Monday, September 14, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Wayne was raised in Friendship and attended school in Friendship and Bolivar. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946 as a teletype operator. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal. He was employed by the H. F. Darling Construction Company throughout the Niagara Frontier, including the Niagara Falls Power Project from 1957 to 1962. In 1963 he moved to Belmont where he and Dorothy opened and operated Bidwell's Grocery. In 1975 they open Bidwell's Deli in Fillmore, and from 1975 to 1992 he worked for the Maintenance Department at the Allegany County County Court House. He was a member of the Herbert W. DeLong American Legion Post 808. He enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, and caring for his home and garden.
He was a quiet man, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to family and friends. He loved his work and loved his pets.
He is survived by a son, Richard Wayne (Ellen) Bidwell of North Tonawanda, and a daughter Marta Lynn Whitney and her companion, Mark A. Latzer of Belmont, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by four brothers, two sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at the J. W, Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. The funeral will follow visitation at 3:30 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Marc Chamberlain presiding. Burial with military honors will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) P. O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Joan was raised in Scio and was a 1972 graduate of Wellsville High School. She graduated from Alfred State College with an Associate Degree, and Houghton College with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She began her career at Key Bank in Wellsville, followed by a position in Accounts Receivable at Dresser-Rand. She then went to Five Star Bank in Warsaw as an auditor, and completed her career at Dresser-Rand Corporation as a buyer, retiring in April of 2020. She was a member of the Mayflower Society, the Old Crows Quilting Group, and the Dresser-Rand Management Club. She was a Premier Award Quilt maker. She loved to travel, camp, host gatherings for family and friends, quilt retreats, and especially spend time with her grandchildren. She hand sewed over 1000 Covid 19 face masks over the last few months.
Surviving, in addition to her husband of 42 years is a son, Bradley H. Ball of Florida, a daughter, Elizabeth A. (Jeremy) Stearns of Alfred Station, five grandchildren, Taylor Hurd, Lucas Stearns, Morgan Ball, Dashel Ball, and Landis Stearns, her mother, Dorothy Herke of Wellsville, a sister, Janet (Terry) Vossler of Butler, PA, a brother-in-law, R. Michael (April) Ball, two sisters-in-law, Barbara (Ball) and Ed Teter, and Teresa (Ball) and Ron Vida, an aunt, Maxine Latham of Belmont, several nieces and nephews, and her beloved dogs Duddley and Lucy.
In addition to her to her father, she was predeceased by her father and mother-in-law, Richard and Patricia Ball, a brother-in-law, Tom Ball, and a nephew, James M. Taylor.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville, and on Friday, September 11 from 10:00 am to 12 noon at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 N. Main Street in Wellsville. The funeral (Which will be limited to the NYS Covid protocol.) will follow visitation at noon on Friday in church with Rev. Dr. Eric D. Ash, Sr. presiding. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. Please consider memorial donations to the Ladies Aid of Trinity Lutheran Church. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Billie made her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and personal care giver. She worked at Meridian Nursing Facility in LaPlata, Maryland for several years. When the family moved to Wellsville she worked at Highland Health Care Center as a CNA and at Wellsville Manor Hills as a PCA. She was well loved by the residents she cared for because of her gentle touch and compassionate heart. Billie's favorite things were crafts, baking and family gatherings. Her family meant the world to her. The sacrifices she made as a mother always showed her love for her family and friends.
Left to mourn the passing of their devoted wife, mother, grand mother and sister are her husband Ralph; 3 sons, Charles (Heather) Bennett, Kenneth Bennett and Ralph E. Haxton II; a daughter Nichole (Darren) Haxton- Franklin; a step daughter Charlene (Floyd) Guthrie 9 grandchildren, Adam Cline, Raechel Guthrie, Austin Bennett, Tyler and Dakota Franklin, Noah Bennett, Siann Haxton,Annastasia Franklin and Logan Bennett; 3 great grandchildren; her sisters, Eugenia Nelligan and Kathy Sherwood; her brother in laws, Mike Murphy, Sherrie Bennett and Gary Sherwood; a sister in law Karen Nelligan; several nieces and nephews. She will be remembered and missed until we meet her again in the Kingdom of Heaven!
