Thursday, August 24, 2017

Kathleen A. Steinfeldt

Wellsville, NY - Kathleen A. Steinfeldt, 67, a longtime resident of the STEL House, at 99 Madison Street, died on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Highland Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness. She was born on December 1, 1949 in Rochester, the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Doyle) Steinfeldt. 

Kathy enjoyed a piece of pie and a diet Coke at the Texas Hot, and loved old musicals. She loved and was loved by everyone she met. She will be dearly missed by her friends at STEL, Compeer and the Highland Day Program.

She is survived by four brothers, Lawrence, Daniel, George Jr. and Douglas Steinfeldt, two sisters, Marilyn (Peter) Cimino and Alice Steinfeldt, several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Casey Henry, Sue Henry, and Deb Marshall. She was predeceased by a brother, William Steinfeldt.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date at the STEL House. To leave online condolences, please visit 

Dorothy S. Panzica

Wellsville, NY - Dorothy S. Panzica, 103, of 4192B Bolivar Road passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Manor Hills. She was born on September 13, 1913 in Summerville, MA, the daughter of William and Sarah (Schneider) Rose. She was predeceased by two husbands, Benjamin Solomon and Charles Panzica.

Dorothy was raised in Brooklyn and was employed by Loew’s Theaters throughout her career, beginning as an usherette, and retiring as the General Manager of Loew’s Kings Theater in Brooklyn. She and Charles moved to Elm Valley in the mid 1970’s and after Charles passed away, she moved to Cummings Circle in Wellsville, where she resided for many years before moving to Manor Hills in 2011.

Dorothy was well known in the downtown Wellsville area for her kindness and generosity, and for giving away dollar bills folded like shirts to almost everyone she met.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Frances Rose of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and several nieces and nephews, including Jerry and Sonya Goodman of Pikesville, MD.

She will be buried next to her beloved husband, Charles, in the Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island. Please consider memorial donations to the Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit

Friday, August 18, 2017

David William McQueen

Belmont, NY – David William McQueen, 46, passed away peacefully at home Aug. 18, 2017, following a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

David was born Oct. 26, 1970, in Wellsville, N.Y., the son of William and Margaret (Lanphere) McQueen. He was a 1988 graduate of Scio Central School. He began his career at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville, and later worked for more than 16 years as a line technician for Verizon.

He is survived by his mother, Margaret (Ford) Easton of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Sheryl (Dave) McIntire of Harrison Valley, Pa.; Sandra McQueen, and Debra (Michael) Quinn, both of Wellsville, N.Y..; several aunts and uncles; nieces, nephews, and cousins; his loving companion Michelle Webster of Belmont, N.Y., her children, and their son Steven.

David was predeceased by his father, William A. McQueen in 1991; his sister Rhonda Burrous in 2007, a brother in law James Burrous in 2017; maternal grandparents, Emerson and Doris (Engberg) Lanphere; paternal grandparents, Claude and Dora (Black) McQueen; and aunt, Bonnie (McQueen) Haberly.

An avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, David traveled many places to pursue his passion, and was affectionately known by many nicknames, including “Queenie” and “Turkey Man” and “Fingers”.  All who knew David will remember his larger-than-life personality and unforgettable spirit. In his own words, he “lived life in full color”. He will be dearly missed by his family and many close friends.

A celebration of life for David will be held at Island Park in Wellsville (Lagoon Pavilion) on Sunday, Aug 20. Friends are invited to gather with the family starting at 12:30, with a service being held at 2:00. Picnic reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hearts For ALS NY at 1899 South Ave., Rochester, NY, 14620; or to HARK at To leave online condolences please visit www,

Monday, August 14, 2017

Stanley R. “Stan” Weinhauer

Wellsville, NY - Stanley R. “Stan” Weinhauer, age 63, of Vanness Lane passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017, at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Wellsville on April 23, 1954 in Wellsville to Frank and Rose Payne Weinhauer. On September 22, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada he married his soul mate, Karen Matteson, who survives.

Stan was a lifelong resident of Wellsville who graduated from Wellsville High School in 1972. He had worked for the former Harris Supply Company and for 18 years he drove truck for Shorts Oil Company. In 2010 Stan became an owner operator of his own trucking company retiring in 2015 due to ill health. He will be remembered as a hardworking man who was a loving husband.

