d. March 13, 2018
Lois M. Wheaton, 84, of Wellsville, NY, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Wellsville Manor Care Center. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to Hart Comfort House, or to SPCA serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.
November 20, 1934 ~ August 14, 2016
September 30, 1932 ~ June 21, 2013
Charlotte M. Kellogg, 80, of Shinglehouse, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 in Absolut of Allegany, Allegany, NY after a long illness. Born September 30, 1932 at home in Alma, NY, she was a daughter of Charles and Lina Harrington Dickerson. On December 24, 1958 in Pikeville, NY, she married Thomas John Kellogg, who passed away on September 28, 2010. Mrs. Kellogg was a graduate of Wellsville High School, class of 1952. She had been employed as secretary to the Dean at St. Bonaventure University in the late 1950’s and the 1960’s. She enjoyed gardening and being outside enjoying nature. Surviving are a brother, Carl (Lucille) Dickerson of Belmont, NY; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Christine Carpenter (David) Conner of Allegany, NY. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Kellogg was predeceased by a sister, Ruby Burch; and three brothers, Earl Dickerson, Orville Dickerson, and Arvis Dickerson. Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Chad E. Shaffer, pastor of Bell Run Union Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bell Run Community Club, 308 Austin Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Gene R. Fanton
March 14, 1934 ~ August 3, 2016
Gene R. Fanton, 82, of 3355 Madison Hill passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at home following a long illness. He was born March 14, 1934 in Wellsville, the son of the late Raymond and Marian (Wells) Fanton. On May 16, 1954 in Wellsville, he married Mary Lou Horn who predeceased him on October 30, 2013. Gene was a 1952 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a 20 year veteran of the U. S. Navy during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He served aboard the USS Jeffers, USS George Clymer, USS Dale and the USS Dixie. Gene and Mary Lou formerly owned and operated The Belvedere Restaurant, he later worked for a brief time at Turbodyne Corporation in Wellsville and then became a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service in Wellsville for 13 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion, Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW, the Wellsville Moose Lodge # 601, the Wellsville Elks Lodge # 1495 and the former Christian Temple in Wellsville. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family, he was an avid the Buffalo Bills fan, and he loved his animals, especially Tippy his dog and Missy his cat. The extended family was very happy that Gene and Mary Lou purchased the Horn homestead for their residence. Gene was a loving father to three sons, Gene Fanton Jr., Carl (Kim) Fanton of Wellsville and Jim (Ann White) Fanton of Belmont, 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, two sisters, Beverly “Bunny” Rahr of California and Dorothea “Dottie” Heers of Wellsville, a sister-in-law, Shirley (John) Giopulos of Wellsville, several nieces & nephews and his caregiver, Margaret Hirt. He was predeceased in addition to his parents, by a son, Bill Fanton, a grandson, Carl Fanton Jr., a great grandson, Michael Fanton and a sister-in-law, Cate Horn Tomah. Friends are invited to visit the family on Monday, August 8th 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 Tuesday, August 9th at 11:00 am in the Christian Temple / First Congregational Church at the corner of Maple Avenue and Fassett Street in Wellsville with Rev David Potts presiding. Burial, with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County.
