Category: Obituaries

Janice L. Nixon

Janice L. Nixon passed away peacefully, on September 22, 2020. Janice was born in Olean, New York on March 11, 1943 to the late Richard and Ila (Kennedy) Johannes.

She and her late husband of over 46 years, John Nixon, married in 1966. Together they shared their passion for travel, including Europe, cruises, and Disney. She loved all needlework,  her favorites being quilting and sewing. A group of her friends would often take trips to Stella Niagara for quilting and sewing retreats.

She is survived by her children; Barbara (Lawrence) DeClerck, Jean (Dale) Gates, Donna (David) Blish, Douglas (Amy) Hersee, Teresa (Fred) Clabo, Tamara (George) Geyer seven grandchildren Kristen, Kelsey, Freddie, Sandy, Andrew, Megan and Jennifer.  One great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive her. Husband John and granddaughter, Stephanie Frey predecease her.

Friends and relatives may call from 3 pm to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, at Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC, 10 Eckerson Avenue. Funeral services will be private. The family would appreciate memorials made in Janice’s name to:the Newstead Fire Company, 5801 Cummings Rd., Akron, NY 14001.

Dennis P. McGee “Mac”

Dennis P. “Mac” McGee, 73 of Clarence, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 20, 2020.

He was born February 17, 1947 in Lima, Ohio, son of the late Frank and Bernice (Mullett) McGee. Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Gail (Wapniewski) McGee of Clarence and cherished daughter Dr. Jennifer L. McGee of Tallahassee, Florida.  He is the beloved brother of Linda (Peter) Forrestel, Nancy (Carl) Kumpf and Louis (fiancé, Joanne Bluhm) McGee, all of Akron and brother in-law to Pamela (fiancé, Jim Krieger) Brock of Depew and the late Gregory Wapniewski.

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Evelyn L. Cannella

Evelyn L. Cannella, 85 of Williamsville, passed away peacefully on Thursday (September 17, 2020) at Beechwood Continuing Care Facility. She was born January 12, 1935 in Cornell, IL, a daughter of the late James and Lizzie Thompson O’Neill. She was the wife of the late Paul Cannella and mother of the late Karen Cannella. Survivors include daughters, Alice Cannella and Kathryn Cannella. Granddaughter, Danielle Cannella.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY 14001. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.