January 23, 1926 ~ July 3, 2021
Lois S. Flurschutz, 95, of Fassett Lane, entered into eternal rest Saturday, July 3 , 2021, at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born January 23, 1926, the daughter of the late Milford C. and Lydia (Fleischman) Sweet. On November 15, 1946 at First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, she married her high school sweetheart, Edward Flurschutz, who survives.
Following graduation from Wellsville High School (Class of 1943), Lois was employed by Empire Gas and Fuel Company. After raising family, she worked at David A. Howe Library where she enjoyed interacting with the public. She was a life member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its Dorcas Guild and Ladies Aid Society. She was involved in many other areas of church life including Sunday school, choir, and wherever help was needed. Lois also expressed her faith in compassion and kindness to others: caring for family members, visiting shut-ins and delivering books to them, and volunteering for Jones Memorial Hospital, Meals on Wheels, and the American Cancer Society. She enjoyed reading, cooking, crocheting and craft projects, and working on the NY Times crossword. Above all, Lois will be fondly remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and “Gigi,” with an endearing smile for all. In addition to her husband, Edward, she is survived by a daughter, Kay (Michael) McCulloch of Wellsville; two sons, John (Carol) Flurschutz and Dan (Cindy) Flurschutz of Wellsville; seven grandchildren, Eric (Ashley) Stuck; Kate (Sam) Weir, Sarah (Josh) Van Dyke, Tim (Jessie) Flurschutz; and Greg (Logan) Flurschutz, Kyle Flurschutz, and Ian Flurschutz; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Gladys Sweet, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son-in law, Glenn “Skip” Stuck; an infant granddaughter, Stacie Flurschutz; and her brothers, Robert C. Sweet and Paul M. Sweet, all of Wellsville. Friends are invited to call from 10:30 am to 12 pm on Tuesday, July 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsville. A funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Eric Ash Sr. presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895 or David A. Howe Public Library, 155 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.
March 15, 1926 ~ May 22, 2018
June Marie Rose born the only child of Ruth Patterson and Leo Payne on March 15, 1926. June Marie Payne grew up in Wellsville, New York during the years of the great depression and World War II. June and her husband Richard Rose raised five children in Belmont, New York and Friendship, New York. June and Dick loved dining at “Moonwinks” and dancing the night away whenever in the presence of live music. Known to many as “Junebug” and to Dick as “Juniebell”. June was a stoic survivor of many of life’s hardships and tragedies. She was a trusted and true friend. She could be charming and gracious. She was a “tough nut” with a sharp and pointed wit. June died in dementia May 22, 2018. Predeceased by infant son Stephen Rose, 20-year-old son Richard “Butch” Rose, son-in-law Robert “Bob” Anatalek, husband Richard “Dick” Rose, 42 year old son Mark Rose and 73 year old daughter Patricia “Patty” Anatalek (Tony) Valentino. Survived by son David (Joyce) Rose, along with 10 grandchildren 12 great grandchildren and two great-great grand children. Her youthful friend and later sister-in-law Margaret Middaugh Austin, still lives in South Carolina all these years later. June received always professional and often affectionate care her last several years at both Highland Hospital and the Episcopal Church Home.
February 26, 1928 ~ April 13, 2021
Marjorie R Layton, 93, formerly of School St, Moravia slipped peacefully into her Savior’s arms on Tuesday April 13th. Born in Genesee, PA to Max and Faith Withey Linza, Marjorie was the only girl of ten children. She was raised on the family farm south of Wellsville, NY. Skipping several grades in school, Marjorie graduated from Wellsville High School at 16 and went to work at GLF in Wellsville. Given the opportunity, she transferred to GLF in Ithaca where she was introduced to her husband of 55 years, Lloyd Layton, by Jim and Jean Ryerson. After several moves the Laytons settled in Moravia where they raised their family. making sure each child achieved a college diploma. Marjorie relished her grandchildren and especially enjoyed the little babies. In 1972 Marjorie graduated Cum Laude from Auburn Community College. After 20 plus years of service she retired from Chronicle Guidance in 1992. A member of the First Baptist Church of Moravia, Marjorie was active in the choir, as a Sunday School teacher, Church Secretary, a Trustee, Bereans, Ladies Missionary Society and served as Sunday School Superintendent. Marjorie served several terms as President of the Moravia PTA, was active on the Cayuga County Board of Elections and as the initial Secretary for the Millstream Court Board she was instrumental in bringing senior citizen housing to Moravia. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Lloyd on April 13th, 2002 and brothers Merle Linza, Donald Linza, Ernest (Jim) Linza, Dale Linza, Max Linza and Roger Linza. She is survived by three brothers, Raymond Linza, Harley Linza and Gary Linza, her children William (Kathleen) Layton, Brian (Linda)Layton and Janet (William) Walker, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Calling hours will be held Saturday April 17th from 11 to 1 at Wades Funeral home, 22 Church St, Moravia. Interment at the families convenience. Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Moravia, 39 Church St, Moravia, NY 13118.
