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Obituaries

William Stanton Bender

William Stanton Bender, 63, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 30, 2019. He was born March 23, 1956, in Redwood City, Calif., a son of the late Clifford Earl and Hildegarde Bender. William graduated from Allegheny College with bachelor’s degrees in physics and English. ...

Alta M. Lengerich

Alta M. Lengerich, 77, of Conewango Valley, entered into rest Nov. 4, 2019. She was born Sept. 22, 1942, in Jamestown, N.Y., the daughter of Ernest and Dorothy (Leach) Ackler. Alta worked at Cherry Creek Woodcraft, CB Foods in South Dayton eventually retiring from Gowanda Nursing Home as a ...

Jerome B. “Jerry” Saar

Jerome B. “Jerry” Saar, 76, of Jamestown, died Tuesday afternoon in his home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease.) A Jamestown native, he was born Oct. 30, 1943, a son of the late Victor and Audrey Besecker Saar. He was a 1962 graduate ...

Margaret K. Look

Margaret K. Look, affectionately known as “Meema,” died on Oct. 21, 2019, in Billings, Montana, at the age of 103. Margaret was born in Bristol, Va., to Samuel C. Kincaid and Anna Margaret Baron. She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa., and is preceded in death by her husband, W. Travis Look; ...

Herbert “Herb” E. Conklin

Herbert “Herb” E. Conklin, 73, of Ashville, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at UPMC Hamot. He was born Oct. 12, 1946, in Silver Creek, N.Y., the son of the late Henry and Jean Conklin. Herb was employed as a truck driver for 47 years, having worked at Fairbank ...

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. Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, from 10-11 a.m., at the Findley Lake United Methodist Church, 2862 North Road, Findley Lake, N.Y., where a ...

Cindy L. Hogue Groves

RANDOLPH. — Cindy L. Hogue Groves, 71, of Sheldon Street, Randolph, passed away Monday (Nov. 4, 2019) at the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility in Gerry. She was born Feb, 16, 1948, in Akron, N.Y., the daughter of the late Albert “Scotty” and Frances Olive ...

Maria S. Palmieri (nee Sciandra)

Maria S. Palmieri (nee Sciandra) died Oct. 28, 2019, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of 70 years to Joseph A. Palmieri; loving mother of Frances A. (John) Frey and Joseph M. Palmieri; cherished grandmother of Elizabeth Nieshe, Lisa Frey, Brooke (Sean) Kibrick, Joseph (Melanie) Palmieri and ...

Robert L. Fluent Jr.

Robert L. Fluent Jr. 64, of Kennedy, passed away Friday (Nov. 1, 2019) in his home, due to ill health with cancer. He was born Sept. 3, 1955, in Jamestown, the son of the late Robert L. and Rosetta Glendenning Fluent Sr. Robert was a graduate of Randolph High School and in earlier years ...

Michael Phillip Allette

Michael Phillip Allette, 84, of Bonita Springs, Fla., entered into eternal life on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, All Saints’ Day. Michael was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on Aug. 8, 1935, the son of the late Gaspare (Jasper) Gueli Allette and Maria (Mary) Saldi Rizzo. He was a watchmaker by trade ...

Donna M. Ecklof

Donna M. Ecklof, 85, of Jamestown, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at UPMC Chautauqua She was born April 27, 1934, in Jamestown, the daughter of the late John and Ula Bennett Greenwood. Donna was a member of the Antique Club, the Rodeo Senior Citizens of Gerry, and for over 30 years ...

Mary Marrero Wallen

Mary Marrero Wallen, of Jamestown, N.Y., Chandler, Arizona and most recently a resident at The Beacon at Gulf Breeze, Fla., passed peacefully on Nov. 1, 2019 (All Saints Day) in the presence of her family. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Norbert E. Wallen; her son, Mark Francis ...

Joseph F. Rizzo

Joseph F. Rizzo, 85, of 1 Gordon St., Jamestown, passed away on Friday (Nov. 1, 2019), in UPMC Hamot-MICU, with his loving family by his side. Joseph was born on Oct. 28, 1934, to the late Fred and Anna Rizzo in Fredonia, N/Y. Due to the the depression" and economic circumstances, ...

Debbie (Hackett) Johnson Marotto

Debbie (Hackett) Johnson Marotto, of Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly of Randolph, passed away Monday (Oct. 14, 2019) in her home with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Bradford, Pa., the daughter of Richard and Doris (Farrell) Hackett. Debbie ...

William Joseph Weldon

William Joseph Weldon, 86, of Avon, Conn., passed away peacefully on Nov.1, 2019. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Arlene; his three daughters: Karen, Cynthia and Kathleen and their husbands: Marq, Jamie, and John. "Gip" ...

Jeanne Abrahamson

FAIRPORT, N.Y. — Jeanne passed away on October 27, at the age of 97. She was predeceased by parents, John and Hulda Bloomdahl; by Vernon Abrahamson, her husband of 58 years; and by her sisters: Lilian Vincent, Helen Jones and Dorothy Anderson. Jeanne is survived by her daughters: ...

David Austin Churchill

David Austin Churchill, 72, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Cashiers, N.C., passed away Oct. 16, 2019, in Asheville, N.C., due to complications from Legionnaires disease. The son of Walter and Lois Scherrer Churchill was born Feb. 4, 1947, in Princeton, N.J. He resided in Yardley, Pa., until ...

Roger R. Olson

Roger R. Olson, 88, Jamestown, N.Y., passed away at 6:39 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in the comfort of his own home. A lifelong area resident, he was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Charles O. and Selma Edstrom Olson. He was a 1949 graduate of Jamestown High ...

Mary S. Robinson

Mary S. Robinson, 96, formerly of 65 W. Terrace Ave., Lakewood, died Wednesday Oct. 30, 2019, in Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, she was born Sept. 16, 1923, a daughter of the late Herbert and Vera Macdonald Stairs. She earned a bachelor’s in ...

David B. Irwin

David B. Irwin, 74, of Russell, Pa., died peacefully on Wednesday Oct. 30, 2019, in UPMC Chautauqua, surrounded by loved ones. A native of Sugar Grove, he was born Sept. 17, 1945, a son of the late Lloyd and May York Irwin. He was a graduate of Eisenhower High School. Prior to his ...