Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Robert Charles Cole

Wellsville NY - Robert Charles Cole of Wellsville passed away Tuesday May 21st at his home peacefully with family by his side. 


Born September 8th, 1942 ,he was the son of Albert D Cole and Eva Olmsted Cole. Bob was employed by Worthington and then Dresser Rand as a machinist and as a Union director until his retirement. 


Bob is survived by his wife Donna, two sons Kevin Cole and Kelly Cole, two daughters Kendra Cole and Katrina Harris and three stepdaughters Teresa Silverberg, Stefanie Osgood and Debbie Doucette, his brother Fred Cole and sister Ellen Carney and also several grandchildren and great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a daughter Kristy Shrubb, two sisters Lyla Monahan and Marion Cole, a brother Rodney Cole and two nieces, Lisa Cole and Koney Monahan.

Bob was a Navy Veteran, an avid fisherman and hunter.  He could be found during hunting season at "the cabin" enjoying stories with the guys.   He was also a member of the Elks Club in Wellsville.


He will be remembered for his great personality and anyone who met him came away with a new friend.To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Gordon Grantier Celebration of Life!

Wellsville, NY – The friends and family of Gordon Grantier are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 1:00pm in the Willing Town Hall,1431 NY-19, Wellsville, NY 14895. Gordon passed on December 12, 2023. To read the complete obituary, or to leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com

Anna R. Cook, 90

Wellsville, NY – Anna R. Cook, 90, formerly of Genesee, PA, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born December 12, 1933, in West Union, NY the daughter of the late Harold and Helen (Spencer) French. She first married Frederick Kiel on August 30, 1952, in Genesee, he predeceased her on September 18, 1980. On December 8, 1990, she married Gordon Cook in Genesee, and he predeceased her March 27, 2020. 

Anna found her career with the United States Postal Service and was employed for 25 years. Outside of work she was a member of the Genesee United Methodist Church (for over 70 years), where she sang with the choir, in addition to singing for weddings and funerals. She was a Genesee Town Historian, and a member of the Potter County Historical Society. 

She is survived by: sons, Harold (Barb) Kiel of Genesee and William (Cindy) Kiel of Galeton; granddaughter Cher Kiel of Olean; great-grandchildren, Jarod Kiel, Leah Kiel, and Noah Kiel, all of Olean; sister-in-law Mary French of Genesee; as well as several stepchildren, step-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by: a brother, William French; and a nephew, Shaun French. 

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, from 4 to 6 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home of Wellsville, 34 West State Street. Her funeral will follow, in the funeral home, at 6 pm. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery of Kinney, PA. Please consider memorial donations to: the Genesee United Methodist Church306 Main Street, Genesee, PA 16923; or to the Genesee Ambulance Corps, 405 Main Street, Genesee, PA 16923. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Sarajean “Sally” Ewell, 86

Wellsville, NY -- Sarajean “Sally” Ewell, 86, of Wellsville passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, May 20, 2024, at the Highland Park Rehabilitation and Care Center.

Sally was born July 31, 1937, in Hornell, NY, the daughter of the late William L. and Irene (Brokaw) Lippert. On September 13, 1957, in Greenwood she married Richard H. Ewell, who survives. 

Sally’s greatest joy in life was her family – she will be greatly missed by all those who loved her. She made sure her family knew how proud she was of them. Sally was the life of the party, making sure those around her were always having fun and feeling loved. She even enjoyed being picked on by her grandchildren because as she would say, “Teasing is a sign of affection.” Sally’s Christian faith was important to her throughout her life. She was very proud to convert to Catholicism under Monsignor Vincent “Father Vince” Becker at Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville.  

Sally’s childhood years in Greenwood were very special and formative. Her family loved hearing stories about her parents’ grocery store. At Lippert’s Store she worked alongside her mom and dad as a child running the cash register, learning to make change, eating copious amounts of ice cream (which she continued virtually every night for the rest of her life), and getting to know everyone in town. She loved Greenwood and its people, visiting them frequently throughout her lifetime.

She was a graduate of Greenwood High School, where she proudly earned the rank of valedictorian of her senior class. At age 16, Sally attended Geneseo State Teachers College and later taught in Arkport, Canisteo, Town of Tonawanda, Owego, Wellsville, and finally during her retirement years at Cracker Trail Elementary School in Florida.  

