David T “Koz” Kozlowski

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David T “Koz” Kozlowski, 66 years old of Brocton, New York passed away Sunday afternoon October 28, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, New York surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 31, 1951 in Dunkirk, New York and was the son of the late Thomas and Joyce (Furman) Kozlowski. After graduation from Brocton Central School, David went to JCC and obtained an Associates Degree in Business. David married Susan Delcamp on November 12, 1972 in Jamestown, New York and together they raised two wonderful children. He had been employed by Welch Foods for 42 years, retiring in 2013 after his 42 years of service. He served as a Union Steward with the United Food Commercial Workers District Union Local #1. Dave was also a Chautauqua County Corrections Officer for more than 10 years. He had been the head Deacon at the Brocton Seventh Day Adventist Church, which he helped build along with his fellow parishioners and family. “Koz” was a Brocton resident for most of his life where he had built his home with his own hands. He was an exempt fireman with the Brocton Fire Dept. and also a member of the Moniuszko Social Club of Dunkirk, New York. He was an outdoorsman, a classic car enthusiast, and loved working in his shop. Dave was also an avid Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Cardinal fan. He was a very devoted family man and well-known prankster. His love for his family always came first. David is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Susan (Delcamp) Kozlowski, one daughter Shannon (Phillip) Wright, one son Matthew (Rosanne) Kozlowski, one brother Michael (Cindy) Kozlowski and one sister Sandra (Art) Miller and grandchildren Noah Wright, Hunter and Lily Kozlowski. Family and Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave. Brocton, N.Y. on Tuesday October 30, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. The Funeral Services will take place at 11am on Wednesday morning October 31, 2018 at the Funeral Home. The services will be officiated by Pastor Zach Musselmen of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment will follow at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers. Memorials in “Koz's” honor may be made to the Brocton Fire Dept. Rescue Squad. Lake Ave. Brocton New York 14716.

Mary E. Murray Deland

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Mary E. Murray Deland, 90 years old of Fredonia, New York formerly of Brocton, passed away after a brief illness on Thursday evening October 25, 2018 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie Pa. surrounded by her loving family.    She was born September 9, 1928 in Silver Creek, NY a daughter to the late Norman and Florence (Scharder) Murray. Mary was a homemaker all of her life and helped her husband on the grape farm. She enjoyed painting, ceramics, and camping with her family and the “Grape Bunch”  She is survived by one son; Paul DeLand of Fredonia, NY , her two daughters;  Jody Strickland of South Carolina and Molly DeLand of Fredonia, NY  and by her  5 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband  Francis A. DeLand who passed away on August 26, 1995 , one son Roy DeLand who passed away on July 11, 2001 and by a Granddaughter, Stephanie. There will be no prior visitation. A Memorial Service will take place at a later time and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Webster St. Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or go to stjude.org.

Debra L Thayer

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Debra L Thayer, 60 years old from Portland, New York passed away unexpectedly Tuesday October 2, 2018 at Westfield Memorial Hospital in Westfield, New York. Debbie was born May 4, 1958 and was the daughter of the late Gordon Dikeman and Norma (Dietzen) Dikeman of Portland, New York. She was a 1976 graduate of Brocton Central School and had been employed as a Shift Supervisor at the CVS Health/Pharmacy in Westfield, New York since 1981. Debbie married Daryl R Thayer in 1979 and they were married for 36 years before he preceded her in death on December 21, 2015.  Together they raised two lovely daughters, Mrs. Melissa (Tony) Jones of Monroe, North Carolina and Ms. Christine Fregosi also of Monroe, North Carolina; five grandchildren: Jennifer and Aaron Robinson, Derek Jones, Michael Duprey and Nicholas Fregosi; one brother Richard (Michele) Dikeman and three sisters : Ms Cathy L Ruch, Rebecca (Lini) Lauto'o and Sandra K (David) Franzen and  Uncle Terrance (Astrid) Dietzen. Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews as well as several cousins also survive.. Besides her father Gordon Dikeman she was predeceased by one brother Douglas Dikeman who passed away in 2003.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday October 9, 2018 from the Morse Funeral Home of Brocton, New York. The Rev. Larry Morrison of the Brocton Baptist Church will officiate. A Private Interment will take place in the Portland Evergreen Cemetery. Friends and family are invited for visiting hours at the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave. Brocton, New York on Monday October 8, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Following the Funeral Service on Tuesday morning a light luncheon will be provided at the Green Arch Restaurant, 41 West Main Street in Brocton New York at 1 pm.Dishes to pass would also be welcome and enjoyed. The family suggests Memorials in Debbie's memory and honor be made to The Chautauqua County 4-H, 3542 Turner Rd, Jamestown, New York 14701.

