Vickie Marie Maher

Vickie Marie Maher (Starr) of Brocton, New York passed away peacefully on January 4, 2019 at the age of 69.

Vickie was born to parents Mabel and Joseph Starr on July 1, 1949, in Huntingdon, Pa. She was the eldest of four children and graduated from Waterloo High School in Waterloo, New York. After high school she attended SUNY College at Fredonia and graduated with a degree in education in 1971. On August 15, 1970 she married Robert William Maher Jr. (Bill) and together they lived for a brief time in Bemus Point, NY before moving to Brocton where they currently reside.

Vickie was the beloved nursery school teacher at Tri-Church Nursery School from 1984 until her retirement in 2003. She was a member of the Brocton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and The St. Ann's Society of St. Patrick's RC Church. She enjoyed gardening, reading, the company of close friends and trips to the ocean. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Bill, their three children, Kelly (McGarry) and Jon of East Aurora, NY, Stephen And Melanie Maher of Calverton, NY; Jeffery and Nicole Maher of Silver Creek, NY and five grandchildren, Lily, Abigail, Will, Ben and Avalynn. She is also survived by her brother Dan Starr and sister-in-law, Lori of Canandaigua, NY, sister Debbie Bowe of Ocala, Fl, nieces Brittany, Sarah and Brooke; nephews, Nick and Chris along with many aunts and uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mabel and Joseph and her sister Jody

A private burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Brocton Fire Dept.or the Brocton EMS Squad, Lake Ave, Brocton, NY 14716 or Ahira Hall Memorial Library, 37 West Main St., Brocton, NY 14716

Funeral arrangements have been provided by the Morse Funeral Home of Brocton, New York.

Ronald William Test

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Ronald William Test, 79 years old of Brocton New York passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday evening December 17, 2018. He was born in Fredonia, New York on September 13, 1939 to the late William and Marjorie Guest Test and has lived in this area his entire life. As a young man he served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Al Tech Specialty Steel in Dunkirk for 32 years until his retirement. Ron also was a member of the American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton, New York. Besides loving his family he also enjoyed working on tractors and building computers, attending tractor pulls, going to the Casino, reading and traveling/camping.

He is survived by his wife Marjorie A (Davidson) Test whom he married on January 15, 1966 in Fredonia, New York and four children Ronald (Teri) Test of Cherry Creek, Sandra (Darren) Buck of Brocton, Cathryn (Mike Dotson) Millin of Brocton and Laura (Michael) Shelters of Brocton, three brothers Richard (Late Ann Marie) Test of Dunkirk, Ernest (Shirley) Test of Pinnellis Park and David (Ann Marie) Test of Dunkirk, two uncles Richard Guest of Ohio and Denton (Sue) Guest of California, one sister-in-law Mary Test, 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his two brothers Raymond and Robert Test, one sister Marjorie Bannister,one grandson Merle Jack Millin, and grandparents Nina Guest Thompson and Ronald Guest.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Saturday December 22, 2018 from the Morse Funeral Home in Brocton, New York with the Rev. Jim LaBarr of Harvest Chapel in Fredonia officiating. Full military will be accorded Ron by the American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton at the Funeral Home at the conclusion of the Funeral Service. Interment will be at Webster St. Cemetery in Fredonia, New York. Friends are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave, Brocton, New York from 4-7 pm on Friday, December 21, 2018. The family suggests Memorials in Ron's memory and Honor be made to the Brocton Fire Dept. Lake Ave. Brocton, New York 14716 and/or The American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton, 110 West Main St., Brocton, New York 14716.

Mary Jo Schlicker Dudley

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Mary Jo Schlicker Dudley of Bend, Ore., died Nov.5, 2018, at age 84.

Mary Jo was born Feb. 1, 1934, in Westfield, N.Y., to William and Maryetta (Gleason) Schlicker.

She attended Hiram College for one year before joining American Airlines as a ticket agent. In 1954, Mary Jo married Lawrence “Bud” Dudley and they raised three children while living near Chautauqua and Goshen, N.Y., Beatrice, Neb., Columbia, S.C., East Longmeadow, Mass. and finally, back to Lakewood, N.Y.

Mary Jo loved to travel with her husband but felt most at home staying at the Athenaeum Hotel, visiting her Gleason cousins in Open Meadows, her sister Miriam Spears and family in Olean and her many friends in Chautauqua County.

She is predeceased by her sister, Miriam and survived by her sister, Patricia; children: Tim (Lindy), Ann (Brad) and Susan (Michael); grandchildren Nathan, Ryan, Kathryn, Michael, Jake, Sarah, Jordan, Rachel, Emma and Nolan.

A memorial service for Mary Jo will be held Dec. 8, 2018, at Hurlbut Memorial Methodist Church at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Contributions in Mary Jo’s honor may be made to the Hospice Center of Bend or The Chautauqua Fund.

