mark on July 24th, 2021

FREDONIA:  Dale S. Wilkinson, age 71 of Fredonia, died suddenly Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Buffalo General Hospital.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.  

 

mark on July 23rd, 2021

IRVING:  Maureen F. Hilliker, 89, of Versailles Road, Irving, died Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Buffalo, on November 20, 1931, the daughter of the late Jefferson Ham and Leora (Cooksey) Ham Bromley.

  Maureen was a former member of the Gowanda Moose Lodge #651, Ladies of the Moose and enjoyed camping, crocheting & cooking.

  Survivors include two sons Michael A. (Sheryl) Hilliker, of Forestville; and Kelly Hilliker, of Westfield.  Also surviving are four grandchildren; Brian (Pamela) Hilliker of Fredonia, Scott Hilliker of Westfield, Molly (James) Bristol of Richmond, VA, Dana (Amanda) Hilliker of Ocala, FL, six great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Allen G. Hilliker, whom she married on October 22, 1949 in St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Silver Creek and who died Jan 1, 2011, four sisters June Greer, Bea Hilliker, Judy Ellison, Betty Bridges, three brothers Jack D. Ham, Charles Ham, Robert Ham, and step brother Norman Bromley.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  The family suggests memorials may be made to either the Silver Creek Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, 162 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136 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.

mark on July 5th, 2021

CHERRY CREEK:  LindaJo Stalker, 71, of Cherry Creek-Leon Road, Cherry Creek, died Friday, July 2nd, 2021 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, following a short illness.  She was born in Royal Oak, MI on April 18, 1950, the daughter of Betty Jane (Berry) Saylor and the late Delbert W. Saylor.

  LindaJo worked with her husband, David, at Complete Auto Repair Service, Cherry Creek, where she assisted him with the day to day operations of the business, previously helped him sell cars and at one time tied grapes for the Payne family in Forestville.  LindaJo was a member of the former Cherry Creek Order of Eastern Stars.  She enjoyed scratch-off tickets, pull tabs, casinos, cooking, flower gardening and spending time with her family.

  Surviving besides her mother are her husband David G. Stalker of Cherry Creek whom she married on March 15, 1966, in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clawson, Michigan, a daughter, Eva (Bruce) Gadewoltz, of Forestville; three sons Michael Stalker, Sr. of Perrysburg; Jason (Rhonda) Stalker, of Irving; Eric (Cindy) Stalker, of Leon; five sisters, MaryJane (Charlie) Brown; Inez Saylor; Beth Collins; Bonnie (Duane) Lobbestael; Colleen Hythayer; four brothers, William (Suzanne) Saylor; Alfred Saylor; Steven Saylor; and Neil Saylor.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren-Ian & Emily Gizowski, Aaron (Elaine) Popielarz, Gabbi & Macadam Gadewoltz, Michael, Alex & Jimmy Stalker, Kacey, Nik & Miranda Stalker, Ryan Jackson, three great grandchildren Myra, Lily & Oaklee and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her father she was predeceased by two sisters Diane & Denise Saylor and a brother David Saylor.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, from where A Catholic Burial Service will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, from Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, officiating.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to ConnectLife, 4444 Bryant & Stratton Way, Williamsville, NY 14221 or to the Charity of One’s Choice.

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

mark on July 3rd, 2021

WESTFIELD:  Richard C. Majkowski, 88, a resident of Absolut Care of Westfield, formerly of Hamburg & Forestville, died Thursday, July 1st, 2021 at his residence following a short illness.  He was born in Buffalo, on August 9, 1932, the son of the late Henry and Jennie (Czarnecki) Majkowski.

  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and worked for the former Al-Tech Specialty Steel Dunkirk.  Richard was a member of the Hamburg VFW Post #1419.

  Survivors include three daughters, Jacqueline (Dennis Wilcox) Kulpa, of Silver Creek; Cynthia (Steve) Lawrie, of Dunkirk; Brenda Lee (Jeff) Leone, of Fredonia; a sister, Jennie Majkowski and a brother, Alvin (Elsie) Majkowski.  Also surviving are four grandsons, 1 granddaughter and many great grandchildren.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by two sisters Charlene Majkowski and Sandra Armstrong, three brothers Henry, Eugene & Donald Majkowski and son-in-law Henry “Barney” Kulpa.  Services are private and at the convenience of family.  Memorials in his memory may be made to the Sheridan VFW Memorial Post #6390, Rt. 20, Sheridan, NY 14135.

