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RestivoCSILVER CREEK:  Charles Restivo, Jr., 75, of Silver Creek, died unexpectedly, Monday, December 29th, 2014 at his residence.  He was born in Silver Creek on April 4, 1939, the son of the late Charles and Alice (Naguera) Restivo, Sr.

Mr. Restivo worked for the former C.A. Hackett at Bethlehem Steel Corp. and then worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Benchley Contracting & Rental Equipment Silver Creek, from where he retired.  Mr. Restivo was a past member of the Hanover Fish & Game Club, was an avid outdoorsman and a huge Yankees fan.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Restivo, of Ft. Myers, FL, two sisters, Anna Griem, Thelma (Ernest) Hilliker and a brother Samuel Restivo, all of Silver Creek.  Also surviving are 2 grandsons Robert (Jolene Krigar) Orr, Jr. and Justin (Tina Zanti) Orr, a great granddaughter Gina Krigar and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Beverly (Weber) Restivo, whom he married on November 14, 1959 in Buffalo and by a son Kenneth Restivo.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 5-7 pm from where Memorial Services will be held Saturday morning, at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Lokietek, pastor of Family Church, Fredonia officiating.  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 Sunset Bay Fire Dept., 12798 Allegany Road, Sunset Bay, Irving, NY 14081 or to the Silver Creek Emergency & Rescue Squad, 162 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to the Charity of one’s choice.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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FORESTVILLE:  Franklin Grisanti, 85, of Rt. 39, Forestville, died Monday, December 29th, 2014 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  He was born in Silver Creek on August 5, 1929, the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Raymondo) Grisanti.

Mr. Grisanti was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1945.  He worked as a School Bus Driver for Forestville Central School, for 40 years and owned & operated a Grape & Tomato Farm in Forestville.  Mr. Grisanti enjoyed bowling & camping.

Survivors include his wife Neldine B. (Halpainy) Grisanti, whom he married 65 yrs ago on April 9, 1949, in Silver Creek, a daughter, Jo Ann Grisanti, of Forestville, three sons Charles (Donna) Grisanti, of Sheridan, Anthony Grisanti and Gary Grisanti, both of Forestville.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 4-7 pm, from where A Catholic Burial Service will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Mark Wolski, of St. Rose of Lima RC Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, Chestnut Street, Forestville, NY 14062.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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CATTARAUGUS:  Arlene R. Fiebelkorn, 81, of Mosher Hollow Road, Cattaraugus, passed away Sunday, December 28th, 2014 at Buffalo Mercy Hospital, following a short illness.  She was born in North Collins on July 27, 1933, the daughter of the late Ira P. and Laura A. (Cook) Fiebelkorn.

She was a graduate of North Collins High School, Class of 1951 and worked as a Technician for Moog Instruments, East Aurora.  Ms. Fiebelkorn was a member of the North Collins Congregational Church, where she sang in the choir and was active with their youth group.  She belonged to the SPCA and was an avid animal rights & animal lover.

Survivors include a brother, Carl Fiebelkorn, of Dunkirk and 2 nieces Debbie & Donna.  There will be no visitation observed.  Private Services will be at the convenience of family and Interment will be in Villenova Cemetery, South Dayton.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the SPCA, 1439 Pontiac Road, Angola, NY 14006.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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MacheDcropFORESTVILLE:  Dorothy E. Mache’, 95, of South Roberts Road, Forestville, died Sunday, December 28th, 2014, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.  She was born in Buffalo on December 15, 1919, the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Hassinger) Thomas.

Mrs. Mache was a graduate of Hutch Tech High School, a graduate of Buffalo State Teachers College, with an Art Degree and acquired a 5 yr. course at the Albright Knox Art Gallery.  She and her late husband Joseph H. Mache, Jr., whom she married on March 10, 1946, were instrumental in starting the Church of All Nations and the Hong Kong International School, both in Hong Kong, where she taught Art for many years.  When they retired, they moved to Fredonia and became Grape Farmers.  Mrs. Mache was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fredonia and loved family, church and her friends at the “Tim Horton’s Breakfast Club”.

