Monday, May 20, 2019

Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Brundage

Belvidere- Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Brundage, age 60, of Trianna Road passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019, at  Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. She was born on January 10, 1959 in Coudersport to the late John and Agnes Henry Wilson. On July 3, 1992 in Andover she married John Brundage Jr. who survives.

Jackie was a stay at home mother who touched the lives of many of her “adopted” kids and loved her cats and dogs.

She is survived by her husband John; a son Brandon Brownell of Wellsville; a sister Erma (Mark)  Kopp of Austin, PA.; a brother, James Wilson of Mont Vernon, NH.; her mother and father in law, John and Elaine Brundage Sr. of Wellsville; a sister in law, Roxanne (Matt)  Wagoner of Wellsville; a brother in law Paul Brundage of Niagara Falls; several nieces and nephews; and special friends and neighbors, Joshua and Michelle Barnes.

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on  Saturday,July 6, 2019 from 4 pm until 8 pm at the Frank B. Church VFW Post  #2530 on Maple Avenue in Wellsville. Memorials in Jackie's name may be made to either the Alzheimer's Association or to Muscular Dystrophy. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Shirley Joan (Patterson) Allen

Whitesville, NY  - Shirley Joan (Patterson)  Allen, a long time resident of Whitesville, chose to join the Lord on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 8, 1935 in West Bingham, Pennsylvania to the late George “Edward” and Thelma (Skutt)  Patterson. On March 24, 1956 in Whitesville she married W. Duane Allen who survives.

Shirley was a member of the Genesee School class of 1953. In that same year she was selected by a popularity vote of her classmates at to attend the 12th annual Laurel Festival in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania to enter competition for the title of State Laurel Queen. In her early adulthood she worked for an ice cream parlor in Olean, Chapman and Burrows in Genesee, Pa., Sylvania in Galeton, Pa., and the glove factory in Wellsville. Shirley was well know for being a free hearted and giving person who enjoyed being around family and friends. She also enjoyed going to Salvation Army Stores, household sales, and rummage sales. Shirley will be remembered by her children as a tough but fair mother.

Surviving besides her husband are 3 children, Judy (Tommy)  Johanson of Wellsville, William “Bill” Allen of Whitesville, and Steven D. (Nancy Wyant)  of Jasper; 4 grandchildren which she doted on, Shawna Cwiklinski of Wellsville, Stanley “Josh” Cwiklinski of Whitesville, W. Daniel Allen of Whitesville, and Alyssa Allen of Canisteo; siblings, Norma (Donald)  Chapman of North Bingham, PA.,and Jack (Bessie)  Patterson of West Bingham, PA.. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews; in laws, Ronald (Carol)  Allen of Wellsville, Phyllis (Bruce)  Green of Portville, and Sandra (James)  Fitzpatrick of Whitesville.

Shirley was predeceased by her parents, a granddaughter, and a great granddaughter.

There will be no prior visitation and a private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the North Bingham Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Judith Ann Wakefield

Wellsville, NY - Judith Ann Wakefield, age 76, of South Main Street passed away at home on Thursday, May 2, 2019. She was born on January 22, 1943 in Wellsville to John "Jack" and Lila L. Quant McGinley. In Cuba she married Wesley Wakefield who predeceased her.
 
Judith graduated from Wellsville High School and the New Penn Beauty School in Olean with a degree in cosmetology. She worked for the Texas Hot, Basil Inferrera's Beauty Shop, and for Motorola in Arcade. Along with her husband Wesley "Red" they owned and operated the Cuba Lake Pavilion. She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville and was currently a member of the Knights Creek Evangelical Methodist Church of Scio.
 
Survivors include a daughter Kelly Wakefield Wilber; four stepchildren, Steven [Doreen] Wakefield, Debbie [Curt] Hamilton, Randy Wakefield, and Kathy [Donald] Wakefield Sciotti; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Noel [Amy] Deuell Sr., June Deuell, Vincent Sciotti, Noel Deuell Jr.,Jody Hamilton, Jonathan Hamilton, Crystal Wakefield, Allen Wakefield, Kylee Wilber, Kelsey Wilber, Michael Wilber Jr., and Mitchell Wilber; two sisters, Kathleen [Jeff] Tingley, Pamela [Brent] Rohrabacher; two brothers, Richard [Laurie] Boyd, and Mark [Tracy] Boyd; Several nieces and nephews; A special long time friend and care giver, Joyce Burns.
 
She was predeceased by her parents and her step father, Mark M. Boyd.
 
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville from 10 am until 11 am. Her funeral service will take place at 11 am in the church with Reverend Greg DeSalvatore presiding. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in her name may be given to the First United Methodist church of Wellsville, or to the Knights Creek Evangelical Church of Scio, or to the David A. Howe Library. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com

Monday, April 29, 2019

Harold & Dorothy Allen

Wellsville, NY - Harold & Dorothy Allen - A memorial service and celebration of the lives for Harold and Dorothy Allen will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 12:30 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville with Rev. Greg DeSalvatore presiding. Friends are invited to call prior to the service, at the funeral home from 11:00am until 12:30pm. Interment of Harold and Dorothy’s cremains will follow the service in Riverside Cemetery in Belfast, NY.

Harold and Dorothy were married on Dec. 8, 1951 in Belfast, NY. They moved to Wellsville in 1958 and lived on Dyke Street until they retired to Placida, Florida in 1985. In 2006, they moved to Lexington, OH to be closer to family. Harold passed peacefully on June 1, 2011. Dorothy passed peacefully on September 18, 2018.

Harold was born on August 15, 1922 in Mercer, PA. His younger years were spent in Portville, NY. He was employed at Air Preheater/Combustion Engineering in Wellsville for 32 years. Harold was a WWII veteran, a Mason, and a member of the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department, Dyke Street Engine Company #2.

