Class of 1959 In Memoriam



Carla M. Fox-Baldwin

May 22, 1941 ~ June 15, 2021

Carla M. Baldwin, 80, of 2972 Trapping Brook Road, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 22, 1941 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Raymond and Clara (Green) Fox.  On August 14, 1980 in Wellsville, she married Lewis J. “Louie” Baldwin who predeceased her on October 30, 2002.  Carla was a life long resident of Wellsville, and a 1959 graduate of Wellsville High School.  She is survived by a son, David Fanton of Wellsville; a daughter, Susan Sekoll of Scio, several grandchildren; a sister, Cecelia Romano of Winston, OR; as well as many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by: a brother, Raymond Fox; and a sister, Barbara Ordiway.   A private service is being planned at the family’s convenience. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County. 



Linda Ann Johnston-Carnes

December 1, 1941 ~ January 4, 2021

On January 4, 2021, Linda Ann (Johnston) Carnes found her final resting peace after an extended illness. Linda was born December 1, 1941, in Wellsville, NY. She was the daughter of the late Verl and Gladys Johnston and sister of the late Billy Johnston. She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Bob Carnes; sister, Nancy Rugaber (Bruce), three beloved children, Robert Carnes, Jr. (Laurene), Debbie Lamas (Frank), and Jayson Carnes (Marcie); eight treasured grandchildren, Gregory, Brianna, Spencer, David, Alyssa, Lacey, Mallory, Miranda; and two precious great-grandchildren, (Rylan, Kallie).  After graduating from Wellsville High School, she began a career at Air Preheater Corporation in her hometown. Shortly after that, she married and moved to Arkport, NY, where she and Bob started their family and successfully partnered a specialty contracting business for almost three decades. During that time, she also worked as a real estate owner/operator, became an investment partner in Carnes & Woodard Builders, and was an integral part of building dream homes in Bishopville, NY, Hendersonville, NC, and Lake Keowee, SC. Her greatest joy and passion in life was being a devoted wife and mother. She was a Cub Scout mom and will be remembered for devoting her life to making every day special, most importantly, birthdays and holiday celebrations. Her time spent with grandchildren was always cherished, and she was overjoyed to meet her two great-grandchildren. Always having a flair for design and fashion, she was an avid shopper who was an ardent believer in retail therapy. She shared this passion with her granddaughters, who warmly remember “fashion shows” with Grandma’s collection of dress up clothes and jewelry. In addition, she was a gifted seamstress, an accomplished artist, a skilled ballet/tap dance instructor, and a masterful craft maker in different mediums. A longtime member of the Bishopville Methodist Church, she contributed to the choir with her beautiful voice. Included in her retirement activities was membership in the Seneca, SC, Red Hat Society, and she volunteered with others to make crafts for the annual Hospice of the Foothills fundraiser. Linda and Bob traveled abroad to many places and enjoyed their motor home trips to NC to visit family, eventually living there full time. In 2001 they moved to Lake Keowee, SC, where many happy family times were made and recalled. Her family’s fondest memories are of her generous spirit and kindness for her family and friends above herself.  In lieu of flowers, donations are graciously appreciated in her memory for the Alzheimer’s Association at




Cynthia Gardner-Kidwell

June 1, 1941 ~ May 24, 2020

Cynthia Gardner Kidwell, a long time Yorktown resident and former teacher in York County public schools, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 in Orlando, Florida at the age of 79. She was born June 1, 1941 in Wellsville, New York to Raymond Edward Gardner and Mary Helen (McFetridge) Gardner. While attending The Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, from which she graduated in 1963 with a BA in History, she met Marion Earl Kidwell, who had graduated from Miami University in Oxford with a degree in mathematics. The pair married on June 14, 1963 at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas where Marion was completing Missile Launch Officer training. From there they moved from Vandenberg AFB in California and then to SAC Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, where they had two children. Marion’s career took the family to Spain, Germany, and then back to southern California before the family settled in Yorktown, Virginia where Marion continued his career with the City of Newport News and the NASA Langley Visitors Center. Cynthia attended Christopher Newport College to earn her teaching credentials with an endorsement in Special Education. She taught at Mount Vernon and Waller Mill elementary schools and was always deeply gratified when students contacted her later in life to share what a difference she made in their lives. Cynthia is survived by a daughter Melissa (Jeff) Chamberlain of Princeton, New Jersey and their sons William and Andrew and by her son Eric (Amy) Kidwell of Orlando, Florida and their four children Forrest, Alyssa, Elizabeth, and Dawson. She is also survived by a brother Philip Gardner of Charleston, South Carolina. A memorial service was held for immediate family in Winter Garden, Florida.



Kathleen Dwyer-Marble

March 30, 1941 ~ april 14, 2016

Kathleen “Kathy” (Dwyer) Marble, 75, of Harvard, MA, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Kathy was born March 30, 1941 in Wellsville, NY, to the late MaryAide (Mendonsa) and John Robert Dwyer. During her teen years, she was active in training and showing her Arabian stallion, bringing him with her to Massachusetts after completing college. Kathy maintained a lifelong affection for her alma mater, Cornell University, where she majored in Mathematics and earned her AB and MAT. She worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a computer programmer and systems analyst during the early days of computer medical applications. She designed and implemented a record keeping system for Shriners Burns Institute in Boston. A resident of Harvard, MA for over 40 years, Kathy was passionate about the education of the town’s children. She served as Treasurer and President for the Village Nursery School and later spent eight years on various phases of the Harvard School Building Committee whose building was approved at the 1987 Town Meeting. Kathy was proud of that project and the fact that it was completed within budget. Kathy was an active gardener with a passion for irises. Her garden was featured on the tour for the 1996 International Iris Convention and she regularly contributed irises to the Garden Club for their sales. She served terms as Treasurer for the Garden Club of Harvard and Treasurer for the Iris Society of Massachusetts. In 1997 Kathy began her study of Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) in the Ikenobo school. She became a serious and committed student and teacher of the art. She exhibited her work in the Boston Flower Show from 1999-2011 and participated in the 2001, 2005, and 2008 Ikenobo study tours in Kyoto. She served as Treasurer for the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Boston and was gratified by her recent contributions to the Society’s new by-laws. In Kathy’s own words, her greatest pleasures came from her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Curt Marble; her son Leigh, his wife Elena, and their daughter Vivian, of Portland, OR; and her son David, his wife Jennifer, and their son, Rowan, of Lexington, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made in the memory of Kathy Marble to The Women’s Lunch Place, 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 (http://womenslunch A service will be held at a later date to be announced.



