Monday, June 29, 2009

Gloria A. Peet

Wellsville - Gloria A. Peet of Stevens Street passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born on May 5, 1941 to Charles “Tub” and Dorothy (Haupt) Wilson.

Gloria was a long time resident of Wellsville who had been a private duty nurse. She is survived by two sons, Bradley (Carrie) Peet of Rochester and Jeffery (Venus Nickerson) Peet of Stannards; Her grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved very much include six grandchildren, Jessica (Kenny) Ordway, Jennifer (Marshall) Green, Jeremy Peet, Amanda Peet, Jacob Peet and Joshua Peet; six great grandchildren, Connor, Jackson, Hailey, Andrew, Alex and Lily; a brother Donald Wilson and along time friend Jean Murray Colegrove.

Gloria was predeceased by her parents and a brother Wallace ”Wally” Wilson.

A gathering for family and friends was held on Sunday June 28, 2009. Any memorials in Gloria’s name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W.Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Walter K. Vossler

Friendship - Walter K. Vossler, 86, of Friendship died Monday (June 22, 2009) at the Wellsville Manor Care Center following a long illness.

Born July 2, 1922 in Wellsville, he was the eldest son of Karl B. and Bertha Brandes Vossler. He graduated from Wellsville High School and was active in the Future Farmers of America. After graduation he worked on his father’s farm. On June 28, 1947 he married the former Florence Rumsey of Friendship [daughter of Walter and Louise Potter Rumsey] in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2008 with their family.

Shortly after he was married he moved to Friendship and a bought a farm on East Hill Road. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and resided on their farm until his illness. The farm remained as the family home until his wife’s death in May 2008. As a farmer he was active in the Cooperative Extension and 4-H. In addition he was active in the Habitat for Humanity and a member of the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Wellsville.

He is survived by three children, Kenneth R. (Gayle) Vossler of Jamestown, Jean (Thomas) Bennett of Millersville, Maryland and Peter K. (Lynne) Vossler of Troy, Michigan; five grandchildren, Eric Vossler, Kathryn Vossler, Elizabeth Bennett, Kara Vossler and Thomas (Will) Bennett, Jr. In addition he is survived by two younger brothers, Donald (Janice) Vossler and Lawrence (Marge) Vossler both of Wellsville and a sister, Marilyn (Jack) Palmer of Florida.

He was predeceased by his wife of almost 61 years and by a son Paul Walter Vossler.

Friends and family may call at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday (June 27, 2009) at 11 am in the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church With Rev. William Willson presiding. Burial will be immediately following the service in the family plot of Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Deborah Mae O’Hara

Wellsville, NY - A Memorial Mass for Deborah Mae O’Hara, who entered eternal life on December 11, 2008, will be celebrated on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville,with Rev. Msgr. Vincent Becker as celebrant.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Delilah C. “Pat” Lamphier

Wellsville - Delilah C. “Pat” Lamphier, 68, of 3104 Madison Hill Road died with her family at her side on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at home; following a brief struggle with cancer. She was born on April 4, 1941 in Wellsville the daughter of Lloyd M. and Maxine (Aldrich) Jackson. On April 16, 2003 in Belleville, IL, she married Robert W. Burton who survives.

Pat was employed as a bus driver for Wellsville Central School for 38 years, retiring in 2003. She enjoyed reading, camping, country music and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband; is her Mother of Wellsville, four children, Lloyd (Mirta) Rifenburg of Wellsville, Tammy (Ron) Latham of Belmont, Glenn (Dionne) Rifenburg of Wellsville and Harley (Melissa) Lamphier of Scio, two step children, Amy (Chet) Owens of Ithaca and Chris (Tina) Burton of Belleville, IL, 17 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, one brother, Stanley (Marlene) Jackson of Wellsville, one sister, Marlene (Robert) McDowell of Wellsville and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her father and two grandsons, Victor and Vincent Lamphier.

Friends are invited to join Pat’s family in celebration of her life on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church at the corner of Maple Avenue and Madison Street in Wellsville with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Memorial suggestions include the Wellsville Little League or any charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ida Frans

Belmont - Ida Frans of 28 Willets Ave passed away at home on June 9, 2009. She was born on August 1, 1940 in New York, New York. Ida has been a resident of Belmont since 1989 and loved music.

She is survived by her many caregivers and friends.

Friends are invited to call from 10 am to 11 am in the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Belmont at which time a funeral service will take place. Rev. Lawrence Mothersell will preside and burial will take place in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont.

Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lena V. McGee

Wellsville - Lena V. McGee, 101, of 160 Seneca Street died peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 with her family at her side at the Highland Healthcare Center in Wellsville. She was born March 27, 1908 in Silver Creek, NY the daughter of Samuel and Julia (Stevens) Vara. On May 27, 1933 in Sheridan, NY she married Joseph E. McGee who predeceased her on June 26, 1960.

Lena was a buyer and sales associate for Ludemann’s Department Store in Silver Creek until her retirement in 1972. She then moved to Wellsville and was an active member of the Wellsville Senior Citizens, St. John’s Episcopal Church and St. Anne’s Guild.

She is survived by two daughters, Julia (Eugene) Mohart of Silver Creek and Arline “Penny” (Kenneth) Canfield of Wellsville, two sisters, Katherine Pizzolanti of Derby and Janet (Horace) Saletta of Fredonia, three grandchildren, Sheila (Rob) Steinorth of Hilton, Karen (David) Maskens of Fairport and David Paul Canfield of Buffalo, two great grandsons, Brandon (Christina) Steinorth and Jack Maskens, one great-great grandson, Noah and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her husband by three brothers, Joseph, Horace and Charles Vara.

Friends are invited to a graveside service on Saturday June 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the Sheridan Cemetery, Center Road in Sheridan, NY with Rev. Gerald Cooper presiding. Memorial suggestions include St. John’s Episcopal Church, 12 E. Genesee Street, Wellsville, NY 14895 or The David A. Howe Public Library, 155 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Edward John Peter Corcoran Jr.

Wellsville - Edward John Peter Corcoran Jr. of North Franklin Street passed away on Sunday May 31, 2009 at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 19, 1953 in Wellsville to Edward J. and Roberta Bartlett Corcoran. On August 28, 2004 in Belmont he married Kellee Osgood who survives.

Ed graduated from Wellsville High School and was a veteran of the US Navy serving on the USS Mississinewa. He enjoyed working with his hands and was a machinist for RMT in Wellsville for 10 years. Prior to RMT he had worked for the former Butler Larkin in Wellsville and also in construction. He was a long time member of the Coven Motorcycle Club and the NRA. He will be remembered as a loyal friend, an understanding father and a loving husband.

Surviving besides his wife; his mother Roberta Corcoran of Wellsville; a daughter Missy ”Lorie” (Andrew) Allbright of Warsaw; two grandchildren, Isis and Ashor; a brother, James Corcoran of Wellsville; two sisters, Roberta (Joe) Andrasic of Fredonia and Kathleen Corcoran of Everett, Washington; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father and a sister Teresa Corcoran.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday June 4 from 2-4 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service with military honors will follow the calling hours at 4 pm in the funeral home with Deacon Frank Pasquale presiding. Memorials in Ed’s name may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.