Friday, April 29, 2022

Daniel M. Shea, 79

Wellsville, NY – Daniel M. Shea, 79, of Hanover Hill, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born March 7, 1943 in Buffalo the son of the late Daniel M. and Mary Elizabeth (Purtill) Shea. In 1977 at Immaculate Conception Church of Wellsville, he married his wife of forty-five years, Shirley Austin, who survives. 

Dan was a long-time resident of Wellsville, he was a 1961 graduate of Wellsville High School. At one time he was a Police Officer for the Village of Wellsville. After his time with the department, he became a long-haul truck driver who primarily drove for Western Auto. In 1990 Dan made a career shift and founded Dan Shea Septic Tank Service, which he still owned and operated. 

He was a member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge 1495, the Wellsville Moose Lodge, and past member of the Emerald Hook and Ladder. Dan was a devout Catholic who prayed the rosary every day, he attended and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. His passion was music, especially country music, of which he was a “die hard fan”; he was in several bands, including The Genesee Valley Boys with Bob Norton. Overall, music was a big part of his life. Additionally, he was an avid hunter. Dan will be remembered as a wonderful man and father, who always had a good joke to tell.  The family would like to thank the Jones Memorial Hospital ICU staff, especially Val and Dylon.

In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by: a daughter, Nancy (Randy) Schultz of Manassas, VA; two sons, Daniel Shea of Andover, and Donald (Barbara) Shea of San Antonio, TX; Nine grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Timothy (Eileen) Shea of Wellsville, and Brian (Laura) Shea of Hilton; four sisters, Kate (Doug) Knott & Jeanne (Pat) Purtill, both of Wellsville, and Patty (Douglas) Morley & Peggy (Stan) Atherholt, both of Gold, PA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by: his parents; children, Dennis Shea and Wendy Schultz; and siblings, MaryAnn Manning and Michael Shea. 

Friends are invited to call on Monday, May 2, 2022 from 4 – 7 PM at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville, 34 West State Street. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 11 AM in the Immaculate Conception Church of Wellsville, 36 Maple Avenue. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to St. Jude’s, which can be addressed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial and Honors, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

James T. Darrin, 100

Wellsville, NY – James T. Darrin, 100, of Hills Street, passed away at home on Saturday, April 16, 2022 surrounded by family. He was born February 20, 1922 in Port Allegany, PA the son of the late Edwin and Caroline (Golden) Darrin. In 1951, in Kenmore, NY, he married Janet Becker Henkel, the mother of his children. She passed in 1987. In 1976 in Wellsville, he married Lois Marsh Darrin, who predeceased him in 1990. 

Jim was a 1940 graduate of Coudersport High School. Upon graduation he entered the workforce, and was employed in several jobs, including being a leather sorter for the Tannery in Coudersport. In 1943 he enlisted with the United States Army Air Corps where he worked his way from B24 Maintenance to B24 Flight Engineer serving in the South Pacific during World War II. After his honorable discharge, Jim attended and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. By 1948 he had moved to Buffalo and began his career as a talented Graphic Artist for F.N. Burt of Buffalo and Cheektowaga, retiring in 1984. In 1988 he moved to Wellsville. He enjoyed working with his hands, wood carving, hunting in his earlier years, gardening, golfing, and traveling. He was a member of the American Legion Morrison Hayes Post 702 of Wellsville. 

Jim is survived by: two sons, Allen Darrin of Wellsville, and David (Laura) Darrin of Dover, FL; a daughter, Julia Darrin of Cheektowaga; and a grandson Travis Darrin. In addition to his parents, and wives, he was predeceased by: seven brothers, and seven sisters. 

A private graveside service will be held later this Spring. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, PBS, or the American Legion Post 702. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Marleah L. Ritter, 96

Belmont, NY – Marleah L. Ritter, 96, formerly of 13 Schuyler Street, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Jones Memorial Hospital with family by her side. She was born November 2, 1925 in the Town of Allen, the daughter of  Leon D. and Florence (Van Guilder) James. On July 3, 1948 she married Orlo S. Gelser who predeceased her October 25, 2011. On May 11, 1991 in Cuba, she married George J. Ritter who predeceased her on May 23, 2015

Marleah was a 1944 graduate of Fillmore Central School. She spent the majority of her life residing in the Belmont area. While she primarily focused on raising her family, she was employed at Farnsworth Cookies in Cuba for 15 years. She enjoyed dancing, crocheting, bowling, family get-to-gathers, puzzles, Word Search books, and playing cards. 

