Robert R. Spencer

Robert R. Spencer

May 29, 1942 - October 18, 2017

Robert R. Spencer, 75, of 1616 Scott Rd, Frewsburg passed away Wednesday (Oct. 18, 2017) at UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

He was born May 29, 1942 in Dansville, NY, the son of Harland and Laura Witherall Spencer.

Bob was a self-employed stone mason for many years.

He was a member of the Barbershop SPEBSQSA, Jamestown Harmony Express, and Ellicottville Sound.

Bob was a gifted woodworker. He enjoyed metal detecting, panning for gold and tinkering with old volkswagens and tractors.

Bob is survived by his wife Carol Waite Spencer whom he married March 30, 1979; four children: Robin (Pat) Costello of Summerville, SC; Jeff (Coleen) Gordon of Jamestown, Lori (Kurt) Henry of Newport Beach, CA; and Bobbie Jo (Steve) Carlson of Ashville, NY; six grandchildren: Joshua and Jordan Costello, Spencer Carlson, Ashley Nelson, and Jessica and Colbi Gordon, and four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, a son: Kenneth Spencer, a brother: Harland Spencer and his first wife, Sandra Spencer.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Rev. Joe Pasco, pastor of Park United Methodist Church will officiate.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or the Frewsburg Fire Co., PO Box 590, Frewsburg, NY 14738.

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

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L. Richard "Dick" Stahlman

L. Richard "Dick" Stahlman

May 7, 1933 - October 3, 2017

L. Richard “Dick” Stahlman, 84, of Heritage Park Rehab & Skilled Nursing formerly of 23 Raymond St. Jamestown, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 3, 2017) at Heritage Park.

He was born May 7, 1933 in Falconer, the son of Edward and Alphild Carlson Stahlman.

Dick was a US Navy veteran serving during the Korean War.

He retired in 1992 as supervisor of the Waste Water Treatment Plant for the Jamestown DPW.

Dick was a member of the Jamestown Church of God.

He had a great love of flowers and took pride in landscaping his home beautifully.

Dick is survived by his wife Shelley Derby Stahlman whom he married November 6, 1998; a daughter:

Stacia (Brian) Weilert of Fort Scott, KS; a son: Dana (Alta) Stahlman of Lakewood, NY; stepchildren:

Karrie (Kevin) Olmstead of Ellery, Rick (Elizabeth) Taylor of Pittsburgh, PA, and Dayne (Kendall)

 VanArsdale of Chickasha, OK; five grandchildren: Levi and Baker Weilert, Jessica Stahlman, and Michael

 and Alexander Golden; a great-grandson: Ryan Golden, and two sisters: Muriel Everson of TX and

Trudy Johnson of Ashville.

He was predeceased by his first wife Anastacia Stahlman who he is reunited with at last.

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

Burial will be in Allen Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Community Helping Hands, 31 Water St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

Condolences may be sent to Dick’s family by visiting petersonfh.net.

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Robert L. Jackson

Robert L. Jackson

May 1, 1946 - October 2, 2017

Robert L. Jackson, 71, of 58 N. Pearl St. Frewsburg, passed away Monday (Oct. 2, 2017) at UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

He was born May 1, 1946 in Phillipsburg, PA, the son of Arthur and Anne Minarch Jackson.

Robert was a truck driver and part owner of Jackson Trucking in Jamestown.

He was a member of the Frewsburg American Legion post 556, Carroll Rod and Gun, National Rifle Assoc., and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Robert is survived by three children: Michael (Jennifer) Jackson of Sugar Grove, Jennifer Jackson of Frewsburg, and Marianne (Wade) Hendry of Julian, CA.; five grandchildren: Jillian, Joshua, Amolia, and Sophia Jackson, and Michael Mizner; a brother: Arthur “Larry” (Jackie) Jackson of Onoville, and a sister, Arlene (Chuck) Hazenberg of Kiantone.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister Anita Fox.

Private services will be held in Grassflat, PA.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Condolences may be made to Robert’s family by visiting petersonfh.net.

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David B. Wilcox

David B. Wilcox

February 16, 1931 - September 24, 2017

David B. Wilcox, 86, of Memory Gardens, formerly of 1853 Riverside Rd. Kiantone, passed away Sunday, (Sept. 24, 2017) at UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

He was born February 16, 1931 in Jamestown, the son of Ernest and Doris Wilbur Wilcox.

Dave was a US Army veteran serving in the military police during the Korean War.

