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Obituaries

Erling G. Carlson

1925 – 2020 Erling G. Carlson, 94, of South Dayton, N.Y., entered into rest Jan. 16, 2020. He was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Visby, Sweden to the Carl and Martha Carlson Erling immigrated to the United States as a child, becoming a citizen and serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II. ...

Middalia Kan

Middalia Kan, 58, of Marshburg, Pa., was reunited with her son on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. She was born Aug. 22, 1961, in Westfield, a daughter of the late Ralph and Confesora Martinez Rivera, Sr. On June 15, 1985, she married her best friend at St. James Roman Catholic Church, ...

Hazel I. Frye

Hazel I. Frye, 83, of 6497 Eiden Road, Mayville, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in UPMC Chautauqua. A native of Valir, Pa., she was born Feb. 29, 1936, in Grange, Pa., a daughter of the late Clair and Minnie Craft Dobson. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Ethan Allen for 30 years ...

John D. Gatgen

John D. Gatgen, 82, of 18 Mattison St., Frewsburg, passed away Saturday, (Jan. 18, 2020). He was the husband of Audrey Gatgen. Arrangements will be announced by the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Howard L. Crowell

Howard L. Crowell, 85 of Sinclairville, passed away Friday, Jan 17, 2020, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center ending his courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 19, 1934, in Silver Creek, a son of the late Roy and Frances Fox Crowell. He was a 1953 graduate of Cassadaga ...

Dorothy J. Brunecz

Dorothy J. Brunecz, 89, of Route 957, Sugar Grove, Pa., died on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at her residence. She was born Oct. 16, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of the late Joseph and Alice Sajatovic Zivich. Dorothy was raised and educated in Cleveland, graduating from St. Paul's ...

Ronald W. Wright

CATTARAUGUS, N.Y. — Ronald W. Wright, 69, of Springville, N.Y., passed away Thursday, Jan 16, 2020. He was born on July 13, 1950, in Gowanda, N.Y., the son of the late Wilbur and Gertrude (Smith) Wright. Mr. Wright was a lifelong truck driver, having owned and operated Wright ...

Joseph R. Chriest

Joseph R. Chriest passed away Jan, 16, 2020, in his home in Clearwater, Fla. Son of Anthony and Mary Burgess Chriest. Joe was born in North East, Pa., and graduated from North East High School in 1956. He enlisted and served honorably four years (1959-63) in the U.S. Navy where he served ...

Vincent A. Shioleno

Vincent A. Shioleno, 92, of Ripley, N.Y., died Saturday Jan. 18, 2020. He was born May 30, 1927 in North East, Pa., the son of the late Antonino and Margaret (Aquista) Shioleno. Vinnie graduated North East High School in 1945 and was selected to play in the Save An Eye football game as ...

William G. Bailey

William G. Bailey, 36, of 5170 Collins Road, Jacksonville, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, as the result of a workplace accident. A native of Jamestown, he was born Dec. 4, 1983, a son of Martha Higley and the late John Bailey. While living in this area he worked for the Chautauqua ...

David L. Covert

David L. Covert, 80, of Steamburg, passed away Friday (Jan. 17, 2020) in The Waters of Salamanca Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 26, 1939, in Ithaca, N.Y., the son of the late Lester and Eva Spencer Covert. David was a graduate of Bemus Point High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army ...

Elsie D. Reynolds

Elsie D. Reynolds, 90, of Lakewood, N.Y., passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 19, 2020, at the Lutheran Retirement Home. She was the widow of William "Riggs" Reynolds, Jr. Her funeral arrangements will be announced by the Lind Funeral Home.

Cynthia “Cindy” L. Gabriel

Cynthia “Cindy” L. Gabriel, 67, of Sherman, N.Y., passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Absolut of Westfield. A complete obituary will be published in the Tuesday edition of The Post-Journal. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, SPITZER Funeral Home.

William E. Osborne

William E. Osborne, 80, of Indianapolis, passed away on Jan. 14, 2020. William was born in Detroit, Mich., on Sept. 23, 1939, to Lawrence and Ann (Gurgacz) Osborne, both preceding him in death. In 1957 William graduated from Bennett High School in Buffalo, N.Y. He went on to serve proudly ...

Jack N. Abbey

Jack N. Abbey, 64, of Sinclairville, went home to the Lord, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle mishap. He was Born Dec. 14, 1955, in the town of Charlotte, a son of the late Lawrence and Maude Congdon Abbey. A Chautauqua County resident all of his life, he ...

John A. Sellars

John A. Sellars, 79, of Hultquist Place, Jamestown, passed away Saturday (Jan. 11, 2020) in UPMC Hamot. A memorial service will be held at a later date in February at Christ Chapel Lutheran Home. Arrangements will be announced by the Falconer Funeral Home at a later date.

Elwood E. “Woody” Ford

Elwood E. “Woody” Ford, 71, of Randolph, died Wednesday, Jan, 15, 2020, in the home of his longtime companion, Margaret Johnson in Jamestown. He was born Aug. 13, 1948, in Baltimore. He had worked at Jamestown Container for several years. No funeral service or visitation will be ...

Ronald W. Wright

CATTARAGUS, N.Y. — Ronald W. Wright, 69, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Friends may call on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 from 3-7 p.m., from Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St., in Little Valley. Arrangements are incomplete and a ...

Steven J. Bonet-Hance

Steven J, Bonet-Hance, 9 of Jamestown, passed away Jan. 16, 2020. He was born Dec. 13, 2010, in Buffalo N.Y., the son of Jason Bonet and Linette Hance. Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, from 11 a.m.-1p.m., at Hubert Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Burial to follow at Lakeview ...

Roger L. Coan

Roger L. Coan, 76, of Jamestown, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at UPMC Chautauqua. He was the husband of Kerry L. Ecklof Coan, whom he married May 9, 1987. Roger was born in Jamestown on July 1, 1943, and was the son of the late David H. and Mable A. Shelters Coan. Prior to ...