E. Sticek, 66, of Mosher Road, South Dayton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, at Buffalo General Hospital.  She was born in Niagara Falls, NY on April 6, 1953, the daughter of Marion (Congdon) Sticek, of Silver Creek and the late John C. Sticek.

Ms. Sticek was a graduate of Gowanda Central School, was the former owner of D&F Hairfashions in Dunkirk and worked for the United States Postal Service in Forestville, as Postmaster from 1991-2009 and previously in Dayton, retiring after 30 years of service.  She was Past President of the Bills Backers International, ran the “Sauces for Soldiers” non-profit organization, she & her husband Jeff were founders of Burning Asphalt Sauces, was a member of the DAR, many area Legions, VFW’s & Moose Lodges.  Ms. Sticek also helped organize the Forestville Bi-Centennial.  She enjoyed restoring Vintage Campers, building & doing home restorations and loved traveling & going RV-ing.

Survivors include her husband Jeffrey A. Furash, of South Dayton, whom she married in Cottage, in 2003, two daughters, Robin Zeman, of Hampton, VA; Marjorie Hicks, of Springville; a son, Brian (Lori) Zeman, of Sarasota, FL; two sisters, Elaine (Art) Nagel, of South Dayton; Cindy (Robert) Silagyi, of Cherry Creek; two brothers, Skip (Linda) Sticek, of South Dayton; Monty (Julie) Sticek, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are three grandchildren- Krystel Rae, Dee Jay Rogers & Andrew Hicks, two great grandchildren Lillie & Riley and several nieces & nephews.

There will be no visitation observed.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to two of her favorite charities the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-0631.

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

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SOUTH DAYTON:  Henry C. Weglarski, 78, of Allegany Road, South Dayton, died Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at his residence, following a short illness.  Mr. Weglarski was born in Buffalo, on March 4, 1941, the son of the late Walter J. and Valeria (Sysak) Weglarski.

He was a graduate of Burgard High School, Buffalo and worked as a Print Press Operator for the former Belknap Business Forms in Mayville.

Mr. Weglarski was proud to be a Past President of former Union Local #349.  He loved to hunt, take care of the farm and enjoyed being with family & friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Victoria (Otto) Jordan, of Sarasota, FL; Kelli (Matthew) Hartley, of Mexico, NY; a son, John Weglarski; two brothers, Walter Weglar and Paul (Mary) Weglarski.  Also surviving are six grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by two brothers Frank & Charles Weglarski.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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ThompsonL3FORESTVILLE:  Lisa A. (Kaczmarek) Thompson, 53, of Hopper Road, Forestville, died Sunday, October 27th, 2019 following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Buffalo, NY on September 12, 1966, the daughter of Edmund Kaczmarek, of Forestville and the late Josephine (Thomas) Kaczmarek.

Ms. Thompson attended Forestville Central School, worked as a Baker for Wal-Mart in Fredonia and worked as a Cleaner for Silver Creek Central School.

Survivors include a daughter, Abigail Botticello, of Dunkirk; a son, Michael Kaczmarek, and a granddaughter, Isabel Ayers, of Westfield; four sisters, Vickey (Joseph) Patanella, of Forestville; Deborah (Ralph) Schweers, of Cheektowaga; Laure (Michael) Weidner, of Irving; Christine (Gardner) Thompson, of Forestville; and a a brother, Mark (Michelle Povey) Kaczmarek, of Lakeland, FL.  Also surviving are three aunts, several cousins, nieces & nephews.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday, November 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Rose of Lima Church, Center Street, Forestville, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, officiating.  (Please meet at Church).  Entombment Services will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Vickey Patanella, 1172 Hopper Road, Forestville, NY 14062. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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RussellDSILVER CREEK:  Donald C. Russell, 88, of Chapin Road, Silver Creek, died Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at his residence, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Roaring Spring, PA on March 9, 1931, the son of the late Cloyd and Pearl (Dilling) Russell.

Mr. Russell worked as a Tool & Die Maker for the Ford Stamping Plant, Woodlawn, for 30 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Merritt, of Forestville; Sally, (Gary) Valone, of Silver Creek; and a sister, Kathryn Dambeck, of Martinsburg, PA.  also surviving are eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Betty (Pheasant) Russell, whom he married on September 30, 1950 in Williamsburg, PA and who died December 18, 2002, a son Dennis Russell, grandson Brandon Valone, sister Margaret Waltz, twin brother Dewalt “Dave” Russell and brother Richard Russell.

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

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750, to Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, 60 Buffalo Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to the Charity of One’s Choice.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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FORESTVILLE:  Kenneth J. Trank, 88, of Main Street, Forestville, died unexpectedly, Monday, October 14th, 2019 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving.  He was born in Buffalo, on March 20, 1931, the son of the late Kenneth L. and Edith (Lee) Trank.

Mr. Trank was a graduate of Hutch Tech High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He worked as a Truck Driver for the former Dunkirk Ice Cream, and previously worked in Real Estate with his father, was a Mail Carrier for the Buffalo Postal Service and worked for Pepsi-Cola.  Mr. Trank was a past member of the Dunkirk American Legion Post #62, enjoyed life, loved to laugh & tell jokes.

Survivors include his loving companion of 18 years, Bonnie Miller of Forestville, two daughters, Barbara (Robert) Godios, Patty (John) Rejewski, a son, Robert (Dawn) Trank and a brother, Ronald Trank.  Also surviving are several grandchildren & great grandchildren.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Coleen A. (Monroe) Trank, who died November 2, 1999, a son Jim Trank and a brother Raymond Trank.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-6 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery, where Graveside Military services will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post, Forestville.

