Sharon L. O’Brien-Greene

October 6, 1951 ~ July 13, 2017


Sharon L. Greene of Pine Street passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Comfort House of Allegany County. She was born on October 6, 1951 in Wellsville to Matthew and Gertrude Shine O’Brien. On January 15, 1972 she married Gregory Greene who predeceased her in 2007.  Sharon was a member of the Wellsville High School class of 1970 and had also graduated from Alfred State College in 1972. She had been a resident of Lima where she had worked in the Lima High School Cafeteria for several years. Sharon later moved back to Wellsville where she worked in a Doctor’s office and later for the Giant Food Mart in the Deli Department. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Wellsville who enjoyed being on the go. Sharon loved to travel, especially with Sylvia LaChance and Lorraine DiSorbo who also helped during her long illness, bunco, and gardening. To Sharon family was everything and she will be remembered as a very prompt woman who enjoyed a spotless home.  Sharon is survived by her mother, Gert of Wellsville; a daughter, Kelly (Sam) Buck of Mattydale; 2 sons, Greg (Angela) Greene serving in the U.S. Navy stationed in Norfolk, VA., and Jeremy (Carmen) Greene of Milwaukee, WI; 5 grandchildren, Zack, Chandler, Christopher, Colton, and Cataleya; a brother, John (Lisa) O’Brien of Ruidoso, NM.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Sharon was predeceased by her husband Greg, her Father, Matt, her daughter, Kristen, and her sister, Sheila.Friends are invited to call on Monday, July 17, from 6 to 8 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A Prayer service will be held on Tuesday, July 18, at 10:30 am in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorials in Sharon’s name may be made to the Comfort House of Allegany County, East State Street, Wellsville, NY.  14895.



David M. Clark

March 5, 1952 ~ May 18, 2016

David Clark 1970

David M. Clark, 64, formerly of South Brooklyn Avenue, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Geneva General Hospital following a long illness. He was born March 5, 1952 in Wellsville, the son of the late Wesley and Rosemary (Gibalski) Clark.  Dave was raised in Wellsville and graduated from the Immaculate Conception School, Wellsville High School in 1970 and Corning Community College. He was formerly employed at Metalade in Rochester and was an over the road truck drive for many years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and volunteered at the Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Wellsville.  He is survived by a daughter, Kelsey Clark of Wayland, two sisters, Rosemary Hurd of Wellsville and Kelley (Fred) Rowan of Henrietta, and one brother, Stephen (Donna) Clark of Dansville, four nieces & nephews, Andrew Hurd, Rosemary Hurd, Kathryn Rowan and Kevin Rowan, two great nephews, an aunt, Jane Parker of Wellsville and many cousins.  Friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 25th at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at www.LBDA.org


John S. Hurd

December 15, 1951 ~ February 26, 2016

John S. Hurd, age 64, of the Bolivar Road passed away at home on Friday February 26, 2016 at home. He was born on December 15, 1951 in Wellsville to Henry and Reba Baldwin Hurd. On August 19, 1972 in Wellsville he married Rosemary J. Clark who survives. John graduated from Wellsville High School and Alfred State College. He was a machinist who had worked for Kodak in Rochester, RDJs in Lancaster and for ICI in Lima. He retired in 2005 and in 2007 he and Rosemary moved back to Wellsville. John enjoyed working on and restoring cars at his home. He adored his wife, loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandsons. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Master Sergeant Andrew J. Hurd stationed at Elgin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, FL.; a daughter, Rosemary T.J. Hurd of Wellsville; 2 grandsons Aidan and Elric McCollumn; 2 sisters Cheryl Wasar of Phoenix, Az. And Cynthia Hurd of Phoenix, AZ.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews, 3 brother in laws and 2 sister in laws.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am in the funeral home. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in John’s name may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.


Mark James Hand class of 70


Mark James Hand, age 61, a former resident of Wellsville died May 2, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
Mark spent a wonderful childhood in Wellsville with close cousins, neighborhood friends and where he graduated from High School. Mark was very active in the Boy Scouts, becoming an Eagle Scout and managing the Wolf Creek Camp. He attended Brockport State College and worked for various companies including Air Preheater, Marathon Steel, Arizona Electrical and Power as well as the PSP Company. Mark enjoyed antiquing, Native American culture, sailing, skiing, hiking, nature, good music, good food and the company of good friends.
Mark is survived by his mother Marjorie Hand of Wellsville and his step mother Joanie Hand of Wellsville; 2 sisters Nancy (Dan) Brooks of Penn Yan and Sue Hand of Wellsville; stepsister Kathy (Holgar) Kurschner of Wellsville; stepbrother Jeff (Beth) Marsh of Wellsville; nephews, Brent Perkins of Trumansburg, T Jay (Ruth) Mott of Goose Creek, SC. and Jeffrey Crowner of Wellsville; a great niece, Gabrielle Mott of South Carolina; special friends and care givers, Kyle Kimmel, Tuan Nyguan both of Phoenix, AZ., and Charles Davison of Superior AZ.; furry family members, Powder and Tulip.
Mark was predeceased by his Father James G. Hand; a brother Ronald J. Hand; step father Robert Owen and 2 uncles Robert Hand and Raymond Hunt.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday July 15 from 5-7 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in Mark’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave online Condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.



Marlene Wightman Bledsoe 1970



Margaret McFadden-Crandall

August 12, 1952 ~ July 7, 2009

Margaret McFadden 1970