June 18, 1930 ~ October 7, 2015
Patricia Ann Schmidt was born in East Chicago, Indiana on June 18, 1930 and began her eternal life on October 7, 2016. Pat married Army First Lieutenant William H. Davenport on December 4, 1960 and became an army wife. Pat was an occupational therapist, a talented artist and lifelong gardener. She used this God given talent to educate others to work with and enjoy the artistic and gardening worlds. As a military wife she enjoyed traveling throughout Western Europe and the Easter bloc. Pat worked for the El Paso Museum of Art as a Curator of Education until her retirement in July 1990 and then continued her passion of flower design, flower show judging and gardening, she was the Director of the Texas State Garden Club’s District IX for 4 years. She is survived by her husband William, daughter Ami of El Paso, her granddaughter April S. Pool, and grandson Christopher L. Starks (Alexis) and 4 great grandchildren, all of Lubbock, Texas and many other treasured friends. Memorial service will be at Christ Community United Methodist Church 4447 Loma Clara Ct. at 10:00 AM on November 12, 2016. Rev. Lynette Meyer officiating. A time of fellowship will immediately follow.
Gene E. Wilson
August 26, 1930 ~ January 7, 2016
William R. Lehman
December 29, 1928 ~ August 8, 2009
William R. Lehman of 96 Greenwich Street passed away on Saturday August 8, 2009 at the Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital in Buffalo. He was born on December 29, 1928 in Wellsville to William and Lena Strong Lehman. On October 2, 1982 he married Doris Ann Babbitt who survives him. Bill left high School to join the U.S. Navy and in 1954 he moved to California and in 1981 he moved to Belmont. He was employed in the military and commercial aircraft industry in California and Canada until 1980. Most notably Bill worked for Hughes Aircraft, Douglas Aircraft, Bell Aircraft, and Lockheed Aircraft and for North American Autonetics. He was very proud that he worked on the SR-71 Blackbird Interceptor. After returning to this area he worked for Alfred State College from where he retired from in 1993. Bill was an avid trout fisherman who knew the Genesee River. He loved the outdoors and liked to trap and had a passion for woodworking and good friends. Bill was a member of the Christian Temple Church in Wellsville and the American Legion Post 808 of Belmont. Surviving besides his wife are four sons; Daniel (Debra) Lehman of Oklahoma, Patrick (Mary) Lehman of Virginia Beach, VA., Michael (Sousan) Lehman of California and Shane (Tracy) Lehman of Belmont; a daughter, Monica (Brennan) Turpel of Virginia Beach, VA.; four stepsons, Clayton(Danrae) Babbitt of North Carolina, Steven (Beverly) Babbitt of North Carolina, Jesse (Mary Ellen) Babbitt of Belmont and Ricky (Darla) Babbitt of Belmont; thirteen grandchildren, nine step grandchildren and several great grand and step great grandchildren. three brothers, Robert (Winnie) Lehman and Donald Lehman of Wellsville and Edward Lehman of Belmont, a sister in law Arlene Lehman of Wellsville and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by: a brother Terry Lehman, a sister Nancy Kiefer and sister in law Mary Helen Lehman. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday August 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the J.W.Embser Sons F.H. in Belmont. A Funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 am in the Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will take place in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont and memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
C. Karl Erwin
June 10, 1929 ~ November 21, 2016
Grace M. Fanton-Lounsbury
October 12, 1928 ~ November 12, 2015
Roberta H. Corcoran
June 30, 1931 ~ March 1, 2015
Roberta H. Corcoran of North Franklin Street passed away on March 1, 2015 at the Highland Health Care Center in Wellsville. She was born on June 30, 1931 in El Paso, Texas to Robert and Mildred Bartlett. Roberta graduated from Wellsville High School in 1948. She worked for W.T. Grant in Wellsville as the head of their credit department. She later retired in 1993 from the Department of Motor Vehicles in Belmont as the Supervisor after over 20 years of service. Survivors include her 2 daughters, Roberta (Joseph) Corcoran Andrasik of Fredonia and Kathleen Corcoran of Everett, Washington; a son James Corcoran of Wellsville; 3 brothers, Richard Bartlett of Wellsville, Ronald (Lori) Bartlett of North Carolina and Raymond (Shirley) Bartlett of Ontario, Canada; 2 sisters, Mildred Hannigan of Wellsville and Barbara Weatherell of Friendship; several nieces and nephews.
