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Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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CONNELL - Genevieve (nee Sexton), November 30, 2001, of Colden. Wife of the late Maurice A. Connell; mother of Mary Genevieve (Randolph) Doi, Eileen (Michael) Berger, Joan Connell (Dean Wright), Michael A. Connell, Patricia Connell (Mark Schwarz); grandmother of Nora Connell, Kathryn and Elizabeth Doi and Nicole and Andrew Berger; sister of the late Richard, Kevin, Eileen and Msgr. John F. Sexton. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday morning at 11 o'clock from the Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Colden. Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

FISHER - Paul E., of Collins, December 2, 2001. Husband of Genevieve (Rupp) Fisher; father of Paula (Gerald) Jerozal of Springville; grandfather of Michelle (Richard) Macey of West Seneca and Todd (Lisa) Squire of Savannah, Ga.; great-grandfather of Brennan Macey, Stevie and Jenna Squire. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Mentley Funeral Home, Inc., 105 East Main St., Gowanda, with a military service following at the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shrine Burn Center of the Gowanda Ambulance.

FOLTS - Charles W., November 24, 2001. He will be greatly missed by his wife Marcia "Jane" Folts; son Daniel (Jane), daughter Deborah (Todd) Hintz and grandchildren Amanda, Nathanial "Hooter" and Bethany Hintz, Tyler Folts, Serena and Glenn Aaron Waldron. He had been owner of the Worm Hole Cider Mill.

MEYER - William "Bill" Carl, 68, November 25, 2001, formerly of the Springville-East Otto area, at his residence in Kinston, NC. Son of the late Leon and Laura Meyer; husband of Jean Meyer of Kinston, NC; father of Carl D. Meyer of Kinston, Cheryl (Meyer) Hilliker of Irving; stepfather of Jack Rhue of Kinston and Phillis Mobley of Burgaw, NC; also survived by five grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Meyer was a longtime musician and worked as a carpenter. He was a member of the Armenia Christian Church and a member of Richard Caswell Masonic Lodge. Services were held Thursday afternoon, November 29, at 2 o'clock from the Edwards Funeral Home in Kinston, with the Rev. Jerry Miller officiating. Burial was in Pinelawn Memorial Park.

SNOW - Edward W., November 30, 2001, of Riverview, Fla., formerly of Boston. Husband of Shirley (nee Bauer) Snow; brother of the late Ethyl Boyle. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Faith United Church of Christ, Boston, or Lifepath Hospice, Sun City Center, Fla. Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

SULLIVAN - Douglas E., December 4, 2001, of Chaffee. Husband of Rita M. (nee Balachowski) Sullivan; father of Ann Petroski and Susan (James) Henry; grandfather of Joshua and Jon; brother of Robert (Carol), Carlton (Barbara), Lyle (Edna) Maurice Sullivan, Joyce (Duane) Dedrick), Kenneth (Rose) Sullivan, and the late Donald Sullivan. Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville, where a prayer service will be held Friday morning at 10:30, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Aloysius Church, Springville at 11 o'clock. The Rev. John S. Kwiecien will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, town of Concord.

Denton C. Aldrow
A memorial service will be held Saturday morning,December 15, at 10 o'clock from St. Paul's United Methodist Church, West Valley for Denton C. Aldrow, 85, who died Monday, November 19, 2001 in Millard Fillmore Hospital, Gates Circle in Buffalo. He had been a resident of St. James, Fla., Conesus Lake and Hamburg.
Born in West Valley, he was a son of the late Asa and Florence Aldrow, and attended West Valley Central School and received a BS degree from the University of Maine.
Mr. Aldrow entered the U.S. Army in 1941 and was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, and received an honorable discharge in 1945. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, and European African Service Medal.
He retired in 1978 as a biologist for the New York State Department of Conservation.
His wife, the former Leora French, died in 1999. He was the brother of the late Gerald and Ralph Aldrow. Survivors include his nieces Marcia Stead, Kristen Aldrow, Wendy Spaulding, Kath- ryn Boberg, Susan Luther and Claudia Fuller; six grandnieces and grandnephews; and two great-grandnieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Aldrow.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, West Valley.
Arrangements were made by the National Cremation Service, Buffalo.

Robert Vanderbosch
Prayer services were held Friday morning, Nov. 30 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Aloysius Church, for Robert A. Vanderbosch, 74, of Otto, who died November 27, 2001. The Rev. John S. Kwiecien officiated, with burial in North Otto Cemetery, Otto.
He was born Feb. 19, 1927 to Anthony and Louise (nee Klemn) Vanderbosch. He attended Lackawanna High School, Erie Community College and Code Enforcer School, and was in the U.S. Navy during World War II, from 1945-1946.
He worked as a lead man and foreman in electrical maintenance from 1943 to 1961 at J.C. Clements (now Arcadia Graphics), and was a dairy farmer from 1950 to 1989, raised game farm pheasants from 1961-1977, and had a heifer/beef operation from 1989 to the present.
Mr. Vanderbosch was president of the Dairy Princess contest for Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties from 1956 to 1966, on the Dairy Princess Committee from 1966 to 1982. He was president of the South Dayton Milk Producers Co-op from 1958 to 1982 and a delegate from 1968 to 1982, a delegate and president of ADA of Western New York and Pennsylvania from 1961-1984, Cattaraugus County Livestock Committee from 1968 to 1981, Cattaraugus County Co-Op Extension from 1960 to 2001, 4-H Project Leader from 1995 to 2001, code enforcement officer from 1993 to 1997, and was a member of the VFW and American Legion Post 531 in Little Valley.
He was the husband of Madelyn (nee Wilson) Vanderbosch; father of Robert M. (Michelle) Vanderbosch, Laura (James) Land, David (Christina) Vanderbosch and Deborah Vanderbosch; grandfather of Robert C. and Amanda Vanderbosch and Beth Watson, Nicole, Jamie, and Cody Land, Molly, Jessie, Erin R. Graham, Hannah, Asa, Mary Ellen, Jacob and Jerusha Vanderbosch, Rene and R. Joshua Solem; brother of the late Gertrude Lickfeld, Anthony Vanderbosch, Mary Dorothy Baskerville, Anna Feltz and Thomas Vanderbosch; and dear cousin of Dorothy Delcamp.

