Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thelma Marie Foussat

Wellsville, NY - Thelma Marie Foussat, age 85, of  277 South Main Street passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She was born on March 7, 1929 in Andover to George E. and Myrtle M. Stearns Marvin. On November 26, 1982 she married Burnell Foussat who predeceased her on July 2, 1999.

Thelma had resided and worked in the Olean Area for many years. In 1982 she was living in San Diego, California working for the San Diego School system from where she retired in 1999 as a kitchen manager. After her retirement she moved to Wellsville to be closer to her family.

Thelma is survived by 2 sons, Gary (Beth) Giddings of Zephyrhills, Florida and Rodney (Denise) Roulo of Wellsville; 2 daughters, Cynthia (Howard) Roselle of South Dayton and Patricia Dennis of Wellsville;12 grandchildren, Julie Willson, Threasa Roselle, Howard Roselle III, Paul Nedell, Darrin Keech, Bradley Keech, Marc Roulo, James Roulo, John Roulo, Jared Roulo, Rebecca Perry and Reisha Carter; 23 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Thelma was predeceased by 2 sons, Gerald A. Giddings and Randy Roulo; a grandson, Joshua Giddings and 8 brothers and sisters.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 2 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials in her name may be made to the Allegany County Office for the Aging. To leave online condolences please visit

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Richard N. Hall


Scio, NY - Richard N. Hall, 73, of 4212 State Route 19 died unexpectedly at home on Friday, May 23, 2014. He was born on April 15, 1941 in Belmont the son of Phil and Marlee (Clark) Hall. On June 9, 2001 in Wellsville he married Tracey Hodge who survives.

Richard was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Myers Construction Company in Rochester for many years; retiring in 2002. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a member of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion in Wellsville, the Frank B. Church Post 2530 V.F.W. in Wellsville, the Wellsville Moose Lodge # 601 and enjoyed his many friends at the Herbert DeLong American Legion Post 808 in Belmont.

Surviving in addition to his wife is one stepson, Dexter Huppe of Nashua, NH, one brother, Donald (Gail) Hall of Farmington and several nieces & nephews.

At Richard's request there will be no service or visitation. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Victory Junction; (A camp founded for kids in honor of Adam Petty.) 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317. To leave online condolences, please visit

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dolores E. Ryan

Wellsville, NY - Dolores E. Ryan, age 77, of Hanover Hill Road passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 10, 1936 in the Bronx, NY. who on September 17, 1955 in Brooklyn  married Richard J. Ryan who predeceased her on April 28, 2010.

Dolores was a former resident of the Bronx who moved to Wellsville in 1973 with her family where they owned General Roofing. Dolores worked in the family business as the secretary until her retirement in 1995. She enjoyed staying home where she raised her children and later her grandchildren.

Dolores is survived by a son Ion( Elaine Burns) Ryan of Wellsville; 3 granddaughters, Cheyanne Ryan of Wellsville, Courtney Ryan of Wellsville and Rebecca Sanchez of Chicago, Il.; a grandson Richard Pierce of Wellsville; a great grandson as well as several sister in laws including Kathie Gordiner of Wellsville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dolores was predeceased by a daughter, Yvonne Pierce, her parents and a brother Vincent Catracala.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 10 :30 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville at. Memorials in Dolores's name may be made to the SPCA serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences please visit

Monday, May 19, 2014

Francis L. "Jake" Haynes Sr.

Andover, NY - Francis L. "Jake" Haynes Sr., 73, of 3864 Swain Hill Road passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville with his family at his side. He was born July 1, 1940 in Portville the son of William and Vinnie (Kinney) Haynes.

Jake was a former resident of Bolivar and Alma before moving to Andover in 2012. He was employed as a foreman for Wayne Paving & Gravel in Shinglehouse, PA, retiring on July 1, 2002.

