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Obituaries and death notices from the Journal week of May 3

Roy Beverlin, Jr.Roy “Butch” Beverlin, Jr., 52, of Springville, died April 22.

Beverlin was born Nov. 30, 1961 in Lewistown, Pa., to Roy and B. Kay (nee Miller) Beverlin. He was married to Beth (nee Swanson) on Oct. 21, 2013.

Beverlin was a member of the National Rifle Association, Oath Keeper of the Free Group and treasurer of the Cattaraugus County SCOPE. He enjoyed whitewater canoeing, World War II re-enacting, trap shooting and four-wheel rock crawling. Beverlin was a hunter and participant of Deer Search. He served as a Boy Scout leader of Troop 543, in Springville.

In addition to his parents and wife, Beverlin is survived by his children, Kyle (Colleen Lux) of Bloomington, Ind., Jamie Beverlin and Katie Beverlin of Springville and Craig Beverlin of Angola; two step-sons, Zach Anderson of Youngsville, Pa. and Nick Anderson of Lacrosse, Wis.; sisters Victoria (Todd) Champlin, of Indianapolis, Ind. and Kara (Mark) Rumfola, of Delevan; his grandmother, Bessie Beverlin of Mifflin, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held April 25 at Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home in Springville, The Rev. Dave Kubiak officiated. Online condolences may be left at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com

Calvin Bobseine
Calvin F. Bobseine, 88, of Lawtons, died April 25 in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville.

He was born in Otto on Sept. 21, 1925 to the late Floyd and Viola (nee Kriedeman) Bobseine.

He loved woodworking and was a longtime member of the National Rifle Association. He was a graduate o9f Cattaraugus High School and was a self-employed logger.

He was the husband of Marilyn (nee Hollmer) Vassallo Bobseine and the late Ruby (nee Brosius) Bobseine; father of JoAnn Bridenstein of Eden and the late Robert Bobseine; stepfather of Gary Vassallo of Angola and Samuel Vassallo of Gowanda; grandfather of Richard Boice III, Reginald Boice, Anthony Vassallo, Vanessa Sommers, Emilee Vassallo, Andrew Vassallo and the late Gary Vassallo II; great-grandfather of two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude’s or the Cystic Fibrosis Association.

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

William Brown, Sr.
William L. Brown Sr., 90, formerly of Arcade, died, April 25 at the Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Machias. He was born on May 18, 1923 in Springville.

Brown was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Bernice (nee Nichols) and his wife Virginia R. (nee Land) Brown, who died on Dec. 17, 2010.

Brown served in the United State Army Air Corps during World War II. He served in the 101st Airborne and received the Purple Heart in Normandy and the Bronze Star at Bastogne.

He was a member of the Arcade Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Tri-County Square Dancers. He was the treasurer of the Pike Feeder Sale for 22 years and was voted New York State Cattleman of the Year for 1967. Brown was a retired supervisor for New York Telephone in Arcade and he owned a beef cattle farm in East Concord.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Margo Brown; sister Marilyn (George) Peterson; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

He is survived by his children, Ellen (Michael) Blessy, Candace (Karen Walczak) Brown, both of Florida, Nancy (Paul) Hillbrecht of Colorado and William “Bucky” (Janet Bleyle) of Springville; a brother, Norman (Ruth) Brown of Florida; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held May 1 at the W.S. Davis Inc., Funeral Home in Arcade. Interment was held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in West Valley. Memorials can be sent to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 145447, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250.

Online condolences may be offered at www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com

Winifred Hall
Winifred “Winnie” Alice Hall, 93, ºof Springville, passed away on April 23 at the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home of Springville.

She was born to Fred and Hattie (Moore) Trevett in Springville on June 1, 1920. She married Henry “Kelly” Hall in 1940.

Hall was a homemaker, a member of the Home Bureau, the 39ers and the Springville Senior Citizens.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her son Alan Hall; and three sisters, Helen Priel, Eleanor Gernatt and Marguerite Spaulding.

