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Looking Backward: Files from the Journal week of Oct. 12

Looking Backward

Oct. 10, 1963

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Edward Miller of Sandusky, Sept. 26; William Bauer of Hamburg, Sept. 29; Emil Westfall of East Otto, Oct. 1.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Leon Schwab of Delevan, Sept. 26; Lyle Kratz of Springville, Sept. 26; Robert Schneider of Colden, Sept. 28; James Chamberlain of Springville, Oct. 1; Robert Wilkey, Oct. 2.


Vandervort – Gentner – Geraldine Gentner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gentner of Springville, and Robert Vandervort, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vandervort of Dubois, Pa., were married on Sept. 28 at St. Aloysius Church in Springville, by the Rev. Noel Schreck.

Rogers – Lang – Joann Lang, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Spencer of Glenwood, married Richard Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Myles Rogers of Springville, on Sept. 21, at St. Aloysius Church.

Oct. 11, 1973

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Allan Walker of Chaffee, Oct. 2; Max Whitcomb of Gowanda, Oct. 4; James Maier of Great Valley, Oct. 5; Randy Rathbun of Arcade, Oct. 6.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

John Smithmeyer of Springville, Oct. 1; Robert Comstock of Chaffee, Oct. 2; Steven Waligur of Houghton, Oct. 3; Douglas Goodemote of Collins Center, Oct. 4; James Hannon of Springville, Oct. 4; Paul Cook of West Valley, Oct. 5; Michael Weisner of Bliss, Oct. 8.

Twins were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Victor Mason of Gowanda, Oct. 2, twin boys.


Parks – Quick – Sharon Lee Quick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Quick of Boston, and Jeffrey Parks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Parks of Colden, were married in St. John the Baptist Church in Boston, on Sept. 28, by the Rev. Raymond Kamler.

Tingue – Bogart – Cindy Bogart, daughter of Marie Bogart of Aliquin, N.Y. and Hoffa Bogart Jr. of Geneva, N.Y., married Jody Tingue, son of Mary Tingue of West Valley, on Aug. 25 at the First Methodist Church of Aliquin, by the Rev. Duane Chase.

Oct. 6, 1983

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Robert Glass (nee Lori Havens) of Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 28, Daniel Ryan; Kevin Gelser of Ellicottville, Sept. 22; Richard Downey of Colden, Sept. 22; Wayne Smolinski of Hamburg, Sept. 26; Robert Simison of Gowanda, Sept. 26; David Kowsky of Ellicottville, Sept. 26.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Rod Price of Buffalo, Sept. 24; Jamie Hebdon of Arcade, Sept. 25; William Dawson of Arcade, Sept. 26.


Jung – Lewis – Cynthia Lewis, daughter of Ruth Lewis of Springville and William Lewis of Florida, married Allan Jung Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Jung Sr., on July 24, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Colden, by The Rev. Roy Minnex.

Loftus – Bennett – Melinda Kay Bennett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Bennett of Springville, married Michael William Loftus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bryant of Springville, at the First United Methodist Church of Springville by the Rev. Wesley Kofahl.

Oct. 7, 1993

Boys were born to:

Douglas and Sandra Griffith of West Valley, Sept. 23, Nicholas Matthew; Jeffrey and Wendy Pfeifer of Gowanda, Sept. 23, Collin Jeffrey; Lawrence and Faith Pryor of Machias, Sept. 24, Austin Virgil; Steven and Judy Spaulding of Delevan, Sept. 25, Benjamin Clarke.

Robert and Susan Spaulding of West Falls, Sept. 17, at Buffalo Mercy Hospital, Taylor Rae; Michael and Nicole Richards of Glenwood, Sept. 21, Cortney Ryan; Kerry Isaac of Gowanda, Sept. 23, Sunda Lee; Timothy and Stephanie Sion of Collins, Sept. 24, Nicole Danielle; David and Sehara Perry of East Concord, Sept. 25, Nichole Elizabeth.


Stocker – Lawton – Stacy Colleen Lawton, daughter of Joe and Lois Larivere of Sardinia and the late Curtis Lawton, married Scott LeRoy Stocker, son of Jim and Helen Stocker of Portville and the late Virginia Stocker, on Aug. 28 at Holland Willows Restaurant by The Rev. Jo Vineyard of the Sardinia United Methodist Church.

Dupras – Nash – Sarah Carpenter Nash, daughter of David Carpenter of Springville, married Andrew Dupras, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dupras of Highland, Ill., at Colbert Gardens in Georgia, on Sept. 24.

LaCosse – VanHorn – Lori Van Horn, daughter of Sue (nee Faircloth) Richardson of Raleigh, N.C. and Larry Benz of Springville, married Steven LaCosse, son of Mr. and Mrs. William LaCosse of Springville, on July 17.

Oct. 9, 2003

The Concord Town Board held a special town board meeting at the conclusion of two public hearings at its last meeting. At the end of the meeting, Town Supervisor Mark Steffan distributed copies of his proposed 2004 town budget. If it is adopted, town residents will see a decrease in town taxes of 20 percent or more.

Mary Ellen Krezmien Armbrust and Ron Baker were inducted into the Pop Warner Hall of Fame. Denise Bickel was named homecoming queen.

Girls were born to:

Amy (nee Ried) and Robert Schosek Jr., Oct. 1, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, Elyana Catherine. Grandparents are Terry and Cathy Ried of East Concord and Donna Lambert and Robert Schosek Sr. of Hamburg. Jennifer McCool and Tony Termer, Alexis Marie, Sept. 18, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. Grandparents are Karen McCool and Dale McCool of Springville and Jim and Shirley Morrissey of Machias.


Mary Frances Camp of Buffalo and Lee Jay Snyder of Springville, were married at Christ the King Chapel at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. on July 12. Friar Steve Andreson and the Rev. Stanley Handzlik officiated the ceremony The bride is the daughter of Terrence Camp of Albany and the late Thelma Camp. The groom is the son of John Sr. and Jean Snyder of Springville.

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