July 1, 1926 ~ October 3, 2017
Anna I. Brown, 91, of Hallsport Road, Wellsville, N.Y., died Tuesday (Oct. 3, 2017) in Wellsville Manor Care Center following a brief illness. Born July 1, 1926, in the Town of Willing, N.Y., she was the daughter of Lewis A. and Mildred M. Buchholz Fanton. On Jan. 12, 1944, in Arlington, Va., she married Roy R. Brown, Jr., who predeceased her on July 21, 1990. A graduate of Wellsville High School, she earned her LPN degree from Alfred State College. During World War II, she was employed by Worthington Turbine in Wellsville. She was employed as a waitress by the Texas Hot Restaurant and for many years as a LPN by Jones Memorial Hospital. In retirement, she worked as a home companion for area residents. Anna was a longtime member of the Willing Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary. She enjoyed time spent with her family and many friends. Surviving are a daughter, Joann M. Ives of Wellsville; five grandchildren, Theresa M. (Wayne) Tedrow, Roy L. (Sue) Brown, Tammy I. (Scott) Stephens, Stacy (Jason) Ives, and Shelly C. (Jonathan Pawlak) Lall; 17 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Rev. Roy R. Brown, III; a daughter, Mari Lou Lall; sisters, Pauline Clestia Fanton and Luella Leona Fanton; and brothers, Robert Eugene Fanton and Ralph Lewis Fanton. Friends may call Thursday (Oct. 5, 2017) from 7-9 p.m. at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, N.Y., where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Gene N. Miller, Pastor of the Yorks Corners Mennonite Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hallsport Union Cemetery, Town of Willing. Memorials may be made to the Willing Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary or a local charity of the donor’s choice.
January 5, 1926 ~ October 13, 2017
Betty Jean Windus, 91, of Wellsville, N.Y., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday (Oct. 13, 2017) in Hart Comfort House, Wellsville. Born Jan. 5, 1926, at home in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Clarence and Rhea Marsh Hanchett, Sr. On Feb. 26, 1949, in the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on Pearl Street in Wellsville, she married Donald C. Windus, who survives.
Betty Jean, or Jean as most knew her, was a 1944 graduate of Wellsville High School. She attended Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, Sayre, Pa. She was very proud to be in the last graduating class of the Nurse Cadet Corps in 1948. From 1949 through 1970, she was employed as a Registered Nurse by Jones Memorial Hospital in the surgical and maternity departments. Along with her husband, Donald, she was a member of the Riverside Assembly of God Church in Wellsville, where she enjoyed several years teaching Sunday school and leading Bible studies. Jean and Don resided for 50 plus years on the Back River Road in Belmont prior to moving to Wellsville in 2006. In addition to family gatherings, she enjoyed rummage sales, gardening, watching and feeding birds, and word find puzzles.
Surviving besides her husband of 68 years, Donald, are four children, Ellen Harris of Candor, N.Y., Kimberly (Warren) Dickerson of Belmont, Philip (Louise) Windus of Belmont, and Marjorie (Louie) Smith, Jr. of Scio; her youngest brother, Alan James Hanchett of Wellsville; nine grandchildren, Connee Dickerson, Joseph Dickerson, Marsha Windus, Craig (Tamera) Windus, Jody Chalker, Bronson Harris, Sara (Shawn) Mahoney, Erin (Dana) Willett, and Adam Trivisondoli; five great-grandchildren, Noah Windus, Evan Windus, Haley Windus, Wyatt Willett, and Madyson Mahoney; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her oldest brother, Clarence Hanchett, Jr. and his wife, Ursula Hanchett; and a sister-in-law, Doris Hanchett. Friends may call at Riverside Assembly of God Church, Wellsville, N.Y., on Thursday (Oct. 19, 2017) from 1-3 p.m., with Funeral Services following at 3 p.m. Pastor Fred Francisco and Pastor John Francisco will co-officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hart Comfort House, www.hartcomforthouse.org, 151 East State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.
Richard R. Babcock
1926 ~ February 27, 2017
1926 ~ February 5, 2016
Lloyd “Sam” Lamphier
July 17, 1926 ~ January 17, 2016
Lloyd “Sam” Lamphier, 89, of 1852 Petrolia Hill Road, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 17, 1926 in Wellsville, the son of the late Elmer and Eva (Chandler) Lamphier. On June 25, 1955 in Fredonia he married Lois M. Winkelman who predeceased him on February 19, 2008.Sam was a veteran of WW II serving with the U. S. Army. He was employed as a Layout Man for C. E. Air Preheater Company in Wellsville for 32 years; retiring in 1988. He was a founding member of the Petrolia Hose Company # 2. He enjoyed spending time outdoors with family and friends, fishing at his pond and visiting with his neighbors. He is survived by a son, Larry (Ellen) Lamphier of Wellsville, two daughters, Michelle (Tom) Dundar and Lanette (Dave) Pye, both of Wellsville, 10 grandchildren, Amanda (Nate) Mitchell, Ashley (Don) Sobon, Samuel Lamphier, Shane Dunbar, Dylan Dunbar, Danielle Lamphier, Samantha Lamphier, Ethan Lamphier, Joshua Pye and Jessica Pye, several great grandchildren, a sister, Freida Ballerstein of Wellsville, a brother, Howard Lamphier of Wellsville, and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by four sisters, Florence Gaylord, Helen Lamphier, Ruth McDowell and Ella Nicholson.Friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 24th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with Diane Cox presiding. The family suggest memorial donations be made to the Petrolia Hose Company # 2.