Dorothy was born on June 10, 1921 in Belfast, NY where she lived until moving to Wellsville. She was a caring stay-at-home mom for many years before settling into working at Rockwell's Department Store for many years.

Harold and Dorothy enjoyed making many wonderful memories during their lives with their family and friends. They often spoke of those memories and many times with laughter.

Harold and Dorothy are survived by their children: Ken (Kathy) Howden of Brookings, OR; Jim Allen (Maria Williams) of Dyer, IN; Barb (Bob) Lee of Crestline, OH; and Gary(Doreen) Allen of Jackson, CA. They are also survived by six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Harold and Dorothy were proceeded in death by their parents, all of their siblings and a son, Robert Howden.

Please consider memorial donations to the Dyke Street Engine Company #2 or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Katherine R. Greenan

Wellsville, NY - Katherine R. Greenan, 85, of 2167 Greenan Road passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Wellsville Manor Care Center with her loving family at her side. She was born September 23, 1933 in Rochester the daughter of the late Reese E. and Doris H. (Farrell) Roberts. On April 7, 1956 in Andover she married Donald J. Greenan who predeceased her on May 31, 2000.

Kathy, or Ki as her family knew her, was a 1951 graduate of Macedon High School. She was formerly employed as a Comptrometer Operator for IBM, and later worked for O'Donnell's Grocery Store and Fay's Drug Store in Wellsville. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, bowling, playing cards, going to the casino, watching the Buffalo Bills, all the activities at the Wellsville Senior Center, and spending time with her family.  

She is survived by six children, Katherine (Douglas) McDowell of Wellsville, Nancy (Gary) Link of Wellsville, Donald (Carol Button) Greenan II of Olean, Rose Mary (Daniel) Vossler of Wellsville, Joseph (Meredith Carr) Greenan of Wellsville Theresa (Harold) Peterson of Virginia Beach, VA, 15 grandchildren, Heather, Joshua, Zachary, Laura, Brian, Donald III, Donivan, Justin, Kayla, Jamie, Jessica, Joseph, Ashley, Brittney, and Nathen, five great-granddaughters, Trista, Brianna, Emma, Zurie, and Paisley, four siblings, Beverly R. Snyder of Pittsford, Richard D. (Ruth) Roberts of Victor, John F. (Barbara) Roberts of Pensacola, Florida, and Doreen (Daniel) Ganoung of Fredericksburg, Virginia, as well as several nieces and nephews, and a special family friend, David Craft of Wellsville. She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband by a brother, Reese E. “Jim” Roberts II, and a sister, Mary Jane Young.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday, May 2, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral  Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation Thursday at 1:00 pm in the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Allegany County Office for the Aging/Meals on Wheels, the Activities Department at Wellsville Manor, or the Hart Comfort house. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Teresa Emily Mallery

Cincinnati, Ohio - Teresa Emily Mallery, 86, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019. She was born July 3, 1932 in Wellsville, NY, the daughter of Otto and Winifred Reesher. On August 7, 1954 she married Malcom F. Mallery who predeceased her on January 6, 1965. 

Teresa was a blessing in our lives and will live on through all our hearts.  Her strong faith, love, kindness, and courage will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. The family thinks of what Billy Graham said, “she is just changing her address”. 

Teresa is survived by her children, Susan (Joe) Heeg, OH; Stephen (Velina) Mallery, OH; William (Lisa) Mallery, NY; and Teresa (David) Jordan, CO. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her youngest child Kathleen Mallery.

A memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville, NY on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Immaculate Conception Church, 17 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, NY  14895. to leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Judith Dickerson Henry

Judith Dickerson Henry

4/6/1935-4/12/2019

Answer: Dedicated, loving, and welcoming wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was influential in the lives she touched.

Question: Who is Judith Dickerson Henry?

Judy Henry died on April 12, 2019 in Wellsville, N.Y. She was born in Uniontown, Pa., on April 6, 1935. She was the daughter of Vivian (Ted) Dickerson and Georgia (Jerry) Holyfield Dickerson Tarbox, and the stepdaughter of Lyle Tarbox.

She traveled and lived all over the country, including Alaska, while her husband Marion Downey Henry served in the U.S. Army. Despite moving frequently, she always made it an exciting new adventure for her family. After Marion's retirement, Judy returned to the area and lived in Wellsville, Ulysses, Brookland, and Shinglehouse.

Judy graduated from Ulysses High School (later known as Northern Potter) in 1953. She married Marion on Dec. 31, 1954, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookland. He passed on Oct. 25, 1994.

One of Judy's legacies will be passing down knowledge and skills to her family. Whether it was an unparalleled fried chicken recipe, how to sew a dress, caring for animals, or celebrating holidays with cheer and appreciation for traditions, she left her mark. Judy had a talent for molding loved ones into intelligent, respectful ladies and gentlemen.

Judy, known for her spontaneity, had many talents and hobbies. She was an accomplished swimmer, artist, gardener, cook, and seamstress. She loved books—either on tape or in hand—and classic movies. She enjoyed history, trivia (Jeopardy!), listening to Bing Crosbyand Mario Lanza, and spending time with family (always made better with tea or butter pecan ice cream).  

Judy is survived by her children Yvonne (Dennis) Johnson of Rochester, Jolene Vallone of Columbia, S.C., Theodore (Ivette) Henry of Shinglehouse, brother Ted Dickerson of Ulysses, sister Janice (Dave) Graves of Wellsville, sister-in-law Ruthie Dickerson of Portville, grand children Ryan (Melody) Johnson, Kyle (Alexandra) Johnson, Yvonne Arnold, Diana (Alex) Arce, Maximino (Hannah) Peiz, and Theodore Henry, and five great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brother Donald Dickerson.

