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MACER Arthur J. Jr.
3/16/2008 - WESTFIELD — Arthur J. Macer Jr., age
86, of Cass Street, formerly of Bank Street, Westfield died Friday,
February 29, 2008, at Absolut Care of Westfield,
following an extended illness. Mr. Macer was born on March 10, 1921, in
Westfield, N.Y., the son of the late Arthur J.
and Irma (Stebbins) Macer Sr. A Westfield resident all his life, Arthur was a
member of the 1939 graduating class of Westfield
Academy and attended the University of Ohio at Miami and Cornell
University.He entered the US Army Air Corps in
1942 and earned the rank of first lieutenant in the 45th Bomber Squadron/40th
Bomb Group, where he was a lead navigator and
bombardier on board the new B-29 Bombers. He flew over 52 missions in
the Pacific, India-Burma and Air Offensive Japan
theaters. He was awarded four Air Medals and two distinguished Flying
Crosses. Funeral arrangements are by the Mason
Funeral Home, Westfield, NY.
MACHE Joseph H.
10/6/2002 - FREDONIA - Joseph Henry Mache Jr.,
80, of 3128 Roberts Road, formerly of
Hong Kong and Japan, died Friday
(Oct. 4, 2002) in Brooks Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Buffalo, the
son of Joseph Henry and Margaret
Friedch Mache Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1943 to 1945 and
1951 and 1953. The funeral service
will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Paul
Lutheran Church, Fredonia.
MACKENZIE James I.
12/21/2002 - BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. -James I.
Mackenzie, 82, of 35 Cottage Place, died Monday (Dec. 16, 2002). He was
born Jan. 29, 1920 in Hartfield, the son of Henry
Sprague and Amy Polly Covey Mackenzie. He graduated at age 15 in 1935
from Mayville High School and Fredonia State
Teachers College in 1939. He began his teaching career at age 19, prior to the
war. He was a veteran of World War II serving in
the U.S. Air Force. He flew 50 combat missions in the North Africa
campaign, where he was the lead bombardier for
the 20th squadron 2nd bombardment group and the Italian campaign. He
retired at the rank if major with decorations
including five campaign ribbons, the Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters, and
Army commendation ribbon from the commanding
general for services connected with the B-29 gunnery standardization
program. Burial will be in Mayville Cemetery.
Daniel Maginnis, 79, of 16 Bassett St.,
Jamestown, died at 9:55 a.m. Sunday (April 27, 2008) in the Heritage Park Rehab
Skilled Nursing facility. He was born January 6,
1929, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late Daniel and Catherine Eshleman
Maginnis. Daniel was a graduate of Greencastle,
Pa. High School and was a WWII veteran, serving in the United States Navy.
Burial will be in Soldier's Circle, Lake View
Cemetery, Jamestown, NY.
MAGNUSON Charles B.
1/31/2007 - Former Jamestown Mayor Charles B.
Magnuson, passed away at 9:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Lutheran Social
Services in Jamestown. He was the son of
Assemblyman E. Herman Magnuson and Ruth Ohnstrand. He was born in
Jamestown on Sept. 6, 1924. Mr. Magnuson served
in World War II in the South Pacific as a Boatswains Mate 2nd Class U.S.
Navy SEABEES. He served on Guam and Engebi.
MAGNUSON LaVerne H.
LaVerne Henry Magnuson was born on March 23,
1919, in Jamestown, N.Y. He died in Scottsdale, AZ, on April 11, 2008.
Vern served in the Army Air Corps for four years
during World War II as a flight engineer. No funeral arrangements were
MAIONE Paul L.
1/2/2007 - Paul L. Maione, 83 of 899 E. Second
St., died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2006) in his home. Paul was born Sept. 8, 1923, in
Jamestown, the son of Joseph and Vincenza
Margillo Maione. During WWII he served in the United States Army. Burial will
in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Jamestown, NY.
MALLARE Vincent F.
Vincent F. Mallare, 89, of 3095 W. Oak Hill
Road, formerly of 93 Falconer St., died at 6:46 a.m. Friday (Aug. 6, 2004) in
WCA Hospital. A native of Jamestown, he was born
Jan. 6, 1915, the son of Antone and Sarah Provenzano Mallare. He was
a 1932 graduate of Celoron High School and
earned his bachelor's degree in 1938 and his master's degree in 1959 in music
education at the Fredonia State Teachers
College. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 106th Field
and served as an Army Bandsman in Hawaii until
the Leyte and Okinawa Invasions, in which he made D-Day landing as a
member of the 24th Corp Artillery Headquarters
Staff. He was discharged in October 1945.
