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Death notices and obituaries from the July 21 Springville Journal

Maryann Belz
Maryann Belz

Maryann (nee Dabb) Belz, 73, of Springville, died July 15 at home.

She was born in Marilla on April 6, 1940, to the late Herman and Loretta (nee Smith) Dabb.

She was a gardener, watched hummingbirds, crocheted and knitted. She cleaned at Aurora Park Nursing Home in East Aurora.

She was the wife of Clarence Belz. Mother of Larry (Brenda) Milliman of Eneva, Ohio; Gary Milliman of Glenwood and Daniel “Taz” (Jennifer) Belz of West Valley. Grandmother of Gary Jr., Skye, Kayla and Clayton Milliman and Kelsi, Julianna and Elena Belz. Sister of Harold (late Thelma) Dabb of Eden, Chester (Phyllis) Dabb of Depew, Billy (Thelma) of Darien, Donna (Jim) Clawson of Springville, Carol (late David) Beaver of Springville, Terry Dabb of Springville and the late Kenny Dabb. Sister-in-law of Shirley Dabb and Charlotte Dabb.

A funeral service was held July 19 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. The Rev. Jim Higgins officiated. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Belz Benefit, c/o Cattaraugus County Bank, 325 South Cascade Drive, Springville, NY 14141 or the American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Dr., Amherst, N.Y. 14226. Online condolences may be made at

Marlene Fuller

Marlene M. Fuller, 76, died in Springville on July 16. She was born on Nov. 15, 1936 to Charles and Elvira (nee Hinz) Stowell.

She worked in the Fiddlers Green Manor Nursing Home kitchen, for many years.

She was the wife of the late Milford Fuller. Mother of Gary (Margaret) Fuller of Springville, Debbie (Roger) Fleckenstein of Okahumpka, Fla.; Ricky (Linda) Fuller of Hamburg and Timmy (Teresa) Fuller of Springville. Grandmother of 10 grandchildren. Great-grandmother of 17 great-grandchildren. Sister of Ernest Stowell of Salamanca and the late Charles and James Stowell.

A private service will be held. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery of Springville. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home. Online guestbook is at

Robert King
Robert D. King, 60, of Yorkshire, died Feb. 19 at home.

He was born in Springville on Feb. 2, 1953 to the late Robert and Betty King.

He was self-employed in the lawn care business. He is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on July 27 at Maplewood Cemetery

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

Phyllis Ott
Phyllis Ott

Phyllis A. (nee Frank) Ott, 75, of Springville, died July 15 at home.

She was born in West Valley on Oct. 23, 1937 to the late Ivan and Lora (nee Langhans) Frank.

She was a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Springville. She tended her garden and spent time with her family and grandchildren.

She had been a monitor at Springville-Griffith Institute for more than 15 years and was a saleswoman in the jewelry department at Wal-Mart of Springville.

She was the wife of the late David Ott. Mother of Gregory (Carol) Ott of Clovis, Calif.; Darlene (William) Gerwitz of Richmond, Va. and Deborah (Allen) Hauri of Springville. Grandmother of six grandchildren. Great-grandmother of three. Sister of Ivan (Delores) Frank of Long Island; Patricia Carini of Atlanta, Ga.; Duane (Sandra) Frank of Portsmouth, N.H.; John Frank of Springville; Larry (Phyllis) Frank of Springville; Doug (Betty) Frank of Cuba, N.Y.; Gary (Bonnie) Frank of West Valley; Carol (Don) Beardsley of West Valley and Dale (Amy) Frank of West Valley. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. on July 21 at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held from St. Aloysius on Monday, July 22. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel will officiate. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at

Robert Wulf
Robert Wulf

Robert H. Wulf, 89, of Springville, died July 16 in Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home.

He was born in Otto on Nov. 16, 1923 to Alvin and Mildred (nee Clark) Wulf.

He played golf and pitched horseshoes. He was a member of the Concord Horseshoe Pitching Club.

He was survived by his wife, Carolynne (nee Lane) Wulf. Father of Karen (Charles) Witkop of Arcade; Candi (Thomas) Dinse of Springville; Kathryn Wulf of Poulsbo, Wash. and Claudia Gernold of Springville. Grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of seven. Brother of Anna (late Ken) Ives, A. Howard (Margaret) Wulf, Wanda (Joseph) Dry and the late Nelson (late Doris), Duane Wulf and James Wulf.

A funeral service was held July 19 from Our Savior Lutheran Church of Springville. The Rev. Dave Backus officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Concord.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home. Online condolences at


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