mark on February 14th, 2014

BrownVDUNKIRK:  Virginia R. Brown, 74, of Newton Street, Dunkirk, died Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.  She was born in the Town of Hanover, on April 29, 1939, the daughter of the late Abel Giles and Anna (Kovitch) Dawley.

She was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School, Class of 1957 and worked for the former Ralston Purina, Dunkirk, for over 20 years.  Mrs. Brown was also an area Craft Vendor.  Mrs. Brown was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Dunkirk and active with their bible study group, was a member with the Red Hat Society, South Dayton and the Ralston Purina retirees luncheon group.  She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, golf, bowling, traveling and wintering in Lakeshore, FL.

Survivors include her husband Marshall O. Brown, whom she married February 14, 1990, in Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, Silver Creek, two daughters, Teresa Daniels, of Erie, PA, Jacqueline Daniels, of Westfield, three sons Steven (Petra) Daniels, of Besigheim, Germany, Mark (Susan) Brown, of Orlando, FL, Lawrence Brown, of Forestville and a sister Betty Cagley of Falls Church, Virginia.  Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband Lowell Douglas Daniels.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm from where Funeral Services will be held Monday morning, at 11 o’clock, with Pastor Judith Cole of the First United Methodist Church, Dunkirk, officiating.  Interment will follow in Balltown Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 15 East 6th Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on February 8th, 2014

LeeHDUNKIRK:  Helen E. Lee, 91, a resident of the Chautauqua County Home, Temple Road, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at her residence.  She was born in Hamburg on November 3, 1922, the daughter of the late John and Helen (Hessler) Stanage.

She was a graduate of Hamburg High School, Class of 1940 and a graduate of Buffalo State in 1944.  Mrs. Lee worked as an Elementary School Teacher at Buffalo Public School Buffalo, for 32 years, teaching at Schools #53, #31, & #56.  She was a member of St. Rose of Lima RC Church Forestville, where she was a former Director of Education and won the St. Joseph’s worker award from the Diocese of Buffalo and was a retired member of the Buffalo Teacher’s Federation.  Mrs. Lee loved traveling & sewing.

Survivors include a son, Perry  H. (Linney) Lee, Jr., of Frankfurt, KY, a daughter, Mary Ellen Decker, of Dunkirk and two sisters, Ann Schaller, of Oregon and Ethel Wilson, of California.  Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Perry H. Lee whom she had been married to for 58 years and who died October 31, 2002 and by an infant son Charles Lee.

There will be no visitation observed.  A Memorial Mass will be held from at St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville at a later date.  Time & day to be announced.  Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Prospect Lawn Cemetery, Hamburg.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Dunkirk Pet Pantry, 5267 Van Buren Road, Dunkirk, NY 14048 or to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.   Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com

mark on February 4th, 2014

FrontutoBGOWANDA:  Brian K. Frontuto, 56, of Allen Street, Gowanda, died Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Dunkirk on March 16, 1957, the son of Robert Frontuto, of Forestville and the late Frances (Clark) Frontuto.

He worked as a Plumber & Maintenance Man for Liberatore Plumbing, Blasdell, for 2 years and he had previously worked for Guarcello’s Inc., Silver Creek.  Mr. Frontuto was an avid hunter & fisherman and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving besides his father is his wife Mary (Homan) Frontuto, of Gowanda, whom he married May 16, 1998, in Forestville, a son, Russell (Kelly) Frontuto, of Luxemburg, WI, two step daughters, Melanie Bartholomew, of North Tonawanda, Rebecca (Bartholomew) Schneider, of Buffalo, son-in-law Joseph Winslow and brother-in-law Brad Homan both of Gowanda and sisters-in-law Susan Davidhazy of Rochester and Barb Dunmire of Springville.  Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his mother he was predeceased by 2 brothers Joseph Frontuto and Robert Frontuto, Jr. and by a sister Doris Mead.

Friends are welcome to call at the 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. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery Town of Hanover.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on February 3rd, 2014

StebbinsTSHERIDAN:  Theodore W. Stebbins, 89, of Main Road, Sheridan and Largo, Florida, died Sunday, February 2nd, 2014, following a brief illness, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.  He was born in Silver Creek on April 21, 1924, the son of the late Charles T and Marie C. (Nordblum) Stebbins.