Marguerite V Smith

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Marguerite V Smith, 106 years old of Brocton, New York went to be with the Lord on September 12, 2018 at Absolut of Westfield, peacefully with her son and daughter-in-law by her side. She was born in Heilwood, Pennsylvania on May 18, 1912 to Albin and Eugina (Bellmondo) Pognant. At a young age, she helped care for her neighbors Clarence and Belle Farnham and remained at that farm for the rest of her life. Marguerite was a graduate of Brocton Schools, Fredonia Normal School and Buffalo State College. She was an Elementary Teacher at Pomfret District # 3, Brocton Central School, Franklinville Central and Ripley Central School, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Assn , and the former Hillside Club. Marguerite was a member of St. Dominic's Church of Brocton and a past member of the Alter and Rosary Society. Besides loving her family , her hobbies were her grape farm, gardening, canning, knitting and studying the Bible.

Marguerite is survived by her son Harold H(Lois) Smith of Brocton, New York, Three grandchildren Robert H (Cheryl) Smith, Kirk A Smith and Kathleen D (Eric) Murtaugh and three great-grandchildren Andrea and Emily Smith and Quinn Murtaugh, all of Fredonia, New York. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was predeceased in death by her husband Donald Sears Smith who passed away on May 18, 1974, one brother Julius Pognant and one sister Melvina Burton.

Funeral Services will take place on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 10 am from St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, 12 Central Ave. in Brocton, New York where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Msgr. Albert Clody. Interment will be in Portland Evergreen Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave. Brocton, N.Y. on Sunday September 16, 2018 from 2-4 in the afternoon. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials in Marguerite's honor and memory may be made to The Portland Evergreen Cemetery , c/o Jerry Boltz, 8831 Onthank Rd. Portland New York 14769 or to the charity of ones choice.

Linda Felsman

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Linda Felsman, 63 years old of Portland, New York passed away with her family at her side on Wednesday morning August 15, 2018 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie Pa, following an extended stay at Absolut Care of Westfield, New York. Linda was born in Canastota, New York on March 29, 1955 to the late Harold and Eva Kimball Proctor. She grew up in Fredonia, New York and was a 1973 graduate of Fredonia, High School. She also received her Associates Degree from Jamestown Business School in 1993. During her life Linda worked at various office positions in the local area. She also enjoyed being a homemaker to her husband Michael and daughter Nicole. For several years she was a Cheering coach for Brocton Midget Football and then later became a Cheering Coach for Brocton High School and Fredonia High School.

Linda is survived by her husband Michael whom she married on May 6, 1978. The were married for 40 years., one daughter Nicole L Arnold of Brocton, New York, two grandchildren Emma and Cody Arnold both at home, one sister Kathaleen Matthews of Dewittville, New York, and one brother Thomas Proctor of Jamestown, New York. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her half brother Jack Garwood.

Friends and family are invited to calling hours on Saturday August 18, 2018 from 11am to 1pm at The Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave. in Brocton, New York followed by the Funeral Service which will take place at 1:30 pm at the Tri Church Parish, 35 East Main Street in Brocton, New York.  The Rev. Barb Brewer will officiate. Interment will follow at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers. The family requests Memorials in Linda's honor and memory be made to Tri Church Parish, 35 East Main Street, Brocton, New York 14716 and/or The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 N. Gale St. Westfield, New York 14787.

