Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dylon Ray Mitchell

Wellsville, NY - Dylon Ray Mitchell, 19, of 2066 Fulmer Valley Road died on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in the Town of Independence from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born November 24, 1995 in Wellsville.

Dylon was a 2015 graduate of Wellsville High School and the Natural Resources Program at B.O.C.E.S. in Belmont. He was employed at Baldwin Forest Products of Bolivar. He played football for Wellsville and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his mother, Tracy Mitchell and her companion, Kelly Bowker of Wellsville, his father, Jeremy McNaughton of Wellsville, a brother, Austin Bradley Beckwith of Belmont, his maternal grandparents, David & Judy Mitchell of Shinglehouse, PA, his paternal grandparents, Bruce & Sally McNaughton of Andover, his biological father, Ronnie Gross, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the Wellsville High School Auditorium, 126 W. State Street in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 2:00 pm with Pastor Daniel Kenyon presiding. Memorial donations can be made to the Dylon R. Mitchell Scholarship Fund, %Wellsville High School, 126 W. State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Presvitera Irene Euphrosyne (Raptis) Mentis

Gulf Shores, Alabama - Presvitera Irene Euphrosyne (Raptis) Mentis, 94, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. She was born in Johnsonburg, PA the daughter of the late George and Angeliki (Vlahos) Raptis and was raised in Wellsville, NY. In September 1945, she married Reverend Father Elias Mentis who survives.

Father Mentis and Irene lived and touched the hearts of many in Wellsville, Toronto, Rochester, Webster, Jamestown, Ithaca, Brandywine, MD, Sioux City, IA, Ocean City MD, Fairfax/Falls Church, VA and Fredericksburg, VA. Irene will be remembered for her love of others, generosity, kindness and faith.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a daughter, Ann Mentis of Gulf Shores and Webster, NY; son, Peter, his wife Tina and their children, Elias, David and Euphrosyne of Fairfax, VA and their four grandchildren, Peter, Andreas, Alex and Lucas; son Charles, his wife Gail of Seneca Falls, NY and their two daughters, Elaine, her husband Michael and Ann Marie and one granddaughter, Mariana, sister, Leah of Rochester and a brother, James, and his wife Demmye of Wellsville, as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Charles, killed in WW II.  

Friends are invited to a graveside service at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 9, 2015 in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville, New York. To leave online condolences, please visit embserfuneralhome.com.

C. Clinton Bundy

Andover, NY - C. Clinton Bundy, 85, formerly of Railroad Avenue passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. He was born September 16, 1930 in Allentown, the son of the late Clinton “Cash” and Helen (Sexton) Bundy.

Clint attended the Allentown Union School and served with the U. S. Army Air Force from 1945 to 1948. He was employed as a machinist at Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville and operated the Pro Shop at the Twin Hickory Golf Club in Hornell until he was 80 years old. He loved to play golf and was awarded a lifetime membership at Twin Hickory. He was a member and past president of the Andover Lions Club, a member of the Lynch / Burgett American Legion Post 397 and the Forty & Eight Voiture Locale 1006. He had formerly resided at Manor Hills in Wellsville for several years.

He is survived by five daughters, Colleen Swift of Bolivar, Denise (Timothy) Elliott of Genesee, PA, Karen Baumgardner of Friendship, Lisa Bundy of Jamestown and Lynn (Timothy) Coan of Jamestown, 12 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren a brother, Vyle (Joan) Bundy of Andover, a very special friend, Sue Thomas of Wellsville, as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by two wives, Athelene Perry and Patricia (Zuk) Bundy and his longtime companion, Jean Patrick.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 3:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Frank Mickle presiding. Burial with military honors will the follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Andover Lions Club or the Activities Department of the Wellsville Manor Care Center. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Laura Hovey

Rexville, NY - Laura Hovey, 85, of 1337 McDonald Road passed away at home on Monday, September 28, 2015 with her family at her side. She was born August 21, 1930 in Franklin, NJ the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Pierson) Morgan. On August 26, 1949 in Franklin, NJ she married Elmer L. Hovey who predeceased her on February 10, 2003.

