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Obituary Notice – David J. Szumigala

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FREDONIA:  David J. Szumigala, 71, of Lamberton Road, Fredonia, died Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in the Town of Sheridan, on November 12, 1946, the son of the late Joseph and Stephanie (Rusnaczyk) Szumigala.

He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1966.  Mr. Szumigala worked for the former Plymouth Tube, Dunkirk, and the former AJ Falcone Farms.  He also worked as a Truck Driver for Add Lumber Co. Dunkirk for 14 years.  Mr. Szumigala enjoyed deer hunting.

Survivors include his wife Margaret “Peggy” (Seekings) Szumigala, of Fredonia, whom he married July 1, 1972, in the Town of Sheridan, a son, David M. (Amy Decker) Szumigala, of Fredonia; a sister, Barb Hopf, of Lesburg, FL; two brothers, Timothy (Kris) Szumigala, of North Carolina; Adrian (Pat) Szumigala, of Florida and a sister in law Norma Szumigala of Arcade.  Also surviving are 1 granddaughter Haley Marie Szumigala and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Joseph Szumigala and 2 sisters Stephanie Szumigala and Theresa Graff.

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

The family suggests memorials may be made 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



  • Leonard Russ
    Posted November 27, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    My sisters, Judy Lawton, Dee Smith, Trish Findlay, and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of Terry Graph last summer, and now the loss of David. We will remember you and your families in our prayers and cherish our memories of them always.

    Love, Leonard Russ and all of us

  • Cheryl Crandall
    Posted December 3, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of our cousins. Love and prayers, Camelia Crandall and family. Las Vegas, NV

  • Peggy Szumigala
    Posted November 4, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you for all the prayers and thoughtful comments. I feel lost without him. I’m trying to make it thru the days but will never be the same. Very difficult to be alone. This month will be one year since his passing. Trying to pick up the pieces of my life. You all have a special place in my heart. Thank you!!

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