January 28, 1923 ~ August 9, 2004
February 14, 1924 ~ October 23, 2012
Paulena McDowell Piper, 88, of 3441 Moonlight Drive passed away Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2012) at Jones Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1924, in Tioga, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Zora and Helen Torrence LaPolt. On Jan. 18, 1944, in Wellsville, she married Gerald L. McDowell, who predeceased her Oct. 1, 1996. On Aug. 20, 2001, she married Edward W. Piper, who predeceased her March 28, 2011. Paulena was very active in the United Methodist Church of Wellsville and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Burton Chapter #129 of the Eastern Star; an honorary member of the Olean Order of the Amaranth; past Matron of the Burton Chapter #129 OES; past District Deputy Grand Matron of Allegany District OES; past Royal Matron of Friendship Court #59 Order of Amaranth; past District Deputy Grand Royal Matron of the Order of Amaranth; past Grand Musician of the Order of Amaranth; and an organist for Burton Chapter in Friendship Court and Emmanus Shrine. Paulena worked in many fields, including owning and operating Jeri’s Beauty Shop and working at Wellsville Burial Case. She was also employed as a dental assistant of Dr. Harvey Spencer, a bookkeeper and secretary for Scoville Brown, a legal secretary for Ellis J. Hopkins and a legal secretary for J. Donald Hauselt. Paulena wrote many presentations for various Masonic orders over the years. She also taught Sunday school and directed the children’s choir for many years at the United Methodist Church. She did handiwork as a hobby, presenting many handmade items to her friends. She also performed vocal selections with her sister, Louise, at many Masonic functions. She is survived by a son, Jerry L. McDowell of Rochester; a grandson, Richard J. McDowell of Rochester; a granddaughter, Emma McDowell of Rochester; a sister, Louise E. Brown of Wellsville; a nephew, Todd F. (Marylise) of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a grandnephew, William F. Brown of Virginia Beach. Friends are invited to call Saturday (Oct. 27, 2012) at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville from noon to 2 p.m., at which time funeral services will held. The Rev. Stan Scoville will preside. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
October 12, 1924 ~ March 26, 1986
October 6, 1924 ~ January 16, 1974
May 5, 1925 ~ October 15, 2016
US Army Air Force WW2
December 15, 1924 ~ June 11, 2012
November 28, 1924 ~ April 15, 2012
December 8, 1923 ~ June 17, 2017
Robert Edward Johnson, 93, of Alvin, Texas passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017. He was born December 8, 1923 to Leon Johnson and Amelia Dolberg Johnson in Wellsville, New York. He entered the Navy on October 1, 1942 and served in the South Pacific as an aircraft mechanic during WWII. He was honorably discharged on January 28, 1946 from the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas as a 2nd Class AMM. While in the service, he graduated from the Spartan School of Aeronautics as an airline service mechanic. Robert was a pilot for Tenneco for 28 years. During this time, he flew several foreign and domestic officials, including transporting Congressman Olin Teague to the Apollo XIII launch site. Robert and Martha “Aggie” were married March 23, 1946 in Ingelside, Texas and just celebrated 71 years of marriage. He flew with Red Adair, helping with Gulf oil-well fires; a member of the American Legion; member of the Masonic Lodge as a master mason of good standing since 1965; attended Alvin First United Methodist Church. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Arlouine Johnson; brothers, Richard Johnson and Walter Johnson; and grandson, Ezekiel Robert-Benjamin “Ben” Cross. He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Agatha “Aggie” Johnson; daughter, Eileen Kay Cross; son, Scott Taylor Johnson; brother, Kenneth Johnson; grandson, Seth Jamison Taylor Cross; great-grandson, Ian Martin-Taylor Cross; great-granddaughter, Katelyn Ruth Cross; many nieces, nephews and “adopted family”; and many other relatives and cherished friends. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Alvin, 611 W. South St., Alvin, TX 77511 with Rev. Matt Hogan officiating.
April 1, 1924 ~ February 23, 2020
David Duke Haskins, age 95, of the Timber Pines Community, passed away Sunday (Feb 23, 2020) at the Trinity Medical Center. David was born April 1, 1924, in Wellsville, N.Y., the son of Bayard and Victoria Haskins. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Barbara Smith Haskins, a loving wife and devoted and timeless caregiver for the many years Dave courageously battled cancer. A Wellsville high school graduate, Dave then attended Columbia University before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in Europe as a P-51 Mustang fighter pilot. A mighty plane for a mighty guy. Dave’s many accomplishments and achievements include working closely with his family in the oil industry and he held many positions at the Ebenezer Oil Co. Inc., including serving as an officer and director. Dave also served as an officer and director of the New York State Oil Producers Association, was a member of the Penn Grade Crude Association, a director of the First Trust Company Bank, a trustee of the David A. Howe Library and an elected Allegany County Legislator. He was also a past member of the Wellsville Lions Club, where he entertained many Wellsville residents as an “End Man” in the Lions Variety Shows. In his final days, Dave, the widely respected and loved “April Fool,” even brought smiles to the faces of his nurses who stated that despite his age, infirmity and cancer, he still made them smile. Dave was a devoted family man and will be sadly missed by his wife, children and grandchildren. CAVU – Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited! Surviving are the couple’s five children, Nancy (Jay) Lazar of Bethlehem, Pa., Thomas (Kristina) Haskins of Richmond, Va., William (Robin) Haskins of Port St. Lucie, Anne Schettine of Bemus Point, N.Y. and Mark T. Haskins of Wellsville; as well as 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Dave was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Daniel Haskins; a sister, Mary Atkinson; and his aunt, Bertha K. Haskins. Friends may visit the family from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 29, 2020) at the Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel, with a memorial service to follow at the Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville, at a later date.
August 18, 1924 ~ November 6, 2019
Frances Elizabeth Duke was born on August 18, 1924 and passed away on November 6, 2019 and is under the care of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes.
October 24, 1924 ~ June 6, 2016
John M. Cooper, 91 of Warren, entered into eternal life peacefully in his sleep on the early morning of June 6, 2016. John was born on October 20, 1924 in Wellsville, NY. John enlisted into the United States Army on April 5, 1943 and served his country during World War II as a pilot. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal and was honorably discharged on March 21, 1946 with the rank of First Officer. John worked for Packard Electric for over 30 years retiring in 1989. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing pool and was an avid outdoorsmen. John was a member of the Moose in Warren. John is survived by his daughter Melissa M. Cooper (Richard McAllise) with whom he made his home. Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife Mari R. (Radu) Cooper and two brothers Rudolph and Richard Cooper. Calling hours will take place on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home, where a funeral procession will leave from the funeral home immediately following for Pineview Memorial Park for committal services. Burial will take place next to his wife in Pineview Memorial Park in Warren.
September 11, 1925 ~ June 16, 2019
Beverly ‘Bev” B. Inferrera, age 93, of Scott Avenue passed away on Sunday June 16, 2019 at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wellsville on September 11, 1925 to the late John and Mary Tarantine Boyd. On October 8, 1960 she married Basil Inferrera who predeceased her on April 8, 1976.Bev was a lifelong resident of Wellsville who graduated from Immaculate Conception and Wellsville High School. She had attended RBI Business School and had worked for several local companies including New York Telephone, Air Preheater and Worthington. She also ran the family property rental business for many years. Bev was very active in the Wellsville Community where she was a Charter Member of the Wellsville Lioness Club, a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Chapter Preceptor Beta Upsilon Twig, the Investment Club and enjoyed playing poker with her many girlfriends. She was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Wellsville. Bev was a loving mother who raised five children, Rand [Connie] Beckman of Belmont, Darcy [James] Catino of Batavia, Joseph [Penny] Inferrera of New Milford, CT., John Inferrera of Pittsford and James Inferrera of Wellsville; She was a loving grandmother to her 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild.; she was also survived by many cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Basil, her parents John and Mary Boyd and her son Rand.In keeping with Bev’s wishes a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial gifts in her name may be made to either the Immaculate Conception Church or to the Father Brown Mission Club.
