August 11, 1955 ~ August 18, 2021
Cindy Lou Jones, 66, passed away on Wednesday (August 18, 2021) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Jones was born on August 11, 1955 in Hornell to Lawrence A. and Grace H. (Barrett) Horton. She was a 1973 graduate of Wellsville Central School. On May 16, 1998, at the Canton Center Grange Hall, she married Daniel T. Jones, who survives. Cindy worked as a Dietary Counselor for Founders Pavilion in Corning from 1975 until 1990 when she left to take a position as an Employment Counselor for ARC in Corning, retiring in 1998. In addition to her husband of 23 years, Cindy is survived by her mother, Grace H. Horton of Wellsville, two brothers, Lawrence A. (Donna) Horton of Corning and John (Cathy) Horton of Alexander; two sisters, Debbie (Patrick) O’Donnell of Andover and Dawn (Frank) Koegel of Clayton, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Lawrence A. Horton and infant daughter, Courtney Grace Horton. Cindy loved her family dearly. She was the contact person that coordinated all the family get-togethers. She was like a mother to all of her nieces and nephews, often caring for them and allowing them to live with her from time to time. Cindy cherished her husband’s family as well. On weekends, they often made the trip to spend time with Daniel’s parents at their home or Hejamada Campground in Auburn, where they shared memories around the campfire. Cindy was a huge Elvis fan. She loved his music. She enjoyed watching movies at home with her husband and playing cards with her friends. It was during a euchre game that she first met her husband to be. Cindy also took great pride in her frog collection. She had ceramic frogs, wood frogs, metal frogs and frogs of all shapes, sizes and colors. Cindy was a member of the Salvation Army in Wellsville where she played and taught tambourine. Per her wishes, there will be no prior visitation. A graveside service will be held on Sunday (August 29) at 3:00 p.m. at Stannards Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Wellsville/Scio. Memorial contributions in Cindy’s name may be made to Southern Tier Animal Rescue (STAR) 4604 Steenrod Road, Friendship, NY 14739.
January 8, 1956 ~ July 28, 2021
August 25, 1955 ~ August 16, 2015
January 24,1956 ~ May 16, 2019
Peter E. Blank, 63, entered into the presence of his Lord on Thursday (May 16, 2019) at Strong Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Blank was born on Jan. 24, 1956 to Sidney and Emogene (Starr) Blank. He was a 1974 graduate of Wellsville Central School. Peter was a self-employed computer consultant. He was a programmer, web-design engineer and computer repair technician. Peter is survived by a son, Matthew Blank of Andover, a brother, Bruce (Michelle) Blank of Andover; and two nieces, Everly Blank and Anderah Blank. Peter was a private man in many ways and lived out his Christian faith in a quiet and humble manner. Over time, he learned to communicate his love for the Lord to his son Matthew and instill in him the basics of a life with God. Some of Matthew’s fondest times were the heart to heart talks with his Dad and watching him model how to be a Christian in the small ways, knowing that his Dad was there for him, listening to his opinions. Peter loved to play his guitar and enjoyed writing. One of his favorite pastimes was touring the local country roads, just enjoying the scenery and animal life. Per his wishes, a memorial service will be held on Sunday (June 9) at 1:00 p.m. at the Genesis Bible Church in Scio with Rev. Marc Chamberlain and Rev. Kenneth Chroniger of the Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in Peter’s name may be made to Allegany County Cancer Services, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.
January 28, 1956 ~ December 28, 2019
Melinda J. Peters Booth Satterlee, 63, passed away Saturday (Dec. 28, 2019) at Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. from complications associated with a long battle with cancer. Melinda was born in Latrobe, Pa. on Jan. 28, 1956 to Dorothy Booth Peters. Her father, Leroy Peters predeceased Melinda before she was born. Melinda was orphaned five years later when her mother died. She was adopted by her uncle Robert Booth and his wife Marion. She graduated from Wellsville High School in 1974. She attended Alfred State College and enjoyed playing and traveling with the jazz band. In 1978 Melinda married Phillip Satterlee. They were together for 15 years before the marriage ended. She and Phil remained good friends until her passing. They raised two sons who survive, Adam C. (Tosha Sheridan) and Jason M. (Elizabeth Randall), who are expecting a daughter, Ella Jay. She worked in retail and then became a hairdresser in 1996 until her death. Among other things Melinda enjoyed music and quiet activities. She loved being with her family and her family loved being with her. She made others laugh. Her sense of humor and wit were unique. Melinda was the youngest of eight children. She was especially close with three of her sisters, Sandra Hunt, Marilyn Hyslip and Jaci Geracci, all of Wellsville. They predeceased her in the summer of 2018. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Charles Peters, Jerry Peters and sister, Shirley Lipyance, all formerly of Wellsville. She is survived by her oldest sister, Martha Kay Andrucci (Rich) of Pittsburgh; brother-in-law, Stephen Hunt; grandchildren, Morgan and Brock Satterlee of Andover, Josephine Satterlee of Jamestown, Beckham and Jackson Satterlee of Cuba, and many nieces and nephews. Melinda requested no services.
