FORESTVILLE:  Theresa J. “Terry” Scofield, 68, of Dye Road, Forestville, died Thursday, June 18th, 2020 at Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, following a short illness.  She was born in Buffalo, on September 1, 1951, the daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Roudet) Monin.

Terry was a graduate of Buffalo State College, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and was an avid reader.  Survivors include two sisters, Anne Przepiora, Catherine Rouin, four brothers, Robert,James, Paul, and Joseph Monin and sister in laws Linda Sturm and Peggy Daumen.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband James E. Scofield, whom she married on September 20, 1976 in the Town of Villenova and who died May 21, 2020.

A Private Funeral Service will be held in conjunction with her husband from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville, with Rev. James Witherington, Jr., HOSPICE Chaplain, officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.

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FORESTVILLE:  Roy D. Popard, 80, of King Road, Forestville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.  He was born in the Town of Hanover, on March 17, 1940, the son of the late Robert and Florence (Hoffer) Popard.

Roy worked as a Truck Driver for Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc. in Collins, for 35 years.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and doing property maintenance.

Survivors include his wife Susan K. Popard of Forestville, a son, Michael Popard, of Forestville; and two sisters, Jean Blakely and Eleanore Murray.  Also surviving are three grandchildren Nathan Popard, Steven Lock and Peyton Popard.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a daughter Marcy L. Popard, who died May 20, 2020.

A Private Funeral Service will be held from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home in Forestville, with Rev. Michael Pollock pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Balltown Cemetery, Town of Hanover.  A Public Memorial Service will be held at a later date in conjunction with his daughter Marcy.  Time and place will be announced.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Gage Chapel Community Church, % Connie Piccolo, Treas., 1 Burgess Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136.

To send condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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CampaignABROCTON:  Alan R. Campaign, 71, of Central Avenue, Brocton, formerly of Forestville, passed away Monday, May 25th, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in the Town of Hanover, on October 19, 1948, the son of the late Robert and Thelma (Cockburn) Campaign.

Alan graduated from Forestville Central School, Class of 1967 and worked as a Sales Associate at Valu Home Center, Fredonia.  He also previously worked as a Construction Tradesman for many years.  Alan enjoyed woodworking, camping, and traveling.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons Michael Campaign, of Dunkirk; Andrew Campaign, of Sheridan; a step daughter, Gina Valone, a brother, Wayne (Teresa) Campaign, of Texas; and a sister, Claudia (Bruce) Bowker, of Amaragosa Valley, Nevada.  Also surviving are many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a baby brother Richard Campaign and a granddaughter Christin Tibbetts.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Time and place to be announced.  The family suggests memorials may be made either to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790.

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

 

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FORESTVILLE:  James E. “Jim” Scofield, 71, of Dye Road, Forestville, passed away Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at the Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Dunkirk, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Buffalo, on May 8, 1949, the son of the late Edwin A. and Rosemary (Fix) Scofield.

James was a graduate of Lancaster High School and was a private first class in the U.S. Army, serving as a Medic during the Vietnam War.  He worked as a Filter Operator for the Erie County Water Authority in Sturgeon Point, for 25 years, retiring in June 2004.

Survivors include his wife Theresa (Monin) Scofield of Forestville, whom he married on September 20, 1976, in the Town of Villenova and two sisters, Linda Sturm, of Cowlesville; and Margaret Dauman, of Dennison, TX.  Private funeral services will be held with Military Honors from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home in Forestville, with Rev. James Witherington, Jr., Hospice Chaplain, officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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FORESTVILLE:  Marcy L. Popard, 48, of King Road, Forestville, died Wednesday, May 20th, 2020.  She was born in the Town of Hanover on February 22, 1972, the daughter of Roy D. and Susan Popard, of Forestville.

She was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School and was currently attending Villa Maria College with a 3.69 GPA in Occupational Therapy.  She worked as an Admissions Clerk for the former Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, for 13 years.

Surviving besides her parents is a son, Steven Lock, of Silver Creek; a brother, Michael Popard, of Forestville and her friend Brian Lock of Silver Creek.

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 the SPCA, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or to Hanover Hose Co. #1, % Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136.

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

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GageDSILVER CREEK:  Donald Vernyle Gage, 90, of Silver Creek, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather met Jesus, his resurrected Savior and Lord face to face on Monday, May 18th, 2020, peacefully at home.  His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him and gave him peace.