Bette L. Morris-Burnside
October 15, 1925 ~ August 11, 2009
Bette L. Burnside of State Street passed away on Tuesday August 11, 2009 at the Robert Packer Medical Center. She was born on October 15, 1925 in Port Allegany, PA. to Ernest and Clara Van Ness Morris. In 1942 she married Bruce Burnside who predeceased her in January of 2003. Bette attended school in Mansfield, PA. and in Wellsville, NY. After her marriage she continued her education while her husband was in the service in Tullahoma, TN., Las Vegas, NV. and in Greensboro, NC. She was active in Sunday School, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Bette enjoyed gardening, Crocheting, embroidery, sewing and cooking and was a member of the Mills Union Church. She is survived by: four children; nine grandchildren; nineteen grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest (Eloise) Morris Jr. of Westfield, PA. and Duane (Jean) Morris of Hemet, CA.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Gloria Pratt and Stella Shutt. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held on Saturday August 15, 2009 in the Mills Union Church off of Route 49 in Mills, PA. with Rev. Lowell Watkins presiding. Memorials in Bette’s name may be made to either the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.
Joseph R. Anderson
September 21, 1926 ~ June 11, 2012
Joseph R. Anderson, 85, of 29 Crescent Drive died Monday, June 11, 2012 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born at home September 21, 1926 at 80 Dyke Street in Wellsville the son of the late Leo P. and Mary (Shine) Anderson. On June 3, 1950 in Friendship he married Marjorie Hewitt who survives. He was a graduate on the Immaculate Conception School and Wellsville High School class of 1944. He was a veteran of WW II serving with the U. S. Navy aboard the USS Oyster Bay from December 19, 1944 to August 15, 1946. He was employed as a cable splicer for 39 years with New York Telephone, retiring in 1988. He was an active member of the Dyke Street Engine Company # 2 for 60 years, where he served as President and Captain. He was the Fire Chief of the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department from 1973 to 1975, Past President of the Allegany County Fireman’s Association and Past President of the Southwestern Fireman’s Association. He was a member of Telephone Pioneers, the American Legion post 702, the VFW Post 2530 and the Wellsville Country Club. While serving as 1st Assistant Fire Chief, during the Flood of 72, he helped rescue several people by boat and personally witnessed the wing of Jones Memorial Hospital fall into the Genesee River. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, golfing and was an avid Yankees fan. In 1962 he built his own house with the help of this cousin, Virgil Goodridge. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Denise (John) Richardson and Nancy (Jerome) Hart both of Wellsville, four grandchildren, Traci (Walter) Embser, Brian (Kim Rice) Richardson, Jerome Hart II and Elizabeth Hart, two great grandchildren, Eleanor Ann Embser and Zoe McKenna Richardson, one Sister, Eleanor Anderson Driscoll, in-laws, Wendell and Roxanne Hewitt as well as several nieces & nephews. Friends are invited to call on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Rev. Sean DiMaria as Celebrant. Burial, with military honors will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Dyke Street Engine Company, Hart Comfort House or the Immaculate Conception School.
Norma Jean Geoppner-Gardner
July 28, 1926 ~ October 6, 2013
Norma Jean Geoppner Gardner, 87, of 160 Seneca Street passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Jones Memorial Hospital with her family at her side. She was born July 28, 1926 in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of the late John A. and Isabel J. (Guthrie) Geiss. On February 2, 1949 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Wellsville, she married William John Geoppner Jr. who predeceased her on January 4, 1999. On October 18, 2000 she married Robert G. Gardner who predeceased her on February 16, 2005.Norma was a 1944 Graduate of Wellsville High School and attended Rider College in Trenton, NJ. She and Bill raised their family at 281 N. Main Street and she also resided at 153 W. State Street in Wellsville before moving to the Highland Health Care Center. She began her career at the First Trust Union Bank in Wellsville in 1964 and retired in 1984 as the Assistant Vice President for Student Loans and the Consumer Credit Department. She was a member of the Wellsville Country Club for over 30 years and St. John’s Episcopal Church.She is survived by two sons, Daniel (Rita) Geoppner of Wellsville and William (Sally) Geoppner of Angelica, four grandsons, Alex, Jason, Jeremy and Christopher Geoppner and one granddaughter, Anne Campbell, seven great grandchildren, three stepsons, Robert, Steve and Donald Gardner, three stepdaughters, Sherry Andrews, Sandy Macrone and Mary Ruch, and a devoted friend, Gail Wolcott of Scio. She was predeceased by a stepson. Brian Gardner on August 30, 2008.A private graveside ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery is being planned for a later date and there will be on prior visitation. Memorial donations in Norma’s memory are suggested to the David A. Howe Public Library or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Marguerite A. Sekoll-Maxwell
February 12, 1927 ~ October 20, 2013
February 2, 1927 ~ October 24, 2013
Doris Hornburg Burton, age 86, of John Street passed away on Thursday, October 24, at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville. She was born on February 3, 1927 in Wellsville to Walter and Ruth Hornburg. On October 10, 1958 she married Lou L. Burton Sr. who predeceased her on December 1, 1991. Doris graduated from Wellsville High School and was employed as a secretary at the Wellsville High School until she left to start a family. She later was on the Allegany County Board of Elections. Doris enjoyed gardening and bird watching. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Belmont and the Allegany County Bird Club. Doris is survived by 2 sons, Michael L. Burton and Lisa Smyers off Wellsville and William C. (Valerie) Burton of Belmont; Her grandchildren, Erienne, Eric, Cassidy, Kendall, Will and Haley; Her sister Helen Hornburg Link; a nephew, Gary (Nancy) Link of Wellsville and a niece, Linda (Arnold) Hurd of Wellsville; special friends , Mary Jordan and Barbara and Bart Bartholamew. Friends are invited to call on Monday, October 28, from 11 am to 1 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. Her funeral service will take place at 1 pm following the calling hours with Reverend Richard Hurd presiding. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in Doris’s name may be made to either the Hart Comfort House or the SPCA of Allegany County.
