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2001

Collins & Collins Center Residents

Death Notices 2001

Death Notices from: Buffalo News    The Dunkirk Observer

Note  Date Before Name is Date of Death Notice - Date After Name is Date of Death

1/5/2001 - John (Jack) Harrington - 1/3/2001

Age 77, of Collins, died January 3, 2001. former husband of Deloris Matteson Herrington, of Collins; father of Sandra North of Gowanda, Sharon (Ron) McNeill of St. Louis, IL, John A. (Jack) Herrington, Jr. of Collins, Joanne (Mike) Gassman of Collins, Susanne (Jerry) Herrington Lincoln of South Dayton and the late Deborah and Lisa Marie Herrington; also survived by six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; brother of Norman (Jane) of Forestville, Mrs. Mildred (Walter) Reid of Collins. Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda, from 2-4 & 7-9 PM today where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM. Interment in the Collins Center Cemetery, the Rev. Gideon vonGalambos officiating. Memorials may be made to the Charity of ones choice.

Buffalo News

COLLINS , NY - John “Jack” Herrington, 77, of Collins died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) in Bertrand-Chaffee Hospital in Springville. He was born in the Town of Hanover on April 19, 1923, the son of the late Abraham and Celia (Miller) Herrington. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Herrington received the World War II victory medal. He retired in 1979 following 28 years of employment as a lineman with the Niagara Mohawk Corp. A life member of the James Cruden VFW Post, American Legion Post 409 and Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1382, all of Gowanda, he also belonged to the Gowanda Phoenix Lodge 262 F&AM. Survivors include his former wife, Deloris (Matteson) Herrington of Collins; four daughters, Sandra North of Gowanda, Mrs. Ron (Sharon) McNeill of St. Louis, Ill., Mrs. Mike (Joanne) Gassman of Collins and Mrs. Jerry (Susanne Herrington) Lincoln of South Dayton; a son, John A. “Jack” Herrington Jr. of Collins; a brother, Norman Herrington of Forestville; a sister, Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Reid of Collins; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two daughters, Deborah and Lisa Marie Herrington; and two brothers, Edward and Arthur Herrington. Arrangements are by the Schindler Funeral Home Inc., Gowanda.

The Dunkirk Observer

1/10/2001 - Betty Smith-Crandall

COLLINS , NY - Betty Ann Smith-Crandall, 70, of Archer Street, Collins died Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2001) in her home. She was born in the town of Collins on April 1, 1930, the daughter of the late John and Martha (Harms) Gernatt. Mrs. Crandall graduated from St. Joseph’s School in Gowanda and Stella Niagara Seminary. An Avon sales representative for 30 years, she belonged to St. Joseph’s Church. Surviving are two daughters, Donna Graff of Cheektowaga and Bonnie Rubeck of Eden; one son, Larry Smith of Indiana; three sisters, Helen Engles of Silver Creek, and Esther Waterman Dittenhoffer and Ruth Gernatt, both of Gowanda; three brothers, Msgr. David Gernatt of Marcomes and Dan Gernatt Sr. and Francis Gernatt, both of Collins; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Willis “Bill” Crandall in 1998; two sons, Frank Smith Jr and Jack Smith; and her first husband, Frank Smith Sr. Arrangements are by the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., Gowanda.

The Dunkirk Observer

Obits: THELMA G. DOWNS
The Buffalo News Thursday, January 11, 2001

Thelma G. Downs, 83, a retired floral arranger, died Sunday (Jan. 7, 2001) in Bishop's Glen Health Care Facility in Holly Hill, Fla. Born Thelma Bates in Collins Center, she was a floral arranger for Harris & Lever Florists and a clerk at Hens & Kelly Department Store. She retired in 1980 but continued to arrange flowers for family and friends.

Her husband, Orrin, died in 1998.

Survivors include a son, Larry; a daughter, Priscilla Fraser of Port Orange, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Interment will be private.

