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Obituaries

Sheri L. Martin

Sheri L. Martin, 56, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, peacefully at home after her courageous battle with cancer. Sheri was born Feb. 22, 1963, in Jamestown, N.Y., the daughter of the late Elwood L. Martin Sr. and the late Beverly D. Martin. Sheri graduated from ...

John D. Gatgen

John D. Gatgen, 82, of 18 Mattison St., Frewsburg, passed away Saturday, (Jan. 18, 2020) at Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing. He was born May 11, 1937, in Batavia, N.Y., the son of Edward and Lillian Sierk Gatgen. John was a graduate of Attica Central School. He was a U.S. Army ...

Beverly June Larson Thorstenson

The memorial service for Beverly June Larson Thorstenson, 90, of 842 N. Main St., formerly of 84 Myrtle St., and Fluvanna Ave., will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan, 25 in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Tara Lamont Eastman will officiate. Friends will be received from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday ...

A. Virginia Samuelson

A. Virginia Samuelson, 96, of Newtown, Pa., formerly of 15 Howard St., Frewsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Buckingham Valley Rehab and Care Facility, Newtown. She was born Dec. 5, 1923, in Jamestown, a daughter of the late Gustaf and Anna Carlson Hanson. She was a graduate of ...

Ian Royal Ingersoll

Ian Royal Ingersoll, passed away Dec. 29, 2019, after fighting cancer for over two years. He died at his sister, Esther Todds’ home in Picayune, Miss. Ian was the son of the late Royal B. and Gladys Grange Ingersoll. Ian graduated from Falconer High School and served in the U.S. Air Force for ...

Gary N. Johnson

Gary N. Johnson, 77, of 4374 Johnson Road, Bemus Point, passed away Sunday, Jan, 19, 2020, in the Buffalo Veterans Administration Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was born May 18, 1942, in Ithaca, N.Y., a son of the late Chester and Ada Shaw Johnson. Growing up in what was known ...

Mary Margarette Hemmis

Mary Margarette Hemmis, 98, formerly of Belshazzer Road, Brookville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown, N.Y. She was born in Armstrong County, Pa., on May 23, 1921, a daughter of the late Henry Jasper Plotner and Birdie Irene (Swigert) Plotner. On Dec. ...

Cynthia “Cindy” L. Gabriel

Cynthia “Cindy” L. Gabriel, 67, of Sherman, passed away Friday Jan. 17, 2020, at the Absolut of Westfield. There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday Jan. 25, 2020, at the Family Church of Mayville, 65 West Lake Road, Mayville, N.Y. at 11 a.m. Memorial ...

Cynthia “Cindy” L. Gabriel

Cynthia “Cindy” L. Gabriel, 67, of Sherman, passed away Friday Jan. 17, 2020 at the Absolut of Westfield. Cindy was born Jan. 14, 1953 in Jamestown, to Livonia (Donaldson) Damcott and the late Maynard Damcott. She grew up in Sherman and graduated from Sherman High School, Class of ...

Martha Jean (Wright) York

Martha Jean (Wright) York, 86, of Beech Street, Gowanda, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at the Gowanda Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born May 4, 1933, in East Otto, N.Y. the daughter of the late Adelbert and Grace S. (Beach) Wright. She attended Cattaraugus High School and ...

Lynne M. Anderson

Lynne M. Anderson, 65, of Auburn Hills, Michigan, formerly of Ashville, died peacefully in her home on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 9:35 a.m. Lynne was the daughter of Janet M. Anderson, sister of Mark Anderson (Cella), Westfield, and sister of Sharon Anderson and Martha Swanson. Lynne was the ...

Elsie Ward Donahue Reynolds

Elsie Ward Donahue Reynolds of Lakewood, New York, peacefully passed away on Jan. 19, 2020. She was 90. Born in Pittsburgh Pa., on April 8, 1929, Elsie was the seventh child of Joseph Raymond and Janet (Curley) Donahue. After graduating from Mount Mercy Academy in Pittsburgh, she ...

Gary N. Johnson

Gary N. Johnson, 77, of 4374 Johnson Road, Bemus Point, died Sunday Jan. 19, 2020. in Veterans Administration Hospital, Buffalo. A Vietnam War veteran, he served in the US Army from 1966-69 as a platoon leader achieving the rank of 1st Lt. In 1983 he established the Gary N. Johnson ...

Amy L. Rodriguez

Amy L. Rodriguez, 45, of Jamestown, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in the UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pa. A lifelong area resident, she was born Sept. 7, 1974 in Jamestown, a daughter of Judy Babyak Rodriguez and the late Enrique “Chico” Rodriguez. Amy was a 1993 graduate ...

Kathleen A. Walz

Kathleen A. Walz, 71, of 110 Liberty St., passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in her home. She was the wife of Joseph R. Walz whom she married Aug. 31, 1968. Kathleen was born in Jamestown Jan. 25, 1948 and was a 1966 graduate of Southwestern Central School. In earlier years she was ...

Nina S. Williams

Nina S. Williams, 65, of 180 Hotchkiss St., Jamestown, passed away Sunday Jan. 19, 2020, at UPMC Hamot in Erie. She was born Dec. 5, 1954 in Jamestown, the daughter of Alton and Dolores Dimaio Boutelle. Along with her husband she owned and operated The Hotel in Frewsburg. She enjoyed ...

Dolores Beck Lewetzki

Dolores Beck Lewetzki, 85, of Rochester and formerly of Mayville, passed away Dec. 23, 2019. She was a 1951 graduate of Mayville Central School.

Joyce M. Hawkins

Joyce M. Hawkins, 86, of Dade City, Fla. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Zephyrhills, Fla. at the American House Memory Care Unit. She was born May 16, 1933, in Jamestown, to La Verne Oscar Alberg and Dorothy Charlotte Breed. She married David Stanton Hawkins in 1952 and lived in ...

Clara Elizabeth Richardson

Clara Elizabeth (Flagg, Thompson, Wilcox) Richardson, 88, of Cassadaga passed away Thursday Jan. 16, 2020, in her home. She was born Dec. 16, 1931 in New Albion, N.Y., the daughter of the late Merle George Flagg and Ariel Elizabeth Pollard Flagg. She was a resident of ...

Victor Anthony Sturm

Victor Anthony Sturm, 84, of Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Citadel Nursing Home. Victor was born in Buffalo, N.Y., to Anthony and Matilda Sturm. He was a graduate of Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Parochial School and Jamestown High School. Victor ...