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JOHN A. LAWRENCE

Services for John A. Lawrence, 63, who worked for Al Tech Specialty Steel until he retired last year, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Larson-Timko Funeral Home, 20 Central Ave. Burial will be in Collins Center Cemetery.

Lawrence died Sunday (April 5, 1992) in Buffalo General Hospital.

He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Lawrence was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church; Dunkirk Lodge 89, Loyal Order of Moose, and Sheridan Post 6390, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, the former Arlene Grimm; a son, John B. of Minneapolis; a daughter, Jodi Harceg of Phoenix; a sister, Catherine Noeller of Casa Grande, Ariz., and three grandchildren.

The BUFFALO NEWS
April 7, 1992

CHARLES R. TARBOX, RETIRED POSTMASTER

Graveside services for Charles R. Tarbox, 80, retired postmaster of Gowanda, a businessman and a founding member of the Village of Gowanda Planning Board, will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Collins Center Cemetery, Route 39, in Collins Center.

Tarbox was an amateur athlete who played baseball and hockey and later in his life, golf. He was a charter member of the Gowanda Country Club, where he died Saturday (June 17, 1995) after being stricken on the golf course.

Born in North Collins, he was a 1931 graduate of North Collins High School and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Both in high school and college Tarbox was involved in athletics. He was a member of the 1930 and 1931 North Collins High School baseball teams that won consecutive county championships.

At the university he was a catcher on the baseball team and a goalie for the hockey team. Tarbox also played in The Buffalo Evening News-sponsored Lake Shore League in 1936.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a troop transport commander. Recalled during the Korean War, Tarbox was commissioned as an officer in army intelligence units and rose to the rank of captain. In between his military service, and afterward Tarbox became involved in business. He worked for the railroad briefly before joining Household Finance as a loan officer. He went on to co-found the Johnson-Tarbox Insurance firm and later went into business on his own. In 1958, he sold his real estate and insurance business and began Tasco Real Estate and Development.

Through that firm, he helped build homes in the Gowanda area, shopping plazas and put together real estate development deals throughout the East Coast. He was temporarily appointed postmaster of Gowanda in 1962 and received his permanent appointment from President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1963.

As his responsibilities as postmaster grew, he spent less and less time working in his business. A member of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States, Tarbox retired from the post office in 1989.

Tarbox was a charter member of the Village of Gowanda Planning Board and a life member of the Gowanda American Legion. He served as a past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Gowanda and was a life member of the Solvenian Club. Tarbox was a member of the Gowanda branch of the Loyal Order of the Moose and maintained membership in the University of Michigan Alumni Club of Buffalo.

He won numerous golf tournaments, most recently the 1991 Director's Cup Tournament at Gowanda Country Club. He scored a hole-in-one at the Gowanda club in 1993.

Surviving are his wife, the former Kathleen Bowman; a daughter, Susan J.

Minnella of Maryland Heights, Mo.; two sisters, Pearl Townsend of Deland, Fla., and Margorie Manuel of Angola; and a brother, Glenn R. of Phoenix.

The Buffalo News
June 20, 1995

MAUDE BEAVER PALMERTON

A graveside service for Maude Beaver Palmerton, 99, who once taught in a one-room school in Marshfield near North Collins, will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Monday in Collins Center Cemetery. Mrs. Palmerton, who was born in North Collins, died Friday (July 21, 1995) in Sarah Reed Retirement Center in Erie, Pa., where she had been a resident for two years.

The oldest of 12 children, she became a school teacher when she was 18 and taught until she married Merrill J. Palmerton in 1917. He died in 1968.

They made their home in Buffalo for many years until he retired. They then moved to North Collins.

Mrs. Palmerton was active in American Legion and VFW auxiliary organizations for many years. She lived with a daughter in Erie for 11 or 12 years before returning to Western New York, where she lived for three years before entering the Sarah Reed Center.

She was a member of the Lakewood United Methodist Church in Erie and Kenmore United Methodist Church. She also belonged to a senior group in Erie.

Survivors include a daughter, Corinne Crosby of Erie; a sister, Beulah Beaver of North Collins; two brothers, Wilford Beaver of Cheektowaga and Wesley Beaver of North Collins; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The Buffalo News
July 22, 1995

RICHARD B. HEIM, RETIRED ART TEACHER

Services for Richard B. Heim, 64, a retired art teacher at Medina Junior High School, were held Sunday in Middleport United Methodist Church. Burial was in Bartlett Cemetery, Collins Center.