Before retiring in 1986 he had been employed at MRC TRW for thirty years.

Dave enjoyed baseball, fishing, hunting, trap shooting, bowling, golf, cutting wood and hosting his great pool parties.

He was an outgoing man that made friends wherever he went.

Dave is survived by his first wife Donalene Olson Bemis of Frewsburg; four children: Debbie (Jack) Walker and Dude (Darlene) Wilcox of Frewsburg, Kathy Gray of Falconer, and Ronnie Wilcox of Cassadaga; three stepchildren: Joseph Sena of Cordova, TN, Ronald (Missy) Sena and David (Wendy) Sena of Jamestown, 16 grandchildren and 33 great- grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a daughter: Ruth Hale, two brothers: Ralph and Kenneth Wilcox, and his second wife Eleanor Wilcox.

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

Burial will be in Kiantone Maple Grove Cemetery, Town of Kiantone.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Dave would appreciate no dressing in black and feel free to dress casual and comfortable for the hot weather.

Condolences may be made to Dave’s family by visiting petersonfh.net.

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Charlotte A. Beardsley

Charlotte A. Beardsley

January 7, 1936 - September 20, 2017

Kennedy, NY

Charlotte A. Beardsley, 81, of Kennedy, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2017) at her home.

She was born January 7, 1936 in Jamestown, the daughter of Austin and Edith Ryberg Beardsley.

Before retiring, she had been employed at Frewsburg Central School for many years.

Charlotte was a member of the First Baptist Church in Frewsburg which she enjoyed very much.

She loved and enjoyed her nieces and nephews, putting puzzles together, and was a big NY Yankees fan.

Charlotte is survived by a brother: Merle Beardsley of Falconer and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; a sister: Shirley Holt, and two brothers: Harold and Herbert Beardsley.

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

Rev. Nicholas Cultrara, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Frewsburg will officiate.

Burial will be in Myrtle Cemetery, Kennedy.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at 9 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church 17 W. Main St., PO Box 622, Frewsburg, NY 14738 or Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.

Condolences may be made to Charlotte’s family by visiting petersonfh.net.

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Dwight D. Swanson

Dwight D. Swanson

December 2, 1945 - September 18, 2017

Dwight D. Swanson, 71, of 58 Institute St. Frewsburg, passed away Monday (Sept. 18, 2017) at his home.

He was born December 2, 1945 in Jamestown, the son of Edmund and Lenora Willover Swanson.

Dwight was an auto body repairman. He had owned and operated a body shop and later was employed at Gary’s Car Star.

He had served in the Army Reserves for six years.

Dwight was a member of the First Baptist Church of Frewsburg where he was a former deacon.

 He was an auto enthusiast.

Dwight is survived by his wife Shelley Willis Swanson whom he married August 22, 1970 in Bemus Point; his children: Dean (Stacey) Swanson of Sinclairville, Autumn Swanson of Alamogordo, NM, and Adam and Darren Swanson of Frewsburg; a granddaughter: Morgan Swanson, and a brother Larry Swanson of Westfield.

He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers: Bruce and Rodney Swanson.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

Rev. Nicholas Cultrara pastor of the First Baptist Church, Frewsburg and Dave Mizel will officiate.

Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the family at 58 Institute St., Frewsburg, NY 14738.

Condolences may be sent to Dwight’s family by visiting petersonfh.net.

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Peter L. Turk

Peter L. Turk

April 4, 1943 - September 16, 2017

Peter L. “Petey” Turk, 74 of 848 Frew Run, Frewsburg, passed away Saturday (Sept. 16, 2017) at Buffalo Veterans Hospital.

He was born April 4, 1943 in Jamestown, the son of Peter and Anne Ulyon Turk.

Peter was a US Army veteran.

He operated a farm in Frewburg for many years.

He enjoyed the great outdoors and helping his neighbors on their farms.

Pete is survived by his brother Richard (Janine) Turk of Frewsburg; his nephews: Matthew (Amanda) Turk, James Turk, and Peter (Mindy) Turk, and his great-nieces and nephews: Rylee, Hayden, Avery, Julianna, Annabella, Adrianna, and Peter Turk.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister, Diane Turk.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Victory Church Oratory in Frewsburg by the Rev. Darrell Duffy.

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

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Future Farmers of America at https://apps.ffa.org/doner/ or the palliative care unit of Buffalo Veterans Hospital.

Condolences may be sent to Peter’s family by visiting petersonfh.net.