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

mark on June 26th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  James P. Teeter, 73, of King Road, Forestville, died Thursday, June 24th, 2021 at his residence, following a short illness.  He was born in Johnstown, PA on January 28, 1948, the son of the late Kenneth and Elsie (Rager) Teeter, Sr.

  James served in the U.S. Marines and worked as a Forklift Operator & Maintenance Technician for Goya Foods, Inc., Angola, for 40 years.  He loved gardening, cooking and his farm animals.

  Survivors include his wife Donna M. (Inman) Teeter of Forestville, whom he married on November 24, 1975 in Angola, a son, Edward (Joanna Jones) Teeter, of Westfield; a daughter, Stefanie Teeter, of Erie, PA; two sisters, Anna Craft, of Johnstown, PA; Patricia Frederickson, of Rochester; and a brother, Harry Teeter, of Johnstown, PA.  Also surviving are two grandchildren Xander and Lilly Teeter of Westfield and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by four brothers- David, William, Donald & Kenneth Teeter, Jr. and four sisters- Elsie Teeter, Clara Mae Teeter, Betty Ribblett and Lea Willett.

  At James’ request, there will be no services observed.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on June 25th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Mark S. Kuciapinski, 63, of Cedar Street, Forestville, died Monday, June 21st, 2021 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.  He was born in Dunkirk, on May 12, 1958, the son of the late Chester and Frances (Wojnarowski) Kuciapinski.

  Mark completed the Special Needs Program at BOCES and went on to The Resource Center.  He enjoyed the programs there, especially Art.  Mark received recognition for his accomplishments in Art at the Chautauqua County Fair and the Exceptional Art Exhibits held in Erie County.  He was quite adept with crayons, devising his own methods to create with them.  Music brought Mark much joy.  He was a fan of country music, musical theater, especially “Mary Poppins”, bagpipe music and Lawrence Welk.  He never missed a PBS Lawrence Welk rerun or a Richard Simmons show, where he was an active participant.

  Mark loved animals, especially horses and was a regular at “Centaur Stride”.  Always busy, he loved trips to the casino, his backyard pool, miniature golf, his putting green and golf on TV.  Mark loved to travel, especially by air, and stay in hotels.  He was always eager to participate in family reunion competitions and at parties.  Wedding receptions were his favorite- champagne toasts and dance with the bride.  You should have seen him at a Greek wedding!  Mark was quite a dancer before he became wheelchair-bound.  He enjoyed meeting people and always had a smile for his many caregivers.  Mark will be sadly and lovingly missed by his extended family and all who knew him.  As his nephew Loren once remarked, “As we grow older, uncle Mark just stays Forever Young.”

  Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Ann Panzica, and Linda Miller, both of Forestville.  Also surviving are nieces & nephews Loren (Trish Catalano) Smith, Rebecca (Eric) Worden, Kevin (Nicole Maynard) Kuciapinski, Kyle (Dan) Crisci, and great nieces & nephews Cameron Smith, Kyra Stella, Meghan Stella, Knox, Tage & Bram Crisci.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Ronald Kuciapinski and brothers-in-law Alfanzo Panzica and Kenneth Miller.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 11 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.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to Forestville Fire Department, Inc. PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.  To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

mark on June 16th, 2021

BOSTON, NY:  Timothy Joseph Abram, 66, of Boston, NY, passed away Friday, June 11th, 2021.  He was born in Jamestown, on October 30, 1954, the third of eleven siblings of the late Donald Abram and Dolores M. (Stawiarski) Abram, of Sheridan.

  He was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School, Class of 1972 (graduating by the skin of his teeth, as he would be the first to admit.)  High School was more about socializing than studying.  He was the cool kid everyone wanted to be friends with, and he was a friend to all.  His working career was spent at Carlton/Moog Industries, East Aurora, as a test & measurement technician.

  Tim derived some of his greatest pleasure in time spent with his immediate family and numerous cousins while immersed in recalling humorous anecdotes and youthful escapades from the past, often coming as first time news to his parents.  He was an avid fan of football, hockey and golf.  For many years, he would gather with family members to watch and cheer on his favorite teams.

