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Looking Backward: Files from the Journal week of Sept. 28

Sept. 26, 1963

Plans were unveiled Sept. 23, in a meeting of the Buffalo Athletic Club, for a new college, now called the University of World Study, to be located on two campus sites, one of which is to be located just outside Springville.

The grand opening of Certified Finance Co. Inc., in their new office at 11 West Main St., Springville, over the Joylan Theatre, was announced Sept. 26 and 27. Coffee and doughnuts will be on hand for customers and visitors.

On Sept. 28, the Rt. Rev. Lauriston Scaife, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, will officiate at the laying of the corner stone for the new church buildiing of St. Paul’s Episcopal Mission, now under construction on East Main Street.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Richard Hinman of Salamanca, Sept. 12; Richard Young of Franklinville, Sept. 12; William Dayton of Springville, Sept. 14; Robert Burton of Chaffee, Sept. 16; Donald Underhill of Springville, Sept. 16; Leonard Feldman of Springville, Sept. 17; Ronald Klingensmith of Springville, Sept. 18; Robert Pfluger of Boston, Sept. 18; Wesley Turner of Springville, Sept. 18.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Listen Richardson, Sept. 13, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa. Fla., Candace Sue; Richard Scott of West Valley, Sept. 13; Dana Rice of Delevan, Sept. 14; Charles Rumfola of Springville, Sept. 16; Enriqus Periera of North Collins, Sept. 16; James Russell of Collins, Sept. 16.

Sept. 27, 1973

Former Springville resident Christine Weidinger, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Madrigal Singers, will be performing with the group at the State University of New York at Buffalo on Sept. 30.

Mr. and Mrs. Miller French of West Valley celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at their home. Both are 90 years of age. They were married Sept. 25, 1907 in the town of Ashford.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Robert Countryman of Delevan, Sept. 17; William Evanoff of Irving Sept. 18; John Kane of Colden, Sept. 19; Clarence Kelly of Cattaraugus, Sept. 19; Allen Byroads of Machias, Sept. 23.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Gary Schaus of Brewerton, N.Y., Sept. 19; George Nicoloff of Elma, Sept. 18; James Inman of Arcade, Sept. 18; Carl Douglas of Angola, Sept. 21; Gary Chamberlain of Caneadea, Sept. 21; Robert Hoffman of Arcade, Sept. 23.


Bobseine – Stapleton – Barbara Jean Stapleton and Larry Bobseine were married Sept. 15, at St. Aloysius Church in Springville. The Rev. H. Reimann officiated.

Hinckley – Knopf – Brenda Lee Knopf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robet Knopf of Springville, and James Henry Hinckley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hinkcly Sr. of Kirkland, N.Y., were married on Aug. 11, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Chuurch in Springville by the Rev. D.J. Knueppel.

Sept. 22, 1983

An old-fashioned battle ended in a tie recently as the West Valley Chamber of Commerce held their annual ice cream contest. Homemade ice cream was the subject and the three contestants wre Ray Wiliams, Bud Williams and Bob Niver.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

David Tucker (nee Linda Cobo) of Syracuse, Aug 17, Andrew David; Matthew Hyman of Strykersville, Sept. 9; Steven Lund of Yorkshire, Sept. 10;Robert Hazen of Springville, Sept. 11; John Mousaw of Springville, Sept. 14.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Glen Green of Delevan, Sept.8; Gregory Hoth of East Auroa, Sept. 9; Robert Denmeade of East Otto, Sept. 19; Brian Yocum of Cattaraugus, Sept. 12; David Davies of Gowanda, Sept. 13; Keith Small of Chaffee, Sept. 13.

Sept. 23, 1993

Construction crews for the new Concord Public Librry building will work to meet a mid-May 1994 deadline to complete the project, according to architect Carol Chase Siracuse.

Gerald Feldman of West Valley has retired after 30 years as a bus driver for West Valley Central School.

Boys were born to:

Melissa Howard of Delevan, Sept. 9, Lucas Michael; George Pierce and Tina Scott of North Collins, Sept. 9, Geoge Elliott Jr.

A girl was born to:

William John III and Julie Bondzich of Perrysbur, Sept. 13, Kathryn Louise.


McCabe – Scott – Wendy Scott of Brick, N.J., daughter of Robert Scott, and Eugene McCabe of Brick, N.J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar McCabe, were married on June 26, at the First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, N.J., by the Rev. VanceTorbert III.

Hoelscher – Gernatt – Barbara Gernatt,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gernatt of North Collins, and Howard Hoelscher, son of Mr. and Mr. Albert Hoelscher of Eden, were married on July 31 at St. Mray’s Church in East Eden.

Sept. 25, 2003

Concord Town Clerk Beth Bolt has received notification from the U.S. Department of State that she is now qualified as an official passport agent and her office is now a regiteredpassport acceptance facility.

A boy was born to:

Giovanna Blandino and David Bilz, at Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nev. on June 12, Darren Edward Bilz. Paternal grandmother is Barbara Bilz of Springville.

A girl was born to:

Jennifer Gardner and Brandon Stephens of Cherry Creek, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, on Sept. 13, Shauna Anne Stephens.


Timmel – Trimm – V. Luella Trimm, daughter of Vie Swartz of Gowanda and RobertTrimm of Glenwood, and ArthurTimmel, son of Ceal Timmel of Collins and the late Lester Timmel, were married on July 12, at the Springville Fire Hall. Colden Town Justice William Montgomery officiated.

Ferdinand – Piscitelli – Nicole Piscitelli, daughter of Jim and Peggy Piscitelli of Springville, and Douglas Ferdinand, son of Gary and Nora Ferdinand of Kenmore, were married Aug. 9, at the garden of the bride’s parents. Judge Mary Hubert performed the ceremony for the couple.

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