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Obituary Notice-Earl G. Town

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TownEarlDunkirk:  Earl G. Town, 90, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, died Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at Brooks Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Forestville on July 14, 1924, the son of the late Grover M. and Lottie (Spurr) Town.

Mr. Town was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1942 and served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945, during WW II.  He retired with 33 years of service as a Rural Letter Carrier from the US Postal Service in Forestville.  He also was a part-time school bus driver for 17 years for Forestville Central School.

Mr. Town was a member of Forestville United Methodist Church and was a life member and past Post Commander of the J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.  He was also a life member of Cherry Creek VFW Post #2522 (since 1993), a life member of DAV Chapter #142 (since 1989) and was the oldest living Past Chautauqua County Commander of the American Legion (1955 to 1956).  Mr. Town was an avid bowler, being inducted into the Dunkirk Bowling Association Hall of Fame and was a former member of the Village of Forestville Board.

Survivors include two sons Carter (Mary Ann) Town, of Dunkirk, Dr. Donald (Nancy Bergstrom) Town, of El Segundo, CA and a daughter, Debra (Roy) Seyferth, of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.  Also surviving are 2 grandchildren Amy (Michael) Dyczewski of Wexford, PA, Shawn Town of Jacksonville, FL, 3 great grandchildren Genevieve Town, Chloe & Lia Dyczewski and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife Violet G. (Kear) Town, whom he married June 1, 1946 in Weedville, PA and who died November 29, 2011, by 3 sisters Edna Johnston, Marian Schlick, Alice Lester and by a brother Russell Town.

There will be no visitation observed.  Memorial Services will be held from the Forestville United Methodist Church, 3 Park Street, Forestville, on Saturday morning, March 28th at 10:30 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, Chestnut Street, Forestville, NY 14062 or to J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953 Building Fund, PO Box 492, Forestville, NY 14062.  A special and heartfelt thank you is extended to all the caring individuals and dedicated staff of the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center and for their continuous care and support.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home Forestville.  To post condolences go to



  • Donna Zuchowski
    Posted January 17, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Keeping your family in our thoughts. It was a pleasure visiting with your Dad each week at the Country Store at the County Home.

    Donna and Neil Zuchowski

  • helen burlett
    Posted January 21, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Dear Carter and MaryAnn,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Memories of past times are healing, often softened with tears.

    Sincerely, Helen Burlett

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