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Elmer “Jack” Schneble

November 4, 1931 ~  September 26, 2017

 

Elmer “Jack” Johnson Schneble passed away peacefully on September 26, 2017. Jack was born on November 4, 1931 in Wellsville, NY where he grew up and met his wife Helen Dean. Jack enlisted in the Army in 1957, serving for 20 years including a Vietnam tour where he earned the bronze star. He retired from the Army while stationed in Colorado and became administrator of the Health Department of Colorado Springs, later he was employed by McGraw Hill in Colorado and New York. He held various consulting positions and permanently retired at the age of 72, moving back to his hometown of Wellsville, NY, and then to Florida. Jack was active in his communities volunteering with the Serra Club and Habitat for Humanity. Jack is survived by his wife Helen, children Anne Egan (Douglas), Dean (Phyllis), John (Elizabeth) and loving grandchildren Hannah, Connor, Olivia, Sam, Finn, Jack, Alexandra and Caroline.  Funeral mass scheduled for 11:00 AM on October 23 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 6330 Babcock Street NE, Palm Bay, FL. Internment at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 US Highway 1, North, Mims, FL 32754

 

 

Doris Donovan-Mingus

March 21, 1932 ~ December 26, 2015

 

Doris D. Mingus, 83, a former longtime resident of 37 Franklin Street, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born March 21, 1932 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Francis and Ella (Vogel) Donovan. On January 30, 1954 in Wellsville she married Robert H. Mingus who predeceased her on July 8, 2001. Doris was a 1949 graduate of Wellsville High School and a 1952 graduate of the Sisters of Mercy, School of Nursing. She was formerly employed at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, the Altar & Rosary Society and the Lord’s Housekeepers. She was a former member of the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department; Ladies Auxiliary and delivered Meals on Wheels. She was a supporter of the Arbor Day Foundation, the National Audubon Society and enjoyed knitting. She is survived by five children, Michael (Nancy) Mingus of Lyndonville, Stephen (Terri) Mingus of Livonia, Diane (Jerry) Giardina of Enola, PA, Andrew (Kim) Mingus of Mechanicsburg, PA and Monica (Mark) Finn of Wellsville, eight grandchildren, Marissa Mingus, Paige (Ross) Donatelli, Jeremy Giardina, Joshua Giardina, Zachary Mingus, Sean Mingus, Patrick Finn and Connor Finn, one great grandson, Xavier Mendoza, one brother, Donald (Carol) Donovan of Cuba, a sister-in-law, Floy Donovan of Wellsville and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her parents by a brother, Robert Donovan. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December, 30th at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Altar & Rosary Society, %17 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895.

 

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Dorothy J. Hardy-Mott

April 9, 1932 ~ May 21, 2011

DOROTHY HARDY MOTT 1949

Dorothy J. Mott, 79, of 3993 Fords Brook Road South Branch died on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born April 9, 1932 in Allentown, NY the daughter of the late Isaac and Lela (Kervin) Hardy. On March 25, 1950 in Allentown she married Neil B. Mott who predeceased her on January 30, 2003.
Dorothy was a 1949 graduate of Wellsville High School and a long time resident of the South Branch. She was employed at the Modern Diner in Wellsville for 30 years and was a charter member of the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. She was very supportive of her children in their many sports and activities; especially the Wellsville Wrestling Team. She will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by five sons, Neil (Margaret) Mott Jr. of Wellsville, Michael (Laurie) Mott of Springwater, Mark (Michelle) Mott of Elmira, Glen Mott of Wellsville and Kevin (Colleen) Mott of Hamlin, one daughter, Cheryl (Patrick) Carlin of Wellsville, 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, two sisters, Beatrice Davis and Margaret (Erwin) Buchholz both of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Robert Hardy, and William and Harold Tingley. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 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 at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

 

 

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Georgia Lewis-Sherman

October 8, 1931 ~ November 30, 2011

Georgia M. (Lewis) Sherman, 80, of 191 Rauber Street passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Wellsville Manor Care Center with her family at her side. She was born October 8, 1931 in Whitesville the daughter of Leon and Florence (Gould) Lewis. On October 15, 1949 in Stannards she married Herbert “Gerry” Sherman who predeceased her on July 1, 2010. Georgia attended Wellsville High School. She sold Avon products and worked with her husband as a secretary at H. G. Sherman Tax Consulting in Wellsville for many years. She enjoyed playing golf and antiquing, and will be remembered for her flower gardens. She was a member of the Hallsport Christian Church.
She is survived by two sons, Terry (Nancy) Sherman of Glendale, AZ and Ronald (Kathy) Sherman of Wellsville, a granddaughter, Jenna Sherman of Glendale, AZ, a grandson, Greg Sherman of Old Town, FL as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Donald Lewis and a sister, Onalee Pakis. Friends are invited to call Friday, December 2, 2011 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 Saturday at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Richard Bendelewski presiding. Interment will be in Stannards Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the David A. Howe Public Library or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

 

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Patricia Edwards-Reisman

May 19, 1932 ~ December 23, 2011

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Patricia K. Reisman of Fords Brook South Branch went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 23, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on May 19, 1932 in Wellsville to Alvin W. and Mildred Dodson Edwards. On May 31, 1952 she married James K. Reisman who predeceased her on May 23, 1993.     Patricia resided in Wellsville and Elm Valley all her life and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1949. She was employed by Grants, Grand City and then K-Mart for over 40 years. She was an avid horsewoman who was a member of the Southern Tier Horse Riders Club and she also participated in the Ridge Walk as an aid station attendant. Patricia was a member of the York’s Corners Mennonite Church where she had taught Sunday School for 10 years and was involved with many of the Churches children’s activities.     Survivors include: 2 daughters, Janet K. (John Fleischman) Reisman of Wellsville and Jaclyn (Robert) Cummins of Friendship; 2 sons, Jim K. (LuAnne) Reisman Jr. of Jasper and Jeffrey (Marie) Reisman of Kendall; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; her faithful companion, Andy; 8 sisters in law, Darla Edwards of Wellsville, Patricia Hulse of Harrisonburg, VA., Alecia Branson of Summerville, SC., Mary (Donald) Waters of Whitesville, Florence (Richard) Dodson of Scio, Barbara Reisman of Wellsville, Barbara Reisman of Bradenton, FL. and Joyce Streyle of Scotts Bluff, NE; several nieces and nephews; a special friend Gloria Meiss of Scio.     She was predeceased by a brother Theodore Edwards, a granddaughter Amanda Mae Irish as well as several brothers and sisters in law.     Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at the York’s Corners Mennonite Church from 10 to 12 noon and then from 1 to 2 pm. Her funeral service will be held at 2pm in the church with Pastor Gene Miller presiding. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Andover and memorials may be made to either the York’s Corner’s Mennonite Church or to: Help the Healing, in care of Bud Dodson, 1024 White Hill Road, Bolivar, New York, 14715.

