Thursday, September 29, 2011

Valerio J. "Larry" Lauzze

Wellsville, NY - Valerio J. "Larry" Lauzze formerly of East State Street passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at the Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 7, 1918 in Wellsville to Joseph and Philomina Serio Lauzze. On January 23, 1950 in Wellsville he married Paula Vossler who predeceased him in December of 2004.

Larry graduated from Wellsville High School in 1936. He worked for the family business, the Candy Kitchen, and attended an electrical trade school. In 1940 he enlisted in the US Navy. Larry spent WWII on various sub tenders as an electricians mate in the Atlantic Ocean and off of the Aleutian Islands. After the war Larry worked for a short time in New York City repairing elevators. Upon returning to Wellsville he began work as electrician for Air Preheater and later retired from Dresser Rand in the early 1980's. Larry learned to play the piano at an early age and enjoyed playing while visiting the nursing homes with the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Whenever possible Larry attended Masses said in Latin and he enjoyed socializing at the local service clubs.

His memberships include: The Immaculate Conception Church, Saint Vincent DePaul Society, Knights of Columbus, VFW, American Legion, Elks and Moose all of Wellsville.

Survivors include: A son Paul (Shallee) Lauzze of Whitesville; a daughter, Valerie (Fred) Woodward of Clifton Park; 2 grandsons, Joseph and Nicholas Lauzze; several nieces and nephews.

Larry was predeceased by 2 brothers, Ralph and Anthony Lauzze; a sister, Mary Rose Seeley

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 2, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A Prayer service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday at 10:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am at the Immaculate Conception Church with Father Sean DiMaria as the celebrant. Burial with full military honors will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception School Memorial Fund, 6 Maple Ave., Wellsville, NY. 14895.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

James F. Carlin

Wellsville, NY - James F. Carlin, 76, of 2398 Stannards Road died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. He was born May 17, 1935 in Wellsville, the son of the late Bernard and Mable (Sortore) Carlin. On June 11, 1955 in Wellsville he married Carole Hazzard who survives.

Jim was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was employed at C. E. Air Preheater Company in Wellsville for 43 years, retiring in 1998. He was an active member of the Wellsville Community; serving as an Eucharistic Minister for the Immaculate Conception Church, Deputy Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus Council # 919, member of the Olean Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, member of the Mercy Associates, a member of the Immaculate Conception Community Fun Fair Committee and a life member of the Genesee Hose Company # 5.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, David (Rosealina) Carlin of Las Vegas, NV and Timothy (Judy) Carlin of Wellsville, two daughters, Cynthia Carlin and Kathleen (C.J.) Rahr both of Wellsville, 11 grandchildren, two brothers, Thomas Carlin of Scio and William Carlin of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Brian G. Carlin on July 3, 2000.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 25th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 and 9:00 pm and Monday from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The Rosary will be recited Sunday at 3:45 pm in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Rev. Thomas Roman as Celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception School. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gerald Martin Merritt

Bolivar, NY - Gerald Martin Merritt, 73, of 6625 Phillips Hill Road died September 18, 2011 at his home in Bolivar. He was born September 21, 1937 in Ambrose, Georgia, the son of the late Marcillus and Ruby Lee (Taylor) Merritt. On May 12, 1963 in Gainesville, Florida he married Yvonne Andrews who predeceased him on July 16, 2008.

Gerald and Yvonne had formerly resided in Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida and Wellsville, NY before moving to Bolivar. He operated a used car business most of his life. He was also employed at Worthington Corporation in Wellsville; retiring in 1999. He enjoyed racing stock cars, NASCAR, breakfast with his friends at Castaways and spending time with his dogs Nicky and Bandit.

