mark on October 5th, 2017

BunkerDFORESTVILLE: Douglas Rich Bunker, 88, of Hurlburt Road, Forestville and Buffalo, died Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital, following a short illness.  He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 10, 1929, the son of the late Bryan Lamond and Chloe Lapriel (Strong) Bunker.

Mr. Bunker was a graduate of Las Vegas High School, Class of 1947, graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master’s degree and from Harvard University with a PhD.  He served in the Air Force and was the owner of Hanova Hills Farm, LLC, Forestville, since 1979.  Mr. Bunker was employed with the Harvard Business School Faculty and from 1967-1995 was employed with the University of Buffalo.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Buffalo and during his 50 years in Western New York, he held several positions in the church including Branch President.  Mr. Bunker’s faith was very important to him and he enjoyed farming & his family.

Survivors include his wife Barbara B. (Benedict) Bunker of Forestville and Buffalo, two daughters, Linda Bunker-Benson, of Dublin, GA; Sharon (Scott Gee) Bunker, of Niagara Falls, NY; two sons Douglas B. (Cindy) Bunker, and Hugh (Carin) Bunker, both of Salt Lake City, UT; two brothers, Allen Bunker and Gary (Carol) Bunker.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother David Bunker.

Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 AM on Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 145 Goodell Street, Buffalo, from where Funeral Services will follow at 11 o’clock.  Private Interment will be in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to The Network of Religious Communications or the Food Bank of Western New York, 91 Holt Street, Buffalo, NY 14206.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com

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mark on October 3rd, 2017

ELLICOTTVILLE:  John Kelschenbach, 58, of Dolen Drive, Ellicottville, died Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at Olean General Hospital.  He was born in Buffalo on June 16, 1959, son of the late Frank and Joyce (Buck) Kelschenbach.

Survivors include a brother, Frank Kelschenbach, of Cheektowaga.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday morning from 10-11, from where Funeral Services will follow at 11 o’clock.  Private Interment will be in Jolls Cemetery, Perrysburg.

 

mark on September 26th, 2017

SHERIDStrawserJAN:  James R. Strawser, 67, of W. Sheridan Road, Dunkirk, passed away Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, at his residence.  He was born in Dunkirk on July 10, 1950, the son of the late Joseph F. and Jeanne (Sprissler) Strawser, Jr.

Mr. Strawser was a graduate of Fredonia High School.  He worked as a Deputy Highway Superintendent for the Town of Sheridan, for 26 years, retiring in August 2012. Mr. Strawser also owned & operated Shady Willow Grape Farm in the Town of Sheridan.  He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Dunkirk and was a member of the Grape Growers Co-op of Westfield.  Mr. Strawser enjoyed farming, growing grapes and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn E. (Brown) Strawser, of Sheridan, whom he married in 1983, a son, Matthew J. (Kathryn M.) Strawser, of Orchard Park; a daughter, Laura (James) Blasdell, of Forestville; a brother Roger (Mary) Strawser, of Dunkirk, three sisters, Donna (John M.) Shephard, of Fredonia; KathyJo (John) Hryvniak, of Spencerport; and Kelly (Joseph) Osborne, of Panama.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren Owen Strawser, Adaline & Aiden Blasdell and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by an uncle Donald Strawser.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, Smith Mills, officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Sheridan Center Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua County 4H, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or to Cornell Co-op Grape Research Program, 6592 West Main Road, Portland, NY 14769.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on September 16th, 2017

BurauJSILVER CREEK:  June E. Burau, 91, of Old Main Road, Silver Creek, passed away Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Buffalo, on March 2, 1926, the daughter of the late William A. and Katherine (Gors) Miller.

Mrs. Burau was educated in the Buffalo School District and attended College Classes at Erie Community College.  She was President of the former Jalie Studio, Inc., Silver Creek., where she worked with her late husband Charles, for 40 yrs., retiring in the early 1990′s.  Mrs. Burau specialized in forensic photography, construction & development photography, wedding, professional, school & oil painted portraits.  At one time she worked for the former Hengerer’s Dept, Store in Buffalo, was a Legal Secretary for many insurance companies, worked as a Court Stenographer for the Town of Hanover and as a Notary of the Public.  She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, Silver Creek, a very active Life Member and Past President of the Samuel Cimino VFW Post #6472 Ladies Auxiliary, joining in 1978, where she held many offices, member of the Chautauqua County VFW Ladies Auxiliary, TOPS, the Red Hat Society and Senior Citizens Clubs.  Mrs. Burau enjoyed family, friends, church, where she had a beautiful strong faith, vacationing & nature.  In her younger years, she enjoyed roller skating & remodeling homes with her late husband.

Survivors include two sons John (Shirley) Burau, and James (Michele) Burau, both of Silver Creek.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, Christina Thies, Robert Burau, & Tina Burau, 4 great grandchildren Jessica, Megan, Zander & Daniel, 2 great-great grandchildren Leon & Troy and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Charles E. Burau, who died in 1993, by 2 brothers Robert Miller (POW-MIA) & William Miller, by a sister Kathryn Jones and by a grandson-in-law Daniel Thies.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning, September 22, 2017, at 10:00 o’clock from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, 165 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, pastor officiating.  Private Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Samuel Cimino VFW Post #6472, 13 Main Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 165 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on September 12th, 2017

PfleugerWDUNKIRK:  Walter G. Pfleuger, 95, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, formerly of Silver Creek & Forestville, passed away peacefully Monday, September 11th, 2017, at his residence.  He was born in Silver Creek, on April 9, 1922, the son of the late Melvin and Hattie (Gould) Pfleuger.

Mr. Pfleuger served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant during WW II, in Germany.  He worked as a Lift Truck Mechanic for the Ford Stamping Plant, Woodlawn, for 28 years and was a life member of the Lake Chautauqua Memorial VFW Post #8647, Mayville.  Mr. Pfleuger enjoyed fishing, cars and female companionship.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Richard) Lezark, and Elaine Pfleuger, both of Derby; five sons Dwight Pfleuger, of Florida; Paul (Carol) Pfleuger, of Cheektowaga; Kevin Pfleuger, of Berea, Kentucky; Mark (Adelle) Pfleuger, of Florida; and Donn (Tammy) Pfleuger, of Forestville.  Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Harriet (Gray) Pfleuger, who died August 31, 1997, a son Glenn Pfleuger, four sisters Joyce Hazelton, Ruth Ball, Betty Pazda, Martha Lautenslaker and two brothers Lester & Raymond Pfleuger.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM.  Funeral Services will be private and at the convenience of family.  Private Interment will be in Forestville Cemetery.  Military Services will be conducted by members of Lake Chautauqua Memorial VFW Post #8647 on Thursday afternoon at 3:45 in the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Lake Chautauqua Memorial VFW Post #8647 Attn: Quartermaster Wayne Dunbar, PO Box 72, Mayville, NY 14757.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on September 9th, 2017

StewartDCASSADAGA:  Douglas T. Stewart, 79, of Glasgow Road on the Lake, Cassadaga, died Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, at his residence, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Detroit, MI on January 18, 1938, the son of the late Thomas and Irma (Speybrouck) Stewart.

Mr. Stewart was a graduate of Fredonia Central School, Class of 1956 and a graduate of Fredonia State University.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  Mr. Stewart was an Elementary Teacher for Fredonia Central School, for over 30 years and was a member of the Cassadaga American Legion Post #1280.  He enjoyed being at the lake, bike riding and spending time with his family & grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Kelly (Richard) Whitver, of Fredonia; a son, Bruce (Anita) Stewart, of Forestville and a sister Jean Huffman of Colorado.  Also surviving are 4 grandchildren Stewart & Ethan Whitver and Olivia & Sophia Stewart.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Maureen (Sage) Stewart, whom he married on July 30, 1960 in the former St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Forestville.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, October 22nd from 1-3 pm at the Cassadaga American Legion Post #1280, 228 Maple Avenue, Cassadaga.  Come and have a toast with “Mean & Nasty” to celebrate his life.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750 or to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-0631.

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

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mark on August 16th, 2017

DUNKIRK:  Nancy Wilson, 82, a resident of Symphony Living, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Monday, August 14th, 2017 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving.

She was born in Lockport, NY on November 4, 1934, the daughter of the late Glenn and Dorothy (Peters) Shaffer.  Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Pioneer Social Club, Forestville and the Dunkirk Senior Citizens.

Survivors include a sister, Carol Pierce, of Symphony Living, Dunkirk; and a brother, Glenn (Joan) Shaffer, of Lockport.  Also surviving are several nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband John “Jack” Wilson, a son William “Willie” Williams, Jr., a daughter Deborah Zilinskas and a brother Carl Shaffer.

Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Forestville Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.

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

mark on August 12th, 2017

SILVER CREEK:  Vaughn Page, II, 52, of Washington Avenue, Silver Creek, formerly of Blytheville, Arkansas, died Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital.  He was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 4, 1965, the son of the late LeVaughn and Bonnie (Webb) Page.

He worked as a Tool Crib Attendant for the former Red Wing Co, and the former Carriage House, Fredonia, for 18 years.  Mr. Page was an avid baseball card collector and enjoyed sports- especially the University of Michigan and the Red Wings.

Survivors include his wife Frances A. (DeMatteo) Page, of Silver Creek, whom he married on July 18, 1995, in Aiken, SC, a son, David V. Page, a daughter, Samantha Page, both of Silver Creek; two sisters, Colleen Bucchare, of Macomb, MI and Valerie (Kevin) Alvey, of Boulder, CO. Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Gene Page & sister-in-law Mary Page.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 19th from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, 165 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, pastor officiating.

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

mark on August 8th, 2017

SILVER CREEK:  Paul Grosse, 69, of Alleghany Road, Silver Creek, formerly of Heather Hill Drive, West Seneca, died Friday, August 4th, 2016 at his residence.  He was born in Buffalo, on January 23, 1948, the son of the late Andrew and Dorothy (Kellan) Grosse.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, with Rev. Fred Holdridge officiating.  Private Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on July 29th, 2017

BorowiakJFORESTVILLE:  Jaye D. Borowiak, 36, of Walnut Street, Forestville, died Thursday, July 27th, 2017, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, surrendering to Melanoma, after fighting a long hard battle.  He was born in Springville, on March 29, 1981, the son of Lynn M. (Sawyer) Borowiak, of Forestville and the late Daniel L. Borowiak, who died February 18, 2006.

He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1999 and worked as a Finish Department Manager for Elite Designs Intl., Ltd Silver Creek, for 15 years.  Mr. Borowiak enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and the outdoors.  Survivors include his wife Vanessa M. (Bushman) Borowiak of Forestville, whom he married in August 2009, at Tri-County Country Club, Forestville, a sister, Melissa Borowiak, of Forestville a sister-in-law Lydia (Chris) Brewster of Fredonia, brother-in-law Brett Bushman of Forestville and close family friend Gary Sprague.  Also surviving are his grandmother Diane Sawyer of Cattaraugus, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law Kenneth J. & Mary M. Bushman of Forestville, several aunts, uncles & cousins.

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 Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-0631 or to the ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-9629.

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