2/16/2006 - Joann Bova, 64, of Harborcreek, Pa., died Feb. 3, 2006 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.
She was born Nov. 23, 1941, the daughter of the late Joseph and Gladys Bilecki.
She was employed by Kaufmann's Beauty Shop until her retirement. Prior to Kaufmann's, she worked at Reflections.
Survivors include her husband, Samuel J. Bova, originally of Westfield; a son, William Angelotti and his wife Jennifer, of Erie, Pa.; a stepson, Christopher Bova of Girard, Pa.; and a stepdaughter, Michelle Hall of Jamestown.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Joseph Bilecki.
There were no calling hours observed and a graveside service was conducted at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
Condolences should be sent to Samuel J. Bova, P.O. Box 7146, Erie, Pa., 16510-0146.
The Dusckas Funeral Home Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road, Erie, Pa., was in charge of arrangements.
Richard A. Nixon
2/16/2006 - Richard A. "Dick" Nixon, 69, formerly of Jamestown, died Jan. 27, 2006 at his home in Dade City, Fla.
He retired in Jamestown and moved to Florida in 1998. He was born in Jamestown on Jan. 8, 1937 and lived here most of his life.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and operated the former Van's Texas Hots Restaurant in Brooklyn Square and worked at several local plants before retiring.
He was also a musician who played and sang in several bands including "Dick Nixon and the Country Agents." He was also an avid baseball card and coin collector.
He is survived by his mother, Estella McIntyre of Greenhurst; and a brother, Wesley McIntyre of Chautauqua; a brother, Ronald NIxon; and a sister, Helen Felt, both of Jamestown; as well as several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cleo Nixon;, brothers, Alvin and Carl Nixon; and an infant sister.
2/16/2006 - She was born April 29, 1908 in Clymer, the daughter of the late Frank and Edith TeWinkle Kolstee.
she had lived in the Clymer area her entire life and had attended the Abbe Reformed Church. she had worked as a cook and baker for the Clymer Restaurant for many years. She was also well known for her donuts.
She is survived by two sister-in-laws, Mabel Swiderski of Jamestown and Arlene Fralick of Columbus, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Upperman, whom she married Jan. 26, 1939 and died June 4, 1999; and a brother, Harris W. Kolstee, who died April 4, 1966.
Burial will be in the Holland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Abbe Reformed Church or the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department.
Arrangements are by the Spitzer Funeral Home in Clymer.
2/16/2006 - Clarence Foster, 91, of Erie, Pa., and formerly of Clymer, died Feb. 10, 2006 in the Abington Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Erie, Pa.
He was born Feb. 19, 1914 in the town of Mina, the son of the late Harry and Anna Rictoris Foster.
He and his wife had owned the Clymer Restaurant from 1946 to 1948 and he was a former member of the Abbe Reformed Church. Clarence had retired from Swanson Erie Corporation with 20 years of service as a toolmaker. He had enjoyed 20 years of retirement in Florida.
Survivors are a son, David Foster; his wife, Maryann of Erie, Pa.; a daughter, Beverly Sherman and her husband, Lee, of Arlington, Va.; two grandsons; and a brother, Blanchard Foster of Buffalo.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet D. TeWinkle Foster, whom he married Jan. 1, 1936 and died Sept. 27, 2001; a granddaughter, Karen Blackshear; two sisters, Edna and Florence Corbin; and two brothers, Vivian and Lawrence Foster.
A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family wiht burial in the Holland Cemetery, Clymer.
Visitation will not be held.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y., 13220-3049.
Arrangements are by the Spitzer Funeral Home in Clymer.
John A. Delahoy
2/16/2006 - John A. Delahoy, 76, of Nutt Road, Jamestown, died Feb. 12, 2006 in WCA Hospital.
A lifelong area resident, he was born Jan. 4, 1930 in Clarks Corners, the son of the late Ellis and Dorothy Woods Delahoy.
Before his retirement in 1992, he was employed by the L&A Tool and Die Company and had earlier worked for the former Crescent Tool Company and the former Art Metal Inc., and following his retirement, he worked for the Larson Metal Manufacturing Inc. for several years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a medic in the Korean War from March 7, 1951 to Feb. 17, 1953.
He will be remembered for his love of horses and was a member of the Chautauqua County Mounted Sheriff's Association, the Harmony Ridersx, the Stateline Draft Horse Club and the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.
He also loved to coach his sons in Little League, Prep League and Babe Ruth Baseball. He was an avid bowler and participated in many bowling leagues and was also an experienced hunter.; He loved to be entertained by watching his grandchildren participate in their many sports and activities. In earlier years, he was involved in the Democratic Party for the Town of Busti.
Surviving is his wife, the former Donna M. Northrup, whom she married Sept. 11, 1954; three sons, Jon K. Delahoy of Clearmont, Fla., Randall J. Delahoy of Busti and James E. Delahoy of Orwigsburg, Pa.; two daughters, Susan J. Erickson and Judy K. Pike, both of Panama; 12 grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Delahoy of Ashville.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Delahoy.
Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Busti Fire Department, Mill Street, Jamestown, N.Y., 14701.
