Thursday, August 25, 2022

Rodney “Tige” Charles Horton, 86

Wellsville, NY – Rodney “Tige” Charles Horton, 86, of Highland Nursing Home (formerly of Whitesville) passed on Friday, August 19, 2022, just days shy of his 87th birthday. He was born on August 26, 1935 in Whitesville, the son of the late Aden and Lillian (Baker) Horton. In Wellsville on July 16, 1966 he married the love of his life, Donna Jean Canfield, who predeceased him on Sunday, May 8, 2020.

Tige worked several jobs in many industries before he found his career at Air Preheater; from where he retired after 34 years. He was an avid outdoorsman with a great sense of humor; he loved hunting, fishing, and trapping. He was also a passionate painter who primarily focused on oil painting. He cherished his beloved dog “Penny”, who stayed by his side to the end. He was a lifetime member of both the Whitesville Fire Department, and the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.

He is survived by: two daughters, Kelly (Joseph) Griffith and Patti Ball; two grandsons, Lance M. and Eric C. Conley; a great-grandson, Jason M. Conley; a step-great-granddaughter, Sofia Pribulsky; a brother, Roger Horton; sisters-in-law, June (Melvin) Brandes, and Connie (Clair) Armison; brother-in-law, Howard Armison; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, and loving wife of 53 years, he was predeceased by: Son-in-law, Daniel Ball; sisters-in-law, Joanne Daily Horton, Betty Canfield Armison, Janice Gilette Armison, and Joyce Canfield; nephew, Mark Horton; and niece Kimberly Armison.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home of Wellsville, 34 West State Street. His funeral will follow on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 11 am in the Funeral Home with Reverend Timothy Armstrong presiding. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Independence Emergency Ambulance Service (508 Main Street, Whitesville, NY 14897), the Christian Missionary Alliance Church (PO Box 217, Whitesville, NY 14897) or to the Alzheimer's Association (225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601). To leave online condolences please visit

Friday, August 19, 2022

Betty Jane Erwin, 82

Wellsville, NY – Betty Jane Erwin, 82, of North Main Street, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022 at the Hart Comfort House. She was born in Genesee, PA on March 19, 1940, the daughter of the late Earl and Marjorie (Robbins) Gleason. On September 3, 1993 she married James Erwin, who predeceased her. 

She was a Wellsville High School graduate. She was a long-time employee of Dresser-Rand, she earned her title of Inventory Specialist and retired after 27 years. She was an avid NASCAR and Buffalo Bills fan, during football season she was known as ‘Buffalo Alice’. She was a member of the Moose Lodge #601 and, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 702, both of Wellsville. 

Betty is survived by: three children, Terri (Robert) Geen of Fairport, Tracy (Richard) Walker of Wellsville, and Andy (Tammy) Baisch of Rochester; six grandchildren, Jimmy (Becca) Fanton, Matt Geen, Liz (Christian) Austin, Chelsea (Drew) Toney, Emmy Geen, and Noah Baisch; five great-grandchildren, Andrew Fanton, Sara Fanton, Lawrence Smith, Aubree Fanton, and Cameron Toney; a sister, Shirley (Stan) Senack; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by: a great-grandson, Micheal Fanton; and two siblings, Gail Allen and Kenny Gleason. 

Services will be private and are under the direction of J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home. Please consider memorial donations to the Comfort House of Allegany County and the David A. Howe Library. To leave online condolences please visit

Monday, August 15, 2022

Alfred J. “Fred” Roliczek, 74

Wellsville, NY – Alfred J. “Fred” Roliczek, 74, passed away at Jones Memorial Hospital, on Friday August 12, 2022, following a lingering illness. He was born February 28, 1948 in Lenz, Austria, the son of Roman and Eugenia Hassler Roliczek. On September 3, 1995 he married Roxie J. LaForge who survives.

Fred was raised in Buffalo and graduated from Burgard Vocational School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army from 1968 to 1971, and the U. S. Army Reserves from 1986 to 2004. He was a medic in the Army and served in three wars, Vietnam 1968-1971, Desert Storm 1990-1991 and Desert Shield 2003-2004. He was formerly employed by Republic Steel, CB Concrete, and for many years was a Diesel Mechanic for the Buffalo Board of Education. He was a member of the Alma Rod & Gun Club, the Morrison Hayes American Legion Post 702, and the Frank B. Church VFW Post 2530. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife Roxie, is a son, Alfred J. (Maegan) Roliczek II, three step-children, Carie (Andrew) Walters, Andrew (Jane) Seamans, and Martin (Michelle) Seamans, 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, two sisters, Noreen Roliczek, and Anne (Herman) Pemberton, a brother, Edward (Denise) Roliczek, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a reception with military honors on Thursday, August 18th at 1:00pm at the American Legion Post 702, 23 Jefferson Street in Wellsville. Please consider memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Tunnel to Towers Foundation. (T2T.ORG) To leave online condolences, please visit

Friday, August 12, 2022

Kathryn A. Sherman, 69

Wellsville, NY – Kathryn A. Sherman, 69, of 191 Rauber Street passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022 following a brief illness. She was born October 6, 1952 in Fayetteville, NC, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Helen (Hamilton) Simpson Jr. On October 7, 2002, in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida she married Ronald J. Sherman who survives.

Kathy was a 1970 graduate of Titusville (Florida) High School. She began her career as a legal secretary in Rockville, Maryland, and after moving to Florida in 1983, she was employed by the Law Offices of Westley R. Stacknik in Seminole, Florida for 20 years. For the past 20 years she had been a vital employee of Sherman Painting in Wellsville and Florida. She was a proud and active member of the Seminole, Florida Little League Board of Directors.

