Patricia M. Archer

Patricia M. Archer

September 7, 1928 - February 12, 2019

Patricia M.  Archer, 90, of Hultquist Place, Jamestown, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2019) at Hultquist Place.

She was born September 7, 1928 in Jamestown, the daughter of Harold and Hazel Aiken Bratt.

Pat was a graduate of WCA Hospital Nursing Program where she earned her RN degree. She had worked for various nursing homes and hospitals.

Along with her husband, she had owned and operated Archer Lumber Co. Inc. in Albion , NY. before retiring in 1985.

Pat had been a member of the Stillwater EUB Church and had attended Timberlake UM Church in Lynchburg, VA.

She will be remembered for being a kind and caring person.

Pat is survived by her husband John A. Archer whom she married on August 6, 1949 in Eden, NY.; three children: Rebecca (George) Neilans of Lynchburg, VA, Debra (Karl) Heuer of Huntersville, NC, and Timothy (Patricia) Archer of Albion, NY; nine grandchildren: Dan and Luke Neilans, Sarah Koegel, Spencer, Kyle, and Tyler Heuer, Paul and John Archer, and Elizabeth Archer Haibach, several great-grandchildren and a sister Hazel Hudson of AZ.

She was predeceased by a sister Joyce Lawyer.

The funeral will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Burial will be in Rutledge Cemetery, Conewango.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at 10 a.m. in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Condolences may be sent to Pat’s family at petersonfh.net.

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Robert R. "Bones"  Ransom

Robert R. "Bones" Ransom

July 12, 1957 - February 3, 2019

Robert R. “Bones” Ransom, 61, of Old Mill Rd., Brocton, passed away Sunday, (Feb. 3, 2019) at his home.

He was born July 12, 1957 in Westfield, the son of Ronald and Hilda Delcamp Ransom.

He had been employed in the maintenance dept. for Walmart.

Bones was an exempt fireman of the Brocton Fire Company which he had been a member of for many years and a member of the American Legion John W. Dill Post 434, Brocton.

Robert is survived by his wife Kelly Ormsby Ransom, two children: Vicki (Dustin) Ackendorf of Brocton and Michael (JoAnna) Ransom of Garner, NC; four grandchildren: Courtney, Caleb, and Isaiah Ransom and Madeline Brogan, a brother: Donald (Donna) Ransom of Arizona, and a brother- in- law James Kawski of Fredonia.

He was predeceased by his sister, Veronica “Tootie” Kawski.

A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the John W. Dill American Legion, Brocton.

No visitation will be observed.

Memorials may be made to the Brocton Fire Co., 80 Lake Ave., Brocton, NY 14716 or Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative care 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.

 The Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg is handling arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to Robert’s family at petersonfh.net.

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MIchael P. Brooks

MIchael P. Brooks

February 2, 1990 - February 1, 2019

Michael P. Brooks, 28, of Frewsburg, NY, passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.

He was a graduate of Jamestown High School. After graduation he joined the United States Air Force as a Geospatial Intelligence Analyst.

As a proud veteran, he served from 2008 to 2015. He did one tour in Afghanistan and one humanitarian relief effort in Haiti. He earned several decorations, commendations, and medals.

Michael will always be remembered for his excellence and competitiveness in sports throughout his life which drove his passion for weight-lifting. He enjoyed playing darts, and spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving are his parents, Jeff and Jill Marsh of Frewsburg, additionally, brothers Justin Marsh of Tampa, FL, and Nicholas Marsh of Frewsburg, and sisters: Mindy (Jon) Maxwell of Ewa Beach, HI, and Carli Marsh of Frewsburg, NY.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roger Marsh, in December 1918.

Peterson Funeral Home of Frewsburg is in charge of all services. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 5th from 5 to 7 p.m., with the funeral service on Wednesday February 6th at 11 a.m. A military interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery Annex, Frewsburg, NY.

The family would like to thank the staff at Chautauqua County Hospice and Palliative Care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dwyer Veterans Program, in care of VMW CH20 INC., c/o Melodie Paladino 2538 Fisher Hill Rd., Kennedy, NY, 14747.

Condolences may be sent to Michael’s family at petersonfh.net.

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Erma L. Hitchcock

Erma L. Hitchcock

September 6, 1934 - January 26, 2019

Erma L. Hitchcock, 84, of Wellington, Fl., formerly of 26 Falconer St. Frewsburg, passed away Saturday (Jan. 26, 2019) in Wellington.

She was born September 6, 1934 in North Clymer, the daughter of Lewis and Florence Pitt, Holthouse.

Before retiring she had worked at Chautauqua Hardware for many years.

She was a member of the Samuel Derby Post 556 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Frewsburg.

