Obituaries

Gertrude Emily “Trudy” Ostrander

Gertrude Emily "Trudy" Ostrander, 96, formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018. at Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility, Jamestown, N.Y. She was born May 22, 1921. in Napoli, N.Y., the daughter of the late Ernest and Emily Waite. Trudy graduated from ...

Rosella Ann “Babe” Butera

A celebration of life for Rosella Ann "Babe" Butera, who passed away Jan. 27, 2018, will be held from 4-7 p.m., on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Frewburg Legion. She is survived by two daughters: Diana Butera (Ron Nordstrom) of Jamestown, and Debra Zahn (Tim Eddy) of Ashville.

Kenneth W. Rosdahl Sr.

Kenneth W. Rosdahl Sr. 83, died Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Melbourne, Fla. He was born Nov. 23, 1934, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of Walter and Gertrude Rosdahl. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1952 and owned and operated Rosdahl Contracting, an aluminum siding and home improvement ...

William C. “Bill” Haenggi

William C. "Bill" Haenggi, 81, of Lakewood, went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 14, 2018, at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital. Bill was born Jan. 21, 1937, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of the late Charles R. and Luella Thomas Haenggi. He was a 1954 graduate of Cleveland Hill High School. He ...

W. Brook Rhinehart

W. Brook Rhinehart, 85, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away at 3 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, in his home. Brook was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Ripley, N.Y., to Waldron and Thelma Smith Rhinehart. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from Jan. 23, 1953, to Jan. 21, 1955, while stationed ...

Robert C. Tenamore

Robert C. Tenamore, 67, formerly of Westfield, N.Y., died Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. He was born in Dunkirk, N.Y. on Feb. 21, 1951, to the late Mark F. and Gertrude (Shrader) Tenamore. Robert is survived by his children: Mark F. Tenamore (Noele McGuay) ...

Leafah Eloise Scarberry

Leafah Eloise Scarberry, 88, a resident of Falconer, passed away May 9, 2018, at Heritage Village, Gerry. She was born in Ravenna, Ohio, on July 5, 1929, to the late Thomas and Nellie Wood and married Charles E. Scarberry on Feb. 11, 1949. Leafah worked as a waitress and house painter, and ...

Donald “Don” Alfred Vining

It is with great sadness that the family of Donald "Don" Alfred Vining announces his passing after a long illness on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the age of 73 years. Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife of four years, Elsie, and his children: Jeanne (Carl) Keller and Jim (Robyn) ...

Christine J. Leitch

Christine J. Leitch, 72, of North Main Street Ext., passed away at 5:15 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018, at UPMC Chautauqua WCA. She was the wife of David R. Leitch, whom she married Jan. 18, 1970. A lifelong area resident, she was born in Jamestown, Feb. 19, 1946, a daughter of the late ...

Mariann P. Holley

Mariann P. Holley, 78, formerly of Kennedy, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at her home in Orangeburg, S.C., while under Hospice care. Mrs. Holley was born Aug, 25, 1939, in Jamestown, N.Y.,  the daughter of the late Roger F. Powell and the late Jennie ...

Charles R. VanGuilder, Jr.

Charles R. VanGuilder, Jr., 42, of 58 Dunham Ave., passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Absolut of Westfield, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 8, 1975, in Jamestown, a son of Charles and Patricia Martz Van Guilder, Sr. He had been employed by The Resource ...

Donald Edwin Smith

Donald Edwin Smith of Jamestown, N.Y., died Sunday, May 13, 2018, in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y. The funeral will be held at noon on Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church of Randolph. The Rev. Phil Johnson will officiate. Friends and family may call at the church on Wednesday ...

Matilda M. “Tillie” Martinelli

Matilda M. "Tillie" Martinelli, 87, formerly of Arbutus Ave., Jamestown, passed away Saturday (May 12, 2018) in the Lutheran Home. A lifelong area resident, she was born Dec. 24, 1930, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Rose Russo Stefanelli. Tillie attended Jamestown High Schoo,l and ...

Sandra Hogan

Sandra Hogan of Ripley, New York, passed away Saturday evening, May 12, 2018, at her home. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Morse Funeral Home of Brocton, New York, when they become available.

George E. Seelinger

George E. Seelinger, 91, of Conewango Avenue, Warren, and Lakeside Campground, Stow, N.Y., died Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Rouse Home of Youngsville, Pa. George was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Erie, Pa., the son of the late George W. and Margaret C. (Morse) Seelinger. George was ranked as a ...

Robert W. “Bob” Jackson

Robert W. "Bob" Jackson, 78, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, at his residence. Bob was born Feb. 2, 1940, in Warren to the late Paul and Geraldine (Potter) Jackson. He served six years in the National Guard and worked as a machinist for SKF, retiring in 2002. He was a ...

Charles R. Van Guilder

Charles R. Van Guilder, 42, of 58 Dunham Ave., died Saturday May 12, 2018, in Absolut of Westfield. He had been employed by The Resource Center and earlier by Jamestown Advanced Products. Arrangements will be announced by the Lind Funeral Home.

Donna M. Hanson

WESTFIELD — Donna M. Hanson, 77, of Westfield, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at her home in Westfield. She will be missed by many. Donna worked for Dr. Herbert Laughlin for over 31 years, and for Chautauqua County Hospice. She enjoyed cooking for others, doing puzzles, word ...

Elsie Ahlstedt

Elsie Ahlstedt passed away from this life into the next on April 26. 2018. She was born in Jamestown, N.Y., to Carl and Martha Carlson on May 26, 1930. A proud 1948 Jamestown High School graduate, she enjoyed lifelong friendships with many of her classmates, and often reminisced about her ...

Joan M. Pickering Thompson

Joan M. Pickering Thompson, 79, of Brooksville, Fla., entered into the peaceful embrace of her Savior on Friday, May 4, 2018, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law. Joan was born Aug. 30, 1938, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 1968, she and her family came to the U.S., settling first in ...