Barbara J. Cranston, 83, of Ashville passed away Thursday April 12, 2018. She was born in Celeron, NY to the late Bert and Ruby Bernhard. She spent her childhood and early adulthood in the Jamestown area where she met and married Owen Cranston. For most of her life she was a dedicated homemaker while the family lived in Indiana, New Jersey, Kansas, and Penfield, NY before retiring to Ashville.
She is survived by her son Kirk Cranston (Julie Knopf) of Geneva, NY; a sister Betty Traniello; nephews Scott (Julie) Traniello of Jamestown, Keith (Mary) Blodgett of Virginia, Regis Blodgett and dear friend Kristy.
In addition to her parents Barbara was predeceased by husband of 47 years Owen, brothers-in-law: Louis, Melvin and Kenneth Cranston, Manly Blodgett, Frank Traniello; sister-in-law Lucille Blodgett and nephew Todd Traniello.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday April 21, 2018 at the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Timothy Phelps will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday in the funeral home. A private burial will be held at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, NY.
Memorial contributions may be donated to Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701 or the American Heart Association, SW NY Division, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.