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Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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HUGEL- Rose M. (nee Linhardt), of West Seneca, April 1, 2001. Wife of the late Victor Hugel; mother of Joyce (Tom Kirszenstein), Cheryl Hugel, Donna (Steve Krzes Jr.); also survived by grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, April 4 at St. Williams Church on Harlem Road in West Seneca.

JENKS - Russell, of Springville, March 30, 2001. Brother of Florence Benjamin; Uncle of Robert F. Benjamin. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

LANGES - Frank A., of East Concord, April 3, 2001. Husband of Frances (nee Spiess) Langes; father of Louis (Christine), Evelyn Ristovski, Rosalind (Donald) Lux, William, Roman and James (Diane) Langes; also survived by seven grandchildren; brother of Louisa, Mary and the late Anna, Sanna and Louis Langes. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Friday from St. John the Baptist Church, Boston at 10 a.m. Rev. Paul Stengel to officiate. Arrangements by Smith-Weisman- tel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

LUCE - Norman F., of Springville, March 31, 2001. Husband of Alberta C. Luce (nee Fox); father of Kathleen H. (James) Belscher, Annette E. Bremiller, Kevin M., Daniel J. and Andrew A. Luce; also survived by 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. from St. Aloysius Church, Springville. Rev. John S. Kwiecien to officiate. Arrangements by Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

SAHR - Ronald F., of Machias, April 2, 2001. Husband of Mary Ann (nee Switzer) Sahr; father of Donald F. Sahr, Mary B. (Dennis) Cleveland and the late Ann Marie Sahr; grandfather of Matthew Sahr and Shawna Cleveland; brother of Donald Sahr; special friend of Julie Slomba. Family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday from St. Aloysius Church, 190 Franklin Street, Springville at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. John S. Kwiecien to officiate. Burial to be in St. Aloysius Cemetary, Springville.

WIEDEMANN - Della (nee Wohlhueter), of Springville, formally of Amherst. Wife of the late George; Aunt of Gloria (James) Neff, Janet (Robert) Sutton, Deloris Pleuthner and the late Robert Herren; sister of the late Elsie Herren, Edna Henry, Clarence Wohlhueter and Elmer Wohlhueter. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service from St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Cole Road, Colden, Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Ronald R. Sprehe officiating. Interment Service from The Elm Lawn Chapel, Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, Thursday at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

Clifford Noeller
Clifford George Noeller, 88, died Wednesday, March 28,2001 at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Va.
He was a World War II veteran and fought in the war as a fighter pilot.
He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara J. Noeller; and two sons, Michael and David Noeller.
Survivors include four granddaughters: Lynn Nayda of Gainesville, Va., Julie Adams, of Millville, NJ, Christine Herbert of Suwanee, Ga., and Jamie Noeller of Eldred, NY; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held from the Warrenton Presbyterian Church in Warrenton, Va. on Saturday morning, March 31, at 11 o'clock, with Pastor Carl Schmahl officiating. Burial will be held in Springville at a later date.
Arrangements were made by the Blasius-Baker Funeral Home of Manassas, Va.

FRANCISCO - Jamie V., of Yorkshire, formerly of Eden, April 8, 2001 in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. Husband of Rita (Bruse- haber); father of Jamie Jr. (Julie) of Springville, Andrew and Martha (John) Craig; brother of Ernest, Barbara Love and the late F. Geraldine Heffernan and Kenton Clulow; also survived by two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Eden. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assn. or Camp Pioneer, Angola. 

JUNG - Lewis H. "Skip," of Springville, April 8, 2001. Husband of Dawn K. Jung (nee Neischel); son of Ida Dobrosz and the late Louis; stepfather of Scott (Michelle) and Kevin Nichols; stepgrandfather of Eric and Page Nichols; brother of Nancy C. Schulz, Ronald J. (Robin) Jung and Shirley A. (Ronald) Nowak; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. Langdon Hubbard officiated. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville. Mr. Jung was a member of G.C.I.U. Local #261 Buffalo and Local #353 Peerless Winsmith, Springville, American Legion Concord Post #431, Felton Burns VFW Post #5260, and Springville Moose Lodge #1249.

TAYLOR - Jean G. (Thompson), of Boston, April 6, 2001. Beloved wife of William E. Taylor; loving mother of Kenneth W. (Elaine) and James C. (Kathleen) Taylor, Beverly J. (Michael) McEwen and Donald P. Taylor; cherished grandmother of Bruce, Brett, Fred, James, Mathew and Jonathon. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the F.E. Brown Sons Funeral Home, Inc., East Quaker Street, Orchard Park. Memorials may be made to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation.

WIEDEMANN - Ethel C. (Mester), of Chaffee, April 9, 2001. Wife of the late Frank Wiedemann; mother of James H. (Kathy) Wiedemann, Jane (Earl) Kruse and Robert (Frances) Wiedemann; sister of Helen Houdina and the late John Mester and Julia Papaik; also survived by six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends called 2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the W.S. Davis Funeral Home Inc., Arcade, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Memorials to the Chaffee-Sardinia Fire Company.

