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BOHALL Ernest F.
1/14/2007 - Ernest Frank Bohall, 83, of 4024 N.
Oriental Ave., Bemus Point, died at 3:20 p,m. Friday (Jan. 12, 2007) in the
Lutheran Home and Rehab Center. He was born May
3, 1923, in Bemus Point, the son of the late James F. and Louise
Lamphear Bohall. A 1941 graduate of the former
Bemus Point High School, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, where
served at Pearl Harbor, as a crew member of a PT boat in the South Pacific, and
aboard a mine sweeper in the Atlantic.
Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery, Bemus
BOMASUTO Frank J.
9/9/2002 - GATES, N.Y. - Frank J. ''Bomber''
Bomasuto, 80, of Spencerport Road, formerly of Brocton, Dunkirk, Rochester and
Lakeland, Fla., died Saturday (Sept. 7, 2002) in
Park Ridge Hospital in Rochester. He
was born April 15, 1922, in Dunkirk, the
son of Angelo and Josephine Tabone Bomasuto. He
was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS
Ranger as a signalman. Interment will be in Portland Evergreen Cemetery, where military
services will be conducted by the
American Legion John W. Dill Post 434 of
9/7/2007 - SILVER CREEK — Dominick “Mickey”
Borrello, 82, of Silver Creek died peacefully Thursday morning, September 6,
2007, at his home. Dominick was born May 27,
1925 in Sheridan to his beloved parents, Anthony and Nellie (Parrilo)
He was a veteran of WWII. Interment will be in
Mount Carmel Cemetery, Silver Creek, NY.
BOSCARINO Chris S.
4/7/2008 - Chris S. Boscarino, 82, of Tanglewood
Manor Memory Gardens, formerly of 121 Harvard St., died at 12:05 p.m.
Sunday (April 6, 2008) in the nursing facility.
He was born in Grote, Sicily on June 19, 1925, the son of Antonio and Stephana
Arnone Boscarino. Chris came to the United
States in 1929 through Ellis Island.He served in the U.S. Army from 1940-1944
in the Pacific Arena and the Philippines. Entombment was in Holy Sepulchre
Mausoleum, Jamestown, NY.
BOSWORTH Maurice E.
Maurice C. Bosworth 83 of Maple Springs died
12:31 a.m. Sunday Oct. 25 1981 in Jamestown General Hospital. During World
War II he served with the National Guard. Burial
will be in Bemus Point Cemetery Bemus
BOUTELLE Donald L.
2/14/2006 - Donald L. Boutelle, Sr., 79, of
Sheffield and formerly of Celoron, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at the Warren
He was born June 29, 1926, in Salamanca, to the late Calvin H. Boutelle
and the late Clara Johnson Boutelle Anderson.
up in the Jamestown, N.Y. area. Mr. Boutelle was a corporal T5 in the U.S.
Army, serving from 1944 to 1948 in the
9th Infantry Division, stationed in Mannheim,
Germany, and was a World War II veteran. Internment will be in Sunset Hill
BOVA Salavtore J.
1/19/2003 - WESTFIELD - Salvatore J. ''Sy''
Bova, 82, of Bliss Street, Westfield, died Saturday (Jan. 18, 2003) in his
lifelong Westfield resident, he was born Feb. 7,
1920, the son of Dominic and Mary Rotunda Bova. He served in the U.S. Army
during World War II, reaching the rank of
private 1st class. He was a prisoner of war in Germany and was later awarded the
Purple Heart, and several other combat
commendations and medals. He also was a member of the Disabled American
Veterans, having been wounded in combat during
World War II, while serving with the U.S. Army's 68th Armored Infantry
Regiment, 14th Division, in the European
Theatre. Internment St. James Cemetery, Westfield.
BOWEN Merrell L.
3/9/2005 - WESTFIELD - Merrell ''Mid'' Lee
Bowen, 82, of Elm Street, Westfield, died Monday (March 7, 2005) in Westfield
Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 26, 1923, in the town of Ripley/Volusia, the son
of Albert ''Lee'' and Elizabeth Reid
Bowen. A Westfield resident most his life, he
was a veteran of the Marine Corps, serving during World War II, and obtained
the rank of private first class. Burial will be
in Union Cemetery, Westfield
BOWEN Norman E.
WESTFIELD - Norman E. ''Nubby'' Bowen, age 86,
of West Main Street, West-field died Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Absolut Care
Westfield, following a brief illness.Mr. Bowen was born Aug. 12, 1921, in
Ripley, N.Y., the son of the late Ervin and Mary
(Hayner) Bowen. Norm served in the US Army from
1942 to 1946 with the 10th Armored Division, 55th Armored Engineers in
the European theater. Being proud of his
military service, he was a member of the 10th Armored ''Tiger'' Division
Burial was in Union Cemetery, Westfield, NY.
BOWERS James G.
7/30/2003 - BURBANK, Calif. - James G. Bowers,
86, of 2130 North Lamer St., formerly of Jamestown and Frewsburg, died
Thursday (July 10, 2003) in Burbank. A Burbank
resident for the past 30 years, he was born Jan. 2, 1917, in Jamestown.and
owned and operated Bowers Radio and Television
in Frewsburg for 40 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in
the U.S. Army, Burial with military honors was
held July 17 in Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles.
BOYLE Robert J.
3/7/2007 - Robert J. Boyle, 85, of Loyalton of
Lakewood, formerly of 11 Dewey Place, Jamestown, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday
(March 3, 2007) in WCA Hospital. He was born
June 16, 1921, in Malston, Wis., a son of Robert T. and Genevieve Bosche
Boyle. He was a graduate of Malston High School
and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. Burial will be in Evergreen
BRACEY Henry R.
PJ: 3/26/2005: Henry R. "Hank" Bracey,
86, of 535 Hunt Road, West Ellicott, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday (March 25, 2005)
Heritage Green Health Care Center, Greenhurst. A
lifelong area resident, he was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Dunkirk, a son of the
late Frank and Emma Bunge Bracey. He was a 1936
graduate of Dunkirk High School and attended the former Fredonia Normal
During World war II, he served as a U.S. Army corporal with the 16th Naval
District on detached service tracking the
shipping in and out of the Panama Canal. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery,
Bemus Point, NY.
BRANDEL Frank D.
12/20/2004 - Frank D. Brandel, 81, of the
Loyalton of Lakewood, 220 Southwestern Drive, Lakewood, formerly of 123 Catlin
Ave., Jamestown, and 19 Hern Ave. Lakewood, died
at 8:52 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 19, 2004) in W.C.A. Hospital. A lifelong area
resident, he was born April 15, 1923 in
Jamestown, the son of Stanley and Marjorie Driver Brandel. He was a 1941
of Jamestown High School. He was a 1944
graduate of Purdue University where he earned a bachelor's of science degree in
mechanical engineering. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he
served as a tech sergeant in the Philippines, and also
spent time in Japan during World War II.
Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.
BREED Ronald A.
Ronald A. Breed 76 of 3673 E. Lake Rd. and 134
Brookshire Dr. Nikomis Fla. died Sunday ( Dec. 6 1998) in Sarasota Memorial
Hospital Sarasota Fla. A Bemus Point resident
the past 51 years he was born Feb. 17 1922 in Jamestown the son of Alfred
and Laura Olson Breed. A 1940 graduate of
Jamestown High School he served as a first lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force
during World War II. Burial was in Bemus Point
Cemetery Bemus Point NY.
BRIGHTMAN Carl K.
11/18/2007 - Carl Kenneth Brightman died on Nov.
15, 2007, He was born on Nov. 20, 1922, in Oil City, Pa., the son of Charles
and Margaret Brightman. He graduated from Panama
Central School and attended Business College in EriePennsylvania.He
enlisted in the Army serving in WWII stationed
in Japan. Burial will be in the Clymer Harmony Town Line Cemetery where a
Military Tribute will be held.
BRINDIS Frank A.
Frank A. ‘‘Shoey’’ Brindis Jr., 83, of 201 Eddy St., died at 10:10 p.m.
