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Death notices and obituaries for the week of Nov. 9

John Allan


John Allan
John E. Allan, of East Concord, died Oct. 30.

He was a World War II veteran, a member of American Legion Post 607, a 50-year member of the Springville and West Seneca Lions clubs, served the Boys Scouts of America for 72 years, was a past grand marshall of Garden Lodge No. 283 and a member of West Seneca Lodge 1111 of the Free and Accepted Masons.

He had served as the town of Concord supervisor and had been a town board member.

He was married for 50 years to the late Marie (nee McCreery) Allan; father of John Thomas (Connie) Allan of Springville and Mark (Denise) Allan of Connecticut; brother of Paul (Sue) Allan; grandfather of Robert Allan and the late Jason Allan; also survived by several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church, located at 474 East Main St., Springville. The Rev. Abel Roy will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in Springville.

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

Joseph Anderson
Joseph Anderson, 87, formerly of Riceville, died Oct. 31, at Wesbury Methodist Community in Meadville, Pa.

He worked at the former Keystone Ordinance until being drafted by the U.S. Army, during World War II. After returning from the war, he attended Pennsylvania State University, graduating as a chemical engineer. He than worked for Spencer Kellogg in Ohio and eventually moved to Buffalo, working for Textron, retiring in 1985.

He was a Penn State fan and played golf.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Nov. 7, from the Dickson Family Funeral Home Inc., 123 South Franklin St., Cochranton, Pa. The Rev. Greg Spencer of the Cochranton United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Cochranton Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 810 River Ave., Suite 100, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212.

Alfred Barletta
Alfred P. “Al” Barletta, 85, formerly of Springville, died Nov. 3 at the home of his daughter in South Carolina.

He was born April 28, 1928 in Soldier, Pa. He was the son of the late Dominic and Caroline (nee Longo) Barletta.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He did crossword and sudoku puzzles and baked.

He was the husband of the late Lois (nee Deemer) Barletta; father of Daniel (Nancy) Barletta of Greece, N.Y.; Donald Barletta of Springville; Nancy Barletta of West Seneca, and Carolyn (Chet) Ogrodnik of Ladson, SC; brother of William (Connie) Barletta of Seneca, Pa.; Robert (Doris) Barletta of Jackson, Fla. and the late Richard Barletta; grandfather of nine grandchildren and great-grandfather of one great grandchild.

A funeral Mass was held on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Sykesville, Pa. with The Rev. Richard Tomasone officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military services were accorded by the DuBois Are Honor Guard.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Greece Rotary Club, P.O. Box 16106, Rochester, NY 14616.

Arrangements were made by the Leo Nedza Funeral Home in DuBois. Pa.

Richard Doud

Richard Doud
The Rev. Richard Paul Doud, 82, of Springville, died Nov. 5, 2013 in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville.

Doud was born July 13, 1931 in Cherry Creek, N.Y. to the late Paul and Sadie (nee Hadley) Doud. He was a 1951 graduate of Randolph Central School.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy, which he served from Sept. 1951- Jan. 1955 and was installed into the Sea Bees in 1952. Following his military service, he married Donna Arrance Doud on Sept. 10, 1955.

He worked for Jamestown Automatic Voting Machine from 1956-1978 before entering the ministry. He served numerous churches, including Open Meadows UMC-1973; Sardinia UMC-1979; Salamanca Kissinger Memorial-1981; Peoples UMC-1981, Knowlesville UMC-1983; Eagle Harbor UMC-1983; Hornell East Avenue UMC-1988 and South Dansville UMC-1988.

He also was active with his Uncle Billy Clown Ministry, a Boy Scoutmaster, youth counselor at Camp Findley, served in prison ministry, participated with RISE people, was a member of the Western New York Methodist Conference and the Chaffee Sardinia Fire Department and attended the Springville UMC.

He was the husband of Donna (nee Arrance) Doud of Springville father of Valerie (George) Jackson of Summerville, S.C.; LaVern (Karen) Doud of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; Theresa Chase of Springville; David (Joann) Doud of Palmyra, N.Y., Dale (Mary) Doud of East Concord; grandfather of 11 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; brother of Niles and Archie Doud and the late Calvin, Wilbur and Jesse Doud. He was preceded in death by a grandson.

Funeral services were held Nov. 8 from the Springville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jerry Piper, pastor of Knapp Creek UMC in Olean and the Rev. Abel Roy, pastor of Springville UMC, officiated. Burial was in the Steamburg Cemetery, Steamburg, N.Y..

Online condolences may be made at www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be sent to Camp Findley, Camp Asbury or to the Red Bird Mission. Arrangements were made by the VanRensselaer and Son Funeral Home, Randolph, N.Y.

Tomana Hurlburt
Tomana L. Hurlburt, (nee Lipoff) 88, of Sardinia, died Nov. 4 at The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Machias.

She was born in Sardinia on Sept. 14 1923, to the late John and Veronica (nee Czerchy) Lipoff.

She was a parishioner of St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church in Sardinia. She read, gardened, bowled with leagues in Springville and Arcade, was an American Red Cross blood drive donor and volunteer, drove for Meals on Wheels and was a member of the Chaffee-Sardinia Senior Citizens group.

She had worked for Western Union in Chicago, during World War II, worked at Motorola in Arcade and Fisher-Price Toys in East Aurora, as a toy assembler. She retired from Fisher-Price in 1987.

She was the wife of the late Daniel Carlisle Hurlburt; mother of Gwen (the Rev. Mack) Bixby of Machias and the late Rebecca Hurlburt; sister of John (late Esther) Lipoff and the late Joseph (Edna) Osborne, Steven Thomason and Mary (Harold) Whittredge; sister-in-law of Mary Thomason of Encino, Calif.; grandmother of Scott (Joaunna) Bixby of Lockport, N.Y.; Jason Bixby of Syracuse; Benjamin (Christa) Bixby of Amherst; Rebekah (Ahron) Bixby Darnell of Cheektowaga and Susanna (Quetzalcoatl) Toledo of North Tonawanda; great-grandmother of Marissa, Shaina, Marc, Lily, Max, Amelia, Zoe and Carson; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Nov. 6 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. The Rev. Mack Bixby officiated. Burial was in the Sardinia Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hulbert Concord Library, 18 Chapel St., Springville; St. Jude’s Church in Sardinia or the Delevan-Yorkshire Library in Delevan.

Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Lux


Mildred Lux
Mildred P. Lux (nee Cooper) 90, died Oct. 29 at The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Machias.

She was born in Arcade on Dec. 13, 1922, to the late Harry and Jesse (nee Brush) Cooper of Arcade.

She was a homemaker in Yorkshire and danced, listened to country music, gardened and walked.

She was the wife of the late Joseph Decker and Herbert Lux; mother of Joseph Decker of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Gail Lux of Forestville, N.Y.; Ruth Marie Lux of Springville; Herbert (Patsy) Lux of Frederickburg, Va.; Michael (Shelly) Lux of Arizona and the late Eugene Lux and Jane Crump; mother-in-law of Lawrence Crump; grandmother of 21 grandchildren and one deceased grandson; great-grandmother of 34 great-grandchildren and two deceased great-grandchildren; great-great-grandmother of two great-great-grandchildren; sister of the late Gordon, Dortha, Helen Louise, Anna May Kendall, Kenneth (Norma) Cooper, Raymond, Helen Winafred, (Beverly) Rosier Richard (Viola), Calvin (Norma) and Fred Cooper.

A funeral service was held Nov. 2 at Maplewood Cemetery in Springville. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.




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