Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Jon C. Manning

Scio, NY - Jon C. Manning, age 77, of Charles Street passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 28, 1941 in Wellsville to Charles and Helen Steenworth Manning. On July 25, 1964 in Wellsville he married Mary Ellen Murray who survives.

Jon was a life long resident of the Scio- Belmont area who graduated from Belmont Central High School. He was a very good baseball pitcher who turned down a try out with the New York Yankees to serve his country. From 1959 until 1963 he served with the Seabees all through out the South Pacific and in Alaska. He was a machinist for Dresser Rand in Wellsville for 35 year retiring in 2003.For a time he and his wife owned and operated Manning's Grocery Store in Belmont. Jon was a member of the American Legion Post #808 of Belmont, a member of the National Rifle Association, and the American Trap Shooting Association. He was a dedicated trap shooter who shot in many local leagues with yearly trips to Elysburg, Pennsylvania, and several to the Ohio Grand. Jon was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed spending time with his dogs at his hunting cabin.

Surviving besides his wife of  54 years are 2 daughters, Julie (Tim)  Mitchell of Scio, and Barb (Don)  Dodge of Wellsville; 9 grandchildren, Caitlin Nolan, Connor Nolan, Justin Mitchell, Jessica Mitchell, Tawny Mitchell, Teal Davis, Kyle Guinnip, Ryan Dodge, and Adam Dodge; a great grandson, Joshua Dodge; a brother in law, Dave Mapes, 2 sisters in law Lynn Manning, and Sue( Ed)  Horn; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Robert Manning, and a sister Penny Mapes.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Jon's life on Sunday, August 26, from 1 until 4 pm at the Belmont American Legion Post #808. Memorial contributions may be made to the Home Care and Hospice, the SPCA, or the the charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit

Robert Guy Sands

Avoca, NY - Robert Guy Sands, age 76, of Pinecrest Home for Adults, in Avoca, NY passed away peacefully on 20 August, 2018.  "Bob", the son of Milton and Elizabeth (Cassidy) Sands was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 17, 1942.  His early years were spent in Philadelphia, PA, Spring Lake, MI, and Doylestown, PA.  

He was a 1963 graduate of Penn State University and the University of Detroit Law School in 1966.  He was employed as a public defender in the traffic court of  downtown Detroit, MI. and in February of 1967 entered the US Air Force Officer Training School, receiving a medical discharge later that year.  He was then employed by the Office of Economic Opportunity in Philadelphia, PA moving to Wellsville, NY and most recently the Pinecrest Home for Adults in Avoca, NY where he resided for the last 8 years.  

He is survived by a brother, Milton J. Sands Jr., MD  of Charleston, SC, 3 nephews and 1 niece.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on August 24, 2018 at 11AM at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville, NY.  Internment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, in Wellsville. 
The family would like to thank Ms. Nancy Stole and Teresa Gilbert of the Pinecrest Home for their attention and support over the years; Debbie Brinkhas for her continued spiritual council; and Muhammad Mirza, MD of Bath, NY for his excellent and continued medical care. To leave online condolences please visit

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Rudolph C. “Rudy” Briggs

Yorks Corners, NY - Rudolph C. “Rudy” Briggs, age 87, of the Stannards Road passed away on Monday August 20, 2018, at Buffalo General after a short illness. He was born on August 10, 1931 in Wellsville to George and Rotha Hazlett Briggs. On May 22, 1959 in Shongo he married Delores Hilligas who survives.

Rudy was a life long resident of this area who graduated from Wellsville Central High School. He served with U.S. Army from 1951 until 1954 earning the Korean Service Medal with 4 bronze stars. He had worked for Air Preheater and later became a dairy farmer. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville.

Surviving besides his wife of 59 years are a son, Michael (Rebecca)  Briggs of Independence; a daughter, Julie (Brad)  Cunningham of Willing; 4 grandchildren, Shannon (Shane)  Dunbar, Ryott (Kait)  Briggs, Brittany (Captain Phillip)  Sutton, and 2nd Lieutenant Zackary (Mikela)  Cunningham; a great grandson, Sterling Briggs; a brother and sister in-law, Matt (Sandy)  Knehpler; 2 nieces, and a nephew.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held in Yorks Corners Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Please consider memorial donation's in Rudy's name to either the American Legion or to Jones Memorial Hospital. To leave online condolences please visit

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Patty Lynn Cain

Belmont, NY - Patty Lynn Cain, 34, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, under the loving care of her grandma, and cousin, Darnise Cain. She was born on February 28, 1984 in Wellsville. She was a 2001 graduate of Tonawanda High School, and was formerly employed by Job Corps in Cassadaga, NY. She resided in Santa Cruz, California for 11 years, returning to the Wellsville area in May of this year.

