Miscellaneous Chautauqua County, New York Obituaries

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Ella Mae Coleman
Ella Mae Coleman, 94, of 5 W. 13th St., died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 1999) in University Park, Ill. She was born June 17, 1905, in Coy, Ala., the daughter of Willie and Molly West McPherson. A member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, she assisted her husband in the affairs of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Farnham and Good Hope Baptist Church in Dunkirk. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Ollis Coleman, whom she married in 1934 and who died July 11, 1970. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Emmanuel Baptist Church. The Rev. Leroy Walker, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are by Power, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home. 

David H. Emke
SOUTH DAYTON - David H. Emke, 61, of South Dayton-Silver Creek Road, South Dayton, died at 1:26 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 23, 1999) in his home. He was born Aug. 21, 1938, in Conewango Valley, the son of the late Charles and Esther Irene Emke Killock. He owned and operated a dairy farm for 27 years and was a former dairy herdsman for Braymillers in Lawton, N.Y., for 15 years. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the New York State Horsemans Association. Surviving are his wife, Diane M. Webber Emke, whom he married July 4, 1958; four sons: Dennis K. Emke of Cherry Creek, Dwayne R. Emke of South Dayton, Daryl C. Emke of Gowanda and David R. Emke of Springville; two daughters: Debra I. Emke-Walker of Cherry Creek and Doris R. Treusch of South Dayton; 18 grandchildren; and 3 stepgrandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca Emke, who died Jan. 4, 1983. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Riles Funeral Home, 39 Main St., Forestville. The Rev. Dennis B. Johnson, pastor of the Hamlet United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Villenova Cemetery, South Dayton. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m Sunday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to HOSPICE Chautauqua County, 188 S. Erie St., Mayville, N.Y., 14757.

William H. Gumaer
FREWSBURG - William H. Gumaer, 81, of Big Bone Run Road, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 1999) in his residence. He was born July 4, 1918, in Batavia, the son of Arthur and Grace Emlar Gumaer. Prior to retirement in September 1987, he was vice president and general manager of the Buxton Machine and Tool Company in Buffalo. He was a member of the Tyrian Lodge No. 925 Free and Accepted Masons. Surviving are a son, Robert W. Gumaer of East Bloomfield, N.Y.; a daughter, Judi Barillari of Clarence, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Gumaer. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Peterson Funeral Home, conducted by the Randolph Masonic Lodge 359. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg. Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service on Saturday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Randolph Masonic Lodge No. 359.

Joseph F. Musso
FREDONIA - Joseph F. Musso, 75, of 88 Prospect St., Fredonia, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 1999) in his home. He was born April 24, 1924, in Jamestown, the son of Samuel and Fanny Musso. A veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II, he worked in the draw wire department of AlTech Corporation in Dunkirk, retiring in 1981. He was a member of St. Anthony Church and the American Legion Post 59 of Fredonia. Surviving are his wife, Sally R. Ortolano; two daughters: Sally Jo Wright of Fredonia and Deborah Saddler of Erie; and five grandchildren: Stephanie and Kelly Saddler, Leigh Ann, Kristi and Jason Wright. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Arasma Consiglio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 p.m. in St. Anthony Church on Saturday. The Rev. C.J. Westfield, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sheridan. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 E. Main St., Fredonia.

Edward C. Dudenhoeffer
WARREN - Edward C. Dudenhoeffer, 66, of Warren, formerly of Youngsville, North East and Erie, died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 23, 1999) in his home following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 21, 1933, in Erie, the son of the late Edward P. and Frances Anthony Dudenhoeffer. He served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper during the Korean War. He was employed as a truck driver for Phoenix Transportation for 10 years and was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Geitner Dudenhoeffer, whom he married Feb. 12, 1955; four daughters: Mary Alice Holcomb of Monongahela, Pa., Ann Walsh of Edinboro, Pa., Rose Marie Stapfer of Warren and Rebecca Dudenhoeffer of Orlando, Fla.; two sons: Edward Dudenhoeffer Jr. of Jamestown and John Dudenhoeffer of Youngsville; two sisters: Marian Pitetti and Rita Torok, both of Erie; and 11 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Jack Bauer, pastor of St. AnthonyÕs Roman Catholic Church, Saybrook, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Warren, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, Pa., 16365.

