Todd Sikes, 54, of 2040 Gregory Dr., Tampa, Fla., formerly of Celoron, died Thursday (June 6, 2006) in University Community Hospital, Tampa.
He was born June 3, 1952 in Jamestown, the son of the late Paul H. and Dorris V. Knapp Sikes.
A graduate of Southwestern Central High School and the State University of New York at Fredonia, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from July of 1974 to July of 1978.
He was employed as a real estate specialist with the Salvation Army in Tampa.
He enjoyed doing research on his family history, especially his Native American ancestors. His greatest joy was being able to visit and spend time with his family. He was a member of the Celoron United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a brother-in-law, David L. (Nancy) Burnett of Ashville; two nephews: Christopher (Denise) Burnett of Falconer and Jeffrey Burnett of Jamestown; three nieces: Michelle (Robert) Rizzardi of Lander, Pa., Darcy (William) Reeves of Celoron, and Stacy (Chris) Pfaff of Warren; several great nieces and nephews; and his good friend and secretary, Jane of Tampa.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Margo Burnett and Leilani Nichols.
The funeral will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday in Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home. The Rev. Rick LaDue, pastor of Celoron United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday in the funeral home. Email condolences may be sent by visiting the website www.presentsixbeyfuneral.com.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 83 S. Main St., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701
James Witcher, 87, of 232 Hallock St., died at 9:41 A.M. Wednesday (July 12, 2006) in WCA Hospital.
He was born Jan. 1, 1919 in Pittsylvania County, Va., the son of Thomas Clements and Margaret Witcher.
Prior to retiring, he had been employed as a millwright at Blackstone Corp., and in earlier years had owned and operated trash hauling business, where he provided employment to many other people.
A member of the Falconer Rod and Gun Club, he was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed taking his children and their friends on many outings, and had always been one to help others in many ways.
Surviving are his wife, the former Nannie Van Hook; two daughters: Bonita B. Davis of Duquesne, Pa., and Teresia Davis of Jamestown; two sons: Garfield J. Witcher of Danville, Ill., and LeVain Witcher of Jamestown; eleven grandchildren: Mario, Charmaine, and Steve Davis, Chloe Smith, LeVain Ferguson, Jessica Young, Monique, Shonda, and Rondell Lanthan, and Leona and Amanda Witcher; eight great grandchildren; four sisters: Mary Prunty, Alice Newbill, Esther Robinson, and Terri Bellamy; and two brothers: Luis Clements, Sr. and McKinley Clements.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, James Lathan.
The funeral will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday in Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home. The Rev. Leroy Walker, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral service Monday in the funeral home.
Doris S. Taber
Doris S. Taber, 96, formerly of Tanglewood Manor, the Hotel Jamestown Apartments, and Buffalo, died at 7:10 A.M. Thursday (July 20, 2006) in the Waters of Westfield.
She was born May 10, 1910 in Stow, the daughter of Orville E. and Maie Prentice Stow. She attended the former Chautauqua High School.
Prior to retiring, she had been employed as a food service worker at Deaconess Hospital in Buffalo.
She is survived by a niece, Charlotte Grover of Ashville; and by four nephews: Frank Stow, Jr. and Michael Stow, both of Stow, and Mark and Matthew Stow, both of Ashville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter M. Taber, whom she married July 16, 1949 in Buffalo, and who died April 10, 1964; and by a sister, Ruth.
The funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday in Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ashville.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral service Sunday in the funeral home.
Ivan J. Fenton
Ivan J. Fenton, 79, of Tanglewood Manor, formerly of Sinclairville, died Thursday (Aug. 3, 2006) in Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
He was born Sept. 12, 1926 in Collins Center, N.Y., the son of Elton R. and Jennie Patch Fenton.
Mr. Fenton was a U.S. Navy Seabee veteran, and had been employed as a welder at the former Jamestown InterRoyal Corp. for 25 years.
He was a former member of the Henry Mosher Post #683 American Legion and the Falconer Moose Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking.
Surviving are a daughter, Sue Ann Schoening of Harrisburg, N.C.; a son, Richard I. Fenton of Sinclairville; four grandsons: Brett Marsh of Mesa, Ariz., Todd Fenton of Jamestown; and Scott and Sean Fenton, both of Falconer; and two great grandchildren: Ava J. and Tucker R. Fenton, both of Falconer.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Georgia Smith.
