April 10, 1943 ~ December 19, 2018
Melinda “Linda” Lee Boudreaux passed away on December 19, 2018 in Baton Rouge, LA due to complications from cancer. She was 75. Linda was born on April 10, 1943 in Wellsville, NY to her parents, Chet and June Lee. She was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School and Wellsville High School. She and her family moved to Corpus Christi, TX in 1958 where she attended W. B. Ray High School. After graduation in 1961, her family moved to Houston where she attended The University of Houston. Her working life included employment as an executive assistant, apartment manager and a ladies’ locker room attendant at Raveneaux Country Club in Houston, TX-a position she enjoyed for over twenty years. Linda was known to be an avid shopper, loved time with family and friends, and thoroughly enjoyed trips back to her hometown of Wellsville, NY. Though life brought many challenges, her boundless optimism and love of life were infectious. Linda is survived by her children, Kelly Horton (Casey), son, Scott Boudreaux (Jenny), and son, John Boudreaux (Stephanie). Linda was also the proud “Grammie” to twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chet and June Lee; twin sister, Melanie “Lani” O’Neal and her twins, Michael and Michelle, shortly after their birth. Visitation will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home Downtown, 825 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA, on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until a memorial service to honor Linda’s life at 3:00 p.m.
June 7, 1943 ~ January 10, 2017
Nancy Jean Zeliff (Howden), resident of Pulaski County, former resident of Allegany County NY, passed from this life into the nearer presence of Jesus on Jan. 10, 2017. Nancy was born on June 7, 1943, the second child of the late William and Eleanor (Shaw) Howden. She was a graduate of Wellsville High School with the class of 1961, and The Olean Business Institute. Nancy was an avid seamstress; she created many beautiful pieces such as gowns and tuxedos for proms, weddings, and Christenings. Nancy served The Lord as a member of The Almond Union of Churches, Almond, NY. She served her community as a Sister of The Order of The Eastern Star and was a member of the New York State Grange. Mrs. Zeliff retired from the Alfred-Almond Central School District as the Secretary to the High School. She also contributed many years to the Allegany County Fair as the Front Office Manager. Nancy is survived by her Brother and Sister-in-Law, William and Jackie Howden; Brother and Sister-in-Law, David and Mary Howden; Aunt, Helen Young; Daughter, Luann Bolden (Richmond); Daughter, Cindi Songster (Richmond); Son and Daughter-in-Law, Robert and Lynn Richmond; Son, Steven Zeliff; along with 17 Grandchildren, 12 Great-Grandchildren, and many Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. Nancy enjoyed her retirement spending time with her Children, Grandchildren, and especially her Great-Grandchildren. She was loved and will be missed by many. A Memorial Service, officiated by Michelle Ormsby, will be held at The Almond Union of Churches, 11 South Main Street, Almond NY, on Saturday (Jan. 21, 2017) at 1 p.m.
Margare Gail Embser
June 26, 1943 ~ January 1, 2018
Margaret “Gail” Embser, 74, of 4203 Sunscape Lane, Raleigh, NC passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at the North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital in Raleigh, NC following a brief illness. She was born June 26, 1943 in Wellsville, NY, the daughter of the late Richard J. and Louise M. (Dunn) Embser. Gail was a 1961 graduate of Wellsville High School and graduated from Harcum College. As a young wife she worked as an administrative assistant to support her husband and herself as he pursued his college degree. As her family grew, she was a dedicated homemaker and full time mom. Becoming a single mother, she worked hard to nurture and provide for her children as an administrative assistant for groups where her organizational skills were of great benefit and she had a chance to make a positive impact on the community, including UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC, Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Durham, NC, and finally at Borden Tolley Real Estate and Appraisal in Durham, NC where she worked until her retirement. She enjoyed being active in the community, serving in various organizations such as Welcome Wagon and the Jaynecees. She enjoyed activities such as bridge, golf, racquetball, and skiing, but most of all loved to entertain her wide circle of friends. She was a fiercely devoted mother and grandmother who considered her family the light of her life. She was always there to cheer on and celebrate her family’s triumphs and was always available when her love and advice was most needed. She was a member of The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, NC. She is survived by three children, Lance (Tresa) Pickup, Shannon (Jimmy) Leonida, Danielle (John) Quiocho all of Raleigh, NC, six beloved grandchildren, Alec and Collin Pickup, Kieron and Kennedy Leonida and Cooper and Maximilian Quiocho, two sisters, Linda (George) Lewis of Salem, NY, and Susan Embser of Durham, NC, one brother, John (Diana) Embser of Wellsville, a brother-in-law, Mark Wattenberg of Wellsville, as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many friends, including Earl Rhoads of Raleigh, NC. She was predeceased in addition to her parents, by a sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Embser and her former husband Dana Pickup. Friends are invited to call on Friday, January 5, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville. Inurnment will be in the Memorial Garden Columbarium at the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, NC.