August 21, 1924 ~ October 7, 2017
Charles Spahr Sangree United Church of Christ pastor, WWII Army veteran Charles Spahr Sangree passed away at the age of 92 on Oct. 7, 2017, after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at the Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church, 600 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, N.J., on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow. The son of the Rev. Milton and Jean (Spahr) Sangree, he was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., grew up in western New York, and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1942. Charles spent one year at Haverford College before serving in the United States Army during World War II. He later returned to complete his studies in philosophy at Haverford College, where he graduated in 1949. Charles received his master’s of divinity from Union Theological Seminary in 1952 and doctor of ministry from Andover Newton Theological School in 1975. Married to Elizabeth (Klausmann) in 1956, he served as the pastor of the United Church of Christ in Woodhaven, N.Y. and First Congregational U.C.C. in Holliston, Mass. for over 30 years. He and Betty then lived on Cape Cod and Sanibel Island, where he enjoyed spending time with his family playing tennis, swimming, playing basketball, and cribbage. In recent years, he lived in Maplewood, N.J., at Winchester Gardens and was an active participant in Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church. In addition to his beloved wife of 61 years, he is survived by his son, Harry Sangree and his wife, Lydia and their children, Lisa and Stephen Sangree of New Providence, N.J.; his son, Paul Sangree and his wife, Irene Bagdoian and their daughter, Anna of Westborough, Mass., and his son, David Sangree and his wife, Laura and children, Paul and Grace of Lakewood, Ohio. He is also survived by his sister, Anne Parke of Alexandria, Va.; his brother, Huyett Sangree and his wife, Gail of Waterbury, Conn., and his sister, Jenny Stoner and her husband, David, of Craftsbury, Vt. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a legion of friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in memory of Charles Spahr Sangree to the United Church of Christ at ucc.org.
November 5, 1925 ~ May 1, 2018
Laura A. Harder, 92, of the Stone Dam Road, Town of Alma, Wellsville, NY, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in her home.
Born November 5, 1925, in the Town of Willing, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Grace Marshall Hunt, one of 11 children. On October 26, 1946, in Wellsville, she married Robert L. Harder, who predeceased her on March 20, 2016.
A homemaker, she and her husband owned and operated a farm for many years. Surviving are: three children, Willis L. Harder of Wellsville, Sharon L. (Stephen) Ritter of Friendship, NY, and Dawn M. Ordway of Wellsville; six grandchildren, Robert J. (Karen) Harder of Cuba, Janis (Steven) Hofbauer of Buffalo, Stephen Ritter of Niagara Falls, Jeffrey Ritter of Olean, Dennis Ordway of Wellsville, and Darla (Kevin) Petrinec of Alden; eight great-grandchildren, Gavin Ritter, Logan Harder, Amaya Ritter, Grace Petrinec, Kevin Petrinec, Michael Petrinec, Trenton Schoonover, and Cheyenne Dahill; a brother, Lester A. Hunt of Wellsville; a sister-in-law, Margaret S. Hunt of Whitesville; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by four brothers, Lawrence Hunt, Leon Hunt, Lyle Hunt, Larue “Rudy” Hunt; and five sisters, Lena Reed, Lytie Harder, Loretta Lewis, Leola Halladay, and Lois Hunt. A Graveside Service will be held in Yorks Corners Cemetery on a later date. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
April 21, 1922 ~November 20, 2017
Richard W. Bellows, 95, of 6 Brookside Dr., died Monday (November 20, 2017) in Geneva General Hospital. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (Jan. 5, 2018) at Coe-Genung Funeral Home. Military rites will be 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, performed by members of Waterloo Memorial Post 6433, V.F.W. and Warner VanRiper Post 435, American Legion. The Masonic Memorial services will be at 8 p.m. at the funeral home, performed by Pocahontas Lodge 211 F.&A.M. and Central City Bodies AASR. The memorial service will be Saturday (Jan. 6, 2018) at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. Rev. Nelson Gaetz, interim priest of Trinity Episcopal Church and Rev. Philip Kasey, retired pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 27 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY, 13148 or organizations of one’s choice. Richard was born April 21, 1922, in Hector, PA, the son of Orren W. and Luella M. Clark Bellows. He was a 1942 graduate of Wellsville High School, Wellsvillle, NY. Richard served in the Army Air Corps during WWII . Returning from the service he was employed with Sinclair Refinery in Wellsville. Eventually he left employment with Sinclair and was then employed with the Air Preheater Company in Wellsville, that later was acquired by Combustion Engineering. He transferred from Wellsville, to the main office in Windsor, CT as a Quality Engineer, until his retirement. After retiring, Richard and his wife, Rachael moved to Waterloo to enjoy boating on the Finger Lakes. Dick was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. He was a member of Morrison Hayes Post 702, American Legion in Wellsville, NY. For many years he was an active member of Pocahontas Lodge 211 F. & A.M of Seneca Falls, NY and 33rd Degree Mason with Central City Bodies AASR, Syracuse, NY. He also was a member of Seneca Lake Chapter, OES, Dresden, NY. Dick was a member of the Masonic War Veterans, as well. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Rachael A. Pflager Bellows; daughters, Susan H. Allen and Margaret A. Kernan both of DeBary, FL, and Nancy J. (Dale) Smith of Wellsville, NY; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson; brother, Kenneth O. Bellows of Wellsville, NY, many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Connie Bellows of Mentor, OH; a niece he called his “fourth daughter” Linda Young. Richard was predeceased by brothers, Paul and Herbert Bellows.
