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Death notices and obituaries from the Journal week of Nov. 16

Emma Babcock

Emma Babcock
Emma Arlene Babcock (nee Burlingame), 94, of Machias, died Nov. 10 at the home of her daughter in Williamsville.

She was born in Machias on April 9, 1919, to the late Arthur and Emma Burlingame.

She was a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church in West Valley and a nursery school teacher there. She baked and played cards, and was a member of the West Valley Senior Citizens and a former member of the Grange and Rebekah Lodge. She was a homemaker and a graduate of Machias High School.

She was the wife of the late Kenneth Babcock; mother of Richard (Sheila) Babcock of Bristol, Tenn., and Gay (Thomas) Giasomo of Williamsville; grandmother of David, Jeremy, Robert, Aaron, Ian and Jessie; sister of Floris Pratt of Machias; great-grandmother of eight great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m., from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. The Rev. Dena Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in West Valley. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.

Paul Fornes Jr.

Paul W. Fornes Jr., 58, of Springville, died at his home on Nov. 10 after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Buffalo on Jan. 1, 1955, to Paul Sr. and Patricia (nee Nielsen) Fornes.

He was a graduate of Springville-Griffith Institute and DeVry Institute, and was a self-employed machine tool technician. He served in the United States Air Force from 1972-74 and was discharged as an airman first class.

He was a member of Holland Hills Country Club and the Boy Scouts of America.

He was the son of Paul Sr. and Patricia Fornes of Springville; lifelong companion of Jill Anderson of Springville; brother of Kevin (Heidi) Fornes of Springville, Terry (Karen) Fornes of Springville, Kim Fornes of Williamsville, Mark (Jeanne) Fornes of Springville, Mary Lee Fornes of Springville and Kelly (Rob) Milbrand of Springville; also survived by five nieces and two nephews.

A funeral service was held Nov. 15 from St. Aloysius Church in Springville. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel officiated. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Springville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc. (Team 5) in Cheektowaga and to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St. in Springville. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.

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Charles Golabek

Charles Albert Golabek, 62, of Springville, died Nov. 8 at his home.

He was born in Buffalo on Sept. 23, 1951, was a graduate of Springville-Griffith Institute and a member of St. Aloysius Church in Springville.

Recently he retired from Winsmith in Springville, after a 40-year career as a machinist. He was an outdoors person and walked in the woods. In his earlier days, he was a hunter, but spent the last few years watching and listening to the birds and animals.

He was the son of the late Virginia and Anthony Golabek, father of Chad of Springville and Curt (Hollie) of Springville brother of Jean (Nelson) Kiedrowski of Ontario, N.Y. and the late Peter; brother-in-law of Maria of Springville; grandfather of Lily, Sara and Ethan; uncle of Marty (Tammie), Renee, Heidi, Paul Frank, Jay Kiedrowski, Dawn Banning, Susan Benedict and Emily Kerber.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, from 3-8 p.m., at the Mortons Corners Fire Hall in Springville. A prayer service will be held at 5 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Buffalo Hospice. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St. in Springville. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.

Darryl Klingensmith

Darryl E. Klingensmith, 52, of Springville, died Nov. 7 at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga.

He was born in Buffalo on Feb. 23, 1961, to Ronald and Shelba (nee McKallip) Klingensmith.

He was a machine operator for R. Klingensmith Excavation in East Concord.

He was companion of Judy Killingbeck-Klingensmith of Franklinville; father of Lynette Klingensmith Hoch of East Concord and Andrew Klingensmith of Springville; grandfather of Matthew and Ashton Hoch of East Concord; son of Ronald and Shelba Klingensmith of East Concord; brother of Doreen Gilbert of Sinclairville, N.Y.; Donald (Diane) Klingensmith of East Concord and David (Trish) Klingensmith of North Collins; also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; grandson of the late Donald and Mildred Klingensmith and the late Mark and Lois McKallip of Pennsylvania.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m., from Salem Lutheran Church, 91 West Main St. in Springville.

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

James Morgan

James W. Morgan, 83, of the Randolph Manor, Randolph, formerly of Conewango and Freedom, N.Y., died Nov. 8, in the Womenís Christian Association Hospital in Jamestown.

He was born Dec. 29, 1929 in Freedom, to the late Ernest D. and Agnes (nee Currie) Morgan. He was a 1947 graduate of Arcade Central School and was a 6-year active member of the schoolís 4-H and FFA programs. He received the 4-H Soil Conservation award, his senior year, and attended the 4-H Congress in Chicago. Through his active years with the Wyoming County 4-H, he was an animal judge and supporter of 4-H and FFA.

For many years he worked the family 320-acre dairy farm in Freedom, and upon its closing in the mid- 1960s, moved to Randolph, where he worked on the Roger Porter Dairy Farm for more than 15 years until he sold the farm and moved to Florida. He then worked for a farm in Little Valley for one year until he was hired as head milkman for Beavers Dairy Farm in Randolph, until his retirement. After retirement, he transported the Amish and was a volunteer dog walker for the Humane Society on Strunk Road in Jamestown.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Randolph, where he was a deacon.

He is survived by his caregivers John and Carolyn Congdon, of Randolph, and six nieces and nephews; Morgan Smith, Nancy Tsurumaki, Barbara Johnson of Machias, Audrey Watson, Donna Long and Carol Vaci. He was preceded in death by his siblings; Andrew Morgan, Ellen Morgan and Joan Smith.

A funeral service was held Nov. 14, from the First Baptist Church of Randolph. The Rev. Kenneth Schultz, officiated. Burial was in the Freedom Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home in Randolph. Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Randolph, 39 Main St. Online condolences can be made at www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com

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Betty-Jane Reed

Betty-Jane A. Reed, 82, of New Port Richey, Fla. died Oct. 17, after a brief illness.

She was born in Buffalo and raised in Springville, where she graduated from Springville-Griffith Institute in 1939. A trained vocalist, she also played the violin, clarinet and piano.

She was active in the First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey, the United Methodist Womenís Society of West Pasco and Questers International. While living in Western New York, she was active in both Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Lockport and in the Alden United Methodist Church.

She served as a 4-H leader, a home bureau instructor, a Sunday School teacher, an officer of the Eastern Star, co-manager of a church thrift shop and a Western New York Conference officer in the United Methodist Womenís Society.

She was the wife of the late Dr. Roy Reed; mother of Gale Reed, Carol Reed and Jean Fisher; mother-in-law of James Fisher and David Cramer; grandmother of Justin Fisher, Kyle Fisher, Alex Cramer and Mallory Cramer; sister-in-law of Wesley Pfarner.

A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church in New Port Richey, Fla., on Oct. 24. Arrangements were made by the Michaels and Lundquist Funeral Home in New Port Richey.

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Arlene Tharnish

Arlene Ruth Tharnish (nee Langless), 87, of Orchard Park, died Nov. 9 at Elderwood Nursing Home in Hamburg.

She was born in Collins Center on Sept. 26, 1926, to the late Henry and Kathryn (nee Moritz) Langless.

She was a homemaker, played cards and was a former member of St. Francis Cabrini Church in Collins Center.

She was the wife of the late Jesse Tharnish; mother of Cheryl (fiance Louis Gonzalez) Kearns of Hamburg, Jack (Carol-Jean) Tharnish of Ashford Hollow, Larry (Charlotte) Tharnish of Batesville, Ark. and Gail (Robert) Slippy of East Concord; sister-in-law of Earl Tharnish of East Eden; grandmother of nine grandchildren; great-grandmother of 19 great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law of the late Jeffrey Kearns; sister of the late William Langless and Donna Tharnish.

A funeral service was held Nov. 12 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St. in Springville. The Rev. Jack Marsh officiated. Burial was in Collins Center Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.smith-weismantelfuneralhome.com.
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