Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dr. Frank Clifton Miller Jr.

Scio, NY - Dr. Frank Clifton Miller Jr., 70, of 4607 Waughbrook Road died on Monday, October 26, 2015, following an automobile accident in the Town of Wellsville. He was born January 13, 1945 in Bryn Mawr, PA the son of the late Frank C. and Marion (Freeman) Miller Sr. On December 2, 2002 he married Dianna Fleming who survives.

Dr. Miller was raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Lunenburg High School. He received his bachelors from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from the University of Vermont in 1971. He completed his pediatrics residency and was chief pediatrics resident at the University of Vermont in 1976. He began his career in the Wellsville area in 1972 as a general practitioner. He completed his OB/GYN residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1982.  

Dr. Miller was beloved by his patients and will be sadly missed by his colleagues at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather; a gifted woodworker, who enjoyed working on his home, bulldozing on his property and playing golf.   

Surviving in addition to his wife are six children, Heather Lanphere and her husband Peter Shoughrue, Lindsay Chamberlin and her husband Jeff, Katie Cauley and her husband Sean, Clifton Miller, Helena Miller and Nathan Miller, his former wife and the mother of his first three children, Hilary B. Miller, six grandchildren, Ethan Lanphere, Max Lanphere, Jackson Shoughrue, Liam Chamberlin, Alex Cauley and Jack Cauley, two sisters, Dorothy Sang and Ellen Miller, one brother, Charles Miller and his wife Marie, one niece and two nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 North Main Street in Wellsville. The funeral will be Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville with Rev. Richard Hurd presiding. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to Jones Memorial Hospital, 191 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895, The SPCA Serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895, The Scio United Methodist Church, 4005 State Route 19, Scio, NY 14880 or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit

Monday, October 26, 2015

Nancy R. Casterline

Belmont, NY - Nancy R. Casterline, age 85, of Tucker Corners passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at the Highland Park Rehabilitation Center in Wellsville. She was born on March 13, 1930 in Hornell to George and Maybelle Manley HerrNecker. She was married to Merlin Glover who predecease her and later to John Casterline who also predeceased her.


Nancy was a long time resident of Belmont who graduated from Wellsville High School and attended art school in Boston, Massachusetts. She had worked Taggart and Son Insurance Company in Bath and later ran the office of the Allegany Bituminous in Tuckers Corners. Nancy retired from the Allegany County Department of Social Services working in what is now Job Tracks. She enjoyed crocheting and donating what she made to the Amity Rescue Squad to be raffled off. She enjoyed attending the monthly meeting of the Allegany County Highway Superintendents. Nancy will be remembered for her sense of humor.


Survivors include 2 sons, Hal Glover and Dorr Glover; 3 grandsons, Sean Glover, Andy Gloverand Josh Glover; 4 granddaughters, Morgan Glover, Christina Lyons, Sierra Schmidt and Breanna Schmidt; 5 great grandchildren, Dylon Kelly, Seth Glover, Jade Glover, Jesse Glover and Kade Glover; several nieces and nephews.


Nancy was predeceased by her parents, her 2 husbands and her sister Susan.


A celebration of Nancy’s life and a meal was held Wednesday, October 28, from 4 to 8 pm at the Amity Rescue Squad Building on Route 244 in Belmont. Friend swere invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 10 am in the Howard Cemetery in Howard, New York. To leave online condolences please visit

Monday, October 19, 2015

Marian G. Rossman

Belmont, NY - Marian G. Rossman, age 86, of State Route 19 South passed away on Monday, October 19, after a short illness. She was born in the Town of Amity on January 25, 1929 to Victor and Gladys Austin Brown. On November 23, 1947 she married Everett Rossman who survives.

Marian was a lifelong resident of the Belmont area who graduated from Belmont Central High School. She worked as a telephone operator then for the Candy Land Restaurant and later for Cornell Cooperative in the 4 H Department all in Belmont. Marian retired from the Village of Belmont as the Deputy Clerk after 17 years of service. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Belmont where she played the organ and piano. Marion enjoyed bowling and will be remembered as a family lady who loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving besides her husband are 2 daughters, Deb (Tracy) Slaughter and Dawn (Jeff) Stuck both of Belmont; 2 grandchildren, Jeffery (Crystal) Bogle of Olean and Brianne Bogle of Wellsville; 3 great grandchildren, Kiri Bogle, Elijah Bogle and Lillian Bogle; a brother, Donald (Joanne) Brown of Belmont as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marian was predeceased by her parents and her sister Coralie Fry.