Survivors include a daughter, Jacquelyn (Dennis) Mulkin, of Forestville, three sons Paul (Lauren) Mache, of Indiana, Eric (Melanie) Mache, of Long Island City, NY, Robert (Candace) Mache, of Memphis, TN and a sister, Ruth Carr, of Buffalo.  Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, Robert Schroeter, Scott (JoBeth) Schroeter, Rachel (Cord) Scott, Jocelyn (Scott) Ernsberger & Vivian Mache, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents and her husband she was predeceased by a brother John Mache.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral Services will be held from St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple Street, Fredonia, on Saturday, at 11 o’clock, with Rev. William Novack, pastor officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple Street, Fredonia, NY 14063.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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DUNKIRK:  Genevieve Sweeney, 90, of West Lake Road, Dunkirk, passed away Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at Brooks Memorial Hospital.  She was born in New York City, on October 26, 1924, the daughter of the late Eugene and Daisy (Walker) Sweeney.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday morning from 10-11 am, from where Funeral Services will follow at 11 o’clock .  Private Interment will be in Christian Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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MuckNFORESTVILLE:  Nicholas J. “Nick” Muck, 28, of Forestville, died unexpectedly in his sleep, Sunday, December 7th, 2014.  He was born in Dunkirk on June 13, 1986, the son of Steven J and Sandra (Harp) Muck, of Forestville.

  Nick was the Class of 2004 Salutatorian of Forestville Central School, currently worked as a Journeyman Lineman with the IBEW Local #1249, for nearly a decade, was most recently stationed on a project in Niagara Falls, NY and had also previously worked for Asplundh, for 3 years.

As an experienced journeyman lineman, Nick traveled to many of the country’s worst weather disasters, working around the clock to get electricity back to customers after hurricanes, blizzards, floods and ice storms.  He loved the adventure and service of his chosen career, often posing for pictures while dangling hundreds of feet over some distant skyline with an incredible view.  He was a past member of the Forestville Fire Department, where he was an EMT, was awarded Firefighter of the Year in 2005 and was a member of Family Church, South Dayton.

Nick & his wife Ally loved to travel and saw much of the United States, England & Ireland during their 5 1/2 years of marriage.  They often pulled their camper along to Nick’s worksites around the United States, from Maine to California.  Most recently they visited New York City during the Thanksgiving holiday, taking time to walk around Central Park and shop at Bloomingdale’s.

He was a devoted husband and passionate about his family, his faith and his music.  He played the guitar for hours and memorized riffs of his favorite songs.  Nick was an avid movie watcher and could quote lines verbatim from dozens of movies-and always at the right time.  He was a good friend and companion, always able to lighten the mood with a joke or story, but always interested in the stories of others, too.

Nick underwent open heart surgery to repair a congenital valve defect 2 years ago, but worked hard to rehabilitate and return to work and good health.  He had a zest for life and adventure, an infectious laugh and a sense of fun that all who knew him will forever miss.

Besides his parents, survivors include his wife Allison “Ally” (Penharlow) Muck, their beloved cat, Moses B. “Mo” Muck, two brothers, Steven (Ericka) Muck, of Hardeeville, SC, Benjamin (Christy) Muck, of Cherry Creek, maternal grandfather Dave Harp of Smith Mills, paternal grandmother Gerry Bartlett of Cedar Park, TX, 2 brother-in-laws Chad Paolini, Jack Penharlow and 2 sister-in-laws Tiffany Penharlow, Dr. Olivia (Theodore) Widger.  Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.  He was predeceased by his Maternal Grandmother Mary Ann Harp and Paternal Grandfather James Muck.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm and on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Anderson officiating.  Interment will follow in Sheridan Center Cemetery.

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

 

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HollandDFORESTVILLE:  David P. Holland, 77, of Prospect Road, Forestville, died Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 after a 5 to 6 year battle with ALS, at his residence.  He was born in Brownsville, NY on December 6, 1936, the son of the late William and Violet M. (Hogan) Holland.

Mr. Holland served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, from 1960 to 1965 and he worked as a Sergeant for the Fredonia Police Department, retiring in 1997.  Mr. Holland became an ordained minister, was a member of the Forestville Wesleyan Church and loved to hunt, fish and be outdoors.

