July 4, 1937 ~ May 24, 2021
Lester I. “Lucky” MEAD, 83, of Little Genesee, NY, formerly of Wellsville, died Monday, May 24, 2021 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville. Born July 4, 1937, in Wellsville, he was the son of Raymond C. and Alice L. Johnson Mead. A 1957 graduate of Wellsville High School, he served honorably with the US Army. He was employed by Rochester Button Company and then Kwik Fill for many years. Lucky was a member of Frank B. Church VFW Post #2530 in Wellsville. Surviving are: his companion of 16 years, Mary Ann Kenney of Little Genesee; a daughter, Dawn Perry of Wellsville; four grandsons, Tony Edwards, Gary Edwards, Troy Edwards, and Scott Edwards; two granddaughters, Emily Mead and Rosalee Mead; one great-granddaughter, Kaydence Edwards; a sister, Esther Kayes of Olean; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Kevin J. Mead, on December 8, 2019; three brothers, Raymond Mead, Richard Mead, and Robert Mead; and a sister, Wilola Jones. A memorial gathering will be held at the Wellsville VFW on Thursday, June 3, 2021 beginning at 3:00 PM. Memorials may be made to Allegany County Cancer Services, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.
July 29, 1937 ~ April 25, 2021
David C. FULLER, 83, of Wellsville, NY, died Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Cuba Memorial Hospital. Born July 29, 1937, in Wellsville, he was the son of Charles D. and Betty McElheny Fuller. A 1957 graduate of Wellsville High School, he was employed by DEC and Butler Larkin as a maintenance technician. David was a social member of the Wellsville VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Surviving are: his twin brother, Daniel (Sharlet) Fuller of Wellsville; two nephews, James Fuller of Wellsville and Charles (Valerie) Fuller of Towson, MD; a niece Mary (James) Finocchiaro of Rochester; and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. A private graveside service will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. Rev. Ronald Isaman will officiate. Memorials may be made to Return a Gift to Wildlife Fund, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4751.
September 1, 1936 ~ January 21, 2021
John E. Chartreau, 84, of 38 Lincoln Drive, Lewis Run, passed away Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021) at Bradford Ecumenical Home. Born Sept. 1, 1936, in Bradford, he was a son of the late John M. and Clara Cicerello Chartreau. John attended Bradford schools until the 8th grade and graduated from Wellsville (N.Y.) High School in 1957. On May 1, 1965, in Lewis Run, he married Edith V. Mackey Chartreau, who survives. John entered the United States Air Force shortly after graduating. He served 21 years and was honorably discharged in 1978. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Air Force Sergeant Association, the VFW Post 212, American Legion Post 108, and was a Life Member of the Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving in addition to his wife Edith of 55 years are two sons, David J. (Julie) Chartreau of Limestone, N.Y., and James M. (Dorothea) Chartreau of Willow Street; two grandchildren, Ethan Chartreau and Olivia Chartreau; two sisters, Donna Whitford of Bradford, and Sally McClinsey of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; one stepbrother, Robert (Sylvia) Hober of Wellsville, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Dorothy Chartreau; and one brother, James Chartreau. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by funeral services with Rev. Seth McClymonds Jr., pastor, officiating. Due to church policy, masks must be worn while in church. Full Military Honors by members of the United States Air Force and the Honor Guard from the American Legion Post 108 of Bradford will follow the service in McKean Memorial Park. Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Parkinson Foundation of Western PA 6507 Wilkins Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217; the First United Methodist Church; or the Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department.
December 25, 1939 ~ January 28, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mary (Clancy) Wise (Lock Haven, Pennsylvania), who passed away on January 28, 2021, at the age of 81, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family. She was predeceased by : her husband Robert C. Wise; her parents, Irving and Laura; her siblings, Eddie, John and Theresa; her son Sean; and her grandson Bobby. She is survived by : her children, Robert C. Wise, II, Von P. Wise (Darla) and Maggie Wise Hope (Jonathan); her grandchildren, Jon Wise of Von Wise, II, Luke Wise, Stone Brush and Sierra Bertanzetti; her great grandchild Rowan; her sister Sally; and her niece Lisa.
