Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Paul Michalegko

Eri, PA - Paul Michalegko, age 97, formerly of Genesee, PA, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at UPMC Hamot.   He was a resident of St. Mary’s at Asbury Ridge.  Paul was born November 16, 1919 in Betula/Keystone, McKean County, PA.  He was the third child of Demetrius and Anastasia (Holowczak) Michalegko. 

Paul graduated from Tionesta High School where he excelled in basketball and baseball.  Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1940.  While stationed in Rhode Island, the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred.  After being transferred to the West Coast, he was deployed to the South Pacific where he served in World War II, and engaged in battles at Guadalcanal, Bougainville and New Caledonia.  He was honorably discharged with a rank of Sergeant.

Following his discharge, he relocated to Genesee, PA.  In 1948, he married his wife Barbara Costello of Wellsville, NY.  They were married for 58 years at the time of her passing on June 29, 2006.  Paul was retired from the Air Preheater/Combustion Engineering of Wellsville, NY.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Barbara, he is preceded  in death by brothers John, Peter and Charles, and two sisters Anna Cimpritz and Maria Michalegko. 

Paul is survived by seven children, Paula Michalegko (Charles Guagliardi), of Erie, Pamela, of Arlington, VA, Richard (Maria), of Lyndon Station, WI, David, Joseph (Cheryl), Susan (Bob Anderson), and Joan Todd (William), of Erie; eight grandchildren: Adam, Ian, Dino, Nicole, Timothy, Shannon, Kiaran and Alina; and nine great grandchildren: Julian, Vincent, Paulina, Alex, Mikayla, Keegan, Mira, Austin and Kiera. He is further survived by his brother Nicholas and his wife Judy of Safford, AZ. 

Paul was a life member of the Genesee Valley Rod and Gun Club as he enjoyed trout fishing. He was a member of the American Legion.  Paul was an active member of Sacred Heart Church for 65 years, where he served as an usher until the age of 94. 

The family would like to extend their deepest thanks and appreciation to the staff at St. Mary’s at Asbury Ridge, for their unfailing care and concern for Paul.  Special thanks to Kayla, who could always make him smile.

There will be no visitation per Paul’s request.   A funeral mass will be conducted at Sacred Heart Church, Genesee, PA on Saturday, June 24th at 10:00 a.m. followed by burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Erie Home for Children and Adults, 226 E. 27th, Erie, PA 16504. Local arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville.

Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Gladys Marion Hornburg

Wellsville, NY - Gladys Marion Hornburg, 96, of 2938 Truax Road, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 while visiting her son in Kentucky. She was born on March 25, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Lottie (Freeman) Flint. On April 9, 1940 in Wellsville she married Glenn E. Hornburg who predeceased her on November 8, 2011. 

Gladys moved from Scio to Wellsville in 1938 and graduated from Wellsville High School. She was first employed at Worthington Corporation in Wellsville from 1940 to 1951, J. J. Newberry’s from 1951 to 1954, and later for the Brown and Stout Insurance Agency from 1961, to her retirement in 1982. She was affiliated with the Brookside Wesleyan Church in Wellsville. 

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading, and loved (and was very good at) Rummikub and watching the Yankees. She was also very proud of the fact that after retirement, she and her husband worked together making wooden crafts in their shop.

She is survived by a son, Gary (Debbie) Hornburg of Ashland, KY, a daughter, Janice (George) Givens of Andover, three grandchildren, Maribeth (Shannon) Hausey, Ashland, KY, Dennis Givens and Christi Brewster both of Andover, three great grandchildren, Danielle Armfield, Michelle Schweigart and Marc Givens, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband by her step-mother, Gertrude Graham Flint, two sisters, Dorothea Griffiths, and Irene (Ken) Washburn and one brother, Charles W. Flint.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and on Thursday, June 22nd from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation on Thursday at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Daniel Milroy of the Victory Baptist Church in Albion presiding. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. Please consider memorial donations to any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bernard E. “Bernie” Jackson

Wellsville, NY - Bernard E. “Bernie” Jackson, 81, of 323 E. Dyke Street, passed on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA with his family at his side. He was born July 21, 1935 in the Town of Willing, the son of the late Erwin and Bessie (Stickney) Jackson. On March 9, 1985 in Wellsville he married Sandra Carr who survives. 

