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Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Deaths
1997-1998

 

Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Deaths

1997-1998

Part of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation lies within the boundaries of the Town of Collins. Most of the obituaries & death notices simply list the person as being from the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, therefore Issues has decided to include all death notices from the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation as a separate entity.

BEATRICE L. KENNEDY

Beatrice L. Kennedy, 65, of Gowanda, a homemaker and mother of five, died Saturday (March 1, 1997) in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, after a brief illness.

Born in the Town of Collins, she was a member of the Pinewoods Association and the Newtown Longhouse

Survivors include one son, Allen J. Renaud of Gowanda; two sisters, Iva Brant of Gowanda and Althea Hicks of Steamburg; and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Schindler Funeral Home, 44 Center St., Gowanda. Interment will be in a Seneca Nation cemetery.

The Buffalo News
March 3, 1997

9/13/1997 Sharon White (nee Cook)

September 13, 1997 of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; beloved mother of Richard Roger White; sister of Geraldine Green, Isabelle Cook, Anna Hill, Charlene Foster, Debbie Terrance, Sheilah Ackley and the late Lenore Bradley. Friends may call at the family residence Mile Block Road, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 10 AM. Mrs. White was an employee of Buffalo General Hospital. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins, NY.

The Buffalo News
September 15, 1997

9/23/1997 - Norma Armstrong

September 23, 1997, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, mother of Jeffrey R. Mackey and Kimberly Romine; grandmother of five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sister of Ethel Parker, Phyllis Lay, Betty Thomas, pre-deceased in death by Kenneth Jimerson, David Armstrong, Leroy Jimerson. Friends may call Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St, North Collins, NY, where the funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10 AM and 10:45 from the Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church, Rt 438, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.

The Buffalo News
September 25, 1997

10/23/1997 - Eloise "Squeak" Tobicoe (nee Nephew)

October 23, 1997, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; wife of the late Hubert Tobicoe; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 62, North Collins, NY, where the funeral service will be held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.

The Buffalo News
October 25, 1997

11/14/1997 - Inez Maybee (nee Fox)

November 14, 1997 of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Beloved wife of Howard Maybee Sr.; mother of Howard Jr., Alan, Christine LeBeau, Stephen (Esther), Brian, Kevin (Dorothy), Dana (Jennie) Maybee and the late April Jones and Bradley Maybee; grandmother of thirty-six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; sister of the late Stanley Fox, Hilton Lee, Grace Logan and Arlie Silverheels. Friends may call at the family residence, Route 438 and Versailles Plank Rd., Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; where the funeral service will be held Monday morning at 10 AM and 10:30 from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Mrs. Maybee was First Woman Commander American Legion Post #1587, First Woman President of the C.I.R.V. Fire Department, First Relief Society President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, World War II Veteran W.A.C., retired Registered Nurse from J.N. Adams, Perrysburg and a Seneca Nation Peacemaker. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins, NY.

The Buffalo News
November 15, 1997

11/20/1997 - Arnold C "Barney" Waterman Sr.

November 20, 1997 of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, beloved husband of Alice L. (King) Waterman; son of the late Isaac and Cleo (Jackson) Waterman; father of Marguerite, Michael, Clarinda Rae Waterman and the late Arnold Conrad 'Percy' Waterman Jr.; grandfather of seven grandchildren; brother of William E. of Versailles, Laura Wittstock of Minneapolis, Mary Ann Sumter of Fredonia and the late Kenneth E. and Arthur L. Waterman. Friends may call Friday and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, Route 62, North Collins, NY. where the funeral service will be held Sunday morning at 10 AM followed by a service from the Longhouse, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Mr. Waterman was WW II Naval Vet and retired Brother of Operating Engineers #17. Flowers are gratefully declined.