June 12, 1923 ~ July 23, 2017
William L. “”Bill”” Lafferty, 94, formerly of Wellsville, N.Y., died Sunday (July 23, 2017) in Hospice of Orleans Home, Albion, N.Y., following a brief illness. Born June 12, 1923, in Wellsville, he was the son of Lewis W. and Florence Robinson Lafferty. He was married to the former Virginia Halsey, who predeceased him on Jan. 26, 2010. A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Navy. Bill was a lifelong resident of Wellsville and retired from National Fuel Gas Co. of Wellsville. He was a life member of Dyke Street Hose Co. of Wellsville and a member of Frank B. Church VFW Post #2530 and the Wellsville Moose Lodge. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Sweeney of Friendship, N.Y., and Mary Jo (Don) Bentley of Kent, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Alesia (Vong) Boussa of Wellsville, Christine (Jeremy) Goulet of Biddeford, Maine, Danielle (Tony) Clingerman of Virginia, Ashley (Jim) Jawkins of Kent, N.Y., Brandon (Molly) Bentley of Rochester, N.Y., and Chad (Libbey) Bentley of Kent, N.Y.; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two sons, Robert and Billie. He enjoyed time spent with his family and his Friday nights with his great-grandson, Justin. They would have a fish fry, watch Bonanza and Gunsmoke and then Grandpa would tell Justin about the good old days. Occasionally, they would go into the workshop and work on projects. Justin was the apple of his Grandpa’s eye. Visitation and funeral services were held Thursday (July 27, 2017) in the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY. Pastor David Beach, of the Gaines Carlton Community Church of Albion, officiated. Interment, with full military rites accorded by members of Wellsville American Legion Post #702, was in Knights Creek Cemetery, Scio, N.Y. Memorials may be made to the SPCA serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895 or the Purple Heart Homes, c/o Jamie L. White, 284 Farnum St., Wellsville, NY 14895.
September 9, 1922 ~ April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016 at age 93. Leah, a former resident of Delray Beach, FL for 28 years, was a Foreign Language Teacher in the Rush Henrietta Schools. Leah loved ballroom dancing, traveling and was an avid bridge and tennis player and bowler. She supported her husband Jimmy in his ownership of several local restaurants including Arrows, Arthur Treachers Fish & Chips and Theo’s Restaurant in Penfield. Predeceased by her husband, James Theofanis, and Daniel Vitarius and George Tobias; son, Charles Theofanis; sister, Irene Mentis, and brother, Charles Raptis. Leah is survived by her daughters, Angie (David) Kleeh and Gigi (Douglas) Lamb; daughter-in-law Diane Theofanis Ellis (Rick); grandchildren, Jason (fiancée Amy), Adam (Katie) and Matthew (Kristina) Kleeh; Marissa (Ryan) Bushman, Brett (Jackie) Lamb, Joanna and A.J. Theofanis; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, James (Demmye) Raptis; brother-in-law Fr. Elias Mentis and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call Thursday, 4-7 at the funeral chapel (2305 Monroe Ave.) where a funeral service will also be held Friday, 10am. You are invited to bring a written memory for the family’s memory book. Interment at White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Bivona Child Advocacy Center, One Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester 14608.