  Tim enjoyed cooking and often delivered spaghetti or soup to appreciative family and friends.  His greatest talent though, was his ability to make a party wherever he was.  In younger years, he was known to host unforgettable Halloween parties which would draw people from miles around.  Tim treasured friendships made from decades past and kept them throughout his lifetime.  He will be remembered for his unruly red hair, quick wit and exuberant laugh.  Sadly, his passing leaves a huge void in the lives and hearts of his mother, siblings, their families and his many friends.  Rest easy dear Tim, as you reunite with dad and Baby Jane.

  Surviving besides his mother are nine siblings, Stephen (Patricia) Abram, Mary Ellen (David) Watson, Diana (Jeffrey) Schmitt, Michele (John) Szymonik, Kevin (Angela) Abram, Patricia (Gregory) Cook, Anne Abram, Paul (Marilyn) Abram and Matt (Karen) Abram.  Also surviving are his brother-in-law James Dillon, special friend Lynn Cichocki, his beloved cat “Dax” and numerous nieces & nephews.  Besides his father he was predeceased by a sister Jennifer Dillon.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and private interment will be in Sheridan Center Cemetery, Town of Sheridan.

  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.

SILVER CREEK:  Phyllis Kohler, 80, of Monroe Street, Silver Creek, died Friday, February 5th, 2021 at St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA, following COVID induced pneumonia.  She was born in Brocton, on June 16, 1940, the daughter of the late Anthony and Frances (Giordano) Syracuse.

John A. “Jack” Kohler, 91, of Silver Creek, passed away at his home with family by his side, Thursday, April 22nd, 2021.  He was born in Silver Creek, on August 21, 1929, the son of the late George and Emma (Yonker) Kohler, Sr.

Survivors include two sons John T. (Bethany) Kohler, Andrew C. (Genesis) Kohler, and a daughter, Melinda (Michael) Johnson.  Also surviving are Phyllis’ brother, Thomas (Stella) Syracuse, three grandchildren John Joseph Kohler, Michael Wyatt Johnson and Quinlan Jack Kohler, three great grandchildren Roan, Rorik & Jace, and nieces & nephews James, Jacque, Cindy & Marc.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 11 o’clock from the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 633 Church Street, Farnham, NY.

Private interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek.

Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.

mark on June 11th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Mikala M. Worden, 20, of Water Street, Forestville, passed away unexpectedly, due to medical reasons, at her residence Saturday, November 21st, 2020.

She was born in Dunkirk, on May 21, 2000, the daughter of Randy and Michelle (Struwe) Worden, of Forestville.

  Mikala was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 2019.  She enjoyed painting, doing pictures, camping, being with friends and family & playing with her dog “Kiara”.

  Survivors include two sisters, Amanda Worden, Breanna Worden and a brother, Travis Worden.  Also surviving are her maternal grandparents Jeffrey & Carol (Orlikowski) Struwe, maternal great grandmother Jean Struwe, nieces Layla, Miranda, Katya & Brooklyn, a nephew Jayceon and several aunts & uncles.  She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents Kenneth & Audrey (Blair) Worden, Jr. and a uncle Dan-Dan Struwe.

   A Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2 o’clock from the American Legion, 7353 Erie Road, Derby, NY 14047.  Masks will be required.  Please join in sharing memories of her life.  

  Private interment will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

 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 June 10th, 2021

FORESTVILLE:  Karen L. Ellis, 72, of Forestville, passed away Sunday, June 6th, 2021 peacefully, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.  She was born in Silver Creek, on January 2, 1949, the daughter of the late Cecil A. and Ella S. (Summerton) Brown.

  Karen was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1967, worked as a Bookkeeper for the former Marine Midland Bank in several local branches, for 20 years and also worked as a Tax Preparer for H&R Block for approximately 20 years.

  She enjoyed living on the family farm, taking care of animals and previously participated in 4-H.

  Survivors include a brother, Marshall Brown, of Dunkirk and multiple nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Paul T. Ellis, whom she married on June 10, 1972 in the Sheridan United Methodist Church and died May 17, 2021, they are now reunited for their anniversary, and by two brothers James A. Brown who died April 26, 1979 and Warren K. Brown who died March 13, 1996.

  There will be no visitation observed.  Graveside services will be held on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, in the Pioneer Cemetery, Bennett State Road, Forestville, with Rev. David Watson, pastor of the Sheridan United Methodist Church, officiating.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to the Forestville Fire Department, Inc. PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.

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