901. Donald Clifford
Butler The Punxsutawney Spirit
– July 3, 2004
Donald Clifford Butler, 77, of R.D.
2, Punxsutawney (Cloe), died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Christ the King
Manor, DuBois. Mr. Butler was born in Salamanca, N.Y., on Sept. 20, 1926,
the son of the late Lawrence W. and Catherine L. (Fuller) Butler. He was
married to Mildred (Rowser) Butler, who preceded him in death. Mr. Butler
was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a
lifelong member of the First English Lutheran Church of Punxsutawney and
was retired from the J.C. Penney store in Punxsutawney. Surviving
relatives include three brothers, Richard Butler and wife Mary of
Punxsutawney, Lawrence Butler and wife Anna Ruth of Hawthorn, and Raymond
Butler and wife Catherine of Willowick, Ohio; and a sister, Marjorie Leap
and husband Leonard of Clearfield. In addition to his parents and wife,
Mr. Butler was preceded in death by a sister, Ivis Voyten; and a brother,
Robert Butler. There will be no viewing. A graveside service will be held
at 10:30 a.m. today (July 3, 2004) at Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Pifer Funeral Home,
Leonard E. Leap
From the Punxsutawney Spirit, April 17, 2009
E. Leap, 74, Clearfield, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at the
DuBois Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 31, 1935, in Oakmont, a
son of the late Leonard M. and Anna (Wannstedt) Leap. Oct. 5, 1957, he
married Marjorie (Butler) Leap, who survives. Mr. Leap retired from Kurtz
Brothers after 25 years having served as data processing manager and
systems analyst. He was a member of West Side United Methodist Church and
also a member of the Frequent-C Flyers Club. Mr. Leap was a veteran of the
U.S. Marine Corps, having served during the Korean era.
In addition to his wife surviving relatives include, two sons, Jeffrey L.
Leap and wife Sally Lee of San Jose, Calif., and William R. Leap and wife
Linda of Fredricksburg, Va’; two daughters, Lou Ann Lora-Platt of Grand
Junction, Colo., and Suzanne R. Morrison and husband Rich of Clearfield;
and six grandchildren, Sarah Morrison, Richard Morrison, Joseph Morrison,
Benjamin Morrison, Megan Morrison and Elizabeth Lee; two sisters, Mary
Butler and husband Richard of Punxsutawney and Therese Freck (sic –
Frech) and husband Paul of Costa Mesa, Calif.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 19,
2009, at the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home Inc., Clearfield. A funeral
service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2009, at the West Side
United Methodist Church with Dr. Joleen Willis officiating. Interment will
be in Lakelawn Memorial Park. The
family suggests that memorial contributions be made to West Side United
Methodist Church-Holy Grounds Fund, 317 Nichols St., Clearfield, Pa.
To send an online tribute, go to www.mem.com.
(Voyten) Russell Published in the Orlando
Sentinel on 4/24/2009
CATHERINE LYNN, A Celebration of Life for Catherine Lynn Russell, 68, of
Ormond Beach, who passed away on April 18, 2009, will be held at 6PM
Friday, April 24, 2009 at Lohman Funeral Home Ormond, 733 W. Granada
Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL. The family will receive friends at Lohman's one
hour prior, from 5-6PM. Our loving wife and mother, Cathy was born in
Buffalo, NY on January 14, 1941, the daughter of Frank and Ivis Voyten.
spent her childhood and early adult years in and around Cleveland, Ohio,
moving to Pittsburgh, PA and Raleigh, NC for short periods before settling
in the Southeast and Central portions of Florida for the past 35 years. An
accomplished Artist and Realtor, Cathy pursued her talents with a passion
and vigor that inspired those around her. She enjoyed the beautiful
Florida scenery, life along the waterways, the baking of pies (among many
other fabulous meals), movies, music, and the observation of birds and
always, time with her family and friends.
is survived by her loving husband, John; her siblings, Gerald, Diane and
Bob; her children, Cheryl, Rena, Carol and Robert; and the continued joy's
of her life, her grandchildren, Kyle, Ethan, Paige, Kelsea and Keanan.
Special mention as well for the nieces, nephews, in-laws, close friends
and relations too numerous to list, whom she held equally dear.