She is survived by: three sons, Duane (Terry) Gelser of Dalton, Kenneth (Marsha) Gelser of Belmont, and Alan Gelser of Wellsville; three daughters, Janet (Allen) Ives of Wellsville, Susan (Garry) Pollock of Englewood, FL, and Laura (Ricky) Jordan of Belmont; five step-sons, Robert (Ronda) Ritter of Jacksonville, Fl, Jack (Kathy) Ritter of Fort Worth, TX, James Ritter of Olean, and George (Dessie) Ritter of Friendship; step-daughters, Paula (Ron) Hosley of Cuba and Beverly Ritter of Friendship; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by: a son, Ronald O. Gelser; six brothers, Francis “Dutch” James, Merlin “Tony” James, Hollis “Bill” James, Alvin “Mike” James, Kenneth “Ken” James and Earl “Jesse” James; two sisters, Lillian Carpenter, and Evelyn Hale; a granddaughter, Ashley Gelser; and a step-son, Ron Ritter. 

A private Graveside Service is being planned at Mount Hope Cemetery in Friendship, NY. Please consider memorial donations to the Amity Rescue Squad. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


Monday, April 25, 2022

Alan R. Stuck, 75

Friendship, NY—Alan R. Stuck, 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY. He was born December 21, 1946 in Friendship, the son of the late Elba and Alice (Neff) Stuck.  

A lifelong resident of Friendship, Al served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to1972.  After serving in the Vietnam War, he returned to Friendship where he had a long career working for the United States Post Service and the Friendship Central School District. Residents on his route appreciated his unbridled commitment to their mail delivery through all kinds of weather conditions typical of Upstate New York.  He always had a bagful of dog treats in his mail truck that were graciously received by the numerous dogs waiting by the mailbox for Al’s delivery.

Al leaves behind a legacy of kindness, patriotism and passion for life. A man of large stature and few words, his easy smile and intense loyalty were treasured by those that knew him best. He was an active member of the Friendship American Legion Post 1168, keeping their books and records for many years, and was an avid bowler, horseshoe pitchman, hunter and golfer.

He is survived by two sisters, Shirley Neu and Jane Burr, and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a sister, Donna Focht, and two brothers John and Thomas Stuck.  

Friends are invited to a graveside service with full military honors on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 10:00am at Maple Grove Cemetery in Friendship, NY.  Following the service, friends are welcome to join the family at the American Legion in Friendship, 29 Depot Street for refreshments.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the American Legion in Friendship or the VA Medical Center, 76 Veterans Avenue, Bath, NY 14810. Al’s family would like to express special appreciation to Al’s many friends at the American Legion and to the nursing and professional staff at the Bath VA for the tremendous support and care he received the past few years. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


Friday, April 22, 2022

Richard J. “Murph” Murphy, 89

Wellsville, NY – Richard J. “Murph” Murphy, 89, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022. He was born October 16, 1932, in Wellsville, the son of the late Robert and Helen (Weimer) Murphy. On June 7, 1958 in St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Olean, he married the former Sally Lundy who predeceased him on April 21, 1990. On July 5, 1997 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville, he married the former Gladys (Sherwood) Sobeck, who survives.

Dick was raised in South Bolivar. He was a 1951 graduate of Bolivar Central School, and attended Geneseo State College. He was drafted into the U. S. Army and served from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War, watching the 38th Parallel.

Murph worked as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service in Wellsville from 1958 until his retirement in 1987. He knew almost everyone in town, he always waved and said “hello”. He was know for being able to recite the addresses and the families who lived at any house in the village; a skill he has retained throughout his life. Dick also sold real estate for several years for Ludden Realty and Wellsville Realty.

He spent may years in the early 1970’s as an “Emerald Green Elf” traveling with Santa Claus (Jack Colligan) to area children, nursing homes, hospitals, and shut ins at Christmas time.  Eventually, this tradition evolved to visiting the older folks, bringing a small gift of hand lotion, etc. often donated by the Emerald Hook & Ladder Co.

