ROBERT L. BEEBE
ROBERT L. BEEBE, 85, formerly of 14 Orchard Street passed away Saturday, June 19, 2004 in Rochester. He was born January 12, 1919 in Cuba, the son of Ernie and Ruth (Miller) Beebe. On Jan 26, 1946 in Andover he married Loretta Baker who predeceased him in 2003.
Robert was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was employed by the Wellsville Daily Reporter as a printer from 1936 to 1942 and from 1945 to 1949. He joined the US Army to fight in the South Pacific during World War II, serving from 1942 to 1945. He was a dairy farmer in Cuba from 1949 to 1966, when he became a machinist for Acme Electric, retiring in 1981.
He was a member of Our Lady of Angels church in Cuba, the Cuba/Portville Horseshoe League, and a life member of the Cuba VFW. He also served as the Justice of the Peace for the town of Lyndon. Robert enjoyed music very much.
Robert is survived by 2 sons: Daniel [Barbara] Beebe of Rochester, Thomas [Kathy] Beebe of Tempe, AZ; 3 daughters: Mary Anne (Cobey) Shelton of Conyers, GA, Helen (Mike) Perez of Laurel, MD, Linda (Brayton) Tambs of Farnham, NY; 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Robert is predeceased by a sister: Mrs. Janet Norris and a brother John Beebe
There will be no prior service, and burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wellsville. Memorials are suggested to a library of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville.
Robert L. Hill
Robert L. Hill, 65, of 2496 Perkins Rd, Wellsville, died July 12, 2003 at his home with his wife present. He was born and raised in Akron, OH.
As a young man he served in the United States Marine Corps. He then made the San Francisco Bay area his home, where in 1972 he met his wife, Judy. They have been residents of Wellsville since 1979. He was self employed as the owner of the Andover Liquor Store and the Emporium of Andover and the owner/manager of several rental properties.
Bob loved spending time with his family and friends, being in nature, and pursuing his many interests: business ventures, building, remodeling, and landscaping projects, and artistic endeavors, particularly carving and sculpting. He will be remembered for his positive outlook and love of life by the many family and friends whose lives he has touched.
Friends are invited to call at the family residence from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 15, 2003. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the SPCA serving Allegany County.
Ruby J. VanGorder
Ruby J. VanGorder, of 120 Maple Ave., died at home on Wednesday, December 3, 2003. She was born on November 1, 1916 in Alfred to Bryon and Blanche Chaffee Clair. On April 6, 1937 in Elkland, PA. she married Walden L. VanGorder, who predeceased her on April 29, 1988. Ruby was a former resident of Belmont and Addison. She worked for Lodge on the Green in Painted Post and in the mid 1940s for the Texas Hot, loved all animals and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville.
Survivors include: a son Charles F. VanGorder of Wellsville and a daughter Sandra L. [John] Cleary of Pittsford; 2 granddaughters and 3 great grandchildren.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass on Friday December 5 at 2pm in the Immaculate Conception Church with Reverend Dennis Wolf, Celebrant. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery and donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons F.H. in Wellsville.
RUTH E. ACKLEY
RUTH E. ACKLEY, 82, of 12 Herman Avenue, passed away on Friday February 20, 2004 at the Wellsville Highland Healthcare Center. She was born on August 5, 1921 in Olean, the daughter of Fred and Flora (Baker) DeGolier. On July 19, 1947 in Olean she married Clifford “Duke” Ackley who survives.
She was a 1939 graduate of Olean High School and a 1940 Secretarial Science graduate of the Bryant & Stratton Business Institute in Buffalo. She was employed by the Kenmore Bakery as a bookkeeper from 1940 – 1941; Clark Brothers Co. Inc. in Olean as the secretary to the Assistant Chief Engineer from 1941 – 1943; Bell Aircraft Corporation in Niagara Falls as the secretary to the assistant Chief Test Pilot and the secretary to the Vice-President of Engineering from 1943 - 1947; and Air Preheater Corp. in Wellsville from 1951 to 1981 as the executive secretary to George D. Braddon and secretary to Tom Woolard, President of Air Preheater. She came to Wellsville in 1947. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, a former member of the Wellsville Lioness Club and the Lady Elks.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter: Linda (Barry) Gridley of Wellsville, 3 grandchildren: Bernie, Chelsea, and Matthew Gridley of Wellsville, 2 sisters: Betty DeGolier of Clermont, FL, and Helen Simons of Milford, DE, and 1 nephew.
She is predeceased by a daughter, Peggy Ackley, and a son, David Ackley.
Friends are invited to call on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville, and on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. The funeral service will follow visitation on Tuesday at 11:00 am with Rev. Robert Morris Presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. The Wellsville Lions Club will pay their respects at 7:00 pm Monday and memorial suggestions include the Trinity Lutheran Church.
STELLA D. SCHWALB
STELLA D. SCHWALB, 92, of 151 ˝ Early Street, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2004 after a short illness at the home of her granddaughter, Lee Poole. She was born on June 3, 1911 in Salamanca, the daughter of Alexander and Katherine Sipko. On August 16, 1937 she married Leonard “Bud” Schwalb, who predeceased her on December 29, 1986.
Stella was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church, its Altar and Rosary Society, and an active member of the Allegany County Catholic Women’s Association. She was also a Life Member of the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and an active 52 year honor member of the Holly Twig.
Stella is survived by 1 son: David (Karen) Schwalb, 2 granddaughters: Lee (Bryan) Poole and Shannon Schwalb, 2 grandsons: Stephen and Andrew Schwalb, 3 great grandchildren: Melissa, Kelsey, and Meredith Poole, and 1 daughter in law: Ora Mae Schwalb, all of Dallas, Texas. Also surviving is 1 brother: Stanley (Ann) Sipko of Salamanca, 1 sister: Helen Ledden of Roanoke, Virginia, special friends Roxanne, Jim, and Daniel Rice of Wellsville, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by 2 brothers: Bernard and her twin John Sipko, and 1 sister: Josephine Oelkrue.
Stella will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.
Friends are invited to call on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9pm in the J.W. Embser & Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville where a Rosary will be said at 8:30pm . A prayer service will be held Saturday at 9:30am in the Funeral Home followed by A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Rev. Dennis Wolfe as celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorial suggestions include Immaculate Conception Church, Jones Memorial Hospital, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Susan Marie Culbert
Susan Marie Culbert, of 2366 Route 19 South, passed away Sunday October 26 at home with her family. She was born on January 12, 1952 in Wellsville to Robert and Etta [Love] Mitchell. On September 25th,1972 in Wellsville she married Richard [Dick] Culbert who survives. Sue graduated from Richburg Central School worked at Acme Electric in Cuba and was the secretary for Paul F. Culbert & Sons . She was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, walking and visiting with friends at McDonalds and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville.
Surviving beside her husband are 2 sons Richie [Cindy] Culbert of Fairport and Tom Culbert of Wellsville and a granddaughter Lydia Elizabeth Culbert; her father of Richburg; 4 brothers Rocky [Rose] Mitchell of Arcade, Elmer [Paula] Mitchell of West Almond, Fred [Shirley] Mitchell of Richburg and Robert [Debbie] Mitchell of Bolivar. Her mother-in-law Mary Culbert of Wellsville,several brother and sister-in-laws and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday October 30 from 2-4 & 7-9pm in the J.W. Embser & Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday October 31 at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Dennis Wolf presiding. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church or to The American Cancer Society.