Death notices and obituaries from the Feb. 10 Springville Journal
Tracy H. Aldrow, 51, of Buffalo, died Jan. 11 at Buffalo General Hospital, after an illness.
She was born in Springville on Feb. 16, 1961 to Arnold and Carol (nee Priel) Aldrow. She was employed at People Inc. of Buffalo.
She was the daughter of Arnold and Carol (nee Priel) Aldrow; sister of Laurie (Jason Eskew) of Chuluota, Fla., Linda (Michael) Krawczyk of Springville, David (Carol) Aldrow of Ontario, N.Y. and Michael (Fay) Aldrow of East Otto; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends at People Inc.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Epileptic Foundation. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.
Betty L. (nee Lightcap) Clark, 77, of Springville, died Feb. 5 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Gowanda.
She was born in Buffalo on April 17, 1935 to the late Ernest and Marie (nee Ahles) Lightcap.
She was a homemaker, cook and baker.
She was the wife of Walter Clark; mother of Rita (Philip) Emerling of Springville, Gwendolyn (Scott) Reynolds of Collins and Ronald (Melissa) Clark of Springville; grandmother of Eric (Judith), Joseph, Christopher (Estelle), Sara, Jonathan, Kaitlyn and Rebecca; great-grandmother of Marie, Philip and Helen; sister of William (Norma) Lightcap of Springville.
A funeral service was held Feb. 8 from St. Aloysius Church in Springville. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel officiated. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Springville.
Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.
Edward W. Kessler, 70, of Panama, N.Y., formerly of Springville, died Jan. 30 in Buffalo General Hospital.
He was born Aug. 14, 1942 in Springville to the late Edward and Helen (nee Smith) Kessler.
He had been a contractor with East Spring Valley Construction in Springville. He was a member of the United States Army Reserves.
He was the husband of Marcia (nee Staab) Kessler and the late Judith (nee Rychlik) Kessler; father of Mark (Connie) Kessler of Webster, N.Y. and the late Scott Kessler; stepfather of Phil Murdock of Beaver, Pa.; brother of Aloysius (Mary) of Springville, Marilyn (late Norman) Duschen and Joan; grandfather of Britney, Alyssa and Nicholas.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Aloysius Church of Springville on Feb. 5. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel officiated. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Springville.
Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.
Jean A. King, 74, of Delevan, died Feb. 2 at The Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Machias.
She was born Aug. 30, 1939 in Springville, to the late Douglas and Ruth (nee Hebdon) King.
She had been employed as a line worker at Diamond Saw in Chaffee.
She was the sister of Larry King of Chaffee, Paul (Donna) King of Machias, Judy (Howard) Moorer of Elmsford, N.Y., Linda (George) Reitz of Ocala, Fla. and the late Donald King.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. The Rev. Fred Beyer, ThD. BCC will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery of Springville. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.
Helen R. Stanton, 93, formerly of Fonda, N.Y., passed away Jan. 18 at the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home in Gloversville, N.Y.
She was born in Mohawk, N.Y. on March 25, 1919, to the late Edward and Charlotte (nee Veeder) Roickle.
Helen grew up in Fonda and was a 1936 graduate of Fonda High School. She graduated from the former Albany Teachers College in 1940 and later received her master’s degree in education from the University at Buffalo in 1962. She resided in Colden for 45 years, before returning to her hometown, in 1995.
Stanton was employed as a teacher for the Springville-Griffith Institute and Central School System for 23 years. She was a member of the New York State Teacher’s Association and worked as a lobbyist for retired teachers. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Children of the American Revolution and the Order of the Eastern Star, in the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District. She spent time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She crafted, knitted, sewed, read and was a member of the Fonda Reformed Church in Fonda.
She married the late Fred Stanton on April 1, 1942.
She was the mother of Christine Littrell of Calais, Maine; Sara Stanton of Lantzville, British Columbia, Canada and Mary (Richard Joly) Stanton of Arlington, Mass.; grandmother of Margaret Vossler of Arcade, Erik Vossler of North Port, Fla. and Jackson Michel Littrell of Athol, Mass.; great-grandmother of Rachel Ann Stoddard, Ryan John Snyder and Rob Theodore Snyder; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Roickle Jr. of Syracuse and her sister, Charlotte Deckro of Fonda.
A funeral service was held on Jan. 24 from the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, located at 15 Main St. in Fultonville. The Rev. Karen Patterson officiated.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Fonda. Online condolences may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.