November 24, 1921 ~ October 10, 2017
Barbara Raines, 95, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Highland Park Healthcare Center in Wellsville. She was born November 24, 1921 in Wellsville, NY the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret (Schrader) Umiker. On August 4, 1956, in the Chapel at Fort Myer, VA she married Lt. Colonel Raymond W. Raines who predeceased her in 1998. Barb was a graduate of Wellsville High School and the Rochester Business Institute. She formerly resided at Arlington, VA, Washington, DC, Ottawa, Canada, McLean, VA, Amherst, NH and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She had been employed by the Empire Gas & Fuel Company, the Department of the Army at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville, NY. She is a member of the First Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. She is survived by 6 cousins, Beverly (Dr. Roy) McTarnaghan of Bonita Springs, FL., Doris Hall of Cheektowaga, NY, Sally (Dr. Ralph) Stoll of Lake Bluff, IL., Pamela (George) Slack of Ontario, NY, Richard (Marlene) Schrader Jr. of Venetia, PA and Carl Schrader of Andover, NY, and several nieces, nephews and cousins including, Thomas (Charlene) Raines, and Suzanne (Michael) Allen; of Illinois, James Kneisler and Nancy Kneisler both of Wisconsin. She is also survived by 2 godchildren, Chad (Jessica) Emerson and Crystal Emerson and special friends, Stephen and Cathy Emerson of Shongo and Steven and Jacquelyn Antes of the Town of Willing. She was predeceased by an aunt & uncle, Richard and Sarah Schrader, a sister-in-law, Leona Raines, and a nephew Philip Raines. Friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the First Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 N. Main Street in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in the church with Pastor Patrick Cox presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorial suggestions include the First Trinity Lutheran Church, David A. Howe Public Library, Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or any charity of the donor’s choice.
March 19, 1922 ~ April 7, 2017
Arnold E. Hawks, 95, of Wellsville, N.Y., died Friday (April 7, 2017) in Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville, N.Y. Born March 19, 1922, in Independence, N.Y., he was the son of Harley Harrison and Metta Almira Coats Hawks. On June 18, 1942, in Andover, N.Y., he married the former Mary I. Whitsell, who survives. He was a 1941 graduate of Andover Central High School. A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army in the European Theatre and was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in the Battle of the Bulge. He was employed by Dresser-Rand in Wellsville for 31 years. Arnold was a member of Knights Creek Evangelical Church in Scio, where he served on the Board of Trustees and formerly served on the Board of Stewards. He was a life member of the Morrison Hayes American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local #1580 in Wellsville.Surviving besides his wife, Mary, are, five children, Beverly (David) Macauley of Saskatchewan, Canada, Leona (Walter Lindsley) Enders of Belfast, N.Y., Linda (Rev. Carl) Kemp of Scio, N.Y., Mary J. (Brian) Ennis of Andover, N.Y., and Jasa (Walter) Allen of Greenville, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Vic Kemp; and five siblings. Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, N.Y., on Tuesday (April 11, 2017) from 5–8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday (April 12, 2017) in the Knights Creek Evangelical Church, Scio, N.Y. His son-in-law, Rev. Carl Kemp will officiate. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery, where Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Wellsville Legion Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Knights Creek Evangelical Church, 2987 CR 9, Scio, NY 14880.
1923 ~ December 2, 2016
Hilda’s family was both her joy and support as she was blessed to live in her own home until the end of her life. When her children were growing, she was a busy homemaker on an active farm. She was a 4-H leader, a member of Grange, Cooperative Extension, Dairyman’s League, DAR, the Thelma Rogers Genealogical and Historical Society and the Allegany Art Association. She was an active member of the Christian Temple-First Congregational Church in Wellsville. Thank you to neighbors, friends and family who have shown her kindness over her long life. In her memory, gifts may be made to the Christian Temple-First Congregational Church, the Thelma Rogers Genealogical and Historical Society or a . A memorial service will held on Friday (Dec. 9, 2016) tat the Christian Temple-First Congregational Church at 3 p.m. A committal service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
May 8, 1922 ~ May 22, 2015
Wilma L. Taggart, age 93, of Rauber Hill Road passed away on Friday May 22, 2015 in the Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 8, 1922 the daughter of William and Ola Bucknam Moag. She was married to Gordon Taggart in 1940 who predeceased her on August 6, 1988.Wilma was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whowas an accomplished tap dancer and artist. In the late 1930’s Wilma enjoyed dancing at the Temple Theater to local bands including the Yale Jacobs Band and to Terry Cook and his band. She loved animals and was a long time generous supporter of the SPCA and a lover of wildlife. Even though her home was on Rauber Hill she and her family appreciated the loving care she received the two years she resided at Wellsville Manor Care Center. Wilma was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and a member of the Christian Temple/First Congregational Church of Wellsville.Survivors include her daughter Janice (Jim) Moreland of Wellsville; her 2 grandsons Curt (Jean) Moreland of Roanoke, Virginia and Brett (Lisa) Moreland of Wellsville; 3 great grandsons, Brendan, Zander and Christopher Moreland; several nieces and nephewsWilma was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Gordon, of 48 years; 2 brothers, Kenneth (Vicky) Moag and Alton (Dorothy) Moag.Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 11 am to 1 pm in J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home. Wilma’s funeral service will start at 1 pm with Reverend Ralph Eastlack presiding. In lieu of flowers memorials in Wilma’s name may be made to the SPCA or to the Christian Temple Church/First Congregational Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.
February 2, 1922 ~ May 28, 2006
Mary Cecilia Murphy Newton
January 10, 1922 ~ April 9, 2014
Mary Cecilia “Ceil” Murphy Newton age, 92, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She was born on January 10, 1922 in Hornell to Michael R. and Mary Elizabeth Lynch Murphy. On May 21, 1977 she married Leslie Clair “Jim” Newton who predeceased her five years to the day on April 9, 2009. Ceil was a former resident of Friendship who moved back to Wellsville. She graduated from the Immaculate Conception School in 1938 and from Wellsville High School in 1940. In 1941 she graduated from Rochester Business School and later she took courses at Alfred State College, BOCES and D’Youville College. Ceil went to work at the Sinclair Refinery in 1941and stayed there until 1946 when she went to work for the Harris Supply Company in Wellsville. In 1973 she went to work for the New York State DOT in the Friendship Office from where she retired in 1988. Ceil was a devout Catholic who was baptized at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover, received her first communion, was confirmed and married at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. When Ceil moved to Friendship she became a member of the Sacred Heart Church and when it closed she moved her membership to Our Lady of Angels Church in Cuba. Presently Ceil was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and had been a member of its Alter and Rosary Society since 1940. Ceil will be remembered as a very strong and independent woman who was kind and soft spoken. Ceil is survived by several cousins, friends as well as special friends and care givers Glenn “Bill” and Marion Clark of Friendship and Lisa Clark (John Walchli) of Wellsville. Friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 13, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. On Monday a prayer service will be held at 10:30 am in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorials in Ceils name may be made to either The Hart Comfort House or to Catholic Charities. To leave on line condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Thomas D. Riley
October 20, 1921 ~ December 24, 2008
Vera Janice Potter-Standard
July 16, 1923 ~ May 19, 2010
September 21, 1921 ~ February 10, 1965
May 6, 1922 ~ July 4, 2004
Mrs. Betty E. Matison of Auburndale died of heart failure Sunday (July 4, 2004) at Tandem Health Care in Winter Haven. She was 82. Born in Lock Haven, Pa., on May 6, 1922, she came to Auburndale from Alfred, N.Y., in 1970. She was a homemaker. She was past president of the Auburndale Lioness Club. She was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Women’s Circle. Mrs. Matison was preceded in death by her husband, Ardean William “Matty” Matison. She is survived by her son, Mickey Matison, Winter Haven; daughters, Molly Bailey, Lake Alfred, Lynda Hally, Avon, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Lynda Hally, Amanda Matison, Nolen Bailey, and Hope Matison; one great-grandson, Timothy Baumer. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Burial will be in Alfred Rural Cemetery, Alfred, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the March of Dimes, 1037 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, or Habitat for Humanity of East Polk County, 3550 Recker Highway, Winter Haven.
Neva Carrie Whitney-Horton
April 14, 1920 ~ October 23, 1995
Ward Clare Whitney
May 15, 1922 ~ February 11, 1989
Irma Evangeline Gleason-Bolduc
July 20, 1923 ~ June 25, 1999
William Robert McEwen Jr.
November 29, 1921 ~ October 9, 1993
Harold Stanley Morse
October 18, 1920 ~ April 9, 2011
Harold Morse, Ontario NY, died on April 9, 2011, at age 90. Survived by his wife T. Mary; children, Carolyn (Jacob) Gagliano, Karen (Tom) Knights, Ken Morse; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; several nieces & nephews. He was a highly decorated Army Veteran of WWII of the Big Red 1 Division. Friends are invited to call Tuesday, 2-4 & 7-9PM at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 1961 Ridge Rd., Ontario, where his Funeral will be held 10AM Wednesday, followed by his Committal Service at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Donations may be made to Wayne Co. Veterans Assoc. in his memory.
Norman Richard Barlow
February 26, 1920 ~ June 6, 2007
Joseph Orren Potter
December 9, 1922 ~ October 17, 1999
Virginia May Dence Corbin
December 8, 1922 ~ April 22, 1999
Norma Phillis Denhoff-Collander
November 24, 1922 ~ July 27, 2005
July 23, 1921 ~ December 14, 2010
Alice E. Gath Lewis, 89, passed away December 14, 2010. Born in Warsaw, NY, July 23, 1921, to the late McKinley and Nellie Gath (stepmother Estelle). She was the widow of the late LTC Donald M. Lewis, U.S. Army (Ret). After retirement they moved to Clearwater ,Florida in 1968 where she was a loyal Sears employee for 30 years. She is survived by a daughter, Gail Smith and husband Charles of Orlando; a son Craig Lewis and wife Mardy of Orange Park, FL; five beloved grandchildren, David, Kenneth and Linda Smith, John and Christopher Lewis; seven great-grandchildren Dalton, Ivy, Tyler, Nicole, Tanner and James Smith and McKinley Lewis; Alice’s surviving brother, McKinley Gath and wife Dee of Punta Gorda & Rochester, NY. She was predeceased by her older brothers Buster and Ellis Gath of Wellsville, NY. Alice was a loving mother and grand-mother and enjoyed spending time with her family. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home.
July 8, 1921 ~ July 8, 1991
WORLD WAR II – Veteran
July 6, 1921 ~ February 20, 2010
Robert owned and operated McCormick Farms on Greenwood Hill, a dairy and potato farm, from 1943 until the present. Bob is survived by four daughters, Mary Jo (Courtney) Smyth of Leola, Pa., Anne (Chris) Roser of Andover, Eileen (Dennis) Canty and Mary Camille (Patrick) McHale, both of Hornell; two sons, Jim (Karen) McCormick and Michael (Christine) McCormick, both of Andover; two brothers, Neil (Patricia) McCormick of Florida and Paul (Charity) McCormick of Andover; 16 grandchildren, Courtney (Jennifer) Smyth, Sean (Julie) Smyth, Katie (Tim) Rementer, Matthew (Christina) McCormick, Maherly (Joe) Schaeffer, Meghan (Michael) Stefanucci, Daniel Roser, Rob Roser, Maria McCormick, Michael McCormick, Caitlin Canty, Brennan Canty, Bryan Canty, Kevin McHale, Kasey McHale and Timothy McHale; 7 great grandchildren, Caeleigh Smyth, Brady Smyth, Cal Smyth, Ryan Rementer, Meredith McCormick, Ewan McCormick and Rosemary Teresa Schaeffer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob has been a lifetime parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church. He was a past member of Knights of Columbus and was an advisory board member of Andover Citizens Bank. Always an outdoorsman, he enjoyed working his farm and in later years, wintering in Florida. But more than this, he cherished the time shared with his wife of 56 years, the many joys of raising his six children and the times spent with the grandchildren and his many friends. Friends may call on Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or Blessed Sacrament Church, Elm St., Andover, NY 14806.
Martha Colleen Graham-Fisher
October 19, 1922 ~ December 17, 2004
William Wallace Whelpley
July 3, 1922 ~ April 22, 1997
September 17, 1921 ~ February 5, 2012
Kenneth R. Shelley Sr., 90, formerly of 116 E. Falconer St., Falconer passed away Sunday (February 5, 2012) in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. He was born September 17, 1921 in Wellsville, NY, the son of late Ray and Florence Jones Shelley. Kenneth attended Wellsville High School and in earlier years was employed by C & G Wheel Puller. Prior to retirement in 1986 he was employed by Chautauqua Hardware. He was a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, Jamestown Loyal Order of Moose, Falconer Horse Shoe League. Ken was an avid bowler and enjoyed family outings and especially enjoyed his tobacco pipe. Surviving are two sons: Kenneth R. (Donna) Shelley Jr. of San Antonio, TX, Wayne (Louise) Shelley of Falconer, a daughter Marcia Olson of Sarasota, FL, seven grandchildren: Tammy Russell, Richard Shelley, Michael Shelley, Scott D. Johnson, Brian Johnson, Frederick Stewart, Phillip A. Shelley, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis M. Day Shelley whom he married September 25, 1942, who died June 13, 2001 and two brothers: William and George Shelley. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt Chaplain of the Lutheran Home and Rehab Center will officiate. Inurnment will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received by the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorials may be donated to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
George Harrington Roos Jr.
January 15, 1922 ~ August 19, 2005
GEORGE HARRINGTON ROOS, JR., Lt.Col. USAF (Ret.) Age 83, of Broad Run, VA, died on Friday, August 19, 2005 at his home. His wife, Barbara Carlene Roos preceded him in death in 1993. He is survived by a son, Ronald Charles Roos of Kula, Hawaii; and a daughter, Shelley Carlene Roos of Broad Run, VA; A granddaughter, Tamara Nicole Roos also survives. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. Friends should assemble at the Administration Building at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720; or the American Heart Association, 7203 Poplar St., Annandale, VA 22003. Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 21, 2005
Richard Mortimer Dorney
May 22, 1922 ~ July 1979
Richard Thomas Barnes
December 3, 1920 ~ April 24, 2008
Eli Herman Roeske
December 23, 1920 ~ October 1978
SGT. U.S. ARMY – WORLD WAR II
Ruth Martha Potrafke-Hills
October 6, 1922 ~ January 9, 2006
Victoria Louise Marcy-Moag
December 8, 1921 ~ December 20, 1995
November 23, 1922 ~ June 9, 1986
Patricia Ann Peatross
November 1, 1922 ~ November 14, 1951
Donald H. Hamlin
September 15, 1921 ~ December 25, 1999
Yvonne Elnor Webster-Gavitt
April 7, 1923 ~ June 5, 1997
Bruce V. Taggart
August 23, 1921 ~ July 14, 2008
Bruce V. Taggart, 86, of 11 Washington St., died Monday (July 14, 2008) at the Wellsville Manor Care Center following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Wellsville, the son of George and Lula Bell (Ryder) Taggart. On Aug. 4, 1945, in Olean, he married Wilma Withey, who survives. Bruce was a graduate of Wellsville High School and St. Bonaventure University. He served with the U. S. Marine Corps during the WW II era. He was a 41-year employee of C. E. Air Preheater Company in Wellsville. He retired as a cost accountant in 1983. After retirement, he enjoyed worked for Allegany County ARC and the First Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Christian Temple in Wellsville and passionately attended his vegetable garden. Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Cheryl (Joseph) Greenfield of Delhi, Cherese (Hank) Gould and Cherlayne (Frank) Short, both of Wellsville; one son, Bruce (Laura) Taggart Jr. of Delmar; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Cherie Taggart, in 1998; and a brother, Gordon Taggart. Friends will be invited to an outdoor memorial service to be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, The National Audubon Society or the American Cancer Society.
Louis James Stout
March 11, 1924 ~ October 8, 2005
August 31, 1921 ~ July 23, 1993
Phyllis Eloise Stout
December 16, 1922 ~ June 1, 2006
Twila Bell Highley-Morrison
November 13, 1919 ~ December 12, 2011
December 1, 1921 ~ December 8, 2002
May 5, 1920 ~ March 13, 1989
Lawrence William Stannard Jr.
September 16, 1920 ~ May 23, 2009
April 30, 1922 ~ November 28, 2010
Ellen E. Baker, 88, passed away Sunday (Nov. 28, 2010) at Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born April 30, 1922, in Hazen, PA, to Benjamin and Edith Robertson Perrin. She was a 1940 graduate of Wellsville High School. On Nov. 2, 1940, in Andover, she married Richard M. Baker, who survives. Ellen worked in custodial services for Alfred University in Howell Hall from 1963 until her retirement in 1991, where she made many friends and met many dignitaries. She had many stories to tell about those years and she loved all the people she came in contact with there. She was also made an honorary alumnus of Alfred University. Ellen enjoyed reading, traveling, knitting and crocheting. Many area babies were recipients of her beautiful afghans. But most of all, she treasured the time spent with her husband, children, grandchildren and extended family. In addition to her husband of 70 years, she is survived by two sons, Richard (Brenda) Baker of Andover and Michael (Ellen) Baker of Almond; three daughters, Judith (Richard) Byndas of Waterloo, Melinda (H. Richard) Baker of Canton, GA, and Marsha (Dale) Clark of Andover; a brother, Donald (Prudy) Perrin of Florida; eight grandsons, Gary Baker, Chris Baker, Hoagland Baker, Bruce Baker, David Baker, Dan Byndas, Ryan Clark and Seth Baker; four granddaughters, Stefanie Arnaman, Jennifer Lenac, Michelle Mansfield and Janice Clancy; 15 great-grandsons; six great-granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Stephen K. Baker; a brother, Benjamin Perrin; two sisters, Shirley Hull and Patricia Robbins; and a great-grandson. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover, where a memorial service will be held Saturday (Dec. 4, 2010) at 11 a.m., with the Rev. William “Scotty” MacCrea, abbot of the Celtic Christian Community, officiating. Burial in Baker Family Cemetery, Andover, will take place at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com. Memorial contributions in Ellen’s name may be made to Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.
Freda May Barnes-Brazeau
December 6, 1921 ~ September 23, 1991
Robert Howard Sawyer
April 5, 1922 ~ December 31, 1998
Althea Leila Witter-Dunshie
November 20, 1920 ~ May 12, 1988
Warren Eugene Wightman
October 18, 1921 ~ October 4, 1997
August 21, 1921 ~ April 4, 2009
Aleatha Shirley Kohn-Rossrucker
September 3, 1922 ~ January 5, 2013
May 8, 1923 ~ November 24, 1995
Richard Thomas Sandborn
May 9, 1922 ~ April 14, 1995
August 13, 1920 ~ August 29, 2003
Elma E. Pace, 82, of 2189 Stout Rd., died Friday (Aug. 29, 2003) in Jones Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born Sept. 13, 1920 in Hallsport, the daughter of Mark and Laura (Forsythe) Hall. On May 27, 1944 in Detroit, Mich., she was married to Primo A. Pace, who died April 25, 2000. She was a lifelong resident of Hallsport and was a graduate of the Wellsville High School. In the 1960’s she was employed as a sales clerk in the J.J. Newberrys Dept. Store in Wellsville. She was a member of the Scio Seniors Sunshine Club and had been active in the Hallsport Union Cemetery Association. She especially enjoyed sewing, gardening, ceramics and cooking for her family. Survivors include a daughter, Paula (Charles) Jones of Plano, Texas; a son, Darr (Noreen) Pace of Hallsport; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Lucille Ball and a brother, Kenneth Hall. Friends were received the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville, where funeral services were held, with Rev. Regina Shaw officiating. Burial in Hallsport Union Cemetery in the Town of Willing. Memorials may be made to the Hallsport Union Cemetery, c/o Chris Coats, 2195 Hallsport Rd., Wellsville, NY 14895.