1926 ~ November 6, 2008
October 29, 1926 ~ September 14, 2008
Mary Rose Lauzze-Seely
January 5, 1925 ~ September 29, 2009
Robert E. Sick
February 14, 1926 ~ October 13, 2009
Richard E. Neal
July 23, 1926 ~ August 15, 2008
February 3, 1925 ~ February 6, 2015
Bayard Cobb Tuller
September 14, 1926 ~ January 20, 1990
Audrey Louise Cary-Robinson
May 21, 1926 ~ October 22, 2004
Darwin Eldyn Lewis
May 5, 1923 ~ April 22, 2007
1927 ~ October 15, 2010
December 13, 1926 ~ February 20, 1992
April 14, 1926 ~ December 17, 1988
Virginia M. Serio-Reuning
February 2, 1927 ~ August 14, 2005
Rathbone Wells Stout
June 3, 1926 ~ February 10, 2004
R. WELLS STOUT, age 77 of Wellsville,NY and Green Valley, AZ passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2004. He was born on June 3, 1926 in Wellsville, the son of Wayne and Mildred (Wells) Stout. On October 17, 1947 in Cuba, NY he married Jeanne Mullin, who predeceased him on March 18, 1988. He was a graduate of Wellsville High School, Dickinson Junior College, and Syracuse University. He served in the US Navy during World War II. After graduation he returned home to run Stout Insurance Agency, founded by his father. He later merged with Brown Insurance Agency retiring from Brown & Stout in 1987. He was a former Allegany County Republican Chairman and a New York State Election Commissioner. He also served as Wellsville Town Republican Chairman; Republican County Committeeman; Administrative Assistant to Assemblyman Frank Walkley; Assistant Sergeant of Arms to the New York State Assembly; Assistant to State Chairman at National Republican Convention in 1972; Delegate at Large to Republican National Convention in 1976 and a former Allegany County Election Commissioner. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, a Life Member of the Wellsville Lions Club with 50 years of perfect attendance, a member of the Elks Club, and a Thirty-Second Degree Mason. He also belonged to the American Legion, The Moose Club and the Wellsville Country Club.
He is survived by his children Susan Stout of Wellsville, Sally (William) Orband of Binghamton, Kathryn (Thomas) Kennel of Rochester, Tracy (Roy) Sherman of Columbia, TN Steven (Donna) Stout of Wellsville and by his loving companion, Bonnie O’Hara and her children Deborah O’Hara and Jack O’Hara. He was a loving grandfather to Margaret Middaugh, Michael Middaugh, Jonathan Middaugh, Elizabeth Orband, Julie Orband, Megan Orband, Allison (John) Comeau, Geoffrey Gardner, Stephanie (Nick) Viglietta, Sara Stout, Kelly Stout, and Alice Rose Sherman, a granddaughter in-law, Rebecca Middaugh, and 7 great-grandchildren, his sisters Phyllis Stout of Ithaca, Hilda (Loyd) Thompson of Rochester, and Helen (Carl) Munro of Jackson Springs NC, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother: Carlton Stout and a grandson, Thomas Middaugh. Friends are invited to call on Friday, February 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The Wellsville Lions will conduct a service at 6:45pm and the Wellsville Elks Lodge will conduct a service at 8:45pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Eugene Ulrich at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville on Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 9:00 am. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville. Donations may be made to Home Care & Hospice, Wellsville or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Gertrude Marie Atkins-Irvin
March 13, 1925 ~ September 24, 2007
Gertrude Marie Atkins Irvin, 82, of 407 N. Clark St. and a former Bolivar resident, passed away on Monday (Sept. 24, 2007) at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Bernice Jean Madison-Mann
February 13, 1927 ~ August 7/2013
Bernice J. Mann, 86, of Main Street, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday (Aug. 7, 2013) shortly after arrival at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell. Born in Belfast, Feb. 13, 1927, the daughter of Glen and Ida Dolph Madison, she had resided nearly all her life in the Wellsville, Hornell and Canisteo areas. Bernice was a graduate of Wellsville High School, Class of 1944, and had been employed as a clerk at the former Fishers Grocery, and Wilkinson’s 5 & 10 both in Canisteo. She was employed as a bookkeeper at the former Canisteo Furniture and Appliance as well as the former First State Bank in Canisteo. She was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church where she had served as treasurer for several years. She was a member and past matron of both the former Greenwood Chapter, Order of Eastern Star as well as the Jasper Chapter #652, Order Of Eastern Star, where she had also served as chapter treasurer. She was a member of the Canisteo Grange as well as the former South Hornell Grange, a trustee of the Greenwood Cemetery Association where she had also served as secretary/treasurer. She was active in the Greenwood Community, was former tax collector for the Town of Hartsville, as well as Tax Collector for the Greenwood School District. She was predeceased by 4 sisters, Infant Evva Mae Madison, Flora Lounsberry, Blanche Gulliver and Alice Layfield Herland; 2 brothers, Taylor Madison and William Madison; and her son, Donald Mann in 1995. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Lloyd Mann of Greenwood; 4 daughters, Connie Mann, Judy (Jim) Cheney of Utah, Laurie (John) Cheesman of West Bloomfield, and Carol Mann of Greenwood; 2 sons, David Mann of Greenwood and Terry (Patricia) Mann of Andover; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Honoring Bernice’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (Aug. 17, 2013) at the Greenwood United Methodist Church. Pastors Dan and Peggy Knopf will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Greenwood Ambulance Corp., the Greenwood United Methodist Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice in her memory.
