Thursday, December 28, 2017

N. Thomas “Tom” Barnes

Wellsville, NY - N. Thomas “Tom” Barnes, age 82, of 2 Meadow Brook Court passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. He was born in Wellsville on October 16, 1935 to Norton and Allena Jones Barnes.

Tom was a lifelong resident of the Wellsville area who attended school in Petrolia and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1955. While in High School, Tom learned his lifelong trade of meat cutting at the former Scoville and Browns in Wellsville. After the closing of Scoville and Browns he became a meat cutter for White Hawk Meats in Eldred, Pennsylvania. Tom continued cutting meat while working full time at Air Preheater from where he retired as a Crane Follower. In his younger days Tom participated in amateur boxing, weight lifting, and he liked staying in shape. He enjoyed shooting pool with his good friend Jim Brown and pitching horse shoes in many area leagues. Tom had attended Church at the First Trinity Lutheran Church located in Wellsville.

Survivors include, a son Jeffrey (Anne) Barnes of Bolivar; a daughter Cheryl (Eric Wohlers) Miles of Great Valley;4 grandchildren, Jennifer Barnes, Heather Barnes, Courtney Barnes and Scott Miles; 4 great grandchildren, Koleston, Jordan, Addison, and Charlotte; an aunt, Rena Cowles; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; his step mom, Rowena Barnes; a brother, Jon Barnes; 3 sisters, Betty Jean Lynch, Phyllis Rosell, and Beverly Hillibrin; a step brother, Bob Hinckley; a step sister, Sheila Rothschild.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 6, 2018, from 12 noon to 2 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. His funeral service will be held on Saturday at the conclusion of Calling Hours with Reverend Larry Allen presiding. Burial will take place in Knights Creek Cemetery and Memorials in Toms name may be made to either the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville or to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. I am so sorry for your families loss! Tom was a great man and those of us who were blessed to know Tom, are better for it. I will never forget life lessons and other things that Tom taught me. Because of Tom, I am a better person and so are many others! God Bless you and may God grant you peace knowing that Tom is in a better place called heaven! Jim Pickard

  2. Will miss my old friend. Growing up in Petrolia and telling everyone we were brothers meant a lot to me. Don Barnes