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Obituary Notice – Paula J. Troutman

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SOUTH DAYTON:  Paula J. Troutman, 60, of North Hill Road, South Dayton, passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 1st, 2024 at her residence. She was born in Jamestown on September 26, 1963, the daughter of Donald Butcher, Sr., of Fredonia and the late Josephine (Blotner) Chase.

  Paula was a graduate of Pine Valley Central School, Class of 1981 and received her Master’s Degree from Fredonia State.  She was currently a Principal at Fredonia Middle School, Fredonia and started as a Science Teacher at Pine Valley Central School.

  Paula enjoyed golfing, gardening, cooking, being involved with her grandchildren, trips to casinos with her husband, traveling, family trips to Siesta, FL and loved watching her son coach basketball.

  Survivors include her husband, Daniel R. Troutman of South Dayton, whom she married on May 14th, 1983, in the former St. Hedwig’s RC Church in Dunkirk, three daughters, Danielle (Ryan) Arnone, of Lake View; Kourtney (Michael) Almeida, of Hamburg; Justina (Neil) Young, of Forestville; a son, Cody (Alexa) Troutman, of Ellicottville; a sister, Janise (Don) Rhoades, of Conewango Valley; three brothers, James (Jerry) Butcher, of Angola; Donald (Peggy) Butcher Jr., of Perrysburg; and Chas Butcher, of Montreal, Canada.  Also surviving are six grandchildren; Jax & Brooks Arnone, Olivia & Harper Almeida, Kennedy & Blake Young, her granddogs “Rosie” & “Diggs” Troutman, several nieces & nephews, and great nieces & nephews.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  There will be no funeral services observed.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to Forestville Fire Department, Inc., PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or South Dayton Fire Department, PO Box 88, South Dayton, NY 14138.

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


  • Chasity Lynch
    Posted January 3, 2024 at 10:01 am

    I am so sorry to hear this it just brings so many tears. I just saw you at the gymnastics meet you looked great as always. I’m so happy I gave you a hug that first time I found out your granddaughter was in gymnastics. You were the reason I got into Science and ended up going to college for it. Great coach who always push me. A light in everyone’s life you will be truly missed Paula RIP.

  • Katy Berner-Wallen
    Posted January 3, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    Oh Troutman family, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you as this loss must feel insurmountable right now. Paula was a mentor of mine when I began teaching in PV as a young 21 year old, and again when I began my career in admin. Paula was always so welcoming and inclusive and made everyone feel welcome, heard, and loved in her orbit. Thank you for sharing her with the world. She will be so missed.

    Posted January 3, 2024 at 4:40 pm

    R.I.P. PAULA.

  • Jeff Ortel
    Posted January 4, 2024 at 10:58 am

    I cannot imagine the pain and heartache you’re feeling. I am praying for your peace and comfort.

  • Tammy Whalen
    Posted January 4, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    So sorry for your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Claudette M Baldwin
    Posted January 4, 2024 at 8:50 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the Troutman family. She was a wonderful loving person in all the lives she touched.

  • Marti and Cliff Potter
    Posted January 7, 2024 at 4:06 pm

    We are extremely sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. We remember Paula as a fine student, a great teacher and a wonderful wife and mother. Our prayers are with her family.

  • Judith Rose
    Posted January 7, 2024 at 6:13 pm

    Jim and I were so horribly shocked to hear of Paula’s passing. She was a wonderful person, wife, mother sister….She absolutely loved her family. Our prayers are for all of you during this incredibly painful time.

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  • Donna Bjurlin
    Posted January 17, 2024 at 7:25 am

    Dan, I’m so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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