Friday, January 10, 2020

Patrick P. “Pat” Padden

Wellsville, NY - Patrick P. “Pat” Padden, age 81, of the Trapping Brook Road passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wellsville on November 15, 1938 and was the son of Sarah O'Dell Padden. On May 20, 1960 in Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover he married the former Marlene Childress who predeceased him on July 7, 2007.

Pat was raised in Andover where he graduated from High School. He was a long time employee of Air Preheater in Wellsville from where he retired after many years of service as an inspector. He was a life member of the Emerald Hook and Ladder of Wellsville, a member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge and a member of the AOH Division #1 of Allegany County. Pat was a devout Catholic who was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church but enjoyed attending Mass at Blessed Sacrament in Andover, the Parish of his youth. He enjoyed camping, Hunting, NASCAR and especially his grandchildren. Pat combined his love of camping and NASCAR with his family on annual camping to trips to the Poconos Mountains to watch races, camping and deer hunting, he bagged his first eight piont buck this passed season, with friends and family at the Pondarosa and week long camping trips to Watkins Glen for the Bud at the Glen. Pat made it priority to attend his grandchildren's events whether it was sporting or academic he was always in attendance. He will be remembered as someone who was always willing to help others especially by plowing their driveways and faithfully visiting his wife's grave to water her flowers.

Pat is survivied by: 2 sons, Jeffrey (Sharon)  Padden of Wellsville, Dennis (Patricia)  Padden of Fillmore; 2 daughters, Amy Padden of Alfred Station and Michele (Brent)  Platt Jr. of Belmont; 9 grandchildren, Aaron Padden, Ryan (Alexis)  Padden, Patrick (Debbie)  Padden, Heather Padden, Shelby Allen, Elizabeth Allen, LindseyAllen, Kyle Platt and Cody Platt; a great grandaughter Roselinn Padden; a brother Jim Padden of Syracuse; 2 sisters, Teresa Heinemann of Tulsa OK. and Ruthie Culbert of Scio; brother and sister in law Tom (Darlene)  Cashera and a sister in law Arlene Lehman;  nieces and nephews; special friends Louella “Lou” Culbert and Zeus as well as Seth “Skweeks” Wright.

He was predeceased by his mother Sarah, a son Steven, his beloved wife Marlene and 7 brothers and sisters.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, January 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. On Tuesday a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am in the Blessed Sacrament Church of Andover. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorials in Pat's name may be made to either the Hart  Comfort House, Blessed Sacrament Church or to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences please visit

1 comment:

  1. I worked with Pat at Preheater, at the Main Street plant, during the 90s. I can still hear his laugh. And to this day, more than 25 years later, I still remember the night that Pat prevented a big accident in the weld shop. One of the guys was pulling a welding machine cart across the floor, a portable cart that had the large gas bottle on the back. The guy was trying to pull the cart up over a hump in the cement floor and gave it a tug. What he didn't realize was that the bottle had not been chained to the cart and when he gave it a tug, the bottle started to fall off the cart. Pat saw the bottle falling, and was quick enough to step over and grab the bottle by the nozzle just before it hit the floor. He stood the bottle up, attached the chain and walked away. Both myself and the guy pulling the cart knew that if Pat had not stopped that bottle from hitting the floor, it would have knocked the valve off and shot that bottle across the shop like a missile. We both just stood there for a minute, realizing what could have happened, and Pat walked away like it was just another day at the plant. My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Pat Padden. He was a good man and made an impression on my life. Rest in Peace Pat.