Class of 1948 In Memoriam


Ralph Hills

January 8, 1931 ~ September 7, 2021

Ralph E. Hills, 90, went to meet his Savior on Tuesday (September 7, 2021) after a brief illness.  Mr. Hills was born on January 8, 1931 in Wellsville to Ralph and Margaret (Smith) Hills. Ralph attended Wellsville High School where he graduated with the class of 1948. On August 6, 1950 at the Christian Temple in Wellsville he married his sweetheart Geraldine “Geri” Smith.  He was a machinist at Alstom Air Preheater where he retired in 1986. Not truly ready to join the ranks of the retired, he then started a locksmith service which he ran from his home for many years.  Ralph is survived by two sons, Brian Hills and Alan (Karla) Hills of Wellsville; two daughters, Janet O’Loughlin of Moreno Valley, Ca. and Carole Rich of Riverside, Ca.; two sisters, Sylvia Merry of Wellsville and Frances Gillan of North Carolina; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  Along with his wife of 65 years, Ralph was preceded in death by his daughter, Sheila Oliver; a son, Kevin Hills, and a grandson, Brian Hills, Jr.  Ralph was a long-time member of the Christian Temple in Wellsville and after that he remained with the same congregation for the last ten years at Grace United Church.He was a hard worker who provided well for his family. He enjoyed tinkering on various projects but primarily spent his free time on locksmithing.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home; online condolences may be offered at  Memorial contributions in Ralph’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.



Lynette May “Sally” Kaiser

May 6, 1930 ~ August 26, 2021

Lynette May “Sally” Kaiser, 91, of 4192B Bolivar Road passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born May 6, 1930 in Whiting, IN the daughter of the late Joseph Roy and Ruth (McClelland) Kaiser.   Sally was a 1948 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was first employed by Bell Telephone as a telephone operator, and also worked in the business office. She was later employed by Jones Memorial Hospital as an admissions clerk. She was a member of the Wellsville First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a niece, Candice K. McCarthy of Wellsville, a nephew, Michael (Marilyn) McCarthy of Woodlands, TX, their children, Kyle and Lindsay, a brother, Dr. James (Linda) Kaiser of England, and their daughter Charlotte. She was predeceased in addition to her parents by a sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Robert McCarthy, and a brother, Bobby Kaiser.   A private graveside service is being planned at Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, Jones Memorial Hospital, or the First United Methodist Church, 79 Madison Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Mary K. Neu-Riggs

December 1, 1930 ~ August 23, 2021

Mary K. RIGGS, 90, of Placentia, CA, formerly of Wellsville and Olean, NY, died Monday, August 23, 2021 in La Habra, CA.   Born December 1, 1930, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Harvey E. and Mildred K. Weinhauer Neu.  On October 21, 1960, in Wellsville, she married Ralph L. Riggs, who predeceased her in 1987.  A graduate of Wellsville High School and Alfred State College, she was employed by Wellsville Ford Lincoln Mercury until 1961.  Mary was a loving mother and grandmother.  She was an avid gardener, talented crafter, loved to read and complete puzzles of all kinds.  She was a devout Lutheran and was actively involved in many church activities and bible studies.   Surviving are:  five children, Ralph (Linda) Riggs of Canandaigua, NY, Kristie (David) Yunker of Ester, AK, Barbara (Steve) Mercer of Whittier, CA, James (Katherine) Riggs of Huntsville, AL, and Linda Riggs of Fullerton, CA;  13 grandchildren;  eight great-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, John;  a brother, Lawrence Neu;  and a sister, Shirley Neu.   Burial in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio, NY.  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.   Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.



Eugene Perkins

July 31, 1930 ~ November 10, 2005



Richard O. Bartlett

March 8, 1930 ~ June 22, 2019

Richard O. Bartlett, 89, of Wellsville, NY, died Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Highland Hospital, Rochester. Born March 8, 1930, in Orlando, FL, he was the son of Robert and Mildred Bartlett. In 1952, he married the former Rose Allen, who predeceased him in 1993. Richard attended the Genesee High School and the Wellsville High School and served honorably with the US Army. He owned and operated Bartlett Decorating in Orlando. Richard was a member of the Wellsville Rod and Gun Club. Surviving are: long-time companion of 25 years, Joan B. Artlip; two daughters, Connie Tucker and Debbie Brinkmyer, both of FL; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Millie Hannigan of Wellsville; two brothers, Ron (Lori) Bartlett of Marion, NC and Ray (Shirley) Bartlett of Ontario, Canada; nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents and wife, Rose, he was predeceased by a brother, Roger Bartlett; and two sisters, Roberta Corcoran and Barbara Bartlett. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.



