Obituaries

Michael “Dusty” Nichols

Michael "Dusty" Nichols, 64, of Celeron, passed away Sept, 3, 2018, at home. Dusty was born March 3, 1954, in Bradford Pa. Michael was an avid reader. He loved his family, friends and dogs. He also loved a good BBQ. Dusty is survived by his children: Renee (Merle) Wright, William Haley, ...

Brent Aldrich

Brent Aldrich, 31, of Panama, N.Y., a loving husband and devoted father, passed unexpectedly on Sept. 2, 2018. He was born in Ashtabula, Ohio on Sept. 26, 1986 to Emmit Aldrich and Hollie Champlin. Brent worked in the oil and gas industry and later in construction to be close to his family. ...

Brent Aldrich

Brent Aldrich, 31, of Panama, N.Y., a loving husband and devoted father, passed unexpectedly on Sept. 2, 2018. He was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, on Sept. 26, 1986, to Emmit Aldrich and Hollie Champlin. Brent worked in the oil and gas industry and later in construction to be close to his ...

Noralyn (LeFort) Berger

Noralyn (LeFort) Berger, age 92, of East Randolph, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at home with her 3 children and her caregivers by her side. She was born on Aug. 17, 1926, in the Town of Java, the daughter of the late August and Celia (Graves) LeFort. Mrs. Berger was a ...

Jay Richard Bowen

Jay Richard Bowen, 82, of Sherman, N.Y., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at UPMC Hamot. He was born July 28, 1936. in Sherman, N.Y., the son of the late Luther and Helen (Riewaldt) Bowen. Jay was a well respected "tree surgeon" throughout Western New York ...

Debra K. (Bly) Tordoff

Debra K. (Bly) Tordoff, 61, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 3, 2018 at her home in Ellington following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 27, 1957 in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of Esther Miller Bly and the late Frank Bly, Jr. She was proud to come from a family dairy farm that ...

Leo W. Wolanin

Leo W. Wolanin formerly of Cheektowaga N.Y., died on Aug. 26, 2018, at the Lutheran Home, at the age of 93. Dear father of Cindy Cunningham of Jamestown and Leo T. Wolanin of Dallas, Texas. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Home ...

Robert Reese Stauffer

Robert Reese Stauffer, 75, of 69 Collins Ave., died Sept. 5, 2018, peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters after a brief and courageous battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was born Aug. 3, 1943 in Huey, Pa., the son of the late Harry and Dorothy Stauffer. He ...

Carmelo Ferraro

Carmelo Ferraro, 65, of 928 E. Second St., Jamestown, N.Y., passed away on Aug/ 31, 2018, in Erie, Pa. He was born Oct. 6, 1952, to Mary J. Ferraro and the late Sam Ferraro. Carmelo was a proud veteran of the U.S Army. Carmelo is survived by his children: John Ferraro Sr. of North ...

Richard C. Bromley

CATTARAUGUS — Richard C. Bromley, 75, of Mill Street, Cattaraugus, passed away, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at Olean General Hospital, with his family by his side. He was born June 17, 1943, in Gowanda, N.Y., the son of the late Robert C. Bromley and Aleen Mosher. Richard was a 1962 ...

Nadine A. Anderson

On May 18, 1952, in Jamestown, N.Y., the world welcomed the fifth child of C. Duane Anderson and Doris (Peterson) Anderson, when Nadine A. Anderson joined her siblings on the farm on Palm Road. She was unique from birth in many ways including a congenital heart condition that required ...

Susanne M. “Sue” Warden

Susanne M. "Sue" Warden, 69, of 114 Howard St., Jamestown, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in her home. A lifelong area resident, she was born April 6, 1949, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Harold Robert and Ruth Nelson Connelly Jr. She will always be remembered ...

Virginia (Denn) Mason

Virginia (Denn) Mason, of the Masonic Home in Franklin, Ind., formerly of Winter Park, Fla., who was born in Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

Michael S. Murray

Michael S. Murray, 65, of Jamestown, formerly of Jamesville, Wis., passed away Saturday, Sept, 1, 2018, at his home. Mike was born June 1, 1953, in Jamestown, the eldest son of Cecil and Rose Murray. Mike had worked in the heating\air conditioning field in Wisconsin until his retirement due ...

Debra K. Tordoff

Debra K. Tordoff, 61, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at her home in Ellington. Since 2002, she has taught English at Cassadaga Valley Central School. Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Falconer. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. ...

Nancy S. Hayes

Nancy S. Hayes, 82, of 304 E. Elmwood Ave., Falconer, formerly 3595 Lake St., Jamestown, passed away in her home on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, after a brave fight against cancer. Nancy was born Aug. 22, 1936, in Franklinville, N.Y., to the late Earl and Margaretta (Chapman) Woodruff. She was a ...

Bernice J. Swanson

Bernice J. Swanson, 94, of 106 W. Main St., Frewsburg, formerly of Cassadaga and Bemus Point, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in UPMC Chautauqua. She was born Oct. 28, 1923, in Akron, Ohio, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Ethel Hill Johnson. She was a 1941 graduate of Bemus Point High ...

Elaine M. Larson

Elaine M. Larson, 90, formerly of 156 Price Ave., West Ellicott, died Sunday Sept. 2, 2018, in the Lutheran Retirement Home. An area resident all of her life, she was born May 29, 1928, in Jamestown, the daughter and youngest child of the late H. Samuel and Gerda Adolfson Samuelson. She was ...

Mary Roberts

Mary Roberts, 82 of Jamestown, went to live with our Lord on Aug. 27, 2018. Mary was born Sept. 11, 1935, to the late Benjamin and Maida Morton. On June 28, 1958, she married the love of her life the late Earl Roberts, who passed away on Nov. 30, 1975. In her younger years, Mary was a ...

Elaine M. Larson

Elaine M. Larson, 90, formerly of 156 Avenue, West Ellicott, died Sunday September 2, 2018, in the Lutheran Retirement Home. An area resident all of her life, she was born May 29, 1928, in Jamestown, the daughter and youngest child of the late H. Samuel and Gerda Adolfson Samuelson. She was ...