Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Diana C. Sandle

Wellsville, NY - Diana C. Sandle, 70, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, September 23, 2017. She was born on November 4, 1946 in Wellsville, the only daughter of the late Oristus and Florence (Munger) Cline. Diana was a 1964 graduate of Wellsville High School and a member of the Pearl String Ensemble in Wellsville. She has been the Secretary and Treasurer of Sandle Custom Bearings for the past 30 years. 

She is survived by her husband, Eric William Sandle, whom she married on January 7, 1988; two daughters, Tracey Loughlin-Young and her husband Troy Young of Charlotte, NC and Heather Pettit and her husband Joseph of Wilton, CT; three grandchildren, Owen and Avery Pettit and Noah Loughlin-Young; two brothers, David Cline of Wellsville, NY and Dale Cline and his wife Carol of Walworth, NY; a special niece, Lisa Lindsay and her husband Michael of Wellsville; as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and great friends who will miss her dearly.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 am in the funeral home with a reception to follow and all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Diana's name may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County at http://www.spcaallegany.org. To leave a personal condolence or remembrance, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

William (Bill) C. Paulman

HALIFAX, PA - William (Bill) C. Paulman, 86, of Halifax, PA was lifted into God's everlasting kingdom on Sept. 23, 2017 with his wife by his side.

Bill was born July 20, 1931 in Wellsville, NY to Edward W. Paulman and Louise E. Coombes Paulman Rosen. He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather Louis Rosen, his stepmother Beatrice Paulman, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bill is survived by his wife Karen Mehlenbacher Paulman, step-son Jason L. Hallock (Angel) of Derby, KS, grandchildren Jonathan, Savannah and Harrison. He also leaves behind his very dear and devoted friends Charles Cain of Halifax, Daniel Warfel of Lewistown. Scott Thompson of Dauphin and Dale Klinger of Gratz, his mother-in-law Shirley Coobes of West Almond, NY; his brother-in-laws Bill Coombes (Stephanie) of Belmont, NY, Bob Ward (Theresa) of Ft. Lewis, WA; sisters-in-law Terry Allen (Tim) of Belfast, NY, Bonnie Nelson (Joe) of West Almond, NY and Donna Coombes of Angelica, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins Capt. Robert McCullough of Idylewild, CA, Jeanne Veno of Olean, NY, Jill Weaver (Dave) of Arkport, NY and Bill Coombes of Belmont, NY.

Bill graduated from Northside High School in Corning, NY class of 1948 and thoroughly enjoyed his class reunions. After graduation, Bill worked at his mother's supper club "The Turf Club" in Corning, NY until joining the US Navy in November 1948. Bill proudly served four years in the U.S. Navy, two of which he was stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Bill often said those years were two of the best years of his life. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Bill attended Paul Smith's College majoring in Hotel Management. 

Bill began working at Montgomery Wards as a sales manager for several years in Ithaca, NY, then Berwick, PA. In September of 1960 Bill began his career with Metropolitan Insurance Company beginning in the sales while attaining his CLU, then several management positions. Bill loved people, enjoyed visiting with prospective clients whether he made a sale or not. He was a member of Met's "Vet's Club" an honor given to employees with 20 years of service. After retiring from Metropolitan, Bill worked part time for Prudential Insurance, Lutheran Brotherhood, and the Cain Patch in Dauphin, PA.

Bill's true love were his dogs and bird hunting with his faithful companions Britta, Lady, Gretchen, Molly, Belle and Gunner. He missed being outdoors and in the woods with one of his dogs in later years when his health began to decline. He enjoyed sharing his stories of hunting with his dogs. In 2008 Bill was blessed to fulfill number one on his bucket list. He and his wife traveled to Ellisras, South Africa for an eleven day successful hunting safari. He treasured those memories dearly. Bill lived life to its' fullest and always with a loving heart to everyone he met. Please honor his memory by living yours the same, remembering these words from 1 Corinthians 16:14 "Let all that you do, be done in love. “Bill” was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Berrysburg and the NRA.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12 noon at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc, 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont, NY. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Hospice for all Seasons for the wonderful, compassionate care given to Bill by their staff in his final days. Also a deep, heartfelt thank you to the staff at Anchor Enterprises, "In a Heartbeat 110" and C +OPD for their love, guidance and support. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice for all Seasons, 280 S. Hill Drive Grantville, PA 17028 or to St. John's Lutheran Church, PO Box 270, Berrysburg, PA 17005.

