Class of 1943 In Memoriam


Lois S. Sweet-Flurschutz

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.

June Marie Payne-Rose

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.



Marjorie Linza-Layton

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.



Lee J. Merrick

May 1, 1925 ~ March 18, 2021

Lee J. Merrick, 95, of Andover Road, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. He was born the son of the late Lee H. and Ida Mae (Gibson) Merrick on May 1, 1925 in Wellsville. On October 25, 1947 he married his wife of seventy-three years, Ruth E. Allen, who predeceased him on February 4, 2021.  Lee was a true character. He was a long time resident of Wellsville, who lived in Orlando, FL for a time before moving back to Wellsville for the last fifteen years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and served from 1943 – 1946. He was also a member of the Cardinal Pistol Club, and a life member of the NRA. He won the NYS indoor Pistol championship two years in a row but also shot and won at Camp Perry. He owned and flew his own airplane at the Wellsville Municipal Airport on Bolivar Road. Professionally, Lee owned and operated Lee’s Hodaka on the Andover Road, his store would later be called Lee’s Guns and Ammo. He also worked as an Engineer at Air Preheater, he held many patents and worked on many government projects, including NASA, retiring in the early 1980s. In his early days he enjoyed driving and working on race cars, and raced on Fair Street, and in Cuba. He also enjoyed coin collecting, boating –  even owned several on Lake Erie and (later) in Florida. He was a member of the American Legion Post #702 and Wellsville Moose Lodge #601, and the Odd Fellows.  He is survived by: four children, William Merrick of Wellsville, Sandra Merrick of Wellsville, Carol (Joseph) Schweigart of Bolivar, and Lisa (Paul) Rowe of Wellsville; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Charles (Susan) Allen of Lima, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by: three sisters; and two brothers.  A memorial service is being planned for a later date. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County.



Lawrence William Yearke

January 6, 1925 ~ August 26, 2019



Gertrude H. Wilson-Stuck

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.



Betty Jean Morrison-West

November 15, 1925 ~ November 8, 1990



Leo Alex Bessette

December 1, 1925 ~ April 11, 1995



Mary Cathleen Graham-Ballerstein

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.



Harrison Lloyd Drake

August 24, 1925 ~ April 28, 2020



Harry Israel Soppe

June 18, 1925 ~ August 9, 1992



Natalie Jane Richardson-Darrone

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.



Betty Caroline Peterson-Allen

December 20, 1925 ~ January 15, 2007



Joanna Duke-Gamblee

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.


Evelyn Cowles-Bissell

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.



Grace Brasted-Bathurst

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.



Gary Edward Stout

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.


Robert Alan King

March 13, 1921 ~ February 17, 2001



Richard Graves

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.



Evelyn Couchenour-Northrup

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.




Robert Ennis

May 6, 1924 ~ July 21, 2011



Phyllis Elaine Reuning-Berg

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.



 Evelyn Booth-Hathaway

1925 ~ 1986



Eleanor Billings-Howe

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.



Stephen Towner

1925 ~ January 15, 2017

Stephen P. Towner, 91, of 4408 Sinon St., passed away in Rochester, N.Y., on Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017).  Honoring his request, there will be no visitation and a Memorial Service under the direction of the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home of Wellsville will be announced at a later date.



Virginia Christman-Dean

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.



Fern A. Teller-Bostley

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.



 Donald W. Vossler

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.



Mildred E. Foster-Rose

March 18, 1924 ~ December 15, 2006

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Charles Harvey Rosell

October 1, 1925 ~ February 21, 1969



Raymond S. Mallery

March 21, 1926 ~ January 28, 2013

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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.




Lawrence Hannigan

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.



Harold A. Schen

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.



Harold R. Rahr

September 5, 1926 ~ June 6, 2008

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James Patrick Walsh

August 11, 1925 ~ June 5, 2010

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 Georgia Xanthos-Kaousias

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.



