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Collins & Collins Center Residents

Death Notices 2000

Death Notices from: Buffalo News  The Springville Journal

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

1/4/2000 - Everett E Hoyt - 1/1/2000

Of Springville, NY, formerly of Collins Center, NY, January 1, 2000, husband of the late Mildred V. Hoyt (nee Fossler); father of Geraldine M. 'Gerry' (Lloyd) Lamb; also survived by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother of the late Wayne Hoyt, Jane Crandall and Dale Hoyt. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-8 PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME INC., 271 E. Main St. Springville, NY where a Masonic Memorial service will be held at 7:30 under the auspices of Springville Lodge 351 F&AM followed by funeral service at 8 PM. Burial in Morningside Cemetery, Dubois, PA.

Eva Jirak (nee Mattice) - 2/17/2000

February 17, 2000, of North Collins, NY. Wife of the late George Tebo, Sr. and William Jirak, Sr. Beloved mother of George (Kathy) Tebo, Lee Tebo, Dexter (Jeannette) Tebo, Brenda Cieszynski, Anna (Bob) Bach, William (Pam) Jirak, Jr. and Joyce Jirak; grandmother of several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister of Harold Mattice and also predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St. (Rt. 62), N. Collins, NY where the funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 PM.

Formerly of Collins & Collins Center

The Buffalo News
February 18, 2000

Harold F. "Dago" Mattice- 3/12/2000

Of Cheektowaga, NY, formerly of Fillmore, NY. March 12, 2000. Husband of the late Florence (Witt) Mattice; dear father of Marsha, Sharon, Lisa and Kevin; step-father of Billy and Leslie; also survived by five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Memorial service private. Arrangements by ERIE COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE. (824-6435)

Formerly of Collins Center

The Buffalo News
March 14, 2000

4/3/2000 - Hazel Mae Smith - 4/1/2000

Age 89, of Collins Center, NY, April 1, 2000, beloved wife of the late Roland T. Smith; mother of Mrs. Richard (Bonnie) DiBlasi of Spring Hill, FL, Mrs. Robert (Marlene) Valentine of Collins Center and Arnold (Judy) Smith of Collins Center; also surviving 11 grand, 14 great-grand and 2 great-great-grandchildren. No prior visitation. Funeral service at the convenience of the family. Memorials made to the Collins Center Volunteer Fire Dept. Arrangements by MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 105 E. Main St., Gowanda, NY.

4/23/2000 - Helen E Schuele - 4/21/2000

April 21, 2000, of Collins, NY; sister of the late Katherine and Hazel Schuele. Friends may attend graveside service at Collins Center Cemetery Tuesday at 11:00 o'clock. No prior visitation. Miss Schuele was a long-time member of Trinity United Church of Christ where she conducted a nursery school for many years. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins, NY. If desired, memorials may be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ, Gowanda, NY.

5/9/2000 - Ida L Rothfus - 5/6/2000

May 6, 2000, wife of the late John C. Rothfuss; mother of Betty Allen, Carol (Jerry) Coben, Susan (Donald) Sorensen and John Rothfuss; sister of Martha Fisher, Alberta Gebhardt and Fred Agle; also seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 105 East Main Street, Gowanda. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment at Collins Center Cemetery.

5/10/2000 -  Marion H Dunlap - 5/8/2000

May 8, 2000, the wife of the late John J. Dunlap. Friends may call at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 105 E. Main St., Gowanda on Thursday, May 11, 2000 from 1-2 PM, followed by a Funeral Service at 2 PM. Officiating will be Rev. Frank Wood. Interment will be at the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 5500 Main St., Suite 204, Buffalo, NY 14221 or the Collins Fire Department, Collins, NY, 14034

6/12/2000 - Lorraine M Rogers (nee Wagenblatt) 6/10/2000

June 10, 2000, beloved wife of the late Willard I. Rogers; mother of Charlene Rogers of Collins Center, NY, Will Rogers of Wallkill, NY and DVM Robert Rogers of Hamburg, NY; also surviving a brother Darl Wagenblatt of Tulsa, OK; preceded in death by two sisters Helen Johnson Hewitt and Nancy Wolfe; also surviving eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; predeceased by one grandson and one great-grandson. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday from the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 105 E. Main St., Gowanda. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM from the United Methodist Church, Collins Center, NY. Interment in the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Collins Center or the charity of choice.

