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Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Deaths
2001 -2002

 

Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Deaths

2001 - 2002

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.

1/13/2001 - Dustin Spruce

Suddenly, January 13, 2001, at the age of 21, of Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, beloved son of Derlan and Loreen (Bowman) Spruce; also survived by two children; brother of Darelyn, Solon, Kerriann Spruce; grandson of Vivian Nephew and the late Terry Nephew, Nelson and Alice Spruce; also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends may call at the home of Vivian Nephew, Rte 438, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 10 AM. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins, NY.

The Buffalo News
January 14. 2001

2/2/2001 - Joyce Lay (Cooper)

Suddenly, February 2, 2001 or the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; beloved wife of the late Ivan Lay and Stanley Fox; mother of Douglas (Linda) Fox, Barbara, Audrey (Steve) and Rodney (Kathy) Fox; grandmother of Millie, Jennell, Jerrel and Joyce; great grandmother of Jordan, Edmund and Shaily; sister Catheryn Button, Alfred Cooper, Pat Delaronde, Mary Steeprock, Elverna Montour, Duane Cooper and Sheila Cooper and the late Elwood, Floyd Jr., Gary, Tommy Cooper and Doris Thompson. Friends may call at the family residence Longhopuse Rd., Cattaraugus Indian Reservation where the funeral service will be held Sunday morning at 10 AM. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins

The Buffalo News
February 3, 2001

4/16/2001 - L Tyrone LeRoy Jr

April 16, 2001, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; beloved of Jill Doxtater; dearest father of Casey, Tony, Darby, Brady, Ryan, Hannah and Martha; son of Tyrone LeRoy Sr. and the late Corrine LeRoy; brother of Jannette, Carla, Patricia and Chuckie Hoag. Friends may call at the family residence, Rt. 438, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation where the funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins.

The Buffalo News
April 17, 2001

5/13/2001 - James F Leaffe

May 13, 2001, in An Arbor, MI of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, at the age of 53 years, beloved son of Rhoda (Lay) Leaffe and the late James Leaffe; brother of John Leaffe. Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins, NY.

The Buffalo News
May 17, 2001

6/9/2001 - Howard G Maybee Jr

June 9, 2001. Of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Beloved husband of the late Inez (Fox) Maybee; beloved father of Howard Jr., Allan, Christine, LeBeau, Stephen (Esther), Brian, Kevin, Dana (Jennie) Maybee, and the late April Jones and Bradley Maybee; grandfather of 36 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; brother of Grace TallChief and the late Alex, Lester Fox, and Ruth Bennett. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the family residence, Rt. 438 and Versailles Plank Rd., where the funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 and 11 o'clock from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mr. Maybee was a member C.I.R.V.F.D., the American Legion Post 1587, Iron Workers Local 6, and a WWII naval veteran. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins, NY.

The Buffalo News
June 10, 2001

7/15/2001 - Donna M Jonas

July 15, 2001 of Buffalo, NY; wife of Virgil E. Jimerson; mother of Edmund, Ramona, Eric, Kenneth, Dawn Mae, Cheryl (James) Aviles, Curtis and the late Sylvia; sister of Janice, Alice, Judy, Marlene, Georgette, Rubena, Myrna, Emily and the late Merwin; also survived by six grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Family will be present Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the LINK-FOX COMPANY, INC. (355 Grant St.) where funeral services will be held Friday at 10 AM followed by burial on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.

The Buffalo News
July 18, 2001

8/12/2001 - Henry "DeDum" Lay

August 12, 2001 of Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; beloved father of Brenda (Freddie) Bennett, Annette (Richard) Miller, Martin Lay and the late Henrietta and Henry Charles Lay; grandfather of sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brother of Adelbert Logan, Clara Lay and the late Arthur, Alvin, Atlee Logan, Ivan, Horace Lay and Sophia Cook; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the family residance Sulphur Springs Rd., Cattaraugus Indian Reservation where the funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 10 AM. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins, NY.