Billie will be welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven by the loving arms of her parents, her brothers Kenneth and James Nelligan, her sisters Beverly Greene and Mary Jeremy as well as other family members and friends.
A celebration of Life will held at a later date and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions maybe made to either Highland Heath Care Center or to Wellsville Manor Hills. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Mary was a graduate of Angelica Central School and worked at the former W.T. Grant in Wellsville where she met her future husband Roy. She also had been a Real Estate Agent for Century 21 in Wellsville. She was a member of the St. Mary's Parish (now Holy Family) of Belmont where she was a long time Lector and member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Mary enjoyed volunteer work including Amity Rescue Squad, Belmont Central School, Jones Memorial Hospital and the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed playing cards, board games, golf and Scrabble.
She is survived by her 3 daughters Pamela (Michael) Krahe, Patricia Weber and MaryBeth (Andrew) Vrees; 6 grandchildren, Megan (Ashley) Steele-Krahe, Amanda (John Mullican) Haefner, Jeffery (Shannon) Krahe, Gregory Haefner, McKinley Vrees and Peter Vrees; a great grandchild, Lukas Krahe; 3 sisters-in-law, Dolores Fleming, Marion Fleming and Shirley Fleming; a brother in law Philip Brown; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; 5 brothers, James, Richard, Edward, Paul and Charles; 2 sisters, Helen Brown and Catherine Fleming.
Friends are invited to Celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 12 noon at the Holy Family Church of Belmont with burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider making a donation to the American Diabetes Association, or to the Church of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (152 Main Street, Brockport, NY. 14420), or the Amity Rescue Squad or to the charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
with a large family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren, Great Grand Children and Great Great Grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Matison; her sister Beatrice Franklin Barnett; 5 grandchildren, Stanley(Danielle) Franklin Jr, Deborah Howard (John), James (Rae) Franklin, Johnny Matison and Angie Matison;
11 great grandchildren, Ashley (Matt) Jacobs, Matthew Franklin, Morgan Franklin, Tiffani Ray, Jared Preston, James Franklin Jr, Jacob Franklin, Corey Matison, Shain Matison, Carsen Matison and Cole Burkett; 7 Great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews.
Betty was predeceased by her son and daughter in law Stanley and Mary Franklin Sr; 4 brothers, James, Charles, Albert and Gene Franklin;a sister Arbutus Button; a son in law David Matison.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 4, 2020, from 2 to 3 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville at which time her service will take place with Reverend Carl Kemp presiding. Friends are invited to view live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JWembserfuneralhome/. Burial will take place in Knights Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider any memorial donations in Betty's name to the American Heart Association. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Friday, August 21, 2020
Greg was a 1983 graduate of Wayland Central School; where he played varsity basketball and baseball. He also played Vince Lombardi Youth Football for several years. He was a New York State Corrections Officer for over 30 years. He began his career at Otisville Correctional Facility and later transferred to Groveland Correctional Facility. Greg took great pride in his career, and was a NYSCOPBA Union Steward for many years.
He was a member of the Franklinville Snowmobile Club, and enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, and farming. He worked the Votypka Potato Farm in Wayland, and the Kan-B-Done Family Farm in Canaseraga.
Greg was a hard worker and loved by everyone who knew him. His smile would light up the room, and had many close friends, too many to mention.