May 1, 1925 ~ March 18, 2021
January 6, 1925 ~ August 26, 2019
March 30, 1925 ~ December 5, 2020
Gertrude H. Stuck, 95, a resident of Manor Hills, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Jones Memorial Hospital from Covid. She was born March 30, 1925 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late DuWayne and Vera (Terwilliger) Wilson. On September 6, 1947 in Wellsville, she married Theron Stuck who predeceased her on June 27, 1994. Gertrude was a graduate of Wellsville High School, and was a veteran of WW II serving with the U. S. Coast Guard. She was formerly employed at Loblaws and the Giant Food Mart. She was a long-time member of the Christian Temple, and currently a member of Grace United Church. She was a member of the Morrison Hayes Post 702, American Legion, the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Jones Memorial Hospital Evergreen Twig, and volunteered at the Wellsville Community Center. Her greatest joy was serving others. She is survived by a daughter, Gayle (Mark) Dorrett of Friendship, three grandsons, Jeremy (Leah) Stuck of Belmont, Eric (Ashley) Stuck of Wellsville, and Matthew (Aubrey) Dorrett of Parish, NY, nine great-grandchildren, a sister Shirley Arington of North Olmsted, Ohio, a daughter-in-law, Kay McCulloch of Wellsville as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her parents by a son, Glenn “Skip” Stuck, a grandson, Bryan Dorrett, two sisters, Ruby Palmer, and Vera Grillo, and six brothers, William, Chester, Charles, DuWayne, James, and Jack Wilson. Gertrude’s family deeply appreciates the staff at Manor Hills; for the wonderful care they gave her over the past seven years. A celebration of her life will be planned for a later date. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. Please consider memorial donations to any charity of the donor’s choice.
November 15, 1925 ~ November 8, 1990
December 1, 1925 ~ April 11, 1995
February 6, 1926 ~ April 1, 2020
Mary Cathleen “Kiki” (Graham) Ballerstein, 94, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Health Center, Allentown. Having spent most of her life in York, PA, she spent her final years in Fogelsville, PA with her children. Born to the late Henry and Elizabeth (Trahey) Graham in Wellsville, NY on February 6th, 1926. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 37 years, George B. Ballerstein and siblings, Jim, Georgia, Louie, Martha and Frannie. Left to mourn her passing are her children: Ann E. Giuffrida and Thomas G. Ballerstein of Fogelsville, PA and M. Ellen Ballerstein of Somers, MT. Grandchildren: Betsy Giuffrida of Catasauqua, PA, Michael Giuffrida of Fogelsville, PA, Erika (Ballerstein) Shelly of Mt Wolf, PA, Ryan Ballerstein of Mt Wolf, PA and Chad Laverdiere of Somers, MT. Also, her 5 great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in York. Kiki had a large family she was devoted to and cherished their times together. She enjoyed golf, playing Bridge, and other card games (Spite and Malice), and she particularly loved to win and was known as the “Card Shark”! She also enjoyed doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She cherished the friendships she had throughout her life in particular her “5 o’ clockers” with her girlfriends and running with “The Herd”. She was the heart and soul of her family. A graveside service will be held at Holy Saviour Cemetery on April 6th at 1pm for immediate family. A celebration of life will be planned at a future date.
August 24, 1925 ~ April 28, 2020
June 18, 1925 ~ August 9, 1992
May 8, 1927 ~ March 22, 2018
Natalie Jane (Richardson) Darrone, 90, received her angel wings on Thursday, March 22, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at the Good Samaritan Home in Delmar. Born in Pikeville, NY on Mother’s Day, May 8, 1927, she was the oldest daughter of the late Harold and Vera (Woodard) Richardson. The family then moved to Wellsville, NY where Natalie graduated High School at age 16. Her academic life continued to Syracuse University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree and met her future husband, the late Robert P. Darrone. She would later go on to receive her Master’s Degree from New York State College for Teachers. Natalie was a highly respected and dedicated mathematics teacher at Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, NY. She retired in 1986 and then spent a number of years working as the Office Assistant and volunteer committee/board member with the First United Methodist Church in Delmar, where she was a communicant for over 60 years. Although Natalie was proud of her accomplishments as an educator, her greatest pride was in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves a legacy of love in the hearts of each of them. She was the epitome of a lady, our matriarch, our supporter, our cheerleader, our advisor, and the most amazing Grammie. In addition to her parents and former husband, Natalie was predeceased by her sister, Virginia Theoclitus Comstock and nephew, Craig Theoclitus. Left to cherish her memory are: her children, Cheryl Lee (Edward) Bridge, Robert Douglas Darrone (and his longtime friend Rose Corcione), and Kimberly Diane (Michael) Ryan, her grandchildren, Jason (Tina) Bridge, Megan (Eddie Joe) Moulton, Jarrett (Susan) Bridge, Jesse (Kim Gruber) Darrone, Rhiannon (Vincenzo) Commisso, Sean Ryan, Lindsey (Brian McEvoy)Ryan, Kate Ryan and Nicole Ryan, her great-grandchildren, Parker and Gracyn Bridge, Darian and Delaney Moulton, Elijah and Tyler Bridge, Madeline Darrone, Roman Commisso, and New Baby Commisso due in May, also her sister, Faye Sweet, her nephew , Robert (Bridgette)Sweet and their children, Chelsea and Ryan, and her niece, Elizabeth (Carl) Whitesell and her son Ricky and his family. She will also be missed by her loving companion, Millard Harmon and his family. The family would like to say a special thanks to all who visited her in the nursing home over the past three years, and to her special nurses, Joanne Smith and Kathy Penkow, who lovingly took care of her. A celebration of Natalie’s life will be held Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NY, with a reception following to greet the family. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Natalie’s name to her favorite charity, the RPMs, a local high school youth group dedicated to serving others locally and with annual mission trips to lift up the homeless and less fortunate, and to rebuild communities after natural disasters. Please send checks to: RPM Seniors, c/o Beth Gould, Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054.