August 5, 1938 ~ February 13, 2020
Max R. Eldridge, 81, of Wellsville, NY, died Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY. Born August 5, 1938, in Wellsville, he was the son of Ward P. and Ethel I. Burdge Eldridge. On August 7, 1965, in Wellsville, he married the former Mary F. Morrison, who predeceased him on March 27, 2018. A graduate of Wellsville Central School, he served honorably with the US Army Reserves. Max was employed as a machinist by Dresser Rand in Wellsville. Surviving are: two children, Thomas Eldridge of Wellsville and Laurie (Nathan) Munley of Buffalo; four grandchildren, Julie (Dustin White) Eldridge, Cameron Munley, Eian Munley, and Lillian Munley; a great-grandson, Chase White; a brother, Dale (Joyce) Eldridge of Wellsville; nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Donna Geffers. Friends may call at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., with Funeral Services following at 5:00 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
March 31, 1938 ~ May 8, 2020
Donna Jean Horton, 82, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Jones Memorial Hospital following brief illness. She was born March 31, 1938 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Gerald L. and Marie M. (Newland) Canfield. On July 16, 1966 in Wellsville she married Rodney L. Horton who survives. Donna was a 1956 Graduate of Wellsville High School, and a graduate of the Continental School of Beauty in Olean. She was formerly employed by the Herbert Cooper Company in Genesee, PA, K-Mart in Wellsville, the Wellsville Manor Care Center, as a nurses aide, and a home health aide. She loved to collect cookbooks, and cook, and baking was her passion. Surviving in addition to her husband Rodney, are two daughters, Kelly (Joseph) Griffith, and Patti Ball, two grandsons, Lance (Katie) Conley, and Eric C. Conley, a great grandson, Jason M. Conley, two sisters, June (Melvin) Brandes, and Connie (Clair) Armison, two brothers-in-law, Roger Horton and Max Armison, as well as three nieces, and six nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her parents by two sisters, Joyce A. Canfield, and Bettty A. Armison, a sister-in-law, Joanne Horton, a nephew, Mark Horton, and a son-in-law, who recently died, Daniel Ball. A private funeral is being planned with Rev. Timothy Armstrong presiding. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.
February 1, 1939 ~ January 25, 2019
Monica S. Goodreau, age 79, a resident of Shelby Township since 2014 and previously from Spencerport, New York, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Fraser Villa Nursing Facility. Monica was born February 1, 1939 in Jasper, New York, the daughter of Harley & Golda (Reynolds) Simpson. She was sixth of eight children. Monica married Merle D. Goodreau on September 17, 1960 in Wellsville, New York. Monica earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Sonyea State College in New York. Monica was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in North Chili, New York for over 40 years. Monica and Merle are current members of Faith Baptist Church of Warren , MI. Her hobbies include designing/making porcelain dolls, sewing, quilting, making afghans and crocheting. Monica is survived by her husband Merle, children: Dianne (Stephen) Shellhammer of Maryland, Stephen (Janet) Goodreau of Wheaton, IL., and Bruce (Sue) Goodreau of Bruce Township, Michigan. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and was preceded in death by 2 brothers & 5 sisters. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 2 PM at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home (11280 32 Mile Road, Romeo Michigan 48065) with Pastor Tim Berlin of Faith Baptist Church of Warren. Burial will follow at the Bruce-Armada Cemetery in Bruce Township, Michigan. Visitation will be on Wednesday from noon till 2 PM when services will start. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Sanctuary at Fraser Villa Nursing Facility . (33300 Utica Road, Fraser, Michigan 48026)
May 4, 1939 ~ August 14, 2016
Rebea A. Pendleton, 77, of CR 10, passed away in the Wellsville Manor Care Center on Sunday (Aug. 14, 2016) following a lengthy illness. She was born in Wellsville on May 4, 1939, the daughter of Glenn and Margaret Walker.She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of the Wellsville Central School. On April 26, 1958, in Scio, she married Donald L. Pendleton, who predeceased her on Jan. 23, 2012. She is survived by daughters, Michele (Richard) Norton of Gainesville, Fla., Kimberly (Nathan) Converse of Troupsburg, N.Y.; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Betty) Walker of Stannards, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousin. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Alberta Young. There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend the gravesite service in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio on Thursday (Aug. 18, 2016) at 1:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the cherity of the donor’s choice.
September 15, 1937 ~ February 10, 2017
June 18, 1939 ~ July 7, 2007
November 25, 1939 ~ May 10, 2019
Thomas Wilson, Durham, North Carolina – Born November 25, 1939 in Wellsville, New York. Thomas passed away peacefully on May 10th at the age of 79, after a year long battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, MaryJane. Thomas is survived by his children, Keith, Scott (Jackie), Bryan (Kelly), and Tracy Thrall (Tom); 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Tom was a proud Veteran, serving time in both the Navy and the Coast Guard. He was a passionate HAM Radio Operator for many years, KA2EER has signed off for the last time. Married to Mary Jane Gibbons on July 2, 1966 in St. John’s Church in Olean, New York. Thomas will be buried at Sea in a private ceremony with the Coast Guard at a later date.
1939 ~ October 23, 2019
Lavern Garner, LeRoy NY, October 23, 2019 at age 80. Predeceased by his wife, Eva; daughter, Debra and son, Dwayne Garner; sister Donna and her husband Henry Blake. He is survived by his sons, Brian and Michael (Karen) Garner; grandchildren, Shawn, Christopher, Jeremy and Nicole; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Abbie, Jeremiah and Makayla; brother and sister-in-law, Virgil and Linda Garner, several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his graveside service with Military Honors, 11 AM, Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Machpelah Cemetery, 71 North Street, LeRoy. Memorials in LaVerne’s name may be made to LeRoy Ambulance, 1 Tountas Ave., LeRoy, NY 14482.
August 4, 1938 ~ October 14, 2014
June 28, 1938 ~ August 20, 2019
March 6, 1939 ~ February 1, 2019
Francis David McCracken, 79, died on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in Gloversville, after a lengthy illness. He was born on March 6, 1939 In Wellsville, the son of Francis W. and Velma (Rogers) McCracken. Fran was a 1957 graduate of Wellsville High School and as a teenager worked at J. J. Newberry Company as a management trainee. This occupation took him to various locations in New York and Massachusetts and eventually to Britt’s and Argersinger’s Department Stores in Gloversville. As this type of employment changed over the years, he joined the staff at Fulton County as a carpenter in 1993, retiring in 2003. His true love was working with wood in his spare time. Over the years he remolded homes, kitchens and baths and made beautiful furniture and crafts that he sold at his business “The Pine Knot.” He is survived by his sisters, Nitia (John) Cole and Nancy (James) Stevens, both of Wellsville; nieces, Julie Cole, Amy (Roz) Gowdy and Janice (Greg) Stevens; nephews, Jeffrey (Leanne) Cole, Jeremy (Mary Kate) Cole and James (Wendy) Stevens; and very special family friends, David (Marlene) Armstrong, Lynda (Tony) Ficili and their children, Jason (Laurie) Ficili, Kerry (Carlos) Molina, Jennifer (Jason) Glose and Dave (Melissa) Armstrong. He was predeceased by his longtime companion, Norma Armstrong, in 2002; and a nephew, Jay Stevens in 2012. At his request, there will be no visitation or funeral. There will be a graveside service in the Spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, where he will be buried with his parents. As a 25-year survivor of various cancers, please consider memorial donations in his name to the or Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, N.Y. 12078.
January 1,1939 ~ April 29, 2016
Maeneen Ann Dwyer Hendrick, a longtime resident of Breckenridge Avenue, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday (April 29, 2016) at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. Maeneen came into this world as the New Year’s baby in 1939. Born to Robert and Mary Aide (Mendonsa) Dwyer at Jones Memorial Hospital, she would live her entire life in Wellsville. Maeneen attended Immaculate Conception School and Wellsville High School, where she was a member of the class of 1957. After a short career in banking, Maeneen started her family in 1961 with the birth of Lori Ann. Eventually three more children were added to the family, Linda, James and Brian. In addition to raising her four kids, Maeneen also worked to make ends meet by providing daycare to many families across Wellsville. She volunteered for various causes, although she most passionately worked on behalf of the Fresh Air Fund, every summer bringing hundreds of underprivileged NYC kids to Wellsville and Allegany County to enjoy a country vacation. Later in life, Maeneen enjoyed her role as beloved grandmother to Joseph and Katharyn Tronetti. Maeneen is survived by her children, Lori Ann Hendrick, Linda (Michael) Tronetti, James (Christine) Hendrick, and Brian (Heidi) Hendrick; and two grandchildren, Joseph and Katharyn Tronetti; as well as many longtime friends, including Pierre and Ramona Akpo-Sani. Maeneen was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Kathleen Dwyer Marble on April 14, 2016; and her aunt, Roberta “Bobbie” Mendonsa. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life Memorial Mass on Friday (May 6, 2016), at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church on Maple Avenue in Wellsville. Maeneen will be buried with her parents in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to either the Immaculate Conception School or to the Fresh Air Fund at freshair.org
December 26, 1938 ~ January 10, 2019
Michael Ralph Gleason, 80 of Albany, died on January 10, 2019. Michael was born on December 26, 1938, in Rochester, and grew up in Wellsville, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. Michael was married to Rita Rhoades Gleason in 1964 until her death in 1999. Michael and Rita lived in Rochester, Oswego, Cortland, and Loudonville. Michael was a career public servant. During his 30 years advocating for consumers with the N.Y.S. Attorney General’s Consumer Fraud and Protection Bureau, he was responsible for starting consumer outreach programs utilizing AARP volunteers in many communities and at county fairs throughout the state. He was also responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising college interns in the mediation program. After his retirement, Michael completed a certificate in bereavement studies. Michael flourished in recent years as a resident ambassador at Atria Crossgates where he made many dear friends including Alvania Hill. We will remember Michael for fighting for the underdog, his deep compassion, and humor. He is survived by his son, Scott Gleason of New York City; his daughter Amy (Shawn), and grandsons, Brandon and Ryan Carroll of Sterling, Va. Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of life in the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1580 Central Ave, Albany, on Monday, March 4, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association in memory of Michael and his late wife Rita.
September 4, 1939 ~ March 10, 2000
July 16, 1938 ~ January 23, 2012
Donald E. Lehman, 74, of 2507 Ketchner Road passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2012 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center with his family at his side. He was born July 16, 1938 in Wellsville the son of William C. and Lena (Strong) Lehman. He was a former employee of C. E. Air Preheater Company, Otis Eastern Corporation, L. C. Whitford Company and beginning March 9, 1964, he was with Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville, until his retirement on August 1, 2000. He attended Wellsville High School and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was also a life member and past captain of the Dyke Street Engine Company # 2. He enjoyed collecting flags and he loved his home. Donny’s friendly and outgoing personality will be missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by two brothers, Robert J. (Winifred) Lehman of Wellsville and Edward B. Lehman of Belmont, two sisters-in-law, Doris Ann Lehman of Belmont and Arlene Lehman of Wellsville, as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Nancy L. Kiefer in 2001 and two brothers, Terry L. Lehman and William R. Lehman both in 2009. Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and Monday 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 on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Rev. Thomas Roman as Celebrant. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donation be made to the Immaculate Conception Church or the Dyke Street Engine Company.
January 30, 1940 ~ April 21, 2014
Susan M. Smith Henry, 74, formerly of 192 Farnum Street passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Highland Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness. She was born on January 30, 1940 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Kenneth and Clara (Braun) Smith. Susan was a long time resident of Wellsville and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1957. After graduation she moved to California and was employed there until 1971. She moved back to Wellsville and became the secretary for Jack Darcy Attorney at Law. In 1979 she became the secretary for the Superintendant of Schools in Andover, until her retirement in 2005. Susan attended the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. She enjoyed reading, shopping, traveling with her sisters, crocheting and sitting outdoors. She is survived by her daughter, Kelly (Scott) Brien of Wellsville and several nieces and nephews, including, Robin (James) Blake, Todd (David Monk) Burke, Molly (Lance) Carlin and Jennifer (DeNilson) Costa, several great nieces and nephews, Jaycie, Kori and Brody Carlin, Sulihana and Kenderson Costa and a close family friend and care giver Allison Neumann. She was predeceased in addition to her parents by two sisters Karen Burke and Nancy McDowell. A celebration of her life is being planned and will be announced at a later date. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County.
July 25, 1939 ~ January 8, 2015
September 23, 1939 ~ December 29, 2016