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Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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JENKINS - William R. of Pensacola, Fl and Sardinia, September 11, 2000. Husband of Vicki (Schaus); father of David Jenkins and Katharine Jenkins; son of Genevieve and the late Clive Jenkins; brother of Robert Jenkins; also survived by a host of extended family and friends. Memorial services were held at the Sardinia United Methodist Church. Arrangements by W.S. Davis Funeral Home Inc., Arcade.

MILLER - Alberta A. (nee Fuller), of Springville, September 15, 2000. Wife of the late Richard C. Miller; mother of Clayton Miller and the late Roy Miller; also survived by nine grandchildren and predeceased by one grandson; sister of Richard Fuller and the late William, Rita, Marion and John Fuller. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Thursday evening, Sept. 21, at 6:30 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. Rev. Rose Clifford will officiate.

PFARNER - Martha (nee Miller), of Chaffee, September 13, 2000. Wife of Earl Pfarner; mother of Gerald (Jane C.) Pfarner and the late Ruth M. Winters; grandmother of Preston and Kerry Pfarner and the late Kristin Wells; mother-in-law of John Winters; sister of Alma Agle and the late Herman Miller. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Salem Lutheran Church, Springville. The Rev. Timothy Bickel officiated. Burial in Mumford Rural Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Salem Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Springville, NY 14141. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

Eleanor Driscoll
A memorial mass for Eleanor D. Driscoll was held Saturday morning, September 9, from Mother of Sorrows Chapel in Greece, NY. Miss Driscoll died August 22, 2000 at Kirkhaven Nursing Home, Rochester at the age of 81.
A graduate of Alfred University, she began a 37-year career in education as a history teacher at Griffith Institute, Springville and in Massena, ending as an administrator and counselor in the Rush Henrietta School District.
Active in politics, she served on the Monroe County Safety Board and the Town of Greece Zoning Board. She was a world traveler and loved animals.
Survivors include her dear friends Marjorie Lehman and Sue Whan.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Humane Society in Lollypop Farm.

John L. Winship
Springville businessman John L. Winship passed away on September 13, 2000. 
He was born in Springville on July 19, 1925, son of the late Lewis and Dorothy (Huck) Winship. He graduated from Griffith Institute, Springville and attended the University of North Carolina, Colgate University and Holy Cross College, where he received a B.S. degree.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II, and was a member of the NTC Sampson, NY V-12 Unit, and Colgate University, Hamilton, NY ROTC Unit. After his discharge in 1946, he served in the US Navy Reserve program until being honorably discharged in 1961 as an ensign.
From 1946 to 1950 he was employed by Standard Oil, working in the countries of China, India and Pakistan. In 1950 he returned home and took over Winship Wholesale from his father. John was the third generation of Winships to run Winship Wholesale and ran it until his death. From 1955 to 1971, he also owned Concord Emporium on East Main Street in Springville.
John was a proud man who lived his life with dignity and honor. John Winship "I Died" was the message he wanted to leave behind.
Survivors include his children, Elizabeth M. (Keith) Mortensen of Denmark, Margaret D. of North Carolina, Linda L. (Palle) Pedersen of Denmark, Edward J. (Maria) Winship and William D. Winship, both of Waukesh, Wis.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a brother, Robert C. (Aileen) Winship of Tequesta, Fla.
Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

ABRAMS - Bennett E., 89, of Margate, Fla., September 21, 2000, in Springville. Beloved husband of 65 years of Mary (Horwitz), devoted father of Linda (Martin T., MD) Hoffman; grandfather of Eric (Darcy), Barry and David; great-grandfather of Jerret and Leah. Contributions may be made to Hospice Buffalo or Bertrand Chaffee Hospital.

BOWEN - Carlos Wellington of East Otto, September 20, 2000. Husband of Lillian L. (nee Woodard); father of Clayton (Marilyn) Bowen, Sue (John) Cross, Elaine Dechow and Jane (Jeffrey) Eberhardt; also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, September 23, 2000 at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. Irv Reese and the Rev. Norma Tennies officiated. Burial was in East Otto Cemetery.

