Friday, November 27, 2009

Onalee (Dotie) Dwyer

Onalee (Dotie) Dwyer, 91 of Wellsville died on Friday, November 27, 2009 at Jones Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born, in Wellsville on November 3, 1918. She was the daughter of Harry B. Sloan and May F. Sherwood.

She was married to Donald Dwyer who predeceased her in 1955. Also she was predeceased by a brother, Woodrow Sloan, in 1973, and a son-in-law, Edwin F. Comstock III, in 2002.

She is survived by four daughters: Kimberly (Larry) Walsh, Elizabeth (Michael) Ludden, Jacqueline (Donald) Comstock, and Luanne (Ann) Comstock.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Kris (Colin) Bailey, Jennifer (Ludden) Baker, Michael (Myra) Ludden, Christopher (Brenda) Comstock, Jonathan Comstock, Patrick Comstock, and Sloane Comstock.

Her nine great-grandchildren include: Christian Colon, Cameron Gordon, Brogan Bailey, Kelleach Bailey, Brocton Ludden, Bryson Ludden, Covey Clancy, Caden Ludden, Lakin Ludden. One great great-granddaughter, Mercedes Ludden.

She owned and operated the Funcrest Skating Rink for thirty years. She also was employed by The Allegany Board of Elections in Belmont, NY. She was a license real estate agent for several years in Wellsville.

She was a strong role model for her family and friends. She was a full-time mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and friend to everyone. As a lifelong resident of Wellsville, she influenced and touched many people throughout the area through the skating rink, her family and her jobs. She will be missed by many people.

Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 at J.W. Embser's Funeral Home Inc, 34 West State St., Wellsville, where services will be held on Monday, November 30 at 11:00 am. Rev. Diane Cox will preside at the service.

Memorial suggestions include the following: David A. Howe Library, 155 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895 and the Allegany County SPCA.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mary Jeanne Voelz

Scio, NY - Mary Jeanne Voelz of the Mater Dei passed away Nov. 23, 2009 at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born November 20 1921 in Walkegan IL. to Arnold and Naomi (Vicksell) Nolan. On November 14, 1942 she married Vernon Voelz who predeceased her.

Mary grew up in Kenosha WI. Moving to Sarasota and later moved to Gainesville Fl.; to be with her two daughters; Kim and Nancy. She most recently moved to Phillips Creek where she lived with her daughter Jae.

Mary attended Parsons School of Design in NYC and worked as an illustrator for paper doll books retiring as a commercial artist.

Mary was a very social person staying abreast of international culture and news, enjoyed the fine arts, reading National Geographic, loving everything about Florida especially the beaches where she swam and snorkeled. Always enjoying fine arts including Art Show openings and was also a member of Baha'i Faith.

Survivors include: three daughters Kim (Gary) Hankins of Gainesville Fl. Jae (Naysim) Simon of Phillips Creek and Nancy (Eldon) Philman also of Gainesville Fl. Five Grandchildren three great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law Lauretta Voelz of Kenosha WI. And several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother Robert Nolan.

There will be no prior visitation; friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service at 12 noon on Friday November 27th in the JW Embser Funeral Home 34 W State St. Wellsville, NY 14895.

Burial will take place in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio; memorials may be made to Amity Rescue Squad.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Paula M. (Frungillo) Budinger

Scio, NY - Paula M. (Frungillo) Budinger, 35, of 4331 E. Sciota Street passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at her parent’s home on Amity Lake; following a courageous 13 month battle with a rare form of Brain cancer. She was born on August 6, 1974 in Cuba the daughter of Donald P. and Donna (Greene) Frungillo Jr. On July 3, 1999 in Friendship she married Ron Budinger who survives.

Paula was a 1992 graduate of Belmont Central School and received a BA degree in Elementary Education from Keuka College in 1996. She was very proud to be the first member of her family to receive a Masters degree; which she received from St. Bonaventure University in Special Education. She was first employed at the Stepping Stones Learning Center in Rochester and later taught at Head Start in Cuba, BOCES Preschool at Wellsville Elementary School and was currently a Consultant Special Education Teacher at the Belmont BOCES Center. She was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Portville and loved shopping and finding bargains. She enjoyed deer hunting with her dad, camping with her family and loved teaching and spending those special little everyday moments with her girls. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was very witty. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. Throughout her illness she had a positive attitude, never complained and always thought of others first; her grin and raised eyebrow said a lot.

Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are two beautiful daughters, Kirsten and Brooke, both at home, two sisters, Ann (Steven) Nardozza of N. Syracuse and Wendy (Rich) Wenslow of Wellsville, her paternal grandparents, Donald P. and Dorothy Frungillo Sr. of Belmont, a nephew, Jake Nardozza, a niece, Amanda Nardozza and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to call today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont and on Saturday from 12 noon to 1:00 pm at the United Church of Friendship, 33 E. Main Street in Friendship. The funeral will follow visitation at 1:00 pm Saturday in Church with Rev. Paula Roulette presiding. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Friendship. Memorial contributions are suggested and can be made to the to the Kirsten & Brooke Budinger College Fund % Community Bank, 4196 Bolivar Road, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dean Garry "Diz" Dillie

Belmont, NY - Dean Garry "Diz" Dillie, 49, of 4 Wells Street died unexpectedly on Monday, November 16, 2009 at his home. He was born July 22, 1960 in Wellsville the son of Donald E. and Sandra (Lunn) Dillie.

Dean was a long time resident of Wellsville and had recently moved to “The Belmont”.

He was formerly employed as a diesel mechanic by Premier Fire Equipment in Houma, LA. He loved dogs and enjoyed playing pool.

He is survived by his mother of Wellsville, five brothers & sisters, Don “Buzz” Dillie of Indian Rocks Beach, FL, Kerry (David) Mette of Waterloo, NY, Mike “Barney” Dillie of Wellsville, Lorri (Claude) Nieman of New Milford, CT and Barb Raybon of Wellsville, two aunts, Kaaren Monroe of Wellsville and Roxie (Ronald) Flurschutz of Rochester and several nieces, nephews & cousins. He was predeceased by his father in 1994

Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, November 20th at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Dick Helms presiding. Memorial contributions are suggested to the SPCA Serving Allegany County or the American Cancer Society. A luncheon celebrating Dean’s life will follow the memorial service at the Duke Hose Company, 80 Stevens Street in Wellsville.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Heidi Ann Vossler Campbell

Rochester, NY - Heidi Ann Vossler Campbell, 42, of 65 Carlisle Street went to be with her Lord in Heaven on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. She was born September 20, 1967 in Buffalo the daughter of Albert M. and Virginia (Apsey) Vossler. On May 4, 2002 in Wellsville she married Malcolm Campbell who survives.

Heidi was a graduate of Grand Island High School; she received a BS in Physics from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA and a Masters in Ceramic Science from Alfred University. She was employed by Corning Incorporated from 1991 to 2003, residing in Millerton, PA, Canton, NY and Wellsville. In 2003 she relocated to the Town of Greece, where she was employed at the Space Systems Division of ITT Corporation (formerly Kodak) as an Operations Flow Manager in their Aerospace & Defense industry.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four children, Austin M. Holbrook, Anna M. Holbrook, Collin L. Campbell and Virginia A. Campbell all at home, her parents of Wellsville, two brothers, George Vossler of Wellsville and Merritt Vossler of New York City, her God Brothers, Rasheem Davis of Richmond, VA and Ade Adu of Wellsville, a special friend, Janet Lee of Andover, her former husband, Jeffrey Holbrook of Corning and several aunts, uncles & cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street, in Wellsville and on Monday, November 16, 2009 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 N. Main Street in Wellsville. A celebration of Christian life will follow visitation at 1:00 pm in the church with Rev. Kirk Dueker presiding and Rev. Robert Morris assisting. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include The Heidi Campbell Children’s Education Fund % Albert Vossler, 70 George Street, Wellsville, NY 14895, The Trinity India Mission, % Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895 or any charity of the donor’s choice. A memorial service will take place at the Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane in Rochester at 11:00 am Thursday, November 19, 2009.Rochester, NY

