Monday, June 28, 2021

Ann L. Cronin, 85

Wellsville, NY - Ann L. Cronin, 85, of Madison St, Wellsville, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Ann was born on March 8, 1936 to the late Lee and Doris (Whitney) Marvel. On December 1, 1956, at the Blessed Sacrament church in Andover, she married William Cronin who predeceased her on November 30, 2018.

Ann graduated from business school in Rochester and worked for Haloid (Xerox), the Accounting Department at the Erie Railroad in Hornell,  a part-time bookkeeper for the Western Auto in Wellsville, and sold Century 21 Real Estate.  In addition, she was a volunteer for the Mercy Associates and was a 50 year member of the Father Brown Mission Club. In her younger years she volunteered at Immaculate Conception School and enjoyed square dancing and camping.

Survivors include 2 sons: Joseph (Karen) Cronin of Fairport and Michael Cronin of Fairport; 2 daughters:  Michele (Jim) Nicoloff of Hornell and Kimberly Cronin of Oneonta; 9 grandchildren: Patrick and Michael Nicoloff, William, Kelly, Daniel, and Susan Bunchuck, Katie and Nicole Cronin, and Nicolas Cronin; a brother in law: James (Loretta) Cronin of Wellsville; a sister in law, Jane Cronin of Canisteo; and several nieces and nephews including Shelly [Edward] Callahan and Stacey Hungerford.

Ann was predeceased by her parents, and her husband, Bill.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, from 4 to 7 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. On Thursday a prayer service will be held at 10:30am at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00am at the Immaculate Conception Church with burial in  Sacred Heart Cemetery. Contributions in Ann's name may be made to either the Father Brown Mission Club or to Immaculate Conception Church. To leave online condolences, please visit

Friday, June 25, 2021

David A. Marsh, 63

Wellsville, NY - David A. Marsh, 63, of Rauber Street passed away on June 23, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital surrounded by family. He was born in Wellsville on February 18, 1958 the son of the late Donald and Ruth (Buckout) Marsh. On August 31, 1999 at home in Wellsville he married his wife Karen Yetman who survives.

Dave was a life long resident of Wellsville. He was a 1976 graduate of Wellsville High School and a graduate from Alfred State Vocational School. He continued his education by earning an Associate's degree in Engineering from Alfred State College. Upon graduating, he began his career at Air-Preheater as a draftsman. He later moved on to Dresser-Rand, from where he retired after thirty-five years of service as a Machinist & Assembler. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists Moore Lodge #1580 of Wellsville. 

Outside of work, Dave enjoyed being outdoors, including hunting and fishing. Most of all he loved being at home, working in his vegetable garden, and building his own oasis. He also continued to pursue his life-long passion of restoring classic automobiles including his 1965 Impala SS convertible. He especially loved his family and being with them, even while ill he enjoyed family gatherings. Dave was also an avid Yankees and NASCAR fan.

In addition to his wife of twenty-one years Karen, he is survived by: six children, Joshua (Melanie) Marsh of Monroeville, PA, Jackie (Ed) Shea of Wellsville, Jeremy (Abby) Marsh of Belmont, Sarah (Chris) Beeghley of North Collins, Rachel (Brooke Gustin) Yetman of Wellsville, and Alanna (Brett McPeek) Yetman of Port Orange, FL; fourteen grandchildren; a brother Dan (Annette) Marsh of Scio; a niece; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 5 – 7 pm and Wednesday, June 30 from 12 noon to 1pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville (34 W. State St.). The funeral will follow on Wednesday at 1pm with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to The Hart Comfort House. To leave online condolences please visit 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Amber Nicole Claire, 33

Wellsville, NY - Amber Nicole Claire, 33, of 689 Trapping Brook Road died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, June 20, 2021. She was born November 16, 1987 in Wellsville, the daughter of John P. and Amy L. (Cradduck) Layfield. On July 23, 2011 in Scio she married Jeffrey D. Claire who survives.

