Obituaries

J.D. “Champ” Champion

J.D. "Champ" Champion, 90, of Youngsville, Pa., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at the Rouse Suites. A complete obituary will be announced through the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Youngsville, when available.

George Arthur “Artie” Martin Jr.

George Arthur "Artie" Martin Jr., 74, of Main St. Sherman, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Spitzer Funeral Home, Sherman, New York.

C. Robert Ecklund

C. Robert Ecklund, 80, of 101 Summit Ave., Jamestown, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017, in his home. He was born in Jamestown on May 18, 1937, a son of the late Einar N. and Gunvor L. Gustafson Ecklund. Bob was a 1955 graduate of Jamestown High School, where he was an excellent student and ...

Deborah L. Sproveri

Deborah L. Sproveri, 69, of Lakewood, died Monday July 31, 2017, in Hospice Buffalo. She was born April 13, 1948, in Jamestown, a daughter of Gerald Snyder and the late Elaine Stoddard Snyder. She graduated from Warren Area High School and later from secretarial college in Hagerstown, ...

Reginald G. Eaton

FREWSBURG — Reginald G. Eaton, 78, of Frewsburg, passed away Sunday July 30, 2017, at UPMC Chautauqua WCA. He was born September 27, 1938, in Jamestown, the son of Earl and Hazel Gould Eaton. Reggie was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He had been employed at SKF for ...

Fred E. Dake Jr.

Fred E. Dake Jr., 77, of Fredonia, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. Born Aug. 2, 1939, in Falconer, son of the late Fred E. Sr. and Virginia Owens Dake. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam Era. Fred was ...

George Philip Tichy

George Philip Tichy, 93, of the Kortwright Road in Ashville, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in his home. He was the husband of the late Mary Brunecz Tichy and had been employed by Dahlstrom Manufacturing for many years. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Lind Funeral Home.

Rosemary K. Ward

Rosemary K. Ward, 90, of Frewsburg passed away Tuesday (Aug. 1, 2017) in Warren Manor, Warren, Pa. She was the widow of Wildrick "Bill" Ward whom she married Oct. 28, 1948, who died March 17, 1991. Arrangements will be announced by the Falconer Funeral Home.

James L. Hemmis Jr.

James L. Hemmis Jr., 53, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017. Jim was born Oct. 11, 1963, in Jamestown, N.Y. He is the son of James L. Hemmis Sr. and the late Dianne (VanDyke) Hemmis. Jim was employed at Advance Auto Parts in North East, Pa. Jim was an avid hunter and enjoyed riding ...

Frederick A. “Fred” Haley

Frederick A. "Fred" Haley, 84, of 198 Hopkins Ave., passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at home peacefully in the night. He was born Nov. 18, 1932, in Busti, a son of the late Ernest and Irene Smith Haley. Fred was in the National Guard from 1950-55. He was a was a member of Henry Mosher ...

John E. Russell

John E. Russell, 75, of 593 Kiantone Road Jamestown, passed away peacefully Sunday July 30, 2017, at UPMC Chautauqua WCA, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness. Born February 27, 1942 in Jamestown, the son of William and Arloine Niles Russell-Hodges. John was a 1959 graduate ...

Thomas “Tom” E. Williams

FALCONER — Thomas "Tom" E. Williams, 49, of Wilson Hollow Road, Falconer, passed away at home, following a structure fire Saturday (July 29, 2017). The family will be present to receive family and friends on Monday (Aug. 7, 2017) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral ...

Leona Fay Morton

Leona Fay Morton GREAT VALLEY — Leona Fay Morton, 83, passed away peacefully July 30, 2017, at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville, N.Y. She was born Feb. 10, 1934, in Rixford, Pa., the daughter of the late Alred and Caroline (Goodwill) Smith. Mrs. Morton is survived by her loving ...

Aixa J. Martinez

Aixa J. Martinez, 47, of 1044 North Main St., Jamestown, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, in UPMC Chautauqua WCA. An area resident for several years, she was born Oct. 15, 1969, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, a daughter of John Martinez and the late Zoraida Velazquez. Surviving is her father ...

Patsy Edgar Trowbridge

Patsy Edgar Trowbridge was born in Westfield, Pa., and a longtime resident of Warren, Pa. Patsy Edgar Trowbridge passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the age of 87. She is preceded in death by her husband, Basil. She is survived by her brothers: Clair and Ray Jr of ...

Edith Charlotte (Mowrey) Milford

Edith Charlotte Milford, 85, of Rochester, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Friday, July 28, 2017, at Wesley Gardens. Charlotte "Char" was born Sept. 28, 1931, in Johnsonburg, Pa., a daughter of the late Lillian Pauline Anderson and the late Byron Mowrey. Char was a graduate of Johnsonburg ...

Donald N. Schuppenhauer, Sr.

Donald N. Schuppenhauer, Sr., 75, formerly of Celoron, passed away Saturday (July 29, 2017) in Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing. He was born Aug. 4, 1941, in Ellicottville, N.Y., the son of the late Walter and Helen Gleave Schuppenhauer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving ...

Eugene T. Danielson

Eugene T. Danielson, 86, formerly of 165 Aldren Ave., Jamestown, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 21, 1931, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Elmer G. and Mary Matson Danielson. Gene was a 1950 graduate ...

Robert C. “Safari Bob” Schmitter

Robert C. "Safari Bob" Schmitter, 80, formerly of Dewittville, passed away July 12, 2017, in the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated the Safari Campground in Dewittville. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 ...

Frederick A. “Fred” Haley

Frederick A. "Fred" Haley, 84, of 198 Hopkins Ave., passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at home peacefully in the night. He was born Nov. 18, 1932, in Busti, a son of the late Ernest and Irene Smith Haley. Fred was in the National Guard from 195055. He was a was a member of Henry Mosher ...