Joseph F. Lucas
Joseph F. Lucas, of 3454 Sunset Drive, passed away on Saturday April 8, 2006 at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 29, 1919 in Boston, MA. To Jose and Adelina Tilos Lucas. On October 23, 1948 in Mamaroneck he married Mary Palm Serrecchio who predeceased him on April 7, 1980. Joseph was a former resident of Mamaroneck and moved to Wellsville nine years ago to live with his daughter. He was a veteran of the U.S.Army serving during WWII. Joseph came ashore at Normandy and received a purple heart in the Black Forest in Germany. He retired for the MamaroneckUnionFreeSchool District for over 30 years. He was a member of the St. Vito’s Church and part of its Dads Club in the 1960’s and was a member of the Mamaroneck American Legion Post #90. Joseph loved to garden and adored his grandchildren.Survivors include: a daughter, Therese”Terry”Fleischman of Wellsville; 2 grandchildren, Kevin John Fleischman and Laura Fleischman both of Wellsville; several nieces, nephews, sister in laws and brother in laws as well as special friends Lucy and Violet. He was predeceased by a brother Anthony Lucas and a nephew Michael Lucas. Friends are invited to call on Monday April 10 in the J.W. Embser & Sons F.H. in Wellsville from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Prayer service will be held at 10 am on Tuesday April 11 in the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 am with Monsignor Vincent Becker presiding. Memorial wishes include The Salvation Army, Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the SPCA. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Portchester.
Donald Roy Edson
Elkridge, MD / Wellsville, NY
Donald Roy Edson, 80 of 6038 Montgomery RoadElkridge, MD died on Thursday April 27, 2006 at HowardCountyGeneralHospital in Columbia, MD. He was born October 27, 1925 in New York City the son of Herbert Roy and Rita Agnes (Van Valkenburgh) Edson. On October 26, 1947 in Friedburg,Germany he married Margaret Langstrof who survives. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII and served with the Infantry and Military Police. After the war, they moved to New York City where Don earned a Bachelor of Science degree from NYU. They moved to Wellsville in 1949 after Don was hired at the C. E. Air Preheater Company. He eventually became the Advertising Manager for the company. He was a former member of the Wellsville Lions Club where he was involved in set designing for the Minstrel Show. He learned woodworking at AlfredState CollegeVocational School and enjoyed woodworking, home remodeling and family camping. Recent interests included photography and audio video recording. Surviving in addition to his wife Margaret are 3 children, Doug (Kathryn) Edson of Kennebunk, ME., Steven Edson of Elkridge, MD, Debbie (Guy) Anderson of Columbia, MD., 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 1 niece. He was predeceased by his sister, Doris Gayhart in 2002. Friends are invited to a graveside service on Saturday April 6th at 11:00 am in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville with Monsignor Vincent Becker presiding. Members of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion will provide military honors. There will be no prior visitation, but friends are invited to a reception and lunch at the Dyke Engine Company following the service. Memorial suggestions include any charity of the donor’s choice.
Lena M. Fuller
Lena M. Fuller, 87 of 4882 State Route 244 died unexpectedly Sunday April 30, 2006 shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She was born December 20, 1918 in Andover, NY the daughter of Ariel and Bertha (Edwards) Doty. On August 12, 1938 she married Bernard Fuller who predeceased her on August 25, 1990. Lena was raised in Greenwood and was a long time resident of Angelica prior to moving Belmont in 2003. She and her husband owned and operated the family farm in Angelica for 43 years. She loved to sew and bake and will be especially remembered for her home baked rolls. She also enjoyed and was active in gardening up to and including the day she died. She was a member of the Wellsville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She is survived by 1 son, Bruce (Ruth Ann) Fuller of Short Tract, 3 daughters, Barbara Taylor of Wellsville, Sandra (Gene) Fanton of Belmont, Susan Valis of Lincoln, RI, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren, 1 brother, Homer (Carol) Doty of Belmont, 2 sisters, Bertha Brown of Wellsville, Shirley Cannioto of Wellsville and several nieces & nephews. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in BELMONT. The funeral will be Friday May 5th at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Maurice Cairns Overseer of the Wellsville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses presiding. Additionally a memorial service will be Saturday at 2:00 pm in the Kingdom Hall on Chamberlain Street in Wellsville. Memorial suggestions include the Amity Rescue Squad.
Bonnie L. Warboys
Bonnie L. Warboys, 59, of 1423 Alma Hill Road, died unexpectedly on Saturday April 15, 2006 at ECMC in Buffalo, NY. She was born September 11, 1946 in Susquehanna, PA, the daughter of Carl and Florence (Kane) Henderson. On December 12, 1964 she married Robert Warboys who survives. Bonnie was a resident of Elba before moving to Wellsville in 1983. She was a former member of the Wellsville Central School Board of Education; she was active in the Allegany County Republican Committee, was a member of the NRA and the Morrison Hayes American Legion Post 702 Auxiliary in Wellsville. She enjoyed gardening and motorcycle trips. She is survived by her husband Rob of Alma, 3 children, Tammy (Jim George) Warboys of Nunda, Ira (Kimberly) Warboys of Wellsville, Sarah (Scott) Perkins of Belmont, 7 grandchildren, Lynn and David Johnson, Cole Perkins, Sadie, Anthony, Celina & Jaxson Warboys and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to a memorial service on Tuesday April 18th at 2:00 pm in the American Legion Post 702, 23 Jefferson Street in Wellsville with Rev. Eugene Miller presiding. There will be no prior visitation. Memorial suggestions include the American Legion Post 702, 23 Jefferson Street Wellsville, NY 14895. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc.
