Saturday, August 28, 2021

Lynette May “Sally” Kaiser, 91

Wellsville, NY - Lynette May “Sally” Kaiser, 91, of 4192B Bolivar Road passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born May 6, 1930 in Whiting, IN the daughter of the late Joseph Roy and Ruth (McClelland) Kaiser.

Sally was a 1948 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was first employed by Bell Telephone as a telephone operator, and also worked in the business office. She was later employed by Jones Memorial Hospital as an admissions clerk. She was a member of the Wellsville First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a niece, Candice K. McCarthy of Wellsville, a nephew, Michael (Marilyn) McCarthy of Woodlands, TX, their children, Kyle and Lindsay, a brother, Dr. James (Linda) Kaiser of England, and their daughter Charlotte.

 She was predeceased in addition to her parents by a sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Robert McCarthy, and a brother, Bobby Kaiser.    

A private graveside service is being planned at Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, Jones Memorial Hospital, or the First United Methodist Church, 79 Madison Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Erma C. Allen, 85

Wellsville, NY - Erma C. Allen, 85, of Bolivar Road, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021. She was born on May 12, 1936 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Alfred and Zennia (Griswold) Allen.

Erma was a 1955 graduate of Wellsville High School. Upon graduation she entered the workforce, starting her career in the textile industry at Wellsville Glove Factory; later she continued on in her career with the Marion-Rohr Corporation in Hornell. Outside of work, she was a very quiet person who loved to get her hands dirty in her flower and vegetable gardens. Not only was she an animal lover, but also someone who loved to cook and bake for her friends and family. 

She is survived by: two sisters, Connie Mills of Wellsville, and Ann Gee of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by: a sister, Audrey Miller; and 3 brothers-in-law, Elwood Miller, Bob Gee, and David “Red” Mills. 

Friends and family are invited to a graveside memorial service on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM in Woodlawn Cemetery (276 S. Main Street) with Reverend Dr. Karen Heil Borchert presiding. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences please visit

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Homer R. Doty, 90

Belmont, NY: Homer R. Doty, 90, of Feathers Creek Road passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville following a brief illness.  He was born May 29, 1931 in Greenwood, the son of the late Ariel and Bertha Mae (Edwards) Doty. On October 5, 1951 in Belmont he married Karol Kurtz who survives. In October Homer and Karol would have celebrated their 70th anniversary.

Homer was raised in Greenwood until his family moved to Belmont in 1941. He was a graduate of Belmont Central School, and served two years with the U.S. Army. He was formerly employed at Acme Electric in Cuba, Borden Dairy in Belmont, and for 28 years for the U.S. Postal Service in Belmont, including 14 years as Postmaster. He retired in 1986. After retiring Homer and Karol spent 13 winters at their home in Lady Lake, Florida. He was a member of the Belmont First United Methodist Church, the Scio Rod and Gun Club, the Wellsville Moose Lodge #601, and the Federal and State Postmaster's Association. He was a member and Past Commander of the Herbert Delong American Legion Post 808 in Belmont, and a member and past treasurer of the Belmont Rotary Club for many years. Homer enjoyed gardening, hunting, and spending time watching wildlife from his cabin in the woods.

Surviving in addition to his wife, is a daughter Jane Spencer of Cummings, GA; son, Timothy (Roseann) Doty of Port Charlotte, FL; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Kurt Doty, two brothers, Francis and Herman Doty, and five sisters, Bertha Brown, Shirley Cannioto, Ruth Deats, his twins, Leah Nesbit and Lena Fuller.

At Homer's request there will be no visitation or memorial service. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Belmont Rotary Club or the Amity Rescue Squad. To leave online condolences, please visit

Monday, August 16, 2021

Ruth Wood Marino, 75

Roanoke, VA - Ruth Wood Marino, 75, of Roanoke, VA, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 13, 2021 after fighting a courageous battle with dementia. She was born May 17, 1946 in Wellsville, NY the daughter of the late Robert and Ernestine (Secor) Wood formerly of Whitesville, NY.

After graduating from Whitesville Central School, Ruth earned a Baccalaureate Degree in Music from Nyack College. She taught music at Whitesville Central School and later directed music at several churches, which was her true passion. Ruth enjoyed a career with Automatic Data Processing in New York City for 25 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Alice Ruth Marino; and a son, Paul Robert Marino both of NYC; two sisters, Elizabeth Shores of Roanoke, VA. and Cindy (James) Van Druff of Huntersville, NC, as well as two nieces and one nephew. She was predeceased in addition to her parents, by a brother-in-law, Blake Shores.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Gospel Chapel, 441 Park Street in Whitesville, New York. The funeral will follow at 1:00 pm in church. Please consider memorial donations to Gospel Chapel. To leave online condolences, please visit

Friday, August 13, 2021

Gregory R. Winterhalter, Service Announcement

Belmont, NY - Gregory R. Winterhalter

The friends and family of Gregory R. Winterhalter are invited to celebrated his life on Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 2:00 – 6:00 PM, at the Herbert DeLong American Legion Post 808, 29 Schuyler Street, Belmont, NY, 14813.