Saturday (March 2, 2002) in his home. A
Warren resident since 1923, he was born Sept. 1,
1918, in Chicago, the son of Frank and Raffaella Vona Brindis Sr. He was a
of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in Company A, 820th Tank Destroyer
Battalion. He served from 1941 to 1945
Battle of the Bulge, serving in Ardennes, Central Europe and the Rhineland.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Roman
Catholic Cemetery with full military honors
conducted by members of the the Clarendon, Warren and Sheffield Veterans of
BROBERG James E.
3/4/2008 - James E. Broberg, 87, of 115 Sturges
St., died at 9:48 p.m. Sunday (March 2, 2008) in W.C.A. Hospital. A
Jamestown area resident since 1963, he was born
July 12, 1920, in Houtzdale, Pa., a son of Oscar E. and Hilda Johnson
Broberg.He was a 1938 graduate of the Woodard
Township, Pa. High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving
from July 16, 1942 to Oct. 5, 1945 during World
War II. He served with the 5th Air Force in the South Pacific flying over 200
combat hours and being shot down once. Burial
will be in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, NY.
BROOKMIRE Paul R.
8/23/2003 - Paul R. Brookmire, 79, of Heritage
Green Health Care Center, formerly of 211 Thayer St. died at 7:47 a.m. Friday
(Aug. 22, 2003) in WCA Hospital. He was the
widower of June Rosenquist Brookmire, whom he married May 28, 1949, in
Jamestown, and who died May 1, 1996.A lifelong
area resident, he was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Sherman, the son of N. Ivan
and Mildred Swartz Brookmire. He served in the
U.S. Navy Reserve from 1943 to 1946 as an electronics technician with motor
boat (PT) squadrons. While in the military, he had served in the Pacific
Theatre from New Guinea to the Philippines
invasion at Leyte Gulf. The boats returned
MacArthur to Philippines soil - just as he left by PT boat the islands fell to
Japanese. He was also directly involved in the
retaking of Corregidor Island, in the Battle of Suigao Straits. Burial in Lake
BROOKMIRE Robert L.
1/18/2007 - Robert Lord Brookmire of Sherman,
N.Y., died at age 84 on January 16, 2007, 6:20 p.m., from complications of
cancer. He was born July 18, 1922, to Mildred
Swartz Brookmire and Neill Ivan Brookmire. He served in the Navy during World
War II as a machinist’s mate first class. He has
left his body to science. There will be no funeral service or viewing.
BROOKS Francis G.
Francis G. Brooks, 73, of 60 Arden Parkway, died at 9:25 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 11, 2001) in WCA Hospital. A
lifelong area resident, he was born July 10, 1927, in Jamestown, the son of
Frank and Eva Davey Brooks. He attended
Jamestown High School and was a veteran of the
U.S. Army, serving with the Corps of
Engineers in Japan for two years
during the Korean War. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
BROWN Francis E.
RIPLEY - Francis E.''Elmer'' Brown, age 96, of
West Main Street, died Sunday (June 19, 2005) in the Waters of Westfield. He
was born July 28, 1908, in French Creek, a son
of Charles and Elizabeth Moore Brown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army,
serving during World War II. A private interment will be held in Quincy
BROWN Irving J.
PJ: 5/28/1998: Red Creek: Irving J. Brown, 78,
of 13936 Stevenson Drive, died Wednesday (May 27, 1998) in Myers
Community Hospital, Sodus. He was born Nov. 20,
1919, in Jamestown, a son of James and Grace Stephenson Brown.
Raised in Fluvanna, he was a veteran of World
War II, having served in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Selinur in the South
BROWN Jack E.
GREENHURST - Jack E. Brown, 88, of Greenhurst,
died a 3:29 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 8, 2004) in WCA Hospital. He was born
Aug. 24, 1916, in Jamestown, the son of Stowell
and Hulda Johnson Brown. He attended Jamestown schools and was a
veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S.
Merchant Marines. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Jamestown, NY.
BROWN Paul A.
6/3/2006 - Paul A. Brown, 80, of 20 Springdale
Ave., died at 2:12 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2006, in the WCA Hospital. A lifelong
area resident, he was born February 21, 1926, in
Kiantone, the son of William and Ruby Hilliman Brown. Paul attended Ellington
School, and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific
theatre. Inurnment will be in the Lake View
Cemetery, Jamestown, NY.
