October 1, 1936 ~ October 1, 2002
Furn M. Smock, 84, passed away on October 1, 2020 in Mt. Morris, NY. She was born on October 1, 1936 in Corry, PA to the late Burton and Alice (Rauscher) Smock. Furn was raised in Wellsville, and graduated from Wellsville High School in the early 1950s. After graduating, Furn went on to have a very successful career in banking. Initially she worked at the First Trust company of Allegany County in their Trust Department. By the mid-1960s though, Furn left First Trust to advance her career and become the first female trust examiner for The Comptroller of the Currency (Department of the Treasury) in the second Federal Reserve District in New York City. By the close of 1969, Furn returned to Wellsville to lead First Trust’s Commercial Loan Credit Department and was named Assistant Vice President of the bank. In 1974 she advanced yet again within the bank and became Executive Assistant to the President of the Bank. In 1981 she moved to Rochester, NY to yet again advance her career and held the title of Executive Assistant to the President of Security Trust Co. of Rochester and Security New York State Corporation (a multi-bank holding company in Upstate New York). Similar to her Rochester move, in 1987, Furn moved to Buffalo, NY as Executive Assistant to the President of Norstar Bank (formerly Liberty Bank & Trust Co.). Finally, in 1992 she moved to Albany, NY as Executive Assistant to Chairman and CEO of Fleet Bank of New York (predecessor to Bank of America). Fleet bank of New York had branches located statewide from Long Island to Buffalo – with principle offices in New York City, Kingston, Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo. Furn retired from her wondrous career in 1998; throughout her time in the banking industry she was recognized several times for exceptional service to the institutions that employed her. Outside of her vocation, Furn loved animals – especially her dogs, with Pomeranians being her favorite. Furn was predeceased, in addition to her parents, by her Aunt and Uncle – Bessie and Vern Kelly. She is survived by: two brothers, Thomas (Cindi) Smock of Pittsburgh, PA and Robert (Nancy) Kelly of Geneseo; one sister Ruth Neely of Falmouth, ME; several nieces and nephews; several cousins; and special friends, Bea Weber of Albany and Erland “Erkie” (Pauline) Kailbourne of Mendon. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 1 p.m. in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street, Wellsville, NY, Please consider memorial donations to the ASPCA Serving Allegany County.
October 8, 1935 ~ November 12, 2020
David C. Graves Sr., 85, of Wellsville, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020. He was born in Wellsville on October 8, 1935 the son of the late Richard and Eleanor Graves. In 1956 he married his wife, Ruth Henry. Dave was a 1954 Wellsville High School graduate. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United State Air Force; where he had an illustrious twenty-year career in which he earned the rank Senior Master Sargent. He loved serving his country and held many different assignments during his time in the service. He served in the Korean War and served two tours in Vietnam. He often talked about being assigned to the Air Commando’s and his duty in Ethiopia training the local military. In fact, being station at McCord Air Force Base in Washington was how Dave met his wife Ruth. After retiring from the Air Force in 1974, Dave brought his family to his home, Allegany County – the place he loved. In February of 1977, he married Janice Dickerson. Dave then managed the Kwik Fill gas stations for twenty-six years. Dave is survived by: his daughter Vikki Kruger of Florida; his son Marty (Amy) Graves of South Dakota; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by: His wife, Ruth; and his son Dave Jr. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, a graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. Dave will be buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Friendship, NY, next to his wife Ruth Graves.
December 24, 1935 ~ September 5, 2020
Helen Elizabeth Dean Schneble, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Helen was born on Dec. 24, 1935 in Wellsville, N.Y. where she grew up and met her husband, Elmer Johnson Schneble (Jack). Helen was predeceased by her husband and is survived by her children, Anne Egan (Douglas), Dean (Phyllis), John (Elizabeth) and loving grandchildren Hannah, Connor, Olivia, Sam, Finn, Jack, Alexandra and Caroline. Helen lived a full life, she and Jack lived and raised their family in many locations across the United States throughout Jack’s Army career. She had a passion for helping others, volunteering throughout her life with numerous organizations. She was a devout Catholic, attended mass regularly and served as an Eucharistic Minister. Helen enjoyed traveling with friends and family, attending Super Bowls with her siblings and loved her large family. She will be missed by her family, countless friends, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2399 Holder Road, Mims, Fla., followed by internment at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 US Highway 1 North, Mims, Fla. 32754.
