Paul L. Flurschutz
September 3, 1930 ~ May 27, 2017
Paul L. Flurschutz, 86 years of age, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Saturday (May 27, 2017). Paul was born September 3, 1930, in Dansville, N.Y. He was the son of the late Glenn and Flossie Langdon Flurschutz. Paul is survived by his brothers, Edward (Lois) Flurschutz of Wellsville, N.Y., and Ronald (Roxie) Flurschutz of Rochester, N.Y.; along with his nephews, John (Carol) Flurschutz, Dan (Cindy) Flurschutz, both of Wellsville, N.Y.; and nieces Kay (Mike) McCulloch of Wellsville, N.Y., Hollie Flurschutz Petrillo of Rochester, N.Y., and Heather Flurschutz Miller of Spencerport, N.Y. Surviving is his loving wife of 64 years, Margaret “Margie” Flurschutz; his son, Mark (Sue) Flurschutz; and his four beautiful granddaughters, Taylor, Maggie, Marki and Lexie, whom he loved and was so very proud of the young ladies they have become and their accomplishments they have achieved. Paul, Margie and Mark spent many happy times both in their home and vacations in Wellsville and Florida. It was a loving relationship of trust, love and peace that blessed all of their days. Paul was a graduate of Wellsville High School, Alfred University and Syracuse University. He met the love of his life and bride to be while attending Alfred. His career began in the US Air Force, in 1951. He was stationed in Texas and Alaska, where he was a Russian interpreter. After moving back to New York in 1952, his professional career began as a math teacher at Central High School. He was Asst. Principal at Weedsport High School and at East High School in Auburn. In September of 1970, as the Director of Guidance, he was instrumental in launching the new Auburn Comprehensive High School Program. His claim to fame was the implementation of the “Mod” system to coordinate the movement of class schedules. Eventually his career would swing to Cayuga Community College where he took on the role of Director of Admissions and Financial Aid finishing out his full time career as Dean of Student and Community Services at CCC. Until recently, he returned to his passion of mathematics as a part-time adjunct professor. Not a day goes by that one of Paul’s students doesn’t mention how their life was touched by Paul in so many ways. Paul enjoyed spending time with family. His granddaughters were the apple of his eye. They cherished the endless laughs between them, loved his hilarious sarcasm, humorous jokes, the “high fives” and receiving a dollar each time they visited him. He enjoyed annual visits back to his hometown of Wellsville, visiting his family, friends and to enjoy a hot dog at The Texas Hot. He enjoyed playing golf and taught his son Mark the game of a lifetime at the age of four. He was the Choir Director / Reader at St Nicholas Orthodox Church. Each year he loved gardening and the challenge of growing the perfect tomato. Arrangements will be handled by the Plis Funeral Home. Calling hours were on Wednesday, May 31st, 4-7 p.m. at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church located at the corner of Cross and Cottage Streets, Auburn N.Y. A Celebration of Paul’s life was on Thursday, June 1st, 9:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Paul’s memory to the Paul Flurschutz Memorial Scholarship Fund at Cayuga County Community College. The family would like to thank all those who have sent kind messages or who have reached out to them in so many other ways.
Walter Leo Coyle
April 29, 1930 ~ December 29, 2017
Walter Leo Coyle, age 86, of 95 South Brooklyn Avenue passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, at the Hart Comfort House. He was born on April 29, 1930 in Wellsville to Leo and Miriam Byrnes Coyle. On November 15, 1955 in Buffalo he married Virginia Cumpston, who survives. Walter was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School and from Wellsville High School in 1947. He had worked on his family’s farm and in the oil fields in Allentown and served in the US Army during the Korean War. Walter then moved to Buffalo and took a job at the Chevy Plant in Tonawanda. In 1959 he moved back to Wellsville to work for Dresser Rand from where he retired in 1992. He was a faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Wellsville, Life Member of the American Legion Post 702 of Wellsville, and was a former member of the VFW Post #2530 of Wellsville. Walter enjoyed hunting and visiting with his friends.
Survivors include, his wife Virginia, a daughter, Susan [Steven] Mayne of Wendell, NC.; a son, Michael [Jamie] Coyle of Andover; grandchildren, Michael Kell, Sarah [Matt] Marlow, and Shannon Mayne of North Carolina, Patrick Coyle, and Spencer Coyle of Andover, Courtney [Whitney] Cornell of Virginia; a sister, Margaret Evans of Wellsville; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church with a Memorial Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date and memorials in Walter’s name may be made to the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville.
Robert H. Moran
October 7, 1928 ~ January 3, 2018
Robert H. Moran, age 89, formerly of Highland Avenue, passed away on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at Olean General Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born on October 7, 1928 in Wellsville, the son of late Robert T. and Anna [Casey] Moran. On February 11, 1956 he married Loraine D. Gleason, who survives.
Robert was a lifetime resident of Wellsville who attended the Immaculate Conception School for 10 years and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1947. He began working at Worthington in 1947 as a stock clerk. Robert joined the US Army in 1950, proudly served until 1952 as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.
Following the service he went back to work for Worthington and retiring from Dresser Rand in 1993 after 45 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Immaculate Conception Church where was involved in the Christian Family Movement and was a lector for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #702 of Wellsville and was an active member of the Scio Lions Club where he served as treasurer for many years. He also volunteered his time as a chaperone for the Fresh Air Fund and later he delivered for Meals on Wheels.Robert was a dedicated and loyal blood donor for the American Red Cross, donating a life-time total of 20 gallons. He and his wife, Loraine, loved to square dance and for many years they were members of the Grand Square Dance Club. Robert enjoyed reading, working with stained glass, treasure hunting/metal detecting, and roller skating. Robert was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and will be fondly remembered by his family as a hardworking, benevolent man who cherished time spent in the presence of family and friends. He will be greatly missed! In addition to his wife, Loraine, survivors include, a son, Sean [Sandi] Moran of Oswego; 3 daughters, Robin [Gary] Ahrens of Olean, Tammy [Robert] Christman of Wellsville, and Kelly [Jesse] Case of Wellsville; 8 grandchildren, Robert [Jen] Ahrens, Kelsey [Matt] Quattrone, Michaela Moran, Liam Moran, Leah Christman, Bridget Christman, Samuel Case, and Simon Case; 4 great grandchildren, Maddox Guay, Ryker Quattrone, Colin Ahrens, and Donovan Ahrens; a brother and sister in-law, David and Barbara Gleason of Conroe, TX.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, John M. Moran, and a grandson, Lee Ahrens. Friends are invited to call on Monday, January 8, 2018, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial with full military honors will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorials in his name may be made to the Immaculate Conception School or to the Hart Comfort House of Allegany County.
Constantine James “Gus” Rigas
November 11, 1929 ~ May 19, 2017
Constantine James “Gus” Rigas, 87, passed away on May 19, 2017 surrounded by family at Jones Memorial Hospital, in Wellsville, NY. He was born in Wellsville on November 11, 1929, the son of James John and Helen (Brazas) Rigas. On November 23, 1951, Gus married Rheba Lamar Vincent in Wellsville and together they raised five children. Gus attended Greek School in Wellsville with his siblings and the other Greek children from the community. He graduated from Wellsville High School in 1947, attended Alfred University, and graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1951 with a B.A. in Biology. Gus ran the Texas Hot Restaurant in Wellsville with his partner James Raptis which they inherited from their fathers in 1951, until they transferred ownership to their sons. Gus, his brother John Rigas, and friend Dave Scoville, built housing complexes in Wellsville in the late 1960’s. Gus and John started the Wellsville T.V. Cable Company and built additional cable systems and franchises throughout New York and Pennsylvania. Together with his brother, Gus (Vice President), and John, (CEO), formed Adelphia Communications Corporation which grew to be one of the largest cable companies in the country. In 1981 Gus left the cable business and moved to Bonita Beach, Florida where he opened the Green Onion Restaurant in Naples in 1983. While in Florida, Gus purchased real estate throughout the area and opened Tovar Farms with Eddie Hedlund and Chris Tovar. With the help of Steve Adams, Gus, Eddie, and Chris farmed strawberries, tomatoes, squash and peppers. Gus was an avid golfer and belonged to the Wellsville, Imperial, Quail Creek, and Naples Country Clubs. He was also a member of the Naples Elks Club and Chairman of the Alleghany County Democratic Committee. Gus loved music, movies, travel, and sports, especially attending St. Bonaventure University basketball and Alfred University football games with his many friends and family. Gus enjoyed the social aspects of hunting and fishing, and loved the outdoors, especially tending to the property at “The Farm” in Andover, NY. Gus spent countless hours feeding the fish in the ponds, and overseeing the mowing, planting and caring for the many acres surrounding the property. Gus and Rheba loved entertaining their countless family and friends, and their doors were always open. Gus remembered everyone he met; his favorite pastime was reminiscing with old friends and getting to know new ones, and his smile would light up the room. Gus loved everyone; the entire Wellsville community, his friends and family, and the Texas Hot. He could be seen in his favorite booth every morning having breakfast and was quick to greet and entertain generations of families with his sharp wit and wonderful stories. Above all else, Gus loved people. His legacy will be preserved by the lives of so many that he touched. Gus is pre-deceased by his parents, his sister, Mary Hastas, his brothers-in-law, James Hastas and Bill Pallas, and his sister-in-law Doris Rigas. Gus is survived by his wife Rheba of 65 years, his brother John J. Rigas, sister Katherine R. Pallas, and children, son James R. (Aileen) Rigas, daughter Diana R. (Steven) Pease, son John C. (Cheryl) Rigas, daughter Katherine C. (Philip) Chin, and son Christopher C. (Elizabeth) Rigas, grandsons Andrew, James, Timothy, Alexander, William, Jamie, Paul, and Nial, granddaughters Jennifer, Liz, Kerry, Sara, Erica, Katie, Anne, Eleni, and Dina, and fourteen great-grandchildren Travis, Andrew, Kelsey, Mia, Shirlyn, Felicity, Lexi, Hendrick, Shiree, Natalie, Adam, Angela, Luke, and Ellington. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday (May 23, 2017) at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. There will be a private burial service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Scio. The family invites you to share stories and celebrate the life of Gus at a reception from 6:30 to 8:30pm on Tuesday (May 23, 2017) at L’Italia in Wellsville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Wellsville Central School Scholarship Fund established in Gus’s memory to be presented each year to a Wellsville graduate by one of Gus’s grandchildren or great-grandchildren. Donations can be made out to: Wellsville Central School Scholarship Fund (in memory of Gus Rigas) and mailed to: 126 West State Street Wellsville, NY, 14895.
