Wellsville, NY - Eleanor W. Dates, age 91, formerly of O'Connor Street passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She was born on February 7, 1923 in Salamanca to Howard" Hop" and Florence Holbrook Whitmore. On May 17, 1943 in Little Valley she married William L. Dates who predeceased her on March 29, 1982.
Eleanor had worked for Cattaraugus Cutlery, Southern Tier Abstract in Little Valley and during World War II she worked for Curtis Wright in Buffalo. She was a Cub Scout Leader, a Brownie Leader and had worked at the Girl Scout Day Camp during the summer. Eleanor's memberships include the Wellsville Fireman's Auxiliary and the Ever Green Twig where she volunteered at Jones Memorial Hospital for many years. She attended the Christian Temple Church in Wellsville and enjoyed traveling on many cruises and senior citizen trips.
Eleanor is survived by her son Ronald [Penelope] Dates of Memphis, NY.; a son in law Ronald [Mel] Meyer of Scio; 4 grandchildren Kimberly [Charles] Lynch of Garner, NC., Karen [Brad] Rich of Raleigh, NC., Amy Jo [Kevin] Unger of Leesport, PA. and Darren Meyer of Rochester; 2 step grandchildren Steven [ShuJin] Rankin of Brooklyn and Karen Rankin of Fountain, CO.; 10 great grandchildren.
Eleanor was predeceased by a daughter Constance Ray Meyer.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 30, at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville from 11 am to 12 noon at which time a celebration of life will be held with Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will take place in Little Valley Rural Cemetery and in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Manor Hills Activity Department, 4192B Bolivar Road, Wellsville, NY. 14895. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.