St. Sgt. Richard H. Simpson, USA, Ret.
WESTFIELD – St. Sgt. Richard H. Simpson, US Army Retired, age 78, of Haverhill St, Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Westfield died Monday, December 31, 2007 at home in Jacksonville.
Mr. Simpson was born on April 9, 1929 in Sandusky, Ohio, a son of the late Harold L. and Linnie P. (Lehman) Simpson.
A resident of Westfield from 1929 until his enlistment in the US army in 1951; Dick had been a resident of Fitchburg, Mass., and Augusta, Georgia, following his retirement from the US Army in 1972. He moved to St. Petersburg Florida in 1994 and had recently moved to Jacksonville to be close to his family.
Dicks Military career as a Staff Sergeant in the Food Service Division took him around the globe including Okinawa, Korea and to several bases in the continental United States. He was honorably discharged at his last assignment at Ft. Devens, Massachusetts. Dick was a member of the Gulf Port American Legion Post #125 of St. Petersburg, and active in the Metropolitan Community Church of St. Petersburg as an Usher. He enjoyed cooking and baking.
Survivors include, his niece and caregiver, Kathy (Ressler) Dotson, with whom he made his home, his sister, Jean Swartzott of Clarence, NY and his brother, James T. Simpson of Westfield and Florida. Several nieces and nephews and great niecs and nephews also survive.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Marjorie Scholton and Eva Ressler.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Fire Department of Westfield Memorial Fund, 23 Elm Street, Westfield, NY 14787.
Funeral arrangements are by the MASON FUNERAL HOME, 37 Clinton St., Westfield.
Duane C. Gundlach
WESTFIELD - Duane C. "Skip" Gundlach, age 82, loving husband to Leona (Bartlett) Gundlach of Clinton Street, Westfield, New York, passed away at Absolut Care in Westfield on January 5, 2008.
He was born in Eagle, New York on March 1, 1925, a son of Russell Gundlach and Jennie Tharp Belden.
Skip grew up in Westfield, New York and attended Westfield Academy. He was a graduate of Chief Commissary Stewards School in Jacksonville, Florida. He honorably served his country in the US Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1945, in the South Pacific aboard the USS LST 278 as cook and baker, then as Chief Connoisseur. He was Acting Chief on the USS Mercer APB-39. He belonged to American Legion Post 327 and VFW Post 6764. He retired from Renolds (Ajax) Incorporated of Westfield in 1990, after working there for 26 years.
An active member of the Westfield Moose Lodge 118 since 1947, Skip served as Lodge Administrator from 1990 - 2001. The degree of Pilgrim was bestowed upon him in 1980. He performed with the ritual team for new indoctrinees and personally sponsored over 250 men into the Moose. He "Went through the Chairs" and served as Governor of the Moose from 1972 -1974.
Skip and his wife Leona enjoyed traveling extensively in the United States and abroad. He enjoyed riding motorcycles; he used to drive his Triumph Trophy Trail to work and back each day. He was an avid golfer and loved to play poker with his friends at the Westfield Moose. At home, he took pleasure in the ever-growing rose garden, the squirrels and birds.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Leona (Bartlett) Gundlach of Westfield, New York; daughters Sue Coe of Barefoot Bay, Florida and Sharon Parker of Ocala, Florida; stepchildren Brian Lewis of North East, Pennsylvania, Alan Lewis of Leland, North Carolina and Christine Covert of Havelock, North Carolina; grandchildren Brooke Covert of Raleigh, North Carolina, Kati Lewis of Leland, North Carolina; Kristopher, Brandon, Sean and Corry Lewis of North East, Pennsylvania and Jamie Chimera of Erie, Pennsylvania and great grandchild Christopher John "CJ" Chimera of Erie, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Herman "Dutch" Gundlach.
Friends may call on Monday afternoon from 4-6 PM at the MASON FUNERAL HOME, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY, and are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at The First United Methodist Church of Westfield, with Rev. Matthew Golibersuch officiating. Private burial will be in North East Cemetery in North East, PA. The family has requested Memorial Donations to made to the Westfield Fire Department Memorial Fund, 23 Elm St., or to the First United Methodist Church of Westfield, (pastor's discretionary fund) 101 East Main St., or to The Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxillary, 189 East Main St., all of Westfield, NY 14787.
