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Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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HANSEN - Dorothy L. (nee Luss) of East Concord, December 4, 2000. Wife of Robert M. Hansen; mother of Rebecca A. Tanner and Deborah J. Hansen; also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister of Charles (Roberta) and Robert (Marlene) Luss. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. Pastor Melville M. Andrade will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

KLOSIN - Paul R., of Holland, formerly of Springville, December 2, 2000. Beloved son of Gerald Klosin and Rose A. Klosin (nee Quinn); brother of Karen R. (Mark C.) Wrazen, Joanna M. (Tracy) Schmitt and Phillip G. Klosin; also survived by two nieces and two nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. John Kwiecien officiated.

MORRISON - William (Eugene), 76, formerly of Springville, November 12, 2000 in Westmin- ster, Calif. Beloved husband of the late Alma (nee Martin); brother of Dawn (George) Mahn of Hamburg and Janet (Bill) Collins of Jamestown; uncle of four. Burial was in Westminster, Calif.

SCHIEFER - Alice T. (nee Beagle) of East Otto, December 4, 2000. Wife of the late Howard Schiefer; mother of William (Betty) Schiefer, Diane (Roy) Lux, Michael (Karen) Schiefer, Steven (Marlene) Schiefer, Patricia (Phil) Troutman, David (Linda) Schiefer, Donna (Don) Thayer, Donald Schiefer and the late Kenneth Schiefer; also survived by 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two sisters. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock. The Rev. John S. Kwiecien will officiate. Burial will be in East Otto Cemetery.

BUSECK - Barbara W. (Winter) (Lovett), December 9, 2000, of East Concord. Wife of Albert Buseck and the late Mack Lovett; mother of Lorraine Stinson, John (Deborah) Lovett, Terese Wisio- rek, Denise Villani, Annette (Ronald) Brackin, Susan (Neil) McConnelee and Robin (Carl) Garbacik; sister of Clarence Winter, Edwin Winter, Florence Gentner and the late Mary Doyle, Martha Losey, Arthur Winter, Wilma Kolz, Leo Winter, Elmer Winter and Jeanette Winter. A memorial service was held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Springville. Memorials may be made to Letchworth State Park or Tifft Nature Preserve. Arrangements by the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

D'ANGELO - Tyler S., December 17, 2000. Son of Tristan (Nagel) D'Angelo and the late Rev. Lester D'Angelo; brother of Trina D'Angelo; grandson of Sally and the late Lester Dick Sr. of Springville and Ken (Kathy) Nagel of North Tonawanda; great-grandson of Mabel Peters of Tonawanda; nephew of Patty (Otis) Barber of Sinclairville, Devin (Dawn) Nagel of Kenmore and Mary Ann Zielenieski of Springville; also survived by cousins John (Heather) Barber, Katy Barber, Mason and Colin Nagel and Sarah Zielenieski. Tyler is also survived by many special friends and family members. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the First United Methodist Church, 65 Main St., North Tonawanda. Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Tyler to the First United Methodist Church or St. Paul's Lutheran School. Arrangements were made by the Wattengel Funeral Home, Inc., 307 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.

DENMEADE - Robert C., of East Otto, December 18, 2000. Son of Stella Denmeade Winch (nee Klepfer) and the late Charles F.; father of Jill M. and Jordan R. Denmeade of Cattaraugus; brother of Elizabeth (William) Wagner, Arthur, Charles and Harold (Julie) Denmeade and Deborah (Ronald) Regle. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock. The Rev. William L. Kay will officiate. Burial will be in East Otto Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Denmeade Childrens Fund.

EVERSON - Donna J. Mur- ray, December 7, 2000. Beloved wife of Craig Everson; loving mother of Kris, Lisa and Danny Everson, all of Herndon, Va.; dearest daughter of Paul J. and Teddie Murray of Kenmore; sister of Mary Beth Bolt of Springville, Paul Michael (Kathryn) Murray of Tonawanda, Tom (Leslie Chappell) Murray of Philadelphia, Marcia (Brian) Vick of Rochester. Interment was private. A memorial mass will be held Saturday morning, December 23, at 10 o'clock from Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Kenmore. Memorials may be made to the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Foundation or Hospice of Northern Virginia.

HERLAN - Margaret M. (Hoolihan), December 17, 2000. Wife of the late Robert G. Herlan; dearest mother of Michael (Wende) Herlan, Peggy Herlan, Maureen (Tom) Roche, and Patrick (Mo) Herlan; loving grandmother of Elizabeth, Kurt and Eric Herlan, Kelly, Colleen, Patrick, Hunter, Paige, Morgan and Madison Herlan, and Tommy Roche; sister of the late Michael (Adele) Hoolihan; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9:15 from the Reddington Funeral Home, 657 Abbott Road, and St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Springville at 10:30.

