Death notices and obituaries from the April 19 'Springville Journal'
Loretta T. Beeles, 85, of Little Valley, passed away Sunday, April 8 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville.
She married Walter A. Beeles in 1945; he passed away in 1999.
She worked at J.N. Adam Developmental Center for 28 years, until her retirement.
She was the mother of Michael Beeles, John Beeles, Lorraine (Clinton) Couhig and Patricia (Steven) Damon, all of Mansfield; grandmother of Paul Damon; great-grandmother of two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Savannah Damon; sister of Edmund Spychala, Martha Wales of Florida and Mary Ann Wieslo of Buffalo, and the late Daniel, Al, John and Matthew Spychala and Eleanor Zabron; also survived by several nieces and nephews and her friend, Vern Hahn.
A private funeral service will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Homecare and Hospice. Arrangements were made by the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St., Little Valley.
Beryl E. Bond, 93, of Tucson, Ariz. died Wednesday, April 4 at Odyssey Hospice in Tucson.
Born in 1918 at Morrisdale, Pa., she was the daughter of Charles and Edith (nee Smeal) Chilcote. She was a former member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in West Valley and a graduate of Morris Township High School.
She was the wife of the late Lynn Bond; mother of Maxine (Floyd) Williams of Tucson, Shirley (late Richard) Williams of Clearfield, Pa., and James (Jean) Bond of West Valley; grandmother of 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; predeceased by four sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 14 at the chapel of Strange and Weaver Funeral Service, Morrisdale, Pa. Her grandson, Kevin Williams, officiated. Burial was in Summit Hill United Methodist Cemetery, Morrisdale.
Robert E. Reighard of Springville, April 4 at the Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Survived by his wife, Beatrice J. (nee Limpinsil) Reighard; his son, Robert (Leah Newland) of West Valley; granddaughters Jessica Reighard and Elizabeth Ryba; sister Marion Quane of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; two nieces and one nephew. He is predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Mary (nee Podurska) Reighard and one brother, William.
Reighard was a corporal with the 612 Tank Destroyer Batallion until his honorable discharge at Fort Dix in 1945. He received the American Service Medal, the Bronze Star, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
He was a musician, drummer and vibe player and was a member of two local bands, Timberline Country Band and the Barnyard Buckaroos. He was a member of Local 802 Musicians’ Union and worked as a motor vehicle inspector for the state of New York Department of Transportation after his graduation from Jamaica High School.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.