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Obituaries

Richard “Ricky” D. Spoon

WESTFIELD — Richard “Ricky” D. Spoon, 30, of Mayville, formerly of Westfield, passed away unexpectedly while participating in a fitness challenge in Chino, Calif. He was born Aug. 22, 1989, in Dunkirk, N.Y., the son of Dennis and Carol (Kimbel) Spoon. Ricky was a graduate of ...

Blaine Michael Wescott

Blaine Michael Wescott, 26, of Jamestown, passed away June 7, 2020 at UPMC Hamot. He was born Dec. 31, 1993, in Jamestown, N.Y.. Blaine graduated from Hewes BOCES. Blaine was funny and kind. He loved helping people. Blaine had a smile that brightened everyone’s day. Although he faced ...

Dawn A. Lindell

COLDSPRING — Dawn A. Lindell, 63, of Gulf Road, Town of Coldspring, passed away Monday, (June 29, 2020) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Arrangements are entrusted to the Van Rensselaer and Son Funeral Home. To leave a condolence log onto www.vanrensselaer ...

Kathleen P. Roberts

Kathleen P. Roberts, 58, of Sinclairville, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (June 30, 2020) in UPMC Hamot. A complete obituary will be in Saturday edition of The Post-Journal. Arrangements will be announced by the Falconer Funeral Home.

Lynn J. “Skip” Edsall

Lynn J. “Skip” Edsall, 80, of Hyde Park, Panama, N.Y., passed peacefully in his sleep, joining his loved ones to be in the presence of our Lord and Savior on Monday June 29, 2020, in the Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing. He was born Sept. 20, 1939, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of ...

Blaine Michael Wescott

Blaine Michael Wescott, 26, of Jamestown passed away June 7, 2020 at UPMC Hamot after a battle with addiction. He was born Dec. 31, 1993, in Jamestown, N.Y. Blaine graduated from Hewes BOCES. Blaine was funny and kind. He loved helping people. Blaine had a smile that brightened ...

John Patrick O’Neill Sr.

On June 19, 2020, John Patrick O’Neill Sr., brother, father and grandfather passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 70 years old. The eldest son of Jack and Doris O’Neill, he was born in Syracuse and later lived in Watertown, and Lakewood, where he attended Southwestern High School ...

Emma Louise Copeland “Momma Lou”

Emma Louise “Momma Lou” Copeland, daughter of the late Willie Ed and Betty Jane Randolph, was born on Sunday, Jan. 6, 1924, in Hickory Valley, Tenn. She entered into Heavenly peace on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in her home, surrounded by family and loved ones. She leaves to honor and ...

James F. Strong

James F. Strong, 82, of West Ellicott, Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020, in his home. An area resident for most of his life, he was born Sept. 30, 1937, in Wheeling WVa., the only child of the late Wallace F. and Dorothy L. Melquist Strong. He was a 1955 graduate of ...

Douglas William Fox

SELMA, N.C. — Douglas William Fox, 47, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2020m at his home in Selma. He was formerly of Jamestown, N.Y. He was born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., March 4, 1973, to Russel H. Fox and Donna Harman Fox. He is preceded in death by his father; and wife, Gail ...

Lynn J. Edsall

Lynn J. Edsall, 80, of Hyde Park, Panama, died Monday, June 29, 2020, in Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing. Prior to his retirement in 2001, he was employed by Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant as a machinist. He was the husband of Pauline Furlow Edsall. A full obituary will be ...

John Paul Monroe

John Paul Monroe, 91, formerly of Falconer passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing. A lifelong area resident he was born July 3, 1928 in Jamestown, the son of the late Harley W. and Daisy M. Cullen Monroe. John attended Jamestown High School and was ...

Jim Webb

For the safety of the community and due to the current environment, we have decided to postpone the celebration of life for Jim Webb. The outpouring of love and support has been comforting and very much appreciated. We will reschedule at a time when we can truly celebrate Jim’s ...

Robert J. Miller 1948 – 2020

Robert J. Miller, 72, of Ellington, entered into rest June 23, 2020. He was born April 11, 1948, in Cortland, to the late Anthony and Arlene Sega. Robert was a member of the Locke Fire Department and currently an active member with the Ellington Fire Department. He was an avid NASCAR fan ...

David Poulin

David Poulin, 59, of Beaufort, S.C., died suddenly Monday, June 15, 2020. He was born Nov. 2, 1960, in Oceanside Long Island, N.Y. Dave Poulin has been described as one of the most kind, gentle, steady and full of wisdom humans by his friends and family. Dave is someone who thought ...

Kim A. Bartholomew

EAST RANDOLPH —Kim A. Bartholomew, 59, of Spring Street, East Randolph, passed away peacefully, Thursday, (June 25, 2020) at home, while under the care of Hospice. He was born July 7, 1960, in Randolph, the son of Charles F. Bartholomew of Jamestown, and the late Thelma Mackey. Kim ...

Robert R. Josephson

Robert R. Josephson, 64, of Ashville, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (June 25, 2020) in his home. A lifelong area resident, he was born May 23, 1956, in Jamestown, the son of Roy and Virginia Mason Josephson. He was a graduate of Maple Grove High School and was currently employed by ...

Mary Lou Strudwick

On June 18, 2020, Mary Lou Strudwick, 79, of Jamestown, was called to the house of her Lord after a hard fought battle with cancer. In 1940 she was born to Porter and the late Ethel Gaymon in Sumter, S.C. After graduating from Lincoln High School in Sumter, she attended Durham Business School ...

Freda D. Phillips

Freda D. Phillips, 90, formerly of the High Rise in Jamestown and Falconer, passed away Wednesday (June 24, 2020) in Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing. She was born Oct. 5, 1929, in Grand Rapids, Mich., the daughter of the late Carl and Genevieve Murtaugh Brookler. Freda retired from ...

Robert B. “Bob” Allison

Robert B. “Bob” Allison of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, June 24, in his home, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 29, 1936, in Jamestown, the son of the late Carl and Florence Allison. Bob attended Jamestown Public Schools until the age of 17 when he joined the ...