Surviving in addition to his wife is a step-daughter, Cameron, a step-son, Christian (Rikki) Colon of Wellsville, two step grandchildren, his father and step-mother, George and Kate Ott of Wayland his mother, Mary Agnes Brennan of Geneseo, five siblings, Sally Thomas of Geneseo, Mike (Martha) Ott of Chula Vista, CA, Mark (Karen) Ott of Burke, VA, Ellen (Kevin) Wentworth of Allegany, Amy (Dean) DeGraff of Mount Morris, mother-in-law, Elizabeth Ludden, brother-in-law, Michael (Erica Hathaway) Ludden, several nieces and nephews, two great nieces, one great nephew, and his beloved dog, Otter. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, George and Margaret Hibbard and his paternal grandparents, George and Joan Ott.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, August 24, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and Tuesday, August 25, from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Monday, August 17, 2020
She is survived by one son, Gary Lee Slocum, a son-in-law, Arthur J. (June) Lowe, four grandchildren, Jason (Denise) Lowe, Michelle M. Lowe, Rachel (Ian) Wallace, and Tina Davis, eight great-grandchildren, Amber (Joe) Scott, Sydney Guerra, Elizabeth Lowe, Ethan Riley, Elise Marie Davis, Gabrielle Lowe, Samuel Lowe, and Willa Paige Davis, a great-great grandson, Drake, as well as several Nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased in addition to her husband by her parents, Leighton K. and Lillian (Morse) Stockin and her daughter, Linda (Slocum) Lowe who joined Jesus in Heaven in 2001.
Friends are invited to a graveside service on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11:00 am in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville, NY. Please consider memorial donations to The Angelica Volunteer Fire Department. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Liz later became a working partner of a registered Holstein dairy farm in upstate New York. Eventually, she moved over to the Tug Hill Plateau amidst its glorious monumental snowings, living as curator within her 1885 one room school house museum that was open to the public. For her efforts on Tug Hill, she was presented with a New York State Senate citation. From there Liz advanced her writing career by freelancing a weekly newspaper column and writing ads for WKAL in Rome, NY. She also was published worldwide over 200 vignettes of near wilderness life as she experienced it among those persons she encounter and loved. For some of these she was given invitational reads at St. Lawrence University, Kingston, Ontario, Columbia University, NYC and Borders Books in Syracuse, NY.
In the summers Liz mentored creative writing within a tri-county program for advanced high school seniors. Liz is known further for having taught classical Haiku poems to students in public and private schools, as well as groups of adults via the Haiku Conservatory which she founded. Besides Liz’s love of travel on snowshoes, she also enjoyed solo hikes and forest camp-outs with her loving canine companion, Bobbie. She served for a time as secretary for the Creative Writers of the Southern Tier, and was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church in Wellsville.
Liz was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Clara (Mehltretter) Klarman, and a baby brother, Robert Charles. She leaves behind three sons, Scott Edward, Mark Andrew and his wife Kelly, Troy Joseph, and his wife Lisa, a daughter, Kirsten Theresa-Marie and her husband David, and four grands, Gregory Joseph, Steven Michael, Josephine Claire and Susannah Leigh.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am. Burial will in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Scio. In lieu of flowers, please share a donation to Aid for the Church in Need or Heifer International. “May God bless you all” To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Barb was raised and educated in Wellsville, a graduate of the Class of 1938. She worked at Davie’s Department Store, Bradley Producing Company, The First Trust Bank, as well as the family contracting business R.S. Potter and Son. Barb was an active community member, serving in many positions. She was a lifelong member of the Girl Scouts, from scout to leader to Council President. She was also very active in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Monday Club, Grand Squares dancing club, and Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Barb was a member of the United Methodist Church her entire life. Most of all, she was a very present and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her family was her greatest pleasure; she got such a kick out of the young ones.
Barb married Vernon (“Punk”) Potter on October 16, 1944. She is survived by her daughter Pamela Gould (Craig) of Saratoga Springs NY, her son James L. Potter (Judy Donovan, deceased) of Wellsville NY, her grandchildren Jenna Nafus (Matthew), Kimberly Leese (Michael), Taryn Burdge (Cory) and Adam Potter (Mary), as well as great grandchildren Max and Lily Nafus, Mia and Tegan Leese, Gavin Outman, Ronan Burdge, and Kaleb Bryan. She also leaves several dear nieces and nephews. The family extends its deepest gratitude to the angels at both Manor Hills Assisted Living and Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their care and support.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday August 12 from 10 am until 11 am in the J.W. Embser Sons F.H. in Wellsville at which time a funeral service will be held with Elva Cornell presiding. Friends are invited to view live on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JWembserfuneralhome/ Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to either The David A. Howe Public Library, 155 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895, or The First United Methodist Church, 79 Madison Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.