As she said to end many visits, "See you later, alligator. After awhile, crocodile."    
Donations can be made to the Allegheny County SPCA in her memory. 

To leave on-line condolences, please see www.embserfuneralhome.com

Monday, April 15, 2019

Susan (Jacobs) Potter

Belmont, NY - Susan (Jacobs) Potter, 73, of 4545 State Route 19 S, died peacefully on April 15, 2019 at Hart Comfort House in Wellsville after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 16, 1946, in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Leland “Yale” and Ruth (Wightman) Jacobs. On May 6, 1967, in Belmont, she married Lloyd Potter who predeceased her on April 20, 2014

Susan graduated from Belmont Central School in 1964, Alfred State College in 1966 with a degree in Executive Secretarial Sciences. She was formerly employed at Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES for 31 years. She was an active member of many Board of Directors including Genesee Valley Central School for six years, C-A BOCES for 10 years, Belmont Free Library for four years and the Office of the Aging for one year. She was an active member of the Belmont United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two children, Kerri Potter and Randy (Angelique) Potter, both of Belmont; three grandchildren, Forest Beauchamp, Ryan Dodge, Brook (Donny) Kane; two great grandchildren, Carsyn and Carmyn Kane; a sister, Audrey Filter of New Hampshire as well as several nieces and nephews and her faithful puppy, Pippy. She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband by two twin sisters and their husbands, Joan and Ed Sailor, and Jean and Bill Smith, and a brother-in-law, William Filter.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Belmont. The funeral will be Saturday (April 20, 2019) at 11 a.m. in the Belmont United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Hurd and Rev. Stephen Crowell presiding. Burial, will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Hart Comfort House Wellsville, NY @ www.hartcomforthouse.org,  the Belmont Free Library, 2 Willets Ave., Belmont, NY 14813 or the Belmont United Methodist Church, 7 Park Circle, Belmont, NY. To leave online condolences, please visit 

Anna Marie Transki

Wellsville, NY - Anna Marie Transki, 98, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Jones Memorial Hospital with her family at her side.  She was born January 31, 1921 in Smethport, PA the daughter of the late Michael Urben and Jessie J. (Carter) Fay. On October 13, 1938 in Smethport, PA  she married Victor G. Transki who predeceased her on April 11, 2002.

Anna was a 1938 graduate of Smethport High School. She operated a rooming house in Wellsville from 1953 to 1961. She then became the head of housekeeping and laundry at Jones Memorial Hospital from May 1963 to May 1970.  She enjoyed making wedding and birthday cakes and was an avid bowler, knitter, and crocheter.

In her lifetime Anna Marie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She lived a simple life on the land she loved, holding close her family and friends. She offered few complaints and found humor everywhere. She will be missed!

She is survived by three sons, Victor G. (Barbara) Transki Jr. of Arlington, TX, John F. Transki of Chicago, IL, and Mark E. Transki, of Alfred Station, one daughter, Linda Anne (Jon) Ebeling of Wellsville, three grandsons, Jeffrey Transki, Joseph Transki, and Brian (Jamie)Transki, three granddaughters, Jillian (Darren) Kight, Jennifer Rowe, and Susan (Dan Helveston) Ebeling, four great-grandsons, Matthew and Benjamin Helveston, and Max and Kellen Rowe, two great granddaughters, Ariana and Teegan Transki, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in addition to parents by four brothers, Bernard E. Fay, John C. Fay, Michael Z. Fay, and Richard U. Fay, and a sister Margaret V. Bishop.

At Anna's request there will be no prior visitation. A memorial service is being planned and will be announced at a later date. Please consider memorial donations to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the David A. Howe Public Library. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Reverend Vernon M. Dean



Belmont, NY - Reverend Vernon M. Dean, age 86, of Greenwich Street went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at his home. He was born in Buffalo on November 12, 1932 to the late Faxon and Mabel Tolsma Dean. On April 10, 1954 he married Lois Alice Kerr who predeceased him on December 11, 1983. On December 28, 1984 he married Marjorie Rose who survives him.


Vernon attended Fredonia State University and graduated from Clarks Summit Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He served in the US Army from 1953 until 1955 where he was a bugler and played the french horn. 

Early on he was a tool and dye maker who had worked for Chevrolet, General Electric, Ford, and IBM. In 1962 he accepted the Lord and served him the remainder of his life. He served several Baptist Pastorates and interim Pastorates including Dimock, PA., Liverpool, Belmont, Humphrey, and last in Yorks Corners. He served others in many ways including Chaplin to the Allegany Sheriffs Department, he was very involved in many capacities at the Belmont Christian Academy, and delivering Meals on Wheel from where he resigned the morning of his death. Vernon served on many councils and capacities with in the Baptist Church including the Tri-County Fellowship, the Empire State Baptist Seminary, and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Empire State Baptist Fellowship. Vernon and Marjorie spent winters in Zephyrhills, FL.,and were members of the Victory Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Marjorie, 3 children, Robin (Garry)  Smith of Sayre, PA., Gary Dean of Kirkville, and Allison Scanlon of Depew; 2 step children, Louise (Garrry)  Jordan of Belmont, and William (Karen)  Rose of Dade City FL.; 12 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren; a nephew, Aaron Dean.

Vernon was predeceased by his first wife Lois, his brother Allan Dean, a son in law Phillip Scanlon, and a step son Ernest Rose. 

