Thomas A. Press
Thomas A. Press, January 1, 2004, of East Otto. Husband of Lynda Press; son of Thomas O. and the late Irene (Johnson) Press; son-in-law of Al and Dotti Hemmerling; father of Michael, Mark (Lisa) and Steven Press; stepfather of Lori (Chuck) Cranston and Tim (Mary) Stinson; also survived by five grandchildren; brother of Shirley (Jim) Schultz, Elaine (Jim) Henry, Roy (Karen) Press and Pam Oehler; also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o'clock from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. Richard Keel officiated. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Homecare and Hospice of Olean.
Maximillian James Zygaj
Maximillian James Zygaj, age eight months 11 days, of East Concord, suddenly, January 5, 2004. Most beloved son of Edward L. and Pamela C. (Maussner) Zygaj; dear brother of Jeffrey and Katherine; cherished grandson of Dr. Eugene (Gertrude) Zygaj and Richard (late Maria) Maussner; great-grandson of Marie Maus-sner; also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. All are cordially invited to a concelebrated Mass of the Angels on Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 9 a.m. in Fourteen Holy Helpers Church. Visitation at the Kazmierczak Funeral Home Inc., 3640 Clinton Street (one block east of Union) on Friday only from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Buffalo Womens and Childrens Hospital or St. Aloysius Church, Springville.
Harold G. Kreitzbender
Harold G. Kreitzbender, December 30,2003, of Colden. Brother of Clarence S. Kreitzbender and the late Loretta Kreitzbender; uncle of Wayne (Karen) Kreitzbender; great-uncle of Steven (Melissa), Brian and Keith Kreitzbender; great-great-uncle of Rebecca Kreitzbender. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Colden, NY 14033. Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, Boston.
Kenneth H. Ross
Kenneth H. Ross, December 28, 2003, of Machias. Son of the late Harold J. and Margaret Edna (nee Timmel) Ross; brother of Edna May (Lloyd) Hahn, Mary (Marvin) Nagel, Carl (Joy) Ross, Martha Ross, Dorothy (Bruce) Aikman and Harriet (Gardy) Osinski; also survived by 11 nieces and nephews and nine great-nieces and nephews; nephew of Ruth Johnson and Irma Martin. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from Sts. Peter and Paul R.C. Church, Hamburg. Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.
Herbert A. Draudt
Herbert A. Draudt, December 29, 2003, of Boston. Husband of the late Eileen Harron; father of Avril, Shari (Dan) DeMarco, Kevin and the late Darryl Draudt; brother of Del, Eddie and the late Gurdon and Ronnie; grandfather of Maya and Rachael. A memorial service was held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from St. James United Church of Christ, Hamburg. Arrangements were made by the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
Thomas J. Pfanner (Tommy)
Thomas J. Pfanner (Tommy), age 44, of Richlands, NC, formerly of Boston, suddenly, January 5, 2004. Husband of JoAnne (Dettrey); father of Samantha, Thomas J. Jr. and Toni; son of George Pfanner of NC and Carol Pfanner of Springville; brother of Timothy (Nancy) Pfanner of Belton, TX. Funeral services were held in Jacksonville, NC.
Loren B. Folts
Loren B. Folts, formerly of Springville, at the Gowanda Nursing Home, December 30,2003. Son of the late Maude and Joseph Folts; brother of Alberta (late Ralph) Kruse of Gainsville, VA, Millard (Margaret) Folts of Springville, and the late Merton, Alvin, Clyde and Gordon Folts. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.
Laurence P. Weeks
Laurence P. Weeks of Springville, formerly of Colden, December 31, 2003. Husband of Marion (nee Barr) Weeks; father of Linda (Robert) Haught, Sharon (Dave) Klenk, Ruthann (Fred) Shaw; grandfather of Daniel, Shaun and Beth Casey, Lindsey and Hanna Haught, Stephanie, Daniele and Nina Shaw, Stephanie and Lauren Klenk, and family members Bob Weeks, Arlene (George) Pfitzinger and June Barr. Funeral services were held Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock from the Smith-Weisman- tel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. William Kay officiated. Burial was in Griffin Mills Cemetery.