FRANKLIN - Douglas J., September 22, 2000, of Boston. Husband of Evelyn (nee Jenkins) and the late Ethel M.(nee Roetzer); father of Dennis, Bruce (Linda), Gary (Cynthia), Dale (Marjorie), Craig (Cathy), Christopher (Stephanie), Elaine (Mark) Dole, Keith (Michelle) Franklin and stepfather of Neil (Nancy) Brown and Wendy (Bob) Milliron; grandfather of 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o'clock from the Faith United Church of Christ, Boston. Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

KREITZBENDER - Ruth C. (nee Jones), September 22, 2000, of Boston. Wife of Clarence S. Kreitzbender; mother of Wayne (Karen) Kreitzbender; grandmother of Steven, Brian and Keith Kreitzbender; twin sister of Janet Murcin and sister of Beverly Davis of Gaines, Pa. and Donald Jones; sister-in-law of Harold Kreitzbender. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o'clock from St. Martin's Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, Colden, NY 14033. Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

SZUDZIK - Shirley (nee Hebdon), of Springville, September 20, 2000. Wife of Alphonse "Al" Szudzik; mother of Ron (Marleah) Szudzik, Sandy (John) Moffett, Debbie (Dave) Long, Sally (Gene) Wroblewski and Nancy Szudzik; also survived by 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister of Ruth King, Mabel Gach, Delbert Hebdon and the late Ernie, Clarance, Alfred, Hazel, Lawrence, Clifford, Lloyd, Roy, Pearl and Donald. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. William L. Kay officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Town of Concord

TYBOR - Elaine M. (nee Schulz), suddenly of Boston. Beloved wife of Stephen A. Tybor Jr.; mother of Valerie (Dan) Danford, Stephen III (Charmaine), Shawn (Debbie), Valaine (Victor) Perez, Veronica (Peter) Newton, Vanessa (Stephen) Miller and Vanette (Steven) Notaro; grandmother of 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; daughter of Evelyn Taylor and the late Max Schulz; sister of Dureen Miller and Michael Schulz, and the late Joseph Flattery. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Boston on Thursday morning at 10:30. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo or St. Mark's Bible School, 401 Woodward Avenue, Buffalo, NY. Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

Jacqueline Salisbury
A memorial service will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the First United Methodist Church of Springville for Jacqueline J. (nee Culver) Salisbury who died September 24, 2000. The Rev. David C. Derk will officiate. Burial will be in the First United Methodist Church Columbarium. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Mrs. Salisbury was born in Ann Arbor, Mich. on January 17, 1919. She went to school in Ann Arbor and in Buffalo for 12 years and worked her way through the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she took a three-year course in food administration.
After graduation, she worked at the Quaker Bonnet Tea Room, then with food operations with the Flickinger family. She took a position with the Marine Trust and Liberty Banks as manager of the Cafeteria and Officers Club and executive dining room.
Her first husband, the late Robert Crone, along with his father founded Glenwood Acres. He also developed the first snow-making machine in this area. He died in 1969.
Her second husband was the late Smith Salisbury Sr.
Mrs. Salisbury was the beloved mother of Philip (Kathy) Crone Sr. and Peter (Sue) Crone; stepmother of Ann (Nicholas) Amodeo, Jane (Edward) Ryan and Smith (Janet) Salisbury Jr.; grandmother of Philip Crone Jr., Sherri Crone Grace, and Jill (Richard) Baker; great-grandmother of Loran and Ashley Baker; also survived by 12 step-grandchildren and 23 step-great-grandchildren; sister of the late Wilma N. Brown.
Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

Virginia Mattison
Virginia C. "Sibby" Mattison, 77, of Silver Creek, former president of Gramco, died Saturday, September 23, 200 at her home following a long illness.
Born Virginia C. Campbell in Canonsburg, Pa., she graduated from Canonsburg High School and later received an associate's degree in dental hygiene from the University of Michigan. She worked as a dental hygienist in Pittsburgh for three years.
Mrs. Mattison relocated in Cattaraugus from Pittsburgh in 1947. That same year she married Donald E. Mattison, who died in 1971.
Upon his death, she succeeded her husband as president of Gramco. She retired in 1987 and moved to Silver Creek and divided her time between residences in Silver Creek and Venice, Fla.
Mrs. Mattison was the first woman to become president of the Eastern Federation of Feed Merchants. She also was past treasurer of Mutual Millers and Feed Dealers of Wester New York and served on the board of directors of National Grain and Feed Dealers.
She was named Woman of the Year by the Distillers Research Committee in 1971.
Mrs. Mattison devoted 13 years to the Cattaraugus Girl Scouts of America and was a member of Cattaraugus United Methodist Church.
She was the mother of two daughters, Janet L. (Hughes) Spaulding of Orlando, Fla. and Nancy Jane (Jeff) Human of Williamsville; two sons, David W. of Atlanta, Ga., and Robert D. (Jan) of Springville; grandmother of Amanda and Clayton Mattison, Carolyn and Greg Human, McKenzie and Karen Mattison; sister of Jane D. Lane of Cape Coral, Fla., William H. Campbell of Lincoln, Neb. and Robert A. Campbell of Pittsburgh, Pa.
A memorial service was held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the Cattaraugus United Memorial Methodist Church, Washington Street, Cattaraugus. The Rev. Robert Oyer, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Liberty Park Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Cattaraugus United Methodist Church or Chautauqua County Hospice. Arrangements were made by the Hills Funeral Chapel, Cattaraugus.