Ted L. Carlin

May 8, 1941 ~ March 29, 2020

Ted L. Carlin, 78, of Petrolia, NY, died Sunday, March 29, 2020 in the comfort of his home.  Born May 8, 1941, in Shongo, he was the son of Charles D. and Lillian F. Brown Carlin.  On April 30, 1960, he married the former Mary Waters.  They had three children, Michael (Kathy) Carlin of Elm Valley, Tammy (Bill) Meunier of Whitesville, and Vince (Dana) Carlin of Georgetown, TX.  On October 8, 1967, he married the former Marilyn R. Greene, and gained a son, Dan (Tammie) Butler of Richburg; and Ted and Marilyn had a daughter, Batina Carlin (Mike Clark) of Richburg.  Marilyn predeceased him on June 21, 2004. Also surviving are:  eight grandchildren and a few he gained along the way who called him “Papa Ted” as well as a few great-grandchildren; two siblings, Wanda Nelson of Portville and Judd Carlin of Petrolia; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Mary Faulkner of Scio. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator by Blades and Turner & Magney.  In addition to his wife, Marilyn, he was predeceased by six siblings, C. Ben Carlin, Ned P. Carlin, Frank J. Carlin, Carol Norman, Edith M. “Tookie” Cole, and Barbara Carlin.  Cremation will be at Olney-Foust Crematory.  There will be no public services.  Burial will be in Bowler Cemetery, Bolivar.  



Charles Francis Costello

January 14, 1940 ~ September 25, 2016

Charles Francis Costello, 76, passed away on Sunday (Sept. 25, 2016) at home in Wellsville surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 14, 1940, in Stannards, the son of the late Fredrick and Anna C. (Regan) Costello. On Dec. 1, 1962, in Genesee, Pa., he married Marjorie Perkins, who survives.  Charles retired after 40 years of employment at Air-Preheater Company in Wellsville and continued to consult for the company for an additional 10 years. He loved spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, traveling and gardening. He will be most remembered by his family and friends for his tireless work ethic, sense of humor and his quick wit. He was a life member of the Emerald Hook and Ladder and a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lake Wales, Fla.  Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Charles (Lynne) Costello of Wellsville and their children, Meghan (Patrick) Fealey, Sarah Costello, and Kevin (Jordan) Costello, a son, Daniel (Julie) Costello of Wellsville and their children, Erica (Steve) Richardson and Taylor Costello, a son, Tim (Kelly) Costello of Wellsville and their children, Quincy, Emily and Cody Costello, a daughter, Tammy (Mark) Emery of Whitesville and their children, Bill and Onalee Emery, a daughter, Anna (Larry) Hallett of Millinocket, Maine, and their children, Ryan, Regan, Daniel and Olivia Hallett, a daughter, Stephanie (Bryan) Decker of Clarence, N.Y., and their children, Cayden, and Haylee Decker; two sisters, Marie (Tom) House of Towanda, Pa., and Betty Lewis of Wellsville; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Paul Costello.  A private Memorial Mass was celebrated on Monday (Sept. 26, 2016) at Sacred Heart Church in Genesee, Pa., with Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. In keeping with Charles’ wishes, his body was donated to the University of Rochester. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date. Please consider memorial donations to the Charles Costello Scholarship Fund, c/o Marjorie Costello, 1537 State Route 19 South, Wellsville, NY 14895.



Robert L. Covel

October 11, 1941 ~ April 6, 2020

Robert L. “Bob” Covel, 78, of Tenth Street passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home Monday morning, April 6, 2020 after a brief illness.  Bob was born October 11, 1941 in Wellsville to the late Glenn C. and Mildred I. (Nichols) Covel. On July 28, 1962 in Wellsville he married the former Phyllis K. Moser who survives and resides in Canisteo.
Bob was an Associate Capital Program Analyst for the NYSDOT in Hornell where he had worked for 36 years retiring in 1996. He was involved in many organizations to include the Hornell Area Jaycees in which he was a past president, he was on the Board of directors for Dist. #6 Credit Union, V.P. CSEA #007, Council Leader for #175 Public Employees Federation. He was a member of both the Hornell Moose and Elks Clubs, a life member of the NYS Transportation Engineers Association and the NRA. Bob was also involved in Scouting and was awarded the Eagle Scout with God & Country Award to which he was very proud.  In addition to his wife Phyllis of Canisteo, Bob is survived by a son, Michael (Sarah) Covel of Fredericksburg, Va., a daughter, Robyn Lee of Gowanda, five grandchildren, Ryan (Lindsay) Covel, Steven Covel and Brody Robert Covel, Kayla (Josh) Richtner and Jordyn Lee, three great grandchildren, Allison Covel, Joseph Nicholson and Ben Richtner.  He is also survived by a brother, William Covel, of Friendship. He was predeceased by a brother, James Covel, in 1994 and a sister, Jean Marie Dartt.
At Bob’s request there was to be no calling hours or services, burial would be at the convenience of the family. 
Memorial contributions may be made to either Roswell Park, the American Heart Association or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




Judy Austin-Ellsworth

November 1, 1939 ~October 19, 2013



Frederick Eugene Wormley

November 15, 1941 ~ December 27, 2017

KERNERSVILLE  NC– Frederick Eugene Wormley, 76, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at his home. Fred was born on November 15, 1941 in New York to the late Frederick K. and Myrtle Washborn Wormley. He was a Veteran of the US Army serving in the 7th Cavalry and was a member of Kernersville Moravian Church. Fred was the Counter Supervisor at Delta Airlines for 35 years. He was an artistic man who loved working with his hands building furniture. His love for woodworking later inspired “F. Wormley Creations” He also crafted jewelry and other unique gifts that he made with bullets and loved setting up booths at various gun shows. People came from all over to buy his creations. Surviving are his wife of 21 years, Cletra Choate Wormley; two daughters, Lisa Hoodiman (Steve) and Jennifer Yates (Terry); and three grandchildren, Aidan, Mackenzie and Shayne. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 in the Historic Chapel at Kernersville Moravian Church with Rev. John Rights officiating. Burial will follow in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family.



Margaret Tritschler-Haskamp

July 14, 1939 ~ Febuary 5, 2000



James A. Colegrove

July 1, 1942 ~ November 22, 2020

James A. Colegrove, 78, of 4032 Mediterranean Drive passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Cuba Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born July 1, 1942 in Wellsville the son of Wendell X. and Adelene (Miller) Colegrove. On June 9, 1962 in Wellsville he married Gail E. Miller who survives.  Jim was raised in Wellsville, and was a 1959 graduate of Wellsville High School. He graduated from Alfred State College in 1962, and Rochester Institute of Technology in 1970. He was an engineer for Burroughs Corporation in Rochester for 1962 to 1974, and for Burroughs in Salisbury, MD from 1974 to 1982. He moved to Allegany in 1982, and worked for Dexter Corporation in Olean until his retirement in 2001. He was a great family man.  Surviving in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Terri (Dave) Randall of Ischua, and Jennifer (Tex) Crider of Shippenville, PA, a son, Richard (Betty) Colegrove of Warrenton, VA, four granddaughters, Ashley Hall, Kyla (Lance) Tronetti, Lauren Colegrove and Tessa Crider, three grandsons, Colin Crider, Andrew Colegrove, and Noah Randall, three great-grandchildren, Sophia and Vanessa Tronetti, and Adelaide Hall, four sisters, Patricia (Richard) Welch of Geneseo, Mary Hopkins of Columbia, SC, Marge McEnroe of Allentown, NY, and Barb (Kevin) Rowe of Australia, one brother, Thomas (Jean) Colegrove of Wellsville, a sister-in-law, Maryann Colegrove of Porterville, CA, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents, by a brother, Rol Colegrove in 2011.  A celebration of life is being planned for a later date. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Please consider memorial donations to the Allegany Fire Department and Allegany Rescue.  



