mark on April 28th, 2016

FancherGFORESTVILLE:  Gerald “Jerry” C. Fancher, 74, of Route 83, Forestville, died Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Silver Creek, on April 26, 1942, the son of the late Harold and Frances (Williams) Fancher.

Mr. Fancher worked as a custodian & bus driver for Pine Valley Central School, Cherry Creek, for 15 years and worked for Blakely Construction for 13 years.  He was a member of AA for 39 years.  He enjoyed operating his antique scroll saw at craft shows and the County Fair, loved to do woodwork, especially toys for the grandchildren and enjoyed being with family & helping people in general.

Survivors include his wife Nancy  L. (Morrison) Fancher of Forestville, whom he married 54 years ago on November 11, 1961 in the Hamlet United Methodist Church, four daughters, Rochelle “Shelly” Junghans, of Forestville; Kathrine (Joseph) Ridenour, of Patterson, NY; Amy Scott and Jennifer (John) Conway, both of Sinclairville; and a son, William “Chris” Fancher, of Fredonia.  He is also survived by a sister in law Judy Houben of Youngsville, PA, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister Norma Bouquin and 2 brothers Gilbert “Gib” and Donald Fancher.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville Saturday morning from 10-11 am, from where Funeral Services will be follow at 11 o’clock with Pastor Matt Wittenbrook, of South Dayton Free Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Arkwright Summit Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to Hamlet United Methodist Church, Rt. 83, South Dayton, NY 14138 or American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhopme.com.

mark on April 24th, 2016

DUNKIRK:  Mary Rose Bottillo, 85, of West Lake Road, Dunkirk, died, Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at Brooks Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Troy, NY on May 12, 1930, the daughter of the late Louis and Angeline (Farina) Bottillo.

There will be no visitation observed.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from St. Dominic RC Church, Brocton, with Rev. Joseph Walter officiating.  Private Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dunkirk.    Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on April 23rd, 2016

FORESTVILLE:  Daniel J. Sullivan, 65, of Bradigan Road, Forestville, formerly of Ione & Seattle, Washington, died Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at his residence, following a short battle with cancer.  He was born in Ione, WA in 1950, the son of the late Leonard and Maxine (Lake) Sullivan.

Mr. Sullivan served in the U.S. Army and received the Meritorius Service Medal as site chief, Liebenau Radio Station, 518th Signal Company.  He worked as a Senior Project Manager for Nortel Networks, Inc. Richardson, TX, for 20 years, where he received several awards and recognitions.  Mr. Sullivan also worked as part of their Global Network Team.  After working for Nortel, he continued working in the Telecommunications Industry as a Private Contractor.

Mr. Sullivan was a member of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville and a former member of the American Legion in Ione, WA.  He was a vocal supporter of the American Constitution, 2nd Amendment and Freedom of Speech “Molon Labe”.  He enjoyed long distance motorcycle riding, traveling & sailing.

Survivors include his wife Michele (Coppola) Sullivan of Forestville, whom he married December 29, 1998 in Seattle, WA, two daughters, Kim (Charles) Douvia, of Tukwila, WA; Megan Sullivan, of Forestville; a son, Jason (Christie) Sullivan, of Frisco, TX; three brothers, David (Janet) Sullivan, Dennis (Melanie) Sullivan, both of Ione, WA and Donald (Janet) Sullivan, of Metaline, WA.  Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday afternoon, April 30th at 3 o’clock from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, with Rev. Patrick White, officiating, followed by a Military Service conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made either to the Patriot Guard Riders, Inc. %Tatum & Associates, Inc., 6641 E. 85th Street North, Owasso, OK 74055 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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BogartCSILVER CREEK:  Clarence “Butch” L. Bogart, Jr., 76, of Hanford Road, Silver Creek, died Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at his residence, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Auburn on July 25, 1939, the son of the late Clarence and Anna (Kolp) Bogart, Sr.

Mr. Bogart worked as a Welder/Fabricator for Excelco Developments, Inc. Silver Creek, for 30 years.  He lived in Silver Creek for 47 years was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Silver Creek and was a former member of the Kosciuszko Club, Dunkirk, Silver Creek Moose Lodge and Hanover Fire Department.  Mr. Bogart was an avid bowler, loved fishing, camping and traveling (in 2013 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Hawaii with his daughter & son-in-law Lisa & Chris).  He enjoyed being around family, grandchildren, great grandchildren & friends.

