Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Margaret Rose “Maggie” McNinch

Belmont, NY - Margaret Rose “Maggie” McNinch, 76, of 21 Trianna Street passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 at home with her family at her side. She was born May 23, 1938 in Sebring, Florida the daughter of the late Ernest R. and Rose (Lynn) Wilson. On April 19, 1957 she married Joseph Mead Sr. On January 29, 1977 she married Harry T. McNinch Jr. who predeceased her on January 20, 1995.

Maggie was raised in Orlando, Florida and was a graduate of Edgewater High School. She was the owner and operator of the Angle Inn RV Park in Hobe Sound, Florida. She was an active member of the Belmont United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher for high school students, a youth group leader and was a member of the Board of Trustees. She was the secretary for the Belmont Betterment Association, a founding member and EMT of the Amity Rescue Squad, a member of the Camelot Coraliers, a former den mother, a matron for the Allegany County Jail and a day care provider.

She is survived by two sons, Dwayne “Pete” Mead of Belmont and Michael (Gaye Lea) Mead of Apopka, FL, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, four stepsons, Eugene (Karen) McNinch, Richard (Barbara) McNinch, John McNinch and Harry (Debra) McNinch, one stepdaughter, Laura McNinch, 16 step grandchildren and13 step great grandchildren and a very special friend, Ellen McNinch.She was predeceased in addition to parents and husband by a son, Joseph Mead Jr.

Friends are invited to call on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Belmont United Methodist Church on Park Circle. The funeral will be Saturday (August 30, 2014) at 2:00 pm in church with Rev. Richard Hurd presiding. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to, The Belmont Betterment Association, PO Box 22, Belmont, NY 14813, The VNA of WNY, PO Box 567, Belmont, NY 14813 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Scott E. Horn - Announcement

Alexandria, Virginia - Scott E. Horn, 44, of 5375 Duke Street passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 22, 2014 at his home. A graveside service in Wellsville, under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. is being planned and will be published with a complete obituary at a later date.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Eva "Peg" Howard - Service

Wellsville, NY - A grave side service for Eva "Peg" Howard will be held on Thursday, August 28, at 11 am in the White Cemetery in Rushford New York.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thomas C. Manning - Service Announcement

Wellsville, NY - A Memorial Mass for Thomas C. Manning will be celebrated on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville. Tom passed away on May 9, 2014.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Eleanor W. Dates

Wellsville, NY - Eleanor W. Dates, age 91, formerly of O'Connor Street passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She was born on February 7, 1923 in Salamanca to Howard" Hop" and Florence Holbrook Whitmore. On May 17, 1943 in Little Valley she married William L. Dates who predeceased her on March 29, 1982.

Eleanor had worked for Cattaraugus Cutlery, Southern Tier Abstract in Little Valley and during World War II she worked for Curtis Wright in Buffalo. She was a Cub Scout Leader, a Brownie Leader and had worked at the Girl Scout Day Camp during the summer. Eleanor's memberships include the Wellsville Fireman's Auxiliary and the Ever Green Twig where she volunteered at Jones Memorial Hospital for many years. She attended the Christian Temple Church in Wellsville and enjoyed traveling on many cruises and senior citizen trips.

Eleanor is survived by her son Ronald [Penelope] Dates of Memphis, NY.; a son in law Ronald [Mel] Meyer of Scio; 4 grandchildren Kimberly [Charles] Lynch of Garner, NC., Karen [Brad] Rich of Raleigh, NC., Amy Jo [Kevin] Unger of Leesport, PA. and Darren Meyer of Rochester; 2 step grandchildren Steven [ShuJin] Rankin of Brooklyn and Karen Rankin of Fountain, CO.; 10 great grandchildren.

Eleanor was predeceased by a daughter Constance Ray Meyer.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 30, at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville from 11 am to 12 noon at which time a celebration of life will be held with Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will take place in Little Valley Rural Cemetery and in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Manor Hills Activity Department, 4192B Bolivar Road, Wellsville, NY.  14895. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Eva M. "Peg" Howard

Wellsville, NY - Eva M. "Peg" Howard, age 62, of 152 Pine Street passed away at home on Thursday, August 14 2014, after a lengthy illness. She was born on June 10, 1952 in Cuba and was the daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Eva I. Morton Howard.

Peg had attended Scio Central School. She then worked for the Giant Food Mart as a meat cutter for over 30 years and was a part time bartender for P Js Pub both of Wellsville. Peg had been a member of the Lutheran Church, the VFW, the Moose and the American Legion all of Wellsville. She enjoyed cross word puzzles, circle a word and collecting frogs.

Surviving Peg are a brother Everett E. (Clara) Howard of Scio; 3 sisters Cheryl A. Fleming of Olean, Sonya K. Morris of Scio and Connie M. Howells of Friendship; an aunt Ruth Hurd of Richburg; several nieces and nephews; her family and friends, her dear friends at Gardner Heights and her special friend Elizabeth.

She was predeceased by 2 brothers Richard A. and Roy W. Howard.

A graveside memorial service will be held at White Cemetery in Rushford at a date and time to be announced. Memorials in Peg's name may be given to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Louis E. Hurd


Belmont, NY- Louis E. Hurd, 66, of 25 Willard Street passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at home surrounded by his family, following a brief illness. He was born July 22, 1948 in Wellsville the son of the late Albert D. and Nina (Goodwell) Hurd. On August 13, 2011 in Belmont he married Jane Scott who survives.


Lou was a 1966 graduate of Scio High School. He was veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Viet Nam from 1968 to 1969, with C Battery-6th-Battalion-33rd Artillery and achieved the rank of Specialist 5th Class. He was formerly employed at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville from 1969 to 1971, Air Preheater Company in Wellsville from 1971 to 1982 and General Manufacturing in Franklin Park, IL from 1983 to 1999; he retired in 2005.

He was a 13 year member of the Herbert Delong Post 808 American Legion in Belmont; and served as Commander from 2010 to the time of his death. He was elected 2nd Vice Commander of the Allegany County American Legion in 2012, 1st Vice Commander in 2013 and was serving as Commander at the time of this death. He was also a member of the 40 & 8. He was a loving husband, dad and grandfather, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and bowling.

Surviving in addition to his wife are seven children, Jerome (Andrea) Hurd of Painesville, Ohio, Tammy (Robert) Schret of Dillonsville, FL, Terrina “Terri” (Richard) Santiago of Aurora, IL, Gary Brownell Jr. of Pennsylvania, Brent (Michele) Platt Jr. of Belmont, Alisha (Tony) Sands of Belmont, and Tracy (Jeremy) Ledis of Boston, MA, 18 grandchildren, three sisters, Lois Stephens of Alma, Linda Klemm of Patterson, CA and Loni (Norman) Gauthier of Grand Junction, MI, one brother (like no other) Gary (Cheryl) Meger of Lombard, IL as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Judy (Kiefer) Hurd on October 12, 2009 and two daughters, Sonya Hurd in 2011 and Monique Brownell in 2013.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. The funeral will be Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Richard Hurd presiding. Burial with military honors will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont, with a reception to follow at the American Legion. The family suggests memorial donations to the American Legion Post 808 in Belmont. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.