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Obituaries from the Journal week of Aug. 18

Nancy Ballantine

Nancy Ballantyne

Nancy Ballantyne (nee Feltz), 63, of Glenwood.

She was born in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Norman and Anna (nee Vanderbosch) Feltz.

She was the mother of Cher (Bo) Bear of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Bradford (Charity) Ballantyne of Springville; survived by granddaughters Abigail, Grace and Riley; sister of Diane (Ron Horn) of Rochester, Cynthia (Griff) Nettles of Virginia, Donald Feltz of Glenwood and Gary (Denise) Feltz of East Concord; aunt of Richard, John, Norman, Adam, Niki, Ryan, Kellen, Spencer, Ian and Katie and several other children, who called her “Aunt Nan.”

Funeral services were held from St. Aloysius Church on Aug. 16. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel officiated. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville.

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

Fred Breindel

Frederick Breindel

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church on Wednesday, Aug. 1 for Frederick C. “Porky” Breindel of Blasdell, who died Sunday, July 29.

He is survived by his children, Robert (Anne), Frederick Jr. (Carolyn), Ronald (Mary Colleen), Daniel (Lisa) of Springville, David (Janet), James (Elizabeth), John (Debra) and Constance Breindel; siblings LaVern “Butch” (Helen) Breindel and Dorothy (Ludy) Bon; 24 grandchildren, one great-grandson and many other family members and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” (nee Greenthaner) Breindel; siblings Clara “Sis” (late Regis) Schatz and William (late Emma), Leo “Boots” (late Marie) and Margaret Breindel and parents William and Clara (nee Lenze) Breindel.

Mr. Breindel was a World War II Army veteran. He was past commander of American Legion Post No. 60 and a member of the Knights of Columbus Hamburg Council No. 2220.

He was a retiree of the Ford Stamping Plant.

He was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Roswell Park or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements by the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.

Gabriel Gugino

Gabriel W. “Gene” Gugino, 80, of Silver Creek, died Aug. 6. Husband of the late Elaine (nee Bessel) Gugino. Father of William (Shawna) of Springville, Dennis (Carol) of Fredonia, Mark of Blasdell, Patrick (fiancee Sandy) of Silver Creek and Christine Rose of Silver Creek. Also survived by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Brother of the late Chuck Gugino and Toni Smith.

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Arrangements were made by the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel of Silver Creek.

Maryan Lux
Maryan Lux, 79, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away July 19.

She served as an eucharistic minister for many years.

She was the wife of 54 years of the late Bernard Lux; mother of Eileen Lux, Maureen (Curt) Clipperton, Dan Lux, Juneen (Chuck) Fisher and David (Sue) Lux; sister of Steve Smith; grandmother of Courtney (John) Hutson, Tiffany (Jason) Witherspoon, Nick (Janet) Fisher, Alicia Fisher, Ashton, Brooklyn, Payton, Mason, Bresden and Makenna.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 25 from Resurrection Catholic Church, Tempe, Ariz. Arrangements were made by the Lakeshore Mortuary of Mesa, Ariz. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Marilyn Morgan

Marilyn Morgan, (nee Meyer), 65, of Meyer Road, East Otto, passed away Aug. 7 at her home, following a long illness.

She was born in 1957 in Gowanda, the daughter of the late Frederick and Doris (nee Suckow) Meyer.

She was married to the late Richard Morgan and had been a truck driver for Motts Trucking of Ohio.

She was the companion of Ted Kuhn of East Otto; mother of Tina (Tom) Knight of Middleport and the late Frederick, Denise and Jeffrey Morgan; stepmother of Peggy Cumbie of Florida; also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister of Shawn Louann, Kathleen and the late Louise; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Aug. 11 from the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 East Main St., Gowanda. Burial was in Jolls Cemetery, Perrysburg. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the East Otto Volunteer Fire Department.

Vincent Pascarella

Vincent Pascarella, 85, died Aug. 12 at the Gowanda Rehab and Nursing Home.

He was born in December 1926 in Kane, Pa., the son of the late Andrea and Josephine (nee Cesario) Pascarella.

He was a retired grounds custodian for St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Salamanca, where he worked for 22 years.

