Obituaries

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 ...

Christine J. Leitch

Christine J. Leitch, 72, of North Main Street Ext., passed away Friday, May 11, 2108, at UPMC Chautauqua WCA. The wife of David R. Leitch, she together with her husband owned and operated Beal Landscape Service. Arrangements will be announced by the Lind Funeral Home.

Dorothy P. Scott

Dorothy P. Scott, 68, of Falconer, formerly of Kennedy, passed away Thursday (May 10, 2018) in UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital. She was born March 14, 1950, in the town of Harmony, the daughter of the late Delba Clevland and Dorothy May Fonner Stevens. Dorothy attended Frewsburg High School ...

Robert A. Swartz

Robert A. Swartz, 80, of Jamestown, passed away Monday (May 7, 2018) in his home. A lifelong area resident, he was born Sept. 28, 1937, in Jamestown, the son of the late Robert L. and Ruth Carlson Swartz. Bob was a graduate of Jamestown High School and was employed by MRC-SKF as marketing ...

Matilda M. “Tillie” Martinelli

Matilda M. "Tillie" Martinelli, 87, formerly of Arbutus Ave., Jamestown passed away Saturday (May 12, 2018) in the Lutheran Home. She was the wife of the late Carmine S. "Gig" Martinelli. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday (May 16, 2018) in St. Johns Catholic Church, 270 Newton ...

George T. Short

George T. Short, 92, of Falconer, passed away Friday (May 11, 2018) in his home. A lifelong area resident, he was born June 15, 1925, in Jamestown, the son of the late James H. and Florence Walker Short. George was a graduate of Falconer High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy ...

Nancy K. Swanson

Nancy K. Swanson, 84, of Weeks Street, died Thursday May 10, 2018, in UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa. A Jamestown resident all of her life, she was born Dec. 16, 1933, a daughter of the late Harold and Martha Carlson Kling. She was a 1951 graduate of Jamestown High School. Throughout her working ...

Helen N. Piersons

Helen N. Piersons, 98, of Stockton, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Helen and her husband Don, were the founders of Stockton Sales. She was an active member of the Star Rebekah Lodge 395 since 1943. Wife of 76 years to the late Donald Piersons; sister of Fred (E. Jane) Wing of Stockton and ...

Fredrick Stanley Brown

BROCTON — Fredrick Stanley Brown, 86, of Brocton, formerly of Mayville, died, Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Westfield Memorial Hospital. He was born April 23, 1932, in Dewittville, N.Y., the son of the late Fredrick and Grace Osborn Brown. Fred had worked at Dunkirk Ice Cream, the New ...

Edith Morris Ward

Edith Ward, 97, formerly of Bemus Point and Minnetonka, Minn., died May 9, 2018, at the Lutheran Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jamestown, N.Y. She was born, June 21, 1920, the daughter of Albert Edward and Mary Jane (Jenkinson) Morris in the village of Parton in the Lakes ...

John L. Jose Jr.

John L. Jose Jr., 39, of 119 Elizabeth St., formerly of Charleston, S.C., died unexpectedly Wednesday May 9, 2018, in his home. He was born April 27, 1979, in Tacoma, Wash., one of 11 children born to John and Paulette Hicks Jose Sr. He had been employed by Comprehensive Health Services as ...

Andrew J. Larson Jr.

Andrew J. Larson Jr., 70, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away at 4:35 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018, in the Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility, following a brief illness. A lifelong area resident, he was born April 28, 1948, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Andrew J. Larson Sr. ...

Ruth W. Sanderson

Ruth W. Sanderson, 94, formerly of the Driftwood Road in Greenhurst, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Heritage Park Rehab & Skilled Nursing. She was the widow of Dr. Charles W. Sanderson, whom she married June 23, 1946, and who died Nov. 4, 1995. Ruth was born Dec. 2, 1923, in ...

Philip E. “Phil” Proctor

Philip E. "Phil" Proctor, 63, of Fairview, Pa., passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018. Born in Westfield, New York March 4, 1955, he was a son of the late Rexford L. and Joan K. (Kormos) Proctor. He graduated from Clymer Central High School and attended the State University of New York at ...

George T. Short

George T. Short, 92, of Falconer. passed away Friday (May 11, 2018) in his home. He was the husband to the late Beatrice L. Benson Short. whom he married Aug/ 26, 1950, and who died Oct 22, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the Falconer Funeral Home.

Donald F. Caswell

Donald F. Caswell, 88, of Falconer, passed away Thursday (May 10, 2018) in UPMC Chautauqua WCA. He was born June 18, 1929, in Randolph, N.Y., the son of the late Roy N. and Isabel A. Meacham Caswell. Don was a 1948 graduate of Randolph High School. In the 1950s, he was employed by Art Metal ...

John L. Rader

John L. Rader, 78, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away at 3:13 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, in his home, surrounded by his family, following a lengthy illness. An area resident for most of his life, he was born March 13, 1940, in Nu Mine, Pa., one of eight children to the late Kenneth and Mary ...

Elsie Samuelson Samuelson

March 18, 1927 to May 7, 2018 Elsie Samuelson Samuelson, was born on March 18, 1927, in Jamestown, N.Y., to Herman and Signe Samuelson of Bemus Point, N.Y. Elsie passed away peacefully on May 7, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. Elsie was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, James ...

Alice I. Olson

Alice I. Olson, 95, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Jamestown, the daughter of the late Carl Samuel and Jennie Olive Linn Anderson. Alice was a graduate of Jamestown High School, class of 1941. Prior to ...