December 24, 1930 ~ July 30, 2009
Harold J. Slocum
June 22, 1930 ~ September 10, 2014
Harold J. Slocum, age 84, of the Karr Valley Road passed away on Wednesday September 10, 2014 at the Bath V.A. He was born on June 22, 1930 in Genesee, Pennsylvania to Harold and Phyllis Goodridge Slocum. In 1954 Harold married the love of his life Jean Stockin in Arcade who survives. Harold graduated from Wellsville High School where he excelled in sports and music. He was offered scholarships to attend college for both music and football but enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served his country from September of 1949 until November of 1952. Harold then went to work for General Motors at the Chevy Plant in Tonawanda where he worked for 30 years. He later moved with Jean to West Almond to enjoy their retirement. Harold enjoyed playing the violin and listening to music especially the Zither. Harold is survived by his wife Jean; a son Gary Slocum of West Virginia; 4 grandchildren, Jason, Michelle and Rachel Lowe and Tina Davis; 7 great grandchildren; a great great grandson; a son in law Arthur Lowe of Las Vegas; several, nephews and cousins. Harold was predeceased by a daughter Linda Slocum Lowe and 2 brothers Dick and Doug Slocum. A graveside service for the family was held in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville and memorials in Harold’s name may be given to either Hospice or to the Angelica Fire Department.
November 10, 1930 ~ December 3, 2014
Joan Embser Gardner, lifelong resident of Wellsville, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in her home, after a brief illness. Born Nov. 10, 1930, Joan was the daughter of Walter J. and Katherine O’Brien Embser. On April 25, 1953, she married David F. Gardner at Immaculate Conception in Wellsville. They were blessed with their children Kate and her husband Brooks Chandler, Charlie and his wife Penny, Tim and his wife Renee, Dan and his wife Carol, Walter, Brien, Anne and her husband Fred Collins, Heidi Brown, 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Joan is also survived by her sisters-in-law Mary and Marilyn, several nieces, nephews, special cousins and lifelong friends. Joan was predeceased by her husband Dave in 2011, her parents and her brothers W. Joseph and J. Timothy Embser.
Joan attended Wellsville High School, Marygrove College in Detroit and Alfred State where she and Dave met. Joan was a member of Immaculate Conception Church where she belonged to the Altar Rosary Society. She practiced her faith inside and outside of Church. Joan was a homemaker, known for her chocolate cake and sugar cookies. The “Matron of Meadowbrook Court” she was also a member of the Red Hat Society, Monday Club and former member of the Wellsville Country Club. Joan was an accomplished and award-winning horsewoman. In recent years, she was an avid bridge player, playing five days a week, and enjoyed Friday evening dinners with her lifelong friends. Friends are invited to call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. The Altar and Rosary Society will gather to pray the rosary on Friday at 3:45 pm at the funeral home. Friends are invited to call again on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 12:30 to 1:00 pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 1:30 pm at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hart Comfort House, 141 East State St.; Immaculate Conception School, 24 Maple Avenue or the David A. Howe Public Library, 155 North Main Street, all in Wellsville, NY 14895.
