Larry C. Ormsby

Larry C. Ormsby

April 24, 1938 - September 30, 2019

Larry C. Ormsby, 81, of 5783 Martin Rd., Brocton, passed away Monday (Sept. 30, 2019) at his home.

He was born April 24, 1938 in Kennedy, the son of Lawrence and Julia Lawson Ormsby.

Larry was a US navy veteran serving from 1957 to 1963.

He was a member of the Westfield Moose and the Chautauqua Cruisers Club.

Before retiring in 1999 he had been employed at Kraft Foods for thirty years.

Larry is survived by four children: Kelly Ransom, Cindy (Jim Kingsley) Wilson, and Wendy (Greg) Irish of Brocton, and Terry (Julie Brosious) Ormsby of Ripley, fourteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Near Ormsby, a grandson, Kevin Callahan Jr., a brother Richard Ormsby, a sister, Ruth Ann Karalus, and a son-in-law Robert Ransom.

Services will be private.

No visitation will be observed.

The Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Brocton Fire Co., 80 Lake Ave., Brocton, NY 14716.

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Lewis D. Bookbinder

Lewis D. Bookbinder

February 19, 1953 - September 22, 2019

Lewis D. Bookbinder, 66, of 80 N. Pearl St., Frewsburg, passed away Sunday (Sept. 22, 2019) at Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Pittsburgh.

He was born February 19, 1953 in Cleveland, OH, the son of Fred and Ruth Brom Bookbinder.

Lew had been employed at Regal Services in Ripley.

He was a member of the Frewsburg American Legion post 556, was a car enthusiast, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Lew is survived by his wife, Evelyn Brown Bookbinder, four children: Marjorie (Mike) Hardin of Litchfield, OH, Jeremy Holland of Jamestown, Victoria Holland of Warren, PA, and Tiffany Holland of Fort Mill, SC; nine grandchildren: Melanie (Jake) Brown, Katelyn Simon, Savannah and Timothy Kara, Alexis, Lilja, and Emily Holland, and Michael and Christopher Hardin; two brothers; John (Helen) Bookbinder, his twin, Michael (Donna) Bookbinder, and a sister, Beverly (Robert) Martin.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters: Barbara and Lori Bookbinder.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

There will be no services observed.

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O. Ruth Pears

O. Ruth Pears

December 26, 1929 - September 12, 2019

O. Ruth Pears, 89, of Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing, Gerry, NY, formerly of Indiana, PA, passed away Thursday, (Sept. 12, 2019) at the home.

She was born December 6, 1929 in New Castle, PA, the daughter of Richard and Erma Pinney Owrey.

Ruth had been employed at Christian Book and Gift. 

She had been a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

She had enjoyed volunteering at the Indiana Regional Medical Center as well as crocheting, sewing and baking.

Ruth is survived by two daughters: Lea Donahue of Indiana, PA and Susan tenPas of Ellington, NY; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and was looking forward to her eleventh great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her husband Harold Pears, a son, Edward Pears, and a daughter Lynn Pears Canose.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Christian and Missionary Church, 2510 Warren Rd., Indiana.

The family will receive friends starting at 1:30 p.m. prior to the service in the church.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clymer Missionary and Alliance Church or CAMA, 8595 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO., 80920.

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Teresa J. Anderson

Teresa J. Anderson

August 8, 1923 - September 9, 2019

Teresa J. Anderson, 96, of 1410 Peck Settlement Rd, Stillwater, passed away Monday (Sept. 9, 2019) at her home.

She was born August 8, 1923 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Armen and Edna McChesney Telian.

Teresa was a graduate of Corning Free Academy and WCA Hospital School of Nursing. Before her marriage to Richard Anderson Sr. on December 24, 1949, she had been employed at WCA Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

 She had a keen intellect, a sharp sense of humor, and loved a good political debate.

 She was a member of the Stillwater United Methodist Church where she was past president of the Sacajawea Class and had acted as trustee treasurer. She was a former member of the pastor parish committee and the administrative council and had attended Zion Covenant Church where she enjoyed the bible study group. She served on the Chautauqua Co. Republican Committee, was past president of Chaut. Co. Republican Women, and the Lincoln P.T.A. where she was life member. Teresa was former State Committee Woman 149 A.D. Delegate to 1982 Governors Convention. She was a life member of the Marvin House where she was past president of the governing board and served as trustee. She was also a member of AARP, the Fenton Historical Society, and Lakewood Rod & Gun.

