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

Friday, August 29, 2014

John L. Baldwin

 Richburg, NY - John L. Baldwin, 68, of 109 Ackerman Street passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Buffalo Veterans Hospital with his loved ones at his side. He was born January 25, 1946 in Bradford, PA the son of the late Archie and Ethel (Walters) Baldwin. On June 2, 2001 in Wellsville he married Nancy Baumgarten who survives.

John was raised in the Cuba area and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1968 and served in Vietnam with CoE 2nd Battalion 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and two Purple Hearts. He was a life member and Past Commander of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion, he was the first Vietnam veteran to serve as Commander of the Allegany County American Legion, he was a life member of the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW, a member of the Amvets Post #1in Cuba and was a member of the 40 and 8.
He was first employed at Acme Electric in Cuba and was a dairy farmer. He then began his career with Dresser-Rand Corporation, first in Olean and for 27 years in Wellsville; retiring in 2005. He was a 35 year member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 1580. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing golf and spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving in addition to his wife are six children, Mindy (Eric) Hooper of Farmersville, Amanda (George) Wagner of Tonawanda, Nick (Danielle) Baldwin of Little Genesee, Lee (Kevin) Green and Heidi (Lee) Sadler both of Friendship and Jody Baldwin of Denver, CO, 13 grandchildren, six great Grandchildren, a brother, Don Baldwin of Cuba, a sister, Margie Cadle of Rushford as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a sister, Shirley Baldwin.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday (September 2, 2014) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. Burial with military honors will follow at 5:00 pm on Tuesday in Richburg Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donation be made the Buffalo Veterans Hospital, 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215. To leave online condolences, please visit

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

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