Anita M. Gleason-Keib
August 2, 1934 ~ March 10, 2016
June 11, 1932 ~ January 1, 2013
Darlene Mae Brownell-Irish
November 4, 1934 ~ January 4, 2012
Darlene Mae Irish of Irish Avenue went to be with her Lord and Savior at home on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 4, 1934 in Alma to Elmer A. and Dorothy M. ( Jackson) Brownell Sr. On December 4, 1952 she married Cecil E. Irish who survives.Darlene graduated from Wellsville High School in 1952. She was employed by Wellsville Central Schools as a baker where she retired after 17 years. Darlene devoted her time to caring for her home and family as well as reading and doing cross word puzzles. She was a member and served as an officer of the Shongo Country Chapel. Surviving besides her husband are; a son, Cecil (Mary) Irish; 3 daughters, Vonda Frazier, Valerie ( Michael ) Macri and Darla (Pete Thorburn) Curtis; seven grandchildren, Jodi (John) Roney, CJ (Katie) Irish, Conner and Cooper Frazier, Danielle (William) Turk, Morgan and Rachel Curtis; 3 great grandchildren; a special niece Jeanna Brownell as well as several nieces and nephews. Darlene was predeceased by her parents, a brother Elmer A. Brownell Jr. and a granddaughter Amanda Mae Irish.Friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 7, 2012, from 1 to 3 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Her funeral will be held following the calling hours at 3 pm with Rev. Lewis Mericle presiding. Burial will be in the York’s Corners Cemetery and memorials may be made the National Kidney Foundation at National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY
John A. Graves
May 28, 1933 ~ June 10, 2012
John A. Graves of the Hallsport Road passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at home. He was born on May 28, 1933 in Buffalo and was the son of Forrest and Arabell (Clark) Graves. On February 15, 1965 he married Garnet Layhue who predeceased him on September 4, 2009. John was a lifelong resident of Wellsville and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1952.He was employed as a truck driver for Joyce Western Pipeline of Andover and later Otis Eastern Service of Wellsville retiring in 1995.He was a past member of the Willing Fire Department and was a member of the Teamster Union. John is survived by a son Stephen of Hornell. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 7 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville with Pastor Rich Bendelewski. Burial will take place in Hallsport Union Cemetery and memorials may be made to either the Hallsport Christian Church, 2182 Stout Road, Wellsville, New York or to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Rudolph “Rudy” Reinprecht
August 2, 1933 ~ March 20, 2015
Rudolph “Rudy” Reinprecht, 81, of 3866 Huntington Terrace died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born August 2, 1933 in Olean the son of Anton and Ann (Flicker) Reinprecht. He graduated from Wellsville Central School in 1952, attended Alfred State College, and graduated from Saint Bonaventure University with a BS degree in Mathematics. He married the former Beryl Bailey in 1954 who predeceased him in 2005 after more than fifty years of marriage. They were the parents of three sons: James (Tina) Reinprecht, MD of Perkasie, PA; Jeffrey (Maria) Reinprecht of Houston, TX and Jon (Laurie) Reinprecht of Watertown, CT. Rudy served in the United States Army at Langham Camp in England during the Korean Conflict as a Ballistic Meteorologist and maintained a lifelong friendship with those who served with him. He began his professional career in the Engineering Department of Air Preheater in 1956 where he became Manager of Purchasing and Materials. In 1985 he transferred to Combustion Engineering in Stanford, CT where he worked another twenty years. At that job he assisted in setting up a centralized purchasing system for the Corporation. He was a member of the National Association of Purchasing Managers and a past member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the APCO Management Club. He was a past member of the David A. Howe Public Library Board and a founding member of the Wellsville Jaycees. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Oxford, CT and attended the Christian Temple/First Congregational Church in Wellsville. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 54, Fairfield, CT and a member of the RNC. He was a staunch Republican and expressed himself as such. If there are any Democrats in Heaven, the good Lord will have his hands full! Rudy expressed the same passion for the Buffalo Bills as he did for politics and had been a fan since 1960. He also enjoyed traveling, gardening, playing bridge and woodworking. He built his house in Scio, NY in 1966. He was never one to sit still. Surviving in addition to his sons are six granddaughters and a brother, Robert. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law Lura Rouse and Alma (Richard) Harmer along with several nieces and nephews. In addition, he is survived by his companion Sharon W. Hedrick-Ash and her sons, Colonel Townley Hedrick (Mary Elizabeth) and Huntley Hedrick (Patricia) and her grandchildren. Friends are invited to call on Friday, March 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A service to celebrate Rudy’s life will be Saturday, March 28th at 11:00 am at the Christian Temple Congregational Church, 289 N. Main Street in Wellsville with Rev. Michael Friday presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SPCA, Hart Comfort House, Jones Memorial Hospital, David A. Howe Library, Christian Temple/Congregational Church or any charity of the donor’s choice.