Eloise V. Houghtling-Nolan

October 18, 1939 ~ December 18, 2020

Eloise V. Nolan, 81, passed away at home surrounded by loving family on Friday (Dec. 18, 2020).  Eloise was born on October 18, 1939 in Alfred to Terrance and Amy L. (Savey) Houghtling. She was a 1957 graduate of Wellsville Central School. On March 11, 1963 in Georgia she married the love of her life, William G. Nolan, who survives.  Her varied work history includes a number of years at Argenteri Brothers in Wellsville. She also worked in maintenance at Dresser-Rand; in the Shipping Department at Northern Lights Candles; and she made knives at The Alcas Knife Company in Olean.  In addition to her husband of 57 years, Eloise is survived by two sons, Andrew (Lisa) Nolan of Wellsville and William G. (Jennifer) Nolan II of Alma; a brother, Clair (Peg) Houghtling of Plant City, Fla; a sister-in-law, Lois Houghtling of Sumpter, S.C.; five grandchildren, Cody Nolan, Casey (Adam) Humphries, Jade Nolan, Sierra (Eli) McCaig and Josie Nolan; great grandsons, Garrett and Wyatt Humphries; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is preceded in death by six siblings, Francis Houghtling, Arlene Houghtling in infancy, Lucina Stoneham, Fred Houghtling, Nathala Pitts and Richard Houghtling.  Eloise was a member of the Crystal Valley Saddle Club and TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly.)  Eloise was a traveler and she truly loved seeing the world. She had opportunity to visit many locations in Europe including Barcelona, Rome, and Venice, as well as more exotic destinations such as Istanbul and Morocco. She was thrilled to see Alaska and Hawaii. She especially enjoyed those trips that included a cruise and she amassed a long list of Caribbean ports of call. The trips were all about seeing the sights, relaxing by the pool or on the beach, and meeting people.  Closer to home, she enjoyed dancing, horseback riding, rodeos and playing horseshoes as well as working 3-D puzzles. Eloise was also a 4-H leader and hosted children during the summer through the Fresh Air Kids program. She especially loved the Christmas season and enjoyed shopping for her loved ones and the Salvation Army. Overall, her true joy was found in her family and the Buffalo Bills.  Visitation, with appropriate social distancing standards will be held on Monday (Dec. 21, 2020) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Wellsville/Scio. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Diane Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Stannards  Memorial contributions in Eloise’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 



Gerald D. Peet

June 23, 1941 ~ February 17, 2020

Gerald D. Peet, 78, of 3543 Fords Brook Road, passed away at home on Monday, February 17, 2020. He was born June 23, 1941 in Buffalo, the son of the late Leo F. and Mary Kathryn “Kay” (Puffinburger) Peet. On February 9, 1973 in Belmont he married Margaret L. “Peg” Gordon who survives.  “Jerry” was raised in Wellsville, and was a 1959 graduate of Wellsville High School; where he excelled in track and football. He was an alumni of Paul Smith College. He was first employed by Leo Peet Contracting, and later owned and operated Gerald D. Peet Contractor from 1982 to  2016. Jerry enjoyed, and took great pride in his masonry work, as expressed by his many satisfied customers over the years. He also had great respect for his employees and many of them expressed their  appreciation as they stopped to visit with him over the years. He was a member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge 1495, the Wellsville Lions Club, the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce, the Sons of the American Legion Squardernt 702, and a charter member of the Wellsville Jaycees. He was active with the Wellsville Fishing Derby from it’s inception and the Lions Club Variety Show for many years.  Surviving in addition to his wife, Peg are two sons, Jeffrey (Venus Nickerson) Peet, of Wellsville, Bradley (Elizabeth Christopher) Peet of  North Chili, a step-daughter, Paula (Robert) Wilson of Temple, TX, a  sister, Linda (James) Karns, of Wellsville; a brother, James (Dalaine) Peet, of Wellsville; 2 sisters-in-law, Elke Peet, and Tracy (Bob) Insley, of Wellsville; 6 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, and his beloved Shih-tuz, Buddy, who died February 12th. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a brother, John Peet.  The family would like to extend special thanks to the Visiting Nurses Association, especially Mindy Cross and Ginny Hart, his many caring neighbors, and his granddaughter, Jessica Ordiway, and her family. Friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 4:00 to  7:00 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Friday, February 21, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Joseph Dougherty presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wellsville Lions Club Charities,  P.O. Box 576, Wellsville, NY 14895, or to the Hart Comfort House. 



Carlton Clifford Sekoll

November 4, 1940 ~ November 11, 2020

Carlton Clifford Sekoll, 80, of Banks Hollow Road, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born on November 4, 1940 in the family farm house in the town of Willing, NY the son of the late John H. and Frances (Barhight) Sekoll. He was married to Priscilla Duell who predeceased him on August 18, 2007.  Carlton was a long time resident of Greenwood, he graduated from Immaculate Conception School and Wellsville Central High School. He was a self-employed dairy farmer who also made maple syrup and maple candy. He also harvested ash tree bolts and sold them to Portville Handle Company for tool handles. For a time he was employed by Corning Glass. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and FFA. Carlton loved farming, maple syrup, hunting, fishing, spending time with his kids, grandchildren, and whoever would listen.  He is survived by: five sons, Clifford (Heather) Johnson of Crawford, FL, Michael Johnson of Greenwood, Timothy (Sadie Mast) Sekoll of Greenwood, John Sekoll of Greenwood, and Carl (Angela Sherman) Sekoll of Greenwood; two daughters Lisa (Roger Smith) Elharem of Pittsburgh, PA, and Frances Sekoll of Greenwood and her four children; several granchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother Fred Sekoll of Greenwood; a sister Ada Cavagna of Shongo; a sister-in-law Linda Miller of Fillmoe and Jessie Sekoll of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Priscilla, Carlton was predeceased by: two daughters, Skyler Sekoll and Eva Sekoll; two brothers, John Sekoll, and Richard Sekoll; a sister Margaret Maxwell; a special brother-in-law and best friend, Roger Miller.  Friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Monday, November 16, at 10:00a.m. at the family Cemetery off of Banks Hollow Road. The family would like to give special thanks to his caregivers, Angie Sherman, and Sadie Mast. Please consider memorials donations to the charity of the donor’s choice.



