JOHN J. SLOAN
JOHN J. SLOAN, of 6033 Route 417 E., passed away on Tuesday December 9, 2003 shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. He was born September 14, 1918 in Allentown, the son of John P. and Tirzah (Smith) Sloan. On July 10, 1937 in Wellsville he married Geraldine M. Hurd, who predeceased him on October 20, 2000. John was a life long resident of Allentown had attended the Allentown and Vosburg schools and was a graduate of Bolivar High School. At age 18 he began his career in the oil fields as a roustabout and continued as an oil producer for Sloan Estate throughout his life. He was also a partner in the S.C. & F. Oil Company of Andover, operated a Christmas tree farm and was a crane operator at C. E. Air Preheated Company in Wellsville from September 23, 1964 until his retirement on February 1, 1981.
He was a member of the Allentown United Methodist Church, the Allentown Volunteer Fire Department and a former member of the Allentown Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He played the saxophone and piano and had a dance band in his early years. He loved woodworking, remodeling and was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Beverly Root of Allentown and Barbara (Doug) Lewis of Port Orange, FL. formerly of Scio, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews and his good friend and companion Gertrude Peaslee of Bolivar. He was predeceased by a half brother, Leonard Runyan and 2 sisters, Mary Alice Fuller and Ethel Richardson.
Friends are invited to call on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Saturday December 13th at 11:00 am in the Allentown United Methodist Church, with Rev. Diane Cox and Roberta Baker presiding. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville and memorial suggestions include the Allentown United Methodist Church, Allentown Volunteer Fire Department or to the S.P.C.A. Serving Allegany County.
JOAN FRANCES REGAN
Takoma Park, Maryland
JOAN FRANCES REGAN, of Takoma Towers, died Monday December 22, 2003 at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She was born June 25, 1943 in Wellsville, NY the daughter of Thomas F. and Gertrude (Dowling) Regan. Joan graduated from the Immaculate Conception School, Wellsville in 1958 and Wellsville High School in 1960. She received her BA degree from Marymount College in Terrytown, NY and her MA from Manhattenville College in Purchase, NY. She was a former school teacher at the Simsbury Public School System in Simsbury, CT.
She is survived by 1 sister, Dr. Judy Regan Marcin of Columbia, MD. 3 nieces, Shelah Marcin, Sarah Tomalty, Susan Marcin, 1 nephew, Peter Marcin, 4 grand nieces and 3 grand nephews.
Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday (or Monday) December 27, 2003 at 1:00 pm. in the Immaculate Conception Church 24 Maple Avenue, Wellsville. Rev. Dennis Wolf will be celebrant, and interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wellsville. There will be no prior visitation, memorial suggestion include the Immaculate Conception School or a charity of the donors choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville.
Joseph Jerome Tobin
Joseph Jerome Tobin, 87 of Manor Hills passed away on Thursday April 22, 2004 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 15, 1916 in Yonkers, NY, the son of Thomas Michael and Agnes Crowley Tobin. On Jan 7, 1946 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral he married Dorothy Gettig who pre-deceased him in 1987.
Joe was a 1934 graduate of All Hallows High School in New York City. He attended Niagara University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in 1938. He received his Masters of Arts in Education from Columbia University in 1941.
Although legally blind in one eye since childhood, he outwitted the Army doctors on the eye test and enlisted in the United States Army in July, 1942. He served in the Third Army, XX Corp, 135th Combat Engineers and in the 94th Infantry Division. From July 1944 to April 1945 he served in the European Theater in France and in Germany. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the Battle for Metz in Nov. 1944. He was also awarded the Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal.
Joe worked as an Oiler for the Poirier McClain Construction Co. in Geneva, NY and as Machine Maintenance Foreman for Walsh Driscoll Co. in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He was a Business Representative for Consolidated Edison, Westchester County, NY for 30 years retiring in 1978.
He loved gardening and music and was always singing while he worked. He was an avid reader and did extensive research in Russian History
Joe was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Scio, NY. He was a fifty-three year member of the American Legion, last affiliated with the Herbert DeLong Post 808 Belmont, NY.
