Monday, September 15, 2014

Harold J. Slocum

West Almond, NY - Harold J. Slocum, age 84, of the Karr Valley Road passed away on Wednesday September 10, 2014 at the Bath V.A. He was born on June 22, 1930 in Genesee, Pennsylvania to Harold and Phyllis Goodridge Slocum. In 1954 Harold married the love of his life Jean Stockin in Arcade who survives. 

Harold graduated from Wellsville High School where he excelled in sports and music. He was offered scholarships to attend college for both music and football but enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served his country from September of 1949 until November of 1952. Harold then went to work for General Motors at the Chevy Plant in Tonawanda where he worked for 30 years. He later moved with Jean to West Almond to enjoy their retirement. Harold enjoyed playing the violin and listening to music especially the Zither.

Harold is survived by his wife Jean; a son Gary Slocum of West Virginia; 4 grandchildren, Jason, Michelle and Rachel Lowe and Tina Davis; 7 great grandchildren; a great great grandson; a son in law Arthur Lowe of Las Vegas; several, nephews and cousins.

Harold was predeceased by a daughter Linda Slocum Lowe and 2 brothers Dick and Doug Slocum.

A graveside service for the family was held in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville and memorials in Harold's name may be given to either Hospice or to the Angelica Fire Department. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Howard G. Cooper

Wellsville, NY - Howard G. Cooper, 84, of 1939 Stannards Road passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014 shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born December 15, 1929 in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Herbert and Ann (Reel) Cooper. On May 30, 1963 in Townville, PA he married Genevieve Anderson who survives.

Howard was a 1952 graduate of Ohio State University. He was president of the Herbert Cooper Company of Genesee, PA.

Services will be private and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the SPCA Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Walter P. Cole Sr.

Wellsville, NY - Walter P. Cole Sr., 75, of 4483 Niles Hill Road passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the home of his son in Friendship. He was born July 8, 1939 in Wellsville, the son of the late Peter and Lena (Johnson) Cole. On October 14, 1960 in Angelica he married Alice M. Demick who predeceased him on January 2, 1998.

Walter was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was first employed at Scoville Brown Grocery in Wellsville for several years and later for Macler Industries in Friendship; until his retirement. He played football and wrestled in High School and enjoyed bowling throughout his life.

He is survived by three sons, Donald (Robin) Cole of Friendship, Walter Cole Jr. and Brian (Judy) Cole both of Wellsville, nine grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica, Jenna, Donny, Joshua, Doug, Hollie, and Justin Cole and Carina Miles, 11 great grandchildren, one sister, Lucille Hackett of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents and wife by one brother, Irwin Cole and two sisters, Phyllis Cole and Alice Vandruff.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, (September 11, 2014) from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Calvin Densmore presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Robert E. “Taters” Donovan

Wellsville, NY - Robert E. “Taters” Donovan, 75, of 116 N. Highland Avenue passed away on Saturday, September 06, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born October 7, 1938 in Wellsville, the son of Francis and Ella (Vogel) Donovan.

“Taters” was a 1956 graduate of Allentown High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving from 1962 to 1964. He was a 32 year employee of Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville; retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Wellsville Moose Lodge #601, Morrison-Hayes Post #702 American Legion and the Thelma Rogers Genealogical and Historical Society. He enjoyed antiquing, reading and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Floy (Miller) Donovan, two daughters, Melissa Donovan of Wellsville and Erin (Tom) Swimley of Knoxville, PA, five grandchildren, August, Magnus, Stevia, Gunnar and Larson Swimley, one sister, Doris Mingus of Wellsville, one brother, Donald (Carol) Donovan of Cuba as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Donovan Jr.

Friends are invited to a graveside service with military honors on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 11:00 in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 N. Main Street in Wellsville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the David A. Howe Public Library or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mary Jane Greene

Wellsville, NY - Mary Jane Greene, 87, of 11 Lunn Court passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center following a brief illness. She was born April 29, 1927 in Sugarcreek, PA, the daughter of the late Walter and Edith (Sloss) Sibble. On August 27, 1949 at the Wellsville United Methodist Church she married Robert Greene who survives.
 
Mary Jane was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She was employed as a switchboard operator for New York Telephone and Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville. She loved to cook for her family, crochet and sew.
 
Surviving in addition to her husband is one son, Thomas A. (Glenna) Greene of Lakeland, Florida, six grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a son, John Greene, a brother Daniel and four sisters, Mabel, Ruth, Martha and Evelyn.
 
Friends are invited to call on Friday (September 5, 2014) from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 3:00 pm. with Pastor David Means presiding. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County or the Hart Comfort House. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mary Jane Greene - Announcement

Wellsville, NY - Mary Jane Greene, 87, of 11 Lunn Court passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014 at Wellsville Manor Care Center. Friends are invited to call on Friday (September 5, 2014) from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 3:00 pm. A complete obituary will be published in Thursday’s edition.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Scott E. Horn


Alexandria, Virginia - Scott E. Horn, 44, of 5375 Duke Street passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 22, 2014 at home. He was born June 16, 1970 in Wellsville the son of Edward D. and Charlotte (Clark) Horn.


Scott was a 1989 graduate of Wellsville High School. He joined the  U. S. Air Force in1990 and served all over the world. He achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant and was discharged in 2010. He was formerly employed as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Government Department of Homeland Security. He was a member of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion in Wellsville.

He is survived by his father,  Edward D.(Susan) Horn of Belmont, two sisters, Sherry (Donald) Horan and Tracy (Bradley) White, both of Wellsville, four nieces, Brittney and Brianna Horan and “Lexi” and Jada White, one step brother, Thomas (Jessica) Dayton of Jamestown as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and many long time friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Charlotte “Penny” Horn in 1996.

Friends are invited to a graveside service with military honors, on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 am in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Hart Comfort House, the SPCA Serving Allegany County,  the American Legion Post 702, American Legion Post 808 or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.