Frederick J. Willis

1930 ~ December 18, 2017

Frederick John Willis, age 87, went home to the Lord on December 18, 2017, after a short illness.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Julanne Stephens Willis, and his parents, Ernestine and Martin Willis; brothers Donald Willis, Herbert Willis, and sister Maxine (Howard) Garman. He is survived by two daughters and their husbands: Ondra and Robby Murray of Owego, NY; Anitra and Jim Murphy of Whitney Point, NY; five grandchildren: Stephanie (Peter) Raimondi, Chelsie (Jamie) Savage, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Marvin, Timothy Murphy, and Samantha Goss; brother-in-law Duane (Marilyn) Stephens of Minetto; many nieces and nephews, as well as great grandchildren Forest, Luna and Teagan Savage; Giuliana and Emilia Raimondi. Fred grew up in Wellsville, NY and was a graduate of Wellsville Central School. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and graduated from Alfred State. He worked as an Electrical Engineer at the University of Rochester and for Tektronix and Digital Equipment Corporation. After their retirement, Fred and Julanne traveled with friends and split their time between Bloomfield, NY and Davie, FL. They kept in touch with Machiko Kumabe, the family’s 1971 AFS exchange student from Japan who was a lifelong friend /daughter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Minetto United Methodist Church, 2433 County Route 8, Oswego, NY 13126 or to the charity of one’s choice. The family would like to extend special thanks to the Cameo Court staff at Good Shepherd Fairview Home in Binghamton, NY for the compassionate care that he received.


Michael E. Tower

August 27, 1929 ~ September 20, 2002


Dolly McFadden-Kelly

December 1, 1930 ~ July 11, 2017

Dolly M. Kelly of Dansville, NY, died on July 11, 2017, at the age of 86 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. She was born Dolly Lou McFadden on December 1, 1930 in Brookville, PA to Jay (John) McFadden and Marie Catherine Snyder. Dolly graduated from Wellsville, NY High School in 1948, and graduated from the University of Rochester School of Nursing receiving a B.S. degree in Nursing in 1955. Dolly later received her Master’s degree in Health Education from Brockport State in 1973. After working at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for a year, she served as a school nurse teacher in Holland, NY and then in Dansville, NY. In 1953, Dolly spent a summer in Mannheim, Germany, as an exchange student following WWII. In 1954, while speaking to the Dansville Rotary Club’s members about her summer experience in post-war Germany, she caught the eye of William F. Kelly, Jr, President of Kelly Brothers Nurseries. They married two years later on August 18, 1956. Dolly served as School Nurse Teacher for the Dansville School District for 32 years (1953-1994), for both the Ellis B. Hyde Elementary School and Dansville Primary School. She was a member of the Livingston County Children’s Protective Services Board for over 40 years, and served on the Board of Directors of Noyes Memorial Hospital for 24 years. Dolly was many things to those who knew her. She was a dedicated professional, an extraordinary mother and grandmother, and a welcoming and warm host. Her family remembers her beautifully decorated wedding cakes, her signature apple pies, and the outstanding birthday parties she threw for her grandchildren. She always went the extra mile for people, was creative, highly intelligent and well dressed. Above all she will be remembered for her inclusivity, elegance and warmth. She was highly respected by all who knew her. She will be missed. Dolly is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Bill Kelly, and their three children: Marie Sullivan of Dansville, NY; Bob Kelly (Susan) of Pacific Palisades, CA; and Patrick Kelly (Kathleen) of Rochester, NY. She has eight grandchildren: Trevor, Devon and Rhett Sullivan; Erin, Courtney and Gavin Kelly; Eileen and Will Kelly. She is predeceased by her sister, Lynda Kemp and survived by her brother Dr. Zane McFadden and close first cousin Midge Brocious, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held at Hindle Funeral Home at 271 Main Street, Dansville on Friday July 14 from 4 – 7pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Dansville on Saturday July 15 at 10am with a burial service immediately following. A brunch will then be served at the Dansville American Legion Post at 34 Elizabeth Street in Dansville at 12pm. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to The Foundation for Noyes Memorial Hospital, 111 Clara Barton St., Dansville, NY 14437.


