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.

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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.

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James H. Buck

James H. Buck

April 30, 1935 - June 30, 2019

  James Harlan Buck 84, of Frewsburg, NY passed away on June 30, 2019 at home. He was born in his Grandfather’s home on Myrtle St. in Jamestown, NY on April 30, 1935 to the late John Henry and Marguerite Jensen Buck.  He was a 1954 graduate of Jamestown High School where he was active in the music dept. and the rifle club.  He then joined the US Army where he served in the 10th Mountain Division touring Europe and patrolling the Iron Curtain. He eventually joined the 10th Division Army band playing the drums.  James was baptized and then confirmed in the Pilgrim Memorial Congregational church in Jamestown 1947.

James worked on the local Erie RR from 1958 – 1963 as a Brakeman and Conductor. He retired from the Jamestown Fire Dept. in 1987 where he was a member for 21 years. Along with his wife Barbara, they operated the ‘Ol Fogey’s antique store in Frewsburg for several years and then the Jamestown Antique Mart.  He was founder and owner of Niagara Frontier Collectors, Inc. and most recently founder, owner and president of York-Penn Shows, Inc. Jim was a well respected show promotor and organizer in the tri state area. His expertise in the area of militaria will be just one of his many legacies.

Community service was an important part of Jim’s life.  He was a life member for 58 years with the Frewsburg Volunteer Fire Co serving as an officer for 22 years. This also included many years of organizing the Old Home Week as well as General Chairman of the town’s Sesquicentennial in 1975. He also served as past Fire Commissioner for the Town of Carroll.  He was a member of the Jamestown Morton Club, United Police and Fire Retirees Association of NY, Inc., Samuel Derby American Legion, Carroll Masonic Lodge #1147 F. & A.M., Town of Carroll Historical Society, serving as a trustee, life member of the Carroll Rod & Gun, the Lakewood Rod & Gun, Ingjald Lodge #65, I.O. Vikings, former member of the Viking Drum & Bugle corps., life member of S.C.O.P.E., Korean War Veterans assoc., Benefactor of NRA, NYS Rifle and Pistol Assoc. as well as Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Assoc.

Jim had a passion for life and all that it had to offer. He was a well know historian, antiquarian and a prodigious collector of militaria. His expertise in this field was highly sought after up until his death. He has been a generous donor to local museums and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and local historical finds. He was a firm believer in preserving our local history. From a young age, he dug for local arrow heads, and interesting historical items. His love of music and talent also came naturally. Playing several instruments along with his 5 siblings and friends, this led to some interesting bands within the family home. He instilled his love of nature with his family and spent many summers camping and boating at Kinzua and the Allegheny National forest. His creative talents have been evident in the home he designed and built over 30 years ago. The family has been able to share the last few weeks with Jim as he shared his appreciation of life and inspired all who surrounded him to embrace this life.  To grieve is to have loved.


Preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 58 years Barbara Ann Lind who died in 2012, his brother Eugene and sisters Marilyn & Patricia. 

He is survived by his daughters Candyce Buck Mason of Tacoma, Wa., Cecelia Buck Nosel of Frewsburg, Correne Buck of Lakewood, WA. and son Jonathan Buck of Randolph, NY. Grandchildren Roy Mason Jr., Anna – Maria Mason Rouzon (Raymond) both of Federal Way, Wa., Joshua Wilcox of Halifax, VT., Travis Wilcox (Alexis) of Charlotte, NC,  and Anna Evan (Jesse) of Jamestown. 6 great grandchildren, Devean, Dezirae, Danika, Madeline, Liam, & Logan. A brother, David Buck and a sister Joanne Sweeney and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his loving companion Jacqulyn Grundstrom.

Family will receive friends on Friday, July 5 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg, where a Masonic service will be held at 6:45 p.m.. Funeral service will be held Saturday July 6 at 11:00 am at the Buck pond and property, South Pearl St, Frewsburg, where Reverend Mel McGinnis of the Kiantone Congregational church will officiate. Interment with military honors will take place at Maple Grove cemetery. Family and friends are invited to stay for a celebration of life immediately following services at the Buck property.

