FORESTVILLE — Lance D. Pope, 52, of Forestville, died Sunday, Feb, 27, 2022, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, following a brief illness. He was born in Dunkirk on Nov 2, 1969, the son of the late Dale and Alice (Thompson) Pope.
Lance attended Forestville Central School and worked as a crane operator for Parker Marine Contracting Corporation in Charleston, S.C.
He was an avid Bills and NASCAR fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Lance loved camping with family and friends and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia A. (Mattoon) Pope of Forestville, whom he married on July 18, 2020, in the town of Arkwright; a daughter, Montanna Pope of Dewittville; a stepdaughter, Kayla Sobczak of Forestville; a stepson,Shawn Sobczak of Dunkirk; three sisters: Peggy Panek of Dunkirk, Connie Pope of Fredonia, and Rebecca (Jeffrey) Yacklon, of Dunkirk; and a brother, Chris Pope, of Fredonia. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Wayne Pope.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
The family suggests memorials may be made to www.gofundme.com and search Lance Pope (Medical Expenses by Cindy Pope).
Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.
To post condolences or memories go to www.riles andwoolleyfuneralhome. com.