Obituaries

Ronald L. Brake Sr.

Ronald L. Brake Sr. 85, of Jamestown, passed away Saturday (March 2, 2019) in UPMC Chautauqua. A lifelong area resident, he was born July 27, 1933, in Jamestown, the son of the late Ralph and Mabel Himes Brake. Ron attended Jamestown High School and in earlier years was employed by ...

Merle D. Elkin

Merle D. Elkin was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Smicksburg, Pa., to David and A. Florence Justice Elkin. He went to be with his Lord on March 2, 2019, in The Villages, Fla. He was a graduate of Dayton Joint High School, Dayton, Pa., in 1952. Following graduation, he worked at the Ravenna Arsenal ...

Frank C. Ferraro

Frank C. Ferraro, 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, S.C. Born in Jamestown, N.Y., Frank was the son of the late Charles and Concetta (Vacarro) Ferraro. He is survived by his daughter, Amy Rose (Kent); granddaughters: Kristina ...

Philip A. Dibb

Philip A. Dibb, 97, of 24 Loretta Ave., Jamestown, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Warren Manor in Warren, Pa. He was born March 5, 1921, in Braddock, Pa., the son of the late John and Mazie Space Dibb. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-45 with duty in Hawaii. Philip had been ...

Fredric A. Josephson

Fredric A. Josephson, 83, of Cassadaga, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. Husband of the late Joan; father of Loni Griffith, Kristen Jones, Leslie King, Melissa Slaven and the late Jon Josephson. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at Park United Methodist Church, 49 ...

Ronald L. Kepler Sr.

Ronald L. Kepler Sr., 63, of Briggs Road, Little Valley, N.Y., formerly of Jamestown, died Saturday, March 2, 2019, in the Olean General Hospital. He had been employed by AccuRite in Jamestown. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Lind Funeral Home.

Caryl S. Erickson

Caryl S. Erickson, 87, of 220 Southwestern Drive, formerly of Bemus Point, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, in her home. She was born in Jamestown on March 8, 1931, a daughter of the late Harry and Theresa Gold Sheldon, and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1949. In the 1960s, ...

Jameson Adair Courtine

Jameson Adair Courtine, 9, of Pisgah Forest, a third grade student at Brevard Elementary School, passed away at home after a sudden illness Feb. 27. He was the loving and much-loved son of Dan and Erica Courtine. Jameson was known by family, friends and schoolmates for his warm and giving ...

Ronald L. Brake Sr.

Ronald L. Brake Sr., 85, of Jamestown passed away Saturday (March 2, 2019) in UPMC Chautauqua. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. A complete obituary will ...

Jack Goss April 4, 1926 to Feb. 23, 2019

Jack Goss, 92, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Jametown, N.Y., died Feb. 23, 2019. He was born April 4, 1926, in Buffalo, N.Y. Jack served in the U.S. Navy during the final months of World War II. After completing a selective electronics training program at Great Lakes Naval Training Station ...

Dennis Lee Johnson

Dennis Lee Johnson born Sept. 24, 1946 to parents Roger and Marcella Johnson died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Sarasota, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Lyn Dixon; his three daughters: Kimberly Zeltsar, Teresa Andrillon and Melissa Johnson; brothers and sister, Randy Johnson, Wes Johnson and ...

Dr. H. Gregory Thorsell

Dr. H. Gregory Thorsell, 88, of Jamestown, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in his home. He was born Oct. 13, 1930 in WCA Hospital in Jamestown, the son of the late J. Harold and Alice Rietschler Thorsell. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1948 and the University of Buffalo in 1952, ...

Jeannee’ Marie DeWolfe

Jeannee’ Marie DeWolfe, 60, of Strong St., Jamestown, passed away Thursday (Feb. 28, 2019) in UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. Mrs. DeWolfe was born Oct. 25, 1958, in Jamestown, the daughter of the late Harold Vincent and Musette Marie Green. Jeannee’ attended Jamestown High ...

Dennis Charles Bates

Dennis Charles ‘‘Denny’’ Bates, 64, of Steamburg, N.Y., was called to his heavenly home on Feb. 22, 2019. He was born in Olean, N.Y., on Sept. 18, 1954, to the late Charles and Grace Seeley Bates. Denny had a love of music and was an avid songwriter and musician. He played at many ...

Enos E. I. Miller

Town of LEON, N.Y. — Enos E. I. Miller, 20, of 6846 Riga Road, town of Leon, passed away, Friday, March 1, 2019, unexpectedly in the emergency room at Hamilton General Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of Enos and Rebecca Hostetler Miller of Leon, and was a member of ...

Elaine E. Ford

Elaine E. Ford, 89, of Warren Road, Frewsburg, passed away Thursday (Feb. 28, 2019) at UPMC Chautauqua. She was born Oct. 11, 1929, in Jamestown, the daughter of Frank and Pearl Querreveld Engle. Before retiring on March 11, 1993, she had been employed at Ethan Allen. She was a member of the ...

Elisabeth B. “Bettie” Tompsett

Elisabeth B. “Bettie” Tompsett, 106, formerly of Terry Road, Sinclairville, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Wife of the late Wayne E. Tompsett; mother of Dr. James Tompsett and Nancy Goad; grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of 15 great-great-grandmother of two. A memorial ...

Barbara D. Hart

Barbara D. Hart, 92, formerly of the Panama-Bear Lake Road, Panama, N.Y., passed away at 10:55 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in UPMC Chautauqua. A lifelong area resident, she was born May 4, 1926, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Ernest M. and Ruth Button Dole. Barb was a 1943 ...

Ruth L. Karnuth

Ruth L. Karnuth, 67, of Jamestown, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at UPMC Chautauqua. She was born July 19, 1951, in Olean, N.Y., the daughter of James and Lena Karnuth. Ruth was a graduate of Olean High School class of 1969. Ruth was a fun loving energetic, thoughtful soul who ...

Richard Alan Pearson

Richard Alan Pearson of Norby Road, Kiantone, N.Y., passed away Feb. 28, 2019. He was born in August of 1947 in Jamestown. The son of George and Beatrice (Headman) Pearson. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wanda (Cali) Pearson, whom he married in November of 1968; his son, David ...