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the First Baptist Church of Belmont from 11 am until 1 pm at which time a funeral service will take place. Memorials in Vernon's name may be made to the First Baptist Church of Belmont or to Meals on Wheels. Burial will take place in Forest Hills Cemetery and to leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Genevieve Helen Cooper

Wellsville, NY - Genevieve Helen Cooper, 89, of 1939 Stannards Road, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. She was born January 25, 1930 in Titusville, PA the daughter of the late Enjar and Amy (Beebower) Anderson. On May 30, 1963, in Townville, PA, she married Howard G. Cooper who predeceased her on September 7, 2014.

Genevieve graduated from Townville High School and Edinboro College. She was employed as a school teacher for many years in the Wellsville Central School System. She and Howard owned and operated the Style Shop on Main Street in Wellsville, and Herbert Cooper Company in Genesee, PA.

Genevieve is survived by four nephews Bob Anderson, Phil (Leora) Anderson, Bruce (Kathy) Steadman, and Rick Steadman, several great nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Kim Sheets and her family of Wellsville. She was predeceased in addition to her parents by a sister, Carol L. Steadman, a brother Kenneth Anderson, and a brother-in-law Lawrence Steadman.

A private funeral was conducted on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville with Rev. Greg DeSalvatore presiding. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Helen P. Coy

Wellsville, NY - Helen P. Coy, age 69, of Scott Avenue passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Jones Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born on December 10, 1949 in Wellsville to Clarence and Helen P. Haskins Armstrong. On February 16, 1965 in Chesterfield, SC. she married the love of her life, Arnold C. Coy who predeceased her on March 11, 2013.

Helen was a life long resident of Wellsville who attended Wellsville Central Schools. She dedicated her life to being a stay at home mom and care giver to her husband, her in laws, and anyone who needed her. She took great pride in her family, her home, and garden. She loved the outdoors especially hunting, fishing, and berry picking. Helen enjoyed playing bingo, Yahtzee, scrabble, ironing, baking, and spring cleaning. She loved family get togethers and Holidays were especially her favorite time of the year.

Survivors include a son, Matthew (Consuelo)  Coy of Wellsville; 3 daughters, Caroline (Jim)  Hubbard, Billie (Michael)  Howell and Angela (William)  Cunningham all of Wellsville; also close to her heart, Dawn Schoenthal of West Virginia; 10 loving grandchildren;4 great grandchildren; a sister; 2 brothers; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and several brothers and sisters.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville from 12 noon till 2 pm. The funeral service will take place at 2 pm with Reverend Gene Miller presiding and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials in Helen's name may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY. 14620. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Tina J. Fanton

Wellsville, NY - Wellsville, NY - Tina J. Fanton, age 46, of the River Road passed away on Monday, March 19, 2019, at Jones Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born on May 24, 1972 in Olean to Gene and Debra Kline Tarr. On July 12, 2014 in Wellsville she married Raymond “Ray” Fanton who survives.

Tina graduated from Bolivar Central High School in 1991. That same year she joined the Bolivar Central School's kitchen staff and had worked there for almost 28 years. She was a very dedicated staff member and enjoyed interacting with the students she served. Tina enjoyed dancing, fishing, going to the camp, watching stock car races and NASCAR, the New York Yankees, and watching wrestling  and soap operas on TV. She especially enjoyed family gatherings and she will be remembered for her love of her entire family.

Tina is survived by her husband Ray; her mother and father, Gene and Debra Tarr; her mother in law Sharon Wardner, and her mother in law and father in law Barb and Jim Fanton; her daughter Courtney Barnes; 2 step daughters, Emily Little and Renee' Fanton; a step son Andrew Fanton; a grandchild on the way; a brother, Jason Tarr; 2 sisters, Buffy (Leon)  Gardner Jr. and Kelly Snyder; several sisters and brothers in law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 1 until 3 pm at the Cross Town Alliance Church on Highland Avenue in Wellsville. Her funeral service will take place at 3 pm following the calling hours. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial contributions in Tina's name to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Paul J. Cole Jr.

 Wellsville, NY - Paul J. Cole Jr., age 85, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He was born on October 1, 1933 in Wellsville to Paul M. and Louise A. Tait Cole Sr. On his birthday in 1952 he married the love of his life the former Gertrude  Hulse who predeceased him in February of 2015.


Paul was a life long resident of this area who attended school in Wellsville and later Allentown. He retired from Air Preheater as a Quality Control Inspection Supervisor after 43 years of service. He enjoyed loving and caring for his family, flower and vegetable gardening, woodworking, and being a master of all trades who could build or fix anything. He was a member of the Scio Fire Department and the American Welding Society.


Paul is survived by his 3 daughters, Connie (Robert)  Kulik of Wellsville, Sherry (Charles)  Densmore of Wellsville, and Cindy (Larry)  Chapman of Wellsville; 4 grandchildren, Stacey (Chassity)  Kamrowski, Jason (Stacey)  Kulik, Kristy Kulik, and Joe (Karen)  Chapman; 12 great grandchildren Dylan, Jace, Cole and Kasey Densmore, Noah Roberts, Matthew and Karissa Kulik, Madison and Peyton Kamrowski, Vincent, Hunter and Preston Chapman; 2 sisters, Marguerite “Susie” Halladay and Linda Button.

Paul was predeceased by his Wife Gertrude, his parents, Paul and Louise Cole Sr.; a grandson, Jeffrey Densmore; 2 brothers, William Cole and Ronald Cole; 2 sisters, Beverly Denning and Jenny Burdick; his mother and father in law Clair and Edna Hulse.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, March 22, 2019, from 1 until 3 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. The funeral service will follow at 3 pm in the funeral home with Reverend Calvin Densmore presiding and burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials in Paul's name may be made to either the Scio Fire Department, or to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, or to the Medical Transport Service in Scio. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Lois E. Stephens

Alma, NY - Lois E. Stephens, 73, of 178 Pump Station Road passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Wellsville Manor Care Center following a battle with cancer. She was born February 12, 1946 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Albert D. and Nina (Goodnoe) Hurd. On June 27, 1946 in Allentown she married Eldon Clark Stephens who predeceased her on October 2, 2012.

