Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Bob graduated from Wellsville Central High School in 1960. He spent his life on Vorhees Hill on the family dairy farm and while in High School with the 4 H he judged vegetables across the United States. Bob had been a long time president of the Dairylea Milk Coop for Allegany County, a 12 year chairman of the Farm Service Agency in Belmont and in 1997 his farm was voted Conservation Farm of the Year by the Allegany County Soil and Water Conservation District. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville. Bob had a great sense of humor who enjoyed playing cards and board games. He will be remembered as a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife Connie; a son Brian (Deb) Brandes of Wellsville; 2 daughters Stacy (Mark) Fanton of Cabot, Pennsylvania and Amy (Michael) Hunt of Wellsville; 10 grandchildren; a brother Richard (Pat) Brandes of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania; 2 sister Betty (Al) Gallmann of Little Valley and Judy (Richard) Reuning of Columbus Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
Bob was predeceased by his parents and his brother Joe Brandes.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Wellsville First United Methodist Church from 1 to 3 pm at which time a funeral service will take place with Reverend Greg DeSalvator presiding. In lieu of flowers memorials in Bob’s name may be made to either the Hart Comfort House or to the Wellsville First United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Bolivar - Martin Lee Cole, age 66, of Friendship Street passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Olean General Hospital. He was born on November 29, 1948 in Olean to Howard and Flora May Ferrington Cole. On September 26, 2002 in Richburg he married Margaret Lounsberry who survives.
Martin was a lifelong resident of the area and had served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for Dresser Rand and later for Fiber Cell in Portville. Martin enjoyed fishing and attending Total Senior Care in Olean. He was a member of the VFW Post #2530 in Wellsville where he enjoyed socializing and dancing.
Martin is survived by his wife Margaret and her children, William [Cindy] Lounsberry of Hinsdale, Sue [Jim] Bowker of Cuba, Martha Roy of Greenwood, Mary Morris of Wellsville and Johnny Wagner of California; several step grand and great grandchildren; a brother Larry [Brenda] Cole of Scio and a sister Patricia Black of Biloxi, MS.; several nieces and nephews.
Martin was predeceased by his parents and a brother Jim Cole.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11 am at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville with Reverend Carl Kemp presiding. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.