Kenneth H. Rader Jr.
5/11/2006 - Kenneth H. Rader Jr., 68, of Suffolk, Va., formerly of Jamestown and North Myrtle Beach, S.C., died unexpectedly on May 4, 2006 in the Town of Westfield.
A Jamestown-area resident for most of his life, he was born May 19, 1937 in Numine, Pa., the son of the late Kenneth H. and Mary Zajac Rader Sr.
He attended the Jamestown Public Schools and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Before his retirement, he was employed for many years as a supervisor for the Crawford Furniture Manufacturing Company in Jamestown.
Surviving are his wife, the former Candice Dash, whom he married Nov. 15, 1985; five children, Jenifer Brown of Randolph, Todd Rader of Steamburg, Ryan Rader of Cattaraugus, K.C. Rader of Suffolk, Va. and Megan Rader at home; five grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Rader of Westfield, Samuel Rader and John Rader, both of Jamestown; and three sisters, Nancy Alban of Las Vegas, Nev., Helen Sholin of Jamestown and Mary C. Caprion of Kennedy.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Chiazzese.
Services will be private and visitation will not be observed.
Memorials may be made to the Jamestown Elks Lodge 263, 339 East Fourth Street, Jamestown, N.Y., 14701; or to Alcoholics Anonymous, 511 East Second Street, Jamestown, N.Y., 14701.
Arrangements are by the Lind Funeral Home in Jamestown.
Jean Graham Thomas
5/11/2006 - Jean Alice Graham Thomas died on January 6, 2006 at the age of 81. She lived in Stow with her husband Arthur C. Thomas.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. May 13, 2006 in the Hurlbut Memorial Community Church in Chautauqua.
Memorials may be made to: American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, Hurlbut Memorial Community Church, or the North Harmony Senior Citizens Center in Stow.
The Freay Funeral Home, Mayville is in charge of arrangements.
Theron C. Smith
5/11/2006 - Theron C. Smith, 91, of the Frewsburg Rest Home, formerly of Washington Road, Watts Flats, died May 4, 2006 at Lutheran Social Services.
A lifelong area resident, he was born April 1, 1915 in Jamestown, the son of the late Walter and Lily Dominey Smith.
Theron was a 1936 graduate of Falconer High School and had been employed by Art Metal Corp. for 27 years and later by Blackstone Corp. for five years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, June Smith of East Gadsden, Ala. and Harriet Smith of Bear Lake, Pa.; a son, Donald R. Smith of Clymer; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marwood Smith of Jamestown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Dickinson Smith, whom he married Dec. 30, 1939 in Frewsburg and who died April 4, 1986; and a sister, Selana Brown in 1978.
A memorial service will be announced by the Falconer Funeral Home. Inurement will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
May E. Pattison
5/11/2006 - May E. Pattison, 97, formerly of Bank Street, Westfield, died May 2, 2006 at The Waters of Westfield after a long illness.
She was born Sept. 16, 1908 in Union City, Pa., the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Rebecca Bartley Davis.
A member of the First United Methodist Church since 1951, Mrs. Pattison assisted in maintaining various residences in the Westfield area for many years.
She had a great deal of love for her family, children and grandchildren.
She is survived by three grandsons, James Pattison of Westfield, who was also her caregiver; Chester Pattison of Harborcreek, Pa. and Daniel Pattison of Corry, Pa.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in the Westfield Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford L. Pattison, whom she married in North East, Pa.; one son, Leroy C. Pattison, who died in 2003; and two brothers, Edward and Howard Davis of Union City.
Donations would be appreciated to the Billy Graham Foundation.
Arrangements are by the Fantauzzi Funeral Home of Westfield Inc. at 52 South Portage Street, Westfield.
Hudson E. Kilbane
5/11/2006 - Hudson E. "Hud" Kilbane, 78, of West Main Road, Ripley, died May 6, 2006, at The Waters of Westfield.
He was born in Edinboro, Pa. on March 10, 1928, the son of the late Charles and Jessie Morris Kilbane.
He had owned and operated a grape farm in Ripley from 1976 until the time of his illness. He loved farming and enjoyed visiting and playing scratch-off tickets at the State Line Grocery.
He is survived by four sisters, Marian Mowers, Rose Dickerson, both of Ripley, Kate Paschke of Harborcreek and Virginia Wilson of Brocton; two brothers, Charles Kilbane of South Carolina and Boyd Kilbane of Westfield; a great-niece, Tracy Stetson; along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Seavy.
Interment will be in East Ripley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Ripley Hose Co. No. 1, P.O. Box 42, Ripley, N.Y. 14775.
Arrangements are by the Mathews Funeral Home in Ripley.
Mary A. Johnson
5/11/2006 - Mary Antonette VanderSchaaff Johnson, 99, formerly of Baker St., Jamestown, died May 2, 2006 in Lutheran Social Services.
She was the widow of Arthur E. Johnson, whom she married April 4, 1929, who died March 20, 1986. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary in 1985.
A lifelong resident of Chautauqua County and of Jamestown since 1922, she was born October 25, 1906 in Clymer and was the daughter of H. Burdette and Anna Legters VanderSchaaff.
She attended Clymer High School and was a graduate of Jamestown Business College. In earlier years she was employed by Clark Hardware but for most of her life she was a homemaker.
Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jamestown for over 75 years, and chairman of the Board of Deaconess for several years. She was also a member of the Electricians Auxiliary and Peck Settlement Home Bureau.
