Thursday, May 24, 2018

Phyllis F. Perry

Allentown, NY - Phyllis F. Perry, 92, of 1948 Melvina Street passed away at home on Thursday, May 24, 2018. She was born on November 9, 1925 in Belmont, the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret M. (Nick) Hollister Sr. On December 7, 1944 in Greenwood, she married Clark W. Perry Sr. who predeceased her on June 16, 1999.

Phyllis was raised in Belmont and was a 1943 graduate of Belmont High School. She and Clark moved to Allentown in  July of 1950. She was a member of the Wellsville Moose Lodge 601, and the Alma Rod and Gun Club. 

She is survived by five children, Clark W. (Deborah) Perry Jr. of Allentown, Roger L. (Pamela) Perry of Scio, Sheila D. Decker of Wellsville, Christine E. (Michael) Ward of Andover, and Charles H. (Cheryl) Perry of Bolivar, 14 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her husband, by a daughter, Dale Louise Hodge on January 16, 1999, and by a brother, David Arlow Hollister on July 16, 2004.

At her request, the visitation and funeral will be private. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. Please consider memorial donations to the Allentown Volunteer Fire Department or the SPCA Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences, please visit 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Peter M. Schuyler

Wellsville, NY - Peter M. Schuyler age, 73, of East State Street, passed away on Monday May 7, 2018 at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 12, 1944 in Wellsville to Horace and Lillian Schuyler who both predeceased him.

Peter graduated from Wellsville Central High School in 1968. He attended Alfred State College and later enlisted in the US Coast Guard serving honorably from 1965 until late 1968. Peter later worked for CTC in Andover.

Peter is survive by an cousin and several friends.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday May 24, 2018, with full military honors at 10 am in Woodlawn Cemetery of Wellsville. To leave online condolences please visit

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Francis G. White

Hornell, NY - Francis G. White, age 83, of  Almond passed away on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at Elderwood of Hornell. He was born on June 14, 1934 in North Hornell to Glenn and Blanch Van Skiver White.

Francis retired from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and enjoyed farming.

A private burial service will be held at the Fremont Center Cemetery in Fremont. To leave online condolences please visit

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Gary E. Brownell

Wellsville, NY - Gary E. Brownell, 69, of 20 Clark Street passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. He was born March 15, 1949 in Wellsville, the son of Hartrick and Virginia (Empson) Brownell Sr. 

Gary was a 1968 graduate of Wellsville High School, and was a veteran of the U. S. Army from 1970 to 1972. He was employed for many years at C. E. Air Preheater Company in Wellsville and later for Kodak in Rochester. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling. 

He is survived by two daughters, Tammy Kelly of Florida and Terrina “Terry” Santiago of Illinois, one son, Gary E. Brownell of Wellsville, 14 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, three brothers, Butch Brownell and Larry Brownell both of Wellsville, and Mike Brownell of Winter Haven, Fl, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, who were affectionately known as Bud and Ginny, and by a daughter Monique Brownell. 

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc in Wellsville. A memorial service and military honors will follow the visitation at 2:00 pm in the funeral home. Please consider memorial donation to the Wellsville Manor Activities Center. To leave online condolences, please visit 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Frances C. Deschler

Wellsville, NY - Frances C. Deschler, 99, of 4192A Bolivar Road passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born May 1, 1919 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Henry W. and Amelia (Weihoneig) Deschler.

Frances was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School, and a 1937 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was employed at Worthington Corporation in Wellsville for 47 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member to the Worthington Corporation, Management Club and the Immaculate Conception Church, Altar and Rosary Society.

She is survived by a nephew, Donald Deschler of Wellsville, and a niece, Susan (Brian) Robinson of Longs, SC, a great niece, Brieanna Sarcia, and three great nephews, Christian, Aaron, and Andrew Robinson. She was predeceased in addition to her parents, by her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and June Deschler, and her fiance` Edward Dorney, who was killed in action, at Omaha Beach on D-Day.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, or any charity of the donors choice. To leave online condolences, please visit

Monday, May 7, 2018

Peter S. Gambino

Belmont, NY - Peter S. Gambino, age 80, of the Old State Road passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester. He was born on December 30, 1937 in Hornell to the late Natale and Francesca Camaci Gambino. On October 5, 1966 in Genesee, PA. He married Jean O'Keefe who predeceased him on February 16, 2014.