Heim died Thursday (April 24, 1997) in Medina Memorial Hospital after a brief illness

An art teacher for 30 years, Heim taught in Medina from 1965 to 1988.

He also taught art in Carthage and Massena. Since retirement, he worked as a substitute teacher in Royalton-Hartland Central elementary schools. As a hobby, Heim, a native of Pasadena, Calif., built models, specializing in circus and carnival themes.

The Middleport resident earned a bachelor's degree from Buffalo State College and a master's degree in silversmithing from Rochester Institute of Technology. He also studied ceramics at Alfred University. Survivors include his wife, Naomi; a son, David; and a daughter, Allyson, of Poughkeepsie.

The Buffalo News
April 28,1997

2/26/1998 - Doris M Vogtli

Age 74, of Gowanda, NY; February 26, 1998; wife of the late Robert; dearest friend of Robert Shutts of Gowanda; mother of Shelda Jean Russo of Delaware, OH, Mrs. Jon (Donna) Phillips, James R. (Sue) Vogtli both of Collins; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister of Franklin and Randall Goddard both of Collins Center and Ivan Goddard of Cottage, NY; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Sunday where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 AM. Interment will be in the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gowanda Ambulance or to the Tri-County Memorial Hospital

The Buffalo News
February 28, 1998

6/25/1998 - Richard E Benson

Age 65, of Gowanda, died suddenly June 25, 1998; husband of Peggy L. Benson; father of Mrs. James (Terrie) Benson Murray of Orchard Park, Richard E. (Chris) Benson of Mentor, OH, Mrs. Don (Becky) Barnes of Loveland, OH; also survived by eight grandchildren; brother of Mrs. William (Barbara) Courtney of Hamburg; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda, from 7-9 PM Friday and 2-4 and 7-9 PM Saturday. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, Gowanda. The Rev. Carolyn Close Grohman will officiate. Interment in the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, the Gowanda Kiwanis or charity of one's choice.

The Buffalo News
June 26, 1998

2/8/1999 - Robert R Duncan

Age 84, of Gowanda, NY, February 8, 1999, beloved husband of Sue Getman Duncan; father of Patricia Ann Lochner of Ft. Meyers, FL and David A. (Barbara) of Collins, NY; also surviving are two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several cousins. Family will receive friends 7-9 Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday, from the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 105 E. Main St., Gowanda, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 AM. Interment in the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ (Gowanda), the American Legion Post 409 (Gowanda) or the charity of choice.

The Buffalo News
February 9, 1999

3/8/1999 - Herbert Eugene Howe

Gowanda, NY, age 76, March 8, 1999, husband of Shirley M. Boothe Howe of Gowanda; father of Julie A. Brisley of Dayton, NY, Rhonda A. Gould of Dalegona, GA, and Melissa M. Gould of Gowanda; grandfather of David E. Brisley of Dayton, NY, Stephanie Hanner, Nichole Nejedley both of Georgia; brother of Adelbert Howe of Cherry Creek, NY and Ernest Howe of Cherry Creek, NY; predeceased by son Mark A. Gould and sister Doris Lent; son of the late Allen and Dyanthia (Dewey) Howe. Mr. Howe was a retired maintenance man for McTavis Furniture, Deluth, GA, also was a truck driver for Nason Delivery in Springville and Hamburg Delivery. He was a member of Randolph Moose Lodge. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 1:00 PM at HILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 255 Aldrich St, Gowanda. Rev. Jack Bacon of Trinity United Church of Christ will be officiating. Burial will be in the Collins Center Cemetery in Collins Center.

The Buffalo News
March 11, 1999

6/7/1999 - William S Morrison

Of the Town of Tonawanda, June 7, 1999, husband of Noreen (nee White); father of Gary W. of Indianapolis, IN; brother of the late Roy J. and twin of the late Millard S.; also survived by two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11 AM from the Nativity U.C.C., 1530 Colvin Blvd. Interment Collins Center Cemetery.

The Buffalo News
August 24, 1999

7/26/1999 - Edwin W Holland Jr.

July 26, 1999; son of the late Edwin W. Holland Sr. and Eva M. (Abbey) Holland; sister of Dorothy R. Brundage of West Seneca; nephew of Violet Dole of Eden, NY; also survived by several cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday August 7 at the Collins Center Cemetery. Arrangements by the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., Gowanda. Mr. Holland served in WWII in the 608ORD in the European theater (Rhineland) and was also a retired tool & die maker.