Lois was raised in Andover and Alma, and was a graduate of Scio Central School. She was employed at Worthington Corporation in Wellsville from 1978 to 1981 and the Miller Brewing Company in Fulton from 1983 to 1994. She enjoyed bowling, cross-stitch, and spending time with her pets.

She is survived by three sons, James (Jessica) Stephens of Cortland, Christopher (Tina) Stephens, and Darcy (Michele) Stephens both of Fulton, seven grandchildren, Ryan Stephens, Rachele (Kyle) Vincent, Hunter Stephens, Samantha Lott, Alexis (Joey) Cummins, Sophia Lott, and Aidan Stephens, two great-grandchildren, Toby Cummins, and Ava Vincent, two sisters, Lynda Klemm, Ulysses, PA, and Loni Gaunther, of Michigan, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the J. W.  Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 6:00 pm in the funeral home with Elva Cornell presiding. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery in Scio. Please consider memorial donations to the Allegany County Office for the Aging. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Barbara Vossler - Siemaszko

Wellsville, NY - Barbara Vossler - Siemaszko passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Manor Hills Assisted Living Residence at age 94.  Barbara Helen Marsh was born in Wellsville on October 28, 1924, the daughter of Grover and Louella (Willsey) Marsh.

Barbara graduated from Wellsville Central High School in 1941. In July 1942 she married William R. "Bill" Vossler. The early years of their marriage were spent apart as Bill fulfilled his wartime duties overseas in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War. Following Bill's return from the war, they resumed their life together in Wellsville. Their marriage was blessed with three children:  William Thomas "Tom" Vossler and wife Barbara (Stevens) of Gettysburg, PA; John Robert Vossler and wife Martha (Balcom) of Wellsville who survive her and daughter Suzanne Elaine Vossler who passed-away at an early age in 1961. In addition to Suzanne, Barbara was predeceased by brothers, Robert, Burton and Richard Marsh.

Barbara and Bill were married for forty-six years until Bill's early passing in July, 1988. Together, in addition to their two sons and daughters-in-law, their legacy includes four grandsons, one great grandson and f  our great granddaughters. 

While raising their children, Barbara's work career included employment in Wellsville at Rudolph's Jewelry Store, Hamilton's Shoe Store and Worthington / Turbodyne where she was secretary to the plant superintendent. During those years she was a member of the Wellsville Business and Professional Women's Club.  

In later years, Barbara's hobbies included gardening, crocheting afghans, word search puzzles and her most favored activity of playing golf at the Wellsville Country Club with her many friends and teammates. She was past president of the Wellsville Ladies Golf Association.

In October, 1996, Barbara married Henry Siemaszko to whom she was married for sixteen years until Henry's passing in 2013.  From that marriage, three step-children were added to her legacy: daughter Jacqueline (Jackie) and husband Jerry Cyphert of Wasilla, AL; daughter Susan and husband Skip Yale of Sebastian, FL and son Tony and wife Barbara of Fredericksburg, VA.  This marriage also blessed Barbara with four additional grandsons and two great grandsons. 

While living in Wellsville most of her life, Barbara spent several winters in Florida with husband Henry at their home in Daytona Beach, FL.  After Henry's passing, she spent nearly two years with Tom and Barbara at their Gettysburg farm. In January 2015 she returned to Wellsville taking residence in the Manor Hills Assisted Living Residence and the excellent care of the staff there and loving attention of her family until her passing. 

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. A celebration of life ceremony will follow at 3:00 pm in church with Rev. Bill Willson presiding. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Remembrance donations in Barbara's name may be sent to: First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 470 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Roger W. Marsh

Wellsville, NY - Roger W. Marsh, 81, of 19 Pine Street passed away unexpectedly on Sunday February 24, 2019 at home. He was born February 22, 1938 in Wellsville the son of the late Wayne and Sarah (Wheaton) Marsh.

Roger was a 1956 graduate of Wellsville High School, and was a former member of the Christian Temple. He served with U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. He was formerly employed by Foss Brothers, and Burrous Furniture in Wellsville, Ensign-Brickford in Connecticut, and Collective Bank in New Jersey. He retired in 1996 and enjoyed visiting with his friends and watching television. 

He is survived by a sister, Susan Brague of DeLand, FL, a brother-in-law, James Darrin of Wellsville, two nieces, Kathy Porr of DeLand, FL, and Julie Darrin of Cheektowaga, four nephews, Kirk Brague of Greenville, RI, Scott Brague of Grand Junction, CO, Allen Darrin of Wellsville, and David Darrin of Dover, FL. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a sister, Lois Darrin, and a brother-in-law, Dick Brague.  

A graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery is being planned, and will be announced at a later date. Please consider memorial donations to the Hart Comfort House. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Jared S. Coleman

Wellsville, NY - Jared S. Coleman, 30, of 381 South Main Street lost his battle with addiction on Friday, March 1, 2019. He was born September 23, 1988, in Coundersport, PA, the son of Leo E. and Joan M. (Harrison) Coleman. 

Jared was raised in Whitesville and was a 2006 graduate of Whitesville High School. He was a graduate of the Alfred State College-School of Applied Technology, with a degree in Computer-aided design. He was employed at Whitesville Central School. He was a kind and caring person who loved his family and adored his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed sports, and was an avid Miami Dolphins, and Chicago Cubs fan.

