William Squires

March 2, 1950 ~ March 9, 2013

William F. “Bill” Squires William Squires, 63, died peacefully at his Canandaigua home on March 9, 2013. He is survived by his children, Eileen (Patrick), Mary Sue and Luke; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother, Carolyn; brothers, Daniel and Calvin (Heather); sister, Linda (Kevin); and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Canandaigua later this month. Memorials are suggested to the Volunteer Services Fund, Canandaigua VA Medical Center.



Kathy Boucher-Butlak

February 15, 1951  ~  August 14, 2014

Kathy J. Boucher-Butlak of Darien Center, N.Y., passed away Aug. 14, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 43 years to Robert Butlak; dear mother of Jennifer (Kevin) Baldwin-Budziszewski; loving grandmother of Bennett; cherished sister of Susan (Gary) Wessel; aunt of Theresa, Cindy, Scott, Doreen, Beverly, Sharie, Brenda, Tim, Tom, Peggy, Susan Jim, Rachel, Amanda and Carson; sister-in-law of Donald (Joyce) Butlak and Patricia (Dennis) Bialkowski. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Marion and Merle Boucher. She was loved by all who knew her – family, friends, co-workers and casual acquaintances alike – all were touched by her kindness and grace. Born and raised in Wellsville, N.Y., she moved to Darien and married the love of her life, Bob Butlak. She worked at Darien Auto Parts, Bennett Manufacturing and for the last 8 years at Perry’s Ice Cream. She expressed her creativity and nurturing through her beautiful garden, her loving and caring through her warm smile and constant efforts to make others feel special, and her strength and bravery through her unwavering support for her loved ones. She enriched the lives of many and will be missed by all. Funeral Services will be held at the Charles Meyer Funeral Home 13228 Broadway Alden, N.Y., Monday at 11 a.m. Family will be present today from 2-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Darien Center Fire Dept. and Ambulance.


Dawn Richardson-Riley

May 23, 1951 ~ August 4, 2016


Dawn M. Riley, 65, of 52 Crowner Ave., passed away in her home on Thursday (Aug. 4, 2016) following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born May 23, 1951, in Wellsville, the daughter of James and Marie Mason Richardson. On March 14, 1970, in the Shongo Methodist Church, she was married to John A. Riley, who survives her. A lifelong resident of Wellsville, she was a graduate of the Class of 1969 of the Wellsville High School. Until retirement in 2014, she was employed with the First Trust Co. and, later, Community Bank in Wellsville as a customer service employee. She was a member of the Wellsville American Legion Post #702 Auxiliary and had served as Auxiliary President and also as the Allegany County Auxiliary President. She was a member of the VFW Post 2530 Auxiliary of Wellsville. AMVETS Post 1 Auxiliary and was a member of the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Surviving are her husband, John A. Riley; two daughters, Ann Grossman of Wendell, N.C., and Debra Riley of Springville, N.Y.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nieces; Aunt and Uncle James and Linda Jackson of Florida; also aunts and uncles and cousins. Per Dawn’s request, there will be no visitations and memorial services will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank Brad and Shelly Speta, the VNA nurses and members of the family and friends who were so kind in caring for Dawn in her long illness. Memorials may be made to the Morrison-Hayes Legion Post Auxiliary at 23 Jefferson St., Wellsville, NY 14895. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home of Wellsville.