Amber was raised in Allentown, and was a 2006 graduate of Scio Central School. She also attended Jamestown Community College. She was a Stay at Home Mom for several years, and was currently employed as a Home Health Aide. She attended the Restoration Church of Christ in Scio, she loved fishing with her boys, and enjoyed helping her dad at the Allegany Memorial Speedway.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are two sons, Cohen and Austin Claire, her father, John Layfield of Allentown, her mother, Amy Layfield of Wellsville, six siblings, Lynne (Brad) Billings, Joshua (Sydnee) Slocum, Macey Hint, Caleb Swift, Johnny Layfield, and Job Layfield, four nieces, Myah, Leah, Abbie, and Zoe. She was predeceased by a sister Melissa Morris, and a nephew, Garrett Morris.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the Restoration Church of Christ, 4017 Main Street in Scio. The funeral will follow at 2:00 pm with Glen Layfield, Minister in Charge, presiding. Burial will in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Bolivar. Please consider memorial donations to Restoration Church of Christ. To leave online condolences, please visit

James R. Wenslow, 86

Wellsville, NY - James R. Wenslow, 86, of East State Street, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at home surrounded by family. He was born at home in Nansen, PA on September 24, 1934 the son of the late Frank and Ida Mae (Rowlands) Wenslow. In 1958 he married the late Anne Braun of Rochester, with whom he had his first three children. After Anne and Jim went their separate ways, he married the former Ginny (Vossler) Adams on June 12, 1981, from whom he gained three children, and had two more.

Jim was raised in Leaper, and Kane, PA and was a 1952 graduate of Kane High School. Upon graduating he attended Mansfield University pursuing a double major in Math and Science while also working as a full time head cook. After graduating from Mansfield he continued his culinary career for several years before he began teaching Math. He taught at several schools in Western New York including Troopsburg, Angelica, and Alfred State - where he worked from 1959 to 1997, retiring after 38 years. During his time at Alfred he became known as a loose-cannon who fiercely advocated for students and mentored thousands as “Teach babe”. During his tenure at Alfred he earned his Masters from the University of Pittsburgh and SUNY Geneseo, and eventually was one credit shy of earning his PhD.

Outside of his career, Jim was a proud family man who dearly loved all of his children and grandchildren. He was also involved with several organizations such as the Boy Scouts, and Hornell Kiwanis club (for whom he cooked), he was a past member Bethel Lutheran Church of Portville, and a founding member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, he loved reading, gardening, poetry and playing chess.

He is survived by: his wife of forty years, Ginny; seven children, Michael (Jennifer Evans) Wenslow of Los Angeles, Cynthia (Stuart Yaniger) Wenslow of Gilbert, AZ, Amy (Jeff) Wenslow-Fretz of Pasadena, CA, Erik (Tracey) Adams, Valerie (Clay) Steadman, Richard (Wendy) Wenslow, and Frank (Sara) Wenslow, all of Wellsville; eighteen grandchildren, Jarrick, Liz, Joe, Katie, Buddy, Nate, Zeruviah, Lillian, Cordelia, Isabella, Gabriel, D’Artagnan, Zoey, Kirsten, Brooke, Christian, Rilea, and Nicki; a brother, Don (Nance) Wenslow of Blossburg, PA; a sister, Alberta (John) Campbell of Kansas City; a daughter-in-law, Linda Adams-Hilliard; a brother-in-law Dale Vossler; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by: an infant daughter, Susan Wenslow; a son, Dale Adams; his first wife, Anne Wenslow; and a brother, Ronald Wenslow.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 11am to 1 pm at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4229 Fassett Lane, Wellsville, NY 14895. A funeral service will follow at 1 PM with the Reverend Bill Wilson presiding. Please consider memorial donations to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Wellsville, or to a charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Carla M. Baldwin, 80

Wellsville, NY - Carla M. Baldwin, 80, of 2972 Trapping Brook Road, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 22, 1941 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Raymond and Clara (Green) Fox.  On August 14, 1980 in Wellsville, she married Lewis J. “Louie” Baldwin who predeceased her on October 30, 2002.

Carla was a life long resident of Wellsville, and a 1968 graduate of Wellsville High School. 

She is survived by a son, David Fanton of Wellsville; a daughter, Susan Sekoll of Scio, several grandchildren; a sister, Cecelia Romano of Winston, OR; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by: a brother, Raymond Fox; and a sister, Barbara Ordiway. 

A private service is being planned at the family's convenience. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences please visit 

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 

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 

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