Sheriff’s Beat

ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S PATROL LOG FOR NEWSTEAD AND AKRON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/15/20 TO 11/21/20

11/15/20
Deputies and Police responded to Main St for a report of a disturbance. No charges were filed.
First Aid responded to Randy Dr for a female with chest pains.
A burglar alarm was activated on Utley Rd. It was set off by high winds.

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**BREAKING** WNY Medical Community Needs Your Help

One of the most important points in this statement is about the health system getting overloaded.

For example: Covid has overwhelmed the hospitals, so they now have to send people away. 1.) Your son gets in a bad car wreck and can’t get the care he needs to survive. 2.) Your Mom has a heart attack.. 3.) You have a kidney stone lodged in your ureter. 4.) Your kid is having a reaction to something… The virus may “only kill x% of people”, but it’s the preventable stuff people will end up dying/or just suffering for a long time from if the hospitals are full, and staff is overwhelmed.

These folks are BEGGING us to not mix with other households during the holiday, maybe we should show them how much we appreciate them by our actions. They have been sacrificing for us for months now, don’t you think it’s time we sacrifice for them? -JAP-

Barbara P. Wight (Spaeth)

Barbara P. Wight (Spaeth), passed away on November 19, 2020. She was born in Newstead, NY on September 4, 1926 to the late Christian and Sara (Bennet) Spaeth.

She was a 1943 graduate of Akron Central High School; she then continued her schooling at Bryant and Stratton. She married the late Gerald Wight in 1953. She worked as a clerk for the Village of Akron, Perry’s Dairy, and Pixleys and was a proud member of the First Baptist Church, where she was a secretary for many years. She loved cooking and baking for her family. For everyone that knew Barb and Jerry they knew that their house was always open, coffee was on, and there would be food. Many lives were touched in the Akron community, between the farm and their church involvement. 

Barbara is survived by her loving children, Dale (Sandy) Wight, Brian (Linda) Wight, Wayne Wight, and Beverly (Thomas) Noody. Beloved grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of fourteen. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives may call on Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 2 to 5 PM at the Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 23 at 11AM at the First Baptist Church of Akron. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Akron, 122 Main Street, Akron, NY 14001. To share memories and condolences  with Barb’s family, please visit rossakron.com.

Aletha Moses

Aletha Moses, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2020. She was born in Basom, NY on May 19, 1945 to the late Ellsworth and Mildred (Ground) George.

Aletha was a proud member of the Beaver Clan. She was a 1964 graduate of Akron Central School. Upon graduation, she was selected to be a part of a national program, which sent her to the Philadelphia Nursing School where she became an OR Nurse and then went on to work at Lockport Memorial Hospital for over 40 years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the former Myron Ground Legion Post and was a member of a quilting guild. She was a big Sabres fan.

She is survived by her beloved children, Kimberly George and Allison Smith; a brother, Jerome George; and two sisters, Marlene Thomas and Fidelia George. Aletha is also survived by 2 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Leon (Bruce) Moses and a brother, Irving (Sunnyboy) Sundown Jr. predeceased her.

Family will be present at 469 Shanks Road until the time of a Service at 1PM on Sunday, November 22, 2020, with a Long House Service at 2PM.  Burial to follow at the Tonawanda Indian Presbyterian Cemetery. 

Arrangements made by Ross Funeral Home Akron