Tuesday, April 27, 2021

David W. Walsh, 84

Wellsville, NY - David W. Walsh, 84, of 5696 Hog Brook Hill Road, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in his home surrounded by family, following a long battle with cancer. He was born in Wellsville, on March 27, 1937 the son of the late Walter G. and Jennie A. (Hoyer) Walsh. On June 14, 1958 he married his loving wife of sixty-two years, Sandra E. Moreland – who survives. 

Dave was a graduate of Scio Central School, and continued his education at the State University of New York at Brockport. He was employed at Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville for thirty-five years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Scio Central School, Board of Education, and St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was an avid outdoors-man. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, and especially hunting. One of his greatest joys was hunting with his grandsons Derek and Matt. Dave never missed any of his granddaughter Lacey's Go-Kart races. He loved his grandchildren so very much. 

He is survived, in addition to his wife Sandra, by: two sons, David C. (Melissa) Walsh, and G. Scott (Theresa) Walsh; a daughter, Jenae (Chris Shuttleworth) Austin; nine grandchildren, Jessica K. Walsh, Joshua D. Walsh, Heather A. Gaynor, Jermey C. Walsh, Katie J. Baldwin, Roy W. Astin, Derek M. Austin, Matthew D. Austin, and Lacey C. Shuttleworth; six great-grandchildren, Logan, Kenzell, Eleanor, Braddock, Quinton, and Griffin; a sister, Diana (Jerry) Hillard of Scio; a sister-in-law, Adele Walsh of Wellsville; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dave was predeceased by: two brothers, John C. Walsh and James G. Walsh. 

A private service is being planned for a later date. Please consider memorial donations to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


  1. Dave (and Sandy) have been lifelong friends with us. I have so many special memories from our Scio High School days. Dave was a very good basketball and soccer player. We shared our love for hunting and the times we spent together were special. Dave was gifted with extra ordinary common sense and clearly “spoke his mind”. Dave was a very good man with high principals and he was a great mentor to his family. He did many acts of kindness for people who needed a helping hand. He was very close to my brother-in-law, Don King who nicknamed him “Big Fella”. We loved Dave and he leaves permanent tracks in the sands of Allegany County. We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Walsh Family. Sid and Sandy Cleveland, Ithaca, NY

  2. Very sad to hear this news. May he rest in peace and be forever healed. Prayers to the family, may you all find comfort in one another. I will certainly miss our playful banter and his many stories of "better times", and that crooked smile with a wink of his eye.

    Sorry for your loss.

  3. To Sandra and Scott, another Dresser-Rand brother has earned his forever reward. Very saddened to read about David's passing. Will always remember his presence on the shop floor. He was dedicated to his work and co-workers and always willing to help others. His voice was commanding in the helpful way! Our sincere condolences to all at this sad time. Rest in peace my friend. May God bless you all and may the Lord bring peace to your hearts.