mark on November 20th, 2016

kibelsbeckfSILVER CREEK:  Frank J. Kibelsbeck, 79, of Dennison Road, Silver Creek, died unexpectedly Friday, November 18th, 2016, at his residence.  He was born in Lackawanna on January 24, 1937, the son of the late Frank S. and Theresa (Lippacher) Kibelsbeck.

Mr. Kibelsbeck was a graduate of the former Buffalo Technical High School, Class of 1954 and graduated from Buffalo State with a Bachelor’s and then a Master’s Degree.  He taught Driver Education at Cassadaga Valley Central School, for 32 years.

Mr. Kibelsbeck served with the US Air National Guard from 1960-1963, the Air Force Reserve from 1963-1966, the 107th NY Air National Guard Fire Department, Niagara Falls, NY from 1981-1995 as a Master Sergeant and was called to active duty with the Air Force to serve in Desert Storm from 1990-1991.

He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, Silver Creek, Hanover Center Fire Department since 1965, Silver Creek Emergency Squad from 1972-2002, Chautauqua County Fire Chiefs Association and American Legion Post #148, Silver Creek.  Mr. Kibelsbeck enjoyed going on cruises.

Survivors include a son, Erik (Jaime) Kibelsbeck, of Ithaca; and a daughter, Laura (Wade) Summers, of Southington, CT.  Also surviving are 2 grandsons Nathaniel & Kieran Summers.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Janet (Lau) Kibelsbeck, whom he married October 22, 1960 in Buffalo and who died February 28, 2014.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday, from 2-4 & 7-9 PM, from where Prayer Services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock, followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o’clock from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, 165 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, pastor officiating.  A Fireman’s Service will be conducted by members of Hanover Hose Co. #1, Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock in the Funeral Home.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Hanover Hose Co. #1, %Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on November 5th, 2016

lebarronb-web2SOUTH DAYTON:  Becky R. Pfleuger LeBarron, 62, of Bartlett Hill Road, South Dayton, died Friday, November 4th, 2016, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Williamsville, following a short illness.  She was born in Silver Creek on January 22, 1954, the daughter of the late Raymond Ortel and Darlene (Valentine) Ortel.

She was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1972 and currently worked for Lakeview Shock & Incarceration Facility, Brocton.  Ms. LeBarron was a member of Forestville Wesleyan Church and was a Faithful Servant to Christ, having unwavering faith and is now reconnected with him.  She was creative and enjoyed doing crafts, cake decorating, water color paintings and baking & making memories with her grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Thornton, of Las Cruces, NM; two sons Garrett (Stacey) Pfleuger, of Conewango Valley; Wade Pfleuger, of South Dayton; two sisters, Brenda Bentley, of Fairfield, CA; Bonnie (Eugene) Wistner, of New Point Richey, FL and five grandchildren; Emily, Grace & Tyler Pfleuger and Michael & Owen Thornton.  Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Forestville Wesleyan Church, 9603 Prospect Road, Forestville, with Rev. Bruce M. Ellis, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to South Dayton Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 88 South Dayton, NY 14138 or to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on October 30th, 2016

franklinlFORESTVILLE:  Lyle R. Franklin, 84, of King Road, Forestville, died Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving.  He was born in the Town of Hanover on October 14, 1932, the son of the late Gerald R. and Edna M. (Mason) Franklin.

He currently owned Franklin’s Honey & Apples, Forestville, since 1978.  Mr. Franklin worked for Falcone Farms, Forestville for a long time, retiring in 1997.  He was a member of Hanover Masonic Lodge #152 F&AM, Forestville, the Ismailia Shrine Temple, Chautauqua County Bee Association and the American Bee Association.  Mr. Franklin was very active with the Silver Creek Grape Festival, where he served as President at one time and enjoyed beekeeping.

Survivors include two sons Jeff (Heidi) Franklin, of Germany; Kevin Franklin, of Forestville; a daughter, Brenda (Stephen) Nowicki, of Dewittville; a brother, Gerald (Grace) Franklin, of Florida; and a sister, Joyce Reece, of Gallatin, TN.  Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Edna (Cummings) Franklin, whom he was married to for 55 years when she died February 20, 2013 and three brothers Albert Franklin, Leroy G. Franklin, Sr. and Robert Franklin.

