August 6, 1961 ~ February 27, 2016
He is survived by his mother, Patricia R. Goupil of Duke Center, PA, a daughter, Courtney Ann Waters of Wellsville, two brothers, Robert W. Waters of Wellsville and David M. Waters of Belmont, two sisters, Brenda J. Waters of Niagara Falls, NY and Patricia M. (Michael) Beckwith of Wellsville and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. His unlimited kindness will be missed by his family and many friends.
He was predeceased by his father and a brother, James A. Morley.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 4:00 pm Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Dick Helms presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorial donations are suggested to the Activities Department of the Wellsville Manor Care Center or to the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion in Wellsville.
Jay D. Stevens, 52, of 411 Center Street died on Thursday, September 27, 2012 shortly after arrival at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA. He was born September 11, 1960 in Wellsville the son of James and Nancy (McCracken) Stevens.
Jay was a 1979 graduate of Wellsville High School and had resided in Wellsville and Bolivar before moving to Ulysses. He was formerly employed at a variety of construction companies in the area and later for Air-Preheater Company in Wellsville for many years. He then became an over the road truck driver for Jaylor Trucking of Belfast; a job the he enjoyed very much. He was an outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt. He also enjoyed gardening and teaching the local grandchildren to cook.
Surviving in addition to his parents, are two sons, Daniel (Rachel) Stevens of Greenville, TN and Sean Stevens of Chapel Hill, NC, two grandchildren, Blaine and Merci Stevens, one brother, Jim (Wendy) Stevens of Fairport, two sisters, Amy (Ros) Gowdy of Belmont and Janice Stevens of Wellsville, his long time companion, Anita Carter and her beloved family of Ulysses, PA as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and one niece.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, October 1, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Tuesday from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 12:00 noon on Tuesday in the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Kirk Howard Roeske, 52, of Hobbs, NM, passed away from a lengthy illness on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the home he shared with his life partner Sami Harrison of Hobbs, NM. He was born January 17, 1961 in Ontario, California, a son of the late Kenneth M. and Gladys K. (Wilson) Roeske of Washington, NC, whom he lovingly referred to as “Chuck” and “Maude.”
Kirk was a 1979 graduate of Wellsville High School, and earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC and was a registered dietician and licensed nutritionist employed with the Lea Regional Medical Center in Hobbs. The scope of his healthcare career included hospitals and skilled nursing facilities across the United States. He was proud of his chosen profession and possessed a love for the elderly.
Kirk was a loving and caring father and is survived by his 4 children: Misty Shearin of Chesapeake, VA, Jesse, Jillian and Jordan Roeske of Kingsley, PA and one grandson, Caleb Shearin. His surviving siblings include: Pamela K. Deese of Chocowinity, NC, Kenneth M. Roeske of Port Carling, Ontario, Canada, and Kristopher E. Roeske of Bakersville, NC.
He was passionate about his family, his motorcycle, camping, spending time with friends and storytelling of his adventures. He had particular interest in taking the path less traveled and will forever be remembered for his warm smile, hearty laugh and generosity he shared among family, friends, and strangers alike.
Family and friends are invited to attend a remembrance service celebrating Kirk to be held at the Island Park in Wellsville, NY on June 22, 2013 starting at 2 pm and ending at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to benefit families and children living with autism through: The Brotherhood #74, c/o Charles Rich, Post Office Box 6057, Hobbs, NM 88241.