Burial will be in the Holy
MALMSTROM Wayne R.
2/12/2002 - Wayne Roy Malmstrom, 78, of Lake
Placid, Fla., formerly of Baker Street Extension, Jamestown, died Tuesday
(Feb. 12, 2002) in Florida. He was born June 17,
1923, in Kane, Pa., a son of Roy and Adell Malmstrom. He was a 1942
graduate of Jamestown High School, and was a
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
1/22/2004 - Jack Malone, 83, of 208 Camp St.,
died at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2004) in WCA Hospital. He was born
April 24, 1920, in Jamestown, the son of
Sebastian and Maria Contiguglia Malone.During World War II he served with the
engineer construction battalion as a mess
sergeant and earned the American Theatre Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre
Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory
Medal. Burial, Sunset Hill Cemetery
MALTA Angelo A.
5/20/2003 - WOOSTER, Ohio - Angelo A. ''Chief''
Malta, 84, of Wooster, died Friday (May 2, 2003) in his home. He was born
Oct. 27, 1918, in Fredonia, the son of Charles
and Lucy Costanzo Malta. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S.
Army in France and Germany.
MARKHAM Emory J.
3/16/2008 - Emory J. “Pat” Markham, 85,of
Ripley,NY, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008. He was born on July 28, 1922,
Ripley, the son of the late Leon and Lora Gould Markham. He proudly served his country during World
War II in the Army Air
a waist gunner and reached the rank of staff sergeant. On July 13, 1944, he was
missing in action after his plane
was shot down in France. Severely wounded, he
was cared for and hidden from enemy troops by the French Underground
for three months. He received the Purple Heart,
Air Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Medal, and Good Conduct
Medal. Interment will be in Quincy Cemetery,
MARSALA Joseph S.
WESTFIELD - Joseph S. Marsala, 84, of Main
Street, Barcelona, died Friday (Aug. 6, 2004) at Westfield Memorial Hospital.
was born July 16, 1920, in Westfield, the son of
Anthony Marsala and Mary Mutch Marsala. Born and raised in Westfield, he
returned to Westfield in 1987 after years away.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having attained the rank of
Sergeant and serving with the 449th Fighter
Squadron in Burma, Central Burma and India-Burma battles and campaigns. He
a member of the China, Burma, India Club and the 14th Air Force Fighter
Squadron Club. A private burial will be
in St. James Cemetery, Westfield.
MARSH Frank B.
9/23/2007 - KENNEDY — Frank B. Marsh, 88, of
Route 62, Kennedy, died Saturday (Sept. 22, 2007) in his residence. He was
born May 6, 1919, in Corydon, Pa., a son of
Marjorie Bakus Marsh. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Burial will be in
the Ivory Cemetery, Frewsburg, NY.
MARSH Jerald V.
Jerald V. Marsh, 72, of 1623 Buffalo St. Ext.,
Jamestown, died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday(Oct. 14, 1992) in WCA Hospital. A
lifelong area resident, he was born July 10,
1920, in Jamestown, a son of Frank and Ella White Marsh. Marsh attended
Falconer High School and was a World War II Army
Air Corps veteran, having been stationed in Hawaii. Burial will be in Maple
Grove Cemetery in Frewsburg, NY.
MARTENS Eugene H.
2/6/2007 - MAYVILLE — Eugene Henry Martens, 85,
of West Lake Road, Mayville, formerly of Hamburg, died Monday (Feb. 5,
2007) in the Waters of Westfield. He was born
Aug. 10, 1921, in Buffalo, the son of the late Henry and Louise Ossman
Martens. A 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air
Corp, he had served during World War II. The Freay Funeral Home, Mayville is in
MARTENSON Axel F.
4/4/2006 - Axel F. Martenson of Frewsburg Rest
Home, formerly of 31 Durant Ave., Jamestown, died Sunday, March 26, 2006
p.m. in the Heritage Green Health Care Center, Greenhurst, N.Y. He was born
March 21, 1912, in Kane, Pa., the son of
Hugo and Jennie Nyberg Martenson. He
was a veteran of the U.S.Navy serving during World War II in the Pacific
Theatre until 1946. Entombment was in the Chapel
of All Faiths Mausoleum at Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mount Chestnut, Pa.
3/8/2003 - Harry ''Chick'' Mason Jr., 86, of 351
S. Main St., died at 5 a.m. Friday (March 7, 2003) in the home of his daughter.
He was born March 16, 1916, in Pennsylvania, the
son of Harry and Blanch Taladay Mason. He was a veteran of World War II,
in the U.S. Army Air Corps in North Africa as an engineer. Burial in Busti
MASON Jonn A.
