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Anderson, David Charles  
JAMESTOWN - David Charles Anderson, of Foote Avenue, formerly of Olean, passed away Saturday (March 7, 2015) at WCA Hospital, Jamestown. Born March 6, 1960, in Olean, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Maxine Hurd Anderson. Surviving are three sisters, Judy (Archie) Wood of Allegany, Carol (Thomas) Smith of Mauldin, S.C., and Margie (Bob) Milligan of North Syracuse; several nieces and nephews; and a very special extended family of friends and caregivers from C5 on Foote Avenue, Jamestown. Family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 10, 2015) at the Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean, at which time funeral and committal services will be held in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olean. Memorials in his memory may be made to the Resource Center, 200 Dunham Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701; or the Chautauqua County Hospice, 20 West Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Mar. 9 to Apr. 8, 2015
Austin Hamer, Betty J. - Friendship  
FRIENDSHIP - Betty Jane Austin Hamer, 82, of 4933 Maple Grove Road, passed away Friday (March 27, 2015) at Cuba Skilled Nursing Facility, following a lengthy illness. Born May 26, 1932, in Richburg, she was the daughter of Charles Ray and Rose F. DeRemer Taylor Sr. In Friendship, she was married to Hanford Austin who predeceased her. On Nov. 6, 1964, in West Clarksville, she married William W. Hamer, who predeceased her on May 30, 2005. Betty had resided in various places in Allegany County and had attended school in Shinglehouse, Pa. Over the years she raised her family and baby sat for many families in the area. For many years she was employed at the Farnsworth Cookie factory in Cuba. She enjoyed crocheting but most of all loved her family and being with them. Surviving are two sons, Randy (Susan Edwards) Taylor of Cuba and Stephen W. Hamer of Olean; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers Earnest W. Taylor of Mt. Pleasant, Pa., and James I. Taylor of Ceres, Pa.; a sister, Joyce Marie (Leon) Nowicki of Cheektowaga; and several nieces and nephews. She was Predeceased by two brothers, Charles Taylor and Norman Taylor. Friends may call on Monday (March 20, 2015) at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Friendship, from 4 to 6 p.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home. The Rev. Bruce Ireland, pastor of the Shinglehouse Country Chapel Baptist Church, will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Cuba Fire Department, Cuba NY 14727. Online condolences may be expressed at www.treusdellfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 29, 2015
Blake, Dona I. - Ulysses  
GOLD, Pa. - Dona I. Blake, 83, of Gold, died Friday (March 20, 2015) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born on Nov. 6, 1931, in Whitesville, N.Y., she was the daughter of Leonard and Violet Carl Garner. On Nov. 10, 1953, in Ulysses, she married Henry K. Blake, who predeceased her Jan. 3, 2015. She was employed by Galeton Production and Gol-DEN-Ray for many years. Dona was a member of the Gold Church and the former Gold Missionary Society. A devout Christian, she raised her children in the Lord. Surviving are five children, Leonard (Evelyne) Blake of Las Vegas, Cheryl (Albert) Witt of Scio, N.Y., Melvin (Jacquelyn) Blake of Genesee, Thomas (Kate) Blake of Hornell, N.Y., and Karen Blake of Olean, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lavern Garner of LeRoy, N.Y., and Virgil (Linda) Garner of Andover, N.Y.; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two grandchildren, Jason and Julie. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (March 27, 2015) in the Gold Church, Gold. The Rev. Frank Mickle, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gold Church Building Fund, 35 Route 449 N., Genesee, PA 16923. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 22, 2015
Blakeslee Sr., Albert Stanley  
PORTVILLE - Albert Stanley Blakeslee Sr., of 1350 Lillibridge Road, Portville, passed away Sunday (March 22, 2015) at his home, surrounded in love by his whole family. He was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Portville, a son of the late Ruby and Minnie Rinehultz Blakeslee. On Aug. 12, 1978, in Portville, he married MaryEllen Lette, who survives. Al attended Portville Central School. He drove a school bus for Laidlaw Corp. and a coach bus for Blue Bird Coach, and he was employed at Taylor and Armstrong Co. of Eldred, Pa. He was a member of the Obi Community Church and a lifetime Portville volunteer firefighter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Al is survived by his loving wife, MaryEllen; his children, Theresa Blakeslee, Nancy Livingston, Corinna Hill, Brenda Greeley and Albert Blakeslee Jr., all of Portville, and Ronald Blakeslee of Buffalo; his grandchildren, Billy, Ricky, Josh, Shane, Ashley, Toby, Jessica, Sara, Andrew and Aliana; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Lyons of Portville; a brother, Terry Blakeslee of Olean; several nieces and nephews; a lifetime brother, Bill Hartman of Little Genesee; and a good friend, Chuck Hinton of Portville. He was predeceased by two sisters, Margaret Karr and Ruthann Lockridge; two brothers, James and Robert Blakeslee; and a son-in-law, Danny Greeley. Friends called Tuesday at Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 51 S. Main St., Portville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 25, 2015) in the funeral home. Pastor David Cook of Obi Community Church will officiate. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville. All donations may be made to the Portville Volunteer Fire Department, 25 Main St., Portville, NY 14770.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 25, 2015
Brown Sr., Robert D.  