RILEY - Mark, 41, of Arcade, December 9, 2001. Husband of Karen (Kephart) Riley; father of Leetah and Jonathan Riley; son of Patrick and Mary Riley of Springville; brother of Michael (Kathy) Riley of Springville, Renee Riley of Springville, John (Tanya) Riley of Maryland, and Rachael (Eric) Nash of Spring- ville; grandson of Dolores Peck- ham of Springville and Isabelle Guilmain of Concord; son-in-law of Bruce and Kathy Edwards of Machias; brother-in-law of John (Sandy) Kephart of Pittsburgh, PA, and Rick (Carey) Kephart of Arcade; also survived by several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, from St. John's United Church of Christ, Sheldon. Burial will be in St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Dutch Hollow. 
Arrangements were made by the W.S. Davis, Inc. Funeral Home, Arcade.

CHAMBERLAIN - Ann M., 68, of Freedom, December 12, 2001. Wife of the late Earl Chamberlain; daughter of the late Louis L. and Ruth C. (Kruse) Hayden; sister of Laura (late Karl) Stroh, Pearl (Gary) Kiener, June (Ken) Kleinsmith, Dorothy (Bernie) Horschel, Fay (Floyd) Buchanan, Roy (Sue) Hayden, and the late Robert, Harold, George and Donald Hayden; sister-in-law of Aggie Hayden, Gert Hayden and Issy Hayden; also survived by several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. Mrs. Chamberlain was an avid country music fan, and she and her husband had a band called the Driftwoods. She was a member of the Bluegrass Association, and played guitar and sang, and was the family genealogist. She retired as a wire cutter from Prestolite in Arcade. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Burial in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Ellicottville. Arrangements were made by the W.S. Davis, Inc. Funeral Home, Arcade. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Comstock Hospice in Olean.
 

NELSON - Mildred A. (nee Milks), December 12, 2001, of Springville. Wife of the late Rodney F. Nelson; sister of George (late Bessie) Milks, (Harold (Arlene) Milks, Marjorie Milks, and the late Irma Lazell, Wilma (Gurney) Belscher, and Marie (Durward) Nason; sister-in-law of Stanley Lazell; beloved aunt of Melody Milks and Wayne (Ann) Milks; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. George C. Sanford officiated. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mortons Corners Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

PLOETZ - Rose M. (nee Stamp), December 15, 2001, of West Valley. Wife of the late James E. Ploetz; mother of Nancy M. Rodibaugh; grandmother of Heidi M. (Tony) Mellish and Heather D. (James) Schmidt; also survived by four great-grandchildren; sister of Burt Stamp. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ellicottville. The Rev. William Kay officiated. Burial was in Plato Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weis- mantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. 

FAULRING - Olive (nee Butzer), February 4, 2002. Wife of the late Wilferd Faulring; sister of the late Edward, Ira, Walter and Laurence Butzer. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

LAURIE - Nellie (nee Zoulko), January 29, 2002, of Springville. Wife of the late Donald P. Laurie; mother of Donald (Linda), Nancy (Francis) Rodler, Joyce, Mary (Russell) Deveso, Raymond, Margaret (Allan) Sager, Andrew (Nancy), William, Kathryn Empringham (Tom Quinn), and the late Patricia (Bert) Ball; grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; sister of Anna Buchanan and the late Andrew, Walter and Stanley Zoulko. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

RUMFOLA - Joseph M., February 5, 2002, of Springville. Brother of Marie Rumfola, Lillian (James) Beasley, Margaret (Henry) Lerminiaux and the late Annie Solari, Lloyd Rumfola, Charles Rumfola, Maylon Rumfola and Grace Mack; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main Street, Springville, followed by a prayer service Friday morning at 10:30 and a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Aloysius Church at 11. Father Charles Zadora will officiate. Burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Mr. Rumfola was a member of the Knights of St. John and American Legion.

Lillian M. Bellaire
Lillian M. Bellaire, age 89, of Phoenix, Arizona, died January 29, 2002 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born March 19, 1912 in East Concord, a daughter of the late Lemuel Cranston and Minnie Reimers Cranston. She worked as a practical nurse for many years in Wyoming and Warsaw nursing homes, as well as the Wyoming County Community Hospital. She loved the Lord, her family, traveling and telling stories of her youth.
She married the late Howard E. Bellaire Sr. in 1934, and raised four sons and one daughter. She was the mother of Howard E. (Nancy) Bellaire Jr. of Wyoming, Donald W. (Patricia) Bellaire Sr. of Warsaw, David L. (Sue) Bellaire of Phoenix, Lillian L. Bellaire of Warsaw and the late Robert C. Bellaire; sister of Ruth Munt of North Tonawanda and Virginia Lee of Denver, Colorado, and the late Florence, Barbara, Dorothy, John, Charles and James Cranston; grandmother of nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. Keith Manry officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, town of Concord. Expressions of sympathy may be family.


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