Paula D. (Saunders) Stenger
WESTFIELD - Paula Diane (Saunders) Stenger, age 58, of Meadows Dr., Forest, VA, died Friday, January 11, 2008 at University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Paula was born October 26, 1949 in Westfield, the daughter of the late Paul A. and Alva G. (Stacey) Saunders.
A 1957 graduate of Westfield Academy, she had been employed in the accounting field with J & K Financial of Erie, Pennsylvania, for many years. She was a classic car enthusiast and enjoyed antiques and collectable dolls. She had been a resident of Erie for almost 30 years, having moved to Virginia in 2006.
Mrs. Stenger was a member of the Women of The Moose Chapter 517, Women of the Elk And the Women of the Order of the Eagle.
She is survived by her husband: Ronald R. Stenger, whom she married on May 22, 1971 in North East, PA, her daughter: Lauri Mailloux and her husband Marc of Palmetto, FL and her three sons: Daniel Scriven and his wife Mary Beth of Ripley, NY, Douglas Scriven and his wife Janice of Bradenton, FL, and Brian Stenger of Erie, PA. She is further survived by her brother, Earl Saunders and his wife Lillian of Westfield, NY, as well as six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may call at the MASON FUNERAL HOME, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM , and are invited to attend the Funeral Services there on Thursday at 11 AM with Rev. Matthew Golibersuch officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Westfield.
Dayton Leroy Pierce, Jr.
WESTFIELD - Dayton L. Pierce, Jr., age 73, of Academy Street, Westfield died Saturday evening, January 26, 2008 at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pennsylvania following a brief illness.
Dayton was born on February 3, 1934 in Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Dayton Leroy and Charlotte Mae Pierce.
A Graduate of North East High School in North East, PA, Dayton entered the US Air Force where he proudly served his Country for several years. He moved to Westfield in 1952 and had been employed by his father’s business, the former Pierce Motor Sales, an Oldsmobile Dealership on Main St. in Westfield. He had also been employed by the former Midland Chautauqua National Bank in Westfield for more than six years. Dayton was appointed a Deputy Sheriff for Chautauqua County by then Sheriff, Merle A. Campaign in April 1966. He retired from the Sheriff's Office in June of 1994 after 28 years of service. Following his retirement from the Sheriff’s Office, he continued with his interest in automobile sales and worked for Raynor’s Chrysler Plymouth in Westfield until its closing.
His hobbies included, golf, camping in his motor home and his family. A “people person"; Dayton enjoyed working with the public, selling cars and meeting new people.
Dayton was a former member of the Hook & Ladder Co. of The Fire Department of Westfield, a member and officer of the Westfield Firemen’s Exempt Assoc., a Life Member of The Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge # 118, of Westfield, the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, a Life Member of the Chautauqua County Deputy Sheriff’s Assoc., a member of the Spotted Vagabonds Camping Club, Chapter 66 and the Coachman Caravan Camping Club.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years; Doris (Oakes) Pierce, whom he married on January 9, 1956 in Westfield, his daughter, Debbra K. Cramer and her husband Rick of Fredonia, NY and his son, Steven D. Pierce of Brocton, NY. Dayton is further survived by his sister, Kay Jean and her husband, Donald Fessenden of Springboro, OH and his brother: Edward Pierce and his wife Pat, of North East, PA. Eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and his son in law Donald Gorniak of North East, PA, as well as several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Suann Gorniak, and his sister, Sandra Fox.
Friends may call at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street, Westfield, NY. on Wednesday from 4-7 PM and are invited to attend the funeral services there on Thursday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Charles E. Baker of the Lake Shore Free Methodist Church of North East officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the Westfield Fireman’s. Exempt Assoc., 75 Bourne St., Westfield, NY 14787.
Evelyn I. Carroll
IRVING: Evelyn I. Carroll, age 93, of Iola Drive, Sunset Bay, Irving, formerly of Buffalo died unexpectedly at (11:00 A.M.) Sunday, November 10, 2002 in Lake Shore Hospital, Irving,
Mrs. Carroll was born October 22, 1909 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Frederick and Bertha (Allen) Wagner.
Mrs. Carroll was an avid fisherman and loved her family.
Survivors include 3 sons, Robert B. Carroll of Forestville, Douglas G. (Norra) Carroll of Tonawanda, Brian D. Carroll of Sunset Bay, Irving and a daughter-in-law Mrs. Virginia Carroll of Lancaster. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband L. Stuart Carroll, by a son L. Stuart Carroll and by 2 brothers, Allen Wagner and Gerald Wagner.