December 20, 1925 ~ January 15, 2007
August 27, 1925 ~ January 31, 2019
Troy Hall of Fame member since 2011, Joanne Duke Gamblee of Troy Ohio, died January 31 at the Hospice Unit of Upper Valley Medical Center. She was 93. Joanne grew up in Wellsville, New York, the daughter of the late Helen and Edward Duke. She graduated from Wellsville High School and Ohio University, with a bachelor of science in journalism. She lived in Troy for more than sixty years. Joanne worked as communications director for the Troy Public Schools for many years and volunteered for the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center and the Troy Public Library, among other activities. She authored four books: Ahead of Their Time:Nineteenth Century Miami County Women, Mary Jane Hayner, Ghosts Too, and The Dam Battle. After announcing that she was “tired of her own cooking,” she moved to StoryPoint in Troy. Joanne was a devoted member of Trinity Episcopal Church and was active in the congregation for years, including leading the effort to create needlepoint kneelers for the sanctuary. While hearing and sight impairment made it difficult for her to attend services more recently, the church community was very strong in their home ministry to her. She was married for 64 years to E. Briggs Gamblee, who predeceased her in 2011. She is survived by her son, The Reverend Jeffrey Briggs Gamblee and his wife, Patricia Wallendjack; three grandchildren, Dr. Katherine Brownlowe, Christopher Gamblee-Wallendjack, Staci Chiow (and husband John); and two great-grandchildren Parker and Elliott Brownlowe. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son Stephen Duke and his wife Kim Rickles. Joanne’s funeral service will be at 11am on Tuesday, February 5th at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S Dorset Rd, Troy, OH 45373 with visitation at the church beginning at 10am. The Reverend Nancy Hardin will officiate; The Reverend Gamblee will officiate at the interment at 2:30pm in Riverside Cemetery following the service.
May 15, 1925 ~June 21, 2019
Evelyn Mae Bissell, 94, a resident of Manor Hills, when to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Hart Comfort House. She was born May 15, 1925 in Bolivar the daughter of the late Kilburn and Blanche (Tompkins) Cowles. On July 9, 1971 in Wellsville she married Paul R. Bissell who predeceased her on May 27, 1986. At the age of four, her family moved to Stannards. She attended the Stannards School, and Wellsville High School. She first worked pumping gas for Reuning’s Service Station in Wellsville, the Eclipse Ammunition Plant in Elmira Heights during WW II, and Bausch and Lomb in Wellsville. For many years she was a waitress for the Modern Diner and the Coffee Pot Restaurants in Wellsville. In retirement, she worked as a courier for Security Norstar Bank. She and Paul were active members of “Coops Troops” square dance group, which they enjoyed thoroughly. She is survived by her children, Ronald (Bev) Nye of Wellsville, Carole Nye of Wellsville; Gerald (Sandra) Mascho of Fisherville, KY, Jean (Bob) Klumpp of Amherst, Dean (Brenda) Bissell of Allegany, Margaret ”Peggy” Calhoun of Alfred, Paul (Mareta) Bissell of Wellsville; Shirley (Dick) Whitesell of Wellsville, Brenda (Jim) Kavanaugh of Henrietta, a sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Tompkins of Wellsville, 17 Grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a longtime friend, Joanne Elliot of Wellsville. In addition to her parents and her husband Paul, she was predeceased by two sons Gary K. Nye, and Alan R. Nye, two former husbands, Lyle Nye and Paul Mascho, three brothers, Arthur Cowles, Donald Cowles, and Richard Tompkins, four sisters, Lillian App, Bea Dunning, Nettie Stephens, and Doris Stone . Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. The Funeral will be on Thursday, June 27, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Hallsport Christian Church, or the Hart Comfort House. The family would like to thank the staff at the Hart Comfort House and the staff at Manor Hills for the wonderful care she received over the past year and a half.
January 11, 1926 ~ December 30, 2019
Grace M. Bathurst, 93, died peacefully on December 30, 2019, in Austin, Texas after a short illness. She was born Grace Brasted on January 11, 1926, in Buffalo, New York, but was raised in Wellsville, NY, where she attended the Rochester Business Institute with high honors. She later moved to Olean, NY, and worked at Clark Bros. Engineering, where she met her husband, William D. Bathurst. The young couple started their new family in Olean, but later moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where William took a sales job with an office supply company. While raising her five children, she also worked as the administrative assistant to the Chief Medical Director for Health at Lincoln National Life. She was a naturally giving person throughout her life, and was an active member of St. John the Baptist parish, Helping Hands, and volunteered at St. Mary’s soup kitchen. Her greatest passions were cooking, gardening, and golf, and her superb cooking was legendary to everyone who knew her. Her love of gardening eventually led to her receiving a Master Gardener certificate from Purdue University. She was also an expert at sewing and needlepoint, and made many of her children’s clothes as they were growing up. In her later years, as her health declined, Grace decided to move to Austin, TX, where three of her four daughters lived, and where she remained with their loving support. Grace is preceded in death by her husband, William, and her son, Stephen. She is survived by her daughters Mary Kay (Giles), Anne Therese (Click), Barbara, Susan (Price), eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
June 2, 1925 ~ June 11, 2018
Gary E. Stout, former resident of Hallsport, NY, passed away in Nashville, TN, on June 11, 2018. Gary was born on June 3, 1925, to Lyle G. and Edith Francisco Stout in Hallsport, Town of Willing, NY. He married May Owens of Erieville, NY; with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage in January. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Ward Stout of Nashville, TN; his daughter, Penny Stout of Nashville, TN; and two grandchildren, Jessawynne Parker of Nashville, TN and Wyatt Cupp of Nashville, TN. Gary is also survived by a brother, Galen (Betsey); a sister, Lorna (John) Mowatt; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Stout. He was predeceased by four brothers: Bruce, Neil, Byrl, Ellis, and a sister, Evelyn Stout Fuess. He graduated from Wellsville High School in 1943 and took over his Dad’s farm in Hallsport. Gary was a farmer at heart, who loved the land and had both dairy and beef cattle. He contributed to local government by filling the role of Justice of the Peace for the Town of Willing from 1958-1970. Gary, an avid music lover, played bass as a hobby and was a member of the Southern Tier Bluegrass Association. Early in his life he called for Square Dances throughout the county. A private memorial service was held in Nashville, TN.
