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Obituaries for the Journal week of Aug. 9

Genevieve Signore
Genevieve A. “Ginny” Signore, 90, (nee Heth), of Springville, died July 29 at her home. Ginny was born in Grand Forks, N.D. on Feb. 12, 1924 to the late Martin and Edna Helen (nee Eichhorst) Heth.

Ginny was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Springville, enjoyed sewing, was an expert needleworker and loved time with her family. She had been a bookkeeper and office manager at Signore Inc. in Ellicottville.

Ginny was the wife of the late James Signore; mother of Dona (Jerry) VanAsdale of Tellico Plains, Tenn., John (Sally) Signore of West Valley, Steven (Christine) Signore of Ft. Myers, Fla. and the late Dennis Signore; mother-in-law of Margaret “Sis” Signore of Ellicottville; grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sister of Donald Heth of Minnesota and the late Edwin Heth.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., from the First United Methodist Church, 474 East Main St. in Springville. The Rev. Bonnie Vredenburg will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Springville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church, in Springville.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. Online condolences may be made at

Bill Wohlhueter
Bill Wohlhueter, 80, of Springville, died Aug. 2, at his home. Bill was born in Colden on July 29, 1934 to the late Frederick and Mabel (nee Miller) Wohlhueter.

Bill served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1955-58. He enjoyed playing the saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, piano and bass clarinet.

Bill received a PhD from the University of Munich in Germany, where he studied from 1965-1973. He was a bus driver for 15 years for Springville-Griffith Institute, retiring in 2009, and was the bus drivers’ union representative for S.E.E.A.

Bill was the husband of Prudy (nee Potter) Wohlhueter; father of Ann Wohlhueter of Boston, Mass and Jane (Philip DeGreen) Wohlhueter of Santa Cruz, Calif.; grandfather of Winifred Mabel DeGreen; brother of Barbara Bedient of Cheektowaga, Tim (Valda) Wohlhueter of Yardley, Pa., Tom (Marilyn) Wohlhueter of Ashford, Conn and Bob (Judy) Wohlhueter of Atlanta, Ga.; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. Burial will be in Sibley Cemetery in East Concord.

Online condolences may be made at

Joseph Carluzzo

Joseph Carluzzo, of Colden, died July 21, following a lengthy illness. Joseph served in the Army with the 82nd Airborne, from 1968 to 1970.

He was an avid do-it-yourselfer, and with his wife, built their home from the ground up.

Joseph and his wife were active members of West Falls Bible Church.

He was the husband of 47 years of Corleen F. (nee Haug); father of Kevin (Colleen) and Jennifer; grandfather of four; son of Mildred and the late Michael; brother of Betty (Bob) Wagner and the late Mary Ann Clark and Michael; brother-in-law of Dorothy, Sharon (Ron) Plew, Paulette Jordan, Faith, Don (Betty) and the late Edwin (Buddy) Haug; also survived by nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m., from West Falls Bible Church, Route 240 in West Falls. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the church.


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