Joan L. Ludden-Sortore
November 22, 1934 ~ May 5, 2015
Robert G. Hardy
May 13, 1935 ~ October 11, 2006
Annette K. Cretekos-Gianas
June 11, 1932 ~ January 1, 2013
Annette K. “Yia-Yia” Gianas of Brooklyn Avenue passed away on Tuesday, January 1, at The Pines in Olean. She was born on June 11, 1932 in Wellsville to Kostantinos “Gus” and Sophia Cretekos. On February 20, 1955 in Sykea, Greece she married John P. Gianas who predeceased her on July 23, 2008. Annette was a lifelong resident of Wellsville who graduated from Wellsville High School and attended Keuka College. Annette was a member of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Jamestown and attended St. John’s Episcopal Church in Wellsville where she sang in the choir and was a member of the St. Anne’s Guild. For several years Annette enjoyed being a crossing guard on Brooklyn Avenue where she loved to see the Children. She will be remembered as a very social person who enjoyed being around other people. Survivors include: a son, Dr. Peter Gianas of Starke, FL.; two daughters, Sophia Gianas of Olean and Cynthia Schroeder of Wellsville; 4 grandchildren, Christina, Timothy, Courtney and Michael; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call on Friday, January 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am in the Funeral Home with Father George Zervos presiding. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to either the Friends of the Pines, 2245 West State Street, Olean, New York, 14760. Or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Roger D. Fleschutz
August 8, 1934 ~ March 12, 2010
Shirley A. Neu
November 9, 1934 ~ June 24, 2010
Vernon J. Barlow
May 7, 1933 ~ December 14, 2009
William E. Marsh
March 31, 1934 ~ November 5, 2010
James W. Smith
August 5, 1931 ~ October 12, 2009
Mary Esther Hart-Adams
March 2, 1934 ~ October 18, 2008
Phyllis M. McAllister-Smith
1933 ~ January 20, 2010
August 2, 1933 ~ August 15, 1985
June 13, 1932 ~ December 21, 1993
Phyllis Jeanette Knox-McAdoo
December 13, 1933 ~ August 21, 2005
Nancy Ann Brandes-Smith-Sanderfer
August 10, 1933 ~ January 5, 1999
May 25, 1935 ~ October 21, 2013
Stella Josephine Bower, 78, of Riverside Drive, passed away peacefully Monday (Oct. 21, 2013) at the Comfort House of Allegany County, Wellsville, with her family at her bedside. She was born May 26, 1935, in Wellsville, a daughter of Claude and Alice Quick Gowdy. On Aug. 23, 1952, she was married to Bernard L. Bower, who predeceased her March 11, 2001. She was a graduate of the Wellsville High School and owned and operated Stella’s Beauty Shop, until her retirement.
She was a member of the Scio United Methodist Church, Genesee Valley Chorus, Scio Free Library Board, Amity Friends Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and Olean Chapter of the Supreme Council of the Amaranth. She was chapter chaplain of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by a daughter, Debra (Ronald) Leitzell of Scio; a son, David (Ann) Bower of Painted Post; four grandchildren, Trish (Sean) Haggerty, Jeff Leitzell, Matt (Katie) Bower and John Bower; four great-grandchildren, Gavin, Brielle, Grace and Anna; brother, Newt (Mary Fay) Gowdy; sister, Sara Fitch; a sister-in-law, Donna Bower; a brother-in-law, Ed (Martha) Bower; and many special friends. Friends may call Saturday (Oct. 26, 2013) at the Scio United Methodist Church from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at which time a celebration of life will follow at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Richard Hurd will be celebrant. Burial in the Stannards Cemetery in the town of Willing at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Comfort House of Allegany County, Scio United Methodist Church or Scio Free Library.
June 14, 1934 ~ October 11, 1998
Donald Alexander Roeske
November 5, 1931 ~ June 21, 2005
Beverly Jean Main-Willard
March 28, 1933 ~ January 22, 2001
Jean Roberta Roeske-Evans
April 28, 1934 ~ May 5, 1986
March 11, 1935 ~ January 10, 2006
Bonita E. Herron “Bonnie,” 70, died on Jan. 10, 2006 at her home in Clearwater, Fla. Mrs. Herron was born on March 11, 1935 in Wellsville, N.Y the daughter of Theodore and Mildred Young. She was a retired 6th grade school teacher and taught at the Wayland Central School. She is survived by her husband Peter E. Herron of Clearwater, Fla.; children, Patrick (Karen) Herron of LeRoy, Michael (Audra) Herron of Mesa, Ariz., Barbara (Keith ) Vadas of Allentown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; sister Sandra (Lou) Seamans of Passadena, Texas; brothers, Theodore (Joe) Young Jr. of Wellsboro, Pa., George (Kay) Young of Passadena, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call Saturday (March 25) from 1-3 p.m. at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 350 Genesee St. in Avon where her Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery in Avon. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater FL 33760.
February 15, 1933 ~ October 5, 1970
Richard Franklin Ordiway
April 10, 1935 ~ January 19, 2005
Richard “Dick” Franklin Ordiway, 69, of New Bern, died Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at Craven Regional Medical Center. Dick was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church where he served on various committees including the Administration Board and the nomination committee. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, St. John No. 3. He was originally from Wellsville, N.Y. and graduated from Alfred University with a degree in engineering. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He worked many years as an engineer for Weyerhaeuser and was the owner and operator of Rollerland Skating Rink for 34 years. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Ordiway. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church with Masonic Rites with the Rev. Danny Allen and the Rev. Charlene Pierce Guider officiating. Entombment will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife, Virgil D. Ordiway of New Bern; one daughter, Tammy O. Holton and her husband Donald of Greenville; two brothers, David Ordiway and his wife Connie of New Bern and Lewis Ordiway and his wife Betty of New Bern; and three grandchildren, Courtney, Crystal and Hunter Caraway. The family will receive friends Saturday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cotten Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 309 New Street, New Bern, NC 28560.
Patricia Ruth Merrick-Voohrees-Lawton
January 6, 1934 ~ April 18, 2002
April 12, 1933 ~ August 27, 2000
James Clinton Wood Sr.
June 9, 1934 ~ September 29, 2005
Carolyn June Snyder-Dixon
August 9, 1934 ~ June 1987
Dorothy Louise Dannheim-Dedrick
January 17, 1934 ~ April 1997
Donna Joyce Martin-Widger
November 20, 1932 ~ October 12, 1995
Shirley Rose Armour-Miller-LaValle
September 20, 1934 ~ November 21, 2015
Miller 81, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 21, 2015. She is survived by her son, Scott Miller; daughters, Lynn Miller and Pamela Thomas; brother, William Armour Jr.; sister, Sharon Armour; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service to honor her life will be conducted 12 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 25, in the Adams & Jennings Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10 am, until the service time followed by a private burial (family only) in Lutz Cemetery.
Phyllis Mae Barnes Rosell
March 5, 1934 ~ November 24, 2000
1934 ~ February 3, 2013
Robert J. Gibbs
April 9, 1934 ~ March 12, 1957
Joseph Patrick Beauseigneur
March 17, 1934 ~ August 20, 2000
James Robert Erwin
January 26, 1934 ~ October 22, 2007
Richard Eugene Cooper
January 24, 1934 ~ June 25, 2002
Richard Raymond Neu
September 24, 1934 ~ May 12, 2005
January 13, 1934 ~ August 28, 2007
Elaine Lois Bennett-Graves-Rifenburg
January 26, 1935 ~ November 3, 1987
Charles Clark Kelsey
October 28, 1934 ~ March 20, 2005
Duane Arthur Deyo
November 15, 1933 ~ October 14, 1995
Wesley James VanSkiver
October 24, 1933 ~ May 19, 1991