CLARENCE SIDNEY PERKINS
PRATTSBURGH Clarence Sidney Perkins, 81, of Prattsburgh, died Monday (July 16, 2001) at his home following a long illness.
Born Dec. 6. 1919 in Conesus, he was the son of Clair and Mabel Perkins.
On October 2, 1940, he married June Irene Rogers, who died in April of 1962.
Mr. Perkins had been employed by Gannett Newspaper for several years. He was the owner of Goodrich Diner in Avoca and Naples Diner in Naples for several years. He was the owner and operator of Perkine Pet Supply in Bath from 1982 until the present.
He was an avid Beagler, developing his own Bloodline (Perkline) of Field Champions and was inducted into the Beagler Hall of Fame on June 16, 1990. He was a member of the Prattsburgh First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Stanley Perkins, Ronald (Tracy) Perkins and Roy Perkins, all of Prattsburgh; three daughters, Dixie (Michael) LaPoma of Avon, Bonnie (Gerald) Gee of Wellsville, and Laurie (William) Partridge of Bath; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Darwin Perkins of Rochester; close friend, Betty Howell and her family; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wives June Irene Rogers,and Betty and Harriet Perkins; two sisters, Gladys Miller and Dorothy Richardson; and one great-grandson, Michael LaPoma III.
Friends called Thursday, July 19,from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home in Prattsburgh. Funeral services were held at 11 am. on Friday, July 20, at the First Baptist Church in Prattsburgh. Rev. William Willis officiated.
Memorials may be made to the Prattsburgh Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Prattsburgh First Baptist Church or Southern Tier Hospice.
DOROTHY E. RINGELBERG
BLACK CREEK Dorothy E. Ringelberg, formerly of 6064 Hyde Flat Road, Black Creek, died Saturday (July 14, 2001) in Cuba Memorial Hospital's Residential Care Facility after a lengthy illness.
Born Jan. 5, 1924, in Cuba, she was a daughter of William E. and Paulina Griffin Lyon. In December 1943, in Cuba, she married John M. Ringelberg, who predeceased her.
Mrs. Ringelberg was a graduate of Cuba High School. She and her husband operated a dairy farm for many years. She had also been employed at Cuba Memorial Hospital for 39 years as a supervisor of the central supply service department. She retired in 1997. Mrs. Ringelberg was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church of Cuba.
Surviving are a son, John D. (Cindy) Ringelberg of Black Creek; two grandchildren, Doug Ringelberg of Black Creek and Jill Ringelberg of Cuba; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Lyon; and a sister, Pauline Cooper Brown.
Friends were received Monday (July 16, 2001) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McIntosh Funeral Home (Nicholson Chapel) 24 Genesee Parkway, Cuba. Friends were asked to assemble on Tuesday (July 17, 2001) in Our Lady of the Angels Church, 50 South St., Cuba at 10 a.m., when a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated. The Rev. Jerome Dissek, pastor, was celebrant. Burial was in Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery in Cuba.
A Scriptural Wake Service was held Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Cuba Memorial Hospital, 140 W. Main St., Cuba, NY 14727.
MARIAN E. ROOT
OLEAN Marian E. Root of 133 S. Fifth St. died Thursday (July 12, 2001) at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after a short illness.
Born Jan. 22, 1917, in Olean, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Jenny Dininny. On May 13, 1937, in Olean, she married Donald J. Root, who died Oct. 20, 1995.
A lifelong resident of Olean, she worked as a waitress at the Lincoln Diner for 35 years until her retirement.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Roman Catholic Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Joan (Joseph) John of Olean and Kathleen (Albert) Abdo of Rushford Lake; six grandchildren, Timm Abdo of Olean, Valerie Belleisle of Fairport, Kimberly Wirth of Lockport, Annette McGraw of Allegany, Debra McPherson of Olean and Michelle Rohrabacher of Olean; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, sister-in-law, Dorothy Root of Cuba.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Tim Root; and a sister, Marie Burgess.
Friends called from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean. Funeral services were held Monday (July 16, 2001), starting with a prayer service in the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Mary of the Angels Church. The Rev. Gregory Dobson, pastor, was the celebrant. Burial was in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary of the Angels Church Renovation Fund.