Friends are welcome to call at 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 Rev. James Spiller, pastor of Sheridan United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Pioneer Cemetery Forestville.  A Masonic Service will be conducted by members of Hanover Lodge #152 F&AM, Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock in the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Office of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on October 15th, 2016

seeleylSILVER CREEK:  Lucia A. Seeley, 74, of Lafayette Street, Silver Creek, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at Buffalo General Hospital.  She was born in Silver Creek, on April 2, 1942, the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Fricano) Tramuto, Sr.  Mrs. Seeley was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School, Class of 1959, where she never missed a day of school and worked for TLC/HN Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, in patient registration for 33 years.

She was a great avid bowler, was known as the “Bag Lady” at yard sales, loved bingo, a huge Elvis fan, was devoted to her family and loved by all her friends.

Survivors include her husband Randy W. Seeley of Silver Creek, whom she married on November 5, 1960, in the First United Presbyterian Church, Silver Creek, three daughters, Debra (Brian) Fairweather, of Irving; Lisa (Bill) Farner, of Silver Creek; Sherri (Tim) Hutchison, of Silver Creek; a brother, Anthony (Sue) Tramuto, Jr., of Rock Hill, SC and five grandchildren Krystle, Jessie, Kody, Sierra and Kaylee.  Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday morning, October 18th, at 11 o’clock from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, with Rev. David Watson officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Silver Creek Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, 162 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on October 11th, 2016

kingsleypDUNKIRK:  Patricia L. Kingsley, 70, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Temple Road, Dunkirk, formerly of Irving, died Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, at her residence, following a lengthy illness.  She was born in the City of Jamestown on July 23, 1946, the daughter of the late Curtis and Betty J. (Nulph) Mahle.

Mrs. Kingsley received her Associates Degree from Jamestown Community College and worked for Bob Johnson Physician Systems, Inc., Silver Creek, doing Medical Data Entry.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed music and helping other people.

Survivors include two sons James W. (Cindy Wilson) Kingsley, of Brocton; Scott (Laureen) Kingsley, of Fredonia; two sisters, Sandra Lambert, of West Columbia, SC; Susan (Miles) Anthony, of Silver Creek, 9 grandchildren Kyle Long, Kelly Wdowiasz, Jon Paul Long, AJ Bomasuto, Jr., Jamie (Chris) Sears, Justin Krauter, Stephany Wilson, Shane Wilson and Seth Wilson, 5 great grandchildren Carter Long, Lauren Skellie, Gracie Wdowiasz, Carter Sears and Andrew Perdue.  Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday afternoon, October 15th, from 1-4 pm at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect Street, Fredonia.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on October 3rd, 2016

coverteSILVER CREEK:  Ellen A. Covert, 67, of Hanover Road, Silver Creek, died unexpectedly, Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving.  She was born in Silver Creek on August 17, 1949, the daughter of the late John and Mary Ellen (Vantino) Matekovich.

Mrs. Covert attended Forestville Central School and worked as a Technician for the former Amp, in Loganville, PA.

Survivors include a son, George Covert, of Dunkirk; a daughter, Heather Gabell, of Abbottsville, PA; three sisters, Elaine Smith, of York, PA; Judy (Shane) Ruppert, of Manchester, PA; Pamela J. (Mike) Speciale, of Portland, OR; a brother, Charles Matekovich, of Fredonia and her companion Charles “Andy” Teachman, Sr. of Silver Creek.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, Jeremy Covert, Alyssa Bechtel, Paige Bechtel and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her Natural Father George Horton and her husband William Covert, whom she married in October 1967 and who died in August 2008.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday, from 2-3 pm from where A Memorial Service will follow at 3 o’clock with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, %Heather Gabell, 7466 Hillcrest Drive, Abbottstown, PA 17301.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralome.com.

mark on October 2nd, 2016

hafnersobitDUNKIRK:  Shirley R. Hafner, 78, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Temple Road Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Saturday, October 1st, 2016, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.  She was born in Silver Creek on February 2, 1938, the daughter of the late Erwin and Mildred (Higgs) Homan.