Greg passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. To leave online condolences or to read the full obituary, please visit

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Dr. Peter J. Gianas, 65

Wellsville, NY - Dr. Peter J. Gianas, 65, of Starke, Florida passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2021, following a brief illness. He was born in January 8, 1956 in Wellsville, NY the son of the late John and Annette (Cretekos) Gianas. He grew up in Wellsville and graduated as the Class of 1974's Valedictorian.

Peter attended Johns Hopkins University and continued on to George Washington University for medical school, graduating in 1982. Dr. Gianas moved to Starke, Florida where he started his private practice and began work at Shands Hospital in 1983. He so loved the community of Starke, he stayed and practiced medicine for the rest of his life there.

Dr. Gianas served as the Medical Director for Alachua County Fire Rescue, Bradford County EMS, Bradford County Fire Rescue, Clay County Fire Rescue, Union County EMS, Gilchrist County Fire Rescue, Starke Fire Rescue, Santa Fe Community College EMS Programs, Florida Gateway EMS Training Programs, AHEC Board of Directors, International Trauma Life Support Board of Directors, and as an Emergency Medicine Educator in many capacities.

Pete had a brilliant mind and a compassionate soul. He loved practicing medicine because he loved caring for people. He was a lifelong learner and a gifted teacher. Bradford County Emergency Medical Service was known and respected around the world for its cutting edge delivery of service to the community of Northern Florida.

Pete had a wonderful sense of humor and was a master story teller. He was a generous, loyal, loving man whose influence was felt on all who knew him. Dr. Pete will be truly missed.

Dr. Gianas is survived by sisters Sophia Gianas and Cynthia Schroeder; two nieces, Christina Schroeder and Courtney (Brett) Stevens; two nephews, Timothy (Alicia) Schroeder and Michael Gianas; great nieces Makenzie Wheeler and Eryn Laskarzewski and a great nephew, Alex Laskarzewski; Aunt Shirley and Uncle John Giopulos, and their family; and longtime friend, Lynn Fulmer.

Visitation for family and friends will be  Saturday, August 21, 2021 from noon to 2:00 pm at the Grace United Church, 289 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm in church with Rev. Carol Stewart presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memoral donations to The Friends of the David A. Howe Public Library, 155 North Main Street, Wellsville, New York 14895. to leave online condolences, please visit

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

William Burton Daily, 96

Wellsville, NY - William Burton Daily, 96, of Riverside Drive passed a way peacefully on August 6 at his home. Burton, affectionately known as “Spike” to close friends and family, was born on December 6, 1924 in Wellsville to the late Louis and Hazel Crowell Daily. On November 7, 1953 he married the former Joanne “Pidge” Christman, who predeceased him on December 17, 2019.

He was raised in Wellsville and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1942. Burton attended Alfred University for one semester before enlisting in the United States Navy. After completing Quartermaster School, Burton was assigned to the PT Boats. At this time he tested for the military's V12 program, passed and was sent to Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Shortly after graduation, Burton joined Air Preheater and spent the next 40 years in their employ. He started out as a draftsman and retiring in 1988 as manager of customer service. He had served on the Wellsville School Board and was one of the founding members of L.O.P.E. Burton was currently the longest serving member (76 years) and Life Member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge No. 1495.  He was also a Life Member of the Morrison Hayes Post 702, American Legion of Wellsville.

Survivors include his two daughters, Lynn Brunette of West Suffield, CT. and Beverly “Chris” [Jason] McChesney of Morgantown, WV.; five grandchildren, Paul, Peter, Catherine, Ben, and Sarah; several nieces and a nephew; and his beloved care givers.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife and an infant brother, Robert.

A memorial service for both Burton and Pidge is being planned and will be announced at a later date. Please consider memorial donations to either the Grace United Church or to the David A. Howe Library both of Wellsville. To leave online condolences please visit

Monday, August 9, 2021

Kay F. Whitsell, age 82

Wellsville, NY - Kay F. Whitsell, age 82, of East state Street passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021, at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 10, 1932 in Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania to the late Derwood and Gladys Garner Hand. On June 9, 1975 in Canisteo she married Lawrence “Sam” Whitsell who survives.

Kay had been a former resident of Harrison Valley who later moved to Wellsville. She had worked for the former Galton Production and later for the Wellsville Manor Care Nursing Home for 16 years where she earned several awards for patient care as a Nurses Aide. Kay enjoyed knitting and crochetting.

