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Richard C. Deschler

July 27, 1923 ~ July 29, 2017

Richard C. “Dick” Deschler, age 94, of Williams Avenue passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. He was born in Wellsville on July 27, 1923 to Henry and Amelia Weihoneig Deschler. On November 15, 1954 he married June Beckwith who survives.   Dick graduated from the Immaculate Conception School as the class valedictorian and from Wellsville High School in 1941. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the US Navy aboard the USS Alaska in the South Pacific. Dick worked for the US Postal Service in Wellsville for 30 years retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, the American Legion Post #702, and the Elks Lodge # 1495 all of Wellsville.  Surviving besides his wife June are a son, Donald Deschler of Wellsville; a daughter, Susan (Brian) Robinson of Longs, South Carolina; 4 grandchildren, Christian, Aaron (Jennifer), and Andrew Robinson, and Brieanna (Sam) Sarcia; 4 great grandchildren, Lila, Landon, and Mason Robinson, and June Sarcia; a sister, Frances Deschler of Wellsville.  Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 2, from 6 to 8 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A Prayer service will held on Thursday at 10:30 am in the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to Celebrated at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church of Wellsville. Burial with Military Honors will take place in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials in Dick’s name may be made to the Immaculate Conception School or any charity of the donor’s choice.

 

 

Loretta A. Hunt-Lewis

January 26, 1924 ~ September 5, 2017

Loretta A. Lewis, 93, of Whitesville, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2017) in her home following a long illness.
Born Jan. 26, 1924, in the town of Willing, she was a daughter of Wilbur and Grace Marshall Hunt. On June 14, 1947, in Whitesville, she married Dorr F. Lewis, who predeceased her.   A graduate of Wellsville High School, she was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a former member of the Whitesville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed time spent with her family and many friends. Loretta also enjoyed babysitting, quilting and embroidering.  Surviving are a daughter, Diane Osgood of Wellsville; three sons, Darryl (Punky) Lewis, Dean (Maureen) Lewis and Duane Lewis, all of Whitesville; five grandchildren, Monica Acomb, Jaime Lewis, Kevin Osgood, Kerrie Osgood and Chris Ordway; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lester Hunt of Wellsville; a sister, Laura Harder of Wellsville; a sister-in-law, Margaret Hunt of Wellsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Carl Osgood.  Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 9, 2017) with funeral services following at 4 p.m. Pastor Trevor Price, of the West Union Mennonite Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Independence Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 309, Whitesville, NY 14897; Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

George Reuning Jr.

October 2, 1923 ~ April 19, 2013

GEORGE REUNING 1941George W. Reuning, Jr., 89 of Butler, died Friday April 19, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Born October 2, 1923 in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of George W. Reuning, Sr. and Gladys Grastorf Reuning. He had fond memories and told many stories about working in the family bakery, playing the violin and lettering in football, baseball and track. He graduated from Wellsville High School in 1941. His college education was interrupted by WWII when he volunteered to serve in the Army Air Corps, earning the rank of 1st Lieutenant as a P40 and P51 fighter pilot and trainer. After serving the country he loved, he returned to complete his Bachelors of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University in 1949. He was a member of the honorary Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity and was President of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. George maintained a life-long love of flying, enjoying the opportunity to serve in the Army Officer’s Reserve Corps, fly his family over their property on Dinnerbell Road and treat his cousin Jack Reuning to a thrilling barrel roll in the sky. George was an active member of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran church for 52 years. He had a strong faith in God which he shared with others through delivering children’s sermons, teaching Sunday school, greeting and ushering, serving as a council member, and spreading love and hope through his much loved post card ministry. George had a strong work ethic and was a gifted salesman. He was the founder and leader of Reuning-McKim, Inc. of Saxonburg, PA a business which continues successfully today. He was an innovative and energetic businessman, never one to be held back by limitations of any sort. A lover of nature and working outdoors, George loved to garden and eat the fresh vegetables he raised. He loved trees of all types but spent much time nurturing evergreens which many people enjoyed as Christmas trees. He had a great sense of humor and led his family in touch football games, wood splitting projects and rousing sing-alongs. He relished social gatherings and created a party atmosphere whether it was fishing, picnics, church softball games, meals at local restaurants or family celebrations. He remained active and enthusiastic until the time of his death. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret C. (Meves) Reuning, his son George W. (Barbara) Reuning III, his daughters Suzanne (Keith) Thrower and Diane (John) Bossung, eight grandchildren Julia Thrower, Jessica Thrower, Allison Thrower, Erica Thrower, Katherine Reuning, George W. Reuning IV, John Bossung, III and Kyle Bossung. A memorial service for George W. Reuning, Jr., who passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 310 West Main Street, Saxonburg with the Rev. Roger Keller officiating. The family will be available for visitation beginning at 10:00am in the narthex of the church. A luncheon for all friends and family will be held immediately following the service at Centennial Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church General Fund, Saxonburg, PA 16056 or Amedisys Hospice, 240 Pullman Square, Suite 255, Butler, PA 16001.