To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Eric C. Avery

Wellsville, NY - Eric C. Avery, 57, of 4192A Bolivar Road passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Wellsville Manor Care Center following a long illness. He was born on September 9, 1960, the son of the late Kenneth and Mildred Avery. 

Eric was a member of the Wellsville High School class of 1979. He was a self-employed carpenter, and was an avid volunteer for the Wellsville Salvation Army during the Christmas season. 

He is survived by five children, Eric Kenneth Avery Jr. of Washington, DC, Amanda Hand of Scio, April Kirch of Belfast, Deric Avery-Sadler of Wellsville, and Joshua Avery-Sadler of Friendship, five grandchildren, Marley, Joselin, Finn, Krinlyn and Azalea.

At Eric’s request there will no public funeral. Please consider memorial donation to the Salvation Army, 25 E. Pearl Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Raymond D. Bliven

Belmont, NY - Raymond D. Bliven, age 77, of the Baker Valley Road passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 15, 1939 in Wellsville to Lavern and Gertrude Gayhart Bliven. On December 31, 1960 in Belmont he married Barbara Gearhart who predeceased him in 1989.

Raymond was a lifelong resident of the Baker Valley Road who graduated from Belmont Central High School and from the Williamsport Technical School in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He began his career in 1960 as a draftsman for Worthington Corporation in Wellsville retiring from Dresser Rand in 2000. Raymond was a quiet, hardworking and handy man who built his own home. He also enjoyed many trips across the country with his faithful companion” Boris”.

Raymond is survived by a son, Mark (Deborah) Bliven of Belmont and a daughter, Rebecca (Derek) Smith of Ransomville; 7 grandchildren, John, Joshua, and Jamie Buzzard, Devin, Derick, and Nicole Ahrens, and Megan Bliven; 12 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Charles (Barbara) Bliven, and James (Judy) Bliven both of Belmont; a sister, Beverly Leilous of Belmont; a sister in law, Barbara Bliven of Portville; several nieces and nephews.

Raymond was predeceased by his wife Barbara; a daughter, Constance “Connie” Bliven; a brother, Donald Bliven; a brother in law, William Leilous.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, September 11, from 12 noon to 2 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. Burial will take place following the calling hours in Forest Hills Cemetery and memorials in Raymond’s name may be made to the Belmont Fire Department. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Mary C. Bogan

Belmont, NY - Mary C. Bogan, 89, of 23 Trianna Street, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Olean General Hospital with her family at her side. She was born on January 26, 1928 in Hornell, the daughter of John F. and Mary “Gertrude” (Brown) Canty. On August 25, 1951 at St. Mary’s Church in Belmont, she married Robert V. Bogan who predeceased her on March 8, 1999.

Mary was a graduate of Belmont Central School and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from Empire State College and a Masters Degree in Education and Counseling from Alfred University. She was employed by both the Erie and Allegany County’s Department of Health, as a Public Health Nurse. She later became the School Nurse-Teacher for Belmont Central School for 27 years. After retirement, she became a Reservist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and responded to natural disasters in the U.S. and its Territories  

She is survived by two sons, William (Nanci) Bogan of Batavia, and John C. Bogan of Belmont, one daughter, Ellen McNinch of Belmont, six grandchildren, Jill (Timothy) Simko, Harry (Erica) McNinch IV, William Bogan II, Staci (Josh) Finn, Sara Bogan and Christopher (Rebecca) Bogan, eight great grandchildren, Jordan and Amelia Simko, Robert and Alyssa McNinch, William Bogan III, Madison and Morgan Finn and Lyndzi Jo Bogan, a sister-in-law, Patricia “Patsy” Kicher of Yorkville, IN, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four first cousins, Jane (Mullen) Walsh, Kathryn (Canty) Karst, Daniel Canty and John Brown Sr.  

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 6th at 11:00 am in Holy Family Church in Belmont. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Dr. Charles “Sid” and Rita Gibson and Charlie Hull - Notice

Wellsville, NY - Dr. Charles “Sid” and Rita Gibson and Charlie Hull

A Mass will be offered on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 8:10 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville, in memory of Rita and Sid Gibson and their family friend Charlie Hull. Please join their daughter, Peggy Gibson, in honoring her parents 70th Anniversary and her mother’s dedication to the Immaculate Conception Church.