Teresa is survived by two sons: Don E. Anderson (Bonnie) and Kevin S. (Nancy) Anderson of Kiantone; her grandchildren: Heidi (Cory) Weaver  of Lancaster, PA, Eric (Ashley) Anderson of Kiantone, Molly E. Anderson, Emma J. Anderson, and Sadie A. Anderson; five great-grandchildren: Matteo Sampon , Brooklyn Sampon, and Reghan Sampon, of Lancaster, PA, Cire Anderson and Riley Anderson of Kiantone; a brother, Gary Telian of Lake Waneta, NY, and a sister, Mary Tuthill of Cortland, NY.

She was predeceased by her husband Richard Anderson Sr., a son, Richard Anderson Jr., four brothers: Harry, Vartan, Milan, and Levon Telian.

The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

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

Memorials may be made to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care or The Marvin House.

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Lee E. Fuller Sr.

Lee E. Fuller Sr.

November 17, 1940 - September 5, 2019

Lee E. Fuller Sr., 78, of 31 Brookside Estates Dr., passed away Thursday, (Sept. 5, 2019) at Warren Manor.

He was born November 17, 1940 in Jamestown, the son of Donald and Kathryn Huckleberry Fuller.

Prior to retirement he had been employed at the former Crawford Furniture Co.

He was an avid bowler playing on many leagues and he enjoyed playing cards.

Lee is survived by his wife Carol Timblin Fuller whom he married August 15, 1959; three children: Lee (Susan) Fuller Jr. of Jamestown, Barbara (Rick) Flood of Frewsburg, and Scott Fuller (Rosie) of Binghamton, NY; two grandchildren: Richard “Ricky”  (Gretchen) Carlson of Wilmington, NC, and Anne Louise, and a brother, Roger Fuller of Jamestown.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a grandson, Andrew Fuller, a brother Durwin Fuller, and a sister Beverly Odell.

No services or visitation will be observed.

Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701 or The Frewsburg Fire Co., PO Box 590, Frewsburg, NY 14738.

The Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg, is handling arrangements.

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Maureen H. Barr Nelson

Maureen H. Barr Nelson

August 4, 1936 - July 30, 2019

Maureen H. (née Barr) Nelson left this world for her eternal home in heaven on July 30, 2019.  She was born in Olean, NY to John V. Barr and Helen Huffmire Barr on August 4, 1936, and after calling many places home, in the end Olean became her final resting place.  Reenie, as she was fondly known most of her life, married Joseph Prevesk, also of Olean, in 1956 and from that union produced five children; Steven R. Prevesk, Kim (Brad) Wiltsie, Terri Ludovicy, Wendy (Randy) Duell, and Margaret (Jeff) Darling.  In 1982 Reenie married Dale Nelson, which increased her family to include Dana (Lori) Nelson, Don (JoAnn) Nelson, Daryl (Laura) Nelson, and Duane (Debbie) Nelson. 

Reenie’s travels led her to Hinsdale, NY, Erie, PA, Baldwinsville, NY, and eventually Frewsburg, NY, which she called home for the last 45 years.  She worked in many professions, including as a soda jerk, a dental assistant, and for Truck Lite, to name a few.  It was after her formal retirement that she became the beloved bartender at Andersons Tavern in Frewsburg.   

Reenie was active in many sports, excelling in golf (where she would hit from the men’s tees), bowling (you will still find her name for high score on the walls of the Jamestown Bowling Company), horseshoes, and any kind of board or card game ever invented.  Many enjoyed a spirited game of Cribbage played on her father’s board, not to mention the endless games of Crazy Eights with her family gathered around her kitchen island.  She taught her children at a very early age that you must earn your way, never allowing them a game not won fair and square.  Those lessons stayed with them through the game of life, as well.

