Obituaries

Marcia Kay Ramsay (nee Tranquist)

Marcia Kay Ramsay (nee Tranquist)

Marcia Kay Ramsay (nee Tranquist) of Wellington, Fla., passed away peacefully on July 18, 2017, after several months of courageously battling multiple illnesses. Marcia was born Dec. 22, 1936, in Jamestown, N.Y. She was lovingly cared for, until the end of her beautiful life, by the many ...

Bartho "Bart" E. Tripi

Bartho “Bart” E. Tripi

STOCKTON — Bartho "Bart" E. Tripi, 94, of Route 380, Stockton, formerly of North Bergen, N.J., passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, peacefully at home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 13, 1923, the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Fomulara) Tripi. He served in the U.S. Army ...

Norma Ruth Johnson Ortendahl

Norma Ruth Johnson Ortendahl

Norma Ruth Johnson Ortendahl of Jamestown, died Friday, July 21, 2017, in the Lutheran Retirement Home. She was born July 21, 1936, in Logan, Ohio, to Jacob and Effie Locke Johnson. A 27-year employee of the Jamestown City School District, she retired in 2001 from Jamestown High School, ...

Betty Jane Brown Latta

Betty Jane Brown Latta

BEMUS POINT — Betty Jane Brown Latta, 82, of Bemus Point, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She was born May 11, 1935, in Stedman, N.Y., the daughter of the late Clifford and Margaret Keefer Latta. Betty was a housewife. She enjoyed doing puzzles with ...

Catherine E. Goodell

Catherine E. Goodell Nov. 6, 1949 to Nov. 24, 2016

A celebration of life service for Catherine Edmundson Goodell, 67, who passed away peacefully in her home on Nov, 24, 2016, will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017, from noon-3 p.m. at the Lawson Center, 72 Lakeside Dr. in Bemus Point, N.Y. She is survived by two brothers: Dr. Charles Goodell ...

Beth A. Rhebergen

Beth A. Rhebergen

Beth Arlene Rhebergen, 96, of Erie, Pa., formerly Jamestown, N.Y., died Monday, July 17, 2017, at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Westfield, N.Y., on May 20, 1921, the daughter of the late Clifford and Alida Harmelink. She owned and operated Beth's Beauty Shoppe in Sherman, N.Y., for 30 ...

Alan Kingston (King) Lindblom

Alan Kingston (King) Lindblom

Alan Kingston (King) Lindblom passed away on April 29, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. He was born on January 22, 1942, to Dr. Fenner E. and Marguerite Palmer Lindblom of Jamestown and Scandia . King was a graduate of Jamestown High School in 1960, the Jamestown Community College and University of ...

Virginia Berning Ervin

Virginia Berning Ervin, 97, of Tampa, Fla., died July 11, 2017. She was born in Schenectady, N.Y., on April 18, 1920, to the late William and Clara Berning. Virginia was a nursing graduate of the University of Rochester, where she met her husband, Donald. They raised their family in Jamestown, ...

Margaret J. Brown

Margaret J. Brown

Margaret J. Brown, 56, of 7453 Wiltsie Road, Panama, died Thursday, July 20, 2017, in UPMC Chautauqua WCA. She was born Sept, 29, 1960, in Odessa, Texas, the daughter of the late George and Nina Russ Zerby Sr. Surviving are four children: Bruce Houghwot Jr, Kenneth Houghwot and Jessica ...

Georgia H. Wirtner

Georgia H. Wirtner

Georgia H. Wirtner, 99, formerly of Jamestown, passed away Thursday (July 20, 2017) in Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing, Gerry. She was the widow of John U. Wirtner, whom she married May 8, 1937, in Little Valley, N.Y., and who died Nov. 9, 1970. An area resident most of her life, ...

Mary Ann Brown

MAYVILLE — Mary Ann Brown, 81 of Westfield, formerly of Mayville, died Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Absolut Care in Westfield. She was born June 1, 1936, in Painesville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Horvath Myers. Mary Ann had been a clerk with several local ...

Norma Ruth Johnson Ortendahl

Norma Ruth Johnson Ortendahl of Jamestown died Friday, July 21, 2017, in the Lutheran Retirement Home. A 27-year employee of the Jamestown City School District, she retired in 2001 from Jamestown High School, where she had served as school secretary since 1982. Arrangements will be ...

J. William Tarbrake

J. William Tarbrake

J. William Tarbrake, 66, of Lakewood, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in UPMC Chautauqua WCA. An area resident all of his life, he was born Nov. 28, 1950, in Jamestown, a son of the late John and Nellie Haehn Tarbrake. He was a 1969 graduate of Southwestern Central School and later earned a ...

Gladys J. Bolles

Gladys J. Bolles

Gladys J. Bolles, 91, of 34 Merlin Ave., WE Jamestown, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 20, 2017, in her home. She was born Feb, 12, 1926, in Davenport, Fla., the daughter of the late Carl and Ida Roehlk Sine. For several years, Gladys worked at the Jamestown Sam's Club. In earlier ...

Gordon Livermore

Gordon Livermore, 75, of Ellington, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at home. Born Feb. 7, 1942, in Akeley, Pa., a son of the late Dermoth Livermore and Opal Sischo Livermore Hotchkiss. Gordy was a graduate of Pine Valley Central School in 1961 and New Hampshire Business College with an ...

Bissell, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ann Bissell

Elizabeth Ann Bissell, 103, of 3023 Route 430, Greenhurst, N.Y., passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing. She was born June 11, 1914, in Cold Spring, N.Y., the daughter of the late Walter and Lily O'Neil Pennfield. She married James Bissell in 1931, ...

Troy Walter Bemis

Troy Walter Bemis, 53, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away Sept. 1, 2016. He was born Aug. 21, 1963, the son of Catherine and Floyde Bemis of Bradenton Florida. He is survived by his sisters, Tracy Blakeslee, Portland, N.Y., Tammy Austin, Mayville, N.Y., and Trina Boyce, Westfield, N.Y. He was ...

Christine Elaine Bemis

Christine Elaine Bemis, 57, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away Oct. 19, 2016. She was born Feb. 26, 1959., the daughter of Catherine and Floyde Bemis of Bradenton, Fla. She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Jones; a son, Dennis Skelton; and loving companion, Shawn Murphy, Bradenton, Fla.; her ...

Lucille E. Lundgren

Lucille E. Lundgren

Lucille E. Lundgren, 86, of 4390 Harris Hill Road, Falconer, N.Y., passed away at 10:37 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility. A lifelong area resident, she was born March 13, 1931, in Ellington, N.Y., a daughter of the late Clifford and Doris ...

Gary Leroy Ransom

A memorial service for Gary Leroy Ransom, 81, who passed away June 10, 2017, will be held Saturday, July 22, at 11 a.m. at the Wrightsville Community Church, 1 Church St., Pittsfield, Pa., with the Rev. Kenneth Craker, officiating. Burial will take place in Stilson Hill Cemetery.