Obituaries

Phyllis J. Harris

A memorial service for Phyllis J. Harris, 97, formerly of Bemus Point and Vero Beach, Fla., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, in the chapel at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The widow of Paul W. Harris Sr., she passed away Dec. 30, 2018. The full obituary can be viewed at ...

Paul C. Carlson

Paul C. Carlson, 57, of Panama, N.Y., went home to his Heavenly Father, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. A lifelong area resident, he was born Oct. 11, 1961, in Jamestown, the son of Blanche Olson Carlson and the late Clarence H. Carlson. Paul was a 1979 graduate of Panama Central High ...

Robert M. “Bob” Lundmark

Robert M. "Bob" Lundmark, 87, of Russell, Pa., went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was born June 22, 1932, in Warren, Pa., the son of the late Herbert and Emma Abplanalp Lundmark. Bob was a 1950 graduate of Warren High School. For 40 ½ years, he was employed at MRC ...

Lois N. Hitchcock

Lois N. Hitchcock, 88, of 3036 Busti-Stillwater Road, Jamestown, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019, at home with her family by her side. She was born March 31, 1931, in Jamestown, a daughter of the late Fred and Alice Eklund McGraw. She was a graduate of Jamestown High School. Prior to ...

Catherine LaPorte

Catherine LaPorte, 92, passed away June 20, 2019, at her home in Westfield, N.Y. Catherine was born on July 4, 1926, in Wesleyville, Pa., a daughter of the late Rocco and Josephine (Campanella) Andronica. She graduated from Strong Vincent High School of Erie, Pa., in 1944, where she earned ...

Frederick J. Meacham

RANDOLPH — Frederick J. Meacham, 87, of South Washington Street, Randolph, passed away Monday (June 24, 2019) at home. He was born Aug. 25 1931, in Randolph, the son of the late Benjamin and Emma J. Bentley Meacham. Fred attended Randolph Central School and was a Veteran of the ...

Kathleen A. McCarthy

A time of remembrance and celebration for Kathleen A. McCarthy, 71, of Maple Springs, N.Y., who died May 26, 2019, will be held on Saturday, June 29, at 4 p.m., at the Hotel Lenhart in Bemus Point. Having spent 60 summers on Chautauqua Lake, Kathleen and her husband, Robert Wooler have lived ...

Clarence G. “Joe” Pagett

Clarence G. "Joe" Pagett, 75, of Cattaraugus, N.Y., entered into rest June 23, 2019. He was born Sept. 16, 1943, in Gowanda, N.Y., to the late Clarence E. and Florence Pagett. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.,at DiStasio Funeral Home 478 Route 83 at Balcom Corners, South ...

Edna L. Bennett

Edna L. Bennett, 88, of 20 Center St., Frewsburg passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019, at UPMC Chautauqua. She was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Kiantone, the daughter of Merle and Lois Woodward Houghwot. Edna was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Frewsbur,g where she was the bell ...

Wayne L. Babcock

RIPLEY, NY — Wayne L. Babcock, 66, of Welch Hill Road, Ripley, N.Y., passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, at home with his family by his side following a brief illness. Wayne was born on Aug.1, 1952, in Westfield, N.Y., the son of the late Gladyn and Mildred (Meeder) Babcock. He was a 1970 ...

Frances Thompson Peterson

A celebration of life memorial for Fran Thompson Peterson, who passed away on Feb. 20, 2019, will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. at the Landmark Restaurant, 516 W. Fourth St., Jamestown. Family and friends are welcome.

Bradley William Carlson

To honor the memory of former retired captain for the Jamestown Fire Department, the family of Bradley William Carlson invite his friends and family to a Memorial Brunch and Golf “Scramble” on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Cable Hollow. Food and gathering begin at 11 a.m., followed by the ...

Marianette (Sweet) Bowen

Marianette (Sweet) Bowen, 80, of Sherman, N.Y., died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Westfield Hospital. She was born Sept. 21, 1938, in Clymer, N.Y., to the late Harold and Minnie (Mae) Sweet. Marianette was formerly employed by Quality Markets in Sherman as a clerk and also helped work ...

Cynthia Ann Schnars

Cynthia Ann Schnars, 63, of 202 Crane St., Jamestown, N.Y., passed away June 21, 2019. She went out like a Rockstar, with her loving family by her side. Cindy was born in the former WCA Hospital, the loving daughter of Charles C. and Erma J. Schnars. She is the beloved mother of Cory L. ...

Robert W. Roach

Robert W. Roach, 93, of Jamestown, passed away at 8:02 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2019, in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. A lifelong area resident, he was born May 23, 1926, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Walter H. and Jessie Brundell Roach. Bob was a 1944 graduate of ...

Joseph S. Ricotta

Joseph Samuel Ricotta, 87, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach, Fla. He was born in Falconer, N.Y., on Sept. 5, 1931, a son of Thomas and Rose (DeForte) Ricotta. He attended Falconer High School and was active in team sports. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. ...

Theodore F. “Ted” Winkelman

WESTFIELD — Theodore F. “Ted” Winkelman, 73, of Kent Street, Westfield, N.Y., died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Westfield Memorial Hospital. after a brief illness. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 1-4 p.m., at the John W. ...

Honorable Arthur A. Wellman

The Honorable Arthur A. Wellman, 87, formerly of Lakewood, N.Y., passed away early Saturday morning, June 22, 2019, at the Lutheran Retirement Home. A well-known area interior designer, he was also a local justice of the peace for many years. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the ...

Ralph John Lawson

Ralph J. Lawson, 100, formerly of Camp Street Extension, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in the Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born Nov. 25, 1918, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late John C. and Bertha Carlson Lawson. Ralph was a 1936 graduate of ...

Elisabeth B. “Bettie” Tompsett

Elisabeth B. “Bettie” Tompsett, 106, formerly of Sinclairville, passed away, Feb. 28, 2019. Wife of the late Wayne E. Tompsett; mother of Dr. James William Tompsett and Nancy K. Goad. All are invited to a celebration of life at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 29, at Stockton Community Church ...