Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Martin W. "Marty" Parkhurst

Scio, NY - Martin W. "Marty" Parkhurst of Main Street passed away at home on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. He was born on February 17, 1952 to Donald and Gwendolyn (Broughn) Parkhurst. On September 23, 1972 in Conesus he married Sally Barber who survives.

Marty was a former resident of Scio who was a self taught cook and chef. He had worked at many area restaurants including Penn Valley, Better Days, Modern Dinner, Castaways and the Brass Balloon. Marty enjoyed the social aspect of cooking and catered many functions and volunteered his cooking talents for family, friends and for the Ridgewalk. Marty had a sense of humor, loved his grandchildren and enjoyed family picnics. He will be remembered for his many daily trips to the grocery stores where he enjoyed socializing with customers and staff.

Surviving besides his wife Sally; 3 daughters, Brooke (Ed) Wonderling of Scio, Sarah (Jason) Marion of Scio and Holly Steadman of Rochester; 5 grandchildren, Hannah and Madyson Wonderling; Rylee, Gage and Jude Marion; a brother, Donald (Linda) Parkhurst of Livonia; a sister, Kathy (Michael) Meyers of Springwater; 8 sisters in law and 8 brothers in law; several nieces and nephews.

Marty was predeceased by his parents.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, May 11, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. His funeral service will take place at 8 pm following the calling hours with Rev. Frank Troutman presiding. Memorials in Marty's name may be given to the MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter, 1650 South Ave. Suite 100, Rochester, New York 14620. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. Thank you Marty for the last 42 years.... I love you and miss you but you are forever in my heart.

    Sally Ann

  2. Brooke Parkhurst WonderlingMay 9, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    I Love you Sooo Very Much Dad!!!!! You were the "Light" to my House, the Joy to my Pain, the smile to my sadness, the laughter to my Crys!!!! I am Blessed with 38 of the Most Wonderful Years of my life!!!! I Will carry you in my Heart for all the days to come!!!! Because of you, I have learned to Dance in the rain, and enjoy the Beauty of what life holds! I will Carry your Memories with me till the day I get to " Sail into the Mystic", and be with you again!!!!!!

  3. Holly,

    Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dad. You are in our thoughts. Take care of yourself at this difficult time.

    Everyone at XLI Corporation

  4. We love you Marty! Thanks for all the wonderful years and yummy potatoe salad! Thank you so much for making the trip to North Carolina for Ian, it meant the world to us.

    The Bole Family

  5. Deepest sympathies on the loss of Marty. Sally, I don't think that I had ever met him. With all of my travels to Wellsville. I don't know if Stacy ever introduced me or not. Much love. Many prayers to you and your family during this time. God bless.

  6. Sally and Family- So sorry to hear about Marty. Our deepest sympathies are with you during this time. May God bless.

  7. Dad, I will miss you ever so much. I know I didn't say I love you nearly enough, but I love you with all my heart. I am truely greatful for having you in our lives. It would have been wonderful to have you for longer, but now you don't have to be in pain anymore. You mean the world to us and we will forever hold you in our hearts.