BORK - Dora May (Howell) of Chaffee, December 21, 2000. Wife of the late John Bork; cousin of the late Emory, Leigh and Eulalie Howell; second cousin of Nancy (Robert) Ornce and Ralph (Barbara) Howell. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., Arcade. Memorials may be made to the Chaffee-Sardinia Rescue Squad or the Chaffee Community Baptist Church.

JEWERT - Mary I. (Ess), of Sardinia, December 20, 2000. Wife of the late Martin P. Jewert; mother of Russell (Lori Palmer) Jewert, Michael Jay (Rae) Jewert and Julie (J. Barry) Roach; sister of the late Irene McGuire, Celia, Albert and Maynard Ess; also survived by 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral mass was held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from St. Jude's Church, Sardinia. Arrangements were made by the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., Arcade.

KELLEY - Donald E., of Holland, December 22, 2000. Dear friend of Hester I. Flanders; brother of Howard (Marlene) Kelley, Laura Belscher, Elizabeth (Orlo) Elliott, Marilyn Hoznicki, Lloyd (Charlene) Kelley, Lillian Tice and Donna (Frank) Schroe- der; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. Keith Manry officiated.

ZIECKER - Evelyn M. (nee Kubli), of Colden, December 20, 2000. Wife of the late Elmer Ziecker; dear mother of Marilyn (Joe) Gerken and Roger (Lori) Ziecker; beloved "Gram" of five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

Tyler Scott D'Angelo
Tyler Scott D'Angelo, 11, a student at St. Paul Lutheran School in North Tonawanda, died Sunday, December 17, in Children's Hospital after a two-year battle with illness.
Tyler was a sixth-grade student and took part in North Tonawan- da Little League, Doc's Archery, church and school choirs, YouthQuest, and managed the soccer team at school.
He was the son of Tristan (Nagel) D'Angelo and the late Rev. Lester D'Angelo; brother of Trina D'Angelo; grandson of Ken and Kathy Nagel of North Tonawanda and Sally Dick of Springville and the late Lester Dick; great-grandson of Mabel Peters of Tonawanda; nephew of Patty (Otis) Barber of Sinclairville, Mary Ann Zieleniewski of Springville, and Devin (Dawn) Nagel of Kenmore; also survived by five cousins.
His mother said Tyler will be remembered for his loving ways, his constant smile, his ability to laugh in any situation, and his ability to remain strong and show his faith in God.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of St. Paul Lutheran School.

GALBRAITH - Doyle L., of Springville, December 30, 2000. Husband of Margaret M. Galbraith (nee Shick); father of Shirley A. (Walter) Krah, Barbara J. (Don) Farrington and Deborah L. (Gary) Klahn; also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother of Melvin D. Galbraith, Naomi P. Smith, Shirley Kiehl and the late Stanley P., Samuel J. and Russell Galbraith. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the United Methodist Church of Springville. The Rev. David C. Derk officiated. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Spring- ville. Arrangements by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

WIKOLASKI - Sandra B. (Law), of Chaffee, December 30, 2000. Wife of Alfred; mother of Donna (Edward) Shafer; stepmother of Peg (Donald) Davis and John Wikolaski; sister of Rick (Paula) Law, Jerry (Renie) Law, Myron Law, Sharon (Gene) Eastland, Sally (Lee) Quinter and the late Durward Law; also survived by five grandchildren, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Yorkshire Fire Department. Arrangements were made by the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., Arcade.

WINSTON - Joan A. (deForest), of West Valley, December 28, 2000. Daughter of the late John and Grace (Sievenpiper) deForest; wife of M. John Winston Jr.; mother of John of Gowanda, Lisa Jeanne and David Andrew (Cheryl) of Boulder, Colo. and Mary Margaret of Castle Rock, Colo.; grandmother of Michael (Travis) of Elko, Nev., Aaron of Albuquerque, NM, Nathan of Canandaigua, Steven and Lori of Casper, Wyo. and Amber of Castle Rock, Colo.; great-grandmother of Andrew and Gabrielle of Elko, Nev. Expressions may be made to the American Lung Association. A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced.

WOLFEL - Bertha M., December 29, 2000. Sister of Elizabeth (Bruce) Miller of Cheektowaga; also survived by many nieces and nephews; predeceased by her parents, George and Alma (Grimm) Glass; her husband Fred Wolfel; six sisters, Florence O'Dell, Nora Harvey, Edna Kelley, Maisie Brooks, Maude Dash and Cecile Hein, and four brothers, Frank, Burt, Lloyd and Jay Glass. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Mentley Funeral Home, Inc., 105 East Main St., Gowanda. Memorials may be made to a 
charity of your choice.

