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Death notices and obituaries from the Sept. 22 Springville Journal

Rose Marie Feldman
Rose Marie Feldman (nee Butzer), 81, of West Valley, died Sept. 13 at Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home, Springville.

She was born Dec. 25, 1930 in Gowanda, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Gertrude (nee Faxlanger) Butzer.

She was a sewer, gardener, cook, 4-H leader and was a member of the ONO Club. She and her husband co-owned Star Vending Business, of which she was the bookkeeper. She had been the deputy town clerk for Ashford for 20 years, was a graduate of Eastman Kodak College of Dentistry as a dental hygienist in 1950. She watched professional sports and watched her children and grandchildren play and coach sports. She also worked in the cafeteria at West Valley Central School.

She was the wife of Louie E. Feldman; mother of Sharon (Harold) Lango of Bolder City, Nev., Mary (Eric) Muth of Doylestown, Pa., Kathleen (Sheila Holloway) Feldman of Almond, N.Y., Janet (Andrew) Medley of Spooner, Wis., Linda Geraghty of West Valley and Patricia (Joseph) Crandall of Cattaraugus; grandmother of Amy Jo Spicer, Brian Lango, Leigh (Mikhail) Nakhimovich, Jarret Scherrer, Rachel and Laura Medley, John Jr. and Christopher Geraghty and Matthew, Elizabeth, Eric and Sara Crandall; great-grandmother of Mikayla, Haille, Brianna and Devin Spicer; sister of Gertrude (late Thomas Wallace) of Newark, N.Y., Helen (Eugene) Winter of Eden, Lawrence (Mary Jane) Butzer of Gowanda, Harold (Theresa) Butzer of Gowanda, Frank (Edna) Butzer of Gowanda, Robert (Rose) Butzer of Denmark, Wis. and the late Loraine Kohn; sister-in-law of George Calvin Kohn Sr. of North Collins; also survived by 86 nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 18 from St. John the Baptist Church of West Valley. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel officiated. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.

Fred Fenner
Fred “Skip” Fenner, 83, of Buffalo, died Sept. 22 in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga.

He was born on July 17, 1929 in Buffalo, the son of the late Frederick and Charlotte (nee Pike) Fenner.

He watched the New York Yankees and read history.

He served in the U.S. Army, 1948 – 1949 and had been a machine operator and laborer for Hubbs and Howe of Erie, Pa.

He was the brother of Sally Johnson of Baltimore, Md., June Tatko of Clarence, Pat (William) Tromanhauser of Grand Prairie, Texas, James (Brenda) Fenner of Franklinville, Judith (Ronald) Harris of Delevan, Paul (Mary) of Angola, Sanford (Valerie) Fenner of Holly, N.Y., Carol (Tom) Schroeder of West Falls, Ann (Charlie) Maine of Gowanda, Tom (Sharon) Fenner of Allegheny, Sue (Mike) Caito of Buffalo, Daniel (Marianne) Fenner of Ellicottville and Calvin (Michele) Fenner of Buffalo; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 15, from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. The Rev. Michael Robinson officiated. Burial was in Delevan Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.

David Hawkins

David Hawkins, 58, of Boston, formerly of North Collins, died Sept. 15. He was the husband of Kathleen (nee Brehm) Hawkins; father of David Jr. (Jessica) and Jillian Hawkins (Josh Krencik); grandfather of Jacob and Abigail; brother of Robert, Larry (Patricia) and Cheryl Hawkins, Yvonne Martin, Phyllis (Rick) Kron and the late Penny Thomas; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, Sept. 19 from St. Bernadette’s Church, Orchard Park. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Buffalo.

Arrangements were made by the Wentland Funeral Home, 10634 Main St., North Collins.

Phyllis Kowalik
Phyllis Kowalik

Phyllis Kowalik (nee Wylie), 76, of Springville, died Sept. 9 at Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home in Springville. She was the daughter of the late Robert Wylie and the late Virginia Wylie Winkey.

She was a member of the Felton-Burns VFW Post Women’s Auxiliary for more than 30 years, was a long-time parishioner at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church and followed the Buffalo Bills football team.

She was the mother of James, Thomas (Cheryl), Mary and the late Phyllis O’Connor and Joseph Kowalik Jr.; sister of Jon (Elizabeth) Wylie, Patricia Newman, Theodore (Kathleen) Winkey and the late Robert Wylie, Virginia Agen and Ray Ramsdell; friend of Rita Kowalik and the late Joseph Kowalik Sr.; also survived by 11 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.

Teresa Snow
Teresa Snow

Master Sergeant Teresa Snow (nee Pierce), 39, of Springville, formerly of Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Odenton, Md., died Sept. 13 at home.

She was born June 13, 1973 in Cheyenne, Wy., the daughter of Thomas Frederick Piece and Gail (nee Jordan) Marsh. Her childhood years were spent in Germany and Plattsburgh and she also spent summers at her grandparents’ farm in Springville. She was a 1991 graduate of Ramstein High School in Germany and a 2012 graduate of the University of Maryland, University College campus, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management.

She began her military career with the United States Marine Corps in August 1992 with basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., where she was awarded honor graduate and meritorious promotion, upon completion of her course. She served in Okinawa, Japan; Albany, Ga.; New Orleans, La.; Washington, D.C.; Arlington, Va.; Morristown, N.J.; Buffalo and Cherry Point, N.C.

She volunteered for duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving as the supply chief for Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 50 at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Most recently, she was assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., where she was a colon cancer patient.

She was a member of the Springville VFW No. 5260, American Legion Post No. 441 and St. Aloysius Church of Springville. She volunteered for Drug Education for Youth and Young Marines and was the Western New York coordinator for Toys for Tots for three years.

She was the daughter of Gail (nee Jordan) and Keith Marsh of Gambrils, Md. and Tom Pierce of Mississippi; sister of Alex Pierce of Plattsburg, Jillian Pierce of Plattsburg, Alex Marsh of Glen Burnie, Md. and Nikki Marsh of Belleville, Ill.; granddaughter of Mary Ann Jordan and Earl Keen; also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 17, from St. Aloysius Church of Springville. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel officiated. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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