John A. Mason, 81, of 1782 Park St. Ext.,
James-town, died at 4:38 a.m. Sa-turday (June 21, 2008) in WCA Hospital. He was
born in Falconer on Jan. 1, 1927, the son of
John and Rose Blashaw Mason. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II
earned the World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation and the European
African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery,
MASON Joseph S.
Joseph S. Mason, 76, of 160 Southwestern Drive, died at 3:35 a.m. Monday
(Feb. 5, 2001) in Heritage Green Health
Center. A lifelong area resident, he was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Jamestown, the
son of Josephine Munella Mason and
the late Samuel J. Mason. He attended Jamestown
Public Schools and Syracuse University. He was a veteran of World War II,
serving in the U.S. Army in Italy. Entombment
will in Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum.
MASON Roger K.
11/5/2002 - GREENHURST Roger K. Mason, 79, of
2868 West Ave., Box 78, died at 11:25 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 3, 2002) in
Heritage Green Health Care Center. A native of Jamestown, he was born June 14,
1923, the son of Beatrice Swanson Mason
late Roger K. Mason Sr. He was a 1940 graduate of Celoron High School and
attended Cortland College and Leheigh
College in Easton, Pa. He served in the U. S.
Army during World War II in the 84th division rail-splitters from March 17,
Dec. 20, 1945. He served in the Middle Eastern,
European and African theatres and was wounded in Germany, earning the
Purple Heart. Burial will be in the Fluvanna
MATHER Curtis G.
P.J. undated clipping: Curtis George Mather, 31,
only child of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Mather, 16 East Second Street,
Lakewood. World War II Sargeant, Holder of the
Purple Heart, he enlisted in the armed forces May 13, 1941, and was
assigned to the Fourth Armored Division, serving
two years in combat service in Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge. He
was wounded in that battle. The young man was
born Jan. 11, 1917 in South Dayton, but lived most of his life in Lakewood,
being graduated from high school there in 1936.
MATHEWS William S.
7/20/2007 - William S. Mathews, 82, of Covenant Manor, formerly
Sebastian, Fla., died at 9 a.m. Wednesday (July 18, 2007) in
He was born March 14, 1925, in Jamestown, a son of the late William A.
and Ethel Spencer Mathews. A World
veteran, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 until 1946. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery,
MATTESON Lloyd W.
3/13/2003 - DUNKIRK - Lloyd W. Matteson, 77, 411
of McKinley Ave., died Wednesday (March 12, 2003) in his home. He was
born Jan. 29, 1926, in Leon, the son of James A.
and Pearl V. Waite Matteson. served as a merchant marine at the age of 16,
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the
PJ: March 13 1965: Stockton: Kenneth Maus 46 of
Mill Street died at 5:35 a.m. today March 13 1965 in Brooks Memorial Hospital
He was born Aug. 10 1918 at Ellery Center the son of Elliott and Margaret
Warnick Maus and had resided in Stockton
He was a veteran of World War II. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery
MCANINCH Ben R.
1/19/2003 - MAYVILLE - Ben Reed McAninch, 79, of
Mayville, formerly of Grove City, Pa., died Friday (Jan. 17, 2003) in
Westfield Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan.
23, 1923, in Big Run, Pa., the son of Clyde Calvin and Marjorie McKee
McAninch.He served in the U.S. Army Air Force
during World War II, from July 1943 to November 1945. He was a private 1st
class, serving as an engine man operator in the
headquarters and base service squadron,
stationed in Northern Ireland. Burial
MCBANE William J.
PJ: Aug. 1967: William J. McBane 53 of Ellery
Center died at 11:55 a.m. Thursday aug. 3 1967 at WCA Hospital. He was born
May 11 1914 in Banger Maine the son of William
J. and Nellie Foster McBane. Mr. McBane was a veteran of World War II
having served with the U.S. Army. Burial will be
in Fluvanna Cemetery.
MCCLARAN George E. Jr.
George Everett McClaran Jr., 79, of 234 Lister Ave., died at 9:45 p.m.
Sunday (March 11, 2001) in his home. He
was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Jamestown, the son of
George E. and Chloe Gardner MaClaran Sr. A lifelong area resident, he was
a 1940 graduate of Falconer High School. He was
a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army from Nov. 14, 1944 to
April 30, 1946, in Belgium, France and Germany
as a truck driver and military policeman. He earned the EAME Campaign Medal,
Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal.
