Obituaries

Edna L. Bennett

Edna L. Bennett, 88, of 20 Center St., Frewsburg passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019, at UPMC Chautauqua. She was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Kiantone, the daughter of Merle and Lois Woodward Houghwot. Edna was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Frewsbur,g where she was the bell ...

Wayne L. Babcock

RIPLEY, NY — Wayne L. Babcock, 66, of Welch Hill Road, Ripley, N.Y., passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, at home with his family by his side following a brief illness. Wayne was born on Aug.1, 1952, in Westfield, N.Y., the son of the late Gladyn and Mildred (Meeder) Babcock. He was a 1970 ...

Frances Thompson Peterson

A celebration of life memorial for Fran Thompson Peterson, who passed away on Feb. 20, 2019, will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. at the Landmark Restaurant, 516 W. Fourth St., Jamestown. Family and friends are welcome.

Bradley William Carlson

To honor the memory of former retired captain for the Jamestown Fire Department, the family of Bradley William Carlson invite his friends and family to a Memorial Brunch and Golf “Scramble” on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Cable Hollow. Food and gathering begin at 11 a.m., followed by the ...

Marianette (Sweet) Bowen

Marianette (Sweet) Bowen, 80, of Sherman, N.Y., died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Westfield Hospital. She was born Sept. 21, 1938, in Clymer, N.Y., to the late Harold and Minnie (Mae) Sweet. Marianette was formerly employed by Quality Markets in Sherman as a clerk and also helped work ...

Cynthia Ann Schnars

Cynthia Ann Schnars, 63, of 202 Crane St., Jamestown, N.Y., passed away June 21, 2019. She went out like a Rockstar, with her loving family by her side. Cindy was born in the former WCA Hospital, the loving daughter of Charles C. and Erma J. Schnars. She is the beloved mother of Cory L. ...

Robert W. Roach

Robert W. Roach, 93, of Jamestown, passed away at 8:02 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2019, in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. A lifelong area resident, he was born May 23, 1926, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Walter H. and Jessie Brundell Roach. Bob was a 1944 graduate of ...

Joseph S. Ricotta

Joseph Samuel Ricotta, 87, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach, Fla. He was born in Falconer, N.Y., on Sept. 5, 1931, a son of Thomas and Rose (DeForte) Ricotta. He attended Falconer High School and was active in team sports. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. ...

Theodore F. “Ted” Winkelman

WESTFIELD — Theodore F. “Ted” Winkelman, 73, of Kent Street, Westfield, N.Y., died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Westfield Memorial Hospital. after a brief illness. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 1-4 p.m., at the John W. ...

Honorable Arthur A. Wellman

The Honorable Arthur A. Wellman, 87, formerly of Lakewood, N.Y., passed away early Saturday morning, June 22, 2019, at the Lutheran Retirement Home. A well-known area interior designer, he was also a local justice of the peace for many years. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the ...

Ralph John Lawson

Ralph J. Lawson, 100, formerly of Camp Street Extension, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in the Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born Nov. 25, 1918, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late John C. and Bertha Carlson Lawson. Ralph was a 1936 graduate of ...

Elisabeth B. “Bettie” Tompsett

Elisabeth B. “Bettie” Tompsett, 106, formerly of Sinclairville, passed away, Feb. 28, 2019. Wife of the late Wayne E. Tompsett; mother of Dr. James William Tompsett and Nancy K. Goad. All are invited to a celebration of life at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 29, at Stockton Community Church ...

Betty Jane (Davis) Martin

Betty Jane (Davis) Martin, 98, of Sherman, N.Y., died Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility in Greenhurst, N.Y. A complete obituary will be published in Wednesday edition of The Post-Journal. Arrangements by Spitzer Funeral Home, Sherman, N.Y., ...

Robert K. Tomlinson

Robert K. Tomlinson, 47, of 5 Arden Parkway, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, in his home. He was born April 28, 1972, in Jamestown, a son of Sandra Cross Tomlinson and the late Robert W. Tomlinson. He was a 1990 graduate of Maple Grove High School and later graduated from Jamestown Community ...

Ralph J. Lawson

Ralph J. Lawson, 100, formerly of Camp Street Extension, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in the Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated a dairy farm on Camp Street Extension. Arrangements will be announced by the Lind Funeral Home.

Della Mary (Stover) Hadley

Della Mary (Stover) Hadley, of Ashville, N.Y., born Jan. 26, 1959, in North Tonawanda, N.Y., to the late Eva (Moore) Stover and the late Donald Stover, passed away at age 60 on June 21, 2019, at home in Ashville, N.Y., surrounded by her family after a 10 month battle with Endometrial Cancer . ...

Catherine LaPorte

WESTFIELD — Catherine LaPorte, 92, of Westfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday June 20, 2019, at home with her family by her side. Funeral arrangements and a complete obituary will be published in this newspaper by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St, Westfield, as soon as they have ...

Donald A. Schwanke

Donald A. Schwanke, 77, of Greenhurst, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at UPMC Chautauqua. He was born Nov. 6, 1941, in Warren, Pa., a son of the late Carl and Bernice Waite Schwanke. Don retired from Blackstone, where he had been a welder and machinist. He was also a former ...

Frances O. “Frannie” Carlson

Frances O. “Frannie” Carlson, 74, of Panama, N.Y., passed away at 2:26 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in her home. A lifelong area resident, she was born Feb. 16, 1945, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Frank J. and Iona Ruth Mandaville Opalecky. She was a 1963 graduate of ...

James V. Sandford

James V. Sandford, 58, of Jamestown, passed away June 19, 2019, at his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1961, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of John and Eleanor Sandford. Inurnment will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Hubert Funeral Home and ...