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 Walter K. Vossler

July 2, 1922 ~ June 22, 2009

Walter K. Vossler, 86, of Friendship died Monday (June 22, 2009) at the Wellsville Manor Care Center following a long illness.  Born July 2, 1922 in Wellsville, he was the eldest son of Karl B. and Bertha Brandes Vossler. He graduated from Wellsville High School and was active in the Future Farmers of America. After graduation he worked on his father’s farm. On June 28, 1947 he married the former Florence Rumsey of Friendship [daughter of Walter and Louise Potter Rumsey] in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2008 with their family.  Shortly after he was married he moved to Friendship and a bought a farm on East Hill Road. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and resided on their farm until his illness. The farm remained as the family home until his wife’s death in May 2008. As a farmer he was active in the Cooperative Extension and 4-H. In addition he was active in the Habitat for Humanity and a member of the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Wellsville.  He is survived by three children, Kenneth R. (Gayle) Vossler of Jamestown, Jean (Thomas) Bennett of Millersville, Maryland and Peter K. (Lynne) Vossler of Troy, Michigan; five grandchildren, Eric Vossler, Kathryn Vossler, Elizabeth Bennett, Kara Vossler and Thomas (Will) Bennett, Jr. In addition he is survived by two younger brothers, Donald (Janice) Vossler and Lawrence (Marge) Vossler both of Wellsville and a sister, Marilyn (Jack) Palmer of Florida.  He was predeceased by his wife of almost 61 years and by a son Paul Walter Vossler.  Friends and family may call at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday (June 27, 2009) at 11 am in the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church With Rev. William Willson presiding. Burial will be immediately following the service in the family plot of Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship.

 

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 Lelia N. Robbins-LeMaire

January 28, 1923 ~ January 1, 2011

Lelia N. LeMaire, 87, of 100 Johnson Street died on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at her home. She was born January 28, 1923 in Genesee, PA the daughter of the late Earl and Katherine (Ransom) Robbins. On March 9, 1961 in Niagara Falls, NY she married James LeMaire who predeceased her on December 17, 1985.  Lelia graduated from Wellsville High School in 1944 and moved to Niagara Falls, where she attended a business institute. During WW II, she was employed by Bell Aircraft. After her marriage she moved to Piercefield, NY and worked at the Tupper Lake Veneer Corporation from May 7, 1970 until her retirement on June 30, 1987. In 1990 she returned to Wellsville to be near her family. She is survived by a sister, Ada Craig and a brother, Earl Robbins both of Wellsville as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Harlan Robbins and sisters, Katherine Gusky, Marjorie Gleason, Ella Capparulo, Freda Armstrong, her twin, Celia Hall, Wyonna Feig and Emma Slawson  Friends are invited to the funeral on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville with Monsignor Vincent Becker presiding. Interment will follow in North Bingham Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include any charity of the donor’s choice.

 

 

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 June Cook-Williams

February 12, 1923 ~ January 18, 2012

June C. Williams of 50 Johnson Street went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 18, 2012. She was born on February 12, 1923 in Eldred, PA. to Laverne F. and Eva Cook. In 1942 she married William J. Carpenter who predeceased her in 1978. In 1981, she married James D. Williams who predeceased her in 2008.  June was a graduate of Wellsville Central School and was employed by the former Citizens Bank and retired from the then Key Bank in 1981. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wellsville.  June is survived by a daughter Sandra (David) Goodsell and a son Jerry (Alyce) Carpenter both of Wellsville. A step daughter, Jamie (Gary) Witmer of Virginia Beach and 2 stepsons, Sam (Lori) Williams of Kitty Hawk, NC. and Hal Williams of El Paso, TX. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Brent Goodsell and Scott (Kim) Goodsell both of Clifton Springs, NY., Terra (Nick) Dustin of Hamburg and Megan Carpenter of Wellsville; 8 step grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. June was predeceased by a brother Therold “Terry” Cook.  There will be no visitation or service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Stannards Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to either the First United Methodist Church in Wellsville or to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

 

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 Roberta Goodspeed-Finn

August 7, 1923 ~ February 19, 2014

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William Kozlowski

October 11, 1924 ~ February 22, 2007

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James Guilford Hand

July 1, 1923 ~ February 21, 2007

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 Pauline A. Dunshee-Broadbent-Green