Survivors include his wife Myung-Sun “Lee” (Yi) Holland, of Forestville, whom he married on January 9, 1963, a son, David W. Holland, of Fredonia, six brothers, Bernard (Patricia) Holland, of South Dayton, Charles (Faith) Holland, of Tucson, AZ, William (Nancy) Holland, & Howard (Linda) Holland, both of Yakima, WA, Richard Holland, of Fredonia, Robert Holland, of Watertown, three sisters, Mary Milam, of Tucson, AZ, Ella Skinner, of Carlsbad, NM and Esther Horton, of Conewango Valley.  Also surviving are 2 grandchildren Brandon VanGiesen, Megan Holland, 2 great grandchildren Annabella Kaczor, Owen VanGiesen and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by 2 brothers Arthur & Jack Holland and by 4 sisters Elenor Bidwell, Helen McDonald, Edith Martinowicz and Evelyn Campbell.

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. Bruce M. Ellis, pastor of the Forestville Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, %David Holland, 105 Liberty Street, Fredonia, NY 14063.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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FREDONIA:  James L. Kirell, 53, of Matteson Street Fredonia, died Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.  He was born in Dunkirk on June 13, 1961, the son of Betty L. (Fisk) Green, of Cattaraugus and the late Jack L. Kirell.

Surviving besides his mother is a sister Marcy Fisk of Forestville and 2 brothers Jay Kirell of Little Valley and Jack Kirell of Ellicottville.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 11-12 o’clock, from where Funeral Services will be held at 12 o’clock, with Fred Holdridge officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Webster Street Cemetery, Fredonia.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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HansJPERRYSBURG:  Janet F. Hans, 82, of West Perrysburg Road, Perrysburg, passed away Friday, November 7th, 2014 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, following a short illness.  She was born in Jamestown on October 24, 1932, the daughter of the late Chester and Florece (Blood) Wickmark.

She attended the former Cherry Creek School, worked as an Attendant for the former JN Adam Developmental Center, Perrysburg, for 5 years and she also co-owned Leo & Janet Hans Fruit Farms, Perrysburg and the former Perrysburg Tavern.  Mrs. Hans was a member of the Gowanda Moose #1382 and the Perrysburg Firemens Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, cooking for family gatherings, her flower gardens, mowing both her lawn & the campsite and spending time with family.

Survivors include her husband Leo O. Hans of Perrysburg, four daughters, Judy (Matt) Johnston, of Little Valley, Patricia Hilliman, of South Dayton, Deborah (Mike) McLaughlin, of Zephyrhills, FL, Cynthia VanEns, of Buffalo, three sons Fred (Linda) Hilliman, of Conewango Valley, Barry (Mary) Hilliman, of Valley Grande, AL, Leo Paul Hans, of Seffner, FL, two brothers, Warren (Mary) Wickmark, of PA, Bradley (Janet) Wickmark, of Cattaraugus and a sister Aleda (Jim) Hannon, of Lakewood.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son Martin Hilliman and a brother Norm Wickmark.

There will be no visitation observed.  Memorial Services will be held Saturday morning, November 15th at 11 o’clock from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, with Rev. Dawn Quesnberry, pastor of the United Methodist Churches of Delevan and Protection, officiating.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Perrysburg Fire Department, PO Box 206, Perrysburg, NY 14129.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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StanbroSFORESTVILLE:  Stella May Stanbro, 72, of Third Street, Forestville, died Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at her residence.  She was born in the Town of Stockton on August 12, 1942, the daughter of Myrtle (Ditcher) Felt Foryciarz, of Mims, FL and the late Leonard Felt.

Mrs. Stanbro enjoyed sewing, crafts, painting, traveling & camping.

Surviving besides her mother are her husband Kenneth L. Stanbro, Sr. of Forestville, whom she married 53 years ago on August 26, 1961, three sons Kenneth (Lisa) Stanbro, Jr., of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Kyle (Tracey) Stanbro, of New Kent, VA, Kevin (Teri) Stanbro, of South Dayton, a daughter Kimberly (Sherman Bailey) Stott, of Forestville, two brothers, Greg (Mary Ellen) Felt, of Indiana, Leroy Felt, of Okeechobee, FL and a sister, Myrtle Pinto, of Delevan.  Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

There will be no visitation or services observed.  The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228-1198.   Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.