Category: Obituaries

Darwin Huff

Darwin Huff – DECEMBER 19, 1948 ~ JULY 18, 2019 (AGE 70)  of The Tonawanda Indian Reservation passed away on July 18, 2019. He was born in Basom, NY on December 19, 1948 to the late Ora and Myrtle (Smith) Huff.

He was a member of the Turtle Clan. Darwin obtained his teaching degree and spent most of his career teaching in Southeast Asia. Most notably he taught in China for ten years.

He is survived by his sister, Audrey Spruce, four nephews and three nieces.

A Visitation will be held at 7747 Sand Hill Rd., Basom, NY 14013 with a Funeral Service following at !:00 PM. A Long House Service will take place at 2:00PM. Burial will be in The Council House Cemetery.



Arlene Pafk Totten 

Arlene Pafk Totten passed away on July 17, 2019. She was born in Medina, NY on June 8, 1930 to the late Frank and Minnie (Hellert) Pafk.

Arlene married the late Howard Totten on November 14, 1946 and they had three children together. She and Howard were owner/operators of Totten Trucking, a long haul trucking company for forty- nine years. Arlene liked to bake and was a very accomplished seamstress. She especially loved quilt making. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother and enjoyed taking care of her family.

Arlene is survived by her son, Duane (late Cindy) Totten and a daughter, Bonnie (late Jerry) (David Leavitt) VanBuren all of Akron. Six grandchildren; Lyle Wagner of TX, Jeff (Kim) Wagner of IN, Daniel (Angie) DiPaolo, Michael Milhollen, Andrew (Tanya) Totten, and Stacey (Eric) Hess all of Akron; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild also survive her. Arlene is predeceased by her husband, Howard Totten and daughter, Carol Milhollen.

Funeral Services will be Private. Arrangements were made by Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC, 10 Eckerson Avenue, Akron, NY. Flowers are respectfully declined.  Charitable contributions may be made in Arlene’s memory to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 6379 Wolcottsville Rd., Akron, NY 14001 and Wolcottsville Fire Company, 6337 Wolcottsville Rd., Akron, NY 14001.

Donations may be made to:

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
6379 Wolcottsville Rd., Akron, NY 14001,

Wolcottsville Fire Company
6337 Wolcottsville Rd., Akron NY 14001

Lance Piscitelli

Lance Piscitelli, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on June 23, 2019. He was born in Batavia, NY on January 22, 1968 to Vincent and Mary (Dickey) Piscitelli.

Lance was a 1986 graduate of Akron Central High School and a member of Faith Fellowship Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. He especially loved taking trips to Disneyworld. It’s where he and his wife Rachel honeymooned and they liked to visit often.  

Beloved husband of Rachel (Neaf) Piscitelli; cherished father of Luke and Sarah Piscitelli; dear brother of Sue (Jack) Roe and a Jeff Piscitelli. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive him.

Friends and relatives may call from 4 to 8 PM on Wednesday, June 26th, at Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC, 10 Eckerson Avenue. A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday at 11 AM at Faith Fellowship Church, 11478 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031. In Lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to: The Luke and Sarah Piscitelli Education Fund, P.O. Box 91, East Amherst, NY 14051.




Donations may be made to:

Luke and Sarah Piscitelli Education Fund
P.O. Box 91, East Amherst NY 14051

Eileen Elizabeth Tiedt (Scalzetta)

Eileen Elizabeth Tiedt (Scalzetta), of Akron passed away peacefully, May 18, 2019. She was born September 20, 1923 in Lancaster, to the late Joseph and Mabel (Eberhardt) Scalzetta.

Eileen was a 1942 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster and loved sharing stories of how she walked to the schoolhouse every day in the snow. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her immense joy. She was very proud of all of them and cherished the time they spent together.

Beloved mother of Robert (Debbie) Tiedt. Loving grandmother of Shanan (Joe) Muscato, Christopher Tiedt, Mark Tiedt, Kelley (Jason) Sims, and Andrew (Holly) Tiedt. Great grandchildren, Rory Sims and Kinsley Tiedt. She is predeceased by her husband of 56 years Robert C. Tiedt and also by her brothers, Frank and Joseph Scalzetta and sister, Jeanette Kolniak.

Friends and relatives may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday May 21, at Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC, 10 Eckerson Avenue Akron. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday May 22, at 10 a.m.

Elise M. Farrell

of Akron, at the age of 11 on May 8th, 2019.

Daughter of Jason D. and Sarah M. (nee Peck) Farrell.  Sister of Adam D. Farrell.  Granddaughter of Donald and Karen Peck, Julie A. (John J.) Baldo and Douglas N. (Michelle) Farrell.

Visitation Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the BERNHARDT FUNERAL HOME, 130 Main St.; Akron.  Services will be Private, followed by Burial at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Akron.

Elise was a member of the Akron Girl Scouts, Akron Elementary Choir and the Clarence Girls Softball.

Donations may be made to:

Upstate New York Transplant Services “UNYTS”
4444 Bryant & Stratton Way, Williamsville NY 14221
Tel: 1-716-529-4300

Ronald McDonald House – Pittsburgh
451 44th St., Pittsburgh PA 15201
Tel: 1-412-362-3400