1/12/2001 - Elmer Farner

Elmer G. "Tug" Farner, 70, of Gowanda, died Friday, January 12, 2001, at Tri-County Hospital in Gowanda. He was born Oct. 18, 1931 in Collins, the son of the late George and Harriet (Willett) Farner. Mr. Farner served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, for which he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for H.L. Gentry Construction Company of Buffalo. He was a member of the Union of Operating Engineers for more than 25 years. A life member of the James Gruden VFW Post 5007, he also belonged to American Legion Post 409 of Gowanda. Survivors include a daughter, Georgia Mecham of Colorado; a brother, Norbert Farner of Perrys- burg; two sisters, Jeanette Miller and Olive Tessmer, both of Spring- ville; and several nieces and nephews. He was a dear friend of the late Peg Hutchinson. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Farner, and a sister Angeline Warhol. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Schindler Funeral Home, 44 Center St., Gowanda.

The Springville Journal
January 18, 2001

1/20/2001 - Inez Crozier

COLLINS , NY - Inez May Crozier, 105, a resident of the Gowanda Nursing Home, formerly of Collins Center-Zoar Road, Collins, died Saturday (Jan. 20, 2001) at the home. She was born in the town of Persia on Nov. 23, 1895, the daughter of the late Ernest and Adie (Frank) Hawkins. Mrs. Crozier graduated from Gowanda High School with 12 other students on June 13, 1913. Education was a big part of her life. She attended the Teacher’s Training Class in Springville, and after a year of very involved study became a teacher. Her teaching career spanned 44 years, concentrating mostly on primary grades. She taught 12 years at the Versailles School, 17 years at the Broadway School, 14 years at the Point Peter School and one year at the New Ashford/Snyders Corners School She was a member of the Collins Center United Methodist Church. Surviving are two nephews, Gordon Hawkins of Ponta Gorda, Fla., and Kenneth Hawkins of Gowanda. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Victor Crozier, whom she married Nov. 28, 1917 and who died in December 1943; one sister, Hazel Taft; and one brother, Frank Hawkins. Arrangements are by the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., Gowanda.

The Dunkirk Observer

2/19/2001 - Joan Simmons

COLLINS , NY - Joan I. Simmons, 47, of Main Street, Collins died Monday (Feb. 19, 2001) at Hospice Medical Center, Cheektowaga. She was born in Silver Creek on Sept. 25, 1953, the daughter of the late Leo and Beatrice Parsell. For several years, Mrs. Simmons had been employed in the housekeeping department of the Palm Gardens Motel in Gowanda. Survivors include a son, Shawn Simmons of Gowanda; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Tina) Luther of Collins Center, Dawn Simmons of Collins and Susan Simmons of Atlanta, N.Y.; three brothers, Gary Parsell of Arcade, Buster Parsell of Cottage and Donald Parsell of Collins; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Martha) Strohauer of Vero Beach, Fla., Mrs. James (Anita) Mardino of North Collins and Mrs. Michael (Ann) Riley of Buffalo; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary C. Simmons; and a sister, Rosalie Flagg. Arrangements are by the Schindler Funeral Home, Gowanda.

The Dunkirk Observer

3/11/2001 - Dolores Rodney

COLLINS , NY - Dolores M. Rodney, 71, of Smithcrest Drive, Collins, died Sunday (March 11, 2001) at her daughter’s residence in Springville following a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 16, 1929 to the late John and Mary (Wrobel) Norgiel. A registered nurse, Mrs. Rodney retired from the former Gowanda Psychiatric Center. Prior to her retirement, and even after her retirement, she continued her nursing career at different health care facilities in the area including: Tri-County Memorial Hospital, Gowanda, the Gowanda Nursing Home and Sister’s Hospital of Buffalo. She was a member of St. Joseph’s RC Church, Gowanda. She is survived by two sons, John Rodney of Cypress, Texas, and Joseph Rodney, Silver Creek; one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Linda) Connors, Springville; one brother, Gerald Norgiel of Lockport. Eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive. Along with her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Rodney, who died in November 1995. Arrangements are by Schindler Funeral Home, Gowanda.

