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Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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CARLSEN - Arthur J., of Sardinia, April 26, 2001. Beloved husband of Ruth (Domes) Carlsen; father of Judith (Norman) Shaw and the late Dennis Carlsen; brother of Robert Carlsen, Winnifred Brown and the late Helen Casey; grandfather of Amy (Tom) Lewis, Patricia (Michael) Hatch, Duane (Kim) Carlsen, Eric, Kristen and Torill Carlsen; and 14 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday morning, May 5, from the Sardinia Methodist Church at 11 o'clock. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sardinia Methodist Church or the Chaffee-Sardinia Volunteer Fire Department.

DUNKLEMAN - Bernice L. (Tackentien), of Springville, May 1, 2001. Wife of the late Harold A. Dunkleman; mother of Joan B. (late Daniel L.) Duffy, James H. (Jenny L.), Kay M. (late Terry L.) Eddy and Mary J. (Gerry L. ) Sterlace; grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; sister of Lawrence Tackentien. Family will receive friends Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock.

HAND - James A., April 27, 2001, of Springville. Beloved husband of Barbara (Kubiak) Hand; father of Suzanne and James (Ann) Helfeldt; grandfather of Danielle, Tricia, Debi, A.J. and Andy; son of the late Ernest and Ethel Hand; brother of Marjorie Brown, Eveline (Robert) Carvill of England, Rita (late Donald) Andres, Jennifer (Gene) Slepinski, Bernard (Eileen) Hand and the late June, Ernest, Jean, Pauline, Joyce and John; uncle of Freddie; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday evening at 8 o'clock from the Barron-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., Cheektowaga.

UHRICH - Daniel A., US Air Force retired, of Niceville, Fla., formerly of Springville, April 15, 2001. Father of Michael Uhrich and Marc Uhrich of Springville; son of Norbert (Rose M.) and the late Marguerite Diegelman Uhrich; brother of James (Lynne) Uhrich of Las Vegas, NV and the late Norbert Anthony Uhrich II. Private funeral services were held.

WAITE - Wayne (Sonny), 59, of Salamanca, suddenly, May 1, 2001. Husband of Louise (nee Quigley); father of Todd Waite, Kim (Joe) Brillhart of York, Pa., and Kelly Waite of Salamanca; son of Wilma Hanson Waite, formerly of East Otto and Springville; grandfather of Brandi Brillhart, Collin and Corrine Maybee; brother of Marcia (Monte) VanBuren, Sharon (Gary) Wilson, Carol (Sue) (James) Scharf of Sala- manca and Betty Giambrone Waite of Ervine, Pa.; also survived by two uncles and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday from the O'Rourke Funeral Home.

WILLOVER - Paul E., April 29, 2001. Husband of Dorothy Schweickert Willover; father of Michael Willover and Brenda Bickel; stepfather of Kenneth (Nancy) Purdy, Walter (Sandy) Purdy, Christopher (Kim) Purdy, Marie Sebzda, Patricia (Paul) Seider, Carol (Wesley) Joslin, Rebecca (Ruben) King; brother of Philip (Betty) Willover; also survived by 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; predeceased by his parents, Abram and Hazel (Weatherly) Willover; stepdaughter Sandra Embs; a sister Lenora Swanson; and four brothers, Eber, John, Lewis and Max Willover. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from St Francis Cabrini R.C. Church, Collins Center. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Spring- ville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Springville Exempt Volunteer Firemens' Association, c/o Ray Cook, 315 North Buffalo St., Springville, NY 14141. Arrangements were made by the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 East Main St., Gowanda.