The family suggests memorials may be made to American Legion Post #62, 211 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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GageAFORESTVILLE:  Arthur L. Gage, 56, of Rt. 39 Forestville, NY, died Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, following a short illness.  He was born in Gowanda, on June 4, 1963, the son of Carol A. (Webber) Gage, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab, Dunkirk and the late Herbert L. Gage.

He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1981 and currently worked as a Machine Operator for Cherry Creek Woodcraft, South Dayton, for 33 years.  Mr. Gage managed the family farm on Rt. 39, Forestville, was an over 20 year active member of Southern Tier Coon Hunters, Sinclairville and an avid outdoorsman & hunter.

Survivors include two daughters, Jolene (Joe) Koehler, Mariah Gage, a son Carl Gage and two sisters, Karen (Mahlon) Sommers, of Forestville; and Patricia (Bruce) Hawkins, of Dunkirk.  Also surviving are his loving companion Sheila Richmond, of Forestville, two grandchildren Knox Koehler and Shiloh Gage, two nieces Brittany Hawkins & Megan (Ron) Giebner and two nephews Brandon (Sloan) Gage & Nathan Sommers.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 6-8 PM and Saturday morning from 10-11 AM from where Funeral Services will be held at 11 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made either to the Southern Tier Coon Hunters, Attn: Kevin Noody, PO Box 541, Sinclairville, NY 14782 or to the National Plott Hound Association %Gerald Chandler, 301 Angel Branch Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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Indian Lake Estates, FL:  Barbara L. Mosher, 78, of Avocado Drive, Indian Lake Estates, FL, formerly of South Dayton, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 in the Town of Leon, NY.  She was born in Dansville, NY on October 23, 1940, the daughter of the late Chester and Bernice (Butcher) Miller.

Mrs. Mosher worked as a Secretary/Treasurer for Harry Austin Milling, Inc., South Dayton, NY, for 56 years.  She was a member of the Collins Draft Horse Club and the American Haflinger’s Association.  Mrs. Mosher enjoyed camping, making crafts and golfing.

Survivors include two sons Michael Mosher, of Thousand Oaks, CA; Mark (Anita) Mosher, of Conewango Valley; a daughter, Karla (Scott) Gilbert, of Medina, OH; and a sister, Pamela (Gary) Ackley, of Leon.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Kenneth R. Mosher, whom she married in Cattaraugus on August 27, 1960 and who died March 25, 2018 and by a daughter Kazan Mosher.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the South Dayton Hotel, Pine Street, South Dayton on Sunday, September 29th at 1:30 pm.  Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Villenova Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials may be made to American Haflinger Fund %Carolyn Sutton, Treasurer of Fund, 2031 Fixler Road, Medina, OH 44256.

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

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NowakHROCHESTER:  Helen M. Nowak, 91, of Rochester, formerly of Brocton, died Friday, June 14th, 2019 at Highland Hospital, in Rochester.  She was born in Buffalo, on April 10, 1928, the daughter of the late Peter and Helen Sypniewski.

Mrs. Nowak was a homemaker and devoted her life to raising her four children.  She loved cooking and baking for holidays and special events, and was an excellent seamstress.  Mrs. Nowak was blessed with a beautiful voice and throughout her life, enjoyed singing and playing the organ.  She especially loved playing cards with family and friends.  Mrs. Nowak was also a lifelong contributor to the Veteran’s Administration and local charities.

Survivors include a son, John (Jan) Nowak, of Lyndonville; and a daughter, Lynette (Greg) Arnold, of Ontario, NY.  Also surviving are six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by two sons, Thomas Nowak, and James Nowak, one sister Eleanor Widzinski and one brother Peter Sypniewski, Jr.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, Silver Creek and interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

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

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HollandRFREDONIA:  Richard C. Holland, Sr., 92, a resident of Fredonia Place, Howard Street, Fredonia, died Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at his residence, following a short illness.

He was born in Neptune, NJ on June 20, 1927, the son of the late William and Violet M. (Hogan) Holland.  Mr. Holland served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman during WW II.

He worked as a Bus Driver for Forestville Central School.  Mr. Holland also worked for New York State as a Mental Hygiene Therapist Aide at the former Gowanda Psychiatric Center and was a Town of Villenova Justice of the Peace from 1985-1989.  He attended Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church, Fredonia, was a member of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville and the Sheridan VFW Memorial Post #6390.  Mr. Holland enjoyed hunting and camping.

Survivors include eight children Violet (Paul) Nail, of Quitman, GA; Richard (Kyong) Holland, Jr., of Warrenton, VA; William (Connie) Holland, of Las Vegas, NV; Helena (Charles) Luce, of Forestville; Debbie Spicola, of Dunkirk; Diana Cooper, of Tonawanda; Joseph (Kathleen) Holland, of Fredonia; Kathleen (William) Raymond, of Fredonia; three brothers Bernard (Patricia) Holland, Charles (Faith) Holland, Robert Holland and three sisters, Mary Milam, Ella Skinner, and Esther Horton.  Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Anna (Ozarczuk) Holland, whom he married June 28, 1947 in Frankfurt, Germany and who died September 22, 2010, a daughter Rosemary Mitchell, five brothers Arthur, Jack, David, William and Howard Holland and four sisters Elenor Bidwell, Helen McDonald, Edith Martinowicz and Evelyn Campbell.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 11am-1pm from where Funeral Services will be held at 1 o’clock.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery, 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 to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on September 14th, 2019

FREDONIA:  Matthew John Delaney, 58, of Berry Road, Fredonia, passed away Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville.  He was born in Buffalo, NY on May 3, 1961.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday from 10-11 from where Funeral Services will be held at 11 o’clock.  Private interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gowanda.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.