V. JUNE DICKINSON
BELMONT — V. June Dickinson, 78, of 5678 Tuckers Corners Road died Thursday (May 16, 2002) in her home after a long illness.
Born Aug. 12, 1923, in Little Marsh, Pa., she was a daughter of Charles and Minnie Mae Manning Asher.
Ms. Dickinson was a lifelong resident of the Belmont area. She graduated from Belmont High School in 1942 and from Nyack Missionary College in 1945.
She enjoyed oil painting and was an avid bird watcher as a member of the Allegany County Bird Club.
Mrs. Dickinson was director of the medical records department at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, retiring in 1986. She had also served as deputy village clerk in Belmont for several years.
She also worked for several years in the quality assurance departments of the Highland Nursing Home in Wellsville and the Hewitt Manor Nursing Home in Shinglehouse, Pa.
She is survived by her previous husband, David L. Dickinson of Wellsville; two daughters, Melody (Darwin) Fanton and Rebecca (James) Wightman, both of Wellsville; six grandchildren; a sister, Lois Reynolds of Belmont; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Blanche Iris Dunning; and a brother, C. James Manning.
Friends called at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home Saturday from 7 to 9 pm. Private graveside services were held Monday (May 20, 2002) at 11 am in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. The missionary elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiated.
Memorials may be made to the Belmont Free Library, the David A. Howe Library in Wellsville, or a charity of the donor's choice.
A. DONALD INSLEY
WELLSVILLE — A. Donald Insley, 67, of 354 S. Main St. died Sunday (May 19, 2002) in his home.
Born Jan. 15, 1935, in Sonyea, he was a son of Albert W. and Mary Oliver Insley. On Nov. 29, 1958, in Geneva, he married Rita McGuire, who survives.
Mr. Insley was raised in Mt. Morris and had lived in Rochester and Morrisville before moving to Wellsville in 1970.
He graduated from Mt. Morris High School in 1952 and Craig Colony School of Nursing in 1954. He received his bachelor of science degree in education from SUNY at Geneseo in 1961 and his master's degree in nursing at the University of Rochester in 1964.
Mr. Insley taught nursing at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, was chairman of the Nursing Department at SUNY at Morrisville for five years and chairman of the Nursing Department at SUNY at Alfred until his retirement in 1998.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville, past president of the Immaculate Conception School Home School Association, member of the Knights of Columbus Council 919 in Wellsville, was a lay minister for Immaculate Conception Church, member of Emerald Hook & Ladder Co. #3 in Wellsville, past president of the Wellsville Kiwanis Club, member of Wellsville Moose Lodge 601 and Elks Lodge 1495 in Wellsville, was a past Little League and Babe Ruth coach in Wellsville, was scorekeeper for the Wellsville High School basketball team for 14 years and was a trainer for the Wellsville High School football team.
In 2000 he received the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.
Surviving besides his wife are nine children, Diane Insley of San Marcos, Texas, Deborah Insley of Wellsville, Karen (Robert) Carson of Canandaigua, Kathleen (Robert) Toney and Robert (Tracy) Insley, both of Wellsville, Douglas (Amy) Insley of Rochester, James (Karen) Insley of Wellsville, Jean Insley and Timothy (Krista) Insley, both of Rochester; 16 grandchildren; two brothers, Oliver (Sally) Insley of Mt. Morris and Frederick (Paige) Insley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a grandson, Bryce Insley, on Jan. 24, 2001.
Friends called at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., Wellsville, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services were held Thursday (May 23, 2002) beginning with a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church. Father Dennis Wolf was the celebrant. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wellsville.
Memorial suggestions include Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY 14620.
PHYLLIS E. ROTH
HOUGHTON — Phyllis E. Roth a former resident of 12 Luckey Drive died Monday, May 20, 2002, in Cuba Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born on may 8, 1986.
Mrs. Roth was a member of the Houghton Wesleyan Church and a graduate of Houghton College. She was a library aid at Houghton College for several years.
Surviving are five sons, Elmer “Skeets” (Wanda) Roth Jr. of Brooksville, Fl., David (Martha) Roth of Burnsville, Minn., Daniel (Judy) Roth of Conway, S.C., Paul (Linda) Roth of Fillmore, and Samuel (Sue) Roth of Rushford; fifteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends were received from 7 to 9 pm on Wed. at Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee St., Fillmore where funeral services were held on Thursday (May 23, 2002) at 11:00 am. The Rev. John Hartman, Pastor of Fillmore Wesleyan Church officiated. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Houghton.