William Merle Jackson

June 25, 1932 ~ September 25, 2010

William Merle “Bill” Jackson Jr., 78, of 4192A Bolivar Road died on Saturday, September, 25, 2010 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. He was born June 25, 1932 in Scio the son of William “Merle” and Gladys (Ost) Jackson. In 1974 he married Angie Marie Burrows who predeceased him in April of 1988.  Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a self employed general contractor locally and in Rochester. He enjoyed working on cars and tinkering. He enjoyed boxing while in the Army and continued to follow boxing for many years.  He is survived by two sons, Ken Shelley of Fillmore and Paul (Jill) Jackson of Stow, Ohio, three stepchildren, David Shelley of Andover, Teresa Shelley of Fillmore and Linda (John) Gibney of Whitesville, nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one brother, Les Jackson of Scio, four sisters, Midge (Bud) Smith of Scio, Hazel Jones of Bolivar, Phyllis (Bill) Jones of Auburn, KY and Louise Schrlau of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his wife by two brothers, Danny and Gene Jackson, a granddaughter, Nikki Jo Shelley a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Jackson and a brother-in-law, Elmer Jones.


William David Mallory

October 6, 1930 ~ January 4, 2003


Robert Heers

April 18, 1928 ~ December 20, 2011

Robert C. Heers of 2326 Hanover Hill Road, passed away on Tuesday (Dec. 20, 2011) in the Highland Healthcare Center following a lengthy illness.  Mr. Heers was born on April 18, 1928, in Wellsville, and was a son of Albert Henry and Rose Gallman Heers. On Feb. 12, 1950, in the Christian Temple in Wellsville, he married his loving wife of 61 years, Dorotha “Dottie” Fanton, who survives.  Mr. Heers was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a member of the Wellsville “Lions” football team all four years of his high school. The highlight of those years was in 1943, a year in which they were undefeated and were “State Champions” and he was known as the anchor of the offensive line. Mr. Heers worked as a fork lift operator for Worthington Co., now Dresser-Rand, for many years, retiring in 1989. Mr. Heers was s member of the Seventh Day Adventist in Wellsville. He was an early member of the Wellsville Ambulance Corp.; He worked diligently during the flood of “72″ and continued to be an Honorary Member. He was also a former member of the Wellsville Odd Fellows, Scio Senior Citizens and Wellsville Golden Age.  Mr. Heers was known for his kindness and his servant heart, always willing to help others. A good provider, he loved a good joke, enjoyed flying, camping, animals and going to restaurants and especially the “Texas Hot.” But his greatest love was for his wife and family.  Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Raymond A. (Pamela) Heers of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Roxanne Conway of Wellsville, and Lore (Stephen) Pifer of Galeton, Pa.; six grandchildren, Erika Schilling, Autumn Harter, Sam Pifer, Gregory Heers, Stephanie Heers and Ashlie Greene; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Heers was predeceased by a brother, Jack B. Heers.  At this time, there will be no public visitation, a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Co. or the SPCA.

Sharon Follett-Petrillose

July 14, 1930 ~ November 16, 2011

Sharon Follett-Petrillos passed away in Elmira, NY on Wednesday November 16, 2011 at the age of 81. Sharon was born July 14, 1930 in Wellsville, New York. She was the daughter of Thomas and Viola Sheldon Follett. Sharon lived in Wellsville until she moved to Ithaca, New York in 1948 to attend Cornell University’s Home Economics College and was a member of Cornell’s class of 1952 and the Delta Delta Delta sorority. On April 15, 1951 she married her late husband Robert C. Petrillose, Sr. and resided in Ithaca until their move to Elmira, NY in 2002 to be closer to family.  Sharon was an interior designer for Charles E. Shew Furniture in Ithaca, New York and later worked side by side with her husband Bob preparing food for the “Hot Truck” which after 1980 was run out of their home on Pleasant Grove Road in Ithaca. The “Hot Truck” was known by generations of Cornellians and was the originator of the french-bread pizza. She was a founding member of the Finger Lakes Runner’s Club, and taught Sunday school at the First Congregational Church in Ithaca. Her passion for nature and animals was passed on through her teachings to her children and grandchildren.  Sharon was predeceased by her husband Robert C. Petrillose, Sr. and brother Ronald Follett.  She is survived by her sisters, Jeanette Samter (Buffalo, NY) , Marguerite Vail (Derby, NY), and Katherine Follett, PhD (Durham, NC). Sharon is survived by her three children, Robert C. Petrillose, Jr. (Mimi Welliver) of Elmira, NY; Renée Petrillose of Bryan, Texas; and Sharon Mueller (Michael) of Fayetteville, NC. Grandchildren Lindsay Petrillose, Christopher Petrillose, Mardi (Michael) Hook, Kate (David) Zanella, Sgt. Morgan J. Ainslie , Nicholas Rivera, Garrett, Emma and Alexander Mueller; Great-grandchildren Brian and Giselli De Oliviera and Milo Zanella along with many nieces and nephews.  The family would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the wonderful care given Sharon over the past four years by her devoted caregivers Linda, Vicki, Maria, Tracy, Brittani and Vicky. Their kindness and loving care was heartfelt and helped enrich her life. We would like to also thank the staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Floor 2B. Their kindness and loving care was heartfelt.  There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Monday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1054 West Clinton Street in Elmira, NY. The family respectfully requests that memorials be made in Sharon’s name to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.


