Miscellaneous Allegany County, New York Obituaries

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RONNIE M. CLINE 
BELMONT - Ronnie M. Cline, 48, of 42 Greenwich Street, died Sunday (Aug. 27, 2000) in Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville.

EDNA M. JONES 
MESA, Ariz. - Edna M. Jones died unexpectedly in her home on Monday, Aug. 21, 2000.

JAMES W. NORRIS 
WELLSVILLE - James W. Norris, 74, of 56 Fassett Lane, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) in the Highland Healthcare Center following a brief illness.

CAROLYN S. GUNIA 
WEST SENECA, N.Y. - Carolyn S. Gunia, 75, of 1840 Center Rd., West Seneca, died Saturday (Nov. 4, 2000) at Buffalo General Hospital.

STEVEN D. WHITNEY 
WELLSVILLE - Steven D. Whitney, 45, of 46 S. Highland Ave., Wellsville, died Saturday (Nov. 4, 2000) in Scio.

EDITH R. GREENE 
BOLIVAR - Edith R. Greene, 80, of 225 N. Main St., died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000) in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, following a brief illness.

AGNES NEVINGER HIGLEY 
FILLMORE - Anges Nevinger Higley, 88, of 5934 Botsford Hollow Rd., Fillmore, died Saturday (Nov. 4, 2000) in her home.

PERRY D. KELLOGG 
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. - Perry D. Kellogg, 81, of Sunnyside Road, died Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2000) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, Pa., after a long illness.

DAVID M. LOUCKS 
JANESVILLE, Wis. - David M. Loucks, 50, of Janesville, formerly of Wellsville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Mercy Hospital, Janesville.

JULIA H. MEAD 
WELLSVILLE - Julia H. Mead, 82, of 696 Stone Dam Rd., Wellsville, died Tuesday (Oct. 31, 2000) at the Wellsville Manor.

LILLIAN L. SCHNEIDER 
FRIENDSHIP - Lillian L. Schneider, 88, of 111Ú2 East Water St., died Tuesday (Oct. 31, 2000) after a lengthy illness.

GERALDINE M. SLOAN 
ALLENTOWN - Geraldine M. Sloan, 80, of 6033 Route 417 E. Bolivar, died Friday (Oct. 20, 2000) in Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville.

MARY N. COOK
FILLMORE - Mary N. Cook, 85, of North Genesee St., Fillmore, died Saturday (April 7, 2001) at The Waters of Houghton in Houghton.
She was born Dec. 18, 1915 in Springville, the daughter of the late E. Carroll and Mayme (Fuller) Newman.
On Aug. 7, 1937 at Silver Lake, she married Gerald Cook, who died in 1986.
Mrs. Cook was formerly of Sandusky, N.Y., and was a 1933 graduate of Arcade High School. 
While in Allegany County, she attended the Hume United Methodist Church.
She was an avid collector of antiques, while also helping her husband on their dairy farm. She also taught piano lessons out of her home in both Sandusky and Fillmore. She also worked the concession stand for the A & A Railroad in Arcade.
Mrs. Cook was also a member, musician and past Nobel Grand of the Genesee Rebekah Lodge #491 in Hume and was a Past Centerville Grange Member.
She is survived by one daughter, Glenda C. Ballard of Houghton; a son-in-law, Fred Ballard of Fillmore; three grandchildren, Jill (Jeffrey) Ritter of Geneva, Jay (Jill) Ballard of Hinsdale and Fred "Josh" (Sherry) Ballard Jr. of Fillmore; one great-grandson, Andrew Ritter.
She was predeceased by her parents and her husband.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the W.S. Davis Inc., Funeral Home, in Arcade. Rev. Beth Kotteman officiating. Burial at Maple Wood Cemetery, Springville, N.Y.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hume United Methodist Church or the Rushford Town Band.

