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Obituaries and death notices from the Journal week of April 26

Janet Bacon
Janet L. Bacon (nee McEwen), 53, of Springville, died April 19, in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville.

She was born in Lackawanna on June 11, 1960, to Patricia (nee Krauss) McEwen Tegler and the late Ralph McEwen.

She was a country music fan, a fan of Terry Buchwald and shopper. She was a home health caregiver for the family of Worth Farington in Orchard Park.

She was the wife of Ronald Bacon; daughter of Patricia and Dave Tegler of Fort Pierce, Fla.; mother of Christen Bacon of Hamburg, Katlyn Bacon and Kimberly Bacon of Springville; grandmother of Aubree Bacon of Hamburg; sister of Pamela (late Paul) Gawera of Eden, Kenneth McEwen of Lackawanna and Robert McEwen of Hamburg; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held April 25, from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.

Joan Darszewski
Joan V. Darszewski, 82, of Sandusky, Ohio, formerly of Springville, died March 27, at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1932, in Lackawanna, to the late Harold and Matilda (nee Perrin) Bragg. In 1951, she graduated from Springville-Griffith Institute High School.

She crocheted, made baby blankets and afghans, read and did crafts of all kinds.

She had been a 4-H leader and Girl Scout advisor.

She was the wife of the late Michael Darszewski; mother of Virginia Darszewski and Marjorie Darszewski, both of Sandusky, and Susan (Dan) Morell, of Clyde, Ohio; grandmother of Audra, Anne, Jordan and Jared Morell; sister of Sharon Hawley of Arcade, sister-in-law of Carol Bragg, Loretta Ciszak and Stanley Darszewski. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Dean Bragg and Harold Bragg; sister, Phyllis Reinhard; sister-in-law, Arlene Bragg; brothers-in-law, David Hawley, Ed Reinhard, Raymond Darszewski, Elmer Ciszak and sister-in-law, Pearl Darszewski.

A funeral service was held March 31, from the Norwalk Baptist Church in Norwalk, Ohio. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville.

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

Dorothy Kummer
Dorothy Kummer (nee Ketterer), of Boston, died April 20.

She was the wife of the late Morris “Bob” Kummer; mother of Karon (John) Kester, William (Muriel), and Dan (Wendy) Kummer; grandmother of David (Tina) Kester, Shelly (Joel) Solly, Kristen (Ian) McCabe, Jeffrey, Gregory (Maria) Kummer and Jamie (John) Winkelman; great-grandmother of 11 great-grandchildren; sister of the late Esther Faulring and Ronald Ketterer.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m. from Faith United Church of Christ in Boston. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Faith United Church of Christ, Boston, N.Y. 14025.

Arrangements were made by Wurtz Funeral Home, located in Boston.

Maxine Shaffer
Maxine G. Shaffer (nee Grissinger), 88, of Springville, died April 17, at Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home in Springville.

She was born in Mt. Union, Pa. on June 22, 1925 to the late William and Dollie (nee Bowman) Grissinger.

She had been a knife inspector at Robinson Knife Company in Springville, and a member of the former Rebekah Lodge, played bingo and games and listened to spiritual hymns and Lawrence Welk.

She married Denton Shaffer Sr. on Sept. 22, 1943 and was the mother of Denton Jr. (Ann) Shaffer of Richmond, Ky.; Donna Webster of Canton, N.Y.; Susan (Joseph) Smith of Springville and Larry (Kim) Shaffer of Mexico, N.Y.; grandmother of 11 grandchildren; great-grandmother of 22 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandmother of two great-great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews; sister of the late Betty Parsons and Joy Finchem.

A funeral service was held April 19, from the First Presbyterian Church of Springville. The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Hughes officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Springville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home Activities Fund or Hospice Buffalo Inc.

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.


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