Peter was a long time resident of the Belmont area. He graduated from St Ann's Catholic School in Hornell and from Hornell High School. For a time he worked for the Erie Lackawanna Rail Road in Hornell and retired in 1994 from the Alfred Sate College Public Safety after 28 years of service. He had been a member of the St. Ann's Church now Our Lady of the Valley Church in Hornell, the Hornell K of C, and the Hudson Valley Kiwanis Club. Peter's passion was gardening especially garlic. Along with his family he owned and operated Gambino Garlic Growers and sold garlic at many festivals and farmers markets. He was a huge college basketball fan, he especially enjoyed attending St. Bonaventure's home games. He was  a devoted family man who supported his children and grandchildren's sporting events and other special occasions. He will be remembered for Wisdom and his tremendous sense of humor.

Survivors include 3 sons, John (Ellen)  Donovan of Arkport, Daniel Gambino (Kari Manning)  of Frederick MD., and Peter (Nichole)  Gambino of Belmont; 3 daughters, Roberta (Ted)  Seeley of Belmont, Susan (James)  Rosenberger of Belmont, and Mary Frances (Douglas Eakins)  Gambino of North Palm Beach, FL.; 20 grandchildren, Deborah Roberts, Marcia Seeley, Theodore Seeley, Justin Seeley, Jamie Kud, Jennifer Kud,Patrick Kud, Sabra Donovan, Joseph Donovan, Jeannette Donovan, Brandy Rosenberger, Stacy Alsworth, Jill Ordiway, Natalie Gerber, Daniel Gerber, Jenna Gambino, Arielle Vargo, Sophia Gambino, Salvatore Gambino, and Michelle Millington; 13 great grandchildren; a brother, Matthew Gambino; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, a daughter and son in law, Elisabeth (James)  Kud, 2 grandsons, and a great grandson.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, May 11, 2108 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. A prayer service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday in the Funeral Home followed by a Service with a Deacon at 11 am at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Belmont. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery and memorials if desired may be made to the Amity Rescue Squad, or to the Belmont Fire Department, or to the Palliative Care Unit at the University of Rochester Medical Center. To leave online condolences please visit

Friday, May 4, 2018

Loretta Mae Lovel

Wellsville, NY - Loretta Mae Lovel entered into the joy of her Lord on May 4, 2018 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center surrounded by family. She received tender loving care from her extended family at the Wellsville Manor Care Center for the past 4 1/2 years. 

She was born in Westfield, PA on March 13, 1929 to Edith (Snyder) and Harold H Stone. 

Growing up in Harrison Valley, PA she graduated from the Harrison Valley High School, attended Lock Haven State Teacher College and Graduated from the Rochester Business Institute. 

On February 14, 1953 she married Arthur Lovel at her parent’s home in Harrison Valley and they made their family home in Wellsville, NY.

She attended and participated for many years in the Wellsville Christian Temple Church and became an active member of the Wellsville First United Methodist Church.

She cherished all the many happy times spent camping, playing the piano, and other activities with family and friends. She was active in the Family Campers and RVers organization, including the P.A.L.S., 39ers, and Top of the Hill Chapters. She painted many beautiful pictures that are presently displayed in the homes of many family and friends.

Surviving is her husband Arthur Lovel, daughter Connie (David) Ramsey, son Curtis (Mary Lou) Lovel and daughter Camille (Todd) Kenny and sister Geraldine (Stone) Wood.

Also surviving are grandchildren; Christopher (Megan) Ramsey, Kimberly (Nat) Wilson, Derek (Stephanie) Lovel, Brian (Miranda) Ramsey, Jordan Byrd, and Dustin (Emily) Kenny ;  great grandchildren Bennett Wilson, Isabella Wilson, Hailey Wilson and Hayes Ramsey. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, and cousins including Linda and Nyhl Austin.

Loretta’s family will receive Friends on Sunday May 6th, 2018 with visitation from 1:00 to 3:00 at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 State Street, Wellsville, NY.  Following visitation a funeral service will be held with Rev. Gregory  DeSalvatore  officiating with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials if desired can be made to either the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville or to the Alzheimers Association.  To leave online condolences please visit