John David Glady
WARREN - John David Glady, 70, of 124 Oak St., died at 11:59 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 21, 1999) in Hamot Medical Center. He was born Dec. 18, 1928, in Bradford, the son of the late Frederick and Myrtle Shine Glady. A Warren resident most of his life, he was employed by the Warren State Hospital for 40 years. He was a member of the Joseph Warren Lodge No. 726, the Zem Zem Shriners, American Legion Post 135, Coudersport Consistory and Warren Police Auxiliary. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Pauline Zerbe Glady; two daughters: Patricia Hudak and Barbara Johnson of Tampa, Fla.; three grandchildren; a sister, Burlis Valarius of Bradford; and a brother, Norman Glady of Bradford. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Violet and Gladys Glady. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today in the First Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Marcus Briggs will officiate. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service today in the church. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, Pa., 16505. Arrangements are by the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home. 

Clayton Ralph Miller
CATTARAUGUS - Clayton Ralph Miller, 83, of South Street, Cattaraugus, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 1999). He was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Cattaraugus, the son of Earl and Nellie Ruper Miller. A veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army, he was a truck driver for Wooster Trucking in North East, Pa., and Loblaws in Buffalo. He was a past member of the Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Scott D.L. Miller of Scio, N.Y.; two daughters: Cheryl A. Mallen of Otto and Melissa J. Reid of Cattaraugus; six grandchildren: Rebecca Ellis, Hannah Reid and McKenzie Reid, all of Cattaraugus, Paul and Sarah Hebner of Rochester and Jordan Miller of Scio; one brother, Sidney Miller of Cuba; and two sisters: Joyce Harvey of Cuba and Eunice Berry of Friendship. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Jean Grey Miller, whom he married April 15, 1944, and who died Oct. 18, 1985; and two brothers, Albert Ray Miller and Howard Miller. The funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church. The Rev. Sebastian Propero, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Liberty Park Cemetery, Cattaraugus. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Roberts Free Methodist Church, 111 South St., Cattaraugus. Memorials may be made to the Roberts Free Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Hills Chapel, 55 S. Main St., Cattaraugus.

William Booth
WESTFIELD — William Booth, 72, of Cass Street, died Wednesday (Jan. 26, 2000) in his home.He was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Pittsburgh, the son of the Adalaide Lanz Booth and the late William Booth Sr.He was employed by WQED-TV in Pittsburgh as a cameraman.The son of a prominent Pittsburgh attorney, he was schooled in Pittsburgh and attended Yale University. He moved to Chautauqua Institution in 1980 and made his home there. He was an avid reader and enjoyed the TV show Jeopardy. He enjoyed jazz music and was a regular at the Chautauqua Amphitheater until his health failed. His passion was golf, in which he excelled, as was evident by his many plaques and trophies.Surviving are his mother of Pittsburgh; and a sister, Cynthia Jennings of Key Largo, Fla.The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today in the Home Wood Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Family members will officiate.No visitation will be observed.Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua Golf Club, Chautauqua, N.Y., 14722.Arrangements are by MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield.

John R. Gilligan
GREENHURST — John R. Gilligan, 91 of 3816 North St., died at 7:58 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 26, 2000) in WCA Hospital.A lifelong area resident, he was born Dec. 24, 1908, in Jamestown, the son of Joseph and Lavinia Norton Gilligan.He attended schools in Jamestown. Earlier he had been employed as a carpenter with various construction companies in the area and for 10 years at the former Watson Manufacturing He retired in 1974.He enjoyed woodworking and was an avid sportsman who enjoyed big-game hunting.Surviving are a son, Richard ‘‘John’’ Gilligan of Greenhurst; two daughters: Sue Blair of Greenhurst and Sally Lyons of Jamestown; five grandchildren: Denise Balog of Holiday, Fla., Gary L. Fellows Jr. of Brooklyn, Jill L. Riggle, Joy L. Lyon and John Lyon, all of Jamestown; and two great-granddaughters.He was preceded in death by two sisters: Julie Cullen and Mary Dahlbeck; his stepfather, Leon Simmons; and a stepbrother, Sheldon Simmons.A private memorial service will be held Saturday at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Dr. Edward Lindsey, pastor of the Levant Wesleyan Church, will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Fluvanna Cemetery.No visitation will be observed.Memorials may be made to the Fluvanna Fire Department.
 

