mark on July 10th, 2016

SharpBFORESTVILLE:  Bertram T. Sharp, 63, of Rt. 39, Forestville, died Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.  He was born in Pottsville, PA on November 23, 1952, the son of the late Thomas B. and Clara (Bowen) Sharp.

He served in the U.S. Marines from 1971-1975 as a Sgt and worked as a Correction Officer for the New York State Department of Corrections, Gowanda, retiring after 24 years. He previously drove bus for Greyhound from 1978-1988.  Mr. Sharp enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, 4 wheeling, traveling with his wife and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Susan K. (Bolga) Sharp, of Forestville, whom he married March 18, 1989, in Woodlawn, three daughters, Shannon Sharp, Jennifer Sharp, both of Buffalo; Megan Sharp, of Forestville; a son, Thomas Sharp, of Forestville; two brothers, James (Janet) Sharp, of Reading, PA; and Richard Sharp, of Ft. Myers, FL.  Also surviving are 5 grandchildren- Kayla & Imran, Kobe, Kierra, Bryan and Samantha, 1 great grandchild Nadia and several nieces & nephews.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on June 28th, 2016

ShanahanLSILVER CREEK:  Lynn M. Shanahan, 59, of Rix Place, Silver Creek, died Friday, June 24th, 2016 at her residence, following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Buffalo, on July 28, 1956, the daughter of Deryl (Mahoney) Ruth, of Conewango Valley and the late Ronald Ruth, Sr.

Mrs. Shanahan was a graduate of South Park High School and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for Lake Shore Nursing Home for 17 years and for Absolut of Dunkirk, for 10 years.  Her grandchildren were her favorite hobby.

Surviving besides her mother are her husband Michael R. Shanahan, of Silver Creek, whom she married on December 5, 1985, in West Seneca, two daughters, Tammi Smith, of Brant; Renee (Brian) Beadle, of Silver Creek; three sons Anthony (Michelle) Pacifici, Aaron (Jessica) Shanahan, Justin Shanahan, all of of Silver Creek; and a half sister, Dawn (Gian) Brown, of Las Vegas, NV. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her father she was predeceased by a brother Ronald Ruth, Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 at 11 o’clock.  The family suggests memorials may be made to HOSPICE Chautauqua County, Inc. 20 W. Fairmount Avenue Lakewood, NY 14750.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on June 26th, 2016

PaulPFREDONIA: Phyllis R. Paul, 86, a resident of WCA Home, Temple Street, Fredonia, formerly of New York Avenue, Dunkirk & Forestville, died Sunday, June 26th, 2016.  She was born in the Town of Villenova, on September 5, 1929, the daughter of the late Vincent and Ruth (Danker) Crowell.

Mrs. Paul was a graduate of the former South Dayton High School and worked as a Head Cook for the former JN Adam Developmental Center, Perrysburg, for 28 years.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Dunkirk and also a member of the Red Hat Society.  Mrs. Paul loved reading, sewing, traveling and especially her dog “Princess”.

Survivors include a son, David (Sue) Polisoto, of Albion; a daughter, Diane (Deb) Aylor-Polisoto, of Lewes, DE; a step son, Dennis (Gina) Paul, two step daughters, Marianne (Robert) John and Maureen (David) Wofford and a brother, Norton Crowell, of Cherry Creek.  Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Gordon Paul, a step son Michael Paul, 3 brothers Donald, Harley & Laurence Crowell and by a sister Barbara Ann Morales.

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. Helen Sam and Rev. Yvonne Fancher, Associate Rectors of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Dunkirk, officiating.  Interment will follow in Villenova Cemetery, Town of Villenova.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, PO Box 14, Dunkirk, NY 14048 or to WCA Home, 134 Temple Street, Fredonia, NY 14063.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on June 18th, 2016

EackerRFORESTVILLE:  Robert A. Eacker, 82, of Center Street, Forestville, died Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in the Town of Sheridan, on March 4, 1934, the son of the late Richard and Lucy (Robinson) Eacker.

He served two terms in the U.S. Army.  Survivors include his wife Eileen R. (Wagner) Eacker of Forestville, whom he married in Brookings, SD on March 14, 1964, three sons Gary Eacker, of Virginia Beach, VA; Todd Eacker, of Naples, FL; Christopher (Kim) Eacker, of Richardson, TX; three daughters, Kathleen (Joe) Bringley, of Rochester; Julie (Jeff) Metzgar, of Palm Harbor, FL; Carol (Bill) Cryan, of Katona, NY; one brother, one sister, 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild & several nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his father-in-law & mother-in-law Allen & Bernadine Wagner.

