mark on January 26th, 2015

MaxsonDFORESTVILLE:  Del E. Maxson, 68, of Pearl Street, Forestville, died Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Kenmore, NY on September 16, 1946, the son of the late Erford and Agnes (Raye) Maxson.

He was a graduate of Kenmore West High School, Class of 1964.  Mr. Maxson served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, performed in the Army Band, played in NATO TAP II and was in the Army National Guard.  He worked as a Principal Stock Clerk for Buffalo Public Schools, for 20 years.  Mr. Maxson attended the Forestville United Methodist Church and was a member of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.  Music, especially jazz, and pool were his life, he wrote & sang music and recorded a song for a TV program.  Mr. Maxson loved building with Legos, enjoyed playing Dungeons & Dragons and chess.

Survivors include his wife Barbara (Marczynski) Maxson, of Forestville, whom he married on February 18, 1995, in South Buffalo, a daughter, Jennifer (Joseph) Aguglia, II, of Forestville and a half sister, Karen Lundsford, of Niagara Falls.  Also surviving are 2 grandchildren, Joseph Aguglia, III, Jewel Melody Aguglia and 2 nephews.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Forestville United Methodist Church, 3 Park Street, Forestville, with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Town of Sheridan.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 North Gale Street, Westfield, NY 14787 or to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on January 23rd, 2015

CrowellHCHERRY CREEK:  Helen D. Crowell, 92, of Farrington Hollow Road, Cherry Creek, died Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, Greenhurst, NY.  She was born in Silver Creek on August 11, 1922, the daughter of the late Nelson A. and Mable (Wright) Dye.

Mrs. Crowell was a graduate of the former South Dayton High School, Class of 1940 and was Co-Owner of the family farm, Cherry Creek.  Mrs. Crowell was a member of the South Dayton Free Methodist Church, where at one time she was Secretary of the Sunday School, was a member of the Coachmen Vagabond #66 and at one time was a leader of the 4-H Saddle Club.  Mrs. Crowell was a huge supporter of Pine Valley Central School & Roberts Wesleyan College sports, enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s school activities & sporting events and loved driving tractor, mowing lawn, traveling and camping.  Her grandchildren & great grandchildren meant everything to her.

Survivors include her husband Norton F. Crowell, of Cherry Creek, whom she married 73 years ago on Sept. 3, 1941, at her sister’s home in South Dayton, four sons David N. (Kathy) Crowell, of Clymer, Douglas D. (Jan) Crowell, of Cherry Creek, Paul N. (Elaine) Crowell, of Wake Forest, NC, Keith V. (Barb) Crowell, of Cherry Creek, sister-in-law Phyllis Paul of Fredonia, 7 grandchildren, Matthew (T.J.) Crowell, Erica McClenny, Jory (Laura) Crowell, Jennifer (James) Cave, Amanda (Joseph) Stellrecht, David M. Crumb, Kimberly A. Gens, 2 step grandchildren Julie (David) Morton & Tara (Kevin) Hoitink, 9 great grandchildren, Morgan McClenny, Brody, Brennan & Bailey Cave, Samuel & Evelyn Crowell and Jackson, Adalyn & Avery Stellrecht.  Also surviving are several nieces & nephews and many great nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a brother Ralph J. Dye and a sister Huldah D. Hooker.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock from the South Dayton Free Methodist Church, 327 Pine Street, South Dayton, with Pastor Matt Wittenbrook officiating.  Interment will follow in Villenova Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the South Dayton Free Methodist Church, 327 Pine Street, South Dayton, NY 14138 or to Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY 14624.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on January 15th, 2015

TownEarlDunkirk:  Earl G. Town, 90, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at Brooks Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Forestville on July 14, 1924, the son of the late Grover M. and Lottie (Spurr) Town.

Mr. Town was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1942 and served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945, during WW II.  He retired with 33 years of service as a Rural Letter Carrier from the US Postal Service in Forestville.  He also was a part-time school bus driver for 17 years for Forestville Central School.

Mr. Town was a member of Forestville United Methodist Church and was a life member and past Post Commander of the J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.  He was also a life member of Cherry Creek VFW Post #2522 (since 1993), a life member of DAV Chapter #142 (since 1989) and was the oldest living Past Chautauqua County Commander of the American Legion (1955 to 1956).  Mr. Town was an avid bowler, being inducted into the Dunkirk Bowling Association Hall of Fame and was a former member of the Village of Forestville Board.

Survivors include two sons Carter (Mary Ann) Town, of Dunkirk, Dr. Donald (Nancy Bergstrom) Town, of El Segundo, CA and a daughter, Debra (Roy) Seyferth, of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.  Also surviving are 2 grandchildren Amy (Michael) Dyczewski of Wexford, PA, Shawn Town of Jacksonville, FL, 3 great grandchildren Genevieve Town, Chloe & Lia Dyczewski and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife Violet G. (Kear) Town, whom he married June 1, 1946 in Weedville, PA and who died November 29, 2011, by 3 sisters Edna Johnston, Marian Schlick, Alice Lester and by a brother Russell Town.