Edith Beatrice Knowles-Morgan
March 13, 1925 ~ November 24, 2006
Albert “Bud” Couchenour
December 25, 1926 ~ November 24, 2007
Albert H. ‘‘Bud’’ Couchenour, Jr., 80, of 142 Marion St., died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday November 24, 2007 in WCA Hospital.He was born December 25, 1926, in McKeesport, Pa., a son of Albert and Cora Baker
Couchenour, Sr. He was a US Navy veteran of WWII. Until 1959 he worked with his parents, who owned and operated Benders Pancake
Shop and Motel. He was later employed by Quality Markets, Lakewood Super Duper as store manager and Stateside Motors as a salesman.He loved traveling, cooking, crossword puzzles, trout fishing and spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Margaret Jean Steele, whom he married January 19, 1944; four chil-
dren: Richard (Diane) Couchenour of Jamestown, Terence Couchenour of Busti, Patricia (David) Boardman of Frewsburg and Beth (Pete)
Jones of Suwannee, Ga; nine grandchildren: Richard C. Couchenour of Charlotte, N.C., Terence Couchenour II of Jamestown, Christian
Couchenour of Ashville, Mark Boardman of Frewsburg, Michelle McNeal of Jamestown, Dawn Strother of Lakewood, Debra Herbstsomer of Mt Airey, Md., Megan and Hannah Jones, both of Suwannee, Ga.; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Northrup of Jamestown. He was preceded in death by a son, Craig R. Couchenour, and great grandchildren Corrina and Cassidy Boardman.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 4840 West Lake Rd., Mayville, 14757.
Francis M. Jones
March 26, 1924 ~ May 1, 2004
U.S. NAVY – WORLD WAR II
John J. Dorsey
1928 ~ 2003
Robert H. Baldwin
June 21, 1926 ~ July 18, 2004
May 3, 1927 ~ November 1979
Albert A. Brown
December 4, 1924 ~ April 13, 2011
Albert A. Brown, 86, of Warren, PA. died Wednesday evening, April 13,2011 at St. Vincent Health Care Center, Erie, PA. He was born December 4, 1924 in Spring Mills, NY to the late Albert and Katherine Brown. He was a graduate of Wellsville High School,Wellsville, NY. He has resided in Warren since 1992 and was a former resident of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Albert had served with the U.S. Army during World War II as a Staff Sergeant, Company “A” 68th Armored Infantry, 14th Armored Division. He had served under General Patton’s 3rd Army in Italy, Germany and France. He received a purple heart, Bronze Star, European Theater Ribbon. Albert had worked in the Oil Field of Bradley Producing Wells for 20 years. He owned and operated a lounge in Whitesville, NY for 12 years and also a lounge Portville, NY. He was employed with the Corp of Commissioners in Kingston, Ontario, Canada for 4 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was a member of the Wellsville V.F.W., Warren American Legion Post 135, Warren Moose Lodge 109 and the Warren Eagles Aerie Club. He is survived by his wife, Frances Falber Olowin Brown whom he married in 1992, 2 Daughters Bonnie McCullough of Georgia, Debbie Miller of Whitesville, NY, 6 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, 1 Brother Clifford Brown of Wellsville, NY, 1 Stepson Kenneth Olowin (Jane) of Erie, PA., 1 Stepdaughter Renee Samuelson of Sheffield, PA., 6 Step grandchildren, 5 Stepgreat Grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Ellison Brown, 1 Sister Bertha Stevens, 1 Brother Donald Brown. Friends may call at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. on Saturday from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 P.M. when a memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted with Rev. Fr. Richard Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St.Joseph Church Educational Center Fund or a Charity of one’s choice.
