Wellsville, NY - Norman C. Mesler of the Bolivar Road passed away on Sunday October 18, 2020 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. He was born in Alma on July 16, 1927 to the late John and Frances Pinney Mesler Jr. He was married to the former Mary Lou Bush who predeceased him on July 31. 2014.
Norman attended grade school in Alma and later attended Wellsville Central High School. He was employed in the local oil and gas fields and played baseball for the Alma Comets in the early 1950's. It was said that no one could hit a baseball further than Norman! He later became a self employed contractor and had his shop in the former Shawmut Train Depot in Bolivar; and also owned and operated the Mesler Quaker State in Bolivar. Norman was an avid shooter who was a member of many local Rod and Gun Clubs, he enjoyed riding snowmobiles, was a life member of the Bolivar Fire Department and a member of the Oil Producers Association.
He is survived by 4 sons, Timothy Mesler of White Plains, Michael (Kathy) Mesler of Bolivar, John ( Kevin Morse) Mesler of Little Genesee, and Christopher Mesler of North Carolina; 4 daughters, Mary Ellen Mesler of Olean, Martha (Stephen) Shannon of Bolivar, Maureen (Robert) Brewer of Bolivar, and Mindy (Jamie) Herman of Wellsville; a daughter in law, Rosemary Mesler of Bolivar; several grand children, great grand children, and great great grand children; a sister, Shirley Green of Wellsville; a brother, Gary (Diane) Chandler of Casper WY; several nieces and nephews.
Norman was predeceased by his parents; 2 sons, Martin and Daniel Mesler; 3 grand sons, Chad Brewer, Jason Mesler and Joseph Herman; a brother in law, Boyd Green; a sister Patricia Reed , and a nephew Jeff Green.
Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 21, from 6-8 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A private family service will be held in the Funeral Home on Thursday at 11:00am, which will be available to the public via live stream on the J.W. Embser Sons Facebook page. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in Norman's name can be made to the Bolivar Fire Department. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.