mark on May 18th, 2019

WillGRFORESTVILLE:  G. Ronald Will, 94, of Gibbs Road Forestville, died Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital, following a brief illness.

Mr. Will was born in Forestville, on January 15, 1925, the son of the late George V. and Edith (Barris) Will.  He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1942,He worked as a Dairy & Grape Farmer in Forestville, for 62 years, from 1946-2008, was a member of the Forestville Baptist Church, a former member of Welch’s, Cornell Cooperative Extension & Upstate Milk Cooperative.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda (Gary) Stutzman, of Berlin, OH; Linda Will, of Forestville, four sons Randy (Dianna) Will, of Forestville; Dennis (Pamela) Will, of Griggsville, IL; Alan (Linda) Will, of Forestville; and Brian (Patricia) Will, of Forestville.  Also surviving are ten grandchildren & thirteen great grandchildren.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Marilyn (Cooley) Will, whom he married on August 18, 1951 in the Forestville Baptist Church and who died July 31, 2012 and by a sister Thelma Carlton.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held on Monday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. Dennis Will, son of the deceased, officiating.  Interment will follow in Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville.

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 May 10th, 2019

KuzoraLFORESTVILLE:  Leonard “Hank” L. Kuzora, 90, of Main Street, Forestville, died Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at his residence, following a short illness.  He was born in the Town of Villenova, on October 13, 1928, the son of the late Lucas and Frances (Maziarz) Kuziora.

Mr. Kuzora was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1947.  He worked for Morgan Linen in Dunkirk for 30 years, the former Village of Forestville as a Policeman, DFT Communications and as a Court Officer for the Town of Hanover, for 10 years.

Mr. Kuzora was a Landlord from 1968-2015 in both Dunkirk & Forestville and played with his two brothers in the band “The Kuzora Trio” after WWII.  He enjoyed woodworking and music, owned the oldest home in Forestville (spending two years rehabilitating the house) and never missed a day of work.

Survivors include his wife Betty J. (Ferry) Kuzora of Forestville, whom he married on July 2, 1949, in the Forestville Baptist Church, a son, Leonard H. (Virginia) Kuzora, of Fredonia; a daughter, Brenda Reinermann, of Kemp, TX; and a sister, Gladys Halicki, of Dunkirk.  Also surviving are two grandchildren Kelly (Jonathan) Halvorsen, Keith (Dorothy) Kuzora, great granddaughter Harper Kuzora and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by three brothers Sebastian, Leo and Joseph Kuziora and a sister Mary Skop.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday morning from 10 AM-1 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held at 1 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on May 1st, 2019

NoonanTFORESTVILLE:  Timothy J. Noonan, 62, of Straight Road, Forestville, died Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at his residence.  He was born in Buffalo, on October 6, 1956, the son of Kathleen Patricia (Haas) Noonan, of Hamburg and the late Harry V. Noonan.

Mr. Noonan was a graduate of the former Queen of Apostles High School, Derby, Class of 1974 and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Fredonia State University in 1983.  He owned Tim Noonan Home Inspection, Forestville, for 8 years.

Mr. Noonan was a life-long student of Philosophy.  He loved poetry and was an accomplished published writer.  He loved music and was an avid supporter of community activism.  Mr. Noonan was a devoted father to his four children and his happiest moments in life were was when he was with them.

Survivors include two sons John Luke (Jen Stein) Noonan, of Los Angeles, CA; Logan (Stephanie Siwiec) Noonan, of Rome, Italy; two daughters, Abigail Noonan, of Buffalo; MaryElise Noonan, of Dunkirk; two brothers, Joseph (Christine) Noonan, of Hamburg; P. Michael, (Nancy) Noonan, of Rochester; two sisters, Karen Weishaar, of Hamburg; and Kristine Noonan, of Buffalo.  Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 3-7 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Msgr. J. Patrick Keleher, pastor of the Newman Center officiating.  The family suggests memorials may be made to either Mental Health America www.mentalhealthamerica.net. or to Make Rojava Green Again, Logan@rustltd.com (a project that engages the ideas of permaculture toward reforestation and democratic development).   To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on April 30th, 2019

TripiMSTOCKTON:  Maryann Tripi, 80, of Rt. 380 Stockton, formerly of Buffalo & North Bergen, NJ, died Sunday, April 28th, 2019, at her residence, following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Lackawanna, on December 11, 1938, the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (O’Connor) Wiles.

Mrs. Tripi was a graduate of South Park High School, worked for the former Veliciano and then for Gianni Versace, both in New York City, in the Human Resources Department for 25 years.  She loved to travel, enjoyed Atlantic City & Buffalo.  Mrs. Tripi would like to give many thanks to all her caregivers over the past years.

Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Domino, of Cassadaga, sister in laws Carol Wiles of Buffalo, Rose Tripi, Loretta Tripi and Angelina Falcone, all of Brooklyn.  Also surviving are many nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews living in NYC, Buffalo & Chautauqua County.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Bartho “Bart” E. Tripi, whom she married in 1964 and who died July 20, 2017, three brothers Jack, Paul and Charles Wiles, brother in law Joseph Domino and sister in laws Dorothy and Dolly Wiles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, from St. Joseph RC Church, 145 East Main Street, Fredonia, with Rev. Joseph Walter, pastor officiating.  Private Interment will be in Cassadaga Cemetery.

The family 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 April 20th, 2019

ShermanJFORESTVILLE:  JoEllen M. Sherman, 77, of South Dayton/Silver Creek Road, Forestville, died Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo.  She was born in the Village of Gowanda, on February 9, 1942, the daughter of the late Colin A. and Eleanor (Boyes) MacDonald.

She was a graduate of Pine Valley Central School, Class of 1960.  Mrs. Sherman worked as a Developmental Aide for the former JN Adam Developmental Center, Perrysburg, for 25 years, based at the Villenova IRA in South Dayton.  She was an active member of the Dunkirk First United Methodist Church, serving on many committees including Willow Mission.  An active member of Collins Center Seniors, with whom she & best friend, Betty Cowan, went on many trips including Branson, MO & New Orleans, LA, Life member of Pine Valley VFW Post #2522, Ladies Auxiliary, Cherry Creek and Honorary member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #375, Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada.  Mrs. Sherman loved to read, make quilts, doing crossword puzzles, baking & scrapbooking.  She also loved antique cars, especially her 1967 Mustang.

Survivors include three daughters, Tane (Rod) Rogers, and Teri (Keith) Fish, both of Forestville; Toni L. Kelley, of Silver Creek; a step son, Jeremy Sherman, of Florida; and a sister, Sharon Kelly, of Forestville.  Also surviving are 3 granddaughters Samantha Austin of Fredonia, Kaitlin Fish of Silver Creek, Hannah Fish of Forestville, step granddaughter Keely (Jack) O’Connor, great granddaughter Kira, great grandson Tucker, 3 step great grandchildren Mason, Duffy & Ella, 4 nephews, 1 niece, 11 great nieces & nephews, 11 great-great nieces & nephews and her beloved cat “Frankie”.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Robert L. Sherman, whom she married on March 17, 1989 in Las Vegas at the Little White Chapel and who died September 29, 2000, by 3 sisters Jean Ann Blair, Mona M. Moore, Collen Huff and a niece Linda Peterson.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 10-12 noon, from where Funeral Services will follow at 12 noon, with Judith Cole, officiating.  Interment will follow in Villenova Cemetery, South Dayton.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the First United Methodist Church, 15 East 6th Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048 or to Sjogrens Syndrome Foundation, 10701 Parkridge Blvd, Suite 170, Reston, VA 20191.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on April 12th, 2019

FerryGDUNKIRK:  Gern Ferry, Jr., 97, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at his residence.  He was born in Forestville, on November 25, 1921, the son of the late Gern and Minnie (Wilkes) Ferry, Sr.

Mr. Ferry was a graduate of Forestville Central School class of 1941 and was co-owner of the former Forestville Hardware, for 53 years, from 1955-2008.  He was an exempt fireman of the Forestville Fire Department, a former avid bowler and a die-hard New York Yankees fan.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Gregory) Prechtl, of Fredonia; two sons Ronald (Trish) Ferry, and Douglas Ferry, both of Forestville.  Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Elinor L. (Martin) Ferry, whom he married on December 11, 1946 in the Forestville United Methodist Church Parsonage and who died January 2, 2019, 3 sisters Minerva Wilson, Loda Metzler, Lucille Cooper and by 5 brothers Truman, Stanley, Donald, Howard and Julius Ferry.

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

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.

 

mark on April 10th, 2019

CrowellMFREDONIA:  Mary Jane Crowell, 94, of Howard Street, Fredonia, formerly of South Dayton, died Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at her residence.  She was born in the Town of Portland, on September 20, 1924, the daughter of the late George and Lulu (Woods) Farnham.

Mrs. Crowell was a member of the former Grape Bunch Camping Club and was one of the longest residents of Fredonia Place, residing there since 2005.  She loved to bake and enjoyed being with family.