Mr. Stebbins was a graduate of Silver Creek High School, Class of 1942 and was a graduate of Bryant & Stratton in Buffalo with an AAS Degree in Accounting.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Force with the 1080th as a Cpl in WW II and received the Distinguished Unit Badge, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal & Good Conduct Medal.  Mr. Stebbins worked as an Accountant for Welch Foods, Westfield, for 28 years and was a member of Samuel Cimino VFW Post #6472, Silver Creek, the Disabled American Veterans, Charles Tinley Memorial Post #142, Dunkirk, American Legion Post #7 Turner Brandon, Clearwater, FL, Sheridan United Methodist Church and a member of the Sheridan Happy Seniors.

Survivors include his wife Ruth E. (Richter) Burmaster Stebbins, whom he married on June 11, 1977, in Sheridan, a son, Paul E. Stebbins, of New York City, a daughter, Julie A. Stebbins, of Mount Tremper, NY, two step daughters, Lucinda K. Coon, of Fredonia, Bonnie J. Burmaster, of Hamburg, a step son, Gary S. Burmaster, of Sheridan, two brothers, William C. Stebbins, of Plant City, FL and Richard L. Stebbins, of Trenton, NJ.  Also surviving are 2 grandchildren Julie and Wesley Stebbins both of Arlington, Texas, 1 step granddaughter Bethany Margolis of Silver Creek, 1 step great grandson Isaac Evan Margolis and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his first wife S. Ruth (Trudnowski) Stebbins, by a brother Donald L. Stebbins and by a step granddaughter Amanda Burmaster.

There will be no visitation observed.  Private Graveside Services will be at the convenience of family in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Sheridan Fire Dept., PO Box 122, Sheridan, NY 14135 or to Sheridan United Methodist Church, Main Road, Sheridan, NY 14135 or to the Charity of one’s choice.

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

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mark on February 3rd, 2014

CampbellMSOUTH DAYTON:  Mark W. Campbell, 39, of Rt. 62, died unexpectedly, Friday, January 31st, 2014, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.  He was born in Dunkirk on June 7, 1974, the son of Karen L. (Moynihan) Campbell, of South Dayton and the late Dale L. Campbell.

Mr. Campbell was a graduate of Pine Valley Central School, Class of 1993.  He worked as a Direct Support Aide at WNYDDSO Cottage IRA Home, for 13 years and at one time worked for Capozzi’s Pizza in South Dayton.  Mr. Campbell was an avid hunter & fisherman.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his daughters.

Survivors include three daughters, Lyndsey, Haley and Ashley Campbell, all of South Dayton and a sister, Christine Campbell, of Bowling Green, KY.  Also surviving are 3 nieces, 1 nephew and several cousins.  Besides his father he was predeceased by 2 sisters Tammi Lynn Parkhurst and Gwendolyn Ann Campbell.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, with Pastor Matt Wittenbrook, of the South Dayton Free Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Villenova Cemetery, South Dayton.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Leon Fire Dept . Emergency & Rescue Squad, 12194 Leon New Albion Road, South Dayton, NY 14138.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on January 29th, 2014

FosterMCairo, GA:  Mildred K. Foster, 92, a resident of Magnolia Place of Cairo, South Broad Street, formerly of Bradenton, FL and Silver Creek, NY died Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at her daughter’s residence.  She was born in the Town of Sheridan, NY on January 3, 1922, the daughter of the late Clarence and Bertha (Train) Kohn.

Mrs. Foster was a graduate of the former Angola High School, Class of 1939 and was a member of The Tabernacle Church, Sarasota, FL.

Survivors include her husband Charles E. Foster of Cairo, GA, two sons David L. (LeNoir) Foster, of Carrollton, TX, Kenneth R. (Elaine) Foster, of Virginia Beach, VA, a daughter, Charleen (Randall) Carpenter, of Cairo, GA.  Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchild and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a sister Esther Scott and by a brother Donald Kohn.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm from where Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Allyn Foster, nephew of the deceased, officiating.  Interment will follow in Sheridan Center Cemetery, Town of Sheridan.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Charity of one’s choice.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on January 25th, 2014

FORESTVILLE:  Glenn A. Sickles, 68, of Pearl Street, Forestville, died Friday, January 24th, 2014 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving.  He was born in Buffalo on May 21, 1945, the son of the late Arnold J. and Winifred K. (Martin) Sickles.

Mr. Sickles served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany.  He worked as a Laborer for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp., Lackawanna, for 30 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Kelsey Sickles, of Forestville, Koressa (Christopher) Sickles-Will, of Grand Island and Kaitlyn (Mark) Thomas-Crane, of Buffalo.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren- Emma Sickles, Austin Thomas & Dominic Crane.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister Audrey.

