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.

Catherine R Carpenter

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Catherine R Carpenter, 86, of Fredonia, formerly of Brocton, passed away May 29, 2018 at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center in Dunkirk, New York following an extended illness.

She was born in Brocton on March 16, 1932, the daughter of the late Marion Spinuzza and Lucy Ingavo Spinuzza.

Catherine was a longtime resident of Brocton, New York until her retirement in 1994, when she moved to Ocala, Florida. She returned to Fredonia in June of 2015. She was a 1950 graduate of Brocton Central School and a former employee of Miller's Packing, Marsh Valve, AJ Wahl Co. and Westfield Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her husband of almost 60 years, Floyd R Carpenter, whom she married on August 16, 1958 and who resides in Fredonia, a daughter Debra (Ronald) Pacos of Fredonia, two sons, Richard Carpenter of Fredonia and Rockledge, Florida and Daniel (Robin) Carpenter of Tiffin, Ohio, two granddaughters, Sarah (Roberto) Artieda of Viet Nam, and Maddalyn Carpenter of Tiffin Ohio, and a great-grandson, Leonardo Artieda of Viet Nam. She is also survived by four brothers, Peter Spinuzza, James Spinuzza and Marion Spinuzza all of Brocton and Thomas Spinuzza of Fort White, FL. And one sister Mildred Spinuzza of Brocton. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one grandson Devin Carpenter and by four brothers, Pietro Spinuzza, Jack Spinuzza, Leonard Spinuzza and Sam Spinuzza and two sisters Angeline Taber and Josephine Spinuzza.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday morning June 2, 2018 at 10 am from the Morse Funeral Home in Brocton, New York. Father Joseph Walter will officiate. Friends are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave. Brocton, New York on Friday June 1, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9. Interment will be private at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery.

Wayne David Delcamp 70 years old of Brocton, New York passed away with his family at his side late Saturday afternoon May 5, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, New York after a lengthy illness.

Wayne was born on April 10 1948 in Westfield, New York to the late Bert and Mildred Schrader Delcamp. He had lived in this area his entire life.

Wayne had been employed at Welch Foods of Westfield, New York, formerly Kraft Foods. He attended the Brocton Baptist Church of Brocton, New York and besides loving his family he truly enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Susan Delcamp of Brocton, New York and two sons Fred (Heather) Delcamp of Brocton, New York and Emerson (Kerrin) Delcamp of Dunkirk, New York, five grandchildren Taylor, Sierra, Rhylind, Ariana and Chelsea, five great grandchildren, five sisters Belva Burton of Brocton, New York, Dianna Giambra of Brocton, New York, Winifred Colt of Brocton, New York, Rachel Marcynski of Dunkirk, New York and Esther Noel of Florida, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister Shirley Becker and three brothers Emerson, Bert and Edwin Delcamp and three half brothers Merle, Dewey and Vincent Delcamp.

As per Wayne's wishes, there are no services planned at this time.