Saturday, October 5, 2013

B. Roy Prentice

Wellsville, NY - B. Roy Prentice, 56, of 244 W. State Street passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at home. He was born May 19, 1958 in Neptune, NJ the son of Bernard A. and Wilma (Costigan) Prentice.

Roy was raised in Neptune and resided in St. Petersburg, Florida from 1979 to 1992 where he was employed by Maas Brothers Department Store. He moved to Wellsville in 1992 and has been an employee of Northern Lights Candle Company for the past 18 years.

He is survived by his mother of Wellsville, his father of Allentown, a brother, Adam Prentice of Allentown, several loving nieces & nephews, three beloved dogs and many good friends at Northern Lights. He was predeceased by a brother, Bill Prentice on October 23, 2011.

Friends are invited to call on Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Palmiter presiding. Burial will be in Whiteville Rural Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. A gentle, generous soul...he had a great sense of humor. He did so love all his family and friends so much. He will be missed very much by many... luv you brother. G. Hunt.

  2. A very special person I loved very much, I will carry my thoughts of you in my heart for ever ! your sence of humor and and open personality will be missed by everyone ! LOVE YOU ROY !!!!!! you will always be a great friend !

  3. To the Prentice Family: Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Our Mother, Patricia Furlong, worked with Roy's Mother, Wilma, at a nursing home and our families both lived in the Gable Apartments. We are very sorry to hear of your loss. At your convenience, we would like to speak with any member of the Prentice Family. Our names are Diane L. Wyckoff (Furlong); Keith J. Furlong; and Robert C. Furlong, Jr. We can be reached at (732) 477-6278. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.