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WassellKSPRING CITY, TN:  Kenneth W. Wassell, 66, of Spring City, TN, formerly of Forestville, died Saturday, January 11th, 2020 in Tennessee.  He was born in Buffalo, on January 24, 1953, the son of the late James and Constance (Madill) Wassell.

Mr. Wassell was a graduate of Westfield Academy Central School, Class of 1973 and worked as a Custodian for Forestville Central School Forestville, for 40 years.  He was a lifetime member & past chief of the Forestville Fire Department and was a member of the Chautauqua County Fireman’s Fraternity, where he was a caretaker and served as an officer.  Mr. Wassell had a love for the Lord and attended Word of Truth Church in Dayton, TN.  He collected trains and loved camping.

Survivors include his wife Dianne R. (DeGolier) Wassell, whom he married May 28, 1977, in the Forestville Baptist Church, four sons Corey (Charity) Wassell, of Dayton, TN; Benjamin (Jacqueline) Wassell, of Silver Creek; Christopher Wassell, of Auburndale, FL; Jason (Shannon) Gonzalez, of Silver Creek; three brothers, Richard Wassell, Daniel (Beth) Wassell, Michael Wassell three sisters, Joann (William) Johnson, Donna (Gary) Bowers, Cindy (John Klein) Laemmerhirt.  Also surviving are ten grandchildren Brooke, Claire, Jayden, Noah, Elizabeth, Alexander, Jeremiah, Amelia, Julianna and Gabriel.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  A Memorial Service will be held Saturday afternoon from the First Baptist Church SBC, Main Street, Silver Creek, at 1 o’clock, with Dr. Chip Beaulieu, officiating.

A private Fireman’s service will be held for the family in the funeral home.

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


1 Comment on Obituary Notice – Kenneth W. Wassell

  1. william j quinn says:

    to ben and his whole family im so sorry for your loss i knew your dad from the fire department along time ago he was a good man may he rest in peace and know ben he is in heaven now and one day you will be with him again god bless you all bill quinn from the dpw miss you

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