Thursday, June 30, 2011

John C. Dudar - Reception

Scio, NY - A reception to honor the memory of John C. Dudar, will be Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm at the American Legion Post 702, 23 Jefferson Street in Wellsville. Mr. Dudar passed away unexpectedly on December 4, 2010. To read the complete obituary or leave online condolences, please visit

Friday, June 24, 2011

Richard Paul Troidl

Wellsville, NY Richard Paul Troidl, 78, of 106 Madison Street died on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Hospice of Cheektowaga with his family at his side. He was born April 5, 1933 in Buffalo, the son of George and Edna (Dollard) Troidl.

Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving for 14 years, including tours in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. He was a life member of the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW, Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion and the Wellsville Moose Lodge # 601.

He is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Troidl of Rochester and Bonnie Carpenter of Cheektowaga, one son, Paul (Anna) Troidl of San Diego, CA, four grandchildren, Jason, Aaron, Chris and Marsháll, two great grandchildren, Alyssa and Aiden, two brothers, Robert (Beverly) Troidl of Tonawanda and Jerry Troidl of Elizabethtown, KY as well as several nieces, nephews and a special friend, Margaret Troidl of Belmont. He was predeceased by a daughter, Janny Troidl and a brother, George Troidl.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow at 4:00 pm in the funeral home with Father Sean DiMaria presiding. Military honors will follow the funeral and burial will be in Bath National Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW. To leave online condolences, please visit

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Logan M. Culver

Scio, NY - Logan M. Culver of Hampton, Virginia passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at her parent's home in Scio. She was born on May 10, 1982 in Wellsville to King and Tamyra Blackman Black IV. On June 30, 2001 in Wellsville she married Matthew Culver who survives.

Logan was a 2001 graduate of Scio Central School. She became a dental assistant but due to her illness she was unable to practice. While in Virginia Logan was a member of the Warwick Assembly of God Church, the Breakthrough Worship praise Team and enjoyed singing. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother and wife who spent all the time she could with her family.

Surviving besides her husband: 2 daughters, Haven and Haylie at home; her mother and father of Scio; 2 sisters, Corrie (Andre') Forcier' of Canandaigua and Erin (Benjamin) White of Scio; 2 grandmothers, Nancy Blackman of Wellsville and Patricia Black of Wellsville; great grandmother, Dorothy Stoll of Scio; her mother in law Marlene Bartoo of Scio; 1 niece and several nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Logan's Funeral will be held on Monday at 11 am in the Wellsville Bible Church on the Andover Road at 11am with Rev Daniel Kenyon presiding. Memorials may be made to either the SPCA of Allegany County or to Home Care and Hospice and her burial will take place in Stannards Cemetery. To leave on line condolences please visit

Helen C. Miles

Wellsville, NY - Helen C. Miles of the Stannards Road passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the Highland Health Care Center. She was born on March 15, 1927 in Franklinville to William and Myrtle Whittaker Howard. On December 28, 1945 she married Fred C. Miles who survives.

Helen was a former resident of Andover who had worked for Acme Electric in Cuba. She was a member of the Stannards United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crafts and gardening and bowled into her mid 70's in both Wellsville and Belmont. Helen enjoyed traveling and her last trip was an Alaska Cruse with her husband.

Surviving besides her husband: 3 daughters, Carol (Jack) Cashmore of Florida, Diana (Paul) Winchell of Belmont and Terry (George) Dash of Colorado; 6 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren; a sister Nancy Howard of Rena, NV as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Eric Murray.

Friends may call on Tuesday, June 21, from 12 noon to 2 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville at which time a funeral service will be held. Rev. Rocky Mitchell will preside with burial in the Cuba Cemetery. To leave online condolences please visit www.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Michael Jan Ludden

Wellsville - Michael Jan Ludden of the Wightman Road passed away on Friday, June 10, 2001, at home. He was born on June 26, 1943 in Wellsville to Mark E. and Marguerite Dates Ludden. On July 24, 1966 in Genesee, Pa. he married Elizabeth "Beth" Dwyer who survives.

Mike graduated from Wellsville High School in 1961and worked for Dresser Rand as a machinist for 32 years retiring in 1995. He built and ran Ludden's Car Wash on the Andover Road and also ran Ludden's Septic Service. Mike enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles, 4 wheelers and snowmobiles. His friends always knew if they had a problem that they could turn to Mike for advice on how to fix them. He enjoyed traveling, especially to dirt track motorcycle races, swap meets in Mid, OH. and Carlisle, PA. as well as NASCAR. Mike loved his grandchildren and was a member of the American Motorcycle Association.