There never was a bigger Green Bay Packer fan in the history of the team, cheering on Bart Starr, Brett Favre, and in the end Aaron Rodgers.  With the loss of Reenie, the team has lost their 12th man.  Tiger Woods will also likely never play as great as when Reenie was cheering him on from the comfort of her living room.

Reenie enjoyed traveling later life and was able to visit her daughter’s home in Nome, AK a few years back.   She was involved in the reenactment of the bank robbery on Front Street where she played the bad guy with gusto.  There was an adventurous trip to Denver, CO where she gathered with most of her children and many of her grandchildren taking in the sights of this historical city.  For several years Reenie traveled to Florida for a couple months of warm sunshine during cold winter days in western New York.  She considered Arcadia, FL her second home, and leaves behind many friendships there.  She didn’t have to travel far from home, however, to visit one of her favorite places of all, the Wiltsie Farm outside of Frewsburg.

Maureen was predeceased by both of her husbands, her daughter Kim, who fought the good fight, her stepson Daryl, and also by her brother Jack Barr, and sisters Patricia (Ray) Carapellatti and Ellen (Horace) Peck. She will be fondly remembered by her brother Dan (Sherri) Bar, and sisters Mary (Bud) Pezzimenti and Eileen (Bob) Shabala, her many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and by many nieces and nephews.  Reenie was loved and adored in her community and was blessed with many close friends.  The family would like to especially thank Lin Gibson and Mike Haskell for their friendship and love, along with many others who were there for Reenie in her time of need.

Services will be held Saturday, September 7th at the Peterson Funeral home in Frewsburg.  Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM with the service immediately following. The family will

receive friends after the service at Basil & Bones Restaurant (formerly the Frewsburg Hotel) for light lunch and a farewell toast.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Condolences may be sent to Reenie’s family at

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Robert W. Elderkin

Robert W. Elderkin

November 9, 1938 - August 19, 2019

Robert W. Elderkin, 80, of Elderkin Rd., Frewsburg went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Aug. (19, 2019) after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.

He was born November 9, 1938 in Jamestown, the son of Frank and Margaret Rumbaugh Elderkin.

Bob was a 1957 graduate of Frewsburg Central School.

Before retiring after thirty-seven years, he had been employed at Weber-Knapp.

He had been a member of the National Guard for eight years.

Bob was a member of the Ivory Baptist Church where he had served as Sunday School Teacher and was a deacon and trustee for many years.

His hearts desire was that his family and friends would all know Jesus as their Lord and savior and one day they would all be together once again in Heaven.

Bob will be remembered as a man who was always willing to give to others.

He was such a good husband and great roll model for his children and grandchildren.

Bob had a passion for running, starting at the age of fourteen. He ran for pure enjoyment and had participated in many area races.

Bob is survived by his wife Elsie Kehrli Elderkin whom he married September 26, 1964 at the EUB Church in Dewittville; two children: Robert T. (Donna) Elderkin of Frewsburg and Lisa Elderkin Misiak of Fayetteville, NY; two grandchildren: Matthew R. (Alicia) Elderkin and Amanda K. Elderkin; a great-grandson: Benjamin Berry; a brother Franklin (Betty) Elderkin of Frewsburg, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant son, Paul Wayne Elderkin in 1968, a brother, John Elderkin and a sister Nancy Abbott.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Ivory Baptist Church, Frewsburg.

Pastor Donald Reese will officiate.

Burial will be in Ivory Cemetery, Frewsburg.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Condolences may be sent to Bob’s family at

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Sandra G. Harvey

Sandra G. Harvey

October 11, 1944 - August 20, 2019

Sandra G. Harvey, 74, of 186 W. Main St. Frewsburg, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 20, 2019) at UPMC Chautauqua .

She was born October 11, 1944 in Jamestown, the daughter of Robert and Lucille Liddie Walker.

Prior to retirement she had been employed as a resident aid at the Frewsburg Rest Home.

Sandy was a member of the Frewsburg Lions Club, was past Leo Club advisor, and had volunteered at the I 86 Rest Stop as well as being involved with many other volunteer activities.