Laura was an accomplished seamstress and cook, who enjoyed gardening, canning and having friends and family stop to visit. She was formerly employed at Morley Shirt Company in Franklin, NJ, Plastoid Cable Company of Hamburg, NJ and for the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, NJ. Most of all, she was a loving wife and mother.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Patricia Hovey of Dingmans Ferry, PA, a daughter and son-in-law, Linda Spear and William Gullone of Rexville, eight grandchildren, many great grandchildren, a sister, Florence VanSkiver of Newton, NJ, as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her husband, by six sisters, Milly, Nora, Margaret, Elizabeth, Josephine and Anne, and by two brothers, Donald and Jackson.

A private family celebration of Laura’s life will be planned for a later date. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the West Union Volunteer Fire Department or Ambulance Squad. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Gary G. Briggs, Ph.D. - Notice

Genesee, PA - A graveside service for Gary Briggs, will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm at North Bingham Cemetery with Rev. Greg DeSalvator presiding. Gary died on Monday, March 9, 2015. To read the complete obituary or leave on condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Patricia Tompkins - Notice

Scio, NY - Patricia Tompkins of Penfield, formerly of Scio, passed away on September 6, 2015. Pat was a career-long teacher, having taught in both Belmont and Scio Central School Districts. Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 25th at J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street, Wellsville, from 2-5 pm with a memorial service to immediately to follow.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Jeffery Donald Zenoski

Belmont, NY - Jeffery Donald Zenoski, 53, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015 surrounded by his family and friends in his home at 40 Willets Avenue.  He courageously fought a year and a half long battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was born January 21, 1962 in Cuba, NY the son of the late Donald and Maureen (Monroe) Zenoski. On August 20, 1994 he married Christa Sauer on Rushford Lake "at sea", who survives with their two children.

 Jeff was a graduate of Belmont High School and Alfred State College. He was employed by the Allegany County Department of Public Works. He was a past Chief of the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the NRA, the Belmont Sons of the American Legion, and the Belmont Conservation Club. He served on the Amity Town Board, he was Treasurer of the Allegany County GOP Republican Party, he was a former Little League and T-Ball Coach; as well as serving with several other organizations and committees throughout the years.

 Jeff was a loving son, husband and father. As a lifelong resident of Belmont he cherished his community and was a great friend to many. From his youth, Jeff was an avid outdoorsman, who loved hunting and spending time with nature. Nothing made him happier than a day of four wheeling and an evening with family and friends at his cabin on the hill. Jeff gave back by plowing driveways throughout the community in the wintertime and assisting as a handyman to anyone in need. He loved spending time in his garage whether it be welding and fabricating many creative projects or just relaxing listening to his radio.

Jeff's sense of humor and easy going outlook on life drew people to him. You could always count on him for a good laugh or a Jeff-ism "That will make you hide your own Easter basket".

Surviving in addition to his wife, Christa, is his daughter, Allea Anne Zenoski of Belmont, his son, Brennon Wade Zenoski of Belmont, three brothers, Tim (Kari) Zenoski of Bloomfield, Mark (Tammy) Zenoski of Charlotte, NC, and Joe (Stacey) Zenoski of Hickory, NC, his sister, Kelli Zenoski Bartlett of Belmont, several nieces & nephews, including, Riley (Chance) Zenoski, Madison Zenoski, Emily and Ian Zenoski, Katie Bartlett, Anna, Maryn and Emma Zenoski, his father-in-law, Rickie (Christel) Sauer, and mother-in-law Nancy Fordyce and his beloved dogs Daisy and Oscar. He was predeceased in addition to his parents, by his grandparents, Victor & Hilda Monroe and Walter and Helen Zenoski.

 Friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 20th from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Monday, September 21st from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 am at Holy Family Church in Belmont. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department, the Wilmont Cancer Center or Hope Lodge. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.