Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mary Cecilia "Ceil" Murphy Newton

Wellsville, NY - Mary Cecilia "Ceil" Murphy Newton age, 92, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She was born on January 10, 1922 in Hornell to Michael R. and Mary Elizabeth Lynch Murphy. On May 21, 1977 she married Leslie Clair "Jim" Newton who predeceased her five years to the day on April 9, 2009.

Ceil was a former resident of Friendship who moved back to Wellsville. She graduated from the Immaculate Conception School in 1938 and from Wellsville High School in 1940. In 1941 she graduated from Rochester Business School and later she took courses at Alfred State College, BOCES and D'Youville College. Ceil went to work at the Sinclair Refinery in 1941and stayed there until 1946 when she went to work for the Harris Supply Company in Wellsville. In 1973 she went to work for the New York State DOT in the Friendship Office from where she retired in 1988. Ceil was a devout Catholic who was baptized at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover, received her first communion, was confirmed and married at the Immaculate  Conception Church in Wellsville. When Ceil moved to Friendship she became a member of the Sacred Heart Church and when it closed she moved her membership to Our Lady of Angels Church in Cuba. Presently Ceil was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and had been a member of its Alter and Rosary Society since 1940. Ceil will be remembered as a very strong and independent woman who was kind and soft spoken.

Ceil is survived by several cousins, friends as well as special friends and care givers Glenn "Bill" and Marion Clark of Friendship and Lisa Clark (John Walchli) of Wellsville.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 13, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. On Monday a prayer service will be held at 10:30 am in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorials in Ceils name may be made to either The Hart Comfort House or to Catholic Charities. To leave on line condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Susan Boyle Sanders

Wellsville, NY - Susan Boyle Sanders, 78, of 20 S. Broad Street, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born May 29, 1935 in Erie, PA the daughter of the late Dr. Hugh and Vera (Downing) Boyle. On March 20, 1958 in Erie she married Robert N. Sanders who survives.

Susan was a 1953 graduate of Strong Vincent High School in Erie and attended Hiram College and Vermont Junior College. She taught kindergarten, first and second grades in the Girard, Ohio public school system. She was certified in the Montessori teaching method at the National Center of Montessori Education. She co-founded with Sharon Washer, the Wellsville Montessori School and later taught at the Alfred Montessori School. She was a member of both the Shepherd of the Valley and Trinity Lutheran Churches in Wellsville. She enjoyed bowling and playing softball. She was a avid Bridge player, a member of the D. A. R. and was a fundraiser for the March of Dimes.

Surviving in addition to her husband is one son, Steven (Meriam) Sanders of Wellsville, one daughter, Shelly (Barry) Dunne of Wellsville, four grandchildren, Jasmine and Matthew Sanders and Meredith and James Dunne, a sister, Sally (Alfred) D'Alessandro of Export, PA, as well as nine nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Dr. H. Halsey Boyle.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Thursday, (April 10, 2014) at 11:00 am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville, with Rev. Robert Morris and Rev. Carl Knitter presiding. The family suggests memorial donations be made to any church of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Beverly Lillian Grantier - Memorial Service

Wellsville, NY - Beverly Lillian Grantier; A memorial service for Beverly, who passed away on November 24, 2013, will be held on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 10:00 a,m, at the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville with Reverend Burt Smith presiding. A burial service will take place in the Stannards Cemetery. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Michael P. Culbert




Wellsville, NY - Michael P. Culbert, 62, of 47 Pine St., Wellsville, died On Sunday, March 23, 2014 after a lengthy health battle. He was born on June 20, 1951 in Wellsville the son of the late Paul F. and Mary (Wiles) Culbert.

On August 22, 1970 in Wellsville he married Louella Hinkle who survives.
Mike was a 1969 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army, stationed in Fort Sill, OK. He was honorably discharged in 1972 and joined his father's business; Paul F. Culbert & Sons. He was a lifelong business proprietor in Wellsville, and with his brother they continued operating the business for the more than two decades. During that time, he developed into one of the most formidable Allis-Chalmers mechanics in the country. He also continued his military service with the U. S. Army Reserves until 1977.

In 1999, he started Mike Culbert's Repair Shop, which he continued as an agricultural and fleet maintenance operation until his death. He also owned and operated MPC Farms of Scio. He was a member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge 1495, the American Legion Post 702, the Wellsville Moose Lodge 601 and was a life member of the North American Hunting Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Michael (Bekah) Culbert Jr. of Crosby, TX, Douglas (Alison) Culbert of Suffolk, VA and Kurt (Erin) Culbert of China Grove, NC, two grandsons, Matthew and Reid Culbert, two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Sara Culbert, two sisters, Margaret Ann Smith of Erie, PA and Kathleen (Kim) Morrison of Lake Worth, FL, three brothers, Richard and John Culbert of Wellsville and Roger (Marcella) Culbert of Fillmore. He was predeceased by his sister Suzanne Nowacki in 1997.