Surviving besides his wife Beth include: a daughter Jennifer Baker of Wellsville; a son Michael (Myra) Ludden of Andover; 7 grandchildren, Christian Colon, Cameron Gordon, Brokton Ludden, Bryson Ludden, Covey Clancy, Caden Ludden and Lakin Ludden; a great granddaughter, Mercedes Douglas; an aunt, Eleanor Dates and a cousin, Ron Dates ; many cousins from the Ludden Family and a long time family friend "his second son" Lon Garwood.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at 10 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Father Sean DiMaria as Celebrant. Memorials in Mike's name may be given to either the Jones Memorial Hospital or to the SPCA serving Allegany County. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. To leave online condolences please visit

Monday, June 6, 2011

Robert W. Long

Wellsville, NY - Robert W. Long, 85, formerly of 3895 Fords Brook Road died on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Wellsville Manor Care Center. He was born July 30, 1925 in Newfield, NY, the son of Parshall and Lulu Belle (Reynolds) Long. On June 3, 1944 in Elmira he married Geraldine Wolfe who survives.

Robert formerly resided in Elmira and Horseheads before moving to Wellsville in 1991. He was formerly employed for many years at Hilliard Corporation in Elmira.

Surviving in addition to his wife is one daughter, Sharon (Frank) Becz of Florida, NY, one son, Richard (Mary Anne) Long of Rochester, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, three sisters, Joan Malek of Florida, Sally Kopicki of Webster and Leola West of Big Flats, several nieces & nephews and a good friend, Iris Bahamonde of Wellsville.

A private memorial service will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. To leave online condolences, please visit

Newell J. Potter Jr.

Wellsville, NY - Newell J. Potter Jr., 95, of 10 Putzman Avenue went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born June 13, 1915 in Wellsville, the son of Newell J. and Emeretta (Finch) Potter Sr. He first married Helen Marsh, who predeceased him in 1981. He later married Betty J. (Atherton) Marsh who survives.

Newell was a long time employee of Worthington Corporation in Wellsville; retiring in 1977. He enjoyed restoring cars to Street Rods.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mary (Fred) Gates of Scio and Donna E. Dixon of Wellsville, 6 grandchildren, James (Mary) Kocher of Morganville, NJ, Kevin (Robin) Kocher of Fredericksburg, VA, Lynda (Ron) Bennett of Montrose, WV, Newell (Jen) Kocher of Phoenix, AZ, Lynn (Connie) Dixon of Wellsville and Helen (Joel) Evans of Angelica, several deeply loved great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews, including, Lynn T. (Erna) Davis of Winter Haven, FL and a special friend, James Kocher Sr. of Ulysses, PA

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Elder Terry Smith and Elder Richard Warriner presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorial donations may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the David A. Howe Public Library. To leave online condolences, please visit

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lars E. Lanphere

AAustin, Texas - Lars E. Lanphere, 36, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 in Austin, Texas, where had resided for many years. He was born September 26, 1974 in Wellsville, the son of Gordon E. and Linda S. (Beauprey) Lanphere.

Lars was a 1992 graduate of Wellsville High School and graduated from Johnson University in Vermont in 1998, with a degree in English Education. He had also served for four years with the Vermont National Guard. He was a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and was of the Awaesaeh "Bear" Clan.

He is survived by his wife, Rae (Doppman) Lanphere of Austin, TX, two sons, Ethan Edward and Malcolm "Max" Lanphere and their mother, Dr. Heather M. Lanphere of Wellsville, his father, Gordon (Bridgette) Lanphere of Hammondsport, his mother, Linda S. Hunt of Wellsville, two sisters, Darcy A. (Carson) Shutt of Galeton, PA and Kelsey Lanphere of Hammondsport, two stepsisters, Kathy Wittie of Andover and Kim (Dennis) Herr of Wellsville, one stepbrother, Gary Hunt of Wellsville as well as several aunt, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, his stepfather, Ramond L. Hunt, two uncles, Luke Beauprey and Bill McQueen, one aunt, Jacqueline Miller and a cousin, Ronda McQueen Burrous.

The family suggests that a book in memory of Lars be donated to a library of the donor's choice. He favored classic literature. To leave online condolences, please visit A memorial service in Wellsville is being planned and will be announced at a later date.