Arline H. Folts
Arline H. Folts, 84, of East Aurora, formerly of Springville, died December 24, 2000 at the Waters of Aurora Park Health Care Facility in East Aurora.
Born in Ashford on July 10, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Merton and Martha Hadley. She married Alvin C. Folts on June 17, 1939 in Ashford.
Graduating from West Valley Central School in 1933, she attended Fredonia Normal School and graduated in 1937. She taught at Thomas Corners, a one-room school for first through eighth grades in the early 1940s, then taught at Griffith Institute in Springville in the 1950s and 1960s, retiring in 1965. She began working as a dietary aide at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville, in 1966 and retired from there in 1984.
Her hobbies included various craft projects and traveling to Florida and Arizona to visit family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Alvin, of East Aurora; a son, Wayne (LaVerne) of Colden; three granddaughters, Sandra (Paul) Mattson, Jennifer (Jason) Burford and Rachel (Marc) Nicholson; a brother, Alvin Hadley of Barnesville, Ohio. She was predeceased by a sister, Alice Weast.
Services will be held Saturday afternoon, January 6, 2001, at 3 o'clock from the Wood Funeral Home, 784 Main Street, East Aurora. Paul Mattson will officiate. Private burial held in a West Valley cemetery.

Margaret M. Wohlhueter
Margaret M. Wohlhueter, 90, of the town of Milford, Wis., died Friday, December 29, 2000 at Watertown Memorial Hospital. She had been making her home with her daughter and son-in-law in Milford since March, 1999, when she moved from Orchard Park.
She was born September 26, 1919 in Colden, the daughter of the late Emil and Sarah (Wohl- hueter) Frantz.
She married Clayton L. Wohl- hueter of Colden, who died November 24, 1967.
Mrs. Wohlhueter was a graduate of Griffith Institute, Spring- ville, took teachers' training courses, and later graduated from Normal School at Geneseo. She began teaching in a one-room school before her marriage.
After she raised her family, she taught kindergarten and second grade at Boston, and later second grade at Colden, retiring in 1975.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, had been a longtime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Colden, and also was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Seneca, where she was involved in record keeping, school classroom, regular Women's Bible Class, worked in the LADD Thrift Shop, and played piano for mid-week services.
Survivors include one son, David (Susan) of Ithaca; a daughter, Bonita (John) Fredel of Johnson Creek (Milford), Wis.; five grandchildren, Sarah Allen, Amy (Sean) Patak, Andrew Fredel, Alex Wohlhueter, Judith (Jon) Bustard; one brother, Arnold (Barbara) Frantz of Colden; a sister, Marion Hoch of Snyder; and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date from Christ Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, with final services conducted in the spring in Colden, with burial in Colden Cemetery.
The Claussen-Bouslough Funeral Home in Lake Mills was in charge of the Wisconsin arrangements, with the Wurtz Funeral Home in Boston making arrangements in New York.

METCALF - Helene F. (nee Ferry), of Nedrow, NY, January 5, 2001. Wife of Max Metcalf; mother of Michael (Eva-Maria) Metcalf, Stephen (Cynthia) Metcalf, and Susan Millett; also survived by 10 grandchildren; sister of the late Rose Oaks, Agnes Higgens, James Ferry, Emmette F. "Deed" Ferry and Eleanor Red- dinen. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, January 8, from Corpus Christi Church, Nedrow. Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Helene Metcalf to Corpus Christi Church, 4468 South Onondaga Road, Nedrow, NY 13120. Helene will be remembered for her courage and compassion.

ROTHLEDER - Arlene (Noo- dy), January 3, 2001, of Spring- ville. Wife of the late Wilbur E. Rothleder; beloved mother of Timothy (Gail) Rothleder and Karen (Ronald) Denne; grandmother of four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister of Dorothy Rothleder and Robert Noody; predeceased by several brothers. Services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Wentland Funeral Home, North Collins.

Joan Adele Winston, of West Valley died December 28, 2000.
She was a 1942 graduate of LaFayette High School in Buffalo, and attended the University of Buffalo. 
She enjoyed a career as a draftsman for several architectural and manufacturing firms, and was an artist, music lover, and played the piano. She had a passion for European medieval and American history.
She was the daughter of the late John and Grace (Sievenpiper).
Survivors include her husband, M. John Winston Jr. of West Valley; children John deForest of Gowanda, Lisa Jeanne and David Andrew (Cheryl) of Boulder, Col., and Mary Margaret of Castle Rock, Colo.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was best friend of Virginia (Pryor) and the late Rollin Bernhoft of West Valley.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Lung Association. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Myrtle Stromecki
Myrtle E. Stromecki, 82, a homemaker and former Colden resident, died December 19, 2000 in Bradenton, Fla., after a long illness.
Born Myrtle Benoit in Quincy, Mass., she moved to Colden in the late 1940s and was the mother of five children. She lived in Colden until 1998, when she moved to Florida to be with a daughter.
Her husband, John F., died in 1998.
She is survived by two daughters, Priscilla MacPhail of Demarest, NJ, and Gail Burke of Bradenton, Fla.; three sons, Vincent Dennen of North Port, Fla., and James and John M., both of Colden; a sister, Claire Collins of Alton Bay, NH; a brother, Matthew J. Benoit of Kingston, NH; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in the spring. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, town of Boston. 