Darwin K. Barnes
February 5, 1925 ~ May 9, 2005
Darwin K. Barnes, 80, of 65 Early Street, passed away on Monday May 9, 2005 at home. He was born February 5, 1925 in Scio the son of Homer and Anna (Norton) Barnes. He was a graduate of Wellsville High School, attended Manlius Military Academy, Alfred State College and served with the U.S. Navy. On November 13, 1948 in Wellsville he married Betty Hambridge who survives. He was employed most of his life in the construction business as a Superintendent and Estimator for Hornell Construction Company, A. L. Blades of Hornell, NY, L.C. Whitford Company of Wellsville and most recently Wayne Paving & Contracting of Shinglehouse, PA until his retirement in 2004. He was an avid sportsman and traveler, a member of St. John Episcopal Church in Wellsville, the Wellsville Elks Lodge # 1495, the Morrison Hayes America Legion Post # 702, the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW, the Six S Golf Club and the People to People Citizens Ambassador Program. Through this program he traveled to Russia, Sibera, the Republic of China, Australia and New Zealand. Surviving in addition to his wife Betty are 3 daughters, Ann O’Donnell of Farmington, Gail (Dan) Bell of Petaluma, CA and Nancy (Dale) Sherwood of Victor, NY. He is also survived by three grandsons, Jeffrey and Scott Sherwood, Matthew Bell, 2 sisters, Earsol Mattison and Rena Cowles of Wellsville, 2 sister in laws, Gertrude Barnes of Allegany and Rowena Barnes of Wellsville and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by 3 brothers, Norton, Arthur and Gerald Barnes, 2 sisters, Gladys Waldon and Evelyn Rhodes and his Step father Howard Trowbridge. Friends are invited to a memorial service on Thursday May 12th at 11:00 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Wellsville with Rev. Dawn Barrett presiding. There will be no prior visitation, burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorial suggestions include a charity of the donor’s choice.
Lois Margaret Alsworth-Travis
March 7, 1926 ~ August 16, 2008
Lois M. Travis, On August 16, 2008, age 82. Originally from Wellsville, NY, Lois eventually settled in Rochester where she worked for 20 years for the NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance before retiring in 1991. Lois is survived by her six beloved children, Susan (Ronald) Kuehne, Patricia (Gus) Bouros of Toronto, Barbara Travis, David (Mary Lou) Travis, Daniel (Charlene) Travis of South Carolina and Tamara Jones; 12 grandchildren, Michele (Richard) Holcomb, Lisa (Ben) Arnold, South Carolina, Brian (Daniela) Kuehne of Florida, Christopher (Annette) Omeluch, Jon Bouros of Toronto, Traci Travis of South Carolina, Christine (Steve Vierra) Cruz, Michael (Ricki) Travis of Tennessee, Scott Kuehne of Florida, Vicki Bouros of Toronto, Sarah (Jeff Wight) and Andrew Travis. Also survived by 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Alsworth of Rushville; nieces, Dawn (Jim) Youmans of Wellsville and Linda (Gary) Vogel of Rushville. Predeceased by her brother, Hollister Alsworth and sister, Jane VonLotta. Funeral Services were held August 20 at Cross Point Free Methodist Church, Hilton. Contributions can be made to the American Lung or American Heart Association in her memory.
May 17, 1927 ~ December 5, 1994
Joan Frances Walther-Ryan
November 12, 1926 ~ October 3, 1992
March 28, 1925 ~ July 21, 1996
Edgar Charles Hamlin
January 24, 1925 ~ October 8, 2014
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville, Wellsville American Legion Post No. 702 and International Association of Machinist Local No. 1580 Lodge. He enjoyed time spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as wells as gardening and taking his dogs for walks. Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Linda (John) Emerson of Bloomington, Ind.; two sons, William (Gloria) Hamlin and Timothy Hamlin, both of Wellsville; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Donald; and a sister-in-law, Maxine. Friends may call Monday (Oct. 13, 2014) at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, from 1 to 3 p.m., at which time services will be held with the Rev. Greg DeSalvatore, officiating. Following will be full military rites rendered by members of Wellsville Post No. 702. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Dale Artemus Linza
March 9, 1926 ~ July 7, 1983
James Victor Fulmer
January 16, 1926 ~ September 21, 2003
Mr. Fulmer, of Wellsville, a Navy veteran of WW II and Korea, was co-owner of Brown & Stout Insurance Agency. He was a son of Oliver & Helen Harder Tomlinson. He was a member of the 1943 Wellsville undefeated football team and person of the year for the Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Abercrombie Fulmer, whom he married Oct. 15, 1949 in Baltimore; 4 children, James (Marjorie) Fulmer, Janice (John) Shively, Lynn Fulmer and John (Lisa) Fulmer and 6 grandchildren.
Ingrid Kristina “Inky” Karlsson-Barnes
1926 ~ February 17, 2014
Ingrid Kristina “Inky” Barnes, age 88, a native of Wellsville, NY and a resident of Daphne, AL, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014. Inky was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Daphne. She was a graduate of Wellsville High School and attended Wagner College, Staten Island, NY. Inky was also the church secretary at St. John’s Evangelist Catholic Church for 15 years. Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her husband Donald E. Barnes. She is survived by her daughter, Debra René (Joseph) Hemmerich of Sparta, WI; sons, Brian David Karlsson-Barnes of Boston, MA, Douglas Mark (Margie) Barnes of Loxley, AL; sisters, Maj Britt of Willow Street, PA, Inga Britt of New Berlin, NY; four grandchildren, Josh (Nikki) Hemmerich, Jessica (Kyle) Erickson, Kristina Barnes, Stephan Barnes; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. A celebration of life memorial service was held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 11:00 am. Interment will be in Jubilee Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
John Frederick “Jack” Gardner
April 15, 1927 ~ March 28, 2008
John F. “Jack” Gardner, 81, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died on March 28, 2008, at his home in Indianapolis. Mr. Gardner graduated from Wellsville High School in 1944, and from Alfred University in 1949. He played basketball in high school and college. Jack played a percussion instrument in a Dance Band during the 1940’s. He excelled in the game of golf and he was an avid IU and Cincinnati Reds fan.