BUCHANAN Clayton A.
11/15/2002 - Clayton Archie Buchanan, 86,
Garfield Road, died at 5:10 p.m.
Thursday, (Nov. 14, 2002) in his home.
resident since 1969, he was born June 29, 1916, in Pittsfield, Pa., the
son of Clayton and Emma Rounds Buchanan.
He was a
of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.
BUCKLAEW Harold S.
Harold S. Bucklaew, 89, formerly of Covenant Manor, died at 4:20 p.m.
Sunday (Oct. 14, 2001) in Heritage Green
Care Center. He was born Jan. 11, 1912, in Jamestown, a son of Enoch and Agnes
Weiss Bucklaew. He was a U.S.
Army veteran of World World War II Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
BUCKMAN Frank S.
10/14/2004 - SHERMAN - Frank S. Buckman, 89, of
4468 Mt. Pleasant Road Sherman, died Tuesday (Oct. 12, 2004) in Heritage
Health Care Center, Greenhurst. He was
born Oct. 10, 1915, in Old Forge, Pa., the son of Stanley and Pauline Fitt
Bochman. He was a veteran of World War II and
had been employed as a chemical operator for DuPont Chemical Corp. in
Niagara Falls, N.Y.Burial will be in the
BURNS Gordon H.
12/8/2003 - FALCONER - Gordon H. Burns, 77, of
304 Elmwood Ave., died at 1:33 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 6, 2003) in WCA
Hospital. He was born Nov. 19, 1926, in
Jamestown, the son of Harold and Ruby Carlson Burns. He was a graduate of
Jamestown High School, and a veteran of World
War II, serving in the U.S. Army Corps in the
Philippines, Okinawa and China.
Burial in Soldier's Circle at Lake View
BURNS Theodore H.
11/12/2002 - Theodore H. Burns, 81, of 80
Canterbury Road, W.E., died at 1:30 a.m. Monday (Nov.11, 2002) in WCA Hospital.
A lifelong area resident, he was born July 19,
1921, in Jamestown, the son of Gifford ''Deak'' and Lottie Paplow Burns. He
was a graduate of Falconer High School and
attended Texas Tech. He had served in the Air Force during World War II from
1942 to 1946 as a pilot flight instructor.
Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer, NY.
BUTCHER Donald J.
HANFORD BAY - Donald J. Butcher, 87, of Moran
Lane, Hanford Bay, Silver Creek, died Wednesday (April 21, 2004) at Mercy
Hospital in Buffalo. He was born Feb. 28, 1917
in the Town of Villenova, the son of the late Edwin and Lucy (Dailey) Butcher.
Educated in local schools, Mr. Butcher graduated
from Forestville High School in 1934. He then attended the former Fredonia
Normal School for two years before transferring
to the former Dunkirk Business Institute, graduating in 1938. He served with
the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, first with the
76th Infantry Division and later with the 9th Service Command Unit 1913, where
the prisoner of war personnel sergeant major at a large prison camp in Rupert,
Idaho, with the rank of Master
Sergeant. As a member of the Army Reserve Corps,
he was recalled to active duty in September 1950 during the Korean
conflict and was on active duty until October
1951 with the 101st Airborne Division. Arrangements are by the Riles and
Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.
BUTCHER Orville J.
1/28/2008 - Orville J. Butcher, 82, of 46
Peterson St., died at 4:55 p.m. Friday (January 25, 2008) in the WCA. He was
the Town of Villenova on May 8, 1925, the son of
Charles and Laura Searle Butcher. Orville served as a gunner’s mate first
class aboard the USS Alaska with the U.S. Navy
during World War II. Inturnment will be
in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, NY.
BUTERA Charles J.
6/29/2003 - Charles J. Butera, 78, of 19 Elam
Ave., formerly of 26 Water St., died at 6:12 a.m. Saturday (June 28, 2003) in
home. He was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Monte Perto,
Italy, the son of Gerlando and Theresa Marullo Butera. He was a 1943
graduate of Jamestown High School and was a
World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1944 to 1945.Burial will
be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Compiled by Dolores Davidson, 2003-4 & Kathy Sloan, 2004-8.