mark on September 9th, 2017

StewartDCASSADAGA:  Douglas T. Stewart, 79, of Glasgow Road on the Lake, Cassadaga, died Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, at his residence, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Detroit, MI on January 18, 1938, the son of the late Thomas and Irma (Speybrouck) Stewart.

Mr. Stewart was a graduate of Fredonia Central School, Class of 1956 and a graduate of Fredonia State University.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  Mr. Stewart was an Elementary Teacher for Fredonia Central School, for over 30 years and was a member of the Cassadaga American Legion Post #1280.  He enjoyed being at the lake, bike riding and spending time with his family & grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Kelly (Richard) Whitver, of Fredonia; a son, Bruce (Anita) Stewart, of Forestville and a sister Jean Huffman of Colorado.  Also surviving are 4 grandchildren Stewart & Ethan Whitver and Olivia & Sophia Stewart.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Maureen (Sage) Stewart, whom he married on July 30, 1960 in the former St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Forestville.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, October 22nd from 1-3 pm at the Cassadaga American Legion Post #1280, 228 Maple Avenue, Cassadaga.  Come and have a toast with “Mean & Nasty” to celebrate his life.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750 or to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-0631.

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

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mark on August 16th, 2017

DUNKIRK:  Nancy Wilson, 82, a resident of Symphony Living, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Monday, August 14th, 2017 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving.

She was born in Lockport, NY on November 4, 1934, the daughter of the late Glenn and Dorothy (Peters) Shaffer.  Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Pioneer Social Club, Forestville and the Dunkirk Senior Citizens.

Survivors include a sister, Carol Pierce, of Symphony Living, Dunkirk; and a brother, Glenn (Joan) Shaffer, of Lockport.  Also surviving are several nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband John “Jack” Wilson, a son William “Willie” Williams, Jr., a daughter Deborah Zilinskas and a brother Carl Shaffer.

Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Forestville Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.

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

mark on August 12th, 2017

SILVER CREEK:  Vaughn Page, II, 52, of Washington Avenue, Silver Creek, formerly of Blytheville, Arkansas, died Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital.  He was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 4, 1965, the son of the late LeVaughn and Bonnie (Webb) Page.

He worked as a Tool Crib Attendant for the former Red Wing Co, and the former Carriage House, Fredonia, for 18 years.  Mr. Page was an avid baseball card collector and enjoyed sports- especially the University of Michigan and the Red Wings.

Survivors include his wife Frances A. (DeMatteo) Page, of Silver Creek, whom he married on July 18, 1995, in Aiken, SC, a son, David V. Page, a daughter, Samantha Page, both of Silver Creek; two sisters, Colleen Bucchare, of Macomb, MI and Valerie (Kevin) Alvey, of Boulder, CO. Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Gene Page & sister-in-law Mary Page.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 19th from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, 165 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, pastor officiating.

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

mark on August 8th, 2017

SILVER CREEK:  Paul Grosse, 69, of Alleghany Road, Silver Creek, formerly of Heather Hill Drive, West Seneca, died Friday, August 4th, 2016 at his residence.  He was born in Buffalo, on January 23, 1948, the son of the late Andrew and Dorothy (Kellan) Grosse.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, with Rev. Fred Holdridge officiating.  Private Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on July 29th, 2017

BorowiakJFORESTVILLE:  Jaye D. Borowiak, 36, of Walnut Street, Forestville, died Thursday, July 27th, 2017, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, surrendering to Melanoma, after fighting a long hard battle.  He was born in Springville, on March 29, 1981, the son of Lynn M. (Sawyer) Borowiak, of Forestville and the late Daniel L. Borowiak, who died February 18, 2006.

