Monday, May 20, 2019

Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Brundage

Belvidere- Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Brundage, age 60, of Trianna Road passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019, at  Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. She was born on January 10, 1959 in Coudersport to the late John and Agnes Henry Wilson. On July 3, 1992 in Andover she married John Brundage Jr. who survives.

Jackie was a stay at home mother who touched the lives of many of her “adopted” kids and loved her cats and dogs.

She is survived by her husband John; a son Brandon Brownell of Wellsville; a sister Erma (Mark)  Kopp of Austin, PA.; a brother, James Wilson of Mont Vernon, NH.; her mother and father in law, John and Elaine Brundage Sr. of Wellsville; a sister in law, Roxanne (Matt)  Wagoner of Wellsville; a brother in law Paul Brundage of Niagara Falls; several nieces and nephews; and special friends and neighbors, Joshua and Michelle Barnes.

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on  Saturday,July 6, 2019 from 4 pm until 8 pm at the Frank B. Church VFW Post  #2530 on Maple Avenue in Wellsville. Memorials in Jackie's name may be made to either the Alzheimer's Association or to Muscular Dystrophy. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Shirley Joan (Patterson) Allen

Whitesville, NY  - Shirley Joan (Patterson)  Allen, a long time resident of Whitesville, chose to join the Lord on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 8, 1935 in West Bingham, Pennsylvania to the late George “Edward” and Thelma (Skutt)  Patterson. On March 24, 1956 in Whitesville she married W. Duane Allen who survives.

Shirley was a member of the Genesee School class of 1953. In that same year she was selected by a popularity vote of her classmates at to attend the 12th annual Laurel Festival in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania to enter competition for the title of State Laurel Queen. In her early adulthood she worked for an ice cream parlor in Olean, Chapman and Burrows in Genesee, Pa., Sylvania in Galeton, Pa., and the glove factory in Wellsville. Shirley was well know for being a free hearted and giving person who enjoyed being around family and friends. She also enjoyed going to Salvation Army Stores, household sales, and rummage sales. Shirley will be remembered by her children as a tough but fair mother.

Surviving besides her husband are 3 children, Judy (Tommy)  Johanson of Wellsville, William “Bill” Allen of Whitesville, and Steven D. (Nancy Wyant)  of Jasper; 4 grandchildren which she doted on, Shawna Cwiklinski of Wellsville, Stanley “Josh” Cwiklinski of Whitesville, W. Daniel Allen of Whitesville, and Alyssa Allen of Canisteo; siblings, Norma (Donald)  Chapman of North Bingham, PA.,and Jack (Bessie)  Patterson of West Bingham, PA.. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews; in laws, Ronald (Carol)  Allen of Wellsville, Phyllis (Bruce)  Green of Portville, and Sandra (James)  Fitzpatrick of Whitesville.

Shirley was predeceased by her parents, a granddaughter, and a great granddaughter.

There will be no prior visitation and a private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the North Bingham Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Judith Ann Wakefield

Wellsville, NY - Judith Ann Wakefield, age 76, of South Main Street passed away at home on Thursday, May 2, 2019. She was born on January 22, 1943 in Wellsville to John "Jack" and Lila L. Quant McGinley. In Cuba she married Wesley Wakefield who predeceased her.
 
Judith graduated from Wellsville High School and the New Penn Beauty School in Olean with a degree in cosmetology. She worked for the Texas Hot, Basil Inferrera's Beauty Shop, and for Motorola in Arcade. Along with her husband Wesley "Red" they owned and operated the Cuba Lake Pavilion. She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville and was currently a member of the Knights Creek Evangelical Methodist Church of Scio.
 