WILLIAM F. DONOVAN
WELLSVILLE - William F. Donovan, 81, of 177 South Main St., Wellsville, died Sunday (April 8, 2001) in the Highland Health Care Center.
Born Sept. 8, 1919 in Wellsville, he was the son of William H. and Olive Rauber Donovan.
On Nov. 15, 1948 in Andover, he was married to Catherine Lynch, who survives.
He was a graduate of Wellsville High School and for more than 60 years was associated with the N. Rauber Co. Furniture and Appliance Store at 32 North Main St.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wellsville.
Surviving besides his wife Catherine, is a daughter Mary (Michael) Rotolo of North Royalton, Ohio; three sons, William (Judy) Donovan of Portville, Charles (Julie) Donovan of Brentwood, Tenn., and Edward Donovan of Wellsville; grandchildren, Gregory Donovan, Patrick Donovan, Kelly Donovan, Kevin Donovan, Catherine Rotolo and Christopher Rotolo; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Robert N. Donovan.
There will be no visitation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Rev. Eugene P. Ulrich, celebrant. Burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville.
Memorials may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Arrangements are by the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville.

PAULA RUFFO 
GENESEE, Pa. - Paul Ruffo, 90, of Genesee, Pa., died Monday (April 9, 2001). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Church, Genesee, with Rev. Brian E. Vossler as celebrant. Arrangements are entrusted to the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa.

SARAH F. EMPSON
ULYSSES, Pa. -- Sarah F. Empson, 93, of Ulysses, Pa., died Sunday (August 5, 2001) in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pa.
Born March 22, 1908, in Ulysses Township, Pa., she was the daughter of Charles J. and May Bennett Hilfiger. She was married to Kenneth Pete Empson, who predeceased her in 1980. 
Mrs. Empson and her husband owned and operated a dairy and potato farm for many years. 
She was a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church, the Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 Auxiliary, the Tri-Town Volunteer Firemen's Auxiliary, and the Harrison-Ulysses-Genesee Senior Center. 
Survivors include three sons, Phillip (Linda) Empson and Joe (Mae) Empson, both of Ulysses, and John Hilfiger of Hammondsport, N.Y.; four daughters, Mrs. Dorr (Edna) Perkins of Ulysses, Mrs. Max (Ann) Hemphill of Sawyer, N.D., Mrs. Marie Cornelius of Whitesville, and Mrs. William (Maxine) Updyke of Genesee, Pa.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Jane A. Empson; and two brothers.
Friends may call Tuesday, August 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home in Ulysses, Pa., where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 8, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul G. Caram will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, or the Ulysses Library, Ulysses, Pa., 16948.

JOHN R. GREENE
SCIO -- John R. Greene, 51, of Knights Creek Rd., Scio, died Wednesday (August 8, 2001) in Jones Memorial Hospital.
Born June 12, 1950 in Wellsville, he was the son of Robert D. and Mary Jane Sibble Greene.
He graduated from Wellsville High School and attended Paul Smith College. He had worked at Allegany Bitumens in Belmont and Butler Larkin in Wellsville. He also worked in nursing homes in Rochester and Wellsville.
John loved to hunt, fish, and play his guitar. He also enjoyed his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his parents of Scio; a special friend and long time companion, Debra Johnson and children; three daughters, Jenny Hill of Wellsville, Sarah Greene of Wellsville, and Amber Greene of Arcadia , Fla.; three grandchildren, Abigail, Ashley and Troy; and a brother, Thomas A. (Glenna) Greene and children, Nicole, Shelby and David of Lakeland, Fla.
Friends may call Friday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc., in Wellsville where funeral services will be held Saturday, August 11 at 1 p.m. Rev. David Greene, a cousin to John Greene, will officiate. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.