There will be no visitation observed.  Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family and Interment will be in Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062. Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on June 8th, 2016

HowardDFREDONIA:  Denise M. Howard, 61, of Rt. 60 Fredonia, formerly of Forestville & Canandaigua, passed away Tuesday, June 7th, 2016, at her residence, surrounded by her family after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Canandaigua, NY on December 26, 1954, the daughter of the late Milton “Mickey” and Joan (Peck) Speers.

Mrs. Howard was a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, Class of 1972 and worked various jobs in and around Canandaigua before meeting the love of her life and relocating to Forestville.  She became a fan of country living and youth sports.  Mrs. Howard enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing games on the computer and settling down in the evening to watch her favorite TV shows.

Survivors include her husband Robert J. Howard of Fredonia, whom she married on July 27, 1996, in Forestville, two sons Jeffrey (Deborah Lazzaro) Klusek, of Liverpool; Jeremy (Angel Franklin) Klusek, of Machias; a daughter, Christina (Troy Smith) Klusek, of Forestville; a brother, Scott Speers, of Rochester; two sisters, Marcia Ryan, of Canandaigua and Audrey (Brian) Buck, of Kalispell, MT.  Also surviving are 8 grandchildren- Karissa, Garrett, Trinity, Hannah, Olivia, Jakayla, Alexis & Jenise, several nieces, nephews & cousins.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday, from 11-1 pm, from where Funeral Services will follow at 1 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Witherington, Jr., HOSPICE chaplain, officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to the National Kidney Foundation Finance Dept., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on June 4th, 2016

TroutmanRFORESTVILLE:  Rose M. Troutman, 78 of Forestville, died Friday afternoon, June 3, 2016 at ECMC, following a short illness. She was born on August 6, 1937, the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Waligora.

Mrs. Troutman was a Dairy Farmer most of her life and was cherished by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She loved going on trips to the Casinos and being a member of both the Kosciuszko Club and the Dom Polski Clubs in Dunkirk.

Survivors include her children Deborah (William) Szymanski, Marie Troutman, Daniel (Paula) Troutman, Barbara (Ray) Valentine, Richard (Jill) Troutman, and brothers, Walter Waligora and Robert (Jackie) Waligora.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Robert Troutman, who died February 15, 2007 and by many sisters & brothers.

There will be no prior visitation observed.  A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday morning, June 26th at 11 am from the Kosciuszko Club, 252 Nevins Street, Dunkirk.  Mrs. Troutman donated her body to the University at Buffalo Anatomical Gift Program.

Memorial Donations may be made to either the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to the South Dayton Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 88, South Dayton, NY 14138.  Local arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

As Rose would say, “We’ll Be Talking”

 

mark on June 1st, 2016

GibsonGLEHIGH ACRES, FL:  Gail Ann (Eberhardt) Gibson, died February 21, 2016 at Hope Hospice, Lehigh Acres, FL.  She was born in Buffalo on June 22, 1938, the daughter of the late Glenn “Bud” and Phyllis O. (Pattyson) Eberhardt.  Mrs. Gibson grew up in Silver Creek & Kenmore.  She was a graduate of Kenmore West High School, attended SUNY Fredonia and graduated from American Airlines Flight School in Dallas, Texas.

Survivors include two brothers Glenn Paul (Jeri) Eberhardt of Kenmore, William Jay (Evelyn) Eberhardt of Naples, FL, aunts & uncles Robert & Shirley Coon of Fredonia, Gilbert & Janie Pattyson of Rogers, AR, nephew Jay Pattyson (Denise) Eberhardt and great nieces & nephews.  Also surviving are several cousins including Gileen W. French and special cousin Nancy Eberz, both of Dunkirk.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her beloved son Paul Jay Lindbergh and her husband Warren E. Gibson.

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held in Sheridan Center Cemetery, Saturday afternoon, June 4th at One o’clock.  The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 1201 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936.