Robert S. Dotson
A memorial service for Robert Sadler Dotson, 76, of Machias, a retired Conrail employee and former business teacher at Salamanca High School, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Barnabus Episcopal Church, 81 North Main Street (Route 16), Franklinville.
Dotson, who was born in Salamanca, died at home Sunday (April 8, 2001) after a long illness.
He was a graduate of Sala- manca High School and received bachelor's and master's degrees in education from St. Bonaven- ture University.
Dotson served in the Army during World War II and in the National Guard and Army Reserves, retiring as a major in 1984. He retired from Conrail in 1986. He also taught business and business math for many years at Salamanca High School.
He was a member of St. Barnabus Episcopal Church and he belonged to Posts 535 and 1460, American Legion, and Post 5296, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife, the former Darla Jean Card; two daughters, Robin Marie Dotson-Murcin of Buffalo and Patricia Ann Mayes of Machias; a son, Thomas Jay Dotson of Delevan; and four granddaughters.
He donated his body to the University at Buffalo Medical School.

Mary N. Cook
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from the W.S. Davis Funeral Home in Arcade for Mary N. Cook, 85, of Fillmore, formerly of Sandusky, who died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the Waters of Houghton, Houghton. The Rev. Beth Kotteman officiated, and burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville.
Born in Springville on December 18, 1915, she was the daughter of the late E. Carrol and Mayme (Fuller) Newton.
She married Gerald Cook in 1937, who died in 1986.
Mrs. Cook helped her husband on their dairy farm, and also taught piano lessons at her home in Sandusky and Fillmore. She also had worked the concession stand for the Arcade and Attica Railroad in Arcade. She attended the Hume United Methodist Church and was an avid collector of antiques.
Survivors include a daughter Glenda C. (Fred) Ballard of Fillmore; three grandchildren, Jill (Jeffrey) Ritter of Geneva, Jay (Jill) Ballard of Hinsdale, Fred "Josh" (Sherry) Ballard Jr. of Fillmore; and a great-grandson, Andrew Ritter. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hume United Methodist Church or the Rushford Town Band.

MAY - Rose F. (nee Clauss), February 5, 2001 of Boston; beloved wife of the late Earl N. May; mother of Wendy M. (Benjamin C. Johnson) of West Chester, PA and Rev. Douglas E. A. May, M.M. of Egypt; grandmother of Tracie A. Lammer, Benjamin C. Johnson III and Emilie A. Johnson; great-grandmother of Justin Michael Lammer; sister of the late Thomas, Robert and A.R. Clauss. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Boston at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21.

MERSMANN - Marie A. (Kraft), of Sardinia, April 17, 2001, wife of William Mersmann; mother of Kathy (Mark) Blaus, Patty (Ken) Gertis, Lori Fearon, Bill (Candice) Mersmann, Jeff (Gretchen) Mersmann, grandmother of Marshall, Cameron, Cassia and Brad; great-grandmother of Alexandra; sister of Doris (Earl) Denton and Donald (Gail) Kraft; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., Arcade. Funeral service Friday at 11 a.m. from the Yorkshire Central Baptist Church. Memorials to the Chaffee-Sardinia Fire Department or Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227-1480.

MOXHAM - Mary Jane (nee Moore), of West Valley, April 17, 2001. Beloved wife of Robert F. Moxham Sr.; dear mother of Mary Ella (Roger) Loos, Robert F. Moxham Jr., Linda Sue (Anthony) Buzzell, and Peggy Louise Douglas; also survived by 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Smith-Weisman- tel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock. The Rev. Glenn T. Hardman will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, West Valley. Mrs. Moxham was co-owner and manager of the West Valley Market for 13 years and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, West Valley.

RICK - Gerald J., of Yorkshire, April 15, 2001. Dear friend of Lorraine B. Kaetzel; father of Rodney (Helen), Gregory (Nan- cy), Christopher and Brett Rick. A memorial service was held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Smith-Weis- mantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. Dennis Fronczak officiated. 

WEICHMANN - John "Jack", of Sardinia, April 15, 2001. Husband of Irene (Schurr); father of Bruce (Patricia Ann) Weich- mann; grandfather of Patricia Ann and B. James Weichmann; brother of Catherine (Bob) Kingsland, Fred "Fritz," Otto (Jean), George (Carolyn) Weich- mann, and the late Mike Weichmann, Betty Tidd and Anna Meier; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock from the W.S. Davis Funeral Home Inc., Arcade. Memorials may be made to the Chaffee-Sardinia Rescue Squad.

WINSTON - Joan Adele (DeForest), December 28, 2000. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Main Street, West Valley.