He worked at Ingram-Richardson from 1955-1974 as a Ceramic Engineer. He then worked for C.C.C. in Florence, Kentucky as Plant Manager from 1978-1986. He retired from A.O. Smith in Research and Development in 1998. Jack was a member of Past President of Toast Masters, Former Scot Master, attended Florence and Southport United Methodist Churches. Jack was born April 15, 1926 in Wellsville, New York, and his parents were James M. and Marie Myers Gardner. He married Margaret F. Hamblin on July 10, 1953, and she preceded him in death on December 9. 2005. Survivors include one son, John R. “Jack” (Diana) Gardner of Marion, Indiana; and one daughter, Marilyn Jean (Tim) Cummins of Greenwood, Indiana; one sister, Jean Brady of Utah; four grandchildren, Tegan and Tyra Cummins and Eric and Ryan Gardner. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery.
Dolores Kathlyn Allen
April 17, 1924 ~ January 25, 1963
Richard F. Tompkins
August 14, 1926 ~ December 5, 2008
Age: 82 years, Son of Florence Tompkins, Husband of Ruth Anne (Canfield) Tompkins. Town Justice, for the town of Willing for 49 years & the town of Independence. Military Service:
F 1 U.S. NAVY – WORLD WAR II
Pacific Theater of Operations aboard a destroyer escort U.S.S. Amesbury
Charles Truman Sanford
June 9, 1927 ~ October 10, 2007
Evelyn Maree Herrington-Bogle-Passmore-Mascho-Bowser
February 6, 1926 ~ May 25, 2007
Frank Eugene Lunn
May 14, 1926 ~ January 4, 1994
Victor Edmond Stebbins
July 30, 1926 ~ June 17, 1994
Lois Eleanor Dence-Angood
April 4, 1927 ~ November 6, 1997
July 8, 1924 ~ August 13, 2000
William Franklin Morris
February 5, 1927 ~ December 22, 1995
Robert J. Owen
October 5, 1925 ~ December 5, 2005
EM 3, U.S. Navy, WW II
November 15, 1926 ~ April 5, 1991
Mark Joseph Gonter
October 8, 1926 ~ July 22, 1996
1925 ~ 1956
Arthur Burdett Graves
July 4, 1926 ~ June 15, 1996
Earl Francis Schoonover
September 23, 1925 ~ February 18, 1999
Elizabeth “Betty” Gething-Dedrick
1926 ~ June 9, 1914
Elizabeth G. “Betty” Dedrick died unexpectedly on Monday (June 9, 2014), at Elderwood at Hamburg, where she had resided since 2010.
Betty was a kind, compassionate woman who loved people. She was born in Canonsburg, Pa., in 1926, daughter of William D. Gething and Jean Coleman Gething, and lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Washington D.C. and New York during her lifetime. She graduated from Wellsville Junior-Senior High School in 1944. Upon graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work as a clerk stenographer for the FBI. After 2 years, she transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Farm Security Administration in Wellsville, where she stayed for 5 years.
Betty met her husband, Laurence Dedrick, who was the Allegany County 4-H club agent while working in Wellsville. They were married in May 1951, settling first in Wellsville, and then in Belfast, where they resided until 1989. Betty moved to Olean in 1989 and worked part-time for AM&A’s. She volunteered for 16 years in Olean for Interfaith Caregivers driving senior citizens to appointments. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Hawthorn Club and the Belfast Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school to kindergartners for 10 years. She led the annual fundraising campaigns in Belfast for the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society for several years.She is survived by her eldest daughter, Jean (Michael) Kramer, of Silverthorne, Colo.; and her youngest daughter, Mary Dedrick of Buffalo; and Brian Tytka and his daughters, Ginsey and Gilly of Hamburg, who she knew and loved for 13 years.She was predeceased by two twin sons, David Laurence and Daniel William; and her sister, Jane (Gething) Nelson.Memorials in her memory can be made to the American Heart Association.
Truman Harley Morris
June 23, 1924 ~ September 11, 1990
Edward August Harmes
December 28, 1926 ~ May 12, 1985
Lois A. Hanchett-Fleischman
April 12, 1926 ~ June 17, 2004
Lois H. Fleischman, 78 of 3490 Rauber Hill passed away Thursday, June 17, 2004 at home. She was born on April 12, 1926 in Wellsville, the daughter of Lloyd and Edna (Griggs) Hanchett. On September 21, 1946 in Wellsville she married Richard Fleischman, who predeceased her in 1990. After high school, Lois was employed by the Sinclair Refinery and later by Rockwell Brothers until retiring in 1980. For many years she was known for cake baking for all occasions. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of the Wellsville Fireman’s Auxiliary for over 50 years. She was also an active member of the Scio Senior Sunshine Club with which she traveled on several trips. Lois is survived by a son: John Fleischman of Scio; 2 daughters: Sharon (Jerry) Falletta of Groton, NY; Susan (Ronald) Thomas of Wellsville; 5 grandchildren; a sister: Jean Patrick of Andover; several nieces and nephews; and a loving companion: Robert J. Madden of Wellsville. She is predeceased by a grandson: Tommy Greene. Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, June 21, 2004 in the funeral home with Rev. Robert Morris presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. Memorial suggestions include Home Care and Hospice, First Trinity Lutheran Church, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
James L. House
August 24, 1927 ~ November 24, 2002
James H. House, 75, of Route 19, Shongo, died Sunday (Nov. 24, 2002) at home surrounded by his family. Born Aug. 24, 1927, in Cuba, he was a son of Fred H. and Ada Graves House. On July 18, 1946, in Red Bank, N.J., he married Margaret McNeil, who survives. Mr. House graduated from Wellsville High School in 1944 and entered the U.S. Army in 1946.