Dick was a long-time member, Past Commander, and served with the Honor Guard of the Morrison Hayes Post 702  American Legion, a Life Member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge #1495, a Life Member of the Emerald Hook & Ladder Co. No. 3, a 60 year member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, and a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Gladys, are two sons: James (Kathleen) Murphy and Kevin (Sheila) Murphy; and one daughter, Geralyn (Kenneth) Gough; grandchildren: Daniel, Shawn, Sarah, Richie, and Gavin Murphy.  He is also survived by two step-sons: Robert (Brenda) Sobeck, Dennis (Anne) Sobeck, and step-daughter Reita (Terry) Lynch and step grand children: Meri (Ryan) Madison, Patrick (Jessica) Lynch, Lauren (Shawn) Graham, Benjamin Sobeck and Elizabeth Sobeck; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife Sally, Dick was predeceased by a son, Matthew, three brothers: Jack (Betty) Murphy, Robert “Tubby” (Marian) Murphy, and Thomas (Roberta) Murphy; and sister Patricia (Richard) Scott.

As per Dick’s wishes, there will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Emerald Hook & Ladder, The American Legion Honor Guard, or the Elks Scholarship Fund. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Rita C. Gooch, 86

Allentown, NY – Rita C. Gooch, 86, of Allentown, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 16, 2022 with her family by her side after a long illness. She was born October 5, 1935 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late John R. and Florence (Canton) McGee. On November 10, 1956 in St. Agnes Church of Buffalo she married her husband of 65 years, Clifford Eugene Gooch, who survives. 

Rita was a 1953 graduate of Bishop Colton High School in Buffalo. She entered the work force, and was employed by Aetna Insurance as a secretary for a few years. In 1965 she and Cliff moved their family to Allentown, where they’ve lived ever since. They have created a warm, welcoming home for their children, grandchildren, and many visiting relatives and friends. Rita was a tireless advocate for children and education. She was a Girl Scout leader, a room mother at the Allentown school, and taught church school classes for the children of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Scio. She also proudly served on the Scio Central School Board for 20 years. 

Rita was very active in the community as a dedicated member of multiple organization, such as Beta Sigma Phi sorority, the St. Joseph’s Altar and rosary Society, Immaculate Conception Church and the American Red Cross. As a charter member of the Wellsville Lioness Club; along side her husband Cliff (a Lion’s member) organized and participated in many events and activities. In 2008 she was awarded the Robert Uplinger Distinguished Service Award. 

After her children had grown, Rita worked at the First Trust Bank in Wellsville, and co-ran a family catering business with Cliff for many years. She loved traveling, parties, dancing with her husband, golfing, walking, and dinners with friends at the Beef Haus. She was an excellent cook, whether it was for two or 200, and gladly made a spot at her table for anyone who stopped by. When she wasn’t busy serving her community, Rita loved spending time with her friends, family, and especially her grandchildren. She will forever be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a loyal friend whose warmth and wit could bring a smile to anyone’s face. 

In addition to her husband, Cliff, she is survived by: four children, MaryBeth (John) Thompsett of Scio, Jeffrey (Elania) Gooch of Rochester, Lesley (Jon) Gooch-Christman of Wellsville, and Jennifer (David) Gooch-Johnston of Rochester; eight grandchildren, Emily (Lucas Jandrew) Thompsett, Hannah (Kevin Walsh) Thompsett, Abby (Justin Perrelli) Christman, Olivia [Stephen Hoffman]Christman, Ellyn Gooch, Graham Gooch, Noah Johnston, and Clay Johnston; and one great-grandson, Sonny Christman Perrelli; two brothers-in-law, Thomas (Pat) Wozniak and Hank Gath; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Reinig and Betty Windover; and many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by: three brothers, Robert (Eleanor), Thomas (Rose), and  and Eugene McGee; four sisters, Nancy McGee, Margaret (Clarence) Kremer, Jane Gath, and Kathleen Wozniak. 

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 4 until 7 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 11 am in the St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church of Scio, NY. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the David A. Howe Library or to the Community Action Angels at ACCORD or to the Ukranian Relief. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


Mikalah K, Roulo - Funeral Notic

Wellsville, NY - The friends of Mikalah K, Roulo, are invited to a celebration of life for her and her cousins, Raymond, Tristan, and Evan Erway  on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Darlene J. Sitler Auditorium, Northern Potter High School, 745 Northern Potter Road, Ulysses, PA. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Larry D. “Pops” Brownell Sr., 72

Wellsville, NY – Larry D. “Pops” Brownell Sr., 72, of 106 Road, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 in his son’s home with his sons by his side. He was born February 23, 1950 in Wellsville the son of the late Hartrick Sr. and Virginia (Empson) Brownell. 

