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Death notices and obituaries from the Dec. 16 Springville Journal

Carol DeWald
Carol DeWald
Carol J. DeWald (nee Gohr), 80, of Springville, died Dec. 10 at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born in Buffalo on July 8, 1932, the daughter of the late William and Harriett (nee Marsh) Gohr.

She was a graduate of Kensington High School. She worked for a dentist and for DeWald Florist in Buffalo.

She and her husband, George DeWald, moved to Colden in 1955, relocated to Florida in 1986 and then to Sheridan, N.Y. in 1991, where the couple operated G&G Country Store. They retired to Springville in 1997.

Carol was a member of the Altar-Rosary Society, the Elizabeth Committee and the Lazarus Team at St. Aloysius Church in Springville. She worked with crafts and flower arrangements, for her home and for fundraisers.

She was the wife of George DeWald of Springville; mother of Diane (Bruce) Bookhagen, Kim (Paul) Fisher, George (Joyce) DeWald, Michael (late Linda) DeWald, Mary (Robert) Mayerat, Daniel (Geneva) DeWald and Alberta (Michael) Sulik; grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren; great-grandmother of three great-grandchildren; sister of Clayton (Carol) Gohr and the late Jean (Robert) Dippold, William (Josie) Gohr, Grant Gohr, Kathleen (Kenneth Rybarczyk) Mogavero and Robert Gohr; sister-in-law of Joyce Gohr, Shirley (late William) Shelley and Charles Mogavero; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was held from St. Aloysius Church on Dec. 13. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Love INC of Springville. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St., Springville.

Harriet Dahlman

Harriet A. Dahlman, 82, of West Valley, died Dec. 11 at The Pines Nursing Home of Machias.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late Herbert and Harriet (nee Johnson) Dahlman.

She was a graduate of West Valley High School and was a member of the West Valley United Methodist Church.

She was the sister of the late Herbert, Louis and John Dahlman; sister-in-law of Ann Dahlman of West Valley; aunt of Amy (Dale) Frank of West Valley, Gregory (Libby) Dahlman of West Valley, Jeffrey, Paul and Mark Dahlman.

Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Arrangements by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home of Springville. Online condolences may be made at

Dennis Meyers
Dennis Meyers
Dennis E. Meyers, 67, of Springville, died Dec. 3 in Florida.

He retired as a blacksmith and welder from the Erie County Highway Department in East Concord. An outdoorsman, Denny fished and hunted with his family members, grandchildren and friends.

The son of the late Esther and Earl Meyers, he was the husband of Marlene “Bucky” (nee Hemmerling) Meyers; father of Paul Meyers and Tracy (Steve) Guntrum; grandfather of Patrica and Brody Meyers and Garon and Miya Domes of Springville; brother of Patricia (late Michael) Harshbarger of Delaware, James (Kathy) Meyers of Texas, Marsha (late Slip) Solari of Springville, Allen (Jackie) Meyers of Delevan and the late Donna Rae Meyers.

A memorial Mass will be held on Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church, located on Franklin Street in Springville. The family has invited attendees to gather at the St. Aloysius Hall, following the Mass.

Expressions of sympathy may be made the charity of a donor’s choice.

William Wasson
William Wasson
William H. Wasson, 81, of Springville, died Dec. 11 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital.

He was born in Springville on June 24, 1931, the son of the late William and Clara (nee Mertz) Wasson.

He traveled, visited casinos and played bingo. He had been a sorter for the United States Post Office in Rochester.

He was the brother of Robert Wasson and the late Dorothy Booth and Barbara Wasson; also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A private 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., Springville.


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