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

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

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Judith Dickerson Henry

Judith Dickerson Henry


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. 

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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 @,  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

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