mark on October 9th, 2021

SHERIDAN:  Robert A. Duff, 80, of Laona Road, Forestville, passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 with his family by his side due to complications of Dementia.  He was born in Silver Creek, on May 28, 1941, the son of the late Denton and Elizabeth (Clees) Duff.

  Robert was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1960 and served in the U.S. Army with 82nd Airborne Division.  He owned & operated the former Duff’s Environmental Maintenance, Forestville, working for several counties & the NYS DEC.  Robert served on the Board of Education for Forestville Central School District from 1969-1973, was a Chautauqua County Legislator, where he enjoyed representing his constituents, was a life member of the American Legion and belonged to the Dunkirk-Irondequoit Masonic Lodge #301 F&AM in Fredonia.

  Survivors include his wife of 58 years Barbara A. Duff of Forestville, whom he married in 1963 in the Forestville United Methodist Church, a daughter, Susan (Jayson) Rowicki, of Cherry Creek; two sisters, Sharyn (Larry) Duff-Kibbe; Janey (Michael) O’Boyle, both of Dunkirk; and a brother, Danny Duff, of Belmont, NC.  Also surviving are three grandchildren Melanie Kirkland of Forestville and Jayson & Shelby Linn Rowicki both of Cherry Creek.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by two brothers David & Gerald “Jerry” Duff.

  Graveside Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock in the Forestville Cemetery, Prospect Road, Forestville with Rev. Bruce Ellis, pastor of the Forestville Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Military services will follow by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.

   The family suggests memorials may be made to Sheridan Fire Dept., PO Box 122, Sheridan, NY 14135.

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

mark on October 7th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Dean E. Newton, 59, of Dennison Road, Forestville, passed away Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA.  He was born in Silver Creek, on October 10, 1961, the son of the late Carlton L. and Madeline A. (Mason) Newton.

  Dean was a Class of 1979graduate of Forestville Central School, dedicated 41 years to his passion as a Plumbing Technician for Fredonia Heating and Plumbing in Fredonia.  He loved the outdoors, especially hunting & fishing.  Dean was a diehard Bills fan and attended many Country & 80’s music concerts.  He was very proud of his children and adored his granddaughter.  In previous years, he dedicated his spare time to coaching his son’s little league baseball team for 4 years and enjoyed watching his children play sports growing up.

  Survivors include his love of his life, Gretchen M. (Potmesil) Newton of Forestville, whom he married in 1983, in Forestville, a daughter, Nicolette Newton, of Mary Esther, FL; a son, Nathan Newton, of Cattaraugus; and a brother, Bruce Newton, of Sheridan.  Also surviving are a granddaughter Sophia Batiste.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 4-7 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. David Watson, pastor of the Sheridan United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on September 28th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Myung-Sun “Lee” Holland, 76, of Prospect Road, Forestville, passed away Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at her residence, following a short battle with COVID.  Myung-Sun “Lee” was born in Chollapuk-do, South Korea on October 14, 1944, the daughter of the late Chong Ho and Pan Im (Pak) Yi.

  She was a longtime member of the Forestville Wesleyan Church and was a volunteer with the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry.  Lee was a wonderful wife & mother and was a friend to everyone she met.  She will be sadly missed by her family & friends.

  Survivors include a son, David W. (Angel) Holland, of Fredonia, a granddaughter Megan Holland and close friend Daryl Clark.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband David P. Holland, whom she married on January 9, 1963 and who died November 12, 2014.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday morning from 9-11 AM from where Funeral Services will follow at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Bruce M. Ellis, pastor of the Forestville Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Wesleyan Church, 9495 Prospect Road, Forestville, NY 14062.

  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on September 23rd, 2021

CATTARAUGUS:  Judy D. Johnston, 70, of Linlyco Lake Road, Cattaraugus, passed away Monday, September 20th, 2021 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, due to complications of COPD.  She was born in Gowanda, on May 28, 1951, the daughter of the late Elwood C. Hilliman and Janet F. (Wickmark) Hans.  Judy was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1969 and graduated from JBC in 1995 with an Associates Degree in Accounting.

