mark on September 24th, 2020

SILVER CREEK:  Billy A. Taylor, 82, of Bennett State Road, Silver Creek, died Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at his residence. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley E. (Mason) Taylor who died December 1, 2019.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday evening from 7-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Leamon, pastor of Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, Silver Creek, officiating.  Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek.

Covid 19 restrictions will be observed, masks are required and occupancy is limited to 33% (approximately 50 people in the funeral home at a time).

A complete obituary will appear Friday.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on September 5th, 2020

CASSADAGA:  David A. Carpenter, 77, of Ball Road, Cassadaga, died Saturday, August 8th, 2020 in the Town of Arkwright.  He was born in Jamestown, on August 23, 1942, the son of the late Floyd “Spike” and Virginia (Davison) Carpenter, Sr.

David lived at the former McClenathan’s Trailer Court, Fredonia for 30 years (from 1965-1995) before moving to the Town of Arkwright.

He worked as a Truck Driver for a total of 37 years.  David loved truck driving, it was in his blood.  He started in 1969 with A. Sam & Sons, hauling produce and then drove for several companies until 1979, when he was hired by Red Wing in Fredonia.  He continued to drive for Red Wing & Carriage House for 26 years, until December 31, 2005, when they dissolved the fleet.  He pulled single, double & triple axle trailers.   David was a “Proud Professional Truck Driver.”

He enjoyed riding motorcycles and had several over his lifetime.  Even after he went on oxygen for health reasons, he would strap the tank on and go riding.  David enjoyed watching “Old Time TV Programs” and going on family vacations, mostly to Tennessee and Pigeon Forge.  He also enjoyed going fishing and going out to eat-especially at McDonald’s to meet up with his guy friends for coffee & conversation.  David’s bed partner was his beloved Daschund (weiner dog) “Patches.”

Survivors include his wife June M. (Snyder) Carpenter of Cassadaga, whom he married 55 years ago on June 19, 1965, in South Dayton and whom he loved until the day he died, a daughter, Candace M. Glowniak, of Cassadaga; two sons Michael A. (LaVonne) Carpenter, of Brocton; John A. (Denise Lopez) Carpenter, of Sinclairville; and a brother, Floyd Carpenter, Jr., of Florida.  Also surviving are a sister-in-law Ethel Carpenter of Brocton and three grandchildren, Travis Carpenter, Quintina (Jacob) Steinhoff and Ida Lewis.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by an infant brother Wayne Carpenter, a brother James Carpenter, Sr. and a grandson Leonard Ecker.

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held Saturday morning, September 12th, at 10 o’clock in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fredonia with Rev. Kenneth Pratt, officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.

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

mark on September 5th, 2020

FORESTVILLE:  AnnMarie Karoczun, 69, of Pearl Street, Forestville, died Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Rochester, NY on November 26, 1950, the daughter of the late Alexander Karoczun and Nora (Barrett) Karoczun Cardozo.

Survivors include a sister, Catherine Cardozo, of California and a nephew Michael, Debi & Grayson Cardozo.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her grandparents John & Caroline (Hart) Barrett, uncles Dave Barrett, John Barrett, II, Charles Barrett and an aunt Helen Stringham.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday morning from 10-11 AM, from where a Catholic Burial Service will be conducted at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Joseph Walter, officiating.   Private Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia, NY.

The family suggests memorials may be sent to the Autism Society, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 305, Rockville, MD 20852.

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

mark on September 2nd, 2020

BRODHEAD, KY:  Donald F. Hubbard, 83, a resident of Rockcastle Health & Rehabilitation Center, Brodhead, KY, formerly of Mosher Road, South Dayton, died Monday, August 31st, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in Gowanda, on October 20, 1936, the son of the late F. Clarence and Ruth N. (Bernett) Hubbard.

Don served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.  He worked as a Millwright for the Millwright Union Local in Olean, for 5 years retiring in 1999. Don also worked as a Maintenance Manager for the former Petri Baking Products, Silver Creek, for 27 years, starting with them when they were the former Petri Homelite Cookies.

He was a member of Hanover Masonic Lodge #152 F&AM, Forestville and was an avid motorcyclist and fisherman.

Survivors include two sons Brian (Sally) Hubbard, of North Collins; Marty (Tammy) Hubbard, of East Bernstadt, KY; two sisters, Margaret (Lynn) Engel, of Key West, FL; Elaine, of Tampa, FL. and a brother, Charles (Phyllis) Hubbard, of South Dayton;  Also surviving are five grandchildren, six great grandchild and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Mary Lou (Bartholomew) Hubbard, who died on July 10, 2013.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday evening from 6-8 PM.  A Graveside Service will be held Friday morning from Cottage Cemetery at 11 o’clock, with Rev. David Watson officiating.  Due to COVID restrictions, masks are required and the capacity of the funeral home is 33% (approximately 53 people).

