mark on December 28th, 2019

FlemingMFORESTVILLE:  Mary Joan Fleming, 87, of Academy Street, Forestville, passed away Thursday, December 26th, 2019 at her residence, following a brief illness.  She was born in Ellwood City, PA on February 21, 1932, the daughter of the late Elmer and Edna (Rinker) Burr.

Mrs. Fleming was a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  She worked as a Substitute Teacher for Forestville Central School, Forestville, for 20 years and also at one time worked as an Assistant Librarian for the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek.  Mrs. Fleming was a member of the Forestville Wesleyan Church for almost 60 years, was a volunteer with the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry, Forestville for 10 years and was an avid quilter who enjoyed doing handwork projects.

Survivors include two daughters, Lauren Putnam, of Lockport; Jane (Richard) Wright, of Fredonia; and a sister, Judith (Earl) Mollohan, of Colorado.  Also surviving are four grandchildren Rebecka (Anthony) Ramos, Cory Putnam, Emily (Bill) O’Flaherty, Wesley (Erin) Wright, two great grandchildren Dilara & Evran Sare and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband William Fleming, whom she married in Ellwood City, PA in 1955 and who died April 22, 2004 and a sister Jane Klindienst.

There will be no visitation observed.  Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the Forestville Wesleyan Church, 9603 Prospect Road, Forestville, with Rev. Bruce M. Ellis, pastor officiating.  Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to the Forestville Wesleyan Church, 9603 Prospect Road, Forestville, NY 14062.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on December 21st, 2019

RossHFORESTVILLE:  Harold R. “Butch” Ross, Jr., 60, of Creek Road, Forestville, passed away Monday, December 16th, 2019 at his residence, following a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Erie, PA on September 3, 1959, the son of the late Harold R. and Esther (Snyder) Sr.

Mr. Ross owned an Equine Training business for 50 years.  He also did logging and clearing of trees.

Survivors include his wife Linda L. (Walker) Ross of Forestville, whom he married on February 12, 2012, a step daughter, Jenny Russell and four granddaughters Kaylee Tucker, Emily Baker, Arianna Garrow and Grace Garrow.

Services are private and at the convenience of family.

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

mark on December 12th, 2019

FORESTVILLE:  Kathleen J. (Miller) Robinson, 80, of King Road, Forestville, passed away Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 at her residence, following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in the Town of Hanover, on December 11, 1939, the daughter of the late Theodore and Tessie (Hilliker) Miller.

Mrs. Robinson was a graduate of Silver Creek High School, Class of 1957 and graduated from JCC with an Associates Degree in Psychology with High Honors, while working full time & raising a family.  She worked for the former JN Adam Developmental Center, Perrysburg, for 24 years.

Mrs. Robinson was a former 4-H Leader for many years and she crocheted & knitted with the “Fingers of Hope” group in the Forestville United Methodist Church.  She made many items and donated them to numerous hospitals & organizations. Her final gift was donating her body to the University at Buffalo Anatomical Gift Program.

Survivors include two daughters, Laura (Lenny) Vetter, of Masaryktown, FL; Ramona (Wayne) Reimondo, of Sinclairville; two sons Lon (Cheryl) Robinson, of Silver Creek; Monty (Jay) Robinson, of Forestville; and a sister, Sylvia (Richard) Pisa, of Forestville.  Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by an infant brother Lowel Miller.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  There will be no funeral service observed.  Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Hanover Hose Co. #1, % Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to the U.B. Foundation, Anatomical Gift Program, SUNY at Buffalo, PO Box 900, Buffalo, NY 14226-0900.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on December 9th, 2019

TimmermanRFREDONIA:  Renee S. Timmerman, 64, of Brigham Road, Fredonia, passed away Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo.  She was born in the Town of Hanover on July 20, 1955, the daughter of the late Charles L. and Elizabeth L. (Small) Vara.

Ms. Timmerman was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School, Class of 1973 and worked as an Accountant for Heritage Village, Gerry.  She enjoyed walking the beach and watching sunsets at the pier.

Survivors include a daughter, Aimee (Gary) Glapa, of Apex, NC; two sons Matthew Timmerman, of Fredonia; Ron Timmerman, of Silver Creek; and a brother, Charles Vara, of Silver Creek. Also surviving are several grandchildren including Alissa, Alexandria, Ronald, Nicholas & Nathan.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday, December 14th from 2-3 PM from where a Memorial Service will follow at 3 o’clock, with Rev. William Novack, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, officiating.  The family suggests memorials may be made to the Erie County Medical Center ER Campaign, ecmc.edu/besttraumacare-campaign.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on December 3rd, 2019

TaylorSShirley E. Taylor, 74, passed away Sunday, December 1st, 2019.  She was born in Silver Creek, on May 27, 1945, the daughter of the late Peter G. and Fannie A. (Geer) Mason.

