Sunday, July 5, 2009

Vernon “Eugene” Cornelius

Wellsville, NY - Vernon “Eugene” Cornelius, 71, of 92 Clark Street died on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center following a brief illness. He was born December 16, 1938 on Beech Hill in the Town of Willing, the son of the late Richard and Mildred (Latten) Cornelius. On June 25, 1966 in Wellsville he married the former Marilyn J. Abbott who survives.

Eugene was a former resident of the Town of Willing; he was a 1958 graduate of Wellsville High School and served with the U. S. Army from 1961 to 1963. He was formerly employed by the M & W Tire Company in Wellsville and for the Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville. He retired from Dresser in 2000 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Morrison-Hayes Post 702 American Legion, attended Brookside Wesleyan Church in Wellsville and enjoyed hunting. Memorial suggestions include to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, Kathleen (Marc) Morehouse of Wellsville and Kevin (Jessica) Cornelius of Coudersport, PA, three grandchildren, Adam and Grace Morehouse and Nathan Cornelius, one sister, Anita (Henry) Graham of Tioga, PA and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Fred, Gerald and Edward Cornelius.

Friends are invited to call from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be at 10:30 am Thursday, July 9th in the funeral home with Pastor Robin George presiding. Burial with military honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorial suggestions include the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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