James E. Stockwell

CATTARAUGUS – James E. Stockwell, 66, of South Street passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at his home.

He was born July 18, 1947, in Gowanda, N.Y., the son of the late Earl and Florence (Westfall) Stockwell.

On June 10, 1967, he married the former Patricia Pierce who survives.

Stockwell was employed for 44 years at Cattco in Cattaraugus, N.Y.

Besides his wife of 46 years, he is survived by a son, William “Bill” Stockwell, of Franklinville, N.Y., and a daughter, Barbara (Jeffrey) Howell of Nokomis, Fla.; three grandchildren: Ashley, Craig James and Alexis; and four great-grandchildren: Austin, Mattie, Abby and James. Also surviving are two sisters: Decline White of Salamanca, N.Y. and Lenora “Cookie” (Richard) Victor of Dunkirk, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Francis Stockwell and a sister, Lucille George.

Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley, N.Y., on Sunday, April 13, 2014, from 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. from the funeral home.

Burial will be in Liberty Park Cemetery in Cattaraugus, N.Y.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Kidney Foundation.