mark on August 12th, 2020

RANDOLPH:  Philip H. Schneider, 82, of Jamestown Street IRA, Randolph, formerly of Cherry Creek, died Monday, August 10th, 2020 at UPMC Chautauqua at WCA Hospital, Jamestown.  He was born in Chicago, IL on December 2, 1937, the son of the late Howard and Alice (Wenban) Schneider.

Philip had a beautiful smile and a strong personality.  He loved the attention he was given over the years by the several staff members, who cared for him.  Philip loved dressing nicely and wearing his beloved Fedora hats.  He also enjoyed ice cream socials, his morning coffee, head bumps (to express his love and appreciation) and back rubs. He is also survived by his beloved family of caregivers at the WNYDDSO, who cared for him for several years and who will miss him dearly.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother and a sister.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday afternoon from 1-2 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held at 2 o’clock, with Pastor Fred Holdridge, officiating.  Private Interment will be in Jolls Cemetery, Perrysburg.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on August 10th, 2020

CarpenterDCASSADAGA:  David A. Carpenter, 77, of Ball Road, Cassadaga, died Saturday, August 8th, 2020 in the Town of Arkwright.  He was born in Jamestown, on August 23, 1942, the son of the late Floyd “Spike” and Virginia (Davison) Carpenter, Sr.

David lived at the former McClenathan’s Trailer Court, Fredonia for 30 years (from 1965-1995) before moving to the Town of Arkwright.

He worked as a Truck Driver for a total of 37 years.  David loved truck driving, it was in his blood.  He started in 1969 with A. Sam & Sons, hauling produce and then drove for several companies until 1979, when he was hired by Red Wing in Fredonia.  He continued to drive for Red Wing & Carriage House for 26 years, until December 31, 2005, when they dissolved the fleet.  He pulled single, double & triple axle trailers.   David was a “Proud Professional Truck Driver.”

He enjoyed riding motorcycles and had several over his lifetime.  Even after he went on oxygen for health reasons, he would strap the tank on and go riding.  David enjoyed watching “Old Time TV Programs” and going on family vacations, mostly to Tennessee and Pigeon Forge.  He also enjoyed going fishing and going out to eat-especially at McDonald’s to meet up with his guy friends for coffee & conversation.  David’s bed partner was his beloved Daschund (weiner dog) “Patches.”

Survivors include his wife June M. (Snyder) Carpenter of Cassadaga, whom he married 55 years ago on June 19, 1965, in South Dayton and whom he loved until the day he died, a daughter, Candace M. Glowniak, of Cassadaga; two sons Michael A. (LaVonne) Carpenter, of Brocton; John A. (Denise Lopez) Carpenter, of Sinclairville; and a brother, Floyd Carpenter, Jr., of Florida.  Also surviving are a sister-in-law Ethel Carpenter of Brocton and three grandchildren, Travis Carpenter, Quintina (Jacob) Steinhoff and Ida Lewis.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by an infant brother Wayne Carpenter, a brother James Carpenter, Sr. and a grandson Leonard Ecker.

There will be no visitation observed.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Time and place to be announced.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.

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

mark on July 25th, 2020

BowkerBAMARGOSA VALLEY, NV:  Bruce A. Bowker, 73, of West Panorama Street Amargosa Valley, NV, formerly of Forestville and Fredonia, died Friday, July 17th, 2020 peacefully, with his family by his side, at Mountain View Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Bruce was born in Silver Creek, on April 12, 1947, the son of the late Homer “Chum” Bowker, Jr., who died July 22, 2019 and Jean (Witter) Bowker.

He served in the NYS Army National Guard for 6 years and was the owner of the former B&C Enterprises, Forestville, for 22 years.  Bruce served one term on the School Board for Forestville Central School, was a past member of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville, Hanover Lodge #152 F&AM, a 32nd Degree Mason, the Forestville, Fredonia & Canadaway Chapters Order of Eastern Stars, where he served as Patron more than 12 times, was also a past member of the Gowanda Shrine Club Mini Bike Group.  Bruce was an AFS exchange host father to Terhi Kupila of Finland for the 1995-1996 school year and Hanna Alstrup Vang of the Faroe Islands for the 2000-2001 school year.  He coached T-Ball, softball & youth soccer.  Bruce was an avid self-taught woodworker, making furniture and outdoor pieces for family members and friends.  He enjoyed traveling and camping.  Since his retirement, he has visited many of the National Parks and National Monuments west of the Mississippi and most of the Civil War Battlefield Parks.  Bruce’s first love was always his family.

Survivors include his wife Claudia C. (Campaign) Bowker, of Amargosa Valley, NV, whom he married June 5, 1971, in Forestville, a daughter, Melissa (Andrew) Bowker-Kinley, of Falmouth, ME; and a son, Travis Bowker, of Las Vegas, NV.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren Alexander, Christopher & Katherine Kinley.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Barry Bowker.