March 20, 1930 ~ June 4, 2014
Max Junior Linza, 84 years old, died June 4th, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Born March 20th, 1930 to parents Max and Faith Linza in Wellsville, New York. Max was a veteran of the United States Air Force with 20 years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel, was the founder and owner of Linza Pool Maintenance for 20 years, attended Bayshore Baptist Church in La Porte for 22 years, and also graduated in 1964 from Pittsburg University in Pennsylvania with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Max loved his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, golf, crossword, baseball, bowling, and celebrated birthdays with Gerry traveling together to Las Vegas and on cruises. Preceded in death by brothers Merle Linza, Jimmy Linza, Donald Linza, and Dale Linza. Survivors include Wife of 38 years, (Gerry) Janet Linza, Children Robert Linza and Wife Jean, Linda Linza, Laura Linza and Wife Sue, Mark Pilsner Sr. and Wife Judy, Leroy Linza and Wife Gim, Sister Marjorie Layton, Brothers Harley Linza, Raymond Linza, Roger Linza, Gary Linza, Grandchildren Jessica, Mark Jr, Kristen, Jennifer, Christina, David, Jacob, Laura, Joy, Great-grandchildren Haley, Garren, Brayden, Tanner, Rylee, Hunter, Skylar, Noah, and Brynn.Visitation will be held Saturday June 7th, 2014 at Paul U. Lee Funeral Home from 1-3PM with a service to follow until 4pm and a reception from 4-6PM at Bayshore Baptist Church in La Porte.
Betty J. Minges-Mansfield
She was born in the Town of Wellsville, N.Y., on Aug. 19, 1928, the daughter of Clair and Athelia Ackerman Minges. On Sept. 3, 1949, in the Stannards United Methodist Church, she was married to Ted R. Mansfield, who predeceased her on Sept. 28, 2004. A lifelong resident of the Wellsville-Scio area, she was a graduate of the Wellsville High School. She attended the Stannards United Methodist Church and for many years was active in the Willing Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed time spent with her family and also enjoyed doing cross-stitching needle work. Surviving are daughters, Patti Mansfield and Barb Mansfield, both of Wellsville; grandson, Scott Mansfield of Wellsville; brother, Jim (Marcia)?Minges of Canandaigua, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Jim Mansfield of Wellsville; special niece, Janet Raymond of Spencerport, N.Y.; special friends, Blair and Deb Buchholz, Marcia Sick and Margaret Wilson, all of Wellsville; also, other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband and several nieces and nephews. Honoring her request, there will be no visitation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held later at the family’s convenience.
Erwin Amos Buchholz
July 6, 1929 ~ July 4, 2011
Earsol Mae Barnes-Matteson
June 17, 1927 ~ August 4, 2011
Earsol Mae Mattison 4192 B Bolivar Road passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 17, 1927 in Wellsville to Homer and Anna Norton Barnes. She was retired from the State of Alaska and later returned to Wellsville. She is survived by a son Joseph Mattison of Wellsville. As per Earsol’s request no services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home.