Sally had a passion for positively impacting the lives of those she encountered, including her family, friends, students, and anyone needing a helping hand. To this day, former students will stop Sally’s family and tell them, “Mrs. Ewell was my favorite teacher,” and give an example of how she made a difference in their life. This always made Sally feel so proud; she truly loved all her students. She was also (according to her) the undefeated arm-wrestling champ against the 5th grade boys that she taught.

Sally and her sister Suzanne lost their parents at a young age and were “adopted” into the Chaffee family of Greenwood. Irene and Lloyd Chaffee embraced them as daughters, while also filling the grandparent role for Sally and Sue’s children. 

Sally is survived in addition to her husband by a son, Rich (Gabrielle Hart) Ewell of Wellsville, a daughter, Cynthia (Thomas) Hart of Pittsburgh, PA, grandchildren Emily (Landon) Shupe of Lake Wylie, SC, Rich (Lydia Gosson) Ewell of Webster, NY, Brady (Amy) Hart of Knoxville, TN, Brook (Caitlin) Hart of Philadelphia, PA and Meghan Hart of Pittsburgh, PA.  Great grandchildren Thomas “TJ” Hart, Riley Mae Hart and baby boy Shupe on the way, her sister Suzanne Palmer of Sebring, Florida (Sally’s little sister and best friend), Suzanne’s sons Todd (Michelle) Palmer of Murfreesboro TN and their daughters Natalie and Isabel, Michael (Scott Dolny) of Boston MA, beloved sister-in-law Barbara Ewell of Vermont, and her children Karen and Bob Jr. In addition to her parents, Sally was predeceased by her brothers-in-law Ed Palmer and Bob Ewell. 


Sally spent the last few years of her life residing at Highland Park in Wellsville where she received unbelievably wonderful care and love from so many residents and caregivers. For this, the family is eternally grateful. She always looked beautiful when anyone stopped in for a visit because of the stellar care by the Highland staff. We know that Sally appreciated this very much.


A celebration of life is being planned for a later date. The burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department and the Hart Comfort HouseTo leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Suzanne Veronica Fagan, 69

Wellsville, NY – Suzanne Veronica Fagan, 69, of 90 Johnson Street, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born October 30, 1954, in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Francis “Frank” and Madeline (Padden) Fagan.

Sue (Suzie) attended ICS and was a 1974 graduate of Wellsville High School. She grew up on Hanover Street and East State Street with her six siblings and a close-knit group of family and friends including the Hart and Padden (Cooper) cousins. Sue cared for many neighbors in need and was a great friend who will be missed by many. 

Sue was formerly employed at Howard’s Restaurant and Highland Park Rehabilitation and Care Center in Wellsville. She was a member of the Elks Lodge 1495, Moose Lodge 601 Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 702, Jones Memorial Hospital Cardio Rehab program, a 40-year volunteer in various departments at Jones Memorial Hospital as well as a member and Eucharistic Minister at the Immaculate Conception Church.

She is survived by her loving companion, Tom Slavin; her sister, Frances Baham of Fairport, NY; a brother, David Fagan of Scio, NY; sister-in-law, Sandy Fagan of Concord, NC; a brother-in-law, Lorne LeBere of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, John Fagan; three sisters, Helen LeBere, Mary Fagan, and Brenda Fagan; and brother-in-law, Clifford “Cliff” Baham.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 23, 2024, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville, and on Friday, May 24, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am. The burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited on Thursday at 3:30 pm. The Legion Auxiliary and Elks memorial service will follow visitation Thursday at 7:00 pm. Please consider memorial donations to the Jones Memorial Auxiliary, the Legion Honor Guard, or the Hart Comfort House. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Justin W. “Red” Davis, 43

Wellsville, NY -- Justin W. “Red” Davis, 43, of 3356 Andover Roadpassed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024, shortly after arrival at Olean General Hospital. He was born March 17, 1980, in Wellsville.

He attended Northern Potter Central School. He formerly resided in Florida, Colorado, and Harrison Valley, PA before moving back to Wellsville. He was employed at a variety of jobs over the years and enjoyed tinkeringLichtenberg Wood Burning, and was gifted with an artistic flair. Red was a local character who will be missed by his many friends.

He is survived by two uncles, Martin G. Aldrich of Wellsville, and James (Diane) Aldrich of Vestal, an aunt, Jo Fenske (Mark Mattison) ofWellsville, his loving companion, Lori Slocum of Allentown, several cousins, and his dog, Olive. He was predeceased by his mother, Ginnie L. Davis, his grandmother, Josephine Keyser, and two aunts, Julie Bundschuh, and Roberta Prahler.

