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FORESTVILLE:  Andrew Dobony, Jr., 79, of King Road, Forestville, died unexpectedly, Friday, August 30th, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA.  He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on October 2, 1933, the son of the late Andrew and Susan (Ketcham) Dobony, Sr.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 as a Pfc.  Mr. Dobony worked as a Brakeman for South Buffalo Railway, Lackawanna, for over 30 years.  He was a member of the United Transportation Union and the Fredonia Memorial American Legion Post #59.  Mr. Dobony enjoyed hunting & woodworking.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn (Silvernail) Dobony of Forestville, a daughter, Andrea (Jerry) Kinney, of Fredonia, a son, Christopher (Robyn) Dobony, of Watertown and several sisters.  Also surviving are 2 grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by 1 sister and 2 brothers.

There will be no visitation or services observed.  The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the American Heart Association 20 Northpointe, Suite 130 Amherst, NY 14228 or to Fredonia Memorial American Legion Post #59, Main Street, Fredonia, NY 14063.

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


2 Comments on Obituary Notice- Andrew Dobony, Jr.

  1. Lois Blanchard Bentley says:

    Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Lois

  2. Rhonda Means says:

    I remember Andy from the mid-80s when he was working as a van driver for the CARTS program. I used to ride the van from Westfield to SUNY Fredonia. He always spoke lovingly of his family- his wife who taught at Frewsburg and his two wonderful kids. At that time I think Andrea may have been in high school, and I remember how proud he was of her good grades. My deepest sympathies to Andy’s family.

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