  She worked as a Direct Service Aide for WNYDDSO Little Valley, for 23 years, retiring in 2006. Judy originally started with the former Gowanda Psychiatric Center in Food Service and then transferred to Group Homes.

  She enjoyed doing cross-stitch, going to the Casino and on road trips.  Judy especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

  Survivors include her loving husband Matthew J. Johnston of Cattaraugus, whom she married on February 14, 2002, in Niagara Falls, NY, three devoted children  Duane Beaver, of South Dayton; Carrie Strawder, of South Dayton; Calista (Jim) Burtis, of Dunkirk;  two sisters, Cindy Van Ens, of Lakeland, FL; Debbie (Mike) McLaughlin, of Zephyrhills, FL. three brothers, Fred (Linda) Hilliman, of Conewango; Barry (Mary) Hilliman, of Selma, AL and Leo Hans, of Seffner, FL;  Also surviving are five grandchildren James Micheal Strawder, Nathan Strawder, Samantha Beaver, Heavyn Acosta and Savannah Steves and three great grandchildren Eli, Arabella and Emmett.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her stepfather Leo Hans, a sister Patricia Hilliman and a brother Martin Hilliman.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 3-5 PM, from where a Celebration of Life will follow at 5 PM with Rev. David Watson, pastor of the Sheridan United Methodist Church, officiating.  The family suggests memorials may be made to Any local Humane Societies.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on September 20th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Ralph C. Swanson, 91, of Hopper Road, Forestville, passed away Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at his residence.  He was born on the family farm in the Town of Hanover, on July 16, 1930, the son of the late Gifford and Dorcas (Clement) Swanson.

  Ralph worked as a Carpenter for the former Carpenters Union Local 22, Dunkirk.  He also worked for the former Alcoa Plant in Dunkirk and owned & operated the family farm on Hopper Road, raising Dairy, Beef, Chickens & Hogs.  Ralph enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating & playing cards.

  Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Carolyn M. (Workoff) Swanson of Forestville, whom he married on June 25, 1949, in the Forestville Baptist Church, two daughters, Diana Bifaro, of Forestville; and Barbara Grady, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are five grandchildren; Jason Bifaro, Carrie Ann (Joe) Mueller, Stacey (Pat) Purpera, Matthew (Elizabeth) Szocki and Timothy (Megan) Szocki and five great grandchildren Waylon & Hank Bifaro, Ralph Mueller, Jack Purpera and Luke Szocki.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers Clifford, Gifford, Glenn Swanson, Wilner Swanson & Wilma Bowyer (twins) and another sister Blossom Domenico.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 3-7 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock.  Interment will follow in Smith Mills Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Forestville Fire Department, Inc., PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to Hanover Hose Co. #1, %Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136.

  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on September 18th, 2021

FORESTVILLE, NY:  It is with heavy hearts that we share with you that on this day, September 13, 2021, LaVern Huepenbecker, age 61, passed away from the Coronavirus infection, surrounded by loved ones.

  He spent his life perfecting his trade, flour milling, and shared that life with his loving wife of 41 years, Dawn.  LaVern was also a devoted father of two sons, Dane (Megan) and Logan (Lindsay) and a proud grandfather of Cole & Abby.

  He enjoyed golfing, bowling and fishing, along with spending time at home with his wife and rescue dogs.  LaVern’s spirit will live on through his surviving family and extended family.  He will remain forever in our hearts.

  A Celebration of Life open house will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 1-4 pm at the Dutcher Luncheon Facility, 430 W. Chicago Street, Coldwater, Michigan.

  We ask friends & family to consider sharing stories about LaVern as we have all found comfort in such reflections through our grief.  Lunch will be provided and dress for the event is casual.

  In the interest of public safety, face masks are encouraged to be worn, but are not required within the venue and seating within the venue will be arranged to allow for social distancing.  Rubber wrist bands will be provided upon entry to be worn by whomever wishes to avoid close personal contact (i.e. hugs, etc.).  We ask our guests to be mindful of each other’s wishes while we honor LaVern’s life and legacy.