Mrs. Hafner worked as a cleaner for Dr. Meyerhoff in Forestville and volunteered with the Forestville Food Pantry.  She enjoyed her grandchildren & great grandchildren and loved gardening and bird watching.

Survivors include two sons Wayne (Donna) Hafner, of Buffalo; William Hafner, of Forestville; two daughters, Sally Hafner, of Dunkirk; Helen (Brian McClean) Hafner, of Fredonia and a brother, Richard Homan, of Dunkirk.  Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Elmer Hafner, whom she married in 1956 and who died March 29, 2016, two daughters Elsie Hafner & Allison Hafner and a brother David Homan.

Friends are welcome to call at 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 Rev. Donald Carlson, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on October 2nd, 2016

???????????????????????????????FREDONIA:  Theresa A. Ostrye, 65, of Birchwood Drive, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville & Dunkirk, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.

She was born in the Village of Silver Creek on August 11, 1951, the daughter of the late Raymond and Helen (Lawton) Ostrye.  Ms. Ostrye attended both Forestville & Silver Creek Central Schools, worked for the former Holy Cross Workshop, Dunkirk and the Resource Center on Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, where she was one of the original employees.

She enjoyed cats, knitting, crocheting, doing latch hook & plastic canvas, Soduku puzzles and the color purple.  Ms. Ostrye was loved by many and a friend to all.  Once she met you, you were a friend forever.

Survivors include two sisters, Ida Carter, of Sarasota, FL; Victoria (Edmund) Schafer, of Forestville; three brothers, Milton (Dorothy) Schneider, of Forestville; Nicholas (Corlee) Ostrye, of Sarasota, FL; Michael Ostrye, of Brocton and brother-in-law Robert Wdowiasz of Fredonia. Also surviving are several cousins, nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, great-great nieces & nephews, a special nephew Michael Ostrye and her friends at Birchwood IRA, The Resource Center and Lake Shore Family Center.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a sister Agnes Wdowiasz and brother-in-law Jack Carter.

There will be no prior visitation observed.  Graveside Services will be held Saturday morning, October 8th at 11 o’clock, in the Sheridan Center Cemetery, Center Road, Sheridan, with D. Min Peter A.T. Miller, officiating.

Because of her love of cats, donations can be made 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 September 24th, 2016

seeleyvDUNKIRK:  Vivian I. Seeley, 95, a resident of the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at her residence, following a short illness.

She was born in Gowanda, on March 25, 1921, the daughter of the late Robert and Clara (Benton) Bell.  Mrs. Seeley was an avid bowler & pinochle player.

Survivors include three sons Randy (Lucia) Seeley, of Silver Creek; Willard (Doris) Seeley, of Irving; Jeffrey (Denise) Seeley, of Forestville; and a daughter, Bonnie Seeley Cornelius, of Ballston Spa, NY.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 20 great-great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband William D. Seeley, whom she married on January 12, 1939 and who died June 14, 2010, by 2 sisters Thelma Catrone and Virginia Hancock and by a grandson Daniel Seeley.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. David Watson, officiating.  Interment will follow in Smith Mills Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on September 20th, 2016

sobczakwFORESTVILLE:  Wanda P. Sobczak, 80, of Rt. 83, Forestville, died unexpectedly, Monday, September 19th, 2016 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.  She was born in Jamestown, on December 9, 1935, the daughter of the late Donald R. and Devine J. (Palmberg) Holmes.

Mrs. Sobczak was a graduate of Cassadaga Central School and a member of the Dunkirk Senior Center.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband and the Senior Citizens.  Mrs. Sobczak enjoyed a good mystery book and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her husband Robert F. Sobczak, of Forestville, whom she married on July 3, 1963, in the First United Presbyterian Church, Silver Creek, three daughters, Susan (Tom) Heinrich, of North Carolina; Lynn Napieralski, of Florida; and Michele Sobczak, of Forestville.  Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by an infant sister Janet Holmes.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Cowdens Corners Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.

The family suggests memorials may be made to South Dayton Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 88, South Dayton, NY 14138.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.