Obituaries

Patricia Raffa

Patricia Raffa, 88, of Salamanca, formerly of Jamestown, passed away on Jan. 4, 2019, at Olean Pines Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 2, 1930, in Jamestown, N.Y., to Andrew and Mary Ludwiczak. Patricia married Sebastian "Busty" Raffa Jr. on June 29, 1957. Later in life Patricia ...

Donald E. Case

LITTLE VALLEY - Donald E. Case, 86, of Little Valley, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2018) at his home. He was born March 20, 1932, in the town of Napoli, the son of the late Edwin and Goldie (Kilby) Case. On Dec. 20, 1952, he married the former Mabelle Brown, who survives. Mr. Case was a ...

Alma Raditic Coles

Alma Raditic Coles, 88, of Cattaraugus, entered into rest Jan. 2, 2019. Alma was pre-deceased by her husband's Alexander Raditic and Russell Coles. She is survived by her daughters: Laura (Craig) Achtziger, Marti (David) Becony and Donna (Joe) Raditic; grandchildren: Kristin, Matt, Nina, Cara; ...

Esther L. Mc Namara

Esther L. Mc Namara, 76, of South Dayton entered to rest Jan. 4, 2019 after a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 13, 1942, in Slippery Rock, Pa., to the late Charles and Grace Fryer. She is survived by her loving husband, Leon. Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio Funeral Home, 478 Route 83 ...

Peter Warren Rogers Sept. 3 1944 to Dec. 21 2018

Peter Warren Rogers died peacefully at home in Nahant, with his beloved wife and family by his side on Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2018, after battling lung cancer. He was 74. The eldest son of Mary Louise (Warren) Rogers and George Phillips Rogers of Mayville, N.Y. He is survived by his wife of ...

Kimberly Sue Rothwell Dougherty

Our sweet Kimmy received her angel wings on Dec. 30, 2018. She was born April 13, 1968. Formerly from Mayville, N.Y., and Brandon, Fla., she was residing in Winston-Salem, N.C. She loved her family and had many friends wherever she lived, including Brazil. She was a strong woman of God ...

Virginia I. Snyder

FORESTVILLE — Virginia I. Snyder, 82, of King Road, Forestville, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk. She was born in Silver Creek, on Sept. 14, 1936, the daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy (Herrington) Smith. Mrs. Snyder was a graduate of ...

Tammy Jo Hadzega

Tammy Jo Hadzega, 48, of Westfield, N.Y., died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at her home. Tammy Jo is survived by her daughter, Jade Donnell; and her former companion, David Donnell. She is also survived by five sisters; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews. ...

James A. Brown

James A. Brown, 96, formerly of 217 Howard Ave., WE, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing Facility. He was the husband of the late Betty James Brown. A pipe fitter, he owned and operated J.A. Brown Mechanical. Funeral arrangements will be ...

Leonard “Cowboy” Dale Mehojah

Leonard “Cowboy” Dale Mehojah, 57, of Oklahoma, died Dec. 27, 2018, in Jamestown, N.Y. He had been employed in the construction industry. A kind and generous man, Lenny would give his last dollar to help a stranger. He was a talented musician and artist. His specialty was Native American ...

Vickie Marie Maher (Starr)

Vickie Marie Maher (Starr) of Brocton, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2019, at the age of 69. Vickie was born to parents Mabel and Joseph Starr on July 1, 1949, in Huntingdon, Pa. She was the eldest of four children and graduated from Waterloo High School in Waterloo, N.Y.. After ...

Rocco “Rocky” Miano

Rocco “Rocky” Miano, 92, of Jamestown, N.Y., was called home on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at 8:06 p.m., in UPMC Chautauqua. He lived a long and prosperous life. In his nearly 93 years, he watched the world change around him and was a part of history while it was being made. He was a ...

Patricia J. Cessna

Patricia J. Cessna, 86, of Frewsburg, passed away Wednesday (Jan, 2, 2019) in UPMC Chautauqua. A lifelong area resident, she was born Feb. 29, 1932 (a leap year), the daughter of the late Allen L. and Mary P. Bixler Callihan. Pat was a graduate of Falconer High School and as a teenager ...

Josephine Guttadauria Brunacini

Josephine Guttadauria Brunacini. 93, died Thursday Jan, 3, 2019, in UPMC Chautauqua. Josephine was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on March 21 1925, the daughter of the late Michael and Josephine Averna Guttadauria. She married the love of her life, Joseph Randolph Brunacini, July 15, 1942, and they ...

Veronica “Carol” Halovich

Veronica “Carol” Halovich, 73, of Kiantone passed away Thursday (Jan. 3, 2019) at the home of her daughter, Deborah Everetts. She was born Dec. 22, 1945, in Portage, Pa., the daughter of William and Leona Madigan Passick. Before retiring, she had been employed for many years at ...

Patricia J. Cessna

Patricia J. Cessna, 86, of Frewsburg, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 2, 2018) in UPMC Chautauqua. A lifelong area resident, she was born Feb. 29, 1932, (a leap year), the daughter of the late Allen L. and Mary P. Bixler Callihan. Pat was a graduate of Falconer High School and as a teenager was ...

Lois Shepardson Isaacson

Lois Shepardson Isaacson, 91, formerly of 4866 Westman Road, Bemus Point, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing. A lifelong Bemus Point resident, she was born May 13, 1927, a daughter of the late Walter and Lucile Parker Shepardson. She was a 1945 ...

John Krebs

John Krebs, 82, of Maple Springs, N.Y., and Barefoot Bay, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. He was born Feb. 25, 1936. to the late John Krebs Sr. and Edith Krebs. John graduated Harborcreek High School in 1954, attended Gannon College and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was formerly ...

Sydney S. “Syd” Baker

WESTFIELD – Sydney S. “Syd” Baker, 88, of Westfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Heritage Park Rehab & SNF of Jamestown, N.Y., following a lengthy illness. Mr. Baker was born Jan. 11, 1930, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late S. Sheldon and Norma (Wallen) Baker. Syd ...

James Roberts

James Roberts, 84, of Jamestown, passed away Jan, 1, 2019, at the Lutheran Home, surrounded by his family. He was born June 18, 1934, in New York Mills, N.Y., to Peter and Helen Roberts. James’ career took him to many places. He was a corporate credit manager for Utica Mutual ...