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 www.embserfuneralhome.com.
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