 

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 Esther M. “Peggy” Tait-Costello

December 23, 1929 ~ December 29, 2011

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Esther M. “Peggy” Costello, 82, of 2776 Brimmer Brook Road died on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born December 23, 1929 in Wellsville the daughter of Charles and Marcella (Gibbons) Tait. On February 9, 1946 in Wellsville she married Robert W. Costello who predeceased her June 17, 1999. Peggy was a lifelong resident of Wellsville and attended Wellsville High School. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed reading and loved her dogs. She is survived by two sons, Robert M. (Betty) Costello of Wellsville, William A. Costello of Columbus, Ohio, five daughters, Sandra J. Carlin of Rushford, Carolyn A. Costello of Charleston, SC, Donna J. Baker of Pennfield, Barbara J. (Gary) Jordan and Cynthia L. Costello both of Wellsville, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Richard Tait and two sisters, Florence Schrlau and Louise Cole. Friends are invited to call on Monday, January 2, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Rev. Thomas Roman as celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County.

 

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John F. “Jack” Colligan

November 23, 1931 ~ January 4, 2012

John F. “Jack” Colligan passed away on Wednesday, January 04, 2012, at the Highland Park following a lengthy illness. He was born in Wellsville on November 23, 1931, the son of Charles Cornelius and Catherine Marie (Dahill) Colligan. On August 16, 1952 he married the former Edith Neu. Jack was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School and in 1949 from Wellsville High School. He attended Canisius College, but then enlisted in the United States Air Force to serve during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge, he graduated from Alfred State College. Jack was a Retail Accounts Manager for the McKesson Drug Company retiring in 1989 and was affiliated with Robart’s Realty until his retirement from there in 2008. Jack was a former member of the Jones Memorial Board of Directors and served on the Wellsville Town Board from 1990 until 2006 serving as Councilman and Deputy Supervisor. In 2007, he assumed the position of Democratic Election Commissioner for Allegany County, retiring December 31, 2009. Jack was a member of the Emerald Hook and Ladder Company, The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Loyal Order of Moose, and held several positions within the American Legion. He was Past Commander of Post 702, Past County Commander, and Past Chef deGare of Voiture #1006 of the La Societe Des 40 Hommes Et 8 Chevaux. Along with his family, Jack helped start the Wellsville Area Satellite for the Variety Club of Buffalo to serve the sick and handicapped children of Western New York. He was also a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Parish. In 2001, he was honored by the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce with the Spirit of Wellsville Award and in 2007, from the Variety Club of Buffalo for the Volunteer of the year. He was known for many years as the local Santa Claus, traveling with his elves, Dick Murphy and John Sweeney to visit area nursing homes and shut-ins during the holiday seasons.
Jack is survived by one son, Timothy (Suzanne) Colligan of Wellsville; a grandson, Christopher (Natalie) Ricci of Clermont, FL.; a granddaughter, Erin (Jeremy) Dahlgren of Wellsville; great grandchildren, Christopher and Nicholas Ricci of Clermont, FL. and Brooklyn and Wheeler Dahlgren of Wellsville; A sister, Shirley Gostley of Wellsville; a brother, Donald (Brenda) Colligan of Wake Forest, NC.; several cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by a daughter, Denise Elaine Ricci in 1979, a brother, Charles Kenneth Colligan in 1949, a sister, Norma Marie Kensek in 2005 and a grandson Shane Timothy Colligan. Friends are invited to call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A Prayer service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 am in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church. Father Sean DiMaria will serve as Celebrant and burial with full military honors will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the scholarship funds of the American Legion or the Benevolent and Protective order of Elks or to St. Bonaventure University/ Shane Colligan fund. Also donations may be made to the David A. Howe Public Library, the Emerald Hook and Ladder Company or the Variety Club of Buffalo.

 

 

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Ida “Joyce” Taylor-Thompson

January 2, 1932 ~ January 12, 2012

Ida “Joyce” Thompson, 80, of 17 East Hanover Street passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Jones Memorial Hospital with her family at her side. She was born January 3, 1932 in Canisteo the daughter of the late Thomas and Alma (York) Taylor. On October 3, 1953 in Wellsville she married Jeffrey T. Thompson who survives. Joyce resided in Canisteo and Greenwood until her family moved to Wellsville in 1940. She was a 1949 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was formerly employed at Sanbourn Pharmacy and Coats Drug Store in Wellsville. She was a life member of the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Ellen (Karl) Perkins of Andover and Valerie Wells of Alden, four grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Thomas D. Taylor and one sister, Marian Stephens. Friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 11:00 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville with Rev. Stan Scoville presiding. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the David A. Howe Public Library or the Hospice Memorial Fund at Jones Memorial Hospital.

