mark on September 27th, 2022

DUNKIRK: Elizabeth M. Kumro, 89, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Sunday, September 25th, 2022 at her residence.  She was born in Rochester, NY on August 23, 1933, the daughter of the late Norman and Esther (Mumby) McQuaid.

  Elizabeth worked for the Original Kazoo Factory in Eden and as a Home Health Care Aide for Willcare.  She loved animals, fishing, watching the Buffalo Bills & gardening.

  Survivors include six daughters, Norma Moore, of Texas; Barbara Loson, of Georgia; Donna Teeter, of Forestville; Michell (Gifford) Libby, of Forestville; Sandra (James) Chesbro, of Silver Creek; Jacqueline Comello, of Fredonia; two sons Eber (Carol) Inman, of Angola; Herbert (Lisa) Inman, Jr., of the Philippines.  Also surviving are many grandchildren and many great grandchildren.  Besides her parents she is predeceased by her first husband Herbert Inman, Sr., her second husband James Kumro and a daughter Esther Inman.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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

mark on September 27th, 2022

FREDONIA:  Thomas A. Lycett, 54, of 1 Temple Square, Fredonia, died Saturday, September 24th, 2022, at his residence.  He was born in Cheektowaga, NY on February 20, 1968, the son of Linda (Lycett) Rose, of Forestville.

  Tom was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1988 and received his Associates Degree from Byant & Stratton in Accounting.  He worked as a Truck Driver for different over the road companies for 10 years.  He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and recently starting creating paintings.

  Besides his mother he is survived by two sisters, Raemarie Schapp and Hilary Fagnan, both of Silver Creek, three nephews Nicholas (Frankie) Fagnan, Grady McNiff, Andrew (Tiffany) Fagnan, three great nephews Bryson, Rowan & Donovan Fagnan and two great nieces Kayleigh & Annabeth Ford.  He was predeceased by his grandparents Harry & Ruth Lycett, an aunt Sally Peebles and an uncle John Lycett.

  A Celebration of Life 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 September 24th, 2022

FORESTVILLE:  Tina D. Libby, 57, of Flucker Hill Road, Forestville, died Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at Buffalo General Hospital, following a short illness.  She was born in Gowanda on November 12, 1964, the daughter of Fred Woleben, of Jamestown and the late Karen (Gleason) Woleben Smith.

  Tina currently worked as a Winder for Gowanda Electronics, Gowanda, for 5 years. She previously worked as a Nurse’s Aide & Clerk for the former Lake Shore Hospital, Irving for 19 years and also worked for South Dayton Supermarket.  Tina enjoyed plants, flowers, playing cards and loved her wine.

  Surviving besides her father are her husband Larry L. Libby of Forestville, a daughter, Laura (Edward) Garrett, of Hamburg; a step son, Jeremy (Michelle) Libby, of North Collins; two step daughters, Tonja Libby, of Gowanda; Deanna Libby, of Forestville; a sister, Lisa Woleben, of Cottage; and a step sister, Cathy (John) Enser, of Lawtons.  Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, one great grandson and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her mother she was predeceased by a brother Craig Woleben and a granddaughter Caitlyn Newcomb.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday, September 30th from 7-9 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock.  Interment will follow in Villenova Cemetery, Town of Villenova.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street Dunkirk, NY 14048. To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on September 24th, 2022

SILVER CREEK:  Shaun I. Ellison, 40, of Silver Creek, died unexpectedly Friday, September 16th, 2022.  He was born in Gowanda, on October 19, 1981, the son of Kathleen R. (Farnsworth) Koopman, of Silver Creek.

  Shaun will be remembered for his good heart, humor, mischievous grin and his love of art.

  Besides his mother he is survived by a daughter, Savannah (Seth)  Razo, two brothers, William (Debbie) Ellison, C. Jason (Melissa)  Ellison and a sister, Laura Leonard.  Also surviving are seven nieces, one nephew, aunts, uncles & cousins.  He was predeceased by his grandmother Kathleen (Briggs) Huffman and an uncle Stephen Durbin.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 4301 Wilson Blvd, Ste 300, Arlington, VA 22203.  Please note: September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month, World Mental Health Day is October 10th and 988 is the new National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

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

mark on September 21st, 2022

DUNKIRK:  Walter R. Waligora, 88, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab, Dunkirk, formerly of Prospect Road, Forestville, died Sunday, September 18th, 2022 at his residence.  He was born in Buffalo on October 6, 1933, the son of the late Henry and Mary (Noworyta) Waligora, Sr.