She is survived by her parents, Joseph and Milissa (Cain) Carmona of Wellsville, her maternal grandmother, Patricia Dunning of Belmont, paternal grandmother, Linda Ramirez, and her husband, Jose Olmos-Hernandez of California, two sons, David Limage, and Hunter Carmona, three brothers, Lance (Lily) Malatka of California, David “Cru” Malatka of Wellsville, and Joseph Nolan Carmona of Wellsville, several aunts and uncles, including, Mary K. “Shu-Shu” (Steve) VanEtten, a niece, Arianna “Little Sissy” Malatka, a nephew, Lincoln Malatka, and several cousins. She was predeceased by her beloved maternal grandfather, David Frank Dunning.

A private family celebration of Patty's life is being planned for a later date. Please consider memorial donation to My Fathers House, % Linda Lampe, 910 Monterey Street, Suite 215A, Hollister, CA 95023. To leave online condolences, please visit  

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Jody V. Glass

Wellsville, NY - Jody V. Glass, age 64, of South Main Street passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at his home. He was born on January 26, 1954 in Wellsville to Harold “Bud”and Shirley George Glass. On August 6, 1988 in Wellsville he married Bonnie Rouse who survives.

Jody grew up in Allentown where he attended school and graduated from Scio Central High School in 1971. He graduated from Genesee Community College in Batavia with a degree in Police Science, later from BOCES with an LPN degree, and finally from the Alfred State College School of Nursing as an RN. Jody held many jobs while in college to support himself and began his nursing career, as an RN, at the former St. Francis Hospital in Olean and later at Olean General Hospital. He moved to Paris, TN. where he worked for the Paris Health Care Center in the mental health unit. Several years ago he Bonnie returned to this area due to his ill health.

Surviving besides his wife are, a son Jody Glass of Florida; a daughter, Sara Sallazzo of Wellsville; 2 step daughters, Mary Ann Kemp of Wellsville, and Joan Kemp of Lexington, KY.; 3 grandchildren,including Derrick and Michael Sallazzo; 2 step grandchildren, Devan Kemp and Angel Prial; 3 sisters, Glenna (Jack)  Clark of Andover, Lou Anne Glass of Allentown, and Julie (Bob)  Wilkins of The Villages, FL.; 2 brothers, Terry (Vince)  Glass of Coloma, CA., and Randy (Debbie)  Glass of Whitesville; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Kenneth Glass in 1951.

Friends are invited to call at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville on Monday, August 13, 2018 from 11 am until 1 pm. The service will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours in the funeral home with Reverend Paul Barner presiding. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and please consider memorial contributions either the Wellsville Manor Resident Council at 4192 A, Bolivar Road, Wellsville, NY. , or to the SPCA. To leave online condolences please visit

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Catherine I. Quant

Wellsville, NY - Catherine I. Quant, age 84, of Farnum Street passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the University of Rochester Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born on April 28, 1934 in Scio to Floyd and Nettie Cornelius Fish. On October 3, 1952 in Scio she married James H. Quant who predeceased her in 2007.

Catherine was a long time resident of the Wellsville area who graduated from Scio Central High School in 1951. She was a member of the former Christian Union Church of Wellsville where she played the piano. She later joined the Riverside Assembly of God Church where she was an  active member.

She was a loving christian mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Survivors include 2 sons, James Quant II of Wellsville, and Thomas (Angela)  Quant of Norwood; 4 daughters, Bonnie (Jack)  Schettine of Wellsville, Kathryn Quant Brownell of Wellsville, Marilyn (Dennis)  Temple of Portland, OR., and Suzie Barner of Wellsville; 16 grandchildren, Rachel (DJ)  Dates, Melissa (Seth)  Blake, and Ryan Quant; Tisa (Derek)  Robbins, Tasha Schettine, Heather (Josh)  Francisco, and Ron Schettine; Matthew (Teah)  Brownell; Brandon (Christie)  Carter, Bradley (Kylie)  Carter, and Brianna (Jack)  Castelli; Emily (Jared)  Finnemore, and Zachary Barner; Thomas Quant Jr., James Quant, and Hunter Quant; 22 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Catherine was predeceased her mother and Father, her husband, her son in law John Barner, a bother, Floyd Fish, and 2 sisters, Marion Argenta and Hazel Reeves.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 2 until 4 pm at the Riverside Assembly of God Church at which time a funeral service will be held. Pastor John Francisco will preside the service and burial will take place in Knights Creek Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to Mercy Flight. To leave online condolences please visit 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Bradley B. Field

Belmont, NY - Bradley B. Field, 35, of 4 Trianna Street, died at home on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

He was born on December 9, 1982 in Buffalo, the son of Loren S. Field and Kelley Blouvet. On July 27, 2013 in Belmont he married the love of his life, Tracy M. Ordway who survives.

