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Obituary Notice – Douglas F. Hahn

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HahnDFORESTVILLE:  Douglas F. Hahn, 78, of Water Street, Forestville, died Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at his residence, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Buffalo on May 9, 1939, the son of the late Frederick and Berle (Valentine) Hahn.

Mr. Hahn served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, worked for the former Republic Steel in South Park, as a Laborer and worked as a Carpenter for the former L.G. Hall Building Contractor, Inc. Forestville.

He was a member of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.  Mr. Hahn enjoyed hunting and fishing, which is a love he shared with his sons.  He also loved working with wood, sharing many of his projects with family & friends.  Mr. Hahn enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, especially attending his granddaughter’s sporting events and hunting with his step grandsons.

Survivors include his wife Judith M. (Gestwicki) Hahn, of Forestville, whom he married February 5, 1966, in St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville, two sons Daniel (Marcy) Hahn, of Cassadaga; Jeff (Cindy) Hahn, of Forestville; and a twin sister Doris Hahn of Orchard Park.  Also surviving are a granddaughter Alyssa Hahn, two step grandsons Scott Walters, Sr. & Dylan Walters, a step great grandson Scott Walters, Jr. and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Arthur E. Hahn and a step grandson Todd “TJ” Walters, Jr.

There will be no visitation observed.  A Memorial Service will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock from Riles and Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, pastor of Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church- St. Rose of Lima, officiating.  Military Services will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville in the funeral home, following services.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750 or to the Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.  To post condolences go to



  • Bonnie Pazda
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Judy, I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. My deepest sympathy for you and the family.

  • Jim & Karrie Gestwicki
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    We are sadden to hear about the passing of Doug. He will be missed greatly! He was such a loving and warm man. He will always be in our thoughts. Our condolences to Judy and sons. Time will heal the loss. Doug left us all with fond memories!

    Our love,
    Jim and Karrie

  • Kelly Baumgarden
    Posted December 29, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Doug, he was such a nice man. I am so sorry fir your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • William Ferneza
    Posted January 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss,he will be missed. Our condolences to your family.

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