Joan Heuer-Watson

September 8, 1931 ~ December 4, 2019

Joan E. Watson, 88, went to be with the Lord, at the home of her son, Dean on December 4, 2019, of congestive heart failure.  She was born September 8, 1931 in Erie, PA the daughter of the late Richard J. and Marian A. (Knipper) Heuer She was raised in Wellsville and was a 1948 graduate from Wellsville High School.  On February 24, 1951 in Belmont she married Raymond K. Watson who predeceased her on June 7, 2003. Joan worked at many businesses, including Gunlocke Upholstery in Almond and retired from the Allegany County Office for the Aging.  Joan attended the Belmont First Baptist Church, and she loved music and dancing. She was a member of Sunshine Club in Scio, and the Belmont Growing Stronger.  She enjoyed sewing, making crafts, and baking. She was a feisty and beautiful woman with a sweet disposition, and was kind to everyone she met.  She is survived by four daughters, Laura (Spencer) Conklin of Bath, Kathy (Russ VanNostrand) Hooker of Arkport, Sharon (Martin) Woodard of Canisteo, Diane Burdick of Hornell, two sons, Dean (Carrie) Watson of  Belmont, and Dale (Tiersa) Watson of Wellsville, a brother, Russell Heuer of Haslet, Texas, 24 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in addition to parents and husband by a son, Donald, a sister Marian Hankins; and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and a special friend, Max Knapp.  Friends are invited to call on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. The funeral will follow visitation at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to Home Care & Hospice or the Belmont First Baptist Church.



Alice Braunschweiger-McEnroe

September 20, 1930 ~ November 8, 2019

Alice B. McEnroe, 89, of Wellsville passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Hart Comfort House surrounded by her family. She was born in Wellsville on September 20, 1930 to Christian and Katherine Schlenker Braunschweiger. On December 30, 1950 Alice married the love of her life Robert “Bob” McEnroe who were together for 68 years before he predeceased her on November 24, 2018.  Alice was a lifelong resident of the Wellsville area who dedicated her life to building a family. Being Valedictorian of her class, she gave up college because she wanted to start a family. She also began a career in banking as a teller at the Citizens National Bank and retired from Key Bank as a Vice President. Alice was a long-time member of the St. John’s Episcopal Church, the St. Ann’s Guild and the Red Hat Society of Wellsville. She enjoyed playing Bridge, reading, gardening, traveling and most of all staying in touch with her many friends including coworkers from the bank. Her travels across the country took her to almost all of the National Parks and she traveled throughout Europe. Because Alice was a nurturer she gave back to the community by volunteering whenever possible. She spent hours volunteering at Jones Memorial Hospital, gave blood to the Red Cross until she was 82, spent seven months in Atlanta caring for her daughter Katie and traveled the country with Bob to attend her family’s special events.  Survivors include her 2 sons Robert “Rob” [Elsie] McEnroe Jr. of Grants Pass, OR., and  David [Christine] McEnroe of Corning; 2 daughters Barbara [Temo] McEnroe of Long Beach CA., and Amy [Thomas] Moore of West Islip; a son in law Gregory Hollod of Blue Ridge, GA.; 11 grandchildren, Jeff, Scott, Christopher, Andrew, Nikaylin, Alejandro, Robert, Thomas, Jackson, Michael and Allora; 5 great grandchildren, Fisher, Riverlyn, Maya, Chloe and Rivers; several nieces and nephews.  Alice was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her daughter Kathryn Hollod, and her brother, Christian [Patricia] Braunschweiger.  Friends are invited to call on Thursday, November 14, 2109 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will take place on Friday at 11;30 a.m. at John’s Episcopal Church with Reverend Carol Stewart presiding. Memorials in Alice’s name may be made to either the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville or to the Jones Memorial Hospital. 