Erma is survived by three children: Sharon (Richard) Covert of Wellington, Fl., Cindy Blose (Ray Helm) of Randolph, and Brian (Donna) Adelgren of Kiantone, four stepchildren: James, Jeffery, Judy and JoAnn Hitchcock along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased in death by her husband, Donald Hitchcock, a daughter, Theresa Ryan, a grandson, Terrance Blose, and three brothers: Norman, Wayne and Harold Holthouse.

 The funeral will be held at noon on Saturday February 2nd, 2019 in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Rev. Ronald Lemon will officiate.

Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the funeral home on Saturday February 2nd.

Condolences may be sent to Erma’s family at petersonfh.net.

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Theodore H. Nordland

Theodore H. Nordland

March 11, 1929 - January 6, 2019

Theodore H. Nordland, 89, of 414 Frissell Rd. Kiantone, passed away Sunday (Jan. 6, 2019) at his home.

He was born March 11, 1929 in Jamestown, the son of Rudolph and Helen Frissell Nordland.

He was a US Army veteran.

Along with his wife he had owned and operated a dairy farm in Kiantone for many years.

He attended the Wiltsie Community Church.

Ted is survived by his wife of sixty years, Elsie Gustafson Nordland; three sons: David (Jenny) Nordland of Kiantone, John (Lori) Nordland of Columbus, PA, and Paul (Karyn) Nordland of Russell, PA: eleven grandchildren: Elizabeth, Luke, Joshua, Timothy, Johanna, Michele, Isaiah (Joanna), Micah, Krysta, Josiah, and Ezra, a new great-grandson, Theodore, and a sister Mary Boozel of Meadville, PA.

He was predeceased by two brothers: Danny and Julius Nordland.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Rev. Todd Venman, Pastor of Wiltsie Community Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Swede Hill Cemetery, Russell, PA.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Condolences may be sent to Ted’s family at petersonfh.net.

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Veronica "Carol" Halovich

Veronica "Carol" Halovich

December 22, 1945 - January 3, 2019

Veronica “Carol” Halovich, 73, of Kiantone passed away Thursday (Jan. 3, 2019) at the home of her daughter Deborah Everetts.

She was born December 22, 1945 in Portage, PA, the daughter of William and Leona Madigan Passick.

Before retiring she had been employed for many years at Truck-Lite where she served as union president.

Carol was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Frewsburg.

She enjoyed her family, going to Salamanca bingo, and singing to her dogs.

Carol is survived by four children: Deborah (Troy) Everetts of Ellington, Dianne Cameron of Middleboro, MA, Joseph Halovich Jr. of Buffalo, and Steve (Amanda) Halovich of Jamestown; six grandchildren: Alicia, Olivia, Tristan, Trenton, Madison, and Taylor, a great-granddaughter, Rowan, two brothers: William Passick of Fayetteville, NC and Martin Passick of Portage, PA, and a sister-in-law, Louise Halovich of Portage, PA

Besides her parents, Carol was predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Halovich Sr., and two sisters: Thelma and Mary Jean.

The funeral will be held at 5 p.m. Monday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Deacon Mike Lennon will officiate.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 3 to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.

Condolences may be sent to Carol’s family at petersonfh.net.

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Patricia M. Eckard

Patricia M. Eckard

March 18, 1945 - December 11, 2018

Patricia M. Eckard, 73, of 17 Centennial Street, Frewsburg, NY, passed away on Tuesday (December 11, 2018) at The Sheridan at Chesterfield, in Chesterfield, MO.

She was born March 18, 1945 in Fulton, NY, the daughter of William and Dorothy (Gaffney) Scanlon.  Pat was a graduate of Bishop Cunningham High School. She was employed at the Fulton Savings Bank and prior to that at Midwest Telephone Co., where she met her husband of 42 years Robert M. Eckard, having been married on October 16, 1965.  In 1986 they relocated to Frewsburg, NY.

Besides being a great mother, grandmother, aunt and homemaker, she enjoyed camping, the outdoors, her pets, NASCAR and arts and crafts, (including needlepoint, knitting, and crocheting).  She was a member of the Home Bureau, Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, and Carroll Rod and Gun Club.

Pat is survived by a son Robert (Terri) Eckard of St. Louis, MO, three grandsons: Kyle (Kim) Haller, Cody Haller, and Zach Haller, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert M. Eckard who passed away October 4, 2011, a daughter Michelle L. (Eckard) Haller who passed on March 6, 2013, a brother, Thomas P. Scanlon, and two sisters: Kathleen Voss and Armeine Sherman.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, December 21st at Our Lady of Victory Oratory, Frewsburg.  Immediately following mass, the burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 20th in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua Co. Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.

Condolences may be sent to Pat’s family at petersonfh.net.

