Monday, October 14, 2019

James F. Feldbauer

Belmont, NY - James F. Feldbauer, 89, formerly of 7 Martin Street passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Wellsville Manor Care Center with family at his side. He was born January 11, 1930 in Angelica the son of the late Harry and Viola (Graham) Feldbauer. On October 13, 1951 in Angelica he married Josephine Maureen Sullivan who predeceased him on June 18, 1969 and on July 25, 1970 in Belmont he married Carolyn Mae Murray who predeceased him on February 8, 2010.

Jim graduated from Buffalo State Teachers College in June of 1952, and from St. Bonaventure University with a MSED Degree in 1961. He taught industrial arts in Bolivar from 1952 to 1959. He was the Superintendent of Schools in Woodhull from 1959 to 1962; Bradford, NY from 1962 to 1963 and Belmont Central from 1963 to 1985. Jim’s “second career” was Director of Physical Plant at Alfred University from 1988 to 1993.

Jim was also the former Director of the Bolivar Swimming Pool and Summer Recreation Program. He was a member of the E.P.T. a fraternity at Buffalo State, the Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department, the Belmont Rotary Club and the Village of Belmont and Town of Amity GOP Club. His father, Harry, was a blacksmith on the Shawmut Railroad. Jim had a true passion for the history of the Pittsburgh Shawmut & Northern and was an active member in the historical group. He and his brother, Bob, enjoyed helping to restore the engine, car and caboose that are displayed at the Allegany County Fairgrounds.

Jim spent the last few years traveling to spend time with his children and the last two years he enjoyed his stay at Manor Hills, in Wellsville NY.  Jim is survived by his children, Michael Feldbauer (Greg Shelley) of Belmont, Mark (Lorie) Feldbauer of Phoenix, AZ, Martin “Tiger” (Mary) Feldbauer of Ulysses PA, Mary Jo (Jim) McNinch of Belmont, Kate Handy (John Nicholas) of Ithaca and Jim (Stephanie) Feldbauer of Stamford; a brother Harry (Skip) Feldbauer of Salamanca as well as his grandchildren, Brandon, Casey (Brandon Kulp), Kimmy, Loran, Matthew, Olivia and Grace; 2 great grandsons, Kache and Owen and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Matthew John Feldbauer; two brothers, Bob (Doris) Feldbauer and Jerome Feldbauer; and a sister, Frances (Lester) Hurd.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm and on Friday, October 18 from 10 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 am in Holy Family Church in Belmont. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Friendship. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the F. M. Strait Memorial Scholarship Fund % Genesee Valley Central School or to the William F. Farnsworth memorial Scholarship Fund % The Allegany County Area Foundation. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Our sincerest sympathies to the Feldbauer family. Jim was lucky to be surrounded by his amazing and strong children. He had a long and full life and accomplished much. Our thoughts are with you.