Monday, November 23, 2015

Kristen Aileen (Mattison) Hunt

Fulmer Valley (Wellsville), New York - Kristen Aileen (Mattison) Hunt, 33, of Wellsville, passed away from unknown causes on Sunday, November 15, 2015.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 27, 2015 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville, with a catholic service performed by Deacon Frank Pasquale at 11 a.m.. Burial will take place in Stannards Cemetery with a gathering of friends and family at the Willing Town Hall for the remainder of the day.

Kristen, referred to as “Binky” when she was a child and then as “K Matti” as she grew older, was born September 3, 1982, in Melrose, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Guy and Lee Mattison, the fourth of five children. She graduated from Wellsville Senior High School with the class of 2001 and attended Alfred State College for a technology degree. With the degree, she was a technology specialist and business analyst for companies including Adelphia Communications, Corning Inc., Alstom and most recently Education Testing Services at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ.

Kristen married the love of her life, Daniel Hunt in Letchworth State Park on May 23, 2015. This was a day of celebration and unity of two beautiful hearts. Dan treated her like the princess she was. He loved her, and she loved him. Kristen brought him out of his shell and together they enjoyed their years together.

She always had a smile on her face, you never saw her without one. She’d walk into a room and it lit up! Her free spirit enabled her to travel with her husband. She introduced Dan to a wonderful new experience in life outside of New York. Daniel never strayed far from home, but with her he did. They loved to get in the car and just go for a ride, many times taking her beloved dog, Chico.

As a free spirit who loved to travel, she met people and made friends where ever she went. People were naturally attracted to her and her kindness. She saw the good in everyone. She touched so many hearts!

As a child and even into her adult life, Kristen liked to hang out and be surrounded by her family, all children and friends. She was blessed with and adored by her thirteen nieces and nephews, which at times you may have seen them all dangling from the trees or running through a farm field. Kristen was like a big child herself.

Throughout life, she had special bonds with her parents and siblings. As a family, they enjoyed going to the lake, boating and anything that had to do with a beach. Even if the family could not go somewhere, she would spend countless hours on the phone just chatting. Her grandmother, Aileen Richardson held a special place in her heart. 

As a child, Kristen was a sports fanatic. She played soccer, softball, was on the prom court and was very popular. She was a fun-loving, active child who played tag-a-long with her older siblings. A neighborhood favorite was playing hide ‘n go seek in the neighborhood with about 20 other kids. She touched so many hearts!

Survivors include Kristen’s husband, Daniel, of Andover; parents, Guy and Lee Mattison Andover; siblings, Karen (Todd) Tuecke, Dubuque, IA; Kimberly (Cory) Gates, Wellsville; Katherine (Andrew) Gates, Conesus; and Steven (significant other Chelsey) Mattison, Wellsville; father and mother in-laws, Steven and Fay Hunt, Wellsville; sister in-laws Tracey Hunt and Stephanie (Sean) Hunt, Wellsville; Daniel’s maternal grandmother, Ethel Stambaugh, Wellsville; Daniel’s paternal grandfather, Lester Hunt, Wellsville; nieces and nephews Kristine and Kennedy Tuecke, Peyton Ribblett, Wyatte, Garrette and Bowen Gates, Blake Mattison, Bradley and Bryce Erickson, and Ava, Casey and Finn Stevens; and her two beloved pets, Chico and Trixie. 

She is preceded in death by grandparents, Clifford and Marian Mattison and William and Aileen Richardson and a brother in-law Tyler E. Hunt.

Kristen is loved by all who knew her, especially by her family and friends. 
In honor of Kristen’s love of children, memorials in Kristen’s name may be given to Toys for Tots.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Patricia Ann Tronetti

Wellsville, NY - Patricia Ann Tronetti, 85, of 58 Sunnydale Avenue passed away peacefully on Monday, November 16, 2015 in the comfort room of Jones Memorial Hospital; with her loving family at her side. She was born September 6, 1930 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Charles and Doris (Sortore) Horner. Upon Doris’s death, Charles met and married Virginia Hauselt. On June 20, 1953 in Belmont, she married Joseph A. Tronetti who predeceased her on March 30, 1993.

Patricia was raised in Belmont, and was a graduate of Belmont High School. She attended Meyer School of Nursing in Buffalo and was employed as a Registered Nurse on the staff at Jones Memorial Hospital and later at Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville.  

She was a member of the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered at the gift shop for many years. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church; she enjoyed quilting, knitting, lunches with the retired nurses and loved watching the Buffalo Bills.

She is survived by one son, Michael (Linda) Tronetti of Wellsville, three daughters, Pamela  (Russell Steenhoff) Tronetti of Rochester, Kay (Mark) Heaney of Angelica and Julie Ross of Kennett Square, PA, eight grandchildren, Joseph, Katharyn, Bryan, Michael, Logan, Joseph, Madeline and Samuel, brother-in-law, Charles “Bud” Tronetti of Belmont, sister-in-law, Barbara Munro of Wellsville, several cousins and beloved neighbors, Kathy & Lon Hamiln.  She was predeceased in addition to her parents by a half-sister, Sandra Horner, a brother-in-law, Terry Munro and a sister-in-law Gloria Tronetti.