October 5, 1924 ~ Septmber 4, 1999
July 18, 1925 ~ August 16, 2012
Elizabeth O’Connor Harris passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Hart Comfort House in Wellsville, NY where she had resided for several days. She was born in Wellsville on July 18, 1925 to the late Gertrude Burr O’connor and John H. O’connor. On june 16, 1948 Elizabeth married Daniel Christiana Harris in Wellsville where they chose to raise their family becoming integral members of the community. Elizabeth is survived by her four children Daniel (Ann) c. Harris Jr., Kevin (Jeanne) O’connor Harris, Patty Ann (John) Kuzma and Mary Lois [Dan) Denner, eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a very close extended family including Joe and Florence Ann Felsen and family, Kitty Cretekos and family and many more too numerous to mention. She was predeceased by her husband, brother John O’Connor and his wife Lois and nephew Michael O’Connor. After graduating from immaculate conception school, Wellsville High School and Alfred University Elizabeth was active in Beta Sigma Phi in which she stayed involved until recently. She also taught English in the Wellsville school system and is still fondly remembered by former students. Liz shared a lifelong passion for golf with her family and friends, playing daily for many summers and for bridge which she played several days a week with her friends. She was a very active communicant in Immaculate Conception parish volunteering im many different capacities throughout her life. Most of all, Elizabeth enjoyed all things involving her family. She was a very recognizable figure at any sporting event, and there were many, involving her children and grandchildren. While using her porch as a bus stop the children of the neighborhood enjoyed her protection and the treats she provided daily. Her home was always the hub of activity for her family and friends but her specialty was holidays made especially memorable by her extensive preparation and enthusiastic participation. Elizabeth will be very sadly missed but very joyously remembered. Friends are invited to call on sunday, august 19, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. In Wellsville. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Rev. Thomas Roman as celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials donated in her name to Hart Comfort House or Jones Memorial Hospital, both in Wellsville, will be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.
August 4, 1924 ~ May 15, 1988
April 4, 1924 ~ June 21, 2008
September 25, 1923 ~ November 29, 1994
May 20, 1924 ~ November 27, 2012
December 13, 1923 ~ November 20, 2011
November 17, 1925 ~ May 5, 2011
September 2, 1926 ~ December 17, 2012
Elizabeth J. “Jean” Hanks – 86 – of 359 Karrdale Ave., (Knoll Crest Rd.), Almond, died Monday afternoon (December 17, 2012) at her home, following a long illness. Born in Wellsville, NY on September 2, 1926, she was the daughter of Patrick “Henry” & Sara Finola (Wiles) Hart. Jean grew up in Wellsville and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception Parochial School and later graduated from Wellsville High School . While living in Wellsville, she had been employed as a telephone operator for New York Telephone Company. From 1944 – 1953 Jean resided in Alfred and has lived in Almond for the past 60 years. For 57 years, Jean was employed at Alfred University in many capacities, including working in the Treasurer’s office and Food Service Department. She retired in 2001 as Administrative Assistant to the Director of Dining Service. She was a communicant of St. Brendan’s Church of Almond where she had been a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. In her younger years, she served as Boy Scout Leader for Boy Scouts of America. Jean was preceded in death by her son, William “Bill” Hanks who died February 25, 1971. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, William Hart & Gerald Hart; 1 sister, Mary Esther Adams. Surviving are 3 daughters, Barb (Pat) McPoland of Simpsonville, SC, Marilyn (Bill) Weidman of Newburgh, IN and Nancy (Ed Ellington) Hanks of Almond; 1 sister, Julia “Judy” (Jim) Brush of Wellsville; 1 brother-in-law, Clint Adams of Rochester; 7 grandchildren, Shawn McPoland, Melissa McPoland, Jennifer McPoland, Mark McPoland, Billy Weidman, Kelly Weidman, Michael (Molly) Weidman; several nieces & nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 AM at St. Brendan’s Church in Almond with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond. Jean’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to Immaculate Conception School, 24 Maple St., Wellsville, NY 14895 or to Comfort House of Allegany County, 141 East State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.
