Kimberley A. Militello

GOWANDA – Kimberley A. Militello, age 59, of Maltbie Road, passed away shortly after going missing December 22, 2013.

Born September 29, 1954 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late Keneth Weltjen and Beverly (Agen) Stockwell, of Springville.

Kimberley married Thomas M. Militello May 30, 2002 in the Town of Col-lins. Tom survives.

Kim was employed at the time of her death with the Gowanda Central School District, where she had worked for more than 10 years. She was a member of the Gowanda American Legion Post 409 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors besides her mother and husband include a brother, Darryl (Toni Ann) Weltjen of Springville, a sister, Karla (Michael McHugh) Weltjen of Lawtons, stepchildren Jacob Militello of Boston, Samantha (Bill) Stuart of Boston, and grandson Quentin Stuart. Kim is also survived by nieces and nephews, along with step-sisters Wendy Stockwell and Teresa Stockwell, both of Springville, and step-brother Robert J. Stockwell of Ohio.

The family will receive friends at the St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 69 E. Main St., Gowanda, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2014. A Memorial Mass will follow visitation at the church at 11 a.m. Fr. Joseph Porpiglia will be Celebrant.

Memorials may be made to the family to decide upon a charity, or may be made to a local charity of one’s choice.

Although the outcome of Kimmy’s disappearance is heartbreaking and not what they were hoping for, the family would like to express their gratitude to the community as a whole and to any and all who have been there, either with moral support or who were part of a search party team or kept the family in their prayers. The past five months have been a very trying time for everyone involved. The outpouring of love and concern from this place we all call home has been and will forever be ap-preciated.

Arrangements are by the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Go-wanda, (716) 532-4200.