The funeral will be at 3:00 P.M. Sunday in Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home. Pastor Richard Huber will officiate. Burial will be in Charlotte Center Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service Sunday in the funeral home. Email condolences may be sent by visiting the website www.presentsixbeyfuneral.com.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Henry Mosher Post #683 American Legion, 132 W. Main St. Falconer, N.Y. 14733.
Elizabth B. "Betty" Lawrence
BEMUS POINT – Elizabeth B. “Betty” Lawrence, 83, of 90 Lakeside Dr., died at 7:30 A.M. Friday (Aug. 11, 2006) in the Lutheran Retirement Home.
She was born Dec. 20, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Lucius and Georgina Scofield Bugbee.
Betty was educated at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., and at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., from which she received her bachelor or arts degree. She also earned a master of library science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to her retirement in 1985, she had been employed by the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System.
She was a member of the Bemus Point United Methodist Church, where she was named Lay Person of the Year in 1995, was also a member of the Bemus Point Study Club, and had served as a board member of the Bemus Point Library.
Betty enjoyed reading, writing, cats, doll collecting, art, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, David L. Lawrence, whom she married June 8, 1946; two sons: Brian B. (Susan) Lawrence of Concord, Ohio, and Charles D. (Chris)Lawrence of Mentor, Ohio; three daughters: Sara E.(David) Skillman of Dewittville, Emily J.(Cliff) Colo of Annandale, N.J., and Wendy(Steve)Richards of Lexington, Va.; nine grandchildren: Jason Anderson, Brian, Kimberly, Erik, Keith, Samantha, and Meghan Lawrence, and William and Adam Colo; and a sister, Georgiana Evans of Bemus Point.
She was preceded in death by three brothers: Dr. Robert Bugbee, Dr. Lucius Bugbee, and the Rev. Dr. Warren Bugbee.
A memorial service will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, Aug. 26 in the Bemus Point United Methodist Church. The Rev. Daniel G. McBride, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.
The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service in the church. Email condolences may be sent by visiting the website www.presentsixbeyfuneral.com.
Memorials may be made to the Bemus Point United Methodist Church, Bemus-Ellery Rd., Bemus Point, N.Y. 14712; or to the American Heart Assoc., P.0. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220.
Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Roberta C. (Gundlach) Breads
WESTFIELD - Roberta C. (Gundlach) Breads, age 78, of West Lake Rd., Westfield died Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Waters of Westfield.
Roberta was born on December 5, 1928 in Bemus Point, NY the daughter of the late Robert and Alice (Lindsley) Gundlach.
A Westfield resident most all her life, Mrs. Breads was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Society of Westfield. She was an avid Doll collector and was a charter member of the WNY Doll Club.
Roberta was a NASCAR fan and followed Ryan Newman's racing team. She had been employed for several years at the Westfield Memorial Hospital as a Secretary and had also been employed as a Waitress at Jack's Barcelona Drive In, as well as in Michigan, while her late husband, a commercial fisherman, was fishing the waters there.
Roberta is survived by her two sons; Barry Leone of Fort Mill SC, and Thomas Leone of Mooreville, NC, her brother, Robert C. Gundlach and his wife Patti of Westfield, NY who was devoted to her sister in law as caregiver and friend, and her step-daughter, Cheryl (Breads) Betts of Marco Island, FL. Many grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her Husband, Howard Edward Breads, whom she married on Dec. 27, 1975 in Westfield and who died on Dec 29, 1998, her Step-daughter, Renee Dunlap, and her two sisters, Vivian Larson and Virginia Whitney.
Funeral Services will be private. Memorials may be made to the Fire Dept. of Westfield Rescue Squad, 23 Elm Street, or to The First Presbyterian Church and Society of Westfield,
49 So. Portage St., both of Westfield, NY, 14787.
Goldie Louise Hogue
Westfield - Goldie Louise (Rossey) Hogue, age 89, of East Main St., Westfield died Thursday, February 15, 2007 at Westfield Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Hogue was born on March 17, 1917 in Hawthorn, PA a daughter of the late Melvin and Emma Jane (Matthews) Rossey.
A Westfield resident most all her life, she had been employed by the former NYPENN Truck Stop, in North East, PA and the former Star-Lite Diner and Motel in Westfield as a cook and waitress. Goldie enjoyed gardening and the outdoors. She raised farm animals in her younger years. She was an awesome baker and cook.