She loved her family and home, and enjoyed cooking, baking, entertaining, gardening and flowers. She will be sadly missed her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters; Beryl Boss of Greenhurst and Myrna (Lewis) Rice of Ellington, a granddaughter, Jodi Rice of Ellington; three grandsons; Scott Boss of Jamestown, Todd Boss of Lakewood and Douglas (Allicia) Rice of Ellington, three great grandchildren; Brian and Ashley Haskins of Ellington, and Danielle Boss of Frewsburg.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter in 1935 and three brothers Merle 1919, Frederick 1966 and Gilbert VanderSchaaff in 1990.
Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Jamestown, 385 East Fifth St., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701, Farman Free Library, P.O. Box 26, Ellington, N.Y. 14732 or to Lutheran Social Services Foundation, 715 Falconer St., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701.
The Falconer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wilmer L. McDonald
5/11/2006 - Wilmer L. "Bill" McDonald, 91, of West Main Road, Ripley, died May 6, 2006 at Westfield Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Westfield on June 6, 1914, the son of the late William and Nellie May Reid McDonald.
He was a graduate of Ripley Central School and attended Cornell University. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with Army Signal Co. 289 and hosted many of its reunions. He owned and operated McDonald's Farm on West Main Road in Ripley from 1949 to 1989. He was a grape and poultry farmer who was known for his community BBQs with his wife, Ethel. His pumpkin patch had been a Halloween tradition for many families in the area. He was a past trustee of the Ripley Untied Methodist Church where he was a member for over 50 years. He served as a Town Assessor and later Supervisor where he was instrumental in establishing a bank, medical clinic and sewage facility. He was a member of Summit Lodge 214 F&AM, American Legion Post 351 and the Ripley Grange and Farm Bureau. He had also assisted at the Talbot Funeral Home and Mathews Funeral Home for many years.
A devoted and faithful husband and dad, he is survived by his wife, Ethel, whom he married on June 24, 1946; a son, Bill McDonald of Ripley; a daughter, Chris M. Chriest of Meadville; and three grandchildren, Heidi, Alex and Gregg.
Friends may call at the Mathews Funeral Home in Ripley on May 12th from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Ripley, 84 West Main Street, on May 13th at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Les Drayer, pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow privately in East Ripley Cemetery.
Donations are suggested to Ripley United Methodist Church, Ripley Baptist Church or Ripley Volunteer Fire Department.
Arrangements are by the Mathews Funeral Home in Ripley.
5/11/2006 - Donald Paul Tefft , 70 of Westfield and Sebring, Fla., died May 4, 2006 while in Florida.
Donald was Born July 17, 1935, in Ripley, the youngest son of the late Arthur & Inez (Powers) Tefft.
He graduated from Ripley High School in 1954. He served four years in the U.S. Navy on board the USS Champlain, the USS Intrepid and with Fasron Unit 106 in Argentia, Newfoundland.
Donald served with the New York State Police in both Troop A and Troop T, and received the New York State Police Superintendent's Commendation Award.
He retired from the Troops in 1981.
He had been a Real Estate Agent for Beckman & Bertram, Director of Security for Job Corps, a US Rural Postal Delivery carrier and together with wife Patti, owned and operated Foggy Ridge Antiques.
Donald enjoyed many things, mainly family, golfing, fishing and poker. For the past five years, Donald enjoyed his retirement and many friends at Whisper Lake Park in Sebring Florida.
He is survived by wife Patricia (Tye) Tefft, his son Stewart and his wife Sharon Tefft of Busti; and his three daughters Sandra Tefft of Dallas, Texas, Lori and her husband John Zoda of Vero Beach, Fla., and Debbie Milam of Barbarton, Ohio; as well as his two brothers Robert Tefft of Sebring, Fla. and Harry Tefft of Upper Saranac Lake, N.Y. He was the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren Rachel, Cassie, Stephanie, Zachary, Emily, Marlena, Mary Lou, John Jr., Julia and Hope.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Doris Burch; and his brothers Arthur, Willis, Roger and Charles Tefft.
Friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service on May 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the MASON FUNERAL HOME, 37 Clinton St., Westfield. Private interment will be in East Ripley Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to The Former Troopers Helping Hands, c/o Lloyd Schwab, Box 105 Lancaster, NY 14086 or to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 4840 East Lake Rd, Mayville, NY 14757 or to The American Cancer Society, 111 W 2nd St., Jamestown, NY 14701
The MASON Funeral Home on Clinton Street in Westfield is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy H. Wallace
5/4/2006 - Dorothy H. Wallace, 84, of Church Street, Sherman, died April 27, 2006 at The Waters of Westfield.
She was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Sherman, the daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Nellie Sears Wallace.
In earlier years, she had worked as a waitress at Brotherhood of St. Joseph, Hotel Concord and the White Diner, all in North East, Pa. She was a member of the Sherman Community Church and had served as past historian, trustee and clerk. She was honored in 2005 with a community service award for her many years of service in the church. She was a member of the Floral Rebekah's Lodge 475 and had served as past president. She was also a Past Assembly Officer of the State of New York under Jeanette Horlak. Dorothy had been a member of the Rebekah's for more than 50 years. She had also been past president of the Minerva Club. She was also a life member of the Women of the Moose.
She is survived by her cousins, Susan (Joseph) Bauman of North East, Christine (Jack) Albrick-Roof of Pittsburgh, Joyce Maring of Dunkirk, Steve Cunningham of Erie, Pa. and John (Susan) Cunningham of State College, Pa.
Burial will be in the Sherman Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Sherman Community Church, Church Street, Sherman, N.Y., 14781.
Arrangements are by the Spitzer Funeral Home in Sherman.