Surviving in addition to her husband Ron, is a son, Gregory Sherman of Florida, a sister, Mary (Fred) Adams of West Bridgewater, MA, a beloved niece and nephew, Rebbeca Adams and Fred (Wendy) Adams, as well as two great nieces, Megan and Allison Adams.

The memorial service will be private. Please consider memorial donations to the Wellsville Little League, P. O. Box 343, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Beryl Deegan Davis MacDuff

Wellsville, NY – The friends of Beryl MacDuff are invited to call on Monday, August 15, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 Main Street in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 am in church with Reverend Dr. Eric Ash Sr. presiding. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Beryl passed on May 21, 2020. To read her complete obituary, or to leave online condolences, please visit

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Reverend Carol Anne Schweigart, 66

Bolivar, NY – Reverend Carol Anne Schweigart, 66, of Bolivar passed away at home surrounded by her family on Friday, August 5, 2022. She was born on November 29, 1955 in Wellsville to the late Lee and Ruth (Allen) Merrick. On August 22, 1981 in the First Baptist Church of Andover she married Joseph Schweigart who survives.

Carol was a 1973 graduate of Andover Central School. Upon graduating, she began a career in medical office management, starting with the Rural Management Associates in Andover. She then became a stay at home mother to raise her family. She later returned to work in several local medical offices including Dr. Edmonston’s practice until 2018. Carol was an ordained minister of the Wesleyan Church in 2005 and served as Assistant Pastor to the Brookside Wesleyan Church of Wellsville. Carol started and ran the CafĂ© Jacob in Bolivar and retired due health Issues in March 2018.

Surviving besides her husband are 5 daughters, Jennifer (Jeremy Monz) Schiffer of Shohola, PA., Melissa (Raymond) Miller of St. Augustine, FL., Christie (Eric) Barton of Amherst, Elizabeth (Nicholas) Mesler of Cheektowaga and Sarah (Adam) Turner of Norfolk, VA.; a son Jon (Grace Franco) Schweigart of Los Angles, CA.; 2 sisters Sandra Merrick and Lisa (Paul) Rowe both of Wellsville and a brother William (Deb Hunt) Merrick of Wellsville; 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by both her mother and father.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, from 2-4 and 7-9 at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville, 34 West State Street. Her funeral service will take place on Thursday at 11 in the Funeral Home with Reverend Chris Mattison presiding. Memorial suggestions in Carol’s memory include either the Brookside Wesleyan Church or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. To leave online condolences please visit

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Marcine (Hovey) Delo, 67

Lakeville, MN – Marcine (Hovey) Delo, 67, of Lakeville, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in her home. Marcine was born in Olean, NY on October 23, 1954, the daughter of the late Madelyn Case and the late Leroy Hovey.

Marcine was a 1972 graduate of Belmont Central School; after which she enlisted in the U.S. Womens Army Corps in 1973, specializing in Image Interpretation. She later married the late Robert Delo, and together they relocated to Lakeville, Minnesota where they raised two children, Gregory and Danrae.

Marcine is survived by her two children, Gregory (Dareth Fischer) Delo of Farmington, MN and Danrae Delo, also of Farmington, MN; three brothers: Gregory (Barbara) Hovey of Belmont, NY; Jesse (Kelly) Case of Wellsville, NY; and Monty Case of Belmont, NY; two sisters: Tammy (Lyle) Popson of Houston, TX; and Tina (Ron) Wightman of Wellsville, NY; four grandchildren: Jacquelyn Delo of Farmington, MN, Jacob Delo of Farmington, MN, Lyric Hempler of Bloomington, MN; and Kayden Higgins of Farmington, MN; a great-grandchild, Vienna Delo; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Marcine was predeceased by her step-father, Walter Case.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life in her honor on Thursday August 11, 2022 from 7pm to 9pm at the home of Gregory and Barbara Hovey, 5115 Amity Lake Road, Belmont, New York. Memorial contributions in Marcine’s memory may be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, located at 5440 State Route 19, Belmont, NY, by phone at 585-593-2200; email at; or by mail at SPCA Serving Allegany County, PO Box 381, Wellsville, NY. To leave online condolences please visit

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Marc L. Johnson, 65

Wellsville, NY – Marc L. Johnson, 65, went to be with Christ on Sunday, July 31, 2022. He passed suddenly and sadly at Buffalo General Hospital. Marc was born on July 31, 1957 in Corry, Pennsylvania to Edward and the late Lila (Short) Johnson. On August 8, 1981 he married Anita Dickerson, who survives.

Marc grew up in Galeton, Pennsylvania and graduated from Galeton High School in 1976. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Houghton College in 1996. Marc loved to be active, he was an avid weight lifter and earned the title of “strong” grandpa. He spent many years upholstering furniture and restoring the interiors of classic cars. He loved the symbolism of restoration and often made reference to Christ restoring our souls. Marc had a career as a welder, retiring after 25 years of service, from Arvos in 2019. He loved being an active member of the Wellsville Bible Church where he served as an Elder of many years. After retirement he enjoyed taking RV adventures with his wife and spending quality time with his children and grandchildren. Marc lived an exemplary life modeling the love of Christ. He will be greatly missed!

Marc and Anita have 4 children together: Melissa Lynne Johnson who predeceased them, Jennifer Lynn Hinton, Sean Marc Johnson and Emily Ann Smith. He was the proud grandfather of 7 grandsons and 5 granddaughters. He is also survived by his dad Edward Johnson, 3 brothers, Kevin, Dave and Kent Johnson; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm to the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville, 34 West State Street. His funeral will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 2 pm in the Wellsville Bible Church, 2896 Andover Road, with Reverend Dan Kenyon presiding. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Wellsville Bible Church. To leave online condolences please visit