Bob Storms

Obituary of Robert Storms

Robert A. Storms, 61, of 55 Melvin Ave., Celoron, NY, passed away unexpectedly at 2:08 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017, in the emergency room of UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital.

A lifelong area resident, he was born December 13, 1955 in Jamestown, NY a son of the late Ronald C. “Bud” Storms, Sr. and the late Patricia A. Sandbloom Storms.

Bob was a self employed carpet installer for over 30 years. He was also a jack-of-all-trades handyman, helping many friends and family with any type of work that needed to be done and never expecting anything in return.

He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family and friends. You could always depend on him to be there to calm the storm when things became scary or uncertain. Robert loved golfing with his best friend Tom Kestler and working on classic cars. He was also a member of the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association and a fan of the Cleveland Indians.

Surviving are his six children, Gina Indingaro, Janel Indingaro, Ryan Indingaro, Cory Storms, Jon Storms and Jessica Storms, his seven grandchildren, Austin, Orion, Treven, Tyja, Xavier, Landen and Rylynn and his three brothers, William Storms of Lakewood, NY, Ronald Storms, Jr. and Richard (Teri) Storms both of West Ellicott.

Friends will be received from 4-7 pm Thursday, July 20th, in the Lind Funeral Home. A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at a later date and time to be announced by the family.

Memorials may be made to the Celoron Volunteer Fire Department, 92 Dunham Ave. Celoron, NY, 14720.


At this reunion, you had to wear the nametag of someone else, then find that person and have a conversation. Bob is pictured wearing Jan Nohlquist’s tag.


Darlyn Williams Reeves

Obituary of Darlyn Reeves

reeves-darlynDarlyn G. Reeves, 61, of 2993 Burton Road, died Tuesday November 29, 2016, in her home.

She was born May 8, 1955, in Niagara Falls, NY, a daughter of the late Guy and Florence Nichols Williams.

She graduated from Niagara Falls High School.

While living in the Jamestown area she worked in housekeeping for Heritage Park and W.C.A Hospital.

Surviving are three children Patricia Reeves of Jamestown, Sonia Colon of Bronx, NY and Fred Colon of Bradford, PA; a sister Deborah Hoy with whom she made her home; a brother Jim Williams of Busti and two very special nieces Elizabeth and Hunter Williams whom she helped raise.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Jerry Williams.

No funeral service will be observed.

A wake will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the family home, 2993 Burton Road.

You may leave words of condolence at

Rosemary Virgith Swanson

rosemaryRosemary Swanson, 59, of Baker Street Ext., Ashville, passed away peacefully, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in her home, surrounded by family and friends.

She was born May 22, 1956, in Titusville, Pa., the daughter of Robert and Harriett Parker Vergith Sr.

Rosemary had cooked many years at several local restaurants. She and Rod had recently purchased the Boomerang Restaurant in Busti, where she continued to cook as she loved. She also was an avid baker, known for holiday confections.

Surviving besides her parents of Busti are her husband, Rodney Swanson, whom she married Feb. 14, 1993; a son, Jonathan Coon of Celoron; a daughter, Rachel (Harold) Roberts of Bear Lake, Pa.; a step-son, Cory (Jennifer) Swanson of Kansas; a step-daughter, Terri (Mike) Stoll of Centralia; eight grandchildren, Alexander, Harley, Alexandria, Chance, Tyler, Zachary, Paige, and Keith; three sisters, Nancy (Dave) Burnett, Susie (Dave) Klice, and Sandy Hamilton; and two brothers, Robert (Lorraine) Vergith Jr, and Carl (Kathy) Vergith.

She will be remembered most by all that knew her for her enormous heart and complete selflessness. Her motherly affection reached more than her children. She offered a shoulder to all in need.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Nicholas.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, in the Lind Funeral Home.

No formal funeral service will be observed.

You may leave a condolence for the family at

Tom Lingenfelter

lingenfelterThomas P. Lingenfelter, 77, of 16 Glenwood Ave., Lakewood, New York, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in his home, following a recent illness.

A resident of Lakewood since 1965, he was born Oct. 16, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John N. and Verna Payne Lingenfelter.

Tom was a 1956 graduate of Punxsutawney High School and 1960 graduate of Indiana State College and received his master’s degree from St. Bonaventure University. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, having reached the rank of First Lieutenant.

A science teacher, first for four years in the Bradford Area High School, Tom was then employed by Southwestern Central School in Lakewood from 1965 until his retirement in 1993. During these years, he served as department head, as well as class advisor a number of times. He also served as a Student Teacher Advisor at the State University of New York at Fredonia and on the N.Y. State Board of Regents Science Education Committee. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.

Tom was an avid photographer and had his own darkroom. He also took pleasure in the latest computers, electronics, reading, carpentry, the outdoors and nature, and enjoyed traveling to many destinations over the years.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Hoffman Lingenfelter, whom he married July 15, 1960; a daughter, Sheilah (George) Gulas of Medina, Ohio, and son, Thomas (Liz) Lingenfelter of Bemus Point, NY; two grandsons, Jack and Max Lingenfelter of Bemus Point; two step-grandchildren, Jennifer Gulas of Brooklyn, New York, and Matt Gulas of Chicago, Illinois; and a sister, Sylvia Wertz of Rehoboth Beach, Florida, and a brother, Richard (Judy) Lingenfelter of Haines City, Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis and Boyd Lingenfelter.