August 11, 1921 ~ July 18, 2013

Pauline A. Dunshee Broadbent Green, 91, of South Main Street passed away on Thursday (July 18, 2013) at Cuba Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Olean, the daughter of Jesse and Tillie (Terrette) Dunshie.  Pauline was the Past Matron for the Bolivar Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, a former member of the Order of the Amaranth in Friendship and a member of the Christian Temple in Wellsville.  She is survived by six children, Kathryn (Ronald) Gibson of Florence, Ariz., Pamela (Dale) Foster of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Frederick (Nancy) Broadbent II of Easton, Pa., Tillie (Randy) Jordan of Concord, N.C., James (Ginnie) Broadbent of Riverton, Utah, and George (Suzy) Broadbent of Olean; two brothers, Fred Dunshie of Concordia, Kan., and Kenneth Dunshie of Fairbanks, Alaska, and one sister, Itha Poeltl of Tonawanda; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by three husbands, Frederick J. Broadbent Jr., Gordon F. Broadbent and John Green; one son, Gary Broadbent; one daughter, Glenda Brock; one sister, Lois Halleck; and six brothers, Howard, John, Russell, Frank, Lindy and Jesse Jr.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday (July 25, 2013) from 10 a.m. to noon at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow at noon in the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Wagner presiding. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Belfast.

 

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 Donald R. Linza

July 19, 1922 ~ December 1, 2013

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Donald R. Linza, 91, of 469 Route 19 South passed away Sunday (Dec. 1, 2013) at home with his family at his side, including his loving wife of 66 years.
He was born July 19, 1922, in the Town of Amity, a son of the late Max and Faith Withey Linza. On Aug. 30, 1947, in Shongo, he married Mary Kay Bastian, who survives.
Don was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 in the European Theater of operation. He was formerly employed at Hopkins Lumber in Wellsville; and Chapman’s Furniture in Genesee, Pa. For many years, he was a self-employed carpenter.  He was a 50-year member of the former Shongo United Methodist Church.  Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Don (Donita) Linza of Wellsville, Stephen (Judy) Linza of Whitesville and Todd (Sharla) Linza of Enid, Okla; one daughter, Vicki (Charles) White of Wellsville; six grandchildren, Michelle Denhoff, Richard (Stephanie) Linza, Mark (Janine) Linza, Cullen Linza, Evan Linza and Nicole White; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Marjorie Layton of Moravia; five brothers, Max (Jerry) Jr. of Houston, Roger (Helen) Linza of Belmont, Raymond (Barbara) Linza of Jamestown, Harley (Phyllis) Linza of Westfield, Pa., and Gary (Connie) Linza of Wellsville; as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Marilyn Ruth Linza; a grandson, Aaron J. White; and three brothers, Merle, Ernest and Dale Linza.  At Don’s request, there will be no service or visitation.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to HomeCare & Hospice or the SPCA Serving Allegany County.

 

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Kathryn Margaret “Kay” Craig-Whitney

October 27, 1922 ~ January 19, 2010

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Zera Witter-Broadbent

June 16, 1922 ~ May 15, 2010

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Helen Shine-LaChance

October 18, 1922 ~ November 18, 2008

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Jean Gleason-Witsil

February 17, 1923 ~ April 3, 2006

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 Anthony V. Lauzze

September 9, 1922 ~ January 3, 2015

Anthony V. Lauzze of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and formerly of Wellsville, N.Y., passed away Jan. 3, 2015, following a brief illness. Tony was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Wellsville, N.Y., to Anthony and Margaret Cardamone Lauzze. He graduated from Wellsville High School and on March 4, 1944, married Mary Maitland. Tony was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army as a member of a survey unit in the Ardennes Region (Battle of the Bulge) of France as well as campaigns in Central Europe and Rhineland. Tony was hired by the Worthington Corporation (later Turbodyne), currently Dresser Rand in Wellsville in September of 1941. He started in the stock room and following stints in expediting, methods and standards, the test floor, the pattern shop, the weld shop and as assistant shop superintendent was appointed Plant Superintendent in 1973. He held that position until his retirement in 1985. Tony was highly regarded for his dedication, integrity and fairness by management and the union members of the AFL-CIO.  Following retirement, Tony and Mary relocated to Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he enjoyed, in addition to the milder climate and many friends, golfing, woodworking and gardening. He was a member of St Michael’s Catholic Church, Murrells Inlet, S.C., as well as a lifetime member of Wellsville Elks Lodge #1495.  Tony is survived by Mary, his wife of 70 years; sons, Thomas (Kay Vossler) Lauzze of Wellsville, N.Y., Kirk (Diane Marino) Lauzze of Mokena, Ill., Micheal Lauzze of Wellsville, N.Y., Peter (Patricia Campbell) Lauzze of Bath, N.Y., and Lakewood Ranch, Fla., Stephen (Sharon Mickey) Lauzze of Corfu, N.Y., and Martin Lauzze of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; grandchildren, AJ (Lorri) Lauzze, Bradley Lauzze, Justin Lauzze, Jordan (Kelly) Lauzze, Kevin (Holly) Lauzze, Sara (Andrew) Blix, Stephanie (Scott Kahabka) Lauzze, Christopher Lauzze; great-grandchildren, Alec, Luke, Jake, Reed, Emily and Kendall; and niece, Marla (Per) Hahne.  Tony was predeceased by his sister, Marian (Toots) Vanskiver; nephew, Daniel Vanskiver; and great-grandson Skyler Kahabka.  A private service and celebration of Tony’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to The David A. Howe Public Library, 155 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 542 Cypress Avenue, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 or to a hospice of donor’s choice.