Marvin Rodell Baer

May 14, 1940 ~ January 17, 2014

Marvin R. age 73, of Clearwater, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. He is survived by wife, Patricia Baer; his three children; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Neptune Society



Roberta Gowdy-Sprague

August 8, 1941 ~ September 11, 2019

Roberta G. SPRAGUE, 78, of Wellsville, NY, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.Born August 8, 1941, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Clair and Beula Burdick Gowdy. On April 4, 1964, in Wellsville, she married Paul R. Dixon, who predeceased her on April 8, 1974. A graduate of Wellsville High School and E.J. Myer Memorial School of Nursing in Buffalo, she was employed as a nurse for 48 years in Wellsville, Buffalo, Florida, and St. Croix, VI. Roberta was a member of Grace United Church, Wellsville. She was an avid golfer, skier, traveler, loved the outdoors, and was a Buffalo Bills fan. Surviving are: a daughter, Theresa (Michael) Roeske of Wellsville; two sons, Timothy Dixon of Wellsville and Mark (Marti) Dixon of Box Elder, SD; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister Virginia (Anthony) Schon of Leesburg, FL; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Clyde Gowdy. Friends may call at Grace United Church, Wellsville on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 2:00PM. CLS Kathie Timpano will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wellsville.



David Kenneth Gleason

March 13, 1941 ~ February 9, 2019

David Kenneth “Dave” Gleason Sr., of Conroe, Texas, passed away at the age of 77 on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  He was born in Wellsville, NY on March 13, 1941, to Kenneth and Ruby Gleason. He was a graduate of Wellsville High School (1959) and finished his education at Oswego State Teacher College, with a degree in Industrial Arts. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1962. In June of 1964, he married his childhood sweetheart and soulmate, Barbara (Ackerman) Gleason who remained by his side until his passing. Dave began his career as an industrial arts teacher in Greenwood and Whitesville. Later, he worked for The Air Preheater Company in Wellsville, Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, Bechtel in San Francisco, Calif. and retired from Bechtel in Frederick, Md.  While Dave’s career was very important to him, he was ruled by love for his family and a keen sense of adventure. While raising his children, he took time every summer to spirit them off into the woods in Canada or to the beaches in North Carolina or to any number of offbeat, off road destinations for camping and fishing. As a youth, he attained the rank of Life Scout and carried his love of nature throughout his life. In retirement, Dave and Barbara parted with most of their worldly goods and spent three years roaming and exploring the lower 48 states. In 2003, they settled in Conroe and became active members of The Vineyard Church of Conroe.  Dave was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth, his mother, Ruby, and his sister, Anita and son Joey Keib, all of Wellsville. Those left to cherish his memory include his partner and wife, Barbara Gleason of Conroe; sister, Loraine Moran of Wellsville; son, David (Wanda) Gleason of Conroe; son, Matthew (Kim) Gleason of Spring, Texas; brother-in-law, Richard Ackerman of Humble; grandchildren, Alexander Gleason of Philadelphia, Pa., Nicole Gleason of Spring Texas, Kenneth Gleason of Houston Texas, Michael Gleason of Houston Texas; nieces and nephews, Daniel (Sharon) Keib, Kandra (Kevin) Garwood, Robin (Gary) Ahrens, Sean (Sandy) Moran, Tammy (Robert) Christman, Kelly (Jesse) Case, Jolene (Kennon) James, Jaclyn Ackerman and a host of devoted family and friends.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis, Texas. 



Winifred Ann O’Donnell-Dincher

September 1940 ~ February 16, 2019

Winifred Ann (O’Donnell) Dincher, 78, passed peacefully into God’s eternal light on February 16, 2019. Winnie, as she was lovingly called by friends and family, was born in Buffalo, New York on September 1, 1940 to George Washington and Miriam Elizabeth (Weymouth) O’Donnell. As a young woman, she attended E. J. Meyer Memorial School of Nursing where she became a registered nurse in 1962. While attending school she met her now-passed husband of 50 years, Albert “Al” Joseph Dincher and were married in 1963. Al’s career in the United States Army took them and their growing family to many places including Germany, New Jersey, Georgia, and finally El Paso, Texas. Winnie had a successful 45 year career as an RN, and for the last 20 years until retirement she was the director of nurses of four facilities for Hospital Corporation of America. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, Bernadine Rolniak (Dwayne) of New Braunfels, TX, Miriam and George of El Paso, TX and Monika Millard (Colin) of Atlanta, GA. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Desiree (Matthew), Jordyn, Joshua, Zachary, Sawyer, Tyler, and by her great grandchild Cameron. She will reunite with her love, Albert Joseph, and her two pre-deceased sons Albert Peter II “Pete” and Erik Eugene in heaven. Winnie was one of three children and is survived by her sister Patricia (O’Donnell) Mueller of Melbourne, FL and was preceded in death by her brother John “Jack” O’Donnell of Painted Post, NY.  Visitation:5:00pm to 9:00pm with Rosary at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Scripture Service 12:00pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Committal Service:1:00pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Winnie’s name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, an organization that was incredibly close to her and her family’s hearts: 4550 Montgomery Ave, Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, MD 20814.



Mary Sandra Gridley-Vanarsdale

November 3, 1941~ May 28, 2018

Mary Gridley Van Arsdale, 77, a resident of Bennington, VT passed away peacefully on Monday May 28, 2018 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation. She was born November 3, 1941, the daughter of  Lt. Col. Robert Reid and Leeta Marie (Packer) Gridley at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C.  She graduated from Wellsville, NY High School in 1959 and attended Elmira College for two years before graduating from Penn State University in 1963 with a B.A. Degree. Her early career in New York City was spent in Human Resource Management at Remington Rand, which later became the Sperry Rand Corporation. She returned to graduate school in 1972 and received a Masters’ Degree from Columbia University, Teachers College. She then worked in Human Resource Management at the United States Life Insurance Company in Manhattan. In 1963 Mary was recruited by an avant-guard boutique advertising company known as Carl Ally, Inc. it was to become a top- rated agency, changing its name to Ally and Gargano, Inc. and eventually Smith, Barney, Harris, Uppam Marketing Corporation of America in Manhattan.





John W. Hoagland

September 4, 1941 ~ February 20, 2021

John W. Hoagland, 79, of Belmont, died Saturday (Feb. 20, 2021) in Highland Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Wellsville.  Born Sept. 4, 1941, in Wellsville, he was the son of Glenn and Bernice Dickerson Hoagland. On April 4, 1982, in Belmont, he married the former JoAnne L. Cole, who survives.  A 1959 graduate of Wellsville Central School, he continued his education at a construction operator’s school in Ohio.  John joined the U.S. Army, honorably discharged in 1970. He owned and operated J.W. Hoagland Contractor.  John was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Wellsville and McEwen Hose Co. of Wellsville.  Surviving besides his wife, JoAnne, are two daughters, Crystal (Joseph) Wiech of Greeneville, Tenn. and Stephanie (Kirby) Pierce of Cuba; five grandchildren, Kody Pierce, Kelsey Collver, Kadin Pierce, Gabrielle Wiech and Zachary Wiech; and a great-grandson, Rayland Pierce.  He was predeceased by his parents.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday (Feb. 27, 2021) at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 N. Main St., Wellsville, with funeral services following at noon. CDC and NYS Department of Health guidelines apply. The Rev. David K. Ford will officiate. Burial will be held in Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica.  Memorials may be made to Amity Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 62, Belmont, NY 14813; or Wellsville Volunteer Fire Dept., 40 S. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895.



Eugenia Frances Flanagan-Sayres

June 23, 1941 ~ September 10, 2006




Mary L. Kemp-McConnell

June 6, 1940 ~ July 14, 2017

Mary L. McConnell of the Hallsport Road passed away on Friday, July 14, in her home. She was born on June 6, 1940 in Andover to Clarence and Hazel LaFever Kemp. In June of 1958 she married James McConnell who survives.  Mary was a long time resident of the Hallsport Area who spent her life looking after and taking care of others. Mary cleaned homes for several local families and loved animals including the family dog “Chevy”.  Mary is survived by her husband, James; her daughter Kim Foster of Hallsport; 3 grandsons, Cory (Shauna) McConnell of Hallsport, Derek Fagan of Hallsport, and Levi (Amber) Fagan of Altos, CA.; 2 granddaughters, Ashlynn and Coriana McConnell both of Hallsport; 2 sisters, Catherine Kemp of Wellsville, and Marie Enders of New Field; several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by 3 brothers, Delbert, Victor, and Grant Kemp; a sister, Annabelle Spencer. Mary’s wishes where that there will be no public services and burial will take place in Stannards Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.


Roger C. “Ram Jet” McDowell

January 20, 1940 ~ April 15, 2017

Roger C. “Ram Jet” McDowell, 77, of Wellsville, N.Y., died Saturday (April 15, 2017) in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, N.Y.  Born Jan. 20, 1940, in Wellsville, he was the son of E. Earl and Bernice A. Dockstader McDowell. He was married to the former V. Ilene Nickerson, who survives. A graduate of Wellsville Central School, he was employed as a machinist by Dresser-Rand in Wellsville. He enjoyed woodworking, restoring and showing classic cars, hunting, fishing, and taking rides with his dogs. He treasured time spent with his family and was known for his storytelling.  Surviving besides his wife, Ilene, are three daughters, Robin (James) Blake of Titusville, Fla., Sherrie (Paul) Allen of Painted Post, N.Y., and Kasey McDowell of Belmont, N.Y.; two brothers, E. Earl McDowell, Jr. and Wilbur (Carol) McDowell, both of Wellsville; nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters, Joanne Cassidy, Laura McDowell, and Ruby A. Dunham; and four brothers, Gerald L. McDowell, Thurlow S. McDowell, Robert E. McDowell, and Volney E. McDowell.  Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, N.Y., on Saturday (April 22, 2017) from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., with funeral services following at 3 p.m. The Rev. Bill Sylor will officiate. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio, N.Y. Memorials may be made to SPCA of Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895




Kenneth “Henry”  Fanton

September 19, 1941 ~ April 24, 2018

Mr. Kenneth “Henry” Fanton 76, died suddenly in his home Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  He was born in the Town of Willing, the son of Raymond G. and Mildred (Perry) Fanton. He worked at the Chevrolet dealership in Wellsville and owned Fanton’s Auto Repair until he moved to Florida in 1998.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cyndi; two daughters, Patti (Brian Collins) Tritt of NC and Kathy (David) VanEtten of NY; son Ken Jr. (Carrie) of Keystone Heights, FL; seven grandchildren, John Tritt, Jennifer (Jeremy Bentham) Tritt, Christopher (Nicolette) Watson, Jillian (Dustin) Cole, Samantha VanEtten, Jacob Fanton and Kollin Fanton. Also left behind are seven great grandchildren as well as two brothers, Lester R. (Joan) Fanton and James (Barbara) Fanton of Wellsville.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert G. Fanton.  Services will be private at his request. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery at a later date.



Carl Frederick Juengling

June 22, 1941 ~ December 13, 1984

Air Force 1960-1964




Alice Jean Hallett-Waehner

1940 ~ April 30, 2016

Alice Jeannie Waehner, age 76, of Rutledge, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. She was of the Lutheran faith and a member of the D.A.R.   Survived by husband of 55 years, Robert L. Waehner; daughters, Melinda Baldwin and husband Matthew, Connie Passow; son, Philip Waehner; sisters, Shirley Arhnes, Jackie McCauley; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 11:15 AM on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at East TN Veteran Cemetery-John Sevier for an 11:30 AM graveside service with Rev. Rick McIntee officiating.







 Sandra Elaine Peterson

March 18, 1941 ~ January 25, 2014




Mary Jane Dodson

January 4, 1940 ~ February 23, 2016

Mary Jane Dodson, age 76, of 160 Seneca Street passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at the Wellsville Highland Health Care Center. She was born on January 4, 1940 at home in Friendship to Leroy L. and Beatrice Irene Leal Dodson. Mary Jane had attended school in Richburg and Wellsville who had resided in Oswego and Wellsville. Mary Jane was a former employee of ARC in both Fulton and Wellsville who loved music, singing and crocheting. Mary Jane is survived by her sister Lynnet D. Witherell of Wellsville and several nieces and nephews. Mary Jane was predeceased by her parents and a sister Phyllis Irene Piraino. There will be no prior visitation or services and burial will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Friendship. Memorials in Mary Jane’s name may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the David A. Howe Library or to the Dyke Street Museum.




Delilah C. “Pat” Jackson-Lamphier

April 4, 1941 ~ June 17, 2009

Delilah C. “Pat” Lamphier, 68, of 3104 Madison Hill Road died with her family at her side on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at home; following a brief struggle with cancer. She was born on April 4, 1941 in Wellsville the daughter of Lloyd M. and Maxine (Aldrich) Jackson. On April 16, 2003 in Belleville, IL, she married Robert W. Burton who survives.Pat was employed as a bus driver for Wellsville Central School for 38 years, retiring in 2003. She enjoyed reading, camping, country music and loved spending time with her grandchildren.  Surviving in addition to her husband; is her Mother of Wellsville, four children, Lloyd (Mirta) Rifenburg of Wellsville, Tammy (Ron) Latham of Belmont, Glenn (Dionne) Rifenburg of Wellsville and Harley (Melissa) Lamphier of Scio, two step children, Amy (Chet) Owens of Ithaca and Chris (Tina) Burton of Belleville, IL, 17 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, one brother, Stanley (Marlene) Jackson of Wellsville, one sister, Marlene (Robert) McDowell of Wellsville and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her father and two grandsons, Victor and Vincent Lamphier. Friends are invited to join Pat’s family in celebration of her life on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church at the corner of Maple Avenue and Madison Street in Wellsville with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Memorial suggestions include the Wellsville Little League or any charity of the donor’s choice.