She is survived by her husband, Patrick Harvey, two grandchildren: Erick Harvey of North East, PA and Jack Lee of Jamestown; a great-grandson: Jackey Lee Jr., a sister: Janice Thompson of Frewsburg, a brother: Gary Walker of Watts Flats, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son, Robert Harvey on August 4, 2002 and a sister Judith Walker Lutgen.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Pastor Ronald Lemon of Koinonia Christian Fellowship will officiate.

Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery Annex, Frewsburg.

The family will receive friends from 7to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Frewsburg Lions Club, Frewsburg Fire Company or Koinonia Christian Fellowship, Stillwater.

Condolences may be sent to Sandy’s family at

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Bradley E. Sargent

Bradley E. Sargent

October 26, 1959 - August 6, 2019

Bradley E. Sargent, 59, of 9 Juliet St., passed away Tuesday August 6, 2019 at his home.

He was born October 26, 1959 in Jamestown, the son of Earl E. “Raymond” and Janice Crandall Sargent.

Bradley enjoyed watching western movies and was very involved with different pool leagues.

He is survived by three daughters: Crystal Olson of Hartfield, Melisa (William) Miller of Clinton, MS., and Laura (Michael) Garnett of Jamestown; five grandchildren: Jesse and Sarah Yokom, Stefan Olson, Cameron Miller, and Caydence Adams. He was looking forward to the arrival of his new grandson. Also surviving are two brothers: Gary (Kathy) Sargent of Cassadaga and Randy (Candy) Sargent of Busti: two sisters: Yvonne (David) Haskins of FL, and Gayle Digirolamo of Jamestown.

He was predeceased by his parents.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Burial will be in Busti Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to Bradley’s family at

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Barbara Sue Black

Barbara Sue Black

September 6, 1941 - July 4, 2019

Barbara Sue Black, 77, of Kennedy, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Heritage Village in Gerry. She was born September 6, 1941, in Baltimore, MD, a daughter of the late Odis and Edna Raglin Hinch.

A graduate of Woodward High School, Sue worked at Libby Glass and Woolworth’s in Toledo, OH.  Later she and her husband Dick owned a dairy farm in Smithville, OH. In 1974, they moved to dairy farm in  Frewsburg, NY. She began working at Truck-Lite Company in 1976, retiring in 2004 as a Certified Quality Auditor. During her many years at Truck-Lite, she was involved in holiday activities making these events special for her work families.  She was a founding member of the Truck-Lite Employees Federal Credit Union, and served as their treasurer from 1979-1985. Of all her continued education courses, she was especially proud of her certification as a quality auditor.  She spent many years as a member on various bowling and golf leagues.

Sue loved to sew, knit and crochet - quilts, Christmas ornaments, Easter baskets, scarves, and sweaters were just some of the beautiful things she created. She could fix anything that needed mending – from your jacket to your heart.  After the mending was done, homemade gifts were her specialty. Easter brought hand-sewn baskets. Christmas meant quilted ornaments in everyone’s favorite colors and knitted boots to stuff with goodies. Her quilts are masterpieces and will be cherished by all those who received them. 

She always tried to make the holidays special and so enjoyed spending time with grandkids and especially her 6 great-grandsons.  She was looking forward to meeting her first great-granddaughter.  She had a great love of playing games from board and card games to Dr. Mario, Tetris and of course her iPad app games.  She will be remembered for wonderful sense of humor and just always being there for all of us in whatever we needed.

She is survived by her children Bob (Kathy) Black of Kennedy, Rick (Ginger) Black of Rochester and Robin Ritter with whom she made her home; her grandchildren Jessica (Ken) Platt of Simpsonville, SC; Jennifer (Stephen) Burton of Canton, MA; Zachary (Khrista) Black of Painesville, OH; Rachel Ritter (Austin Dowaisz) of Randoph and Bridget Ritter of Kennedy; her great-grandchildren Marq and Dakota Platt; Elijah Burton; Liam and Sean Black; and Colton Dowaisz; and her sister Elizabeth (Rick) Wagoner of Westfield

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard “Dick” Black, and her brother Robert Hinch.

Visitation at Peterson Funeral Home, 12 N. Pearl St., Frewsburg on Sunday, July 7 from 3-6 p.m. The funeral officiated by Pastor Ron Lemon is Monday, July 8th at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. A private burial follows at Ivory Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to Sue’s family at

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