ELLIS - Virginia Ann, 76, passed away January 10, 2001, with her family at her side in Sarasota, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Ellis; sons Robert C. Ellis of Valrico, Fla., Richard J. Ellis of Orlando, Fla.; and grandchildren Robert, Richard, Stephen and Katherine. A memorial service was held at Robart's Funeral Home in Sarasota on Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. A service will be held in Springville upon the return of Mr. Ellis. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the League for the Handicapped.

FIEGL - Donald R., January 14, 2001, of Boston. Husband of Suzanne (nee Zilker); father of Robert (Debbie Pierce), David, Donna and Grant Fiegl; grandfather of six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother of Charles Fiegl and the late Dorothy Mauerman. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday morning at 10:30 from St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Boston. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Institute. Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

SEIDER - Camille "Cam," January 14, 2001, of Springville. Husband of the late Olive M. (nee Bach) Seider; father of Maralee McDonald, Camille (James) Bentley and Gary Seider; also survived by four grandchildren; brother of Agnes Godert, and the late Modestus, Marcelle, Theresa, Dorothy, Margaret, Carl, Victor, Paul and Anthony Seider. A prayer service will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from
the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Aloysius Church, Springville at 10:30, the Rev. John Kwiecien officiating. Burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Springville League for the Handicapped.

SMITH - Donna Lee, 41, of Eustis, Fla., formerly of Colden and Hamburg, December 29, 2000. Survivors include a son, Cory Shawn of Eustis, Fla.; mother, Betty (Elizabeth) Smith and father Walter Lee Smith of Colden; three sisters, Bonnie (Robert) Morsky of Hamburg, Darlene (Charles) Schweikert of Springville, and Debby (John) Jermain of Springville; three nieces, Kaseedee Jermain, Kodi Jermain and Chelsey Schwei- kert, all of Springville. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lake and Sumter, 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, Fla. 32778.

SPENGLER - Henrietta C., January 11, 2001, of Springville. Wife of the late Lawrence J. Spengler; mother of Dorothy E. (Paul) Emerling, Arlene R. James, Norma Jean (Joseph) Stefan and Carole (James) Gibson; also survived by nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins; sister of Walter and Ralph Wittmeyer, Marcella Emerling, and the late Carl, Sylvester and Mary Wittmeyer, Lillian McQuillan, Viola Witt- meyer, Genevieve Braymiller, Florence Preischel and Adaline Winkleman; sister-in-law of Eleanor Wittmeyer. 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 in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Spring- ville.

SWIERKOWSKI - Steven A., January 13, 2001. Son of Anthony S. and Gail M. Swierkowski (nee Gunsolus); grandson of Howard and Pauline Gunsolus and the late Frank and Angeline Swierkowski; brother of Jennifer (Andrew) Hutcherson, Lisa Fintak, and Shelly Swierkowski; uncle of Sydney Hutcherson. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. Jeffery A. Hokenson officiated. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Spring- ville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Springville League for the Handicapped.

ZANKL - Lorna M. (Smith), of Springville, formerly of Depew, January 13, 2001. Wife of the late Martin Zankl; mother of Lynn A. (Patricia), and Donna (Lawrence) Gaudaur; grandmother of Shawn Zankl; sister of Shirley (Eugene) Weber. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's R.C. Church Tuesday morning at 9:30. Arrangements were made by the Wendel and Loecher Inc. Funeral Home, 27 Aurora St., Lancaster.

Elmer Farner
Elmer G. "Tug" Farner, 70, of Gowanda, died Friday, January 12, 2001, at Tri-County Hospital in Gowanda.
He was born Oct. 18, 1931 in Collins, the son of the late George and Harriet (Willett) Farner.
Mr. Farner served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, for which he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for H.L. Gentry Construction Company of Buffalo. He was a member of the Union of Operating Engineers for more than 25 years.
A life member of the James Gruden VFW Post 5007, he also belonged to American Legion Post 409 of Gowanda.
Survivors include a daughter, Georgia Mecham of Colorado; a brother, Norbert Farner of Perrys- burg; two sisters, Jeanette Miller and Olive Tessmer, both of Spring- ville; and several nieces and nephews. He was a dear friend of the late Peg Hutchinson. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Farner, and a sister Angeline Warhol.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Schindler Funeral Home, 44 Center St., Gowanda.


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