Brad was raised in Scio and was a 2002 graduate of Scio Central School. He was first employed by Pro-cAir of Wellsville. He was currently employed as a correction officer at Groveland Correction Facility, a part time correction officer at the Allegany County Jail, a medic for E-5 Support Services / Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and a former part time employee for Medical Transport Service. He was a member, vice president, and EMS Captain of the Scio Fire Department, member of the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, assistant captain of the Amity Rescue Squad, member of the Friendship Ambulance Squad, a member of the Scio Rod and Gun Club, and a former member of the Allegany, NY Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed four wheeling, loved spending time with his children, and his second family, the Chandlers 

Surviving in addition to his beloved wife, Tracy, is his mother, Kelley Blouvet of Scio, his father, Loren Field of Buffalo, three sons, Steven, Haidyn, and Parker Field, and one daughter, Bailey Ordway, his mother-in-law, Monica Ordway of Whitesville, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his angel baby, Jackson, maternal grandparents, Roy and Myrna Burch, paternal grandparents, Maurice and Kay Field, and his father-in-law, Leon “Jack” Ordway. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and again on Saturday, August 11, from 12 noon to 1:00 pm at the Scio Central School Gymnasium. A memorial service will follow visitation at 1:00 pm with Pastor David Ford presiding. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery in Scio. Please consider memorial donations a trust fund being set up for his children, in care of  ALCO, 32 Greenwich Street, Belmont, NY 14813, or to any Ambulance Corps of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Eugene Leo Johannes

Almond, NY - Eugene Leo Johannes, DVM, 80, of 7772 Bishopville Road passed away at home on Saturday, August 4, 2018. He was born on December 9, 1937 in Wellsville, the son of the late Leo and Doris (Robinson) Johannes. On May 19,1961 in Whitney Point he married Gail E. Jones who predeceased him on June 2, 2002, following a four year battle with cancer.

Dr. Johannes was raised in Belmont and was very active in the 4-H with Jersey cattle. He was a graduate and the valedictorian of his Belmont High School class. He enrolled into the in the Per-Veterinarian Program at the New York State Agricultural Collage at Cornell. He then was accepted in the New York State Veterinary College at Cornell, and graduated in 1961. He was selected for membership in Alpha Zeta, (an honorary agriculture fraternity) and Alpha Psi. (a veterinarian fraternity)

Upon graduation he spent one year in practice with Dr. Thorington, in Rushford. He entered the U.S. Army in August of 1962 for a two year tour, attaining the rank of Captain. In August of 1964 he came to Almond and opened a veterinarian practice; which he operated until May of 2008. In addition to his practice, Dr. Johannes owned and operated two dairy farms in the Almond area. The home farm had Jersey cattle, which were shown at the local, state and national levels. Over the years, over 30 “Excellent” cows were bred and developed. (the highest receiving a score of 94) At one time the herd had an average score of 87.5 points. (90 being excellent) He was a member of the AUMA, WNYMA, NYSUMS, AABA, and the AARP. Over the years he and Gail enjoyed traveling in their motor home.

He is survived by two sons, Mark Johannes of Almond, and Ralph (Sara) Johannes of Belmont, three grandsons, Tyler, Zach, and Warren Johannes, and one granddaughter, Rochelle Johannes                                

At Dr. Johannes' request there will be no prior visitation or service. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences, please visit 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Robert F. Eck

Wellsville, NY - Robert F. Eck, 80, of Manor Hills, passed away at home on, Monday, July 30, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born  on October 28, 1937 in Shinglehouse, PA  the son of the late Harry and Eva (Cook) Eck. 

Bob was raised in Shinglehouse, PA and Andover. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1955 to 1960. He began his career at Baldwin's Lumber Products throughout the 1960's, Seismograph Surveying Company during the 1970's, and later for Rochester Plastics in Wellsville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseshoes, Euchre, and was a member of the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW in Wellsville. 

He is survived by his wife, Lois Eck of Kuttawa, KY, two daughters, Cindy (Rick) Rouse of Wellsville, and Cheryl Eck of Pike, two sons, Robert (Jaymie) Eck of Tonawanda, and Sean (Amanda) Eck of Elmira, 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, a stepbrother, Dick Allen of Phoenix, AZ, a stepsister, Lola Cline of Wellsville, a half brother, Clyde Eck of Whitesville, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Terry Eck, two sisters, Lillian Allen, and Shirley Cox, a brother Gordon Eck, and a half-brother Cliff Eck. 
Friends are invited to a graveside service on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm in Forest Hills Cemetery, Belmont, NY. Please consider memorial donations to the Manor Hills Activity Center, 4192B Bolivar Road, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit