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Obituaries for the Journal week of Oct. 18
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Date: 2014-10-17
Douglas Rehrauer

Douglas H. Rehrauer, 65, of Springville, died October 8 at his home.

Douglas was born in Buffalo Dec. 26, 1945 to the late Leslie A. Sr. and Betty M. (nee Colby) Rehrauer.

He was a graduate of Springville-Griffith Institute; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1969-71 and was a lab technician at Winsmith in Springville.

Doug was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Colden, the Springville American Legion, Veterans of Foreign

Wars and was an exempt Springville fireman. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking and playing pinochle.

He was the husband of Patricia (nee Block) Rehrauer; father of Corey Rehrauer, Carey (Laura) Rehrauer and Colby (Brittny) Rehrauer, all of Springville; brother of Leslie A. Jr. ( Lenore) Rehrauer of Springville and Charlene (Henry) Williams of Chaffee; grandfather of nine grandchildren; uncle of several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Oct. 11 from Redeemer Lutheran Church, 8740 Supervisor Ave., Colden. The Rev. Domenick Lettieri officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Springville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240 or to Hospice Buffalo Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, N.Y. 14227.

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

Martin Timmel

Martin J. Timmel, 96, of North Boston, died October 7 at Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home in Springville.

Martin was born in the town of North Collins June 22, 1918. He graduated from the Collins Center High School and worked as a stationary engineer at Allied Chemical now Honeywell in South Buffalo.

Martin served in the United States Army during WW II. He was an active member of the North Boston Fire Company for 50 years and he served in many different positions on the executive board of the fire company. Martin was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization and held various offices throughout the years.

Martin was the husband of 68 years of Shirley (nee Henry) Timmel; father of Jack (Christine) of Casselburry, Florida and Sharon (Kevin) Shelley of Colden; grandfather of Dawn (Jeff) Story, Karen (David) Kasinski, Jackie (Brett) Feinblatt, Kimberly (Tim) Butler, Jeffrey (Beth) Shelley, Jason (Julie) Shelley, Jonathan (Katie) Shelley and great grandfather of Patrick Timmel Story, Cicely Story, Jordan Story, Taylor Kasinski, Morgan Kasinski, Archer Feinblatt, Everett Shelley, Avery Shelley and Jaxson Shelley.

Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Hamburg, on Oct. 11. Pastor Bruce Benson officiated.

A celebration service will be held at the Colden United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675.

Arrangements were made by Wurtz Funeral Home, 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

Memorial service for Briggs

A memorial service will be held Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. from the First Presbyterian Church of Springville for Bruce and Mary Louise (nee Felton) Briggs.

Mary Louise was the daughter of the late Carl and Louise Felton; sister of the late Carl Felton Jr. and Ruth Felton.


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