A gathering of friends and family is being planned and will be announced later. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County or the Joyce Family Catholic Charities Food Panty in Wellsville. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Graham, 72

Oaklyn, NJ -- Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Graham, 72, of Oaklyn, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 11, 2024, with her daughters by her side after a brief, but painful, journey with melanoma. She was born on April 7, 1952, in Wellsville to the late James H. and Mary E. (Cregan) Graham.

Betsy graduated from the Immaculate Conception School as one of the last 9th grade classes with, from what we understand, several other Marys. She graduated from Wellsville High School in 1970 andremained friends with many classmates all these years. She recently enjoyed reconnecting at the class reunions.

Betsy loved spending summers at the lake, Rushford in her youth and more recently Chautauqua Lake. She was the perpetual organizer for the lake weeks and even enjoyed a jet ski ride last summer. She loved to waterski back in the day, but also learned to love slow, easy rides around the lake or watching the kids tubing. She loved to play cards, travel, make Thanksgiving dinner, spend time with family and friends, listen to audiobooks, and go to the movies. She was kind and loving, funny and silly, dependable, and supportive, and truly indulgent as a Nana.

Betsy worked hard all her life in various construction businesses and found value in a job well done.  She was married to Stephen R. Allen of Wellsville from 1974 to 1993, and together they created Albros Builders. Steve and Betsy checked in on each other often in the last few years and made family gatherings easy for their daughters and grandchildren. The Allens embraced her always and she always loved the Allens.  

She is survived by her daughters, Julie Allen (Teresa Love) of Stuttgart, Germany, and Maureen (Paul) Hillen of Oaklyn, NJ, and her grandchildren Lucas Dwyer-Allen, and Benjamin, Jackson, and Claire Hillen. She is survived by her sister Patricia Sweeney of Wellsville, and brothers Richard (Netta) Graham of Westford, MA, Paul Graham of Westfield NY, and David (Wendy) Graham of Westfield NY. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews, cousins, forever family Tara Dwyer, and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother-in-law Terry Sweeney, and her best friend of 65 years, Mary Fagan.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, May 20, 2024, from 10 – 11 am at the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am in church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Haddon Height, NJ. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Parish. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Linda Marie Haskell, 72

Belmont, NY – Linda Marie Haskell, 72, of State Route 244, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, after a brief illness. She was born May 30, 1951, in Jamestown, the daughter of John E. Farmer and Phyllis Crosson. 

During her childhood Linda excelled in Ballet and began learning the piano, a skill she would hone and become quite proficient in. She graduated from Belfast High School before attending Alfred State College where she became accomplished in typing and shorthand. She worked a myriad of jobs at employers such as: Motorola, Genesee Valley Nuclear Facility of West Valley, Fischer Price Toys, and Allegany County Health Department as an Administrative Assistant. Outside of work, she was an avid member of her community, wanting to help wherever she could, and was a member of both Belfast and Belmont’s American Legion Auxiliaries, Posts 1504 and 808 respectively. 

She is survived by: a son, Troy Lawton of New Market, TN; a sister, Dawn Waldren of Glennville, GA; and a brother Michael (Caroline) Waldren of Yukon, OKIn addition to her parents, Phyllis and George Waldren, she was predeceased by two brothers: George Waldren III and William Waldren. 

Following Linda’s wishes, a celebration of life is being planned for a later date. Please consider memorial donations tan animal shelter of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Wanda J. Johnson, age 62

Wellsville, NY - Wanda J. Johnson, age 62, of Madison Street passed away on Friday May 10th at the Highland Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsville. She was born on March 26, 1962, in Wellsville to the late Richard and Clara Moore Johnson.

Wanda was a lifelong resident of Wellsville who graduated from Wellsville High School in 1980. She enjoyed her job with Piece Work Industries and was proud of her workShe was kindhearted, loved to cook and was extremely proud that she was living independently. Wanda also enjoyed the social interaction of the Compeer Program.