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

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mark on August 29th, 2020

MillerKFORESTVILLE:  Kenneth L. Miller, Jr., 88, of Cedar Street, Forestville, NY, died Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk.  He was born in Wildwood, NJ on May 31, 1932, the son of the late Kenneth L. and Dorothy L. (LeGates) Miller, Sr.

Ken was a graduate of Cape May High School, Cape May, NJ, Class of 1950 and graduated from Haverford College in Haverford, PA in 1954, with a Bachelors (BS) in Biology.  Mr. Miller took various courses at Temple University & Penn State related to Dairy Foods Manufacturing.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1957 as a Hospital Corpsman II.  Ken attended Bootcamp & Hospital Corps School in Bainbridge, MD. He was attached to the US Marines Recruit Dept. at Parris Island, SC until his discharge.

Ken spent his entire career in Dairy Food Production Management.  He worked for Sealtest Foods, Lehigh Valley Dairy, Fairman Food, Knudsen Corp., Vice President of Dunkirk Ice Cream and Superintendent of the Jam & Jelly and Catsup Department at the former Red Wing Co., Fredonia.  Ken was a Trustee of the former Village of Forestville from 1995-1998 and served as Mayor from 1998-2004.  He enjoyed reading and antiques.  Ken was an American Military Buff, being interested in the World Wars and especially the Civil War.  He also enjoyed the Buffalo Bills and his 2 Shih-tzu dogs “Elizabeth” & “Victoria”.

Survivors include his wife Linda K. (Kuciapinski) Miller of Forestville, whom he married on October 22, 1988, at Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk, two daughters, Rebecca (Eric Worden) Smith, of Batavia; Laura (Don Getz) Schantz, of Emmaus, PA; two sons Loren (Trish) Smith, of Cassadaga; Bruce (Carol) Miller, of Alburtus, PA; and a sister, Nancy (Andy) Knopp, of Delaware & Florida.  Also surviving are daughter in law Kathy Miller of Breinigsville, PA, eight grandchildren-Cameron Smith, Chris, Eric, Jennifer & Kelsey Miller, Kyra & Meghan Stella and Brandon Schantz.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son Kenneth L. Miller, III, who died July 29, 2020.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced.

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.

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mark on August 28th, 2020

PanekNFORESTVILLE:  Nancy L. Panek, 70, of Creek Road, Forestville, died Monday, August 24th, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, following a short illness.  Nancy was born in Silver Creek, on February 9, 1950, the daughter of the late Michael and Lillian (Gawronski) Panek.

She was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1968, worked for Bailey Manufacturing for several years, Merritt Estate Winery and the former Johnson Adult Home, all of Forestville.  Nancy was a former member of the Forestville Fire Department as Fire Police and the Chautauqua County Volunteer Fire Police Response Team.  She enjoyed sewing and taking care of animals.

Survivors include a daughter, Stacey (Jasen) Erick, of Fredonia; a son, Jeffrey (Kristin) Kuciapinski, of Downington, PA; two sisters, Rose Hafner, Rita Lathrop, and a brother, Donald Panek.  She is also survived by her longtime companion Stan Jopek of Forestville, five grandchildren Madeline, Emma, Lily Kuciapinski, Brooke & Laural Erick and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a sister Theresa Schmidt and two brothers Richard and Walter Panek.

There will be no visitation observed.  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 Chautauqua County Volunteer Fire Police Assn, Inc. 2 Academy Street, Suite A, Mayville, NY 14757 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 or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on August 22nd, 2020

PanekWCHERRY CREEK:  Walter Michael Panek, 76, of South Road, Rt. 83, Cherry Creek, died Friday, August 21st, 2020 at UPMC Hamot, following a short illness.  He was born in Silver Creek, on February 19, 1944, the son of the late Michael and Lillian (Gawronski) Panek.

Walt worked as an Equipment Operator for H. Olsen & Sons Contractors, Inc. Forestville, for 55 years.  He was a member of the NRA, was generous and kind hearted, enjoyed helping people and loved animals.

Survivors include two daughters, Kimberley A. (Kenneth) Cowen, of Littleton, NC; Kelley (Daniel) Ivett, of South Dayton; three sisters, Rose Hafner, Nancy (Stan Jopek) Panek, Rita Lathrop and a brother, Donald Panek.  Also surviving are his Fiance- Mary Ellis Kline of Forestville, four grandchildren Kristopher (Monica) Cowen, Kyle (Emma Kunkle) Cowen, Garrett (Sarah) Ivett, Grant (Allison Verstraete) Ivett, four great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister Theresa Schmidt and a brother Richard Panek.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday from 4-7 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Brad Ringer, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.  Due to COVID restrictions, masks are required and we are limited to 33% capacity (approximately 53 people in the funeral home at a time)

The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on August 13th, 2020

CrowellASOUTH DAYTON:  Alan R. Crowell, 69, of Bartlett Hill Road, South Dayton, passed away Monday, August 10th 2020, at his daughter’s residence in Forestville, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Silver Creek, on October 23, 1950, the son of Marilyn “Mickey” (Valentine) Crowell, of South Dayton and the late Richard Crowell.

