Friday, March 24, 2017

Fred C. Miles

Wellsville, NY - Fred C. Miles, age 93, formerly of the Stannards Road passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2017, at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. He was born in Machias on August 27, 1923 to Merle and Martha Buhr Miles. On December 28, 1945 he married Helen C. Howard who predeceased him on June 15, 2011.

Fred had lived on the Stannards Road for over 50 years. He had served his country during WWII in the US Army Air Corps in the China, Burma, and India Theater as an air craft mechanic. Fred retired from Dresser Rand in 1985 as a Service Technician only to return there as a consultant. Fred was a self-taught man. He started work as an electrician where he designed the panels for turbines and worked his way up to a Service Technician. He enjoyed working in his machine shop where he built many race cars in the 1950’s and 1960’s and after he retired he built a B modified sprint car. Fred also enjoyed building and flying remote control model airplanes. He was a life member of the American Legion Post #702 of Wellsville and had been a member of the Stannards United Methodist Church.

Fred is survived by 3 daughters, Carol (Jack) Cashmore of Florida, Diana (Paul) Winchell of Belmont , and Terry (George) Dash of Colorado; 7 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren;2 sisters, Katherine Keller, and Ruby Golley; a brother, Ernie Miles; several nieces and nephews.

Fred was predeceased by his wife, Helen; 3 brothers, Paul Miles, Darwin Miles, and Hank Miles; a sister Rosie Treat.

Friends are invited to attend a grave side service on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 11 am in the Cuba Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions in Fred’s name may be made to the Allegany County SPCA or to the American Legion Post # 702 of Wellsville. To leave online condolences please visit

Linda Ann Hayes

Wellsville, NY - Linda Ann Hayes, age 61, of O’Connor Street passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the university of Rochester Medical Center. She was born on April 1, 1955 in Wellsville to William and Junietta Coy Sheridan. On August 20, 1983 at the Immaculate Conception Church she married John M. Hayes who survives.

Linda was a long time resident of the Wellsville was an LPN for many years at the Wellsville Manor Nursing Home and until 2015 at the Manor Hills. Linda enjoyed many trips to Disney World, Atlantic City, and to Seneca Allegany in Salamanca. She also enjoyed flower gardens and loved her family more than anything. She was a member of the Women of The Moose Chapter 248, and the Immaculate Conception Church both of Wellsville.

Linda is survived by her husband John; 2 sisters, Gail Sheridan of Rochester and Sandy (Gary) Ordway of Wellsville; 4 brothers, Pat (Sharon) Sheridan of Conesus, Dan Sheridan of Wellsville, Steve (Laura) Sheridan of Wellsville, and John (Michele) Sheridan of Wellsville; several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nepews;2 brother in laws, Terry Hayes and James Hayes.

Linda was predeceased by her mother and father and a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Sheridan.

Friends may call on Sunday, March 26, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. On Monday friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will take place in the Sacred Heart Cemetery and Memorial contributions in Linda’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences please visit

Friday, March 17, 2017

Julie Presutti Congelli

BELMONT, NY – Our beloved and beautiful Julie Presutti Congelli returned to her Heavenly family on Sunday, March 12, 2017 just weeks after her 100th birthday.  She was intensely and lovingly tended at home for the last four years of her life by her devoted granddaughter.  Dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, and friend, she spent all of her days and all of her energy caring for those she loved.  She retained her wit, sparkling laugh and vibrant personality until her last days.

Julie was born in Olean, New York to Frank and Nancy (DeFiore) Presutti. She was the fourth of twelve children.  She graduated from Belmont High School, and in 1940 married Henry Congelli, a talented and dignified gentleman from Wellsville, New York where they lived for a short time before moving briefly to Buffalo then back to Belmont and then again to Buffalo.  From there it was on to Stamford, Connecticut for many years with a short interlude in Richmond, Virginia then again back to Connecticut to happily reunite with daughters and grandchildren.

She enjoyed several trips abroad with her husband, especially their two visits to the Vatican. She always remained close to her large family in the Southern Tier, traveling home often to see them.  Upon retirement Henry and Julie returned permanently to Belmont where they were blessed to share another era of life together with their many relatives and friends in this area. 

A homemaker and cook extraordinaire, Julie lovingly crafted each residence into a beautiful home and is known for her exceptionally fine meals, especially her best-in-the-world apple pie. She was also a voracious reader and lifelong devout member of the Roman Catholic Church, spiritually reverent in the highest order.  Her generosity was ever notable in her family and her Church, and extended to many missions around the world.

Though small in stature she was gigantic in character. Her strong moral compass was the backbone of her family. With her heart and soul in every endeavor, she never lost sight of the right way to do things. Her support and guidance will be deeply missed. 

Julie was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Henry Congelli, her parents, and ten of her siblings and their spouses: Joseph, Yolanda, Elvira, Louis and Lena , Amedeo (Ab) and Irma, Lenora and Samuel Vacante, Genevieve and M.J. (Bud) Creighton, E. Joseph, former Allegany County Clerk, Charles, and Leonard, former Mayor of Belmont, and his wife Waneta. Also, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Felix Congelli, Raymond and Rosie Congelli, John and Elsie Congelli, Tony and Helen Congelli, Joseph and Dena Congelli, Michael Congelli, Mary and Fran Ward. She was additionally predeceased by several nieces and nephews, among them Linda Creighton, Dana Presutti, Christopher Presutti, Matthew Presutti, William Presutti, Louis Presutti, Jr., Raymond Congelli, Jr., Carmen Congelli, and Karen Congelli.