ALAN M. CLINE
WELLSVILLE -- Alan M. Cline, 49, of Manor Hills, Wellsville, died Sunday, (Oct. 21, 2001) at Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville.
Born Dec. 15, 1951, in Wellsville, he was the son of Earl and Genevieve Costello Cline.
Alan attended Wellsville High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was a former assistant manager of McDonald's Restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas. He had also been formerly employed as a bartender and with a roofing contractor in Wellsville.
He was a member of the Alma Rod & Gun Club and a former member of the Coven Motorcycle Club in Wellsville.
Surviving is one son, Bill Bliss; two brothers, Michael and Patrick Cline, both of Wellsville; two sisters, Evelyn "Maria" (Jack) Denning of Andover and Vicky Neasbitt of Burleson, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Justin Davis.
He was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Wilson.
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., Wellsville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. A prayer service will be precede the Mass at 9 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Rev. Joseph Vatter will be the celebrant. Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wellsville.
Memorials are suggested to the Alma Rod & Gun Club.

HARRIET E. BRIGHAM 
FILLMORE -- Harriet E. Brigham of 69 South Genesee St., died Sunday (Oct. 21, 2001) in Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, after a long illness.

VELMA WESTLAKE 
WHITESVILLE -- Velma Westlake, 82, of 652 Main St., Whitesville, died Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2001) at her home.

DOROTHY HANKS HOLLOD
PASADENA, Texas -- Dorothy Hanks Hollod, 87, of 904 Westfall Ave., Pasadena, Texas, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 2001) at Bay Shore Medical Center in Pasadena.
Born April 8, 1914 in Friendship, she was the daughter of Dean and Evelyn Graham Hanks.
On May 23, 1958 in Pasadena, Texas, she married Peter J. Hollod, who died July 13, 1987.
Dorothy was a former resident of Wellsville, moving to Pasadena in 1958.
Surviving are two sisters, Marion Dudley of Bath and Edna Weinman of Wellsville; one brother, Frederick Hanks of Friendship; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family and there will be no prior visitation.
Rev. Joseph Vatter will officiate at the service.
Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wellsville.

RICHARD MOSHER
ANDOVER -- Richard Mosher, 85, of 1524 State Rte. 417, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 2001) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, following a long illness.
Born April 13, 1916, in Freeman, N.Y., the son of Coral and Helen House Mosher, he was married in Aug. 1942 in Hornell to the former Ruth H. Peck, who died in 1996. He was predeceased by three sisters, Marianne, Elsie, and Minnie, and two brothers, Ronald and Gerald.
Richard had resided for over 60 years in Niagara Falls and most recently in Phelps and Andover.
He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Moose Club.
He had many hobbies including bowling, an avid Civil War reader, bingo, and was a member of the Tune Twister's Band of Almond, playing several instruments.
Survivors include a son, Cary (Brenda) Mosher, of Phelps; a sister, Bertha Watkins, of Wellsboro, Pa.; two brothers, Leland Mosher of Andover and Darwin Mosher, of Florida; three grandchildren, Rebekah, Cynthia, and Sheryl; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, where funeral services will be held directly following calling hours at 8 p.m., with Revs. Regina and Raymond Shaw officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Almond.
Memorial contributions may be made to Andover Rescue Squad, Main St., Andover, N.Y. 14806.

MARGUERITE E. PIATT
ANGELICA -- Marguerite E. Piatt, 75, of 8 East Main St. passed away Sunday (Oct. 20, 2001) at the Hornell Gardens.
Born April 28, 1926 in Waltham, Mass., she was a daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth Campbell Goodreau. 
On Oct. 27, 1945, she married Bernard Piatt, who survives.
Marguerite attended the Angelica United Methodist Church, and the Transit Bridge Home Bureau. She was predeceased by four sisters and one brother.
Surviving in addition to her husband Bernard are: five daughters, Cheryle (Mitch) Evans of Almond, Donna (Jon) Ford of Angelica, Debra (Terry) Fowler of San Juan Cap, Calif., Sandra (Chris) Dibble of Whitesville, and Kimberly (Dean) Gallmann of Angelica; two sons, Bernard James (Rosa) Piatt of Bolivar and Douglas Paul (Peggy) Piatt of Louisville, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
The family will be present from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday to receive friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 101 West Ave., Angelica. A private memorial service will be held Saturday with Rev. David Olcott officiating.
Those wishing to remember Marguerite are asked to consider a contribution to the Alzheimers Association, 15825 Shady Grove Rd., Rockville, Md. 20850 or to the Angelica Rescue Squad, in care of Brett Gallmann, P.O. Box 154, Angelica, N.Y. 14709.