Claude Follman
Claude Follman of Springville passed away April 28, 2001.
As a child of the depression years, his dream of coaching high school sports teams was not feasible, but he spent his entire adult life enjoying sports, first as a coach and player on the Springville town teams, then as a softball player with the Springville Volunteer Fire Company. He never missed a Springville-Griffith Institute football game, following the teams both at home and away.
He was inducted into the Pop Warner Hall of Fame in 1980 for his participation in varsity football, basketball and baseball; 1934-35 three championship teams, 1934 football team, 136 points, opponents 0; helped organize Erie County Firemen's Softball; was a player-coach of the Springville Flyers, a semi-pro football team; town team baseball and Springville Fire- men's softball were highlights of his life. In addition, his love of the outdoors was evident in his enjoyment of hunting and fishing.
The Springville Volunteer Fire Company was a central part of his life for over 50 years. He was honored by the United States Congress and New York State Governor's Office for his years as a volunteer fireman on the anniversary of his 56 years of service.
He was also a charter member of Springville Moose Lodge 1249, and a life-member of the Southwestern Volunteer Firemen's Association.
Born in the town of Ashford on July 29, 1916, he was the son of Lucy Mae (Starks) and Leroy John Follman. He started Follman's Welding in 1947 and ran a welding and wrought iron shop until 1996. 
He was married to the former Margaret Blemel for 64 years, and was the father of Claudia (late Clemence) Wolnicwicz, Jeanne Follman, Edward Follman and Margaret (Donald) Cane; grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grand- children; brother of Betty Jane (late Vincent) Nannen, R. John (Dorothy) Follman and the late Una (late Joseph) Damba; and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Aloysius Church, Springville on Tuesday morning at 10:30. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. John Kwiecien officiated. Burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Springville Volunteer Fire Company.

Maximilian Jerozal
Maximilian Jerozal, 85, of Longwood, Fla., formerly of Springville, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, of cancer. He was retired from the Air Force.
Born in Buffalo, he moved to Central Florida in 1978. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5086, Disabled American Veterans, Air Force Association, World War II Memorial, and Keenagers Bowling League. He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church, a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; sons, Maximilian F. Jr. of Longwood, William L. of Frede- ricksburg, Va.; daughter, Elaine J. Kozielski of Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren, one great-grandson; and sisters Florence and Victoria, both of Springville.
Arrangements were made by the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Roderick Joslin
Roderick W. Joslin, 88, who enjoyed telling how Charles E. Burchfield, the famous Buffalo watercolor painter, painted several versions of his family's farmhouse in Zoar Valley, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, in Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home, Springville, after a long illness.
In his younger days, Joslin was a partner with the late Ken Russell in an auto repair business and gained the reputation for rescuing people with a car or truck problem "even in the middle of the night," according to his daughter, Jan Lathrop of Springville.
Later he was employed by Winsmith of Springville and Buffalo Arms of Buffalo, where he machined small munitions parts for use in World War II. After the war, he was employed by Bethlehem Steel Corp. until his retirement at age 65.
Joslin told the story that "one day Charles Burchfield was walking from Gowanda and, coming into the Zoar Valley area, he broke over the hill and saw the farmhouse with its gables and the setting and painted several versions of the farmhouse and of the barn," related his daughter.
"The original painting is still with the family," said Lathrop.
He was the husband of Bonnie (nee Bondelow), a resident of Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home; father of Jan (Loren) Lathrop, and Laurie (Robert) Muhlbauer; grandfather of Tamara (Christopher) Collins, Maria and Andy Muhlbauer, and the late Lin Lathrop; great-grandfather of Steven Collins; brother of Lorraine (late John) Ellis. 
A memorial service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Presbyterian Church, 38 North Buffalo St., Springville. The Rev. Robert Peck will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville.
Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

CROTTY - Beverly "Mac," June 27, 2001, of Colden. Husband of Marie (nee Bidell); father of Marilyn Joslin, Barbara (Thomas) Willingham and David (Cyndi) Crotty; brother of Betty Hudson of Cape Coral, FL. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, Inc., 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

HEIM - Raymond L., June 13, 2001, of Springville. Husband of Joyce Heim (nee Smith); father of Margaret Watz, Lester Heim, Sharon Witkopf, Marilyn (Joseph) Wolniewicz and Carl Heim; also survived by 15 grandchildren and seven great-grand- children; brother of Clem (Marie) Heim, Eleanor Krause, Innocence "Sonny" Heim, Barbara Gamel, Honoria Donhauser, Clayton (Norma) Heim and the late Norbert, Mary, Emma and Josephine. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's Church, New Oregon. The Rev. John S. Kwiecien officiated. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville. Arrange- ments were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Spring- ville.