VIVIAN V. SWEET
WELLSVILLE Vivian V. Sweet. 87, of 3350 Riverside Drive died Sunday (July 15, 2001) in Wellsville Manor after along illness.
Born March 30, 1914 in Wellsville, he was the son of Vivian and Bessie Greene Sweet.
On May 10, 1934 in Friendship he was married to Margaret Brown, who survives him.
He was a lifelong resident of Wellsville area and had attended the Andover High School. He was a former member of the Wellsville F&AM Lodge 230.
Mr. Sweet had operated a TV repair shop from his home for several years. He enjoyed building model airplanes and was a member of the WASP. He was a commercial pilot and flew for Joyce Pipeline Co of Andover and Mote Tarantine of the Wellsville Flying Service. For ten years, he was a courier for the Fleet Bank and also had worked for Acme Electric in both Allegany and Cuba, NY.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Barbara (Kenneth) Reynolds of Denton, Texas: two grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kristin) Reynolds of Flower Mound, Texas and Michele (Michael) Osentoski of Longmont, Colo.; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Milton (Florence) Sweet of Wellsville; one sister, Dorothy Chartreau of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville on Thursday, July 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from I to 2 p.m. at which time services were held. Rev. Michael Brady of the C&MA Church of Wellsville officiated. Burial was in the Knights Creek Cemetery in Scio.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
ELMER A. BROWNELL JR.
BOLIVAR Elmer A. Browned Jr., 69, of 112 South St. died Monday (Oct. 8, 2001) in his home.
Born June 18, 1932, in Wellsville, he was a son of Elmer A. and Dorothy Jackson Brownell Sr. He was married to the former Alice Armstrong, who survives.
Mr. Browned was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a welder for Pipeline Union Local 798, working locally for Joyce Pipeline.
He had lived in the Wellsville area before moving to Bolivar 10 years ago.
Mr. Browned was a life member of the American Legion, enjoyed hunting and in his earlier years enjoyed pulling ponies.
Surviving besides his wife of Belfast are four sons, Daniel (Linda) Brownell, Elmer A. Brownell III and Darrold (Doria) Brownell, all of Wellsville, and Clarence Brownell of Depew; a daughter, Jeanna Brownell of Wellsville; five granddaughters; a sister, Darlene (Cecil Sr.) Irish of Wellsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends callws Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., Wellsville, where funeral services wwee held Friday (Oct. 12, 2001) at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ralph Eastlack officiates. Burial wA in Yorks Corners Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.Guy B. `Bud' Bolter,
GUY B. COLTER
BOLIVAR Guy B. Bud Cotter of 6959 Route 417 East died Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2001) in his home after a long illness.
Born Jan. 9, 1928, in Allegany, he was a son of Guy B. and Irene Johnson Colter Sr. On July 27, 1963, in the Portville Methodist Church, he married the former Nina K. Holcomb, who survives.
Mr. Colter was raised in Allegany and operated the family farm until moving to Bolivar. He then worked for the town of Little Genesee and later for Dresser-Rand in Wellsville, retiring in 1983. He also was a self-employed logger for many years.
Mr. Colter was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marines.
His interests included a love of nature and animals. He was an avid horse puller and always had a team of horses to enjoy.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Rick (Michelle) Cornelius of Ashland, Ore., and Edward (Charmaine) Cornelius of Reno, Nev.; two daughters, Katherine (Kris) Ballard of Whitney Point and Galyn (John) Colter-Corneby of Wellsville; six grandchildren, Shanna Ballard, Ryan Ballard, Elisha Colter, Joshua Cornelius, Jacob Cornelius and Tyler Cornelius; two great-grandchildren; an aunt, Edna Johnson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a sister, Gene B. Doane; and a brother, Wayne Johnson.
Friends were received Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. 554 S. Main St., Bolivar.
Funeral services were held Saturday (Oct. 13, 2001) at noon in the Faith Bible Church, Little Genesee, where the Rev. David Herne officiated. Burial was in Bowler Memorial Cemetery, Little Genesee.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Comstock Hospice Care Network, 118 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895.