Surviving besides her husband Sam are 2 sons, Lester [Kathy] Lampman of Leavittsburg, OH. And Larry [Kelly] Lampman of Warren, OH. ; a daughter Linda [Denny] Cowger of Niles, OH.; a step son, Thomas [Tracy] Whitsell of Friendship; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; 2 brothers, William Hervey [Patricia] Hand of Harrison Valley, PA., and Frank [Evelyne] Hand formerly of Harrison Valley, PA. Now Louisville, KY.; several nieces and nephews.

Kay was predeseased by her parents,a daughter, Patricia Lampman; 4 sisters, Onolee Van Trees, Audrey Lampman, Faye Meise and Mae Lewis.

In keeping with the families wishes there will be no prior visitation and graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 25, at 12 noon. in the Brookfield Cemetery. Memorials in Kay's name may be made t the charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit

Gladys Dickinson Sweet, 100

Wellsville, NY - Gladys Dickinson Sweet, 100, of 3244 Riverside Drive passed away Friday August 6, 2021, at the home of her daughter. She was born June 16, 1921 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Leon B. and Julia (Clark) Dickinson. On November 10, 1942 in Fayetteville, NC she married Robert C. Sweet who predeceased her on March 27, 2011.    

Gladys lived a full life in Wellsville, and enjoyed playing cards, bowling, spending time with friends, her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a member of the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and volunteered at the hospital for many years. She was also a member of the First Trinity Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Katheryn S. (Roger) Moyer of Wellsville, six  grandchildren, Chris (Bev) Moyer, Todd (Tammy) Moyer, Matthew (Laura) Sweet, Carrie (Robert) Perez, Beth (Greg) Day and Mark Sweet, nine great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren a daughter-in-law, Jackie Sweet of Wellsville, a brother-in-law, Ed Flurschutz of Wellsville, several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Rae and Jim Franklin.

She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband, by a son, David C. Sweet and her second mother, Emily S. (Slater) Dickinson, sister-in-law, Lois Flurschutz, brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Marcella Sweet, and a daughter-in-law, Lisa Sweet. 

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc, 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery will be at a later date. Please consider memorial donations to the First Trinity Lutheran Church, or the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. To leave online condolences, please visit

Friday, August 6, 2021

Roger Neely, Service announcement


Wellsville, NY - Roger Neely

The friends and family of Roger Neely are invited to a graveside service with military honors on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 2:00 pm in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville. Following the graveside service, members of the Elks will conduct a memorial service at the Lodge, 77 East Pearl Street in Wellsville.

Roger passed away on December 10, 2020. To leave online condolences, or read the complete obituary, please

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

David C. “Red” Mills, 88

Wellsville, NY - David C. “Red” Mills, 88, formerly of E. Dyke St., passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness. He was born in Wellsville on October 23, 1932 the son of the late Clifford and Luray (Bovee) Mills. In Wellsville, on Christmas Eve of 1955 he married his wife of sixty-five year, Constance Allen, who survives. 

Red was a life long resident of Wellsville. He graduated from Wellsville High School in 1951. Upon graduating he entered the workforce: from 1952 – 1983 he worked in the Grocery Store industry; then from 1983 – 1988 he owned and operated his D&C Moving in Wellsville; and then from 1988 until his retirement in 1995, he was employed for the Wellsville Central School Systems. Outside of work, he was an avid outdoors man, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping. He was also a member of the Wellsville Moose Lodge #601. 

In addition to his wife, Connie, he is survived by: a daughter, Debora M. (James) Richardson of Wellsville; a son, Dale C. (Kathy) Mills of Fort Edward; six grandchildren; three great-grandsons; a sister, Maureen Strauss of Indiana; three sisters-in-law, Dona Mills, Ann Gee, and Erma Allen; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by: a son, Dennis A. Mills; a brother, Robert Mills; Brothers-in-law, Douglas Strauss, Robert Gee; as well as a brother and sister-in-law Elwood and Audrey Miller. 

A private memorial graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, or any charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit

Marcile and Julian Woelfel, Memorial Service


Marcile and Julian Woelfel, Memorial Service

Come celebrate the lives of Dr. and Mrs. Woelfel August 14 th , 10:30 am. We invite you to attend and share your stories about them at their Wellsville home, The Pink House, 193 W State St. Wear bright summer colors as the service will be held on the grounds of the house, or in case of rain, at the Wellsville, David A Howe Library Auditorium.

Seating is limited and, at Marcile’s request, ice cream will be served, so you must RSVP to Kristy Woelfel at 614 537 4235 ASAP. We’d hate to turn anyone away but that could happen.

Some family members attending are immune compromised so you must be vaccinated against Covid or wear a mask.

Your attendance is your gift to them and their family, but in lieu of flowers, donations are accepted to help an upcoming major repainting of Wellsville’s recently declared National Historic Place, The Pink House. Contact their son Jay Woelfel at the service, or at