He had been employed by Air Preheater and later worked for the village of Wellsville, where he retired in 1989.
Mr. House was a member of Sacred Heart Church and enjoyed auctions and lawn sales. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Fredrick M. (Linda) House of West Seneca; four daughters, Candace (Darryl) MacTavish of Wellsville, Lorraine (Edward) Vossler of Brentwood, Tenn., Debra House of Tampa, Fla., and Teresa (Kevin) Graham of Odessa, Fla.; seven grandchildren; a brother, Thomas (Marie) House of Wysox, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Heather MacTavish. Friends called Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at.the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday (Nov. 27, 2002) at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Genesee, Pa., with Father Brian Vossler as celebrant. Burial was in Yorks Corners Cemetery. Memorials maybe made to the American Cancer Society or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Jack A. McEnroe
August 8, 1926 ~ September 25, 2003
Jack A. McEnroe, 77, of Rhinebeck, NY, died Thursday, September 25, 2003, at his home. Born in Wellsville, NY on August 8, 1926, he was the son of the late William and Mildred (Williams) McEnroe. On June 26, 1948 at Wellsville, NY, he married his wife of 55 years, the former Marianne Dreher. During World War II he served in the US Navy with the Seabees, stationed in Okinawa. Mr. McEnroe received his BA degree in 1950 from Alfred University in Alfred, NY, his MA degree from Syracuse University in 1952, and his Ph.D., also from Syracuse, in 1959. While at Syracuse University, he was an assistant instructor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs from 1954 – 1955. A local resident for 50 years, he worked at Central Hudson Gas & Electric from 1956 – 1970, and served as President, CEO, and a Director of Dutchess Bank & Trust Company in Poughkeepsie from 1970 – 1989. In 1989, he became vice chairman and a director of the First Hudson Valley Bank. Mr. McEnroe served on the board of directors of a number of area businesses including; Mechanical Construction Corporation, Poughkeepsie Savings Bank, Standard Gage Co., Shatz-Federal Manufacturing Co., A.C.Dutton Lumber Co., and A-One Oil, Inc. A consumate community volunteer, he had served as a Bard CollegeTrustee, Marist College Trustee, a director of Friends of Hudson Valley, Area Fund of Dutchess County Trustee, Barrett House Advisory Committee member, Children(TM)s Home counsellor, and vice chair of the City of Poughkeepsie Partnership. He was also a Director of the Council of Governing Boards, a Director and past chair of the Dutchess County Economic Developement Corp., a director of the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency, past president of the Dutchess County School Boards Association, a member of the ERH (Enhancing Racial Harmony) Steering Committee, the Greater Hudson Valley Coordinating Council, and was chair of the Hudson River Valley Association. He served as a member and chair of both the Hyde Park Central School District board and the Mid- Hudson Civic Center. Mr. McEnroe was also a member and past chair of the Poughkeepsie Area Chamber of Commerce board, corporate chair of the Salute to Women and Industry in 1987, an advisory committee member for Grace Smith House, a member of the Taylor Law Study Committee of NYS Schools Boards Association, 1964 campaign chair, past president and director of the United Way of Dutchess County, and a trustee and past chair of both Vassar Brothers Hospital, and Vassar Brothers Hospital Foundation. Among the many awards Mr. McEnroe received were the Anti-Defamation League Americanism Award in 1986, the Marist College President(TM)s Award in 1986, the Poughkeepsie Journal Award of Excellence in 1984, the United Way Alexis De Toequeville Award in 1991, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Award in 1992. Mr. McEnroe is survived by his wife, Marianne of Rhinebeck, his son, a vascular surgeon, C. Scott McEnroe and his wife Elizabeth Gillick McEnroe of Virginia Beach, VA, a daughter, Vice President for Developement for National Geographic, Jacquie Holister, of Alexandria VA, three grandchildren, Andrew Suitor, William Hunter McEnroe, and Charles Gillick McEnroe, two step grandchildren, Robin Hall and David Holister, and two step great grandchildren, Alicia and Andrea Hall. A memorial service will be held at the Chapel at Marist College on Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 2:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the William R. McEnroe Scholarship Fund, c/o Marist College Advancement Office, Fontaine Hall, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
July 25, 1926 ~ August 4, 1995
Reba J. Dickinson-Rindal
February 20, 1927 ~ December 15, 2011
Josephine Marie Lee-Morgan
August 4, 1926 ~ February 5, 2006
Richard E. Neal
July 23, 1926 ~ August 15, 2008
U.S. NAVY – WORLD WAR II
Jean Marie Callaghan-Williams
January 4, 1927 ~ May 24, 199
Edward J. Dean
April 4, 1927 ~ February 10, 2002
June 15, 1926 ~ August 15, 1987
