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Celia Della Robbins-Hall

January 28, 1923 ~ August 9, 2004

 

Paulena LaPolt-McDowell-Piper

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.

 

 

Robert Edward Johnson

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.

 

David Haskins

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.

 

Frances Elizabeth Graham-Duke

August 18, 1924 ~ November 6, 2019

 

John Cooper

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.

 

Beverly Boyd-Inferrera

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.

 

 Charles Spahr Sangree

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. For more information, or to send condolences, please visit jacobhollefuneralhome.com. 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.

Laura Hunt-Harder

November 5, 1925 ~ May 1, 2018

Richard W. Bellows

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.

William L. Lafferty

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.

Leah Raptis-Theofanis

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.

Fanny Foster-McGill

October 5, 1924 ~ Septmber 4, 1999

Elizabeth O’Connor-Harris

July 18, 1925 ~ August 16, 2012

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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.

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William A. Huseby

August 4, 1924 ~ May 15, 1988

Richard F. Chandler

April 4, 1924 ~ June 21, 2008

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Dorr Wells Graves Jr.

September 25, 1923 ~ November 29, 1994

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Gene Lois  Young

May 20, 1924 ~ November 27, 2012

Wilbur Glenn Herret

December 13, 1923 ~ November 20, 2011

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Mary Ursula Gaus-Woodward

November 17, 1925 ~ May 5, 2011

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Elizabeth “Jean” Hart-Hanks

September 2, 1926 ~ December 17, 2012

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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.

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Walter Joseph Deery

July 11, 1924 ~ January 1978

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Edward W. Piper

July 26, 1923 ~ March 28, 2011

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Donald Marsh

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

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Vivian Duell

May 22, 1925 ~ January 2, 2005

CM3 U.S. NAVY – WORLD WAR II

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Jane G. Gavitt-Stein-Harder

April 4, 1924 ~ September 22, 2015

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Jane Stein Harder, 91, of Hillcrest Drive, passed away in her home on Tuesday (Sept. 22, 2015)?following a brief illness. She was born in Wellsville on April 4, 1924, the daughter of Carl and Bernice Hackett Gavitt.  She was a lifelong resident of Wellsville and was a graduate of the Wellsville High School and had attended the St. John’s Episcopal Church of Wellsville.  She was married to Royden Stein, who predeceased her in 1944, and later to Hobart Harder, who died in 1971.  She had been employed at the Loblaws Grocery Store, First Trust Bank and retired from the Lunn Lumber Co., all of Wellsville.  She was known as a talented artist, especially for her paintings and wood carvings.  She is survived by a son, Leslie (Mary)?Stein of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Stein of Wellsville; stepchildren, Nancy (Todd)?Steinke of Texas, Melissa Bowen of Texas and Laura Matthews of Auburndale, Fla.; grandchildren, Daniel (Jennifer)?Stein, Eric (Melissa)?Stein, Jennifer (James)?Tillotson, Caryn Hand, David Harder, Maryanne Harder, Michael Harder, Andrea Petkus, Barbara Petkus, Virginia Steinke, Bradley Steinke; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by her parents; husbands; son, James; brother, John Gavitt; and sister-in-law, Shirley Gavitt; and a stepson, Steven Harder.  There will be no visitation. Memorial and interment services will be at the family’s convenience and will be announced later.  Memorials may be made to the Jones Memorial Hospital or to the Children’s Section of the David A. Howe Public Library.

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James Donald Duke, Jr.

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.

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Florence Edna Lamphier-Gaylord

July 25, 1923 ~ February 9, 1984

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Gloria Gleason

June 8, 1925 ~ January 12, 1983

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Dorothy Irene Minard-Gleason-Polateer-Hosler-Rohrabacher

July 27, 1924 ~ March 5, 1988

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Patricia Ann Crichton-Walsh

December 20, 1924 ~ January 24, 2011

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Patricia Anne Crichton Walsh was born December 20, 1924 in Passaic, NJ and died on Monday, January 24, 2011 in Tucson. Patsy graduated from Alfred (NY) University and began a career as a registered nurse which took her from private duty nurse in DuBois, PA; to public health nurse in Santa Cruz Co., AZ; to work in OB-GYN and Oncology at UMC in Tucson, from which she retired in 1989. Always active, she enjoyed bridge and other games, travel, reading and her family. She was a long-time member of the Young @ Heart group at Lucky Strike Bowl and the 500 Club, until illness struck last year. Mom believed in a positive attitude through adversity and in the power of laughter. She will be missed by her surviving family: children, Maureen Walsh (Michael McCue), Patricia (Jeff) Campbell, James P. Walsh, Sharon (John) Farrell; grandchildren, David and Kristina McCue, Creed, Caetlin, and Cara Campbell, Kristie and Peter Farrell; great-grandsons, Michael and Tyler McCue and Aiden and C.J. Campbell; sisters, Maureen (Dick) Lynch and Helen Monroe; in-laws, Bob Thurner, Mary Benz and Jane Walsh and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, James P. Walsh; parents, George and Anne Grady Crichton; brothers, John and George and sister, Gean Thurner. Viewing will be Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway with Rosary recited at 4:00 p.m. Mass will be offered 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 31, 2011, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo. Burial to follow at East Lawn Cemetery.

