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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
   he 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 Point, NY.
  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 Brocton.
  BORRELO  Dominick
  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) Borrello. 
  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 and
   served 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 Point NY.
  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
  Manor.  He was born June 29, 1926, in Salamanca, to the late Calvin H. Boutelle and the late Clara Johnson Boutelle Anderson.
   He grew 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 home. A
  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
   of 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 Veterans
  Assoc.  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
   Cemetery, Portland, NY.
  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) in the
  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
   School. 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 graduate
  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.
  3/2/2002 -  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
   veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in Company A, 820th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He served from 1941 to 1945
   in the 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
   torpedo 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 the
  Japanese. He was also directly involved in the retaking of Corregidor Island, in the Battle of Suigao Straits. Burial in Lake View
  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.
  2/11/2001 -  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 Cemetery.
  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
   High 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.  An area
  resident since 1969, he was  born June 29, 1916, in Pittsfield, Pa., the son of Clayton and Emma Rounds Buchanan.  He was a
   veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.  Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.
  BUCKLAEW  Harold S.
  10/14/2001 -  Harold S. Bucklaew, 89, formerly of Covenant Manor, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 14, 2001) in Heritage Green
   Health 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
   Green 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 Mayville Cemetery.
  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 Cemetery.
  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
   he was 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 born in
  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 his
  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


SOURCE:  Compiled by Dolores Davidson, 2003-4 & Kathy Sloan, 2004-8.