She was a homemaker to her husband, children and often times to anyone who needed a place to stay.  Mrs. Taylor helped run the family business, Taylor and Sons Farm, which grew apples and grapes for Welch’s.  She was a volunteer at the First United Presbyterian Church’s clothing center in Silver Creek.

Survivors include her husband Billy A. Taylor, whom she married on August 21, 1961, in Baltimore, MD, three sons Mark (Andrea) Taylor, of Fort Myers, FL; Bradley (Debbie) Taylor, of Silver Creek; Matthew (Taunia) Taylor, of Atlanta, GA; and a daughter, Brenda (Wayne Brustad) Taylor, of Bradenton, FL. Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren- Lexus, Riley, Justin, Brielyn, Caitlin, Jennifer, Brian, Bradley, Jackie, Lorenzo, Quala, Desmond, Jazmyne, Julyana, Justin, Micah, Marcus & Matthew, and ten great grandchildren- Malachi, Elijah, Emersyn, Bryce, Vincent, Sayda, Bexley, Kendall, Reagan & Zachary.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by two sons William “Billy” Taylor and Steven Taylor, a daughter Susan Taylor, a sister Rebecca A. “Becky” Mason Dodge and three brothers Peter J. Mason, James “Jimmy” Mason and Richard “Dick” Mason.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Thomas Burian, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek.  A Prayer service will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Burian Thursday evening at 7 pm in the funeral home.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on December 2nd, 2019

BongiovanniSFORESTVILLE:  Suzann L. Bongiovanni, 54, of Creek Road, Forestville, died Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 in the Town of Hanover.  She was born in Dunkirk, on September 20, 1965, the daughter of Mary (Glowniak) Duliba, of Forestville and the late William Duliba, Jr.

Mrs. Bongiovanni was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1984.  She currently worked as a Nurse’s Aide for Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, for 10 years.  Mrs. Bongiovanni also previously worked for People, Inc., in Silver Creek for 16 years.

Everybody called her “Suzy”.  Anybody who came in contact with her, felt the genuine care and compassion she had for all people.  She made you feel comfortable and loved.  Suzy had the biggest heart and always wanted to help anyway she could.  Her love for people was the reason why she was in the health care field for many years.  That was Suzy, always taking care of those who needed the help and attention.  Her compassion and sincerity was only a few of her many amazing attributes.  There were so many more, too many to mention.  Always having a kind word for anybody she had met.  There are many people she had touched with her words and actions.  Absolutely, one of the very best individuals who walked with us here on earth.  Knowing Suzy, she is already taking care of those in heaven.  That is the reason why she is there now.  God called his best angel home.  From heaven she will still take care of those who need her.  That is just Suzy, beautiful inside and out as always.

Besides her mother survivors include her husband Frank Bongiovanni, of Forestville, whom she married on September 12, 1987, in Holy Trinity RC Church, Dunkirk, two sisters, Debi (Duane) Tingue, of Forestville; Christine (Richard) Sobilo, of Forestville; and a brother, Ronald (Tina) Duliba, of Forestville.  Also surviving are many nieces & nephews.  Besides her father, she was predeceased by her dog “Abigail”.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, from where a Catholic Burial Service will be conducted Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, pastor of Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Rose of Lima Church,  officiating.  Private Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Town of Sheridan.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on November 25th, 2019

GizowskiADUNKIRK:  Ann Gizowski, 92, a resident of the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Gizowski was born in Bradford, PA on February 8, 1927, the daughter of the late Louis and Ruth E. (Grant) Rounds.

She attended Forestville High School and worked as a Nurse’s Aide for the former Chautauqua County Home Dunkirk.  Mrs. Gizowski previously worked for many years for the former A&P in Dunkirk as a Meat Cutter.  She and her late husband, Stanley, operated a Dairy Farm in Arkwright from 1959-1986 and she also worked for the NYS Thruway Authority as a Toll Collector in Ripley. Mrs. Gizowski was a member of Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Rose of Lima Church, Forestville and she loved sewing and building doll houses, doing jigsaw puzzles, coloring & paint by number.  Mrs. Gizowski donated her body to the University of Buffalo’s Anatomical Gift Program.