April 10, 1930 ~ April 19, 2012
Wilma W. Swarthout, 82, 5 Fairview Avenue passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Olean General Hospital following a courageous battle with many health issues. She was born April 10, 1930 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Edward and Pearl (Willett) Whitney. On March 10, 1953 in Wellsville she married James L. Swarthout who survives. Wilma was a 1947 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was first employed at Silvers Clothing Store and later by Worthington Corporation as Manager of the Tabulation Room. After the birth of her daughter she returned to work at First Trust Union Bank and Kailbourn Supply in Wellsville as a secretary and bookkeeper. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed family gatherings, playing the piano, traveling, and the joy of winning at bingo and at the casino. Surviving in addition to her devoted husband is a loving daughter, Wendy (Jeff) Barrett of Old Orchard Beach, ME, 2 sisters, Gayle (Jim) Schober of North Tonawanda, NY and Reba (Tony) Vassallo of Circleville, OH, two sister-in-laws, Doris (Floyd) Mallory of Wellsville and Carolyn Huffsteader of Blairsville, GA. Also surviving is the 1st niece, Terry Benedict of Wellsville as well as many other nieces, nephews and special friends, including, Bunny Rahr and Phyllis Marrow both of California. She was predeceased by two brothers, Donald Whitney and Leonard Whitney and a sister-in-law, June Gensamer. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial celebration will follow at 3:00 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, the Christian Temple, the Trinity Lutheran Church or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps
November 17, 1929 ~ March 20, 2015
Eugene G. Nye, 85, passed away March 20, 2015 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born November 17, 1929, in Wellsville, the son of the late Lyle E. and Ethel M. (Gardner) Nye. On April 11, 1953, he married Veronica Ludden, who predeceased him on March 11, 2010.He was a 1947 graduate of Wellsville High School. He served in the US Army for three years. For years he owned and operated Nye “Best Buy” Auto Sales in Wellsville. In later years he was employed by Palmer Airmotive in Wellsville; retiring in 1992. One of his many hobbies over the years was owning and maintaining his 1967 Amphicar. He loved spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband and loving father who also served his community as a member of the Scio Lions Club and the Wellsville American Legion. He was an avid golfer and was a long time member of the Wellsville Country Club. Surviving are three sons, Rodney (Diane) Nye of Chapin, SC, Daniel (Michele) Nye of Irmo, SC and Gregory (Laura) Nye of Newberry SC, one daughter, Suzanne (Lloyd) Bennett, of Olean, NY, 10 grandchildren, Chad (Ebony) Nye, Amanda Nye, Samantha (Glenn) Phillips, Jesse Nye, Danielle Nye, Tyler Nye, Jay (Alecia) Bennett, Shaun Bennett, Rick Nye, and Alexis Nye, four great-grandchildren, and a brother-in-law, Raymond McClure of St. Petersburg, Florida. He was also predeceased by his sister, Patricia McClure. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 25th at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville. Entombment with military honors will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include the Catholic Charities Appeal or the American Cancer Society.
Marcella Marie McGinnis-Richardson
November 17, 1929 ~ March 20, 2015
Marcella Marie Richardson, 86, a resident of Manor Hills, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Jones Memorial Hospital, with her family at her side. She was born March 29, 1929 in Hammond, Indiana the daughter of James P. and Florence A. (Moylan) McGinnis. On September 23, 1950 in Wellsville she married Francis E. Richardson who predeceased her on July 22, 1982.
Marcella moved to Wellsville with her family in 1934, when her father began working at Sinclair Oil Refinery. She attended the Immaculate Conception School through 10th grade and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1947. After high school, Marcella was employed as an operator for New York Telephone. She was an active member and daily communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church for many years. She was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society, the Lord’s Housekeepers and the Fun Fair Committee. She initiated Eucharistic Adoration at her parish and shuttled priests to the area nursing homes for the weekly communion services. She was a volunteer at Immaculate Conception School and was awarded the “Lay Award of St. Joseph” by Bishop Edward U. Kmiec on April 26, 2009 for meritorious service rendered to Immaculate Conception Parish. She is survived by four sons, John (Denise) Richardson of Wellsville, Mark (Elainey) Richardson of Englewood, Florida, James (Debora) Richardson of Wellsville and Daniel (Debra) Richardson of Victor, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one brother, James (Betty) McGinnis of Houston, Texas and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her husband, by a son, Francis, who died at birth, one brother, Raymond McGinnis and two sisters, Anna May Arnold and Florence Durkee. The Rosary will be recited on Saturday, April 18th at 11:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Immaculate Conception Church or the Immaculate Conception School, % 17 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895.
September 27, 1928 ~ May 21, 2015
Betty May Garvey-Herman
May 28, 1929 ~ September 2, 2012
Herbert Gerald “Gerry” Sherman
August 17, 1928 ~July 1, 2010
Betty Lou Beach-Rawleigh-Dieter
March 28, 1929 ~ January 11, 2003
Betty L. Rawleigh-Dieter, 73, of 66 High St., passed away Saturday (Jan 11, 2003) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. Born in Hillsdale, March 28, 1929, a daughter of Wesley and Martha Saunders Beach, she had spent her early life in the Wellsville-Scio area, abut 10 years in Victor, and made her home in Angelica the past 30 years. She was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She had been employed as a bookkeeper for the Allegany Counry Real Property Tax Service, and later for the Angelica American Legion Post. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Angelica American Legion Post #414. Betty was predeceased by her father, Wesley; her husbands, Laverne Rawleigh and Ted Dieter; as well as one sister, Gladys Brisbee; and her step-son Aaron Ellsessor. Surviving are her mother, Martha Beach of Wellsville; her husband, John Ellsessor of Angelica; two sons, Richard (Susan) Rawleigh of Scio and Carl(Trude) Rawleigh of Angelica; two sisters, Alice Padden of Andover and Audrey (Don) Robbins of Cattaraugus; one brother, Harold (Theresa) Beach of Colorado; step children, Shayne (Michelle) Ellsessor of Angelica, Brett (Heidi) Ellsessor of Belfast and Jennifer (Rick) Hunt of Angelica; grand-children, Michelle Rawleigh, Bethany Rawleigh, Carl Reynolds and Cindy Rawleig; two greatgrandchildre; 14 step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Burial will follow in Until the Day Cemetery, Angelica
August 17, 1928 ~ January 7, 2006
Beulah H. Broughton, 77, of 321 Farnum Street, died Saturday January 7, 2006 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She was born August 17, 1928 in Wellsville the daughter of Herman and Hilda (Vossler) Sick. On July 4, 1953 in Wellsville she married Robert Broughton who survives. Beulah was a graduate of WellsvilleHigh School, was formerly employed at Reuning’s Bakery in Wellsville and was a telephone operator for the Bell Telephone Company in Wellsville. She was also employed at One Hour Martinizing in Horseheads where she resided for 17 years prior to moving back to Wellsville in 1977. With her husband she owned & operated the Wellsville Dry Cleaners from 1977 to their retirement in 1996. She was a former member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, reading and shopping at yard sales. Surviving in addition to her husband Robert are 2 sons, Bruce (Anne) Broughton of Painted Post, William (Audrey) Broughton of Wellsville, 2 daughters, Bonnie (Richard) Ives of Wellsville, Barbara (Mark) Tolbert of Horseheads, 2 grandchildren, Rebecca (Craig) Player, Richard Ives, 1 great granddaughter, Hailey Player, 2 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren, 1 brother, Robert (Rita) Sick of Wellsville and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by 1 grandson, Jeremy Ives, a sister, Dorothy Bacon and a twin brother, Bruce Sick. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Wednesday January 11th at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include any charity of the donor’s choice.