Arthur LeGrande Chambers
MAYVILLE — Arthur LeGrande Chambers, 85, of 29 Evans St., died Thursday (Jan. 27, 2000) in his home.He was born April 28, 1914, in Buffalo, the son of Arthur L. and Isabelle McMahon Chambers.He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S Air Force from 1941 to 1945, and worked for the Office of the Aging as coordinator for the ombudsman program. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mayville, William L. Travis American Legion Post 493 and the Lake Chautauqua Memorial Post 8647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a volunteer at Westfield Hospital and Hospice Chautauqua County.Surviving are eight daughters: Patricia Kalish of Sunnyvale, Calif., Judith Chambers of Portland, Ore., Jane Chambers of Mayville, Anne Chambers of Cincinnati, Molly Offermann of San Francisco, Sarah Chambers of Orchard Park, Bridget Sukys of Euclid, Ohio, and Melissa Wymer of University Heights, Ohio; four sons: A. Andrew Chambers of North Palm Beach, Fla., William Chambers of Westfield, Robert Chambers of Northampton, Mass., and Charles Chambers of Buffalo; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Harriette Chambers.A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mayville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Freay Funeral Home, 139 S. Erie St., Mayville. Memorials may be made to the Mayville Fire Department Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2, Mayville, N.Y., 14757, or Hospice Chautauqua County, 188 S. Erie St., Mayville.

Sebastiana Canciglia
SAN SALVATORE de FETALE, Sicily — Word has been received of the death of Sebastiana Triscari Canciglia, 87, who died Saturday (Jan. 22, 2000). A lifelong resident of Sicily, she was the daughter of Giovanni and Sara Iuculano Triscari.Surviving are six children; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Joseph Triscari of Jamestown and Giovanni Triscari of Tortorici, Sicily.She was preceded in death by her husband, Calogero Canciglia, in November 1991; three sisters; and a brother, Sebastiano Triscari, in August 1957. The funeral and burial were held in Sicily on Jan. 24. 

Theodore Alton Russell
GREAT VALLEY — Theodore Alton ‘‘TA’’ Russell, 94, of Klawitter Road, died Thursday (Jan. 27, 2000) in Olean General Hospital.He was born Feb. 27, 1905, in Kennedy, the son of Frank and Mabel Risley Russell.He was a senior research physicist with Eastman Kodak for 33 years and had many patents to his credit. He attended Great Valley Baptist Church.Surviving are his wife, Vada Pierce, whom he married Sept 8, 1990; a daughter, Joanne Reid of Great Valley; a son, Bruce Russell of Allison Park, Pa; a stepdaughter, Ramona Bickell of Ellicottville; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Meredith Dadswell, whom he married May 9, 1936, and who died in January 1977; and two brothers: Clifford and Marion Russell.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Great Valley Baptist Church.Memorials may be made to the Great Valley Baptist Church or the Ellicottville-Great Valley Ambulance Service.Arrangements are by O’Rourke Funeral Home, 411 Rock City St., Little Valley.

Phyllis E. Smith
Phyllis E. Smith, 76, of East Second Street, Jamestown, died Thursday (Jan. 27, 2000) at 8:05 p.m. in WCA Hospital.Arrangements are by Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Warren T. Koppenhofer
WARREN — Warren T. Koppenhofer, 81, of 513 Lincoln Ave. and Cudjoe Key, Fla., died Thursday (Jan. 27, 2000) in Warren General Hospital.He was born Jan. 19, 1919, in Winfield, N.Y., the son of William and Blanche DeWitt Koppenhofer.He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 as a sergeant, working in the engineering division in England, Algiers, North Africa and Italy, where he set up a mobile postal operation serving the men on the front line. He started his career in postal office work in Hempstead, L.I., and had been a postal inspector with the U.S. Postal Service, working in the Pittsburgh Post Office from 1953 to 1971. He was a former member of the St. George Episcopal Church of Hempstead. He was a former borough council member, serving as president and mayor of Indian Lake, Somerset County, Pa., in the 1970s. Surviving are his wife, Betty Bean Koppenhofer, whom he married May 10, 1945, in Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Susan Scenna of Amherst, N.H.; and two sons: Michael Koppenhofer of Enola, Pa., and Warren ‘‘Tom’’ Koppenhofer of Hooversville, Pa.; and four grandchildren.The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc. The Rev. Glenn Hamilton, pastor of Bethlehem Covenant Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, N.Y., 10032-9982.