December 26, 1930 ~ October 15, 2010
Erna Mae Smith-Richardson
October 7, 1929 ~ November 17, 1994
August 7, 1931 ~ July 1981
William David Mallory
October 6, 1930 ~ January 4, 2003
Richard Eugene Smith
August 9, 1929 ~ April 4, 2003
SR US NAVY KOREA
November 20, 1930 ~ June 29, 2015
Audrey Miller, 84, of Green passed away June 29, 2015. Audrey was born in Wellsville, NY November 20, 1930 to the late Alfred and Zennia Allen. Audrey was a member of Nativity of the Lord Jesus Catholic Church and the VFW Post 8975 Ladies Auxiliary.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband Elwood; son James and great granddaughter Zoey. She is survived by her daughter Donna (Mark) Zehner; grandchildren Marti Ann Harkovich, Mark (Danielle), Daniel, and Nicholas (Allison) Zehner and Andy Miller; great grandchildren Alicia Harkovich, Jackson and Everly Zehner; sisters Erma Allen, Connie (Dave) Mills and Ann Gee and many nieces, nephews and other family members. The family would like to extend special thanks for all the love and support to neighbors Joe and Shirley Brown and friend for nearly 80 years Jack Morrison. A memorial service will be held at 7 P.M. on Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319 (SR 619). Family and friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 P.M. at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at East Liberty Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Audrey’s name to Nativity of the Lord Jesus Catholic Church, 2425 Myersville Road, Akron, Oh 44312.
Ralph Leonard Riggs
June 26, 1930 ~ June 15, 1987
Fay O. Spence
February 5, 1930 ~ November 16, 1998
ADAA US NAVY
September 27, 1930 ~ March 15, 1987
February 20, 1931 ~ January 14, 1989
Neil Morgan Depew
June 28, 1930 ~ April 16, 2015
Neil Morgan Depew, 84, of the Niles Hill Road, went to be with his Lord on April 16, 2015, while a resident of the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville with his family at his side. He was born June 28, 1930, in Wellsville, the son of Clyde and Doris Gowdy Depew. On Feb. 10, 1951, in the Christian Temple Church of Wellsville, he married Louise I. Barnes, who survives him. He was a lifelong resident of the Petrolia, N.Y., area. He was a graduate of the Wellsville High School and the Alfred State College. He was an Army veteran, serving from 1951-1953 in the 43rd Division in Germany. After the service, he was employed for CE?Air Preheater for 39 years, retiring in 1992. He also was known for repairing refrigeration units, air conditioning units and doing electrical wiring. He was known as an active volunteer in the local community in the Boy Scouts, Petrolia Fire Dept., the Christian Temple Church, Petrolia Grange and also had served on the Wellsville School Board.
While in Scouting, he spent 20 years as an adult, as Scout Master, Board Member, Council Member, International Representative, was made Virgil of the Order of the Arrow and was awarded the Silver Beaver Medal for Scouting. As a life member of the Christian Temple Church, he had served as the President, Elder and Deacon. He also enjoyed working with the upkeep of the church including the rewiring on the entire building. He was instrumental in establishing the Petrolia Hose Co. and along with his son, Doug, who received his Eagle Scout Award, helped his father in getting the community backing for the fire company established. Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Douglas (Judy) Depew of Wellsville; daughters, Debra (Chuck)Stahara of Prospect, Pa., Diane (Hal)?Branham of Glendale, Ariz., and Denise (Daryl)?Ordiway of Wellsville; 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; a sister, Beth Tuttle of LeRoy, N.Y.; a brother, John (Marilyn)Depew of Chautauqua, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held in the Christian Temple Church on Saturday (April 18, 2015)?with Revs. Ralph Wagner and Michael Friday officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the Christian Temple Church, Petrolia Hose Co., Hart Comfort House or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Gordon Richard O’Brien
June 8, 1929 ~ March 3, 1995
Joan Lucille Gallman-Tower
July 24, 1930 ~ February 11, 2007
Doritha Mae Polmateer-Watson
November 14, 1930 ~ June 22, 2004
Doritha M. “Duf” Watson, 73, of 2894 Florida Avenue, died Tuesday (June 22, 2004) in Jones Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born November 14, 1930, in Wellsville, the daughter of Myron L. and Irene M. (Burrows) Polmateer. On July 27, 1950, in Friendship, she married James E. Watson who died on May 19, 1990. She had resided in Belmont for 40 years, returning to Wellsville 14 years ago. She was a graduate of the Wellsville High School. She was a member of the Christian Temple Church of Wellsville and the 4C’s Senior Citizens Club in Richburg. As a secretary she had been employed at Allegany Bitumens in Belmont, the Bordens Milk Plant in Belmont, Alfred University, Pfuntner’s Chrysler Center in Wellsville and in 1992 she retired from the Wellsville Water and Light Department. She is survived by two daughters, April Ann (Michael) Palmiter of Wellsville and Samantha L. (Matthew Granger) Straight of Wellsville; a son, Ronald L. (Cindy) Watson of Belmont; grandchildren, Chad and Scott Palmiter, Danielle and Kelsey Watson, Magan and Zachery Straight and Emily Campolong; a sister, Mary I. Eaton of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, a sister, Ruth Didas, and two brothers, Richard and Robert Polmateer. Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Pastor Patrick Lyons of the Belmont Fellowship Church will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Carl Francis Bissell
July 18, 1929 ~ October 26, 1961
PVT. U.S. MARINE CORPS.
