mark on July 6th, 2017

GreenoughDSILVER CREEK:  David H. Greenough, 61, of Burgess Street, Silver Creek, died peacefully Thursday, July 6th, 2017, at his residence, following a short illness, with his family by his side.  He was born in Victorville, CA on December 23, 1955, the son of the late Roger and Wilma (Wills) Greenough.

Mr. Greenough attended Forestville Central School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He received the 101st Airborne Wings, Air Assault Wings, Army Achievement Medal, Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Medal.  Mr. Greenough worked as a Maintenance Man for the VA Hospital Erie, PA.  He was a 9th Degree Black Belt, having taught Karate for over 40 years and was also a member of the National American Legion.

Survivors include his wife Ke-Khee (Day) Greenough, of Silver Creek, whom he married on Sept. 4, 1999, in Smith Mills, three brothers, Guy (Beth) Greenough, of North East, PA; Kevin Greenough, of Forestville; Keith Greenough, of Forestville, sister-in-law Kelly (Tom) Wetzel, of Baltimore, MD, and brother-in-law Chip Day of Phoeniz, AZ.  Also surviving are 5 nephews Paul, Matthew and Michael Greenough, Thomas Wetzel, Jr. and Mathew Wetzel.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Rodney P. Greenough.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, 60 Buffalo Street, Silver Creek, with Rev. James Witherington, Jr., Hospice Chaplain, officiating.  Interment will follow in Smith Mills Cemetery, Town of Hanover.  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 the American Lung Association of WNY, 210 John Glenn Drive #3, Amherst, NY 14228.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on July 2nd, 2017

ArnoldDMAYVILLE:  Dorothy J. Arnold, 87, of Mill Road, Mayville, passed away Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at her residence, following a short illness.  She was born in Dunkirk, on October 14, 1929, the daughter of the late Charles and Daphne (Peck) Golden, Jr.

Mrs. Arnold was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1947 and attended the former Dunkirk Business School.  She was a Past President of the former Forestville Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary and she also enjoyed knitting, crocheting & reading.  Mrs. Arnold was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother.

Survivors include five sons Larry (Pamela) Arnold, of Mayville; Bob Arnold, of Cherry Creek; Wade (Janet) Arnold, of Perrysburg; Gary Arnold, of Mayville; Timothy (Debbie) Arnold, of Lexington, KY; a daughter, Cheryl (Steve) Harrington, of Fredonia; and a brother, Charles (Namiko) Golden, III, of Canal Fulton, OH.  Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Norman C. Arnold, whom she married on May 8, 1948 in the Forestville Baptist Church and who died November 23, 2012.

Services are private and at the convenience of family.  Interment will be in the Forestville Cemetery.

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

mark on July 2nd, 2017

MasonBGERRY:  Bernice G. Mason, 88, a resident of Heritage Village Rehab & Skilled Nursing Facility, Gerry, formerly of Mile Strip Road, South Dayton, died Saturday, July 1st, 2017 her residence.

She was born in the Town of Villenova, on December 27, 1928, the daughter of the late Roland and Lillian (Hart) Libby.  She worked as a Bus Driver for Pine Valley Central School, South Dayton, for 22 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Pamela (James) VanVlack, of Seaford, DE; Karen “Bunny” (Craig) Hopkins, of Sheridan; Debra Vasquez, of Ormond Beach, FL; and a son, Ronald (Caprice) Mason, of Gerry.  Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren,1 great-great grandchild and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband James W. Mason, who died August 15, 1995, a twin brother Albert Libby, 3 brothers Burton Libby, Charles Bond, Francis Bond and a sister Marjorie Spears.

There will be no visitation observed.  Funeral Services are private and at the convenience of family. Interment will be in Smith Mills Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Gerry Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 182 Gerry, NY 14740.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on June 26th, 2017

WiseRFORESTVILLE:  Robert E. Wise, 64, of Shaw Road, Forestville, died unexpectedly in his sleep, Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Wise was born in Dunkirk, on March 5, 1953, the son of the late Earl F. and Barbara A. (Steger) Wise.

He was a graduate of Fredonia High School, Class of 1971.  Mr. Wise worked as a Forklift Operator for Nestle Purina, Dunkirk, for 35 years, retiring in 2014 and at one time, he also drove truck for the former De Ceilio Truck Leasing, Fredonia.

Mr. Wise was a member of Sunset Drifters Snowmobile Club, Silver Creek and was also an avid outdoorsman.