Memorials can be made to the Frewsburg Vol Fire Co., The Carroll Historical Society or Chautauqua County Hospice.

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Edna L. Bennett

Edna L. Bennett

September 11, 1930 - June 23, 2019

Edna L. Bennett, 88, of 20 Center St., Frewsburg passed away Sunday Jun. (23, 2019) at UPMC Chautauqua.

She was born September 11, 1930 in Kiantone, the daughter of Merle and Lois Woodward Houghwot.

Edna was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Frewsburg where she was the bell ringer, Sunday school superintendent and worked in the nursery.

She is survived by her children: Larry Houghwot, Reba Bennett, and Harold Bennett Jr. of Frewsburg, and Verna (Dennis) Cline of Kinston, NC; a granddaughter: Tammy Ingerson whom she raised; four great-grandchildren, two great-great- grandchildren, and a sister, Phyllis (Richard) Warner of Sugar Grove.

Edna was predeceased by her Husband Harold Bennett Sr., a son Loury Houghwot, three sisters, Clara Moore, Jean Green, and Evelyn Houghwot; four brothers: Harold, Merle, Lyle, Norman, and Russell Houghwot.

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

Rev. Nicholas Cultrara, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Frewsburg and Pastor Carol Becker of Wheeler Hill Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Fentonville Cemetery, Frewsburg.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral Home.

Memorias may be made to the First Baptist Church, Frewsburg or Meyers Memorial Library, Frewsburg.

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Patricia A. Fegley

Patricia A. Fegley

September 13, 1945 - June 11, 2019

Patricia A. Fegley, 73, of 77 Water Street, Frewsburg, passed away Tuesday June 11, 2019 at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA.

She was born September 13, 1945 in Bradford, PA, the daughter of Alfred and Grace Songer Zanelli.

Patricia had been employed at the former Manor Oak Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Samuel Derby Post 556 American Legion in Frewsburg, Carroll Rod and Gun, and the AM Vets in Sugar Grove.

Pat enjoyed playing bingo.

She is survived by her loving companion, Randy VanArsdale of Frewsburg, six children: Tracey (Tim Jones) Fegley, and Scott (Jerezem) Fegley of Frewsburg, Diane (Matt) Harris, Debra (Tom Hurr), and Lynette Jagels of Ohio, and Roxanne Fegley of Indiana; eleven grandchildren: Jessica (Alex), Sara, Allan, Brian, Selah, Gregory, Gabby (Nick),Shannon, Lukas, Nathan, and Jake; two great-grandchildren: Madison and Adrianna, and a sister Sally Aldrich of Cherry Creek.

She was predeceased by her parents.

The family would like you to join them for a celebration of life which will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Carroll Rod and Gun Club, Frew Run, Frewsburg.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Carroll Rod and Gun Club or a charity of one’s choice.

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Cleora M. Tuller

Cleora M. Tuller

July 1, 1933 - June 11, 2019

Cleora M. Tuller, 85, of 106 Old Fentonville Road, Frewsburg passed away Tuesday June 11, 2019 at Warren Manor.

She was born July 1, 1933 in Fentonville, the daughter of Lyle and Rubie Bennett Bennett.

Cleora was a graduate of Frewsburg Central School.

She was a member of the Fentonville United Methodist Church where she had been secretary and treasurer, and the Fentonville Cemetery Society where she was also treasure.

Cleora enjoyed cooking, baking, and gardening.

She is survived by her son Daniel B. (Deborah) Tuller of Akeley, PA, her grandchildren: Karen Tuller Jordan and Bruce Tuller, a great-grandson Julian Jordan, and three sisters: Carol Jones of Fentonville, Marcia Carlstrom of Clarion, PA, and Linda Davis of Chatham, IL.