Survivors include a daughter Kelly Wakefield Wilber; four stepchildren, Steven [Doreen] Wakefield, Debbie [Curt] Hamilton, Randy Wakefield, and Kathy [Donald] Wakefield Sciotti; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Noel [Amy] Deuell Sr., June Deuell, Vincent Sciotti, Noel Deuell Jr.,Jody Hamilton, Jonathan Hamilton, Crystal Wakefield, Allen Wakefield, Kylee Wilber, Kelsey Wilber, Michael Wilber Jr., and Mitchell Wilber; two sisters, Kathleen [Jeff] Tingley, Pamela [Brent] Rohrabacher; two brothers, Richard [Laurie] Boyd, and Mark [Tracy] Boyd; Several nieces and nephews; A special long time friend and care giver, Joyce Burns.
 
She was predeceased by her parents and her step father, Mark M. Boyd.
 
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville from 10 am until 11 am. Her funeral service will take place at 11 am in the church with Reverend Greg DeSalvatore presiding. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in her name may be given to the First United Methodist church of Wellsville, or to the Knights Creek Evangelical Church of Scio, or to the David A. Howe Library. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com

Monday, April 29, 2019

Harold & Dorothy Allen

Wellsville, NY - Harold & Dorothy Allen - A memorial service and celebration of the lives for Harold and Dorothy Allen will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 12:30 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville with Rev. Greg DeSalvatore presiding. Friends are invited to call prior to the service, at the funeral home from 11:00am until 12:30pm. Interment of Harold and Dorothy’s cremains will follow the service in Riverside Cemetery in Belfast, NY.

Harold and Dorothy were married on Dec. 8, 1951 in Belfast, NY. They moved to Wellsville in 1958 and lived on Dyke Street until they retired to Placida, Florida in 1985. In 2006, they moved to Lexington, OH to be closer to family. Harold passed peacefully on June 1, 2011. Dorothy passed peacefully on September 18, 2018.

Harold was born on August 15, 1922 in Mercer, PA. His younger years were spent in Portville, NY. He was employed at Air Preheater/Combustion Engineering in Wellsville for 32 years. Harold was a WWII veteran, a Mason, and a member of the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department, Dyke Street Engine Company #2.

Dorothy was born on June 10, 1921 in Belfast, NY where she lived until moving to Wellsville. She was a caring stay-at-home mom for many years before settling into working at Rockwell's Department Store for many years.

Harold and Dorothy enjoyed making many wonderful memories during their lives with their family and friends. They often spoke of those memories and many times with laughter.

Harold and Dorothy are survived by their children: Ken (Kathy) Howden of Brookings, OR; Jim Allen (Maria Williams) of Dyer, IN; Barb (Bob) Lee of Crestline, OH; and Gary(Doreen) Allen of Jackson, CA. They are also survived by six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Harold and Dorothy were proceeded in death by their parents, all of their siblings and a son, Robert Howden.

Please consider memorial donations to the Dyke Street Engine Company #2 or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Katherine R. Greenan

Wellsville, NY - Katherine R. Greenan, 85, of 2167 Greenan Road passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Wellsville Manor Care Center with her loving family at her side. She was born September 23, 1933 in Rochester the daughter of the late Reese E. and Doris H. (Farrell) Roberts. On April 7, 1956 in Andover she married Donald J. Greenan who predeceased her on May 31, 2000.

Kathy, or Ki as her family knew her, was a 1951 graduate of Macedon High School. She was formerly employed as a Comptrometer Operator for IBM, and later worked for O'Donnell's Grocery Store and Fay's Drug Store in Wellsville. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, bowling, playing cards, going to the casino, watching the Buffalo Bills, all the activities at the Wellsville Senior Center, and spending time with her family.  