Survivors include his wife Judy L. (Williams) Bogart of Silver Creek, whom he married on January 19, 1963 in the Portland Congregational Church, two sons Daniel Dickenson, of South Carolina; Timothy (Kathryn Coleman) Bogart, of Irving; three daughters, Wendy (Steven Wood) McCue, of Vista, CA; Lisa (Christopher) Ardillo, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; Tammy (Henry) Miller Korzeniewski, of Sheridan; three brothers, Francis (Brenda) Bogart, of Gilbert, SC; Clinton Bogart, of Weedsport, NY; Kenneth (Sandra) Bogart, of Seneca Falls, NY; and a sister, Helen Sherpardson, of Auburn, NY.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son-in-law Martin A. Miller, 2 sisters-in-law Barbara Bogart & Sharon Woods, and 2 brothers-in-law Dudley Williams & Donald Woods.

There will be no visitation observed.  A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, with Rev. James D. Witherington, Jr., HOSPICE Chaplain, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with medical expenses.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on April 8th, 2016

HannahWFORESTVILLE:  William H. Hannah, 88, of Bennett State Road, Forestville, died Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at his residence, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Blasdell on September 12, 1927, the son of the late William E. and Gladys (Cox) Hannah.

Mr. Hannah served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War and received the Purple Heart.  He worked as a BOF Operator for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. Lackawanna, for 35 years and he also owned & operated a grape farm in Forestville from 1971-2002.  Mr. Hannah was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #5798 in Angola.  He loved his dogs & farming.

Survivors include three sons, William J. (Diane) Hannah, of Shreveport, LA; Thomas (Bernadette) Hannah, of Elmira; Robert Hannah, of Fredonia; and a brother, Robert (Carrie) Hannah, of Burbank, CA.  Also surviving are 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Blanche A. (Pawlak) Hannah, whom he married November 15, 1957 in Buffalo and who died March 29, 2016, by a son John H. Hannah, who died November 13, 2015 and by a sister Patricia Hannah.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, from where Prayer Services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o’clock, from St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Center Street, Forestville, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn officiating.  Interment will follow in Pioneer Cemetery Forestville, where Military Graveside Services will be conducted by members of American Legion Post #928, Derby.

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

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mark on April 2nd, 2016

MahleLDUNKIRK:  Lois G. Mahle, 89, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Temple Road Dunkirk, formerly of Gardner Street, Fredonia, died Friday, April 1st, 2016 at her residence, following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Cherry Creek, on August 4, 1926, the daughter of the late Millard and Gladys (Crumb) Chase.

Mrs. Mahle was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1944 and worked as a Clerk at Publix Corporate Offices Lakeland, FL., for 2 years.  She also had previously worked for the Fredonia Central School System on Eagle Street for 15 years, worked as a bookkeeper for 2 years for Indian Rocks Bank, Pinellas Park, FL and for the Pinellas County Schools as a clerk.  Mrs. Mahle was a former member of Laona United Methodist Church, Fredonia where she was former member of the United Methodist Women.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting & family get togethers.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Mahle, of Fredonia; Laurie Mahle Sayers, of Dunkirk; a brother, Millard Chase, Jr., of Brocton; four sisters, R. Jean Buck, of Cassadaga; Olive Mae Becker and Kay M. (Victor) Richardson,  both of Brocton; and Una (Gilbert) Boquin, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her stepmother Mary (Newton) Chase and her husband Cecil Mahle, whom she married on June 29, 1944 in Laona and who died March 9, 2005.

There will be no visitation observed.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville with Rev. Donald Carlson, officiating.  Interment will follow in Sheridan Center Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Laona United Methodist Church, 9636 Wilson Road, Fredonia, NY 14063.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on March 30th, 2016

HafnerEFORESTVILLE:  Elmer M. Hafner, 81, of Main Street, Forestville, died Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA, following a short illness.  He was born in North Collins, on July 4, 1934, the son of the late William C. and Elsie M. (Fuller) Hafner.