There will be no prior visitation and a service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Memorials in Marian’s name may be made to either the First Baptist Church of Belmont or to the Amity Rescue Squad. To leave online condolences please visit

Sunday, October 11, 2015

John C. Walsh Sr.

Wellsville, NY - John C. Walsh Sr., age 80, of Early Street passed away on Saturday October 10, 2015 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. He was born in Wellsville on October 28, 1934 to Walter and Jennie Hoyer Walsh. On July 6, 1957 in Brooklyn New York he married Adelina “Adele” Mendez who survives.

John was a former resident of Scio who graduated from Scio Central High School. In 1953 John enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in Korea. He later moved to Brooklyn and was a carpenter in the ship yards and became a general contractor. In 1980 John and his family moved to Wellsville where he continued his general contracting business working into his seventies. John was member of the Immaculate Conception Church and the V F W Post 2530 both of Wellsville. He coached Little League Baseball in Brooklyn and coached Babe Ruth Baseball in Wellsville. John enjoyed gardening and watching sports especially football and hockey. He will be remembered as a hard working family man who had a good sense of humor.

Surviving besides his wife of Wellsville are 2 sons, John C. [Lorraine] Walsh Jr. of Allentown and Brian Walsh of Wellsville; a daughter, Danielle [Daniel] Walsh’ Barroso of Wellsville; 3 grandsons, John C.[ Kate] Walsh III, Kevin P. Walsh and Michael C. Walsh; 2 brothers, James Walsh and David Walsh; a sister Diana [Jerry] Hilliard; several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 13 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A prayer service will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian to be celebrated at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will take place with military honors in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials in John’s name may be made to either the Immaculate Conception Church or to the American Lung Association. To leave online condolences please visit

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

William D. “Butch” Swisher

Wellsville, NY - William D. “Butch” Swisher, age 51, of Rauber Street passed away at home on Tuesday October 6, 2105. He was born on October 9, 1963 in Chambersburg, PA., to Franklin and Nelda Kessinger Swisher. On July 20, 1985 he married Sarah Hart who survives.

Butch graduated from Wellsville High School in 1982. He had been a resident of Mount Wolf, PA., and worked for Air Gas in Harrisburg, PA., until 2014.

Survivors include his wife Sarah of Wellsville; his 3 daughters, Josephine Swisher of York, Pa., Rachel Swisher of York, PA., and Erin Swisher of Wellsville; 2 grandsons, Noah Wentz and Matthew Miller; a brother, Jeff (Sharon) Swisher; a sister, Deb (Charlie) Shipe; several nieces and nephews.

Butch was predeceased by his parents Franklin and Nelda.

Friends are invited to attend a grave side service at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 10, in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception School, 24 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, NY.  14895. To leave online condolences please visit

Andee Elaine Havens

Wellsville, NY - Andee Elaine Havens precious daughter of Andrew and Nikki Havens was received into Heaven on Tuesday October 6, 2105.

Andee is survived by her parents Andrew and Nikki Groom Havens of Wellsville; her loving big brother, Killian Groom and his special friend Karlee Erdmann of Wellsville; Paternal grandparents, Gary and Darla Havens of Wellsville; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Teresa Uganski of Wellsville; paternal great grandparents, Arthur and Betty Havens of Wellsville; maternal great grandmother Mary Faber of Wellsville; several aunts uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 10 from 12 noon to 2pm, at which time a funeral service will be held, at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Bob Walters of the Living Hope Center will preside and memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dylon Ray Mitchell

Wellsville, NY - Dylon Ray Mitchell, 19, of 2066 Fulmer Valley Road died on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in the Town of Independence from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born November 24, 1995 in Wellsville.