February 29, 1956 ~ December 20, 2017
Dennis G. Whelpley, 61, of Sackets Harbor, was called unexpectedly to the Lord on December 20, 2017. Dennis was born on February 29, 1956 to Robert and Agatha Whelpley in Wellsville, NY. Dennis was a star theatrical performer in high school who remained an entertainer for his entire life. After attending Alfred University, he received his J.D. from Albany Law School and then served his country in the office of Judge Advocate General’s Corp, in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri and at Ft. Drum. He then moved to private practice first at Lewis, Bell and Niles in Plattsburgh NY before settling in the Watertown area. He was proud to have worked with many talented attorneys at Bond, Schoeneck &King, Schwerzmann & Wise and most recently with Conboy, Mckay, Bachman & Kendall. In August of 1978, Dennis married Deborah Peangatelli, who survives. Dennis and Debby have lived on Black River Bay outside Sackets Harbor for almost thirty years. They loved the lake in all seasons with duck hunting, their dogs and beautiful gardens to fill their free time. Dennis was very proud of the historical role his homestead played in the War of 1812 and the artifacts that were discovered there. Dennis was predeceased by his father, Robert J. Whelpley and a brother David Whelpley. He is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Deborah, his mother, Agatha Whelpley, brother, Robert (Joan) Whelpley, brother, John (Karen) Whelpley, sister, Janet Whelpley and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 9am until 11am on Friday, December 29, 2017, at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. Following calling hours a memorial service will be held at 11 am with Reverend Paul Luisi officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sackets Harbor Historical Society, 100 W. Main Street, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 or to Sackets Harbor Fire Dept. /Ambulance Fund 112 S. Broad St, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685.
October 9, 2016
September 12, 2005
December 11, 1955 ~ March 15, 1983
September 19, 1956 ~ December 2, 2015
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Robert (Bob) Dean Weber Jr., was born Sept. 19, 1956. A loving father and devoted husband, Bob Weber, died suddenly on Dec. 3, 2015 in San Diego, Calif., at the age of 59. Bob was a 1974 graduate of Wellsville High School in Wellsville, N.Y. He attended Centenary College in Shreveport, La., prior to enlisting in the Army in 1975. He currently was Vice President of The MATCO Group, Inc, located in Vestal, N.Y. He leaves behind a wife, Susanna; five children, Andrew (Jaime) Weber, Chrysanne Weber, Derek Weber, Justin Weber, Logan Weber; and a stepson, Jeremy Garcia all from San Diego, Calif.; his parents, Bob and Sylvia Weber of Springhill, Fla.; and a sister, Sherry (Michael) Weber-Blackwell from Rochester, N.Y. There will be a military funeral, but plans are still being made. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Robert Dean Weber Jr., PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or logon to
April 29, 1956 ~ November 30, 2000
1956 ~ August 18, 1976
April 1, 1955 ~ March 20, 2004
March 22, 1956 ~ July 4, 1985
October 5, 1956 ~ July 21, 2010
November 13, 1956 ~ November 12, 1987
March 23, 1955 ~ July 5, 2011
Kevin D. Hills, 56, of the Trapping Brook Road, died peacefully at home on Tuesday (July 5, 2011) following a long illness. He was born March 23, 1955, in Wellsville, the son of Ralph and Geraldine Smith Hills. On Aug. 2, 1975, in Wellsville, he was married to Kathy Murray, who survives him.
He had attended the Wellsville High School and served with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam from 1972-1975.
A lifelong resident of Wellsville and, until ill health forced his retirement in April 2008, he had been employed as a pipefitter at Dresser-Rand in Olean. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and trapping. Surviving, besides his wife, are parents, Ralph and Geraldine Hills of Wellsville; sons, Brad (Margo)?Hills of Andover, and Michael Hills at home; daughter, Cristy (Patrick)?Randolph of Wellsville; granddaughters, Aliyah and Emily Hills; grandson, Gavin Randolph; sisters, Sheila (Paul)?Oliver, Janet (Robert)?O’Laughlin and Carole Rich, all of California; brothers, Brian Hills of North Carolina, and Allan (Karla)?Hills of Wellsville; mother-in-law, Wilola Jones of Wellsville; several nieces and nephews; also many special friends at Dresser-Rand in Olean, including Bob Mohr. Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville on Friday (July 8, 2011)?from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., when full military rites will be rendered by members of the Wellsville Legion Post #702, followed by services with the Rev. Glen Layfield officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 3901 Genesee St., Suite #110, Buffalo, NY 14225.