Survivors include two daughters, Veronica “Dolly” (David) Curll, of Florida; Diantha (Warren) Wolfe, of Forestville; two sons Stanley (Judy) Gizowski, Jr., and Alex (Carol) Gizowski, both of Forestville; two sisters, Betty Crowell, of Florida; Lois Woodward, of Hamburg; and a brother, Daniel (Penny) Hardy, of Dunkirk.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her stepfather Merle Hardy, who raised her, her husband Stanley Gizowski, Sr., whom she married on November 20, 1943 and who died June 16, 1992, by two sisters Elma Gould and Helen Bates and two brothers Kenneth & Lawrence Hardy.

There will be no visitation observed.  A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday morning, February 8, 2020 from St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Center Street, Forestville, with Rev. James Walter, officiating.  Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Town of Sheridan.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made either to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the 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 November 9th, 2019

SOUTH DAYTON:  Marilyn E. Sticek, 66, of Mosher Road, South Dayton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, at Buffalo General Hospital.  She was born in Niagara Falls, NY on April 6, 1953, the daughter of Marion (Congdon) Sticek, of Silver Creek and the late John C. Sticek.

Ms. Sticek was a graduate of Gowanda Central School, was the former owner of D&F Hairfashions in Dunkirk and worked for the United States Postal Service in Forestville, as Postmaster from 1991-2009 and previously in Dayton, retiring after 30 years of service.  She was Past President of the Bills Backers International, ran the “Sauces for Soldiers” non-profit organization, she & her husband Jeff were founders of Burning Asphalt Sauces, was a member of the DAR, many area Legions, VFW’s & Moose Lodges.  Ms. Sticek also helped organize the Forestville Bi-Centennial.  She enjoyed restoring Vintage Campers, building & doing home restorations and loved traveling & going RV-ing.

Survivors include her husband Jeffrey A. Furash, of South Dayton, whom she married in Cottage, in 2003, two daughters, Robin Zeman, of Hampton, VA; Marjorie Hicks, of Springville; a son, Brian (Lori) Zeman, of Sarasota, FL; two sisters, Elaine (Art) Nagel, of South Dayton; Cindy (Robert) Silagyi, of Cherry Creek; two brothers, Skip (Linda) Sticek, of South Dayton; Monty (Julie) Sticek, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are three grandchildren- Krystel Rae, Dee Jay Rogers & Andrew Hicks, two great grandchildren Lillie & Riley and several nieces & nephews.

There will be no visitation observed.  A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 14 at 11 o’clock from the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville with Rev. Bruce Ellis, pastor of the Forestville Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Cottage Cemetery

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to two of her favorite charities the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or 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.

mark on November 9th, 2019

SOUTH DAYTON:  Henry C. Weglarski, 78, of Allegany Road, South Dayton, died Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at his residence, following a short illness.  Mr. Weglarski was born in Buffalo, on March 4, 1941, the son of the late Walter J. and Valeria (Sysak) Weglarski.

He was a graduate of Burgard High School, Buffalo and worked as a Print Press Operator for the former Belknap Business Forms in Mayville.

Mr. Weglarski was proud to be a Past President of former Union Local #349.  He loved to hunt, take care of the farm and enjoyed being with family & friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Victoria (Otto) Jordan, of Sarasota, FL; Kelli (Matthew) Hartley, of Mexico, NY; a son, John Weglarski; two brothers, Walter Weglar and Paul (Mary) Weglarski.  Also surviving are six grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by two brothers Frank & Charles Weglarski.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on November 2nd, 2019

ThompsonL3FORESTVILLE:  Lisa A. (Kaczmarek) Thompson, 53, of Hopper Road, Forestville, died Sunday, October 27th, 2019 following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Buffalo, NY on September 12, 1966, the daughter of Edmund Kaczmarek, of Forestville and the late Josephine (Thomas) Kaczmarek.

Ms. Thompson attended Forestville Central School, worked as a Baker for Wal-Mart in Fredonia and worked as a Cleaner for Silver Creek Central School.

Survivors include a daughter, Abigail Botticello, of Dunkirk; a son, Michael Kaczmarek, and a granddaughter, Isabel Ayers, of Westfield; four sisters, Vickey (Joseph) Patanella, of Forestville; Deborah (Ralph) Schweers, of Cheektowaga; Laure (Michael) Weidner, of Irving; Christine (Gardner) Thompson, of Forestville; and a a brother, Mark (Michelle Povey) Kaczmarek, of Lakeland, FL.  Also surviving are three aunts, several cousins, nieces & nephews.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday, November 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Rose of Lima Church, Center Street, Forestville, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, officiating.  (Please meet at Church).  Entombment Services will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Vickey Patanella, 1172 Hopper Road, Forestville, NY 14062. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.