He is survived by four children, Tonya (Rocky) Davis of Brandenburg, KY, Chad (Crystal) Hicks of Wellsville, Justin Haynes and Shane Haynes both of Andover, nine grandchildren, one brother, Alvin Haynes of Columbia, SC as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his long time companion, Linda J. Hicks on January 12, 2009 and one sister, Kitty Hopkins.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, (May 23, 2014) from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Richard Helms presiding. To leave online condolences, please visit

Friday, May 16, 2014

Charley Orlando 1932-2014

Belmont, NY - Charley Orlando 1932-2014

Please join the family of Charley Orlando in a celebration of his life, on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Amity Rescue Squad, 5184, State Route 244, Belmont, NY 14813

Monday, May 12, 2014

Susan M. Henry

Wellsville, NY - Susan M. Henry, 74, formerly of 192 Farnum Street passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Highland Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness. She was born on January 30, 1940 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Kenneth and Clara (Braun) Smith.

Susan was a long time resident of Wellsville and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1957. After graduation she moved to California and was employed there until 1971.  She moved back to Wellsville and became the secretary for Jack Darcy Attorney at Law. In 1979 she became the secretary for the Superintendant of Schools in Andover, until her retirement in 2005. Susan attended the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. She enjoyed reading, shopping, traveling with her sisters, crocheting and sitting outdoors.

She is survived by her daughter, Kelly (Scott) Brien of Wellsville and several nieces and nephews, including, Robin (James) Blake, Todd (David Monk) Burke, Molly (Lance) Carlin and Jennifer (DeNilson) Costa, several great nieces and nephews, Jaycie, Kori and Brody Carlin, Sulihana and Kenderson Costa and a close family friend and care giver Allison Neumann. She was predeceased in addition to her parents by two sisters Karen Burke and Nancy McDowell.

A celebration of her life is being planned and will be announced at a later date. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences, please visit

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thomas C. Manning

Wellsville, NY - Thomas C. Manning, age 79, of Wellsville and formerly of Brooklyn passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at home. On June 2, 1962 he married Mary C. Ferrante who survives him. Tom was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, the Elks Lodge, the Moose Lodge, the Knights of Columbus and formerly the Lions Club all of Wellsville.

There will be no prior visitation and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials in Tom's name may be given to the Immaculate Conception Church, to leave online condolences please visit

Patrick B. Quinn

Tucson, AZ - Patrick B. Quinn, a 1980 graduate of Wellsville High School, passed away April 30 at his home in Tucson, Ariz., after a courageous one-year battle with leukemia. He was 52. 

Following high school, Patrick entered the U.S. Air Force, serving 12 years as a crew chief for F-16 fighter jets. He then joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve while pursuing a master's degree in exercise physiology at Utah State University. Upon graduation, he worked at the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, Texas, as well as in the cardiac rehab field in Raleigh, N.C., and Tucson.

In Tucson, Patrick returned to his passion for working on F-16s, joining the Arizona Air National Guard, where he rose to the rank of Master Sergeant. As a production controller, he was responsible for coordinating F-16 maintenance and reporting the status of all aircraft to the senior officers in his squadron. Patrick had a combined 28 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Reserve, and Arizona Air National Guard. He was also a certified home inspector.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Vanessa (Lo) Quinn; two young sons, Nolan, 10, and Bryan, 8; his parents, George and Kathleen Quinn of Winnabow, N.C.; a sister, Ellen (Quinn) Serrano, of Raleigh, N.C.; brothers Michael Quinn of Wellsville, Timothy Quinn of Batavia, N.Y., Daniel Quinn of Anchorage, Alaska, and David Quinn, of Webster, N.Y.; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Patrick will be remembered as a loving and doting family man, accomplished airman, and caring friend. He will be dearly missed as a father, husband, son, brother, and uncle.

A memorial mass for family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. June 27 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Maple Avenue in Wellsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tu Nidito Children and Family Services at To leave on line condolences please visit

Marian Teresa "Tess" Tullar - Service Announcement

Wellsville, NY - Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass for Marian Teresa "Tess" Tullar, who passed away on November 7, 2013, on Friday May 16, 2014 at 10 am in the Holy Family Catholic Church in Belmont. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Russell F. Hebert - Graveside Service

Russell F. Hebert, 81, of 8703 State Route 16 passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Absolut of Salamanca. A graveside service with military honors will be Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm in Stannards Cemetery. A full obituary was posted in February and can be accessed in the February listing on this page.