Gloria A. Wilson-Peet

May 5, 1941 ~ June 23, 2009

Gloria A. Peet of Stevens Street passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born on May 5, 1941 to Charles “Tub” and Dorothy (Haupt) Wilson. Gloria was a long time resident of Wellsville who had been a private duty nurse. She is survived by two sons, Bradley (Carrie) Peet of Rochester and Jeffery (Venus Nickerson) Peet of Stannards; Her grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved very much include six grandchildren, Jessica (Kenny) Ordway, Jennifer (Marshall) Green, Jeremy Peet, Amanda Peet, Jacob Peet and Joshua Peet; six great grandchildren, Connor, Jackson, Hailey, Andrew, Alex and Lily; a brother Donald Wilson and along time friend Jean Murray Colegrove. Gloria was predeceased by her parents and a brother Wallace ”Wally” Wilson.  A gathering for family and friends was held on Sunday June 28, 2009. Any memorials in Gloria’s name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.



Mary R. Burgess-Slocum

December 24, 1940 ~ November 4, 2012

Mary R. Slocum, 71, of 3592 Weidrick Road passed away Sunday, November 04, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness. She was born December 24, 1940 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Albert and Ruth (Kemp) Burgess. On August 16, 1960 in Gaines she married Francis B. Slocum who survives. Mary was a 1959 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was formerly employed at the Panty Shanty in Hornell, J. J. Newberry’s and Rite Aid in Wellsville, and sold Avon products. She was a life member of the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, and a member of the VFW, American Legion and Moose Lodge Auxiliaries. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and good friend to many in the Wellsville area. Surviving in addition to her husband is one daughter, Deborah (Jim) Kozlowski, two sons, Francis B. Slocum II and Daniel F. Slocum all of Wellsville, three grandchildren, April Kozlowski, James Kozlowski II and Trinity Amadon and one great-grandson, Brockton Putman, one sister, Alice Berry of Florida and one brother, Dale Burgess of Wellsville. She was predeceased in addition to her parents by her step father, Samuel Ordiway, a sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Slocum, and three brothers, John, Ernest, and Lewis Burgess. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 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 Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.



Earl F. “Buck” Miller

February 6, 1941 ~ October 16, 2015

Earl F. “Buck” Miller, age 74 of Fairborn, passed away Friday October 16, 2015 in the Hospice of Dayton. He was born February 6, 1941 in Wellsville, NY, the son of the late Earl and Alta (Chalker) Miller. Buck was a graduate of Alfred State College, served his country in the United States Air Force, and was employed in civil service at Wright-Patterson AFB as a systems analyst, retiring after over 30 years of service. His memberships included Masonic Lodge #742 in Vandalia, American Legion Dignam-Whitmore Post 526, Fairborn, the Boy Scouts; and he enjoyed woodworking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda; 3 children, Mark (Nancy) Miller, Jill (David) Martin, Dan Miller; 8 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Marilyn (Jim) Hennard; Gail (Jim) Colegrove; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Tuesday October 20, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday October 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the Miami Valley Memory Gardens with military honors. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton -or- the American Cancer Society.




Janet Hopkins-Kohl

May 31, 1941 ~ February 1, 2007

obit Jan Hopkins Kohl




Thomas F. Fortner

November 19, 1940 ~ August 8, 2009

Thomas Fortner 1959





Gerald Clair Cornelius

February 14, 1941 ~ September 7, 2000




Joy Dianne Gath-Fortner

July 24, 1941 ~ January 22, 1996




Richard Curry

June 20, 1941 ~ July 31, 1986




Edward James Madden

September 26, 1941 ~ December 9, 1983




Neil Joseph Walsh Jr.

January 5, 1940 ~ January 17, 2001




Wayne Robert Gorman

September 16, 1941 ~ May 13, 2004




Donald Harold Ide

March 29, 1940 ~ November 13, 1984



Carolyn Kay Bessey-McCarthy-Frazier-Clayson- Brown

February 24, 1940 ~ January 9, 2001




Stanley Yeager

December 23, 1940 ~ April 14, 2000



George Thomas Creots

June 18, 1940 ~ February 15, 2006




Edward David Dannheim

May 22, 1940 ~ August 27, 2004

Beloved husband of the late Carolyn (nee Peck) Dannheim and Rosemary (nee Dolan) Dannheim. Devoted father of Laura L. and Andrew D. (Julia) Dannheim and special family friend of Steven (Linda) Kaczmarek. Loving grandfather of Arielle, Haley, and Rachel. Brother of Fredrick (Sarah) Dannheim, Nancy Dannheim, William (Sharon) Babbitt. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will be present on Saturday and Sunday from 1-3pm and 7-9pm at (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC. 569 Cleveland Dr. where funeral services will be held on Monday at 10am. Friends invited.



Ruth Dixon-Brownell

February 9, 1941 ~ September 3, 2014

Ruth B. Brownell, 73, of 3364 Hallsport Road, passed away on Wednesday (Sept. 3, 2014)?in Rochester at the General Hospital from complications of surgery. She was born in Andover, N.Y., on Feb. 9, 1941, the daughter of Clyde H. and Mary M. Hummel Dixon.  On Nov. 12, 1960, in Wellsville, she was married to James Randall Brownell, who survives her. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the Wellsville High School. She attended the Hallsport United Methodist Church. Surviving besides her husband, Jim, are a daughter, Janice (Victor)Black of Wellsville; son, James (Mary) Brownell of Geneseo, N.Y.; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Harriet (Wendell) Foote of Wellsville, Cora Keyser of Buffalo, N.Y., and Jane Sadler of Alexandria, La.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville on Monday (Sept. 8, 2014)?from 6 until 8 p.m. where funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday (Sept. 9, 2014)?at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ralph Eastlack officiating. Burial will be in the Stannards Cemetery in the Town of Willing, N.Y. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice.



Edwin F. Walden

1940 ~ March 4, 1962



Douglas Oliver Freeman

December 16, 1940 ~ June 16, 1987



Alan Laurence Pierce

July 21, 1941 ~ January 1980



Burton Eugene Adams

February 21, 1940 ~ April 15, 1976



Leon B. Knox

November 9, 1940 ~ October 14, 2013

Leon B. Knox, 72, of the Stone Dam Road, passed away on Monday (Oct. 14, 2013)?in the Comfort House of Allegany County in Wellsville following a brief illness.  He was born in Wellsville on Nov. 9, 1940, the son of Kenneth E. and Marion Harder Knox.  He was a graduate of the Wellsville High School and was an Army veteran, having served in Vietnam from 1966-68 and had received the rank of SP5. He was a member of the American Legion.  On Sept. 29, 1962, in Scio, N.Y., he was married to Gloria Dickerson, who survives him.  For the past 23 years, he, with his wife, Gloria, operated the Allentown Antique Shop and also they were partners in the Knox &?Colegrave Estate Sales business. He was retired from the Maple Mountain Equipment Co. in Wellsville, where he was the parts manager.  Surviving besides his wife, Gloria, are a daughter, Doria (Darrold) Brownell of Wellsville; a son, Joseph (Shelley)?Knox of Wellsville; grandchildren, Deanna, Darcy, Kenneth and Stephanie; also four great-grandchildren; a sister, Melvina Smith of Wellsville; also several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Patricia R. Bergerson.  There will be no visitation and private memorial services will be held in the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home of Wellsville at the family’s convenience. Interment will be in the Yorks Corners Cemetery in the town of Willing, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Comfort House of Allegany County, Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Willing Volunteer Fire Department.



Ronald Clyde Knox, Sr.

December 17, 1939 ~ April 8, 1995



John “Jack” Hyslip

January 27, 1942 ~ October 19, 2009

John K.C. “Jack” Hyslip, 67, of 4493 Bolivar Road, died Monday (Oct. 19, 2009) in his home following a brief illness. He was born Jan. 27, 1942, in Wellsville, the son of Mark B. and Clara Cochran Hyslip Jr. A lifelong resident of Wellsville, he was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was first married to Patricia Smith, who predeceased him, and later married Marilyn Peters, who survives him after 43 years of marriage. He was first employed as a foreman at the Worthington Turbine in Wellsville and later as an agent with the family business, Hyslip & Hyslip Insurance Agency of Wellsville. For the past 21 years, in partnership with his son, Jeffery, they operated car washes in Wellsville, Olean and Portville and also operated Hyslip Used Car Sales on Bolivar Road in Wellsville.  Surviving besides his wife, Marilyn, are three sons, Jeffery (Darcelle) Hyslip of Wellsville, John (Lori) Hyslip of Amherst, N.H., and Joe (Sheila) Hyslip of Shelby, N.C.; two daughters, GiGi (Dr. Henry)Lui of Jackson, Tenn., and Kimberly Mattison of Wellsville; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Ella (Richard) Walker of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandparents; parents; and a brother, Mark B. Hyslip III.  Honoring his request, there will be no visitation or funeral services.  Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. Eighth St., Erie, PA?16505. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville.



Kenneth Edward McCracken

October 9, 1941 ~ November 30, 2014

Kenneth Edward McCracken, Jr., 73, passed away November 30, 2014.  He was born October 9, 1941, in Wellsville, NY, to the late Kenneth E. and Elizabeth M. McCracken.  A graduate of Wellsville High School, Kenneth served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1968, was employed at the Air Preheater Factory in Wellsville and was a volunteer firefighter with the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Dept.  He relocated to Florida in 1979 and served with the Pine Castle Fire Dept. and Orange County Fire Dept.  While serving at the Osceola County Volunteer Fire Dept. Kenneth was instrumental in the transition from a volunteer to a paid fire department, and he retired from there as Chief of Operations. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Ed.  Survivors include his wife, Mona; son, Kenneth, III (Kimberly); daughters, Gayle Distasio (Louis), Cheryle Valentine (Steven) and Bethyle Stuart (Mark); five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Sina); and one sister, Carole Wells (Stephen). Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Titusville, FL, and in Wellsville, NY at a later date.  Inurnment will take place in Scio Fairlawn Cemetery in NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parrish Hospital Foundation, Space Coast Cancer Center, Edward M. Poe Hospice Care Center or St. Andrew UMC, all in Titusville, FL.



Percy G. “Bud” Stitely

July 6, 1941 ~ March 25, 2014

Percy G. “Bud” Stitely, was called into the arms of God on Wednesday (March 26, 2014) at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville.  He was born July 6, 1941, in Lewisburg, Pa., the son of Mike and Lorraine Forbes Stitely. On Sept. 14, 1963, he was married to Paula K. Anderson, who survives him.  “Bud” graduated from Belmont High School in 1959 and served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He then attended Williamsport Tech in Williamsport, Pa., to become a welder. In 1963, he was employed by Air Preheater, now Alstom Corp., in Wellsville, where he worked for 51 years and retired in March 2014.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and time spent with his family and many friends. Surviving besides his wife, Paula, are a daughter, Minidi J. Stitely of Decatur, Ga.; a son, Michael T. Stitely of Wellsville; several grandchildren; and a sister, Ronna (Steve) Cassotis of Williamsport.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Adam A. Stitely.   Friends may pay their respects from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday (March 29, 2014) at the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville, where services will be held. The Rev. Burton Smith will officiate.



Frederick EdwardRapan

January 23, 1940 ~ December 21, 2014


Frederick Edward Rapan, Sr., of 1390 Camp Creek Road, died December 21, 2014 at his home.  A native of Wellsville, N.Y., son of the late Benjamin Raymond and Ella Kathleen Walls Rapan, he was a self-employed carpenter and a U.S. Marine Korean War Veteran.  Surviving are his wife, Hester Maxine Lewis Rapan of the home; one son, Freddie Rapan, Jr., (Norma) of Greer; two daughters, Teresa Adkins (Rick) of Greer and Norma Jean Broshears (James) of Spartanburg; two brothers, Tommy Rapan of Marion, N.C. and Lee Rapan of Lakeland, FL; two sisters, Jean Rushmore of Wellsville, N.Y. and Linda G. Smith of Old Fort, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Emily and Rachel Rapan, Josh and Michelle Rapan, Chris and Tabitha Carroll, Brittany and Jeffrey Foster, Christian and Shaun Porter, Tim and Jennifer Manley, Ben and Terri Manley and Katie and Dru O’Neal; and ten great-grandchildren, Landon Carroll, Aiden Foster, Tyson and Atlanta Porter, Wesley and Sadie Manley, Payton and Colton Manley, Michael-Alan O’Neal, Madalyn Rose Rapan and expecting baby William Frederick Rapan on February 1, 2015.  Funeral services will be held 4:00 p.m. Friday at Wood Mortuary.  Visitation will be held 2:30-3:45 p.m. Friday at Wood Mortuary. The family is at the home.  Memorials may be made to Cancer Society of Greenville County, 113 Milles Ave., Greenville, S.C. 29605.



Sylvia Quant-Switzer-Mattox

May 3, 1940 ~ January 30, 2011

Sylvia M. Switzer-Mattox, 70, of 3043 Trapping Brook Road died Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center, surrounded by her family. She was born May 31, 1940 in Wellsville the daughter of Herbert and Christine (Rich) Quant. She was married to Richard Mattox who predeceased her in 1997. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Wellsville.  She is survived by four daughters, Karen (Lonnie) Sebastian of Reno, NV, Julie (Christopher) Thomas of Dunnellon, FL, Crystal (Arnold) Young of San Diego, CA and Lisa (Rich) Steckman of El Cajon, CA, five grandchildren, David Hernandez, Jacoba Hernandez, Christopher Thomas, Kyle Young and Natalie Young as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and James Quant.  Friends are invited to call on Sunday, February, 6, 2011 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Presbyterian Church of Wellsville at 83 Chamberlain Street. A memorial service will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in church with Pastor Tom A. Kristoffersen presiding. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery in Scio. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested the Presbyterian Church of Wellsville or the David A. Howe Public Library.



James Alva Armstrong

March 1, 1940 ~ August 18, 2008

Armstrong, James A., Greece: Monday, August 18, 2008 at the age of 68. Loving Husband, Father and Pa. Predeceased by his son, Craig. Survived by his wife of 39 years, Carol; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Sara; precious grandchildren, Jacob Craig and Julianne; brother-in-law, Steve (Lois) Andrews of NJ; mother-in-law, Anne Andrews; nephews, Mark (Jan) Andrews, Paul (Laurie) Andrews; niece, Kim (Joe) Guaimano; and many cherished friends including, Richard Patrone and Don Scott. He was a retiree of Eastman Kodak. Jim will be remembered for his love of family, fishing and hunting.  Friends may call Thursday 4-8 PM at Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Road (between English and Latta). On Friday, please join the family for his Funeral Mass at St. Lawrence Church at 10 AM. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.



Ronica Mapel Kellogg-Greene

December 24, 1940 ~ January 3, 2001



Joan Hopkins-Derezinski

May 31, 1941 ~ February 1985



Garry Reynolds

December 29, 1941 ~ August 4, 1999



Patricia Marie Smith-Hyslip-McClanahan

April 19, 1941 ~ September 13, 1992

PATRICIA McCLANAHAN, 51, Abadan Blvd., Deltona, died Sunday, Sept. 13. Mrs. McClanahan was a homemaker. Born in Wellsville, N.Y., she moved to Central Florida in 1988. She was a member of Deltona Hills Country Club. Survivors: husband, Dr. B.J.; sons, John Hyslip, Haddonfield, N.J., Joseph Hyslip, Shelby, N.C., Winston Hyslip, Deltona; daughters, Gigi Lui, Jacqueline, both of Daytona Beach; stepsons, John B., Grapevine, Texas, Robert E., New York; stepdaughters, Carol A., Washington, Susan L., Davis, Calif., Betty Lou, Boston; parents, Kenneth and Marie Smith, Bonita Springs; brothers, Barry Smith, Bonita Springs, Kenneth Smith, Cape Cod, Mass., Dennis Smith, Gainesville, Lawrence Smith, Mount Dora; six grandchildren. 




Ernestine May Howden-McCaslin

April 10, 1940 ~ January 6, 2001





M. Marie O’Keefe

May 13, 1941 ~ March 30, 2011

M. Marie O’Keefe of State Street passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at the F. F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. She was born in West Union to Bernard and Vivian Steadman O’Keefe. Marie was former resident of Wellsville and South Alabama moving to Batavia in 1979 and was the office manager for Tyler Truck Line in Oakfield. She graduated from the immaculate Conception School in Wellsville, Wellsville High School and from Medaille College in Buffalo. Marie’s life was her family and her faith. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother as well as a faithful parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Batavia. She had been a member of the Oakfield Alabama Grange and served as the Matron for their Junior Grange. Survivors include: 3 sons, Tommy (Sandy) Emerson of Oklahoma, Dennis Emerson of the Philippines’ and Jamie Emerson of Batavia; 3 daughters, Patty Caleb of Medina, Anne Marie (Mike) Culliton of Batavia and Kathryn (Pat) Keenan of Farmington; 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; a brother Dennis O’Keefe of Andover and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, a sister, Ann Storm and a granddaughter, Melissa Emerson. Friends are invited to call on Monday, April 4, 2011, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street, Wellsville, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 pm in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Monsignor Vincent Becker as Celebrant. Friends are also invited to attend a gathering at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Ellicott Street in Batavia on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 4 to 8 pm. Her burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorials in Marie’s name may be made to the Catholic Charities.


Robert Gee

March 22, 1939 ~ April 5, 2004

ROBERT J. “BOB” GEE, 65, of 3486 Van Ness Lane, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2004 at McAuley Manor in Hornell. He was born on March 22, 1939 in Wellsville, the son of Douglas and Beatrice (Greenan) Gee. On June 30, 1962 in Wellsville he married Annie Allen who survives.  Bob attended Immaculate Conception School and Wellsville High School. He retired from the Air Preheater Maintenance Department. He was a life member of the Emerald Hook and Ladder. He was also a former social member of the American Legion and the Survivors Club at Air Preheater. He enjoyed being home and in the flower gardens. In addition to his wife Annie, Bob is survived by 1 son: Edward “Eddie” Gee of Wellsville; 2 daughters: Tracey Jackson of New Canaan, CT, Tina (Dale) Taylor of Bolivar; 4 brothers: James (Marion) Gee of Quartzsite, AZ; Douglas (Anita) Gee of Wellsville, Gerry Gee of Wellsville, Roger (Deb) Gee of Wellsville; 2 granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 11am in the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Wolf presiding. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County.



David Clyde Eddy

July 1, 1940 ~ November 19, 1961



Juel Marie Carter-Lessard

November 10, 1941 ~ November 26, 2002



Frederick Leland Bennett

June 27, 1941 ~ May 5, 1999




Dene William Gary

January 11, 1941 ~ January 3, 2003



Daniel Alan Gee

July 10, 1941 ~ October 29, 2017

Daniel Alan Gee,  76,  a resident of Canton passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017.   He is survived by his daughters, Anissa (Eric) Strickland, Amy (Ben) Boggs and three grandchildren. Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. 



Sara Margaret Gowdy-Fitch

December 9, 1941 ~ May 29, 2019

Sara Gowdy Fitch, 77, of Friendship, passed away Wednesday (May 29, 2019) in Columbus, Ohio.  Sara was a 1959 graduate of Wellsville High School.  Sara was a former loan officer at First Trust Union Bank.  She was a 30 plus year member of the Friendship Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, member of the Friendship Fire Bingo Association and was long-time treasurer of the Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary.  Sara is survived by her children, Lawrence Fitch of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jeffrey (Cathy) Fitch of Carrollton, Va., and Julie (Edward) Rutherford of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Edward and Sara Rutherford and Alex Fitch; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Alice Gowdy; husband, Harris L. Fitch; brother, Newton Gowdy; and sister, Stella Bower.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Sara’s memory to the Friendship Fire Department.