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Roger N. Marsh

Roger N. Marsh

September 24, 1933 - December 3, 2018

Roger N. Marsh, 85, of Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing, formerly of N. Pearl St. Frewsburg, passed away Monday (Dec. 3, 2018) at Heritage Village.

 He was born September 24, 1933 in Stockton, the son of Carl and Wilma Osgood Marsh.

Roger was a US Navy veteran.

He had been employed at the former Proto Tool for many years and later at Reed Manufacturing and American Meeter in Erie, PA before retiring in 1998.

Roger returned to Cassadaga in 2004 and then relocated to Frewsburg in 2015.

He was a longtime member of the Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280, former member of the Cassadaga Baptist Church, and attended the Kiantone Congregational Church.

He was a huge sports fan and had coached little league baseball, Babe Ruth, played baseball for Jamestown Old-timers, and softball for Skippies Bar and Grill.

Roger is survived by his wife Ethel Brown Marsh whom he married March 21, 1923, four sons: Steven (JoAnn) Marsh of Westfield, Timothy (Becky) Marsh of Salisbury, NC, Daniel (Merrilynn) Marsh of Titusville, PA, and Jeffery (Jill) Marsh of Frewsburg; fourteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother: Larry Marsh of Stockton, a sister: Doloris “Dottie” Muzzy of Jamestown, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son: Michael Marsh in 1974, two granddaughters, a sister, Bessie Kelley, and seven brothers: Claire, Howard, John, Kenneth, Paul, Gordon, and Carl Benjamin, Jr.

The funeral will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Pastor Mel McGinnis will officiate,

Burial will be in Cassadaga Cemetery.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at 10 a.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Condolences may be sent to Roger’s family at petersonfh.net.

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Mona J. Nelson

Mona J. Nelson

October 8, 1930 - November 27, 2018

Mona J. Nelson, 88, of Heritage Green Rehab and skilled nursing, formerly of 25 Cherry St. Frewsburg, passed away Tuesday, (Nov. 27, 2018) at Heritage Green.

She was born October 8, 1930 in the Town of Poland, the daughter of Ira and Jennie Eblom Walker.

Before retiring, she had been employed as office manager for Upstate Milk for eighteen years and prior to that at Dairylea.

She was a member of East Jamestown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Mona is survived by a son Craig (Teresa) Nelson of Jamestown, a daughter, Gloria (Rob) Catha of Bradenton, FL; four grandchildren: Joshua (Jenna) Nelson of Rochester, Jessica Nelson of Jamestown, Nesreen Aponte of FL, and David Chichaali of Dallas, TX.

She was predeceased by her husband Albert G. Nelson, four sisters; Kathryn Mansfield, Madelyn Garfield, Evelyn Cooper, and Allene Nelson, and three brothers: Ira, Robert, and Rodney Walker.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 180 Martin Rd, Jamestown.

No visitation will be observed.

Memorials may be made to Jamestown East Congregation.

The Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg is handling arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to Mona’s family at petersonfh.net.

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Ruth D. Thompson

Ruth D. Thompson

March 3, 1922 - November 10, 2018

Ruth D. Thompson, 96, of 101 Hollybrooke Lane Frewsburg, passed away Saturday (Nov. 10, 2018) at her home.

She was born March 3, 1922 in Warren, the daughter of Theodore and Jennie Swanson Olson.

Before retiring, she was a purchasing agent for National Forge and Erie Forge.

Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Warren and the Conewango Club.

She lived for her family and loved having them around her.

Ruth was a lady with a positive attitude and an uplifting spirit. She easily made friends with those she came in contact with. Ruth always presented herself with much class and also shared her wonderful sense of humor with others.

She was known by many as the “hat lady”.

She enjoyed garage sales, keeping track of the stock market, and had just recently enjoyed a trip to New York City.

Ruth is survived by two children: Roxy (Robert) Gray of Frewsburg and William (Cathy) Dove of Orlando, Fl.; three granddaughters: Christy (Brian) Dove Fronczek of Orlando, Holly (David) Marshall of Pittsford, NY, and Brooke (Garrett) Moller of Frewsburg, and six great-great grandchildren: Gray, Jackson, Emerson, Lincoln, Oaklyn, and Case.

She was predeceased by an infant son, William D. Dove, her first husband, William R. Dove, second husband, Bernard Thompson, a brother, Ted Olson, and a sister, Helen Gary.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the First United Methodist Church in Warren.

The family asks that anyone who wishes, to please wear a hat to the service in Ruth’s honor.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service in the church.

Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park.

As per the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Myers Memorial Library 6 Falconer St., Frewsburg 14738 or the Frewsburg Fire Co., PO Box 590, Frewsburg, NY 14738.

Condolences may be sent to Ruth’s family at petersonfh.net.

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