Arrangements are under the careful supervision of Lohman Funeral Home,
Ormond. Friends may send condolences to: www. LohmanFuneralHomes.com
From the Punxsutawney Spirit
services will be held at 2 pm today in the Pifer Funeral Home for Lawrence
Butler of Punxsutawney RD 1 (Fairview), who died Saturday (November 11,
1967) in the Adrian Hospital at the age of 67. The Rev. Jay F. Shaffer
will officiate at services in the Pifer Funeral Home at 2 pm and burial
will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park, near Reynoldsville.
Butler was born July 3, 1900, in Franklinville, N. Y. a son of William and
Ida (Stewart) Butler and was married August 4, 1921 to Catherine Fuller.
He was a member of the Evangelical United brethren Church, the B.A.R.R. E,
the L.O.O.M. and was secretary of the Punxsutawney Sportsman’s Club. He
was a retired Baltimore and Ohio Railroad machinist and had lived in the
Punxsutawney area for 30 years.
are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Voyten, of Cleveland, and Mrs.
Leonard Leap, of Clarksburg; five sons, Richard, of Anita; Donald of Cloe;
Lawrence, of Hawthorn; Raymond, of Willoughby, O.; and Robert, of
Cleveland. He leaves also 18 grandchildren, and two brothers; Clifford, of
Bradford, and Lloyd, of Lakewood, Fla.
Catherine L. Butler,
85 from the Punxsutawney Spirit
L. Butler, 85, of Punxsutawney, RD 1, died Tuesday, December 4, 1986 at
Punxsutawney Area Hospital. Mrs. Butler was born February 20, 1901 in
Salamanca, N.Y., the daughter of Taylor and Mary Fuller. She was married
to Lawrence Butler, who preceded her in death in 1967.
former resident of Salamanca, she had been a resident of the Punxsutawney
area since 1937 and was a member of the Woodland Avenue United Methodist
Church and the Women of the Moose of Punxsutawney. Surviving
relatives include two daughters: Mrs. Frank (Ivis) Voyten of Fort Pierce,
Fla., and Mrs. Leonard (Marjorie) Leap of Clearfield; five sons: Robert
Butler of Centerville, Raymond Butler of Willowick, Ohio, Donald Butler of
Punxsutawney RD 6, Richard Butler of Punxsutawney RD 3, and Lawrence
Butler of Hawthorn; and 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one
services will be held at 1 pm Saturday at the Pifer Funeral Home of
Punxsutawney. The Rev. John Uhrin will officiate. Internment will be in
Lakelawn Memorial Park near Reynoldsville. Friends will be received from 2
to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm Friday and from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday at the
From the Bradford Era?
Butler, 92, of the Riley Road Apartments died Monday at Bradford Regional
Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1903, in Corydon, a daughter of
Harry and Almeda Flatt Hammond. On June 23, 1927, in Salamanca, N.Y., she
married Clifford Butler, who died in 1968. Mrs. Butler was a graduate of
Salamanca High School and Andrews University in Michigan. She was a member
of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Derrick City. She is survived by
three daughters, Muriel Giles of Sarasota, Fla., Carol Ann Pevsner and
Joanne Louise Wallace, both of Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Stoltz of Bradford; and three
nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her
parents and a brother.
will be received at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, South Avenue,
from noon to 1 pm Wednesday, at which time funeral and committal services
will be held with Pastor John Pifer of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
from the Punxsutawney Spirit
Oscar Wannstedt Dies at Age of 89
Deceased Was a Miner and Had Lived in Anita for past 40 Years
Wannstedt, one of the oldest residents of this county died Monday (October
28, 1940) in his home in Anita at the age of 89 years. He had been in poor
health for the past 12 months. The deceased was born in Sweden a son of
Mr. And Mrs. August Wannstedt and came to this county when a young man. He
was united in marriage to Miss Arna Duza (sic – Anna Dugas) in 1890 and
they had lived in Anita for the past 40 years where he was employed in the
was a member of the Catholic Church of Anita and was held in high esteem
there where his death is deeply regretted.
leaves his widow and the following sons and daughters: Oscar, of New York;
Martin and Charles of Anita, and Mrs. Anna Leap of Lisbon, O. Five
grandchildren are also living.
services will be held Thursday morning beginning at 10 o’clock in the
Anita Catholic Church with Rev. Raschini officiating and interment made in
the Anita Catholic cemetery.
