Thursday, July 3, 2014

John E. Nydegger

Wellsville, NY - John E. Nydegger, age 100, of Hill Street passed away on Thursday, July 3, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. He was born in Wellsville on February 15, 1914 to Ernest and Susie Deschler Nydegger. On June 24, 1940 in Wellsville he married Virginia A. Ennis who predeceased him on February 16, 2002.

John was a lifelong resident of Wellsville who graduated from Wellsville High School in 1932. He entered the US Navy in 1942 and served throughout World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. After the war John went to work for the former Scoville Brown Whole Sale Grocery Company in Wellsville. He was the store's treasurer and worked for them for 22 years. He then went to work for the Former First Trust Union Bank in Wellsville from where he retired from in 1979 after 12 years of service. John was a lifelong member of the First Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. He was a very active member of his church serving on the finance board,  a member of the Men's Club, Senior Citizens and sang in the men's chorus and choir. John was a member and past treasurer of the Wellsville Rod and Gun Club and also sang in the Apollo Club.

Survivors include 2 sons, John E. Nydegger of Estes Park, Colorado and Richard (Darlene) Nydegger of Wellsville; 2 daughters, Suzanne Nydegger of Wellsville and Mary Kay (Tom) Schrider of Columbus, Ohio; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grand children; several nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his parents, his wife and a sister, Doris Lehman.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 11 am in the First Trinity Lutheran Church of Wellsville with Pastor Robert Morris presiding. Memorials in John's name may be given to the First Trinity Lutheran Church of Wellsville. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. A wonderful man loved by family and friends. I always called him "Grandpa" when I went to visit Sue. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace. Diane Little

  2. Loved your dad Sue. So glad I saw him last week. Always welcomed me with a smile, and sure loved to play cards. A great man who will be missed. Will be praying for you and your family

  3. Sue, Mary Kay, and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. Your mom and dad always had a smile to offer. Now they are smiling together .................. "cherish the memories".

    Sandra L Wood