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Elva Louise Newland-Baker

November 14, 1924 ~ September 20, 2002

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Jack Wilson Eames

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.

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Annabelle Norton-Maitland

August 27, 1922 ~ February 24, 2006

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Jean Lee Heselton-Robinson-DeSantis-Wallace

May 13, 1925 ~ August 3, 2002

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Onalee Norva Lewis-Pakis

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.

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 Betty Lou Fontaine-Cameron

March 25, 1924 ~ May 24, 2010

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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

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Thomas A. Klein Jr.

September 15, 1922 ~ November 28, 1986

CPL. U.S. ARMY AIR CORP. – WORLD WAR II

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Robert Earl Klang

June 15, 1923 ~ April 14, 1991

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Clarence George Hanchett

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.

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Marian Riggs-Frenz

August 2, 1924 ~ November 8, 1976

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Lee Edward Schulties

April 27, 1925 ~ April 15, 2010

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 Bessie “Pat” Rose Marie Worden-Harrelson

July 24, 1924 ~ July 5, 1981

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 Lawrence Alton Woodland

November 28, 1923 ~ June 5, 2000

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Julius F. Quick

December 22, 1923 ~ August 2, 2007

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Leo E. Finn

March 9, 1924 ~ February 7, 1991

PHM1 U.S. NAVY – WORLD WAR II

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Agnes Searle

April 12, 1923 ~ June 28, 1957

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George Birdsall Harris

September 8, 1924 ~ January 16, 1987

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John Milton Harris

August 8, 1925 ~ October 2, 2004

John Milton Harris Age 79, of Wilmington, DE, died of Cancer, Saturday, October 2, 2004 at his home, He was born in Wellsville, NY in 1925. He spent 1 year at Alfred University, NY, joined the US Navy in 1943, and graduated from the University of Rochester, NY, in 1945 with a BS in chemical engineering. He attended USNR Midshipman School at Columbia University and spent 1 year in Pearl Harbor Shipyard. After discharge from the Navy in 1946, he worked for 2 companies before joining the DuPont Company in 1952. Most of his career was spent in the Engineering Department Design Division before retiring in 1985. He helped found the Warehouse project of First Unitarian Church in 1991 and was co-chair until it closed in 2003. He was a volunteer tax counselor for AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program for the past 14 years. He also had volunteered at Deaf Contact, Hagley Museum, U of D Extension Service as a financial counselor, and Brandywine High School as a tutor. He was a board member of the Unitarian-Universalist Retirement House in Philadelphia for 10 years. He was a member of the DuPont Country Club, playing both tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Roxanne; daughter, Sue Elizabeth Harris, of Marblehead, MA; sons, Stephen and Paul, of Wilmington, DE, and son, Mark and daughter-in-law, Cherie, of San Mateo, CA; grandchildren, Matthew and Kristin Wetherbee, of Marblehead, and Bryan and Henry Harris, of San Mateo; and a brother, Kenneth Harris, of Huntsville, AL. Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE or the Opportunity Center, Inc., 3030 Bowers St., Wilmington, DE. A memorial service will be 11 am, Friday, October 22, 2004 at the First Unitarian Church, 730 Halstead Rd., Sharpley.

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Katherine Brasted-Scutella

June 14, 1923 ~ July 16, 2015

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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.

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Richard R. Sweet

January 10, 1924 ~ March 21, 2013

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Richard R. Sweet, 89, of Juno Beach, FL sailed off peacefully into the night on March 21, 2013. He was born on January 10, 1924 in Wellsville, NY. As a World War II veteran in the Navy, he served as a sailor on submarines. His career spanned 35 years from New York Bell to Southern Bell in Florida where he spent the happiest days of his life. He traveled extensively with his wife, Sally and then spent his remaining years walking the Florida beaches with his dog, Misty. He was predeceased by his wife, Sarah Ann Sweet. He is survived by his daughters; Lisa Ann Fountain (Harry), Lorie Kay Biederwolf (John) and Laine Elizabeth Golden, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Riverside Memorial Park, 19351 S.E. County Line Road, Tequesta, FL at 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

