mark on September 20th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Ralph C. Swanson, 91, of Hopper Road, Forestville, passed away Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at his residence.  He was born on the family farm in the Town of Hanover, on July 16, 1930, the son of the late Gifford and Dorcas (Clement) Swanson.

  Ralph worked as a Carpenter for the former Carpenters Union Local 22, Dunkirk.  He also worked for the former Alcoa Plant in Dunkirk and owned & operated the family farm on Hopper Road, raising Dairy, Beef, Chickens & Hogs.  Ralph enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating & playing cards.

  Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Carolyn M. (Workoff) Swanson of Forestville, whom he married on June 25, 1949, in the Forestville Baptist Church, two daughters, Diana Bifaro, of Forestville; and Barbara Grady, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are five grandchildren; Jason Bifaro, Carrie Ann (Joe) Mueller, Stacey (Pat) Purpera, Matthew (Elizabeth) Szocki and Timothy (Megan) Szocki and five great grandchildren Waylon & Hank Bifaro, Ralph Mueller, Jack Purpera and Luke Szocki.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers Clifford, Gifford, Glenn Swanson, Wilner Swanson & Wilma Bowyer (twins) and another sister Blossom Domenico.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 3-7 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock.  Interment will follow in Smith Mills Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Forestville Fire Department, Inc., PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to Hanover Hose Co. #1, %Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136.

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

mark on September 18th, 2021

FORESTVILLE, NY:  It is with heavy hearts that we share with you that on this day, September 13, 2021, LaVern Huepenbecker, age 61, passed away from the Coronavirus infection, surrounded by loved ones.

  He spent his life perfecting his trade, flour milling, and shared that life with his loving wife of 41 years, Dawn.  LaVern was also a devoted father of two sons, Dane (Megan) and Logan (Lindsay) and a proud grandfather of Cole & Abby.

  He enjoyed golfing, bowling and fishing, along with spending time at home with his wife and rescue dogs.  LaVern’s spirit will live on through his surviving family and extended family.  He will remain forever in our hearts.

  A Celebration of Life open house will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 1-4 pm at the Dutcher Luncheon Facility, 430 W. Chicago Street, Coldwater, Michigan.

  We ask friends & family to consider sharing stories about LaVern as we have all found comfort in such reflections through our grief.  Lunch will be provided and dress for the event is casual.

  In the interest of public safety, face masks are encouraged to be worn, but are not required within the venue and seating within the venue will be arranged to allow for social distancing.  Rubber wrist bands will be provided upon entry to be worn by whomever wishes to avoid close personal contact (i.e. hugs, etc.).  We ask our guests to be mindful of each other’s wishes while we honor LaVern’s life and legacy.

  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to your local animal shelters.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on September 17th, 2021

FREDONIA:  Eleanor J. Barber, 91, of the WCA Home, Temple Street, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville passed away Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a short illness.  She was born in Otto, on July 7, 1930, the daughter of the late Fenton and Emma (Zurich) Smith.

  Eleanor worked as a Housekeeper for the former Lake Shore Health Care Center, Irving, then worked for the former Fredonia Seed Company.  She enjoyed crocheting and knitting.

  Survivors include a son, Gary W. (Cynthia) Barber, of Irving; and a daughter, Cindy Barber, of Silver Creek.  Also surviving is one grandson Willie Kaminski.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband William D. Barber, whom she married on November 22, 1950 in Salamanca and who died April 12, 2014 and by three sisters Marion Blatner, Olive Holdridge and Evelyn Caruso.

  Graveside Services will be held Tuesday morning, (Sept. 21st) at 11 o’clock in the Pioneer Cemetery, Bennett State Road, Forestville, with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, Smith Mills, officiating

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

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

SOUTH DAYTON:  Terrance “Terry” C. Crowell, 72, of South Dayton, passed away Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, from Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia.

  He was born on March 25, 1948 and was a graduate of Pine Valley Central School, Class of 1966.  Terry enlisted in the US Air Force attaining the rank of E4 Sergeant.  After his discharge, he was employed for 25 years at Nestle/Carnation in South Dayton, until the plant closure.  He then worked as a Highway Maintenance worker for the NYS Dept. of Transportation at the Town of Ellicott shop, retiring after 15 years, where he looked forward to plowing snow every winter.

  Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years Donna, whom he married on November 6, 1971, a daughter, Michelle (Corey) Swanson, of Kennedy; a son, Eric (Julie) Crowell, of Fredonia; grandsons Cameron & Colin Crowell, step grandchildren Sidney, Brendon and Evan Swanson, four sisters, Barbara Marowski, Betty Crowell, Brenda West, Bridget Johnson, sisters-in-law Janice Putney-Bromley, Susan Sysol, brothers-in-law Charlie Johnson, Gerry West, Jeff Johnson, Dennis Burek, Tim Burek, lifelong friends whom he considered brothers Paul Bradley and Jim Bradigan.  Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents Walter and MaryJane Crowell, a sister Bonnie Johnson and in-laws Walter and Stevanna Burek.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday, September 18th from 10-11am, from where A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 o’clock with Pastor Jennifer Delahoy, of Kennedy First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery where Graveside Military Services will be conducted by members of South Dayton American Legion Post #1593.

  Due to health concerns, the family requests that masks be worn to attend services.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 12 Williamsville, NY 14221.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on August 28th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Richard J. Lokietek, 85, of Whitaker Road, Forestville, died Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.  He was born in Dunkirk, on February 6, 1936, the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Gawronski) Lokietek.

  Richard was a graduate of the former Cardinal Mindszenty High School, Class of 1956 and served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Proton.  He worked with his son at Family Church in Fredonia, where he was a member and his son is the pastor.

  Richard was a former member of First Ward Falcon Club, Dunkirk and enjoyed the outdoors- cutting firewood and doing yard work.

  Survivors include two daughters, Amy (Charles) Restivo, of Forestville; Ann (Brian) Aldrich, of Sheridan; two sons Rev. Michael (Nancy) Lokietek, of Fredonia; Matthew (Christie) Lokietek, of Cherry Creek; a sister, Louise Anzalone, of Dunkirk; two brothers, Thomas (Diane) Lokietek, of Dunkirk; and Peter (Carol) Lokietek, of Jacksonville, FL.  Also surviving are eleven grandchildren- Christine (Matthew) Walker, Stephanie (Bradley) Hofert, Kelsey, Lindsey, Sydney & Gabrielle Aldrich, Natalie, Sarah & Audrey Lokietek and Caleb & Lydia Lokietek, four great grandchildren- Hannah & Sophia Walker and Aaron & Amelia Hofert and many nieces, nephews & friends.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Carol A. (Styborski) Lokietek, whom he married on November 17, 1962 in the former St. Hedwig’s RC Church, Dunkirk and who died May 17, 2015.

  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 Family Church, PO Box 179, Fredonia, NY 14063.

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

mark on August 28th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Matthew Roger Greenough, 32, of King Road, Forestville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 25th, 2021.  He was born in Dunkirk, on December 15, 1988, the son of Kevin Greenough and Judith Schroeder of Forestville.  He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 2007 and joined the Air Force soon after high school, where he received a medical discharge.

  Matthew like going to the beach and enjoyed a good steak!  He also enjoyed computers, investing money, church, had a strong interest in the music industry and enjoyed spending time with his family.

  Matthew is also survived by a brother, Michael (Megan Deike) Greenough his grandmother Janet Schroeder of Forestville and a nephew Brantley Greenough.  He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Roger & Wilma Greenough.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday evening from 6-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held on Friday morning, September 3rd, 2021, at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Smith Mills Cemetery Town of Hanover.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to Gage Chapel Community Church, % Connie Piccolo, Treas., 1 Burgess Street Silver Creek, NY 14136 or The family of Matthew Greenough.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on August 23rd, 2021

ROCHESTER, NY:  Howard J. Crowell, 47, of Lexington Avenue, Rochester, NY, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 19th, 2021, at Rochester General Hospital.  He was born in Gowanda, on October 3, 1973, the son of John R. Crowell of Tennessee and Wendy L. (Richardson) Bird, of Sheridan.