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Marie Joann Thomas

Marie Joann Thomas

November 27, 1938 - September 12, 2017

Frewsburg

Marie Joann Thomas, 78, of 23 W. Main St., passed away Tuesday (Sept. 12, 2017) at her home.

She was born November 27, 1938 in Jamestown, the daughter of Jack and Mary LuPone Patti.

Before retiring she had been employed at Ed Shults for many years.

She had attended the Frewsburg Alliance Church and was an avid bowler.

Joann is survived by her husband Rexford L. Thomas Sr.; two sons: Dr. Rexford L. (Kathleen) Thomas Jr. MD of Orchard Park, and William J. (Pam) Thomas ll of Randolph; her grandson: William J. Thomas Jr. of San Jose, CA, a sister: Beverly Berg of Lakewood; a sister-in-law: Marie Patti of New Wilmington, PA; many nieces and nephews; two step-grandchildren: Christopher Light of Jamestown and Danielle Lowe of Oklaholma, and many great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son, Jeffery A. Thomas, and brother Joseph J. Patti.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday September 23, 2017 at the Frewsburg Alliance Church, 60 Falconer St., Frewsburg, NY 14738. Rev. Marc Samworth, pastor, will officiate. There will be no prior visitation.

Memorials may be made to Chautauqua Adult Day Care Center, 358 East 5th St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

The Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg is in handling arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to Marie’s family by visiting petersonfh.net.

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Colt C. Holzhausen

Colt C. Holzhausen

July 14, 1990 - September 9, 2017

    Colt C. Holzhausen, 27, of Jamestown, NY passed away Saturday (Sept. 9, 2017) at UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

    He was born July 14, 1990 in Owosso, MI, the son of Darwin and Jennifer Holzhausen.

    Colt was a graduate of Frewsburg Central School and Jamestown Community College.

    He had been employed as a registered nurse at Heritage Green and Lutheran Social Services.

    He enjoyed science, art, photography, and music.

    Colt is survived by two brothers: Cody Holzhausen and Cory VanHorn of­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Jamestown; his maternal grandmother: Donna Ostrom of Florida; two uncles: Ken Ames and Bob Ames; his aunt, Jackie Jordan, and several cousins.

    He was predeceased by his mother, father, maternal grandfather, maternal step- grandfather, and maternal aunt Janneane Ames.

   No funeral service will be observed.

   The family will receive friends from 1 to­­­­ 4 p.m. Saturday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Cody Holzhausen, 111 Price St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

    Condolences may be sent to Colt’s family by visiting petersonfh.net.

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Norman R. Davis MD

Norman R. Davis MD

September 17, 1920 - August 16, 2017

 

   Norman R. Davis, MD, 96, of 1731 Martin Rd. died Wednesday (Aug. 16, 2017) at UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

    He was born September 17, 1920 in Frewsburg, the son of Hollis J. and Mary Thompson Davis.

    He was a Frewsburg High School alumnus and was a graduate of Hope College, a graduate of University of Michigan Medical School, and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha society.

    He served his ophthalmology residency at Wilmer Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he met his future wife Jean Girton. They were married June 12, 1949.

    War-time needs took him into the US Army.  He was assigned to the Logistical Command of the Korean Conflict at 382nd General Hospital of Kanaoka Barracks, Japan. He was allowed to have his family join him. His son William was born in Osaka General Hospital. After serving his seventh year in the military at Fort Riley, Kansas, then a Major, he resigned to start his ophthalmology practice in Jamestown. He very much enjoyed caring for and chatting with his patients. 

    Gardening, model engines, reading, the many niceties of nature and his family were among his interests. He kept daily diary notes for most of his adulthood.

    He is survived by a daughter Norma Jean D. Murray, MD (Brian) of Wyckoff, NJ, a son Hollis F. Davis of Florence, KY, and a son William N. Davis of Jamestown, NY. Grandchildren are Capt. B. Patrick Murray (Dorothy) of Newnan, GA, Megan Murray of Philadelphia, Sean and Matthew Murray of New York City, and great- grandchildren, Annie and Nathan Murray of Newnan, GA. Also surviving is a sister Marian L. Folker of Mariposa, CA, and several nieces and nephews.

    Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Jean Girton Davis who died December 13, 2014; brothers: Vincent T., Donald H., and Homer F. Davis, and a sister Mildred Davis Myers.

    At his request no calling hours will be observed. His body was be donated to the Dept. of Anatomical Science, University of Buffalo School of Medicine.

    A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

    Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

    Arrangements are by the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg.

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

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