He is survived by his Mother, Joan (Cleon Densmore) Coleman of Wellsville, his father, Leo (Lisa) Coleman of Whitesville, two brothers, Jason (Brandi) Coleman of Wellsville, and Justin (Alicia) Coleman of Whitesville, three step-brothers, Scott (Jessica) Buchholz of Whitesville, David Melissa Buchholz of Buffalo, and Naylor Densmore of Delaware, paternal grandparents, Leo and Jean Coleman of Rexville, maternal grandfather, Stewart (Eleanor) Harrison of Leesberg, FL, four beloved nieces and nephews, Lucas, Allison, Lorelai, Rhett Coleman, several aunts and uncles, and a special close friend, Jo'elle Cooper of Salamanca. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Arlene Harrison.

Friends are invited to a service on memories and reception on Saturday, March 9, 2019 beginning at 1:00 pm, at the Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department. Please consider memorial donations, the Hornell Humane Society To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Penny L. Prokopchuk

Wellsville, NY - Penny L. Prokopchuk, 58, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at home surrounded by her daughters. She was born August 18, 1961, in Coudersport, PA, the daughter of the late Keith and Mary Jean (Stilson) Truax. 

Penny was raised in Ulysses and graduated from Northern Potter High School.  Employment opportunities over the years included Wellsville Central School as secretary, and sole proprietor of her own home daycare until Lyme Disease rendered her physically disabled.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a life member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Penny leaves to cherish her memories, 3 daughters, Jennifer (Andrew) George of Canandaigua, Carrie Baldwin and Kami White, both of Wellsville; 6 grandchildren, Erik,  Kendall, Kyle, and Kameron Baldwin, and Lauren and Owen George, and 2 sisters, Brenda (Marvin) Grover of Genesee, PA and Debra Graves of Middlebury Center, PA. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by sister, Carol Zwiefka.

A time of remembrance will be held for immediate family and close friends on Friday, March 8. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

John Edward Gee

Wellsville, NY - John Edward Gee, 62, of 21 South Highland Avenue, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Jones Memorial Hospital surrounded by his friends and family. He was born on June 15, 1956 in Coudersport, PA, the son of Lyle and Jean (Moore) Gee.

John was a dedicated volunteer with the Salvation Army in Wellsville, and enjoyed socializing with friends and family.

He is survived by his devoted caretaker, Clara Johnston and her family of Wellsville, two brothers, Terry Gee-Taylor of Morganton, NC, and Tim (Doreen) Taylor of Wellsville, one sister, Laura (Paul) Williams of Sweet Valley, PA, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A private funeral is being planned for a later date. Please consider memorial donations to the Salvation Army, 25 East Pearl Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Shirley M. Strope

Belmont, NY - Shirley M. Strope, 87, former long-time resident of 4 Erie Street, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born  August 5, 1931 in Owego, NY, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Lydia (Burlingame) Morton. On March 3, 1950 in Waverly, NY, she married Charles L. Strope Jr. who predeceased her on December 16, 2010.

Shirley was raised in Waverly and was a 1949 graduate of Waverly High School. Shirley and Charlie started their family in Waverly and moved to Belmont in February of 1964, where they resided 53 years. In the mid 1970's she was employed as a bartender at the Pastime Bar in Wellsville and later for the Herbert DeLong American Legion Post 808 in Belmont. She was a member and past president of the American Legion Post 808 Auxiliary, member and past president of the Allegany County American Legion Auxiliary, and a member of the Allegany County 8/40.  

She is survived by five children: Sharon Cichy of Wellsville; Pat Whitney of Wellsville; Charles  “Cubby” Strope III of Belmont; Ron Strope of Marysville, Ohio; and Karen (Larry) Green of Wellsville.  Twelve grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.  Two sisters: Gladys Waite of Sayre, PA, and Phyllis Ludwig of Candor, NY, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased, in addition to her parents and husband, by two brothers: Carl and Leonard Morton; one sister, Elsie Foote, and a son-in-law, Steve Whitney.   

At Shirley's request, there will be no prior visitation or funeral. Burial will be in  Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, NY. Please consider memorial donations to The American Legion Post 808 in Belmont, Home Care & Hospice, or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com. 

Ann L. Babcock

Wellsville, NY - Ann L. Babcock, age 66, 0f Wellsville passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center after a long illness. Ann, born on November 7, 1952, was the first child of James William and Frances Kozlowski Babcock.

She was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School and also of Wellsville High School, class of 1970. She graduated from St. James Nursing School in Hornell and received her RN degree. During her career she worked at many hospitals and nursing homes including a job as a pediatric nurse in pediatric home care. Ann enjoyed sharing her love of art with children and was active in the Children's Ministry in several local churches. For many years, Ann enjoyed attending Bible Study classes and was involved with church activities. She worked several summers as a camp nurse for the Boy Scouts of America. She enjoyed gardening and especially liked spending time with her many nieces and nephews. Ann recently volunteered much of her time visiting and providing transportation for elderly friends. 

She is survived by her mother, Fran; her 3 sisters, Mary (Michael)  Raven of Lakewood, CA., Kathleen Ueblacker of Wellsville, and Nancy (Gary)  Hill of Corfu; her five brothers, James (Gary Brink)  Babcock, Stephen (Jan Kerata)  Babcock, Michael Babcock of White Salmon, OR., Joseph Babcock of Glens Falls, and Gerald (Shawna)  Babcock of Willowick, OH.; 13 nieces and nephews, Beth, John, Linda, Aurora, Gavin, Matthew, Sarah, William, Nathan, Andi, Adam, Shana, and Jacob; 3 great nephews; her aunt, Francelia Hamlin, and her close friend, Carla Eisenhower.

She was predeceased by her Father, James, and her sister, Barbara Jo.