1956 ~ September 24, 2007
Leslie “Les” R. Buckwalter, 51, of Talmage, entered into rest at Essa Flory Hospice Center of Lancaster on Monday, September 24, 2007. He was born in Wellsville, New York, a son of Robert D. and Faith Steffy Buckwalter of Bareville. He is the husband of Jo Ann Angeli Buckwalter. He was a graduate of Wellsville High School and a member of the Independence Gospel Fellowship Church of Andover, NY. He was also a Philadelphia Eagles fan and enjoyed racing. He worked 26 years at Skyline Homes. Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are his children, Jared Stephen, husband of Lynetta Smith Buckwalter of Mohnton, Pvt. Aleasha Anne Buckwalter and Nicole Faith Buckwalter, both at home, a grandchild, Cayden Ray Buckwalter Kurtz, and his brothers and sisters, Robert Jr., husband of Betty Lou Buckwalter of Wasilla, AK, John, husband of Laurel Buckwalter of Alfred, NY, Leon, husband of Sue Buckwalter of Hinsdale, NY, Steven, husband of Marian Buckwalter of Fulks Run, VA, Linda, wife of Roy Breneman of Saxton, Judith Buckwalter of Lancaster, Joyce, wife of Robert Samuels of Sterling, VA, Mary Ann, wife of Clinton Good of Purcellville, VA, Debra, wife of Rory MacCrea of Alfred, NY, and Carole, wife of William Schumacher of Columbus, OH. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the Akron Mennonite Church, 1311 Diamond Street, Akron, with Pastor James Amstutz officiating. A viewing will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, and 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, at the church. The family requests memorial contributions in Les’ memory be sent to Hospice of Lancaster County, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.
September 11, 1956 ~ October 3, 2007
Neil M. spouse of Gail Cook born 9-11-1956 died 10-3-2007 age 51 Son of Alwin & Loni Krinke Buchholz
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May 6, 1956 ~ March 26, 2013
Janet Marie Tait, 56, of Olean, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo. Born May 6, 1956, she was a daughter of Carl and Mildred Tait. Janet graduated from Wellsville High School in 1974 and in 1989 from Alfred State College with her associate degree in nursing. She had a fulfilling and rewarding career in nursing for more than 20 years. In her downtime, she enjoyed camping, reading and spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Crystal Miller; three grandchildren, Dakota-Rose, Mikhala and William Miller; her mother, Mildred; two sisters, Patricia and Michelle; a niece, Sandra Fanton; four nephews, Michael Fanton, Daniel Tait Jr. and Jacob and Jessie Palmer; and her last surviving aunt, Norma Sisson. She was predeceased by her father and a brother, Daniel Tait. “Janet Marie Tait … Spring is upon us, and the angels have come to take you home to be among those loved ones that have gone before us, to walk into their arms – with love and joy to surround you. It’s a time to celebrate … so we’re told … Dad, Danny, Floyd, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Maggie, Aunt Lois and Uncle Bill … All to hold you close – we miss you so and can hardly wait to get to heaven to be with you again!” Memorial services will be conducted at the discretion of the family.
February 15, 1956 ~ February 16, 2017
Rose Marie Davis, 61, of State Route 19, passed away on Thursday (Feb. 16, 2017) at home. She was born on Feb. 15, 1956 in Wellsville to James and Alice Brewer Davis. Rose graduated from Wellsville High School as a member the Class of 1974. She had been a long time Belmont resident who had been an EMT with the Amity Rescue Squad. In her mid-30s Rose obtained her LPN license and had worked at Jones Memorial Hospital, Highland Park Rehabilitation Center, ARC on Dyke Street, and last she worked at Wellsville Manor Care Center. Rose was an artist who enjoyed all arts and crafts. She will be remembered for her painting, including store fronts and especially lawn decorations. Rose enjoyed cooking, especially for her family. She will be remembered to many as an unselfish woman that made sure others were taken care of. Survivors include three sons, Jim (Amanda) Baker, Phillip (Chrissy) Baker, and Leland Baker; three daughters, Christina (Chad) Allen, Stephanie (Alyn) MacDonell, and Alisha (William) La Forge; a proud grandmother to 19, Jimmy, Trevor, Raymond, Julie, Destiny, Dalton, Breanna, Stephanie, Austin, Jonathan, Makala, Kira, Kaleigh, Aidan, Alex, Phil, Jordan, Merriam, and Stanley; a great-grandson and two more great-grandchildren on the way; a brother, Charles (Sandy) Davis; four sisters, Lucy (Dick) Pierce, Doris (Steve) Meitzler, Sara Moran, and Edith Coyne; her faithful and constant companion, Little Lady. Rose was predeceased by her parents and her infant brother, James. Friends are invited to call on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. On Friday friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Belmont where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. following the calling hour. Pastor Timothy Gleason will preside and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Amity Rescue Squad of Belmont.
November 13, 1955 ~ September 12, 2016
Dennis J. Norman, Sr., 60, of Madison St., passed away in Jones Memorial Hospital on Monday (Sept. 12, 2016) surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born in Wellsville on Nov. 13, 1955, the son of C. Jack and Carol Carlin Norman. He was a lifelong resident of Wellsville and was a graduate of the Wellsville Central School. He retired from the Alstom Corp. in Wellsville in 2012, where he was a machinist. He was a member of the F&AM Lodge. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed restoring old cars and time spent with his family. He was married to his wife, Rosa, in 2012. Surviving besides his wife are 4 children, Christopher Norman, Tiffany, Norman Barone, Matthew Norman and Dennis J. Norman, Jr.; 3 stepchildren, Sabrinia Torrence, David Slawson and Margo McDonald; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Daniel (Leslie) Norman; also nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home at a date to be announced later. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Association Serving Allegany County.