ERNEST W. SCOTT
FRIENDSHIP — Ernest W. “Ernie” Scott, 69, of 5 1/2 Maple Ave. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday (May 14, 2002) in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville.
Born Feb. 15, 1933, in Belvidere, he was a son of Edward and Rose Mastin Scott.
A longtime resident of Belvidere before moving to Friendship in 1994, Mr. Scott was a graduate of Belmont High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1952 to 1956 aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid.
He was formerly employed by A.L. Blades & Sons of Hornell and several other area construction companies.
Mr. Scott was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Belvidere. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and lived life to its fullest.
Surviving are two sisters, Pearl Gelser of Belmont and Clara Harris of Angelica; four brothers, Kenneth (Vivian) Scott of Richburg, Walter (Janice) Scott of Belvidere, Donald Scott of Bolivar and Jack Scott of Black Creek; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Shirley Wilson of Friendship.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Harold Scott, Leon Scott, George Scott and Laverne Scott; and two sisters, Helen Peterson and Mabel Scott.
Friends called Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., Belmont, where funeral services were held Saturday (May 18, 2002) at 1 pm The Rev. Dawn Barrett of the Allegany County Episcopal Ministry officiated. Burial with military honors were in Forest Hills Cemetery, Belmont.
Following interment, friends and family were invited to the home of Jane David for a luncheon, hosted by Mr. Scott's niece, Jane David, and his sister-in-law, Leona Scott.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
JAMES N. WHEELER
BOLIVAR — James N. Wheeler, 69, of 7353 Forman Hollow Road, a former Olean resident, died Friday (May 17, 2002) in Olean General Hospital following a brief illness.
Born May 12, 1933, in West Sparta, NY, he was a son of Edwin and Violetta Rosier Wheeler. On March 12, 1982, in Portville, he married the former Mary Halwig, who survives.
Mr. Wheeler was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a former employee of the Allegany Department of Forest, Crow Taxi Co. of Olean, Napolean Taxi Co. of Olean and was a crew chief for Domino's Pizza in Olean.
After moving to Bolivar he served as dog control officer for Bolivar and Richburg.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans' Chapter 11 in Allegany and the Allegany American Legion Post 892.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Christina L. Wheeler and Jessica L. Wheeler, both at home, Judy Wheeler of Angelica and Laurie Wheeler of Wellsville; two grandchildren; three sons, James Wheeler Jr., David Wheeler and Danny Wheeler, all of East Aurora; and a sister, Jeanette Warner of Bolivar.
he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Wheeler; and a brother, Jerry Wheeler.
Friends called Saturday from 2 to 5 pm at the Schaffner Funeral Home, Inc. in Bolivar. Funeral and committal services were held on Monday (May 20, 2002) at 11 am, with James Todd of Corning officiating. Burial was in the National Cemetery in Bath.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or to the Allegany American Legion Post 892.
CAROL A. ZWIEFKA
WELLSVILLE — Carol A. Zwiefka, 51, of 273 Farnum St. died Thursday (May 16, 2002) .
Born March 11, 1951, in Coudersport, Pa., she was a daughter of Charles and Jean Stillson Gill. On Nov. 3, 1989, in Andover, she married Mathew J. Zwiefka, who survives.
Mrs. Zwiefka was a former resident of Whitesville.
She was a graduate of Northern Potter High School in Ulysses, Pa., and the Bradford (Pa.) School of Beauty.
Mrs. Zwiefka was a member of and historian for the American Legion Post 702 Auxiliary in Wellsville, a member of the American Legion Ladies bowling team, and she had marched with the St. Joseph Drum Corps of LeRoy.
She loved spending time with her grand “babies” and niece, and she enjoyed country music and playing the guitar.
Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Elice (Thomas) Slavin Jr. of Wellsville and Lana (Ryan) Davis of Waynesboro, Pa.; four grandchildren; her mother and stepfather, Jean and Keith Truax of Gold, Pa.; three sisters, Brenda (Marvin) Grover of Genesee, Pa., Deb (Leon) Graves of Middlebury Center, Pa., and Penny Truax Prokopchuck of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father.
Friends called at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., Wellsville, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday (May 21, 2002) from noon to 2 p.m., at which time funeral services were held. The Rev. Ralph Eastlack officiated.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 702 Auxiliary of Wellsville.