Donald was born in Angola, on September 23, 1929, son of the late W. Bryan and Marguerite (Reynolds) Gage and received the gift of Holy Baptism shortly thereafter, becoming a child of God.

He excelled in school and had a strong work ethic from early on working as a paper boy and on many farms in Silver Creek.  Donald was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School.  He began working for the former Bethlehem Steel Company in Lackawanna and when he was 23, he joined the US Army and was stationed in Japan from January 1952 until his honorable discharge in June 1953.  Donald served as a PFC Military Police during the Korean War.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Dora May Cross, on July 28, 1956, in the former Silver Creek Methodist Church and they were blessed with four children.  Donald returned to work at Bethlehem Steel where he worked as a Millwright for a total of 35 years, retiring in 1983. After retirement, he worked at Eden Central Schools.  Donald and Dora together farmed grapes, apples and peaches along with their sons, and participated in the Hamburg Farmer’s Market for over 20 years.  He had a lifelong love of baseball and could recount historical stats and players of all MLB teams, with the Detroit Tigers as his favorite team.  His Christian faith was central to his life.

Donald was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Silver Creek and served the Lord as a greeter, usher and volunteer.  We are reminded in John 11:25-26, Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.”  He served as Treasurer of American Legion Post #148, Silver Creek, where he was an active member and also volunteered at Camp Pioneer in Angola for 25 years.

Donald possessed a sterling character that embodied kindness, faithfulness, and strength.  He was loved and respected by all who knew him, especially his beloved family.  “Well done, good and faithful servant.”  Matthew 25:21.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Dora M. (Cross) Gage of Silver Creek, three sons Donald (Linda) Gage, II, of Silver Creek; Mark (Kathy) Gage, of Eden; David (Rose) Gage, of Silver Creek; a daughter, Laurie (Christopher) Mahler, of Lawrenceville, NJ; and three sisters, Maryetta Lootens, Carolyn (William) Neischel, and Judy (Samuel) Wolf.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Jason (Ashley) Gage, Ryan (Kelsey) Gage, Brett (Natalia) Gage, Jamie Gage, Brandon Mahler, Mitchell (Kaitlin) Gage, Kimberly Gage and Madison Mahler, eight great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Gianna, Kenzie, Gavin, Brody, Jaxon, Raelynn, Geles and many nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Milton Gage and two sisters Nancy Gage & Marilyn Fridman.

A private Christian Burial Service will be held from Trinity Lutheran Church, Silver Creek, with Rev. Travis Grubbs, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek, where Graveside military services will be conducted.  A Memorial Service celebrating Donald’s life in Christ will be held in the future.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Porter Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences and memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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PfleugerBORCHARD PARK:  Betty E. Pfleuger, 91, a resident of Fox Run at Orchard Park, formerly of Forestville, died Thursday, May 14th, 2020 at her residence.  She was born in Gowanda, on May 23, 1928, the daughter of the late Alfred and Mabel (Fann) Philbrick.

Betty was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1945.  She was a founder of the annual Nashville, NY residents reunion and was a homemaker who enjoyed baking & was an excellent cook.  Betty also enjoyed country music, traveling and word search puzzles.  She was also a lover of cats, birds & small animals.

Survivors include a daughter, Starlene (Robert) Luther, of Lawtons; a son, Gary (Eileen) Pfleuger, of Eden; and a sister, Doris Stenstrom, of Lafeyette, TN.  Also surviving are five grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Howard R. Pfleuger, whom she married June 27, 1946 in Sheridan and who died October 11, 2002, an infant son Ricky Howard Pfleuger, two sisters Wanda Perkins and Janice Oakes and an infant brother.

Funeral Services for the immediate family will be held from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville, with Rev. Bruce M. Ellis, pastor of the Forestville Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Private Interment will be in Smith Mills Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to the SPCA Serving Erie County, 300 Harlem Road, West Seneca NY 14224, or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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AnthonyMSILVER CREEK:  Miles E. Anthony, Sr., 75, of Dennison Road, Silver Creek, died Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 at Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk.  He was born in Beaver Falls, PA on June 4, 1944, the son of the late Miles O. and Elva (Myers) Anthony.

Miles was a Grape Farmer most of his life, producing grapes for Welch’s and also worked for Pacos Construction for over 20 years.