Bernie was raised in the Town of Alma and was a 1954 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was formerly employed at Rochester Products, Dresser-Rand Corporation, Allegany Arc, Harris Supply Company and retired in 2005 from North Main Lumber in Wellsville. He loved riding motorcycles, country music shows, and stock car racing.

Surviving in addition to his wife Sandy, are five children, Hope Jackson of Olean, Judy Jackson of Allegany, Sheila Miller of Virginia, Doug Jackson of Whitesville, and Aaron Jackson of Wellsville, four step-children, Natalie (Brent) Nugent of Syracuse, Kirk Walker of Rochester, Chis (Tisha) Walker of Texas and Karen Walker of West Seneca, eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a grandson, Marine CPL Jason L. Dunham, and four brothers.

There will be no public visitation or funeral. Interment will be in Stannards Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com 

Robert D. Peterson - Notice

Wellsville, NY - Robert D. Peterson, 72, of 38 King Street, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 9, 2017. Friends are invited to a graveside service at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 South Main Street in Wellsville. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. and a complete obituary will be published at a later date

Mary G. “Mitzi” Stout

Wellsville, NY - Mary G. “Mitzi” Stout, 85, formerly of Pine Street, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 following a sudden illness. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Kathryn Gasdik. In 1951 she married Carlton Stout who predeceased her in 1966.

Mitzi was a 1950 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was formerly employed at Rite Aid and Woolworth’s in Wellsville and from 1975 to 2000 she was the Wellsville Town Clerk. She served as president of the Brooklyn School PTA, and was the registrar for the Girl Scouts. She was a member of the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Wellsville High School Alumni Association, a charter member of the Allegany County Young Republicans, and was an election inspector. She was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Church, where she taught religious education, was a member of the choir, and was active with the annual Fun Fair. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Gamma Phi chapter. Her awards include Award of Excellence from the Wellsville Town Board in 1999.

She is survived by three children, Louise (Rev. Lenny) Anderson of Vancouver, WA, Larry (Terry) Stout of North Tonawanda, and Laura (Jim) Cornell of Norman, OK, a granddaughter, Christine Stout, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband by two brothers, Edward Gasdik and Joseph (Cis) Gasdik, and two sisters, Irene (James) Wasson and Virginia (Edward) Keneske. Mitzi felt blessed to have so many close friends and neighbors in the Wellsville community

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 18th from 3pm to 6pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 19th at 11:00 AM in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the David A. Howe Public Library, the SPCA Serving Allegany County or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Betty L. Sheared

Wellsville, NY - Betty L. Sheared, 74 of 4192A Bolivar Road passed away on Thursday, June 08, 2017 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a long illness. She was born June 24, 1942 in Wellsville, the daughter of the later Fred and Dorothy (Granger) Curry. On September 4, 1966 in Wellsville she married Roy E. Sheared who predeceased her on March 27, 2005.

Betty was a 1960 graduate of Wellsville High School and was a long time resident of Rochester. She was formerly employed at Lakeshore Nursing Home and Via Health Home Care 2, both in the Rochester area. She has resided in Wellsville for the past 10 years.

She is survived by a step-daughter, Wanda Cooper and a step-son, Mark (Grace) Sheared both of Rochester, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a sister, Marilyn Sworthout of Brooksville, Florida, a brother, Kenneth Curry of Wellsville, a sister-in-law, Lila Curry of Genesee, PA, and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband by two brothers, Richard and Edward Curry and two sisters, Marjorie Mitchel and Joyce Darling.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with her nephew, Jeff Curry presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the National Kidney Foundation. To leave online condolences, please visit embserfuneralhome.com.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Shirley Yvonne Haskins Foster

Whitesville, NY - Shirley Yvonne Haskins Foster of Whitesville, NY passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY on June 3, 2017 after a brief illness.

Shirley was born on October 31, 1935 to Dorothy (Duell) and Norval L. Haskins Sr., in Coudersport, PA. On October 13, 1956 in Westfield, PA, she married Eugene Foster.

Shirley was a graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School in 1954.

Prior to her marriage, she worked at Lincoln Rochester Bank in Corning, NY. In 1995, Shirley retired from First Federal Savings and Loan in Wellsville, NY.
Shirley was a past president of the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce, served on the Board of Directors for Allegany Country Cooperative Extension Services, was a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and served as a member of the Shongo United Methodist Church in her earlier years.

Shirley was pre-deceased by her husband of 57 years and she passed away on what would have been his 85th birthday. Her parents and an infant daughter also pre-deceased her.