Survivors include a son, Terry (Donna) Crowell, of South Dayton; four daughters, Barbara (George Czumaj) Marowski, of Angola; Betty Crowell, of Brocton; Brenda (Gerald) West, of Hamburg; Briget (Jeffery) Johnson, of Perrysburg, son-in-law Charles Johnson of Cattaraugus, two brothers Tom (Jessie) Farnham of Mayville and Fred (Shirley) Farnham of Stockton.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, five step great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Walter R. Crowell, whom she married on November 29, 1945 in Fredonia and who died April 6, 2002, daughter Bonnie Johnson, sister Gladys Woleben and two brothers William & George Farnham.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday, April 20th from 10-11 AM where a Memorial Service will follow at 11 o’clock, with Rev. James Witherington, Jr. , Hospice chaplain, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750 or to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on April 8th, 2019

ValentineADUNKIRK: Alice E. Pope-Valentine, 78, of West 6th Street, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Westfield, on October 15, 1940, the daughter of the late Everett and Gladys (Tooker) Thompson, Sr.

Mrs. Pope-Valentine attended Forestville Central School, worked as a Bus Driver for Forestville Central School, for 35 years and also worked as a Bus Driver for Silver Creek Central School for 2 years.  She was previously an EMT with the Forestville Fire Department.

Mrs. Pope-Valentine loved her dog & cat, hockey and playing Bingo.  She was an avid Sabres, Bills & NASCAR fan.  Mrs. Pope-Valentine especially loved her children & grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Panek, of Dunkirk; Connie Pope, of Fredonia; Rebecca (Jeffrey) Yacklon, of Dunkirk; two sons Chris Pope, of Forestville; Lance Pope, of Fredonia; and a brother, Everett (Roxanna) Thompson, Jr., of South Carolina.  Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, one great grandson and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Dale Pope, a son Wayne Pope, three sisters Norine Peckham, Elmona Rice, Monica Sutherland and a brother Gardner “Clem” Thompson.

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

The family suggests memorials may be made to the City of Dunkirk Fire Department, Headquarters 311 Eagle Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.

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

mark on March 30th, 2019

DomenicoTFORESTVILLE:  Timothy P. Domenico, 64, of Quarry Road Forestville, died Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital, following a brief illness.  He was born in Silver Creek, on June 13, 1954, the son of the late Edward F. and Marion J. (Olsen) Domencio, Sr.

Mr. Domenico was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1972.  He currently worked as a Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Hanover Highway Department, for 25 years, was part owner of the former Domenico Farms and at one time worked for H. Olsen & Sons, Inc.  Mr. Domenico was a member of the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery Board.  He enjoyed spending time at the Alleghany Mountain Resort, and with his grandchildren at sporting events, concerts and family events.  Mr. Domenico was willing to help anyone without asking for anything in return.

Survivors include his wife Sylvia B. (DeGolier) Domenico of Forestville, whom he married on June 13, 1998, in Forestville, a daughter, Melody Voigt, of Forestville; four sons Jason (Jillian) Domenico, of Fredonia; Bruce Kaus, Jr., of Mayville; Harry (Nicole) Kaus, of Gowanda; Scott (Cassandra) Kaus, of Panama, two sisters, Maureen Daugherty, of Forestville; Donna Marie (Thomas) Murray, of Princeton, NJ; and a brother, Edward F. (Traci) Domenico, Jr., of Forestville. Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Michael A. Domenico, who died May 23, 2008 and an infant brother Christopher Domenico.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on both Sunday & Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, from where a Prayer Service will be held Tuesday morning at 9:15 am, followed by A Mass of Christian Burial from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, 165 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorials 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 March 27th, 2019

LycettJSOUTH DAYTON:  John T. Lycett, 74, of Cherry Street, South Dayton, passed away Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, following a brief illness.  He was born in Buffalo, on December 18, 1944, the son of the late Harry C. and Ruth (Roloff) Lycett.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and served in the National Guard.

Mr. Lycett worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for the NYS Thruway Authority, Westfield, retiring in 2002 after 25 years of service, was an expert Class A Ham Radio operator- “JJ2L” and an avid motorcycle rider.

Survivors include his wife Priscilla (Goodnoe) Lycett, of South Dayton, whom he married on July 31, 2004, in Forestville, four sons Scott (Lori) Lycett, of Orchard Park; Jeffery (Jodi) Lycett, of Utah; Brian Lycett, of South Dayton; James Lycett, of Virginia; a step son, Nicholas (Erin) Langworthy, of Amherst; and a sister, Linda Rose of Forestville.  Also surviving are six grandchildren, several step grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister Sally Peebles.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Balltown Cemetery, Town of Hanover, where graveside military service will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 or to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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