  Howard worked as a Carpenter most of his life and was currently working as a Contractor with Dolce Property Solutions, Rochester.  He enjoyed golfing, playing basketball in a league, loved the Dallas Cowboys and spending time with family and friends.  Howard was passionate and thoroughly enjoyed life.

  Surviving besides his parents are his longtime girlfriend Julie McDonough of Rochester,  two daughters, Katelynn Bender, Kaylee Sosinski, a son Madison Crowell, a brother, Chris (Amanda) Bird and a sister, Courtney Crowell.  Also surviving are two grandchildren Lucas & Atlas Bender and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.  He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Howard & Phyllis Richardson and his paternal grandparents Ernest & Margaret Crowell.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. David Watson, pastor of Sheridan United Methodist Church, officiating.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Forestville Fire Department, Inc., PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to the Salvation Army of Rochester, 70 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY 14604.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on August 21st, 2021

SPRINGVILLE:  Lois V. Magney, 93 of Springville, died Sunday, August 15th, 2021 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville, following a short illness.  She was born in Bradford, PA on October 30, 1927, to the late Allen J. and Mildred (Booth) Anderson.

  Lois was a graduate of Bradford High School, Bradford, PA, worked as an Assembler for Fisher Price in Holland and also worked for the former M&M’s Dept. Store in Springville.  She enjoyed flowers, quilting, sewing and bouncing grandchildren on her lap.

  Survivors include two sons Jerald L. (Colleen) Morris and Jeffery (Marjory) Morris.  Also surviving are son-in-law Bill Lounsbury, ten grandchildren and twenty-two and a half great grandchildren.  She was also predeceased by her husband George Magney, two daughters Marsha Ladue and Christy Lounsbury and a brother “Buster” Anderson.

  Services are private and at the convenience of family.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to Disabled American Veteran’s PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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

mark on August 21st, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Deborah J. Saia, 68, of Overhiser Road, Forestville, died Thursday, August 19th, 2021 at her residence, following a short illness.  She was born in Buffalo, on October 20, 1952, the daughter of the late Donald L. and Concetta F. (LaPaglia) Richards.

  Deborah was a graduate of Grover Cleveland High School, Class of 1970, was a life member of Samuel Cimino VFW Post #6472, Silver Creek and a member of the Auxiliary.  She enjoyed country living and going for rides.

  Survivors include a step daughter, Lisa Marie, a sister, Sandra Thomasula, of Grand Island; and a brother, Donald T. Richards, of South Dayton.  Also surviving are her loving companion Larsen Olsen of Forestville, two nieces Michelle & Leann, one nephew Kevin and two great nieces Marina & Angela.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son Gino.

  Services are private and at the convenience of family.

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

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

 

mark on August 20th, 2021

BROCTON:  Daniel G. Kellogg, 62, of Brocton, formerly of Dayton, Texas passed away suddenly Tuesday, August 17th, 2021.  He was born in Westfield, on October 28, 1958, the son of the late Clifford E. and Barbara J. (Amy) Kellogg.

  Daniel worked as a Manager for Dixie Cullen Interests, Inc. Houston, TX., from where he retired.  He was a hardworking person, who was self-employed most of his life.

  Survivors include his wife of nearly 40 years, Susan L. (Heald) Kellogg of Brocton, and two daughters, Annette and Samantha, both of Fredonia.  He was the youngest of six children.  One brother and three sisters are surviving along with four grandchildren; Sophia, Coleman, Logan, Levi and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister.

  Services are private and at the convenience of family.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home Forestville.

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