Obituaries

Ronald A McNamara

August 31, 2022

Ronald A. McNamara, 86, of South Dayton, NY entered into rest August 31, 2022

He was born August 9, 1936 in Villenova, NY to the late Clayton and Lois (Houck) McNamara.

Ronald graduated from Pine Valley Central Schools and then went on to work on the family farm. He also worked for Thorpe and Mann Feed Mill, drove cattle truck...

Helen Eileen Thorp

August 30, 2022

Helen Eileen Thorp, age 92, of Cherry Creek, NY passed away August 30, 2022 with members of her family by her side.

She was born May 22, 1930 in Jamestown, NY to the late Clara P Palmer and the late DeForest Hall of Cherry Creek, NY.

After graduating High School, she continued her studies at the Jamestown Business School.

In...

Michael G Fox

August 12, 2022

Michael G. Fox age 61 of Eden, NY entered into rest on August 12,2022, surrounded by his family and friends. 

Beloved husband of Donna, devoted father of Jessica, Stephanie and Tiffany and cherished grandfather of Landen, Aiden, Jaedyn and Camryn.

Michael deeply loved his wife, daughters and grandsons and they returned that same love to him.  Michael loved to...

Shirley J Ruffin

August 5, 2022

Shirley J. Ruffin, 77 of Perrysburg, NY entered into rest August 5, 2022

She was born July 9, 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late James Ruffin and Late Hattie Parker.

Shirley enjoyed listening to music, going to the salon to get her hair and nails done, going on little trips and interacting with the WNYDDSO Staff. She was a...

Carol J Preston

July 31, 2022

Carol J. Preston, 93, of Garden City, South Carolina entered into rest July 31, 2022.  She was born January 20, 1929 in Clymer, NY, to the late Robert and Blanche Hewes.  

          Carol graduated from Clymer High School and Jamestown Business School.  She worked at the former J.N. Adams Hospital until her retirement.

          Carol always enjoyed cooking, playing games, needlepoint,...

Lorna Sue Dollinger

July 29, 2022

Lorna Sue Dollinger, 57, of Buffalo, NY entered into rest July 29, 2022 after a short Illness.

She was born on October 8, 1964 in New Jersey to the late Frederick Dollinger and late Anne Patterson (Patty).

Lorna was raised in Three Mile Bay, NY.

One of Lorna’s proudest moments happened when she became a Registered Nurse. Lorna worked for...

Richard Louis Gearhart

July 20, 2022

Richard Louis Gearhart, of Heritage Village in Gerry, passed away peacefully at the age of 85, on July 20, 2022. He was the son of the late Isaac Franklin Gearhart Sr. and Nettie Mae (Rhoads) Marsh. Richard was born in Buffalo, New York on July 27, 1936.

He is survived by his daughter, Sally (Gearhart) Pappas of Eagle Mountain, Utah,...

Elaine Sue Ingersoll

June 22, 2022

Elaine S. (Howard) Ingersoll, 78, of Cattaraugus, NY entered into rest June 22, 2022.

She was born December 29, 1943 in Gowanda, NY to the late Merton and Estella (Beach) Howard.

Elaine graduated from Pine Valley Central Schools and went onto JCC College and became a Registered Nurse. She went on to work at Brooks Hospital for 32 years and...

Sharee Rene Allen

June 20, 2022

Sharee Rene Allen, 62, of Dayton, NY entered into rest June 20,2022 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville, NY.

She was born March 6, 1960 at Tri County Memorial Hospital in Gowanda, NY to the late Richard L. Allen and Lindalee (Greeley) Allen.

Sharee was a graduate of Pine Valley Central School class of 1978. After graduation she worked with...

Elizabeth (Betsy) O. (Parks) Mosher

June 13, 2022

Elizabeth O. (Parks) Mosher, 85, of South Dayton, NY entered into rest June 13, 2022

She was born January 16, 1937 in Olean, NY to the late Howard and Isabelle (Job) Parks.

Elizabeth’s father was a pastor and they lived in several communities in WNY. She graduated from Pine Valley High School and had a year of nurses training in...

Lori A. (Hanny) Zandrowicz

June 10, 2022

Lori A (Hanny) Zandrowicz, 60, of Cassadaga passed away at home Friday June 10th. Born December 4th, 1961 to Gregory and Jannette (Snyder) Hanny.Lori attended school at Cassadaga Valley and graduated West Seneca West.Lori owned and operated Grandma’s Family Kitchen in Cassadaga for 20 years where she created a family atmosphere and gave many local teens their first job. Recently...

Ronald S Fitch Sr.

June 8, 2022

Ronald S.Fitch Sr. of Salamanca NY , and formerly of Franklinville, NY passed away June 8, 2022 at Buffalo General Hospital after a short illness.  He also lived in Marysville, and New Bloomfield PA from 1968 -1980.

Ron was born on May 11,1936, to Laura (Eichelberger) and Howard Fitch of Orchard Park.

He leaves behind his wife of eight years,...

Shirley A (Killock) Tyma

June 5, 2022

Shirley A. (Killock) Tyma, 75, of South Dayton, NY entered peacefully into rest June 5, 2022 at home with family by her side.

She was born September 8, 1946 in Gowanda, NY to the late Arthur and Rosina (Martz) Killock.

Shirley was married to the love of her life Stanley Tyma Jr. on September 28, 1963 in the St John...

Selina Oldfield

May 26, 2022

 Selina Oldfield,76, of Perrysburg, NY entered into rest May 26,2022.

She was born on August 11, 1945 in Buffalo, NY to the late Nelson and late Geraldine (Persell) Oldfield.

Selina is survived by her siblings Nelson (Marlene) Oldfield and Paula (Robert) Male, her nieces and nephews Michelle, Jennifer (Nic), Christine, Patricia (Tom), Robert, Elvin, Jessica and Bridget; her great nieces...

Vernon F Newberry

May 13, 2022

Vernon F. Newberry, 81, of South Dayton, NY entered into rest May 13, 2022.

He was born August 14, 1940 in Monclo, WV to the late Robert and Bessie (Boyd) Newberry.

Vernon worked for an onion factory in 1956, where he met Violet (nee Osterstuck), whom he married on November 5, 1958. He later raised chickens at home, worked on...

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