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Death notices and obituaries from The Sun week of Aug. 8

Pauline Hahn

Pauline Hahn Bartlett

Pauline R. Hahn Bartlett, of Bakersfield, Ca., formerly of Angola, died July 18. Pauline was born April 23, 1968, to Marilyn and Edward Hahn. Pauline was raised in Angola, attending Most Precious Blood Elementary School and then Lake Shore High School, where she played several sports, including swimming, tennis, basketball and volleyball. In her senior year of high school, she began dating her husband-to-be, Eric Bartlett.

After graduating from Lake Shore, Pauline attended the State University of New York at Fredonia and continued her athletic pursuits by managing the swim team. Two years later, she transferred to Rochester Institute of Technology and in 1991, earned her bachelor’s degree in hotel and resort management. On Sept. 7 of the same year, she and Eric married, spending their honeymoon driving across country to Bakersfield, Ca.

Pauline worked in the hospitality industry at the Sheraton Hotel, Rio Bravo Resort and the Holiday Inn. In May of 2002, she went to work for the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. Serving in the capacity of special projects manager, Pauline facilitated a wide range of committees and organized the chamber’s major fundraising events. She volunteered with several organizations, including Mayor Harvey Hall of Bakersfield, Calif. “Clean-Up Committee.”

She was an animal-lover, gardener, camper, backpacker, hiker, cook, baker and music-lover, especially music from the 1980s.

Pauline is survived by her husband Eric Bartlett, mother Marilyn Hahn, sisters Eileen and Jennifer Hahn, brother Edward Hahn, three nieces and one nephew and is the daughter-in-law of Frederick and Patricia Bartlett, sister-in-law of Shawn Manvell and Kyle Bartlett.

A private memorial service for the family will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at

Charlotte Wittmeyer

Charlotte Wittmeyer

Charlotte (nee Schasel) Wittmeyer, of Hamburg, died July 31. Charlotte was wife of the late Cyril; mother of Linda (David) Banks and Kevin and Patrica Wittmeyer; grandmother of Melissa, Ryan, Pierce and April; great-grandmother of Madison, Ethan and Michael; sister of Donald (Rosella), Rudolph (Beverly) and Charles (Ethel) Schasel and the late Gertrude (late Elmer) Wittmeyer.

Services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. at Saint James United Church of Christ, located 76 Main Street in Hamburg.

Online condolences may be made at Arrangements made by Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

Dorothy Dworakowski

Dorothy A. “Dottie” (nee Walters) Dworakowski, of Hamburg, died July 31. Dorothy was the mother of Patricia (Scott) Purdy, David (Anita) Dworakowski, Pamela (John) Akers and the late Michael Dworakowski; sister of the late hank Walters; former wife of the late Raymond Dworakowski; also survived by eight grandchildren.

A funeral was held Aug. 6 at the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Inc. Hamburg Chapel in Hamburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hamburg chapter of Al-Anon or the Hamburg Public Library.

Paula Hibbard

Paula K. (nee Papierski) Hibbard, of Hamburg, died July 28. Paula was wife of David hibbard, mother of Kara (Aaron) Berfield and Kyle Hibbard; grandmother of Kaleigh and Kelsey Berfield; daughter of the late Stanley and Loretta Papierski; and sister of the late John Papierski.

Paula was a registered nurse and case manager for Monroe Plan.

Visitation and a funeral were held at the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home Inc. in Hamburg.

Stephen Haskell

Stephen V. Haskell, of North Boston, died July 30. Stephen was friend of Richard Pokojski, who was Steve’s caregiver.

Stephen was a United States Navy Veteran and member of Amvets Post 219, American Legion Post 527 and an honorary member of the North Boston Fire Department.

Visitation and a funeral were held at the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home Inc. in Hamburg. Burial was held in Saint John the Baptist Cemetery with military honors.

Kim Kuczka

Kim Kuczka, 54, of Silver Creek, formerly of Farnham, died Aug. 1. Kim was the daughter of Ruth and the late Alfred “Butch” Kuczka; also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 11 at Brant Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Addision Funeral Home Inc. Online condolences may be made at

George Siener

George J. Siener, 93, died July 7. George was born June 25, 1921, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and lived in Harbour Heights, Fla., since 1985.

George graduated from Niagara Falls High School and from Purdue University as a mechanical engineer. He served in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II in Europe, then in the Korean War, retiring as a captain. He was married to Ruth Vandermeulen Siener, of Buffalo, for 70 years. She preceded him in death, May 23, 2013. George retired as general superintendent of Republic Steel in Buffalo, in 1981.

He was a longtime member of the South Shore Country Club. George also played tennis, bridge, golf, fished, boated and went hunting.

He is survived by his brother, Richard Siener of Harbour Heights; daughters, Beth (Lester) Kuhn of Harbour Heights and Nancy (Ronald) Strack of Harbour Heights; sons, Thomas Siener of Orchard Park and Mark (Mary) Siener of Blasdell and daughters-in-law Deb and Cindy Siener; grandchildren, Cheryl (Ashish) Mallick, Patrick (Yupha) Kuhn, Greg (Sarah) Kuhn, Bryan (Kristen) Siener, Shannon (Jeff) Ciesla, Julie (Ryan) Sharp, Ronald (Betsy) Strack, Jeffery (Andrea) Siener, Lisa (Howie) Gohn, Beth (Dave) Schunk, and Michael Evelo; and 19 great-grandchildren. George was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Knight of North Tonawanda, N.Y.

A memorial will be held at the family’s Friendship Cabin, at 2 p.m. on Aug. 23. For more information, call 768-3459.

Dorris Loomis

Dorris Pauline Loomis, 91, died at home in Saranac Shores, N.Y. on July 19. Dorris was born on April 30, 1923 in Tully, N.Y., to Pauline and Lester Zufelt. She grew up in Pulaski, N.Y. with five siblings. She graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1939 and then majored in physical education at the State University of New York at Cortland State teacher’s college until 1944. In 1968, Dorris received her master’s degree from the University of Buffalo in remedial reading. She taught physical education and health in Sherrill, N.Y. and Buffalo schools.

In 1948, Dorris married Dr. Richard Loomis. They moved to Hamburg, where they raised their two children. They were involved in church, scouting, the Red Cross and many other organizations. In 1990, upon Richard’s retirement from dentistry, they moved to their Saranac Shores home. Dorris volunteered for over 14 years at the Saranac Free Library.

Dorris could identify most any bird not only by its markings but also by its song. She also taught others through canoe trips, climbing some of the high peaks, white-water rafting and camping. She belonged to the Audubon Society, the Wildlife Federation, Bartlett Carry Association, The Wild Center and Upper Saranac Lake Association.

She played bridge and cribbage, was a seamstress, knitter, painter and did needlework of all kinds. SHe was also a cook, making jams, canned pickles and frozen produce from her own recipes.

Dorris is survived by her husband of more than 66 years. She was the mother of Deborah Ann Miller, of Valparaiso Ind., and Eric Richard Loomis, of East Blue Hill, Maine and grandmother to Jeremy Miller, of Bethesda, Md.; Matthew Miller, of Denver, Colo.; Tyler (Stephanie) Miller, of Buffalo; Corbett Miller, of Valparaiso; Kindle Loomis of Burlington, Vt. and Caper Loomis, of East Blue Hill, Maine.

Cremation was by Fortune Keough in Saranac Lake. A Celebration of Life service will be held in Saranac Lake, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorris’ memory can be made to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, N.Y., attention Tim Holmes.


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