 

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William Roland Ketchner

December 31, 1929 ~ March 20, 2015

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William R. Ketchner, 85, of 4422 River Street passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. He was born December 31, 1929 in Wellsville the son of Roland and Carmella (Byrnes) Ketchner. On May 1, 1954 in Wellsville he married Pauline Nickerson who predeceased him on October 21, 1970. On June 24, 1989 in Scio he married Donalda “Donnie” Jordan who predeceased him February 12, 2010. Bill was a 1947 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. Bill and Pauline owned and operated the Sinclair Gas Station in Wellsville until 1957, when he began his career at C. E. Air Preheater Company in Wellsville; retiring January 1, 1992. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Scio; where he served as a Eucharistic Minister.
He is survived by one son, Timothy (Kim) Ketchner of San Antonio, Texas and their children Jennifer (Mark) Meinke and Ryan (Tana) Ketchner and their grandchildren, Madison Meinke and Beau Ketchner; Donnie’s loving daughters, Sue (Walt) Brown of Ceres and Merri (Tracy) Griffiths of Wellsville, their children, Molly (Rick) Brown, Greg Brown, Clarissa Young, Kyle Young, Nathan Griffiths and Garrett Griffiths and their grandchildren, Tyler and Peyton Swetland. He was predeceased by three brothers, James, John and Richard Ketchner.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, March 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and Tuesday, March 24th  from 9:30 to 10:15 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church in Scio. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Joseph’s Church, The Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or any charity of the donor’s choice.

 

 

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Audrey Beach-Robbins

August 19, 1931 ~ November 25, 2015

Audrey J. Robbins, 84, of 11 Pennsylvania Avenue passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Cuba Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Born August 19, 1931 in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Wesley and Martha Saunders Beach. On October 7, 1950 in Wellsville she married Donald W. Robbins who predeceased her in 2007. Audrey grew up in Wellsville, attended and graduated from Wellsville High School class of 1949. After her marriage to Donald, she and her husband moved to Whitesville, Angelica and Cattaraugus as Donald worked for Agway and was transferred to those towns. She came to Friendship in 2012.She enjoyed all kinds of crafts, traveling to Florida, spending many winters there with her husband, watching TV, and playing BINGO. Most of all she loved her family and spending time with them.Audrey attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Cattaraugus and the United Church of Friendship.Surviving are three sons, Donald P. (Marilyn) Robbins of Leroy, NY, William L. Robbins of Cattaraugus, NY, and Gary J. (Annie) Robbins of Rockwood, TN; two daughters, Barbara J. (Brad) Botens of Wayne, NY, and Diana (Kirk) Kirch of Friendship, NY; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; a brother, Harold (Theresa) Beach of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.Audrey was predeceased by a son, James Robbins; and three sisters, Alice Padden, Betty Dieter and Gladys Brisbee. Friends may call at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Friendship, on Saturday November 28, 2015 from 11-1 p.m. at which time (1:00 p.m.) funeral services will be held. The Rev. Kirk Kirch Pastor of the United Church of Friendship will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the United Church of Friendship or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 310 White Plains, NY 10605

 

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David K. Roeske

November 20, 1930 ~ February 10, 2007

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Kathleen Diana McGinnis-Atwood

January 12, 1932 ~ January 22, 2014

Kathleen Diana “Dee” McGinnis Atwood, 82, of 339 S. Main St., passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2014) at the Wellsville Manor Care Center following a brief illness. She was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Alfred and Mildred (Fowler) McGinnis. On Oct. 29, 1949, she married Kenneth L. Atwood, who predeceased her on June 14, 1981.Diana was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She and Ken lived in the Far East, Australia, Texas and England for 30 years until Ken’s unexpected death in 1981. She then came home to Wellsville and was a member of the Women of the Moose for several years. She is survived by two sons, Patric T. Atwood of Rowlett, Texas, and Timothy L. McGinnis of Rochester; two daughters, Kristine L. Avery and Dana D. Abney, both of Seattle, Wash.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, Alfred and Thomas McGinnis; one sister, Mary Thompson; and Fritz Graves, Dee’s long time companion, who died in 1992. At Diana’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the S.P.C.A. Serving Allegany County.

 

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Richard H. “Dick” Feller

July 13, 1930 ~ October 13, 2014

Richard Feller class 49Richard H. “Dick” Feller, 84, of 70 South Franklin Street passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014 at home following a brief illness. He was born July 13, 1930 in Wellsville the son of Harold M. and Myra (Reynolds) Feller. On July 24, 1954 in Oakland, NY he married Lois Cox who survives.
Dick was a graduate of Wellsville High School and was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U. S. Army from 1951 to 1955. He was formerly employed at Bausch and Lomb and the Capital Plastics in Wellsville and was a meat cutter for Umiker’s Market. He later began his career as a machinist with Worthington Corporation and retired from Dresser-Rand in 1994. He was a member of the International Association of Machinist Moore Lodge 1580, the Morrison-Hayes Post 702 American Legion and was a former member of the Wellsville Moose Lodge # 601. He played the banjo for a Country and Western band in the 50’s & 60’s and enjoyed Round and Square Dancing, hunting, fishing, bowling, golf and had a great sense of humor. Surviving in addition to his wife Lois are twin daughters, Jackie Feller of Rochester and Judy Kear of Wellsville, six grandchildren and their spouses, 15 great grandchildren, a brother, Carl Feller of Wellsville, several brothers and sisters in law and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Jeannie Feller and a brother, Harold “John” Feller. Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Friday, October 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Robin George presiding. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance corps or the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department.

 

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Robert G. Meyer

~ February 28, 2004

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Ramond L. Hunt

August 11, 1930 ~ August 27, 2008

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Veronica G. Ludden-Nye

November 6, 1931 ~ March 11, 2010

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Janice Pease-Boring-Davis

July 22, 1932 ~ November  23, 2014

Janice (Pease) Boring Davis passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at the Hart Comfort House surrounded by her children. Janice was born in Wellsville on July 22, 1932, the daughter of Harry S. and Margaret (McCullum) Pease. On January 10, 1953, she married Stewart Boring Jr., who predeceased her on November 15, 1990. She later married Darrell E. Davis, who predeceased her on June 3, 1997. Janice was a graduate of the Wellsville Central School Class of 1949. Until her retirement, she was employed by Jones Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed her time with her family and friends and especially enjoyed spending time at Rushford Lake. Janice was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 702, as well as a former member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 601 and the Lady Elks Lodge 1495. Janice is survived by her brother, Steven (Diana) Pease, of Wellsville and three children: Suzanne (Timothy) Colligan of Wellsville; Rebecca (Richard) Archambault of Tonawanda; and Daniel (Megan) Boring of Flourtown, PA. In addition, she is survived by three grandchildren: Erin Dahlgren of Wellsville; Scott Archambault of Buffalo; and Lucca Boring of Flourtown; as well as three great-grandchildren: Brooklyn, Wheeler, and Timothy Dahlgren of Wellsville, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents and spouses, Janice was predeceased by a brother, Ronald Pease, in 1948; a son, Scott Boring, in 1975; and grandson, Shane Colligan, in 2003.Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials in Janice’s name may be made to the Comfort House of Allegany County (Hart Comfort House), 141 East State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.