He loved hunting & his family.  Miles donated his body to science for future research and to help others.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Susan M. (Mahle) Anthony of Silver Creek, a son, Miles (Mary Ann) Anthony, Jr., of Middletown, NY and a daughter, Michelle (Howard) Harvey, of Silver Creek.  Also surviving are four grandchildren; Ryan (Kayla) Harvey, Miles (Bridget) Anthony, III, Alexis Anthony, Jacob (Amber) Harvey, a great granddaughter Anna Marie Harvey and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Almeda Rohman and Cecile Jordan.

A Celebration of Life will be held later this year after the COVID restrictions are removed.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 North Gale Street, Westfield, NY 14787.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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MasmanMSHERIDAN:  Mary Jane Masman, commonly known as “Jane” 56, of Rt. 20 Town of Sheridan, died Monday, April 27th, 2020 at St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA.  She was born in Bellefonte, PA on May 2, 1963, the daughter of the late Donald and Bennett Pauline (Catherman) Peters, Sr.

Mrs. Masman was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School in Mt. Carmel, PA.  She provided Home Health Care for people in the area, babysat for many families and loved children & dogs, especially her own “Cookie”, “Raina” and “Shay”.  Mrs. Masman was a member of First United Methodist Church, Fredonia.

Survivors include her husband Elliott R. Masman of Sheridan, whom she married on July 11, 1992, in Camp Hill, PA, his son Todd, three sisters, Linda Dietrich, Ethel (Richard) Schuetrum, Faye (Robert) Shaw, six brothers, Donald (Donna) Peters, Jr., Samuel Peters, James Peters, Jerry (Christine) Peters, Philip Peters, Donald Peters, III and sister-in-law Patricia Zabel.  Also surviving are her special friend Dylan Shafer, many nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by two brothers William Peters & Robert Peters, Sr.

Private Funeral Services will be held from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home in Forestville, with Richard M. Ricker, Pastor Emeritus of the First United Methodist Church, Fredonia officiating.  Interment will be in Sheridan Center Cemetery, Town of Sheridan.  A Public Memorial Service will be held later, time & date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with medical expenses. %Elliott Masman, PO Box 84, Sheridan, NY, 14135.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

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SOUTH DAYTON:  Myrna Jane Moss, 81, of Cottage Road, South Dayton, passed away Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, peacefully at home with her husband by her side.  She was born in Warren, PA on September 2, 1938, the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Dutton) Hanson.

Mrs. Moss was a graduate of Pompano Beach High School, Pompano Beach, Florida, Class of 1956 and worked as a Cafeteria Worker for Forestville Central School for 10 years retiring in 1995. She formerly co-owned & operated Moss Acres Ayrshire Farm of South Dayton and was a delivery person for Meals on Wheels, South Dayton.  Mrs. Moss was a member of the former Perrysburg United Methodist Church and a member of the Forestville United Methodist Church.  She was a former member of several farming organizations and a former founder & board member of Love in the Name of Christ in Gowanda for 19 years.  Mrs. Moss also served on the Cottage Cemetery Board for 22 years.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, William H. Moss, Jr., whom she married November 2, 1957, in the former Perrysburg United Methodist Church, three sons William (Joanne) Moss, III, of South Dayton; V. Patrick Moss, of Ellington; Glen (Tina) Moss, of Ripley; two daughters, Judith Waszczuk, of Elk Grove Village, IL; Valerie (Patrick) Deegan, of Medina, NY; a sister, Lysbeth (Lance) Farnsworth, of Kane, PA. and sister-in-law Dorothy Hanson of Graniteville, SC, Also surviving are nine grandchildren- Benjamin (Danielle) Moss, Sarah (Nathan) Nickerson, David Moss, Amanda (Andrew) Hedden, Lauren (Chris) Wystup, Glen (Fara) Moss, Jr., Olivia Waszczuk, Clara Moss and Heidi Moss, six great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a daughter-in-law Sarah Diane (Lundmark) Moss and two brothers David & John C. Hanson.

A Private Funeral Service for the family will be held from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home in Forestville and interment will be in Cottage Cemetery, Town of Dayton.  A Memorial Service for the public will be held at a later date.  Time and place to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750 or to the Forestville United Methodist Church, 3 Park Street, Forestville, NY 14062.  To post condolences & memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.