Donald Clifford Figenscher

Wellsville - Donald Clifford Figenscher age 73 died peacefully Wednesday November 11th surrounded by family and friends after a lengthy illness He was born on January 2, 1936 in Canandaigua the only child of Flora B. and Leo Figenscher. He graduated from Clarkson College in 1958 with a degree in chemical engineering. He worked at Air Preheater in Wellsville for 39 years in the sales division and enjoyed travel in later years to the Pacific Rim. He was licensed to practice as a professional engineer in New York State. Don married Diana Bell in the Immaculate Conception Church on August 29, 1959. They spent the next 2 years at Fort Knox, KY. while he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Don was an avid sportsman enjoying fly fishing and game bird hunting. His grandchildren shared his enthusiasm for the county side and he enjoyed showing them all his favorite places. He belonged to many wildlife organizations including Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was a member of the Wellsville Lions Club, Elks Club, Rod and Gun Club and was a long time member of the Wellsville County Club. Community minded he was a dedicated member of the Jones Memorial Board of Directors and for many years he sat on the village planning board of appeals. He had many hobbies one of which was cooking. Every family holiday meal was a special event and every picnic on Shear Road was a gourmet treat.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years the former Diana Bell, two children, Susan (Gary) Morawiec of Chesapeake, VA. and Mark (Lynne) Figenscher of Deland, FL.; four grandchildren, Jeffrey and Emily Morawiec and Colin and Tyler Figenscher. A Brother in law Robert Bell of Campbell, CA. and a sister in law Laura Bell of Santa Clara, CA. and their children, Mary Lynn Burke and Robert Bell; a cousin Bruce (Judy) Wadsworth of Rochester and many relatives from the Canandaigua and Rochester areas.

Friends are invited to call on Friday November 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 am in the Immaculate Conception Church with Monsignor Vincent Becker as Celebrant. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Jones Memorial Hospital, David A. Howe Library or the SPCA.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Glen E. Anderson

Wellsville - Glen E. Anderson of School Street passed away on Wednesday November 11, 2009 at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 15, 1923 Ridgway, PA. to Edward S. and Verna C. Starr Anderson. On December 14, 1951 in Wellsville he married Nordica Root who predeceased him on November 5, 1986. He was also predeceased by his significant other of 20 years, Jean MacMurry, on May 24, 2008.

Glen graduated from Ridgway High School in 1941 and later in his life, while raising a family, from Alfred State College. He started working in 1941 for Moore Steam Turbine in Wellsville and enlisted in the US Navy and served from 1942 until 1946 aboard the USS Grapple as a salvage diver. After the war he resumed his employment and retired from Worthington in 1986 after 44 years of service. For 30 years he and his wife raised beef cattle on their farm on Donovan Road. Glen was a former Town Supervisor for the Town of Alma, longtime supporter and past rally chairman as well as fundraising chairman of the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally. Glen was a 10 year Allegany County literacy volunteer who attended the Christian Temple Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and carpentry. Later in life Glen loved dancing and traveling.

Survivors include: a son, Richard (Laurel) Anderson of Scio; two daughters, Diana (James) LaFaro of Hornell and Sharon (David) Wallace of Andover; three grandchildren, Dillon Anderson, Andrew Wallace and Sara LaFaro; a great grandson. two sisters, M. Jean Grimes of Jersey Shore, PA., and Ruth (Charlie) Hoffstatter of Leander, TX.; a sister in law Cheryl Anderson of Woodbury, NJ.; several nieces and nephews including Sheila (Rolf) Mikkleson of Auburn; Jean MacMurry’s two daughters, Marsha (James) Mingus of Canandaigua and Ann MacMurry of California and their extended families.

Glen was also predeceased by his two brothers, Kenneth and Ronald Anderson.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday November 14 at 2 PM in the Christian Temple Church on Maple Avenue in Wellsville. Burial will take place in Maple Lawn Cemetery and memorials in Glen’s name maybe made to the Office for the Aging, the Christian Temple Church or to Jones Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W.Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sarah E. "Sally" Bassinger

Monroe, Michigan - Sarah E. “Sally” Peterson Bassinger, 76, of Stevens Trail died on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at her home. She was born March 25, 1933 in Belmont, NY the daughter of Victor and Ruby (Farrin) Peterson. On June 14, 1958 in Tonawanda, NY she married James Bassinger who survives.

Sally attended the Baptist Bible College in Johnson City, NY and Beauticians School in Buffalo, NY. She was the owner and operator of a ceramics shop. She was a member of the Dundee Baptist Church, where she sang and played the piano. She was also a member of the Frenchtown Senior Citizens, and loved working with children, family travel and ceramics.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Michael and his wife Sheri of Lambertville, Steven of Monroe, three daughters, Linda (David) Barker of Toledo, Melanie (Kevin) Fanjoy of Colorado and Carrie (Masa) Miyahama of Monroe, two brothers, Carl of Avoca, NY and Donald of Wellsville, NY, one sister, June Harrington of Belmont, NY, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister.

Friends are invited to a graveside service on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 11:00 am at Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont, NY with Pastor Vernon Dean presiding. Memorial contributions are suggested to any charity of the donor’s choice. Local arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. of Belmont, NY