Alan was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1969.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973 and was aboard the USS Forrestal.  Alan worked for the former Great Lakes Printing in Dunkirk for approximately 20 years and as a Technical Sales Representative for McDermitt Printing in Colorado, retiring in 2009. He was a member and past master of Hanover Lodge #152 F&AM, Forestville and in 1994 was the youngest Grand Master in New York State and was a past member of the former Frank Acquavia Memorial Post #1344 American Legion, Dunkirk.

Alan loved to write music, sing & play guitar.  Many friends and family enjoyed his musical talents through the years. Alan also liked to fish, ride motorcycle, cook and work with wood.  He loved a good time, a funny joke and his word puzzles.  It was a life well lived and we are grateful to have shared this journey with him.

Survivors include three daughters, Robin Zeman, of Hampton, VA; Tessa Zemgulys, of Chicago, IL; Kayme (Henry) Gianatasio, of Chicago, IL; a son, Jeffrey (Moriah) Keddie, of Fredonia; and a sister, Linda (Sherman Bailey) Hall, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one niece & one nephew.

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 Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or Forestville Wesleyan Church, 9495 Prospect Road, Forestville, NY 14062.

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

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mark on August 12th, 2020

RANDOLPH:  Philip H. Schneider, 82, of Jamestown Street IRA, Randolph, formerly of Cherry Creek, died Monday, August 10th, 2020 at UPMC Chautauqua at WCA Hospital, Jamestown.  He was born in Chicago, IL on December 2, 1937, the son of the late Howard and Alice (Wenban) Schneider.

Philip had a beautiful smile and a strong personality.  He loved the attention he was given over the years by the several staff members, who cared for him.  Philip loved dressing nicely and wearing his beloved Fedora hats.  He also enjoyed ice cream socials, his morning coffee, head bumps (to express his love and appreciation) and back rubs. He is also survived by his beloved family of caregivers at the WNYDDSO, who cared for him for several years and who will miss him dearly.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother and a sister.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday afternoon from 1-2 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held at 2 o’clock, with Pastor Fred Holdridge, officiating.  Private Interment will be in Jolls Cemetery, Perrysburg.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

 

mark on August 10th, 2020

CarpenterDCASSADAGA:  David A. Carpenter, 77, of Ball Road, Cassadaga, died Saturday, August 8th, 2020 in the Town of Arkwright.  He was born in Jamestown, on August 23, 1942, the son of the late Floyd “Spike” and Virginia (Davison) Carpenter, Sr.

David lived at the former McClenathan’s Trailer Court, Fredonia for 30 years (from 1965-1995) before moving to the Town of Arkwright.

He worked as a Truck Driver for a total of 37 years.  David loved truck driving, it was in his blood.  He started in 1969 with A. Sam & Sons, hauling produce and then drove for several companies until 1979, when he was hired by Red Wing in Fredonia.  He continued to drive for Red Wing & Carriage House for 26 years, until December 31, 2005, when they dissolved the fleet.  He pulled single, double & triple axle trailers.   David was a “Proud Professional Truck Driver.”

He enjoyed riding motorcycles and had several over his lifetime.  Even after he went on oxygen for health reasons, he would strap the tank on and go riding.  David enjoyed watching “Old Time TV Programs” and going on family vacations, mostly to Tennessee and Pigeon Forge.  He also enjoyed going fishing and going out to eat-especially at McDonald’s to meet up with his guy friends for coffee & conversation.  David’s bed partner was his beloved Daschund (weiner dog) “Patches.”

Survivors include his wife June M. (Snyder) Carpenter of Cassadaga, whom he married 55 years ago on June 19, 1965, in South Dayton and whom he loved until the day he died, a daughter, Candace M. Glowniak, of Cassadaga; two sons Michael A. (LaVonne) Carpenter, of Brocton; John A. (Denise Lopez) Carpenter, of Sinclairville; and a brother, Floyd Carpenter, Jr., of Florida.  Also surviving are a sister-in-law Ethel Carpenter of Brocton and three grandchildren, Travis Carpenter, Quintina (Jacob) Steinhoff and Ida Lewis.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by an infant brother Wayne Carpenter, a brother James Carpenter, Sr. and a grandson Leonard Ecker.

There will be no visitation observed.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Time and place to be announced.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.

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