Larry was a life-long resident of Wellsville, and was a 1968 graduate of Wellsville High School. He served honorably with the United State Army from 1972-1974. After his time with the armed forces, he was employed by several businesses such as, the Rochester button Factory of Wellsville, and National Fuel, from where he retired as a Station Operator. Outside of work he enjoyed bowling and pitching horseshoes, was an avid outdoorsman who reveled in, Fishing, and Hunting (especially Turkey and Archery). As he grew older, he liked casino trips, golfing, and adored his dog Rusty. He was a member of the American Legion Post #702 of Wellsville. 

He is survived by: two sons, Larry Brownell Jr. of Wellsville, and Matthew (Kimberly Zimmerman) Brownell of Cuba; their mothers, Cheryl Jackson Howland, and Kathy Quant Brownell; a grandson, Ziek Brownell; a great-granddaughter, Jayden Brownell; two brothers, Hartrick “Butch” (Patty) Brownell II, and Mike (Sherree) Brownell; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, Bud and Ginny, he was predeceased by a brother, Gary Brownell. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street, Wellsville, NY. A memorial service will follow immediately at 1 PM with Reverend Gene Miller presiding. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County and the Alma Rod & Gun Club. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


Krysta Grace Kane, 16

Scio, NY – Krysta Grace Kane, 16, of Hazzard Road, tragically died on Monday, April 11, 2022 in a house fire with her significant other, Raymond Erway. She was born on July 19, 2005 in Olean, the daughter of Jonathon Kane and Jean Dunn.

Krysta attended elementary school in Bolivar-Richburg, and was currently a sophomore at Scio Central School. She was a member of 4H and was looking forward to showing goats at the Allegany County Fair with the Erway Family. She enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and especially riding her horse, spending time with her grandparents, sister Lelynn, and boyfriend Raymond. She will be remembered as a kind soul. 

She is survived by: her parents, Jean (Donald Webster) Dunn and Jonathon Kane; a sister, Lelynn Kane of Scio; paternal grandfather, Dale Kane of Scio; maternal grandparents, Sharon (Rex) Gross of Friendship, and Brian Ward of Friendship; three aunts, Melissa (Reuben) Stocking of Scio, Nancy Kane of Florida, Tracey (Jimmy) Carlson of Buffalo; two uncles, DJ Warner of Friendship and John Ward of Tennessee; and several cousins. She was predeceased by: her grandmother, Eileen Kane; her favorite horse, Diana; and her beloved dog, Oliver. 

Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2:00pm at the home of her great-aunt, Brenda Dunn Washington, 4094 Moss Brook Road, Friendship, NY for all that would like to attend.  Please consider memorial donations to the Allegany County 4H program or send flowers to the above address. To leave online condolence please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


Mikalah K. Roulo, 16

Wellsville, NY – Mikalah K. Roulo, 16, of Truax Road, died tragically as a result of a fire in Genesee, PA on Monday, April 11, 2022. She was born August 13, 2005 in Wellsville. 

Mikalah was a sophomore at Wellsville High School. She was a gifted artist, was involved with 4H, liked music of all kinds (especially Carrie Underwood), enjoyed bowling, but most of all was loved by all. Outside of school she was involved with her cousin’s soap business “Me & My Boys Soap” and both The Allegany and Potter County Fairs. 

She is survived by: her parents, Deb and Brian Salmonson of Wellsville; three brothers, Brandon Roulo, Anthony Button, and Noah Salmonson; a sister, Haylie Salmonson; maternal grandparents, Larry and Norma Hugar; paternal grandparents, Ron and Raelene Salmonson; an extensive extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins; and boyfriend, Aiden Meyers. 

A celebration of life for Mikalah is being planned and will be announced when her family can gather together. Please consider memorial donations to the 4H: Elm Valley Harvester, or the Fluffy Friends – both to 111 ½ West Pearl Street, Wellsville, NY, 14895. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


Monday, April 4, 2022

Thomas Edward Allen, 72

Wellsville, NY – Thomas Edward Allen, 72, of Wellsville, died Tuesday, March 29, at Jones Memorial Hospital, as a result of injuries suffered in a tragic fire at his Pine Street home. He was born March 10, 1950, in Cuba, NY, the son of the late James H. “Red” and Marie (McMahon) Allen. On July 2, 1971, he was married to his wife of 50 years, Kay Lehman, who survives.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Zachary Thomas Allen, as a result of an industrial accident in Cuba in August 1998, along with three sisters, Janine Preston, and Pamela and Catherine Allen. Survivors include his wife Kay and daughter Betsy; a beloved granddaughter, Eliza; four siblings, Annie (David) Cummins and Raymond Allen, both of Statesville, NC, Timothy Allen of Belfast and Mary Suzanne (Ron) Trail of Canisteo, along with a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tom was considered a part of the Friendship Central School Class of 1968 but officially received his diploma in Wisconsin. As a young man in Friendship and Appleton, WI, Tom had an interest in agriculture and farming and was active with the FFA. His love of photography parlayed into a business in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, shooting church directories and weddings. He had a wide range of interests and will be remembered for his deep knowledge about almost any subject and his ability to recall details, facts and figures. He was an avid reader all his life, and loved reading history, travel memoirs, and studying maps. A naturally curious person, he was fascinated by geography, glaciation and watersheds. Among his favorite writers were Hunter S. Thompson and Jack Kerouac.