Earl Mark Potrafke
October 25, 1930 ~ February 18, 2001
Harley Edward Green
August 5, 1929 ~ June 1, 1998
William James Law
March 10, 1931 ~ June 14, 1975
CM3 U.S. NAVY – KOREA
Donald Joseph Ludden
March 8, 1929 ~ May 10, 1986
PFC U.S. ARMY – KOREA
July 18, 1930 ~ August 25, 1995
Benjamin Aldon Teater
December 13, 1929 ~ November 15, 1989
Phyllis “Mimi” Clair-Fox
January 21, 1931 ~ December 3, 2009
Phyllis “Mimi” C. Fox, 78, of Marion, NC, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2009 at McDowell Hospital. She was born January 21, 1931 in Wellsville, NY to the late Lloyd E. Clair and Wilda Burdick Clair. Mrs. Fox was a charter member of the Lutheran Church in Wellsville, NY before moving to Marion. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Carl Miller and her second husband, Guy G. Fox. Surviving are one son, Robert Douglas Miller and wife, Sharon B. of Marion; one daughter, Jacalyn M. Brown and husband, Phillip of Marion; one sister, Mary Jo Petrey of Boynton Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Kelly, Allyson and Guy Miller; one great-grandson, Mason Miller; two nieces, Debbie Evert and Vickie Ostendorf; several great-nieces; and three very special friends, Joan Alder, Billie Sue Rhom and Ponnee Fender. Services will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 in McCall Memorial Chapel at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will follow at McDowell Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, December 7, 2009. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice of McDowell County – 575 Airport Rd. Marion, NC 28752
Petricia Ann Gorton-White-Allen
January 17, 1931 ~ November 8, 2007
January 25, 1932 ~ August 24, 2011
Barbara P. Williams (nee Phillips), 79, passed away on August 24, 2011. Barb died as she lived, full of dignity, surrounded by her loving family.
Barbara was born January 25, 1932, in Wellsville, N.Y. to Newton and Gloria (nee Seaver) Phillips. She attended Alfred State College (1948-1950) and earned her bachelors degree in Business Administration from Syracuse University in 1953. Barbara retired from Ashman Enterprises where she was administrative assistant to the president. When she was young Barbara was an accomplished equestrian. She enjoyed planning and tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. Wife, mother, sister and friend, she will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 2002, she is survived by daughters, Brett (Jim) Singer of Tallmadge and Teri (Glenn) Kirkwood of Bath; grandchildren, Bryan and Audra King, Kelsey and David Kennard; brother and sister-in-law, Newton and Marilou Phillips; brothers-in-law, George (Mary) Williams, John (Rita) Williams, Greg (Candy) Williams; sisters-in-law, Diann Staton and Ellen Williams; many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of Grace Hospice, V.P.A. and Maxim Healthcare for their kind care and support.