The Buffalo News
August 13, 2001

8/22/2001 - Donald E Scott Jr 

August 22, 2001, of Buffalo, NY; loving father of Brian, Wenona Rae, Bernice Michelle, Darcy Andrew, Joyce Doris and Alexis Rose; devoted son of the late Donald and Bernice Scott Sr.; cherished brother of Stephen Michael (Terry), Mark, Carl Lee and Bernard Craig and the late Edward W.; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends received Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the LINK-FOX COMPANY INC. 355 Grant St., where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM followed by internment on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.

The Buffalo News
August 23, 2001

10/16/2001 - Charles C Williams 

October 16, 2001 of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Beloved father of Eva (Randall) Aidman, Michael, James Williams, Carrie Haynes, Mimi Williams, Charles, Curtis Williams and the late Richard Williams; grandfather of 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother of Basil Williams, Elizabeth John, Emery Williams and the late William, Russell, Dean, Paul, Robert Williams and Donald Goode; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St. (Route 62), North Collins, N.Y., where the funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Mr. Williams was a member of American Legion Post #1587.

The Buffalo News
October 17, 2001

2/21/2002 - Kerwin A George

February 21, 2002, of Los Angeles CA, formerly of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation; brother of Karen A. George and the late Belva and Loren B. George; uncle of Evelyn M. George; son of the late Nathaniel and Evelyn (Button) George. Friends may call Wednesday at the Longhouse Cattaraugus where the funeral services will be held Thursday mornning at 10:00 AM. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins.

The Buffalo News
February 26, 2002

Kerwin A. George, of Los Angeles, CA, formerly of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, died Feb. 21, 2002.
     He was the son of the late Nathaniel and Evelyn (Button) George; brother of Karen A. George of Buffalo and the late Belva and Loren B. George; and uncle of Evelyn M. George.
     Arrangements were by the Wentland Funeral Home, North Collins.

Gowanda PennySaver
March 3, 2002

2/28/2002 - Benjamin Hoca 

Suddenly, February 28, 2002, of Gowanda, NY, beloved son of Theodore V. Hoca (the late Valerie Harris) Hoca, beloved brother of Regina, Christopher, Jonathan, Katie and the late Adam Hoca; grandson of Regina A. Schaefer and the late Leslie B. Harris and Helena (the late Myron M.) Hoca. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM and Monday evening from 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St. (Rt. 62) North Collins, NY. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Rt. 438, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. If desired memorials to the family would be gratefully appreciated.

The Buffalo News
March 3, 2002

Benjamin Hoca, of Gowanda, died Feb. 28, 2002.
      He was the son of Theodore V. Hoca and the late Valerie(Harris) Hoca; grandson of Regina A. Schoefer and the late Leslie B. Harris, and Helena Hoca and the late Myron M. Hoca; and brother of Regina, Christopher, Jonathan, Katie and the late Adam Hoca.
      Memorials may be made to the family.
      Arrangements were by the Wentland Funeral Home, North Collins.

Gowanda PennySaver
March 10, 2002

4/16/2002 - James G Bennett Jr

April 16, 2002, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, father of Darrell Bennett; grandfather of Lewis, Stephanie, Beverly, Bartholomew and Darrell Bennett Jr.; brother of Alberta Williams and the late Loretta Minardi. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St., (Route 62), North Collins, NY, where the Funeral Service will be held Friday at 10 AM. Mr. Bennett was a Korean veteran, a member of Iroquois Post No. 1587 and a Disabled American Veteran.

The Buffalo News
April 18, 2002

James G. Bennett Jr., of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, died April 16, 2002. Mr. Bennett was a Korean Conflict veteran and a member of Iroquois Post 1587 and Disabled American Veterans.
     He was the father of Darrell Bennett; and brother of Alberta Williams and the late Loretta Minardi; also survived by five grandchildren.

Gowanda PennySaver
April 28, 2002

4/16/2002 -Rodney Coulon 

Rodney Coulon, 48, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, died suddenly April 16, 2002.
     He was the son of Salyna Gallardo; father of Rodney Coulon Jr., Robert, Brandon, Barry and Travis; and brother of Jennifer Gamble, Lenny Young, Robin and Greg Thorton; also survived by several grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins.
     Arrangements were by the Wentland Funeral Home; North Collins.