ELLIS - Virginia Ann, 76, of Springville, 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., and Richard J. Ellis of Orlando, Fla.; and grandchildren Robert, Richard, Stephen and Katherine. Family and Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Friday morning, May 4, at 11 o'clock, at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Spring- ville. The Rev. John S. Kwiecien will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Spring- ville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the League for the Handicapped, Inc., Spring- ville, NY.

FRANK - Howard C., suddenly, April 17, 2001. Husband of May (nee Page); father of Tammy (Jeff) Statler and Jeff (Renee) Frank of Springville; brother of Joseph (Toni) Frank; stepbrother of Mary Berens; grandfather of Paige and Molly Statler and Heidi and Paul Frank. Funeral services were held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Donald M.Demmerly Funeral Home Inc., Hamburg. Mr. Frank was a member of the B.L.E. and former member of the Carriagers Club.

HINTZ - Leon A., of West Valley, April 20, 2001. Husband of the late Dorothy (nee Hansen) Hintz; father of Vernon, David and Rick Hintz; also survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brother of Margaret (Edward) Scott and Mildred Hintz. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Spring- ville. The Rev. William L. Kay officiated. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Spring- ville.

JONES - Arthur D., of West Valley, April 18, 2001. Beloved husband of Edna (nee Bunkos- ka); father of David Allen (Susan) Jones and Peter John (Kimberly) Jones; also survived by five grandchildren. Mr. Jones was a life member of the Cape Coral, Florida Moose Lodge #2199. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

Michele A. Drum
A Mass of Christian Burial for Michele Alyse Drum, 14, an honor student at Holland Middle School, was offered Saturday morning from Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna. A private interment was held at the convenience of the family.
Michele, who lived in Colden, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, in Children's Hospital of injuries suffered when she was struck by a van April 12.
An eighth-grader at the middle school, she was a member of the seventh- and eighth-grade Select Chorus, and had partici- pated in the high school musicals. She had been a member of New York State Middle School Association's All-County Chorus for the past three years.
Michele was a member of the Junior National Honor Society, and also was a published poet.
A dancer since the age of 3 1/2, she studied with several local studios. She was a member of Dance Spectrum's Competition Company and recently competed in a local preliminary to the New York City Dance Alliance. She also loved music, ice skating, animals, reading and shopping.
Survivors include her parents, Michael and Kyle (Ransom) Drum; a sister, Shannon; grandparents, Dorothy Drum of the town of Tonawanda and Richard and Audrey Ransom of Leesburg, Fla.

MARTIN MEIDEL
Martin Meidel of Springville died April 22, 2001 after a long illness.
He retired from Erie Community College in 1991 after a 30-year career in teaching.
An athlete in high school, Meidel was inducted into the Amherst High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. He, at 5 feet 6 inches tall, and his teammate, George Ramsey, at 6 feet 5 inches, were known as the Mutt and Jeff duo. Together they set records in football and basketball.
Meidel served in the US Navy and was a member of Moose Lodge #1249, VFW Post 5260, and American Legion Post 431, all in Springville.
Survivors include his wife Terry, mother Hazel (Babe) Meidel of Springville; two daughters, Kimberly of Milton, Canada and Kelly of Amherst; and four grandchildren.
Private burial services will be held at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Curtis E. Scott
Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, Painesville, Ohio, for Curtis E. Scott, 50, of Mentor, Ohio, who died April 22, 2001 at Lake West Hospital. Burial will be in Mentor Cemetery.
Born in Springville on June 8, 1950, he was a graduate of Alfred University with a Ph.D. in ceramic science.
Mr. Scott was employed as a research scientist for General Electric at Nela Park in East Cleveland. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church Willoughby, Ohio; a charter member of the Lakeland Civic Band, where he played the clarinet; a member of American Ceramics Society in Cleveland; American Society of Materials; chairman of the Ceramic Advisory Board at Alfred University; former assistant coach for the Mentor Soccer Club and former assistant coach for the Mentor Softball League.
He was the husband of Judith (Kovalsky) Scott; father of Timothy, Jeffrey and Jennifer Scott; son of Edward and Margaret Scott of Springville; and brother of Karen (Rodney) Rich of Springville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Alfred University, Alfred NY 14802.

Olive Tessmer
Olive M. Tessmer, 67, of Fiddler's Green Manor Nursing Home, Springville, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville.
Born in Collins on June 5,1933, she was the daughter of the late George and Harriet (Willett) Farner.
A resident of the area all her life, she had been a factory worker for Knowlls and Fisher AVM in Gowanda and had been self-employed as an in-home health care provider.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Luther of Dayton; a brother, Norbert Farner of Perrysburg; a sister, Jeanette Miller of Springville; two grandchildren, Dana and Christopher Luther; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Angeline Warhol; and two brothers, Earl and Elmer Farner.
Arrangements were made by the Schindler Funeral Home, Gowanda. Burial was in Jolls Cemetery, Perrysburg. 


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