Obituaries

Elinor L. Ferry

FREDONIA — Elinor L. Ferry, 92, a resident of the WCA Home, Temple Street, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville, passed away, Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019, at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, following a short illness. She was born in Clymer, on Oct. 10, 1926, the daughter of the ...

Rocco “Rocky” Miano

Rocco “Rocky” Miano, 84, of Jamestown, N.Y., was called home on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at 6:08 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 ...

Dorothy H. Jensen

Dorothy H. Jensen, 92, of The Lutheran Home and Rehab, Jamestown, Formerly of Astoria, Queens, N.Y., passed away Tuesday (Jan. 1, 2019) in the Lutheran Home & Rehab. A lifelong resident of New York City, N.Y., Mrs. Jensen was born Feb. 8, 1926, in New York City, the daughter of the ...

Garrett J. Fardink

Garrett J. Fardink, 65, of 18 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, Jan, 1, 2019, in UPMC Chautauqua. A lifelong area resident, he was born April 3, 1953, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Albert and Erma O’Dell Fardink. Before his retirement, he was ...

Frederick M. Mills

Frederick M. Mills, 76, formerly of Smithville Flats, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 2, 2019, at his home. He was born May 23, 1942, in a small town hospital in Greene, N.Y., the fifth child of nine to Hazel Mae (Follett) and Frederick W. Mills. Fred is predeceased by his ...

Roger F. Bigney

Roger F. Bigney, 89, of Celoron, N.Y., passed away at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in the Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility, surrounded by his family. An area resident for most of his life, he was born May 30, 1929 in Luthersburg, PA., a son of the late Floyd and Uvinza ...

Jacqueline A. Velotta

Jacqueline A. Velotta, 54, passed away Dec. 27, 2018. Beloved wife of Michael; dearest mother of Mikey; dear sister of Kathy Fachner (Warren), Dan Wiercioch (Courtney) and Tom Wiercioch (Grace); dear niece, aunt and cousin to many. Relative and friends are invited to gather for a memorial ...

Leonard R. Present

Leonard R. Present, 93, of Commerce Township, Mich., formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., died Monday (Dec. 31, 2018) in the VA Healthcare Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Jamestown, the son of Abe and Frances Price Present. A graduate of Jamestown High School, he was a U.S. ...

Garrett J. Fardink

Garrett J. Fardink, 65, of 18 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, Jan, 1, 2019, in UPMC Chautauqua. A lifelong area resident, he was born April 3, 1953, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Albert and Erma O’Dell Fardink. Before his retirement, he was employed ...

Terry J. St. Clair

Terry J. St. Clair, 66, of Jamestown, passed away Sunday (Dec. 30, 2018) at UPMC Chautauqua after a three year courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 4, 1952, in Indiana, Pa., the son of the late Richard S. and Rosetta (Keys) St. Clair. Terry was a graduate of Penns Manor High ...

Lois S. Isaacson

Lois S. Isaacson, 91, formerly of Bemus Point, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing. She was the widow of Oke Isaacson. Arrangements will be announced by the Lind Funeral Home.

David B. Bailey

David B. Bailey, 79, of Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 in the emergency room at UPMC Chautauqua. He was born March 3, 1939, in Niobe, N.Y., the son of the late Arthur J. and Macy J. Berkey Bailey. David attended Panama Schools and graduated from Salamanca High ...

Robert F. Gauggel

Robert F. Gauggel, 66, of 5 Brookside Estates Drive, Jamestown, N.Y., passed away at 6:19 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in his home. A lifelong area resident, he was born June 13, 1952, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Robert F. Gauggel, Sr. and the late Joan Keifer Stanton. He was a ...

Richad L. Selden

Richad L. Selden, 77, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in the Lutheran Home. A native of Buffalo, he was born June 24, 1941, the son of the late Emmett and Helen Rexford Selden. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1959-62. Dick was employed by Accu-Rite in the maintenance department ...

Douglas L. Fairbanks

FORESTVILLE — Douglas L. Fairbanks, 77, of Putnam Road, Forestville, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Dunkirk, on Oct. 6, 1941, the son of the late Arthur and Evelyn (Olrogge) ...

Sydney “Syd” Baker

WESTFIELD — Sydney “Syd” Baker, 88, of Westfield, N.Y., died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Heritage Park Rehab & SNF of Jamestown, N.Y., after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street, Westfield, ...

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 Insurance ...

Shirley Main Segerlin

Shirley Main Segerlin, 84, of 348 E. Virginia Blvd, Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Jan. 1, 2019, at UPMC Chautauqua. She was born Jan. 25, 1934, to Alfred and Jerusha Main. Shirley graduated from Falconer High School in 1951. She married Floyd Segerlin on Dec. 31, 1970. She was a member of ...

William C. Swanson

William C. Swanson, 92, formerly of Lakewood, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at Fredonia Place. He was born Aug. 5, 1926 in Jamestown the son of the late Carl O. and Marion Swanson. Bill was a 1944 graduate of Celoron High School. From 1944 until 1946, he served in the United States ...

Roger F. Bigney

Roger F. Bigney, 89, of Celoron, N.Y., passed away at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in the Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility, surrounded by his family. An area resident for most of his life, he was born May 30, 1929 in Luthersburg, PA., a son of the late Floyd and Uvinza ...