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Death notices and obituaries from the Journal week of Dec. 14

Amelia Allan


Amelia Allan

Amelia “Sue” M. Allan (nee Landahl), 82, of Springville, formerly of Holland, died Dec. 6, at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 18, 1931, in Elma, N.Y., the daughter of the late William and Ella (nee Roloff) Landahl.

She was a member of the Holland United Methodist Church. She had been a foster mother for 16 years and had raised 16 boys and also a member of the Holland American Legion Auxiliary and had been a cook at the Holland Hotel and a beautician at Evelyn Harris in Buffalo.

She was the wife of Paul Allan; mother of Dennis (Joanne) Allan of Delevan, N.Y.; sister of William (Kathy) Landahl of Arcade, N.Y., and the late George, Kenneth and Ralph Landahl; also survived by two grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, four great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Dec. 21, from the Holland United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dave Kubiak will officiate. Burial will be in the Sardinia Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Holland United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were made by the W.S. Davis Funeral Home Inc., located at 358 West Main St. in Arcade. Online condolences may be made at www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com.

Fred Boberg


Frederick Boberg

Frederick F. Boberg, 82, of Delevan, died Dec. 8, at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville.

He was born in West Valley on April 17, 1931, to the late Lester and Violet (nee Burgholtz) Boberg.

He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church of Delevan and St. Mary’s parish of Arcade. He was a lifelong farmer, owner and operator of Boberg’s Maple and a member of the Western New York Draft Horse Association.

He played fiddle in the Boberg and Yesteryear bands and performed at local nursing homes. He was a member of the Rushford Band Wagon for 37 years and a member of the New York State Maple Producers.

He was the husband of Agnes (nee Schumacher) Boberg; father of Susan (Ronald) Jackson of Delevan; Daniel (Margaret) Boberg of Freedom, N.Y.; Alan (Georgette) Boberg of Delevan; Joseph (Cindy) Boberg of Delevan and Carol (Chuck) Krotje of Horseheads, N.Y.; brother of Pete (Betty) Boberg of West Valley and Margaret Elvin of Mortons Corners; grandfather of 11 grandchildren; great-grandfather of 11 great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Dec. 12 from the new St. Marys Church in Arcade, N.Y. The Rev. Joseph Gullo officiated. Burial was in Delevan Cemetery in Delevan. Arrangements were made by the W.S. Davis Inc. Funeral Home, located at 358 West Main St. in Arcade. Online condolences may be made at www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com.

June Chapman

June Chapman (nee Caflisch), 88, of Springville, died Dec. 9, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo.

She was born in Clymer, N.Y., on June 25, 1925,to the late J. Carl and Loretta (nee Wood) Caflisch.

She baked, gardened, sewed and was a homemaker.

She was the wife of the late Richard Chapman; mother of the late Gary Legters; grandmother of Christie Huennekens; great-grandmother of Bruce and Brenden Huennekens; sister of the late Ellen Puls, Ernest, William and Carl Caflisch; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Springville.

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

Richard Hansen

Richard C. Hansen, 83, formerly of East Otto and Little Valley, N.Y., died Dec. 6, at the Gowanda Nursing Home.

He was born June 12, 1930, in East Otto, to the late Albert and Barbara (nee Bond) Hansen.

He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne. He had been employed with the Cattaraugus County Highway Department for 15 years and had a dairy farm on East Flatts Road in East Otto for 40 years.

He was the brother of Elton Hansen of Gowanda, N.Y., and the late Glenn Hansen; uncle of Mike Hansen, Albert Hansen, Beth Marsh, Sara Schrader, Cheryl Kulpa and Minnie Hansen; also survived by great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral service was held Dec. 9, from Mentley Funeral Home, located at 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Springville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the East Otto United Methodist Church.

Robert McDonnell


Robert McDonnell

Robert J. “Bob” McDonnell, 76, of Glenwood, died Dec. 4, at his home.

He was born in Buffalo on April 4, 1937, the son of the late James and Gladys (nee Brown) McDonnell.

He served in the U.S. Army from June 21, 1960-Oct. 30, 1963, and was a member of the Army Golden Knights. He was also a member of the U.S. Parachute Association, the Parachutists Over 60, and was a judge for the para-ski nationals and skydiving competitions. He read, skied and ran marathons.

He received a Master of English Education degree from Buffalo State University and had been an English teacher at Maryvale Central School in Cheektowaga, N.Y., for 32 years. Hew retired in 1995.

He was the husband of Kathy (nee Brady) McDonnell; father of Michelle (Michael) Flattery of Boston, Melanie (Kevin) Rolf of Collins and Colleen (Eric) Jantzi of Orchard Park; brother of James (Dee) McDonnell of Lockport, N.Y.; Jack McDonnell of California and the late Patrick and Roy McDonnell, Marilynn McDonnell and Arlene Wiltberger; grandfather of eight grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Dec. 14 from the Colden United Methodist Church, located at 8795 Lower East Hill Road in Colden, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Bruce Benson will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga.

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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Robert Warner

Robert Earl Warner, 84, died Nov. 28, at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital, in Petrolia, Ontario.

He was born in Baltimore, Md., on June 2, 1929, to the late Robert and Elizabeth Warner.

He told many stories, from his time in the U.S. Army as a communications officer; his building and racing of stock cars in early NASCAR days; fishing trips with his buddies and the places, people and things he had encountered during his many years as a long-distance truck driver. He spent most of his life in Springville, with his late wife Freida (nee Reding) Warner and their children. He married his longtime friend Jean (nee Tetrault) (Gillam) Warner, and retired to Grande Pointe, Ontario. He spent his days outside in the yard, cutting the grass, tending to birds and pets or in his workshop.

He later moved to North Lambton Lodge in Forest, Ontario, where the staff allowed him to perform odd jobs, working in the gardens and feeding the birds. As time went on, he was moved to Meadowview Villa in Petrolia, Ontario.

He was the brother of Louise “Susie” McLaurin; father and stepfather Sandra Phillips, Elaine Tam, Bill and Carolanne Gillam, Helena Gillam, Patricia and John Jurczak, Donna and Mike Delaney, Sue and Russ Taylor, Loretta Gillam and the late Keith Warner; grandfather of Dawn Hedges, Danielle Marx; Alex Hedges Jr., Richard Hedges, John Conelly, Donald Gillam, Danielle Gillam, Keny Gillam; Tyler Burke; Katryna Burke, Jessica Mills and Maxime O’Bomsawim-Begin, Samantha Mills, Micheal Delaney, Melissa Delaney. Jazmin Taylor; Isaac Taylor, Logan Bull and Jayden Bull; great-grandfather of Camden Marx; friends Sissy and John Murphy and their family.

Online condolences and donations of sympathy can be made to the Alzheimer Society or by visiting www.denningfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were made by the Forest Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors.




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