She is survived by six children, Katherine (Douglas) McDowell of Wellsville, Nancy (Gary) Link of Wellsville, Donald (Carol Button) Greenan II of Olean, Rose Mary (Daniel) Vossler of Wellsville, Joseph (Meredith Carr) Greenan of Wellsville Theresa (Harold) Peterson of Virginia Beach, VA, 15 grandchildren, Heather, Joshua, Zachary, Laura, Brian, Donald III, Donivan, Justin, Kayla, Jamie, Jessica, Joseph, Ashley, Brittney, and Nathen, five great-granddaughters, Trista, Brianna, Emma, Zurie, and Paisley, four siblings, Beverly R. Snyder of Pittsford, Richard D. (Ruth) Roberts of Victor, John F. (Barbara) Roberts of Pensacola, Florida, and Doreen (Daniel) Ganoung of Fredericksburg, Virginia, as well as several nieces and nephews, and a special family friend, David Craft of Wellsville. She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband by a brother, Reese E. “Jim” Roberts II, and a sister, Mary Jane Young.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday, May 2, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral  Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation Thursday at 1:00 pm in the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Allegany County Office for the Aging/Meals on Wheels, the Activities Department at Wellsville Manor, or the Hart Comfort house. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Teresa Emily Mallery

Cincinnati, Ohio - Teresa Emily Mallery, 86, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019. She was born July 3, 1932 in Wellsville, NY, the daughter of Otto and Winifred Reesher. On August 7, 1954 she married Malcom F. Mallery who predeceased her on January 6, 1965. 

Teresa was a blessing in our lives and will live on through all our hearts.  Her strong faith, love, kindness, and courage will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. The family thinks of what Billy Graham said, “she is just changing her address”. 

Teresa is survived by her children, Susan (Joe) Heeg, OH; Stephen (Velina) Mallery, OH; William (Lisa) Mallery, NY; and Teresa (David) Jordan, CO. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her youngest child Kathleen Mallery.

A memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville, NY on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Immaculate Conception Church, 17 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, NY  14895. to leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Judith Dickerson Henry

Judith Dickerson Henry

4/6/1935-4/12/2019

Answer: Dedicated, loving, and welcoming wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was influential in the lives she touched.

Question: Who is Judith Dickerson Henry?

Judy Henry died on April 12, 2019 in Wellsville, N.Y. She was born in Uniontown, Pa., on April 6, 1935. She was the daughter of Vivian (Ted) Dickerson and Georgia (Jerry) Holyfield Dickerson Tarbox, and the stepdaughter of Lyle Tarbox.

She traveled and lived all over the country, including Alaska, while her husband Marion Downey Henry served in the U.S. Army. Despite moving frequently, she always made it an exciting new adventure for her family. After Marion's retirement, Judy returned to the area and lived in Wellsville, Ulysses, Brookland, and Shinglehouse.

Judy graduated from Ulysses High School (later known as Northern Potter) in 1953. She married Marion on Dec. 31, 1954, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookland. He passed on Oct. 25, 1994.

One of Judy's legacies will be passing down knowledge and skills to her family. Whether it was an unparalleled fried chicken recipe, how to sew a dress, caring for animals, or celebrating holidays with cheer and appreciation for traditions, she left her mark. Judy had a talent for molding loved ones into intelligent, respectful ladies and gentlemen.

Judy, known for her spontaneity, had many talents and hobbies. She was an accomplished swimmer, artist, gardener, cook, and seamstress. She loved books—either on tape or in hand—and classic movies. She enjoyed history, trivia (Jeopardy!), listening to Bing Crosbyand Mario Lanza, and spending time with family (always made better with tea or butter pecan ice cream).  

Judy is survived by her children Yvonne (Dennis) Johnson of Rochester, Jolene Vallone of Columbia, S.C., Theodore (Ivette) Henry of Shinglehouse, brother Ted Dickerson of Ulysses, sister Janice (Dave) Graves of Wellsville, sister-in-law Ruthie Dickerson of Portville, grand children Ryan (Melody) Johnson, Kyle (Alexandra) Johnson, Yvonne Arnold, Diana (Alex) Arce, Maximino (Hannah) Peiz, and Theodore Henry, and five great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brother Donald Dickerson.

As she said to end many visits, "See you later, alligator. After awhile, crocodile."    
Donations can be made to the Allegheny County SPCA in her memory. 

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