Carole Andersen Foy

August 2, 1930 – December 27, 2019
Born in Wellsville, New York
Resided in Amherst, New York

Beloved wife of the late John Francis Foy; loving mother of Elizabeth Foy Rakas and John (Marnie) Foy; cherished grandmother to Alec Rakas, Emma Foy, McKenna Foy and Arlin Rakas; dear daughter of the late Duane H. and Frances L. Andersen; caring sister of the late Duane Juel “Bunny” Andersen. Funeral Services will be held privately at a later date. If so desired, donations in Carole’s memory may be made to the Park School of Buffalo, 4625 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY 14226 or the Buffalo Zoo Annual Fund, 300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214




Susie B. Horton-Halsey

October 23, 1930 ~ February 19, 2019

Susie B. Halsey, 88, of Wellsville, NY, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Wellsville Manor Care Center.  Born October 24, 1930, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Milford and Rose Chapman Horton. On March 18, 1950, in Wellsville, she married Francis L. “Buck” Halsey, who predeceased her on October 27, 2009.  Susie was employed by several local restaurants, including the Texas Hot, Spiro’s, and managed Short’s Drive Inn in Stannards. Susie loved spending time with her family and friends.  Surviving are: three children, Barbara Ingalls of Wellsville, Gerald “Gary” Halsey of Wellsville, and Deborah (Walt) Mackney of Andover; five grandchildren, Jody (Mike) Vannatter, Gary Halsey, Mindy Halsey, Corwin Mackney, and Amanda Mackney Thompson; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence (Grace) Horton of Wellsville; nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Halsey; son-in-law, Gary Ingalls; grandsons, Kevin M. Ingalls and Steven R. Ingalls; and a brother, Richard Horton.  Friends may call at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 1-2 p.m., with Funeral Services following at 2 p.m. The Rev. Glen Layfield will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. Memorials may be made to Allegany County Cancer Services, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895 or Hart Comfort House, 141 East State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.

Gordon Howard Walrod

August 26, 1929 ~ July 27, 2016

Gordon Howard Walrod, 86, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in Montgomery, Alabama. He leaves his companion, Sherry Gilliard; his sister Elizabeth Thomas; his two sons, Daniel Walrod and Mark Walrod; and daughter, Victoria Nack; his six grandchildren: Lauren Walrod Buchman, Hal Walrod, Clarke Walrod, Paige Walrod, Jeremy Nack, and Alyson Nack; and his great grandson Jacob “Jake” Nack and great granddaughter Harper Buchman. Gordon was preceded by his wife, Lauretta Ensell “Sue” Walrod and son, Matthew Walrod.  Gordon was born in 1929 in Wellsville, New York to father Howard Walrod and mother Dorothy Burrows Kemp. After graduating from Wellsville High School in 1948, he enlisted into the Air Force where he served for four years. While in the Air Force, Gordon met his wife Lauretta “Sue” Ensell and they were married in Great Lakes, Illinois in 1952. Upon leaving the Air Force, Gordon attended the University of Kansas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering in 1956. He earned a Master of Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1970. Gordon had a lengthy career as a mining engineer having worked with US Steel in West Virginia, Lykes Resources, Inc in Pittsburgh, PA; and Ingram Industries in Nashville, TN.  Throughout his life, Gordon enjoyed bowling, golf, gardening, cooking, traveling, and family. Most of all he was passionate about his children. Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad. To his children, he was their special Dad.  A funeral mass will be at Noon Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass at the church. Military honors will follow the mass. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.