6/28/2000 - Jesse Tharnish - 6/26/2000

Of Collins Center, NY; June 26, 2000; husband of Arlene Tharnish (nee Langless); father of Cheryl (Jeffrey) Kearns, Jack (Carol-Jean) Tharnish, Larry (Charlotte) Tharnish, and Gayle (Robert) Slippy; also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother of Donna Martindale, Earl Tharnish, and the late Gordon Tharnish. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME INC., 271 East Main St., Springville, NY where a prayer service will be held Thursday morning at 10, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Francis Cabrini Church, Collins Center, NY at 11 AM. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Collins Center Volunteer Fire Dept., or Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville.

8/11/2000 - Jay G Glass - 8/9/2000

August 9, 2000, father of Patricia (George) Kohn, Pamela (Thomas) Wesley and Cathy (Steven) Farner, Jeffery (Toni) Glass, Robert (Lori) Glass and Kenneth (Kim) Glass; brother of Bertha Wolfel and Elizabeth Miller; also survived by 20 grandchildren; pre-deceased by his parents George and Alma (Grimm) Glass; his wife Pearl Gladys (Cobo) Glass; six sisters, Florence O'Dell, Nora Harvey, Edna Kelly and Maizie Brooks, Maude Dash, Cecil Heim; three brothers Frank, Burt and Lloyd Glass. Friends may call today from 2-4 and 7-9, at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 105 East Main St., Gowanda, followed by a funeral service on Saturday at 11 AM, from the funeral home. Interment will be at the Collins Center Cemetery.


A Town of Collins resident was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Route 39 Saturday afternoon.

Charolette Wozniak, 66, suffered fatal head injuries after the car she was in left the roadway, went down an embankment and struck a utility pole around 2 p.m. Wozniak was a rear passenger and was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

Another passenger, Iona Dauria, 78, suffered facial injuries and was flown by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center. She was listed in serious condition and undergoing further evaluation late Saturday. The driver, Harriet Mackmer, 78, of Collins, suffered minor injuries and was treated at Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Gowanda and released. It was not clear Saturday why Mackmer left the roadway.

The Buffalo News
August 20, 2000

October 21, 2000 - Helen L Allport

Age 84, of Collins, NY, October 21, 2000, beloved wife of Francis; mother of Mrs. Paul (Francine) Foster of Perrysburg, NY; sister of Edgar Jay of South Dayton and the late Mabel Constantine; also survived by two grandsons, Jeffrey F. Huch and Jon C. Lucas; one great-grandson, Ashton Jay Lucas. No prior visitation. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday at 2 PM from the South Dayton Methodist Church. Memorials to the charity of choice. Arrangements by MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., Gowanda.

The Buffalo News
October 23, 2000

November 19, 2000 - Theran H. Gilbert

Theran H. Gilbert, 76, of Midland, Michigan, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2000 at Mid Michigan Medical Center. The son of the late William and Daisy (Warner) Gilbert, he was born in Centerville, NY on Jan. 18, 1924, where he was raised and educated. Mr. Gilbert had worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a trackman, then worked at Kolk Industries for 25 years. He married the former Juanita Robinson in Franklinville on March 15, 1963. They lived in Collins Center and Gowanda prior to moving to Midland in 1996. Survivors include his wife, Juanita; two sons, James of South Carolina and Kerry (Elaine) of Sterling, Va.; three daughters, Darlene Gilbert of California, Coliss Strohauer of Gowanda, and Lorraine Watson of Kentucky; a stepdaughter, Cynthia (William Kruper) Rand of Sanford; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother Charles Gilbert of Salamanca; a sister, Ruth White of Salamanca. He was predeceased by a brother, Harlan. Arrangements were made by the Wilson Miller Funeral Home, Midland, Michigan.

The Springville Journal
November 23, 2000

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