 

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Richard Henry Rockwell

November 18, 1922 ~ August 11, 1996

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William Thomas Hall

September 29, 1922 ~ November 24, 2002

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Vera Esther Dickerson-King

February 11, 1924 ~ February 22, 2015

Vera Esther Dickerson King went to be with the Lord on Feb. 22, 2015. She was born on Feb. 11, 1924, in Cato, N.Y. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Kolb (Jerry) of Monticello, Ill.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Fritton (Robert) of Gasport, N.Y., and Daniel Kolb of Urbana, Ill.; three great-grandchildren, Anna, Jacob and Lindsay; two great-great-grandchildren, Ja’Kayla and Bravion; her brother, Chester Dickerson (Elizabeth)?of Spring Hill, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Adelbert “Duff”?King; her son, Richard “Deak” King; and her parents, Grant and Gertrude Dickerson. Vera was a kind and loving person and a woman of faith who was always writing notes of encouragement or making gifts for people she cared about. She was a lifelong resident of Wellsville. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and also attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Barrington Community Church and Hartland Bible Church.  For the last several years, she was lovingly cared for by her granddaughter, Jenny, and her family in Gasport, N.Y. She died at their home surrounded by those who loved her.  She donated her body to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine for research, as did her husband before her.  Visitation will be held at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville, N.Y., on Sunday (March 22, 2015) from 2-4 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday (March 23, 2015) at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jon Goodwin officiating. Graveside services will be held at a later time.
Memorials in Vera’s name may be sent to Niagara Hospice, Inc., 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094 or to Gil’s Hills Ministries, 2526 Brown Road, Wellsville, NY 14895.  Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on Mar. 18, 2015

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Jane Kathryn Rooth

April 18, 1923 ~ April 30, 1991

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Charles Emerson Wilson

July 30, 1923 ~ December 12, 1994

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Robert Ervie Amadon

August 26, 1923 ~ February 2, 2015

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Dorothy Caroline Sick-Bacon

April 16, 1923 ~ April 3, 1997

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Robert Miller

February 24, 1923 ~ January 14, 1969

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Fred Wardner Norton

June 4, 1921 ~ November 15, 2011

Fred Norton, age 90 of Littleton. Husband of Anna Bell. Father of Don (Carrie), Nancy, Kristy (Rick) Garnett, Kerry (Bruce) Bolton, Preceded in death by wife Jean & son Tom. Father in law of Beth Norton. Grandfather of Chris, Jamie, Jon, Tyler, Caitlin, Adam, Benjamin, Alex, Jared, Nate, Katie, Dani. Great Grandfather of 4. Visitation Friday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Funeral Service Saturday, 10:30am, South Suburban Christian Church, 7275 S. Broadway, Littleton. Interment, Littleton Cemetery. Memorials to The American Heart Assn.

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Alice M. Baldwin-Horn

July 12, 1921 ~ March 24, 1994

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Ruth Gavitt-Hurd

February 26, 1925 ~ January 6, 1979

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Georgia E. Freeman-Baker

December 16, 1921 ~ January 31, 2011

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Della D. Hurd-Dahlgren

August 11, 1923 ~ May 31, 1987

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Rae Dickinson-Green-Stutsman-Crow