George Walter Flanagan

July 8, 1924 ~ August 14, 2000



 Frances Marie Hazzard-Mattoon

January 16, 1925 ~ July 28, 1999




 Bertha Jeanne Coats-Fiesta-Jones

May 9, 1924 ~ August 7, 2007




 Albert William Hazzard

January 17, 1923 ~ January 10, 1999



Bruce Norton

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”



Eugene John Dressig

December 6, 1922 ~ April 22, 1990



 Melvin Arthur Craven

June 4, 1926 ~ December 30, 1999


 Bernard Allen

July 24, 1922 ~ December 29, 1998




 Carol W. Pressler-Davison

September 30, 1925 ~ September 30, 2015

Carol W. Davison, 90, of 5442 St. Rt. 19N went to be with her Lord on Wednesday (Sept. 30, 2015) in Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville following a long illness.  She was born in Wellsville on Sept. 30, 1925, the daughter of Charles and Eva Cornwell Pressler.  On Aug. 15, 1944, in Wellsville, she was married to Clinton J. Davison, who predeceased her on Oct. 8, 1991. From 1972 until her retirement in 1988, she operated Davisons Abstract Co. in Belmont. She was an active member of the Riverside Assembly of God Church in Wellsville and was a longtime member of the Creative Writers Association of Wellsville. She enjoyed her family and time spent writing and music. She is survived by a son, Robert (Martha)?Davison of Oneca, Fla.; sister, Shirley Hosmer of?Scio, N.Y.; grandsons, Matthew Seeley of Wellsville, and Christopher (Kim)?Post of West Seneca, N.Y.; granddaughters, Joanne (John)?Gant of Belmont, Carol (James)?Meyers of Silver Creek, N.Y., and Alice Geer of Silver Creek, N.Y.; 37 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren; also four other grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her caregivers, Jamie Deming, Dixie Scott, Brandy Whitaker, Crystal Hogan, Lynn Bentley and Marie Coen. Friends may call on Monday (Oct. 5, 2015) at the Riverside Assembly of God Church in Wellsville from 2 until 4 p.m., at which time the services will be held with Pastor John Francisco officiating. Burial will be at the family’s convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Allegany County Office for the Aging or to the Riverside Assembly of God Church.




 Reta Langdon Nottingham-Munkes

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.”



 Frederick Witter

August 29, 1925 ~ August 12, 2015

Frederick F. Witter, 89 years, formerly of Hornell, NY went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Corning Hospital. He was born to Francis F. and Marie Yentzer Witter on August 29, 1925 in Roulette, PA. He married Jean Smigiel in 1988 in Hornell, NY. In recent years he lived with his brother, Jerome (Shirley) Witter, Addison, NY during the summer and at his home in Dundee, FL for the winter. He graduated from Wellsville High School, Wellsville, NY and college in Alfred. He worked for NYSEG as an electrician until his retirement. He lived in Hornell, Elmira, and Sun City, FL. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and walking. He attended the Addison United Methodist Church and the Dundee Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, Fred was predeceased by step-mother, Florence Witter and wife, Jean. Fred is survived by brothers: Donald (Janice) Witter of Mannsville, NY, Roger Witter of Rochester Mills, PA, Jerome (Shirley) Witter of Addison, NY; sisters: Mary Witter of Mannsville, NY, Donna Knowles of Addison, NY; special nephew, Michael (Neysa) Witter of Addison, NY; two step-sons: Lewis (Penny) Smigiel of Avoca, NY, Leon (Sandy) Smigiel of CO; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 2:00 PM, Pastor Veronica Seeley officiating. Burial will take place in the family plot in the John Lyman Cemetery, Roulette, PA at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frederick’s name may be sent to: The Risingville Methodist Church, 4530 Co. Rd. 11, Cameron Mills, NY 14820 or to the Addison United Methodist Church, 8 Front St., Addison, NY 14801.




 George Dwight Healy

July 19, 1925 ~ February 25, 1995





Jerry Althea Coats-Bonham

May 11, 1926 ~ April 7, 1984




 Richard James Flanagan

October 30, 1925 ~ October 4, 1991



 Jack Berwyn Heers

December 22, 1922 ~ November 14, 2004



 George Edward Lehman

January 19, 1925 ~ February 14, 1999




 Helen Marie Chaffee-Chandler

July 13, 1925 ~ September 9, 2011

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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.



