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Obituaries

Diana R. Chase

Diana R. Chase, 74, of the Blockville-Watts Flats Road, Ashville, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in the Town of Harmony. An area resident for most of her life, she was born Dec. 19, 1944, in Buffalo, N.Y., a daughter of the late Alfred and Doris Primavera Franklin ...

Joan A Kauffman

Our mother, Joan Adair Kauffman, formerly of Frewsburg and Jamestown, passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 12, 2019, at the Cherry Creek Nursing Center in Aurora Colorado. She was two weeks shy of her 94th birthday. Mom was born Oct. 27, 1925, in Wellsville, N.Y., to Leslie and Helen ...

Thomas L. Forsberg

Thomas L. Forsberg, 87, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Moravian Manor. Tom was the son of the late Harold and Imogene (Hallstrom) Forsberg. He was the loving husband of Ruth H. (Naslund) Forsberg, who died in 2010. Raised in Jamestown, N.Y., he shared countless ...

Bettie (Strickland) LaChiusa

WESTFIELD — Bettie (Strickland) LaChiusa, 91, of Brewer Place, Westfield, passed away, Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2019, at Absolut Care of Westfield, following an extended illness. Bettie was born April 11, 1928, in Gerry, N.Y., a daughter of the late Oliver K. and Frances (Kelly) ...

Ronald Orvis Pritchard

EAST RANDOLPH — Ronald Orvis Pritchard, 92, of Southwestern Drive, Lakewood, N.Y., formerly of Williams Street, East Randolph, passed away at 11:30 p.m., Thursday (Oct. 17, 2019) in the UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. He was born Sept. 28, 1927, in New Albion, N.Y., the son of the ...

Janice M. Lauritson

FREWSBURG — Janice M. Lauritson, 72, of Rice Avenue, Frewsburg, formerly of Mace Road, Randolph, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday (Oct. 17, 2019) with her family by her side. She was born April 5, 1947, in Yonkers, N.Y., the daughter of the late Joseph M. and Beatrice I. ...

Earl C. Shongo Sr.

Earl C. Shongo Sr., 69, of Shevlin, Minn., formerly of Frewsburg, N.Y., passed away Oct. 17, 2019, in Fargo, N.D. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at 5 p.m., at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley, Minn. Earl was born Nov. 2, 1949, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to ...

Maryann G. Putnam

Maryann G. Putnam, 95 passed away Oct. 1, 2019, in Lowell, Ind. She was the wife of the late Dr. Alfred L. Putnam; sister of David and the late Aurelia, Angelo and Stephen; aunt of Donna (Lee), Lisa (Bill), Robin (Dan), Jodi, Stephen (Dana), Robert and Gary (Shelley); great-aunt of 11. A ...

Jane B. Domagola

Jane B. Domagola, formerly of Collins, N.Y., was born April 14, 1936, in Gowanda, the daughter of Brownislaw and Mary (Gominiak) Sowinski. She passed away on Thursday Oct. 10, 2019 at the UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., surrounded by family. Jane was a lifelong member of the Gowanda/ ...

Diana R. Chase

Diana R. Chase, 74, of the Blockville-Watts Flats Road, Ashville, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in the Town of Harmony. She was the wife of Theodore P. “Ted” Chase and a retired licensed practical nurse at the former WCA Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, ...

Nora Mae (Stoddard) Burnham

Nora Mae (Stoddard) Burnham, 88, formerly of Findley Lake, N.Y., died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Brevellier Village in Erie, Pa. Nora was born Jan. 31, 1931, in North East, Pa., to Lynn A. and Virginia (Beatty) Stoddard. She married her husband, Edgar Burnham, on Oct. 3, 1947. Nora ...

Janice M. Lauritson

FREWSBURG — Janice M. Lauritson, 72, 30 Rice Ave., Frewsburg, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday (Oct. 17, 2019) with her family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Harvey O. Lauritson. The family will receive family and friends from 1-3 p.m., Sunday in the VanRensselaer ...

Calvin A. Bowen

WESTFIELD — Calvin A. Bowen, 94, of Parker Road, Westfield, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Twinbrook Nursing and Rehab Center of Lawrence Park, Pa., following a brief illness. Calvin was born Sept 29, 1925, in Westfield, N.Y., the son of the late Clement A. and Millie (Welden) ...

Thomas Martin Hanley

Thomas Martin Hanley, 82, of Heritage Green Skilled Nursing Facility, formerly of 71 Durant Ave., died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in UPMC Chautauqua. He was born Jan. 14, 1937, in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late Martin Thomas and Mary Klepp Hanley. He was a member of Fluvanna Community ...

James Farrell MacDonald

James Farrell MacDonald, 65, of Celoron died unexpectedly on Oct. 7, 2019, while at home. He was born Oct. 16, 1953, in Anchorage, Alaska. Jym as he liked to be called was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was also a proud electrician with the IBEW Brotherhood for 42 years. He traveled ...

Colin “Tom” T. Craig

MAYVILLE — Colin “Tom” T. Craig, 75, of Mayville, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa. He was born April 4, 1944, in New York City, the son of the late Peter M. and May Tarpey Craig. Tom had been a professor with the English Department at SUNY ...

Calvin A Bowen

WESTFIELD — Calvin A Bowen, 94, of Parker Road, Westfield, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Twinbrook Nursing and Rehab Center of Lawrence Park, Pa., following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., ...

Nora Mae (Stoddard) Burnham

Nora Mae (Stoddard) Burnham, 88, formerly of Findley Lake, N.Y., died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Brevellier Village in Erie, Pa. Nora was born Jan. 31, 1931, in North East, Pa., to Lynn A. and Virginia (Beatty) Stoddard. She married her husband, Edgar Burnham, on Oct. 3, 1947. Nora ...

Priscilla Irene Magnuson Hubbard

Priscilla Irene Magnuson Hubbard, formerly of Charlottesville, Va., died peacefully at her home in Amherst, Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. She was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Jamestown, N.Y., the eldest daughter of the late Leonard A. Magnuson and Irene Johnson Magnuson. Priscilla grew up in ...

Dorothy I. Pinkowski

Dorothy I. Pinkowski, 93, of Dunkirk, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. She was born Dec. 16, 1925, in Dunkirk, daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Popielarz) Banach. A graduate of St Hyacinth’s School, she also attended Dunkirk ...