December 27, 1922 ~ April 12, 1986
Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Billings-Coats
1924 ~ September 4, 1984
Paul Donald Higgins
March 28, 1923 ~ December 11, 2012
Paul Donald Higgins passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at his home in Jackson at the age of 89. He was born in Willing, NY on March 28, 1923 to Lambert and Lena (Rogenmoser) Higgins. Paul is survived by his daughters, Kathleen Cawley of Bastrop, TX, Monica Zeigler of Castro Valley, CA, Barbara Neagle and her husband, Blair of Las Vegas, NV; sons, Richard Higgins, of Mt View, CA, Paul Higgins, Jr. and his wife, Shellys, Jr. of Houston, TX, Patrick Higgins of Jackson, CA, Gregory Higgins of Boulder Creek, CA, Michael Higgins and his wife, Catherine of Tigard, OR, Dennis Higgins of Temecula, CA; and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded by his wife, Joan Higgins and daughter, Maureen in 1962. Friends are invited to attend a visitation Sunday, December 16 at 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at Daneri Mortuary in Jackson with a vigil service starting at 12:30 P.M. A mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, December 17 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Jackson. Inurnment will be in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to The Oblates of St Joseph, P.O. Box 547, Loomis, CA 95650.
Ruth Geneieve Hogan-Thompson
August 21, 1922 ~ June 16, 2006
Jack George Cretekos
May 2, 1922 ~ March 30, 2006
Jack George Cretekos, 83, passed away on Thursday March 30th. Born in N.Y. he came to Los Altos in 1959 to work the Aero Space Program for Lockheed. Jack was survived by 3 brothers, Jim, Steve, and Constantine Cretekos, 3 children Susan Cretekos, Mark Cretekos, and Lisa Miranda, as well as 5 grandchildren, Shawn and Jeremiah Girouard, Michael, Ashley, and Matthew Miranda. He was in the Army, where he got a commendation for his contributions for helping to end World War II. He graduated as a chemical engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was also, a reliable engineer for the Philco Ford Corporation and for G.T.E. Sylvania. He was very active in the Episcopal Church community where he helped with the Alpha Omega Shelter and Marriage Encounters and Cursillo. He was a loving father and true Christian never treating others unfairly or with disrespect, he will be truly missed. Contributions in Jack’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Episcopal Church of Cupertino for their work in many community activities.
Virginia Ann Gueder-Duke
August 21, 1923 ~ July 20, 1995
Virginia G. Duke, 71, of 52 Sunset Drive, died Thursday (July 20, 1995) at Jones Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.
Born August 21, 1923, at Olean , she was the daughter of the late John H. and Florence Galbraith Geuder. She married Philip H. Duke, who survives, on Feb. 13, 1944, in Wellsville. Mrs. Duke resided in Olean prior to moving to Wellsville. She was a 1940 graduate of Olean High School and attended Alfred State College. She was employed at Worthington Turbine and the Wellsville Daily Reporter before becoming executive director of the Allegany Chapter of the American Red Cross, retiring in 1984. Mrs. Duke was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church and its Altar Guild. For many years, she was also a Sunday Schoolteacher. She was a member of Literacy volunteers of Allegany County, was an avid bridge player, and a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a son, Philip (Tomoko) Duke of Eagle River, Alaska; a daughter, Reita (James) Novkov of Canal Fulton OH; three grandchildren, Sasha Novkov of Canal Fulton, OH, Patrick Duke and Lisa Duelm, both of San Antonio, TX; a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Geibel. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Johns Episcopal Church with Revs. Elizabeth and Ralph Groskoph, of the Allegany County Episcopal Ministry, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family suggests memorial be made to the Allegany Chapter of the American Red Cross, St. Johns Episcopal Church, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Dale Lester Grastorf
September 2, 1923 ~ December 2, 2003
Ralph Henry Neely
August 5, 1922 ~ September 8, 2009
Ralph Henry Neely
August 5, 1922 ~ September 8, 2009
William Edward Pfuntner
January 4, 1921 ~ June 15, 1995
April 16, 1922 ~ June 30, 2005
Mary Jane Tremain-Fleschutz-Saunders
May 16, 1923 ~ March 13, 1997
Harriet Mabel Barnes-Ford
May 24, 1922 ~ February 5, 1972
Clayton Llewellyn Barnes
August 22, 1920 ~ April 14, 1968
May 29, 1921 ~ February 3, 2002
February 8, 1922 ~ June 21, 2009
Alfred D. Brown
August 25, 1922 ~ Jun 18, 2008
Lyle W. Gleason
October 19, 1921 ~ August 7, 1991
Robert Eugene Hand
June 4, 1922 ~ May 28, 1998