Patricia Schmidt-Davenport

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

Gene E. Wilson, 85, of 2261 Back River Road passed away at home on Thursday (Jan. 7, 2016) following a brief illness. He was born Aug. 26, 1930, in Corydon Township, McKean County, Pa., the son of Roscoe and Ruth (Burdick) Wilson. On Dec. 31, 1949, in Wellsville, he married Mary Moline, who survives. Gene’s family moved to Wellsville in 1929 and he was a 1948 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was employed at C.E. Air Preheater Company for 44 years; retiring in 1992. He also worked for the Weimer Trailer Court for many years. He was a woodworker, who enjoyed building furniture, hunting, fishing and gardening. Surviving, in addition to his wife of 66 years, are six children, Jean (Paul) Kolisch of Burnsville, Minn., Brian (Kathy) Wilson of Corning, Suzanne (Paul) Williams of Rochester, Cynthia Wilson and her husband, Ed Fewkes of Corning, Stephane Narburgh of Greenville, S.C. and Patrick Wilson of Cypress, Texas, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters; two brothers; and a son-in-law, Larry Narburgh. A private graveside service at Stannards Cemetery is being planned for a later date. Memorial donations can be made to any charity of the donor choice.



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

C. Karl Erwin, 87, of 351 Main St., joined his loving wife of sixty-six years in heaven on Monday (Nov. 21, 2016). He was born in June 10, 1929, in Bolivar, the son of Harry L. and Elsie Scott Erwin. Karl married Teresa Nobles on Dec. 4, 1948 in Allentown. Mrs. Erwin preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 2014. Karl was employed by Dresser-Rand Co. in Wellsville for over twenty-seven years, retiring in 1991. Memberships include the Bolivar United Methodist Church, Life member of the Bolivar Fire Dept., Macedonia Lodge 258 F&AM, Bolivar, and the 4Cs Senior Citizens Club, Bolivar. Surviving are one son, Douglas (Evie) Erwin of Bolivar; three daughters, Jerelyn (Edward) Reisman of Portville, Patricia (Tom) McElheny of Bolivar, Deborah (David) Sisson of Bolivar; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren; one brother, William Erwin of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Erwin; and one sister, Jean Perry. Funeral services will be held on Saturday (Nov. 26, 2016) at 11 a.m. in the Bolivar United Methodist Church. Pastor Richard Hurd will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.  Memorials may be made to the Bolivar United Methodist Church, 80 Friendship St., Bolivar, N.Y. 14715 or Bolivar Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund, 460 Main St., Bolivar, N.Y. 14715.

Grace M. Fanton-Lounsbury

October 12, 1928 ~ November 12, 2015

Grace Fanton Lounsbury 1938

Grace M. Lounsbury, Loving mother and grandmother, 87, of 4933 Maple Grove Road passed away on Thursday, November, 12, 2015 at Olean General Hospital following a lingering illness. She was born October 12, 1928 in Stannards, the daughter of Adelbert and Bertha (Fanton) Fanton. On April 2, 1960 in Horseheads she married William Lounsbury who predeceased her on September 22, 2011. Grace was a former resident of Wellsville, Olean and Stannards and attended Wellsville High School. She was formerly employed at the Lincoln Diner in Olean and was a former member of the Stannards United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Eugene “Butch” Wentling and his wife Esther of Greenville, NC, two daughters, Kimberly Lounsbury of Friendship and Denise Luke and her husband Todd of Savannah, GA, 12 grandchildren, numerous great and great-great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers, Elmer, Norman, Lawerence, Herman, and Victor Fanton, two sisters, Lanora Geer and Leda Wentling and a grandson, Eugene Carl Wentling Jr. Friends are invited to call on Monday, November 16, 2015 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation on Monday at 2:00 in the funeral home. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.




Roberta H. Bartlett-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.



Elaine Coats-Goetschius

December 24, 1930 ~ July 30, 2009

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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.



Joan Embser-Gardner

November 10, 1930 ~ December 3, 2014

Joan Embser Gardner class 48Joan 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.


Ruth Greene-Seufert

December 26, 1930 ~ October 15, 2010

Seufert-Greene, Ruth, 79, of Dania Beach, FL, passed away on October 15, 2010. Neptune Society Cremation


Erna Mae Smith-Richardson

October 7, 1929 ~ November 17, 1994


Carlotta Church-Applebee-Loomis

August 7, 1931 ~ July 1981


Richard Eugene Smith

August 9, 1929 ~ April 4, 2003



Audrey Allen-Miller

November 20, 1930 ~ June 29, 2015

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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