 

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C. Newton Gowdy

~ December 18, 2014

C. Newton Gowdy, 82, died Thursday (Dec. 18, 2014) at Strong Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 26, 2014) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark. Funeral services will be Saturday (Dec. 27, 2014) at 11 a.m. at the Clifton Springs United Methodist Church, 1 East Main Street, Clifton Springs. Burial will be in Newark Cemetery.
Memorials, in his name, may be made to the Clifton Springs United Methodist Church, 1 East Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY 14432; the First United Methodist, PO Box 189, Newark, NY 14513 or the Casowasco Church Camp, 158 Casowasco Drive, Moravia, NY 13118.
Mr. Gowdy was born on April 13, 1932, in Wellsville, NY, the son of Claude and Alice Quick Gowdy. After graduating from Wellsville High School in 1949, he served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed with the MPs in Germany. Returning home, Newt enrolled in the Syracuse University School of Forestry and Ranger at Wanakena in the Adirondacks. After graduation, he came to Newark to work as a surveyor with Harnish and Lookup, marrying the boss’s daughter Mary Fay Lookup in 1956. He continued his education at Alfred State College and then took a job in Philadelphia. Not liking the city life, Newt returned to Newark to work for his father-in-law. He finally left to start his own businesses which he ran for many years in Penn Yan, Bath, Corning and Wellsville. Eventually he returned to Newark and opened an office in Lyons, retiring in 2006. Newt was a member of the Masonic Lodges in Wellsville, Newark and Corning. He was member of First United Methodist Church in Newark where he was a lay speaker, conference trustee and served in the hospital visitation program. While in Penn Yan, Newt was a volunteer fireman and in Newark, he was a member of the Rotary. He was involved with the local go-cart and micro sprint racing with his grandson Chuck. His family had a hunting camp near Wellsville where he became a lifelong hunter and outdoorsman. Newt loved Little League baseball and was a umpire for several years, he also enjoyed bowling and playing softball.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Fay; a son, Robert of Cairo, Ga., daughters and son-in-law, Sue and Sparky Litteer and daughter, Laura DeCracker, both of Newark; two grandsons, James Witter and Charles DeCracker; two great-grandchildren, Payten and Cole De Cracker; a sister, Sara Fitch of Friendship, NY. Newt was predeceased by his parents and a sister Stella Bower.

 

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Esther Church-Strawson

December 16, 1931 ~ June 1, 2013

Esther Church Strawson, 81, passed away at The Penn Center in Reidsville, N.C., on June 1, 2013. A funeral service was held June 4 at Prospect United Methodist Church in Yanceyville, N.C. Esther was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Wellsville, and was raised on a dairy and potato farm. She was a graduate of Wellsville High School and she continued her education at Cornell University where she graduated with a degree in Home Economics. While at Cornell, she met Fred, the love of her life and husband of nearly 60 years. Esther followed Fred from Avon to the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia, and finally to their home on the outskirts of Yanceyville, where they resided for the past 18 years.Esther was a former County Extension Agent for Genesee County. Once she and Fred began their family, Esther became a full-time homemaker. She continued her involvement with the County Extension agencies by judging a variety of baking contests at county fairs over the years and she was quite well-known for her pie baking skills. Esther was active in the Tar Heel Brittany Club and worked side-by-side with Fred when they hosted field trials on their farm in Yanceyville. Until the past few years, Esther rode her own horse at the trials and was a tireless supporter of the club. Esther also volunteered with Meals On Wheels of Caswell County and had her own route for a number of years. Esther was an active member of the Prospect United Methodist Church and co-chaired the Homebound Committee with her husband for approximately 10 years, bringing church news and warm wishes to those unable to attend worship. She also loved working with her hands and created many beautiful Chrismons for the church Christmas tree. Esther brought much joy to her family. She was well-known for her glowing smile and sweet disposition. She was truly one of those naturally happy people who were happiest when surrounded by her family. Esther was a true wordsmith and enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and any word game that she could entice someone to play with her. She was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed looking out over their pond and watching the various birds at play. As her health declined, Esther could be found sitting on the front porch, soaking in the warm sun. Esther was preceeded in death by her parents, Carroll Church and Mildred Whitney Church of Wellsville. She is survived by her husband, Fred M. Strawson of Yanceyville; a sister, Phyllis Moore of Wellsville; a brother, William Church of Wellsville; daughters, Phyllis (Jimbo) Baker of Reidsville, N.C., and Karen (Tom) Gross of Richmond, Va.; a son, Fred M. (Adriana) Strawson II of Spring, Texas; five grandchildren, Kiley, Scott and Mac Baker and Jack and Luke Strawson. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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Elmer A. Brownell

June 18, 1932 ~ October 8, 2001

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Richard Edward Fisher

February 15, 1930 ~ April 22, 1959

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Ruth Marge Gardner-Morrison

July 14, 1931 ~ January 6, 2006

 

