November 20, 1920 ~ October 9, 2020
Irma Reamer Sutherland, 99, of Edmonds, WA, died peacefully on October 9, 2020. Irma was born on November 20, 1920, in Batavia, New York, the sixth child of nine children, to Stephen Reamer and Mary (Loksa) Reamer. Her infectious spirit was truly one-of-a-kind and she will be deeply missed. Irma’s boundless energy and resiliency was partly shaped by her experience growing up on a farm during the Great Depression in upstate New York. Upon graduation from Wellsville High School, she met her match in William “Bill” Sutherland, and they soon married. Irm and Bill moved to the Seattle area in 1949 where they raised three children—Patrick, Mary, and Ann—in Edmonds. Throughout her life, Irma was known as a cherished wife, loving mother and devoted grandmother who encouraged and inspired her family to experience all that life has to offer. Irma’s love for the outdoors took her on adventures far and wide, including skiing in Sun Valley, Snoqualmie and Stevens Pass, sailing on Lake Union, hunting in eastern Washington, fishing at Haines Wharf on the Edmonds waterfront, climbing (she summited Mt. St. Helens, twice!), tending her garden at home, and dancing at every chance she got. She learned to golf in the 1950s and was a regular on courses around Puget Sound until just a few years ago. Through golf, she forged lifelong friendships and embarked on adventures around the West Coast, Florida, the United Kingdom, and beyond. Irma is survived by her children, William Patrick Sutherland (of Babcock Ranch, FL), Mary Hodges (of Wyoming, DE), and Ann Hardin (of Edmonds, WA); grandchildren Billy Hodges, Daniel Sutherland, Kate Bentrup, Michael Hodges, Meghan Sutherland, and Bonny Hodges; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express deep gratitude to Fortuna Shiferaw and her team at Legends Living Senior Care in Edmonds for the excellent care they provided to Irma during the last year of her life. Irma will be interred at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline and a memorial service will be held at a later date at Holy Rosary in Edmonds. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to National Audobon Society by calling 844-428-3826 or visiting action.audubon.org/donate/make-tribute-gift.
May 28, 1921 ~ ?
April 13, 1920 ~ August 8, 2020
Barbara (“Tootie”) Ann Potter passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wellsville, New York. Barb was born on April 13, 1920 in Canton, Ohio, and was the daughter of William and Maude Yerrick. She is predeceased by her parents, husband Vernon Potter, infant son Philip Potter, teenage son Stephen Potter, and brother William Yerrick. Barb was raised and educated in Wellsville, a graduate of the Class of 1938. She worked at Davie’s Department Store, Bradley Producing Company, The First Trust Bank, as well as the family contracting business R.S. Potter and Son. Barb was an active community member, serving in many positions. She was a lifelong member of the Girl Scouts, from scout to leader to Council President. She was also very active in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Monday Club, Grand Squares dancing club, and Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Barb was a member of the United Methodist Church her entire life. Most of all, she was a very present and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her family was her greatest pleasure; she got such a kick out of the young ones.Barb married Vernon (“Punk”) Potter on October 16, 1944. She is survived by her daughter Pamela Gould (Craig) of Saratoga Springs NY, her son James L. Potter (Judy Donovan, deceased) of Wellsville NY, her grandchildren Jenna Nafus (Matthew), Kimberly Leese (Michael), Taryn Burdge (Cory) and Adam Potter (Mary), as well as great grandchildren Max and Lily Nafus, Mia and Tegan Leese, Gavin Outman, Ronan Burdge, and Kaleb Bryan. She also leaves several dear nieces and nephews. The family extends its deepest gratitude to the angels at both Manor Hills Assisted Living and Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their care and support. Family and friends may call on Wednesday August 12 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the J.W. Embser Sons F.H. in Wellsville at which time a funeral service will be held with Elva Cornell presiding. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to either The David A. Howe Public Library, 155 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895, or The First United Methodist Church, 79 Madison Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.