Anna (Dugas) Wannstedt
from the Punxsutawney Spirit
of Neighboring Town 45 Years Succumbed Friday at Age of 49 Years
Anna Wannstedt, a resident of Anita for the past 45 years, died in her
home there Friday (12/24/1943) at the age of 79 years after a long illness
due to her advanced age. She was born in Austria a daughter of Matthew and
Anna Duzas (sic-Dugas) and was married to Oscar Wannstedt October 8, 1890.
He died about three years ago. Mrs. Wannstedt was a member of the Anita
Catholic Church and was held in high esteem there.
leaves the following sons and daughters: Oscar J. Wannstedt of Schnectady,
N. Y.; Martin and Charles Wannstedt and Mrs. Anna Leap, of Anita. Five
grandchildren are living. Funeral services were at 9:30 o’clock this
morning in the Anita Roman Catholic Church with interment in the Anita
Martin Wanstead (sic – Wannstedt)
from the Punxsutawney Spirit Martin Wanstead (sic –
Wannstedt) of Anita, is Dead
Wanstead (sic - Wannstedt), a lifelong resident of Anita died last night
in the Brookville Hospital following a stroke. He was 56 years of age. The
deceased was born in Pottersdale, Clearfield County, in 1894, a son of
Oscar and Anna Dugan Wansteadt (sic- Wannstedt). He was united in marriage
in 1919 to Margaret Zuby. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic
a re three sons, Martin, Jr., stationed with the U.S. Army at Selfridge
Field, Mich.; Lorain and William, of Pittsburgh; one sister, Mrs. Anna
Leap, of Anita, and two brothers, Charles, of Punxsutawney, and Oscar, of
Schenectady, N.Y. Friends will be received in the Pifer Funeral Home here
after 7 o’clock tonight. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Mrs. Anna (Wannstedt) Leap
from the Punxsutawney Spirit
Anna Leap, 78, of Anita, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1981, at the Dubois
Hospital, Dubois. A daughter of Oscar and Anna (Dugas) Wannstedt, she was
born July 28, 1903, in Anita. Mrs. Leap was a member of St. Joseph’s
Roman Catholic Church, Anita and of the Alter Rosary society and the Third
order of St. Francis. She had live in Anita most of her life.
are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Butler of Punxsutawney, RD 3, and
Mrs. Paul (Therese) Frech of Costa Mesa, Calif.; a son Leonard E. Leap,
Clearfield; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Leonard M. Leap, in 1975, and by three brothers,
Martin, Oscar and Charles Wannstedt.
will be received after 7 pm Saturday in the Pifer Funeral Home,
Punxsutawney. A funeral mass will be offered at 10 am Monday, Sept. 14, in
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Anita. Interment will be in the
parish cemetery near Anita.
from the Punxsutawney Spirit
Leap, 69, of Anita, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1975 at Dubois Hospital. A son
of William and Teresa Gisler Leap, he was born Dec. 22, 1905 in Cassandra.
Mr. Leap was a resident of Anita for most of his life, though he had
resided in Carmel, N.Y. He was an operating engineer for the Operating
Engineers Union. He married the former Anna Wannstadt (sic –Wannstedt)
on March 9, 1930. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church,
Anita; the FOE, Punxsutawney; and Operating Engineers 66.
are his widow; two daughters; Mrs. Richard (Mary) Butler, Punxsutawney RD
3; Mrs. Paul (Therese) Frech, Costa mesa, Calif.; a son, Leonard E. Leap,
Clearfield; eight grandchildren; four sisters: Mrs. Verna MacCombs,
Hollywood, Fla.: Mrs. Fred (Ollie) Frieberg, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Helen
Hrimble, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Clarence (Florence) Weakland, Hastings; two
brothers: Carl, Detroit, Mich.; and Earl, Hyndman.
will be received after 7 pm today at the Pifer Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am Thursday at St.
Joseph’s RC Church, Anita. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s RC
Emma Jean (Colf) Butler
from the Olean Times Herald Thursday, March 24, 1938
Emma Jean Butler, formerly of the town of Franklinville, died Tuesday at
the age of eighty-four years at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles R.
Stewart, 26 Lexington Avenue, Salamanca, where she had lived the past two
and one-half years. Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Charles Stewart, are
three other daughters, Mrs. H. Davis of Arcade; Mrs. George Stewart of
Salamanca, and Mrs. Ollie Mulligan (sic - Milligan) of Ellicottville; two
sons, Charles Butler and William Butler, both of Salamanca. Funeral
services will be held Friday at one o’clock at the Stewart home, the
Rev. Sherman H. Epler officiating. Interment will be at West Valley.