Friends are invited to call on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville, with Rosary being recited on Friday at 3:45 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Belmont. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Belmont Free Library or the Hart Comfort House. To leave online condolences, please visit

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Harry K. Boyer

Shoemakersville, PA - Harry K. Boyer, 90, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, NY following a brief illness. He was born April 9, 1925 in Puttstown, PA the son of the late Herman and Elsie (Leilensberger) Boyer. Harry was a self-employed plumber and heating contractor in the Shoemakersville area for many years. A private graveside service is being planned for a later date. To leave online condolences, please visit  

Grace M. Lounsbury

Friendship, NY - Grace M. Lounsbury, “Loving mother and grandmother”, 87, of 4933 Maple Grove Road passed away on Thursday, November, 12, 2015 at Olean General Hospital following a lingering illness. She was born October 12, 1928 in Stannards, the daughter of Adelbert and Bertha (Fanton) Fanton. On April 2, 1960 in Horseheads she married William Lounsbury who predeceased her on September 22, 2011.

Grace was a former resident of Wellsville, Olean and Stannards and attended Wellsville High School. She was formerly employed at the Lincoln Diner in Olean and was a former member of the Stannards United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, Eugene “Butch” Wentling and his wife Esther of Greenville, NC, two daughters, Kimberly Lounsbury of Friendship and Denise Luke and her husband Todd of Savannah, GA, 12 grandchildren, numerous great and great-great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers, Elmer, Norman, Lawerence, Herman, and Victor Fanton, two sisters, Lanora Geer and Leda Wentling and a grandson, Eugene Carl Wentling Jr.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, November 16, 2015 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation on Monday at 2:00 in the funeral home. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To leave online condolences, please visit

Monday, November 2, 2015

Joseph D. Keib

Wellsville, NY - Joseph D. Keib, 52, of 44 Howard Street died unexpectedly on Friday, October 30, 2015 at home. He was born March 9, 1963 in Wellsville the son of Richard E. and Anita (Gleason) Keib. 


Joe was raised in Wellsville and was a 1982 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was formerly employed in Wellsville at the Cameo Restaurant, Bells Market and at Northern Lights Candles for 19 years.


He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 702 in Wellsville. He was a devoted son, who was a great help to his mother.


He is survived by his mother and father both of Wellsville, a brother, Daniel (Sharon) Keib of Wellsville, a sister, Kandra (Kevin) Garwood of Placerville, CA, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.


A private service is being planned for a later date. The family suggests memorial donations be made to any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dr. Frank Clifton Miller Jr.

Scio, NY - Dr. Frank Clifton Miller Jr., 70, of 4607 Waughbrook Road died on Monday, October 26, 2015, following an automobile accident in the Town of Wellsville. He was born January 13, 1945 in Bryn Mawr, PA the son of the late Frank C. and Marion (Freeman) Miller Sr. On December 2, 2002 he married Dianna Fleming who survives.

Dr. Miller was raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Lunenburg High School. He received his bachelors from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from the University of Vermont in 1971. He completed his pediatrics residency and was chief pediatrics resident at the University of Vermont in 1976. He began his career in the Wellsville area in 1972 as a general practitioner. He completed his OB/GYN residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1982.  

Dr. Miller was beloved by his patients and will be sadly missed by his colleagues at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather; a gifted woodworker, who enjoyed working on his home, bulldozing on his property and playing golf.   

Surviving in addition to his wife are six children, Heather Lanphere and her husband Peter Shoughrue, Lindsay Chamberlin and her husband Jeff, Katie Cauley and her husband Sean, Clifton Miller, Helena Miller and Nathan Miller, his former wife and the mother of his first three children, Hilary B. Miller, six grandchildren, Ethan Lanphere, Max Lanphere, Jackson Shoughrue, Liam Chamberlin, Alex Cauley and Jack Cauley, two sisters, Dorothy Sang and Ellen Miller, one brother, Charles Miller and his wife Marie, one niece and two nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 North Main Street in Wellsville. The funeral will be Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville with Rev. Richard Hurd presiding. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to Jones Memorial Hospital, 191 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895, The SPCA Serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895, The Scio United Methodist Church, 4005 State Route 19, Scio, NY 14880 or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit

Monday, October 26, 2015

Nancy R. Casterline

Belmont, NY - Nancy R. Casterline, age 85, of Tucker Corners passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at the Highland Park Rehabilitation Center in Wellsville. She was born on March 13, 1930 in Hornell to George and Maybelle Manley HerrNecker. She was married to Merlin Glover who predecease her and later to John Casterline who also predeceased her.


Nancy was a long time resident of Belmont who graduated from Wellsville High School and attended art school in Boston, Massachusetts. She had worked Taggart and Son Insurance Company in Bath and later ran the office of the Allegany Bituminous in Tuckers Corners. Nancy retired from the Allegany County Department of Social Services working in what is now Job Tracks. She enjoyed crocheting and donating what she made to the Amity Rescue Squad to be raffled off. She enjoyed attending the monthly meeting of the Allegany County Highway Superintendents. Nancy will be remembered for her sense of humor.


Survivors include 2 sons, Hal Glover and Dorr Glover; 3 grandsons, Sean Glover, Andy Gloverand Josh Glover; 4 granddaughters, Morgan Glover, Christina Lyons, Sierra Schmidt and Breanna Schmidt; 5 great grandchildren, Dylon Kelly, Seth Glover, Jade Glover, Jesse Glover and Kade Glover; several nieces and nephews.


Nancy was predeceased by her parents, her 2 husbands and her sister Susan.


A celebration of Nancy’s life and a meal was held Wednesday, October 28, from 4 to 8 pm at the Amity Rescue Squad Building on Route 244 in Belmont. Friend swere invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 10 am in the Howard Cemetery in Howard, New York. To leave online condolences please visit