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Death notices and obituaries from the Jan. 20 Springville Journal

Robert Meyer

Robert C. Meyer, 62, of Concord, died Jan. 9.
He was the owner of Meyer Dairy Farm in Concord and became the fifth generation owner, when he bought the farm from his father in 1972, at the age of 21. He served on many committees and boards in the agricultural community, including Upstate Milk, Niagara Mile and the Farm Bureau.
He was a graduate of Eden Central School, was a life member of the Boston Fire Company and competed at the Langford Tractor Pull.
He was the husband of Mary (nee Emerling) Meyer; father of Ronald (Mary) Meyer, Anna (Daniel) Crowell, Steven (Brianne) Meyer and David (Tracy) Meyer; grandfather of Ava, Grace, Elizabeth, Bo, Robert and Tyler; brother of Linda (Harold) Blesy and the late Carol (late Mauro) Barry.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 14 from the Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Langford. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Boston Fire Company. Arrangements were made by the Wentland Funeral Home, 10634 Main St., North Collins.

Sophia Moehring
Sophia E. (nee Musick) Moehring, 96, of Cattaraugus, formerly of Springville, died Jan. 14 at the Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 6, 1917 in Springville, to the late Joseph and Katherine (nee Fauch) Musick.
She was a member of the Springville Moose Club, a bowler, played bingo and watched baseball and birds. She and her late husband traveled together to ball games. She had been employed at the former Robinson Knife Company of Springville.
She was the wife of the late Charles Moehring; mother of Josephine (George) Larraux of California, Judy (Lynn) Stafford of North Java, Charles (Jean) Moehring of Cattaraugus and the late Barbara Ann; grandmother of eight grandchildren; great-grandmother of several great-grandchildren; sister of the late Anna, Mary, Katherine, John, Leo and Stanley; also survived by nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. Pastor Mike Jones will officiate. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.

Lillian Tice
Lillian Tice

Lillian A. (nee Kelley) Tice 72, of Holland, formerly of Springville, died Jan. 15 in Buffalo Mercy Hospital.
She was born in Collins Center on Sept. 14, 1940 to the late Ellsworth and Edna (nee Glass) Kelley.
She had been a member of the Springville Moose Club, a nurse at Absolut of Orchard Park, crocheted, gambled, read and spent time with animals.
She was the wife of the late Rowland Tice; mother of Cheryl Mitchell of Holland, James (Michelle) of Gowanda, Don and Lorri (Paul King) Smith of Holland; stepmother of Rowland (Kathy) of Albion, Raymond of Canandaigua, Sandi (Ed) O’Cuch of Depew and the late Erith; also survived by seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Jan. 18 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. The Rev. William Kay officiated. Burial was in Maplegrove Cemetery, Machias. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Holland Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.
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