LEE - Susan E. (nee Waltz), June 16, 2001, of Springville, formerly of Longwood, Fla. Wife of the late Rutherford D. Lee; mother of Laura (Michael) Wysocki of Colden; stepmother of James Lee of Hamburg, Robert Lee of Ohio, Marilyn and Daniel Lee, both of Florida; grandmother of Mark (Cherie) and Jon (Michelle) Wysocki, and the late Mathew Wysocki; great-grandmother of Joshua, Jacob and Timothy Wysocki; also survived by four nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Tuesday morning, June 26, at 11 o'clock from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. Brian K. Scharf will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Winter Park, Fla. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of your choice.

MANAHER - Joanne C. (nee Morgan), of Springville, June 16, 2001. Beloved wife of William E. Manaher; devoted and loving mother of Sherri Moroge, Kim and Mark Manaher; cherished grandmother of Josh, Alisha, Jacob, Briena, Ashlee, Christopher and Katie; loving daughter of Donald and the late Doris Howell; also survived by many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 8:15 from the Lombardo Funeral Home, Southtowns Chapel, 3060 Abbott Road, and a Mass of Christian Burial was held from Our Lady of the Sacred Heath Church at 9 o'clock. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

McCLOUD - Florence E. (nee Wingard), of Hamburg, June 16, 2001. Wife of the late Willard G. McCloud; mother of Russell (Norma) McCloud and the late Virginia (Richard) Miller; grandmother of Mike, Bob, Cindy, Gary, Lynn and the late Russell McCloud. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Wurtz Funeral Home, Inc., 9287 Boston State Road, Boston. Mrs. McCloud was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Beulah Chapter.

PHINNEY - Gladys C., 85, of Springville, June 12, 2001. Wife of the late Alvin B.; mother of Shirley Kroll; grandmother of Larry (Jillian) Kroll, Darlene (Donald) Borkowski, Martin Kroll, Laura (Jeff) Horn and Jerry Kroll; also survived by 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; sister of Raymond Plots, Beatrice Sorensen, Esther Fleckenstein and the late Caroline, Andera and James Plots. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. Ernest Kellner officiated. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Phinney and her late husband Alvin owned and operated Phinney's Restaurant in Ashford Hollow from 1947 to 1951. She also worked at Motorola in Arcade and Fiddlers Green Manor Nursing Home as a cook for 10 years.

James Haggerty
James L. Haggerty, 54 of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Machias and Springville, died June 20, 2001 at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville after a short illness.
He was born in Buffalo, a son of the late William Firzgerald Haggerty and Helen Draper Haggerty of Jacksonville.
He was employed by Colomer USA in Jacksonville as a director of sales and had served in the U.S. Marines.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Koch Haggerty, a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Loren Hawks of Chester, Montana; two grandchildren, Bradee and Peyton Hawks; his mother, Helen Draper Haggerty of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Thursday afternoon, June 28, from the Weeks Funeral Home, Inc., 123 N. Main Street, Warsaw, at 1 o'clock. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Gainesville.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or to the American Cancer Society. 

BOWEN - Jeffrey S. II, May 11, 2001, of Elma. Son of Jeffrey and Lisa (nee Colf) Bowen; brother of Tyler, Jessica, Emily, Teresa, Zachary and Ethan; grandson of John and Rita (nee Krasowski) Bowen, Floyd Colf of Florida, formerly of West Valley, and Sandra (nee Nagel) Colf of Delevan, formerly of West Valley; and also beloved by Casimer and Rita Czerwinski of Machias. Services were held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from the Colonial Memorial Chapels, Inc., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, and from Our Lady of Bistrica Church at 9:30.