July 11, 1924 ~ January 1978
July 26, 1923 ~ March 28, 2011
December 21, 1923 ~ January 29, 1991
MARSH, Donald D., Born 12-21- 1923 Died 1-29- 1991 Age 67
Spouse of Lois E., Wed Jan. 03, 1953
Son of Eugene & Maude McGone Marsh
b. Rixford PA
May 22, 1925 ~ January 2, 2005
CM3 U.S. NAVY – WORLD WAR II
April 4, 1924 ~ September 22, 2015
August 6, 1921 ~ June 22, 2006
James Donald “Jim” Duke, Jr., 84, of Pulaski went to his heavenly reward on June 22, 2006 and was reunited with his beloved wife, Effie. He was born in Wellsville, New York on Aug. 6, 1921 and was the son of the late James D. Duke, Sr. and Hazel Roche Duke. He was a veteran of World War II and was the former owner and operator of Jim’s Steak House in Pulaski. Surviving are: his son, James Donald Duke, III, Lynchburg; sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Jack White, Pulaski; brother, Rock T. “Skip” Duke, Pulaski; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Vickie Houk officiating. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Christ Episcopal Church, Pulaski with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Visiting will be Sunday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.
July 25, 1923 ~ February 9, 1984
June 8, 1925 ~ January 12, 1983
July 27, 1924 ~ March 5, 1988
December 20, 1924 ~ January 24, 2011
November 14, 1924 ~ September 20, 2002
December 5, 1923 ~ April 2, 2003
John W. “Jack” Eames, 79, of 274 North Main Street died Wednesday (April 2, 2003) in the Highland Healthcare Center after a long illness.He was born December 5, 1923, in Westfield, PA., a son of Walter R. and Celia Wilson Eames. On August 16, 1958, in Wellsville, he married Pauline Potter who survives him. He was a graduate of Wellsville High School and in World War II he served with the U.S. Army. He had resided in the Wellsville area for the past 40 years and until recently had lived on the Fords Brook Road. He had been employed as an auto parts clerk for the Wellsville Auto Parts Store and until retirement at Pfuntner’s Chrysler Sales. He enjoyed woodworking and was known as an expert cabinetmaker. He was also fond of caring for the plants and shrubs around his home, that he had built himself on Fords Brook Road. He also enjoyed his pet poodles. Survivors in addition to his wife, Pauline are a sister Eleanor E. Leon of Andover, a niece, grand niece and several cousins. Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at which time services will be held, with the Reverend Lee Williams of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, in Wellsville. Memorials are requested for the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corp or the Allegany County SPCA.
August 27, 1922 ~ February 24, 2006
May 13, 1925 ~ August 3, 2002
January 27, 1924 ~ July 28, 2005
Onalee N. Pakis, 81, of 3083 Route 248, went to be with the Lord on Thursday July 28, 2005 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born January 27, 1924 in Woodhull, the daughter of Leon G. and Flora M. (Gould) Lewis. On July 2, 1949 in Stannards she married Louis J. Pakis, Jr. who predeceased her on November 11, 2002. She was a 1942 graduate of Wellsville High School and was employed by the Eclipse Corp. of Elmira during WW II. She later was an Avon Representative for 25 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Hallsport Christian Church and the Willing Firemen’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading the Bible and devotional books; and was a collector of photographs relating to family history. Onalee is survived by a son, Donald A. Pakis of Wellsville, 1 sister, Georgia M. (Jerry) Sherman of Wellsville and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her husband by a brother, Donald Lewis. Friends are invited to call on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday from Noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm Saturday July 30th in the funeral home, with Rev. Richard Bendelewski presiding. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery and memorial suggestions include the Hallsport Christian Church or the Willing Volumteer Fire Department.