March 13, 1921 ~ February 17, 2001
November 2, 1926 ~ July 1, 2018
Richard I. Graves, 91, passed away Sunday (July 1, 2018) at the Carlton Shores Nursing Home in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was born November 2, 1926 in Shongo in the Willing Township to Carrie and Eugene Graves, who are deceased. He was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He and his wife, Marian, owned and operated Oswayo Farms in Boynton Beach, Fla. He later managed Florida Hybrid Service, Inc. He was predeceased by a son, Stephen, brothers Sherman and Roscoe Graves, and a sister, Norma Weis. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Marian (Brandes) Graves, and his children, Ronald (Vicki) Graves of Oregon and Linda Graves of Florida. He is also survived by grandchildren, Dr. Jason (Anna) Graves of London, UK, Sarah Graves and Alisha Port of Oregon; great grandchildren, Zofia and Gustav Graves of London; a sister, Jane Hessney of Binghamton, NY; a brother, Calvin (Barbara) Graves of Wellsville; a sister-in-law, Betty Lou Graves of Sinking Spring, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services are still under arrangement. Burial will be in the Graves Cemetery in Shongo at a later date.
March 8, 1925 ~ December 16, 2013
Evelyn J. “Evie” Northrop stepped into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the age of 88. Born in Louber, PA, March 8, 1925, the daughter of the late Albert H. and Cora Baker Couchenour Sr., she was a Jamestown area resident since 1945. Blessed with a wonderful singing voice, Evelyn took voice lessons for seven and a half years from Flavia Dryburgh in Jamestown. She became well-known for her Bel Canto style of singing and was frequently featured in programs for various clubs and organizations in the Jamestown area. In the late 70s and early 80s she used her singing and performing talents in the women’s gospel group “Sounds of the Times” which included her daughter Suellen, Carol Strickland Beasley, Jody Deem, Justine Sandburg, Kathy O’Hagan, Sue Anderson and Carol Tornquist. They traveled throughout western New York bringing the gospel message in contemporary music to many churches. The group also performed in the amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution. Evelyn used her gifts and talents at the Lucille Ball Little Theater when she played Mrs. Brice in “Funny Girl” opposite her daughter Suellen Northrop who played Fanny Brice. Two years later Evelyn played Mama Rose in “Gypsy”. Using her God-given gift of music, Evelyn was choir director and youth choir director at Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church for nine years and choir director at Epworth Christ United Methodist Church for eight years. With an infectious smile that would light up a room and an unmistakable love for life, Evelyn brought out the best in everyone who sang under her direction. An excellent golfer, Evelyn won club championships at Blueberry Golf Club, Chautauqua Golf Club and Peek ‘n’ Peak Golf Club. Evie is remembered as a generous, fair competitor who played with great athleticism, enjoyment and skill. She and her husband, Stuart, owned and operated the Chirlstian Book Cellar for 17 years. During that time, Evelyn helped church choir directors, ministers and soloists find music appropriate for their performance needs. She was a great prayer warrior, ready to help anyone who came her way. Besides her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her brother Albert H. “Bud” Couchenour Jr. Surviving are her husband of 67 years Stuart E. “Stu” Northrop; their daughter Suellen Northrop, LPGA Professional at Chautauqua Golf Club, of Jamestown and Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and her sister-in-law Jean Couchenour of Jamestown. The funeral service will held at 3p.m. Monday in Christ First United Methodist Church. The Reverend Natalie Hanson, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home.
May 6, 1924 ~ July 21, 2011
October 21, 1925 ~ August 2, 2004
Phyllis Reuning Berg, 78, of Charlottesville, died peacefully with her family by her side at her residence on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004. Born October 21, 1925 in Wellsville, NY, she was the daughter of the late George W. Reuning, Sr. and Gladys Grastorf Reuning. Her sister, Elizabeth Reuning, and brother, Charles Reuning, also preceded her in death. Phyllis attended Cornell University where she obtained her B.S. in Home Economics in 1943 and her M.S. in 1945. She subsequently served as a college professor of Home Economics with expertise in textiles at the University of Illinois and the University of California, Los Angeles. Following the marriage to her husband, Robert L. Berg, in 1959, she devoted herself to her family and shepherded them around the world as they lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, London, England, New Canaan and Greenwich, CT, Singapore, Dorset, VT, Salem, SC and finally Charlottesville. She made the most of each move, immersing herself in the local cultures, and pursuing her lifelong interests in painting, cooking and gardening. In addition to her hobbies, she volunteered in local hospitals or at the YWCA. She was a beloved grandmother to her grandchildren, and was always ready with a hug, a smile and a waiting lap. She is survived by her husband; her two sons, Dr. Carl Berg and his wife, Dr. Martha Barnett, of Charlottesville and John Berg and his wife, Lisa, of Atherton, CA; a brother, George Reuning, Jr. and his wife, Marge, of Butler, PA; her sister-in-law, Gail Reuning of Salem, SC; and five grandchildren, Emily, Alison, Alexandra, Michael, and Andrew Berg; as well as multiple nieces and nephews.
