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Obituaries for the Journal week of June 28

Robin R. Nagel[photo2]

Robin R. Nagel, 57, of Springville, passed away June 20 at Erie County Medical Center, in Buffalo. She was born Robin Kelley to Marlene and the late Howard Kelley on Oct. 26, 1956 in Springville. She married Keith Nagel in October of 1975 in Springville.

Nagel was a housewife who enjoyed cooking and being a mom.

She was predeceased by her father in 2001.

She is survived by her husband Keith Nagel; mother Marlene Kelley; sons Scott Nagel of Springville and Lance Nagel of Great Valley; siblings, Howard Kelley Jr. of Utah, Candace (Doug) VanOcker of Springville, Harold (Laura) Kelley of Springville, Carla (Joe) Lamphier of Springville and Kim (Bobby) Poland of Kentucky. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home in Springville on June 24. Jeff Bellinger officiated. Interment was at the Maplewood Cemetery in Springville.

Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Online concolences may be left at

Cheryl A. Schweickert[photo3]

Cheryl A. Schweickert, 49, passed away at her Chaffee home on June 21. She was born on Dec. 19, 1964 to the late Alice and Wayne Wiedemann. On Aug. 9, 2003, she married Mark Schweickert in Sardinia.

Schwickert worked at Ken-Ton Electronics Inc., in Tonawanda as an electronic circuit assembler. She was a wonderful wife, grandmother and mother.

In addition to her parents, Schwickert was preceded in death by her brothers Theodore Wiedemann and Richard Wiedemann.

She is survived by her husband; her children, Jessica (Joe) Walenka of Delevan, Eric (Lena) Wiedemann of Sardinia, Brittany Wiedemann of Sardinia, Paula Hayden of Orchard Park, Tricia Hayden of Freedom and Sarah Hayden of Rochester; her siblings, Nina (John) Kupciunas of Gloversville, Duane Wiedemann of Sardinia, Bonnie (late David) VanOcker of Sardinia, David (Jeanne) Wiedemann of Machias, Wayne (Colleen) Wiedemann of Freedom, Gordon (Stacy) Wiedemann of Gloversville, Paul (Jean) Wiedemann of Sardinia and Mark (Maria) Wiedemann of Machias; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held June 25 at the Calvary Community Chapel in Delevan, the Rev. Timothy Chase officiated. Interment was held at the Sardinia Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by the W.S. Davis Inc. Funeral Home, in Arcade. Online condolences may be left at

James Gentner

James (Jim) Gentner, 70, of McDade, Texas, died June 15, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. Gentner was born in Springville on Aug. 10, 1943, to Richard and Florence.

He worked as a computer engineer most of his life. Gentner had a great love of science, computers, flying his plane, driving his John Deere tractor and watching many different sports shows. He fought a 14-year battle with cancer and was an inspiration to his family and friends. Next to his family he loved spending time with his Elgin, Bastrop, Round Rock and McDade friends at different clubs, meetings and organization.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Sandra Cole; a sister Margie (late Doyle) Mooney and brothers, Don and Gerald Gentner.

Gentner is survived by his wife Patsie; children David (Jackie) and Emily Gentner of Rochester, Judy (Larry) Deason and Jamie (Angie) Cole of McDade, Texas; grandchildren Josh Cooke, Erica and Summer Gentner of Rochester, Barbara DeRusha of Austin, Texas, John and Heather Deason of Bastrop, Texas; Kia, Thomas and Aaron Cole of McDade, Texas, Jessica and Kristyn Pittman of Louisiana.; great grandchildren Layla Cole, Thorn, Ember and Briar DeRusha of Texas and Sandra and Isabella of Lousiana; sisters Diane (Michael) Leggero of Springville, Audrey (Jim Parson) of Delmar, brothers Les (Linda) Gentner of Springville, and Tom (Pat) of Prescott, Ariz. and Jenny of New York helped make her Uncle Jim laugh.

Jim always said “Of all the names I have been called, Grandpa is the one I love the best.”

Jim was buried on his land in the family cemetery.


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2014-07-13 | 14:59:32
Nancy Mattison
need to see her obituary notice. Former classmate at GI