Survivors include his wife Karen; a sister, Susan (Keith) Knight of Andover; his in laws, Marion and Mary Matteson; brother in laws, Brian (Tammy) Matteson and Alan (Bonnie) Matteson all of Wellsville; several nieces and nephews; and his constant companion, Abby.

Stan was predeceased by his parents and a brother in law, Scott Matteson.

Friends are invited to call at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville on Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 12 noon to 2pm for celebration of his life. Memorials in Stan’s name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit

Devona L. Arnold

Wellsville, NY - Devona L. Arnold, age 81, of Pine Street passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017, surrounded by her family at the Highland Hospital in Rochester. On January 31, 1936 she was born in Eldred, Pennsylvania to Alford Dean and Alberta Onnolee Stull Cornelius.

Devona is survived by her 2 sons, Dean (Janet) and Dathan (Kim) Arnold both of Wellsville; 3 grandchildren, Tiffany (Eric) Miller, Damon Arnold, and Danika Arnold; 2 great grandsons, Preston and Anderson Miller; 2 brothers, Dale and Arden Cornelius as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation and a private burial service will held at the convenience of the family. Please consider memorial donations to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Robert J. Dougherty

Wellsville, NY - Robert J. Dougherty, 72, of 2760 Trapping Brook Road passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Hart Comfort House surrounded by his family. He was born on December 5, 1944 in Hornell, the son of the late Anthony and Florence (Danaher) Dougherty. On May 13, 1995, he married Sally A. Emerson who survives. 

He was a graduate of Andover High School, Alfred University and the Syracuse University, Graduate School of Management. He was formerly employed at Air Preheater Company in Wellsville for 21 years, Harris Supply Company in Wellsville for eight years and Hitachi Automotive Casting Products in Lawrenceville, PA for 10 years; all in Material Management positions. He was a former, coach, manager, and president of the Wellsville Little League, and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, landscaping, NASCAR and the Yankees.

Surviving in addition to his loving wife, Sally, is one son, James R. (Nikiis) Dougherty of Wellington, FL, five step-children, Steven (Chris) Nicot of Hilton, William Nicot of Charlotte, NC Melissa (Eric) Gottorff of Angola, Cory (Leslie) Graves of Springfield, VA, and Brent (Renee) Graves of Genesee, PA, 17 grandchildren, Micah, Matthew, Connor, Riley, and Zoe Dougherty; Ashley, Alycia, Bradley, Carly, Rebecca, Katie, Holly, Clair, Alison, and Daniel Nicot; and, Nolan and Griffin Graves, five great grandchildren, one brother, William (Mary) Dougherty of Elmira, a sister-in-law, Carolyn Dougherty of Andover, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by two brothers, Charles and John Dougherty and a nephew, Mark Dougherty.  

Friends are invited to call on Monday, August 7, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The Rosary will be recited on Monday at 8:00 pm in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:00 am at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Andover. Please consider memorial donations to the Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit 

Phyllis J. Neal

Olean, NY - Phyllis J. Neal, 72, of 1841 Haskell Road passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo with her family at her side. She was born on June 16, 1945 in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, the adopted daughter of the late Leon and Marjorie (Jackson) Brownell. On May 7, 1977 in Buffalo she married to Anthony Vitaro who predeceased her in 1980. In 1986 she married James Neal who predeceased her on May 1, 2017. 

She was raised in the Town of Alma and was a 1965 graduate of Wellsville High School. She formerly cleaned for Portville Central School, Key Bank, and 5 Star Bank in Olean. Phyllis enjoyed Bowling, horse shoes and bingo. 

She is survived by two daughters, Michelle (Anthony) Capak of Towson, MD, and Angela Vitaro of Olean, a grandson, Austin Vitaro, a sister, Laurel Roberts, two brothers, Lewis Sinsabaugh and Carl Whitesell, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her parents by eight siblings, Betty and Samuel Ferguson, Donny, Dorita, Edward and Evelyn Shelley, Leroy Whitesell, and Donna Yeager, and her biological parents, Samuel and Florence (Jackson) Ferguson.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and on Wednesday, August 9th from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow the visitation on Wednesday at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Interment will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to SPCA Serving either Cattaraugus or Allegany Counties. To leave online condolences, please visit