Gary L. Havens

November 14, 1950 ~ March 27, 2016


Gary L. Havens, age 65, passed away on Sunday (March 27, 2016) in his home on the upper Reddy Road. He was born in Wellsville on Nov. 14, 1950, to Arthur L. and Betty L. Halsey Havens, who both survive. On April 8, 1972, at the Christian Temple Church, he married Darla J. Coats, who survives him. Gary is a lifelong resident of Wellsville who graduated from Wellsville High School in 1969. In July of 1970, Gary enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam from January 1971 to January of 1972. In May of 1975, he graduated from Alfred State Vocational School, Electrical Trades. Gary’s employment record started early and was varied. Starting with paper delivery and farm work, he progressed to stock clerk and carry out boy for the former Market Basket, later a gas station attendant and for a time he delivered flowers for Kerton’s Florist. He started work as a machinist at C & G Wheelpuller and then worked at Air Preheater as a machinist and in the Maintenance Department, and later at the West Valley Nuclear Demonstration Project. Gary’s final job was as an Electrical Trades instructor at the Belmont Vocational and Technical School for 25 years, which he loved. Gary’s first love was being with family. He was extremely proud of his sons and grandchildren, and enjoyed spending time with them and working alongside of them. His second love was being outside enjoying nature. His hobbies included researching Duke Hose Company and Wellsville Fire Department history, announcing baseball for the Wellsville Lions and for a time the Wellsville Nitros, running the clock during Wellsville Lions Football games, spotting for the Alfred State Pioneers football, watching the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres and baseball. He was a member of the Duke Hose Company where he has served as treasurer, the Wellsville Alumni Association where he was a past president, The American Legion Post # 702 and the V.F.W. Post 2530, both of Wellsville. Survivors include his wife, Darla; his parents, Arthur and Betty Havens; 2 sons, Andrew L. (Nikki) Havens and Anthony “Tony” L. (Kelly) Havens, all of Wellsville; 2 sisters, Glenn L. (Jeff) Olsen of New Haven, IN. and Genene L. (Wayde) Wolbach of Virginia Beach, VA.; 3 grandchildren, Destinee D. Power of Florida, Killian R. Groom and Gary L. Havens, both of Wellsville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Gary was predeceased by a granddaughter, Andee Elaine Havens on Oct. 6, 2015. Friends are invited to call on Thursday (March 31, 2016) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday (April 1, 2016) from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. His funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home followed by a veteran’s service. Memorials may be made to the Grant Duke Hose Company #1, 80 Stevens Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.


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Richard G. Kamakaris

August 19, 1951 ~ January7, 2016

Richard G. Kamakaris, 64, of Frederick, Md., passed away peacefully Jan. 7, 2016. He was born Aug. 19, 1951, in Olean, N.Y., graduated from Wellsville High School in 1969, Alfred University in 1973 and received a MS Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1975. He was employed by General Dynamics, previously by SAIC and, prior to that, served 22 years with the United States Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1997.  He was predeceased by his parents, George and Margaret Kamakaris; survived by his wife, Pamela of Frederick, Md.; two brothers, James Kamakaris of Dalton, N.Y., David Kamakaris of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sons, Stephen Kamakaris of Baltimore, Md., Richard Kamakaris of Cornelius, N.C., Brandon Kamakaris of Walkersville, Md.; one daughter, Kayla Kamakaris of Frederick, Md.; two stepdaughters, Kristi Bagal of Bedford, Pa., Kari Zastrow of Arlington, Va.; soon-to-be ten grandchildren; and his faithful dog, Pax. Richard enjoyed music, playing viola since his early high school years, most recently with the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, where he served as Director of Operations. He was also fond of outdoor activities, especially hunting. The Kamakaris family will be receiving friends to celebrate his life on Monday (Jan. 18, 2016) from 3-7 p.m. at the Delaplaine Art Center 40 South Carroll St., Frederick. Richard will eventually be interred at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to either The Frederick Symphony Orchestra or Defeat GBM Research



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Laran N. Ives

October 12, 1949 ~ August 18, 2015

Laran N. Ives, 65, of 25 Trapping Brook Road passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at home following a brief illness. He was born October 12, 1949 in Wellsville, the son of the late Norman L. and Lela (Ellsworth) Ives. On September 1, 1984 in Wellsville he married Joann Brown who survives. Laran was a 1969 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was employed by Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville for 13 years and for the Immaculate Conception Church and School for the past 25 years. He retired in October of 2014, but returned to be the groundskeeper for Immaculate Conception. He was a member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge # 1495, the Wellsville Moose Lodge # 601, the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 702 and the V.F.W Post #2530 Men’s Auxiliary. He enjoyed traveling, Chinese auctions, and bowling. He bowled for several teams over the years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and will be sadly missed by his ICS family. Surviving in addition to his wife Joann, is a daughter, Stacy (Ives) Inzana of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, a step-daughter, Theresa (Wayne) Tedrow of Linwood, WA, four beloved grandchildren, A. J., Christian, Hunter and Hayden, a brother, Richard (Bonnie) Ives of Wellsville, a sister, Norlene Bromley of Bradford, PA, as well as several nieces, nephews & cousins. Friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 11:30 to 1:00 pm at the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm Saturday in church following the visitation. Burial will be in Hallsport Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Immaculate Conception School.