A rosary will be said at 3:30 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home on Friday, March 1, followed by calling hours from 4 till 6 pm. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 11am in the Immaculate Conception Church and burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Ann's name may be made to the Immaculate Conception School,or to the Hart Comfort House, or to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To leave online contributions please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Patrick Steven Lester

Wellsville, NY - Patrick Steven Lester, age 64, of 95 East Pearl Street passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at the Comfort House of Allegany County in Wellsville. He was born on September 20, 1954 in Wellsville to Donald and Nancy White Lester. On January 27, 1979 in Hanover, New Hampshire he married Nancy Alt who survives.

Pat grew up in Wellsville and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1972. He graduated from Alfred State College and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Northwood Institute in Midland, MI. In 1979 he joined his father at Don Lester Chevrolet in Wellsville as a salesman and later he became a long time employee of Wellsville Ford were he currently works. He loved the game of golf and was a long standing member of the Wellsville Country Club. He was a 43 year member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge, and was a member of the Sons Of the American Legion in Wellsville. Pat grew up attending St. John's Episcopal Church where attended services faithfully with his friend Billy Geoppner. He will be remembered for his love of cars, as a Green Bay Packers fan, and his love of Dean Martin music.

Pat is survived by his mother Nancy of Ellicott, MD; his 2 sons, Kyle Lester of Seattle, WA., and Ryan Lester of Austin, TX.; his life partner Judy Winterhalter of Wellsville; his brother Michael Lester(Anne Marie)  of Flat Rock,NC; his sisters, Sue Fahy of the Villages,FL., and Chris O'Brien (Richard)  of Ellicott, MD.; his cousins, Paul Lester Jr., and Shelly Delaney; several nieces and nephews; and his best pal Ceaser.

Pat was predeceased by his Father Donald and his Uncle Paul Lester Sr.

Friends are invited to attend an Elks Lodge of Sorrow on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 1 pm in the Wellsville Elks Lodge followed by a Celebration of his life until 4 pm. Memorial donations may be made to either the Comfort House of Allegany County or to the Wellsville Elks Lodge 1495. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com

Sunday, February 3, 2019

James E. Meehan



Wellsville, NY - James E. Meehan, 75, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Jones Memorial Hospital surrounded  by his family. He was born August 2, 1943 in DuBois, PA, the son of the late Charles and Maxine (Leitzell) Meehan. On July 20, 1968 at Sacred Heart Church in Genesee, PA he married Betty L. Cimpritz who survives. 

Jim was raised in Wellsville and was a 1961 graduate of Wellsville High School. He attended the Erie County Technical Institute from 1963 to 1965, and Alfred State College from 1968 to 1971. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army beginning his basic training at Fort Dix, NJ in 1965. After his aircraft maintenance training he served in Vietnam from September 1965 to September 1966. From September 1966 to March of 1967 he served at Fort Bragg, NC. He also served with the U.S. Army Reserve from 1974 to 1985. He began his career at Turbodyne Corporation in Wellsville in 1967 as a detail draftsman, and retired as a senior designer in 2005, after 37 years of service.  

He was a 49 year member of the McEwen Hose Company/Wellsville Fire Company; where he served as President, Captain, Trustee, and was the Chief of the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department in 1993 and 1994. He was a member of the Allegany County Fireman's Association, the Southwestern Association of Volunteer Fireman, the New York State Fire Chiefs Association, and was a Fire Investigator for Allegany County. He was a member of the Morrison Hayes Post 702, American Legion, the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW, and the Wellsville Moose Lodge 601. He was an avid baseball fan and loved to take his grandson, Nicholas to Yankee games. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf and watching his grandson play baseball. 

Surviving in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Lori (Brian) Meehan-McLymont of Brookfield, CT, and Sherri (Larry) Salvato of Rochester, a grandson, Nicholas James Tanner, three step grandchildren, Ryan, Lauren and Jordyn, a sister-in-law, Julie Morsman of Genesee, PA, several cousins, and nieces and nephews, including Joe, Kevin, and Bill Morsman, and their families. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a beloved aunt, Helen Leitzell.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Wednesday, February 6, at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Joseph Dougherty presiding. Burial with military honors will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Hart Comfort house or the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Judy A. (Clark) Donovan

Wellsville, NY - Judy A. (Clark) Donovan, 67, of 2868 B. Larchwood Drive passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 20, 2019 shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born  April 29, 1951 in Cuba, and was raised in Scio by Marjorie Clark. 

Judy was a loving partner, mother, and, grandmother affectionately known by her grandchildren as Meme. After graduating from Scio Central School in 1969, she was employed by both Citizens and Columbia Banks in Wellsville. Judy went on to be co-owner of Donovan's Eastern Supply Co. Inc. in Olean for nearly 30 years. In her retirement, Judy enjoyed serving lunch at the Wellsville Elementary School cafeteria, rocking babies at the Lutheran Day Care, and volunteering at the Hart Comfort House. 

She is survived by her partner, Jim Potter, two sons Gregory (Laurie) and Patrick (Jessica),  three grandchildren, Nora, Olivia, and Jacob, a brother, Jerry (Kathleen) Burrell, and one nephew. She was predeceased by her son, Marc in 1981, her mother, Marjorie Clark, a brother, Jody Sherwood, and a niece, Kristine Burrell.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J. W.  Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Friday January 25, at 2:00 pm at the Wellsville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com

Monday, January 21, 2019

Elizabeth “Bess” (O’Brien) Mulligan

Belmont NY - Elizabeth “Bess” (O’Brien) Mulligan left this world to join her Lord and Savior and beloved family members on Friday, January 18, 2019. She was a tribute to a life well-lived.  Bess is survived by her three children: Susan Mulligan McNamee of Nashua, NH; Pegg Mulligan Mitchell and her husband Paul of North Hornell, NY; Jim Mulligan and his wife Sharon of Belmont, NY.  She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren, who fondly called her Mahara; 14 great grandchildren; and many treasured cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband Leo, as well as her beloved siblings: Alice Keenan, Frank O'Brien, Josephine Jago, Helen Connor, Matthew O'Brien and Rachel McGarrity.