August 28, 1923 ~ October 29, 2007

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Richard Joseph Munkes

March 5, 1923 ~ January 25, 2006

Richard J.”Dick” Munkes, age 82, of 110 Pine Street, passed away on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at home after a long illness. He was born on March 5, 1923 in Wellsville to Henry J. and Norine Griffith Munkes and on November 2, 1946 in Wellsville he married Reta Nottingham who predeceased him on November 28, 1997. Dick was a life long resident of Wellsville and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1941. He joined the US Navy because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and served until 1945 on the USS Eurayle in the South Pacific. He was very proud to have served in the navy during WWII. While in High School he worked for the former Scoville Browns. After the service he was a policeman for the Village of Wellsville, worked for Rauber’s Furniture and in 1950 he joined Air Preheater from where he retired in 1983. Dick was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, American Legion post 702 and was a life member of the Duke Hose Company all of Wellsville. In his younger days he enjoyed hunting and fishing and later, enjoyed traveling the country and attending USS Eurayle Association reunions. Survivors include a son David [Rose Mary] Munkes of Wellsville; 2 grandchildren Sophia Marie and Brian Richard Munkes of Wellsville; 2 step grand sons CPO Kurt Hoyer of Virginia Beach, VA., and Michael Hoyer of Jacksonville, FL.; a special long time friend Eleanor Howe of Wellsville.He was predeceased by a sister Mary Jean Fitzgerald Friends are invited to call today from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A prayer service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 am in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church with Monsignor Vincent Becker presiding. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

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Helen Louise Moline-Geracci

May 18, 1921 ~ August 26, 1993

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Helen Theoclitus-Kallas

June 18, 1923 ~ March 3, 2013

Helen Kallas, 89, died March 3, 2013, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute. She was born in Wellsville, N.Y., and lived in St. Lucie County for the past 26 years, coming from Dania. Before retirement, she and her husband owned and operated a Dairy Queen. She was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Survivors include her husband of 69 years, James John Kallas. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 2525 S. 25th St., Fort Pierce, FL 34981. Services: Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. with a funeral Mass at 2 p.m. March 6 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Interment will be March 7 in South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Arrangements are by Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce Chapel.Published in the TC Palm on Mar. 5, 2013

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Calvin George Barnes

1923 ~ June 25, 2015

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Calvin George Barnes, 91, born in 1923 in Alma, New York, passed away June 25, 2015 due to metastatic prostate cancer. He resided in Long Beach, California at the time of his passing. He is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Marie “Susie” Feiner, Jaclyn “Jacquie” Barnes Szabo and Janet Marie Barnes, as well as three grandchildren, Tanya Michele Thomas, Chad Alan Stolzberg and Shelby Rose Stolzberg plus two great-grandchildren, Trevor Thomas and Jake Alan Thomas. A USC graduate, he worked in the oil industry for more than sixty years. His many athletic accomplishments include playing beach volleyball until the age of 85, competing and winning gold medals in the Senior Olympics for volleyball. An avid golfer, he scored well below his age up until a month before his passing. Table tennis was also a passion, challenging many of his younger neighbors to a lively match. Mr. Barnes served in the US Navy aboard the USS Ommaney Bay when it was hit and sunk by Kamikazi aircraft on January 4, 1945. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 2 – 4 pm at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, California.

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Warren Richard Abbey

July 1, 1923 ~ November 8, 2015

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Calvin George Barnes, 91, born in 1923 in Alma, New York, passed away June 25, 2015 due to metastatic prostate cancer. He resided in Long Beach, California at the time of his passing. He is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Marie “Susie” Feiner, Jaclyn “Jacquie” Barnes Szabo and Janet Marie Barnes, as well as three grandchildren, Tanya Michele Thomas, Chad Alan Stolzberg and Shelby Rose Stolzberg plus two great-grandchildren, Trevor Thomas and Jake Alan Thomas. A USC graduate, he worked in the oil industry for more than sixty years. His many athletic accomplishments include playing beach volleyball until the age of 85, competing and winning gold medals in the Senior Olympics for volleyball. An avid golfer, he scored well below his age up until a month before his passing. Table tennis was also a passion, challenging many of his younger neighbors to a lively match. Mr. Barnes served in the US Navy aboard the USS Ommaney Bay when it was hit and sunk by Kamikazi aircraft on January 4, 1945. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 2 – 4 pm at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, California.

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Ann Naomi Duke-Miller-Andrews

1923 ~ January 21, 2004

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Aileen Ruth Fay-Button

July 25, 1923 ~ May 20, 2006

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Theresa Frungillo-Muscetta

October 6, 1922 ~ October 25, 1977

Theresa Frungillo Muscetta, Tenafly, N.Y. – Mrs. Angelo Muscetta of Secaucus, N.J. and a native of Wellsville, N.Y., died in Christ Hospital in Jersey City Tuesday night following a long illness. She was born Oct. 6, 1922, a daughter of Louis and Rose Post Frungillo. In 1967 she married Angelo Muscetta who survives. In addition she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nancy Ellis, and two brothers, Carl and Frank, all of Wellsville. Friends may call at Barrett Funeral Home at 148 Dean Dr. in Tenafly on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday t 10 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Church here. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Tenafly. Published  Thursday, October 27, 1977 Wellsville Daily Reporter.