Tom loved driving and had an impressive sense of direction without relying on GPS navigation. “It seemed like he knew every back road to get anyplace,” said his daughter. He would take anyone to an airport at the drop of a hat – even as far as Philadelphia or New York. He made several cross-country trips by various means of transportation, including train, bus and automobile. He made several trips to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and several to Alaska to visit his daughter, bringing her several automobiles via the Alaska Marine Highway, the ferry system stretching from Bellingham, WA to the Aleutian Islands. Tom was always ready to lend assistance to a stranded motorist, stopping to give assistance or provide a ride if needed.

When Zachary was young, Tom was involved in Boy Scout Troop 733 in Wellsville and they spent cherished summers together at Camp Gorton on Waneta Lake and Camp Barton on Cayuga Lake. He had an eclectic taste in music, and took his children to many concerts, including a trip to Asheville, NC for the farewell tour of George Clinton.

His employment history was far-ranging. He was always proud of having worked at the Friendship Foundry and Jones Chemical before they closed, and at Blumenthal’s photo shop in Olean. In more recent years, as his girth expanded and white beard grew longer, he worked professionally as Santa Claus, sitting for family portraits and sometimes posing with pets. He was flown first class to Anchorage, Alaska one Christmas season when there was a shortage of Santas up north. Some of his favorite stories involved children mistaking him for Santa at any time of year. He was once “sentenced” to appear as Santa at a Police Benevolent Association party as a result of a speeding ticket he received enroute to Buffalo. Last summer, Tom and his daughter enjoyed working together at her food trailer, Bub’s Grub. Tom’s favorite job was being grandfather to Eliza, who lovingly called him “Binka.” They loved cooking together, singing, and watching old westerns on TV.

The family is planning a celebration of life at a later date. Meantime, the family asks that in Tom’s memory, “pay it forward with a good deed for someone else – no matter how small!” To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


Friday, April 1, 2022

Bonnie Joy Ring Enke, 81

Wellsville, NY – Bonnie Joy Ring Enke, 81, of Howe Terrace, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on May 12, 1940 in Goodhue County, MN the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Bergum) Ring. On June 11, 1963, in Dale Lutheran church of Kenyon, MN, she married Ernest Lewis Enke – who predeceased her on August 26, 2008. 

Bonnie was raised in Kenyon, MN. She was a 1962 graduate of Luther College in Decorah, IA, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She went on to teach Latin in Ames, IA, Urbana, IL, and Columbia, MO, where she also did graduate work at the University of Missouri. In 1973, Ernest and Bonnie moved to Wellsville, where Bonnie focused on her homemaking, caring for her four children, and involving herself in the Wellsville community. Bonnie was an active participant in the La Leche League, Sandbox Nursery School, the Monday Club, and volunteered with Hospice, the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Heart Association. She was a lifelong Lutheran and a founding member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Bonnie cared deeply about the environment and international relief efforts. She was an avid seamstress and quilter. 

She is survived by a son, Evan (Jennifer) Enke of Alfred Station, NY; three daughters, Catherine (Joseph) Turcer and Elizabeth Enke, both of Dublin, OH and K√§ren (Eric) Telfeyan of Delanson, NY; five grandchildren, Laura Turcer, Emelia, Eagan, and Ellora Enke, and Jack Telfeyan; a brother, Wendell (Barbara) Ring of Grand Island, NE; two sisters, Roxanne (David) Olson of Osakis, MN, and Rita Harty of Kenyon, MN; a sister-in-law, Barbara Timm, of Melbourne, FL; and 14 nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Richard Ring. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 6-8 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street, Wellsville, NY. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 11 am in the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4229 Fassett Lane, Wellsville, with Vicar Gerry Zimmerman presiding. Bonnie felt strongly that giving was an important part of her faith. She gave her time and money to many different causes. The family asks that any memorial donations be made to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran church or your favorite charity. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.