Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Robyn C. Burdick

Belmont, NY - Robyn C. Burdick, 62, of 13 Schuyler Street, a loving daughter, sister and aunt, went to be with her Lord on Monday, December 5, 2016. She was born November 20, 1954 in Wellsville, the daughter of Robert N. and Carol A. (Peterson) Burdick Sr. 

Robyn was employed as a respiratory therapist for many years in New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, before becoming disabled in 1995. She attended the Genesis Bible Church. The love and joy of Robyn’s life was spending time with her family, especially having her nieces & nephews around, they were her kids!! She loved to make crafts, crocheting and cross stich. She also loved going to Bone Builders exercise group in Belmont and helping with the Office for the Aging lunches 

She is survived by her father and stepmother, Robert and Phyllis Burdick of Charles Town, WV, two sisters, Marcy (Doug) Crawford of Belmont, Rhonda (Roy) Bryan of Richlands, NC, three brothers, Raymond (Mary Ellen) Burdick of Belmont, Robert (Donna) Burdick of Richlands, NC, Bryan (Joanne) Burdick Sr. of Belmont, eight nieces, Veronica, Jessica, Hannah, Nicole, Corina, Shannon, Sarah and Amanda, five nephews, Bryan Jr., Elijah, William, Wayne and Aaron, six great nieces, Kylee Ann, Regan, Riley, Addyson, Kennedy and Salia, eight great nephews, Bryce, Zachary, Bryan, Damon, Jacob, Toby, Alex and Adan, three aunts, June (Herb) Harrington of Belmont, Jeanette (Bill) Retorick of West Virginia and Marilyn Peterson of Avoca, one uncle, Donald Peterson of Wellsville and several cousins. She was predeceased by her mother, her grandparents, a sister-in-law, Diane K. Burdick, a nephew, Dustin and many aunts and uncles.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, December 9, 2016, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. The funeral will follow visitation at 7:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Mark Chamberlain presiding. Burial will be in Alfred Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Amity Rescue Squad or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit embserfuneralhome.com.

Ernestine Secor Wood

Whitesville/ Roanoke, VA - Ernestine Secor Wood of Roanoke, Virginia, peacefully went to be with the Lord at age 92 on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She married the love of her life, Pastor L. Robert Wood in 1945 after studying at The Nyack Missionary Training Institute; now Nyack College. Together they served in ministry in Whitesville, New York until his death in 1978. In 1996, she left the town and church she loved for 51 years to be near her family.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, James C. Secor and Alice Butler Secor; brothers, Ralph George, and James Secor; and son-in-law, Blake Shores.

She is survived by daughters, Ruth Wood Marino, Elizabeth Wood Shores and Cynthia Wood (James) Van Druff all of Roanoke; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Robert and Herbert Secor; sister, Alice Secor (Charles) Muth; sister-in-law, Betty Wood and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday Evening, December 9, 2016 at the Gospel Chapel (Christian and Missionary Alliance) on Park Street in Whitesville from 6 to 8 pm. A memorial service to honor the life of this loving servant of God will be held at the church on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2 pm. Officiating pastors will be Ralph Eastlack, former director of YFC and Reverend Timothy Armstrong, pastor of the Gospel Chapel. Donations in her honor may be made to the Gospel Chapel on Park Street in Whitesville, NY. 14897. Local arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home and to leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

“Her Children arise and call her blessed: her husband also, and he praises her.” Proverb.31:28

Monday, November 28, 2016

Phillip A. Taylor


Allentown, NY - Phillip A. Taylor, 79, of 1913 White Hill Road passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at home with his family at his side. He was born July 25, 1937 in Wellsville, the son of the late Isaac and Bessie (Harrington) Taylor. On February 1, 1958 in Alma he married Norma Stephens who survives.


Phil was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1957. He was employed at C. E. Air Preheater Co. in Wellsville for 37 years. He began his career as a welder and retired in 2006 as an inspector. He was a 50 year member of the Allentown Volunteer Fire Department; where he served as Captain, Trustee and Fire Chief. He enjoyed hunting, old westerns, history, traveling and puttering. 

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Shaun (Ezura) Taylor of Allentown, a daughter, Molly Stirk of Wellsville, a grandson, Gregory (Jen) Taylor of Scio, a granddaughter, Ashley Taylor of Allentown, a sister, Betty (Jim) Grossman of Andover, a brother, Isaac (Doris) Taylor of Richburg and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents, by a sister, Dorothy McCoy.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 30th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Thursday, December 1st from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Roberta Baker presiding. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery in Scio. Please consider memorial donations to the Allentown Volunteer Fire Department or the Allentown United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences, please visit embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Maryan “Marty” Numeracki



Belmont, NY - Maryan “Marty” Numeracki, 87, of 4443 Back River Road, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at home with his family. He was born February 2, 1929 in Buffalo, the son of the late John and Sophie (Zomorski) Numeracki. On February 25, 1956 in Erie, PA he married Irma Potter who survives.