March 13, 1936 ~ September 29, 2019
Fred I. Seeley, beloved father, grandfather, teacher, and football coach, died Sept. 29, 2019, after an extended illness. Predeceased by father, Harry Seeley, and mother, Helen (Crandall) Seeley, of Wellsville, N.Y. Survived by wife, Marilyn (Finn) Seeley; son, Scott Seeley, daughter, Stephanie (Michael) Pizzo; grandsons, Luke and Jacob Seeley, and Michael Pizzo, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Rick (Sue) Finn, Thomas (Jane) Finn, and sister-in-law, Maureen (Finn) Rohde; nephews, William Rohde, Sean, Patrick, and Michael Finn, Ryan and Josh Finn, John Costik and Fr. Michael Costik; nieces, Jennifer Rohde, Michele (Costik) Pettis, and Chantal (Costik) Travaglini; and several grand-nephews and nieces, friends, extended family members, and many former students and players. Fred graduated from Wellsville High School and SUNY Brockport with a bachelor’s degree in education; he completed his post-graduate work at SUNY Geneseo. Fred taught mathematics for 33 years, 28 at Geneseo Central School. As head football coach at Geneseo High School (NY), from 1970 to 1981 he coached teams to two Livingston County Division 1 championships, four Livingston County Division 2 championships, and one undefeated season. Fred won two R.T. French Coach of the Year Awards, and led the team to a final State Ranking of #4 (small school poll (NY) before the playoff system). He also originated the tradition of the annual Valley Ball rivalry game between York and Geneseo, a tradition that continues to this day. Family and friends called on Monday, Oc. 7, 2019, from 9 to 11am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Route 20A, Livonia, NY, where Fred’s funeral mass was at 11 a.m., following calling hours. Burial at 2:30 p.m. at Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, is preferred.
February 26, 1937 ~ October 29, 2019
Margaret M. BILLINGS, 82, of Hallsport, NY, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville. Born February 26, 1937, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Samuel Glen and Mary Keller Meyer. On January 8, 1956, in Martinsburg, PA, she married Roger M. Billings, who survives. She was employed by Empire Gas in Wellsville, Super Duper in Wellsville, owned and operated the Hallsport General Store for over 20 years, and operated a dairy farm with her husband. She served as Town of Willing Clerk, Tax Collector, and Notary for 25 years. Margaret’s whole goal in life was helping people. She was devoted to the care of her family. A cancer survivor, she provided encouragement to others battling the affliction. She loved cooking, canning, and her dachsunds. Surviving besides her husband, Roger, are: four children, Roger M. (Elizabeth) Billings, Jr., Pam Billings Brandes, Brenda L. Billings, and Bradley Billings, all of Hallsport; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two siblings, Jack (Cathy) Meyer and Trudy Meyer, both of Placerville, CA; nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held in Hallsport Cemetery. The Rev. Michael Brady will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 206, Wellsville, NY 14895 or the SPCA serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.
1936 ~ November 1, 2016
Clair Meyer of Wellsville, NY passed away Nov. 1, 2016 after a very brief illness. Our hearts are broken and we are trying to come to terms with losing this wonderful man. He was a loving husband, amazing father and grandfather, wonderful brother and dear friend to so many. Dad was kind and funny. Artistic and generous. He loved nature, riding his four-wheeler through the woods and taking walks with his pup Rusty. He took photos, painted and worked in the yard. Dad tinkered on things and loved dessert. He had a contagious smile and wonderful laugh. He saw good in everyone and was one of the kindest men we have ever had the privilege of knowing. He set a good example for all of us; how to treat others with respect, work hard and never give up until you get it right. He loved with his whole heart and soul and made us believe in all things good. Dad, you set the bar high and we hope we can all live up to that. To be the kind of person you were – to brighten someone’s day just by being a part of it. You taught us how to be good parents, good friends and just good human beings. Life will never be the same without you but we will lean on each other just the way we were taught. We will tell stories and laugh hard. We will cry but be grateful for having you for as long as we did. We will raise our children the way you raised us. With love, compassion and just pure joy. We miss you already. There will be a memorial service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses at 3 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 5, 2016). In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Wellsville SPCA.
November 11, 1936 ~ July 31, 2011
Kathleen Ann “Kay” Treusdell of 50 E. Main St. went to be with her Lord and savior, surrounded by her loving family by her side, on Sunday (July 31, 2011) at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Born Nov. 11, 1936, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Francis F. and Beatrice Cowles Dunning. On Nov. 20, 1954, in the Missionary and Alliance Church in Wellsville, she married Richard D. Treusdell, who survives. Kay grew up in Friendship and Stannards, where she attended elementary school in Friendship, and graduated from Wellsville Central School, class of 1954. After her marriage, she and her husband moved to the Town of New Hudson and began to raise their family. Later, she and her husband moved to Alfred and began a new business named the Alfred Cab Co., which they operated for a period of years. Returning to the Town of New Hudson, Kay began her career of being ward clerk and pharmacy tech at Cuba Memorial Hospital for a term of 20 and more years. Moving to Olean in 1969, she continued to work in Cuba Memorial Hospital as a pharmacy tech for a few years until they bought the Davis Funeral Home in Friendship in 1974. Eventually, it became the Treusdell Funeral Home, where she was a partner with her husband up until the present time. In 1984, she and her husband began the foster parent program. Kay enjoyed traveling, puzzle working, collecting bells, computer games, cooking and baking for her family, playing cards and long Sunday drives in the countryside. Most of all, she loved her family, being with them and taking care of them. She was a member of the Belfast Free Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and steward. She was a member of the Friendship Fireman’s Auxiliary and a member of Freedom Fair Committee. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are six children, Audrey?L. (Terry)?Rexford of Walworth, Joni K. Treusdell of Friendship, Rick D. Treusdell of Friendship, Wendy L. (Rick)?Travis of Candor, Thomas L. (Lauraine) Treusdell of Jamison, Pa., and Nancy M. (Blair)?Burdick of Cuba.