He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1999 and worked as a Finish Department Manager for Elite Designs Intl., Ltd Silver Creek, for 15 years.  Mr. Borowiak enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and the outdoors.  Survivors include his wife Vanessa M. (Bushman) Borowiak of Forestville, whom he married in August 2009, at Tri-County Country Club, Forestville, a sister, Melissa Borowiak, of Forestville a sister-in-law Lydia (Chris) Brewster of Fredonia, brother-in-law Brett Bushman of Forestville and close family friend Gary Sprague.  Also surviving are his grandmother Diane Sawyer of Cattaraugus, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law Kenneth J. & Mary M. Bushman of Forestville, several aunts, uncles & cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held at A later date.  Time and place to be announced.  The family suggests memorials may be made either to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-0631 or to the ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-9629.

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

 

mark on July 22nd, 2017

TripiBSTOCKTON:  Bartho “Bart” E. Tripi, 94, of Rt. 380, Stockton, formerly of North Bergen, New Jersey, passed away Thursday, July 20th, 2017, peacefully at home.  He was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 13, 1923, the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Fomulara) Tripi.

He served in the U.S. Army during WW II, was involved with the invasion of Normandy and was honorably discharged with Military Honors.  He worked various jobs in New York City, including as a Senior Programmer for McGraw Hill, for 20 years.  Mr. Tripi loved the excitement of driving taxi in New York City, where he met many actors and memorable characters.

He married the love of his life, Maryann Wiles in 1964 and they resided in North Bergen, New Jersey for the next 35 years.  In 2014, they moved to Stockton, NY, after an illness to his wife left them needing to be near her family.  His undying love and devotion to his wife, was truly a gift and gave him purpose for life. He spent the last 3 years of his life content knowing his wife was being taken care of.

Surviving besides his wife are a sister, Angelina Falcone, sisters-in-law Rose Tripi, Loretta Tripi all of Brooklyn, Elizabeth Domino of Cassadaga, Dolly Wiles of West Seneca and Carol Wiles of Buffalo.  Also surviving are many nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews living in New York City, Buffalo & Chautauqua County.  A special thank you to his nephew Joseph Tripi for being instrumental in gathering his genealogical information.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by 5 brothers Vincent, Anthony, Joseph, Salvatore and Dominic Tripi, a sister Mary, 4 brothers-in-law Joseph Domino, Jack Wiles, Paul Wiles and Charles Wiles, a sister-in-law Dorothy Wiles and a nephew Louis Tripi.

There will be no prior visitation.  Graveside Services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from Cassadaga Cemetery, Maple Avenue, Cassadaga, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, pastor of Faith Community Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, officiating.  Military Services will follow being conducted by members of the Cassadaga American Legion Post #1280.  A luncheon will follow at the Cassadaga American Legion, across the street from the cemetery.

The family would like to thank the caregivers who have assisted Mr. Tripi along with Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care 20 W. Fairmount Avenue Lakewood, NY 14750.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on July 22nd, 2017

FieldsJ2FREDONIA:  Janice M. Fields, 78, of Straight Road, Fredonia, passed away, Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at her residence.  She was born in Dunkirk, on May 12, 1939, the daughter of the late Edward and Marie (Centner) Deering.

She was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1957, was previously a Licensed Cosmetologist and received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Jamestown Business College.  Mrs. Fields worked in many capacities throughout her life, most recently as the Fredonia Luncheon Site Coordinator for Chautauqua County Office of the Aging.

She earned the nickname “Hot Rod Jan” and continued that theme with her pride & joy a 1989 Chevy standard shift step-side truck she called “Bess”.  Mrs. Fields loved feeding and watching the hummingbirds, doing cryptograms, creating and sending cards to her friends and family, and gazing at her daughter’s horses next door. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was famous for the pizza and fried dough parties she would host.

Survivors include two daughters, Joelle (Peter) Woodward, of Fredonia; Justine (Jason) Delcamp, of Dewittville; and a brother, Donald (Linda) Deering, of Gilbert, SC.  Also survived are 4 grandchildren; Alicia Valentine, Michaella Kuschel, Alexis Delcamp & Alanna Delcamp.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Joseph J. Fields, whom she married October 23, 1965 in St. John’s United Church of Christ, Dunkirk and who died September 6, 1984, by 2 sons, Joseph E. Fields, who died September 22, 1987, Jeremy C. Fields, who died February 24, 2011 and a granddaughter Rachael Delcamp, who died November 6, 2004.