She is survived by seven daughters: Mary Jane (George) Walker of Champlain, VA, Linda (Walter) Majkowski of Westfield, NY, Laura (Harry) DeLoe of Mayville, NY, Dorothy Wood of Oil City, PA, Della (Gary) Patterson of Westfield, NY, Donna (Paul Black) Kilbane of Westfield, NY, Connie (Mike Mauer) Hogue of Westfield, NY and three sons: Walter (Cheryl) Houser of Dayton, PA, Ronald (Gwenda) Hogue of Oil City, PA, Rolland (Judy) Hogue of Titusville, PA
Predeceased by her Husband, Fay Ira Hogue, her infant Son, William Harry Houser, several grandchildren and her two sisters, Mabel DeLoe and Bertha Lyons, her six brothers, Lee, Earl, Louis, Harry "Ted" Rossey: and Floyd and Ernest McCain.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street, Westfield, where the funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:00 at with Rev. Terry Nichols officiating. Private burial will be in Westfield Cemetery.
Anthony J. Trippy
WESTFIELD - Anthony J. Trippy, age 89, of Jefferson Street, Westfield died Friday, February 23, 2007 at St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, Pa following a brief illness.
Mr. Trippy was born on March 24, 1917 in Buffalo, NY a son of the late James and Natalie (LoPriore) Trippy. .
Anthony served in the US Army from 1941 to 1945 during World War II having attained the rank of Master Sergeant with the 726th Medical Detachment.
A Westfield resident most all his life, Anthony was a professional carpenter for Carpenters Local 66 of Olean, NY where he was recently honored with a 50 Year pin. He was extremely talented at his work and enjoyed fixing and tinkering around his home. Anthony enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid rabbit and deer hunter. He was known to be an excellent gardener and enjoyed growing a variety of vegetables. However, Anthony's greatest love was for his wife, his daughters, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Trippy was a member of St. James Major Roman Catholic Church, John W. Rogers Post 327 American Legion, the Wm. P Jackway Post 6764 VFW as well as the Westfield Fish and Game Club.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years: Carrie (Gervasi) Trippy who he married on January 20,1945 in Westfield, NY, his two daughters: Natalie Jasper and her husband Gary of Pittsburgh, PA and Karen Gullotti and her husband Thomas of Jamestown, NY. Anthony is also survived by his four grandchildren; Karen Cross, Anne Gullotti, William Gullotti and James Jasper; and his two great grandchildren; Matthew Gullotti and Hannah Cross.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Connie Gustafson, and his two brothers, C. Herbert Trippy and Vincent A. Trippy.
Friends may call on Sunday afternoon from 3-6 PM at the MASON FUNERAL HOME, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, and are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Monday morning at 10:00 at St. James Major Roman Catholic Church, 15 Union Street, Westfield with Rev. Joseph Carlo officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. James Major Roman Catholic Church, 15 Union Street, Westfield, NY, 14787.
Brenton H. Smith
WESTFIELD - Brenton H. “Smitty” Smith, age 71, of Bliss Rd., Westfield died Friday, January 4, 2008 at home following a brief illness.
Mr. Smith was born on June 14, 1936 in Portland, NY, the son of the late Gerald K. and Hazel Marie (Vanguisen) Smith.
A Westfield resident most all his life, he was a graduate of Brocton Schools and served his country in the US Army. He had been employed in the shipping department of Dunkirk Radiator for over 40 years. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and a member of Westfield Fish and Game Club. He loved football, pistol competitions, NASCAR, and his lawn and gardens. He enjoyed his John Deere Tractor and used it to manicure his yard.
He is survived by his daughter, Kyle L. Sunday, his son, Thomas G. Smith and his wife Nancy, and his grandchildren, Raymond T. Jagoda, III and Derrick T. Smith all of Westfield. He is further survived by his sister, Pauline Vande Velde of Dunkirk, NY.
Smitty is also survived by his wonderful companion of 25 years, Johnette (Woelfle) Crane, with whom he made his home, and her family including her two sons, Daniel Crane and his wife Brenda and Jerry Crane all of Dunkirk, and Jerry’s children, Jessica, Johnathan and Joshua Crane all of Fredonia, NY.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia M. (Dupre) Smith who died in May 1982.
Friends may call on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at the MASON FUNERAL HOME, 37 Clinton St., Westfield from 4-6 PM. Funeral services and burial will be private in Portland Evergreen Cemetery,
Memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Assoc of WNY, 5500 Main Street Suite 343, Buffalo, NY 14221 or to the Patterson Library, 40 So. Portage Street, Westfield, NY 14787, or to the Dunkirk Free Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048.