1925 ~ 1986
March 20, 1926 ~ July 8, 2018
Eleanor R. Howe, 92, of Stannards, NY, died Sunday, July 8, 2018 in her home. Born March 20, 1926, in Hallsport, she was the daughter of Richard and Alice Scott Billings. On September 28, 1946, in Wellsville, she married Robert E. Howe, who predeceased her on March 10, 1991. A 1943 graduate of Wellsville High School, she was employed by Stevens Machine Shop in Wellsville during World War II making parts for airplanes. After the war, she went to work on the switchboard at Worthington (Dresser-Rand). Eleanor lived a long a full life, spending many years busy with community organizations, including the Willing Firemen’s Auxiliary, Stannards United Methodist Church, and Christian Temple. She and Robert also directed Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. In later years, they owned and operated Bob’s Self Service Gas & Grocery in Alfred Station. Surviving are a daughter, Delora “Dee” Specker of Ithaca; two grandsons, Eric Specker and Charles Specker, both of Ithaca; two siblings, Eloise (John) Spicer of Wellsville and Roger (Margaret) Billings of Hallsport; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Douglas R. Howe; and a sister, Betty Coats. Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Ralph O. Wagner and Kathie Timpano will co-officiate. A luncheon will follow the service at Grace United Church. Burial will be in Hallsport Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace United Church, 289 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.
1925 ~ January 15, 2017
September 29, 1925 ~ July 16, 2009
Virginia “Ginny” Christman Dean, 83, a former longtime resident of 67 Early Street died on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center following a brief illness. She was born on September 29, 1925 in Town of Scio, the daughter of the late Howard and Margaret (Rahr) Christman. Ginny was a 1943 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was employed as an Executive Secretary at Turbodyne Corporation in Wellsville for 26 ½ years. During her career she served five corporation presidents; she retired in 1988. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Lady Elks and a former member of the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by one daughter, Linda (Rob Prunoske) Mocejunas of Rochester, two sons, William Satterlee of Hawaii and Philip Satterlee of Wellsville, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Gayle Varley Nash, a brother Robert Christman and a sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Petrey. Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Monday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street, in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation on Monday, (July 20, 2009) at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Robert Morris presiding. Burial will be Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville; with a reception to follow at the Wellsville Elks Lodge. Memorial suggestions include the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the SPCA Serving Allegany County.
August 15, 1925 ~ August 28, 2009
Fern A. Bostley, 84, of 689 Trapping Brook Road died on Friday, August 28, 2009 at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born August 15, 1925 in Wellsville the daughter of William and Dora (Heers) Teller. On December 17, 1949 in Wellsville she marred Thomas Bostley who predeceased her on July 23, 2000. Fern was raised in Wellsville and was a 1943 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was formerly employed at Shorts on the Stannards Road, Citizens Bank and Western Auto; she retired in 1988. She is survived by two sons, William “Bill” (Nancy) Bostley of Wellsville and Brian (Christine) Bostley of Lake Worth, FL, four Grandchildren, William Bostley Jr. of Verona, WI., Laura Knapp of Wellsville, Jonathan Bostley and Brooke Bostley both of Wellington FL. six great grandchildren, two sisters, Dorothy Ennis of Wellsville and Margaret Smith of Zephyrhills, FL and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mildred Cleveland and two brothers, Russ and William Teller. Friends are invited to call on Monday, August 31st from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Monsignor Vincent Becker presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials in Fern’s name may be made to the Immaculate Conception School, 24 Maple Avenue Wellsville, NY 14895.
January 18, 1927 ~ March 4, 2011
Donald W. Vossler of 2724 Miller Road passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011, at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 18, 1927 to Karl and Bertha Brandes Vossler. On April 19, 1954 in Wellsville he married Janice Shultz who survives. Don graduated from Wellsville High School in 1943. He later went into partnership with his dad and brother on the family dairy farm. Don was drafted into the US Army in 1955. From 1968 until 1991 he was employed at Dresser Rand in Wellsville. Don never stopped working and stayed busy in retirement. He enjoyed helping his son on the farm and put his work ethic and carpenter skills to task as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Don was a proud and active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. He could be found most every day at his church working on the grounds or working on anything that needed to be done. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Men’s Club and was a former member of the Allegany County Farm Bureau. Surviving besides his wife Janice; 2 sons, Daniel (Rosemary) Vossler of Wellsville and Timothy (Tonya) Vossler of Perry, GA.; 2 daughters, Deborah (Bill) Susie of Severn, MD., and Mary (Chris) Minges of West Henrietta; his five grandchildren, Justin and Kayla Vossler, Jenna and Ryan Minges and Anna Marie Susie. He is also survived by his brother Lawrence (Margery) Vossler of Wellsville and a sister Marilyn (Jack) Palmer of Avon Park, FL. Don is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by a son Steven and a brother Walter (Florence) Vossler. Friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 12, 2011, from 10 am to 11 am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. His funeral service will be held at 11 am in church with Pastor Robert Morris presiding. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church.