Bruce Herman Sick
August 17, 1928 ~ April 24, 1999
November 18, 1929 ~ October 2, 1995
Milton Daniel Haskins
October 19, 1929 ~ August 28, 2003
July 5, 1929 ~ May 10, 2002
April 22, 1929 ~ March 23, 2000
George Kimball Lampman
November 29, 1929 ~ April 30, 2006
August 29, 1930 ~ January 15, 2014
January 7, 1930 ~ November 20, 2002
April 17, 1929 ~ April 3, 1995
Lois Janette Greene-Cotriss
March 24, 1929 ~ April 15, 1 988
Marian Leola Smith-Smith
December 12, 1929 ~ May 29, 1999
Myrtle Ann Rahr-Jackson
October 22, 1929 ~ January 25, 1994
Nellie Mae Eckenrode-Bellows
January 17, 1930 ~ May 18, 2002
March 25, 1930 ~ January 22, 2006
Patricia Perrin Robbins, 75, of 2879 Robbins Court, died on Sunday January 22, 2006 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born March 25, 1930 in Olean, the daughter of Benjamin and Edith (Robertson) Perrin. On March 27, 1948 in Wellsville she married Earl C. Robbins who survives. Pat was 1947 graduate of WellsvilleHigh School and for many years she knitted baby caps for the newborns at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was also a member of the pulmonary support group at Jones since 1994. Surviving in addition to her husband Earl, are 2 daughters, Denise (Michael) McKee of Girard, Ohio, Debra (Edward) Lancer of Hammondsport, a son, John E. Robbins of Fairport, a grandson, William (Karina) McKee and a beautiful great granddaughter, Megan Grace McKee of Columbia, Maryland, a sister, Ellen (Richard) Baker on Andover, a brother, Donald (Prudy) Perrin of Deland, FL, several nieces & nephews and special friends, Dean & Grace George and Jerry and Jan Woitas. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother, Benjamin Perrin and a sister, Shirley Hull.
Paul James Pero
May 21, 1928 ~ July 26, 1999
Quentin Ingley Coats
February 6, 1930 ~ August 23, 1996
Richard D. Roeske
April 1, 1929 ~ May 27, 2003
Robert Stevenson Larsen
February 8, 1930 ~ October 26, 1993
Ruth Eva Lamphier-McDowell
April 29, 1928 ~ May 24, 1993
Ruth Kathleen Polmateer-Didas
April 26, 1929 ~ July 1, 1975
Virginia “Ginger” Pflager-Covill
October 21, 1929 ~ July 23, 2003
William Francis Harder
August 19, 1929 ~ July 7, 2006
William “Bill” Harder, 76, of 6 Howe Terrace in Wellsville and 6900 Dennis Circle in Naples, Fla., died Friday (July 7, 2006) shortly after arrival at Jones memorial Hospital in Wellsville. He was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Wellsville, the son of Francis and D. Irene (Rennells) Harder. On March 24, 1951, in the First Congregational Church in Wellsville, he married Beverly Garvey, who survives.Bill was a 1947 graduate of Wellsville High School, a 1951 graduate of Alfred State College and graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1963. He was employed as an engineer for ABB Air Preheater Company in Wellsville, retiring in 1992 after 35 years of service. He was an active member and past president of the Wellsville Lions Club, a 56-year member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge #1495, a member of the First Congregational Church in Wellsville, where he had served in various positions and was an associate member of the Mayflower Congregational Church in Naples, Fla. He was a former Small Court Basketball coach, enjoyed chaperoning Boy Scout trips and was an avid hunter. Surviving in addition to his wife of 55 years, Beverly, are three sons, William F. Harder Jr. of Tamarac, Fla., Stephen R. (Mary) Harder of Chalfont, Pa., and Brian J. (Susan) Harder of Baton Rouge, La; six beloved grandchildren, Scott, Kevin, Michele and Sarah Harder, Kimberly Callery and Kelly Machnik; and one great-granddaughter, Katelyn Machnik. He was preceded in death by two infant sisters. Friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the First Congregational Church, 289 N. Main St. in Wellsville, with Rev. William Jones presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. The Wellsville Lions Club service will be at 6:45 p.m. Monday and the Elks Lodge Memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Monday. Memorial suggestions include the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps., P.O. Box 206, Wellsville, NY 14895, or the First Congregational Church Memorial Fund.