  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to your local animal shelters.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on September 17th, 2021

FREDONIA:  Eleanor J. Barber, 91, of the WCA Home, Temple Street, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville passed away Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a short illness.  She was born in Otto, on July 7, 1930, the daughter of the late Fenton and Emma (Zurich) Smith.

  Eleanor worked as a Housekeeper for the former Lake Shore Health Care Center, Irving, then worked for the former Fredonia Seed Company.  She enjoyed crocheting and knitting.

  Survivors include a son, Gary W. (Cynthia) Barber, of Irving; and a daughter, Cindy Barber, of Silver Creek.  Also surviving is one grandson Willie Kaminski.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband William D. Barber, whom she married on November 22, 1950 in Salamanca and who died April 12, 2014 and by three sisters Marion Blatner, Olive Holdridge and Evelyn Caruso.

  Graveside Services will be held Tuesday morning, (Sept. 21st) at 11 o’clock in the Pioneer Cemetery, Bennett State Road, Forestville, with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, Smith Mills, officiating

  The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Fire Department, Inc., PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.

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

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.

  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.  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.

  Survivors include 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.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday, September 18th from 10-11am, from where A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 o’clock with Pastor Jennifer Delahoy, of Kennedy First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery where Graveside Military Services will be conducted by members of South Dayton American Legion Post #1593.

  Due to health concerns, the family requests that masks be worn to attend services.

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

mark on August 28th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Richard J. Lokietek, 85, of Whitaker Road, Forestville, died Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.  He was born in Dunkirk, on February 6, 1936, the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Gawronski) Lokietek.

  Richard was a graduate of the former Cardinal Mindszenty High School, Class of 1956 and served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Proton.  He worked with his son at Family Church in Fredonia, where he was a member and his son is the pastor.

  Richard was a former member of First Ward Falcon Club, Dunkirk and enjoyed the outdoors- cutting firewood and doing yard work.

  Survivors include two daughters, Amy (Charles) Restivo, of Forestville; Ann (Brian) Aldrich, of Sheridan; two sons Rev. Michael (Nancy) Lokietek, of Fredonia; Matthew (Christie) Lokietek, of Cherry Creek; a sister, Louise Anzalone, of Dunkirk; two brothers, Thomas (Diane) Lokietek, of Dunkirk; and Peter (Carol) Lokietek, of Jacksonville, FL.  Also surviving are eleven grandchildren- Christine (Matthew) Walker, Stephanie (Bradley) Hofert, Kelsey, Lindsey, Sydney & Gabrielle Aldrich, Natalie, Sarah & Audrey Lokietek and Caleb & Lydia Lokietek, four great grandchildren- Hannah & Sophia Walker and Aaron & Amelia Hofert and many nieces, nephews & friends.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Carol A. (Styborski) Lokietek, whom he married on November 17, 1962 in the former St. Hedwig’s RC Church, Dunkirk and who died May 17, 2015.

  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 Family Church, PO Box 179, Fredonia, NY 14063.

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

mark on August 28th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Matthew Roger Greenough, 32, of King Road, Forestville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 25th, 2021.  He was born in Dunkirk, on December 15, 1988, the son of Kevin Greenough and Judith Schroeder of Forestville.  He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 2007 and joined the Air Force soon after high school, where he received a medical discharge.

  Matthew like going to the beach and enjoyed a good steak!  He also enjoyed computers, investing money, church, had a strong interest in the music industry and enjoyed spending time with his family.

  Matthew is also survived by a brother, Michael (Megan Deike) Greenough his grandmother Janet Schroeder of Forestville and a nephew Brantley Greenough.  He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Roger & Wilma Greenough.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday evening from 6-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held on Friday morning, September 3rd, 2021, at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Smith Mills Cemetery Town of Hanover.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to Gage Chapel Community Church, % Connie Piccolo, Treas., 1 Burgess Street Silver Creek, NY 14136 or The family of Matthew Greenough.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.