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Death notices and obituaries from the Journal week of Oct. 12

Agnes Cobo
Agnes Cobo, 87, died Sept. 14 in Payson, Ariz.

She was born Sept. 4, 1926 in Springville, to the late Raymond and Margaret (nee Gentner) Schweickert.

She and her husband moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1965. After retirement, they moved to Payson.

She was the wife of the late Art Cobo; mother of Michael (Marion) Cobo of Payson, Bruce (Debbie) of Phoenix, Kevin (Christine) and Mark (Rene) of Phoenix; grandmother of 14 grandchildren; great-grandmother of 12 great-grandchildren; sister of Barbara, Richard Schweickert and the late Dorothy, Jeanette and Henry.

A funeral service was held Oct. 12 at Mountain Bible Church in Payson, Ariz. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Payson Christian Clinic, 701 South Ponderosa St., Ste. D, Payson, Ariz. 85541.

Lorraine Flynn

Lorraine Flynn
Lorraine C. Flynn (nee Sroda), 69, of Springville died Oct. 7 in Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born Oct. 31, 1943, to the late Edward and Irene (nee Gray) Sroda.

She worked as a baker at Tops Market in Springville.

She was the mother of Donna Wulff of Little Valley and Patrick Flynn of Springville; grandmother of Jolene, Jared and William; great-grandmother of Hunter; sister of William (Debbie) Sroda of Eden, Tina (Charles) Starks of Springville and the late Thomas Sroda; sister-in-law of Jean Sroda of Eden; friend of Les Furman; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Oct. 11 from St. Aloysius Church, Springville. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Angola. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. Online condolences may be made at

Alan Mahl

Alan Mahl
Alan Robert Mahl, 85, died, Sept. 22 at the Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, N.Y.

He was born on July 12, 1928, in Springville, and lived there through high school receiving his diploma in 1946. He continued his education at the University of Buffalo, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology in 1950.

He joined the U.S. Army after college and was honorably discharged, after three years of service at the rank of 1st Lieutenant. After his military service, his first position was as a supervisor at the Newark Museum in Newark, N.J. He then accepted a newly created director position of the Mid-Fairfield Youth Museum in Westport, Conn., then worked as the director for the Rochester Museum and Science Center in Rochester, N.Y., and finally as the director of operations for the Natural Science for Youth Foundation in New Canaan, Conn.

After moving to Dansville in 1974, he became a self-employed consultant and managed a tree farm on family-owned property in Springwater, N.Y.

He was also a photographer, woodworker and genealogist.

He was the husband of 61 years of Marilyn Mahl; father of Jennifer Mahl, Jonathan Mahl of Dansville, and Timothy (Tracy) Mahl and of Wake Forest, N.C; grandfather of Tara Shaffer, Samuel Mahl, Daniel Mahl, and Zachary Mahl; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. in Springville Rural Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville. Online condolences may be made at

Alfreda Zielinski

Alfreda Zielinski

Alfreda D. Zielinski, 101, died Oct. 5.

She was the wife of the late Leon Zielinski; mother of Greg (Wendy) Zielinski, Christine Zielinski and the late Paul Zielinski; mother-in-law of Diane Zielinski; grandmother of Cheryl (David) Weigand, Jeffrey Zielinski, Scott (Andrea) Zielinski, Cynthia (Mark) Hamar, Sara (Todd) Heieie, Christopher Zielinski (Teena Fay Abbott) and Brian (Naomi) Zielinski; great great-grandmother of Jeffrey and Julia Hamar, Jordan and Tristan Weigand, Jake Zielinski, Annika, Max and Gunnar Heieie, and Jonathan, Will and Regan Zielinski and the late Victoria.

A family celebration and burial service will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Springville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Lifetime Care Rochester, N.Y. or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.


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