Ronald Thomas Voyten
from The News-Herald Northern Ohio
Mass for Ronald Thomas Voyten, 61, of Deland, Fla., will be 10 a.m.
Saturday at St. Anne's Church, in Debary, Fla. Mr. Voyten died July 25,
2005, at his home. Born April 26, 1944, in Punxsutawney, Pa., he had lived
most of his life in the Perry area of Lake County, before moving to
Florida six years ago. He received both his master's and bachelor's
degrees from Kent State University. He had a deep love for his family,
friends, teaching and gardening and will be missed by all. Mr. Voyten
taught in the Mentor School System for 32 years before retiring to
are wife of almost 40 years, M. Patricia; daughter, Heather (Luis)
Rodriguez of Tampa, Fla.; son, Thomas of Annapolis, Md., brothers, Gerald
(Susan) of Mentor and Robert of Vero Beach, Fla.; sisters, Cathy (John)
Russell of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Dianne (Larry) Estabrook of Fort
Pierce, Fla.; and grandsons, Sebastian, Alexander, and Zachary Rodriguez.
His parents, Frank and Ivis Voyten, are deceased. The family suggests
contributions be made to the Catholic Charity Fund. Arrangements are being
handled by the Lanksford Funeral Home and Crematory in Deland, Fla.
Reference Item: Funeral Card
In Memory Of Robert
William Butler, Date of Birth, July 15, 1925, Date of Death, November 15,
1999, Place and time of Service, Fellowship of Believers, Saturday,
November 20, 1999, 1:00 PM, Clergy Rev. Wanda Malstrom, Fellowship of
Believers, Interment, Sunnyside Cemetery, Arrangements by Gordon B.
Garrett Funeral Home, Titusville, Pennsylvania. The text of Psalm 46:1-5
is written out.
Martin L. Wannstedt
from the Dayton Daily News on January 31, 2010
Martin L. 89, previously of Centerville and Kettering died January 21 at
Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland WA. Martin was born and raised in Anita PA
and graduated from Punxsutawney High School. He spent 30 years in the Air
Force serving in WWII. He retired as a procurement officer at Wright
Patterson Air Force Base in 1969. After retiring, Martin worked for the
City of Dayton for 10 years. He enjoyed golf, bridge, watching football
and reading and spending time with his friends at St. Leonard's. In 2008
Martin moved to North Bend Washington to be closer to his family.
was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary of 59 years, his daughter
Cindi Davis and brother Lorraine. He is survived by his daughter and
son-in-law, Nancy and Tom Pease of North Bend WA, son-in-law John Davis of
Franklin IN; three grandchildren Molly Prater, Alex and Carley. Memorials
gifts may be made in his name to the National Federation of the Blind at
200 East Wells Street, at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230, The
Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund, P.O. Box 9784, Seattle WA 98109, or
to the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at a later
Jack C. Zuver
from Find a Grave Buffalo Courier-Express Clipping
Jack C. Zuver, 30, son of Mrs. Florence M. Zuver, 624½ Union St., was
surrounded with three other soldiers on Nov. 28, 1950, when United Nations
forces were retreating in North Korea.
Zuver received a letter from a lieutenant who wrote that Sgt. Zuver was
hit in the chest by a shell and was left on the battlefield at Parwonnyon
after being bandaged.
veteran of World War II, he re-enlisted about six months before fighting
broke out in Korea. He worked at Clark Bros. Co. and was a member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
is survived by a twin sister, Mrs. Eva (Wilford) Clark of Olean, and two
brothers, Kenneth, of Olean, and James, of Cuba, N.Y.
Kenneth R. Zuver
from unknown Newspaper From Find a grave
R. Zuver of 310½ East Henley St., Olean, died Wednesday (June 4, 2008) at
home after a brief illness. He had suffered poor health for several years.
Dec. 20, 1931 in Coudersport, Pa., he was a son of Arthur and Florence
Bozard Zuver. After a brief time living in Cuba, NY, he was a resident of
Olean his entire adult life.
Zuver was a graduate of Olean High School, class of 1949. In the 1950s, he
was employed by the Van der Horst Corp. in Olean. He was a trainer in the
art of hard chrome plating and traveled to Chicago and Irving, Texas for
Van der Horst as new factories were opened. He later worked at and retired
from the West State Hardware.
