John C. Press

GOWANDA – John C. Press, 62, of Broadway Road, Gowanda, NY passed away Monday, May 27, 2013 at Hospice Buffalo.

He was born May 26, 1951 in Gowanda, NY the son of the late Charles H. Press and Vivian (Donald Sr.) Hall.

Mr. Press was a veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-1970.

He was a musician having played in many area bands. He was a member of the American Legion Post #409 in Gowanda, NY and the Slovenian Club.

Mr. Press is survived by his wife, the former Deborah A. Szczur. Also surviving are a son, Evan C. Press of Hamburg, NY and 2 daughters, Dara (Indra) Geerts of Watertown, NY and Elizabeth (Michael) Nikonowicz of Depew, NY; and 3 grandchildren Caspian, Azara and Fathom. Also survived by 5 brothers Joseph (Cheri) Press of Mayville, NY, Doug (Carol) Hall of Versailles, NY, Dwayne (Denise) Hall of Buffalo, NY, Derwin (Carol) Hall of Gowanda, NY and David Hall of Niagara Falls, NY; 2 sisters, Catherine(Dana) Press- Woodin of Middleport, NY and Donna (Eugene) Bellrose) Hall of Buffalo, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Donald Hall Jr.

Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY on Wednesday May 29, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. from the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo.