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Obituaries

John Philip Traver “Laughing Jack” Feb 4, 1957 to May 22, 2020

John passed away in Lincolnton, N.C. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sandra Coble Traver; and four children; Josef, Derek, Barrett and Kandace Traver; also four siblings: Debra Traver Ferrell (Allen), Susan Traver Michael (Tom), Linda Traver Perry and James Traver; along with ...

Carl J. Raineir

Carl J. Raineir, 94, of 715 Falconer St., formerly of 409 Stowe St., Jamestown, N.Y., passed away at 1:24 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2020, in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. A lifelong area resident, he was born April 17, 1926, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Dominic and ...

Janet L Hodges

Janet L Hodges, 71, of Celoron, passed away May 29, 2020, in her home surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 19, 1948, in Janesville, Pa., the daughter of Marcel Lefebvre and Betty Lefebvre Gathagan. Janet was married to Charles Hodges for over 54 years. They wed Aug. 14, ...

John Philip Traver “Laughing Jack” Feb 4 1957 to May 22 2020

John passed away in Lincolnton, N.C. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sandra Coble Traver; and four children; Josef, Derek, Barrett and Kandace Traver; also four siblings: Debra Traver Ferrell (Allen), Susan Traver Michael (Tom), Linda Traver Perry and James Traver; along with ...

Marie Brant

Marie Brant, a longtime resident of Corry, Pa., Findley Lake, N.Y., and local resident since 2015, entered into rest on May 15, 2020, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. She was 91 years old. Marie was born April 1, 1929, the daughter of the late Gerry and Lucille Miller Lines. ...

Linda Rose Porter

Linda Rose Porter, 72, of Warren, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at the Rouse Home. Linda was born Dec. 10, 1947, in Jamestown, N.Y., to the late John and Irene (Babyak) Harle. She was a 1966 graduate of Frewsburg High School, and a member of Our Lady of Victory Church. She worked ...

Gertrude E. Devore

Gertrude E. Devore, 96, of Lottsville, and currently a residence at the Rouse Home, passed away Sunday May 31, 2020, at the Warren General Hospital. A complete obituary will be announced through the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville when available.

Michelle Denise Carlson

Michelle Denise Carlson of Frewsburg, passed away May 19, 2020, after a battle with cancer. She was born April 14, 1965, in Japan, to Thomas McKeever, U.S. Air Force, and Annette Schaefer, an airline employee. The family moved to Florida, then to Jamestown and Frewsburg, where Michelle ...

Viola O. Edson

Viola O. Edson, 91, of Gerry, formerly of Sinclairville, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020 ,at Heritage Village. Born April 18, 1929, in Ellington, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Doris Mead Olmstead. A Sinclairville resident most of her life, she was a 1946 graduate of ...

Ruth Rachel Serrano

Early Friday morning, May 29, 2020, our precious mother, Ruth Rachel Serrano, peacefully joined our Creator after a brief illness. She was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on Dec. 7, 1931, to Diego and Carmella LoPresti. Mom graduated from Jamestown High School, Jamestown Business College, and ...

Paula N. Parson

Paula N. Parson, 69, of Panama, N.Y., passed away at 10:42 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020, in the Select Specialty Hospital, Erie, Pa. An area resident for most of her life, she was born Feb. 7, 1951, in Salamanca, N.Y., a daughter of the late Paul J. and Joyce N. Hilliman McCabe. Paula was ...

William “Michael” Arnold

William “Michael” Arnold, 60, of Lafayette Street, Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at his residence. Michael was born December 4, 1959, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late James and Olive Roberts Arnold. He worked at Bush Industries for many years and most ...

Emory B. Holmquist

Emory B. Holmquist, 91, of Falconer, passed away Friday (May 29, 2020) in his son’s home on Gerry Levant Road, Gerry. Arrangements will be announced by the Falconer Funeral Home.

Ralph L. Johnson

Ralph L. Johnson, 81, of Kennedy passed away Thursday (May 28, 2020) in his home. A lifelong area resident, he was born April 17, 1939, in Randolph, the son of the late Paul L. and Viola Anderson Johnson. Ralph attended Randolph High School and prior to retirement was employed by Jamestown ...

Alice T. Minarovich

Alice T. Conway Minarovich was born in New York City on May 30, 1932, the daughter of Catherine Burgess Conway and John Patrick Conway. She was one of four children. She grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Cathedral High School and then Grace Institute Business School. From there, she ...

Judith A. Hagberg

Judith Ann “Judy” Hagberg, 73, of 2123 Southwestern Drive, Lakewood, N.Y., passed away at 12:37 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020, in her home following a brief illness. A lifelong area resident, she was born March 29, 1947, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late John and Mary L. Mathews ...

Jeffrey W. Huestis

Jeffrey W. Huestis, 78, of Jamestown, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at his home. He was born April 29, 1942, in Jamestown, a son of the late Walton and Esther Schosek Huestis. Jeffrey was a 1960 graduate of Falconer Central School, attended Southern Illinois University, and ...

Susabelle J. “Sue” Wedburg

Susabelle J. “Sue” Wedburg, 86, of Busti, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in the UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pa. A lifelong area resident, she was born in the Town of Harmony, a daughter of the late Alfred R. and Lilah I. McNitt James. Sue was a 1951 ...

Randy Joe Noftsker

Randy Joe Noftsker, 29, of Jamestown, passed away May 22, 2020, at Buffalo General Hospital, after a brief illness. He was born June 17, 1990, in Dunkirk, N.Y., the son of Emma Hoard. Randy was raised in Jamestown by Sandy Jo Silsby. He was a big fan of Superman. He loved his dogs: ...

Michelle Denise Carlson

Michelle Denise Carlson of Frewsburg, passed away May 19, 2020, after a battle with cancer. She was born April 14, 1965, in Japan, to Thomas McKeever, U.S. Air Force, and Annette Schaefer, an airline employee. The family moved to Florida, then to Jamestown and Frewsburg, where Michelle ...