She is survived by a sister Michelle [John] Sheridan of Wellsville, a brother Michael Johnson of Ohio as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her mother and father, a brother, Bruce and her sisters Debbie and Beverly.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday May 14, 2024, from 1 pm until 2 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. The Funeral Service will be held at 2 pm in the Funeral Home. Memorial Donations in Wanda’s name may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Nancy L. Keib, Service Announcement

Wellsville, NY – The friends and family of Nancy L. Keib are invited to a graveside service on Friday, May 17, 2024, at 1:00 pm in the Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport, NY.  Nancy passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2023. To read the complete obituary or to leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Theodore K. Susko, 76

Wellsville, NY – Theodore K. “Teddy” Susko, 76, of O’Connor Street, passed away on May 6, 2024, at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born November 29, 1947, in Buffalo, the son of Alexander and Helen Sylvia (Cwiklinksa) Susko.

Teddy attended school in Cheektowaga and was employed by Peacework Industries. Outside of employment he enjoyed walking. He had a sense of humor that couldn’t be diminished, he would joke with any and everybody, and always had a quick come back for anything said to him. The people who knew him loved him, and he touched the lives of many.

 He is survived by his stepmother Genevive Susko; several other family members; and his loved ones at the O’Connor Street Residence. He was predeceased by his mother and father in 1960 and 1988, respectively.

 Friends are invited to call on Friday, May 10, 2024, from 10 to 11 am at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street. Funeral services will follow at 11 am in the funeral home. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Arc Activities Fund, Arc of Allegany-Steuben County, 1 Arc Way, Bath, NY 14810. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Carl James Laici Sr., 57

Belmont, NY – Carl J. Laici Sr, 57, of Schuyler Street, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2024, after a brief illness. He was born December 6, 1966, in Wellsville, the son of the late Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. (Blue) Laici.

 Carl was raised in Wellsville. In 1984 he enlisted during the Gulf War with the United State Army and served as a Jumper. Upon his honorable discharge in 1992 he returned to Allegany County and followed in his mother’s footsteps, finding his career in healthcare working for Jan and Bev’s until his retirement; he also previously worked in construction. Outside of his employment, he was a former member of Wellsville’s Fire and Rescue Squads.

He is survived by: his long-time companion, Sandra Sutton of Belmont; 15 children, including Jessica Renee (Dennis) Laici-Thurston, Carl James Laici Jr., Jayden Dawson, Abbie and Michael; four granddaughters; a grandson; three sisters, Louise (Mike) Rotondo of Middletown, NJ, Nancy (Chuck) Clark-Peritone of Frostproof, NJ, and Deborah Dill of Franklinton, NC; a brother, Joseph Laici of Point Pleasant, NJ; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother, in September 1994 and August 2000, respectively.

 Following Carl’s wishes there are no services being planned at this time. Please consider memorial donations to your nearest fire and rescue squad. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Monday, April 29, 2024

Frederick Newton Wurster, 87

Wellsville, NY – Frederick Newton Wurster, 87, of Hanover Hill Road passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He was born March 14, 1937, in Buffalo, the son of the late Ralph and Dorothy (Mayo) Wurster, and brother of Dorothy Fletcher. On September 15, 1962, he married the love of his life, Patricia Walsh, who survives. 

“Newt” attended schools in Buffalo, Tonawanda, Batavia, Olean, and was a 1955 graduate of Wellsville High School. Upon graduating, he entered the United StatesNavy on September 30, 1955; during his service, of which he was very proud, he was aboard the heavy cruiser USS Des Moines. He received his honorable discharge on September 29, 1959. In the civilian work force, Newt was employed initially for six years by Acme Electric of Cuba before finding his 34 + year career at Dresser Rand (Worthington) of Wellsville as a machinist. He served on the Executive Board of the Local #1580 Union for 22 years, the WERA board for 18years, and was past president of Worthing Employee Federal Credit Union. He was a former manager, and coach, of the First Trust Babe Ruth Baseball Team. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, and spending time with their sons and families. 

In addition to his wife of 61 years, Patricia, he is survived by: three sons, Daniel (Kelly), Darin (Lori), and Mark (Rina); many grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Fletcher; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service with full military honors, on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 11 am in Stannards CemeteryPlease consider memorial donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 78516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516; or to a charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Mary Ellen Moll, 83

Rochester, NY – Mary Ellen Moll, 83, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2024. She was born May 5, 1940, in Wellsville, NY the daughter of the late Authur J. And Carlotta (Coogan) Gordon. 

Mary was raised in Wellsville and was a 1958 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was a former long-time employee of Kodak. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, Keuka Lake, playing games, playing golf, bowling, going out for breakfast with her friends, and watching the New York Yankees. She loved being a mother and grandmother.

