Obituaries

Betty R. Larson

Betty R. Larson passed away on July 6, 2018. She was born Aug. 16, 1923 to Anthony and Cora Ruesch. She attended Jamestown Public Schools. Prior to her retirement, she worked at Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the Visiting Nurse Association. Surviving are her daughters, Gaelle Larson and Beth ...

Michael William Gerard McKeirnan

Michael William Gerard McKeirnan, 57, passed peacefully on Aug. 7, 2018, at home after a brief battle with Metastatic Lung Cancer. Born in Warren Pa., on Dec. 9, 1960, he was preceded in death by his mother and father, Dina and William McKeirnan, both of Warren Pa. He is survived by two ...

Joyce P. VanRensselaer

A memorial service for Joyce P. VanRensselaer, 94, who passed away June 21, 2018 will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Christ Chapel at Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center, 715 Falconer St., Jamestown. Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt and Rev. Timothy J. Hoyer will ...

Timothy E. Vesneski

Timothy E. Vesneski, 74, passed away Aug. 1, 2018, in Lake Mary, Fla. Tim was born Dec. 27, 1943, in Salamanca, N.Y., to Martin and Johanna Vesneski. He is survived by his loving wife, Candy Vesneski; daughters: Sheila Roth (Brett), Susie Stephens (Matt), Toni Sweat (Chuck) and Katie ...

James G. Ayling

James G. Ayling, 71, of Stephentown, N.Y., passed away Aug. 8, 2018, after a long battle with lung cancer. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, from 2-4 p.m., at DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME, 40 Maplewood Ave. Pittsfield, Mass. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated ...

Gretchen Elaine Francisco

Gretchen Elaine Francisco, passed away Aug. 8, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer and Alzheimer's. She was born Oct. 10, 1945, in Westfield, N.Y., to Jack and Elaine Caldwell and married Theodore LaVaughn Francisco, Sept. 12, 1964, in Ripley, N.Y. Gretchen moved to Roswell, N.M., ...

F. Patricia Forsberg

F. Patricia Forsberg, 90, formerly of 16 Glenview Ave., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in the Lutheran Retirement Home. She was born Aug. 11, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward and Helen Kane Ward. She was a graduate of Jamestown High School. Prior to her retirement, she ...

William E. Locke

William E. Locke, 86, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Brooks Hospital and joined his Lord and Savior and his best friend and wife, LaVerne. William was born July 27, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Harry A. and Elizabeth (Hill) Locke. He served in the U.S Air Force from 1952-53 ...

Duane M. Dunn “Tat 2 Dew”

Duane M. Dunn "Tat 2 Dew," 42, of Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 7, 2018, at UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa. Duane was born Jan. 29, 1976, in Jamestown, to Richard Walters and Sharon Dhondt. Duane enjoyed tattooing and being with his children, family,and friends. Duane is survived by his ...

Cynthia Wellman Phillips

Cynthia Wellman Phillips, born Feb. 3, 1937, in Jamestown, N.Y., to Genevieve Fisk Wellman and Howard D. Wellman, passed away at age 81 on Aug. 4, 2018, in Sarasota, Fla. Formerly of Malvern, Pa., Cynthia was the beloved wife of Gary Phillips. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey ...

F. Patricia Forsberg

F. Patricia Forsberg, 90, formerly of 16 Glenview Ave., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in the Lutheran Retirement Home. She was born Aug. 11, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward and Helen Kane Ward. She was a graduate of Jamestown High School. Prior to her retirement, ...

Jody Tuller

Jody Tuller, 65, of Lakewood, N.Y., passed away Sunday (Aug. 5, 2018) at Absolut Care of Westfield, after battling a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 16, 1952, in Jamestown, a daughter of Donna Wright Nelson and the late Charles Nelson. Jody was a graduate of Southwestern Central School. ...

William E. Locke

William E. Locke of Fredonia, N.Y., 86, former deputy director of finance for Chautauqua County, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Brooks Memorial Hospital. A complete obituary will be published in the Friday edition of The Post Journal. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.

P. Clifford “Cliff” Smith

P. Clifford "Cliff" Smith, 82, of the North Hills, passed peacefully at home, with family by his side on his birthday Aug. 6, 2018. Loving husband of Janice (Bruce); beloved son of the late Paul and Olive (Watring); cherished father of Karen S. Barcelona (Joseph) and Todd Smith; dear brother ...

Catherine A. Galbraith

Catherine A. Galbraith, 89, formerly of Bowen Road, Randolph, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. A lifelong area resident, she was born May 11, 1929, at home in Randolph, a daughter of the late Lue Lee and Elphild Jonson Brown. Catherine was a ...

James William Woodburn

James William Woodburn, 71, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Sherman, N.Y., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Venice Regional Hospital in Venice, Fla. Jim was born April 21, 1947, in Jamestown, N.Y., to the late Evelyn and William Woodburn. He graduated from Panama Central School ...

Doris M. Rooney

Doris M. Rooney, 75, of 603 Norton Ave., Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at home, after a 10 year long courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Feb. 27, 1943, in Titusville, Pa., a daughter of the late Ralph and Virginia Walton Winters. She was the wife of Thomas ...

David R. Eggert

WESTFIELD — David R. Eggert, 81, of South Gale St., Westfield, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center of Erie, Pa., following a month long battle with injuries sustained in an automobile accident. David was born Oct. 29, 1936, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Albert R. ...

Earl Eugene Carpenter

Earl Eugene Carpenter of Jamestown, N.Y., and Gila Bend, Ariz., died on July 21, 2018, in Surprise, Ariz. He was lovingly cared for at Meridian Assisted Home Living. Earl was born Aug. 12, 1932, in Bemus, N.Y. He graduated from Bemus Point High School, where he played varsity football, ...

Susan E. Posey (Seekings)

Susan E. Posey (Seekings), 67, of Jamestown, N.Y., died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. She was born on July 24, 1951 to Dorothy and Ross Posey. Susan is survived by her sons: Philip Seekings of Dunkirk, N.Y., Paul Seekings of Jamestown, N.Y., Robert (Tammi) Seekings of Jamestown, N.Y., and Jeff ...