August 28, 1943 ~ July 18, 2018
James B. Dodds, 74, of Vista, CA passed away peacefully on July 18 under hospice care at Ryan House in Phoenix, AZ following a seven-year tenacious battle against cancer. Born August 28, 1943 in Wellsville, NY, he was a son of Robert B and Virginia Harder Dodds. Mr. Dodds graduated from Wellsville High School in 1961 and attended college at the University of Oklahoma, studying Financial Marketing. Following college Jim resided in New York City for a number of years working for Clairol and the NFL before relocating to San Diego. From an early age Jim developed a passion for sailing which continued throughout his life. His happiest memories were of being on a sailboat with family and friends and taking nieces and nephews on sailing/camping trips up the St. Lawrence. Surviving are a brother, Dr. William B. Dodds of Durango, CO and two sisters, Carol Dodds Collins of Columbus, OH and Linda Dodds Phillips of Greer, SC; 11 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. The family is grateful to Kelley Phillips and Scott and Aimee Phillips for the love, attention and extraordinary support to Jim during his long battle with cancer. A celebration of Jim’s life is planned at Point Loma, CA at a future date.
Dana Pickup, Jr.
February 7, 1943 ~ May 24, 2016
Phillip James Mesler
May 16, 1944 ~ May 2, 2016
Phillip James Mesler, age 71, of Saint Peters, Mo., formerly of Wellsville, N.Y., passed away on Monday (May 2, 2016) at his home. He was born in Wellsville, N.Y., on May 16, 1944, a son of Willis and Ida Mesler (nee Covert). Phillip enlisted in the Air Force, served in Vietnam, and retired as Senior Master Sergeant after 20 years of service. He loved St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and Dallas Cowboys Football. Phillip is survived by his sons, Todd C. (Karen) Mesler, Sr. of Saint Peters, Mo., Scott A. Mesler of Fenton, Mo., and Michael A. (Cynthia) Mesler of Overland, Mo.; sisters, Joan Booker and Faith Hovey, both of New York State; 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Elden and Duane Mesler; three sisters, Virginia Harris, Pearl Mesler and Eleanor Rushmore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday (May 4, 2016) at All Saints Catholic Church, 7 McMenamy Road, St. Peters, MO 63376 with Fr. Andrew Burkemper officiating. Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church. Interment with Military Honors will be at 1:30 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Alleluia Baskets, 148 Hollow Creek Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376.
Darryl Roy MacTavish
December 11, 1942 ~ July 20, 2003
Betty Jeanne Layfield-Glosser
September 23, 1943 ~ February 11, 2003
Betty J. Glosser, 59 years of age, died at her residence in Antioch following a lengthy illness. Betty was a native of North Tonawanda, New York and has resided in Antioch since 1967. She was a graduate of Wellsville High School and attended Alfred University in N.Y., Diablo Valley College and Los Medanos College. She graduated as a Lic. Vocational Nurse. She had been employed at Delta Mem. Hosp. and Kaiser Hospital as a nurse. She enjoyed trips to Yosemite, ceramics, gardening and reading. Betty is survived by Sons and Daughters-in-law, Raymond J. and Peg Glosser and Allyn D. Glosser all of Antioch and Loren P. and Shai Glosser of Oakley. Grandson: Evan Paul Glosser of Oakley. Brother: Jim Layfield, Canisteo, NY and Sister Dorothy Lucille Washburn of Antioch. Nieces and Nephews also survive. Betty was preceded in death by Brother: Danny Layfield and Sister Donna Dickinson. Memorial services at Brentwood Funeral Home will be Saturday Feb. 22nd at 1:00pm. Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 150 Grand Ave. Oakland, CA 94612.
Terry Ray Quackenbush
October 21, 1943 ~ July 29, 1988
SP4 U.S. ARMY – VIETNAM, SAIGON PHU-LAM
Oct. 21, 1965 – Oct. 21, 1966
November 1942 ~ April 17, 2012
Carol M. Williams, Age 69 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Painted Post, NY passed away on Thursday at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Carol was born in Wellsville, NY in November 1942 the daughter of the late Glen and Loretta Yaw. She married her husband Eddie W. Williams in August 1962 and they would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this year. Carol was a woman of many talents and was a former real estate agent. Carol was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished the time she spent with her family. Carol is survived by her loving and devoted husband Eddie W. Williams; her loving daughters and sons-in-law: Laura & Christopher Oughterson of Elmira Heights, NY, Yvonne & Robert Drake of Horseheads, NY, and Jennifer Williams of Horseheads, NY; beloved grandchildren: Katherine, Andrew, Eric, and Sara; sister: Betty Layfield of Allentown, NY; sister-in-law: Judith Matteson of Addison, NY; brother-in-law: Jerry Williams of Wellsville, NY; one aunt, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Carol’s Gravesite Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday April 25, 2012 at Maple Grove Cemetery 715 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at 2 PM. Her nephew Glen Layfield Minister of The Scio Church of Christ and Rev. Patrick Holder will officiate. Those wishing may remember Carol through memorials to a charity of one’s choice.
Roland Benjamin “Ben” Fanton
March 25, 1943 ~ March 10, 2002
December 3, 1943 ~ July 4, 2011
Jean M. Dart, 67, of the Gold Road, passed away peacefully at home, Monday (July 4, 2011). Born Dec. 3, 1943, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Glen and Mildred Covel. She was a 1961 graduate of Wellsville High School. On Aug. 20, 1986, she married Michael P. Dart, who survives. For several years, Jean was a tractor trailer owner/operator. She was also employed by the United States Postal Service. She held many positions, including being a driver instructor and a contract technician for over 400 post offices. She retired from the USPS after 20 years of service. Jean enjoyed auctions, antiques, online shopping, reading, sewing and collecting teddy bears. She loved animals, especially horses and dogs. She enjoyed watching the horses run out in the pasture. Jean was also a frequent visitor to the SPCA. She adored her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, of which Ethan and Dylan Cornell gave her special joy to her heart. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, William (Theresa) Coyle and Thomas (Tracey) Coyle, both of Eleven Mile Road, Genesee, Pa.; five stepdaughters, Michelle Baker, Milanda Good, Missy Dart, Kimberly Dart and Ashley Grace Dart, all of Lancaster, Pa.; two brothers, William Covel of Friendship, and Robert (Phyllis) Covel of Canisteo; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Jim Covel. Friends called on Friday (July 8, 2011) from 3-5 p.m. at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville, where services were held at 5 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Eastlack officiating. Burial was in the Stannards Cemetery in the town of Willing. Memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County.
Kathryn Anne Stark-Ligus
June 28, 1943 ~ December 18, 1991
John Nick Baldini
April 19, 1943 ~ February 24, 1998
Alan H. Stebbins
August 9, 1941 ~ September 28, 2015
Alan H. Stebbins, 74, and formerly of 11 Pennsylvania Ave. and, for the past 8.5 years, a resident of the Wellsville Manor Care Center, passed away on Monday (Sept. 28, 2015) in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, following an extended illness. He was born in Wellsville on Aug. 9, 1941, the son of Herald W. and Helen McKinley Stebbins.
He was a graduate of the Wellsville High School and then entered the U.S. Coast Guard, serving from 1961 until 1966. On April 12, 1969, in Belfast, N.Y., he married Sharron M. Butler, who survives him.
Until ill health forced his retirement in 1992, he was employed as a crane operator and last as time keeper with Dresser-Rand Corp. in Wellsville. While residing at the Wellsville Manor he was the Council president for several years. He had served on the Parish Council of the Sacred Heart Church in Friendship, was a member of the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department, the Friendship Ambulance Squad, the Friendship American Legion Post No. 1168 and as a member of the Friendship Rotary Club and was the recipient of a Paul Harris Service Award. Surviving besides his wife, Sharron, are daughters, Tisha (Raymond)?Young of Genesee, Pa., Melissa (Charles)?Lananger?III of Bolivar, N.Y.; grandsons, Anthony Young of Genesee,?Pa., Tyler and Dylan Lananger of Bolivar, N.Y.; granddaughter, Ashley Jordan of Bolivar, N.Y.; stepgranddaughter, Janelle Lananger of Bolivar, N.Y.; brother, Kenneth Stebbins of Olean, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and fellow campers he met at the Deer Run Camp Grounds. He was also predeceased by his parents and a nephew, Russell Stebbins.
Visitation will be held on Saturday (Oct. 3, 2015)?in the Friendship American Legion Home from 1 until 3 p.m. At 3 p.m., a Celebration of Life Service will be held with Deacon Frank Pasquale the celebrant, followed by full military rites rendered by members of the Friendship?Legion Post and ending with a service by members of the Friendship Vol. Fire Dept. Burial will be at the family’s convenience in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Belfast, N.Y. Memorials may be made to Friendship?Fire Dept., Friendship Rotary Club or the Friendship Legion Post, with the funds to be used for a community outdoor electric message board.
Dr. John David Hauser
June 8, 1943 ~ August 28, 2014
Dr. John David Hauser is survived by his wife, Linda, six children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, with two more on the way. An only child, John was born June 8, 1943, to Harold and Louise Hauser in Wellsville, New York. In 1965, he earned his baccalaureate degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In 1972 he earned his Ph.D., majoring in history and philosophy from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. In 1972 John and his first wife (and life-long friend), Ann, moved to Astoria with their two children Lisa and Anna. John taught Western Civilization and World Religion and Philosophy at Clatsop Community College until he retired in 2005. John was a very popular teacher beloved by his students. His teaching was influenced by Joseph Campbell, the writings of Carlos Castaneda, and spirituality as expressed by Ram Doss. He was also a respected Faculty Association president for many years. A fierce competitor, John loved playing with the college faculty team. In 1978 he met his second wife, Linda. She brought her young children into the family: Ted, Michael, Jenny, and Jeri Lyn. John was a passionate fly fisherman and fly tier. He, Linda and their children spent many happy summers fishing on the Locsha River, as well as many others in Idaho and Montana. John’s other avocation was music. He had a successful rock and roll band in Pullman, Washington, and continued to play guitar for many years after moving to Astoria. His favorite bands were Jefferson Airplane, the Eagles and Santana. His other passions were the Cleveland Browns football team (Jim Brown and Otto Graham), and John was also an artist. In addition to his fly tied creations (little pieces of art), he enjoyed working with wood, especially No. 3 pine and cedar, to create fantastic wall art in his home. His favorite movies were “The Godfather,” “The Terminator,” “Rocky,” “Heaven Can Wait,” “A River Runs Through It,” and “Dirty Dancing.” Last summer, he spent two weeks fly fishing with his grandson Sean. In August, John and daughter Jeri had a great time camping and fishing at East Lake. John cherished spending time with his beloved grandson Dylan. They had many long, in-depth conversations about philosophy, religion, the importance of education, being frugal, not wasteful, the Golden Rule, protecting the Earth while enjoying nature, and of course, girls.
Rose Marie Sheridan-Limbaugh-Griffin
April 23, 1943 ~ May 22, 1996
September 23, 1942 ~ December 30, 2007
USAF 1962-1966; serviced jet aircraft, Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome
December 16, 1941 ~ February 2, 1984
Betty J. Miller-Deck
May 20, 1944 ~ August 20, 2012
Betty J. Deck, 68, of 2964 Truax Road, went to be with her Lord on Monday (Aug. 20, 2012) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a long illness. She was born May 20, 1944, in Wellsville, a daughter of Malcolm and Doris Campbell Miller. On June 12, 1976, in Victor, she was married to James W. Deck, who survives. She attended Wellsville High School and was employed at the Texas Hot Restaurant in Wellsville. She was a member of the Knights Creek Evangelical Methodist Church in Scio. She enjoyed her flower gardens and camping with her family. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Roxanne (Todd) Moyer Sabins of Wellsville; a grandson, William (Natasha) Cole Jr.; stepdaughters, Barbara and Brenda; three grandchildren; three sisters, Beverly (George) Krach of Baltimore, Alice Meyers of Andover and Diane Rosati of Belmont; several nieces and nephews; and two foster brothers, Paul Jones of Hornell and Paul Bailey of North Carolina. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Priscilla Miller Perry. Friends may call Saturday (Aug. 25, 2012) at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville from 1 until 3 p.m., when services will be held. The Rev. Carl Kemp will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corp. or to Mercy Flight, 100 Amherst Villa Road, Buffalo, NY 14225.
John David Greene
September 14, 1943 ~ August 16, 2002
US Vet serving 16 mos 1964-66 in Korea 55th MP Co
SP4 US ARMY VIETNAM
David August Vossler
May 7, 1943 ~ December 16, 1998
L. CPL. U.S. MARINE CORP. – VIETNAM
Joan Frances Regan
June 25, 1943 ~ December 22, 2003
JOAN FRANCES REGAN, of Takoma Towers, died Monday December 22, 2003 at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She was born June 25, 1943 in Wellsville, NY the daughter of Thomas F. and Gertrude (Dowling) Regan. Joan graduated from the Immaculate Conception School, Wellsville in 1958 and Wellsville High School in 1960. She received her BA degree from Marymount College in Terrytown, NY and her MA from Manhattenville College in Purchase, NY. She was a former school teacher at the Simsbury Public School System in Simsbury, CT.She is survived by 1 sister, Dr. Judy Regan Marcin of Columbia, MD. 3 nieces, Shelah Marcin, Sarah Tomalty, Susan Marcin, 1 nephew, Peter Marcin, 4 grand nieces and 3 grand nephews. Burial on December 27, 2003 at 1:00 pm. in the Immaculate Conception Church 24 Maple Avenue, Wellsville. Rev. Dennis Wolf will be celebrant, and interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wellsville. There will be no prior visitation, memorial suggestion include the Immaculate Conception School or a charity of the donors choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville.
Gwen Erle Grantier-Johnson
May 19, 1943 ~ January 4, 1993
Diana May Coats-Straight
May 3, 1943 ~ June 15, 1995
Marie Mae Kellogg-Wilson
April 5, 1943 ~ May 3, 1997
Morris Lee “Skeeter” Snyder
January 2, 1944 ~ February 5, 2010
Michael Jan Ludden
June 26, 1943 ~ June 10, 2001
William M. Fleming
1943 ~ February 2, 2013
William M. Fleming, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.: 69, passed away February 2, 2013 at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Wellsville, NY. After serving in the Air Force, he was employed by Kodak and IBM in Rochester, NY as a Computer Operator, before retiring. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward W. and Pearl (Moyer), his brother Tom and his wife, Terry. He is survived by his niece, Colleen (Van Gorder) and his nephew, Keegan. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Wellsville, NY on May 11, 2013 at noon, followed by Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association
December 16, 1943 ~ December 7, 2008
July 17, 1943 ~ September 13, 2009
Dixie Elaine Williams-Stannard-Uhler
March 1, 1943 ~ mAY 1, 2014