SPROSS - Dayton A., May 10, 2001, age 100, in Springville. Beloved father of James (Beverly) Spross of West Valley; father-in-law of Marjorie Spross of Hilton; grandfather of Mary Lee (Justin) Vallon, Gregory (Stephanie), Katherine Spross and Pamela (Floyd) Tenny; great-grandfather of Victoria Tenny and Amanda Vallon; cousin of Adelaide Steedman; predeceased by wife Josephine and son Weldon Spross. Grave- side services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Creekside Cemetery, Chruch- ville. Arrangements were made by the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., Hilton, NY.

BAILEY- Susan, Memorial services for Susan Bailey will be held Saturday morning, May 26, at 10:30 from the Springville First Presbyterian Church. A reception will be held at 5351 Riley Road, West Valley beginning at 4 p.m., with a barbecue at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to pass and table service.

BLAKESLEE - Roy, March 5, 2001, of Williamsville. Son of the late Edna F. (nee Williams) and Robert Blakeslee; brother of Robert A. (Linda) Blakeslee Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla., Lelah (Roy) Earle of Ellicottville, Lucille (Bruce) Koningisor of Cattaraugus, Bonnie (Ed) Glow of North Collins and Richard (Kathy) Blakeslee of Homestead, Fla. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Satur- day afternoon, May 26, at Fairview Cemetery, Town of Concord, at 2 o'clock. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

DONOVAN - Catherine Helen (Robinski), of Sardinia, May 17, 2001. Wife of the late Leo; mother of John Donovan; sister of Sophie Chudzinski and Marie Waite; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., Arcade.

PFISTER - Thelma F. (nee Offhaus), of West Falls, May 21, 2001. Wife of the late George E. Pfister; mother of George Pfister of Angola and Joy (David) Bargy of Delevan; grandmother of Brian and Keith Pfister and Renee and Justin Bargy. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon at the Wood Funeral Home, 784 Main Street, East Aurora, where funeral services will be held following visitation at noon. Interment in Griffins Mills Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Falls Fire Department.

WESTFALL - Maxine Doris, 71, of Springville. Beloved by her family, peacefully entered into God's Kingdom on May 18, 2001. A devoted woman of God and family, she was the daughter of the late Leland and Minnie Westfall; sister of the late Robert L. Westfall; sister-in-law of Jeanne Westfall; aunt of Mark (Deborah) Westfall, Lynne (Thomas) Steiner, Paul (Lynne) Westfall, Donna (Gregory) Meyer and Kristen Westfall (betrothed to Thomas Walchli); great-aunt of Christopher, Kelly, Austin, Gregory Jr., Robert, Taylor, Marshall, Ian, Jessica and Melanie; cousin to Marcella O'Steen, Alberta Sweeney, Arthur Hintz and niece to Edith Hintz. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Salem Lutheran Church, Springville. The Rev. Timothy Bickel officiated. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Spring- ville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Comstock Hospice Care Network, 1225 W. State St., Olean, NY 14760; The SPCA, Pleasant Valley Road, Olean, NY 14760; or The Salem Lutheran Church, 91 West Main St., Springville, NY 14141. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.

Helen Donaldson
Helen V. Donaldson, 70, died at her home in Lakeland, Florida, on April 29, 2001.
She graduated from Griffith Institute in 1941, and worked for a short time at Citizens Bank in Springville before working for Cumberland Army Depot. She served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and was a secretary for the Cumberland Army Depot in Pennsylvania until retiring to Florida in 1975.
Mrs. Donaldson was a member of Lakeland Chapter #194 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Lakeland Chapter #26 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland.
She was the wife of the late Thomas Donaldson and the late Fred Riley. Survivors include sisters and brothers, Jean B. Bennett of Rotonda, Fla., Alice B. Atkins of Allegany, John D. (Margaret) Bennett of Rochester, Robert B. (Barbara) Bennett of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Hugh M. Bennett of Rotonda, Fla.
Funeral services were held Thursday evening, May 3, from the Lanier Funeral Home in Lakeland, Fla. Burial was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Pa.


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