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Marian Matteson-Burrell

June 24, 1924 ~ July 16, 2011

Marian was a daughter of Merle and Zereta Clarke Matteson.  She was the widow of Truman R. Burrell, who died in 1982.  In addition to her loving husband of 39 years, Marian was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Genevieve Weihoneig.

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Steven George Cretekos

September 3, 1923 ~ April 4, 2009

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A lot of you may find this a familiar face, from the Texas Hot, or the golf course, maybe even Better Days. Steve Cretekos passed away (Saturday, April 4, 2009) and he will be missed for his kindness, quick wit, and a long list of other admirable qualities. We called him “Uncle Steve” and he has been a member of our family for well over 60 years. This son of Greek immigrants was my grandfather’s best friend and after he passed away he became my father’s best friend.  Uncle Steve was a WHS graduate and a basketball star. A bomber pilot in WWII who flew over Nazi Germany and was wounded by anti-aircraft flak. He probably cooked your breakfast at the Texas Hot, maybe you’ve enjoyed his Cretekos Candy. “Stavros” as his close friends called him had a habit of picking on the “big shots” or the more aristocratic folks around town. He wasn’t impressed with the elitist attitude, or the pompous bully … and he let them know it! So fare thee well old friend and thanks for being so good to your adopted family! (Andrew Harris is the owner of Better Days Pub and Eatery)  Editor’s Note: Calling hours for Steve Cretekos are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the J.W.?Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. A funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Wellsville.

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Dorothy Bertha Schoonover-Heselton-Ordiway

August 23, 1923 ~ November 11, 2005

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Thomas Albert Tucker

March 31, 1924 ~ June 15, 1998

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Nancy S. Duke-McEachern

November 2, 1923 ~ February 2, 2015

 

Nancy Duke McEachern died suddenly Monday (Feb. 2, 2015) at home, which she dearly loved, on Broomfield Creek, Lady’s Island, South Carolina. She was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Wellsville (Allegany County), N.Y., the daughter of Harold and Ruth Miller Duke. She was predeceased by her brother, Philip Hastings Duke. Nancy was married to the late Loyd Richard McEachern (Mac). She is survived by their five children, Sue McEachern McIntire of Bluffton, S.C., Stephen Duke McEachern of Charlotte N.C., Leslie Davis McEachern of Glen Gardner, N.J.; Lindsay McEachern Hicks of University Park, Md.; John Stewart McEachern of Beaufort, S.C. Also surviving are grandchildren, T. Stewart Ketchin,  Kate H. McEachern, Gregory D. McEachern, Austin M. Hicks, Susannah M. Hicks, and four great-grandchildren.  A private family service will be held on Saturday (Feb. 7, 2015). To celebrate Nancy’s life, a gathering of friends and family will be held at 2 p.m. on the patio of Saltus River Grill, Bay St., Beaufort, S.C.  In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the South Carolina Wildlife Federation.

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Genevieve Costello-Cline

December 7, 1922 ~ July 14, 1982

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 Georgianna Costello-Wilson-Kapuza

December 7, 1922 ~ July 27, 1996

 

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 Barbara Ann Costello-Michalegko

December 16, 1924 ~ June 29, 2006

 

 

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 Robert John Seelbinder

August 4, 1923 ~ January 13, 2006

 

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 Blanche Elizabeth Madison-Gulliver

 November 19, 1922 ~ October 12, 1997

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 Betty June Welch-Prescott-Lynch

June 11, 1923 ~ January 1, 2000

 

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 Lucille Marie Herman-Hendershot

March 14, 1923 ~ July 1981

 

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 Yvonne Elnor Webster-Gavitt

April 7, 1923 ~ June 5, 1997

 

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 Francis W. Walker

January 22, 1922 ~ September 8, 1985

PVT. U.S. ARMY – WORLD WAR II

 

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 Robert Napier Prescott

May 5, 1920 ~ March 31, 1989

 

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 Marion Agnes Rahr-Moir

June 20, 1923 ~ June 1, 2009

 MARION RAHR 1941

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 Harvey James Aldrich

October 24, 1924 ~ May 29, 1998

 

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 Victor Adelbert Fanton

March 24, 1920 ~ November 9, 1974

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 Norma Jean Graves-Scheben-Weiss