April 22, 1920 ~ May 2, 2012
November 18, 1920 ~ June 21, 2015
September 11, 1920 ~ March 3, 2019
Miriam went home to the Lord after a life well lived over 98 years, loving and helping her family, church and friends. Miriam was born on Sept. 11, 1920 in Wellsville, NY. a daughter of Dr. Bemsley and Anna Miriam (Herrmann) Williamson, M.D. and granddaughter of Dr. Martin and Elise (Osthaus) Herrmann, M.D. She passed away on March 3, 2019 at home. She graduated from Wellsville High School in 1938 and moved to Dushore, PA soon afterwards. She married Leland M. Hottenstein in 1942. He predeceased her in 2013. They moved to Nichols, NY in 1946 and to Vestal, NY in 1982. Miriam was an active member of Nichols United Methodist Church for over 70 years. She served as Sunday School Teacher, Member of Kumjoinus Class, United Methodist Women and served as Trustee and Church Board Member for many years. She was a member of Waverly Star Chapter #9, Order of the Eastern Star for over 70 years. Miriam is survived by her three sons: Ben and Judy, Erik and Caroline, Omar and daughter Beth and Lester Stockwell III. A daughter, Elise Nellie, deceased in 1952 at 8 months. Grandchildren: Diane Brzozowski, Holly and Jeff Murphy, Victoria and Patrick Forbord, Joshua, Hannah, Elizabeth and Jonathan Hottenstein. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Thursday, March 7th from 10 to 11:45 am at the United Methodist Church, Main St., Nichols. An Eastern Star Service will be conducted at 11:45 am. A funeral service and celebration of her life will be at 12 pm. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting her guestbook at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Nichols United Methodist Church at 122 Bliven St., Nichols, NY 13812. Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Methodist Church. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.
October 11, 1920 ~ April 9, 20198
William Arthur Petri was born October 11, 1920, in Kenmore, New York. His parents were William Peter Petri, a contractor, and Merriam Stone Petri, a school principal. They later owned and operated the Home Diner in Wellsville, New York, where Bill often worked in the kitchen as a short order cook while he was in school. He graduated from Alfred University in 1942 with a degree in chemistry, and three years later received a Master’s in chemical engineering from Syracuse University, where he taught chemistry while he was earning his degree. In 1957, he received a second Master’s from the California Institute of Technology, this time in aeronautical engineering. When he was six years old he was hit by a truck while walking to school and received serious head injuries which permanently damaged his hearing. Because of this injury he was unable to serve in the Navy during World War II and, instead, went to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to work on separating out U235 which led to the development of the atomic bomb. Following WWII, he started his life-time work as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency and was stationed in Germany where he debriefed German missile engineers who had been prisoners of war in Russia. In 1951, he returned to the United States, and spent the rest of his career at the CIA Headquarters. After thirty-seven years in the CIA as a missile engineer, he retired and became a CIA consultant. He designed a course called Rapidly Advancing Technology Systems (RATS) where he taught government scientists about advancing U.S. technological research by taking small groups of them to defense plants all over the United States and arranging tours and lectures at each place. He and his wife, Ann Emmons Petri, were married for 65 years and have four amazing children: Michelle Ann Petri, MD, a rheumatologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, married to Daniel Ware Goldman, PhD; William Arthur Petri, Jr., MD, PhD, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, married to Mary Ann McDonald Petri, MD; Elizabeth Petri Henske, MD, an oncologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, married to Robert Charles Henske; and Steven Richard Petri, an attorney with the U.S. Department Justice in Fort Lauderdale, married to Sarah Offerdahl Petri. Bill leaves behind thirteen grandchildren: Daniel, a lawyer, married to Chelsea; Megan, a college archaeology professor, married to Leon; Jason, a tennis instructor, married to Amanda; David, a software engineer; Jessica, a financial analyst, married to Nina; Sarah, a small animal veterinarian; Brian, a State Department specialist in African affairs, married to Ashley; Rachel, a fourth grade elementary school teacher; Michael, an analyst in world-wide agricultural development; William, a pre-med sophomore at the University of Florida; Andrew, a freshman at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville; Kyle, a senior at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale; and Benjamin, a high school freshman at Pine Crest in Fort Lauderdale. There are also three greatgrandchildren, Blake 9, Alex 3, and new-born Olivia. In addition, Bill leaves one younger brother, Richard Petri who lives in Seattle with his wife Delores; two nephews, Kevin LaForge, married to Ginny, and William LaForge, married to Alisha; two great nieces, Renee and Merriam; and one great nephew, Stanley. Bill’s interests were primarily the well-being of his family, financial planning, wood working, chemistry, gardening, and stamp collecting. He had a wood working shop full of his and his father’s tools and a series of neatly labelled cigar boxes containing spare parts, screws, nails, and other items, with a similarly professionally assembled chemistry lab in every house he lived in until he and Ann moved to John Knox Village three years ago. Prior to their move to South Florida, they lived in McLean, Virginia for forty-two years, where Bill enjoyed reading, home cooked dinners, and sitting on his sun porch bird watching with Ann. He loved attending his children and grandchildren’s concerts, speeches, ceremonies, science fairs, and sporting events. Bill will be greatly missed by his family and dearly remembered as a kind, very intelligent, and supportive role model with a commitment to public service.
September 5, 1921 ~ June 1, 2009
JOHN L. DRAKE, SR. On Monday, June 1, 2009, of Rockville, MD. Beloved husband of Rosemary S. Drake; father of Susan D. Elder and John L. Drake, Jr. (Jacqueline); grandfather of John Matthew Drake (MaryFrances), Peter J. Drake (Kelly), Timothy W. Drake and Holly E. Drake; great-grandfather of Islay, Ian, Abigail, Julia, Tessa and Sarah. Mr. Drake is also survived by his brother, Harrison Drake. Friends will be received at PUMPHREY”S COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 300 West Montgomery Ave., (Rte. 28, exit 6A, just off I-270), Rockville, MD, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Service and interment will be private
May 17, 1920 ~ September 21, 1997
July 14, 1920 ~ June 5, 2018
Martha H. Brooks, 97, was born in Canisteo, N.Y. on July 14, 1920 to Lottie Roe and Bert Ross. She entered Heaven’s gates on June 5, 2018. Mom was bright and articulate. She graduated as Salutatorian of her class in Wellsville, N.Y. Mom and Dad married in April of 1940. They had four children who adored them. While we lived of modest means, our family was rich in love. Mom and Dad were insistent that we all attend college and were so proud of us. Dr. Jack Brooks (Melinda Brooks) is the eldest child, retired professor and Dean at Marquette University. Michael Brooks (Jennifer Thompson) is the next in line and is retired from corporate management at Aetna Insurance Company. After Dad died 35 years ago, Mom came to live with her daughter, Darlene Darrow (Jim Darrow). Darlene is a retired speech pathologist and administrator at Maine-Endwell School District. Roger (Elizabeth) is the youngest sibling and retired from management at Eastman Kodak in Rochester. Mom was an avid reader until the last week. She enjoyed membership at the Endwell United Methodist Church and adored Pastor Mark. She was brought up in the church and played the piano at the First Baptist Church in Hornell. She resided in Hornell until 1968 when they moved to Almond, N.Y. Mom was predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years, Jack K. Brooks. She was also predeceased by her mother, father, sister, Oletha and brother, Melvin. She is survived by her four children and twelve grandchildren, Ryan (Jill), John, Jack (Jennifer), Paula (Justin), Robert (Susan), Kristy, and Raymond (Megan). She is also survived by her nine great-grandchildren, Robbie, Brianna, Abby, Courtney (Mike), Jimmy, Jordyn, Jared, and Jack; and great-great grandchildren, Codie and Mackenzie. The family gives everyone who cared for Mom their greatest gratitude, including Pastor Mark and Lynne Kimpland, Dr. Dean, Dr. Sambursky, Dr. Pisanchyn, Lourdes Hospice Care, Tim Maus and the Barber Memorial Home, and many dear friends. The family will celebrate Martha’s life and receive friends on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. until noon, followed by a memorial service at the Endwell United Methodist Church, 3301 Watson Blvd., Endwell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Endwell United Methodist Church at 3301 Watson Blvd., Endwell, N.Y. 13760. Mom will be remembered as sweet, intelligent, loving and dignified woman. You raised us with values and a deep sense of family. Rest in peace dear Mom until we meet again.
September 5, 1917 ~ November 22, 2018
Dorothy M. Ennis, 99, of 4192B Bolivar Road, passed away on Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2016) after a brief illness in Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 5, 1917, in Wellsville, the daughter of William and Dora Heers Teller. On April 4, 1942, she was married to Joseph William Ennis, who predeceased her. She was a member of the graduation class of 1938 of the Wellsville High School. For a short time, she resided in Buffalo, N.Y., and upon returning to Wellsville, she worked at several places: The Elmhurst Dairy Glove Factory, Wellsville Burial Case Co. and in 1981, after 30 years of employment, retired from the office staff of the Turbodyne Corp. (now Dresser-Rand) of Wellsville. She was a life member of the Christian Temple Church of Wellsville. Surviving are a daughter, Linda (Lloyd) Dickerson of Belmont; daughter-in-law, Edith Ennis of Holley, N.Y.; grandchildren, Beth (Tom) Lander of LeRoy, N.Y., Gary (Christine) Ennis of Batavia, N.Y., Kristin (Calvin) Woolston of Suffolk, Va., Victor (Lisa) Kemp of Wellsville; also several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her parents; son, Gary W. Ennis; brothers, William and Russell Teller; sisters, Mildred Cleveland, Fern Bostley and Marge Smith. Honoring her request, there will be no visitation and a Memorial Service for the family will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.
April 6, 1922 ~ June 29, 2017
Elsie Fanton McAndrews, 95, of the Fulmer Valley Road, passed away at Jones Memorial Hospital on Thursday (June 29, 2017) following a short illness. She was born in the Town of Willing on April 6, 1922, the daughter of Floyd E. and Grace Church Fanton. On Nov. 11, 1945, she was married to Lloyd M. Kervin, who predeceased her on Feb. 3, 1972. On May 20, 1978, she married Vincent L. McAndrews, who survives her. She was a graduate of the Wellsville High School and had worked at Worthington Turbine Division in 1942 before going to the airplane engine plant #2 in Buffalo during WWII. She later worked at the Davies Dept. Store of Wellsville and again at Turbodyne. She enjoyed being a homemaker and was a member of the Hallsport Grange and Home Bureau. An avid reader and photographer, she had assembled many photo albums of the wildlife and barns of the area.As a result of her life for the outdoors, she maintained both flower and vegetable gardens. As a loving wife and mother and good friend to all that knew her, she will be sadly missed. Surviving, besides her husband, Vincent, are a son, Steven L. (Deborah) Kervin of Pavilion; grandson, Christopher Kervin of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her parents; three sisters, Gladys Fanton, Marion Booth and Lois Orman; four brothers, Bernard, Burrell, Russell and Ralph Fanton. Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville on Monday (July 3, 2017) from 2 until 4 p.m., when services will be held with Mr. Dale Fanton officiating. Burial will be in the Stannards Cemetery in the Town of Willing. Memorials may also be made to the Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.
July 29, 1921 ~ January 5, 2016
Wilma M. DeMarte, age 94, of Merriam Heights passed away on Tuesday, January 5, at the Hart Comfort House of Wellsville. She was born on July 29, 1921 in the Town of Willing to Homer and Mary Sekoll Brundage. On January 17, 1942 she married Ralph DeMarte who predeceased her on April 5, 1977. Wilma was a lifelong resident of the Wellsville area. Upon graduating from Wellsville Central High School she became a school secretary for the high school principal. She took time off from work to raise her family and later went to work at WLSV radio station. Wilma was a long time bartender at the American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville and was a fixture at the voting stations around Wellsville. She was a member of the American Legion Post #702 Auxiliary, the 40 and 8 Auxiliary, the Immaculate Conception Church and the Mercy Associates. Wilma was an avid bowler who bowled in many leagues and tournaments and also enjoyed playing cards especially euchre. Survivors include her son Larry (Trudy) DeMarte of Greece; a daughter Diane Scirto of Lockport; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; as well as several cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph and two sons Thomas and Michael DeMarte. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Saturday January 23, 2016, in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in Wilma’s name may be made to the Hart Comfort House at 141 East State Street in Wellsville.
November 30, 1919 ~ April 24, 2011
MaryEllen R. Gould Perry, 91, a former resident of Riverview Heights, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born November 30, 1919 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Henry and Mildred (Rushmore) Reuning. In February of 1943 she married C. Raymond Gould who predeceased her in 1956, and in October of 1971 she married Regal Perry who predeceased her in 1999. MaryEllen was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She was formerly employed at Reuning’s Bakery, Worthington Corporation, Empire Gas and retired from National Fuel in 1981. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and caring for family and friends in their time of need. She was an avid card player and learned to play the organ later in life. She especially enjoyed Big Band music and was thrilled to have met Frank Sinatra. She is survived by two sons, Craig (Pamela) Gould of Saratoga Springs, NY and James (Cherese) Gould of Wellsville; four grandchildren, Jenna (Matthew) Nafus of Glenville, NY, Kimberly Gould of Washington, DC, Alison (Paul) Chaffee of Douglasville, GA and Ashley (James) Edmonston of Belington, WV; two great-grandchildren, Maxum John Nafus and Emma Elaine Chaffee; three step-children, James Perry, Sally Roberts and Judy Gibbons and their families; one brother, Bruce Reuning of Wellsville, a sister-in-law, Louella Reuning of Wellsville, as well as a niece, several nephews and cousins, notably Barbara Raines of Wellsville. She was predeceased by her step-mother, Ethel Reuning, a brother, Henry “Jack” Reuning, a sister, Roberta Rugaber, a brother-in-law, Ralph Rugaber, a sister-in-law, Virginia Reuning, a nephew, James Reuning and her mother-in-law, Ethel Gould. Friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 4:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Douglas Childress presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the David A. Howe Public Library, the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Wellsville United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.
April 9, 1920 ~ October 25, 2012
December 1, 1920 ~ December 9, 2015
Chester Dickerson, 95, passed away Dec. 9, 2015 in Spring Hill, Fla. Born in Wellsville, N.Y., on Dec. 1, 1920, he was the son of the late Grant and Gertrude (Ferguson) Dickerson. Chester was a graduate of Ithaca College. He was director of Instrumental Music at Middleburgh Central School in Middleburgh, N.Y. where his students knew him as “Mr. D”. In state sponsored competitions several bands under his direction were awarded a rating of A-6, the highest rating given for performance of the most difficult music. Several of his students also received ratings of A-6 for solo performances. He was the director of the Barbershop Singers and founded the Middleburgh Summer Recreation Band that continues to this day. Chester conducted several All-County Bands in addition to All-State Bands. He was responsible for bringing the U.S. Marine Band, known as “The Presidents Band” to M.C.S. where they performed for students and the public. As a musician, he sang with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians and performed under the baton of Frederick Fennell. He was active in the Reformed Church of Middleburgh where he served as a deacon and choir director. He retired in 1979 after thirty-six and a half years of teaching. His love and sharing of music was a gift to all who knew him. He is survived by his second wife, Elizabeth (Davie, Burner); a daughter, Barbara Petraznik (Gary Edwards); sons, Brian (Ninetta) and David (Patrice) Dickerson; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor (Sunny); sister, Vera King; son, Noel; and daughter, Christine Dickerson (Paul Turner). A memorial service to be held in Middleburgh, N.Y. will be announced at a future date. Contributions can be made to Middleburgh Central School and will be designated to benefit the music program. Contributions should be sent to David Dickerson, PO Box 868, Middleburgh, N.Y. 12122.
April 22, 1920 ~ December 16, 1915
Celebrate the life of Ralph E. Fanton, 95, a child of God, who went to be with his Lord on Wednesday (Dec. 16, 2015) at the Hart Comfort House of Allegany County following a brief illness. Mr. Fanton was born on April 22, 1920 at the farm on Fulmer Valley Road in Wellsville to Floyd E. and Grace (Church) Fanton. He was a 1938 graduate of Wellsville Central School. On April 22, 1943, he married Doris C. Lewis, who predeceased him on Dec. 20, 1997. On Dec. 6, 1999, he married Nancy Green, who predeceased him on May 4, 2013. Ralph was a Research & Development Supervisor for C. E. Air Preheater in Wellsville for 31 years until his retirement in 1982. He had previously worked for Bradley Producing in Wellsville. Throughout his long working career, he also operated the family farm, where he had dairy cows and beef cattle. Ralph is survived by one daughter, Linda K. (Reginald) Orpet of Wellsville; two sons, Dwight R. (Linda) Fanton and Darwin L. (Melody) Fanton, both of Wellsville; one sister, Elsie (Vincent) McAndrews of Wellsville; nine grandchildren, Bryan (Phebe) Fanton, Bradley (Misti) Fanton, Jennifer (Matthew) Stewart, Deborah (Brian) Brandes, Jess (Sarah) Orpet, Adam (Renee) Orpet, Michele Fanton, Darren Fanton and Doreen Fanton; 16 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to both wives, he was predeceased by three brothers, Russell Fanton, Bernard Fanton and Burrell Fanton; and three sisters, Gladys Fanton, Lois Orman and Marian Booth. Ralph was an avid John Deere memorabilia collector and enjoyed making wooden clocks, which he often gave away as gifts. He was a faithful and regular attendee of Hallsport Christian Church. As a good and loving husband and father, he set the example for honesty and compassion and taught his children the value of hard work. He was not quick to express his anger. In the words of his daughter, “He was always my hero.” Visitation will be on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville The funeral service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hallsport Christian Church with Rev. Rich Bendelewski, officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com. Memorial contributions in Ralph’s name may be made to Hart Comfort House of Allegany County, 141 E. State St, Wellsville, NY 14895 or Cancer Services of Allegany County, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.
September 23, 1919 ~ October 2, 2008
July 27, 1920 ~ October 26, 2009
November 23, 1921 ~ December 20, 2005
USS Pasadena, US Navy WW2
Captain Mark G. Tremaine, USN (Ret.) (Age 84) died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Prince William Hospital on December 20, 2005. He had lived in the Washington metropolitan area for over 35 years before moving to Atlanta, GA in 2001. Captain Tremaine lived in Manassas since 2004. A native of Wellsville, NY, Mark Tremaine was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, class of 1945. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the fleet in the Pacific Theater and saw considerable action as a gunnery officer on USS Pasadena (CL-65). He fought in six campaigns during World War II, including the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. As a surface warfare officer, Captain Tremaine had a distinguished career as the commanding officer of four ships: USS Peterson (DE-152), USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850), USS Dewey (DLG-14) and USS Duluth (LPD-6). In 1957, the USS Peterson, under his command, was the first ship to successfully recover a Jupiter missile nose cone fired from Cape Canaveral. On New Year’s Day in 1959, the Peterson was the first U.S. ship to reach the harbor in Havana after Castro took over. In 1961, Captain Tremaine brought the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. to Washington for the inauguration of President Kennedy. He later served as the Naval Aide to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Captain Tremaine was the commanding officer of USS Duluth at her commissioning. His final assignment was Executive Assistant and Senior Aide to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics). Captain Tremaine retired from the Navy in 1968. His medals include the Legion of Merit, Navy Commendation and National Defense Service Medals. After his retirement from the Navy, Mark Tremaine worked in the defense industry, first for General Dynamics in Massachusetts. He later moved to the Washington metropolitan area to work for defense contractors and as a Technical Director in the Naval Air Systems Command. His last position was as Washington Deputy Regional Manager at VSE. His wife of 54 years, Jane Fitzgerald Tremaine, died in 1999. He is survived by two daughters, Jean Tremaine of Manassas, and Michele Tremaine Hayghe of Springfield; and two grandchildren, Jennifer Hayghe and Thomas Hayghe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 12975 Purcell Road, Manassas, VA 22111, on December 29, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. The interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery on February 2.
February 13, 1921 ~ April 26, 1955
March 13, 1920 ~ December 9, 2004
August 17, 1916 ~ June 10, 2013
February 10, 1921 ~ August 2, 1997
February 13, 1918 ~ June 18, 1994
November 19, 1919 ~ December 21, 2013
April 15, 1917 ~ October 20, 1998
July 31, 1921 ~ April 24, 2010
Ailene Dunshie of 67 N. Third St., passed away unexpectedly Saturday (April 24, 2010) at her home. Born July 31, 1921, at the present site of the Alma Church, she was the daughter of Chris and Ethel Taylor Gorton. She married Norman Dickerson, who predeceased her in April 1983. In January of 1989, she married Howard C. Dunshie, who graduated with her from Wellsville High School in 1938. She worked hard all of her life, and was first employed at the Allegany Market Basket (now Park & Shop), and later for the former St. Francis Hospital and the former Portville Handle. Ailene was a woman who accepted what life dealt her with perseverance and grace. Given the name “Weiner” as a young girl, she is still known to many by this name. She sewed her first dress at the age of 8, beginning a life long love of sewing and quilting. She loved fresh flowers, but the most special flowers to her were from her grandchildren. Surviving besides her husband are her children, David (Kat) Dickerson of Olive Branch, MS, Judy (Bill) Capozzi of Allegany, Thomas (Glenda) Dickerson of Alma, Howard E. Dunshie of Mississippi, Gayle (Sam) Speta of Friendship and Ann (Steve) Butts of Cincinnati, OH; loved by many grandchildren; great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her first husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Doris Crandall; a brother, Paul Gorton; and two grandsons, Thomas, Jr. and Alec. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Allegany Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 95, Allegany, NY or to the Alma Methodist Church.
February 28, 1921 ~ July 17, 2005
March 16, 1920 ~ March 1, 1991
September 27, 1919 ~ March 17, 2011
Howard C. Dunshie of North Third Street, Wellsville, NY, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the Cuba Memorial Hospital. He was born in Olean on September 27, 1919 to Jesse M. Dunshie and Tillie Terrette Dunshie. In December of 1940 married he married Althea Leila Witter who predeceased him in May of 1988. In January of 1989 he married Ailene Dickerson who predeceased him in April of 2010. Howard Dunshie was a former resident of Pikeville and Friendship who later moved to Allegany. He served in the US Navy during WWII in the amphibious forces in the Pacific Theater. Howard went to work for Bradley Producers in the local oil fields and retired from Butler Larkin. He enjoyed wood working up until last year. In his younger days Howard played baseball and he later enjoyed watching it. He also enjoyed country rides, eating out and spending time with family and friends. Howard will be remembered for his strong work ethic, his independence, his pride and above all that he was a gentleman. Survivors included: 3 sons, Howard E. “Gene” Dunshie of Pigeon Forge, TN., David (Kat) Dickerson of Olive Branch, MS., and Tom (Glenda) Dickerson of Alma; 3 daughters, Gayle (Sam) Speta of Friendship, Judy (Bill) Capozzi of Allegany and Ann (Steve) Butts of Cincinnati, OH.; several grand and great grand children; 2 sisters, Pauline Green of Bolivar and Itha Poeltl of North Tonawanda; 2 brothers, Frederic (Eleanor) Dunshie of Concordia, KS., and Kenneth Dunshie of Warren, PA., as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by: a sister, Lois Halleck; 3 brothers, Frank Dunshie, John Dunshie and Russell Dunshie.
April 7, 1919 ~ March 23, 1994
May 11, 1920 ~ October 16, 1994
1920 ~ April 20, 2010
September 21, 1918 ~ May 2, 1972
May 23, 1921 ~ November 20, 1998
February 27, 1920 ~ November 1, 2001
October 23, 1921 ~ September 17, 2007
April 20, 1920 ~ January 12, 2012
Margaret M. Smith, 91, of Zephyrhills Fl. formerly of Canisteo, passed away Thursday (Jan. 12, 2012) at the Palm Cottages Assisted Living Facility in Rockledge, Fl. Margaret was born April 20, 1920 in Wellsville to William and Dora (Heers) Teller. On April 4, 1942 in Marion, SC she married Dean Smith who predeceased her in September of 1997. She was also predeceased by a son Duane Smith in 1990, two brothers: William and Russell Teller and two sisters: Mildred Cleveland and Fern Bostley. Margaret was a graduate of Wellsville High School and at one time was cook and assistant proprietor at the former Greenwood Hotel in Greenwood. She had lived entirely in the Canisteo area before retiring to Florida in 1983. Survivors include two sons: Roger (Johanna) Smith of Apalachin and Dennis (Leslie) Smith of Watkins Glen, one daughter Diane (Robert) Davison of Almond and daughter-in-law, Etta (Carl) Teribury of Jasper. She is also survived by a sister Dorothy Ennis of Wellsville, 8 grand children and 10 great grand children, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1-3 PM Monday, at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo where funeral and committal services will take place at immediately following calling hrs. at 3:00 PM. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery, Whitesville, N.Y. Memorial contributions in Margaret Smith’s name may be made to either, the First Presbyterian Church, 10 South Main St., Canisteo, N.Y. 14823, Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, N.Y. 14830 or to the Donor’s Choice.
