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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 the
  Army commendation ribbon from the commanding general for services connected with the B-29 gunnery standardization
  program. Burial will be in Mayville Cemetery.
  MAGINNIS  Daniel
  Daniel Maginnis, 79, of 16 Bassett St., Jamestown, died at 9:55 a.m. Sunday (April 27, 2008) in the Heritage Park Rehab and
  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 be
  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 the
  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 Artillery
  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.
  MALONE  Jack
  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 331st
  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,
   in Ripley, the son of the late Leon and Lora Gould Markham.  He proudly served his country during World War II in the Army Air
   Corp. as 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, Ripley, NY.
  MARSALA  Joseph S.
  WESTFIELD - Joseph S. Marsala, 84, of Main Street, Barcelona, died Friday (Aug. 6, 2004) at Westfield Memorial Hospital. He
  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
  remained a member of the China, Burma, India Club and the 14th Air Force Fighter Squadron Club.  A private burial will be held
  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
   charge of arrangements.
  MARTENSON  Axel F.
  4/4/2006 - Axel F. Martenson of Frewsburg Rest Home, formerly of 31 Durant Ave., Jamestown, died Sunday, March 26, 2006
   at 1:20 p.m. in the Heritage Green Health Care Center, Greenhurst, N.Y. He was born March 21, 1912, in Kane, Pa., the son of
   the late 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.
  MASON  Harry
  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,
   serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in North Africa as an engineer. Burial in Busti Cemetery.
  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
   and 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, Jamestown, NY.
  MASON  Joseph S.
  2/5/2001 -  Joseph S. Mason, 76, of 160 Southwestern Drive, died at 3:35 a.m. Monday (Feb. 5, 2001) in Heritage Green Health
   Care 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
   and the 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, 1943, to
  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 Cemetery.
  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
  WCA Hospital.  He was born March 14, 1925, in Jamestown, a son of the late William A. and Ethel Spencer Mathews.  A World
   War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 until 1946.  Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown,
  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 U.S. Navy.
  MAUS  Kenneth
  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
   Dunkirk. He was born Aug. 10 1918 at Ellery Center the son of Elliott and Margaret Warnick Maus and had resided in Stockton
  10 years.  He was a veteran of World War II. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery Stockton NY.
  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.
  3/11/2001 -  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,
   Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal.
  MCCONNELL  C.W.
  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
   Erie, 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
  MCCULLOUGH  Ralph
  Ralph "Mac" McCullough, 65, of 9 Mattison Street, Frewsburg, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday(Dec. 2, 1990) in WCA Hospital. He
  was the husband of Lois Hanson McCullough. He was born April 8, 1925, in Union City, PA, a son of Perry McCullough and the
   late 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 Hospital.
  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.
   He attended the Rutledge Rural School in Conewango. A Veteran of World War II, he served in the Army from Oct. 20, 1942 to
   Dec. 19, 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)
  McKeever.  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.
  12/12/2001 -  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
  transferred  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
  countries,  and carried the final World War II Peace Treaty to Rome, Italy.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell.
  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.


SOURCE:  Compiled by Dolores Davidson, 2003-4 & Kathy Sloan, 2004-08.