Gowanda PennySaver
April 28, 2002

4/22/2002 - Arthur J Schindler

April 22, 2002 of Gowanda, NY. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 25 at 10 AM from the family residence, 14052 Four Mile Level, Gowanda. Family will receive friends today and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the family residence. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements by the HOLE-PARKER FUNERAL CHAPEL, Silver Creek.

The Buffalo News
April 23, 2002

Arthur J. "Bucky" Schindler, 73, of Gowanda, died April 22, 2002 in Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo.
     Mr. Schindler served in the U.S. Navy. An ironworker, he had worked out of Ironworkers Local 6 from 1952 until his retirement in 1984.
     He was a member of VFW Post 8265, American Legion Post 1587, the Navy Club and the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Volunteer Fire Department from 1968 until his death.
     He was the husband of the late Shirley "Boomer" (Cooper) Schindler; son of the late Marshall and Beulah (Jimerson) Schindler; father of Patricia Schindler of Centennial, CO, Jennifer Tallchief of Fort Collins, CO, Michael Schindler and Arthur Schindler Jr.; both of Gowanda, Edward Schindler and Daniel Schindler, both of Vellejo, CA, and the late Wanda Joy Schindler and Martin Schindler; and brother of Martin Schindler of Buffalo, Jon "Jack" Schindler of Gowanda, Gary Schindler and Shirley Conklin, both of Irving, and Marilyn of Buffalo; also survived by 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Volunteer Fire Department.
     Arrangements were by the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, Silver Creek.

Gowanda PennySaver
April 28, 2002

4/30/2002 - Rita Silverheels (Kennedy)

Rita M. (Kennedy) Silverheels, 67, of Irving, died April 30, 2002 at Buffalo General Hospital.
     Mrs. Silverheels was a homemaker. She was the former wife of George A. Silverheels of Irving; daughter of the late Raymond and Frances (Harris) Kennedy; mother of John Silverheels of Irving, George Silverheels Jr. of Gowanda, David Silverheels of Cheektowaga; Carolyn (Art) Jimerson of Gowanda, Nancy Silverheels of Olean, Amy Silverheels of Irving, and the late Thomas Silverheels; and sister of Phyllis Kettle and Esther Kennedy, both of Irving, Hazel Kennedy and Sylvia Jimerson, both of Gowanda, Linda Kennedy of Kennedy, Gene Kennedy of Gowanda, and the late Merlin and Charlie Kennedy; also survived by 12 grandchildren.
     Arrangements were by the Schindler Funeral Home, Gowanda.

Gowanda PennySaver
May 12, 2002

6/1/2002 - Peter Snow

June 1, 2002, at the age of 67, of Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, beloved husband of the late Elaine Scott Snow; beloved father of Patricia, David (Sue) Snow, Laurie Anne Snow-White, Maria (Lisa Anne Jimerson) Maybee, Nicholas (Lee) and Arthur Snow; grandfather of 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nephew of Rita (Basil) Williams and Theodore (Myrna) Snow. Friends may call Sunday and Monday at the home of Laurie Anne Snow-White, Rte. 438, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation where the Funeral Service will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 AM. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins, NY. Mr. Snow was a faithful Bingo player.

The Buffalo News
June 2, 2002

6/27/2002 - Lucille C Thompson

June 27, 2002 of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Wife of the late Merlyn Thompson; beloved mother of Melanie (John) Dow, Natalie (Joe) Thompson-Isaacs, Glen (Diane) Thompson, and the late Linda Thompson; grandmother of eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister of Maxine Maybee, Geraldine Kettle, Betsy Martin and Lyman Kettle. Friends may call at the Family residence, 14205 Rte. 438, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Mrs. Thompson was a member of American Legion Post #1587 for 23 years and a WWII Veteran. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins.

The Buffalo News
June 29, 2002


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