~ January 5, 2018
Richard L. Pakozdi, January 5, 2018, at the age 67, after a courageous fight with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Eugene S. & Mary Pakozdi; brother, Eugene F. Pakozdi. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie (Moranz) Pakozdi; daughter, Jaclyn (Mark) Iwasko; grandchildren, Victoria & Chloe; brother, Jonathan Parker of CA; several nieces, nephews & dear friends. For the last seventeen years, Richard worked in the field of neuro-muscular therapy. He owned and operated Advanced Health Therapy Center in Brockport, NY. Richard specialized in Bowen Therapy, which focuses on the central nervous system and he was one of only three specialists practicing Bowen therapy in New York State. An athlete in his youth, Richard was a golden gloves boxer and played minor league baseball in Florida. He began refereeing in the amateurs, especially in the Rochester, New York area, including golden gloves, Empire State Games and the Aquinas Mission bouts. Richard entered the pro officiating ranks in 1991 and within two years scored the job of third man in the ring for Oscar de la Hoya’s sixth pro bout with Mike Grable. Richard’s visitation will be held 3-7 PM on Friday, January 12th at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane, Rochester, NY. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11AM on Saturday at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 11 N. Main St, enter church parking lot off of Buffalo Rd. Interment in St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery. Donations may be sent to St. Vincent DePaul Church, 11 N. Main St, Churchville NY 14428 in Richard’s memory.
February 15, 1951 ~ August 5, 2018
Lewis M. Jackson, 67, of Hallsport, NY, peacefully passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Hart Comfort House in Wellsville surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born February 15, 1951, in Wellsville, he was the son of Lewis A. and Anna Mae Geffers Jackson. On May 21, 1971, in Hallsport he married the former Judy A. Sugden, who survives. A Vietnam Veteran, he served honorably with the US Marine Corps from 1971 — 1973. He was employed by Dresser-Rand in Wellsville for 40 years, retiring in 2013. Lewis was a member of Morrison Hayes American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville and a former member of the Wellsville VFW. Lew enjoyed euchre, fantasy football, camping with family and friends, and country music. Surviving besides his wife, Judy, are: two sons, Christopher (Danielle) Jackson of Peru, NY and Craig (Sandy) Jackson of Wellsville; six grandchildren, Trevor, Taylor, Ty, Kayleigh, Tristan, and Dylan; two sisters, Cheryl (James) Howland of Alfred Station and Jalea (Jeff) Flewellyn of Wellsville; two brothers, Ronald (Joyce) Jackson and Thomas (Deborah) Jackson, both of Wellsville; an uncle, Paul Geffers of TX; nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents. Friends may call at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Carl Knitter will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at Stannards Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hart Comfort House, 141 East State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.
July 19, 1951 ~ May 7, 2018
Carolyn R. Flint, 66, of Bradford, formerly of Wellsville, N.Y., passed away on Monday (May 7, 2018) at UPMC Hamot, Erie. She was born July 19, 1951, in Buffalo, N.Y., a daughter of the late Truman and Genevieve Cole Dodge. She was a 1969 graduate of the Wellsville Central Schools. On Nov. 14, 1970, in the Churches of Christ in Christian Union, Wellsville, she married Carl R. Flint, who survives. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed coloring and “people watching.” She loved her cats and she was dedicated to her family. She especially loved having her grandchildren around. She was employed from 1972 until 1995 at the Wellsville Manor Hills, Wellsville. In addition to her husband of 47 years, Carl Flint of Bradford, she is also survived by one daughter, Lorie (Allen) Bradford; one grandson, Joshua (Brooke) Bradford; one granddaughter, Rachel Bradford; one great-grandson, Tyler Bradford, all of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Dodge and Robert Dodge, two sisters, Dorothy Fitch and Shirley Shelley, one grandson, Luke Bradford and one great-grandson, Carter Bradford. Visitation will be held on Friday at the First Church of the Nazarene from 4 to 5 p.m., at which time a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Joshua Haney and the Rev. Ann Jenkins co-officiating.
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.
February 15, 1951 ~ August 14, 2014
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.
Richard G. Kamakaris
August 19, 1951 ~ January 7, 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
Laran N. Ives
October 12, 1949 ~ August 18, 2015
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.
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.
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.
Gary M. Hunt
May 3, 1950 ~ June 20, 2015
Gary Michael Hunt, 65, of 75 Johnson St., passed away Monday (June 22, 2015) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born May 3, 1950, in Wellsville, the son of Ramond and Sylvia Hurd Hunt. Gary drove a cab for ABC Cab Co. in Wellsville for many years. He was an artist and has displayed his paintings at various locations in the Wellsville area. He was a former member of the Allegany Arts Association and was a loving caregiver to several friends and family over the years. He is survived by his mother of Wellsville; his stepmother, Linda Hunt (David) Boundy of Wellsville; two sisters, Kimberly (Dennis) Herr of Wellsville and Kathy Wittie of Andover; a stepsister, Darcy (Carson) Shutt of Galeton, Pa.; four nieces and nephews, Brandon and Kristine Herr, Kyle (Stephanie) Wittie and Kolton Wittie; a grandniece, Kinsley Wittie; two stepnephews, Ethan and Max Lanphere; and the children of Eva Willets, Brian, Laura, Cindy and Alice and their families. He was predeceased by his father, Ramond; a stepbrother, Lars Lanphere; a brother-in-law, Karl “Knub” Wittie; and his longtime loving companion, Eva Willets. Friends are invited to call from noon to 1 p.m. Friday (June 26, 2015) at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Ronald James Hand
May 24, 1950 ~ December 28, 1990
CM3 U.S. NAVY – VIETNAM
Stephen Ellwood Hennard
October 1, 1951 ~ October 10, 2008
Gregory Scott Jens
September 25, 1951 ~ March 16, 1999
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
AIC U.S. AIR FORCE – VIETNAM
August 6, 1951 ~ August 1999
David passed away August 11, 1999 at the age of 48. He was married to a girl from Kansas and they lived in Topeka, KS when he passed, leaving two sons who are now 24 & 22. He was working for Xerox Corporation before his death. (Information from Michelle Wixson, his sister, June 24, 2014.)
October 5, 1950 ~ 6/25/2011
January 28, 1950 ~ March 13, 2007
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
L CPL US MARINE CORPS
Daniel Robert Tait
June 25, 1950 ~ October 3, 1998
US Army Vietnam
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.