A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday morning, July 28th in the Forestville Cemetery at 11 o’clock, with pastor Rebecca Ward, officiating.  Due to COVID restrictions, attendance will be limited to a maximum of 50 people.  There will be no prior visitation, face masks and social distancing will be required at the request of the family.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Forestville Food Pantry, PO Box 309, Forestville, NY 14062 or to Amargosa Valley Community Library, 1660 E. Amargosa Farm Road, Amargosa Valley, NV 89020.

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

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mark on July 16th, 2020

BrennanMSILVER CREEK:  Mary Jane Brennan, of Versailles Road, Silver Creek, died Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Dunkirk, following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Buffalo, on March 14, 1926, the daughter of the late Edwin Leopold and Mary Elizabeth (Fulcher) Winstel.  She graduated from high school and attended Business College in Buffalo.

On a vacation weekend to Sunset Bay, Mary and her girlfriends flagged down an Army Private and that led to a long distance romance with Chuck Brennan.  They were married on April 6, 1946 in Silver Creek.  During her life, she was a member of the Business and Professional Women (BPW), Home Bureau, and various Methodist Women’s organizations.

Mary worked on the farm and raised one daughter and four sons.  Most of all she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Mary loved cooking and baking for her family and friends.  She was kind compassionate and loyal.  Her children and family will miss her sharp wit, but most of all her unconditional love.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to all that cared for our mother with kindness, patience and loving care at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and a most special thank you to HOSPICE for their loving care given to our family and our mother.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Robert) Halenkamp, of Sachse, TX; four sons Paul (Pia Doro) Brennan, of Angola; Stephen (Lisa) Brennan, of Silver Creek; Richard (Nita) Brennan, of Silver Creek; David (Kim) Brennan, of Cuero, TX; and a brother, Edwin (Betty) Winstel, of Canton, Michigan. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Charles Walter Brennan, who died December 26, 2019.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday afternoon from 1-3 PM, where Funeral Services will be held at 3 o’clock with Rev. Thomas Pollock and Rev. Michael Pollock, of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.  To post condolences or memories, go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

Due to current COVID restrictions, masks are required, up to 50 people can be in the building at one time and all other precautions apply.

 

FORESTVILLE:  Theresa J. “Terry” Scofield, 68, of Dye Road, Forestville, died Thursday, June 18th, 2020 at Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, following a short illness.  She was born in Buffalo, on September 1, 1951, the daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Roudet) Monin.

Terry was a graduate of Buffalo State College, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and was an avid reader.  Survivors include two sisters, Anne Przepiora, Catherine Rouin, four brothers, Robert,James, Paul, and Joseph Monin and sister in laws Linda Sturm and Peggy Daumen.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband James E. Scofield, whom she married on September 20, 1976 in the Town of Villenova and who died May 21, 2020.

A Private Funeral Service will be held in conjunction with her husband from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville, with Rev. James Witherington, Jr., HOSPICE Chaplain, officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.

mark on June 20th, 2020

FORESTVILLE:  Roy D. Popard, 80, of King Road, Forestville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.  He was born in the Town of Hanover, on March 17, 1940, the son of the late Robert and Florence (Hoffer) Popard.

Roy worked as a Truck Driver for Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc. in Collins, for 35 years.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and doing property maintenance.

Survivors include his wife Susan K. Popard of Forestville, a son, Michael Popard, of Forestville; and two sisters, Jean Blakely and Eleanore Murray.  Also surviving are three grandchildren Nathan Popard, Steven Lock and Peyton Popard.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a daughter Marcy L. Popard, who died May 20, 2020.

A Private Funeral Service will be held from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home in Forestville, with Rev. Michael Pollock pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Balltown Cemetery, Town of Hanover.  A Public Memorial Service will be held at a later date in conjunction with his daughter Marcy.  Time and place will be announced.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Gage Chapel Community Church, % Connie Piccolo, Treas., 1 Burgess Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136.

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

mark on May 28th, 2020

CampaignABROCTON:  Alan R. Campaign, 71, of Central Avenue, Brocton, formerly of Forestville, passed away Monday, May 25th, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in the Town of Hanover, on October 19, 1948, the son of the late Robert and Thelma (Cockburn) Campaign.

Alan graduated from Forestville Central School, Class of 1967 and worked as a Sales Associate at Valu Home Center, Fredonia.  He also previously worked as a Construction Tradesman for many years.  Alan enjoyed woodworking, camping, and traveling.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons Michael Campaign, of Dunkirk; Andrew Campaign, of Sheridan; a step daughter, Gina Valone, a brother, Wayne (Teresa) Campaign, of Texas; and a sister, Claudia (Bruce) Bowker, of Amaragosa Valley, Nevada.  Also surviving are many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a baby brother Richard Campaign and a granddaughter Christin Tibbetts.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Time and place to be announced.  The family suggests memorials may be made either to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790.