  He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1951 and was a dairy farmer owning & operating Ball Hill Farms, Inc., Forestville, from March 1939 to May 2005.

  Walter was a member of Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Rose of Lima Church, Forestville, where he was minister of Holy Communion, Lector, Sacristan, Altar Server, in the choir and a member of the former Holy Name Society.  He was also a member of the former Fire of His Love Prayer Group, Forestville, a charter member, since 1962, of Msgr. Edmund J. O’Connor Knights of Columbus Council #5356, Silver Creek, where he was a past Grand Knight, and became Financial Secretary in 1982.  Walter was a member of Cardinal Mindszenty Assembly #727, since 1962, was a Past Faithful Navigator, a Faithful Scribe member of the 4th Degree Color Corp. #927, since 1964, a former District Deputy of the 76th District of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the former Northern Chautauqua Philatelic Society (stamp collector), a member of the First Ward Falcon Club and the Kosciuszko Club, both of Dunkirk, Secretary/Treasurer of the Forestville Cemetery Association for many years, a former member of the Forestville Central School Board in the 1980’s, an avid dancer of Polish music, an RSVP & Hospice volunteer and was a very active volunteer with the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry, Forestville.

  Survivors include a brother, Robert (Jackie) Waligora, of Florida, several nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, great-great nieces & nephews and a great-great-great niece.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by eight sisters Genevieve Waligora, Lottie Waligora, Julia Gajewski, Emily Lodyga, Jane Waligora, Mary Press, Frances Griffith, Rose Troutman and by three brothers Henry Waligora, Jr., Bronislaus Waligora and Casimer “Casey” Waligora.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 4-7 PM, from where Prayer Services will be held Friday morning at 9:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o’clock from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Rose of Lima Church, Center Street, Forestville, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

  The family suggests memorials be made to Forestville Fire Department, Inc. PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062

mark on September 16th, 2022

FREDONIA:  William S. Panek, 90, of Chautauqua Street, Fredonia, died Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 at his residence.  He was born in Silver Creek, on August 4, 1932, the son of the late Stanley and Minnie (Hazelton) Panek.

  Mr. Panek worked as a drill operator for the former Dunkirk Radiator in Dunkirk, for 42 1/2 years retiring in 1995.  He enjoyed reading and mowing the lawn.

  Survivors include his wife of almost 72 years, June M. (Fuss) Panek of Fredonia, whom he married on October 28, 1950, in Silver Creek, three sons Richard  (Marilyn) Panek, of Lakeview; Keith (Debbie) Panek, of Dunkirk; Tracy Panek, of Fredonia; a daughter, Cindy (Charles) Shaver, of Dunkirk; and a sister, Winifred Jacobs, of Sheridan.  Also surviving are six grandchildren: Amy (Mike Munson) Panek, Zachary Panek, Brett (Katie) Panek, Brandon (Marisa) Shaver, Tania (Rashad Graham) Shaver, Megann Panek, three step-grandchildren Jessica Berdyck, Philip Berdyck, Nicholas Berdyck, six great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister Mary Lou Kujawa.

   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. David Watson, pastor of Sheridan United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.  To send condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on September 14th, 2022

SHERIDAN:  Edgar E. Lyle, 80, of West Sheridan Road, Dunkirk, died Monday, September 12th, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Munderf (Polk Township), PA on April 30, 1942, the son of the late David and Twyla (Overbeck) Lyle.

   He attended the former Munderf High School, Munderf, PA and worked as a Laborer for Owl Homes of Fredonia, for 11 years.  Previously, he worked for the former Knowles & Fisher Foundry in Silver Creek and worked part-time for Domenico Farms.  Edgar was an honorary member of Silver Creek Fire Department and Hook & Ladder Co. #1, Silver Creek.  He enjoyed working, hunting, reading the newspaper and doing word searches.