He is survived by a sister, Nelda (Wayne) Gray of Gainesville, FL, a sister-in-law, Faye Merritt of Jacksonville, FL. a brother-in-law, Donald (Cheryl) Andrews of St. Petersburg, FL and Bolivar, NY and several nieces and nephews including, Andy Andrews of Bolivar.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 8:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Marian Schneider presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorial donations may be made to the Allegany County Office for the Aging. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Eleanor Knorr Lanphear Darmody

Huntsville, Texas - Eleanor Knorr Lanphear Darmody, age 90, a former resident of Wellsville passed away September 15, 2011 at the Ella Smither Geriatric Center in Huntsville, Texas. She was born in Brockway, Pennsylvania on May 12, 1921 to Harry and Fern Closser Knorr. She grew up in Angelica and graduated from Angelica High School in 1938.Eleanor held numerous jobs in Wellsville prior to moving to Houston, Texas in 1967. Eleanor moved to Huntsville, Texas in 2006.

Survivors include: 4 daughters, Barbara (Robert) Piscitelli of Wellsville, Beverly (Lance) Bennett of Batavia, Nancy (Dick) Mills of Huntsville, TX., and Judith (Bill) Wiemann of Houston, TX. Eleven grandchildren: Debbie Pinney, Lisa Arnone, Dean Piscitelli, Kelly Bennett, Krista Gibbs, Kurt Bennett, Dennis Mills, Doug Mills, Jackie Valastro, Gus Garza and Larry Manth: 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eleanor was predeceased in death by her parents, Harry and Fern; her husband Bernard Darmody who died on January 7, 1981; her first husband and Father of their children, Alton Lanphear on August 20, 1982 and her brother, Earl Knorr who died on January 7, 2002

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 21, from 10 am to 12 noon at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Her Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours in the Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will take place in Fairlawn Cemetery and memorials in Eleanor's name may be made to either the Comfort House of Allegany County at 141 East State Street, Wellsville, NY. 14895, or to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Frank T. Barnhart

Keystone Heights, FL - Frank T. Barnhart, 65, passed away on September 2, 2011 at the Jacksonville Hospice Center. He was born December 13, 1945 in Wellsville the son of the late Raymond and Mary Grace (Radcliff) Barnhart.

Frank was a veteran of the U. S. Army from 1964 to 1968 and had served in Vietnam. He was a former long time resident on Greenwood. He moved to Sanford in the early 1980's where he was employed as painting contractor for over 20 years. He returned to New York and resided in Scio from 2007 until March of this year, when he moved to Keystone Heights, FL to live with his son Edward.

He is survived by three sons, Frank Barnhart Jr. and Raymond Dennis both of Wellsville, and Edward Barnhart of Keystone Heights, FL, three daughters, Connie Webster of Ovid, Kelly Madison of Wellsville and Skie Barnhart of Jacksonville, FL, one brother, Paul Barnhart of Wellsville, as well as eight grandchildren, one niece, one great nephew and several cousins. He was predeceased in addition to his parents, by a sister, Ruth "Bonnie" Miller in 2003.

The American Legion Post 702 will honor Frank's military service on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Colony Park Community Room, 95 Johnson Street in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow with Pastor Dick Helms presiding. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Greenwood Ambulance Squad. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Vic W. Kemp

Scio, NY - Vic W. Kemp, 41, of 4397 Clark Street died on Friday, September 9, 2011 at home following a brief illness with cancer. He was born March 11, 1970 in Cuba the son of Carl and Linda (Hawks) Kemp Sr. On April 5, 1997 in Scio he married Kim L. Monahan who survives.

Vic was a 1990 graduate of Scio Central High School and had attended Alfred State College.

He was employed as a mechanic at Shuttleworth Auto Sales in Scio for the past seven years. He was formerly employed at Graves Auto Sales in Stannards, Bakers of Jericho Hill in Alfred and Certified Traffic Controllers in Andover.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents of Scio, is one son, Wayne M. Kemp of Scio, two brothers, Carl (Sue) Kemp Jr. of Leechburg, PA and Roy (Lori) Kemp of Hawkeye, Iowa, one sister, Louise (Jason) Roberson of Watertown, his paternal grandmother, Ruby Kemp of Wellsville, maternal grandparents, Arnold and Mary Hawks of Wellsville, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Jay Kemp of Belmont

Friends are invited to call on Monday, September 12th 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 Tuesday at 11:00 am at the Knights Creek Evangelical Methodist Church in Scio with Pastor Dale Kee presiding. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Hope Lodge Hospitality House, 1120 South Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14620. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

David L. Jones

Wellsville, NY - David L. Jones, 76, of 167 Early Street died on Monday, September 05, 2011shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born November 11, 1934 in Morgantown, West Virginia the son of the late Lloyd and Theresa (Dower) Jones. On December 26, 1959 in Johnstown, PA he married Irene Davis who survives.