William Carl Neal
May 2, 1920 ~ December 1976
Edwin Melvin Widger
October 28, 1929 ~ December 14, 1991
Philip Ernest Burch
April 16, 1928 ~ March 15, 1995
Reba Ernestine Baldwin-Hurd
December 16, 1930 ~ August 1, 1993
Bernard George King
July 22, 1931 ~ December 1973
Demaris “Dee” Drake-Schult
July 19, 1930 ~ February 9, 2002
April 20, 1930 ~ September 28, 2009
Jean Laven Sweeney
July 27, 1929 ~ March 9, 1999
Inez Eleanor Hohn-Fitch
February 27, 1930 ~ November 24, 2006
Inez H. Fitch, 76, of 192 S. Brooklyn Ave., died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Harrisonburg, Pa., the daughter of Roy and Maude (Simmons) Hohn.
Inez was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She was a homemaker who enjoyed arts and crafts. She also was formerly employed at the Brooklyn Elementary School cafeteria in Wellsville. She is survived by one daughter, Faith Ann (Gary) Smith, of Greenwood; two sons, Steven Fitch, of Olean, and Richard (Priscilla) Fitch, of Wellsville; one granddaughter; three step-grandchildren; one sister; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; a step-grandson; and a step-great-granddaughter. There will be no prior visitation and services will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial suggestions include the SPCA Serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, N.Y. 14895.
Robert Anderson Babbitt
August 13, 1931 ~ March 12, 1999
Bernice Ann Gavitt-Fuller
September 25, 1930 ~ June 29, 2009
Bernice Anne Fuller, 78, of Moonlight Drive, died Monday (June 29, 2009) in her home following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 25, 1930, in Wellsville, the daughter of Percy J. and Winifred Crum Gavitt.
On Sept. 17, 1947, in Austin, Pa., she was married to Carl Lee Fuller, celebrating nearly 62 years of marriage. A lifelong resident of Wellsville, she enjoyed spending the winters in Florida for the past 19 years. She obtained her GED and was first employed in Triangle Shoe Store in Wellsville and retired from First Trust Bank of Wellsville.
She was a 37-year member of the Wellsville Women of the Moose Chapter No. 248. Surviving besides her husband, Carl, are daughters, Sandra (Peter) VanRoo of Winter Haven, Fla., Susan Fuller of Wellsville, Sharon (Rodney Dodson) Fuller of Boynton Beach, Fla. and Carla (David) Roeske of Wellsville; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernita Baldwin of Wellsville; a brother in-law, Frank Cornish of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; a granddaughter, Heather Gavitt Vogt; a sister, Beverly Cornish; and a brother-in-law, Elmer Ellsworth.
Honoring her request, there will be no visitation and services, under the direction of the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, will be for family members only. Rev. Ralph Eastlack will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Joan Marie Hazzard-Lynch-Blaker
June 18, 1931 ~ January 8, 2001
William Edward Austin
December 11, 1930 ~ August 26, 2003
Robert Joseph Umiker
January 3, 1931 ~ October 13, 2007
October 15, 1930 ~ March 1982
Elizabeth Ann “Beth” McMurtry-Flammer
July 21, 1930 ~ April 22, 1997
Sally Ann Hazzard-Day
February 9, 1931 ~ January 20, 2010
Robert Burr Simons
November 12, 1929 ~ September 3, 1975
November 22, 1929 ~ January 21, 2007
Alice Mary Rushmore-Carley
December 1, 1930 ~ October 5, 2008
Alice Mary Carley Alice Mary Carley, 77, of Round Rock, Texas passed away on October 5, 2008. Mrs. Carley was born on December 1, 1930 in Wellsville, New York to Wallace and Gladys Marsh Rushmore. Mrs. Carley is survived by daughters, Cathleen Donath and husband David of Woodstock, Vermont, Cynthia Bushong and husband Glendon of Austin, Texas, Debora Carley and husband Doug Cook of Essex Junction, Vermont, Susan Carley and husband Boaz Super of Westchester, Illinois, Kay Carley and husband Paul Smith of Seattle, Washington; brother, Gary Rushmore and wife Jean of Wellsville, New York; eight grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, James Carley and brother, William Rushmore. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at Trinity Care Center and Lighthouse Hospice for the exceptional care they provided. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org). Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2008, at Beck Funeral Home, Round Rock, Texas. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery, Georgetown, Texas.
James Robert Miller
March 30, 1930 ~ January 2, 1983