Arrangements are by the Lind Funeral Home in Jamestown.
David N. Davis
2/16/2006 - David N. Davis, 67, of Van Ness Road, Mayville, died Feb. 13, 2006 in the emergency room at Westfield Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 27, 1939 in Sherman, the son of the late Norman and Gladys (Schofield) Davis.
Davis retired from the New York State Department of Transportation in Mayville and from Quality Markets as a truck driver. He was currently working for the Village of Mayville at the Recycling Center.
A veteran of the National Guard, he was a former member of the Stanley Hose Fire Department in Sherman.
Dave was proud of working on the farm, enjoying the outdoors and driving his tractor. He also enjoyed all the people he had the opportunity to help and talk with at the recycling center.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine "Mickey" Hollister Davis, whom he married Oct. 4, 1959 in the Sherman Community Church; one daughter, Norma J. Cummings of Mayville; one son, Michael R. Davis of Mayville; and one grandson, David Cummings of Mayville.
The funeral service will be Feb. 17th at 11 a.m. in the Freay Funeral Home in Mayville. Rev. Roger Healcy will officiate. Burial will be in the Sherman Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Feb. 16th in the Freay Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Mayville Fire Department Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2, Mayville, N.Y., 14757.
Arrangements are by the Freay Funeral Home in Mayville.
2/16/2006 - Robert J. Chapman, 80, of Alvin James Dr., Ashville, died Feb. 6, 2006 in WCA Hospital.
He was born January 16, 1926, in Long Point, N.Y., a son of Keyon and Ruth Higgs Chapman.
He was a 1943 graduate of Panama Central School and prior to his retirement in 1997 had been employed by Blackstone Corporation for 23 years and a factory worker and security guard.
Surviving are his wife, the former Shirley Brightman, whom he married October 8, 1971; two brothers Charles Chapman of Westfield and Ted Chapman of Merced, Calif.; and a sister, Barbara Terry of Watts Flats.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Chapman.
Inturnment will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.
The Lind Funeral Home in Jamestown is in charge of arrangements.
June I. Johnson
June I. Johnson, 78, of the Lutheran Retirement Home, formerly of the Warner Home, died at 6:20 A.M. Friday (Jan. 6, 2006) in WCA Hospital.
She was born Dec. 8, 1929 in Gilson Ridge, Pa., the daughter of Earl S. and Ida Belle Hunt Johnson.
Prior to her retirement in 1991, she had been employed as an assistant housekeeper at WCA Hospital.
She enjoyed bowling, and had formerly been a member of the Warner Home bowling team.
Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Cervone of Greenville, S.C.; three granddaughters: Nicole Linn of Palm Bay, Fla., Kelly Glass of Atlanta, Ga., and Mary Guldenstein of Spartanburg, S.C.; seven great grandchildren; two sisters: Beverly James of Jamestown and Violet Petry of Waterford, Pa.; and two brothers: Wayne E. and Raymond L. Johnson, both of Jamestown.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel.
The funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday in Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Ray, WCA Hospital Chaplin, will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday in the funeral home. Email condolences may be sent by visiting the website www.presentsixbeyfuneral.com.
Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities of Western New York, 525 Washington St., Buffalo, N.Y. 14203.
David W. Scofield
BEMUS POINT – David W. Scofield, 76, of P.O. Box 186, 4955 Williams Ave., passed away at 10:20 A.M. Saturday (Jan. 7, 2006) in WCA Hospital.
Mr. Scofield was born Nov. 18, 1929 in Jamestown, a son of Merle and Mildred Seager Scofield.
A life-long resident of the area, he had attended Bemus Point Schools.
Prior to his retirement as a supervisor on July 25, 1989, he had been employed for over 30 years at Marlin-Rockwell/TRW.
David was an exempt member of the Bemus Point Volunteer Fire Dept. Always a loving husband and father, his family was the most important thing in his life. An avid golfer and bowler in his younger years, he enjoyed computers, and was an avid fan of NASCAR racing. Those whom he supervised at Marlin-Rockwell/TRW have often remarked what a great boss he was to work for.
David is survived by his wife, the former Kathryn Woodhead, whom he married March 5, 1949 in Bemus Point; a son, James B. Scofield of Jamestown; two daughters: Janet K. Dominico of Monroe, N.C. and Judy L. Rotz of Johnstown, Pa.; three grandchildren: Gregory Dominico and Shelley Assencao, both of Monroe, N.C., and Janelle Birt of Jamestown; six great grandchildren: Noah, Emma, Caylie, and Cassidy Birt, all of Jamestown, and Brendan Assencao and Savannah Guldin, both of Monroe, N.C.; a brother, Clinton Scofield of St. Cloud, Fla. and Jamestown; and two sisters: Jackie Bloomquist of Bemus Point, and Kay Mighells of Louisburg, N.C.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Scofield was preceded in death by a son, Michael D. Scofield, who died Aug. 5, 1994.
The funeral will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday in Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel G. McBride, pastor of Bemus Point United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday and for one hour prior to the funeral service in the funeral home. Email condolences may be sent by visiting the website www.presentsixbeyfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bemus Point Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 306, Bemus Point, N.Y. 14712.