Besides her biological children, she was “Mom”?to and she and her husband had adopted some of many children they cared for, including Mary Koslowski of Connecticut, Debbie (Tim)?Miller of Delevan, Judy Histed of Friendship, Jenn (Bob)?Merriam of Belfast, Melisa Williams of Olean, Heather Hobson of Hinsdale, Kelly (Jed)?Miller of Florida, Maria Flores of Wellsville, Shawna Treusdell of Geneseo, and Amanda Treusdell of Hunt; many grandchildren and many, many great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald D. (Joan)?Dunning of Greencastle, Pa.; two sisters, Linda Trask of Wellsville, and Betty Eastwood of Williamsburg, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call in the Treusdell Funeral Home in Friendship from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Treusdell Funeral Home in Belfast. Funeral services will be held Saturday (Aug. 6, 2011)?in the Belfast Free Methodist Church at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Mackmer, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
July 25, 1936 ~ July 10, 2019
Lois Julia Baldwin, 82, of 3112 North Hill Road, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at home. She was born July 25, 1936 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Harley H. and Dora B. (Travis) Baldwin. On July 1, 1955 in Wellsville she married Harold L. Reisman, who predeceased her on Aug. 4, 1963. Lois was a 1954 graduate of Wellsville High School. She attended St. Bonaventure University and Alfred State College. She was employed as a secretary for over 50 years, retiring in 2002 from New York State DDSO in Geneseo. She is survived by a daughter, Tammy (Bill) Conrad of Perkinsville; a son, Thad A. (Tonya) Lorshbaugh of Wellsville; a sister, Donna (James) Mulholland of Wellsville; four beloved grandchildren, Matthew and Kurt Doty, and Jacob and Amy Lorshbaugh; four great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Brooke and Homer Doty and Elijah Currier; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband by a son, Daniel T. Reisman; five siblings, Anna Baldwin, Robert Baldwin, Reba Hurd, Regina Simms and her twin, Lewis Baldwin; and three granddaughters, Abbey, Alix, and Erin Lorshbaugh. Friends are invited to a graveside service on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 South Main St., in Wellsville. Please consider memorial donations to the David A. Howe Public Library or to any .
August 28, 1936 ~ March 4, 2018
Robert H. “Bob” McCracken, 81, of 4192B Bolivar Road passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Manor Hills with his family at his side. He was born August 28, 1936 in Wellsville, the son of the late Kenneth and Elizabeth (Sprong) McCracken Sr. On July 5, 1958 in Wellsville he married Deanna Day who predeceased him in 2006.
Bob was a 1954 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was employed at the Ice House in Wellsville for one year prior to joining the U.S. Army, where he served from 1956 to 1957. Following his active duty he served with the Army Reserves for another six years. He later worked for Chapman-Burrous in Genesee, Pa. and Harriger’s Atlantic Service Station in Wellsville. He was a 35-year employee of C. E. Air Preheater Company in Wellsville; retiring in 1995. During those years he was a part time Deputy for the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department for 33 years, a Patrolman for the Town of Willing for 17 years, and was an Instructor for the New York State Division of Fire Prevention and Control. He was a 64-year member of the Genesee Hose Company No. 5; where he served as President and Captain. He served as the Fire Chief of the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department in 1980 and 1981. He was a life member of the Allegany County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, the Southwestern Association of Volunteer Fireman, a member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge #1495, the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and the Trinity Lutheran Church. He is survived by two daughters, Kelly (Mark) Brennan of Lancaster and Robin (Richard) Spychalski of Albion, three grandchildren, Kevin, and Amanda Brennan and Jessica (Connor) Abraham, one sister, Carole (Stephen) Wells of Wellsville, his companion for the past 10 years, Sina Hallett, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Kenneth McCracken Jr. Friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. William Wilson presiding. Interment with military honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Genesee Hose Company No. 5, Home Care and Hospice, or the Trinity Lutheran Church.
October 5, 1936 ~ January 2, 2017
Janet Arlene Ellis, 80, of Sedalia formerly of Laurie, MO, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born on October 5, 1936 in Wellsville, NY the daughter of Edward Curtis and Thelma Bevus (Wilcox) Lathrop, who preceded her in death. On March 26, 1957 in New York she was united in marriage to George Deane Ellis, who preceded her in death on January 31, 2001. Janet was the choir director for Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach, MO for many years. She helped with the organization and creation of the Kent Columbarium at the church. She also enjoyed volunteering with STAFF and various other not for profit organizations. Janet was very musically gifted and loved to play the piano, sing, oil paintings and especially loved spending time with her family. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Harris of Sedalia and Tacy McGuire (Jerry) of Sedalia; a daughter-in-law, Jennie Ellis of Versailles; seven grandchildren Travis Harris, Sam Ellis, Joseph Ellis, Jessica Gerlt, Josh Warnke, Brandi Stone, and Dustin Stone; nine great grandchildren; and a brother, Ed Lathrop of Florida. Besides her husband Deane and her parents, she is also preceded in death by a son, Pat Ellis and a sister, Peggy Grover. A private family memorial service will be held at Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach, MO at a later date.