Marty served with the United States Marine Corps from 1947 to 1950 and with the United States Navy Reserves from 1952 to 1956. He was employed as a machinist at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville for 25 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed Hunting, fishing and farming.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Timothy Numeracki of Wellsville and Michael (Dana) Numeracki of Belmont, two daughters, Leslie (Bill) Patterson of Casenova, VA and Laura (Brian) Shea of Rochester, eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, a brother, James (Shirley) Petersen of Buffalo, a sister, Deborah (Tom) Januchowski of Buffalo, a brother-in-law, Bernard Duman of West Seneca, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Glenda Conway of Georgia. He was predeceased by a brother, John Numeracki and a sister, Dolores Duman.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 29th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Wednesday, November 30th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastors Byron Brooks and William Matthews presiding. Burial with military honors, will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. Please consider memorial donations to the Disabled American Veterans or Home Care & Hospice of Wellsville. To leave online condolences, please visit emvbserfuneralhome.com.


Christopher Golden

Wellsville, NY - Christopher Golden, 55, of 237 O’Connor Street passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016 shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born December 21, 1960 in Binghamton, NY the son of the late Roger and Lois (Smith) Golden.

Christopher was formerly employed by Piece Work Industries in Wellsville. While living at the Arc home in Alfred, he participated in activities at Lighthouse Ministries. He will be sadly missed by the Allegany Arc staff and residents in both Alfred and the O’Connor Street residence in Wellsville.

He is survived by two brothers, Roger (Ann) Golden of Brewster, NY and Alton (Sue) Golden of Georges Mill, NH, two sisters, Elaine (Bill) Kenny of Reno, NV, and Lucile (Rob) Clougherty of Cosco, ME, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Please consider memorial donations to the Friends of Allegany Arc Foundation, 50 Farnum Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit embserfuneralhome.com.

Monday, November 21, 2016

James Bert Scholes

Geneseo, NY - James Bert Scholes was born on April, 1921, in Stamford, Connecticut, third son and youngest child of Samuel Ray and Elizabeth (Boren) Scholes. He died from complications of a fall November 15, 2016, in Livingston County, New York.

He grew up in Alfred, New York, where he and Eloise Bassett were married October 31, 1942. A graduate of Middlebury College, he served as an engineer officer in World War II. As a professor of English, he taught in Kansas, Illinois, Tennessee, North Carolina, and (from 1959 to 1984) at the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he received teaching awards in 1964 and 1976. Following retirement, he enjoyed a second career on the regional stage in and around Rochester in dramatic vehicles from Chekhov to On Golden Pond, and most recently in the Geriactors, a senior traveling troupe which he co-founded.

He was the last of his generation in the family, having been predeceased be his wife, and siblings Samuel Ray Scholes Jr., Ann (Scholes) Colvin, and Addison Boren Scholes. Survivors include his daughter Sandra Scholes Henderson, son-in-law Harold Henderson, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews. Friends, colleagues, and relatives cherish memories of his enthusiasm, his determination, his unfailing sense of humor, and his generosity with time, money, and spirit. 

A memorial reception will be held in the future. Please consider memorial donations to WXXI, the Teresa House in Geneseo, or the ACLU. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Myrna Evelyn Rogers Blouvet Burch

Scio, NY - Myrna Evelyn Rogers Blouvet Burch, 78, of Wolf Spring Road passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born September 20, 1938 in Olean, the daughter of Milton and Virginia (Owens) Rogers. On December 24, 1988 in their home, she married Royden B. Burch who predeceased her on December 24, 2005.

Myrna was a graduate of Scio Central School. In 1980 she was a member of the first LPN class at BOCES in Belmont. She was a beloved private duty nurse for many families in the Wellsville area for many years. She enjoyed watching basketball, playing cards, and was well known for calling friends and family on their birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. She was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by children, grandchildren and extended family. 

She is survived by a son, James “Brad” (Shilo) Blouvet of Friendship, three daughters, Kim L. Blouvet of Laurel, MD, Kelley L. Blouvet of Memphis, NY, and Susan J. Babbitt of Wellsville, seven grandchildren, Tegan, Haley, Jacob, Bradley and his wife Tracy, Courtney and her husband Wesley, Christofer and Caroline, six great grandsons, Emeris, Steven, Haidyn, Samuel, Joseph and Lucas, two great granddaughters, Bailey and Felicia, one sister, Lela Seibert of Olean, a sister-in-law, Marlene Rogers of Alden, two brothers-in-law, Richard Seibert of Delaware and Carl Kuhn of Richburg, as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Milton Rogers and a sister, Gail Hurlburt. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday, (November 25th) from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and on Saturday, (November 26th) from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow the visitation on Saturday at 1:00 pm in the funeral home. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to Homecare & Hospice or the Scio Volunteer Fire Department. To leave online condolences, please visit embserfuneralhome.com.