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Bernard George King

July 22, 1931 ~ December 1973

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Theresa Mary “Tess” Farley

November 23, 1931 ~ April 1, 1990

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Harold Clark

June 8, 1929 ~ January 12, 2001

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Rosemary Rauber-York

March 2, 1931 ~ December 18, 1989

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Robert H. Mingus

January 23, 1931 ~ July 8, 2001

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Francis Douglas Barnes

January 5, 1931 ~ September 12, 2000

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Geraldine Smith-Hills

October 5, 1929 ~ February 26, 2016

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Geraldine ‘Geri’ Smith Hills, 86, of 3319 Trapping Brook Road, passed away in her home on Friday (Feb. 26, 2016) following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 5, 1929, in Hornell, a daughter of the late Lyle and Leone Dodge Smith. She was a lifelong resident of the Wellsville area. On Aug. 6, 1950, at the Christian Temple Church in Wellsville, she married Ralph E. Hills, who survives.She was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She was a longtime member of the Christian Temple Church of Wellsville and a member of the former Rebecca Lodge in Wellsville. Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Sheila (Paul) Oliver, Janet (Robert) Wesche O’Loughlin and Carole Rich, all of California; two sons, Brian Hills and Alan (Karla) Hills, both of Wellsville; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Merry of Scio and Frances (Lee) Gillan of North Carolina; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Kevin Hills; a grandson, Brian R. Hills Jr.; a brother, Ronald “Ronnie” Smith; and a sister, Barbara Dodge. Friends may call Monday (Feb. 29, 2016) at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville from 10:30 a.m. to noon, followed by funeral services in the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ralph Eastlack officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County of the Christian Temple – First Congregational Church of Wellsville.

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Albert Frank Hugar

June 25, 1931 ~ September 30, 1999

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Marietta Rogers-Abbott

April 5, 1931 ~ January 7, 2001

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Jane Aneta Alsworth-Vonlatta

June 11, 1931 ~ March 9, 2002

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Richard C. Mason

October 20, 1931 ~ January 16, 2013

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Richard C. “Rick” Mason, 81, of Wellsville, passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 16, 2013) at the Hart Comfort House following a three-year battle with cancer. He was born on Oct. 20, 1931, the son of Frank and Laura Burelson Mason. On Nov. 10, 1956, he was married to June Arlene Cline, who survives him.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1949 to 1952 as a staff sergeant.  As a lifelong resident of Wellsville, he was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He retired from the Dresser-Rand Corp. of Wellsville in 1995 after 30 years of service.
He was a past commander of the Morrison-Hayes American Legion Post 702, a life member and past governor of the Moose Lodge 601 and a life member of the PBOE Lodge 1495, all of Wellsville. He will be greatly missed by his wife, June, and children, Gail (David) Aiken of Henrietta and Robert Mason of Chicago, Ill. Other survivors include two brothers, Kenneth “Bud” and Jack (Ruth) Mason of Wellsville; special niece, Dawn (John) Riley of Wellsville; his four beautiful grandchildren, Kristen, Emily, Patrick and Amy Aiken of Henrietta; and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Marie “Tillie” (James) Richardson, in 2012. Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville on Saturday (Jan. 19, 2013) from 1 to 3 p.m., when full military rites will be rendered by members of the Wellsville American Legion Post and funeral services, officiated by the Rev. Ralph Eastlack, will be held. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the David A. Howe Public Library or the Hart Comfort House.

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David Roeske

November 20, 1930 ~ February 10, 2007

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Barbara Jean Smith-Dodge

October 12, 1931 ~ August 28, 2004

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Sally Rae Lewis

July 1, 1931 ~ May 12, 1999

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Lois Jane Gibler-Filips

May 6, 1931 ~ May 29, 1995

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Corinne Johnson-Larsen-Kunz

September 1, 1931 ~ February 17, 2016

Corinne J. Larsen Kunz, 84, of Leesburg, FL passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Born in Wellsville, NY on September 1, 1931, she graduated from Eastman School of Music. She and her husband moved to Leesburg in 1957 where they opened Larsen’s Men’s Store. Corinne taught piano to many local students. She assisted playing the organ and sang in the choir at Morrison United Methodist Church. She was a P.E.O., member of the Methodist Women’s Circle, and many other church committees. Corinne enjoyed golf, bridge, and travel. She collected cut glass. She was survived by her husband, George T. Kunz of Leesburg, FL; son, Bobby C. (Barbara) Larsen of Erie, CO; step-daughters, Kristina Foster of Loveland, CO and Karen Kunz of Beverly Hills, FL; and her grandchild Justin Larsen. Funeral Services will be held at Morrison United Methodist Church, Leesburg, FL on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm, Rev. Dr. McCoy Gibbs will preside. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the music ministry at Morrison United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Leesburg, FL.

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Robert Lee Christman

March 12, 1931 ~ December 22, 1990

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Charles Calvin Goetschius

May 11, 1931 ~ September 1, 1950

Private First Class Goetschius was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Taegu, South Korea on September 1, 1950. Private First Class Goetschius was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Korean War Service Medal.

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James Edison Marsh

August 27, 1931 ~ February 15, 1997

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Margaret May Mullin-Satterlee

August 12, 1931 ~ August 24, 2015

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Margaret M. (Mullin) Passed away on August 24, 2015. She was born August 12, 1931 in Buffalo, New York to John and Ruth Mullin. She was the second of four children. She moved in high school to Wellsville, New York to live with her two great- aunts. There she met our dad, Jack Satterlee. They graduated together in 1949 from Wellsville High School and married the next year. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before Dad’s passing in 2012. Mom worked at the phone company after high school and again starting in the 1970s. She retired with 25 years of service. She stayed busy as a Sunday school teacher, scout leader and Beta Sigma Phi sorority member. Last year she was awarded for 50 years membership by her local sorority sisters. A lifelong hobby of sewing turned serious in retirement when she became a dedicated and accomplished quilter. She took great pride in her work. We all are blessed with the bounty! Family meant the world to her. She loved being a grandma and a great grandma. Margaret was a gentle soul who was silly and made us all laugh. We will miss her. Margaret is survived by her four children; Jack H. Satterlee, George H. Satterlee both of Spokane, Ann Warner (Patrick) and Jill Edens (Jerry) of Liberty Lake and six grandchildren; Ryan Satterlee, Graham Satterlee, Galen Satterlee, Amy Bjorn, Randy Edens and Josie Warner and nine great-grandchildren; Dane Satterlee, Paige Satterlee, Gwen Satterlee, Brad Bjorn, Maddie Bjorn, Preston Bjorn, Carter Edens, Ella Edens, and Kasey Edens. The family would like to thank the staff at Guardian Angel Assisted Living for their tender loving care as well as Hospice of Spokane.