A private family service will be held. Visitation will not be observed.

Memorials may be made to the Tom Lingenfelter Science Scholarship Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may leave condolences for Tom’s family at

A. Magdalyn King

amkingA. Magdalyn King, 90, formerly of 2023 Shadyside Road, Lakewood, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015, in WCA Hospital.

She was the widow of Gerald M. King, whom she married March 26, 1948, and who died May 14, 1997.

Magdalyn was born May 19, 1924, in North Collins, the daughter of the late Felix and Lillian Diodato Pollutro.

She was a graduate of North Collins High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from D’Youville College in 1944. She also held a masters in secondary education from Syracuse University and a masters in primary education from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Magdalyn was a teacher for many years, retiring from Southwestern Central School.

She loved to sing with the Mozart Club of James-town, plant flower gardens and rescue abandoned dogs through the Humane Society. She was a member of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle and St. Elia Albanian Orthodox Church. She was also a master of the Chautauqua Lake Pronaos affiliated with the Rosicrucian Order A.M.O.R.C.

Surviving is a daughter, Teresa Duro of Jamestown; three grandsons: Christopher (Margo Wolfe) Duro of Erie, Pa., Christian Duro of Jamestown, and Michael Duro of Las Vegas, Nev.; a great-granddaughter, Abigail Urbanski of Erie, Pa.; and a great-grandson, Col-man ScanlanDuro of Sarasota, Fla.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday and from noon-2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Elia Albanian Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 1274, Jamestown, NY 14702-1274.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Magdalyn at

Bruce Crist

cristBruce W. Crist, 77, of The Villages, Fla. formerly of Ashville, NY, died on March 3, 2015, in Leesburg Regional Hospital, Leesburg Florida.

Bruce was born January 15, 1938 in Clymer, NY, the son of the late Clifford “Red” Crist and Avis Hamilton Crist Blackmer. He graduated from Youngsville High School in 1956 and Allegheny College in 1960. Bruce was an Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow, and had the opportunity to attend several jamborees during his time as a Boy Scout.

A history teacher, Bruce taught for 38 years at Southwestern Central Schools. During his teaching career he also enjoyed coaching many athletic teams. Following his retirement, Bruce worked at the Chautauqua Golf Club and as a gate attendant for the Chautauqua Institution.
Bruce was a past member of the Panama United Methodist Church and a current member of the New Covent United Methodist Church in The Villages.

He was very involved in Special Olympics throughout the years, particularly as a golf coach. In earlier years he was also a 4-H leader. Bruce enjoyed time with his grandchildren as well as tending to his orchids and barbecuing.

He is survived by three children, Paul (Sally) Crist of Forestville, NY, Pamela Cole of Richmond, VA and Peter Crist of Jamestown NY; four grandchildren, Megan Crist of Cambridge MA., MacKenzie Crist of Forestville, NY, and Justin and Alexandria Cole of Richmond VA; as well as 3 brothers, Barry (Marie) Crist of Pittsfield, PA, Norman (Connie) Blackmer of Girard, PA and Ron (Vicky) Blackmer of Russell, PA, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Josephine “Josie” Crist whom he married November 1, 1958 and who died July 11, 2011.

Following services this weekend in Florida, a memorial service will be held in New York at a future date to be announced by the Lind Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Chautauqua Golf Club Special Projects Fund, P.O. Box 28, Chautauqua, NY 14722.

Mr. Dominey

Gordon S. Dominey
November 13, 2014

dominey Gordon S. Dominey, 92, formerly of Morley Road Ashville, died Tuesday Nov. 11, 2014, in Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.

He was born June 21, 1922, in Falconer, N.Y., the son of the late Bedford and Blanche Arnold Dominey.

From October 1942 until January 1946, Gordon served in the U.S. Navy. He received his training at Great Lakes and served in the Atlantic and Pacific Campaigns as an aviation machine mate aboard the USS Santee and USS San Jacinto. Justifiably proud of his service, he enjoyed reminiscing with fellow veterans.

In 1951, he graduated from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., where he was a member of the track team. He began teaching in Sparta, Mich., for two years, Panama, N.Y. and at Southwestern Central High School, where he coached football and basketball, retiring in 1979 after 30 years of teaching Social Studies. Gordon was a member of the Ashville United Metho-dist Church, serving as trustee and the Gerry United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Chautauqua County Football Officiat-ing Association. For 14 years, he served as a councilman for the town of North Harmony. Gordon enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and playing golf on the AARP golf league.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Carol Davenport Dominey; his son, Roger W. Dominey, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, a niece, and several nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Roger E. Dominey; two brothers: Herbert and Harland Dominey; two sisters: Loretta Pangborn and Pamela Riggle; and a nephew, Francis Pangborn.

A remembrance service will be held later at a time to be announced. Visitation will not be observed.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and residents of Heritage Village Nursing Facility and the Retirement Campus for their care and support.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W Fairmount Ave, Lakewood, NY 14750.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Gordon at