He served in the United States Army during World War II, having attained the rank of private first class. Vincent enlisted in 1945 at Buffalo and was discharged in December 1946 at Fort Dix in New Jersey. He also worked at Moench Tannery in Gowanda and formerly lived in East Otto.

He is survived by his wife, Geneva (nee White) Pascarella of Cattaraugus; father of Anthony Pascarella of East Otto, Ray Pascarella of Cattaraugus, Mary Jo (Donald) Wise of Orchard Park and the late Vincent Pascarella and Andy Pascarella; brother of Michael Pascarella of Dauphine, Ala. and the late Anthony Pascarella; father-in-law of Cora Pascarella of Springville and the late Christine Pascarella; friend of Stephanie Avery of Cattaraugus; grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Aug. 16 from the Cattaraugus United Methodist Church. W. “Mike” Trenchard officiated. Burial was in the East Otto Cemetery in East Otto.

The family has suggested that memorials be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 150, Williamsville, NY 14221 or the Special Olympics Regional Office, 8207 Main St. Suite 13, Williamsville, NY 14221.

Doris Stanbro

Doris Stanbro

Doris Stanbro (nee Hill), 85, of Arcade, died Aug. 11 at Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home in Springville.

She was born in East Aurora in 1927, the daughter of the late Joseph and Hazel (nee Pink) Hill.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Springville and watched old movies, especially “Shirley Temple” and “The Little Rascals.” She also listened to country and folk music.

Mrs. Stanbro and her husband fostered many children from birth until adoption. She had worked in the Tri-Mold Department at Fisher Price® in East Aurora and Holland.

She was the wife of Dean Stanbro; mother of Dean Stanbro of Lackawanna and Deborah Kipp of Attica; grandmother of Sean, Kelly, Eren and Nora Kipp and Heather Stanbro; foster mother of 32 foster children; sister of the late Hazel Dawson and Richard Hill; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. from the Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Stan Handzlik will officiate. Burial will be in the Holland Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Assembly of God Church, 57 Transit Line Road, Springville.

Arrangements were made by the W.S. Davis Funeral Home Inc., 358 West Main St., Arcade. Online condolences may be made at
Richard SteinerRichard Steiner, 67, of Watson Road, Springville, passed away Aug. 12 at his home.
He was born in 1944 in Buffalo, the son of the late Charles and Dorothy (nee Clark) Steiner.
He served in the Navy Seabees from 1968 – 1970 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Springville. He had been a union carpenter in Buffalo.
He was the husband of Doris (nee Holland) Steiner; father of William of Arcade, Raymond of Springville and Kenneth Steiner of Florida; grandfather of Hayley Steiner; brother of Charles (Irene) of Marilla, James (Patricia) of Machias, Patrick (Lila) of Nashville, Tenn., Jerry (Claudia) Steiner of Eugene, Ore., Dorothy (James  Parmenter of Little Valley, Mary (Brian) Defoe of Ellicottville, Sue (Barry) Turner of West Valley and the late Dave, Donald and Daniel Steiner; brother-in-law of Donna and Julie Steiner.
A funeral service was held from the First United Methodist Church of Springville. The Rev. Abel Roy officiated. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, West Valley. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the West Valley Fire Department or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home,271 East Main St., Springville.
Online condolences may be made at
Craig WiedeCraig R. Wiede DVM, 56, died suddenly on Aug. 9.
He was born in Springville on Sept. 22, 1955 to Gloria (nee Shockley) and the late Robert L. Wiede. Craig spent his time cooking, gardening, reading, traveling and spending time with his family.
He graduated from the University of California at Davis College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and worked at the Springville Animal Hospital and at Orchard Park Veterinary Medicine Center. He started Concord Veterinary Center in 1988. He was on the faculty at Medaille College and the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Board of Directors as a trustee, beginning in 1997.
He was the husband of Jennifer (nee Roblee); father of Marielle of East Aurora, Andrew of Huntington, W.Va. and Alexandra Wiede of Collins; brother of Mark (Elizabeth) Wiede of Collins; nephew of Murial and George Geiger. Survived by several nieces and nephews.
A funeral, officiated by the Rev. Deborah Packard, was held at Wiede’s residence on Aug. 13. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the League for the Handicapped or the Pet Emergency Fund at Concord Veterinary Center. Online condolences may be made at

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