Fay O. Spence 68, of 100 Seneca St died Monday Nov 16, 1998 at Jones Memorial Hospital.  Born Feb 5, 1930 in Wellsville, he was a son of Louis Spence and Helen (Jones, Spence) Shutt. Mr. Spence was a U. S. Navy veteran having served from 1947 to 1950.  In Wellsville on Dec 5, 1994 he married the former Mary Bialy who survives.  Mr. Spence was a former supervisor of the Friendship Foundry, retiring in 1990.  Surviving in addition to his wife, are two sons Doug Spence of Belmont and Dan Spence of Friendship, a daughter, Yvonne Ferguson of Wellsville, a brother, Philip (Joyce) Spence of California, step brothers, Ron Shutt, Larry Shutt, Doran Shutt, Basil Shutt and Gene Shutt; three step sons Bryan (Lori) Dewe of California, Leon (Amy) Dewe of Fillmore and Timothy Bialy of
Rushford; two stepdaughters, Marlene Bialy of Wellsville and Glenda (Doug) Young of Oramel; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Friends may call from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 Friday at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home Inc. Wellsville. Funeral services will begin there at 11 am Saturday with Rev Mark Chamberlain of the Angelica Bible Church officiating. Interment will be in the Johnson Cemetery, Wellsville. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.


Marianne Allen-Joyce

September 27, 1930 ~ March 17, 1987


Anne Braddon-Hansen

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



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



Donald Joseph Ludden

March 8, 1929 ~ May 10, 1986



Christine Church-Edwards

July 18, 1930 ~ August 25, 1995

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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


Barbara Phillips-Williams

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-Schulte

July 19, 1930 ~ February 9, 2002


Conrad Hess

April 20, 1930 ~ September 28, 2009


Jean Laven-Sweeney

July 27, 1929 ~ March 9, 1999

Jean E. Sweeney, 69, of 127 William Ave. died Tuesday (March 9, 1999) in Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester Born July 27, 1929, she was the daughter of Edwin and Hazel Goodliff Laven. On Aug. 18, 1946, she married Edward H. Sweeney who died May 17, 1952.  A life-long resident of Wellsville, Mrs. Sweeney was a 1947 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was a former employee at the Wellsville H.S. Cafeteria.  Surviving are a son, Terry (Patty) Sweeney of Wellsville a, Daughter Deborah (David) of Gaines, PA two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two grandchildren, Chad and Samantha Rayner.
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.


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


Donald Wyckoff

October 15, 1930 ~ March 18,  1982


Elizabeth Ann “Beth” McMurtry-Flammer

July 21, 1930 ~ April 22, 1997


Sally Ann Hazzard-Day

February 9, 1931 ~ January 20, 2010

Day, Sally A. (nee Hazzard) January 20, 2010 of Buffalo, NY.  Wife of the late Carl E. Day, M.D.; beloved mother of Gerald (Caryn) Day, Melissa (Michael Ryan) Day, Michael (Bridget) Day, and Carleen (Francis) Flynn; cherished grandmother of Carl, Camryn, Mason, Caelyn, and Sallyann; loving sister of Carole (James) Carlin and Gayle (late Eugene) Bernard; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. and Rt. 5) Hamburg, 627-2919 Sunday from 4 �” 8 PM, where funeral services will be held Monday at 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Lake View at 10:00 AM. Sally was a head nurse of the surgical floor at Mercy Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the SPCA.




Robert Burr Simons

November 27, 1929 ~ September 3, 1975


Alice Mary Rushmore-Carley

December 1, 1930 ~ October 5, 2008

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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 ( 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


Rudolph Briggs

August 22, 1959 ~ August 20, 2018

Rudolph C. “Rudy” Briggs, age 87, of the Stannards Road passed away on Monday August 20, 2018, at Buffalo General after a short illness. He was born on August 10, 1931 in Wellsville to George and Rotha Hazlett Briggs. On May 22, 1959 in Shongo he married Delores Hilligas who survives. Rudy was a lifelong resident of this area who graduated from Wellsville Central High School. He served with U.S. Army from 1951 until 1954 earning the Korean Service Medal with 4 bronze stars. He had worked for Air Preheater and later became a dairy farmer. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville.  Surviving besides his wife of 59 years are a son, Michael [Rebecca] Briggs of Independence; a daughter, Julie [Brad] Cunningham of Willing; 4 grandchildren, Shannon [Shane] Dunbar, Ryott [Kait] Briggs, Brittany [Captain Phillip] Sutton, and 2nd Lieutenant Zackary [Mikela] Briggs; a great grandson, Sterling Briggs; a brother and sister in-law, Matt [Sandy] Knehpler; 2 nieces, and a nephew.A graveside service with full military honors will be held in Yorks Corners Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Please consider memorial donations in Rudy’s name to either the American Legion or to Jones Memorial Hospital.