Dylon was a 2015 graduate of Wellsville High School and the Natural Resources Program at B.O.C.E.S. in Belmont. He was employed at Baldwin Forest Products of Bolivar. He played football for Wellsville and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his mother, Tracy Mitchell and her companion, Kelly Bowker of Wellsville, his father, Jeremy McNaughton of Wellsville, a brother, Austin Bradley Beckwith of Belmont, his maternal grandparents, David & Judy Mitchell of Shinglehouse, PA, his paternal grandparents, Bruce & Sally McNaughton of Andover, his biological father, Ronnie Gross, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the Wellsville High School Auditorium, 126 W. State Street in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 2:00 pm with Pastor Daniel Kenyon presiding. Memorial donations can be made to the Dylon R. Mitchell Scholarship Fund, %Wellsville High School, 126 W. State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit

Monday, October 5, 2015

Presvitera Irene Euphrosyne (Raptis) Mentis

Gulf Shores, Alabama - Presvitera Irene Euphrosyne (Raptis) Mentis, 94, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. She was born in Johnsonburg, PA the daughter of the late George and Angeliki (Vlahos) Raptis and was raised in Wellsville, NY. In September 1945, she married Reverend Father Elias Mentis who survives.

Father Mentis and Irene lived and touched the hearts of many in Wellsville, Toronto, Rochester, Webster, Jamestown, Ithaca, Brandywine, MD, Sioux City, IA, Ocean City MD, Fairfax/Falls Church, VA and Fredericksburg, VA. Irene will be remembered for her love of others, generosity, kindness and faith.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a daughter, Ann Mentis of Gulf Shores and Webster, NY; son, Peter, his wife Tina and their children, Elias, David and Euphrosyne of Fairfax, VA and their four grandchildren, Peter, Andreas, Alex and Lucas; son Charles, his wife Gail of Seneca Falls, NY and their two daughters, Elaine, her husband Michael and Ann Marie and one granddaughter, Mariana, sister, Leah of Rochester and a brother, James, and his wife Demmye of Wellsville, as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Charles, killed in WW II.  

Friends are invited to a graveside service at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 9, 2015 in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville, New York. To leave online condolences, please visit

C. Clinton Bundy

Andover, NY - C. Clinton Bundy, 85, formerly of Railroad Avenue passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. He was born September 16, 1930 in Allentown, the son of the late Clinton “Cash” and Helen (Sexton) Bundy.

Clint attended the Allentown Union School and served with the U. S. Army Air Force from 1945 to 1948. He was employed as a machinist at Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville and operated the Pro Shop at the Twin Hickory Golf Club in Hornell until he was 80 years old. He loved to play golf and was awarded a lifetime membership at Twin Hickory. He was a member and past president of the Andover Lions Club, a member of the Lynch / Burgett American Legion Post 397 and the Forty & Eight Voiture Locale 1006. He played slow-pitch softball, was an avid Buffalo Bills Fan and had formerly resided at Manor Hills in Wellsville.

He is survived by five daughters, Colleen Swift of Bolivar, Denise (Timothy) Elliott of Genesee, PA, Karen Baumgardner of Friendship, Lisa Bundy of Jamestown and Lynn (Timothy) Coan of Jamestown, 12 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren a brother, Vyle (Joan) Bundy of Andover, a very special friend, Sue Thomas of Wellsville, as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by two wives, Athelene Perry and Patricia (Zuk) Bundy, his longtime companion, Jean Patrick and four sisters, Zella, Norma, Phyllis and Janice.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 3:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Frank Mickle presiding. Burial with military honors will the follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Andover Lions Club or the Activities Department of the Wellsville Manor Care Center. To leave online condolences, please visit

Friday, October 2, 2015

Laura Hovey

Rexville, NY - Laura Hovey, 85, of 1337 McDonald Road passed away at home on Monday, September 28, 2015 with her family at her side. She was born August 21, 1930 in Franklin, NJ the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Pierson) Morgan. On August 26, 1949 in Franklin, NJ she married Elmer L. Hovey who predeceased her on February 10, 2003.

Laura was an accomplished seamstress and cook, who enjoyed gardening, canning and having friends and family stop to visit. She was formerly employed at Morley Shirt Company in Franklin, NJ, Plastoid Cable Company of Hamburg, NJ and for the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, NJ. Most of all, she was a loving wife and mother.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Patricia Hovey of Dingmans Ferry, PA, a daughter and son-in-law, Linda Spear and William Gullone of Rexville, eight grandchildren, many great grandchildren, a sister, Florence VanSkiver of Newton, NJ, as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her husband, by six sisters, Milly, Nora, Margaret, Elizabeth, Josephine and Anne, and by two brothers, Donald and Jackson.

A private family celebration of Laura’s life will be planned for a later date. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the West Union Volunteer Fire Department or Ambulance Squad. To leave online condolences, please visit