The Buffalo News
November 21, 1997

11/21/1997 - Robert "Bones" Pierce

November 21, 1997; of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; beloved husband of Toonie 'Golden' Pierce; father of Kimberly Cook, Rhonda (Wesley Jackson) Pierce, Beryl Pierce; grandfather of Rebecca, Chanelle Cook and Savannah Dove Jackson; brother of Clara Elaine Renaud and the late Vernie, Irwin, Gerald and Lawrence Pierce; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the family residence, Route 438, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation where funeral service will be held Monday morning at 10:30. Mr. Pierce was member of the C.I.R.V.F.D. and an avid bowler. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins.

The Buffalo News
November 22, 1997

1/13/1998 - Martin Seneca Sr,

January 13, 1998, in Boise, ID, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; husband of the late Norma (Parker) Seneca; father of Loretta Crane, Martin Seneca Jr. and Carolyn Steele; grandfather of 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother of Earl Seneca, predeceased by five brothers and six sisters. Friends may call Thursday and Friday evening, January 22 and 23, from 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, Route 62, North Collins, NY. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning January 24 at 10:30 AM from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.

The Buffalo News
January 20, 1998

3/12/1998 - Myrtle L Lay (Nee Cook) 

March 12, 1998, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Beloved wife of Edgar T. Lay; mother of Veronica Cook, Jeff Gill, Glen and Douglas Lay; grandmother of Jamie Luke, Justin Gill, Jonathan Gill, Lashia Lay and Kristen Sedar; sister of Merlyn Cook, Karmen Stevens and the late Dale and Lyle Stevens. Friends may call at the family residence, Seneca Road, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Friday and Saturday where the funeral service will be held Sunday morning at 10 AM. Mrs. Lay was a member of The Longhouse. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins.

The Buffalo News
March 13, 1998

4/4/1998 - Ivan Lay

April 4, 1998 of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; husband of Joyce Lay; stepfather of Douglas (Linda) Fox, Barbara, Audrey and Rodney Fox; grandfather of four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother of Adelbert Logan, Henry Lay and Clara Lay; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the family residence Longhouse Road, Newtown where the funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 10 AM and at the Long House at 10:30 o'clock. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins, NY.

The Buffalo News
April 5, 1998

4/29/1998 = Elsie Mohawk (nee Tallchief)

April 29, 1998, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; wife of the late Ernest Mohawk; beloved mother of John C. (Yvonne-Dion-Buffalo) Mohawk; grandmother of Taronwe Mohawk of Greenbay, WI and Forrest Brooks; sister of Norman Tallchief, Marge Kohut and the late Eleanor Doctor and Harold Mohawk; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the family residence, Route 438, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation where the funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 and 10:45 from the Longhouse. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins, NY.

The Buffalo News
May 1, 1998

6/28/1998 - Ruth Rice

June 28, 1998 of Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; wife of the late Clifton Marvin Rice; beloved mother of Marvin and Dan Rice and the late Leona Wanda Mohawk and Caroline Mohawk; also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister of Iva Seneca Caladine; predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St. (Route 62), North Collins, NY. Funeral services Wednesday at 12 noon from the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Friends are invited

The Buffalo News
June 30, 1998

7/24/1998 - Oliver Mohawk

July 24, 1998; of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; beloved husband of Patricia (Kennedy) Mohawk; dearest father of Denise, Randall Mohawk, Jamie (Linden) Parker and Rodney Mohawk; grandfather of three grandchildren; brother of Alice Nephew, Linda Schindler, Dennis Schindler, Elton Schindler and the late Gilbert Mohawk; son of the late Thelma Mohawk. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St., (Route 62) North Collins, NY where the funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 1 PM. Mr. Mohawk was a member of the N.A.I.V.A.