  Survivors include his wife Geraldine M. (Olmstead) Lyle of Sheridan, whom he married on November 25, 1961, a daughter, Monica Lynn (Bill) Walker, of Sykesville, PA; a son, Jeff (Michelle) Schaffer, of Tyrone, PA; and a sister, Betty Smith, of DuBois, PA.  Also surviving are three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister and a brother.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A Fireman’s Service will be conducted by members of Silver Creek Fire Department at 7 o’clock in the funeral home.  Private Interment will be in Munderf Cemetery, Brookville, PA.

 The family suggests memorials may be made to Silver Creek Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, 162 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136.

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

mark on September 6th, 2022

CHERRY CREEK:  Madeline J. Lucas, 95, of Rt. 83 Cherry Creek, passed away Sunday, September 4th, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Dunkirk on September 19, 1926, the daughter of the late LaVern and Bernice (Forester) Deering.

  Madeline attended Forestville Central School and worked for the former Bedford Canning Factory in Sheridan, during World War II.  She was a member of South Dayton Free Methodist Church and was previously a member of the Forestville Wesleyan Church.  Madeline was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother & great-great grandmother who loved to crochet, bake and read.

  Survivors include two daughters, Carolynn (Gerald) Case, of Forestville; Darlene Anderson, of Dunkirk; three sons Richard (Jean) Lucas, of South Dayton; James (Marge) Lucas, of Dunkirk; Ronald (Debra) Lucas, of South Dayton; twin sisters, Minnie Gollnitz, of Fredonia; and Marie Derbey, of Jamestown.  Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Frank J. Lucas, whom she married on October 12, 1945 at Parcell’s Corners and who died January 9, 2011, a grandson Aaron Lucas, five sisters Eve Springer, Eldean Cook, Gertrude “Virginia” Pfluger, Juanita Fluker, Reva Luczkowiak and infant twin brothers.

  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.  Interment will follow in Arkwright Summit Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750 or to South Dayton Free Methodist Church, 327 Pine Street, South Dayton, NY 14138.

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

mark on August 30th, 2022

DUNKIRK:  Michael R. Saller, 75, of Dunkirk, passed away Friday, August 26th, 2022 at his residence following a short illness.  Michael was born in Los Angeles, CA on February 13, 1947, the son of the late Edwin R. and Mary I. (McCage) Saller.

  He was a graduate of Gardena High School, Gardena, CA, Class of 1966 and worked as a Welder for Paducah Marine Ways, Paducah, KY, for 12 years.  Michael previously worked as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service in California for approximately 5 years.

  He was a military history buff, especially the Civil War & World War II.  Michael’s favorite places to visit were Gettysburg and Antietam.  He also enjoyed building models.

  Survivors include a brother, Steven (Rose) Saller, Sr., of Forestville, one niece Lisa (Jim) Schichtel, two nephews Steven (Kelly) Saller, Jr., Robert (Amelia) Saller and ten grandnieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by three infant brothers.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 12 noon to 2 PM from where Funeral Services will follow at 2 o’clock.  Interment will follow in Villenova Cemetery, Town of Villenova.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750 or to the Disabled American Veteran’s, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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

mark on August 10th, 2022

FORESTVILLE:  Brian G. Will, 63, of Mixer Road, Forestville, passed away Sunday, August 7th, 2022 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.  He was born in Dunkirk on March 17, 1959, the son of the late G. Ronald and Marilyn (Cooley) Will.

  Brian was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1977 and currently worked as a Forklift Operator for Wells Enterprises Dunkirk, for 40 years. He started when it was Dunkirk Ice Cream and then Fieldbrook Farms.  Brian loved the Buffalo Bills, the New York Yankees and enjoyed bowling.  Survivors include his wife Patricia L. (Stevens) Will of Forestville, whom he married August 25, 1984, in Dunkirk, a daughter, Lisa (Jessie) Will, a son, Tim (Tinesha) Will, two sisters, Brenda (Gary) Stutzman, of Berlin, OH; Linda Will, of Forestville; three brothers, Randy (Dianna) Will, of Forestville; Dennis (Pamela) Will, of Griggsville, IL; and Alan (Linda) Will, of Forestville.  Also surviving are a grandson Sterling Will and several nieces & nephews.

  A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 17th at 11 o’clock from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, with Rev. Dennis Will, brother of the deceased, officiating.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.