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Death notices and obituaries from the week of April 27

Henry Dlugokinski
Henry S. Dlugokinski, 94, of Sardinia and Holland, died April 16, at his home.

He was born in Buffalo on Nov. 27, 1918 to the late Stanley and Ladaslawa (nee Szczerbiak) Dlugokinski.

He served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Ocean, during World War II. He was a member of the Holland American Legion Post No. 607 and worked on the assembly line at the General Motors Tonawanda Plant.

He was the husband of the late Ann (nee Tornashuk) Dlugokinski; father of Sylvia (Wesley Jr.) Plenz of Holland; brother of the late Joan Borycki and Alexander Dlugokinski.

After a private funeral service, burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery of Holland. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Holland American Legion Post 607.

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.



Patricia Chlebowy

Patricia A. Chlebowy of Springville died April 21.

She sewed, knitted, crocheted, bowled, walked, biked and made cards.

She was the wife of John Chlebowy Jr.; mother of Michael (Tane) Chlebowy, Roseanne (John White) Hausrath, Angelica (Robert) Manigault, Martin (Penny Weis) Chlebowy, Sharon (David) Bartczak and Steven (Kelley) Chlebowy; grandmother of 13 grandchildren; great-grandmother of three great-grandchildren; sister of Joan (late Edward) Krolikowski, Arlene (late Richard) Mieszczak, Theodore (late Marion) Kopinski and Susan (Jack) Quick.

A funeral service was held April 26, from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel officiated.

Burial was in St. Stanislaus Cemetery of Cheektowaga. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, N.Y. 14228. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.



James Hannon

James V. “Moose” Hannon, 71, of Springville, died April 12 in the JFK Medical Center of Lantana, Fla.

He was born in Sardinia on July 2, 1941, to the late John and Loretta Hannon.

He was a 1959 graduate of Springville-Griffith Institute and graduated from Erie County Community College. He joined the U.S. Army and served as a military policeman in the Panama Canal. He was a member of the American Legion.

He was also a member of the Springville Police Department and later worked for the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, retiring as a detective, following 37 years of work with the sheriff’s department and Springville Police Department.

He was the husband of Janet (nee Paul) Hannon. Father of Amy (Ray) Reynolds of Virginia and Emily Hannon of Florida. Stepfather of Wayne (Sherry), Paul, Jamie (Kirstin), Mark (Carren) DeGeorge, Michael and Eric Bugenhagen; grandfather of 12 grandchildren. Brother of Maurice (Elizabeth) Hannon of Angelica, N.Y.; Margaret (Gene) Keeney-Fink of East Greenville, Pa.; Kathleen (Gerald) Lunders of Chesterfield, Mo. and Michael (Mary) Hannon of Glenwood. Uncle of 15 nieces and nephews. Former husband of the late Marcia (nee Schlade) and the late Kathy Bugenhagen Hannon.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 9, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 10, from St. Aloysius Church of Springville. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel will officiate. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery of Springville.

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

Richard Jermain

Richard B. Jermain, 74, of Rome, N.Y., formerly of Springville, died April 16, in Rome.

He was born Feb. 27, 1939 in the town of Concord, to the late Varius and Gertrude (nee Smith) Jermain.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 – 1960 and was a hunter, golfer, go-kart racer and beer drinker. He had been a boiler maker with Boiler Makers Union No. 7 in Hamburg.

He was the brother of James (Carolyn) Jermain of Springville and the late Varius Jermain Jr. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service was held. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery of Springville.

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.



Stephen Krzes

Stephen J. Krzes, 87, of Springville, died April 17.

He was a World War II veteran of the Navy SeaBees.

Husband of the late Irene (nee Baron) Krzes; father of Barbara (late Thomas) Hutchings, Stephen (Donna) Krzes Jr., Janet (Steve) Rollins, Joseph (Joan) Krzes, Margaret (Brad) Clark and Michael (Beth) Krzes; grandfather of Kristen and Ian Clark, Amanda (Ricky) Roth, Shawn (Kim) Krzes, Dawn Hutchings, Jason Rollins, Kayla and Quinn Krzes and the late Tommy Hutchings and Kim and Tim Krzes; great-grandfather of Scarlett Clark, Alex, Madelyn, Addison Krzes, Jonas Rollins and Isabella and Cole Krzes.

A private funeral service will be held for the family, at a later date.



Eleanor Myers

Eleanor “Ellie” Gertrude (nee Decot) Myers, 90, of East Otto, died April 18.

She began her career at Liberty Mutual Insurance, and retired from Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in 1986. She bowled, played cards, spent time outdoors, fished and told stories by the campfire.

She was the wife of the late William Myers; daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude (nee Groth) Decot; stepdaughter of the late Allen Wolf of East Otto; sister of June (Ron) Miller, Joan (John) Guth and the late Frances Heim, Gertrude Gunsolus and Marjean (Wolf) Smith; mother of Kathy (late Dean) Longstreet and Marjorie (late Joseph) Baldi; stepmother of Bill (Denise) Myers, Lynn (Pete) Haase and Karen Olson; grandmother of Jessica (Brandon) Baker and Kristen (Tommy) Gridley; great-grandmother of Jaycee and Aryana Baker; aunt of several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on May 11 at 11:30 a.m. from the East Otto United Methodist Church. A celebration of her life will immediately follow, at the same location.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville or to the East Otto United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were made by the Castiglia Funeral Home Inc., located at 873 Abbott Road in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.cfhecc.com.

Mildred Newbold

Mildred Newbold (nee Doster) of Califon, N.J., formerly of East Concord, died April 22.

Wife of the late William; mother of Douglas (Jaye), Mark and Polly Sue (Ralph Avard); grandmother of 11 grandchildren; great-grandmother of five great-grandchildren; sister of Alma Vogel and Pearl Doster, both of West Seneca.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. A funeral service will follow, at 2:30.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Springville League for the Handicapped, Hunterdon Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.



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