Wellsville, NY - Philip F. Szalla, 71, of 850 Mapes Road passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. He was born February 27, 1943 in Lockport the son of the late Louis and Helen (Theel) Szalla.
Philip was raised in Lockport and was a graduate of Lockport High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was an employee of Harrison Radiator Corporation in Lockport for many years. He also operated an archery shop and was a taxidermist in the Lockport area. After retirement, he moved to the Wellsville and was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.
He is survived by several friends including, Albert Hyde of Scio, John and Becky Bork of North Tonawanda, the John Shetler Family of Fillmore, Jon Ebling of Andover, Elmer Thomas of Wellsville as well as a host of friends at Castaways Restaurant in Wellsville.
Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Thursday from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm Thursday (October 30, 2104) in the funeral home with Pastor Richard Helms presiding. Burial with military honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.