There will be no visitation observed.  Memorial Services will be held from the Forestville United Methodist Church, 3 Park Street, Forestville, on Saturday morning, March 28th at 10:30 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, Chestnut Street, Forestville, NY 14062 or to J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953 Building Fund, PO Box 492, Forestville, NY 14062.  A special and heartfelt thank you is extended to all the caring individuals and dedicated staff of the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center and for their continuous care and support.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on January 2nd, 2015

BarnesG1BarnesG2SOUTH DAYTON:  Glenn E. Barnes, 82, of Pine Street, South Dayton, died Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, following a short illness.  He was born in Gowanda on January 5, 1932, the son of the late Wilbur and Arlene (Sweetland) Barnes.

Mr. Barnes graduated from Pine Valley Central School, Class of 1950 and served in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman 1st Class in the Korean War, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal.   He worked as a Sterilizer Operator for the former Carnation Milk Company, South Dayton, for 32 years, retiring in 1994 and also previously worked for the former Peter Cooper Corp., Gowanda for 5 years as a Carpenter Helper.  Mr. Barnes was a member of South Dayton United Methodist Church, was a member of the South Dayton American Legion Post #1593, since 1952 and enjoyed carpentry.

Survivors include three daughters, Ramona (Lawrence) Del Proire, of Silver Creek, Rhonnda (Craig) Reynolds, of East Bethany, NY, Randee (John) Tooley, of Falconer, two sons Glenn E.B. Barnes and David W. (Dayle) Barnes, both of South Dayton and a brother, Robert Barnes, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 1 step grandson, 7 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday from 4-7 pm.  Memorial Services will be held from South Dayton United Methodist Church, Pine Street, South Dayton, Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Carol Dill officiating.  Military Services will be conducted by members of the South Dayton American Legion Post #1593.  Private interment will be at the convenience of the family in Villenova Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the South Dayton United Methodist Church, Pine Street, South Dayton, NY 14138 or to the South Dayton Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 88 South Dayton, NY 14138.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on December 31st, 2014

RestivoCSILVER CREEK:  Charles Restivo, Jr., 75, of Silver Creek, died unexpectedly, Monday, December 29th, 2014 at his residence.  He was born in Silver Creek on April 4, 1939, the son of the late Charles and Alice (Naguera) Restivo, Sr.

Mr. Restivo worked for the former C.A. Hackett at Bethlehem Steel Corp. and then worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Benchley Contracting & Rental Equipment Silver Creek, from where he retired.  Mr. Restivo was a past member of the Hanover Fish & Game Club, was an avid outdoorsman and a huge Yankees fan.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Restivo, of Ft. Myers, FL, two sisters, Anna Griem, Thelma (Ernest) Hilliker and a brother Samuel Restivo, all of Silver Creek.  Also surviving are 2 grandsons Robert (Jolene Krigar) Orr, Jr. and Justin (Tina Zanti) Orr, a great granddaughter Gina Krigar and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Beverly (Weber) Restivo, whom he married on November 14, 1959 in Buffalo and by a son Kenneth Restivo.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 5-7 pm from where Memorial Services will be held Saturday morning, at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Lokietek, pastor of Family Church, Fredonia officiating.  Private interment will be at the convenience of the family in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Sunset Bay Fire Dept., 12798 Allegany Road, Sunset Bay, Irving, NY 14081 or to the Silver Creek Emergency & Rescue Squad, 162 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to the Charity of one’s choice.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on December 30th, 2014

FORESTVILLE:  Franklin Grisanti, 85, of Rt. 39, Forestville, died Monday, December 29th, 2014 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  He was born in Silver Creek on August 5, 1929, the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Raymondo) Grisanti.

Mr. Grisanti was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1945.  He worked as a School Bus Driver for Forestville Central School, for 40 years and owned & operated a Grape & Tomato Farm in Forestville.  Mr. Grisanti enjoyed bowling & camping.

Survivors include his wife Neldine B. (Halpainy) Grisanti, whom he married 65 yrs ago on April 9, 1949, in Silver Creek, a daughter, Jo Ann Grisanti, of Forestville, three sons Charles (Donna) Grisanti, of Sheridan, Anthony Grisanti and Gary Grisanti, both of Forestville.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 4-7 pm, from where A Catholic Burial Service will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Mark Wolski, of St. Rose of Lima RC Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

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

mark on December 30th, 2014

CATTARAUGUS:  Arlene R. Fiebelkorn, 81, of Mosher Hollow Road, Cattaraugus, passed away Sunday, December 28th, 2014 at Buffalo Mercy Hospital, following a short illness.  She was born in North Collins on July 27, 1933, the daughter of the late Ira P. and Laura A. (Cook) Fiebelkorn.

She was a graduate of North Collins High School, Class of 1951 and worked as a Technician for Moog Instruments, East Aurora.  Ms. Fiebelkorn was a member of the North Collins Congregational Church, where she sang in the choir and was active with their youth group.  She belonged to the SPCA and was an avid animal rights & animal lover.