 Dean Elgin White

April 21, 1925 ~ August 11, 2002



Charles Francis McGill

April 18, 1926 ~ November 5, 1991

Veteran U.S. Navy WW II



Duania Agnes Brownell-Moreland

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.


Marian Freda Ackley-Sheffer-Greetham

May 9, 1925 ~ June 29, 2005


Hollister Ladd Alsworth

April 16, 1925 ~ November 9, 1989


June Hugar-Johnson

June 18, 1927 ~ January 13, 2014

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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.





Gregory Theoclitus

January 15, 1925 ~ July 26, 1988



Pauline Elizabeth Potter-Eames

July 28, 1924 ~ March 13, 2006


Marian Grace Fanton-Booth

June 25, 1925 ~ July 23, 1999


Donna Jean Ahrens-Johnson

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.




Frederick Leroy Graves

June 13, 1924 ~ July 24, 1992


Malcolm E. Padden

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.


William August Potrafke

June 28, 1925 ~ May 3, 1995



Alfred Roy Knowles

December 23, 1924 ~ March 26, 1987



 Helen Pauline Ballerstein-Hand-Short

June 25, 1926 ~ March 22, 1996


Robert Ernest Howe

February 12, 1924 ~ March 10, 1991


Kathryne Jeanne Morey-Sortore

May 17, 1925 ~ November 24, 2007


Frank D. Short

March 5, 1923 ~ January 26, 2000


Irene M. “Susie” Trowbridge-Heck

December 10, 1924 ~ March 25, 2014

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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.


Norman Glenn Shear

June 15, 1923 ~ November 7, 2001



Richard Dudley Gaylord

February 21, 1923 ~ April 26, 1992



Richard Frederick DeBarbieri

June 4, 1923 ~ June 6, 2004




June Lee Tait-Dean

June 10, 1925 ~ May 26, 1985


Robert J. Owen

October 5, 1925 ~ December 5, 2005


 John R. Baldwin

September 29, 1923 ~ March 22, 2004



George Willard Hess

February 17, 1925 ~ January 1, 2007


Mary Alice Pero-Phillipson

April 18, 1925 ~ June 18, 1993


Robert Alfred Major

March 23, 1923 ~ April 7, 1988


Donald Edward Whitney

November 23, 1925 ~ January 1,1985


Mildred Maysie Smith-Renn

October 24, 1924 ~ January 13, 2001


Janet Williams-White

May 15, 1925 ~ January 12, 2014

Janet D. (Williams) White, age 88, passed away Sunday (Jan. 12, 2014) at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg, Fla. Janet was born on May 15, 1925, to the late Donald and Grace (Perry) Williams in Olean, N.Y.  Janet grew up in Wellsville with her two sisters, Betty Jane and Carol Ann. Janet met Dean Elgin White, also from Wellsville, while in school. They married in 1947. They moved to Clearwater, Fla., where they raised their two children.  Janet worked as a legal and confidential secretary for several law firms and eventually the School Board of Pinellas County, Fla., from which she retired in 1987. She and her husband lived in several locations after retirement, including Mt. Dora, Fla., Taylors, S.C., and Shelbyville, Tenn. Dean passed away in 2002 in Shelbyville. Janet then resided with her sister Betty in Maryland until moving to the Savannah Manor in Leesburg, Fla. Janet enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, travel and knitting.  Janet is survived by two children, Robert Reid White of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jenine Szuba of Wildwood, Fla. She is also survived by five grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  At Janet’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral. She will be interred at the Stannards Cemetery in Wellsville, beside her beloved husband.


