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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.

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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.

There will be no visitation observed.  A Memorial service will be held from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville, at a later date.  Time & date to be announced.  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., 4840 West Lake Road, Mayville, NY 14757.  To send condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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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.

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GoldbergJFORESTVILLE:  James E. Goldberg, 78, of Rt. 39, Forestville, died Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA.  He was born in Dunkirk on November 19, 1935, the son of the late Clyde and Clara (Schlade) Goldberg.

Mr. Goldberg graduated from Dunkirk High School, Class of 1953 and from Jamestown Business College as an Insurance Broker.  He at one time owned the former Goldberg Insurance Agency, where he sold Nationwide Insurance, the Goldberg Fruit Farm in the Town of Sheridan, co-owned with his wife Mary Lou (Robinson) Goldberg of Forestville, whom he married on March 5, 1955 in the Town of Sheridan, the former Forestville Diner, Mary Lou’s Diner on Rts 5 & 20 in Hanford Bay and the former Ole Firehouse Restaurant, Forestville, for 26 years.  Mr. Goldberg was a Past President & Social Member of the Sheridan Fire Department and a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fredonia.  He loved watching sports, enjoyed camping & traveling.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, June Vincent and Janet Goldberg, both of Forestville and a son, John (Donna) Goldberg, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are 4 granddaughters, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son James C. Goldberg, who died February 8, 2005.

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.  Interment will follow in Willowbrook Park Cemetery, Dunkirk.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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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.

 

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KujawaEFORESTVILLE:  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

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RobinsonLFORESTVILLE:  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.

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DixJSILVER 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.

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FerryJVERSAILLES:  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.

mark on August 2nd, 2014

SausamanGMARSHALL, MO:  George Edward Sausaman, 73, of Marshall, MO, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, MO.

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.