May 21, 1920 ~ June 30, 1982
June 10, 1920 ~ June 12, 1983
August 11, 1919 ~ March 15, 1997
April 16, 1920 ~ December 3, 1982
April 4, 1921 ~ March 22, 2008
Geraldine “Pookie” M. Gardner, of 3346 Riverside Drive, passed away at home with her family at her side Saturday (March 22, 2008). She was born on April 4, 1921, in Bradford, Pa., to Gerald and Genevieve (Green) Daley. On July 8, 1941, in Potter County she married Howard “Ted” Gardner, who predeceased her on March 31, 1988. Pookie was a life member of the VFW Post No. 2530 Auxiliary, life member of the American Legion Post No. 702 Auxiliary and a Lady Elk of the BPOE 1495, all of Wellsville. She was kind and gentle soul whose special smile will be remembered. Pookie loved her family and was always there for them. She had special affection for her daughter, Linda; her son, Charles, and his wife, Alysia; and her grandson, Craig Brown, for many years of their loving care. She had great pride in her granddaughter, Tracy, and her wonderful husband, George. Her greatest happiness during the last 10 years was her great-grandson, Craig Brown II. Survivors include a son, Charles (Alysia) Gardner of Wellsville; three daughters, Linda (Tom) Brown of Belmont, Sheron Gardner and her fiancée, Bill, and Patricia (Steve) Schultz, both of Rochester; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert “Bud” Daley and sister, Virginia Arnold. Friends are invited to call from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Wellsville. A prayer service will take place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Monsignor Vincent Becker will be the celebrant and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Belmont. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Father Brown Misson Club or to Home Care and Hospice in Wellsville.
November 9, 1918 ~ January 1973
January 9, 1920 ~ January 13, 1952
September 28, 1920 ~ March 3, 1999
November 11, 1920 ~ September 9, 1994
June 21, 1920 ~ May 3, 1998
June 18, 1920 ~ December 13, 1995
March 23, 1920 ~ December 7, 1989
May 15, 1919 ~ December 23, 2001
October 2, 1918 ~ January 7, 1997
May 15, 1918 ~ May 1992
June 16, 1920 ~ February 10, 2008
January 18, 1918 ~ April 18, 2009
March 27, 1919 ~ December 30, 2013
November 2, 1918 ~ June 12, 2003
William L. Yerrick, formerly of Wellsville, died Thursday (June 12, 2003). He was a member of the Army Air Corps Band. He also taught music at Olean and Belmont. Mr. Yerrick is survived by his wife, Eleanor; three sons, William (Olga) of Virginia, Charles (Cynthia) of Vermont, and Paul; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Potter of Wellsville; as well as several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at First Congregational UCC, E. Church Street, Fairport on Monday at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Church in his memorial.
February 28, 1921 ~ ?
May 14, 1919 ~ ?
June 10, 1919 ~ July 11, 1986
March 19, 1921 ~ October 8, 2005
Audrey R. Dunham , Wellsville, NY, 84, of 2885 Robbins Court, died Saturday October 8, 2005 at the Eric County Medical Center in Buffalo. She was born March 19, 1921 in Wellsville the daughter of Claude and Florence (Howland) Hurd. On September 19, 1942 in Wellsville she married George Dunham who predeceased her on April 12, 2000. Audrey was a graduate of Wellsville High School and the Continental School of Beauty in Olean. She was a former resident of Angelica and St. Cloud, Minnesota. During WW II was a factory welder, and was later employed by the J. J. Newberry Company, the Modern Diner, St. Cloud Tech. High School and was a self employed beautician. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Allegany Arts Association and the Senior Center Rhythm Band. She was a talented, self taught artist and musician. She played the piano, organ, harmonica, violin, mandolin, and ukulele. She loved to dance, most recently at Club Boomers, where she made many wonderful friends. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was especially thankful to her cousin Mattie Lounsberry and her many close friends for their devotion, kindness and compassion. She is survived by 2 sons, Dennis (Kathi) Dunham and Cort (Connie) Dunham both of Wellsville and an “adopted” son John (Jackie) Lewis of Baltimore, MD. 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Greg Dunham, her twin brother, Albert Hurd and brothers, Lester, Harold and Cecil Hurd. Friends are invited to the graveside service on Wednesday October 12th at 2:00 pm at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville, with Pastor Wayne Voshell of the Christian Fellowship Church presiding. Memorial suggestions include the Allegany County Office for the Aging or the SPCA Serving Allegany County. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc.
November 23, 1919 ~ April 7, 1996
U.S. ARMY AIR CORP – WORLD WAR II
“Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal”
September 18, 1922 ~ August 18, 2007
September 22, 1919 ~ August 20, 2003
October 21, 1919 ~ October 19, 1990
1921 ~ August 12, 2012
February 10, 1921 ~ July 21, 1986