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Joseph Frank Chalker

December 8, 1924 ~ September 11, 2011

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Joseph Frank Chalker, 86, of Westminster, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Carroll Lutheran Village, from pancreatic cancer. Born Dec. 8, 1924, in Wellsville, N.Y., he was the son of the late Viva and Joseph Chalker. He was the husband of Coetta E. Chalker, his wife of 62 years. He attended Ithaca College, where he received degrees in music education. He served as a bombardier in the 15th Air Force, stationed in Cerignola, Italy, during World War II. He was recalled during the Korean conflict as an instructor and remained in the Air Force Reserves, retiring as a major. He was the former band director at Westminster High School, string specialist, and an elementary music teacher for Carroll County Public Schools until his retirement in 1984. He also taught music at Richburg and Arkport Central Schools in New York before coming to Maryland. A 57-year member of Westminster United Methodist Church, he sang in the choir, served as the choir director and formed the Bell Choir. He was the historian for the 454th Bomb Group Association, and a charter member and treasurer of the Carroll County Community Concert Association. An active member in Masonic organizations, he was a Past Grand Senior Warden of the Grand Lodge of Maryland. He recently received the Warren S. Seipp Medal for Distinguished Service to Freemasonry and was presiding officer of the Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine of Baltimore, and Carroll Commandery No. 17 of Westminster. He was a past presiding officer of numerous Masonic, Eastern Star and Masonic Youth organizations. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Regina Chalker, of Elizabeth City, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law Nancy and David Rogers, of New Windsor; grandchildren Timothy Rogers and wife Renee, of Westminster, Andrew Rogers, of New Windsor, Rebekah Hanson and husband Alexander, of Eldersburg, Mark Poage, Amy Self and husband Wayne, and Jennifer Wilson and husband Brett, all of North Carolina; great-grandchildren Sophia and Savannah Rogers, Natalie Hanson, Zachery Poage, Emmie Self and Brooke Wilson; and extended family Sheri-Anne, Eric, Kelly and Amanda Woolman, and Donna, Larry, Krysten and Katherine Fritz. He was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Chalker; and a sister, Alta Miller. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Fletcher Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., Westminster, where The Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by a Knights Templar service at 7:45 p.m., and the Door to Virtue Masonic Lodge Memorial Service will be held at 8 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Westminster United Methodist Church, 162 E. Main St., Westminster, with the Rev. Dr. Laura Easto officiating. Interment, with military honors, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa. Memorial contributions may be sent to Westminster United Methodist Church, Music Fund, 162 E. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157; the Stephen Ponzillo Memorial Library and Museum, Masonic Temple, 304 International Circle, Cockeysville, MD 21030; or U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013-5021.

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Maj-Britt Margareta Karlsson-Gabel

May 1, 1924 ~ October 1, 2014

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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

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Charles Victor Utter

June 19, 1923 ~ November 7, 2004

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Barbara Mary Ross-Lewis

September 7, 1924 ~ November 27, 2005

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Arleon Effie Stephens-Tanner

February 17, 1923 ~ June 4, 2005

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Fern Marie Nicholson-Chandler-Morrison

July 29, 1922 ~ July  4, 1992

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Katheline Antonette Biscaro-Pedziwiatr

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. 

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Floyd W. Thompson

June 27, 1924 ~ March 3, 1988

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Margaret Jane Mallery-Johnston-DeLang

November 19, 1924 ~ November 30, 2000

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Ida Mae Black

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.

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Ruth C. Stewart

May 25, 1923 ~ January 16, 1957

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John Lewis Maitland

June 25, 1922 ~ February 2, 2006

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Clara Rebecca “Becky” Wasserloos-Mathern

August 24, 1924 ~ August 8, 1977

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Richard Joseph Coyle

July 17, 1924 ~ May 18, 1988

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Janet Stewart-Parker

July 18, 1924 ~ October 3, 1991

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Elizabeth Marie “Betty” Christman-Petrey

June 29, 1924 ~ November 1, 1962

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William J. Artlip

December 26, 1923 ~ October 29, 2013

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William J. “Bill” Artlip, 89, of Tampa, passed away Oct. 29, 2013. Bill was a proud World War II Air Force Veteran. He was a talented woodcrafter, and loved magic, and was the family magician. He was an inquisitive man, and easily became friends with anyone he met. He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Juanita “Wanie” Artlip; and son William George “Billy” Artlip. He is survived by two sons, James Artlip of California, and Peter (Renae) Artlip of Odessa; two grandsons, Foster Artlip and Billy Artlip; sister, Betty Mort; caregiver and close friend, Shannon Thomas; extended family and many friends. Bill will be greatly missed.

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