The Buffalo News
July 26, 1998

7/27/1998 - Clement Stevens

July 27, 1998, in Syracuse, NY, formerly of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, father of Evette, Loretta, Michelle, Dawn, Jesse, Melissa, and Clement Jr.; son of the late Jesse and Helen Stevens; brother of the late Vincent Sr. (Virginia), Donald, Grantland and Frances Snyder; also survived by five grandchildren, 13 nephews, 16 nieces; sister-in-law Diane. Friends may call at the home of Nadine Stevens, Seneca Rd, where the funeral service will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock and 10:30 from the Longhouse. Mr. Stevens was a past member of the Golden Eagles Lacrosse Team and Gowanda Merchants Baseball. Arrangements WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins

The Buffalo News
July 30, 1998

8/1/1998 - Angel R Santiago

August 1, 1998; of Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; husband of Carol (Huff) Santiago; father of Raymond (Holly), Angel Jr. (Lisa), Antonio (Mary), David (Sandy), John (Maggie), Marguerita (Al) and Brian; also survived by 17 grandchildren; loving friend of the Gordon Jaeckle Family; brother of Cristina, Virgilio (Fella), Monserate, Milta, Jose, Esteban and the late Jean, Odolia, Anselmo Jr. and Judith. Friends may call at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St., Route 62, North Collins where the funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM. Family will be present Sunday evening 7-9 PM, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

The Buffalo News
August 2, 1998

8/10/1998 - Victor C Twoguns

August 10, 1998, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, age 89, husband of the late Winifred M. (Button) Twoguns; father of V. Charles (Sue) Twoguns, Kenneth and Tennyson Twoguns; grandfather of several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother of Paul, Ruby Fairfield and the late Henry Twoguns Jr., Grace Harter, Eleanor Lavis, Evelyn Crouse and Matilda Jackson. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St., (Route 62), North Collins, NY. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Four Corners Methodist Church, Route 438, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Mr. Twoguns was a member of American Legion Post #1587, Phoenix Lodge 262, VFW Post #1017, Gowanda Shrine Club #1, Ishmalia Temple.

The Buffalo News
August 12, 1998

10/23/1998 - Fleta Masonis (nee Warrior)

October 23, 1998, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, beloved mother of Jennifer and Ronald; dearest sister of William Warrior Jr., Irene Warrior, Nina Renaldo, Jack Warrior and the late Alfred and Norbert Warrior; beloved aunt of David E. Warrior; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the home of Jennifer Masonis, 681 Hartley Dr., Angola, NY, where the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 PM. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins, NY.

The Buffalo News
October 24, 1998

10/30/1998 - Thomas Nasca

October 30, 1998; of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; husband of the late Marion Huff Nasca; dearest father of Shirley Calabrese, Caroline Peters, Josephine Campbell, Gladys Bonk, Thomas A. Nasca and the late Gerald Nasca and Thomas J. Nasca Jr.; grandfather of 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brother of Angelo, Phillip and Charles and Mary Broderhausen. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St., Route 62, North Collins, NY where the funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. Flowers are gratefully declined

The Buffalo News
November 9, 1998

11/22/1998 - Calvin H Lay

November 22, 1998, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, husband of the late Freda (Jimerson) Lay; beloved father of Thomas Lay; stepfather of Susan (Skip) Maracle, Toonie (late Robert) Pierce and Kenneth Golden; brother of Dennis Lay, Edgar (late Myrtle) Lay and the late Virginia Stevens, Tommy, Richard, Gilbert Lay and Hazel Jimerson. Friends may call at the family residence, Versailles Plank Rd, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 10 AM. Mr. Lay was a member of the C.I.R.V.F.D., American Legion Post 1597 and Gowanda VFW Post. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins.

The Buffalo News
November 24, 1998

11/24/1998 - Louisa Isaac (nee Lay)

November 24, 1998 of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; wife of Vernon Isaac; beloved mother of Randall, Lawrence Isaac and the late Vernon G. Isaac; grandmother of Kerry, Kimberly, DeVonne, Marcy, Dave, Jodi, Roy, Amy, Kiawana, Vernon, Denise, Theresa, Sarah and the late Leslie, Christine and Adam; also survived by 14 great-grandchildren; sister of Maxine Lay and the late Francis, Thomas, Julia Fisher, Milton Lay and Eugene Lay. Friends may call at the family residence Seneca Rd., Newtown, NY where the funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM and 10:30 from the Longhouse. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins.

The Buffalo News
November 25, 1998


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