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FORESTVILLE:  Patricia S. “Sue” Thompson, 74, of Rt. 39 Forestville, passed away Friday, October 22nd, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.  She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 26, 1947, the daughter of the late Joseph and Hazel (Guntrum) Runyan.

  Sue was a graduate of Knoch High School, Class of 1965 and attended the Sewickley Hospital School of Nursing.  She worked as a Service Advisor for Independent Health Buffalo, previously working for Nova before it was purchased by Independent Health.  She was also a Real Estate Agent for ERA at one time.  Sue was a member of the Forestville Branch of the Fredonia Garden Club, where she helped decorate the town and volunteered with the Lakeshore Humane Society.  She loved animals, gardening, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, enjoyed playing cards, socializing and was one of “The Golden Girls.”

  Survivors include her husband Lee E. Thompson of Forestville, a daughter, Roberta “Missi” Johnson, of Jamestown; a son, Joseph (MaryEvelyn) Pifer, of Corry, PA; two step daughters, Ellen (Raul Diaz) Tafel, of Pittsburgh, PA; Sarah Tafel, of Pittsburgh, PA; a step son, Christopher (Colleena) Thompson, of Florida; and a sister, Marcy (Mike) Wiant, of Rimersburg, PA.  Also surviving are two grandchildren Natasha and Abigail and three step grandchildren Sabastian, Felix & Marina.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband Paul I. Tafel, Sr., a brother Edward Holland and her a son Paul I. “PT” Tafel, Jr., who died on March 3, 2016.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 2-4 PM from where Funeral Services will be held at 4 o’clock.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048 or to the Fredonia Garden Club, % Ila Merryweather, Treas., 19 Skyeandro Drive, Fredonia, NY 14063.  To post condolences or memories go to

4 Comments on Obituary Notice – Patricia S. “Sue” Thompson

  1. Angela Metz says:

    My Sincere Sympathy to Lee, Joe, Missi and all of Sue’s family. Sue was my dear friend for many years even though we lived miles apart. She was caring, thoughtful,fun loving, creative with a personality and smile that could light up a room. I have been honored to call her friend and I loved her like a sister. The memories we made over the years will last forever. Miss you but I know you are at peace.

  2. Randy Carlson says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Lee. Sue was such a joy to know, her personality, smile and laughter would just light up the room. We all adored her and I know my mom just loved her. We are sending our prayers for you and your family. Just know that she is now in a better place and I’m sure she is a welcomed participant in the daily “Bitch” game. I can hear them all laughing and carrying on.

  3. Myrna Moran says:

    So sorry for your loss. I was close friends with Sue when we were in nursing school.

  4. Kim Keel says:

    I have so many memories of Sue when we worked at NOVA together. Always willing to give a hand and always smiling. Although, since I been in Charlotte I have not seen her in many years she would send me a note on Facebook every once in while. I loved seeing pictures that Karen Federowicz (Seasteadt) and Sue Caya would post. Rest In Peace my friend.

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