Ramona Daub
Ramona Isabel Daub of Grand Junction, Colo., 77, died September 25, 2000 in Cotopaxi, Colo.
She was born in Springville, a daughter of Ceylon D. and Vesta Slater Goodrich. She graduated from Griffith Institute and the Bryant and Stratton Business School in Buffalo. She trained at Curtis Wright Aircraft in Buffalo, and moved to Southern California and worked at Lockheed Aircraft as a welder and part-time chauffeur during World War II. 
She even became a light aircraft pilot and went on to study voice and drama in Hollywood. In December 1943, she met first U.S. marine, Lloyd Harrison Daub Jr. and one month later they became engaged. Lloyd spent the next 17 months in the South Pacific and when he returned, they married a week later on May 16, 1945.
Mrs. Daub was active in Girl Scouts for 23 years and was the first president of the King of Prussia, Pa. ladies auxiliary fire company. She was an active member of the Main Line Board of Realtors and sold real estate for over 10 years. She served on the board of directors of the Presbyterian Home for Widows and Single Women in Philadelphia, Pa. and became the president of the board at the home for a number of years. Throughout her career, she also worked at a family-owned and run hardware store, Lloyd H. Daub Inc. in Bridgeport, Pa.
Her husband passed away on their 33rd wedding anniversary in 1978. In 1985, she moved to Western Colorado to be close to her children. She was active in a sewing group, the Presbyterian church and enjoyed cooking and baking.
Survivors include Lloyd and Kathleen, Kenneth and Patricia, Gerald and Joann Daub of Grand Junction, Color, and Sheryl and Webber Arnold of Cotopaxi, Colo. Grandchildren include Brandon, Christie, Grant, Jason, Morgon, Graham Daub and Turner Arnold.
Memorial services were held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 1, at 3 o'clock from the First Presbyterian Church, Grand Junction, Colo. Graveside services will be held Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Valley Friends Burial Ground, Wayne, Pa. with the Rev. Samuel J. Seymour of the Lower Providence Presbyterian Church, officiating. 
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 474, Grand Junction, Colo. 81502. Arrangements were made by the Holcombe Funeral Home, Trappe, Pa.