Survivors include a brother, Carl Fiebelkorn, of Dunkirk and 2 nieces Debbie & Donna.  There will be no visitation observed.  Private Services will be at the convenience of family and Interment will be in Villenova Cemetery, South Dayton.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the SPCA, 1439 Pontiac Road, Angola, NY 14006.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on December 29th, 2014

MacheDcropFORESTVILLE:  Dorothy E. Mache’, 95, of South Roberts Road, Forestville, died Sunday, December 28th, 2014, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.  She was born in Buffalo on December 15, 1919, the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Hassinger) Thomas.

Mrs. Mache was a graduate of Hutch Tech High School, a graduate of Buffalo State Teachers College, with an Art Degree and acquired a 5 yr. course at the Albright Knox Art Gallery.  She and her late husband Joseph H. Mache, Jr., whom she married on March 10, 1946, were instrumental in starting the Church of All Nations and the Hong Kong International School, both in Hong Kong, where she taught Art for many years.  When they retired, they moved to Fredonia and became Grape Farmers.  Mrs. Mache was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fredonia and loved family, church and her friends at the “Tim Horton’s Breakfast Club”.

Survivors include a daughter, Jacquelyn (Dennis) Mulkin, of Forestville, three sons Paul (Lauren) Mache, of Indiana, Eric (Melanie) Mache, of Long Island City, NY, Robert (Candace) Mache, of Memphis, TN and a sister, Ruth Carr, of Buffalo.  Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, Robert Schroeter, Scott (JoBeth) Schroeter, Rachel (Cord) Scott, Jocelyn (Scott) Ernsberger & Vivian Mache, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents and her husband she was predeceased by a brother John Mache.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral Services will be held from St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple Street, Fredonia, on Saturday, at 11 o’clock, with Rev. William Novack, pastor officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple Street, Fredonia, NY 14063.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on December 15th, 2014

DUNKIRK:  Genevieve Sweeney, 90, of West Lake Road, Dunkirk, passed away Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at Brooks Memorial Hospital.  She was born in New York City, on October 26, 1924, the daughter of the late Eugene and Daisy (Walker) Sweeney.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday morning from 10-11 am, from where Funeral Services will follow at 11 o’clock .  Private Interment will be in Christian Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on December 8th, 2014

MuckNFORESTVILLE:  Nicholas J. “Nick” Muck, 28, of Forestville, died unexpectedly in his sleep, Sunday, December 7th, 2014.  He was born in Dunkirk on June 13, 1986, the son of Steven J and Sandra (Harp) Muck, of Forestville.

  Nick was the Class of 2004 Salutatorian of Forestville Central School, currently worked as a Journeyman Lineman with the IBEW Local #1249, for nearly a decade, was most recently stationed on a project in Niagara Falls, NY and had also previously worked for Asplundh, for 3 years.

As an experienced journeyman lineman, Nick traveled to many of the country’s worst weather disasters, working around the clock to get electricity back to customers after hurricanes, blizzards, floods and ice storms.  He loved the adventure and service of his chosen career, often posing for pictures while dangling hundreds of feet over some distant skyline with an incredible view.  He was a past member of the Forestville Fire Department, where he was an EMT, was awarded Firefighter of the Year in 2005 and was a member of Family Church, South Dayton.

Nick & his wife Ally loved to travel and saw much of the United States, England & Ireland during their 5 1/2 years of marriage.  They often pulled their camper along to Nick’s worksites around the United States, from Maine to California.  Most recently they visited New York City during the Thanksgiving holiday, taking time to walk around Central Park and shop at Bloomingdale’s.

He was a devoted husband and passionate about his family, his faith and his music.  He played the guitar for hours and memorized riffs of his favorite songs.  Nick was an avid movie watcher and could quote lines verbatim from dozens of movies-and always at the right time.  He was a good friend and companion, always able to lighten the mood with a joke or story, but always interested in the stories of others, too.

Nick underwent open heart surgery to repair a congenital valve defect 2 years ago, but worked hard to rehabilitate and return to work and good health.  He had a zest for life and adventure, an infectious laugh and a sense of fun that all who knew him will forever miss.

Besides his parents, survivors include his wife Allison “Ally” (Penharlow) Muck, their beloved cat, Moses B. “Mo” Muck, two brothers, Steven (Ericka) Muck, of Hardeeville, SC, Benjamin (Christy) Muck, of Cherry Creek, maternal grandfather Dave Harp of Smith Mills, paternal grandmother Gerry Bartlett of Cedar Park, TX, 2 brother-in-laws Chad Paolini, Jack Penharlow and 2 sister-in-laws Tiffany Penharlow, Dr. Olivia (Theodore) Widger.  Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.  He was predeceased by his Maternal Grandmother Mary Ann Harp and Paternal Grandfather James Muck.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm and on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Anderson officiating.  Interment will follow in Sheridan Center Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.