A. Joyce Randell
9/19/2004 - A. Joyce Randell, 88, of the Lutheran Retirement Home, formerly of the Cameo Apartments, died at 3 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004) in WCA Hospital. She was born Nov. 22, 1915, in Jamestown, the daughter of Alfred E. and Magdalene Anderson Randell.
A graduate of Jamestown Business College and Oberlin College in Ohio, she had been employed as an executive secretary at Amsco-Excel in Jamestown before retiring. In earlier years, she had worked at Sperry-Rand Corp. in New York City. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including R. Gil Randell of Mayville.
She was preceded in death by three brothers: Ralph, Gordon and Orson Randell; and by two sisters: Grace Randell and Margaret Nord.
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting the Web site: www.presentsixbeyfuneral.com.
Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, N.Y., 14701; or to a charity of choice.
Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
A. Roger Grout
9/2/2004 - STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A. Roger Grout, 88, died Saturday (Aug. 28, 2004) in his home. He was born Feb. 4, 1916, in Kennedy, the son of the late Emery an Edith Bunce Grout.
He was a 1934 graduate of Falconer High School, earned an associate's degree in agriculture in 1936, his bachelor's of science degree in agricultural engineering in 1948 from Cornell and his master's degree from Penn State University. During World War II, he was employed by Cornell's Agricultural Extension Program, where he worked to keep agricultural machinery running during a time of shortage. In later years, he was employed by Penn State's Agricultural Extension Program as agricultural engineering extension professor and worked directly with farmers designing dairy barns, drainage systems and manure disposal systems. He retired in 1980 from Penn State after 30 years of service and with the title of professor emeritus.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Priscilla Hilton DuMond Grout, whom he married June 17, 1948; two daughters: Martha Grout Taylor of Doylestown, Pa., and Anne K. Grout of State College; a son, John R. Grout of Rome, Ga.; seven grandchildren: Sara Taylor Godfrey, Laurel and Emery Taylor, and Nathan, William, Joseph and Abigail Grout; and a great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: Robert M. and Sidney W. Grout.
The funeral service will be held today in State College. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Thayer Cemetery in Frewsburg.
A. Starke Drischell
10/13/2004 - The Rev. A. Starke Drischell, 81, of 481 Front St., formerly of Bemus Point, died at 3:07 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 10, 2004) in WCA Hospital. He was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Brooklyn, the son of Desmond J. and Ella Lehrmann Drischell.
A 1941 graduate of Baldwin High School, he graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, and in 1966 received his bachelor of divinity from the Hamma School of Divinity in Springfield, Ohio.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in Patton's 3rd Army, 80th Division, 318th Infantry in the European Theater. From 1953 to 1963, he was employed in the advertising department of the Long Island Lighting Co. in Mineola. He then served as pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Buffalo from 1966 to 1974, and retired from St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Bemus Point after serving as pastor from 1974 to 1987. He had also served as night chaplain of WCA Hospital and chaplain for the Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Camp. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, where he was active in adult education, the Outreach Committee and choir. Other memberships include the Racial Intervention Committee in Buffalo, Koinonia, Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown, Struthers Library Theatre in Warren, Jamestown Consistory Theatre, National Council of Churches, Publicity Committee of the Upstate New York Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, and the Chautauqua Institution Choir. He had volunteered for many local charities.
Heaven rejoices - a child of God has come home! Pastor Starke Drischell was known and loved as a devout man of the Christian faith, and a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Starke inspired and encouraged many people with a gift for making people smile and laugh. He had an outward glow that reflected his caring, Christ-filled heart. He was an accomplished storyteller, enjoyed acting in community theatres, and was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia Snedden Drischell, whom he married Aug. 25, 1951; two daughters, Kim Drischell Knoll of Toddville, Iowa, and Laurie Alden of Rindge, N.H.; a son, Desmond Brady Drischell of Niskayuna; five grandchildren: Jacob, Alina and Dugan Knoll of Toddville, and Elaine and Nathan Alden of Rindge; and a brother, Ralph Drischell of Studio City, Calif.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Haman.
The funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Bethel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Norman R. Gauch, pastor, will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home, where a Koinonia Community Serenade will take place at 8:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 904 W. Third St., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701; or to a charity of choice.
Abraham L. "A.L." Gleason
1/24/2006 - Abraham L. ''A.L.'' Gleason, 94, of the Heritage Village Retirement Campus, formerly 441 Jefferson Ave., Fairport, N.Y., died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 in the Heritage Park Health Care Center. He was born Sept.14, 1911 in Open Meadows, Ashville, a son of the late A. Lincoln and Johanna Pedersen Gleason, and graduated in 1929 from Chautauqua High School. He attended the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and graduated in 1934 with a bachelor's of science in economics.
He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and discharged a sergeant with two years of his service in England.
A Rochester native from 1948 until 1998 where Mr. Gleason began his employment with Lincoln Rochester Trust Co., he retired as assistant vice president in 1975 from the then Chase Lincoln First Bank, having worked in the mortgage and real estate department.
He was a member of Rochester's Asbury First United Methodist Church and its board of trustees, and finance, property, and advisory committees.
Surviving are a nephew and nine nieces.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Spurr, Maryetta Schlicker, and Miriam Fenner; and two brothers, John and Norman Gleason.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Open Meadows Cemetery. The Rev. Ted Anderson, pastor of Hurlbut Memorial United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Visitation will not be observed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Open Meadows Cemetery Association, 2583 Open Meadows Road, Ashville, N.Y. 14710.
Arrangements are being handled by the Lind Funeral Home.
10/16/2004 - RUSSELL - Ada L. Edwards, 78, of RD 1, Russell, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 13, 2004) in Warren General Hospital. She was born Oct. 13, 1926, in Russell, the daughter of Myrle and Rozella Collins Wright.
A graduate of Russell High School, she was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Russell. She was also a member of the Russell Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary for 45 years.
She is survived by her husband, John Bruce Edwards, whom she married on April 25, 1952, in the Russell United Methodist Church; two sons: Lynn Edwards of Russell and Brad Edwards of Cochranton, Pa.; two daughters: Rozella Edwards of Russell and Beth Thomas of Warren; three grandchildren; and a sister, Zona Swanson of Warren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters: Marvel Howard and Prudence English; and a brother, Harvey Wright.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home Inc. The Rev. Marcus Briggs, Rouse Home and Warren General Hospital chaplain, will officiate. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell.
Friends will be received from 2:30 to 4:30 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Russell Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary or Seventh Day Adventist Church.
11/29/2004 - CONEWANGO VALLEY - Ada L. Shetler, 90 of 12745 Flat Iron Road, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 28, 2004) in her home . She was born Aug. 25, 1914 in Holmes County, Ohio the daughter of Andrew and Mary Schrock Mast.
She was a member of the Old Order Amish and was a home maker.
She is survived by six daughters: Mattie Slabaugh and Ella Yoder, both of Conewango Valley, Mary Sheteler of Lucknow, Ontario, Canada, Anna Sommers of Spartensburg, Pa., Lydia Miller of Randolph, Barbara Kelly of Glendale Ariz.; 92 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis L. Shetler who died March 16, 1978; and a brother Christ Mast.
The funeral Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the family home, 12745 Flat Iron Road, Conewango Valley. Bishop John M. Miller, will officiate. Burial will be in the East Amish Cemetery, North East Road, Conewango.
Friends will be received all day today and Tuesday in the family Home.
Arrangements are by the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph.
10/31/02 - He was the son of Nita and Bill Parsons and Barry and Heather Dietsch.
He enjoyed playing music and working out.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Zach; a sister, Krista; and his paternal grandparents, Robert and Donna Dietsch of Warren.
The funeral service was held Oct. 28, 2002, in First Congregational United Church of Christ in Angola.
Arrangements were by the Heimburg-Addison Funeral in Angola.
11/1/02 - He was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Brooklyn, the son of the late John and Clara Mokwa Kuczynski.
He had worked in the foundry department for General Electric in Erie. He was a member of the United Electrical Union 506. He enjoyed wood crafts, his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by five daughters: Brenda Szymanowski, Jean Gordon and Pam Smith, all of Ripley, Laura Mason of Westfield and Gail Steadman, Tylertown, Miss.; five sons: Jeff Kuczynski and Reese Shirkey, both of Ripley, Tim Kuczynski of Warren, Anthony Kuczynski of Sherman and Bill Kuczynski of Ellington; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three brothers: Paul Kuczynski of Clymer, and Walter Kuczynski and Frank Juczynski, both of Erie; three sisters: Catherine Carpenter of Erie; Margaret Merget of Arkansas and Teresa Ecker of Arizona.
He was preceded by three brothers: Peter, Vincent and John Kuczynski.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Spitzer Funeral Home, Sherman. The Rev. Bernard Staszak, pastor of St. Matthias RC Church, French Creek, will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Matthias Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
9/14/2004 - DAYTON - Adam Robert Stark, 23, of Dayton, died Sunday (Sept. 12, 2004) in Lake Shore Hospital. He was born May 11, 1981, in Gowanda, the son of Robert J. and Pennie Rae Bailey Stark.
A construction worker doing framing and roofing, he had been employed by Draegert Construction in Dayton. He was a member of the Trappers Association.