March 18, 1924 ~ December 15, 2006
October 1, 1925 ~ February 21, 1969
March 21, 1926 ~ January 28, 2013
Raymond S. Mallery, 86, of Feathers Creek Road passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013, at home after a long illness. He was born on March 21, 1926 in Wellsville to Norman F. and Mary F. (Stevens) Mallery. On December 26, 1948, in Wellsville, he married Jean H. Folwell who predeceased him on January 15, 1995. Raymond served in the US Marine Corps during WWII and had been a former resident of Waco, Texas. He was an instructor at Texas State Technical Institute (TSTI) and was a TV technician at Mallery Radio & Television in Wellsville. Raymond was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW. Survivors include: 2 daughters, Kitty [Frank] Pasquale of Belmont and Nancy Rae Mallery of Bradford, Vermont; 6 grandchildren, Ticia (Baldwin) McGean, Francis (Chip) Pasquale, Todd Baldwin, Nikki Noniewicz, Tia Grooms, and Justin L. Winter; 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his son, David L. Mallery; 2 sisters Norma Newland and Margaret Delane; 3 brothers, Bill, Lawrence and Mickey; a grandson and a great grandson. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, intelligence, and most of all, pride of his family and religious belief, as well as his faithful Sheltie and friend, ‘Haley’. Friends are invited to call on Friday, February 1 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church on February 2 at 11 am, with Father Thomas Roman as celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery (Belmont) and memorials may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church.
May 10, 1925 ~ January 30, 2013
Lawrence “Larry” Hannigan, age 87, of 26 Fassett Lane passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013,at the Comfort House of Allegany County. He was born on May 10, 1925 in Wellsville and was the only child of Ida E. Hannigan. On December 15, 1951 in Belmont he married Mildred R. Bartlett who survives. Larry graduated from Wellsville High School in 1943 and soon joined the US Army. He served with the 70th Tank Battalion 4th Infantry landing in Normandy during the D Day landings and was decorated with a Silver Star and a Purple Heart. On June 3, 2000 he received the Jubilee of Liberty Medal from the Governor of Normandy and on April 26, 2011 he was appointed as Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of the French Republic. Larry had worked for the former Scoville Brown Store and the former Wellsville Burial Case. He later went to work for CE Air Preheater and retired from there in 1982 after 32 years of service. In his retirement Larry worked for a time at the ARC in Alfred and later for Darryl Ordway maintaining the grounds at Air Preheater in Wellsville. Larry was an avid hunter and trout fisherman who knew where every black berry patch was in Allegany County. He was a 29 year member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Wellsville as well as member American Legion Post 702 of Wellsville.
November 8, 1923 ~ April 14, 2013
Harold A. Schen, 89, of Hallsport Road, passed away Sunday (April 14, 2013) at Jones Memorial Hospital after a lengthy struggle with congestive heart failure. Harold was born Nov. 8, 1923, in Wellsville to Carl and Luvae Ploss Schen. Like many of that generation, Harold entered the U.S. Navy at the start of World War II, when he was 17 years old. He served on the USS Augusta until the end of the war. Harold returned to Wellsville after the war and settled down to raise a family. He worked for Empire Gas and then National Fuel for 45 years. After retiring, Harold actively explored the countryside using snowmobiles in the winter or motorcycles or ATVs in the summer. For many years, Harold was an active volunteer at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; son, David; father, Carl; stepmother, Margaret; mother, Luvae; and sister, Irene. Harold is survived by his three children, Judith (Daniel) Flanagan, Julie (James) Gish and Michael Schen; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family requests no flowers. Friends are invited to a graveside service with military honors at 11 a.m. Thursday (April 18, 2013) in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 S. Main St., Wellsville. Any donations or remembrances may be made in his memory to the JMH Axillary fund, c/o Brenda Milligan, 191 N. Main St, Wellsville, NY 14895.
September 5, 1926 ~ June 6, 2008
August 11, 1925 ~ June 5, 2010
December 1, 1924 ~ December 22, 2009
Georgia Kaousias fell asleep in the Lord on December 22, 2009. She remained an inspiration and a joy until the very end. She never met a stranger, and because of this, every outing was an adventure. She never lost her insatiable curiosity or her humor. May everyone be so fortunate to have such a mother. She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church and her love of that faith sustained her through easy and hard times. Born in Waterbury Connecticut on December 1, 1924 to Theodore Xanthos and Toula Galanopoulos Xanthos, she grew up in Wellsville, New York, and made her way to Tennessee with brief stops in Germany and Greece. She was formerly a resident of Johnson City, TN and moved to Knoxville in 2006. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, George Kaousias, her three adoring and devoted daughters, Deena Kaousias, Fay Kaousias Shrock and her husband Manny Shrock, Tammy Kaousias Steed and her husband Todd Steed, her brother and her sister-in-law, Pete and Thena Xanthos, of Grand Island, NY, her niece Chris Xanthos Boomhower of Tucson, AZ, and her nephew Thomas Xanthos of Boston, MA, and extended family both here and abroad. She and her husband were founding members of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in the Tri-Cities area and the family is very grateful for the support of that parish and the Knoxville parish. We are also grateful for the excellent care given to her by the many doctors, nurses, therapists, and c.n.a.’s along the way.
July 8, 1924 ~ August 14, 2000
January 16, 1925 ~ July 28, 1999
May 9, 1924 ~ August 7, 2007
January 17, 1923 ~ January 10, 1999
August 20, 1925 ~ May 19, 2004
“Mr. Bruce W. Norton — A native of Wellsville, NY and a longtime resident of Mobile, died on Wednesday, May 19 2004”
December 6, 1922 ~ April 22, 1990
June 4, 1926 ~ December 30, 1999
July 24, 1922 ~ December 29, 1998
September 30, 1925 ~ September 30, 2015
May 20, 1926 ~ November 28, 1997
“Reta was the daughter of Claude M. and Ruth Corey Nottingham. Claude was the son of Salmon and Elnora Sherwood Nottingham, of Cattaraugus Co NY. Ruth was the daughter of Arthur Lee and Belle Flora Langdon Corey of Potter Co PA. 1946 Nov 02 Reta married Richard “Dick” Munkes. Their marriage was blessed with a son, David.