February 16, 1935 ~ June 5, 2018
Clifford T. Goodliff, 83, of 251 North Main Street passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, Pa. He was born February 16, 1935 in Wellsville, the son of the late Richard and Edith (Snyder) Goodliff. Cliff was a graduate of Wellsville High School, and served with the U.S. Coast Guard for four years. He was an employee of the United States Postal Service in Wellsville for 35 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member, Past Governor, and bartender for the Wellsville Moose Lodge #601, a member of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion, and the McEwen Hose Company #4. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and visiting with friends at the Modern Diner and Castaways Restaurant. He is survived by two daughters, Cindy Goodliff and Lisa Goodliff both of Wellsville, and one son, Richard (Chrissy) Goodliff II of Romulus, one grandson, Mario, one sister, Janet (Dave) Duffy of North Carolina, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by in addition to his parents by a sister and brother-in-law, Bonita and Paul Gavitt. Friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. Burial with military honors will follow the visitation at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Please consider memorial donations, to the Hart Comfort House.
September 3, 1935 ~ May 31, 2018
James E. Gee, 82, of 905 Wildman Ave., passed away at home Thursday, May 31, 2018 following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 3, 1935 in Wellsville the son of the late Douglas J. and Beatrice (Greenan) Gee. On May 20, 1961 in Whitesville, he married Marian Hallett who survives. Jim graduated from the Immaculate Conception School and was a 1954 graduate of Wellsville High School. He served with the US Navy from 1954 to 1958. He earned a degree in Diesel Mechanics from Penn Tech in Williamsport, Pa. He was employed as an industrial electrician at Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville for 33 years, retiring in 1998. He loved stock car racing and pitching horseshoes. He was a member of the National Horseshoe Pitching Association, a former member of the Whitesville Central School Board of Education, and the St. John of the Cross Church Parish Council in Whitesville. Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Eugene L. (Kim) Gee of Mooresville, IN., Mary K. Gee of Wellsville, and Alicia A. (Dan Steadman) Gee of Whitesville; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Douglas W. (Anita) Gee of Wellsville, Gerry (Gail) Gee of Akron, and Roger (Debra) Gee of Wellsville; a sister-in-law, Ann Gee of Wellsville; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a son, John D. Gee; and a brother, Robert J. Gee.
Friends are invited to a memorial service on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 11 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville, with military honors to follow. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Whitesville.
Please consider memorial donations to the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville.
February 2, 1936 ~ May 8, 2017
Max W. Coats, age 81, of Piney Flats, TN, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Coats was born on February 2, 1936, in Wellsville, New York, son of the late Wade Ingley Coats and Vera Leslie Gorton Coats. After graduation from High School, Mr. Coats served in the United States Army. He served three years in Hokkaido, Japan, and served a four-year apprenticeship at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. After ten years at Portsmouth, he transferred to Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California for twenty-three years. Mr. Coats retired in 1991 and followed his youngest daughter to Northeast Tennessee. He was a member of Piney Flats United Methodist Church and a former member of Enterprise United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Toastmasters International, Buffalo Ruritan Club, and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Theron “Ted” Kevin Coats; four brothers, Duane, Durwood, Quentin, and Kendall Coats; and one sister, Jerry Bonham. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Mae Coats; two daughters, Leslie Bales and husband Ron, of Indianapolis, IN, and Lisa Varney and husband John, of Bristol, TN; one daughter-in-law, Beth Pugh, of Wellsville, UT; seven grandchildren, Dustin Bales and wife Emily, Derek Bales and wife Jennifer, Shane Varney and wife Amanda, Kevin Varney and wife Jordan, Mackenzie Varney, Kellie Coats, and Jennifer Hewlett and husband Justin; five great-grandchildren, Eliza and Sloan Bales, Saylor and Hayes Varney, and Asher Hewlett; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol, Tennessee. The funeral service for Mr. Max W. Coats will follow at 7:00 PM with Rev. Scott Brady officiating. Committal and Interment Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tennessee, with military honors to be rendered by the Boone Dam VFW Post #4933. Pallbearers will be his son-in-law, John Varney, and his grandsons, Dustin Bales, Derek Bales, Shane Varney, Kevin Varney, and Taylor Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Buffalo Ruritan Club. The family would like to say a special thanks to Hubert Hampton and Eddie Evans for their many years of friendship. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.
July 21, 1935 ~ June 13, 2017
Bernard E. “Bernie” Jackson, 81, of 323 E. Dyke Street, passed on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA with his family at his side. He was born July 21, 1935 in the Town of Willing, the son of the late Erwin and Bessie (Stickney) Jackson. On March 9, 1985 in Wellsville he married Sandra Carr who survives. Bernie was raised in the Town of Alma and was a 1954 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was formerly employed at Rochester Products, Dresser-Rand Corporation, Allegany Arc, Harris Supply Company and retired in 2005 from North Main Lumber in Wellsville. He loved riding motorcycles, country music shows, and stock car racing. Surviving in addition to his wife Sandy, are five children, Hope Jackson of Olean, Judy Jackson of Allegany, Sheila Miller of Virginia, Doug Jackson of Whitesville, and Aaron Jackson of Wellsville, four step-children, Natalie (Brent) Nugent of Syracuse, Kirk Walker of Rochester, Chis (Tisha) Walker of Texas and Karen Walker of West Seneca, eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a grandson, Marine CPL Jason L. Dunham, and four brothers.There will be no public visitation or funeral. Interment will be in Stannards Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County.
August 13, 1936 ~ July 1, 1982
July 3, 1935 ~ April 28, 1987
February 8, 1936 ~ October 9, 1973
December 23, 1931 ~ April 14, 2010
Edward H. Keough, age 78, of Perryville, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2010. He was born December 23, 1931 in Wellsville, New York , a son of Harold Keough and Mary Catherine McAndrews Keough. He was a Welding Construction Supervisor, Army veteran who served during the Korean Conflict, and of Catholic faith. Survivors include his wife, Katherine N. Keough of Perryville; sons, Jay Keough of New Jersey and Scott Keough of San Diego, California; daughters, Kristy Keough of Mesa, Arizona; Caroline Ware of Perryville; Sheryl Compton of Ft. Worth, Texas, Theresa Kuminski of Little Rock, and Linda Heck of Loveland, Colorado; seventeen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 19 at the Arkansas State Veterans’ Cemetery in North Little Rock with Rev. David Baker officiating.
May 17, 1935 ~ September 21, 2011
James F. Carlin, 76, of 2398 Stannards Road died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. He was born May 17, 1935 in Wellsville, the son of the late Bernard and Mable (Sortore) Carlin. On June 11, 1955 in Wellsville he married Carole Hazzard who survives. Jim was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was employed at C. E. Air Preheater Company in Wellsville for 43 years, retiring in 1998. He was an active member of the Wellsville Community; serving as an Eucharistic Minister for the Immaculate Conception Church, Deputy Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus Council # 919, member of the Olean Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, member of the Mercy Associates, a member of the Immaculate Conception Community Fun Fair Committee and a life member of the Genesee Hose Company # 5. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, David (Rosealina) Carlin of Las Vegas, NV and Timothy (Judy) Carlin of Wellsville, two daughters, Cynthia Carlin and Kathleen (C.J.) Rahr both of Wellsville, 11 grandchildren, two brothers, Thomas Carlin of Scio and William Carlin of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Brian G. Carlin on July 3, 2000. Friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 25th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 and 9:00 pm and Monday from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The Rosary will be recited Sunday at 3:45 pm in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday 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 Immaculate Conception School.
February 14, 1936 ~ September 20, 2012
Carol K. “Kato” Aldrich, 76, of 4557 Charles Street died Thursday, September 20, 2012 shortly after arrival at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. He was born February 14, 1936 in the Town of Alma, the son of the late Harry and Ida (Gowdy) Aldrich. On December 26, 1964 in Wellsville he married Carole Seaman who survives. Kato was a 1954 graduate of Wellsville High School. He served in the U.S. Army with the 7th Infantry Division from 1955 to 1958. He was employed as a mechanical engineer for Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville for 39 years, retiring in 1996. He also operated Kato’s Katering and provided private and charitable catering for many years. He was an active member of the First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wellsville and was voted “Gabby Hayes look-alike” at “Gabby Hayes Days” in Downtown Wellsville for many years. He also was the “right hand man” for the Scio Marching Band for many years. He loved God, Family and his many friends and enjoyed hunting, hospitality and farm life. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Stephen (Mary) Aldrich of Port Orange, FL, Ken (Amy) Aldrich of Sarasota, FL, three daughters, Pam Aldrich of Bolivar, Lisa (Jim) Mance of Churchville and Melissa (James) Fuhry of Scio, 12 grandchildren, Charmaine Wade, Robert (Amber) Wade, Courtney Aldrich, Adam Aldrich, Andrew Aldrich, Aaron Mance, Jacob Mance, Eliza Mance, Hannah Mance, Noel Aldrich, Ben Aldrich and Molly Aldrich, two great grandchildren, Eli and Izabell Wade, two brothers, Harley (Lynne) Aldrich of Tucson, AZ and Glenn (Diane) Aldrich of Penfield, two sisters, Maxine Jackson of Wellsville and Peggy Aldrich of Buffalo as well as many nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Edward, Frank and Donald Aldrich and five sisters, Josephine Griffin, Theresa Aldrich, Doris Brown, Betty Russell and Loretta Halliday. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:30 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the First Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 N. Main Street in Wellsville. The funeral will be Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the church with Rev. Robert Morris presiding. Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Habitat for Humanity, Hart Comfort House or the SPCA Serving Allegany County.
December 31, 1934 ~ September 29, 2012
James L. “Chow” Allen of Eaton Court passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 31, 1934 in Wellsville to Leon and Florence Crance Allen. James graduated from Wellsville High School in 1954 where he played football, basketball and baseball. Soon after graduation he joined the US Navy and served until 1958. In 1959 he started working in California for Van Hewitt Printers where he worked for 33 years retuning to Wellsville in 1992 to retire. James enjoyed a daily visit to the Texas Hot. He enjoyed the food and especially the companionship of the staff that he considered his second family. James also enjoyed reading and watching sports. He is survived by: a sister, Sina Hallett (Bob McCracken) of Wellsville; 5 nieces and 1 nephew including Lucinda Hall, Renee` Jackson and Terri Jackson all of Wellsville. He was predeceased by: a brother, Robert; a sister, Joyce Geer and a great niece, Casey Renee`Jackson. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday October 6 at 2 pm in Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Robert Morris presiding and full military honors to follow. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville.
