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FREDONIA:  Willis “Dutch” E. Meadows, Sr., 79, of Miller Road, Fredonia died Tuesday, May 1st, at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, following a short illness.  He was born in the Town of Arkwright, on June 30, 1932, the son of the late Walter W. and Emma (Watrous) Meadows.

He was a graduate of Forestville Central High School, Class of 1950, worked as a Machinist for the former Al-Tech Specialty Steel, Dunkirk, for over 40 years and was also a Dairy Farmer all of his life.  Mr. Meadows was a member of the Sheridan United Methodist Church, the Polio Survivor Group in Jamestown, SOAR in Dunkirk and was a former member of the United Steelworkers Union.  He enjoyed bowling, his family and was a die hard Buffalo Bills Fan.

Survivors include three daughters, Cindy (Joe) Miller, of Houston, TX, Peggy Bouquin, of Cassadaga, Paula Meadows, of Houston, TX, six sons Willis E. (Chris) Meadows, Jr., of Cassadaga, Walter Meadows, of Heath, OH, Gregory (Peggy) Meadows, of Silver Creek, Ernest Meadows, of Dalton, GA, Edward (Monica) Meadows, of Stanley, NC, David (Tammy) Meadows, of Cassadaga, two step daughters, Renee Hoffman, Lisa (Lloyd) Pasinski, a step son, Sterling Langford, a sister, Lena (Norman) Dix and a brother, Nelson R. (Janet) Meadows, both of Forestville.  He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son Thomas Meadows, 2 sisters Emma Van Valkenburg and Agnes Hilton, 3 brothers Theodore, Charles and Walter J. “Corky” Meadows, a granddaughter Aimee Jo Meadows and a grandson Jamie Meadows.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock, with Pastor Molly Golando of the Sheridan United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Arkwright Summit Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Sheridan United Methodist Church Main Road Sheridan, NY 14135, to help with handicap access.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

8 Comments on Obituary Notice- Willis “Dutch” E. Meadows, Sr.

  1. Steve & Jan Davis says:

    To the family of Dutch…you have our deepest sympathy. He was a well be sadly loved man and will and will be missed by all. Sorry we can not attend the service as we are still in Florida.

    Steve & Jan Davis

  2. Steve & Jan Davis says:

    To the family of Dutch. You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your family member. He was a great man and will be sadly missed by all. We are so sorry that we can not make the service but we are still in Florida. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Steve & Jan Davis

  3. Steve & Jan Davis says:

    To the family of Dutch…You have our deepest sympathy. He was a great man and will be sadly missed by all. Sorry we can not make the service as we are still in Florida. Again sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Steve & Jan Davis

  4. Gilbert Placencia, Jr. says:

    Mrs. Cindy Miller and family, my wife Letty and I want to say we are sorry for the recent loss of your wonderful Dad, Mr. Willis “Dutch” E. Meadows. Our prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Love, Gilbert, Jr. and Letty Placencia.

  5. Kate Rau says:

    Dutch was such a very nice man and raised a wonderful family. Cindy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Mike McLaughlin says:

    Sorry to hear the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

    Mike McLaughlin

  7. I knew Willis from conversations we’d had at Darwin’s gym. You could tell,just from conversation with him, that he was a good man. I’m going to miss seeing him at the gym. We were at the funeral home last thursday were we met Lena and had a nice talk with her about Willis. Family members, you have my wife Marilyn’s and my deepest sympathies. Willis will be missed.

  8. David Smith says:

    Just looking through online Obsever and was shocked to see Dutch’s name. We spoke often of the “old days” @ Darwins and tried our luck a few times at the casino. He had a unique outlook on life and often revealed a deep spiritual side. I look forward to seeing him again.

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