Erland D. Kailbourne
1918 ~ January 30, 2018
Erland D. Kailbourbe, 100, of Wellsville, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Hart Comfort House, Wellsville. Friends may call Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY. Burial will be held privately in Whitesville Rural Cemetery.
A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the First United Methodist Church, Wellsville, NY. The Rev. Gregory DeSalvatore will officiate. Memorials may be made to David A. Howe Library, 155 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895 or Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.
March 11, 1919 ~ January 11, 2006
Sylvia M. Ostrander-D’Ariano
July 14, 1918 ~ January 22, 2012
Gertrude Edith Hunt-Palmer-Peaslee
1918 ~ October 3, 2016
She is survived by her only child, Howard Palmer (Jean) of California; 2 grandsons, James (Lisa) and Richard (Lisa); 4 great-grandchildren, Jarrod, Allison, Nathan and Ryan; her sister, Corrine Mathern of Wellsville. Gert will be remembered by many as the smiling, cheerful proprietor of Palmer’s General Store in Allentown, which she ran for more than 40 years. Honoring her wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private family service is planned. A celebration of her life will held at a later date. Remembrance donations may be made to the Allentown Methodist Church or the Allentown Fire Department.
Kathleen Finn Manion, 91, formerly of 186 South Brooklyn Avenue passed away Sunday evening, (February 27, 2011) at Highland Health Care Center in Wellsville. She was born March 9, 1919 in Olean, the daughter of Charles Leo and Theresa Irene (Shaw) Finn. On June 7, 1941 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville, she married Gilbert Joseph Manion who predeceased November 1, 1992.Kathleen had a love of theater and was proud to be one of the original Nancy Howe Players, performing in the first play at the Nancy Howe Auditorium, as an office attendant in “Wisdom Teeth” July 1, 1937. She was a 1936 graduate of Wellsville High School, a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, the Altar and Rosary Society, Catholic Women’s Club, Bishop’s Committee and the Lord’s Housekeepers. She was first employed as a secretary for the Graham Insurance Agency in Wellsville and in 1961 became an executive secretary for the Sales Department of Worthington/Turbodyne Corporation, retiring in October of 1983. She was a loving mother to her immediate and extended family, and is survived by her son, Patrick (Donna) Manion of Bow, NH, her daughter, Kathleen Ann Manion of Wellsville, three grandchildren, Maria (Sean) Casey and Theresa Manion both of Burbank, CA and John Manion of Bow, NH, two great-grandchildren, Helena and Gillian Casey, a sister, Rita Ayala of Levittown, NY as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Michael Manion, four brothers, William, Joseph, Leo and Michael Finn and two sisters, Mary Bordonaro and infant sister, Josephine. As a young child Kathleen displayed vitality for life as noted by the nuns in grade school who often stated, “She may be little but, Oh My!” In her later years “Kay” as many knew her, loved to tend to her beautiful flower gardens and enjoyed watching the birds at her bird feeder. Kathleen’s family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the entire staff at Highland Health Care for the compassionate attention bestowed upon their mother. Friends are invited to call in Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Friday, from 11:00 to 11:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday (February 4, 2011) at 12 noon in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Monsignor Vincent Becker as celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the David A. Howe Public Library or to the Immaculate Conception School.
Rose E. Trask of the River Road passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at the Highland Health Care Center surrounded by her family. She was born on September 22, 1919 in Brooklyn, PA. to Bort and Mary Corte Colo Molin. On September 20, 1947 she married Roy W. Trask who survives.
Rose graduated from Wellsville High School and from Rochester Business Institute in Wellsville. She went to work for Umiker’s Market in Wellsville and later moved to Detroit, MI. In 1944Rose joined the WAC’s and served as a medical technician leaving the service in 1945 as a corporal. She returned to Wellsville and went back to work for Umiker’s. She later worked at Frederick’s Market and at Linza’s Meat Market as a butcher and a baker. Rose enjoyed her family, all of her grand children and great grandchildren and playing bingo. She was a member of the American Legion Post 702 of Wellsville, the Wellsville Fireman’s Auxiliary and the Immaculate Conception Church.
Survivors include: her husband Roy; a son, Phillip (Catherine) Trask of Olean; 2 daughters, Sharon Haney of Bolivar and Sheila (Kenneth) Molloy Jr. of Wellsville; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Joanne Molin and Mary (Gene) Wilson both of Wellsville; several nieces and nephews
Rose was predeceased by; 2 sons, Stephen T. Trask and John A. Trask; 3 sisters, Helen Geracci, Virginia Blasdell and Flora Molin; 4 brothers, Leo, Florio, Peter and Bruno Molin.
Friends are invited to a memorial service with full military honors to be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 1 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Father Vincent Becker will preside and memorials may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, or to the Wellsville Fire Department, or to the Immaculate Conception Church, or to the American Legion Post 702.