The Dunkirk Observer

Dolores M. Rodney, 71, of Collins, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Springville, following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Wrobel) Norgiel. A registered nurse, Mrs. Rodney retired from the former Gowanda Psychiatric Center. Her nursing career at different hospitals in the area included Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Gowanda, the Gowanda Nursing Home, and Sister's Hospital in Buffalo. She was a member of St. Joseph's RC Church, Gowanda. Survivors include two sons, John Rodney of Cypress, Texas and Joseph Rodney of Silver Creek; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Linda) Connors of Springville; a brother, Gerald Norgiel of Lockport; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Rodney, who died in November, 1995. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Tri-County Memorial Hospital, Gowanda. Arrangements were made by the Schindler Funeral Home, Gowanda.

The Springville Journal
March 15, 2001

3/19/2001 - Walter E. Farner

Walter E. Farner, 80, of Spring Street, Collins, died Monday, March 19, 2001 at his home. He was born in Collins on Feb. 6, 1921, the son of the late Egburt and Mildred (Heim) Farner. Mr. Farner was a lifelong resident of the Collins area, and operated a dairy farm with his father until 1945. He started working for Farner and Parker Dairy and Restaurant in Gowanda in 1945 and worked there until 1979 as a milk delivery person, then became plant manager. Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn Whitmer of East Otto and Caroline Dolph of Salaman- ca; a foster son, Dell Ball of Collins; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Wesley Farner. Memorials may be made to the Collins Vol. Fire Department or a charity of your choice. Arrangements, to be announced at a later date, were made by the Mentley Funeral Home, Inc., Gowanda.

The Springville Journal
March 22, 2001

4/17/2001 - Olive Tessmer

Olive M. Tessmer, 67, of Fiddler's Green Manor Nursing Home, Springville, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville. Born in Collins on June 5,1933, she was the daughter of the late George and Harriet (Willett) Farner. A resident of the area all her life, she had been a factory worker for Knowlls and Fisher AVM in Gowanda and had been self-employed as an in-home health care provider. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Luther of Dayton; a brother, Norbert Farner of Perrysburg; a sister, Jeanette Miller of Springville; two grandchildren, Dana and Christopher Luther; and five great-grandchildren. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Angeline Warhol; and two brothers, Earl and Elmer Farner. Arrangements were made by the Schindler Funeral Home, Gowanda. Burial was in Jolls Cemetery, Perrysburg.

The Springville Journal
April 26, 2001

Obits: JEAN M. SALZLER
The Buffalo News Tuesday, April 24, 2001

Jean M. Salzler died Sunday (April 22, 2001) in her Conewango Road home.

She was 73.

Born in Lawtons Corners, the former Jean Wittman grew up in Collins Center. She and her late husband, Jack Salzler, were longtime residents of Little Valley, where they operated Little Valley Material & Supply from 1954 to 1986. He died in 1982 after 30 years of marriage.

5/7/2001 - Helen Washburn

COLLINS CENTER , NY - Helen Allen Washburn, 93, formerly of Collins Center, died at Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Gowanda on Monday (May 7, 2001). She had been a resident of the Gowanda Nursing Home for some time. She was born in the town of New Albion, the daughter of the late Ralph and Mertle (Waite) Allen. She attended and graduated from Fredonia Normal School. She was employed as a teacher at the former Thomas Indian School. Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl Washburn of Farnham; one brother, Albert Allen of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands Howard Webber and Charles ‘‘Art’’ Washburn and two sisters, Doris Sandy and Francis Rugg. Memorials may be made to the Gowanda Ambulance Service or the Collins Center Fire Department. Arrangements are by the Mentley Funeral Home Inc.