William J. Iekel
William Joseph (Bill) Iekel, formerly of the town of Ashford and Honeoye Falls, died of natural causes on September 30, 2000 at St. Ann's Home in Rochester.
He was born on August 3, 1908 in Independence, Iowa, the son of the late John F. and Mary Iekel.
He began his work as a mechanical engineer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the early 1930s and married Helen Frances Corrigan on February 14, 1935.
For much of World War II he worked in Detroit in the war effort and, in 1947, moved to the town of Ashford near Springville. He worked in Buffalo and then at Winsmith in Springville for two years, moving to Honeoye Falls in 1963, where he worked at the Farrell Corporation in Rochester. He retired in 1973.
An active Roman Catholic, he was a member of the Holy Name Society and was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus in Hamburg.
Professionally, he was past president of the American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers in the Milwaukee and Buffalo chapters and for many years had been in partnership in Niagara Industrial Designers, Inc., an engineering firm in Buffalo. Bill had been on the Zoning Board in the town of Ashford and was past chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals in Honeoye Falls. 
His principal interests were his family, his work and an engineer, and carpentry. In later years he took great interest in flowers and plants, and in bowling.
Mr. Iekel sold his house in Honeoye Falls in 1997 and moved into the Heritage Retirement Home in Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen, who died on February 19, 1988; a son, Robert Francis, who died at the age of 9 on October 26, 1948; his parents; siblings Elizabeth Anna, Clara Marie, John Francis and Agnes Margaret.
Survivors include his sons, Christopher (Carol) of Bryans Road, Maryland, Jerry (Penny) of Sheridan, Wyoming, and Frederick (Jacqueline) of Rochester; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 from St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, Rochester, with burial in the Catholic cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Merton-Kay Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made by having masses said, or contributions to a local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Leslie A. Bigelow
Leslie A. Bigelow of Yorkshire, 90, died after a lengthy illness on October 2, 2000 at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk.
He was born on March 15, 1910 in Riceville, the son of the late Arlington and Lula Bigelow.
He was self-employed and ran the Springville Tire and Battery store. He also sold B.F. Goodrich Tires.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Erwin Bigelow, and his sister Ora Bigelow.
Survivors include his sons, Douglas Bigelow of Forestville, Wayne (Marilyn) Bigelow of Colorado Springs, CO, Ken (Joan) Bigelow of Anaheim, CA, his daughter, Annette (Gene) Brown of Garden Grove, CA, several nieces, nephews, ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 at the W.S. Davis, Inc. Funeral Home in Arcade.
Services will be held immediately after visiting hours, with burial at the Sardinia Cemetary.

DENNIES - Mary J. (nee Young), September 27, 2000, of Springville Wife of the late Frederick J. Dennies; sister of the late John Young and Sadie Neumann; sister-in-law of John Neumann; aunt of John (Marsha) Neumann, Richard (Susan) Neumann and John F. (Lauriette) Young. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Aloysius Church, Springville. The Rev. Thomas J. McCarthy officiated. Burial was in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Hamburg. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

GEORGER - Helen Sheehan, September 28, 2000, of Hamburg, formerly of Boston. Wife of the late Roland Georger; mother of Arlon (Christine) and Phillip (Janelle) Georger; grandmother of seven grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. John the Baptist R.C. Church Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

MILLER - Ella Grace, October 1, 2000, in Greenville, Texas. Wife of the late George Miller; mother of Susan Ireland; stepmother of Dawn Ventura, Beverly Miller, Ruth Cassidy, Edward and Bob Miller; grandmother of five step-grandchildren; sister of Robert (Mae) Hauck, Shirley Ranney, Betty Hildebrand and Geneva (Jack) Kelley, and the late Kenneth Hauck, Hazel Adam, Carol Gray and Rosemary Newkirk. She was born in Eden on Oct. 12, 1932. A memorial service was held at Josephine United Methodist Church, Josephine, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 3, at 6 o'clock.

RIBBLETT - Betty Lou (nee Teeter), age 70, died October 1, 2000 in Springville. Beloved wife of the late William Ribblett, Sr.; mother of Elsie Wickett, Lenny, Albert and William of Springville, Patricia Green of Delevan; sister of Clara Mae Teeter, Anne Kraft, Lea Willett, Pat Frederickson, Kenneth, Harry, James, Dave, William and the late Donald and Elsie; also survived by 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Mentley Funeral Home, Inc., 105 East Main St., Gowanda. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mortons Corners Volunteer Fire Dept.

LeGrant Wiedemann
LeGrant "Shine" Wiedemann of Chaffee died Wednesday, October 4, 2000 in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville at the age of 96.
Wiedemann was the oldest living native son born in Sardinia. He was a former town constable and was active in Republican politics in Sardinia. He was a self-employed carpenter and contractor, but also worked for the Erie County Highway Department for 10 years.
He was a member of the Erie County Conservation Club.
Survivors include his wife of 74 years, the former Anna Hoch; three sons, Robert (Kathleen) of North Fort Myers, Fla, Richard (Marie) of Bradenton, Fla., and Ronald of Chaffee; one daughter, Patricia (Edward) Mitrowski of Chaffee; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, John A. and Josephine (Flick) Wiedemann; a son, Alan Wiedemann; a daughter-in-law Betty Wiedemann; seven brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the W.S. Davis Funeral Home Inc., 358 Main St., Arcade. The Rev. Alfons M. Osiander officiated. Burial was in Sardinia Cemetery, Sardinia.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Chaffee-Sardinia Fire Dept.


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