She is survived by her children, James (Jeanette) Hall of Springville, Joan (late Wilfred) Pollard of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Geraldine (late George) Howard of Gowanda and Richard (Patricia) Hall of Springville; a daughter-in-law Marcia (Ron) Ayers, of Springville; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held April 28 at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home in Springville, officiated by The Rev. Fred Halridge. Interment was at Maplewood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home, located at 222 East Main St., Springville, N.Y., 14141.

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

George Lippert, Jr.
George Lippert Jr., 91, of Collins, formerly of East Aurora and South Wales, died April 27 in Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home in Springville.

He was born on June 3, 1922 in East Aurora to the late George Sr. and Alice (nee Wallworth) Lippert.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Springville, active in the East Aurora Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and a past commander of the post. He had bowled in several leagues.

He was a maintenance supervisor at Moog in East Aurora, where he had worked for over 20 years, and had worked as a milkman when milk was still delivered to homes in glass bottles.

He was the husband of the late Melvina (nee Stadler) Lippert; father of Carolyn (Jack) Johnson of Collins and the late George Lippert III; grandfather of Holly

Dodd, Amanda Lippert and Bradley Lippert; great-grandfather of Alex Domon and Kyle Domon; step-grandfather of several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 17 from the First United Methodist Church of Springville. The Rev. Abel Roy will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in East Aurora. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the East Aurora Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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

Ada Wilson
Ada E. Wilson (nee Eighmey), 99, of Springville, died at her home on April 28.

She was born in Daggett, Pa. on June 6, 1914 to the late Jerome and Maude (nee Littley) Eighmey.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Springville and had served as elder, on the Mission Committee and was a member of the Women’s Association.

She was one of the founders of Springville Meals on Wheels in 1979 and Springville-Concord Community Food Pantry in 1981. She served as treasurer and coordinator of the packers for the SCCFP and was a member of Love in the Name of Christ, Concord Historical Society, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Women’s Association, the Monday Club and Springville’s Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was honored as the Springville Area Chamber of

Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1998.

She graduated from Mansfield Normal School, received her teaching degree from Fredonia in 1956 and taught school at Springville-Griffith Institute for 30 years, in Collins Center and then at Springville Elementary School, retiring in 1973. She was president of the Springville Elementary PTA from 1973-75, was a member of the Springville Retired Teachers and was their friendly service chair for many years.

She received the award for local leadership from the New York State United Teachers in 2001.

She was the wife of late Kenneth

Wilson; mother of Lyn Dutson of Tempe, Ariz., Keith (Gloria) Wilson of Marion, N.Y., Ray (Gail) Wilson of Wyandot, Ok; sister of Joseph Eighmey of Horseheads, N.Y. and the late Lacelle Eighmey and Carol Hebdon; grandmother of 11 grandchildren; great-grandmother of 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m., from the First Presbyterian Church, located at 38 North Buffalo St. in Springville. The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Hughes will officiate.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Hospice Buffalo Inc. or a retired teachers organization for scholarships.

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

Michael Zemrose
Michael F. Zemrose, 66, of Springville, passed away Thursday, April 24 at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo.

He was born in Barnsboro, Pa., to Mike and Ann (nee Shingler) Zemrose, on Oct. 4, 1947.

Zemrose was a member of St. Aloysius Church in Springville, where he served as eucharistic minister, and the Springville Rod and Reel Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, country and western music, cruises and playing Mafia Wars on Facebook. Zemrose worked as a line manager at General Motors in Buffalo before retiring in 2000.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law Ronald Cook.

Zemrose is survived by his wife Kathleen (nee Hamilton) Zemrose; children, Michelle (Charles) Gonzalez of Hamburg, Natalie (Clark) Horschel of West Falls, Deborah (Frank) Todaro of Williamsville and Michael II (Jennifer) Zemrose of Blasdell; his sisters, Sandra Gerlach and Marilyn Cooke, both of Buffalo; a brother, Gregory Zemrose, of Springville; grandchildren Jesse, Rebecca, Frank, Michael, Catherine, Allison, James and Russell.

A funeral was held April 29 from St. Aloysius Church, officiated by The Rev. Lawrence Cobel. Interment took place at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga. Memorial contributions can be made to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation.

Online condolences may be offered at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com


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