William Albert Simons
April 28, 1928 ~ September 17, 1993
Donna Marie Schwalb-Caterino
1929 ~ January 10, 2008
February 29, 1928 ~ January 10, 2004
PHYLLIS M. DICKERSON, 75, of 38 N. Highland Avenue passed away on Saturday January 10, 2004 at JonesMemorialHospital in Wellsville. She was born February 29, 1928 in Alma the daughter of Lawrence “Clyde” and Iva (Messler) Shields. On September 7, 1946 in Alma she married Orville T. Dickerson who predeceased her on August 12, 1984. Phyllis was a long time resident of Alma and had attended school in Alma and Wellsville. She and her husband owned & operated the Alma Store in the 50’s and she was the first female bus driver forWellsvilleCentralSchool from 1957 to 1982. She also operated Phyllis’s House of Ceramics in Alma, taught cake decorating and candy making at BOCES in Belmont and was known for making specialty cakes. She was a very active member of the AlmaUnitedMethodistChurch and was instrumental in keeping the church open. She was a member of the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family. She is survived by 6 children, Sally (David) Plants of Kittanning, PA, Sue (Glenn Clark) Winicki of Cuba, Steve (Karen) Dickerson Sr. of Alma, Sherry (Bill Sr.) Day of Wellsville, Sabra (Kurt) McCarty of Davenport, FL. and Sylvia (Steve) LaChance of Wellsville, 17 grandchildren. 17 great grandchildren, 5 brothers, Lawrence (Dorothy) Shields of Bradford, PA, Francis (Marge) Shields of Portville, Richard (Joyce) Shields of Bolivar, James (Bobbie) Shields of Alma and Robert (Nell) Shields of Alma as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by 1 sister, Virginia Shields in 1927. Burial will be in SunnysideCemetery in Alma and memorial suggestions include the Alma Volunteer Fire Company Steve Dickerson P.O. Box 1-4 Alma, NY. 14708
Stella Ellen Schultz-Comstock
January 15, 1927 ~ June 20, 1995
Donald B. Schrader
January 1, 1930 ~ December 24, 2014
Donald (Don) B. Schrader, 84, died suddenly on Christmas Eve after a period of declining health.
He is survived by his three children: Nancy Planalp of Bozeman, Lori Schrader of New York, New York, and Scott Schrader of Corvalis, Oregon; daughter-in-law Beth Schrader of Belgrade; and nine grandchildren. He also leaves behind his loving companion of many years, Ilene Brissonneaud of Bozeman.
Donald, a long-time Bozeman resident, was born in Wellsville, New York, on Jan. 1, 1930. His job on a seismic crew led him west, where he met and married his first wife and mother of his children, Marjorie Leuschen from Jordan, Montana. After settling in Montana, he began work as a newspaper typesetter and later joined the World Book Encyclopedia Corporation, where he ultimately became a regional manager. In the years that followed, Donald moved to Oregon, Nevada and Utah selling a variety of products along the way. He returned to Montana later in life and renewed a lifetime interest in painting. His portraits hang in private collections in New York, Maine, Oregon and Arizona. Don Schrader — salesman, charmer, artist, gentle soul – you will be missed.
April 23, 1929 ~ October 11, 2011
Ray Wilcox82, of Palm Harbor, passed away peacefully on Oct. 11 surrounded by his family. He was born in Wellsville, NY on April 23, 1929 to Ray and Agnes Wilcox. In 1956, after receiving his Associates Degree from Alfred University, Ray accepted a job with Sandia Laboratories and moved with his wife and children to the “wild west” Albuquerque, NM. Not content to work for others, Ray risked everything to start his own company, Automated Control Systems (ACS) in 1973. He sold ACS and retired to Palm Harbor in 2003. Ray is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirlee Ann. He is also survived by his daughters, Jackie Payne (Gary) of Palm Harbor, Marlene Ware of St. Petersburg; and his son, Bud Wilcox (Debi) of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters; sister-in-law and her husband. The memorial service will be Nov. 12 at Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor with a celebration of his life afterwards at Tiffany’s, Ray’s favorite restaurant. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Suncoast Hospice or Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor.