October 8, 1935 ~ October 11, 2006
June 30, 1936 ~ February 9, 2007
September 7, 1936 ~ March 6, 2007
November 4, 1936 ~ June 25, 2008
August 21, 1936 ~ December 19, 1988
January 11, 1935 ~ January 29, 2016
Herman L. Wilcox, 81, of Ulster Ave. died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at his residence. Born Jan. 11, 1935 in Wellsville, N.Y. he was the son of the late Ray and Agnes Wilcox. Herm was a graduate of the State University of N.Y. at Cortland and received his Master’s Degree from SUNY New Paltz. A Saugerties area resident since 1957, he taught in the Science Department of the Saugerties Central Schools System for 34 years retiring in 1992. Active in the Community he was an Elder and Member of the Plattekill Reformed Church, the Blue Kats Mens Club and served on the Board of Diaz Ambulance. Survivors include his wife, Sharon, three sons: Bruce (Lisa) and William (Jodi) Wilcox both of Medford, Ore. and Robert Houst of Berlin, Germany. Two daughters: Deirdre (Lawrence) Dykes of Ft. Worth and Jennifer (Russell) Mackey of Saugerties. Three sisters: Janice Gustafson, Edythe DeMarco and Carole Nero, two brothers: David and Rodger Wilcox. Nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary, and two brothers: Bruce and Ray Wilcox. His Funeral Procession will form 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., corner of John & Lafayette Sts., Saugerties. Thence to the Plattekill Reformed Church in Mt. Marion where at 11 a.m. his Funeral Service will be conducted. Friends will be received Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Family suggests donations in his memory be made to the Diaz Memorial Ambulance or the Plattekill Reformed Church.
August 11, 1936 ~ April 19, 2009
Guelda L. Carberry, 72, of 2884 Florida Ave., died Sunday (April 19, 2009) in Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville shortly after admission. She was born Aug. 11, 1936, in Forestville,NY, the daughter of Kenneth A. and Ruth E. Parks Wolfe. On Dec. 30, 1971, in West Seneca, she was married to David S. Carberry, who survives her. A lifelong resident of Wellsville, she was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She was retired from Key Bank of Wellsville. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Wellsville, was a life member of Wellsville Moose Lodge No. 248 and a member of Wellsville American Legion Post No. 702. She was known as an avid bowler. Surviving are her husband, David of Wellsville; a son, Scott Vogan, of Nashville, Tenn.; daughters, Sharon (James) Vogan of Pittsburgh, Pa., Michelle (David) Buchholz of Columbus, Ohio and Dawn Carberry of Camp LeJune, N.C.; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Beverly Wolfe of The Villages, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and brothers, Charles and Avelyn Wolfe. Funeral services took place at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home of Wellsville, with Pastor Robert Morris of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville, NY. Memorials may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. or to the American Cancer Society.
January 19, 1936 ~ December 19, 1994
October 17, 1936 ~ June 21, 2012
Robert Driscoll. It is with great honor, pride, and sadness that we, his family announce the passing of Dr. Robert “Bob” Lloyd Driscoll, age 76, of Marietta, Georgia on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Bob grew up in Wellsville, NY and graduated from State University of NY at Brockport. He then received his Masters degree from Alfred University and his PhD from Michigan State University. He started his career as a lifelong educator in Western New York before moving to Georgia to become a Professor of Education at Georgia State University. He then went on to Kennesaw State University, where he served as Dean of Education and finished his career at Reinhardt University, serving as Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of the College, and Professor of Education. In addition he worked on the Professional Standards Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He loved God and served on the Parish Council at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church as well as sang in the church choir. He was a man of great strength and integrity who lived his life by his priority of family first. His families included not only his wife, daughters, and friends, but also his church and professional family that he truly loved and respected. He is predeceased by his daughter, Stephanie Driscoll; parents, Lloyd and Martha Driscoll; brothers, Bernard Eugene and William Driscoll; and sisters, Mary Alice Richardson and Marian Whitford. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Martha Sikaras Driscoll; daughters, Tanya Burnham and Elizabeth Driscoll; grandchildren, Johnny and Robert “Bobby” Burnham; sisters, Helen D’Arcy and Nancy Wildman; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 25th at 11 am at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta, GA. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 24th between 6 and 8pm at H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, with a Trisagion prayer service at 7pm. A graveside service will be held at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville, New York on Wednesday, June 27th at 12:00PM. In lieu of flowers, we ask that contributions may be made to the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund or the Robert L. Driscoll Scholarship Fund c/o Reinhardt University.
January 3, 1936 ~ March 12, 1979
August 22, 1936 ~ February 3, 1999
February 12, 1935 ~ September 24, 2014
Together for a lifetime, Milton P. and Nathala M. Pitts faced their final hurdle together as they passed away of separate illnesses, but surrounded by family at Jones Memorial Hospital. Milton passed away on Wednesday (Sept. 24, 2014), one day after his wife had passed away beside him on Tuesday (Sept. 23, 2014). Mr. Pitts was born on Feb. 12, 1935, in Wellsville, to Howard D. and Marion Victoria (House) Pitts. He was a 1954 graduate of Wellsville Central School. On June 27, 1964, at the Christian Temple in Wellsville, he married Nathala M. Houghtling. Milton worked as a salesman for Combined Life for sixteen years until his retirement in 2003. He previously worked in food distribution for Miles Bradford in Bradford, Pa. After retirement, he worked for McDonalds in Wellsville from 2003-2011. Milt is survived by one daughter, Natalie (Randy) Snyder of Cuba; one son, Mark Pitts of Scio; three grandchildren, Brandon (Meghan) Snyder of Dexter and Dustin Snyder and Kirstyn Snyder, both of Cuba; two great-grandchildren, Evan Cummings and Natalie Cummings, with a third great-grandchild to be arriving soon; and his beloved cousins and nieces and nephews. Milton, along with his wife, loved gardening together. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a fascination with politics and history. Together with his wife, he would sit and watch Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Paul Harvey for hours. To relax, he liked drawing, painting and landscaping. He was a member of the Scio Lions Club and a life member of the NRA. He affectionately called his wife Cinderella, which to their children became “Zelda”, a name that forever was cherished in the Pitts home. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon for a combined visitation with his wife at the Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville. There will be a combined funeral service on Saturday at noon at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Dick Helms of Christ Ring Ministries, officiating. Burial will follow in Knights Creek Cemetery in Scio. Memorial contributions in Milton’s name may be made to Cuba-Rushford Central School Outdoors Program, Attn.: Scott Jordan, 5476 Route 305 North, Cuba, NY 14739.
March 29, 1935 ~ November 29, 2010
CSM (Ret.) Richard S. “Dick” Mead, of Augusta, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2010. CSM Mead, a native of Wellsville, New York retired from the U.S. Army and made Augusta his home following his retirement in 1981. During his enlistment he served in the Vietnam and Korean Wars. Dick received numerous medals and commendations during his career. He was an avid fisherman and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and playing on the computer. Dick is preceded in death by his daughter, Tina Mead. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Beverly Barney Mead; five children, Marsha (Mike) Altvater, Kim (Mike) Williams, Shelby (Mike Matthews) Reed, Richard Jr. (Nicole) Mead and Brigetta (John) Story; fourteen grandchildren, Stanford Horne, Jr., Melissa Garcia, Katherine Altvater, Michelle Altvater, Amber Smith, Ashley Casey, Melanie Reed, Evan Reed, Alex Reed, Vince Story, Brianna Story, Heather Story, Megan Story and Madelyn Story; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8PM at the Mead home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to any of the following: The International Waldenstršm Macroglobulinemia Foundation, 3932 D Swift Road, Sarasota, FL 34231; American Cancer Society , 2607 Commons Blvd, Augusta, Georgia 30909; Spina Bifida Association, 4590 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Ste. 250, Washington, DC 20007; Children’s Miracle Network, 205 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101; Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Dr, Augusta, GA 30909; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
April 24, 1936 ~ November 17, 2014
Daniel M. D’Arcy of 3436 Center Drive passed away suddenly in his home on Monday (Nov. 17, 2014). He was born in Wellsville on April 24, 1936, to Frank L. and Laura Breman D’Arcy. He was a lifelong resident of the Wellsville area and on April 30, 1966, in the Immaculate Conception Church, was married to Helen Driscoll, who survives him. He had attended school at the Immaculate Conception Grade School, Wellsville High School and also Saint Bonaventure College. Until his retirement, he was owner of the Searles News Stand. He was a Korean War Veteran and was a member of the Wellsville Legion Post #702. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. He enjoyed his home and taking care of the lawn. He loved his pet Cocker Spaniels, Megan and Abbey. To many, he was known as “DD” and Joe Pa. He always looked forward to the yearly trips to Myrtle Beach with his family. He was known to love spending time with his grandchildren and always supported them in all their sporting events. He was an avid football fan and cheered for the St. Louis Cardinals. Surviving besides his wife, Helen, are daughters, Debra (Brian)Meyers, Bridget (John)Mertsock; son, Chad (Jami) D’Arcy; grandchildren, Christopher and Colin Meyers, Julia and Jonny Mertsock and Jacob D’Arcy; and nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by a brother, Jack D’Arcy, 2 years ago. Private services will be held in the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home on Saturday (Nov. 22, 2014) at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the David A. Howe Public Library or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
September 3, 1934 ~ August 14, 2008
August 19, 1936 ~ April 21, 2001
Anthony M. “Tony” Walsh, 64 of 200 E. State St., Wellsville died Saturday (April 21, 2001) at the Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. Born Aug. 19, 1936 in Wellsville, he was the son of Cornelius and Theresa Corrigan Walsh. On Dec. 4, 1954 in Wellsville, he married Constance “Connie” Buckhout, who survives. Tony was a 1954 graduate of Wellsville High School and was employed as a Test Mechanic for Dresser Rand in Wellsville for 29 years before retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville and a member of the Wellsville Moose Lodge #601. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Dennis (Linda) Walsh of St. George, Ga. and Scott A. Walsh of Camden, Tenn.; one daughter, Caprice “Cappy” Walsh of Erie, Pa.; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Sylvia Walsh of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews. The service will be held today at the convenience of the family at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., of Wellsville. There will be no prior visitation. Rev. Eugene Ulrich will officiate. Memorials are suggested to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, American Heart Association or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps
August 13, 1936 ~ December 1968
March 17, 1936 ~ September 25, 2001
December 7, 1934 ~ August 31, 2007
Thomas H. Obourn Thomas H. Obourn, age 72, of North East, formerly of Harborcreek died on Friday August 31, 2007 at Twinbrook Medical Center. He was born on December 7, 1934 in Rutherford, N.J. to the late Howard and Elise Frith Obourn. He was a graduate of Wellsville High School in Wellsville, N.Y., Cornell University earning a bachelor of art degree, and Michigan State University earning a masters degree. He formerly served in the United States Army Reserves. He was formerly employed as a agricultural county agent with Penn State for Erie Co. Cooperative Extension Service with fruits and vegetables for 35 years retiring in 1997. He was very well known for his woodworking in Pennsylvania and Ohio mostly for wooden bowls and also known for growing of wine grapes. Member of the Co. Agent Association of Retired Penn State Employees and a charter member of the Presque Isle Woodturners of Erie. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by a son Mark Clinton Obourn. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Suzanne Clinton Obourn who he married January 2, 1960; a daughter Lucinda Haab of Mountainhome, Pa.; a brother Samuel G. Obourn and wife Alex of Houston, Texas; a brother-in-law Bruce P. Clinton and wife Alfreda of Wilmington, Delaware; grandsons Jacob Haab, Kyle Haab, Cory Haab; nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home 65 South Lake Street North East. Interment North East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in care of Cindy Obourn Haab P.O. Box 526 Mountainhome, PA 18342.
June 30, 1935 ~ March 9, 1999
September 16, 1935 ~ February 1, 1961
Only child to Arvilla and Guy Hackett. Attended Wellsville High in New York State, where he was a football and track star. As a young man he loved to also fish and hunt. He married Carol Stokes 1/25/58 and they had 2 children, Lori Ranee and Bruce David. He died young, at the age of 26 from complication of Diabetes.
October 1, 1935 ~ February 23, 2003
August 29, 1936 ~ June 20, 1988
January 26, 1935 ~ October 28, 1994
May 29, 1936 ~ October 26, 1997
September 27, 1936 ~ October 19, 2001
Suddenly on October 19 2001 Martha V. (nee Vossler) of Cherry Hill NJ. Age 65. Born and raised in Wellsville NY she has been a resident of Cherry Hill for the past 36 years. Before retiring in August Mrs. Calista was an Administrative Assistant to many grade level principals & student activities directors at Cherry Hill East High School since 1986. She was an avid golfer gardener & traveler and enjoyed cooking & sewing. She is the beloved wife of James V. Calista of Cherry Hill NJ. Devoted mother of Cynthia C. Dolan of Hockessin DE Karen C. Ottino of Cherry Hill NJ Joan C. Kelly of Downingtown PA Kathryn A. Calista of Troy NY and James J. Calista of Blue Anchor NJ. Loving grandmother of Stephanie Shawn Emily Sarah Margaret Jack Michael Brian Andrew and Patrick and loving sister of Celia Shaflucas of Morris Plains NJ and Judith Utech of Lenexa KS. She is also the sister of the late Patricia Lentrichia. Relatives & friends are invited to the viewing on Monday from 7:00-9:00pm at the BRADLEY FUNERAL HOME Rt 73 and Evesham Rd. Marlton NJ (856)983-1005. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:00am at St. Pius X Catholic Church Kresson Rd. Cherry Hill. Interment will be private at Beverly National Cemetery Beverly NJ.
July 25, 1936 ~ October 30, 2002
October 15, 1935 ~ March 15, 2014
Harold C. “Hod” Austin, 78, of 25 Pleasant St., passed away Wednesday (March 5, 2014) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Born on Oct. 16, 1935, in Belfast, he was a son of Cash and Florence Bledsoe Austin. On July 24, 1965, in Washington, D.C., he married Jean Densmore, who survives. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam. He was a longtime club pro at the Wellsville Country Club and was employed for many years at the New York State Department of Transportation. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Christine Dingman of Tampa, Fla., and her children, Karli and Tadd, and Isabelle Thelen-Seifried of Speyer, Germany; a son, Darrell Austin, of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Dave Gordon of Long Island and Steve Austin of Dunnellon, Fla.; a sister, Janet Hungerford of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Judy Ellsworth.
The American Legion will honor his military service at 2 p.m. Sunday (March 9, 2014) in the American Legion Post 702, 23 Jefferson St., Wellsville.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, American Legion Post 702, VFW Post 2530 or any
February 12, 1937 ~ July 13, 1979
April 14, 1936 ~ September 21, 1999
February 8, 1935 ~ 1976
March 30, 1936 ~ June 28, 1995