Valerio J. Lauzze
February 7, 1918 ~ September 29, 2011
Valerio J. “Larry” Lauzze formerly of East State Street passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at the Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 7, 1918 in Wellsville to Joseph and Philomina Serio Lauzze. On January 23, 1950 in Wellsville he married Paula Vossler who predeceased him in December of 2004.Larry graduated from Wellsville High School in 1936. He worked for the family business, the Candy Kitchen, and attended an electrical trade school. In 1940 he enlisted in the US Navy. Larry spent WWII on various sub tenders as an electricians mate in the Atlantic Ocean and off of the Aleutian Islands. After the war Larry worked for a short time in New York City repairing elevators. Upon returning to Wellsville he began work as electrician for Air Preheater and later retired from Dresser Rand in the early 1980’s. Larry learned to play the piano at an early age and enjoyed playing while visiting the nursing homes with the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Whenever possible Larry attended Masses said in Latin and he enjoyed socializing at the local service clubs. His memberships include: The Immaculate Conception Church, Saint Vincent DePaul Society, Knights of Columbus, VFW, American Legion, Elks and Moose all of Wellsville. Survivors include: A son Paul (Shallee) Lauzze of Whitesville; a daughter, Valerie (Fred) Woodward of Clifton Park; 2 grandsons, Joseph and Nicholas Lauzze; several nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by 2 brothers, Ralph and Anthony Lauzze; a sister, Mary Rose Seeley Friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 2, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A Prayer service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday at 10:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am at the Immaculate Conception Church with Father Sean DiMaria as the celebrant. Burial with full military honors will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception School Memorial Fund, 6 Maple Ave., Wellsville, NY. 14895.
Norma Mae Wightman-Thompson
April 25, 1919 ~ June 4, 2015
Janet W. Williams Browning, of Rochester, died Sunday (Feb. 2, 2014), after a brief illness in Cape Coral, Fla., where she was visiting her children. She was born in Wellsville, on Nov. 4, 1919, and lived there nearly all of her life. She was the daughter of John and Beatrice Williams.
She graduated from Wellsville High School at the age of 16. She married William Browning Sr. on Aug. 31, 1940, in Wellsville. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Geneseo, and taught kindergarten at the Scio Central School in Scio, for 26 years. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Wellsville since 1947, a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority since 1943, and a member and past president of the Monday Club. She was a lifetime member of the National Education Association. Janet was an avid bridge player. After retirement, she and her husband owned and operated Browning Antiques and Collectibles in Wellsville and participated in antique shows around the country. She and her husband also traveled extensively in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, as well as in the U.S. and Canada.
Janet loved people and nurtured close relationships with her own family and with her many friends who became “family” to her. She enjoyed discussions about politics, religion, and current events. She had an inquiring mind; she wanted to understand why things were the way they were. She left behind a stack of birthday cards with notes ready to be sent to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. Although her eyesight and hearing failed in her later years, she was not stopped by these afflictions. She devoured books on tape and arranged numerous social events at her apartment making certain that everyone was included. She exhibited dignity, courage, grace, strength, intelligence, warmth, empathy and humor throughout her life, including her final days. She will be missed by so many people. She was an inspiration to everyone.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, William (Bud) W. Browning Sr. of Wellsville; great-grandson, Joshua Davis of Glenmoore, Pa.; sister, June Lee of Houston, Texas.
She is survived by son, William (Barbara) Browning Jr. of Cape Coral, Fla.; two daughters, Kay (Stephen) Jacobstein of Rochester, and Pamela (Gary) Kimmet of Rochester; grandchildren, Heather Regan of Austin, Texas, Stacy (Barclay) Davis of Glenmoore, Pa., Tasha (Scott) Buser of Pleasanton, Calif., William (Alexandra Podwalny) Browning III of Austin, Texas, Amanda (Michael) Miller of Syracuse, Nicholas (Elizabeth) Paul of Winnetka, Ill., Christopher (Lisa) Paul of Scarsdale, Adam Paul of Los Angeles, Calif., Darcy (Paul) Koreen of Mississauga, Ontario Canada, Ryan (Leah) Kimmet of Danbury, Conn.; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia McQueen of Rochester; brother, John (Joan) Williams of Stuart, Fla.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A private family interment was held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. A celebration of her life will be scheduled in Wellsville, during Memorial Day weekend 2014.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Congregational Church 289 N. Main St. Wellsville, NY 14895, or Cancer Wellness Connections 240 Kilbourn Road, Rochester, NY 14618, or Horizons Student Enrichment Program at Harley 1981 Clover Street Rochester, NY 14618. –
James J. Dolan
September 24, 1917 ~ October 22, 2008
Walter E. “Red” Wightman
January 16, 1916 ~ December 31, 2005
Doris Marie Nydeggar-Lehman
February 11, 1919 ~ January 14, 1979
September 18, 1918 ~ February 14, 2005
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William Blewett Chehault Jr.