David was a 1952 graduate of State College, PA High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958 and while serving in West Germany was named the Seventh Army's "Soldier of the Month" in November of 1957. He received a BA from Penn State University in 1956, a MS from Canisius College in Buffalo in 1961, a MA from the University of Kansas in 1964 and a PhD. from SUNY Binghamton in 1974. He began his teaching career at Southwestern Central High School in Lakewood, NY and later taught at Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield, Missouri. He moved to Wellsville in 1966 and taught History and Political Science at SUNY Alfred, retiring in 1994. While at Alfred, he served as President of the United University Professions from 1982 to 1985 and was Chairman of the Faculty Senate in 1979 and 1980.

He served as the Town of Wellsville Historian from 1973 to 1989, Chairman of the New York State Bicentennial Commission in Wellsville in 1975 and 1976, Past President of the Allegany County Stamp Club and a former member of the Wellsville Kiwanis Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, William David Jones and his wife Elizabeth of Myrtle Beach, SC; one daughter, Susan Irene Jones, and one granddaughter, Lauren Jones. He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Jones.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 8th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 79 Madison Street in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in the church with Rev. Daniel Kenyon presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Wellsville First United Methodist Church or the David A. Howe Public Library. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Robert John Campbell

Andover, NY - Robert John Campbell of Indian Creek Road passed away on Monday, September 5, 2011, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on December 4, 1954 in Wellsville to Delburt and Margaret (Ransom) Campbell Sr. On November 6, 1976 in Wellsville he married Sandra Green who survives.

Robert John attended Wellsville Central School and retired in August from Air Preheater as a millwright after 24 years of service. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Sons of the American Legion and a former social member of the VFW all in Wellsville. Robert John was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt ,fish and ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He enjoyed spending time at the Ponderosa and with his 2 dogs, Harley and Chelsea. Robert John will be remembered as a very loving family man.

Surviving besides his wife: 4 daughters, Alisa Campbell Swartz, Stacie Campbell, Stefanie (Ryan Preston) Campbell and Carrie Campbell all of Andover; 2 grandchildren, Gunner John Swartz and Raiyn Preston; a sister, Margaret (Milon) Ordiway of Wellsville; several nieces and nephews as well as several brothers and sisters in law.

He was predeceased by: his parents; 2 brothers, Delburt Campbell Jr. and Malcolm Campbell.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. His funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 am in the Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in his name may be made to either the Andover Volunteer Fire Department or the American Cancer Society.
To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lucille M. Potter

Wellsville, NY - Lucille M. Potter, 94, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born on April 29, 1917 in the Town of Ward to John C. and Catherine (Reynolds) Baker. On August 9, 1952, she married Arden E. Potter at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover. He predeceased her on November 3, 1983.

Lucille graduated from Alfred High School, moved to Wellsville and, over the years worked at several local businesses including: Creteko's Candy Store, Sandborn Drugstore, Cameo Restaurant and Loblaws. Lucille was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. She also was a member of the Community Center where she enjoyed playing bingo and cards. Lucille loved to bowl, but one of her greatest joys was music and dancing, especially at Breezy Point Campground. She will always be remembered for her liveliness.

Survivors include: a son John (Gwen) Potter of Wellsville; 3 grandchildren, Heather K.(Kevin) Hoffman of Chantilly, VA., Erik J. Potter and Ridge C. Potter, both of Wellsville; 2 great grandchildren, Isabella Potter and Xavier Potter as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband Arden, Lucille was predeceased by: a brother, Walter Baker; 3 sisters Florence Baker, Ruth Baker and Loretta (Robert) Baker.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 6, 2001, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A Prayer service will be held on Wednesday at the Funeral Home at 10:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 am at the Immaculate Conception Church. Father Thomas Roman will be the Celebrant and burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials in Lucille's name may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. To leave on line condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.