Robert Louis Dunham

April 22, 1930 ~ August 11, 1989



Thomas Minor Woodland

October 28, 1930 ~ September 8, 1986



Elizabeth Marguerite Frim-McCallister

June 25, 1930 ~ May 20, 2017

She was the daughter of Andrew Herbert Frim and Beatrice Edna Dimmick. She graduated from Wellsville Central H. S. in Wellsville, New York in 1947. She married Don A. McAllister in Wellsville, New York on April 30, 1949. They recently celebrated sixty-eight years of marriage. They moved from Wellsville, NY to Prescott, AZ. in 1952, then moved to West Fork, AR in 1956, then to Springdale, AR until settling in Pea Ridge in 1966. Betty was very accomplished, starting out as secretary to Judge Bill Enfield then moving to Executive Secretary to the Vice President at Cooper Communities in Bella Vista, AR. Then she joined Wal-Mart where she was appointed editor of the “Wal-Mart World” newspaper. From there she went to work at the Head Start Program in Rogers, AR and then as secretary to the renowned “Dr. Spock”, all the while living on a cattle ranch and being a devoted wife and wonderful mother to three sons. She is preceded in death by a son, Don McAllister Jr., her sister Ruthie Cornelious, a grandson Jeffery Smith, and a long time loving daughter-in-law, Patsy Clanton McAllister.



Marjorie Hunt-Hand

February 1, 1929 ~ October 19, 2018

Marjorie A. Hand, 89, formerly of Wellsville passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the Homestead in Penn Yan. She was born on February 1, 1929 in Batavia to Elmer H. and Myrtle J. Baehre Hunt. She was married to James Hand, who predeceased her. Marjorie was a longtime resident of Pleasant Street and later the Wellsville Manor Hills on the Bolivar Road. She was a graduate of Wellsville High School who had worked for Dresser Rand, Air Preheater, and for a time she lived and worked in Arizona. Marjorie was also a self employed florist. She was raised in the Trinity Lutheran Church and later she attended the former Christian Temple Church. Marjorie was a member of the the American Legion Post #702 Auxiliary of Wellsville who loved playing cards, including bridge, and enjoyed painting at Manor Hills. Survivors include two daughters, Susan D. Hand of Cornville, Arizona, and Nancy [Danny] Brooks of Penn Yan; a daughter in law, Deb Owen of Wellsville; four grandchildren, Tjay [Ruthann] Mott, Brent Perkins, Kristen [Mark] Bechara, and Mark Owen; three great grand children, Gabrielle, Elias, and Isabella; a brother, Allen Hunt of Wellsville; a sister in law, Linda Boundy; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her long time companion, Robert “Bob” Owen; her two sons, Ronald and Mark Hand; two brothers, Jackie and Raymond Hunt; and a sister, June Enos.  Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Grace United Church on North Main Street in Wellsville on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials in Marjorie’s name may be made to either the Grace United Church of Wellsville or to the Penn Yan Volunteer Ambulance Corps at 205 North Avenue, Penn Yan, NY. 14527.



Bernice Monroe-Harris

November 12, 1929 ~ June 14, 2018

Bernice M. HARRIS, 88, of Wellsville, NY, died Thursday, June 14, 2018 in her home.   Born November 12, 1929, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Harry and Mildred Dickinson Monroe.  On July 17, 1949, in Wellsville, she married Kenneth L. Harris, who predeceased her on February 11, 2011.   Surviving are:  a daughter, Kenette L. (James) Buchard of Cleveland, NC;  five sons, Kenneth D. (Marianne) Harris of Allentown, Dennis T. (Shannon) Harris of Westfield, PA, Dana L. (Linda) Harris of Wellsville, Brian S. (Tina) Harris of Morrisville, NC, and Lacy W. (Beverly) Harris of Broken Arrow, OK;  13 grandchildren;  nine great-grandchildren;  a sister-in-law, Shirley H. Moore of Clarence;  nieces and nephews.   A private graveside service will be heldin Stannards Cemetery, Town of Willing.  The Rev. T.J. Freeman will officiate.   Memorials may be made to the SPCA serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.