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Obituaries

Peter J. Sirianno

Peter J. Sirianno (Amo/Papa), 83, of Frewsburg, N.Y., passed away peacefully early Friday morning, Jan. 8, 2021. Peter was born March 16, 1937, in Jamestown, N.Y. He is the son of James and Grace Sirianno. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, John L. Sirianno. ...

Martha “Marcie” Santospirito

Martha “Marcie” Santos-pirito of Jamestown, N. Y., formerly of the Town of Tonawanda, was lead home by angels to spend eternity praising and worshiping her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Jan. 4, 2021. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 17, 1934, to the late Salvatore and Bessie ...

James “Jim” N. Emmott

James “Jim” N. Emmott, 63, of Sinclairville, passed away late in the evening on Jan. 6, 2021 at UPMC Hamot in Erie Pa. Son of the Juanita and the late Leland “Lee” Emmott, he was born at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, N.Y., on Nov. 3, 1957. Jim graduated from Cassadaga Valley High School ...

Julio A. “Tony” Ramos

Julio A. “Tony” Ramos, 62, of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in the Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. He was born Aug. 28, 1958, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, a son of Maximino and Georgina Guiles Ramos. While living in ...

Stephen N. Elliott

MAYVILLE - Stephen N. Elliott, 88, of Mayville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at the Heritage Green Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Greenhurst, N.Y. following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 24, 1932 in Mayville, N.Y. the son of the late Nathaniel Y. Elliott I and Velma Neckers ...

Peter M. Mullen

Peter M. Mullen, 75, died Jan. 7, 2021 after a lengthy illness. He was born July 5, 1945, to Francis P. and Doris M. Mullen of Jamestown. Pete was a 1963 graduate of Bemus Point High School. After graduation, he became a member of the U.S. Air Force, serving a four-year term. During that time ...

Martha “Marty” Gabor LaRose

Martha “Marty” Gabor LaRose, 86, of Findley Lake, N.Y., passed away in her sleep on Jan. 7, 2021. Marty was born in Ambridge, Pa. on Sept. 28, 1934, and grew up in Ambridge, graduating from Ambridge High School in 1952. She married Donald LaRose and moved to the “Little Pink House ...

Carl Ross Destro, Sr.

Carl Ross Destro, Sr., 73, of Jamestown, died Friday (January 8, 2021) in UPMC Chautauqua following a brief illness. He was born July 7, 1947 in Jamestown, the son of Carl Frank and Maxine Laura Case Destro. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in Korea as a guard at the Demilitarized Zone. ...

Thomas Paul Arrance

Frewsburg - Thomas Paul Arrance, 66, of, East Meadow Lane, Frewsburg, formerly a longtime resident of Falconer, passed away, Sunday, January 10, 2021 at UPMC Chautauqua Hospital. He was born November 22, 1954 in Jamestown the son of the late James Fred and Marjorie Joyce (Carlson) ...

Carolyn M. Widmark

Carolyn M. Widmark, 78, of 1412 Riverside Road, Frewsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pa. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Peterson Funeral Home in Frewsburg, N.Y. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the ...

Gary L. Millward

Gary L. Millward, 79, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away at 4:35 am Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in the Warren Manor, Warren, Pa. He was born Aug. 9, 1941 in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Lee John and Virginia Backlund Millward. Gary was a 1959 graduate of Bemus Point High School and was a ...

Richard Allen Gleason

Richard Allen Gleason, 80, beloved husband for 51 years of Paulette (nee Biandolillo); loving father of Gregory (wife Lisa); devoted grandfather of Kylie; cherished son of the late Elbert and Gladys (nee Westcott); dearest brother of Samuel (wife Marilyn), Bonnie Ohrn (husband Brad, ...

Russell G. Leone

Russell G. “Roddy” Leone of Fredonia, N.Y., died on Jan. 6, 2021, at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, N.Y. Russell was born on Aug. 18, 1938, in North Collins, N.Y., to the late George and Jennie (DeCarlo) Leone. For 42 years, he was the proprietor of the Liberty Cafe on Prospect ...

Sylvia H. Colbey

Sylvia H. Colbey, 91, of Westfield, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, Jan. 5, 2021, at her home with her family at her side. She was born on Aug. 17,1929, in Westfield, the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy (McConnell) Holbrook. Surviving are two daughters: Susan (Rick ...

David E. Beehler Sr.

WESTFIELD — David E. Beehler Sr., 77, of Union Street, Westfield, N.Y., passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, following a brief illness. Dave was born Dec, 19, 1943, in Erie, Pa., a son to the late Bernard R. Beehler, Sr. and Doris (Bilson) Beehler. He was a graduate of Westfield ...

Roy Eugene Ferguson, Sr.

Roy Eugene Ferguson, Sr., 78, of Jamestown, N.Y., died on Thursday, Jan. 7, as a result of COVID-19. He was born Nov. 8, 1942, in East Canton, Ohio, a son of the late Dennis Glenn Ferguson and Ena Irene Williamson Ferguson. He was married to Ginger Davis Ferguson on May 11, 1963, in East ...

Frank Lee Barney

Frank Lee Barney (Sherman, NY), artist, visionary, teacher, and founder of Brushwood Folklore Center died peacefully at home Jan. 5, 2021, surrounded by family, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a creative, kindhearted, and passionate man who meant so much to ...

Sally (Sadybeth) Swanson

Sally (Sadybeth) Swanson. 93, of Lakewood, N.Y., passed away Dec. 31, 2020. Her recent residences were the Lutheran Retirement Home in Jamestown, Brookdale in Lakewood and Heritage Green in Greenhurst. Sally was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Nov/ 2, 1923. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where ...

Russell G. Leone

Russell G. “Roddy” Le-one of Fredonia, N.Y., died on Jan. 6, 2021, at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, N.Y. Russell was born on Aug. 18, 1938, in North Collins, N.Y., to the late George and Jennie (DeCarlo) Leone. For 42 years, he was the proprietor of the Liberty Cafe on Prospect ...

Rev. Charles H. Gustafson

The Rev. Charles H. Gustafson, 92, of Jamestown, N.Y., and Palm Harbor, Fla., passed away on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in St. Mark Village, Palm Harbor, Fla. The Rev. Gustafson was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Harold E. and Arlene Lawson Gustafson. He was a 1946 ...