Obituaries

Rosemary “Rosie” Billquist

Rosemary "Rosie" Billquist, age 43, of Sherman, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Rosie is survived by her husband, Jamie Billquist, three brothers: Albert (Stacey) Jafarjian of Clarence, N.Y., John (Lori) Jafarjian of Westfield, N.Y., and Mark (Sarah) Jafarjian of ...

The Rev. Dr. Donald V. Erickson

Dr. Donald V. Erickson, 70, of Jamestown, N.Y., went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in his home with his wife. He fought a courageous battle against cancer with dignity and kindness to everyone. His wonderful gift of humor encouraged everyone around him as we watched him ...

Carlyle “Skip” G. Carlson

A celebration of life for Carlyle "Skip" G. Carlson, 71, of 1751 Foote Ave. Ext., who died Nov. 17, 2017, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at the War Vets Recreation, 3431 Fluvanna Ave. Ext., Jamestown, N.Y.

George P. Ross

George P. Ross, 82, of Corry, Pa., and Clymer, N.Y., was called home on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at Heritage Village in Gerry, N.Y. He was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Corry, Pa., a son to the late J. Clifford Ross and Avis (Fish) Ross Selburg. George enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1952 and retired in ...

Ruth Ann Miner

Ruth Ann Miner died Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 2017, at home in Suches, Ga. She was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Jamestown, N.Y., the daughter of the late Oscar and Ann Carlson. She was also predeceased by her beloved daughter, Jennifer Yarbrough. She leaves her husband of 57 years, James, to ...

Larry Carl Baxter

Larry Carl Baxter, 66, of Little Valley, died Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017, in his home. He was born April 22, 1951, in Jamestown, a son of the late Lloyd and Ruth Olson Baxter. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, William Baxter, in 2014. The funeral will be held at 10 ...

Stella Louise Frontera Klucinikas

MAYVILLE — Stella Louise Frontera Klucinikas, 70, of Mayville, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, N.Y. There will be no visitation observed. A private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the Freay ...

Mary H. Drugg

Little Valley, N.Y. — Mary H. Drugg, 85, of Little Valley, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. She was born Oct. 5, 1932, in Tionesta, Pa., the daughter of the late Ralph and Madge (Peters) Kennison. On April 1, 1950, she married ...

Franklin H. Hanson

Franklin H. Hanson , 87, of Ashville, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Nov. 22, 2017. Born July 19, 1930, the son of Ernest and Ruth (Dickson) Hanson, he was the youngest of seven children. Preceding him in death were sisters Gerda (Kofod), Mary (Anderson), Hilda (Dahlberg), Orilla (Lundgren), ...

Rosemary “Rosie” Billquist

Rosemary "Rosie" Billquist, age 43, of Sherman, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Spitzer Funeral Home, Sherman, N.Y.

Rev. Dr. Donald V. Erickson

Rev. Dr. Donald V. Erickson, 70, of Jamestown passed away Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2017) in his home. He was the pastor of Light-house Baptist Church and survived by his wife, Helen J. Domenico Erickson. A complete obituary will be in Saturday’s Post-Journal. Arrangements will be announced by the ...

Laurie R. Riederer

Laurie R. Riederer, 56, of Maple Springs, peacefully left her body on the morning of Monday November 20, 2017 in her home, in the company of her family. She was born on January 10, 1961 in Buffalo, NY the second daughter of the late George A. and Donna E. Gibson Riederer Jr. Laurie was a ...

Sarah Jeanette Osborne

A memorial service for Sarah Jeanette Osborne, 83, of the Panama Bear Lake Road, Panama, N.Y., who died Aug. 10, 2017, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in the Panama United Methodist Church. The Rev. Steven Taylor, pastor, will officiate. The family will receive friends for ...

Julio E. Garcia-Peralta

Julio E. Garcia-Peralta, 47, of St. Cloud, Fla., passed away at 2:50 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 19, 2017) at UPMC Chautauqua WCA. He was born in Vieques, Puerto Rico on July 4, 1970, the son of Carmen Peralta of Jamestown and the late Enrique Garcia. He was formerly employed at Modern Gas in ...

Carmella “Nell” Luciano Galati

Carmella "Nell" Luciano Galati, of Lutheran Home and formally of 312 Park St., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. On April 12,1919, Carmella was born alongside her twin sister, Rose Luciano Basile. Carmella graduated from Jamestown High School in 1940. She worked for 36 years ...

Corrine Copeland Walker

Corrine Copeland Walker, 85, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital, Jamestown, N.Y. She was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Tupelo, Miss., the daughter of the late Annette and Harry Hall and Louise Copeland and the late Elijah Copeland. She ...

Muriel L. Kilby

Muriel L. Kilby, 88, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing, Gerry, N.Y. A native of Ontario, Canada, she was born Nov. 5, 1929, the daughter of the late Stanley and Elena "Nellie" Selby Kilby, who immigrated to Canada from England. She began playing the ...

Vivian E. Paduano

Vivian E. Paduano, 83, of 15 Second St. Greenhurst Village, passed away at 8:27 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in her home following a brief illness. A lifelong area resident, she was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Jamestown, a daughter of the late Melvin and Margaret Swanson Pike. In previous years ...

Nora Mae Zimmerman Schwab

Nora Mae Zimmerman Schwab, 90, of China Grove, N.C., formerly of Falconer, N.Y., Bradenton, Fla., and 165 Aldren Ave., Jamestown, passed away Friday (Nov. 17, 2017) in Glenn Kiser Hospice Home, Salisbury, N.C. She was born January 26, 1927 in Gibsonia, Pa., the daughter of the late Harvey ...

Shawn A. O’Shany

WARREN — Shawn A. O'Shany, 29, of Warren Pa., and formerly of Mayville, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at his home in Warren, Pa. He was born July 30, 1988, in Grove City, Pa., the son of John O'Shany and Debra Johnson Wiseman. Shawn had been a machinist with Superior ...