Harold F. Dickinson

August 9, 1924 ~ July 19, 2008


Beverly Ann Christman-Bradley

June 7, 1925 ~ April 16, 2012

Beverly Christman Bradley of Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully on Monday (April 16, 2012) at the Village Glen Dementia Care Unit of John Knox Village, near her home. Born on June 7, 1925, in Wellsville, N.Y., she was a daughter of Clarence R. and Alice Gardner Christman. Beverly graduated from Wellsville High School with its Class of 1943, and studied merchandising at Syracuse University, where she met the companion with whom she would share the rest of her life, John D. “Bus” Bradley of Bolivar, N.Y. On April 21, 1946, in Wellsville, they married. Making their home in Bolivar, Bev was a member of the Guild of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, the Bolivar Country Club, and the Cuba Lake Yacht Club. She served as a Cub Scout den mother, a Brownie troop leader, and enjoyed golf and skiing. She was an original member of “Fahrner’s Fearless Followers,” a skiing and social club based in Ellicottville. She was a renowned cook, enjoyed entertaining and, in her earlier years, also enjoyed playing bridge. In 1983, she and her husband relocated to Sea Ranch Lakes, where they lived until recently, spending the warm weather months at their second home on Cuba Lake. In Florida, she was a member of the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, and of its Corinthians. Bev is survived by her husband; three children; George C. Bradley, of Miami Shores; Marcia D. Bradley, of Madison, Wis.; and Deborah B. Arzberger, of Waynesville, N.C.; two sisters, Joanne “Pidge” Daily, of Wellsville, and Nancy Cotton, of Covington, La.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three nieces.  She was predeceased by her first child, Mary Priscilla.  There will be no visitation. After her internment in a ceremony for members of the family, a bon voyage party is being planned for all friends at Moonwinks Restaurant, Cuba, N.Y. at 4 p.m. July 5, 2012.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Bolivar Free Library, Bolivar’s Pioneer Oil Museum, or to any other organization donors consider appropriate.Published in The Olean Times Herald on Apr. 19, 2012


Orpha Jean Richmond-Whitney

October 21, 1925 ~ August 19, 2002


William F. Dodge

August 8, 1923 ~ November 13, 1998


Carl O. Gustafson

August 2, 1923 ~ October 18, 1991


Irving Buchanan

October 11, 1925 ~ January 9, 2008


Edwin William Gardner

December 31, 1925 ~ February 26, 2006


Paul E. Meissner

July 11, 1926 ~ September 19, 1994



August C. Pasquale

June 5, 1925 ~ January 21, 2012

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August C. “Augie” Pasquale, of Horseheads, NY, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at the age of 86 at Bethany Manor. Augie was born June 5, 1925 in Hornell, NY son of the late August C. and Amelia E. “DelVecchio” Pasquale. He graduated from Wellsville High School, attended the Citadel, Alfred University and received his Master’s at SUNY Buffalo. He served his country with the US Army during WWII as a Cpl. radio operator and earned many medals. Augie was a teacher in Horseheads for many years and taught Science and Driver Ed. He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church, member of the Lions Club, VFW and American Legion. Augie is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Patricia Hunt Pasquale; children, Augie (Lori) Pasquale of Maryland, Kimberly (Glenn) Ortenzio of North Carolina, Christine (Jake) Miller of Elmira, NY, Gina Haseker of North Carolina, and Lisa (Chris) Frey of North Carolina; grandchildren, Jacob III, Ian, Augie IV, Meagan, Nicholas, Kristin, Nathan and Madison; great-grandchildren, Natalie and Jacob IV; brother, James (Beverly) Pasquale of Arizona; nieces and nephews, Frank (Kitty) Pasquale, Gary (Jill) Pasquale, Patricia (Glenn) Cline; and several cousins. Augie is predeceased by his brothers, Leonard, Michael, George, and Frank Pasquale; sister, Veronica King; and nephew, Michael Pasquale. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan’s Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads at 10 a.m. with Rev. Christopher Linsler and Deacon Frank Pasquale as celebrants. Mr. Pasquale will be laid to rest in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery immediately following with Military Honors. Augie was a dedicated educator, driving and swimming instructor, community member, animal welfare supporter, husband and father. He touched many lives as an instructor and he hoped that he helped save lives with his teachings. The family respectfully requests that memorials be made in Augie’s name to Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.


Betty Smith-Kennedy-Glover

June 1, 1926 ~ November 6, 1997


Genevieve Mae Cline-Vaughn

April 13, 1925 ~ December 4, 2002


 Edward Judge Walchli

June 9, 1926 ~ 1999


Molly Jean White-Parson

September 21, 1926 ~ December 12, 2005


Donald D. Marsh

December 21, 1923 ~ January 29, 1991

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Antoinette Constance  Hodges-Bianco

September 12, 1924 ~ December 9, 1996


Walter Jacob Babbitt

June 15, 1924 ~ June 12, 2001

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