C.W. "Bill" McConnell, 80, of
Westfield, died Sept. 10 at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa. Born Jan.
19, 1924 in Erie, Pa., he
was the son of the late Edward and Irene (Cady)
McConnell. A Westfield area resident since the 1980s, he formerly resided in
Ripley, and Brocton, as well as San Mateo, Calif. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, having
served in Company A, 69th Signal Battalion in
Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Interment will be in Mayville
Ralph "Mac" McCullough, 65, of 9
Mattison Street, Frewsburg, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday(Dec. 2, 1990) in WCA
was the husband of Lois Hanson McCullough. He
was born April 8, 1925, in Union City, PA, a son of Perry McCullough and the
Belle Bishop McCullough. McCullough was a 1943 graduate of Mayville High
School. A veteran of WWII, he served with
the US Army in the European Theater. Burial will
be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg, NY.
MCDONALD Wilmer L.
5/9/2006 - Wilmer ‘‘Bill’’ L. McDonald, 91, of
West Main St., Ripley, died Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Westfield Memorial
He was a graduate of Ripley Central School and
attended Cornell University. He was a veteran of World War II serving with
the Army Signal Co 289, and hosted many of their
reunions. Interment will follow privately in East Ripley Cemetery, Ripley, NY.
MCFADDEN William P.
TARPON SPRINGS, FL---William P. McFadden, 71, of
Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of 96 W. Summit Avenue, Lakewood, died
today(Oct. 1, 1992), In Tarpon Springs. He was
born May 15, 1921, in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of William P. and Janet Jackson
McFadden.He was a graduate of Green Brier
Military Academy, Green Brier, W. Va., and attended Penn State University. He
was a veteran of World War II, when he served in
the Pacific Theater and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Burial was in
Lake View Cemetery.
MCKAY Richard A.
Richard A. McKay, 86, of 4559 Lower Bush Rd.,
Kennedy died at 10:52 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008, in the WCA Hospital in
Jamestown. Mr. McKay was born Jan. 16, 1922 in
Conewango, the son of the late Eugene Sylvester and Emer Darling McKay.
attended the Rutledge Rural School in Conewango. A Veteran of World War II, he
served in the Army from Oct. 20, 1942 to
1945 in the Pacific Theatre, where he was a sergeant and tank mechanic. No
burial information given.
MCKEEVER Gerald F.
12/18/2007 - GOWANDA — Gerald F. McKeever, 81,
of Buffalo Street, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at Lakeshore
Hospital, Irving, N.Y. He was born April 19,
1926, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late James and Louise (Dargen)
Mr. McKeever was a graduate of Falconer High School and a World War II
veteran having served in the U.S. Navy
in the Pacific Theatre on the Battleship Nevada
and in Okinawa. Burial with full military honors will be held at Holy Cross
Cemetery in Gowanda, NY.
MCNAUGHTON Velmour C.
Velmour Collin ''Mac'' McNaughton, 86, of 86 S. Main St., died at 3:05 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 12, 2001)
. He was
born March 22, 1915, in Franklin, Pa., the son of the Rev. John and Mary Weston
McNaughton. He was a 1934 graduate of
Conneaut Ohio High School and a member of
the First Church of Nazarene.He joined
the U.S. Navy in 1939 and was
to the first Merchant Marine Academy as an instructor in New London,
Conn. He was discharged as a lieutenant
in 1946. He was appointed U.S. Diplomatic Courier by President Harry S. Truman and
served for five years, trading in 51
and carried the final World War II Peace Treaty to Rome, Italy. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery,
MCQUILKIN Robert J.
MARIENVILLE, Pa. - Robert Jack McQuilkin, 85,
formerly of Bemus Point, died at 11:05 p.m. Sunday, (Oct. 17, 2004) in the
Snyder Memorial Health Care Center, Marienville,
Pa. An area resident for the past 22 years, he was born April 2, 1919, in
Bradford, Pa., the son of Robert and Pearl
McQuilkin. He was a graduate of the Bradford Area High School and earned a
bachelors of science degree form Otterbein
College in Westerville, Ohio in 1950. He was also a graduate of St. Bonaventure
University in Olean. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army serving during World War II from July 2, 1943 to March 23, 1946. He
served as a Technician Fifth Grade with the
Medical Detachment 500th Quartermaster Battalion in Central Europe and
Rhineland. He had received the European African
Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II
Victory Medal. Funeral service or visitation
will not be observed.
Compiled by Dolores Davidson, 2003-4 & Kathy Sloan, 2004-08.