Ruth worked for the banking industry in Allegany Co NY for several years before her retirement. She enjoyed traveling, bird watching and was an avid reader.”
August 29, 1925 ~ August 12, 2015
July 19, 1925 ~ February 25, 1995
2nd LT. U.S. AIR FORCE – WORLD WAR II
May 11, 1926 ~ April 7, 1984
October 30, 1925 ~ October 4, 1991
December 22, 1922 ~ November 14, 2004
January 19, 1925 ~ February 14, 1999
486th ORDINANCE EVAC. CO. WORLD WAR II
July 13, 1925 ~ September 9, 2011
Helen Chaffee Chandler of Baldwin Road passed away in Jones Memorial Hospital on Friday (Sept. 9, 2011) following a brief illness.She was born in Wellsville on July 13, 1925, the daughter of Walter L. and Margaret Dixon Chaffee. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Richard F. Chandler, on June 22, 2008. Helen and Dick were able to spend a number of years enjoying the winter months with their circle of caring friends at South Fork and Dade City, Fla. She was a very independent lady who will be sadly missed by her friends, family and community. Early in her career, she was employed at the Wellsville Auto Parts. Then, she went to work at Citizens Bank, which later became Key Bank. She enjoyed working at the bank and continued to thoroughly enjoy outings with her “Bank Girls” up until just days before she became ill. She retired from banking in 1982. After retiring, Helen was active in a number of organizations such as the Lioness Club, Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Star, The Blind Association, Corvette Club and Meals on Wheels. She is survived by a daughter, Carrie (Ken)?Blitz of Kennedy; three grandchildren, Jessica Blitz and Emily (Daniel)Paez of Charleston, S.C. and Christopher Blitz of Fairfax, Va.; a great-grandson, Kallon Blitz; sister, Christine (John) Rapoza of California; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a lifelong time of friends; also her little poodle, Babe. Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell?Funeral Home in Wellsville on Tuesday (Sept. 13, 2011) from 3-5 p.m., when services will be held with the Rev. Ralph Eastlack officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or a charity of the donor’s choice.
April 21, 1925 ~ August 11, 2002
April 18, 1926 ~ November 5, 1991
Veteran U.S. Navy WW II
September 20, 1925 ~ June 8, 2005
Duania B. Moreland, 79, formerly of 18 Trapping Brook Road, passed away on Wednesday June 8, 2005 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born September 20, 1925 in Bradford, PA the daughter of E. Jay and Helen (Munkes) Brownell. On June 15, 1946 in Wellsville she married Robert T. Moreland who predeceased her January 16, 2000. She was a 1943 graduate of Wellsville High School and received a scholarship to the School of the Arts in New York City. She graduated from Olean Business Institute and was first employed by Worthington Corp., later Rockwell Brothers in Wellsville from 1962-1965, and finally as a secretary for C. E. Air Preheater Co., retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Duania is survived by a daughter, Cynthia (Larry) Hardy of Winder, GA, and a granddaughter, Kimberly (Mark) VanAllen of Loganville, GA. Friends are invited to call Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral service will be Wednesday, June 15th at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Mancuso presiding. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include the American Cancer Society and the S.P.C.A. Serving Allegany County.
May 9, 1925 ~ June 29, 2005
April 16, 1925 ~ November 9, 1989
June 18, 1927 ~ January 13, 2014
Mrs. June H. Johnson, age 86, of 17th Street, Orange City died January 13, 2014 at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City. Mrs. Johnson was born on June 18, 1927 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, the daughter of George and Dorothy Jordan Hugar. She was a bookkeeper for Citrus Carpet in Orange City for many years pror to her retirement. She enjoyed ceramics, baseball, rodeos, yahtzee, dice and board games. She is survived by a son, Roger Wachter and a daughter, Nancy Wachter of Orange City, FL; and nine grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Help Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 740514, Orange City, FL 32763.
January 15, 1925 ~ July 26, 1988
CPL. U.S. ARMY – WORLD WAR II
July 28, 1924 ~ March 13, 2006
June 25, 1925 ~ July 23, 1999
July 11, 1926 ~ March 27, 2008
Donna J. Johnson, 81, formerly of Olean, passed away Thursday (March 27, 2008) at Mercy Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Johnson was born on July 11, 1926, in Coudersport, Pa. to Walter and Nina (Dudley) Ahrens. She was a 1943 graduate of Wellsville Central School. On Aug. 18, 1951, she married Walter D. Johnson, who survives. Donna worked as a receptionist for Dr. J. Golden D.D.S. in Olean for 20 years until her retirement in 1983. Later, she and her husband traveled the U.S., touring many interesting places. They resided at their cottage on Keuka Lake in the summer and traveled south to Daytona Beach in the winter. In addition to her husband, Donna is survived by a daughter, Lynda (Michael) Padula of Auburn; one son, Jeffrey Johnson of Olean; a brother, Richard (Shirley) Ahrens of Wellsville; seven grandchildren, Trevor Johnson, Ryan (Amy) Johnson, Megan (Jeff) Hellier, Eryan (Chris) Price, Teri (Martin) Kahle, Emily Johnson and Paige Johnson; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Robert Ahrens and a son, Kevin Johnson. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Monday at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville. The funeral service will take place at 4 p.m. Monday immediately following the visitation with Rev. William McNeil of Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Wellsville officiating. Burial will follow in Yorks Corners Cemetery. Memorials in Donna’s name may be made to Alzheiemer’s Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221.