Betty Lou Heist-Conley
April 27, 1926 ~ July 9, 2005
Donald Fredrick Marsh
July 31, 1924 ~ November 5, 1997
Allen James McAhon
April 10, 1926 ~ November 9, 1984
Dorothy June Worden-Smith-Brown
June 5, 1926 ~ March 26, 2004
William Connor Hennessy
December 19, 1926 ~ November 2, 2001
MM3 U.S. Navy – World War II
WilliamC.Hennessy, Age 74, died suddenly Friday, November 2, 2001 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Born in Wellsville, NY, son of the late James Harrigan and Catherine Connor Hennessy, he graduated from Wellsville High School in 1944. Mr. Hennessy enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 serving with the Seabees who built Tinian Airport for the Enola Gay. After his discharge, be began his working career as a Surveyor with the NYS Dept. of Transportation. Mr. Hennessy became a licensed Real Estate Appraiser and was transferred to Buffalo where he worked in the development of the NYS Thruway. In 1959, he was transferred to Albany in the Real Property Division where he directed the Land Acquisition Program for construction of the Empire State Plaza and the property Acquisition for the Southern Tier Expressway and I-88. Mr. Hennessy also directed the State Services for the Elmira area victims of Hurricane Agnes in 1972 and the Buffalo and Watertown areas during the blizzards of 1977. He earned the titles of ‘Peace Maker’ and ‘Blood Brother’ from the Seneca Indian Nation for his skills in negotiating access to Reservation lands in the construction of the Southern Tier Expressway. Bill became Assistant Commissioner for Operations in the Department of Transportation in 1972; Executive Deputy Commissioner in 1975 and Commissioner in 1977. As chairman of the NYS Disaster Preparedness Commission, he directed relief efforts to relocate hundreds of families in the Buffalo Love Canal areas. In 1980, Mr. Hennessy corrected the existing transportation system for the Lake Placid Olympics. Bill Hennessy ‘retired’ as Commissioner of DOT in 1982 to find an outlet for his gifts and energy in other fields, including a stint as Chairman of the State Democratic Party. In 1984, he was Chairman of the Mondale for President Campaign in NYS and in 1987, he became Chairman of the New York State Thruway Authority. He was Chairman of the Lake George Park Commission from 1988-1992. From 1985 to 1990 he was President of Hennessy Associates and from 1990 to 1994 he was President of Hennessy, Plummer and Griffin. He was Chairman of the Board of VESTA, Community Housing and Development from 1994 until his death. Mr. Hennessy was a Communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church in Bolton Landing. He was an avid fisherman and golfer who cherished his days at Lake George with his family and friends. He was the devoted husband of 50 years of Corinne Schwalb Hennessy; loving father of Edward Hennessy and his wife, Sandra of Hockessin, DE, Sheila Michaels and her husband, John of Queensbury, Susan Hennessy and her husband, Chris Brassard of Guilderland, Patricia Hennessy of Guilderland, William Connor Hennessy, Jr. and his wife, Carol of Voorheesville and Elizabeth Bennison and her husband, Patrick of Guilderland; dedicated brother of Elizabeth Searle of Wellsville, John J. Hennessy of Amity Lake, Mary Ellen Brunell of Wellsville, Cathleen Linnecke of Scio, Thomas Hennessy of Buffalo, Agnes Brush of Scio and the late James Michael Hennessy; marvelous grandfather of Patrick, Amy and Ann Hennessy of Wilmington, DE, Luke, Thomas and Katherine Michaels of Queensbury, Brendan and Caralyn Perlee and Jacqueline Brassard of Guilderland, Timothy and William Kemp of Guilderland, Casey, Michael, William Connor, III and Mary Hennessy of Voorheesville, Daniel, Meghan and Shannon Bennison of Guilderland; also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 AM in the Historic Church of St. Mary’s on Capitol Hill. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the DANIEL KEENAN FUNERAL HOME, 490 Delaware Ave. on Tuesday from 4-8 PM. Interment will take place in Wellsville, NY at a later date. All are invited to attend a reception at the Schuyler Inn, 540 Broadway, Menands immediately following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send donations to Peter G. Young Foundation, 134 Franklin St., Albany 12202.
Roxanne Isabel Roberts-Harris
1927 ~ September 2, 2013
Mary E. Strouse-Riley
April 12, 1926 ~ February 15, 1999
Donald M. Willis
September 25, 1925 ~ June 4, 2002
Donald M Willis was a radio operator for the HQ Company, 97th Division, 387th Regiment, 3rd Battalion who were sent to the ETO in WWII
November 28, 1925 ~ November 22, 2010
Roberta Lois Putzman-Ross
June 25, 1926 ~ February 5, 1993
Babara Jean Richardson-Owen
November 4, 1926 ~ April 8, 1989
Helen Beatrice Kemp-Morris
October 14, 1926 ~ April 6 1996
Patricia Mary Wall-Schoenherr
July 17, 1924 ~ December 28, 2003
April 26, 1926 ~ February 5, 2005
Betty Jane Dickens-Meissner
1926 ~ July 10, 2011
Mary Jean Munkes-Fitzgerald
March 24, 1925 ~ October 6, 1998
Evelyn May Morrison-Dressig
June 19, 1927 ~ October 27, 1989