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Ralph Leonard Riggs

June 20, 1931 ~ June 17, 1987

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Francis Robert Sobeck

February 5, 1931 ~ September 29, 1990

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George John “Jack” Wilson

February 10, 1931 ~ May 2, 2005

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Donald Lawrence Grimes

January 31, 1931 ~ February 18, 2008

Don Grimes, age 77, died on Sunday, Feb 17, 2008.Don was born in Wellsville, N.Y., the son of Eva and Lawrence Grimes.In 1956, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a degreein engineering. While on active duty, he served on a variety ships,among them the U.S.S. Somers. After military service he was employedat Honeywell in Los Angeles, where he met his future wife, Sharon. Theywere married in 1963. Don held various engineering and marketing positions,as well as having a career in electron microscopy. Most recently hefounded the trade journal, Microscopy Today. He had many hobbies andskills, including making cedar strip canoes and woodworking. Don enjoyedhis family and friends and lived life to the fullest. Don is survivedby his wife, Sharon; two children, Jennifer Baillies (Jeffrey) of Oregonand John Grimes (Jennifer) of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Paige andJack Baillies and Phoebe and Greta Grimes; and sisters, Barb Guynupand Joan (Sandy) Reuning. Per Don’ s request, there will be aprivate ceremony for immediate family members. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Don’ s memory to the United States Naval AcademyFoundation, 291 Wood Rd, Annapolis, MD. 21404.

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Bernard E. Gibbs

November 15, 1931 ~ July 19, 2008

A3C US. AIR FORCE – KOREA

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Paul W. Stevens

July 3, 1931 ~ June 25, 2004

PAUL W. STEVENS, JR., 72, of 1200 Alma Hill Road, passed away unexpectedly June 25, 2004 shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born July 3, 1931 in Wellsville the son of Paul W. Sr. and Margaret (Hull) Stevens. On April 29, 1972 in Wellsville he married Alice A. Vossler who survives.  He was a lifelong resident of Wellsville, attending Wellsville High School with the class of 1949. He served in the U. S. Air Force in Korea in 1952. He was a former employee of Sinclair Refinery, Scoville and Brown, and Long View. He was a patrolman for the Wellsville Police Department and was a New York State Trooper from 1962-1979. He also served as an Allegany County Legislator in 1994. Paul was a member of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing Association, Wellsville Elks Lodge #1495, Wellsville Moose Lodge #601, Morrison Hayes Post #702 American Legion, the National Rifle Association, the Association of Former New York State Police, and a life member of the Wellsville Country Club. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his wife Alice he is survived by a son: Paul (Karen) Stevens III of Arkport, 2 grandchildren: Alexis and Zachary Stevens of West Virginia; 2 sisters: Carol Erwin of Wellsville and Patricia Brown of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral service with military honors will be on Tuesday June 29th at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Robert Morris presiding. Memorial suggestions include the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the American Legion Post # 702 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Mary J. Rigas-Hastas

June 1, 1931 ~ February 5, 2014

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Mary J. Hastas of 421 Second Ave. passed away on Wednesday (Feb. 5, 2014) in the Olean General Hospital. Mary was born on June 1, 1931, in Wellsville, and was a daughter of James and Helen Bravis Regis. On July 31, 1955, in Wellsville, she married her loving husband of over 52 years, James G. Hastas, who predeceased her on Oct. 19, 2007. Mary was a 1949 graduate of Wellsville High School, where she was prom queen. She continued her education at Keuka College and received her BA in business. Mary worked as a much loved teacher in Friendship for a number years. Mary was a wonderful mother with a great sense of humor, contagious laugh, and a kind sweet caring personality. She enjoyed car traveling, especially near the ocean, listening to music and loved her cats, Hurkey and Breeze. Mary was co-owner of Hastas Restaurant in Olean with her husband, Jim, for 40 years where she kept the books and loved to sit at the back table keeping an eye on things!  Mary is survived by a son, Dean J. Hastas of Olean; a daughter, Theola C. (James) Sweeney of Kingston, Mass.; 3 grandchildren, Timothy, Kelly and Michael Sweeney, all of Kingston, Mass.; 2 brothers, John (Doris) Rigas of Coudersport, Pa., and Gus (Rheba) Rigas of Wellsville; a sister, Katherine Rigas-Pallas of Naples, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Mary was predeceased by 2 brothers-in-law, Dr. William Pallas and John Hastas; and her in-laws, Gus and Theola Hastas of Franklinville. Friends will be received in the St. Stephens Episcopal Church on Thursday (Feb. 13, 2014) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at which time Funeral Services will be held. The Rev. George Zervos, Pastor of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Jamestown, will celebrate. Burial will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany. Friends are invited to attend a Life’s Celebration Dinner immediately following the funeral service at Old Library Restaurant. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Rose Pappas Foundation, 120 N Union Street Olean, NY 14760. Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc. 646 E. State Street Olean, NY 14760.

 

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John D. Gavitt

December 6, 1931 ~ January 23, 1980

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Carl Hewes McMurtry

December 6, 1931 ~ November 23, 2014

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Carl Hewes Of Youngstown, NY, November 24, 2014, age 82, husband of the late Virginia “Ginny” (Downing) McMurtry; father of Paul H. McMurtry, Karen A. McMurtry and Amy (Francis X.) Langlois; grandfather of Nathalie, Marc, Dylan and Molly; brother of Walter McMurtry, Everett McMurtry and the late Beth Flammer; also survived by many nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. A Memorial Service will be celebrated from The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston, NY on Saturday, December 13th at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Ducks Unlimited or to The Nature Conservancy.

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Paul E. Gavitt

June 6, 1931 ~ September 10, 2013

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Paul E. Gavitt, 82, of Ledyard Road, King Ferry, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at the Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Mr. Gavitt was born in Standard, the son of the late Eli L. and Mary Emily Sheehan Gavitt and resided in southern Cayuga County since 1965. Paul Gavitt served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. While attending Cornell University, he played baseball, football and also wrestled at the collegiate level along with achieving his undergraduate degree in 1958. He later was awarded his master’s degree from St. Bonaventure University. In addition he was awarded degrees from Alfred State University and SUNY Oswego. He began his teaching career at LeRoy Central School and later at Portville Central where he taught school, and coached the 1963 state football championship team along with baseball and wrestling. In 1965, he joined the faculty at Southern Cayuga Central School as a guidance counselor and retired in 1991 following 26 years of service. In addition to teaching, Paul Gavitt owned and operated a Registered Polled Hereford Farm, he volunteered his time with the Poplar Ridge Instant Aide and was a member of the Walter T. Conley American Legion Post 1107. He loved the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was inducted into the Wellsville High School sports hall of fame on May 30, 2009. Surviving is his beloved wife of 61 years, Bonny Goodliff Gavitt; two sons, Ben K. Gavitt and his wife, Mary Jo, of Union Springs, and Eric M. Gavitt and his wife, Kelly, of Lansing; one daughter, Paula J. Colton and her husband, Rand, of King Ferry; one brother, Harold Gavitt and his wife Marty, of Texas; five grandchildren, Nathaniel Gavitt, Kaycee Nedrow, Brandon Gavitt, and Kelly and Claire Colton. Paul Gavitt was predeceased by his son, Kelly P. Gavitt, who died in 1961; two sisters, Ruth Hurd who died in 1979, and Thelma Weaver who died in 2012; and his grandson, Patrick who died in 2004. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Interment services will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville, with full Military Honors. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Southern Cayuga Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 7, Poplar Ridge, NY 13139, or to the Walter T. Conley American Legion Post 1107, Schobey St., Union Springs, NY 13160Paul Gavitt will be remembered by many for his unique wit and humor and his unending affection, loyalty, and devotion to his family.

 

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Dolores A. Hanson-Ewart-Snyder

November 22, 1930 ~ September 28, 2002

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James L. Howden

November 4, 1931 ~ July 1, 1974

SGT. U.S. AIR FORCE

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Thelma L. Gavitt-Weaver

June 4, 1929 ~ March 19, 2012

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Thelma L. Weaver of 1950 Standards Road passed away Monday (March 19, 2012) at home following an illness. Mrs. Weaver was born June 4, 1929, in Wellsville, a daughter to Lincoln and Emily Sheehan Gavitt. On April 14, 1957, in Wellsville, she married her husband of nearly 51 years, William B. Weaver, who predeceased her April 14, 2008. Mrs. Weaver was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She worked for Corning Glass for many years and retired as an inspector. Mrs. Weaver was very active in her nieces’ and nephews’ lives and enjoyed spoiling them. She also enjoyed camping and fishing, flowers and crafts, and taking an annual trip to Canada with her loving husband. Mrs. Weaver is survived by two brothers, Harold (Marty) Gavitt of San Antonio and Paul (Bonnie) Gavitt of Kings Ferry; and several nieces and nephews; a special niece, Phyllis Skudlarek, and a special caretaker, Debbie Jaeckle, who were both like daughters she never had; and special friends Carolyn and Stanley Burrell. Mrs. Weaver was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Hurd.
There will be no public visitation. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday (March 23, 2012) in Stannards Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellsville Ambulance Corp., 147 Stevens St., Wellsville, NY 14895; or to the HomeCare & Hospice Network, 118 North Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895.

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Dona Garner-Blake

November 6, 1931 ~ March 20, 2015

Dona I. Blake, 83, of Gold, Pa., died Friday, March 20, 2015 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, Pa. Born November 6, 1931, in Whitesville, N.Y., she was the daughter of Leonard and Violet Carl Garner. On November 10, 1953, in Ulysses, she married Henry K. Blake, who predeceased her on January 3, 2015. She was employed by Galeton Production and Gol-DEN-Ray for many years. Dona was a member of the Gold Church and the former Gold Missionary Society. A devout Christian, she raised her children in the Lord. Surviving are: five children, Leonard (Evelyne) Blake of Las Vegas, Nev., Cheryl (Albert) Witt of Scio, N.Y., Melvin (Jacquelyn) Blake of Genesee, Pa., Thomas (Kate) Blake of Hornell, N.Y., and Karen Blake of Olean, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lavern Garner of Leroy, N.Y. and Virgil (Linda) Garner of Andover, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two grandchildren, Jason and Julie. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gold Church Building Fund, 35 SR 449 N., Genesee, Pa. 16923.

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Betty Garthwait Kennedy

August 25, 1931 ~ December 26, 2014

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Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Kennedy, 83, passed away peacefully December 26, 2014 after a short illness at her home in Kent, Washington. Born August 25, 1931, in Olean, NY she was the daughter of Fred and Alice Garthwait. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Thomas Kennedy in 2012. Betty is survived by their son, Thomas J. Kennedy of Bonney Lake, WA, two daughters, Ann (John) Corbett of Maple Valley, WA, and Katherine (Kirk) McCann of Lakewood, WA, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Betty was raised in Wellsville, NY and received her Registered Nursing degree from Sisters of Charity Nursing School in Buffalo, NY. Her weekends were spent with her Aunts and Uncles in Olean or at her Aunt’s farm in Rushford, NY. Betty and Tom were married in 1955 and traveled around the country as the pursued their careers, raising a family, and finally settling in Kent, WA. Betty enjoyed traveling, gardening, walking her dog, and spending time with family and friends. She thrived on staying current on many topics, including politics and healthcare. Betty and Tom were long time members and volunteers of St. Philomena Parish.

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Ruby McDowell-Dunham

May 22, 1930 ~ June 5, 1990

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Kathleen Diana “Dee” McGinnis-Atwood

January 12, 1932 ~ January 22, 2014

Kathleen Diana “Dee” Atwood, 82, of 339 South Main Street, passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2014) at the Wellsville Manor Care Center following a brief illness. She was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Alfred and Mildred (Fowler) McGinnis. On Oct. 29, 1949, she married Kenneth L. Atwood, who predeceased her on June 14, 1981. Diana was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She and Ken lived in the Far East, Australia, Texas and England for 30 years until Ken’s unexpected death in 1981. She then came home to Wellsville and was a member of the Women of the Moose for several years. She is survived by two sons, Patric T. Atwood of Rowlett, Texas, and Timothy L. McGinnis of Rochester; two daughters, Kristine L. Avery and Dana D. Abney, both of Seattle, Wash.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, Alfred and Thomas McGinnis; one sister, Mary Thompson; and Fritz Graves, Dee’s long time companion, who died in 1992. At Diana’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the S.P.C.A. Serving Allegany County.