She was predeceased by her husband Lyle E. Tuller whom she married Oct. 12, 1952 in Fentonville and who died Oct. 1, 1997, a daughter, Christine A. Snyder on June 6, 1982, and a grandson Adam Lee Snyder in 1986.

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

Rev. Christopher Rhodes, pastor of the Fentonville United Methodist Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Fentonville Cemetery, Frewsburg.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Warren or Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care.

Condolences may be sent to Cleora’s family at

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Edwin B. Sandberg

Edwin B. Sandberg

June 6, 1934 - May 31, 2019

Edwin B. Sandberg, 84, of 1578 Manchester Rd, Jamestown, passed away Friday (May 31, 2019) at Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing from Metastatic Myeloma cancer and Stage 4 Renal failure.

He was born June 6, 1934 in Frewsburg, the son of Gunnard and Ethel Nelson Sandberg.

Before retiring, he had been employed for forty-four years at MRC/SKF.

He was a sixty-two year member of the Kiantone Independent Fire Dept. where he served as Chief for fifteen years, assistant chief for three years, vice president for four years, and director for six years. Ed was a member of the Southern Chautauqua County Club Associates. In October of 2003 he was voted in as district master at the district convention in Albany, He was also a member of Sven Lodge # 296 in Erie, the Scandinavian Swedish Foundation, and life member of the Chautauqua Co. Fire Chiefs Assoc. where he served as president. He was a life member of Fireman’s Assoc. of the state of New York, and a life member of the Chautauqua Co. Fireman’s Fraternity, Inc.

He was involved with the Thule Lodge# 127 where he was chairman for four years, vice chairman for two years, and director for six years.

On May 17, 2018 he was awarded the hometown hero at the fifteenth annual breakfast for his dedicated service to the community.

The Norden Club sponsored the King Carl XVI Gustafson and Queen Silvia of Sweden who presented Edwin and Donna Sandberg a certificate of appreciation on October 22, 2011.

He was awarded two proclamations from Senator Catherine Young for his years of service at the Kiantone Independent Fire Dept. and Southwest Assoc. of volunteer Firemen.

Ed is survived by his children: Pamela (Dean) Morningstar of Lander, PA, Wendy (Emory) Heitman of Kiantone, Karen (Neil Carlson) Zickgraft and Dawn (Pete) Scarsone of Jamestown, Darlene Morrison of Cherry Creek, Arlene (Robert) Olmstead of Byron, NY, and Frank (Patty) Hyer of Ocala, FL., many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Sandberg of Frewsburg, and two sisters: Helen Shoup and Martha (Don) Dove of Frewsburg.

He was predeceased by his wife Donna Sandberg and a brother Lawrence Sandberg.

A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday June 10, 2019 at the Kiantone Independent Fire Dept.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Kiantone Fire Dept. where a luncheon will follow and visitation again from 2 to 5:30 p.m. prior to the service.

Burial will be in Fentonville Cemetery, Frewsburg.

The Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg is handling arrangements.

The family wishes memorials be made to the Kiantone Independent Fire Department.

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Ralph Angelo Cardone

Ralph Angelo Cardone

October 25, 1951 - May 20, 2019

Ralph Angelo Cardone, 67, of 8 Howard St., Frewsburg, passed away Monday (May 20, 2019) at his home.

He was born October 25, 1951 in Jamestown, the son of Frank and Maxine Ferry Cardone.

Ralph earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Fredonia State.

He was employed at Falconer Glass where he served as union president.

He was instrumental in the organization of the little hoopers program in Frewsburg, coached little league and enjoyed sports.

Ralph is survived by his wife Paula Jones Cardone whom he married in 1974; three children: Megan (Craig) Rodgers, Todd (Julie) Cardone, and Ashley Cardone of Frewsburg; nine grandchildren, and a brother, Dennis (Karolyn) Cardone of Scandia.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister, Bonnie Travis, and three brothers, James, Frank, and Gregory Cardone.

The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Zion Lutheran Church, Frewsburg.

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

Memorials may be made to the Jamestown Boys and Girls Club.

Condolences may be sent to Ralph’s family at

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