Survivors include two sons Aaron (Jennifer) Wise, of Silver Creek; Jacob (Julie Post) Wise, of Dunkirk; and a sister, Kathleen Wise, of Fort Mill, SC.  Also surviving are 6 grandchildren Brandon, Jaime, Ethan, Chelsea, Kendall & Keegan Wise.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his loving companion Linda Swanson.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 4-7 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, Smith Mills, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Sunset Drifters Snowmobile Club, % Michael Logan, PO Box 62, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-0631.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on June 24th, 2017

SallerEDUNKIRK:  Edwin R. Saller, 96, of West Lake Road, Dunkirk, died Saturday, June 24th, 2017, at his residence, following a short illness.  He was born in Los Angeles, CA on November 16, 1920, the son of the late Gustave and Stella (Skowerska) Saller.

Mr. Saller was a graduate of Washington High School in Los Angeles, CA, Class of 1940 and attended Cerritos College in Los Angeles, CA.  He served in the U.S. Army during WW II, with the Company Battery B in the 78th Infantry. Mr. Saller worked as a Welder for Paducha Marine Ways, Paducha, Kentucky, for 11 years and also worked for the former North American Aviation in Los Angeles, CA, taking special pride in working on both the X15 & Apollo Projects.  He enjoyed building RC & Scale models, leather working & reading.

Survivors include two sons Michael Saller, of Dunkirk; Steven (Rose) Saller, Sr., of Forestville, 3 grandchildren Steven (Kelly) Saller, Jr., Lisa (James) Schichtel, Robert (Christina Murphy) Saller, 8 great grandchildren Aly, Aryella, Rylyn and Brysen, Maggie, Alta, Hovey and Adelyn.  Also surviving is 1 niece Lois Lane.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Mary I. (McCage) Saller, whom he married on May 26, 1945 in Paris, Texas and who died April 24, 2011, 3 infant sons, 2 brothers Henry & Dan Saller and a sister Helen Hamilton.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, with Pastor Grace Warren, of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Villenova Cemetery, Town of Villenova.  Graveside Military Services will be conducted by the J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to Chautauqua HOSPICE & Palliative Care, 20 West Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on June 17th, 2017

HerbertDFORESTVILLE:  Dolores J. Herbert, 87, of Hanover Road, Forestville, passed away peacefully Friday, June 16th, 2017 at Fredonia Place, Fredonia.  She was born in Rixford, PA on December 20, 1929, the daughter of the late Robert and Anna M. (Whiteman) Payne, Sr.

Mrs. Herbert was a graduate of Otto High School, Class of 1947, a graduate of Bryant & Stratton, Buffalo and a graduate of Doyle School of Beauty, Buffalo.  She worked as a Manager for the former Herbert Brothers Sunoco in Tonawanda, for 28 years.  Mrs. Herbert was an accomplished seamstress, a former member of Forestville United Methodist Church and a former long-time member of the Order of Eastern Star Forestville Chapter #247.  She enjoyed raising horses for 33 years and making crafts.  Mrs. Herbert was a friend to all who knew her and enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include a step daughter, Dixie Souder, of Phoenixville, PA and a sister-in-law Ruth Payne of Lehigh Acres, FL.  Also surviving are several step grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Clarence Herbert, who died August 12, 2011, by a daughter Sandra Herbert, 2 brothers Fred & Robert Payne and a sister Patricia Macafee.

Memorial Services are private and at the convenience of family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Fredonia Place, for their caring & kindness and suggests memorials may be made 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.

mark on June 15th, 2017

FORESTVILLE:  Jane Herrington, 92, of Gibbs Road, Forestville, died Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, following a short illness.  She was born in Hays, Kansas on August 9, 1924, the daughter of the late Wilson and Bertha (Johnson) Obley, Sr.  She was a graduate of Hays High School, in Hays Kansas, Class of 1942.

Mrs. Herrington worked at the former Beech Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas as a Radial Drill Operator, as a Head Cook for the former JN Adam Developmental Center, Perrysburg, for 25 years and also owned and operated a grape farm on Mackinaw Road, in the Town of Perrysburg.  She was a lifetime member of Gowanda American Legion Post #409.

