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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

Brenda S. Cummings

Brenda S. Cummings, 69 of Akron, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (November 10, 2020) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

She was born August 19, 1951 in Lockport, NY, a daughter of the late Vernon and Florence Ribbeck Cummings.

Brenda was a lifelong resident of Akron. She was a lover of wild animals and birds in her yard, even the pesky squirrels which would irritate her at times. Brenda took the time to care for stray cats in the neighborhood. She also enjoyed gardening, watching the news and weather, and was sometimes known as “Accu-Weather Brenda”. Mostly she cherished her family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Brenda is survived by her two daughters, Cherie (Steve) Jagielo of Lockport and Terri Baran of Akron. Grandchildren, Ryan and Brenden Jagielo, Jordan Durick and Reese Bluman. Sister, Pauline (William) Lutz of Pembroke. Also survived by her cherished companion, Richard Litfin of Akron and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family 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.

Timothy Jones, Jr.

Timothy Jones Jr., went to be with the lord on October 15, 2020. He was born in Basom, New York on June 13, 1932 to the late Timothy Sr. and Anna (Sundown) Ground.

He attended the Thomas Indian School and was a member of the Turtle Clan. Timothy married his late wife, Karen Parker on July 27, 1952. He worked for Strippit for over 36 years as a machinist, retiring in 1996. He loved farming and usually carried 30 to 40 beef cows at a time. He was also a Deputy Marshall on the reservation, when he was younger. He loved playing horseshoes and especially enjoyed lacrosse and the solace of fishing.

Timothy is survived by three children, Tom (Rhonda) Jones and Kayleen (Duane) Abrams, Venessa Jones; a sister, Janet Jones; fifteen grandchildren, Erica, Jesse, Lisa, Rachael, Kyle, Shannon, Karlie, Ivan, Colton, Ardana, Samantha, Henryetta, Terrell, Kevin, Kasey and Alex. He is also survived by twenty-four great- grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, L. Karen Parker; three sons, David Jones, Al Jones, and Stanley (Skip) Jones.

Services will be private.  Arrangements made by Ross Funeral Home Akron

Julie Marcolivio

Julie Marcolivio, passed away on October 9, 2020. She was born in Batavia, New York on March 4, 1958 to Arthur Haist and his late wife, Elizabeth (Milligan) Haist.

Julie married her husband, William Marcolivio in 1977 and they had three children together. She worked as a cleaning person for the Clarence Central Schools for over 29 years, retiring in 2019. Julie was a huge animal lover and took great pleasure in caring for her fur babies: Bandit, Rocky, Hailee, and Molly who just recently passed. One of her greatest accomplishments was writing and publishing a children’s book entitled, Molly Camps. Julie loved gardening and especially enjoyed camping and antiquing.

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