He was loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He loved hunting, fishing and archery. He played guitar and enjoyed Karaoke. He played on the 3D Archery league.
Besides his parents of Dayton, he is survived by his wife, Melanie A. Batholomew Stark of Dayton; two sons: Dustin R. and Dalton J. Stark, both of Dayton; a daughter, Emme R. Taylor of Dayton; a brother, Ryan J. Stark of Dayton; his maternal grandparents: Elizabeth Bailey and Lee Bailey, both of Cattaraugus; and his paternal grandfather, James Stark of Dayton.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Perrysburg-Dayton United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ross Ayers, and the Rev. Frank Wood, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Kenneth Pratt. Burial will be in Jolls Cemetery in Gowanda.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Tedi Stark, who died Feb. 22, 2003.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Hills Funeral Chapel, 255 Aldrich St., Gowanda.
Memorials may be made to the Perrysburg-Dayton United Methodist Church.
10/2/2004 - RIPLEY - Albert C. Mundaniohl, 86, of 9784 North East-Sherman Road, died Friday (Oct. 1, 2004) in his home. He was born April 26, 1918, in North East, the son of William and Anna Wemsch Mundaniohl.
A Ripley resident since 1949, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a self-employed dairy farmer in Ripley for several year. He had also been employed by G.E. and Orton's Fruit Farm. He was a member of I.O.O.F in Sherman and the North East American Legion Post 105.
He is survived by a son, Carl A. Mundaniohl of South Ripley; a daughter, Carol Sue Schermerhorn of South Ripley; five grandchildren: Elizabeth Williams, Carry Mundaniohl Delahoy, Crystal Barber, Heather Mundaniohl and Paul Schermerhorn; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive Mae Bowen Mundaniohl; a brother, William Mundaniohl; and three sisters: Anna Mae Finn, Eleanor Lafferty and Mabel Adams.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the North East Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the South Ripley Fire Department, North East-Sherman Road, Ripley, N.Y., 14775; or a charity of choice.
10/14/2005 - Albert F. LaRusch, 73, of 2505 Carlson Road, died at 7:38 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 13, 2005) in his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Lind Funeral Home.
10/20/2004 - RANDOLPH - Albert E. Simmons, 67, of 3279 Bunker Hill Road, died at 11:20 p.m. Monday (Oct. 18, 2004) at home. He was born March 16, 1937, in Brant, N.Y., the son of Floyd Edwin and Florilla J. Bogardus Simmons.
He attended Randolph Central School and retired in 1999 from Randolph Central as a bus driver. In earlier years he had been a truck driver for the Village of East Randolph, Ellington Hardwood, Jones Motors, Peterson Trucking, National Freightway and Pro Oil Company. He was a former manager, bartender and social member of the Randolph Veteran of Foreign Wars 6533, Randolph American Legion Post 181, East Randolph Volunteer Fire Company, Randolph Moose Lodge 2273 and a former member of the Coldspring Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria J. Miller Simmons; four sons: Richard E. and James A. Simmons, both of South Dayton, Paul E. Simmons of Silver Creek, and Mark A. Simmons of Randolph; two daughters: Shelly A. Simmons of South Dayton and Autumn M. Simmons of Randolph; five stepchildren: Tracey A. Young, Rhonda L. Conklin, Patricia J. Halstead, Shelly A. Inda and Robert J. Barber; sixteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five brothers: Edward A. Simmons of Randolph, Noyes C. Simmons of Ellington, Ernest E. and Alvin L. Simmons, both of Falconer, and Robert L. Simmons of Knox, Pa.; and two sisters: Audrey Wynn of Massachusetts and Shirley Hitchcock of Jamestown.
The funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph. The Rev. Mervin Lee, pastor of the First Church of God in Falconer, will officiate. Burial will be in the Steamburg Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Home Health Care & Hospice, 1225 W. State St., Olean, N.Y., 14760; or a charity of choice.
Alberta B. Brown
2/26/2005 - ROCHESTER - Alberta B. Brown, 94, of Rochester, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 2005). She was born June 8, 1913, in Jamestown, the daughter of Leon and Bertha Bush Northrup.
She attended Jamestown schools and after receiving a degree in education, taught for the Gerry School District. She also founded the Chautauqua County Chapter of the Association of Retarded Children with her husband.
Surviving are a son, Noel Brown; two daughters: Rosemary Brown and Carol Taillie; five grandchildren; and a brother, Harold Bush.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Brown.
The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Younglove-Smith & Ryan Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Road, Rochester, N.Y., 14612. Interment will be private.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Independent Living for Seniors, 1437 Blossom Road, Rochester, N.Y., 14610.