The Buffalo News
August 5, 1999

8/17/1999 - James O Johnson

August 17, 1999; son of the late Andrew W. and Margaret (Carnes) Johnson; loving husband of Grace A. (Tessmer) Johnson; father of Debra and David Sowa of Gowanda and Michael and Sandra Johnson of Collins, and the late William D. Johnson; brother-in-law of Robert and Elinor Abbey of South Dayton, Byron W. Abbey of Perrysburg, Ray and Agnes Abbey and Joan Tessmer of Collins and Robert and Marguerite Wray of Sheridan; grandfather of six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC. 105 E. Main St., Gowanda. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 AM at the funeral home. Officiating will be Reverend Kenneth Pratt. Internment will be at the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Collins Fire Department or Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga.

The Buffalo News
August 18, 1999

8/3/2001 _ Shirley "Sue" Duncan (nee Getman)

Age 83 of Gowanda, NY, August 3, 2001, beloved wife of the late Robert R. Duncan; mother of Patricia Ann Lochner of Ft. Meyers, FL, David (Barbara) Duncan of Collins, NY; grandmother of two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends 7-9 PM Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 PM Monday from the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 105 E. Main St., Gowanda, NY, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM. Interment in Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, Gowanda, Gowanda American Legion Auxiliary or the Gowanda Ambulance Service.

The Buffalo News
August 5, 2001

10/5/2001 - Marion E Goodemote

October 5, 2001, age 69, mother of Peggy Walgus, Diane Taylor, Ronald, Randy and Terry Goodemote; sister of Jennie Townsend; grandmother of Jason Goodemote and Page Walgus; predeceased by her parents Joseph and Jennie (Smerdel) Widgay; her husband, Donald Goodemote and her son, Dennis Goodemote and one sister, Violet Rote and one brother, Joseph Widgay. Family will receive friends Monday, October 8, 2001, from 2-4 and 7-9 at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 105 E. Main St., Gowanda. Services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM from the funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Snyder officiating. Interment in the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gowanda Free Library or the Gowanda Ambulance Service.

The Buffalo News
October 7, 2001

5/14/2002 - DeForest L "Tinker" Utley

Age 69, Of Jamestown, NY. May 14, 2002. Son of Leska Horth of Angola; father of Thomas V. of Jamestown, Daniel M. of Hinsdele, Joseph M. of Topsham, MA, and Mrs Margaret 'Peggy' (Vincent) Puglia of Niagara Falls; brother of Richard of Gowanda, Rodney of Perrysburg, Leslie 'Butch' of Angola and Mrs. David (Linda) Robins of Gowanda; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda from 6-8 PM Today and 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Friday. Funeral services will be held Saturday, a 10:30 AM prayer from the funeral home, followed by an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at the ST. Joseph R.C. Church. Interment in the Collins Center Cemetery. Fr. Dan Walsh will officiate.

The Buffalo News
May 16, 2002

6/11/2002 Victor V "red" Powers

June 11, 2002, father of David V. (Jeanne) Powers and Mary C. (Thomas Hicks) Powers; grandfather of Michael, Nathan and Matthew Powers and Darien Hicks; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 105 East Main St. Gowanda. A prayer service will be held Friday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Gowanda. Interment will be at Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Collins Fire Department or Gowanda Little League Baseball, C/O Bill Edington, 102 Walnut St. Gowanda NY, 14070.

The Buffalo News
June 13, 2002

Salvatore S Castellano 6/24/2002

Age 87, June 24, 2002, survived by dear friend, Margaret Castellano; father of Sam Castellano, Sr.; brother of Joseph Castellano, Lena and Catherine; also survived by nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friend may call today from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 105 East Main St., Gowanda. A Funeral Service will be held Friday at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be in Collins Center Cemetery.

The Buffalo News
June 27, 2002

Herman W Steff Jr - 7/4/2002

July 4, 2002 age of 88. Father of Linda (William) Weaver of Cattaraugus, David W. (Kay) Steff of Phenix City, AL, and Darlene (John) Cowcer of Barrington, NH; brother of Donald (Doris) Steff of FL; & also survived by 8 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 11 AM at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME INC, 105 E. Main St., Gowanda. Internment will be at the Collins Center Cemetery.

The Buffalo News
July 6, 2002

 


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