Surviving are her Good friends Greg & Cathy Place, of Forestville and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Norman J. Herrington whom she married March 4, 1944 in Hays, Kansas and who died December 29, 2010, by 3 sisters Catherine McCormick, Mary Louise Denning, Thelma Jo Leikam, and 2 brothers Wilson Obley Jr., Melvin Obley.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday morning, from 10-11 am, from where Funeral Services will follow at 11 o’clock, with Pastor Grace Warren, of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Balltown Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

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

mark on June 8th, 2017

PressFFORESTVILLE:  Frank P. Press, Jr., 77, of Ball Hill Road, Forestville, died Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital.  He was born in Buffalo, on December 17, 1939, the son of the late Frank P. and Mary A. (Waligora) Press, Sr.

Mr. Press was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1957 and worked as a Union Carpenter for the former Union Local #66, Olean.  He enjoyed golfing & working on cars.

Survivors include his wife Jean M. (Deet) Press, of Forestville, whom he married in 1961, in St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville, a daughter, Brenda (Todd) Tyler, of Cherry Creek; two sons Brian (Renee) Press, of Forestville; Michael (Melissa) Press, of Forestville; two sisters, Florence O’Connor, of Hamburg; and Patricia Greiner, of Lakeview.  Also surviving are 7 grandchildren Lacy (Ben) Gross, Kacy (Stan Pobee) Press, Makenzie Press, Makayla Press, Meagan Tyler, Brandon Tyler and Joshua Press.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Time and place to be announced.

The family suggests memorials may be made to 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.

 

mark on June 6th, 2017

ValvoH1ValvoH2FORESTVILLE:  Henry S. Valvo, 93, of Bradigan Road, Forestville, died peacefully at home, Monday, June 5th, 2017.  He was born in the Town of Hanover, on December 1, 1923, the son of the late Giorlormo and Ferdinanda (Pagano) Valvo.

Mr. Valvo was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II.  He worked as a Shipping Clerk for the former Al-Tech Specialty Steel, Dunkirk, for 32 years and owned & operated a grape farm in Forestville for 40 years.  Mr. Valvo was a member of St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville and J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.  He enjoyed watching sports, especially the New York Yankees, Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabres.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Kawski, of Westfield; Jill (Dana Bennett) Valvo, of Forestville; a son, Patrick (Kathy Collins) Valvo, of Forestville; and a sister, Rose Benson, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  Also surviving are 2 grandchildren Jennifer Salhoff and Joshua Salhoff, 2 great grandchildren Quincy & Yejide Otenigbagbe and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Marie Alice (West) Valvo, whom he married June 25, 1955 in Dunkirk and who died January 1, 1993, a son James S. Valvo, who died Feb. 6, 2002, 3 brothers Carl, Burt & Anthony Valvo and 2 sisters Marion Heaney and Mary Nigro.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, from where Prayer Services will be held Saturday 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 Forestville Cemetery, where Graveside Military Services will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to the Dunkirk Fredonia Meals on Wheels, 200 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, NY 14048.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on June 4th, 2017

GraffTDUNKIRK:  Theresa R. Graff, 85, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, formerly of Center Road, Sheridan, died peacefully after an extended illness, Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at her residence.  She was born in the Town of Sheridan, on March 3, 1932, the daughter of the late Joseph and Stephanie (Rusnaczyk) Szumigala.

She was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1949 and a graduate of the former Our Lady of Victory Infant Home School of Nursing, Lackawanna.  She worked as a Dispatcher for CARTS, Dunkirk, for 15 years and at one time worked for the WCA Home, Fredonia and St. Columban’s on the Lake, Silver Creek.  Mrs. Graff was a member of Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hedwig, Dunkirk and was a past member of the former St. John Bosco RC Church, Sheridan and their Rosary & Altar Society.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Graff, of Saratoga Springs, NY; Marlene (Michael Sternisha) Graff, of Perrysburg; Kathleen (David) Nelson, of Brocton; a son, Andrew (Karen) Graff, of Forestville; a sister, Barbara Hopf, of Leesburg, FL; and three brothers, Adrian (Patricia) Szumigala, of Webster, FL; David (Peggy) Szumigala, of Fredonia; Timothy (Kristine) Szumigala, of Summerfield, NC. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Willard E. Graff, whom she married in the former St. John Bosco RC Church, Sheridan and who died April 1, 1976, infant twin sons Joseph & Charles Graff, a sister Stephanie Gula, a brother Joseph Szumigala and a great grandson Travis Dean Graff.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hedwig, 324 Townsend Street, Dunkirk, with Rev. Jan Trela officiating.  PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.  Interment will follow in Sheridan Center Cemetery, Town of Sheridan.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Sheridan Fire Dept., PO Box 122, Sheridan, NY 14135 or to the Charity of One’s Choice.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.