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Obituaries

Keith Marcel Watchey 1959 to 2020

Keith Watchey, 61, formerly of Lakewood, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 1, 2020, at Physicians Regional Hospital in Naples, Fla. Keith was born Aug. 17, 1959, in Jacksonville, N.C., the son of Leonard Watchey and Patricia Seymour Watchey. Keith graduated from Southwestern Central ...

Beth M. Vincent

Beth M. Vincent, 67, of Greenhurst, N.Y., died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in her home. She was a retired secretary from Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing. Arrangements will be announced by the Lind Funeral Home.

Dale Arthur Weisbrod

Dale Arthur Weisbrod, 82, of Largo Fla., formerly Falconer, N.Y., went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, following a brief illness and complications from Alzheimer’s. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Wesley and Ruby Weisbrod (Church of God). He is survived by two ...

Frank L. Messina

Frank L. Messina, 93, of 65 Kenmore Ave., Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pa. A lifelong Jamestown resident, he was born Aug. 24, 1927, a son of the late Samuel and Sarah Cusimano Messina. He attended Jamestown Public Schools and was ...

Kermitt B. Ekstrom

Kermitt B. Ekstrom, 74, lived at the home he built for his family at 1070 Peterson Road, Frewsburg. Most recently he called Tanglewood Manor his home. He died Sunday (Oct. 18, 2020) at LSS surrounded by his family. Kermitt was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Frewsburg American Legion ...

Victor Lynn Tatum

Victor Lynn Tatum, 66, of Dewittville, N.Y., formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at his home following a nine-year battle with cancer. Born in Pittsburgh, Feb. 27, 1954, the son of the late Fanibelle Moye, Victor graduated from Central Catholic High ...

Murvel E. Ostrander

Murvel E. Ostrander, 95 formerly of Towerville, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Lutheran Social Services. Husband of 74 years to Margaret Seastrum Ostrander; father of Bruce (Ann) and Lyle (Nance) Ostrander, Kathleen (Ray) Hofgren and Lynne (Jim) Hilderbrand. Funeral service 2 p.m. ...

Hannah Jo Nickerson

Hannah Jo Nickerson, 14, of Scotts Crossing Rd., Corry, Pa., died Friday, Oc-tober 16, 2020 at her home. She was born January 10, 2006 in Erie, Pa., a daughter of Joseph and Jennifer Weise Nickerson of Corry, Pa. Hannah lived everyday as a sassy, smart, beautiful, farm tough girl. Hannah was ...

Linda Fredrickson

Linda N. Fredrickson, 74, of Warren, Pa., passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, after a long courageous battle with cancer, at the John and Or-pha Blair Hospice Residence surrounded by her family. Born on March 20, 1946 in Jamestown, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late ...

James L. Snyder

James L. Snyder, 65, of Salamanca, died Wednes-day October 14, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. A native of Jamestown, he was born February 1, 1955, a son of the late James Snyder and Betty Wilson Pierce. He earned an Associate’s Degree from Jamestown Community College. He owned and operated ...

David W. “Grumpy” Blum

David W. “Grumpy” Blum, 67, of Mayville passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at his home. He was born Feb. 17, 1953 in Ashtabula, OH, the son of the late Thomas and Marian (Farrell) Blum. David was a 1970 gradu-ate of Ashtabula Highschool. After gradua-tion he served his ...

AngElla B. Riolo

AngElla B. Riolo, 88, of Falconer passed away Fri-day (October 16, 2020) with her son by her side, at the Rehab Facility at LSS. A lifelong area resident she was born April 1, 1932 in Falconer, the daughter of the late Charles and Lena Calabrese LoPresto. AngElla was a graduate of Falconer ...

Diane M. Paul

SHERMAN — Diane M. Paul, 71, of Sherman, passed away Oct. 14, 2020, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 19, 1949, in Corry, Pa., the daughter of the late Richard and Jessie Valentine Warnshuis. Diane was a 1967 graduate of Sherman Central School and had attended the ...

Donald Winston Rice

Donald Winston Rice died unexpectedly on Sept. 9, 2020, in San Jose, Calif., aged 80, with a smile on his face surrounded by family. Life had been a rewarding and fascinating adventure. Family, friends, opportunities, experiences and setbacks provided him with all the ingredients to make life ...

Philip Ton Gravink

Philip Ton Gravink, 85, of Saco, Maine, died Oct. 9, 2020. Phil was born to Maybelle and William Gravink on their dairy farm in Clymer N.Y., in 1935. He graduated from Clymer Central School in 1953, then attended Cornell University where he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity ...

Rosina Loverme Giordano

Rosina Loverme Giordano, 95, passed away Oct. 13, 2020. Rosina was young at heart and was excited to be once again, with her parents, sisters, and brother and her friends in heaven. In her final days, she showered her family with “I love you”. We know that she is with the Lord, and she ...

Cora Joyce Bedell

RANDOLPH — Cora Joyce Bedell, four month old daughter of Kyle Glen and Amy Renay (Maedl) Bedell of School Street, Randolph, passed away, Wednesday (Oct. 14, 2020) at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Cora was born on Friday, June 12, 2020, in Rochester, NY, There are some things ...

David W. “Grumpy” Blum

MAYVILLE — David W. “Grumpy” Blum, 67, of Mayville, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Freay Funeral Home when finalized.

Richard A. “Doc” Best

GREECE — Oct. 12, 2020. Richard is survived by his wife, Winnie C. (Cornish) Best; children: Christine (James) O’Dell, Diane (Mel) Chalker, Teresa (Bob) Issa and John (Penny) Best; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings: Harriett (Bob) Schauman, Herbert (Edith) Best and Malcolm ...

Bradley A. Ohrn

Bradley A. Ohrn, 76, of Sinclairville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa. He was born June 3, 1944, in Westfield, and was the son of the late Lawrence and Opal Mathews Ohrn. He was an alumnus of Westfield Academy and Central School. He was ...