Charles W “Chuck” Johnson

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Charles W “Chuck” Johnson, 88 years old of Fredonia, New York passed away Thursday November 29, 2018 at Westfield Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Chuck was born in Pomfret, New York on August 18, 1930 and was the son of the late John and Anna Lawson Johnson and was an area resident his entire life. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Little Rock during the Korean Conflict. After serving his Country, Chuck began his career as a Truck Driver for 23 years for the Red Wing Co. of Fredonia, New York. In his younger days he loved working in his garage, welding and hanging out with his buddies. Chuck also loved spending time with his family, was a great fan of the New York Yankees, loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and being a snowbird with his wife Ann whom he married on August 31, 1974 and who passed away June 28, 2014.

Chuck had also been a member of the American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton, a retired member of the Fredonia Fire Department, and a Masonic Lodge Member of the Brocton / Fredonia Masons.

He is survived by one son Dave (Caroline) Johnson, one daughter Cindy (Warren) Erdle, two step-children Robert (Denice) Bailey and Lisa (Scott) Brisley, Two grandchildren Kari (Jeff) Potter and Brandon (Sarah) Tarnowski, great-granchildren Nolan and Bryce

Potter and Brayden and (baby to be) Tarnowski, step grandchildren Ashley (Jim) Karalus, Christian Bailey and Makayla Brisley and two step great-grandchildren Nataleigh Fox and Wyatt Karalus. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews; Joene (John) Pease of Lakeview,New York, Barb (Jim) Wright of Fredonia, New York, Robert (Christie) Johnson of Chicago,Il, Ken Johnson of Fredonia, New York and Bruce Stone of Portland, Maine.

Besides his parents and his wife Ann Bernice Johnson he was predeceased by four brothers Milton, Lester, Raymond and Robert Johnson and two sisters Florence Stone and Ruth Sherman.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday December 3, 2018 at 11 am from the Morse Funeral Home in Brocton, New York. Rev. Larry Morrison of the Brocton Baptist Church will be officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded to Chuck by the American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton at the conclusion of the services at the Funeral Home. Interment for the family will be at Portland Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers. Friends are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home 51 Highland Ave. Brocton, New York from 4-7pm on Sunday December 2, 2018. Memorials in Chucks memory may be made to The American Cancer Society P O Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online at American Cancer Society / or Fredonia Rescue Squad, West Main St. Fredonia, New York 14063.

James Brown

James Brown 82 years old of Brocton, New York passed away Monday morning at St. Vincent Health Care Center in Erie, Pa. after a brief illness.  James was born in Sheridan, New York on December 18, 2018 to the late Cecil and Cecile Markham Brown. He had live in this area his entire life. When he was younger he had worked at the Collins Milk Plant in Gowanda, New York and later at  the Mayville Milk Plant and Smitties Gravel Pit in Brocton, New York.  He was a Grape Farmer and loved farming, tractors and the land.

He is survived by four stepsons Keith Brown of Brocton, New York, Paul Brown of Portland, New York, Ron Brown of Pennsylvania and Vern Brown of Jamestown, New York and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased in death by his wife Mary Ann Brown who passed away four years ago and one sister Charlotte (Brown) Farnham, one brother Charles Brown and one little sister.

As per James wishes there will be no visiting hours and a Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.Funeral arrangements have been provided by the Morse Funeral Home of Brocton, New York.

Donald J. Woleben

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Donald J. Woleben “DJ”, age 74 of Fredonia, New York boarded his final train ride home on Monday, November 26, 2018 with his loving family near his side. DJ was born December 21, 1943 in Westfield, New York, a son to the late DeForest and Gladys (Farnham) Woleben.

Don graduated from Brocton Central School and then served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. After completion of his service, he became employed at Kem Dengler Chevrolet in Westfield, New York as an auto mechanic until it closed. He was then employed by SUNY Fredonia as a Custodian working with his late wife.

Don loved trains, big and small and loved traveling and the outdoors. He also enjoyed tinkering and fixing just about anything and especially enjoyed reading owners manuals from front to back on cars and trucks. When time permitted, Don loved spending time with his many friends.

He is survived by his two children , Scott (Kelly) Woleben of Silver Creek, New York and Kim (Gene) Cook of Westfield, New York and his cherished grandchildren Stephanie and Derek Cook and Brady and Matt Woleben. He is further survived by his three sisters Beverly Mulkin and Debbie Willey of Fredonia and Jan Newman of Virginia and his furry companion Peggy Sue.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Nancy (Loup) Woleben who passed away on March 20, 2015. The family also wishes to give a special thank-you to Dr. Putman, Jackie, Rachael and Jodi of Hospice and caregivers Gina and Kim for their kind and considerate care.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday December 1, 2018 at 11 am from the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave. Brocton, New York. Rev. Richard Ricker of the Fredonia Methodist Church will officiate. Full Military honors will be accorded to him by The American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton, New York at the conclusion of the service. There will be visitation for family and friends from 10 to 11 am prior to the start of the Memorial Service at the Funeral home. In lieu of flowers. Memorials in honor and memory of Don may be made to Chautauqua County Hospice, 20 W Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, New York 14750.

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.