Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Donald Michael Gould, 75

Elmira, NY - Donald Michael Gould, 75, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Wellsville Manor Care Center. He was born on December 14, 1945 in Penn Yan, NY the son of Michael and Edith (Harrison) Gould. 

Donald was raised in Penn Yan, and was a 1964 graduate of Corning East High School. He served with the United States Army from 1965 to 1968. Upon his discharge, he joined the Welding profession and worked for Schweizer Aircraft in Horseheads, NY. 

He is survived by: a sister, Judy Campanelli of Elmira; a brother, Michael (Dee) Campanelli of Medina, NY; and a nephew. He was predeceased by: his father, Michael Gould; and his mother Edith Campanelli. 

A private graveside service at Bath National Cemetery is being planned for a later date. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com. 

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Robert J. Carroll, 91

Shinglehouse, PA - Robert J. Carroll, 91, of Eleven Mile Road, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was born April 6, 1930 in Wellsville, NY the son of the late George and Florence (Cooney) Carroll. On October 16, 1954 in Genesee, PA he married Betty Eaton who predeceased him on March 3, 2021. 

Bob was a 1949 graduate of Shinglehouse High School, where he was a member of Future Farmers of America. He began his career with C.E. Air Preheater Company in Wellsville in 1949 and retired in 1992. He was a member of St. Theresa's Church in Shinglehouse, and attended the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville.

He is survived by: two daughters, Ann (Steven) Carroll-Lee of Webster, and Nancy (Robert) Weber of Coudersport; two granddaughters, Kim (Jeremy) Grossman of Gaines, PA, and Janel Weber of Coudersport; two great-grandsons, Cole and Reed Grossman; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Guido and Audrey Eaton; a brother-in-law, Max Stuckey Sr., as wells as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by: two brothers, Francis Carroll, and Paul Carroll; and a sister, Phillis Carroll. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at St. Eulalia  Church, 6 Maple Street in Coudersport, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am with Rev. James Campbell as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Kinney, PA. Please consider memorial donations to any charity of the donors choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

David D. Chilson, 73

Belmont, NY: David D. Chilson, 73, of Baker Valley Road passed away on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. 2021 at the Buffalo VA Hospital. Dave was born April 10, 1948 in Hornell, the son of the late Ernest H. and Lena Mae (Burdick) Chilson. On December 26, 1968, in Belmont, he married the former Meredith McNinch, who survives.

Dave was a 1966 graduate of  Belmont Central High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1966 to 1972, and served in Viet Nam from 1967-1968. Following his military service, he began his career at Alfred State College in 1971, and retired as a Stationary Engineer in 2001. It was then he began working at the Wellsville Campus of Alfred State College as an HVAC Support Staff until 2002. He went back again to the School of Vocational Studies from 2003 until 2020. 

Dave was a member and Past Commander of the Herbert DeLong Post 808 American Legion in Belmont, a member of the Allegany County Viet Nam Veterans Organization, a life member of Belmont Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Sons of the American Legion. He was the Allegany County Demolition Derby Champ in 1973. “If you need it, he could make it; if you break it, he could fix it!”  

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Meredith, two daughters: Denise Chilson of Victor NY and Jennifer (Sean) McMahon of Penfield NY; seven grandchildren: Gates McMahon, Aidan McMahon, Faith McMahon, Maia McMahon, Emma Chilson-Cline, Christopher Chilson Cline, and Jacob Chilson Cline; and an honorary grandson, Va Thorn, three sisters: Marlene (Steve) Cartwright of Belmont, Diane Groves of Corning, and Carolyn (Dennis) Solo of Hornell; two brothers: Rick (Deborah) Chilson of Belmont and Brian (Renne) Chilson of Michigan; as well as a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and two beloved dogs, Nellie and Dulci

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and Thursday, June 3, from 11:00 am to 12 noon at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. A memorial service will follow visitation Thursday at noon in the funeral home with Pastor Chris Mattison presiding. Burial with full military honors will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to any charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.