  There will be no visitation or services observed.  The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Brooks Memorial Hospital-Dialysis Unit, 529 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com

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mark on January 9th, 2014

FranklinNDUNKIRK:  Neal I. Franklin, 72, of Park Avenue, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Wednesday, January 8th 2014, at his residence.  He was born in Silver Creek, on September 23, 1941, the son of the late Howard and Dorothy (Waterman) Franklin.

Mr. Franklin was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1960 and worked as an Assistant Stationary Engineer at Lakeview Shock Facility, Brocton, for 14 years, retiring in 2003.  Mr. Franklin, at one time, also worked as an Artificial Inseminator for Eastern Co-op for 12 years, owned & operated a dairy farm at Parcell’s Corners in Forestville and worked as a truck driver for the former R&L Smith Trucking, South Dayton and Benchley Construction of Silver Creek.  He was an exempt member of Randolph Fire Department and 1st Assistant Chief for 3 years, was a former Board member for the Town of Randolph for 8 years and a member of Dunkirk Moose Lodge #89.  Mr. Franklin enjoyed playing Euchre, making popcorn with his grandchildren, going to Horse Pulls and he loved his family very much.

Survivors include his Loving Companion Peggy Spears of Forestville, three daughters, Elaine (Nathan) Hayes and Diane  Franklin, both of South Hadley, MA, Janeane (Joseph) DiCara, of Dunkirk, a brother, Kenneth Franklin, of Chardon, OH and a sister, Catherine (Michael) Gruber, of Forestville.  Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, Zhanna Hayes, Jack Chagnon, Evan & Molly DiCara, his former wife Jane (Doug) Frink of Dunkirk and several nieces & nephews.

Friends are welcome to call at the 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. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Perrysburg Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-0631 or to HOSPICE Chautauqua County, Inc. 20 W. Fairmount Avenue Lakewood, NY 14750.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on January 5th, 2014

LoganBHAMBURG:  Barbara A. Logan, 78, of Sowles Road, Hamburg, died Saturday, January 4th, 2014 at the Absolut at Dunkirk, following a short illness.  She was born in Buffalo, on May 18, 1935, the daughter of the late Francis H. “Pop” and Ethel (Gilman) Heather.

She was a graduate of Grover Cleveland High School, Class of 1953 and worked as a Manager for American Legion Post #880 Eden, NY.  Mrs. Logan served on the Board of Directors for 18 Mile Creek Golf Course, was President of the Hamburg Seniors Couples Golf League, was Vice President of the Hamburg Women’s Senior’s Golf League and in 1989, she was inducted into the Erie County Suburban Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame.  Besides being an avid golfer & bowler, she was also an avid Buffalo Bills Fan and most other sports.

Survivors include three sons Kevin (Jennie) Logan, Robert Logan, Jeff (Christine) Logan, two daughters, Jami (Joseph) Sorrento, Konni (Grant) Miller and two brothers, Robert (Stephanie) Heather and Daniel (Patricia) Heather.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren & several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a brother William Heather.

There will be no visitation observed.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Time and place to be announced.  The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Hamburg Seniors Golf Club, %Hamburg Recreation Department, 4540 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg, NY 14075.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on January 5th, 2014

SekASILVER CREEK:  Anna “Millie” M. Sek, 85, of Hanover Road, Silver Creek, died Saturday, January 4th 2014, at Heritage Village Rehab & Skilled Nursing Facility, Gerry.  She was born in Buffalo, on June 9, 1928, the daughter of the late John and Louise (Belscher) Rauth.

Mrs. Sek worked as a Toll Collector for the New York State Thruway Authority in Silver Creek, for 25 years and she & her late husband, John Sek, whom she married in St. Aloysius Church, Springville and who died August 31, 2004, owned & operated a grape farm on Allegany Road, Town of Hanover, from 1961-1995.  Mrs. Sek was a member of St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville, was an avid painter, loved to do needlework, bird watching, gardening, card playing & snowmobiling.

Survivors include a son Daniel (Suzanne) Sek, of Silver Creek, 5 grandchildren, William (Rosie) Sek, Rob (Aurora) Sek, Dan (Kerry) Sek, Christina (Adam) Burt & Shelby Sek and 11 great grandchildren.  Besides her parents & husband she was predeceased by a son Larry Sek and by a brother John Rauth.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Prayer Services will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Center Street, Forestville, at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Mark Wolski officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Friends of 4-H CCE, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.