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Death notices and obituaries from the Nov. 17 Springville Journal

Edna Fleckenstein
Edna Fleckenstein

Edna Fleckenstein (nee Hedges), 90, of West Valley, died Nov. 11 at Olean General Hospital.

She was born Sept. 15, 1922 in the town of Ashford, the daughter of Howard and Sadie (nee Fuller) Hedges.

She had been a baker, Scrabble® player and soap opera and bird watcher. She also spent time with her grandchildren. She had been employed at Fisher Price in East Aurora.

She was the wife of the late Francis Fleckenstein; mother of Wayne (Patty), Joyce (Carl) Bly, Dawn (Richard) Ford, Anne (Tim) Malloy, Joseph, Robert (Debra) and Mary (Chris) Stewart, Raymond, Veronica (Tim) Brown and the late Clayton (nee Sueann) and Charles Fleckenstein; grandmother of several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister of Dorothy Hudson, William (Marietta) Hedges and the late Albert, Everett, Sarah Shaddock, Lenora Yaworski, Velma Boye and Marjorie Klein.

A funeral service was held Friday, Nov. 16 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St., Springville. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel officiated. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, West Valley.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Ten Lives Club. Online condolences may be made at

Arnold Grieder
Arnold “Arnie” Grieder, 70, of Orchard Park, died Nov. 8.

He was the son of the late Carl and Martha Grieder; father of Jason; stepfather of Robin; brother of Herta (Joseph) Filipink of Sardinia and the late Erica (David) Wilder, Irmgard (Michael) Livecchi and Enid Grieder; survived by six grandchildren, two nieces and six nephews.

A private funeral service was held.

Earl Hall
Earl Hall

Earl Hall, 85, of West Valley, died Nov. 13 at Buffalo General Hospital.

He was born in the town of Cortland, N.Y. on March 21, 1927, the son of the late Earl Sr. and Mary Lou (nee Brown) Hall.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 – 1946 and had been a Little League coach and World War II veteran and was a member of the American Legion Ashford Memorial Post No. 1576. He had also been a delivery man for Thomas’ Breads.

He was the husband of Doris (nee Myers); father of Gregory (Julie) of East Amherst, Timothy Hall of Houston, Tex. and Nancy (David) Pandolfi of Tonawanda; stepfather of Bruce Layne of California and Valerie Thorspecken of Connecticut; grandfather of several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother of John (Ilene) Hall of Tonawanda.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 24 at noon from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. The Rev. William Kay will officiate. Burial will be in Berlin Cemetery, Berlin, N.J. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Online condolences may be made at

Colin Potter
Colin Potter

Colin “Dawg” Potter, 59, of Macon, Ga., formerly of Springville, died Oct. 28 in Macon.

He was the father of Lynette Durham of West Valley; half-brother of Rex Benson; grandfather of Joseph Durham, Kelsy Durham and Joshua Mahoney and great-grandfather of two.

Dorothy Woodworth

Dorothy (nee Lango) Woodworth, 71, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of West Valley and Springville, died Nov. 5 in Zephyrhills.

She was born in Boston, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (nee Schultz) Lango. She had worked as a secretary in a pediatric office.

She was the wife of the late Richard Woodworth; mother of Michael of Delevan, Deborah (Luis) Lopez of Zephyrhills and Deanna Betzen of Zephyrhills; grandmother of seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister of Irma Spaulding of Zephyrhills, Joseph Lango of Zephyrhills, Barbara Johnson of Zephyrhills, Martha (Nelson) Czora of Delevan, Harold (Sharon) Lango of Boulder City, Nev., Kathy Bless of Niceville, Fla and the late Albert Lango.

A funeral was held Friday, Nov. 16 from St. Joseph Catholic Church of Zephyrhills.


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