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William L. Acker

October 27, 1950 ~ May 2, 2015

William L. Acker, 64, of 116 Olean St., passed away Saturday (May 2, 2015) in Zephyrhills, Fla. Born on Oct. 27, 1950, in Hornell, he was a son of Lawrence and Margaret Brown Acker. He had resided in Canisteo during his early life, but spent most of his life in Wellsville. Bill had resided in Bolivar since 1978.He was a graduate of Wellsville High School and had been employed as a manager at both Carpet Town in Westons Mills and later at Custom Carpets in Olean. Bill served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 1975. He was active in sports during high school and remained actively involved in his son’s sports activity through high school and college. He was a member of the Bolivar Lions Club and the Bolivar American Legion Post.
He is survived by his wife, Sally Raykovitz Acker of Bolivar; a daughter, Jamie Acker Lewis of Rochester; a son, Aaron (Kristin Mekjean) Acker of Buffalo; a sister, Patricia (Tom) Cline of Wellsville; his brother, Robert Acker of Hornell; grandchildren, Ayedin Lewis, Kamdyn Lewis and Adina Acker; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. The family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service with military honors at 11 a.m. Saturday (May 9, 2015) at Woodlawn Cemetery, South Main Street, Wellsville.





Christine Allen-Payne-Roper

November 22, 1951 ~ November 1, 2011

Christine (Christy) Allen-Payne-Roper of Conroe, Texas died Tuesday (Nov. 1, 2011) after a short but brave fight against lung cancer.   Born in Wellsville to Robert and Sue Allen, Christy always thought of others before herself in everything she did and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. She was an avid bass fisher and enjoyed being on the lake with her husband and best friend, Eddie.   She leaves behind her husband and love of her life, Edgar (Eddie) Roper; their dog, Benji; her son, Todd; and his daughters, Kayla and Kristina; her son, Bradley, his wife, Reesa and their children, Danielle and Austin; her daughter, Jenni Edwards; her daughter, Stacy O’Kelley and husband, Pat; and their children, Katlyn, Austin, Sierra, Conner and one great-grandchild, Kaden Edwards; her brother, Randy and wife, Kerri Allen; their daughter, Corie Leigh; sister, Kim and her husband, Joe Greenan; their children, Jamie, Jessica and Joseph; her Aunt Liz and Uncle Dick Wilson; Aunt Joanie Guinnip, and many very special friends.   A Memorial service was held at Metcalf Funeral Directors on Saturday (Nov. 5, 2011) at 11 a.m. You are invited to leave the family a written tribute at www.metcalffuneraldirectors.com.




Michael P. Culbert

June 20, 1951 ~ March 23, 2014

Michael P. Culbert, 62, of 47 Pine St., Wellsville, died On Sunday, March 23, 2014 after a lengthy health battle.  He was born on June 20, 1951 in Wellsville the son of the late Paul F. and Mary (Wiles) Culbert. On Aug. 22, 1970, in Wellsville, he married Louella Hinkle who survives. Mike was a 1969 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army, stationed in Fort Sill, Okla. He was honorably discharged in 1972 and joined his father’s business; Paul F. Culbert & Sons. He was a lifelong business proprietor in Wellsville, and with his brother they continued operating the business for the more than two decades. During that time, he developed into one of the most formidable Allis-Chalmers mechanics in the country. He also continued his military service with the U. S. Army Reserves until 1977. In 1999, he started Mike Culbert’s Repair Shop, which he continued as an agricultural and fleet maintenance operation until his death. He also owned and operated MPC Farms of Scio. He was a member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge 1495, the American Legion Post 702, the Wellsville Moose Lodge 601 and was a life member of the North American Hunting Club. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Michael (Bekah) Culbert Jr. of Crosby, Texas, Douglas (Alison) Culbert of Suffolk, Va., and Kurt (Erin) Culbert of China Grove, N.C.; two grandsons, Matthew and Reid Culbert; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Sara Culbert; two sisters, Margaret Ann Smith of Erie, Pa., and Kathleen (Kim) Morrison of Lake Worth, Fla.; three brothers, Richard and John Culbert of Wellsville, and Roger (Marcella) Culbert of Fillmore. He was predeceased by his sister, Suzanne Nowacki in 1997. Mike was a loving father and grandfather, and a devout pet lover, who was rarely found without a dog at his side. Friends are invited to call on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday (March 28, 2014) at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Rev. Sean DiMaria as Celebrant. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Immaculate Conception School, the Immaculate Conception Church, or any local . To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.



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Van L. Emerson

December 31, 1951 ~ October 31, 2012

60, of 90 Johnson St., died in his home on Wednesday (Oct. 31, 2012) following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 31, 1951, in Wellsville, the son of Eslie and Carla Anderson Emerson. A lifelong resident of Wellsville, he was a graduate of the Wellsville High School, Class of 1969. He served with the U.S. Marines from 1969 to 1971, receiving the rank of Cpl. He was employed at the Acme Electric Corp. in Cuba and, until ill health forced his retirement, as a driver for the North Van Lines. He was a member of the Wellsville VFW?Post 2530, Wellsville American Legion Post 702 and the Wellsville Moose Lodge 601. He enjoyed NASCAR?and restoring old cars. He is survived by a brother, Christopher E. Emerson of Wellsville, and nephew, Alan  Yvonne)Emerson of Wellsville. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Lee R. Emerson. There will be no visitation and burial, in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville, will be at the family’s   convenience. Memorials may be made to the SPCA?Serving Allegany County.


Ronald James Hand

May 24, 1950 ~ December 28, 1990


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October 1, 1951 ~ October 10, 2008



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September 25, 1951 ~ March 16, 1999

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Eddy Brian Jordan

April 8, 1951 ~ December 12, 2004

Eddy B. Jordan of Springville, age 53, December 12, 2004, following a long illness.He worked on the assemblyline and various other jobs at Winsmith Inc., and as an independent electrical contractor, and for the Buffalo Veterans organization. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972 and was in the Reserves from 1972 to 1975. Husband of Peggy (Marsh); father of Emily (Mark) Woodring, Eric (Karen) Jordan, and the late Jeremy Jordan; son of Marie (nee Tyler) and the late Keith Jordan; grandfather of Rebecca and Abigail Woodring, Marshal and Miranda Jordan, and the late Milinda; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Springville United Methodist Church. The Rev. David C. Derk officiated. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.



David Lawrence Mallery

September 3, 1949 ~ November 27, 1970


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August 6, 1951 ~ August 1999

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Robert McAllister

October 5, 1950 ~ 6/25/2011

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January 28, 1950 ~ March 13, 2007

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Carla Packer-Gilray

July 13, 1951 ~ October 9, 2011

Carla Packer Gilray, 60, of Reed Street, died Sunday (Oct. 9, 2011) in her home following a long illness.  She was born July 13, 1951, in Wellsville, the daughter of Charles L. and Lila Mae Lonsberry Packer Sr.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Wellsville High School.  She obtained her BS degree in English Education from Potsdam State College in 1973. She received a master’s degree from Geneseo State College in Secondary English and another master’s degree from Alfred University in Counselor Education.  From 1973 to 1994, she taught secondary English at Richburg Central School and later taught English and psych in the merged Bolivar-Richburg Central School from 1994 to 2007, retiring after 34 years of service.  She attended Wellsville Christian Temple Church for over 40 years, where she was a choir member, taught Vacation Bible School, was a deaconess and was a Sunday School superintendent.  She is survived by a brother, Charles L. (Rose M.) Packer of Roswell, Ga., and niece, Amanda E. Packer of Roswell, Ga.  She was predeceased by her parents and a son, Mark Harkenrider, in 2006.  Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Ralph Eastlack officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County or to Southern Tier Youth for Christ.



John Alfred Prince, Jr.

November 5, 1951 ~ 12/2/2000


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Daniel Robert Tait

June 25, 1950 ~ October 3, 1998

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Colleen D. Dixon

July 3, 1950 ~ June 1, 2014


Colleen D. Dixon, age 63, of the Baldwin Road passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in her home. She was born on July 3, 1950 in Wellsville to Donald and Arletta Hall Dixon who have predeceased her.
Colleen was a lifelong resident of Wellsville who graduated from Wellsville High School in 1969. She worked hard despite her physical limitations and always held two jobs. Colleen will be best remembered by many for working at Sarge’s Sub shop and later at Dixon’s Sub shop. She also had worked for the former Citizens Bank, A & M Bowling and for Jones Memorial Hospital. Colleen enjoyed hunting, bowling and spending time with her family.  Survivors include her brother David (Peggy) Dixon of Wellsville; her sister Beverly Dixon of Wellsville; a nephew Joshua Dixon; a niece Jasmine Dixon and a great niece Aleeya. Colleen’s wishes were that there would be no services and burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery with her parents. Memorials in Colleen’s name may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.