Joseph R. "Bud" Mellody
Joseph R. "Bud" Mellody, of East Concord, March 19, 2004. Brother of the late James Mellody, Joan Pfeiffer and Kevin Mellody; survived by nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.
Francis Kohn, age 77, died March 4, 2004, at his home in Orange City, Fla., following a three-month illness. He was 77.
He was born in Lawtons and attended North Collins High School. He owned and operated K Acres Dairy Farm until his retirement in 1990, and was a director of the Upstate Dairy Co-op.
Mr. Kohn was a eucharistic minister at St. Martin's Church in Langford, and was a lifetime member of the Langford and New Oregon Fire Company.
He enjoyed deer hunting and fishing, and had been a winter resident of Orange City since 1976.
He was the husband of Rose Marie (Spengler); father of Joanne (Clyde) Hoffman, Francis (Donna), Ronald (Karen), David (Cindy) and the late Norma Jean and Marcia; brother of Ethel Duncan, Margaret Stoddard and the late Marcella Mertle; grandfather of 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held on May 1 at noon from St. Martin's Catholic Church, 10893 Sisson Highway Langford. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the League for the Handicapped, Inc., 393 North St., Springville, NY 14141.
Timothy W. Green
Timothy W. Green of Ellicottville, age 40, died March 19, 2004 at his home.
He was born Oct. 31, 1963, in Salamanca, the son of Charles "Emmett" and Marabelle (Seeley) Green Sr. who reside in Versailles. On May 5, 1984, in Delevan he married the former Sharon Belscher who survives.
Mr. Green was a self-employed logger and loved spending time in the woods.
Besides his parents and wife of 19 years, he is survived by three sons Ethan, Justin and Jeremy Green who all live at home. Also surviving are three brothers Charles (Becky) Green Jr., David (Sue) Green and Daniel (Cheryl) Green all of Ellicottville; a sister Virginia (Ted) Baker of Great Valley; and several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral Services were arranged by O'Rourke Funeral Home, 411 Rock City Street, Little Valley.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Jerome A. Braymiller
Jerome A. Braymiller of Lawtons, formerly of Springville, April 4, 2004, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Alton H. and Ardell L. (nee Federspiel); husband of Recharda (nee Boies) Braymiller of Lawtons; father of Ronald of Florida and Jennifer of Gowanda; brother of Genevieve (Michael) Walker of Crescent City, Fla., Viva (Charles) Miess of East Otto; Linda (Bruce) Petrie of Crescent City, Fla and Judy Kowalski of Greeneville, Tenn.; grandfather of several grandchildren. A memorial service will be held later in May.
Charles J. "Chuck" Gominiak
Charles J. "Chuck" Gominiak, May 6, 2004, of Springville. Son of Carol A. Spaulding; brother of Sgt. Julie Spaulding, US Army National Guard, and Cassandra Spaulding; grandson of Joseph (late Mabel) Gominiak and Alta (late Lawrence) Spaulding; also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Francis Cabrini Church, Collins Center. The Rev. Peter Karalus officiated. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.
Larry Krezmien, of Springville, May 7, 2004. Husband of Joan (nee Gentner) Krezmien; father of Lawrence Krezmien, Judy (Richard) Nannen, Audry (James) Thornton, Vicky (William) Ed- wards, Diane Felt, Marsha Winfield, Karen (Tom) Eibell, Phillip Krezmien, Edward Krez- mien, Lisa (Scott) Wells, and the late Christina; also survived by 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren ; brother of Marie (Lloyd) McIntosh, Stanley (Betty), Mark (Norma), Thomas (Sue) Krezmien, and the late Francis and Charles (late Roseann) Krezmien; brother-in-law of Jean Krezmien, Dale and Norma Moritz. A prayer service was held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Smith-Weisman- tel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Aloysius Church, Springville at 10:30. The Rev. John Kwiecien officiated. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville.
Mabel C. Lougen (nee Ihrig)
Mabel C. Lougen (nee Ihrig), May 5, 2004, of Boston, age 101. Wife of the late Frederick G. Lougen; mother of Marilynn (John) Wiedemann. Private funeral services were held. Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, Boston.
Jane "JT" Titus
A memorial services for Jane "JT" Titus will be held Saturday, May 22, from the Yorkshire Free Methodist Church from 1-3 p.m.