Ellis R. Parker
DUNKIRK — Ellis R. Parker, 71, of the Chautauqua Home, formerly of 2574 Hanson Road, Gerry, died at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 26, 2000) in Brooks Memorial Hospital.An area resident most of his life, he was born April 30, 1928, in Jamestown, the son of Norris N. and Dorothy Reid Parker.He was a 1945 graduate of Cassadaga High School and had attended Cornell University. He had been employed for 30 years at the former Amsco Excel retiring due to ill health. He served as Gerry town justice for many years and was a member of the New York State Magistrates Association. He was a life member of the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department and an a member of the Gerry United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd degree member of the Sylvan Lodge 303 F&AM, where he was a member of the Valley of Jamestown A.A.S.R., Jamestown Shriners and the Scottish Rite of Jamestown. He was a charter member of the Valley Bow Hunters Association and a former member of the Ingjald Lodge 65 IOV. In earlier years he had been active in Boy Scouts, 4H and the Future Farmers of America in the Gerry Area.He was an avid archery hunter.Surviving are his wife, Margaret E. Olson Parker, whom he married Sept. 9, 1950, in Falconer; two sons: William N. and Bruce A. Parker, both of Gerry; two daughters: Helena K. ‘‘Bonnie’’ Libby of Gerry and Susan D. Stanton of Lakewood; eight grandchildren: Donya Raymond and Stacey Carlson, both of Fredonia, Brian and Greg Stanton of Lakewood, Jamie, W. Nathan and Emily Parker, all of Gerry, Robert C. Johnston of East Randolph; and three great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by two sons: Ellis Jr. and Robert James Parker; and two granddaughters: Christina Sue Libby and Julie Ann Stanton.The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark D. Emke, pastor of the Open Door Baptist Church, Cassadaga, will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer.Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today where the Sylvan Lodge 303 F&AM will conduct a memorial ritual at 7 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service Saturday in the funeral home.Memorials may be made to the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department or the University of Rochester, Department of Neurology, Mind Unit, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 673, Rochester, N.Y., 14642-8673 for Parkinson’s research.

Virginia H. Dalrymple
SUGAR GROVE — Virginia H. Dalrymple, 81, of 205 Main St., died Thursday (Jan. 27, 2000) in the Rouse Warren County Home.She was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Sugar Grove, the daughter of Clyde Thorpe and Helen Beard.She was a member of the Busti Fire Department Auxiliary, the Sugar Grove Rod and Gun Club Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary of Sugar Grove.Surviving are two brothers: James Thorpe of Jamestown and Marvin Thorpe of Youngsville.Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Dalrymple; and four brothers: Lewis, Trevor, Donald and Leighton Thorpe.The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Sugar Grove Branch, McKinney Funeral Home, Sugar Grove. The Rev. Charles Duryea, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Wrightsville Cemetery. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.Memorials may be made to Hospice of Warren County, P.O. Box 68, Warren, Pa., 16365, or the Sugar Grove Free Library.Arrangements are by McKinney Funeral Home Inc., Sugar Grove.

Mary H. Ranney
SALAMANCA —Virginia H. Dalrymple, 81, of 205 Main St., died Thursday (Jan. 27, 2000) in the Rouse Warren County Home.She was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Sugar Grove, the daughter of Clyde Thorpe and Helen Beard.She was a member of the Busti Fire Department Auxiliary, the Sugar Grove Rod and Gun Club Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary of Sugar Grove.Surviving are two brothers: James Thorpe of Jamestown and Marvin Thorpe of Youngsville.Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Dalrymple; and four brothers: Lewis, Trevor, Donald and Leighton Thorpe.The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Sugar Grove Branch, McKinney Funeral Home, Sugar Grove. The Rev. Charles Duryea, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Wrightsville Cemetery. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.Memorials may be made to Hospice of Warren County, P.O. Box 68, Warren, Pa., 16365, or the Sugar Grove Free Library.Arrangements are by McKinney Funeral Home Inc., Sugar Grove.


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