November 2, 1929 ~ October 7, 2006
March 5, 1929 ~ May 22, 2010
George John “Jack” Wilson
February 10, 1931 ~ May 2, 2005
Francis C. Houghtling
January 21, 1928 ~ November 23, 1994
December 11, 1928 ~ May 1, 2011
July 20, 1929 ~ April 24, 1998
Wanda Louise Matteson-Golden
June 4, 1930 ~ March 5, 2015
Wanda L. Golden, 84, of Spring Hill, Fla., passed away Thursday (March 5, 2015). She was born in Whitesville, N.Y., to Merle Harry Matteson and Zereta Bell Clark. She was of the Methodist church and will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband, Col. Harold R. Golden (Ret.); son, Dennis M. Golden and wife, Susan; daughter, Denise M. Ingersoll and husband, Charles Ingersoll; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Genevieve and Carl Weihoneig and Marian and Truman Burrell. As a loving wife of a Colonel, she dedicated 40 hours a week for Red Cross for years. When Harold retired, she worked at SunCoast Hospital in administration for 10 years and retired. She then enjoyed golfing, bowling, bridge and was an active member of the Red Hat Ladies and also traveled all over the world.
February 13, 1928 ~ January 3, 2010
Barbara Ann (Emerick) age 81, of Piqua, OH; formerly of Wellsville, NY passed away Sunday, January 3, 2010 at Koester Pavilion, Troy, OH. She was born February 13, 1928 in Wellsville, NY the daughter of the late Harry Emerick and Frances Maynard Emerick. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Sandy Montjoy of Saluda, VA and John and Marianne Montjoy of Dayton, OH; grandsons, Marty Montjoy of Conover, OH and Sean (Summer) Wyan of’ Troy, OH: six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and one very special niece, Tomala Caldwell of Troy, OH. Barbara was a member of the Church of God, Troy, Troy VFW Auxiliary, Troy Moose Lodge, and Covington Eagles. She was a former nurse’s aid at Johnson Nursing Home, Troy and held many positions in and around Troy over the years. Memorial service 1:00PM Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Friends may call from 12-1:00PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420.
September 20, 1929 ~ January 20, 2009
Barbara F. Brylinsky On January 20, 2009 (nee Flammer) of Cherry Hill, NJ. Age 79. Beloved wife for 54 years to the late Michael Brylinsky. Loving mother of Bonnie Chaney and her husband Greg of Juneau, AK; Scott Brylinsky and his wife Cleo of Sitka, AK; Gayle Miner of Medford, NJ; and Rad Brylinsky and his wife Sue of West Chester, PA. Devoted grandmother of Trisha Russo, Connor Chaney, Drew Miner and Nicholas Brylinsky. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the American Indian College Fund, P.O. Box 172449, Denver, CO 80217. She will always be remembered by her friends at the card table.
June 10, 1928 ~ April 19, 2012
Donald J. Rahr, 83, formerly of Frewsburg Rest Home passed away Thursday (April 19, 2012) in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 10, 1928 in Wellsville, NY, the son of the late Donald D. and Iva M. Gardner Rahr. Don was a 1947 graduate of Wellsville High School and had been employed at MRC-SKF Bearings as a bearing inspector for 46 years retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Falconer United Methodist Church. Don enjoyed spending time with family and friends and also enjoyed reading western novels, solving crossword puzzles and was an Atlanta Braves fan. Surviving is his sister Barbara (Keith) Foster of Falconer, two brothers: Richard (Charlotte) Rahr of Grand Junction, Colorado, Robert (Jean) Rahr of Nampa, Idaho and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother William Rahr who died February 4, 2009 and his sister in law Rae Ann Rahr who died May 3, 2003. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Chad Sayers pastor of Falconer United Methodist will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received by the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the funeral service Sunday in the funeral home. Memorials may be donated to the Falconer United Methodist Church, 201 North Work Street, Falconer, NY 14733 or to the Falconer Public Library, 101 West Main St., Falconer, NY 14733.