Frank Nicosia

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Frank Nicosia, 100 years old of Brocton, New York passed away at his home on Thursday afternoon July 5, 2018. He was born in Brocton, New York on April 12, 1918 to Anthony and Josephine Valvo Nicosia. Frank has lived in this area his entire life. He had worked as a Signal Maintainer for the New York Central and Conrail Railroad Systems from 1935 to 1978. Frank also served his country during World War II in the United States Army in Unit 479 AMPH Truck Co. DUKW. He served in the European Theater in Campaigns in Africa, Sicily, Italy, Normandy and Germany. He participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and invasions of Italy and Sicily. Frank received the Good Conduct Medal for his service in the European, African and Middle Eastern Campaigns. He also received the Silver Star, The Bronze Star and The British Arrow and the American Defense Service Medal, the European, African and Middle Eastern Service Medal and last of all Frank received The Purple Heart. It is worth noting and especially important to remember Frank's incredible contribution to D-Day. The United States military had become increasingly in need of amphibious vehicles. The new DUKW's or “Ducks” that were being built were not functioning properly. They would start and then quickly quit for no apparent reason. Because the engineers could not solve the problem of its quitting, they put some of the Ducks on various bases and told everyone to study them and find the flaw if they could. Frank looked at them and finally realized that a compartment for storing wet clothing was unsealed and located over a mechanical compartment. This enabled salt water to leak out of the clothing compartment, drip down, and short out the mechanical/ electrical compartments below. This discovery corrected the problem and now enabled the Ducks to take on the Normandy Invasion successfully and that invasion changed the course of the War. Back at home, Frank belonged to St. Dominic's (formerly St. Patrick's) Roman Catholic Church of Brocton, New York, the VFW 1395 of Fredonia, New York, the Fredonia American Legion Post 59 of Fredonia New York and the Westfield Loyal Order of the Moose.

Frank is survived by many cousins and friends. Besides his parents and stepfather Samuel Fama, he was predeceased by his wife Alice Thieman Nicosia whom he had married in 1966 and who passed away on January 29, 1986, one brother Joseph A Nicosia and one sister Carmela Fama who died in 1998.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday July 9, 2018 at 10 am from St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, 12 Central Ave. in Brocton where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Romeo Hontiveros. Interment will follow at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be accorded to honor Frank by the American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton and where the American Flag will be presented to Commander Henry Link by Chaplin Fran Lus to be kept in his memory at the Brocton American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton. Friends are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave, Brocton, N.Y. on Sunday July 8, 2018 from 6-8 pm Sunday evening. Memorials in Frank's memory are to be made to The Brocton Fire dept, Lake Ave, Brocton, New york 14716 and/or The Brocton American Legion Post 434, 110 West Main St., Brocton, New York 14716.

Gwendolyn Allen Farver

Gwendolyn Allen Farver, 93 years old of Brocton, New York passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Chautauqua County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. She was born to Merle and Mary Vaughn Allen on August 2, 1924 in New Castle Pennsylvania. She graduated from Comptometer School and worked as a Bookkeeper until beginning her family.

Gwen married Paul Farver on August 12, 1949 in New Castle, Pa and together they raised five children. Gwen was a homemaker who loved sewing and making clothing. She did cross stitch, red work, embroidery crocheting and made many quilts. She was a member of the Pulaski Quilt Club and for six years ran the Farver Knit shop which sold knit fabrics by the pound.

Besides her husband of 68 years Paul Farver of Brocton, New York she is survived by her five children Ernest (Priscilla) Farver of Mayville, New York, Thomas (Debbie) Farver of Hamden, Conn., John (Margaret ) Farver of Holland, Ohio, Alice (Randy) Wilder of Tucson, Arizona and Kathleen (James) Southwick of Kennedy, New York, 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three brother DuWayne, Donald and William and one sister Marian.

There will be a Memorial Service to Celebrate Gwen's life on Friday July 6, 2018 at 12 noon at the Brocton Baptist Church, 33 W Main Street, in Brocton, New York. The Rev. Larry Morrison will officiate. Gwen will be interred at Castleview Memorial Gardens in New Castle Pa. After the Service everyone is invited to come to Paul's home to talk and eat with family and friends at their annual Farver July Fourth Reunion at his house. Arrangements are being provided by the Morse Funeral Home of Brocton, New York.

James Craig

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James Craig, 73 years old, of Brocton, New York passed away late Wednesday evening, June 13, 2018 at Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa. after a lengthy illness. Jim was born on September 29, 1944 in Dunkirk, New York to the late Jessie and Ethelyne Van Etten Craig. During his youth he resided in Miami, Florida where he graduated from High School and from there joined the United States Navy and served our country in the Vietnam War. Upon returning to our area and Brocton, New York, he was employed as the Service Manager for the former Chevrolet Dealership in Westfield, New York. After that he became the Judge for 17 years serving the Town of Portland and the Village of Brocton. He belonged to the American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton, New York and was a former member of the Brocton, Fire Dept. Besides his wife and family he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and traveling.