MRS. MARIE V. PERRONE
WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Marie V. Perrone, 90, of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., formerly of Bolivar, died Dec. 7, 2001 at home.
She was born July 15, 1911, in Ridgway, Pa., the daughter of Frank and Rose Roselli Angello.
On June 29, 1935, she married Anthony P. Perrone in Ridgway, Pa.
She attended Ridgway High School in Pennsylvania, and studied music at Columbia University.
She was employed as a secretary for the Dutchess County Social Services Department, where she worked for 22 years. She retired in 1973.
She was a member of the a senior citizens group in Wappingers Falls, St. Mary's Church in Wappingers Falls and also gave private piano lessons at her home.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Philip A. Perrone of Mesh, Ariz. and daughter-in-law Lucille Perrone; one brother, Anthony Angello of Ridgway, Pa. and sister-in-law Eileen Angello; two grandchildren; niece Sondra Herring of Poughkeepsie, N.Y and nephew in law George Herring; and several other nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were held Monday at the Straub Funeral Home, 55 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at the St. Mary's Church in Wappingers Falls.
Burial at St. Leo's Cemetery, Ridgway, Pa.

GEORGE J. CAVANAUGH 
WELLSVILLE -- George J. Cavanaugh, 76, of 4110 Bolivar Rd., Wellsville, died Monday (Dec. 10, 2001) at the Wellsville Manor.

VIRGINIA B. STEVENS 
WELLSVILLE -- Virginia B. Stevens, 91, of 264 N. Main St., Wellsville, died Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2001) in Jones Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.

RUTH S. FULLER 
SCIO -- Ruth S. Fuller, 74, died Monday (Dec. 10, 2001) in the Waters of Houghton Nursing Home.

MICHAEL S. IVEN 
Michael S. Iven, a former Wellsville resident, died Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2001) after a long fight with cancer.

RUTH D. JOHNSON 
SCIO -- Ruth D. Johnson, 81, of 4991 Snowball Hollow Road, died Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2001) in Jones Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

JAMES M. ROLLO 
CUBA -- James Michael Rollo, 48, of 305 North Shore Rd., Cuba, died Wednesday (Dec. 12, 2001) in Wellsville following a period of illness.

CHASE E. CREEDON
PENN YAN, N.Y. -- Chase E. Creedon, 6, of 323 Keuka St., Penn Yan, died Friday (Feb. 1, 2002) at the Hershey Medical Center.
Born Sept. 26, 1995 in Buffalo, he was the son of Matthew J. and Denise Hann Creedon. 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother and best friend, Asa; grandparents James L. Creedon of Melbourne, Fla., Margaret Hann of Gowanda and Francis Hann of Wellsville; great-grandmother Irene Hann of Wellsville; God parents Monica and Ken Marsh of Penn Yan; aunts, uncles, cousins and all his friends at St. Michael's School.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, East Elm St., Penn Yan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Church with burial at St. Michael's Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Michael's School or the American Heart Association.

JOSEPH "JOE" GIELOW
BELFAST -- Joseph "Joe" Gielow, 75, died Saturday (Feb. 2, 2002) after an extended illness.
He was a member of the Iron Workers Union.
Survivors include his devoted and loving wife, Joyce Gielow; children, Tedde (Randy) Swarthout, Joseph Gielow, Jr., Timothy Gielow, Kirk Gielow, Becky Gielow, Mark Gielow, Richard (Roxanne) Fuller, Peter (Sue) Fuller, Lewis (Leslie) Fuller, Susan (Allen) Corbett, John Muckle and James (Rebecca) Relyea; 24 grandchildren; a brother, Elmer (Katherine) Gielow; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services are private.
The family suggests donations be sent to the Leukemia Society, 5500 Main St, Buffalo, N.Y., 14221.