He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a Custodian for Forestville Central School, for 25 years.  At one time he also worked for the former Canning Factory in Silver Creek and the former Five Star Cleaners.  Mr. Hafner enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren & great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Shirley  (Homan) Hafner of Dunkirk, whom he married in 1956, two sons Wayne (Donna) Hafner, of Buffalo; William Hafner, of Forestville; two daughters, Sally Hafner, of Dunkirk; Helen (Brian McClean) Hafner, of Fredonia; a brother, Thomas (Rose) Hafner, of Brocton and a sister, Lulu Kohler, of Forestville.  Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by 2 daughters Elsie and Allison Hafner, 4 sisters Helen Skelly, Dolly Fuller, Louise Mattice, Lorraine Kelly and 2 infant brothers Roger & William Hafner.

Friends may call at 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. Donald Carlson, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery, where Military Graveside Services will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on March 29th, 2016

HannahBFORESTVILLE:  Blanche A. Hannah, 76, of Bennett State Road, Forestville, died Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Buffalo, on May 31, 1939, the daughter of the late Phillip and Jane (Rzepniak) Pawlak.

Mrs. Hannah was a graduate of South Park High School, Class of 1957 as Valedictorian.  At one time she worked for New Era Cap in Derby.  Mrs. Hannah was a long time member of St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville, where she helped start the Meal of Mercy.

Survivors include her husband, William H. Hannah of Forestville, whom she married November 15, 1957, in Buffalo, three sons William J. (Diane) Hannah, of Shreveport, LA; Thomas (Bernadette) Hannah, of Elmira and Robert Hannah, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son John H. Hannah, who died November 13, 2015 and a sister Delores Wanat.

Friends may call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm from where Prayer Services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 am followed by A Mass of Christian Burial from St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Center Street, Forestville, at 10 o’clock with Rev. Daniel F. Fiebelkorn, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville.

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

WatermanSBELLEVIEW, FL:  Sue “Sue-Z” (Schack) Waterman, 62, of Belleview, FL, formerly of Forestville, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at her residence.  Sue-Z was born on September 2, 1953 in Carthage, NY the daughter of the late Raymond and Patricia Schack.

She moved to Forestville in 1977, where she raised her three sons. In 1995, Sue-Z moved to Bellevue, FL where she spent over a decade working for the United States Census Bureau. She will be remembered for her larger than life personality, her courage, her strength, her infectious smile, and of course, her amazing cooking and her love of coffee.

Survivors include three sons, Ben Waterman, Jason (Jennifer) Waterman, Nathaniel (Deanna) Waterman; four brothers Raymond (Tammy) Schack, Kevin (Wanda) Schack, Randy (Cathy) Schack, Christopher Schack; three sisters Sharon (Gary) Freeman, Kathy Kaine, Cindy (Earl) Long and four grandchildren; Brooke Waterman, Blake Waterman, Colin Waterman and Madox Waterman.  Also surviving are her partner, Steve Schmidt and his family and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.  Local arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on March 15th, 2016

MilitelloCFORESTVILLE:  C. Robert “Bob” Militello, 74, of Rt. 39 Forestville, died Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at his residence, following a short illness.  He was born in Dunkirk, on July 18, 1941, the son of the late Frank R. and Bessie “Betty” (Grizanti) Militello.  Mr. Militello was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1958 and a graduate of Cornell University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

He served in the National Guard and currently owned Militello Farm Supply, Inc. Forestville, for 32 years.  In 1964, Mr. Militello worked for National Grape Cooperative as a Field Man, worked for the former Agway for 4 years and the former Helena Company for 2 years also as a Field Man, and then became a full time grape grower in 1978.  In 1965, he started Militello Farms and in 2001 he and his son James formed Militello Farms, LLC.  Mr. Militello was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fredonia, where he served as Elder & Treasurer for many years, served on the Board of Directors for the National Grape Cooperative for 33 years and the Board of Directors for Welch’s for 10 years.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, vegetable gardening, playing the piano and guitar, wine tasting and vacationing in Aruba.

Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Militello, of Fredonia; two sons Martin (Julia) Militello, of Stokesdale, NC; James (Jeannine) Militello, of Fredonia; and a sister, Janet (Militello) Call, of Little Elm, Texas.  Also surviving are his Special Friend Peggy Kleparek, 5 grandchildren- Zachary, Olivia, Faith, Libby & Avery Militello and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Judy A. (Brinkman) Militello, whom he married March 26, 1966 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Silver Creek and who died December 20, 2010.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles and Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock, from St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple Street, Fredonia, with Rev. William Novack officiating.  Private Interment will be in Sheridan Center Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple Street, Fredonia, NY 14063 or to HOSPICE Chautauqua County, 20 West Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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