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.
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.
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.