She is survived by a daughter, Laurie A. Fabi, two grandchildren, Jeffrey Williams and Olivia Fabi, a sister-in-law, Barbara Gordon, three nieces, Peg Peet (Jerry), Tracy (Bob) Insley, Katherine “Kitty” Gordon and her family, three nephews, Dan Gordon, Damon Davis, and Timothy Gordon as well as several great nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. She was predeceased in addition to her parents by infant twins, a son James “CJ” Gordon Moll, three brothers, Authur E. Gordon (Margaret), James Gordon (Dorothy), and William Gordon.

Friends are invited to a graveside service on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 2:00 pm in Sacred Heart Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville, NY. The service will be streamed on J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. Facebook. A reception will follow at the Beef Haus in Wellsville. Please consider memorial donations to Pluta Cancer Foundation, 125 Red Creek Drive, Rochester, NY 14623(PlutaCancerFoundation.org) To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Ernest “Whiskers” Truax, service announcement

Belfast, NY—Friends of Ernest “Whiskers” Truax are invited to call on Friday, April 26, 2024, from 11 am to 12 noon at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street, Wellsville, NY. A memorial service will follow at noon in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in Bath National Cemetery. Ernie passed away on November 17, 2023. To read the complete obituary, or to leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

George Dean Witter, 68

Wellsville, NY – George Dean Witter, 68, of 70 Williams Avenue passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. He was born May 26, 1955, in Buffalo, the son of the late Levere and Margaret (Trowbridge) Witter.

George was a 1974 graduate of Scio Central School, and a graduate of Alfred University. He was a long-time employee of Piece Work Industries in Wellsville.He was a 30-year member of Grant Duke Hose Company # 1 in Wellsville, where he served as Chaplain, and was a member of the Fire Police. He was also a proud member of the Silver Wheels Basketball Club and was the first person in Western New York to graduate from high school with his disability.

He is survived by a sister, Virginia (Robert) Pelc Sr. of Eden, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by three brothers, Kenneth, Leland, and Richard Witter and a sister, Cynthia Witter.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 1:00 pm in the funeral home. The burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Grant Duke Hose Company # 1, 80 Stevens Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Kay L. Dennis, 82

Greece/Rochester, NY – Kay L. Dennis, 82, a former resident of Wellsville, NY, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2024, surrounded by her family.She was born January 18, 1942, in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Felix and Anita (Austin) Lippman. On August 25, 1960, in Gaffney, NC she married Raymond Dennis who predeceased her on May 31, 2016.

Kay was employed at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, where she worked as a supervisor in data processing in building 23. She was a member of the Red Hat Society of Rochester. She is survived by her son, Kevin E. (Dianna) Dennis of Rochester, a daughter, Kelly (Ken) Kozlowski of Rochester, brother and sister-In-law, Walter (Phyllis) Dennis of Brockport, grandchildren, Robert (Tara) Visca, Jill Visca, Trevor Dennis,and Celia Dennis, Great-Grandsons, Tommy and Patrick Visca.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. The burial will follow at 12:00 noon inWoodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations in Kay's memory to the Aurora House, 2495 South Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Jeffrey Christian “Chris” Rositzke, age 38

Wellsville, NY – Jeffrey Christian “Chris” Rositzke, age 38, passed away unexpectedly on April 2, 2024. He was born on March 3, 1986, in Wellsville the son Ernest and Lynn Rositzke who survive.

Chris attended Scio Central School and Houghton Academy, where he graduated from in 2004. He attended Wellsville Full Gospel Church as a youth.

Chris was a hard-working man who had many talents. He was mechanical and enjoyed working and creating with his hands and watching things grow.

He is survived by his parents Ernie and Lynn Rositzke; a brother Matt Rositzke; his daughter, Grace; 2 sons, Spencer and Silas, all of them he loved dearly. Aunts and uncles include Marshall [Carolyn]Picken, Kent [Maryjane]Picken, Barbara [Tom]MacLeod, Jeffrey [Dianne]Picken, Lee [Brett]Roberts, Christine[Lou]DeAngelo, Karen [David]Fink along with many cousins.

He will be missed daily and will dwell in our hearts forever.

I’ve learned that love not time heals all wounds, and that sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand” A. Rooney.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 9, from 4 until 6 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home of Wellsville. A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 10, at 11am in the Funeral Home with Reverend David Williams presiding. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorial contributions in Chris’s name may be made to either Well Spring Ministries in Angelica or to the David A. Home Library in Wellsville. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.