December 31, 1923 ~ January 22, 2013

Norma Graves Scheben Weiss, born December 31, 1923 in Willing Township, Allegheny County, NY, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2013. She is predeceased by her parents, Eugene and Carrie Graves; brothers, Roscoe and Sherman Graves; husbands, Ferdinand Scheben and Howard Weiss. She is survived by her five children, Karen Flores of Phoenix, AZ, William Scheben (Linda) of Afton, NY, Fredric Scheben (Faith) of Orlando, FL, Philip Scheben (Laurie) of The Villages, FL, and Barry Scheben (Pushpa) of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, K. Tamara Flores of Sebastopol, CA, Rogelio A. Flores of Los Angeles, CA, and Ingemar Flores (Olya) of Gaithersburg, MD, William Scheben of Conklin, NY, and Michael, Daniel, and Christopher Scheben, all of Binghamton, NY; great-grandchildren, Theo Torbert-Flores of Sebastopol, CA, Angelina Scheben and William Scheben III of Binghamton, NY, and Elijah and Nathan Flores of Gaithersburg, MD. She is also survived by a sister, Jane Hessney of Binghamton, NY; and brothers, Calvin Graves (Barbara) of Wellsville, NY, Richard Graves (Marian) of South Daytona Beach, FL; and sister-in-law, Betty Lou Graves of Reading, PA; and many nieces and nephews. She graduated from Wellsville, NY High School in 1941 and was employed for 20 years in NYS Civil Service (Binghamton Psychiatric Center and NYS Department of Transportation), and also performed stenographic work for the Town of Kirkwood, NY for a number of years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Endicott, NY, and also a member of St. Joseph’s Altar and Rosary Society; and member of the CSEA, RPEA and the American Legion Auxiliary in Florida. A Funeral Mass will be offered Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 207 Hayes Ave., Endicott. Burial will be in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton. The family will receive friends at the church Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00.

 

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 Richard Donald Morrison

September 11, 1921 ~ September 17, 2000

 

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 Raymond F. Shear

June 1, 1923 ~ December 21, 2001

2ND LT US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

 

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 Barbara Jane Sadler

January 14, 1922 ~ May 10, 1940

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 George Bernard Ballerstein

June 24, 1924 ~ July 1983

 

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 Bernard Riley

April 4, 1924 ~ October 4, 1994

 

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 Betty Joan White-Palmiter

December 19, 1922 ~ March 18, 2009

“Betty was born on December 19, 1922 and passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2009.  Betty was a resident of Wellsville, New York.”

 

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 Revere C. Perkins

January 11, 1925 ~ June 30, 2013

The Rev. Revere C. Perkins, 88, of 351 Main St., formerly of 546 S. Main St., passed away Sunday (June 30, 2013) in the Beth Shalom Nursing Home, Virginia Beach, Va.  He was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Wellsville to Orville and Cora Goodridge Perkins of Hallsport. He married the late Lyna J. Perkins on Sept. 21, 1946, in Eureka, Mont. They were married for 59 years.  He was a high school graduate in Wellsville and attended Nyack College in New York City, Houghton College and Alfred Theological Seminary.  He served in the ministry at Fort Totten, N.D.; Hettinger, N.D.; rural North Dakota; Ulysses, Pa.; Gold, Pa.; Mills, Pa.; and Bingham Center, Pa. In New York, he served in Sardinia, Bolivar, Oakfield, Elba, Warsaw, West Warsaw, Walworth, West Walworth, Findley Lake, Olean, Knapp Creek, Whitesville, Stannards and Allentown. He was a pastor for the Western New York Conference of the United Methodist Church.  He and Lyna were directors of the Senior Citizens Camp in Watson Homestead for many years.  Surviving are two sons, Dr. Revere D. (Elizabeth) Perkins of Springville and Donald (Angelina) Perkins of Clearwater, Fla.; three daughters, Helen Perkins of Spencerport, Esther (Paul) Carpenter of Trenton, Ontario, and Dorothy (Bruce) Thompson of Chesapeake, Va.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He also is survived by one sister, Vivian (Richard) Sherwood of Hallsport. He was preceded in death by brothers, Eugene, Orville and Merle; and sister, Mary Perry. Burial will be in Hallsport Cemetery in the town of Willing.