Edward W. Thomas
Edward W. Thomas, 82, of old State Road, Belmont, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 in the BathVeteransHospital. He was born on January 12, 1924 to John and Winifred Hughes Thomas. On December 20, 1947 in Freedom he married Helen Deats who survives. He retired from the former Hetzel Motors of Wellsville with over 30 years of service. Prior to his employment with Hetzel’s he worked for Phillippi’s in Fillmore. Ed was a charter member of the Short Tract Volunteer Fire Department. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Philippines with the US Army Air Corps as a mechanic. He was a member of the American Legion in Fillmore and in 1955 he was the Allegany County Commander while a member of the former Short Tract American Legion Post 1770. In addition to his wife he is survived by his four children: 2 sons Dale [Susan] Thomas of Belmont and Robert [Susie] ”Fuzzy” Thomas of Campbell; 2 daughters, Terry [Duane] Gelser of Dalton and Suzanne Thomas of Belmont; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; a sister Gladys [John] Dildine of Arcade; a sister in law, Mrs. John [Florence] Thomas of Centerville as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a Brother John Thomas Jr. Family and friends will be received in the J.W. Embser & Sons F. H. in Belmont Today from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and on Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm at which time a funeral service will take place. Rev. Lee Williams will preside and a military service will follow the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Freedom Cemetery and memorials may be made to either the Amity Rescue Squad in Belmont or to the American Heart Association.
Mary J. Culbert
Mary J. Culbert, 86, of 2366 Stannards Road, died on Monday April 10, 2006 at home. She was born June 23, 1919 in Genesee, PA the daughter of William and Margaret (Griffin) Wiles. On November 12, 1941 in Scio she married Paul F. Culbert who predeceased her on June 12, 1985. Mary assisted her husband with the family business the Paul F. Culbert and Sons Farm Implement Company, was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, the Father Brown Mission Club and the Genesee Valley Grange # 1109. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed her dog “Bear”, gardening, and the family farm in Scio. She is survived by 2 daughters, Margaret Ann Smith of Erie, PA and Kathleen Mary (Kim) Morrison of Lake Worth, FL, 4 sons, Richard Culbert, John Culbert and Michael (Louella) Culbert all of Wellsville and Roger (Marcella) Culbert of Fillmore, 18 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Suzanne Nowacki in 1997, 2 grandsons, Matthew Allen Culbert in 1972 and Roger Paul Culbert in 1990, a daughter in law Susan Culbert in 2003, and 2 brothers, Charles and John Wiles. Friends are invited to call on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation on Tuesday (April 18, 2006) at 10:30 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Monsignor Vincent Becker as Celebrant. Burial will be Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorial suggestions include the Immaculate Conception School Memorial Fund or a charity of the Donor’s choice.
Ernest F. ”Ernie” Mitchell
Ernest F. ”Ernie” Mitchell, age 77, passed away on Thursday May 4, 2006 at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 13, 1928 in Alburg, Vermont to Edward J. and Luvia Mitchell and on August 1, 1953 in Rochester he married Nina DiTondo who survives. Ernie was a former resident of Rochester who moved to the Wellsville area in 1982. He attended school in Alburg, Vermont and served with the U.S. Army Engineers 587 Field Maintenance in Germany during the Korean War. He retired from General Motors after 29 and a half years as a machine operator. Ernie was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W, and the Moose of all of Wellsville. He loved the outdoors, nature, bowling and hunting. Surviving besides his wife are 2 daughters, Luanne(Henry) DeCaire of Rochester and Filomena(Brad) Amedeo of Rochester; a son Edward Mitchell of Aurora, NE.; 3 grandchildren, Alexis and Lauren Amedeo and Cassandra Mitchell; a sister Joyce(Tom) Mason of Holley and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters. Friends may attend a memorial mass on Monday May 8, 2006 in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 am with full military honors. Monsignor Vincent Becker will preside with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorials may be made to Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home.
Dorothea Marie Schiavi
Winter Park, Florida
Dorothea Marie Schiavi, 78, a former resident of Wellsville, died on Thursday May 4, 2006 at her home in Florida following a battle with head and neck cancer. She was born November 28, 1927 in Wayland the daughter of Dr. Norbert W. and Frances M. (Leney) Kuch. On October 23, 1948 in Rochester she married Edward Schiavi who predeceased her on August 21, 1966. Dottie was a 1945 graduate of WaylandHigh School and attended NazarethCollege. While living in Wellsville, she was associated with the family businesses, Wellsville House of Glass and Palmer Aeromotive. She was a former member of the Immaculate Conception Church and the Wellsville Country Club. She moved to Florida in 1973 and was employed by the OrangeCountyAdministrativeBuilding and Code Department. She also was the accountant for her daughter Marie’s business and a supporter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. She is survived by 1 son, William Schiavi of Raleigh, NC, 4 daughters, Chick (Mark) Casagrande of Wellsville, Marie Schiavi of Winter Park, FL, Julia Schiavi and her husband Andrew Lord of East Haddam, CT, Anne Schiavi of Winter Springs, FL, 5 grandchildren, Lindsay, Angie, Jon, Richie, Nena, 1 Sister, Frances Kuch of Livingston, Texas, 3 Sisters in law, Anne (Bud) Stahl of Avon, Rita Steinbach of Colorado Springs, CO, Dorothy Schiavi of Dansville, a close personal friend Donna Loggie of Winter Park, FL, several nieces & nephews and her constant canine companion Winkie. She was predeceased in addition to her husband by a son, Paul Schiavi in 1999 and 2 brothers, Norbert and Raymond Kuch. Friends are invited to a memorial Mass on Tuesday May 9th at 10:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Monsignor Vincent Becker as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Pius Cemetery in Cohocton. Memorial suggestions include The Dorothea Schiavi SPCA Fund, payable to Children First % 4448 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804. Local arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc.