May 29, 1947 ~ January 29, 2021
Lois Jean Piech (Wesche), age 73 of 120 Sykes St., Groton, NY passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY surrounded by her family. Born May 29, 1947 in Wellsville, NY she was the daughter of the late Beaumont and Beaulah Johnson Wesche and wife of the late Robert Bruce Piech who passed in December 2012. Lois was employed with Cayuga Medical Center for over 35 years prior to her retirement. Lois loved her employment at Cayuga Medical Center and built lasting relationships with everyone she met. Lois was known for her love of all seasons and to see the beauty in all things. Lois loved animals, her friends, and her grandchildren. Lois is remembered for her compassion and understanding for others, her kindhearted humorous approach with friends and strangers alike. Lois enjoyed spending time with others, watching crime and nature TV, reading, and spending time with family. Lois is survived by her children, Tracey Wesche of Cortland, NY, Bruce Piech of New Berlin, NY, twin daughters, Darleen Piech and Doreen Wagner of Dryden, NY, and ten grandchildren. Private burial will be at the Lake View Cemetery, Ithaca, NY where Lois will rest with her late husband. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Groton Community Health Care Center.
August 9/1946 ~ October 22, 2018
January 27, 1946 ~ July 4, 2019
Paul E. Bailey, 73, of Jacksonville, N.C., passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 of a lengthy illness. Paul was born on Jan. 27, 1946 to Raymond L. Bailey and Lila M. Hoover of Piqua, Ohio. In Paul’s younger teen years, he was raised by his loving, caring parents Mack and Doris Miller of Wellsville. Paul graduated from Wellsville High School in 1964. Paul married Judith A. Clarke of Independence on Aug. 17, 1968 at the Independence 7th Day Baptist Church. They have three children, George T. Bailey of Andover, Cheri L. (Richard) Kornaker Jr. of Holly Ridge, N.C., Jeremy P. (Crystal) Bailey of Jacksonville, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Christopher, Thomas, Beth, Crystal, Brittany, Rebecca, Robert, and November; and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Alice A. Meyers of Andover, Janice Bailey of Florida; brother, David Bailey of Florida; sister-in-laws, Norma (Floyd) Drake of Independence, Sharon Clarke of Mariposa, Calif.; brothers-in-law, Samuel (Lori) Clarke of Wellsville, James Deck of Wellsville; along with several nieces and nephews. Paul worked at Worthington (Dresser Rand) for 30+ years. Paul’s hobbies after work was going to the horse farm to ride his horses. In 1999, Paul retired and moved to North Carolina where he volunteered at horse farms to work with the horses that needed training. Paul’s passion included his family, dogs (Troubles and Heidi),horses, and the beach. Paul was a fun, loving man that will be missed dearly by all. Predeceased are his parents; three sisters, Pricilla A. Miller-Perry, Diane R. Miller-Rosetti, Betty A. Miller-Deck; two brothers, James Bailey and Chuck Bailey; brother-in-law, Robert Clarke and sister-in-law, Deana Clarke. The family will have a Celebration of Life on Aug. 17, 2019 at the Andover Community Center at 1 p.m. Come share your memories with us.
October 8, 1946 ~ July 24, 2019
Alan D. “Big Al” Peck, 73, passed away Wednesday (July 24, 2019) at home. Alan was born on Oct. 8, 1946 to Robert Ernest Sr. and Phoebe (Clark) Peck. He was a 1963 graduate of Wellsville Central School. He later served in the United States Marine Corps. Al worked many jobs in the Wellsville area over the years. He worked 12 years with Allegany Arc as a custodian; he cleaned for the Wellsville VFW and worked with his Uncle Jack at Reach All Tree Service in Wellsville. Al is survived by a sister, Myrtle G. Walters of Wellsville; a sister-in-law, Carol Peck of Andover; his Aunt Jane and Uncle Howard Peck of Wellsville; a special niece, Kim (Tom) Layman of Belmont; a great friend, Rick Price of Wellsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Ernest Peck, Jr. and Jim Peck. There were two things that were very important to Al. He was a life-long Buffalo Bills fan and he was a proud American Patriot. He always had his Buffalo Bills jacket with him and his scooter was always decked out with the American flag. Al had a unique sense of humor and those that knew him well knew not to take him too seriously. Al was a member of the American Legion Morrison Hayes Post 702 in Wellsville; the Wellsville VFW and the Wellsville Loyal Order of Moose Lodge. There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service with full military honors will be held on Saturday (August 17) at 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Morrison Hayes Post 702. A private graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville. Memorial contributions in Al’s name may be made to Allegany County Cancer Services, Inc., Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.
November 9, 1946 ~ January 13, 2019
Larry E. DeMarte, Parma – Sunday, January 13, 2019 at age 72. Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Trudy DeMarte; his best friends and sons, Eric (Jodi) DeMarte and David (Jessica) DeMarte; his pride and joy grandsons, Jacob and Zachary DeMarte; his loving sister, Diane Scirto; many loving nieces, nephews; grand-dog, Otis, many family members and dear, dear friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Wilma DeMarte; his brothers, Thomas (Judy) and Michael DeMarte. Larry was born in Wellsville, NY, a proud veteran of the United States Army and served our country during the Vietnam War. He retired as a production manager at GM after 30 years. Larry had a passion for the game of football, he enjoyed golf, fishing, jet-skiing, boating, snowmobiling and reading the newspaper. He loved spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He would do anything for anyone and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Larry’s visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd 1-3 PM where his celebration of life will be at 3 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Rd. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Veterans Outreach Center or in his memory.
October 25, 1946 ~ August 20, 2016
Wade G. Cook, of 5833 Lyons Road, passed away Saturday (Aug. 20, 2016) at the Wellsville Manor Care Center.
Wade was born Oct. 25, 1946, in Shinglehouse, Pa., and was a son of Glenn Arthur and Luella Lovine Fanton Cook. On Aug. 21, 1993, in Wellsville, he married his loving wife, Sharon E. Mason, who survives. Wade graduated from Wellsville High School in 1965. He worked at Dresser Rand in Wellsville, first as a machinist for a short time, and then worked on the test stand and was also a balancer, before he retired in 2009 after 46 years. In addition to working at Dresser, Wade also owned and operated a farm in Belmont for most of his life. He enjoyed working the farm and especially working with the work horses, which he pulled with. Along with his loving wife, Wade is survived by 3 children, Tonya L. (James) McKinley of Wellsville, Theresa L. (Brent) Golish of Wellsville, Wade A. (Lona) Cook of Andover; 4 stepchildren, Debra L. (David) Dean of Clay City, Kan., Katrina M. Smith of Belmont, Kurt A. Smith of Bliss, Jada L. Beardsley of Belfast; 14 grandchildren, Jimmy, Liam, Taylor, Patrick, Beth, Spencer, Landon, Mason, Daylene, Deanna, Dana, Daylia, Codie, Morgan, and Garrett; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Westin, and Griffin; 2 brothers, John (Linda) Cook of Wellsville, Karl (Tina) Cookof LeRoy; and several nieces and nephews. Wade was predeceased by 1 stepson, Phillip A. Smith on May 10, 2015. Friends will be received at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, 296 N. Main Street, Wellsville, on Friday (Aug. 26, 2016) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev., Marc Chamberlain, Pastor of the Genesis Bible Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the Hart Comfort House, #141 E. State St., Wellsville, New York 14895 or to the Allegany County Cancer Society, #7 Court St., Belmont, New York 14813.
February 18, 1947 ~ April 27, 2016
Janice N. Patterson, age 69, of Perry, passed away on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at Highland Hospital in Rochester surrounded by her family. Janice was born in Wellsville, New York on February 18, 1947 a daughter of the late Beryle and Doris (Rogers) Barnett. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Wallace Patterson who died in 1986, a companion Donald Schmidt who died in 2002 and a brother Roger Barnett. Janice was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She worked for the former Champion Products in Perry for over 24 years and retired from Aldon Corp in Avon in 2013 after 13 years of service. She was a member of the former Moose Club in Perry, loved butterflies and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by 2 sons; Robert (Robin) Patterson of Gainesville, Wallace (Joyce) Patterson of Belfast, sisters: Grace Bogle of Perry, Laverne (Mark) Maxcy of Wellsville; a brother Dale (Tina) Barnett of Wellsville; sister-in-law Nancy Barnett of Hallsport; 5 grandchildren Nicole (Robert) Kinnaird, Cody Patterson, Logan Patterson, Tasha Patterson and Brandon Patterson; a great grandchild Summer Rain Kinnaird along with many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call from 1:00-3:00PM and 5:00-7:00PM on Saturday April 30, 2016 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday May 1st at 1:30PM at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Hallsport Union Cemetery in Willing, New York. Memorials may be made to the Community Action Food Pantry in Perry. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
August 12, 1947 ~ July 11, 2017
August M. Atkins, 69, of Ritchie Rd., DeKalb Jct. passed away Tuesday, July 11th at University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. Allen-Denesha Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. He is survived by his son, Matthew Atkins of DeKalb Jct. and a granddaughter. Mr. Atkins was born on August 13, 1947 in Olean, N.Y., son of John James and Rosa (McElfresh) Atkins. Over the years he worked as a truck driver, a mechanic, and at his family farm on Ritchie Rd. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and with his family.
March 9, 1947 ~ July 11, 1985
June 16, 1945 ~ August 4, 2017
November 26, 1947 ~ April 9, 2017
Edith M. “Tookie” Cole, 69, of Wellsville, N.Y., died Sunday (April 9, 2017) in St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Md. Born Nov. 26, 1947, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Charles and Lillian Brown Carlin. She was married to James Cole, who predeceased her in 2000. Surviving are a son, Andrew (Suzanne) Stocking of California, Md.; two grandchildren; three siblings, Wanda Nelson of Portville, N.Y., Ted Carlin and Judd Carlin, both of Alma, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents; and four siblings, Ben Carlin, Ned Carlin, Frank Carlin, and Carol Norman. Friends may call Friday (April 14, 2017) from 6–8 p.m. at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, N.Y., where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Carl Kemp will officiate. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio.
July 12, 1947 ~ August 2, 1964
The Belmont Dispatch, Thursday ~ August 6, 1964 Samuel Chrimes of Wellsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Dudley Chrimes, was killed Sunday, August 2, 1964, when the car in which he was riding left the road and overturned. Two others in the car, Leon James Cole, Jr., the driver and Philip Duke, both of Wellsville are hospitalized with injuries.
Survivors, besides his parents, include a sister, Mary Lou Chrimes, a student at Ithaca College; and a half brother, Theodore Chrimes of Williamsville, and a half sister, Mrs. Lucretia Green of Geneseo. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Dye and Wildman Funeral Home at Wellsville with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery
June 21, 1947 ~ October 31, 2011
June 28, 1945 ~ September 18, 2011
Terence K. “Terry” Worden, 66, of 66 Oak St., passed away late Sunday afternoon (Sept. 18, 2011) St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell. Born in Wayland on June 28, 1945, he was a son of the late Kendell and Claudia Woods Worden. He was married in Hornell on Dec. 20, 1975 to the former Marcia Morabito, who survives. A former resident of Wellsville, Terry was a graduate of Wellsville High School and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. He has resided in Hornell for most of his life and was employed for many years as a pattern cutter for the former Marion Rohr’s in Hornell; later he was employed by Alstom. Terry was a former member of the Hornell Moose Lodge No 210. His family includes his wife of nearly 36 years, Marcia; his son Danny (Sharon) Worden of Wellsville; his two daughters, Connie Worden of Ithaca and Cindy (Danny) Hachtel of Avoca; his five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; his two brothers, Roger Worden of Elmira and Alan Worden of Dansville; also his two nephews. Calling hours are from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. Committal services and interment, with military honors, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bath National Cemetery.
December 29, 1947 ~ December 20, 2007
July 9, 1944 ~ June 24, 2003
August 29, 1947 ~ December 12, 1988
January 17, 1947 ~ April 9, 2003
Linda M. Cumpston, 56, of 19 Pine Street Apt. 1, died Wednesday (April 9, 2003) in Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born January 17, 1947, in Wellsville, a daughter of Harley Morris and Helen (Kemp) Morris. In 1977, in Wellsville, she married Richard Cumpston who predeceased her on August 4, 2001. Linda graduated from Wellsville High School in 1965 and was a former member of the Christian Temple Church. She was a member of the VFW Post 2530 Auxiliary and a social member of American Legion Post 702, both of Wellsville. She enjoyed golfing, crocheting and her grandchildren. Survivors include, a daughter. Karen (William) Kirsop of Perry, five grandchildren, a son, James A. Baker Jr., and a sister, Sharon (Clifford) Mattison of Alma, several cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and one uncle. Friends may call today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, in Wellsville, where a funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday with the Reverend Ralph Eastlack officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
February 25, 1946 ~ April 23, 1994
August 16, 1946 ~ August 24, 2011
June 6, 1947 ~ September 17, 1969
February 4, 1947 ~ July 17, 2007
February 19, 1947 ~ May 23, 2006
November 22, 1947 ~ November 12, 2014
Lucinda (Cindy) Gorham, 66, Coudersport, PA, passed away November 12, 2014 at Cole Memorial Hospital with her loving daughter Wendy Nicka by her side. Born November 22, 1947 in Williamsport, PA she was the daughter of Fordyce and Nell Gorham. Cindy was employed for 25 years as a clerk for Fredrick’s True Value. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. Cindy is survived by her long time companion, Nortan Cole, daughter; Wendy Nicka and her grandchildren; Anderson, Aydan , Khloe Nicka and Kiyah Rajczak, and her sister, Rachel Gorham. Cindy’s Life Celebration will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family and memorials may be made to the local SPCA or the Coudersport Public Library, 502 Park Ave., Coudersport, PA 16915.
December 4, 1947 ~ August 31, 1974
July 12, 1947 ~ June 13, 2015
Connie J. Greenfield, 67, passed away unexpectedly Saturday (June 13, 2015) in Spotsylvania, Va., while vacationing. Mrs. Greenfield was born on July 12, 1947, in Wellsville, to Norman and Virginia Moore. She was a 1965 graduate of Wellsville Central School. On Oct. 7, 1967, in Scio, she married James D. Greenfield, who survives. Connie dedicated her life to serving her family. She was a loving homemaker and devoted wife. In recent years, she was the babysitter of choice for her many grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. In addition to her husband of 47 years, Connie is survived by three daughters, Lori (Jim) Rumfelt and Denise Greene, both of Andover, and Dawn (Frederick) Foster of Lake Mary, Fla.; one son, Brian (Agnes) Greenfield of Palm Harbor, Fla.; three brothers, James (Marcia) Moore of Andover, Norman (Autumn) Moore of Renfrew, Pa., and John Moore of Wellsville; one sister and brother-in-law, Kaye and Charles Saunders of Campbell; 16 grandchildren, MaKenzy Rumfelt, Bryce Rumfelt, Evan Rumfelt, Allison Rumfelt, Aaron Bassi, Andrew Bassi, Kira Bassi, Zachary Greenfield, Alexandra Greenfield, Tagan Greenfield, Breckyn Greenfield, Malaya Foster, Cody Greene, Hunter Greene, Noah Greene and Wryder Greene; and one great-grandson, Braylon Tuttle. In addition to her many family activities, she was an avid poker player where she enjoyed taking money from her brothers. She also liked visiting casinos and always made time for her favorite soap operas. There will be a time of visitation on Wednesday (today) from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Calvin Densmore of the First Baptist Church of Andover officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.
January 19, 1946 ~ March 1, 2008
April 20, 1947 ~ December 8, 2005
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April 28, 1947 ~ December 27, 2012
Linda Satterlee Mocejunas, 65, was welcomed into heaven by her friends and family on December 27, 2012 after a long struggle with cancer. She was born April 28, 1947 in Wellsville, NY. Lin was open-hearted, generous, and dedicated to service. Lin took great pleasure in making gorgeous quilts, especially with her devoted friend Rene. Lin’s family was her delight; she was ever-present to her daughters and all five of her grandchildren, her “grand-blessings.” She leaves a legacy of faithfulness and bravery. She is survived by her daughters Michelle (Tim) O’Connor and Jen (Jeff) Kondziela; grandsons Jeremiah, Noah, and Colin; granddaughters Karlie and Caroline, all of Rochester; brothers Bill of Hawaii and Phillip of Wellsville, niece Lynn Stillman (Shane) of Auburn and five nephews Christopher and Joshua Nash of Buffalo, Adam and Jason Satterlee of Wellsville and Mark Longo of Hawaii. She is predeceased by her parents Virginia Dean and William Satterlee and her sister Gayle Nash. She had an abundance of amazing friends many from St. John Fisher where she worked for 30 years. A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday December 31st at 10 AM, at Spiritus Christi Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street, Rochester NY. The family wants to express sincere thanks to Lin’s caregivers at Pluta Cancer Center. Donations in Lin’s name can be made to Pluta Cancer Center.
November 8, 1947 ~ September 27, 1998
August 21, 1946 ~ May 1992
May 11, 1947 ~ April 11, 2001
August 2, 1947 ~ November 14, 2005
July 16, 1947 ~ July 2, 2003
July 28, 1947 ~ December 18, 2015
Peter Jack Plants passed away at the age of 68 on Dec. 18, 2015 after a brief illness. He was a courageous and quiet fighter. Peter, born July 28, 1947, was the loving son of the late William and Veronica McHale Plants. Peter is survived by his children, Tiffany Plants Hertel, Chad (Marissa) Plants, Sarah and Abigail Plants; his brother, William (Candace) Plants; and sisters, Suzanne (Jan) Fundalinski, and Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Jubenville; along with several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Peter is predeceased by his sisters, Kathryn Plants, Colette Reardon, Drusilla Dimant, and infant Mary Plants. Upon his graduation from Wellsville High School, Peter attended Morrisville College. Peter joined the U.S. Navy in 1967 and served for four years. He then went to work at the Harrison Corp, Citicorp, most recently for HSBC until his illness this year. Peter was a parishioner at the Good Shepherd Church in Pendleton, N.Y. He was a very faithful and spiritual man and remained devoted to the Lord until his very last breath. When Peter wasn’t busy taking care of his horses, he was likely on the road with his daughter, Abigail, watching her barrel racing competitions. A celebration of Peter’s life will take place on Jan. 9, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Church in Pendleton at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of your choice or the Good Shepherd Church.
January 14, 1947 ~ February 29, 2008