Surviving are: daughters Carole Martin and Pamela Congelli, grandson, Jeffrey Martin and granddaughter, Spencer Martin, M.D. Also surviving, a brother, Peter Presutti, his wife, Rosamonde, sisters-in-law Lasca (Felix) Congelli and Linda (Charles) Presutti, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being made by J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville, New York. There will be no calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Belmont will be announced. Great-nephew Zachariah Presutti of the Society of Jesus will assist with the services. 

Memorial donations may be made to The Salesian Missions; EWTN Global Catholic Network,; or a favorite charity.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Riccardo “Rick” Ferraloro

Wellsville, NY - Riccardo “Rick” Ferraloro, 52, of 2834 Miller Road passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at home. He was born June 10, 1964 in Jamestown, the son of the late Carmelo and Maria (Boscia) Ferraloro Jr. On September 30, 1995 in Wellsville he married Tina Hager who survives. 

Rick was raised in Jamestown and was a graduate of Jamestown High School. He served four years with the US Marine Corps. He attended Jamestown Community College and graduated from Buffalo State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology. He was employed by Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville for 25 years as an Electrical Engineer.

Rick was a devoted father who enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved attending his daughter, Rachael’s concerts, helping his son Michael, rebuild dirt bikes and watching his son Matthew, play baseball. He also enjoyed helping out with his son’s Little League Team. He was also an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife Tina, is one daughter, Rachael, two sons, Michael and Matthew, all who live at home in Wellsville, a sister, Gina (Lou) Hartzell and a brother, Carmen “Carl” (Janet) Ferraloro both of Jamestown, four nieces, Natalie and Kayla Hartzell and Rebecca Ferraloro of Jamestown and Melissa (Charles) Harrison of Olean, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins from the Jamestown area.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 11th at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Ferraloro Children’s Education Fund, % Steuben Trust Company, 475 N. Highland Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895 or the Wellsville Little League, % PO Box 343, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit

Gary T. Arnold

Alma, NY - Gary T. Arnold, 72, of 261 Pump Station Road passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Highland Park Healthcare Center. He was born on July 15, 1944 in Wellsville, the son of the late Louis and Roberta (Young) Arnold. On September 19, 1964 in Wellsville he married Marilyn Perkins who survives.  

Gary attended Wellsville High School. He was a four year veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was formerly employed at C. E. Air Preheater in Wellsville for one year and Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville for 37 years. He was a member of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion and enjoyed gabbing with his friends and family. He was an outdoorsman who loved driving his side by side.  

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Chad Arnold of Bradford, PA and Kerry Arnold and his companion, Christine Hurd of Alma, four grandchildren, Amanda (Corey) Yeoman, Nick, Kyle and Kailee Arnold, two great grandchildren, Harrison and Dunkin Yeoman, two sisters, Connie (James) McAndrews of Wellsville and Rosalie Ames of Franklinville, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by two sons, Jason and Victor Arnold and two brothers, Darwin and Ronnie Arnold.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 12 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 Rev. David Potts presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to any charity of the donor’s choice.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Rhonda J. Clark

Scio, NY - Rhonda J. Clark, 59, of 3893 Weinhauer Hill Road died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She was born on January 31, 1958 in Wellsville, the daughter of Ronald L. and Barbara Jo (Jackson) Morrison. On November 8, 1986 in Scio she married Donald K. Clark Sr. who survives.

Rhonda was a 1976 graduate of Scio Central High School. She was first employed by Fred’s Contract Cleaning Service and later by Scio Central School. She was a member of the Scio Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, the Woman of the Moose and attended the Shongo Country Chapel.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Donald K. (Christina) Clark Jr. of Lawton, OK and Ronald J. Clark of Scio, three brothers, Bradley (Colleen) Morrison of Andover, Calvin (Robin) Morrison of Wellsville and Matthew Morrison of Wellsville, one sister, Monica Morrison of Wellsville, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Monday, March 6th at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Ann Jenkins presiding. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery in Scio. Please consider memorial donations to the Scio Volunteer Fire Department. To leave online condolences, please visit

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Daniel P. Dolan

Wellsville, NY - Daniel P. Dolan, age 64, of East Fassett Street passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 10, 1953 in Wellsville to Robert and Madalene Merry Dolan.

Dan graduated from Scio Central High School, SUNY Geneseo with a B.S. in Biology, and from Paul Smith College with an A.A.S. in Forestry/ Surveying. He was a long time resident of the Wellsville /Scio Area who was a surveyor for Mark Wells Surveying in Hinsdale. Dan loved all aspects of the outdoors including hunting, fishing, and woodcarving. Dan was a Ham Radio Operator with a general license with a call sign of N2PDY. He was a member of the American Radio Relay League, St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Scio, and had attended the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville.

Survivors include 2 brothers, Robert (Barbara) Dolan of Mt. Pleasant, PA., and John (Mary Beth Sootheran) Dolan of Wellsville; 2 sisters, Madalene Adele (Robert) Black of Wheatfield, and Mary (Gary) Dunham of Howard; 3 nieces and 2 nephews; several grand nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Dan was predeceased by his parents, John and Madalene.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 6-8 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 am in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with burial to follow in the Knights Creek Cemetery. Memorials in Dan’s name may be made to the Father Brown Mission Club. To leave online condolences please visit