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Obituary Notice – Lorraine S. Roehner

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RoehnerL2RoehnerL1FORESTVILLE:  Lorraine S. Roehner, 80, “The Flower Lady” of Pearl Street, Forestville, died Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, after a short illness.  She was a life-long resident of Forestville and was born in Silver Creek,  on October 4, 1935, the daughter of the late Walter “Ed” and Dorothy D. (Ward) Sausaman.

Mrs. Roehner was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1953.  She worked at the Office of Admissions for Fredonia State University and later was the first female school bus driver for Forestville Central School, where she worked for 22 years.  Mrs. Roehner was also a cheerleading advisor for 5 years at Forestville Central School.  She was an avid sports fan & especially enjoyed the Yankees & Bills, was a longtime bowler at the former Forest Lanes, Forestville and combined her artistic talent along with her passion for flowers into a 40 year business, making & selling silk flower arrangements.  Her “Creations by Lorraine” silk plants continue to decorate many offices & homes throughout Western New York.  Mrs. Roehner was a longtime vendor at craft shows throughout Western New York.  She married Edward Roehner on August 9, 1958 & shared 57 years until his death on June 3, 2015.

Survivors include 3 sons, John of North Charleston, SC, Rob (Maria) of Silver Creek, Mark (Joyce) of Chuluota, FL, 2 daughters, Sandra (Kerry) Vickers of North Charleston, SC, Traci (Edward) Domenico of Forestville and sisters Betty Lodinsky of Cherry Valley, NY and Bonnie (Edward) Ellman of Rochester .  Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by a brother George Sausaman.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and on Thursday from 1-2 pm, from where Funeral Services will follow at 2 o’clock, with Rev. David Watson officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, Chestnut Street, Forestville, NY 14062. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

6 Comments

  • Dave & Marge Gostomski
    Posted October 13, 2015 at 9:53 am

    So sorry to hear about Lorraine’s passing. She was such a bubbly, creative, wonderful person. We spent a lot of time talking with her and Ed…especially at craft shows. She missed Ed when he left this earth. Now she is again with him. Our prayers are with her and her family. RIP, Lorraine.

  • Barbara Yochym
    Posted October 14, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Mark & Family – So sorry to read about your mom. She and your dad were great bus drivers and supporters for all of us. Barb Yochym

  • Kelly
    Posted October 14, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I was sorry to hear of Mrs.Roehner passing away. She was such a nice lady. I worked at the store so i saw her almost everyday.she would play the lottery,and we would talk a bit. She will be missed.

  • Barbara Bartlett (Edwards)
    Posted October 15, 2015 at 12:17 am

    So very sorry to hear of Mrs Roehners passing. She was a wonderful woman and had left a lifelong impression on me and all that were lucky to have known her over the years. She was sweet, caring and loved life. I had not seen her in years, but will treasure the memories her always. She is with our Lord and Mr Roehner now. I will pray for her and all the family and friends who will miss her dearly. May you RIP Mrs Roehner, you deserve a rest until all are called back to Heaven.

  • Cindy Yochym
    Posted October 16, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Your mother and father were so supportive and caring to our family. What a great presence they were to us kids growing up in the Forestville school. I’m grateful that Mr. and Mrs. Roehner were in my life.

  • Kim Hoffend
    Posted October 16, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    We re so sorry to all of you. She was such a wonderful lady. our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
    Kim Hoffend & The Harvies

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