Born in Scio, NY on July 29, 1922, Bess was the fifth child of Terrance and May (Lewis) O’Brien.  One of seven children, Bess enjoyed a childhood on the O’Brien family farm in Scio.  Her brother Frank O’Brien captured some of the stories of their life in his 1994 book Frank, the Cows Are Out!  While walking along the road to the family farm as a teenager, Bess first encountered Leo (Fetch) Mulligan, a Belmont man seven years her senior.  Leo tried to give Bess a ride home to the farm, offering that he knew the O’Brien family.  Unconvinced, Bess declined the ride and sent Leo on his way.  In 1940, Bess left Scio for Buffalo, NY to attend the Meyer Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.  She returned to Allegany County following graduation, and began her work as a registered nurse (RN) at Jones Memorial Hospital, (JMH) in Wellsville where she remained for over 40 years.  In 1944, Bess treated a familiar face when Leo Mulligan was admitted with pneumonia.  Leo and Bess courted for 7 years, and were married on June 6, 1951 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Scio, NY.  Leo and Bess were engaged community members at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and Bess remained active through the Altar and Rosary Society.  They were married for 47 years, until Leo’s passing in 1997.

Bess was a passionate and dedicated RN; in 1982, her work was recognized when she became the inaugural recipient of JMH Nurse of the Year award. During the course of her four decades as charge nurse at JMH, Bess was a well-respected and well-loved caregiver for Allegany County patients.  Bess continued to care for people in the community, often answering calls at home and after hours.  The daughter of a Welsh immigrant and third-generation Irish immigrant, Bess devoted much of her free time to welcoming new immigrants to the community, and providing them with care and assistance throughout their first years in NY State.

Bess’ love and dedication to her patients, family, and friends was one of her great joys in life.  In addition to caring for others, Bess enjoyed gardening, reading, and traveling with Leo in their shared retirement years.  She will be remembered by her family for her great kindness and spirited approach to life.  

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 24 from 4pm to 7pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Friday, January 25 at 10:00 am  at the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Church, 5 Milton Street in Belmont. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations in Elizabeth Mulligan's name to the Allegany County Office of the Aging, 6085 State Route 19N, Belmont, NY  14813 or to Jones Memorial Hospital, 191 N Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com. 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Arlouine E. Seeley

Belmont, NY - Arlouine E. Seeley, age 92, formerly of Schuyler Street passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 8, 1926 in Buffalo to the late William and Marguerite Denison Allen. On May 27, 1946 in Elmira she married Theodore L. Seeley who predeceased her on February 4, 1965.

Arlouine worked for many businesses including the Belmont Hotel, J.J. Newberrys, Acme Electric, and for ACES in Alfred. She enjoyed a good bingo game and enjoyed interacting and welcoming any new neighbors. She was a 60 year member of the American Legion Post #808 Auxiliary of Belmont and will be remembered as a very proud woman.

Survivors include her son, Theodore “Ted” (Roberta)  Seeley of Belmont; a daughter, Sonya Hand of Belmont; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; 2 sisters, Sandra (James)  Fitzpatrick of Whitesville, Phyllis (Bruce)  Green of Portville; 2 brothers, Ronald (Carol)  Allen of Wellsville, and Duane (Shirley)  Allen of Whitesville; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Ted; a son in law Richard Hand; a great grand daughter; a brother, Richard (Marie)  Allen; a sister, Rachel  (Roger)  Lewis; a brother in law Dennis Grantier; a sister in law Patricia Allen; several  nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arlouine will be buried with her husband in Forest Hills Cemetery and memorials in her name may be made to the SPCA. To leave on line condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Anna “Anita” M. Foote

 Belmont, NY - Anna “Anita” M. Foote, age 81, of South Street joined her family in Heaven on Friday January 11, 2019. She was born on September 14, 1937 in Trier Germany to the late Nikolaus and Caroline Toelkes Hettinger. On August 25,  1961 in Germany she married George B. Foote who predeceased her on December 17, 1998.

Anita had worked on a US Air Force Base in Germany where she met and later married Airman George  Foote who was stationed there. In 1962 they moved to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and later moved to several different Air Force Bases. After her husband retired from the Air Force they settled in Waldorf Maryland and in 1997 they moved to Belmont. Anita worked hard and was very proud of her US Citizenship and was a devoted military wife and a stay at home mom. When her children had grown she began working at Ames Department Store in Waldorf where she made many friends. While in Belmont she kept busy by bowling, traveling, reading, and entertaining family and her many good friends. Anita was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville and the Amity Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary. She will be remembered as a die hard Washington Redskins Fan!

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Sylvia (Dan Coleman)  McComb of Wellsville and Diana Falcone of Lusby, MD.; 7 grandchildren, George Buchler, Michael Buchler, Amanda Kelley, Mickey Buchler, Jennifer Marth, Katie Mills, and Danny G. Coleman; 12 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews in the United States and Germany including Rita Linton of Las Vegas, NV.; a brother in law Clifford Foote of Rochester and a sister in law Sylvia Hartman of Wellsville.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband George, and her 5 brothers and sisters.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 6 till 8 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont and on Wednesday in the funeral home from 11 am till 12 noon at which time a funeral service will take place. The Reverend Bill Willson will preside and burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Memorials in Anita's name may be made to your local SPCA or to the Amity Rescue Squad of Belmont. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.