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Death notices and obituaries from the Journal week of April 5

Charles Baun


Charles Baun

Charles E. Baun, 86, of Machias, died March 26, in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville.

He was born in Salamanca on Sept. 12, 1927, to the late Edward and Dorothea (nee Jenkel) Baun.

He was an engineer at Sylvania Company in Buffalo, served in the United States Navy from 1945-48, was a member of the American Legion Post No. 1576 in West Valley and a member of the West Valley Chamber of Commerce.

He was the husband of Marie (nee Joslin) Baun, whom he married in Salem Lutheran Church in Springville; father of Donna (Alan) Skulstad, of Atcol, N.J.; David (Paula) Baun of Hilton, N.J.; Cindy (Jerry) Anticola of Cheektowaga and Wes (Sandy) Baun of Bergen, N.J.; grandfather of six grandchildren and great-grandfather of three-great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held March 31 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. The Rev. John Pingel officiated. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery in West Valley.

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

Mary Found


Mary Found

Mary (nee Frazee) Found, 89, of Angola, died March 24.

She was born on April 27, 1924, in Delphi Falls, N.Y. to Russell and Viola (nee Blowers) Frazee.

She was a physical education graduate from Cortland State University, where she met her husband. After living in New York City for a short time, she and her husband moved to Angola, where she taught adult education classes and was a substitute teacher and church member and leader.

She sewed clothing, knit sweaters and other items and baked. She volunteered at the LDS Family History Center in Orchard Park and helped people research their ancestries.

She was the wife of the late Gordon ďCoachĒ Found of Angola; mother of Lonna (James) Johnson of California, Roberta (Rob) Campbell of Maryland, Patricia (Buddy) Clark of Buffalo, James Found of Cincinnati, Marcia Found (David) Hawkes of Colden, Maria (Gunner) Tronolone of Orchard Park and the late David Found; sister of Jane Serednicky of Vermont and the late James Frazee of Fabius, N.Y.; grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of eight.

A funeral was held from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints of Gowanda. Arrangements were made by the Addison Funeral Home of Angola.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Feeding America. Online condolences may be made at www.addisonfuneralhome.com.

Jane Hughey


Jane Hughey

Jane L. Hughey, 67, of West Valley, died April 1, in Mercy Hospital in Buffalo.

She was born in West

Valley on Feb. 24, 1947 to the late Willard and Isabel (nee Dills) Hughey.

She was a graduate of West Valley Central School, had been employed as an investigator for the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services in Olean. Prior to that, she had worked as a dental hygienist for several schools.

She was a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church in West Valley, a member of the Red Hatters Ono Group in West Valley, played cards at the church, gardened and spent time with her family.

She was the sister of Ann Dahlman of West Valley, Janet Marchbanks of Fairport, N.Y. and Karen (Richard) Platten of Jordan, N.Y.; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held April 5 from St. Paulís United Methodist Church in West Valley. The Rev. Dena Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in West Valley.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Paulís United Methodist Church or to the West Valley Volunteer Hose Company.

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

Diana Mack


Diana Mack

Jane L. Hughey, 67, of West Valley, died April 1, in Mercy Hospital in Buffalo.

She was born in West

Valley on Feb. 24, 1947 to the late Willard and Isabel (nee Dills) Hughey.

She was a graduate of West Valley Central School, had been employed as an investigator for the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services in Olean. Prior to that, she had worked as a dental hygienist for several schools.

She was a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church in West Valley, a member of the Red Hatters Ono Group in West Valley, played cards at the church, gardened and spent time with her family.

She was the sister of Ann Dahlman of West Valley, Janet Marchbanks of Fairport, N.Y. and Karen (Richard) Platten of Jordan, N.Y.; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held April 5 from St. Paulís United Methodist Church in West Valley. The Rev. Dena Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in West Valley.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Paulís United Methodist Church or to the West Valley Volunteer Hose Company.

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

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Diana Mack

Diana L. Mack (nee Bruscia), 60, of West Valley, died March 26, in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville.

She was born in Buffalo on Dec. 7, 1953, to John and the late Louise (nee Fortunato) Bruscia.

She was a member of Health Rains Fellowship in Salamanca, active in her church and its worship team and was a home health care aide for Willcare in Olean.

She was the wife of Rickey Mack; daughter of John Bruscia of Blasdell; mother of Jennifer Offhaus of West Seneca, Melissa (Eric) Mazurczyk of Little Valley, Teresa Weitz of Springville, Wendy Weitz-Perkins of San Diego, Calif. and Sarah (Lance Haas) Weitz of Springville; sister of Richard (Cheri) Cummings Bruscia of East Aurora; grandmother of four grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on April 1 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. The Rev. Wally Mapes officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Healing Rains Fellowship.

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



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