He was predeceased by two brothers: James Zuver of Cuba and Jack Zuver,
MIA in Korea and one sister Mrs. Eva (Wilford) Clark of Olean. He is
survived by his longtime companion Mrs. Margaret Horning and son, Anthony,
of Olean, a lifelong friend, Robert Blaske of Allegany and several nieces
There will be no public visitation. Gifts of flowers are gratefully
declined. Memorials can be made to the Interfaith Caregivers of Olean.
Arrangements are under direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home
Doris Irene (Morgan) Dixon
from The Punxsutawney Spirit
Irene Dixon, 86, Sykesville, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at her
was born Aug. 5, 1925,in Sykesville, a daughter of the late John B. and
Annie (Hughes) Morgan. April 17, 1941, she married Richard Franklin Dixon,
who preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1978.
Dixon was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, cooking and baking. She
taught her grandchildren how to cook and bake. She loved to spend
time with her family, and was also a loyal Pirates fan.
relatives include three sons, Donald Dixon and wife Mona of Punxsutawney,
Dale Dixon and wife Jane of Sykesville, and Terry Dixon and wife Denise of
Sykesville; two daughters, Kathy Yohe and husband Cliff of Big Run, and
June Valimont of Brockway; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and
one great-great grandchild.
addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two
brothers, John Paul Morgan and Lawrence Morgan; a sister, Ruth Wagaman;
and an infant sister, Margaret Morgan. She was the last surviving member
of her immediate family.
Friends will be
received from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
31, 2011, at the Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Big Run. A funeral
service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the funeral
home with Pastor Lance Tucker officiating.
will be at Sykesville Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to DRMC Hospice, 100
Hospital Ave., DuBois, Pa. 15801. Online condolences may be sent to www.shumakerfh.com.
919. Cynthia (Butler) Groat
Mrs. Cynthia Butler Groat died at
her home in the town of Machias, Oct. 26, 1901. The funeral was held at
the house, Oct. 28th, and the remains laid to rest in the Mount
Hope cemetery at West Valley.
Mrs. Groat was the daughter of
William F. and Marietta Butler and was born in the town of Mansfield July
13, 1842, and with the exception of a few months, she has always lived in
Cattaraugus Co. She was married to Seth L. Groat in 1863. To them no
children were born, but upon the death of her brother’s wife, she
adopted one of the seven children which were left, a niece, and reared her
with all the love and kindness that an own mother could have bestowed.
This was only one of her kind and generous acts, as the greater part of
her life was spent in doing good for others.
Patiently she bore her failing
health, and when her last illness came the Angel of Death hastened to her
relief. And though we mourn, we realize that our loss is her gain. Being
of a kind and affectionate disposition, she won the love and regards of
all who knew her.
Her husband, five brothers, and
three sisters survive her.
920. George A. Colf –
George A. Colf died at his home in
Springville, Thursday, Nov. 5th, after an illness of three
days. Two months previously he had a slight stroke of paralysis, but
seemingly recovered from it and continued his work as usual, until Nov. 3rd,
when he was stricken again. Mr. Colf was 58 years, 4 months and 20 days
old; he was born in Ashland where he spent the early part of his life.
In 1869 he was married to Miss
Marietta Butler. Seven children were born to them, three daughters and
four sons: Mrs. Wesley Buffum of Glenwood, Mrs. Willis Buffum of Little
Valley, Mrs. O. J. Bonsteel of Randolph, James, Herbert, Arthur, and Earl
Colf of Springdale; all of whom, with his wife, survive him.
He was a kind and loving father,
and was respected by all who knew him.
921. Marietta (Hopkins) Butler
– unknown newspaper
Mrs. Marietta Butler died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. S. B. Very, in Machias, Wednesday, March 21st,
after one-week’s illness with pneumonia. She was aged seventy-nine
years, eleven months, and eight days. The funeral was held at the
residence, Thursday at 2 o’clock pm, the Rev. Mr. Dare of Machias
officiating, and Friday the remains were taken to Scottsdale and laid by
the side of her husband, William F. Butler, who died three years ago.
She was a kind and loving mother
and wife and an exemplary Christian woman, who always had a pleasant smile
and cheerful word for all.
She leaves nine children to mourn
the loss of a loving mother, Mrs. S. B. Very, Mrs. S. L. Groat and Wm.