October 27, 1917 ~ February 1, 1999
September 21, 1918 ~ September 28, 2007
September 30, 1918 ~ July 27, 1982
Lawrence R. Grames
July 17, 1917 ~ November 14, 1982
William Nicholas Halladay
October 19, 1918 ~ March 15, 1988
Alice Marie Knepfler-Clark
August 1, 1918 ~ January 12, 2005
Willis Andrew Dahlgren
June 19, 1918 ~ August 18, 1981
March 21, 1917 ~ March 26, 2000
November 28, 1917 ~ November 25, 1990
David Archibald Lewis
February 10, 1918 ~ August 15, 1995
April 14, 1919 ~ March 1, 1989
James Burton Sutfin
June 14, 1915 ~ February 21, 1964
Lucille Elsie Olsowsky-Yannie
January 1, 1919 ~ January 26, 2007
Daisey Elnora Shermam-Harkenrider
October 4, 1918 ~ July 27, 1988
Thomas Wesley Brandes
July 16, 1918 ~ March 5, 2005
June Arlette Williams-Lee
May 26, 1918 ~ January 27, 2001
Esther Alma Gallman-Teeft
October 6, 1918 ~ January 18, 1990
Clair Otis Gowdy
January 20, 1918 ~ June 10, 1992
July 15, 1919 ~ June 18, 1975
November 25, 1919 ~ July 18, 1996
Arvilla Marguerite Roberts-Knapp
September 17, 1915 ~ July 20, 1991
Margaret Elizabeth Dean
January 1, 1917 ~ October 2, 1938
September 22, 1917 ~ August 10, 2001
Frank Edmond Ball
January 29, 1918 ~ September 28, 2000
Victoria “Vicki” Steenwerth-Sheldon
February 2, 1917 ~ April 24, 1994
Josephine Irene Vossler-Potter-McPheters
august 13, 1918 ~ July 27, 1971
July 1, 1918 ~ December 3, 1944
Victor was killed while serving in WWII as a 2nd Lt. in the 324th Inf. COB France (ETO)
June 28, 1917 ~ March 24, 1995
March 27, 1919 ~ January 27, 2005
April 23, 1918 ~ December 24, 1990
George James Pasquale
October 7, 1917 ~ September 9, 1997
February 11, 1918 ~ May 1989
May 16, 1916 ~ July 27, 1975
1917 ~ 1964
Beulah Katherine King-Howe
June 11, 1921 ~ June 11, 2011
Robert Lee Beebe
January 12, 1919 ~ June 19, 2004
Marguerite Elaine Dickens-Perkins
March 15, 1919 ~ May 24, 2014
Chester Arthur McEnroe, Jr.
May 29, 1918 ~ November 19, 1995
May 11, 1919 ~ November 15, 1954
Lucietta Virginia Havens-Clark
August 30, 1918 ~ February 1, 1995
Clarance Raymond Gould
March 27, 1917 ~ September 15, 1956
1919 ~ November 16, 2008
No prior calling. Memorial Service, Friday 12 Noon at the First Congregational Church, Fairport. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester 14626 or to the Church Memorial Fund.
Vaughn C. Clark
November 30, 1916 ~ December 2, 1971
John Williams Howe
February 2, 1918 ~ November 6, 1992
October 16, 1917 ~ October 12, 1949
Woodrow Jerome Sloan
December 20, 1916 ~ November 1973
March 6, 1916 ~ February 1, 2001
Esther Fredericka Gent-Kenyon
November 21, 1918 ~ August 19, 2004
Meda Estelle Nicholson-Miller
January 25, 1918 ~ December 3, 2003
Meda E. Miller, a former resident of Wellsville, died Wednesday, December 3, 2003 in Oklahoma City.OK. She was born on January 25,1918 in Wellsville to Harry and Estella Durfee Nicholson. On March 17,1939 in Jasper she married Raymond L. Miller who predeceased her on April 15, 2001. Meda was a graduate of Wellsville High School in 1936 and had worked for the former Big N Department Store in Wellsville. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville. Survivors include: 2 sons Gerald R. [Jane] Miller of Scottsdale, AZ. And David H. [Sandra] Miller of Edmond,OK.; 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister Fern Morrison. Friends are invited to a funeral service on Tuesday December 9 at 10am in the J.W. Embser & Sons F.H. in Wellsville with Rev. Lee Williams presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery and donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
March 23, 1918 ~ July 9, 1985
November 3, 1918 ~ November 27, 2009