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.
Eugenia Frances Flanagan-Sayres
June 23, 1941 ~ September 10, 2006
Mary L. Kemp-McConnell
June 6, 1940 ~ July 14, 2017
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
~ 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
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.
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.
Mary R. Burgess-Slocum
December 24, 1940 ~ November 4, 2012
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.
May 31, 1941 ~ February 1, 2007
Thomas F. Fortner
November 19, 1940 ~ August 8, 2009
Gerald Clair Cornelius
February 14, 1941 ~ September 7, 2000
Joy Dianne Gath-Fortner
July 24, 1941 ~ January 22, 1996
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
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.
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 O. 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.
January 23, 1940 ~ December 21, 2014
U.S. MARINE – KOREAN WAR
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.
May 3, 1940 ~ January 30, 2011
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
December 29, 1941 ~ August 4, 1999
Ernestine May Howden-McCaslin
April 10, 1940 ~ January 6, 2001
M. Marie O’Keefe
May 13, 1941 ~ March 30, 2011
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
HM3 U.S. NAVY – VIETNAM
Dene William Gary
January 11, 1941 ~ January 3, 2003