Surviving are her daughter Jane, of Shongo, her son, Doug, of Shongo, her grand-daughters, Tiffany (Eric) Miller of Andover, Liz Kellogg of Seattle, WA and Cait Kellogg of Washington, DC. Preston and Anderson Miller are her great-grandsons. Several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Virginia Bassett, also survive.

Sewing, cooking, gardening, and social media were her hobbies.

Shirley will be missed as the anchor of her family, a friend and confidant, and an outspoken advocate of her beliefs.

A celebration of her life will take place at the Millstone Farm on 4160 Back River Road in Scio, NY on Wednesday, June 7 at 1pm. Friends and family are invited to attend. Interment of her ashes will be at a private ceremony at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home. 

To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Boyd D. Green Sr.



Wellsville, NY - Boyd D. Green Sr., age 87, of Wightman Road passed away on Thursday, June, 1 2017, at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born in Olean to George B. and Mary Green. On February 21, 1953 in Alma he married Shirley Mesler who survives.


Boyd was a long time resident of the Wellsville area who was a veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean Conflict. He drove a truck for most of his life starting out driving for Keystone and later bought his own truck for hire. From 1980 until 1987 Boyd worked for L.C. Whitford Company in Wellsville and then he began driving for Bakers of Jerico Hill from where he retired in 1991. In 1994 he came out of retirement to drive for his son and daughter in law at B. and R. Green Trucking Company until his second retirement in 2011. Boyd was a life member of the Frank B. Church VFW Post 2530 of Wellsville who enjoyed traveling in his motor home. He and Shirley drove out West, to Canada, to Alaska, and spent 16 winters in Florida. Boyd loved car races including watching his son “JR” race and NASCAR. Boyd will be remembered as a hardworking man who had a great sense of humor, loved his pets, and had a sweet tooth.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Shirley; a daughter Kimberly McDowell of Belmont; a son Boyd D. “JR” (Robin) Green Jr. of Wellsville; 2 granddaughters, Sherrie (Paul) Allen of Painted Post, and Kasey McDowell of Belmont; several nieces and nephews; his care givers Lena and Felicia; his beloved dog, Babe.

Boyd was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Green, 2 sisters, Naomi Baldwin, and Iola Dickerson; a brother, Donald Green.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, June 5, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 am in the funeral home with Reverend Bill Sylor followed by a burial with full military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials in Boyd’s name may be made to either the Allegany County SPCA or to the VFW Post 2530 of Wellsville. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Nila Ann “Toni” Burrell

Rotonda West, Florida - Nila Ann “Toni” Burrell, 78, of Rotonda West passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood, Florida.

Born on January 29, 1939 in Emporium, Pennsylvania to Frank and Beulah Layberger, she had been a resident of Charlotte County for five years coming from Fairview, Pennsylvania and Wellsville, New York.

A loving wife, mother and homemaker for her family she was a salesperson and accountant for her husband’s business, Burrell Enterprises.  She previously was an engineering secretary and purchasing clerk for C E – Air Preheater Company and C E - Elgin Electronics in Pennsylvania and New York State.  

Toni loved going to the beach to collect sharks’ teeth and swimming in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  She was an avid cross stitcher who loved spending time with her many grandchildren.   Her dogs were very important to her, Panda and Sophie and her dear cat, Lucy.
    
 Survivors include her loving husband of forty years: Fred Burrell; two daughters: Voni Walker and Jill Petersen both of Wellsville, New York; one son: Mick Marshall of Bradford, Pennsylvania; one step-daughter: Tammy Kay Cooper of Englewood, Florida; three step-sons: Bradley S. Burrell of Rotonda West, Florida; Terence L. Burrell of Weeki Wachi, Florida; Kevin F. Burrell of Waterford, Pennsylvania; one sister: LoRee Saunders of Whitesville, New York; twenty-two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her sister, Caren Lewis predeceased her in 2012. 

 The funeral was conducted on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Englewood Community Funeral Home in Englewood, Florida with the Reverend Robert Firby of Christ Lutheran Church, officiating. Visitation in Wellsville is will be on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. A memorial service will follow visitation at 2:00 pm with Rev. Kurt Schultz presiding. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Sarasota, 3277-A Fruitville Road, #1, Sarasota, Florida 34237 in memory of Toni Burrell. To leave online condolences, please visit embserfuneralhome.com.