There will be no visitation observed. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Kenmore, NY. The family suggests memorials in her memory be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville.
Beulah A. Anderson
FREDONIA: Beulah A. Anderson, age 89, died at (3:00 A.M.) Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at the home of her grandson on Woodward Drive, Fredonia, following a short illness.
Mrs. Anderson was born November 25, 1914 in the Town of Dayton, the daughter of the late Raymond and Mable (Brisley) Frost.
Mrs. Anderson and her late husband LeRoy Anderson who died July 27, 1991, owned and operated the former Anderson Oil Co., Irving for many years. She was a former member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Irving, had attended Gage Chapel Community Church, Smith Mills, and was a former member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #89, Dunkirk. Mrs. Anderson was always interested in her family’s lives and enjoyed driving her car.
Survivors include 1 daughter Joan Ludemann of Fredonia, 1 brother Ernest Frost of Sugar Hill, Georgia. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren Lester Ludemann, Jr. of Cassadaga, David Ludemann and Richard Ludemann both of Fredonia, James Ludemann of Delmar, Delaware and Susan Ludemann of Silver Creek, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by a grandson Stephen Ludemann, by 2 great grandchildren Matthew Ludemann and Nicole Ludemann, by 3 brothers Lester Frost, Sr., Roy Frost and Louie Hall and by a sister Betty Deering.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock from the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, with the Rev. Daniel Rutenber pastor of the Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The family suggests memorials in her memory be made either to HOSPICE Chautauqua County, Inc., 4840 West Lake Road, Mayville, NY 14757 or to the Fredonia Fire Department.
Frank J. Grisanti
FORESTVILLE: Frank J. Grisanti, age 86, of Prospect Road, Forestville died unexpectedly Sunday, November 14, 2004 at his residence.
Mr. Grisanti was born June 1, 1918 in the Town of Hanover the son of the late William and Salvatora (Sciolino) Grisanti.
Mr. Grisanti was a graduate of Forestville High School class of 1936. He was a WWII Army Veteran and for many years he and his brother owned and operated a fruit farm in Forestville. He was a very talented artist.
Survivors include 1 sister Rose Benson of Dunkirk and 1 brother Bennett Grisanti of Fredonia. Also surviving are 3 nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister Martha Seavona.
There will be no visitation observed, services will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville
Dorothy P. Logsdon
WESTFIELD: Dorothy P. Logsdon, age 74, a resident of the Waters of Westfield, formerly of Hyndman, PA, died at (3:46 P.M.) Friday, March 26, 2004 at her residence, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Logsdon was born June 28, 1929 in Masontown, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Isaac and Sarah (Bates) Davis.
At one time she was a Head Start Cook for Fredonia. Mrs. Logsdon enjoyed chrocheting, knitting, & country music.
Survivors include 2 daughters Jacqueline Logsdon and Susan Logsdon both of Ohio, 5 sons Donald Logsdon of Cherry Creek, John Logsdon of Brocton, Robert Logsdon of Johnstown, PA, Thomas Logsdon of Hyndman, PA, Roger Logsdon of Forestville, 1 sister Mrs. Frank (Helen) Jusko of Fredonia, 2 brothers Ralph "Eugene" Davis of Crucible, PA, and Jim Davis of Florida. Also surviving are several grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and several nieces & nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Donald C. Logsdon, who died Sept. 17, 1980 and by an infant son David Logsdon
Graveside services will be held Monday morning, at 11o’clock in Webster Street Cemetery, Fredonia, with the Rev. Bruce M. Ellis pastor of the Forestville Wesleyan Church, officiating. Friends may call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street Forestville this evening from 7-9 p.m.
JAMESTOWN: Adrian Phillips, age 40, of Foote Avenue, Jamestown, died unexpectedly, at (7:27 a.m.) Friday, May 7, 2004 in WCA Hospital, Jamestown.
Mr. Phillips was born May 28, 1963 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Ralph and April (Philbrick) Phillips.
Survivors include 2 sisters Mitty Cornelius of Sinclairville, Elida Phillips of Jamestown, and 1 brother Ralph Phillips of Dannemora, NY. Also surviving are several aunts & uncles and several nieces & nephews.
There will be no visitation observed. Graveside services will be held Tuesday morning, at 10 o’clock in the Forestville Cemetery, Prospect Road, Forestville, with the Rev. Donald L. Carlson officiating. Arrangements are by the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.