Mike was a loving father and grandfather, and a devout pet lover, who was rarely found without a dog at his side.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and Friday, from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Rev. Sean DiMaria as Celebrant. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Immaculate Conception School, the Immaculate Conception Church, or any local charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Jeanne Finn Morris

Wellsville, NY - Jeanne Finn Morris, 76, of 86 Hills Street passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Highland Hospital in Rochester, following a brief illness. She was born January 31, 1938 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Bianco) Scarlato. She was first married on June 16, 1962 in Wellsville to Michael P. Finn who predeceased her on June 20, 1988. On October 20, 1992 in Wellsville she married Thomas Morris who survives.

Jeanne was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School and was a 1956 graduate of Wellsville High School. She earned a nursing degree from Highland Hospital School of Nursing. She was formerly employed at Jones Memorial Hospital, Mary's Nursing Home, Dr. Mohamed Youssef MD and The Style Shoppe. In 1982 Jeanne and Judy Brush purchased and were the proprietors of Silvers Mens Shop in Wellsville for many years. 

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, a life member of Gamma Pi Sorority and a former member of the Lady Elks. She enjoyed going to Curves, playing euchre and was an avid reader. She loved going on mother-daughter trips with her daughter Michele and her good friend, Judy Brush and her daughter, Mary Beth Brush.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two children, Michele A. Finn of Penfield and Mark L. (Monica) Finn of Wellsville, 3 step-children, Mark (Clair) Morris of Cuba, Timothy Morris of Houston, TX and Elizabeth (Peter) Albertine of Loma Linda, CA, two grandchildren, Patrick and Connor Finn, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband, by two step-sons, Thomas and Robert Morris. 

Friends are invited to call on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The Rosary will be recited on Monday at 3:45 pm. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the David A. Howe Public Library or the Wellsville Elks Lodge Scholarship Fund. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Harold "Hal" D. Paris Sr.

Belmont, NY - Harold "Hal" D. Paris Sr., age 79, of Noble Street passed away at home on Thursday March 13, 2014 after a short illness. He was born on October 17, 1934 in Coatesville, Indiana to Wilber and Lena (Ellett) Paris. On September 16, 1952 he married Iva Doehring who predeceased him on August 12, 2006. On June 12, 2010 Harold married Annette Benjamin Harding who survives.

Harold attended school in Windsor Illinois and at the University of Illinois and has been a resident of Belmont since 1970. He moved to this area with his family after being recruited by Walter Max to work for the then Turbodyne's navy contract in Wellsville. Harold enjoyed traveling and his job took him around the world.  He retired from Dresser Rand in the mid 1990's as Quality Control Manager and from 2006 to 2009 he worked as a consultant for them. Harold was a member the Belmont First United Methodist Church and later with the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville. He was an active member at both churches serving on many committees, teaching Sunday school and Bible studies. Harold was a long time member of the Belmont Rotary and a former chairman of the Allegany County Democrat Committee. He was a volunteer at the Food Pantry in Belmont and for Allegany County's Office of the Aging Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed leisure travel, woodworking, gardening, sports and reading books on history. 

Surviving besides his wife of Belmont are his children Harold D.(Sandee) Paris Jr. of Dunwoody, Georgia and  Kathy (Michael) Moland of Wellsville; 3 grandchildren, Melinda (Jason) Varga, Kelly Paris and Jon Paris; 2 great grandchildren, Julia and Mason; a sister, Wilda Anderson; several nieces and nephews; step children, Maureen, Melinda, Shannon and Scott.

Harold was predeceased by 2 brothers, Cassel and Bryce Paris and a sister Wanda Eby.

Friends are invited to call on Monday March 17 from 1 to 2 pm at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of Madison and Maple Avenue in Wellsville. His funeral service will be held at 2 pm in the church with Reverend Burt Smith presiding, Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery and memorials in Harold's name may be given to the Amity Rescue Squad or to the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville or to the charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit ww.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Theodore E. "Ted" Bond

Wellsville, NY - Theodore E. "Ted" Bond of 3798 Buck Farm Road passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, surrounded by his family at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Silver Springs, MD, the son of Leslie and Opal (Calhoun) Bond.

He is survived by his long time partner, Terah Soule of Wellsville, three children, Danielle Tuohy, Timothy Bond and Christi Bond, five grandchildren, Kyle, Alyssa and Kiera Beth Tuohy and Layla and Benjamin Clark, and a sister, Sally Bond. He was predeceased by a brother, Timothy Bond.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the David A. Howe Public Library. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.