March 25, 1924 ~ May 24, 2010
Betty Cameron, of Maple Valley, died Monday, May 24, 2010 at Valley Medical Center in Renton. She was 86 years of age. Mrs. Cameron was born on March 25, 1924 in Wellsville, New York, the daughter of John Fontaine and Mary Barker. She graduated from Wellsville High School followed by a chemistry degree from Alfred University. On June 6, 1953, she married Joe Cameron in Ithaca, New York. Betty was working at Cornell University when she married Joe. Following marriage they moved to Greece, New York, near Rochester, where she devoted her full-time efforts to raising a family. Later, Betty was employed by the Greece School District for many years prior to her retirement. They lived in Greece until 1986 when they moved to Maple Valley. In retirement Betty enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also took enjoyment in her involvement with Maple Valley Presbyterian Church where she served many years as the Volunteer Treasurer. Betty is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Cameron of Seattle, and two sons. One son, Clifford, currently resides in Saline, Michigan and the other son, Craig, currently lives in Vista, California. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Amiee and Maxwell Kehrer, Ryan Hanschen, and Zachary Cameron. A memorial service and celebration of Betty’s life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Maple Valley Presbyterian Church, 22659 Sweeney Rd SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038-6416
September 15, 1922 ~ November 28, 1986
CPL. U.S. ARMY AIR CORP. – WORLD WAR II
June 15, 1923 ~ April 14, 1991
March 1, 1923 ~ January 21, 2007
Clarence G. “Charlie”Hanchett, Jr. was called home by his Heavenly Father on Sept. 16, 2014, and is now in the arms of the love of his life, Ursula. Charlie was born March 1, 1924, in Wellsville, N.Y. Charlie graduated from Wellsville High School in 1942 and enlisted in the Army in December 1942. After a year of training, he was deployed to Liverpool, England, and was assigned to the Army D Corps 8th AF at Watford, east of London. On June 9, 1944, his unit (CM?Battalion, HGs) entered Normandy, France, just west of the June 6th (D-Day)?landing site. Charlie’s unit established a supply distribution point at Rennes, France, following General Patton’s liberation of the city. He later moved through Lyon and Metz, France, then finally on to Britain as part of the major Army group after Germany’s surrender. He was discharged in April 1945 as a Tech Sergeant and remained in Berlin as a government civilian, participating in programs for reconstruction. It was here he met and married Ursula Bunge and their first child was born. They returned to the United States and Charlie became a non-commissioned officer in the Air National Guard. He attended Penn State University, where he studied petroleum and natural gas engineering. In December of 1952, his unit was reactivated and as a Second Lieutenant, joined the Korean War. Charlie was assigned to the 5th Air Force K-55 (Osan AB) Korea. Later that year, his unit was relocated to Nagoya, Japan. During this time, Charlie’s wife and four children joined him in Japan. On Christmas 1956, he was assigned to Ethan Allen AFB, Vermont, accompanied by his wife and 5 children. They remained there for 3 years. He was then assigned to Loring AFB in Maine, staying there for 18 months. In 1961, he moved his family, which had grown to 7 children, to Fairfax, Va. Charlie was attaché to the Foreign Language Institute. From September 1962 through September 1965, he was based in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, as part of the Military Assistance Advisory Group 1. Following his tour of Vietnam, he was assigned to Andrews AFB, Md. Charlie retired from Andrews AFB as a Major in August 1968 and worked for Fairfax County until moving with his wife to Kingwood, W.Va. In Kingwood, he worked for many years at Bowyer’s furniture. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ursula Bunge Hanchett; his parents, Clarence G. Hanchett, Sr. and Rhea M. Hanchett; and a sister, Doris Hanchett. Charlie is survived by a sister, Betty Jean and husband, Donald; a brother, James Alan of New York; seven children and their spouses, Rosemary (and Larry Shaffer), Marsha (and Chris Rose)?of Kingwood, W.Va., Teresa (and James Hastings) of Lewes, Del., David (and Linda Hanchett) of Clifton, Va., Patricia (and Timothy Blake)?of Martinez, Ga., Brandon (and?Pam Hanchett) of Leesburg, Va., and Kristan (and?Efi Oren) of Tarzana, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. To honor Charlie’s wishes, Field Funeral Home, Masontown, W.Va., has provided cremation services. Charlie will be inurned with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
August 2, 1924 ~ November 8, 1976
April 27, 1925 ~ April 15, 2010
July 24, 1924 ~ July 5, 1981
November 28, 1923 ~ June 5, 2000
December 22, 1923 ~ August 2, 2007
March 9, 1924 ~ February 7, 1991
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April 12, 1923 ~ June 28, 1957
September 8, 1924 ~ January 16, 1987
August 8, 1925 ~ October 2, 2004
June 14, 1923 ~ July 16, 2015
Catherine “Kay” Scutella, July 16, 2015 at the age of 92. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph Scutella; sons-in-law, Ari Denbreeijen & Jeff Hoffman . Survived by her children, Joyce (Doug) Smith, Joseph Scutella, Catherine Hoffman, Mary Ann Scutella, James (Sharon) Scutella; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Grace Bathurst; many nieces, nephews & dear friends. Kay was loved by all who knew her. Kay’s visitation will be held 3-7PM on Monday at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Ln (between Rte 390 & Long Pond Rd). Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11AM on Tuesday at St. John’s Church, 931 North Union St, Olean NY 14760. Interment in St. Bonaventure Cemetery. Kay was one of nine children and graduated from Wellsville High School. She and her husband met while league bowling. They loved dancing and won many competitions! They had a large family with five children. They were further blessed with several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her great grandchildren all knew her as “Nana” and “Gee Gee.” Known as the “Cookie Lady,” she loved to cook and bake for her family. The family also enjoyed her warm crocheted blankets as this was one of Kay’s favorite things to do. She also was an avid reader, delighting in historical romance & inspirational readings. She was a Buffalo Bills fan and particularly liked watching western movies on TV. Kay was a sweet, loving and nurturing woman with a strong faith.