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

mark on May 17th, 2016

CardotJCASSADAGA:  Jeffery A. Cardot, Jr., 31, of Center Road, Cassadaga, passed away Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at his residence.  He was born in Jamestown, on July 19, 1984, the son of Jeffery and Linda (Reynolds) Cardot, Sr. of Cassadaga.  He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 2002 and attended Alfred State College.

Mr. Cardot was currently working as a Mechanic for Don Case Auto Parts, Little Valley, for 4 years.  He also previously worked for Valley Tire as a mechanic and for Gullo Landscaping.  Mr. Cardot enjoyed snowmobiling, playing with his nieces & nephews and doing things for other people.

Besides his parents, survivors include three sisters, Melinda (Randy) VanArsdale, of Cassadaga; Crystal Cardot, of Fredonia; Ashley (Stephen) Lindquist, of Cassadaga; and a brother, Steven Cardot, of Eden, NC.  Also surviving are his maternal grandmother Alice Reynolds of Jamestown and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.  He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Marvin (Jean) Cardot, maternal grandfather Ernest Reynolds, uncle Larry Reynolds, aunt Jan Hume and 2 nephews Zackery & Justin VanArsdale.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Bruce M. Ellis, pastor of the Forestville Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Burnham Hollow Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund for Jeffery A. Cardot, Jr. %Inner Lakes Federal Credit Union, 3795 Lakeview Road, Fredonia, NY 14063.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on May 16th, 2016

DyeCDyeC2FORESTVILLE:  Charles R. Dye, Sr., 61, of Creek Road Forestville, died Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at his residence, following a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Cumberland, MD on March 20, 1955, the son of the late Jacob and Angie (Broadwater) Dye.

Mr. Dye served in the Military for over 35 years, starting with the Marine Corps from 1972-1983, the New Hampshire National Guard and continued with the Army from 1985-2010, working as a Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor and retiring as a Master Sergeant.  In 2011, he graduated from Columbia Southern University with a Master’s of Science Degree.  Mr. Dye was a life member of the Marine Corps League and the NRA.  He was a member of American Legion Post #777 Celoron, Sheridan VFW Memorial Post #6390, Loyal Order of the Moose #89, Dunkirk, Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, First Ward Falcon Club, and the Kosciuszko Club Dunkirk.  He was also in a local bowling league, horseshoe league and golf league.  Mr. Dye enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors.  He especially loved dancing with his wife and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene J. (Howard) Dye of Forestville, whom he married on February 14, 1993, in the Town of Arkwright, three sons Jacob (Amanda) Dye, of Ft. Dix, NJ; Charles (Magdalena) Dye, Jr., of Dunkirk; Thomas Dye, of Maine; two daughters, Pam (Phil Erick) Dye, of Forestville; Melissa Borowiak, of Forestville, two brothers, Roy and Paul Dye and three sisters, Dorothy Myers, Sharon Thomas and Anna Dye.  Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by 4 brothers Jimmy, Billy, Donald & Louis Dye and by a sister Donna Fields.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday, from 2-4 & 7-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held from Friday morning at 10 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Witherington, Jr., Hospice Chaplain, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.  Military Graveside Services will be conducted by members of the Dunkirk Joint Veteran’s Council.

The family suggests memorials may be made to HOSPICE Palliative Care of Jamestown, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue Lakewood, NY 14750.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on May 16th, 2016

GageJFORESTVILLE:  Joann N. Gage, 81, of Rt. 39 Forestville, died Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Gowanda.  She was born in Niagara Falls, NY on December 24, 1934, the daughter of the late Reginald and Irene (Porter) Webber.

Mrs. Gage enjoyed baking pies & cakes, watching hummingbirds and her grandchildren.  Survivors include two sons Charles Gage, of Forestville; Robert (Delana) Gage, of South Dayton; two daughters, Nancy (Mark) Smith, of Mayville; Cathey (James) Bock, of Forestville; three brothers, William (Sharon) Webber, of South Dayton; Edward (Dorothy) Webber, of Lewiston, NY; Fred (Temple) Webber, of Forestville; three sisters, Ilean (Joe) Nenoff, of Florida; Diane Emke Webb, of South Dayton; Carol Gage, of Forestville.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren-Justin & Luke Smith, Allen Gage and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Allen J. Gage, whom she married June 27, 1953 in Perrysburg United Methodist Church and who died February 19, 2011, a sister Dorothy Babbit and twin brothers.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Villenova Cemetery, South Dayton.

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