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James Lloyd Herman

October 5, 1931 ~ July 15, 1995

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Mary Alice Driscoll-Richardson

January 19, 1932 ~ December 2, 2007

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Donald L. Short

October 19, 1931 ~ August 1, 1953

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Thomas Alden Duke

May 21, 1931 ~ November 4, 2012

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Clinton D. Wagner

February 28, 1931 ~ August 23, 2009

Clinton D. Wagner, Age 78 of 10 Pine Circle Horseheads, NY passed away after an extended illness on Sunday August 23, 2009. Clinton was born February 28, 1931 in Olean, NY the son of the late Milton Conrad Wagner and Edna Mae Pingrey Wagner. He was a Korean War Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Air Force. Clinton married his wife, Barbara J. Marsh Wagner, on July 11, 1953 and she pre-deceased him on November 30, 2003. Mr. Wagner retired from Verizon in Elmira, NY as a planning engineer and was a member of The Telephone Pioneers. He was formerly a very active member of The Calvary Baptist Church in Horseheads and attended Pine Valley Baptist Church. Clint loved trains and their history and was a member of many railroad preservation clubs. Mr. Wagner is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Patricia Ann & Michael Robertson of Huntland, TN; sons and daughter-in-law: James M. & LuAnnWagner of Niagara Falls, NY and David M. Wagner of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Kari Wagner, Kimberly Robertson, Julie Robertson ( Travis) Ennies, and Daniel Robertson; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law: JoAnn Brown, Robert Marsh, David Marsh, and Cort Marsh; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Clinton will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Barbara in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Wagner through memorials to a charity of one’s choice.

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Patricia Ann Poling Gridley

November 3, 1931 ~ November 29, 2012

Patricia Ann Poling Gridley, 81, of Huntersville, N.C., passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in her residence. She was born on Nov. 3, 1931, to the late Edwin and Mary Schen Poling. She enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles and spending time with her family. Her passion was teaching young kids and she did this for 40 years as an elementary school teacher. Along with her parents, Patricia is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; daughter, Gretchen Johnson and her husband, Fred of Blountville, Tenn.; step-children, Bruce Gridley and his wife, Carmen of Maryland, Jill Carpenter and her husband, Kevin of Texas; grandchildren, Sasha and Ian Johnson; and sister, Marylou Shaw and husband, Hank of South Carolina.  A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Northlake Memorial Gardens, Huntersville with the Rev. Christopher Thore officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718 or The Humane Society of the United States, Dept. MEMIT9, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.

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Bonita Goodliff-Gavitt

March 29, 1932 ~ September 30, 2013

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Bonita M. “Bonny” Gavitt, King Ferry: Bonita M. “Bonny” Gavitt, 81, of Ledyard Road, King Ferry, NY, died Monday September 30, 2013, in Auburn Community Hospital. Bonny was born in Wellsville, NY the daughter of the late Richard and Edith Snyder Goodliff and has resided in Southern Cayuga County since 1965. Bonny began her career as an administrative assistant at the Industrial Labor Relation School at Cornell University. She worked in the Southern Cayuga School District as an administrative assistant in the elementary office, middle school and for the District Superintendent. Most importantly, Bonny loved working with children of all ages and supporting her colleges and all facets of education. Surviving are: 2 sons, Ben K. Gavitt and his wife Mary Jo of Union Springs, Eric M. Gavitt and his wife Kelly of Lansing; 1 daughter, Paula J. Colton and her husband Rand of King Ferry; 1 brother, Clifford Goodliff of Wellsville; 1 sister, Janet Duffy and her husband Dave of Emerald Isle, NC; 5 grandchildren, Nathaniel Gavitt, Kaycee Nedrow, Brandon Gavitt, and Kelly and Claire Colton; several nieces and nephews. Bonny was predeceased by her husband, Paul of 61 years on September 10, 2013; son, Kelly P. Gavitt who died in 1961; and grandson, Patrick E. who died in 2004. Friends are invited to call at the Shakelton Funeral Home, Main Street, Aurora, NY from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2013. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 4, 2013, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville, NY. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204. Bonny will be remembered fro her unending love, devotion, and constant support of her family and all facets. This dedication also carried over to her friends and acquaintances. As well as being a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, she worked a full time job, was a hobby farm manger, and found time to host weekly gatherings at her home.

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Jack H. Satterlee

December 13, 1930 ~ May 26, 2012

 

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Jack H. Satterlee (Age 81)  died May 26, 2012 at home in Spokane. He was born December 13, 1930 in Bradford, PA to George and Milly Satterlee. Jack grew up in Wellsville, New York. During high school he worked delivering telegrams on his bicycle. He graduated from high school in 1949 and joined the Air Force. In 1950 he married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Margaret Mullin. Together with their kids they crisscrossed the country as he reported to various Air Force  bases for work. Jack retired in 1970 as MSgt and then went to work for many years at URM. Jack had many hobbies including wood working, reading and writing poetry. He loved cars, track meets, traveling, Christmas, penguins and Walmart. Jack delighted in telling stories about his past and, above all, he loved his family. He founded the Satterlee Croquet Invitational; now in its 32nd year — bringing generations together for fun every summer. Jack was a man of integrity. He had a sharp mind, a quick wit and a ready smile. He never knew a stranger. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret and their children Jack H. Satterlee II , George Satterlee, both of Spokane, Ann Warner (Patrick), Liberty Lake and Jill Edens (Jerry) of Marysville, WA, plus six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many fantastic friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans or the Salvation Army. The family would like to thank the staff of the Veterans Hospital and Clinic for their care as well as Family First Senior Care.

 

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