January 10, 1924 ~ March 21, 2013
December 8, 1924 ~ September 11, 2011
May 1, 1924 ~ October 1, 2014
Maj-Britt K. Gabel, 90, of Willow Street, PA, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at The Glen at Willow Valley in Lancaster, PA. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden the daughter of the late P. Hilmer and Margareta (Karlstrom) Karlsson. She was one of the first female chemists for US Naval Air Development Center, where she worked for 20 years. She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Willow Street, and sang in the choir. Maj-Britt was formerly a member of the American Chemical Society, life member of STLE, Swedish American Museum in Philadelphia, Sigma Delta Epsilon, Sorority Pi-Beta-Phi, and the Lampeter Fire Co. Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband James F. Gabel in 1978, her son Fred and her sister Elsa Nielson Leish. She is survived by her daughter Sharon L. married to Carl Beckler of Safety Harbour, FL, three grandchildren: Jeanenne, Nicole and Corrine, 4 great grandchildren: Jason, Ryan, Summer and Mark, and her sister Ingrid Barnes. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, 600 Penn Grant Rd., P.O. Box 635, Willow Street, PA 17584-0635
June 19, 1923 ~ November 7, 2004
September 7, 1924 ~ November 27, 2005
February 17, 1923 ~ June 4, 2005
July 29, 1922 ~ July 4, 1992
May 6, 1925 ~ November 14, 2003
Katheline A. (Biscaro) Pedziwiatr, of Depew, November 14, 2003, beloved wife of the late Anthony; devoted mother of Sandra, Anthony (Samantha) and Paul (Patti); loving grandmother of six grandchildren; dear sister of 13 sisters and brothers. No prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial in St. James Church, 496 Terrace Blvd., Depew, Thursday at 9:30 AM.
June 27, 1924 ~ March 3, 1988
November 19, 1924 ~ November 30, 2000
March 30, 1924 ~ May 4, 2003
Ida Mae Black, 79, of 25 South Brooklyn Avenue died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born March 30, 1924, in Wellsville, a daughter of Garfield Black and Myrtle (Hull) Black. Ida Mae was a 1942 graduate of Wellsville High School and during World War II she was employed by the Curtis Aircraft company in Buffalo. She was a former employee of the Sinclair Refinery, in Wellsville, and in 1952 she moved to California where she was employed by Encyclopedia Britannica. She later was an Administrative Assistant for Hycon Manufacturing Company in Pasadena, CA. She returned to Wellsville to care for her mother and was employed at Dresser-Rand Corp. in Wellsville, as a secretary in the Engineering Department. She retired in 1986. She was a member of the Christian Temple Church, in Wellsville, and enjoyed music, reading, antiques and watching professional tennis. She was predeceased by two brothers, Garfield H. Black Jr., and Nathaniel H. “Nate” Black. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., in Wellsville, where a funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Reverend Anna Shirey will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the Jones Memorial Hospital Memorial Fund.
May 25, 1923 ~ January 16, 1957
June 25, 1922 ~ February 2, 2006
August 24, 1924 ~ August 8, 1977
July 17, 1924 ~ May 18, 1988
July 18, 1924 ~ October 3, 1991
June 29, 1924 ~ November 1, 1962
December 26, 1923 ~ October 29, 2013