Obituaries

Margaret Rathbun

Margaret Rathbun, 82, formerly from Falconer, N.Y., passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in the Lutheran Home, Jamestown. Margaret was the daughter of John and Helen Halloran. She grew up on a family farm in Great Valley N.Y. Margaret graduated from Ellicottville High in 1953. From ...

Bessie Calalesina

Bessie Calalesina, 96, of Jamestown passed away March 12, 2018, at Heritage Park. Bessie was born June 13, 1921, to Rosario and Mary Triscari. A lifelong Jamestown resident she graduated Jamestown High School class of 1940. Bessie married Anthony Calalesina on July 5, 1947. They were married ...

Wendell L. Wilcox 1930 – 2018

Wendell L. Wilcox, 88, of Cattaraugus, entered into rest March 10, 2018. He was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Richfield, Wisc., to the late Homer and Esther Wilcox. Wendell served in the United States Army during WWII, then started working for Setter Stix retiring in 1996 after 43 years. He also ...

Frances Pearl (Warnecke) Lyda

Frances Pearl (Warnecke) Lyda, 82, of Pickerington, Ohio, and formerly of Clarksville, Tenn., and Mayville, N.Y., died Sunday, March 11, 2018, at her home in Pickerington, with her family by her side. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Freay Funeral Home, 139 S Erie St, ...

Thomas Leo Engdahl

Thomas Leo "Tom" Engdahl died Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Mississippi Veteran's Home in Jackson, Miss. He was 71. Mr. Engdahl was born in Westfield, N.Y., to the late Robert and Genevieve Parker Engdahl. He was a graduate of Syracuse University and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had been a ...

Jesse C. McDonald

Jesse C. McDonald, 90, of Falconer passed away Saturday (March 10, 2018) in UPMC Chautauqua WCA. Prior to retirement he was employed by Dowcraft Corp. Arrangements will be announced by the Falconer Funeral Home.

Salvatore “Sam” Armele

Salvatore "Sam" Armele, 79, of Jamestown, died Thursday, March 8, 2018, in UPMC Chautauqua WCA following a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 27, 1938, in Jamestown, a son of the late Sebastian and Clara Chiffin Armele. He was a 1957 graduate of Jamestown High School. Sam was a veteran ...

Winton F. “Eddie” Edwards

"All Out and Over," strike the tent; it's time for "Eddie Spaghetti" to make his final "Jump." Winton F. "Eddie" Edwards, 86, of Kennedy passed away Wednesday (March 7, 2018) while rehabbing at Absolut of Westfield. A former professional clown and owner of a small, family circus, "Eddie" ...

Kathleen M. Hunt 1963 – 2018

Kathleen M. Hunt, 54, of South Dayton, N.Y., passed on Feb. 12, 2018, after a long illness. She was born May 4, 1963, in Lackawanna, N.Y.  Kathy was known by many through her calling as a midwife. Beloved wife of William "Bill" Hunt; devoted mother of Adelle, Will, Travis, late Hannah, ...

Tom Krasinski

Tom was born July 29, 1931, in Depew, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Margaret, who died Dec. 4, 2004. Tom is survived by seven children: Mark Wade of San Antonio, Texas, Tomothy Dale of Jackson, MS, Steven Bruce of Tampa, Fla, Richard Martin of Jamestown, N.Y., ...

Leatrice Abers Hultman

Leatrice Abers Hultman died the morning of March 6, 2018, at Meadville Medical Center, having succumbed to chronic health complications. She was born Feb. 4, 1931, in Pueblo, Colo., to Charles and Beatrice (Field) Price and was the sister of June Ricketts, Winnifred Anderson, Stella McNeil, ...

Leonard “Len” Salva

MAYVILLE — Leonard "Len" Salva, 91, of Mayville, died Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Jamestown, N.Y. He was born April 3, 1926, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of the late Stanley and Sophie (Kukla) Salva. Len was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served ...

Dorothy C. Burkhart

FALCONER — Dorothy C. Burkhart, 93, formerly of East Avenue, Falconer, passed away, Thursday, March 8, 2018, in the Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center. She was born July 13, 1924, in Salamanca, N.Y., the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Johnston Miller. Dorothy ...

Priscilla C. Walker

Priscilla C. Walker, a 22 year resident of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., lost her battle to cancer on Saturday (Feb. 17, 2018) at home with her family. She was born April 2, 1951, in Frewsburg, N.Y., the daughter of F. Enos Johnson and C. Barbara Adams Johnson. She was ...

Dorothy C. Burkhart

FALCONER — Dorothy C. Burkhart, 93, formerly of E. Avenue, Falconer, passed away, Thursday, March 8, 2018, in the Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Benjamin Burkhart. Services will be held at noon Monday in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, ...

Emberleigh Grace Hall

Baby Emberleigh earned her wings on March 5, 2018. She was the cherished daughter of Amanda and Jeffrey Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Emma's Footprints or Grady's Decision. Arrangements entrusted to Hubert Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Leonard Salva

MAYVILLE — Leonard Salva, 91, of Mayville, died Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Jamestown, N.Y. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Freay Funeral Home, 139 S. Erie St, Mayville, when finalized.

Salvatore “Sam” Armele

Salvatore "Sam" Armele, 79, of Jamestown, died Thursday, March 8, 2018, in UPMC Chautauqua WCA. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving the U.S. Army from 1962-64. He worked as a barber in California and Jamestown for many years. Arrangements will be announced by the Lind Funeral Home.

Harry F. Ward

WESTFIELD — Harry F. Ward, 92, of Mayville, N.Y., formerly of Westfield, N.Y., died at his home on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, with family at his side. Harry was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Fredonia, N.Y., a son of the late George Albert and Emily (Huyck) Ward. Harry graduated from Westfield ...

Zachary William Nosel

Zachary William Nosel, 32, of Jamestown, N.Y., died in his home unexpectedly on March 6, 2018. He was born in Demorest, Ga., on May 26, 1985, to Deborah Crowley Nosel and the late Douglas Charles Nosel. Zach attended St Joe's School in Warren, Pa. through sixth grade. He was a 2004 ...