Wellsville, NY - Richard H. “Dick” Feller, 84, of 70 South Franklin Street passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014 at home following a brief illness. He was born July 13, 1930 in Wellsville the son of Harold M. and Myra (Reynolds) Feller. On July 24, 1954 in Oakland, NY he married Lois Cox who survives.
Dick was a graduate of Wellsville High School and was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U. S. Army from 1951 to 1955. He was formerly employed at Bausch and Lomb and the Capital Plastics in Wellsville and was a meat cutter for Umiker’s Market. He later began his career as a machinist with Worthington Corporation and retired from Dresser-Rand in 1994.
He was a member of the International Association of Machinist Moore Lodge 1580, the Morrison-Hayes Post 702 American Legion and was a former member of the Wellsville Moose Lodge # 601. He played the banjo for a Country and Western band in the 50’s & 60’s and enjoyed Round and Square Dancing, hunting, fishing, bowling, golf and had a great sense of humor.
Surviving in addition to his wife Lois are twin daughters, Jackie Feller of Rochester and Judy Kear of Wellsville, six grandchildren and their spouses, 15 great grandchildren, a brother, Carl Feller of Wellsville, several brothers and sisters in law and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Jeannie Feller and a brother, Harold “John” Feller.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Friday, October 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Robin George presiding. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance corps or the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.