Services are private and interment will be at the convenience of the family in Sheridan Center Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750 or to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.

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

mark on July 6th, 2017

GreenoughDSILVER CREEK:  David H. Greenough, 61, of Burgess Street, Silver Creek, died peacefully Thursday, July 6th, 2017, at his residence, following a short illness, with his family by his side.  He was born in Victorville, CA on December 23, 1955, the son of the late Roger and Wilma (Wills) Greenough.

Mr. Greenough attended Forestville Central School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He received the 101st Airborne Wings, Air Assault Wings, Army Achievement Medal, Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Medal.  Mr. Greenough worked as a Maintenance Man for the VA Hospital Erie, PA.  He was a 9th Degree Black Belt, having taught Karate for over 40 years and was also a member of the National American Legion.

Survivors include his wife Ke-Khee (Day) Greenough, of Silver Creek, whom he married on Sept. 4, 1999, in Smith Mills, three brothers, Guy (Beth) Greenough, of North East, PA; Kevin Greenough, of Forestville; Keith Greenough, of Forestville, sister-in-law Kelly (Tom) Wetzel, of Baltimore, MD, and brother-in-law Chip Day of Phoeniz, AZ.  Also surviving are 5 nephews Paul, Matthew and Michael Greenough, Thomas Wetzel, Jr. and Mathew Wetzel.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Rodney P. Greenough.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, 60 Buffalo Street, Silver Creek, with Rev. James Witherington, Jr., Hospice Chaplain, officiating.  Interment will follow in Smith Mills Cemetery, Town of Hanover.  Graveside Military Services will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Road, Suite 301, Framingham, MA 10701.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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mark on July 2nd, 2017

ArnoldDMAYVILLE:  Dorothy J. Arnold, 87, of Mill Road, Mayville, passed away Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at her residence, following a short illness.  She was born in Dunkirk, on October 14, 1929, the daughter of the late Charles and Daphne (Peck) Golden, Jr.

Mrs. Arnold was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1947 and attended the former Dunkirk Business School.  She was a Past President of the former Forestville Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary and she also enjoyed knitting, crocheting & reading.  Mrs. Arnold was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother.

Survivors include five sons Larry (Pamela) Arnold, of Mayville; Bob Arnold, of Cherry Creek; Wade (Janet) Arnold, of Perrysburg; Gary Arnold, of Mayville; Timothy (Debbie) Arnold, of Lexington, KY; a daughter, Cheryl (Steve) Harrington, of Fredonia; and a brother, Charles (Namiko) Golden, III, of Canal Fulton, OH.  Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Norman C. Arnold, whom she married on May 8, 1948 in the Forestville Baptist Church and who died November 23, 2012.

Services are private and at the convenience of family.  Interment will be in the Forestville Cemetery.

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

mark on July 2nd, 2017

MasonBGERRY:  Bernice G. Mason, 88, a resident of Heritage Village Rehab & Skilled Nursing Facility, Gerry, formerly of Mile Strip Road, South Dayton, died Saturday, July 1st, 2017 her residence.

She was born in the Town of Villenova, on December 27, 1928, the daughter of the late Roland and Lillian (Hart) Libby.  She worked as a Bus Driver for Pine Valley Central School, South Dayton, for 22 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Pamela (James) VanVlack, of Seaford, DE; Karen “Bunny” (Craig) Hopkins, of Sheridan; Debra Vasquez, of Ormond Beach, FL; and a son, Ronald (Caprice) Mason, of Gerry.  Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren,1 great-great grandchild and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband James W. Mason, who died August 15, 1995, a twin brother Albert Libby, 3 brothers Burton Libby, Charles Bond, Francis Bond and a sister Marjorie Spears.

There will be no visitation observed.  Funeral Services are private and at the convenience of family. Interment will be in Smith Mills Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Gerry Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 182 Gerry, NY 14740.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.