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

 

mark on May 28th, 2020

FORESTVILLE:  James E. “Jim” Scofield, 71, of Dye Road, Forestville, passed away Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at the Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Dunkirk, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Buffalo, on May 8, 1949, the son of the late Edwin A. and Rosemary (Fix) Scofield.

James was a graduate of Lancaster High School and was a private first class in the U.S. Army, serving as a Medic during the Vietnam War.  He worked as a Filter Operator for the Erie County Water Authority in Sturgeon Point, for 25 years, retiring in June 2004.

Survivors include his wife Theresa (Monin) Scofield of Forestville, whom he married on September 20, 1976, in the Town of Villenova and two sisters, Linda Sturm, of Cowlesville; and Margaret Dauman, of Dennison, TX.  Private funeral services will be held with Military Honors from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home in Forestville, with Rev. James Witherington, Jr., Hospice Chaplain, officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on May 23rd, 2020

FORESTVILLE:  Marcy L. Popard, 48, of King Road, Forestville, died Wednesday, May 20th, 2020.  She was born in the Town of Hanover on February 22, 1972, the daughter of Roy D. and Susan Popard, of Forestville.

She was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School and was currently attending Villa Maria College with a 3.69 GPA in Occupational Therapy.  She worked as an Admissions Clerk for the former Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, for 13 years.

Surviving besides her parents is a son, Steven Lock, of Silver Creek; a brother, Michael Popard, of Forestville and her friend Brian Lock of Silver Creek.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to the SPCA, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or to Hanover Hose Co. #1, % Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136.

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

mark on May 20th, 2020

GageDSILVER CREEK:  Donald Vernyle Gage, 90, of Silver Creek, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather met Jesus, his resurrected Savior and Lord face to face on Monday, May 18th, 2020, peacefully at home.  His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him and gave him peace.

Donald was born in Angola, on September 23, 1929, son of the late W. Bryan and Marguerite (Reynolds) Gage and received the gift of Holy Baptism shortly thereafter, becoming a child of God.

He excelled in school and had a strong work ethic from early on working as a paper boy and on many farms in Silver Creek.  Donald was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School.  He began working for the former Bethlehem Steel Company in Lackawanna and when he was 23, he joined the US Army and was stationed in Japan from January 1952 until his honorable discharge in June 1953.  Donald served as a PFC Military Police during the Korean War.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Dora May Cross, on July 28, 1956, in the former Silver Creek Methodist Church and they were blessed with four children.  Donald returned to work at Bethlehem Steel where he worked as a Millwright for a total of 35 years, retiring in 1983. After retirement, he worked at Eden Central Schools.  Donald and Dora together farmed grapes, apples and peaches along with their sons, and participated in the Hamburg Farmer’s Market for over 20 years.  He had a lifelong love of baseball and could recount historical stats and players of all MLB teams, with the Detroit Tigers as his favorite team.  His Christian faith was central to his life.

Donald was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Silver Creek and served the Lord as a greeter, usher and volunteer.  We are reminded in John 11:25-26, Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.”  He served as Treasurer of American Legion Post #148, Silver Creek, where he was an active member and also volunteered at Camp Pioneer in Angola for 25 years.

Donald possessed a sterling character that embodied kindness, faithfulness, and strength.  He was loved and respected by all who knew him, especially his beloved family.  “Well done, good and faithful servant.”  Matthew 25:21.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Dora M. (Cross) Gage of Silver Creek, three sons Donald (Linda) Gage, II, of Silver Creek; Mark (Kathy) Gage, of Eden; David (Rose) Gage, of Silver Creek; a daughter, Laurie (Christopher) Mahler, of Lawrenceville, NJ; and three sisters, Maryetta Lootens, Carolyn (William) Neischel, and Judy (Samuel) Wolf.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Jason (Ashley) Gage, Ryan (Kelsey) Gage, Brett (Natalia) Gage, Jamie Gage, Brandon Mahler, Mitchell (Kaitlin) Gage, Kimberly Gage and Madison Mahler, eight great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Gianna, Kenzie, Gavin, Brody, Jaxon, Raelynn, Geles and many nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Milton Gage and two sisters Nancy Gage & Marilyn Fridman.

A private Christian Burial Service will be held from Trinity Lutheran Church, Silver Creek, with Rev. Travis Grubbs, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek, where Graveside military services will be conducted.  A Memorial Service celebrating Donald’s life in Christ will be held in the future.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Porter Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences and memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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