HOPE HULSE
ANDOVER -- Hope Hulse, 86, of 16 East Ave., died Saturday (Feb. 2, 2002) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville.
She was born Oct. 30, 1915 in West Union, N.Y., the daughter of Leon and Hope Ward Horton.
She was married to Willard Hulse, who predeceased her in 1976.
Hope attended Wellsville High School and had lived most of her life in Greenwood.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Andover Blessed Sacrament Church, the West Greenwood Grange, St. Mary's Altar & Rosary Society of Rexville, the Andover Senior Citizens and Greenwood Senior Citizens.
She is survived by three sons, Howard (Patricia) Hulse of Greenwood, Burdette (Patsy) Hulse of Greenwood and Leo (Patricia) Hulse of Hornell; a daughter, Barbara (Calvin) Graves of Wellsville; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a sister, Mary (Roy) Krenzer of Olean.
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a memorial funeral mass at the Andover Blessed Sacrament Church on Wednesday, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gene Ulrich of St. Brendan's Church of Almond officiating.
Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Andover.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 726, Andover, N.Y. 14806 or to the Blessed Sacrament Church, 1 Church St., Andover, N.Y. 14806.
Arrangements are by the Mulholland-Swan Funeral Home, Inc., of Andover.

HARRY R. LEON
ANDOVER -- Harry R. Leon, 82, of 1969 county Road 22, died Sunday (Feb. 3, 2002) in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pa., after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Oswayo, Pa., the son of Frank and Mildred Preece Leon.
On June 22, 1947, in Wellsville, he was married to Eleanor Eames, who survives him.
He had resided in the Independence area for the past 55 years and had been a member of the Andover F&AM Lodge 558 for over 50 years.
He was a self-employed truck driver, mechanic and was the operator of Leon Enterprises, dealing with hay and Christmas trees.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Linda (Thomas) Ensman of Honeoye, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Kali Ensman of Honeoye; a brother, Earl (Mary Ann) Leon of Mt. Dora, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Edwin Leon.
Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at which time services will be held. Rev. Lee Williams of the First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, in Wellsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York or Macular Research Dept. of N.Y.S. Commission for the Blind, 295 Main St., Ellicott Square Building, Buffalo, N.Y., 14203.

JANE C. MOSHER
PERRY -- Jane C. Mosher, 55, of Lake Street, Perry, died Saturday (Feb. 2, 2002) at ECMC in Buffalo after a short illness.
Born Jan. 3, 1947, in Lackawanna, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Irene LeBar Cavanaugh.
Jane was a licensed daycare provider at her home for the last 27 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry.
She is survived by her husband, David Mosher; a step-daughter, Gina Morgan of Avoca; step-sons, David Mosher of Hornell and Michael Mosher of Campbell; her twin sister, Jean Cavanaugh of Wellsville; brothers- and sisters-in-law Sheila and Harvey Jaggard of Perry, Art and Alice Mosher of Hornell and Mark Mosher of Hornell; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
There will be no calling hours. 
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the First United Methodist Church, 35 Covington St., Perry.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the family.
Local arrangements by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, Inc., Perry.

MARY C. POTTER 
INDEPENDENCE -- Mary C. Potter, 81, of the Town of Independence died Sunday (Feb. 3, 2002) at Jones Memorial Hospital.

RUTH A. LYON 
ANGELICA -- Ruth A. Lyon, 84, of 7392 Peavy Rd., passed away Sunday (Feb. 3, 2002) at Jones Memorial Hospital.


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