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Death notices and obituaries from the Journal week of March 17

Marlene Sullivan


Marlene Sullivan

Marlene E. (nee Dennis) Sullivan, 80, of Springville, formerly of Collins, died March 6 at home.

She was born in Betula, Pa. on Aug. 11, 1933, to the late Albert and Bernice (nee Martin) Dennis.

She was a member of St. Josephís Church in Gowanda and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of St. Aloysius Church in Springville, where she had been a part of the choir.

She had been a secretary of the shipping and receiving department at Gowanda Electronics in Gowanda.

She was the wife of the late Robert Sullivan; mother of Dennis Sullivan of Hamburg, Kevin Sullivan of Hamburg and Colleen (James Horne) Sullivan of Schenectady, N.Y.; step-grandmother of four step-grandchildren; sister of the late Helen Wentworth; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 15, at 11 a.m. from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel will officiate.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., the American Cancer Society or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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

David Wulff


David Wulff

David G. Wulff, 75, of Springville, died Feb. 26, at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, in Springville.

He was born in Ashford Hollow on Aug. 26, 1938, to the late Adelbert and Rita (nee Kells) Wulff.

He was a member of the Ellicottville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and had been a laborer for Signor in Ellicottville.

He was the brother of Betty (Karl) Smith of West Valley, Shirley Herman of Springville, Lois Simmons of North Carolina, Joyce Ignatowski of Springville and the late Dorla McCool, Donald Wulff and Boyd Wulff; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held in the spring, in Colden Cemetery.

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.

Anna Fisher


Anna Fisher

Anna F. Fisher (nee Ryniec), 71, of Colden, died March 5 at the home of her son in Springville.

She was born in Buffalo on Oct. 9, 1942, to the late Frank and Helen (nee Mrowczynski) Ryniec.

She had been a bookkeeper at Southern Tire Auto in Springville and had worked as a secretary at Mader Construction. She played golf, spent time with her grandchildren and rock gardened.

She was the wife of the late Marvin Fisher; mother of Alan Fisher of West Valley, Peter (Linda) Fisher of Colden, Mitchell (Luanne) Fisher of Hamburg, Jason (Michelle) Fisher of Colden, Damian (Miranda) Fisher of Springville and the late Andrew Fisher; mother-in-law of Kelly Fisher of Holland; sister of William (Barb) Ryniec of West Seneca, Robert (Linda) Ryniec of Akron, N.Y., Jack (Keith) Ryniec of New Mexico and James (Bonnie) Ryniec of Chicago, Ill.; grandmother of 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held March 8 from Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel officiated.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, N.Y. 14227.

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

Regis Lilley


Regis Lilley

Regis E. Lilley, 64, of East Otto, died March 9, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Buffalo.

He was born Oct. 26, 1949 in Connellsville, Pa. to the late Gloria (Thomas) Lilley and survived by Charles Nicholson who raised him.

He was a Vietnam veteran having served in the United States Navy from 1968-1970. He did woodworking, hunted, worked on cars, art and spent time with grandchildren.

Friend of Georgia Lilley Elliott and Rebecca Lilley Anderson; father of Regis E. Lilley Jr., Ronald, John, Joseph, Regis Howard (Janet), Frank Lilley Yolanda (Bernie) McGonagle, Bobbie Jo Lilley, Michelle (Raymond) Booth, Samantha Lilley, Sara Lilley and Darlene Lilley; grandfather of 45 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother of Frank, Billy, Johnny, Junior and Louie Lilley, Ann Hawkins, Rose Lilley and Trudie Lilley; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son Albert Lilley and four grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., located at 411 Rock City Street in Little Valley, NY on Saturday March 15, 2014 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 15, at 2 p.m. from the funeral home with the Rev. John Green officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Orchard Park,.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to any veteranís charity of the donorís choice.

Lisa Morazzini


Lisa Morazzini

Lisa Morazzini (nee Hansen), 43, of Springville, died March 10 at St. John the Baptist Hospice in Buffalo.

She was born in Buffalo on Dec. 31, 1970 to the late Norman and Sherry (nee Killingbeck) Hansen.

She was an active volunteer at the Springville Trading Post, a member of the Springville Center for the Arts and swam, read and cooked. She was a graduate of Springville-Griffith Institute and was a homemaker.

She was the wife of Gerry Goller; mother of Caitlin Morazzini, Josh Morazzini, Abigail Goller, Benjamin Goller and Christopher Goller, all of Springville; niece of Debby (Karl) Ott of Springville, Marlene Dallas (Ken) Barber of Holland, Greg (Angie) Evans of Springville and Terry Killinger of South Carolina; sister-in-law of Linda Smith and Brian Goller of Virginia Beach, Va., Terry Goller of Jacksonville, Fla. and Sheryl Goller of Delevan; also survived by several cousins.

A funeral service was held March 13 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. Cathy Cappara officiated. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Springville Trading Post, 38 Franklin St., Springville, N.Y. 14141.

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

Emerson Shiedel


Emerson Schiedel

Emerson E. Schiedel, 74, of Springville, died March 6 at his home.

He was born in Hamburg on Feb. 16, 1940 to the late Edward and Viola (nee Ehrmann) Schiedel.

He was a grocery manager at Shurfine in Eden and had also worked at Tops Market in Springville. He was a member of St. Aloysius Church in Springville, gardened and was interested in old cars and tractors.

He was the husband of Nancy (nee Gentner) Schiedel; father of Eddie (Colleen) Schiedel of Caledonia, N.Y., Janet (Gerard) Hoelscher of Springville, Tim (Lisa) Schiedel of Springville and Amy Schiedel of Springville; brother of Ruby Rosiek of Hamburg and the late Ruth (late Richard) Hedges, Leita (late Dan) Brown, Alberta (late Norbert) Lisiewski, Vincent Rosiek, Albert (late Josephine) Schiedel and Robbie Schiedel; grandfather of eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; buddy of Pierre; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held March 10 from St. Aloysius Church in Springville. The Rev. Robert Hora officiated. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery in 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.

William Brisley

William H. Brisley, 80, of Springville, died March 5 at his home.

He was born in Little Valley on Feb. 15, 1934, one of 13 children of the late William and Evelyn (nee Palmer) Brisley.

He served in the United States Army from 1956-58. He mowed his lawn, gardened, fed the birds and had been a machine set-up man at Signore in Ellicottville.

He was the husband of Frieda (nee Waite) Brisley; father of Jodie (Keith) Wilson of Machias, Cindy (Robert) Kohler of Franklinville, William (Deanna) Brisley of Springville, Christine Bell of Virginia Beach, Va. and Tina (Dale) Dunlap of Lawtons; grandfather of 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held March 9 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. The Rev. Gerald Brisley officiated.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, N.Y. 14227.

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







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