Butler of Machais, N. H. Butler of Devereux, A. A. and M. S. Butler of
Rushford, Mrs. George Colf of Mortons Corners, Mrs. T. C. Bozard of
Humphrey, and J. H. Butler of Scottsville, besides a large circle of
922. William F. Butler –
Unknown Newspaper - An Old
William F. Butler, a former
resident of Humphrey, this county, died at Scottsville, Feb. 18th.
The deceased was born Jan. 8, 1806, in Washington County. When a boy he
moved to Onondaga Co., from there to Allegany Co., then to Niagara Co. and
from there to Mansfield, Catt. Co., in which county he spent nearly all
his manhood years. He married Miss Marietta Hopkins at Mansfield in 1835.
He lived two years in Wyoming, and the last five years at Scottsville,
Monroe Co. He enjoyed good health until the fall of 1896, when he had
slight spells of sickness. He was confined to his bed but ten days during
his last sickness.
Besides his wife, nine children
survive, William H. Butler, Mrs. Seth Groat, Mrs. S. B. Very, and Nelson
Butler of Machias, Mrs. T. C. Bozard of Humphrey, M. S. Butler of Olean,
A. A. Butler of Lyndon, Mrs. Geo. Colf of Concord, and J. H. Butler of
Funeral was held at the Methodist
church at Scottsville, Feb. 20th, Rev. G. S. Robinson
officiating and the remains were laid at rest at Scottsville, as he had
923. Maude (Noble) Fuller
from Find a grave – unknown newspaper
Daughter of Benjamin & Frances
Holliday Noble. On August 16, 1916 she married James Robert Fuller, who
predeceased her in 1953. She was the sexton of the Wildwood Cemetery,
Salamanca for over 50 years & had been employed over 40 years by the
Salamanca School System. She was awarded the "Mother of the
Year" by the Buffalo Evening News & WBEN Radio Station in 1956.
She was a member of the St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Salamanca.
Surviving are 8 daughters, Mrs.
Dora Campbell & Mrs. Betty Claybark, both of Kill Buck,NY; Norma
(Richard) Mang of Tonawanda,NY; Mary Fuller of Salamanca,NY; Mrs. Joyce
Hoffman of Scottsdale, Arizona, Leitha (Ruddy) Sargent & Lois (Daniel)
Steinbroner both of Olean,NY; Mrs. Lona Leiplein of Moore, SC, & Eva
(James) Woodmancy of Great Valley, NY; 7 sons, Robert, Charles, James,
Frederick, John & Leon Fuller all of Kill Buck, NY & Taylor Fuller
of Atlantia, Georgia; 43 grandchildren; 43 great-gandchidren; 11
great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Rarey of Olean, NY &
Mrs. Louise Schott of Hinsdale, NY; & several nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter, June Louise Fuller.
924. Robert C. Fuller from
Find a Grave
Son of James & Maude Noble
Fuller. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
Medal plus 1 Silver Service Star, WWII Victory Commemorative Medal,
Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII, Combat Infantryman's Badge 1st. Award
& NY State Conspicuous Service Cross Medal. He was employed as the
sexton at the Wildwood Cemetery in Salamanca for over 40 years retiring in
the mid-1980's. He was a member of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post
535 & the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.
Surviving are 2 sons, James (Carol)
Fuller of Holiday Island, Arkansas; William (Susan) Fuller of Bliss, NY; 3
daughters, Linda (Gary) Bennett of Mantura, Ohio; Winifred (Matthew) Vian
of Emporia, Kansas; & Rhonda Fuller of Kill Buck, NY; 12 grandchildren
& 4 great grandchildren; six sisters, Mary Fuller of Salamanca, NY;
Betty Clayback of Kill Buck, NY; Leitha (Ruddy) Sargent of Olean ,NY; Lois
(Dan) Steinbroner of Hinsdale, NY; Lona Leiplein of Moore, SC; & Eva
(Jim) Woodmancy of Great Valley, NY; 5 brother Taylor (Rose) Fuller of
Gator, Georgia; Charles (Freya) Fuller, James E. (Florence) Fuller, John
Fuller,& Douglas (Vivian) Fuller all of Kill Buck, NY; & several
nieces & nephews.
was predeceased by a brother, Fred & 4 sisters, Dora Campbell, Norma
Mang, Joyce Hullderman & June Fuller.