HINSDALE - Robert D. Brown Sr., 73, of 639 Route 446, Hinsdale, passed away Monday (March 2, 2015) at Olean General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born on Feb. 3, 1942, in Troy, Pa., he was a son of Vrillo I. and Joyce E. Dann Brown. On Oct. 21, 1963, he married the former Clara S. Burrows, who survives. They would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary later this year. Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Navy from March 21, 1961, to March 19, 1965. Robert worked for Corning Glass and later for Stroehmann's Bakery as a truck driver from 1970 to 1981, until he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He liked watching NASCAR, loved baseball and enjoyed giving truckers directions over the CB radio. He was a member of the Maplehurst Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Robert D. Brown Jr. of Fillmore, Ronald D. (Amy) Brown of Hinsdale and Roger (Kay Marie) Brown of Hinsdale; his grandchildren, Ashlyn, Corey, Ava, Shawn, Ryan and Kaitlyn; a brother, Herald Brown of Bath; a sister, Patricia (Jim) Merkel; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, DuWayne Brown and Clayton Dyke; and a sister, Ruth Lockwood. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service Inc., 9 Bull St. Cuba, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (March 5, 2015). The Rev. Terry Jenks, pastor of Maplehurst Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hinsdale Cemetery, Maplehurst. The family suggests memorials in Robert's name be made to the Maplehurst Baptist Church, 1349 Route 446, Hinsdale, NY 14743. Online condolences may be sent at www.rinkerfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Mar. 3 to Apr. 2, 2015
Brown, Roberta L. - Kill Buck  
KILL BUCK - Roberta L. Brown, 60, died Wednesday evening (March 25, 2015) at the Bradford (Pa.) Manor. Born on Nov. 19, 1954, in Olean, she was a daughter of Marjorie Corthell Luzier of Friendship and the late Robert Luzier. She had been employed with Acme Electric, Cuba. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting and was a kind person. Surviving are two daughters, Heather (Kevin) Reed of Kill Buck and Kylie Luzier of Buffalo; two grandchildren, Zachary Reed and Starr Reed, both of Kill Buck; a brother, Loren (Denise) Luzier of Cuba; a sister, Patricia Hunt of Hinsdale; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca. E-condolences may be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 27, 2015
Calhoun, Rose Mary  
OLEAN - Rose Mary Calhoun, of 119 S. Third St., passed away Sunday (March 1, 2015) at her home. Rose was born Aug. 1, 1954, in Olean and was a daughter of Art Harmon and John and Edna Gayton. She married Ernest Calhoun, who survives. Rose enjoyed word search puzzles, reading, watching wrestling and her cats, which were her pride and joy. Rose is survived by two children, Ricky (Adam Radcliff) Calhoun of Olean and Kimberly Calhoun of Portville; eight siblings, Betty (Francis) Schoch of Chesapeake, Va., Virginia Gayton of Concord, Calif., Sharon Becker of Olean, Dan (Jan) Gayton of San Diego, Diana Clemons of Philadelphia, John Gayton of Olean, Juanita Valentine of San Diego and Marcella Botley of Oakland, Calif.; many nieces and nephews; her companion, Roger Crum; two godchildren, Patty Goss and Donna Beaudry; and several close friends, including Derek Varnum and Buddy Crum. Friends will be received Wednesday (March 4, 2015) at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, from noon to 2 p.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held. The Rev. Tyrone A. Hall, pastor of the Lighthouse Ministries, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ReHabilitation Center. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpink FuneralHome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Mar. 3 to Apr. 2, 2015
Coyer, Marie E. - Bradford  
BRADFORD, Pa. - Mrs. Marie E. Coyer, 98, formerly of Cattaraugus, N.Y., and Green Valley Estates, Great Valley, N.Y., died Wednesday evening (March 18, 2015) at the Bradford Manor. Born on Dec. 18, 1916, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late William and Edith Shafer Bowen. On Feb. 20, 1937, in Buffalo, she married Mr. Ira Coyer, who predeceased her in 1971. Mrs. Coyer was employed by Setter Stix of Cattaraugus for more than 40 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of St. John's Church of Cattaraugus and St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicottville, N.Y. She was a member of Eastern Star Mizpah Chapter 162 and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Lodge 2102. She was an avid bowler and part of the McDonald's cronies in Salamanca, N.Y. Surviving are her faithful caretaker, Marc Phillips; a daughter, Lois (James) Smith of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; a son, Martin (Lorelei) Coyer of Afton, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Bowen of Berkley, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Raymond Coyer of Aurora, Ill.; and two sisters, Ruth Ablett of Modesto, Calif., and Anne Baker of California. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday (March 28, 2015) at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca, at which time funeral services will be held with Pastor Robert Goode officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Park Cemetery, Cattaraugus. Spring burial services will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; St. Mary's School of the Deaf; Juvenile Diabetes; or the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN 37232.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 23, 2015
Cricks, Robert Ernest  
MURIETTA, Calif. - Robert Ernest Cricks, a former resident of Salamanca, N.Y., died Monday (March 23, 2015). He was a resident of Murietta. Mr. Cricks went missing at 2:40 a.m. on March 21, 2015. After a five-day search his body was found in De Luz at 11 a.m. Wednesday (March 25, 2015). Mr. Cricks suffered from a long physical illness for many years. Mr. Cricks was born on June 20, 1938, in Salamanca. He was a son of Walter Horton Cricks and Anna Boardman-Cricks. Mr. Cricks attended Salamanca schools and served in the U.S. Army for four years. While residing in Salamanca, he worked for the Salamanca Printcutters Co. and was a general builder and contractor. After moving to California, Mr. Cricks was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in South Gate, Calif. He was then employed by Miller Brewing Co. in Irwindale. He later continued to do general contracting and building. On June 24, 1961, he married the former Judy L. Crist in Salamanca. The ceremony was performed by the late Rev. Glenn O. Reed. Mr. Cricks had many interests and hobbies, including vintage automobiles and playing on a competitive horseshoe league in his youth. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his late father and brother. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years in Downey and took part in the young scouts with no fathers program. For the last several years he was a member of the Temecula American Legion Post 852 in Temecula. Mr. Cricks was also a reader of books on military history. He also had a strong interest in his own family genealogy. He and his wife Judy enjoyed traveling of many places of interest. Mr. Cricks is survived by his wife; three sons, Michael J. Crick of Salamanca, Robert J. (Monica) Cricks of Downey and James E. Cricks of Temecula; two daughters, Kelly A. Cricks of Fort Devens, Mass., and Dawn Cricks (Kenneth) Clack of Murrieta; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and a long extended family of several cousins. Also surviving are a sister, Kathleen (Bruce) Cricks Humphrey of Ontario; and two aunts, Loraine (Merlin) Mosher of Olean, N.Y., and Madeline Quattrone-Cricks of Chili, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his father and, most recently, his mother; four brothers, Walter L. Cricks, Dennis W. Cricks and two infant brothers; and two sisters, Annabell Cricks and recently Phyllis Cricks-Paquet-Baker. Funeral services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 with military honors at the Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Riverside, where the body will be interned.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 28, 2015
Doran, Leona T.  
ALLEGANY - Leona T. Doran, of 3857 S. Nine Mile Road, passed away Tuesday (March 10, 2015) at Olean General Hospital after a brief illness. Born June 25, 1920, in Salamanca, she was the daughter of John and Mary Tomsick Kissel. She married Francis "Shoes" Doran, who predeceased her in 1962. Mrs. Doran was a graduate of Salamanca High School. She worked as the head cook at Olean General Hospital and later for St. Francis Hospital. She was an avid bowler and volunteered for many years with the PTA. She enjoyed quilting and was a member of St. Bonaventure Church and its Altar Society. Surviving are three children, Patricia (Albert) Ensell of Olean, Edward J. (Linda Wholl) Doran of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., and Richard (Elizabeth Lingenfelter) Doran of Allegany; seven grandchildren, Audrey Hale, Scott Ensell, Daniel Ensell, Alan Ensell, Mary Lynn Ensell, Michelle Belhar and Molly Krause; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one great-grandson, Cody; and two brothers, John Kissel and Edward Kissel. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (March 14, 2015) at St. Bonaventure Church. The Rev. James Vacco, OFM, will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Allegany Fire Department. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Mar. 12 to Apr. 11, 2015
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