 

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 Anna Marie McNulty

April 5, 1923 ~ April 12, 1985

 

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 Celia Button-Wasserloos

May 8, 1923 ~ September 7, 2015

Celia Elaine Wasserloos, 92, of Dornow Road, died Monday (Sept. 7, 2015) in the Wellsville Manor Care Center after a long period of declining health.  She was born May 8, 1923, in Wellsville, the daughter of Oscar and Cora Gowdy Button, the youngest of nine children.
On March 14, 1945, in Wellsville, she was married to Robert Peter Wasserloos, who predeceased her Sept. 4, 2011. Together they raised three daughters. They are Carol (Peter Allison) Wasserloos of Hatfield, Mass., and twins Kathy (Doug) Bellows of Wellsville and Karla (David Lemley) Wasserloos of Porterville, Pa. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Eric (Claire) Bellows and Rebecca (Timothy) Joyce; six great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends.  Celia was a proud registered nurse and was among the first nurses employed by the new Jones Memorial Hospital from 1945 until her retirement in 1982. Celia assisted with the birth of hundreds of Allegany County babies. She was a gifted gardener and an avid baseball fan. She loved animals, especially dogs and cats, and taught her children and grandchildren to share that love. Her family and friends will always treasure her memory.  Calling hours will be in the Christian Temple Church, 99 Maple Ave., Wellsville, from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 12, 2015), followed by funeral services. The Rev. Ralph Eastlack will officiate. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.  Memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895; or to the Wellsville Manor Assisted Living Home, 4192 B-Bolivar Road, Wellsville, NY 14895.

 

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 Helen Pounder Dreher-Warren

October 6, 1923 ~ December 16, 2001

 

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 Alfred L. McGinnis

November 17, 1923 ~ November 1977

 

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 Helen Janette Millspaugh-Godden

December 26, 1921 ~ July 7, 2001

 

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 Ward Clare Whitney

May 15, 1922 ~ February 11, 1989

 

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 James Archie Dean

November 5, 1923 ~ August 23, 1997

 

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 Jean Marie Gardner-Brady

February 26, 1923 ~ May 27, 2010

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 Jean Marie, 87, formerly of Longmont, passed away May 27, 2010 in Nampa, Idaho. Jean was born February 26, 1923 in Wellsville, N.Y. the only daughter of James Austin and Luella Marie (Myers) Gardner. On July 21, 1944 she married Charles Peter Brady in San Antonio, TX. In 1969 she moved to Colorado and Longmont in 1975. She would later move to Nampa, Idaho in 2009.
Jean was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Taking an active role in her Church, she was a Seminary Teacher for 10 years, was in the Relief Society, serving as President and worked as a Temple Worker in the Denver Temple.  Jean worked as an executive secretary for a number of different and diverse companies. Family and friends loved her for her caring ways, her constant good nature and ever-present humor. She enjoyed needlework, crocheting, reading, card games, singing and dancing. Her grandchildren were her joy and she took an interest in their activities and involvement whenever possible.
Her parents, her husband and three brothers preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons Bob (Lydia) Brady of Caldwell, ID and Pat (Kathy) Brady of Green River, UT; three daughters Nancy (Dale) Braithwaite of Huntington Beach, CA, Susan (Michael) Moore of Longmont, and Kathy (Keith) Nannie of Abilene, TX. 27 grandchildren and 38 grandchildren.  Visitation hours will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 1 at the Howe Mortuary with the family present to greet. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the 11th Ave Building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Phil Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery.

 

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 Katherine Young-Funk-Peckham

October 20, 1922 ~ June 1, 2004

Katherine E. Peckham, 81, formerly of Belmont passed away Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at the Bradford Manor in Bradford, PA. She was born October 20, 1922 in Sweden Valley, PA, the daughter of Clifton B. and Eva Ida (Ackley) Young.  Katherine married Martin J. Funk Sr. and in 1967 she married Alfred E. Peckham who predeceased her in 1992. She was a Wellsville High School graduate, and was employed as a secretary for the Allegany County Cooperative Extension in Belmont for many years. She was a member of Professional Secretaries International and AARP.  She is survived by 2 sons: Martin J. (Alice) Funk Jr. of Polacca, AZ; Victor L. (Gail) Funk of Belmont; 2 daughters: Sandra K. (Richard) Ayers of Victor, NY; Wanda R. (Ken) Hollamby of Olean; 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Gladys Saunders of Olean; Ruth Saunders of Friendship; and several nieces and nephews. Katherine was predeceased by 1 brother: Carlos Perry, and 2 sisters: Frances Western and Pearl Perry.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery
, Wellsville.

 

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 Bert W. Serena

January 30, 1924 ~ February 20, 2000

SSGT. U.S. ARMY – WORLD WAR II

 

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 Paul Richard Gorton

April 8, 1919 ~ January 20, 1975

 

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 Clair Arden Peterson

March 5, 1923 ~ December 8, 1992

 

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