The Dunkirk Observer

6/13/2001 - Wesley W.  Mackmer - 6/12/2001

June 12, 2001, Husband of Harriett (Rogers) Makmer; father of Patricia Mackmer, Kathleen (Robert) Elliott, Mary (Mark) Blasak, June (Allen) VanEck, Robert (Deborah) Mackmer, and William (Cheryl) Mackmer; brother of Edith Schue. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 105 E. Main St., Gowanda. Funeral services will be held Friday June 15, at 11 AM from the Free Methodist Church of Gowanda. Internment in the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Collins Center Fire Dept or the Gowanda Ambulance Service.

7/29/2001 - Mitchell Knowles

COLLINS , NY - Mitchell A. Knowles, age 8, of Bagdad Road, Collins, died accidentally on Sunday afternoon (July 29, 2001) at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Schindler Funeral Home, Gowanda.

The Dunkirk Observer

BOY, 8, KILLED BY TREE TRUNK BEING DRAGGED BEHIND TRACTOR

An 8-year-old boy was crushed to death Sunday afternoon by a tree trunk that was being dragged behind a tractor operated by his father in the Town of Collins

Mitchell A. Knowles was walking beside the tree as it was being pulled through the family's back yard on Bagdad Road when the trunk suddenly flipped sideways, pinning him beneath it, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Department.

His father, Thomas Knowles, was able to roll the tree off Mitchell, and the boy was given first aid by a neighbor. Rescue personnel from the Collins Fire Department tried to revive the boy at the scene and transported him to Tri-County Hospital in Gowanda.

Forty minutes after the accident, Mitchell was pronounced dead at 3 p.m. by Cattaraugus County Coroner Howard Van Rensselaer, who examined him and ruled the death an accident. He found massive head and chest trauma the cause of death.

The Buffalo News
July 30, 2001

8/10/2001 Clarnce D Wagner - 8/9/2001

August 9, 2001 of Collins, NY, at the age of 49, beloved husband of Linda (SanGeorge) Wagner; beloved father of Dollene (Sean) Christopher, David Wagner, Holly and Robert Ortel; grandfather of Tai and Alexis Wagner; brother of Harry (Kathy) Wagner; uncle of Scott and Letitia Wagner. Friends may call Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St. (Rt. 62), North Collins, NY. Private interment services will be held. Clarence was a member of Collins Center Volunteer Fire Dept. and employed by the Erie County Highway Dept. Flowers are gratefully declined.

Buffalo News

9/16/2001 - Mary Jane Blasak - 9/14/2001

8/20/2001 - Bonita Konert

KONERT - Bonita M. (nee Willibey), of Collins, August 20, 2001. Wife of Richard J. Konert Sr.; mother of Mary E. Konert and Richard J. (Georgiana) Konert Jr.; grandmother of Nicole, John and Jesse Konert; sister of Sandra (Angelo) Spicola, Jack B. (Brenda) Willibey Jr. and William Willibey; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock. The Rev. John S. Kwiecien will officiate. Mrs. Konert was a member of the Collins Center Auxiliary, Gowanda Chapter 651, and a 4-H leader. She also had worked for the town of Collins Recreation Center. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Collins Center Fire Company or the League for the Handicapped, Inc.

The Springville Journal
August 23, 2001

Age 41, of Collins, September 14, 2001, wife of Mark Blasak; daughter of Harriet Wesley; sister of Virginia Wilhelm, Sylvia Yea, Diana Husko, Margy McDonald, Patricia Pidawick, Doris May McDonald, June VanEck, Patricia Mackmer and Kathleen Elliott, William McDonald, Gary McDonald, Robert Walker, Charlie Soules, William Mackmer, Rev. Robert Mackmer; also survived by many nieces and nephews; predeceased by her father Earl Soules, Doris May (Francis) Mueller and Wesley Mackmer and four brothers Jame and John McDonald, Mike Walker and a baby Soules in 1956. Friends are invited to call Monday evening from 7-9 and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 105 E. Main St., Gowanda. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday at the Free Methodist Church, Gowanda. Interment in the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gowanda Ambulance Service or to the Collins Library.

Buffalo News

COLLINS , NY - Mary Jane Blasak, 41, of Collins died Friday (Sept. 14, 2001) at her residence. She was born in Buffalo, on June 1, 1960, the daughter of the late Earl Soules and Doris May Francis Mueller. She later lived with the late Wesley Mackmer and Harriet Mackmer of Collins.

The Dunkirk Observer

9/18/2001 - Adeline Palcic

COLLINS , NY - Adeline (Walgus) Palcic, 78, died Tuesday (Sept. 18, 2001). She was the daughter of the late John and Tillie Walgus. She was the wife of her late husband for 50 years, Theodore J. Palcic. She was an employee at American Wire Tie Inc. in North Collins for more than 40 years. She was active in many community organizations, including the Gowanda Lions Club, the Business and Professional Women’s Club, St. Joseph’s Altar and Rosary Society and the Gowanda Slovenian Club. She was known for here devotion to her family and to St. Joseph’s Church and for her care and concern for other members of the community. Surviving are two daughters, Jeanne Schneider of Cheshire, Conn. and Joan Lauten of Wilton, Conn.; and four grandchildren. Arrangements are by the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., Gowanda.

The Dunkirk Observer

10/2/2001 - Mildred Metzger

COLLINS , NY - Mildred Katherine Metzger, 90, of Collins, died Tuesday (Oct. 2, 2001) while living with her daughter in Florence, S.C. Born Dec. 13, 1910, in Collins Center, she was the daughter of the late William F. Koester and Clara Maria Ortel Koester. Mrs. Metzger graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business College in 1930. She was on the Collins school board from 1940 to 1954 with two terms as president. After retiring from Heimlein’s Department Store in 1970, she and her daughter, Ruth opened ‘‘The Gowanda Yarn Shop.’’ She was an active member of Collins Quaker Meeting, Friends Circle and Quaker Women from more than 65 years, where she acted as past church organist and choir director. She was past president, treasurer and historian of the Quaker Women as well as past president of Collins Fireman Auxiliary. Mrs. Metzger organized a women’s group that made lap quilts for Gowanda Nursing Home residents for more than 20 years. Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Smith of Florence, S.C.; two sons, Eugene M. Metzger and Robert L. Metzger, both of Collins; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Milford G. Metzger, one sister, Laura Ruth Koester and one brother, William Koester. Arrangements are by the Mentley Funeral Home, Inc., Gowanda.

The Dunkirk Observer

10/25/2001 - Mary H Glass

COLLINS , NY - Mary H. Glass, 90, of Button Road, Collins died Thursday (Oct. 25, 2001) in her residence. She was born Jan. 29, 1911 in Gowanda, the daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Sonleiter) Wagenblatt. Mrs. Glass and her husband, Burt E. Glass, whom she married Sept. 1, 1930, and who died July 12, 1987, owned and operated a farm on Button Road, Collins for 50 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Arlene) Milks of Collins and Mrs. Rollin (Karen) Besse of Gowanda; a sister, Dorothy Lore Chapman of Florida; and two grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Burt G. Glass; three sisters, Pauline Christ, Bernice Williams and Louise Tonello; a brother, Joseph Wagenblatt; and a great-granddaughter, Emily M. Terhune. Arrangements are by the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., Gowanda.