Charles Brandon Chenault
October 10, 1929 ~ September 16, 2014
Brandon was born on October 10, 1929 in Wellsville, New York to Beaumont natives Clara and Blewett Chenault. His brothers would joke that his birth was so remarkable it caused the Wall Street Crash of 1929. From this auspicious beginning, it was clear Brandon had a bright future! He grew up in Wellsville, NY the youngest son in the family of three boys. He attended Cornell University, graduated from Hobart College and earned his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. After medical school, he served as a flight surgeon on an aircraft carrier in the U. S. Navy. When he was young, Brandon received a subscription to National Geographic Magazine and thus began his life-long love affair with world travel and nature. He spent the rest of his life exploring everything with scientific curiosity and hitting his personal goal of visiting every continent in the world, several more than once. The family spent many happy weeks at his favorite destination on Padre Island where he shared his fascination with nature and loved combing the beach. He had a deep commitment to the preservation of nature and our natural resources. The true essence of Brandon was in his work as an obstetrician/gynecologist. His private practice allowed him not only to treat patients, but also gave him the opportunity to conduct research to improve the reproductive health of women and work with infertile couples so they could experience the joy of parenthood. He was a founding member of one of the first free clinics in San Antonio where underserved women in the community received quality healthcare. He was also among the first obstetricians to allow fathers into the delivery room in San Antonio. Throughout his life, he worked tirelessly for Planned Parenthood and supported them in every way. Brandon had wide variety of interests that he approached with laughter and enthusiasm, taking his whole family along for the ride. He shared the thrill of snow skiing, talent for photography, appreciation of music and the arts, and dedication to the community through his active participation in organizations including Planned Parenthood, The Nature Conservancy, the Institutional Review Board at Methodist Hospital, The Archeological Society, San Antonio Rotary Club, and The Torch Club. Brandon was a gracious, generous and kind person. His passion for learning has inspired all of us. He was a philanthropist in the truest sense of the word and touched everyone who knew him. Above all, it was his family that held the dearest place in his heart. Many problems were solved while we worked on 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Emilie Kyle Chenault; daughter Christie Chenault Gonzalez, son-in-law Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr., grandsons R. Wesley and Samuel Wilkes Gonzalez; daughter Sybil Chenault, grandson Hunter Roderick Campbell; daughter Carol Chenault and son-in-law Donald ‘Shark’ Smith; son Brandon Brian Chenault, grandchildren Bayley and Cameron Chenault. He is also survived by his brother Bert Chenault and was preceded in death by his brother Blewett Chenault. A graveside memorial service will be held at the Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont, Texas on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. Reception following at the Beaumont Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Planned Parenthood South Texas 104 Babcock Rd. San Antonio, Texas 78201 or The Nature Conservancy of Texas 200 E. Grayson St. San Antonio, TX 78215.
Max J. Linza
March 20, 1930 ~ June 4, 2014
Max Junior Linza, 84 years old, died June 4th, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Born March 20th, 1930 to parents Max and Faith Linza in Wellsville, New York. Max was a veteran of the United States Air Force with 20 years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel, was the founder and owner of Linza Pool Maintenance for 20 years, attended Bayshore Baptist Church in La Porte for 22 years, and also graduated in 1964 from Pittsburg University in Pennsylvania with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Max loved his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, golf, crossword, baseball, bowling, and celebrated birthdays with Gerry traveling together to Las Vegas and on cruises. Preceded in death by brothers Merle Linza, Jimmy Linza, Donald Linza, and Dale Linza. Survivors include Wife of 38 years, (Gerry) Janet Linza, Children Robert Linza and Wife Jean, Linda Linza, Laura Linza and Wife Sue, Mark Pilsner Sr. and Wife Judy, Leroy Linza and Wife Gim, Sister Marjorie Layton, Brothers Harley Linza, Raymond Linza, Roger Linza, Gary Linza, Grandchildren Jessica, Mark Jr, Kristen, Jennifer, Christina, David, Jacob, Laura, Joy, Great-grandchildren Haley, Garren, Brayden, Tanner, Rylee, Hunter, Skylar, Noah, and Brynn. Visitation will be held Saturday June 7th, 2014 at Paul U. Lee Funeral Home from 1-3PM with a service to follow until 4pm and a reception from 4-6PM at Bayshore Baptist Church in La Porte.
Bernard Eugene Driscoll
October 28, 1929 ~ October 8, 1989
Lt. Col. Bernard Eugene “Gene” Driscoll, USMC retired of 3907 East Scots Place, Wilmington, NC, died Thursday, October 8, 1998 in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. He was born in Hornell, New York on October 28, 1929, the son of the late Lloyd and Martha Dunham Driscoll. Col. Driscoll a proud veteran of the USMC for many years until his retirement, also retired from ABB, General Refractory, was very active in the Wilmington community, a member of the BPO Elks Lodge #532, a graduate of Alfred University, Alfred, NY in 1952, a 1996 Adult Scholar Graduate at UNCW, a RSVP Volunteer at the Senior Center Volunteer Income Tax Assistance “Vita” Program, the Marine Corps Engineer Association a member of the Second Marine Division Association and most of all a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Anderson Driscoll of the home; three sons, Bernard Eugene Driscoll II and wife, Elizabeth of West Chester, PA, David Anderson Driscoll and wife, Cheryl of Leesburg, VA and Daniel Anderson Driscoll and wife, Elizabeth of Downingtown, PA; seven grandchildren, Maureen Driscoll, Kelly Driscoll, Ricky Driscoll, Luke Driscoll, Blake Driscoll, D.J. Driscoll, and Lauren Driscoll; four sisters, Marion Whitford of Wellsville, NY, Mary Alice Richardson of Andover, NY, Helen Darcy of Wellsville, NY and Nancy Wildman of Oxford, OH; a brother, Robert Driscoll of Marietta, GA; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, October 12, 1998 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by Rev. William F. Walsh, O.S.F. Interment will follow at a later date in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wellsville, NY. The family will receive friends at their residence, 3907 E. Scots Place, Wilmington, NC 28412. Memorials may be made to, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 6650 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412.