In addition to his parents and wife, Joe was pre-deceased by four brothers: Hon. John E. Tobin, Francis P. Tobin, William A. Tobin and Thomas M. Tobin, Jr. Joe is survived by daughter Rusty Tobin of Belmont, NY, son Joseph Tobin Jr. and his wife Linda of Uniontown, Ohio, and daughter Teresa Tobin and her husband Gary Cohen of Metuchen, NJ; his grandchildren Charles Cohen and Rebecca Erickson of Edison, NJ, Sarah Cohen and Joseph Cohen of Metuchen, NJ; sisters-in-law Virginia Tobin Clark of Florida and Lois Tobin, family friend Jackie Manis of Belmont and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. and Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in BELMONT. Services will begin Wednesday April 28, 2004 at 10:30 am with a prayer in the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church in Belmont at 11:00 am with Rev. Dennis Wolf as Celebrant. The committal with military honors will follow Mass. Memorial suggestions include the Belmont Literary and Historical Library, Belmont, NY 14813, Home Care & Hospice, Wellsville, NY 14895 or Manor Hills Wellsville, NY 14895.
KATHERINE E. PECKHAM
KATHERINE E. PECKHAM, 81, formerly of Belmont passed away Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at the Bradford Manor in Bradford, PA. She was born October 20, 1922 in Sweden Valley, PA, the daughter of Clifton B. and Eva Ida (Ackley) Young.
Katherine married Martin J. Funk Sr. and in 1967 she married Alfred E. Peckham who predeceased her in 1992. She was a Wellsville High School graduate, and was employed as a secretary for the Allegany County Cooperative Extension in Belmont for many years. She was a member of Professional Secretaries International and AARP.
She is survived by 2 sons: Martin J. (Alice) Funk Jr. of Polacca, AZ; Victor L. (Gail) Funk of Belmont; 2 daughters: Sandra K. (Richard) Ayers of Victor, NY; Wanda R. (Ken) Hollamby of Olean; 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Gladys Saunders of Olean; Ruth Saunders of Friendship; and several nieces and nephews.
Katherine was predeceased by 1 brother: Carlos Perry, and 2 sisters: Frances Western and Pearl Perry.
Friends are invited to call from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Friday, June 4, 2004 at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Belmont. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am following visitation in the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.
KATHERINE L. COOK
KATHERINE L. COOK, 90, of 4192A Bolivar Road, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born on October 30, 1913 in New Britain, CT. the daughter of Louis and Katherine (Schaeffer) Baldwin. She was married to Joseph Cook, who predeceased her in 1994.
Kay was a graduate of Syracuse University and a former art teacher at Alfred Almond Central School. She was a longtime Allegany County resident until moving to Florida in 1984. She moved back to New York State after the death of her husband and has been a resident of the Wellsville Manor Care Center since 1998.
Surviving her are 1 son: Kenneth Cook of Lindenhurst, NY, 3 grandchildren, and 1 brother: Dr. Robert Baldwin of Essex, CT. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by 2 children: Dr. Steven Cook and Jodi Cook.
There will be no prior visitation and services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville and memorial suggestions include the Activities Department of the Wellsville Manor Care Center.
KATHLEEN TELLER, 78, formerly of Snyder Road, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2004 in Mount Morris, NY. She was born on December 29, 1925 in the Town of Alma, the daughter of Cecil and Ruth (Watson) Curtin. On January 18, 1947 she married Russell Teller, who predeceased her October 23, 2001.
Kathleen was a longtime bookkeeper for the Elmhurst Dairy and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Christmas was her favorite time of year. She loved her home, landscaping, and planting rose bushes. She loved her Irish setter dogs, which she raised and sold for over 30 years, especially Tammy.
She is survived by a daughter: Stephanie Stalker of Geneseo, 5 grandchildren: Dean (Nikki) Jones, Bradley (Stephanie) Jones, Desiree (Dan) DeMart, Aaron Stephens, and Brianne Stalker, and 4 great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Kathleen was predeceased by 2 sisters: Barbara Dean and Norma Bierman.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, August 2 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Wolf presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. Memorial suggestions include the S.P.C.A. Serving Allegany County.