James is survived by his wife of 53 years Barbara Craig of Brocton, New York, one son James F (Ann) Craig of Chambersburg, Pa and two daughters, Jaclyn (Adam Fuller) Craig of Fredonia, New York and Sherry Northrup of Westfield, New York, seven grandchildren Kennedy Kujawa, Olivia Craig, James Northrup, Casey Northrup, Harris Blizzard, Madeline Craig and Blake Craig-Fuller. He was preceded in death by three sisters Avis Sprague, Shelia Lus, and Joyce Blodgett and one brother Jessie Craig.

The will be no visitation and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later time and at the convenience of the family.

Norman Cordt

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Norman W Cordt, 77, formerly of Brocton and Ripley, New York passed away February 22, 2018 after a brief illness in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He was born in Dunkirk, New York on July 18, 1940 to the late William H Cordt and Allene R. Cordt Benjamin. Norm was raised in Brocton, and graduated from Brocton Central School. He attended The University of Rochester and upon graduation in 1962, began his teaching career in Mathematics retiring after 33 years of service from the Ripley Central School District. Several former students and school faculty have remained in contact since his retirement.

Norm enjoyed playing and watching a variety of sports. His greatest love was golf where he participated in and won a number of tournaments. He was a member of the Lakeview Country Club where he was awarded numerous trophies and plaques. Norm was also an avid Coin and Casino Chip collector.

He was also a member of the Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas. He is survived by his long time partner Jeanne Wolcott of Las Vegas. Her sons, James (Leslie) Wolcott and their daughter Raegan and her other son Jay Wolcott, all of North Carolina. Norm is also survived by many cousins and nephews throughout the country. In addition to his parents, Norm was preceded in death by his wife Ruthie Ryckman Cordt, his stepfather Charles Benjamin and brother Howard “Howie” Benjamin.

Arrangements are with the Morse Funeral Home , 51 Highland Ave. Brocton, New York. Friends are invited to call at the Funeral Home on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 10 am to 11 am followed by a Memorial Service at 11 am conducted by the Rev. Jaqueline Rhodes. In lieu of flowers. Please make donations in Norm”s memory to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, 3150 Tenaya Way, Suite 350, Las Vegas, NV 89134.

Darrin Spinuzza

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Darrin Spinuzza, 52 years old of Deland, Florida and formerly of Brocton, New York passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, June 8, 2018 at Westfield Memorial Hospital. Darrin was born in Dunkirk, New York on May 1, 1966 and was the son of Peter Spinuzza of Brocton, New York and the late Bonnie Leid Spinuzza. He was a 1984 graduate of Brocton Central School after which he joined the United States Marine Corps serving our country from 1985 to 1989. In 1994 he moved to Florida where he has lived ever since. Darrin worked as a Diesel Mechanic for Ring Power Cat of Daytona Beach Florida. Besides his family he enjoyed the beach and most especially his grand kids.

He is survived by his wife of Julie Wood Spinuzza of Deland, Florida whom he married on July 21, 1995; two daughters Jennica (Markus) Spinuzza Baumgartl of Orlando, Florida and Nicole Spinuzza of Deland Florida; one son Jacob Spinuzza of Deland Florida, two grandchildren Sophia Marlatt and Gage Marlatt, his father Peter Spinuzza of Brocton, New York, one brother Marcus (Tracey) Spinuzza of Silver Creek, New York and two sisters Tammy (Dan) Wolnik of Tampa, Florida and Mindy Spinuzza of Orlando, Florida.. Darrin was predeceased by his mother Bonnie who passed away in 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on June 12, 2018 from St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church on Central Ave. Brocton, NewYork where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.The Rev. Father Romeo Hontiveros will officiate. At the conclusion of the Service, Darrin will be accorded full Military Honors by the American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton, New York after which his wife Julie will be presented the American Flag by Chaplin Fran Lus. Friends are invited to call at The Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave, Brocton, New York on Monday evening from 7-9 pm. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.