925. Mary France Fuller from
Find a Grave
Daughter of James & Maude Noble
Fuller. She was employed at Sylvania in Batavia, NY for 25 years &
previously worked at Sheble & Wood Woolen Mills in Salamanca, NY. Mary
loved her family & took great pleasure in helping all who needed her
help. She loved to knit, crochet & tending to her flower gardens. She
loved her cats, Ru & Mr. Ed, both strays she adopted.
are 4 sisters, Leitha (Ruddy) Sargent, Olean, NY, Lois (Dan) Steinbroner,
Olean, NY, Lona Leiplein, Moore, SC, & Eva Woodmancy, Great Valley,
NY; 2 brothers, James (Florence) Fuller & Douglas (Vivian) Fuller both
of Kill Buck, NY; several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by 5
sisters, Dora Campbell, Norma Mange, June Fuller, Betty Jean Claybach,
Joyce Halterman, 5 brothers, Robert, Charles, Frederick, John & Taylor
926. Mrs. Helen Jeanette (Smith)
From the "Rochester Democrat
& Chronicle" 03/15/1934
Canandaigua, Mar. 14 - Mrs. Helen
Jeanette Butler, 76, widow of James H. Butler of Scottsville, died in the
home of her son, Floyd D. Butler in this city today.
She was born in Virginia Mar. 13,
1858, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Smith. Since the death of her
husband she had made her home in Canandaigua. Besides the son, she is
survived by three grandchildren, Jack, Robert and Elinor Butler of this
city, and two sisters, Mrs. Martin Price of Scottsville and Mrs. Eunice
Chapin of Rochester. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. with burial
927. Howard Everett Brown
Howard Everett Brown, son of Henry
B. & Cora Oaks Brown, married the former Martha Haas who survives. He
lived in Franklinville, NY until 1962 then moved to Bliss, NY. His first
wife was the former Edna Clement.
He worked at Fancher Furniture in
Salamanca, NY, was an inspector at Ford Motor Company, & truck driver
for Mallory Times in Warsaw, NY. He was member of Veterans Club of Warsaw;
Loyal Order of Moose; Bliss Masonic Lodge F & AM; life time member of
Franklinville Fire Dept.; & the Franklinville Conservation Club.
He is the father of Russell (Jean)
Brown of Bliss, NY, Henry (Della) Brown of Oregon, step father to James
(Carol) Fuller of Chicago, IL, & William (Susan) Fuller of Bliss, NY;
nine grandchildren; & a sister Janetta (Lyman) Milgate of
928. Donald Dee Forrest
From The Punxsutawney Spirit 11 22, 2012
Donald Dee Forrest, 66, of
Punxsutawney, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Punxsutawney
Area Hospital. He was born Dec. 8, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the
late Arthur Clinton and Helen Jean (Grube) Forrest. On Aug. 14, 1965, he
married the love of his life, the former Nancy Arlene Vanhorn, who
survives. They met one another on a seesaw at Gobbler’s Knob while
attending a FFA and FHA school picnic. He was a member of the Scotland
Avenue Church of God. Don worked as a truck driver for many years until
his blindness forced him to retire. He had been a driver at Benson’s
Trucking, MIF Trucking of Brockway and for Donald Vite. He enjoyed
working, driving trucks and talking about driving trucks. He loved
spending time with his family and his dog Hannah. He enjoyed working in
the garage or around the house with his boys. He will be remembered as a
hard worker, a loyal husband and a wonderful father and grandfather.
In addition to his wife, surviving
relatives include five sons, Thomas Dee Forrest and wife Irene of
Clearfield, Jeffrey Lee Forrest and Ann Butler of Punxsutawney, William
Michael Forrest and wife Theresa of Desire, Timothy Daniel Forrest and
wife Charlene of Brockway, and Joseph Matthew Forrest and wife Wanda of
Sykesville; 12 grandchildren, Ashley and Macy Forrest, Kayla Blystone,
Gregory, Christopher, Brianna, D.J., Andrew and Jacob Forrest, and Dillon,
Taylor and Brylan Conoran; two great-grandchildren; and four brothers,
Arthur Forrest and wife Maxine of Clarion, James Forrest of Indiana, Terry
Forrest and wife Robin of Reynoldsville, and Robert Forrest and wife
Patricia of Knox Dale.
Friends will be received from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc.,
Punxsutawney. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral
home, officiated by Pastor Mark Pollock. Memorial donations may be made in
Don’s memory to the Association for the Blind; the American Kidney
Foundation; or American Diabetes. Online condolences may be made at