The Dunkirk Observer

10/27/2001 - Joseph J. Connolly

COLLINS , NY - Joseph J. Connolly, 74, of Collins died Saturday (Oct. 27, 2001). He was born in Lynn, Mass., on Nov. 12, 1926, the son of the late James and Ina (Roberts) Connolly. Mr. Connolly had served in the U.S. Navy. In 1986, he retired from Ford Motor Co., having worked at the Woodlawn Stamping Plant as a tool and die machinist for 38 years. Surviving are his wife, Dolores A. (Fix) Connolly, whom he married April 24, 1975 in South Wales; three sons, Steve, Thomas and Ronald Connolly; four daughters, Ann, Kathleen, Erin and Suzette; and six grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James Connolly. Arrangements are by the Schindler Funeral Home, Gowanda.

The Dunkirk Observer

CONNOLLY - Joseph J., age 74. of Collins, October 27, 2001. Husband of Dolores A. Fix Connolly; father of Ann, Kathleen, Erin, Suzette, Steve, Thomas and Ronald Connolly; brother of the late James; also survived by six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday morning, November 3, at 9 o'clock from the Schindler Funeral Home, 44 Center St., Gowanda. The Rev. Lawrence Milby will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of WNY.

The Springville Journal
November 1, 2001

12/3/2001 - Paul E Fisher - 12/2/2001

Of Collins, NY, December 2, 2001, husband of Genevieve (Rupp) Fisher; father of Paula (Gerald) Jerozal of Springville; grandfather of Michelle (Richard) Macey of West Seneca, Todd (Lisa) Squire of Savannah, GA and Jason Jerozal; great-grandfather of Brennan Macey, Stevie and Jenna Squire. Family will receive friends Tuesday, December 4, 2001 from 3-7 PM at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 105 E. Main St., Gowanda. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 2 PM at the funeral home with a Military Service following held at the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shrine Burn Center or the Gowanda Ambulance.

Buffalo News

COLLINS , NY - Paul E. Fisher, 86, of Main Street, Collins, died Sunday (Dec. 2, 2001) at the Tri-County Memorial Home in Gowanda. He was born in Bethel, Vt., on April 27, 1915, a son of the late Eugene and Pauline (Mentley) Fisher. A World War II veteran, Mr. Fisher served in the U.S. Army, earning a European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and a Silver Star. He was a partner of Knowles Fisher, Inc. in Gowanda, owner of Fisher & Rice Manufacturing in Gowanda and general manager of AVM in Gowanda. Mr. Fisher was a member of Ismalia-Gowanda Shrine 1, American legion Post 409 of Gowanda, Moose Club of Gowanda 1382 and Slovenian Club of Gowanda and Phoenix Lodge 145 of F&A Masons in Jamestown. He was also a past member of the Holiday Valley Ski Club. His hobbies included golfing and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve (Rupp) Fisher; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Paula) Jerozal of Springville; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by the Mentley Funeral Home, Inc. Gowanda.

The Dunkirk Observer

FISHER - Paul E., of Collins, December 2, 2001. Husband of Genevieve (Rupp) Fisher; father of Paula (Gerald) Jerozal of Springville; grandfather of Michelle (Richard) Macey of West Seneca and Todd (Lisa) Squire of Savannah, Ga.; great-grandfather of Brennan Macey, Stevie and Jenna Squire. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Mentley Funeral Home, Inc., 105 East Main St., Gowanda, with a military service following at the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shrine Burn Center of the Gowanda Ambulance.

The Springville Journal
December 6, 2001

12/23/2001 - Russell Palczynski

COLLINS , NY - COLLINS — Russell J. Palczynski, 62, of Bagdad Road, Collins, died Sunday (Dec. 23, 2001) at Lake Shore Hospital, Irving. Born in Buffalo on June 19, 1939, he was the son of the late Aloyisius and Glenora (Bitterman) Palczynski. A United States Navy Veteran, Mr. Palczynski belonged to the North Collins American Legion and the Local Teamsters Union. An over the road truck driver, he worked for many trucking companies including North American Van Lines of Buffalo. Surviving is a brother, Lester D. Palczynski of Gowanda. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Gerrell Palczynski. Arrangements are by the Schindler Funeral Home, Gowanda.

The Dunkirk Observer


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