June 13, 1924 ~ July 24, 1992
December 12, 1924 ~ December 16, 2011
T/Sgt. Malcolm E. Padden, USAF, retired, 87, of 656 Salt Rising Road, passed away Friday (Dec. 16, 2011)?shortly after admission to Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, following a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 12, 1924, in Hornell, he was the son of Joseph and Marie Tobias Padden. He married Caroline Kohn on June 5, 1948, in Wellsville. Mrs. Padden survives. Entering the U.S. Navy following following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mac served two tours of duty in the South Pacific and one tour in Charlestown, S.C. He re-enlisted in the USAF in 1964 and served until his retirement in 1972. Following his retirement, Mac served as village and town justice in Bolivar, was a former employee of Mastel Ford of Olean, was a school bus driver for Bolivar Central School and, while living in Florida, he taught 55 Drive Alive Program through AARP.He was a member of the Bolivar United Methodist Church, Macedonia Lodge 258 F&A.M., Bolivar, Frank B. Church VFW Post 2530, Wellsville and Morrison Hayes Legion Post 702, Wellsville. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two children, Kevin (Donna)Padden of Columbia, S.C., and Kathleen (Marc)?Gleason of Little Genesee; and three grandchildren, Tiffany, Tristin and Tucker Gleason. He was preceded in death by a sister, Camilla Garrison.Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home, Inc., Bolivar, Thursday (Dec. 22, 2011)?from 1-3 p.m. A memorial service will follow visitation at 3 p.m. Memorials to the Bolivar Fire Department Ambulance Fund, 460 Main.St., Bolivar, NY 14715, would be appreciated by the family.
June 28, 1925 ~ May 3, 1995
ENS US NAVY WORLD WAR II
December 23, 1924 ~ March 26, 1987
MAJ US ARMY RECONSTRUCTION AIDE WORLD WAR II
June 25, 1926 ~ March 22, 1996
February 12, 1924 ~ March 10, 1991
May 17, 1925 ~ November 24, 2007
March 5, 1923 ~ January 26, 2000
December 10, 1924 ~ March 25, 2014
Irene M.”Susie” Heck of Newfane, Wife of the late Judson Heck Sr. entered into rest with her family by her side on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport. She was born on December 10, 1924 to Caleb and Irene (Foster) Trowbridge. Susie and Judson married in 1947 in Wellsville, New York. Susie came from the city of Jamestown, New York to Newfane in 1955. She was a nurse’s aid for 14 years at the former Inter Community Memorial Hospital, Newfane, New York. She was a member of the Newfane United Methodist Church where she belonged to the ladies auxiliary. Irene was a long standing member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Newfane Historical Society. Surviving are her sons, Judson (Kathleen) Heck Jr. of Burt and Thomas (Bonnie) Heck of Lyndonville, a sister Hilda Roderick of Olean. Also surviving are her grandchildren Judson (Jill) Heck III, Thomas Heck, Jr. and Lindsay Heck, and great-grandchildren Judson Heck IV and Jaycie Heck. She is predeceased by six brothers, Herbert, Howard, Foster, James, Adrian and William Trowbridge and four sisters Catherine Glover, Greta Page, Louise Trowbridge and Gertrude Barnes. Friends may call at the Rutland-Corwin Funeral Home Inc. 2670 Main St. Newfane, New York on Thursday March 27, from 3-7 PM. Where a funeral service will take place at 7 PM. with Reverend Kim Smith Officiating. Burial will be in Corwin Cemetery at the convenience of the family in Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Newfane Historical Society or the Newfane United Methodist Church would be appreciated.
June 15, 1923 ~ November 7, 2001
TEC 5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II
February 21, 1923 ~ April 26, 1992
CPL. U.S. MARINE CORP – WORLD WAR II
June 4, 1923 ~ June 6, 2004
WT3 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
June 10, 1925 ~ May 26, 1985
October 5, 1925 ~ December 5, 2005
September 29, 1923 ~ March 22, 2004
STAFF SGT 299th ENG 51st BATT
– PURPLE HEART –
February 17, 1925 ~ January 1, 2007
April 18, 1925 ~ June 18, 1993
March 23, 1923 ~ April 7, 1988
November 23, 1925 ~ January 1,1985
October 24, 1924 ~ January 13, 2001
May 15, 1925 ~ January 12, 2014
August 9, 1924 ~ July 19, 2008
June 7, 1925 ~ April 16, 2012
October 21, 1925 ~ August 19, 2002
August 8, 1923 ~ November 13, 1998
August 2, 1923 ~ October 18, 1991
October 11, 1925 ~ January 9, 2008
December 31, 1925 ~ February 26, 2006
July 11, 1926 ~ September 19, 1994
CPL. U.S. ARMY AIR CORP – WORLD WAR II
June 5, 1925 ~ January 21, 2012
June 1, 1926 ~ November 6, 1997
April 13, 1925 ~ December 4, 2002
June 9, 1926 ~ 1999
September 21, 1926 ~ December 12, 2005
December 21, 1923 ~ January 29, 1991
September 12, 1924 ~ December 9, 1996
June 15, 1924 ~ June 12, 2001