Darwin K. Barnes
Darwin K. Barnes, 80, of 65 Early Street, passed away on Monday May 9, 2005 at home. He was born February 5, 1925 in Scio the son of Homer and Anna (Norton) Barnes. He was a graduate of Wellsville High School, attended Manlius Military Academy, Alfred State College and served with the U.S. Navy. On November 13, 1948 in Wellsville he married Betty Hambridge who survives. He was employed most of his life in the construction business as a Superintendent and Estimator for Hornell Construction Company, A. L. Blades of Hornell, NY, L.C. Whitford Company of Wellsville and most recently Wayne Paving & Contracting of Shinglehouse, PA until his retirement in 2004. He was an avid sportsman and traveler, a member of St. John Episcopal Church in Wellsville, the Wellsville Elks Lodge # 1495, the Morrison Hayes America Legion Post # 702, the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW, the Six S Golf Club and the People to People Citizens Ambassador Program. Through this program he traveled to Russia, Sibera, the Republic of China, Australia and New Zealand. Surviving in addition to his wife Betty are 3 daughters, Ann O’Donnell of Farmington, Gail (Dan) Bell of Petaluma, CA and Nancy (Dale) Sherwood of Victor, NY. He is also survived by three grandsons, Jeffrey and Scott Sherwood, Matthew Bell, 2 sisters, Earsol Mattison and Rena Cowles of Wellsville, 2 sister in laws, Gertrude Barnes of Allegany and Rowena Barnes of Wellsville and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by 3 brothers, Norton, Arthur and Gerald Barnes, 2 sisters, Gladys Waldon and Evelyn Rhodes and his Step father Howard Trowbridge. Friends are invited to a memorial service on Thursday May 12th at 11:00 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Wellsville with Rev. Dawn Barrett presiding. There will be no prior visitation, burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorial suggestions include a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc.
Joseph “Joe” D. Gould
Joseph “Joe” D. Gould, 48, of 11 Baker Street, passed away at his home on Thursday May 19, 2005. He was born on March 4, 1957 in Olean to Edward F. and Esther C. [Hall] Gould. Joe attended school in Allegany and Randolph. He later learned how to drive semi trucks and drove for Swift Trucking. He was a disc jockey in the area known as Joe the DJ. He belonged to the Moose Lodge 601 of Wellsville and played in the Coorslight Pool League also in Wellsville. Joe had volunteered at the Shinglehouse Fire Department, loved to play bingo, was an avid NASCAR fan, liked to listen to music, hunt and fish. Survivors include: His Father Edward of Florida; two sons Mike [Heidi] Shaw of Belmont and Joseph R. Gould of Friendship; 3 daughters Tammy Jablonski of Friendship, Ann Overturf of Scio, and Theresa Shaw of Wellsville; 3 sisters Donna M. Brown of Andover, Kathleen D. Smith and Michelle M. Euscher both of Jamestown; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by; His mother and a brother Stephen T. Gould. Friends may call on Sunday May 22 from 7-9 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville and on Monday from 10 am to 11 am at which time a funeral service will take place. Pastor Ben Grover will preside and the burial will be in Hinsdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to either the Home Care and Hospice or to the Andover Fire Department.
CATHERINE L. DONOVAN
CATHERINE L. DONOVAN, 84, of 177 S. Main Street, passed away on Monday May 23, 2005 at Olean General Hospital. She was born January 25, 1921 in Hornell the daughter of Charles and Catherine (Lynch) Lynch. On November 17, 1948 in Andover she married William F. Donovan who predeceased her on April 8, 2001. She was a graduate of WellsvilleHigh School and the Wellsville campus of the Rochester Business Institute.She was a former employee of Norman Fitzer attorney and the Bell Telephone Company in Wellsville. Later with her husband she owned and operated Raubers Furniture in Wellsville for many years and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. Catherine is survived by 3 sons; William F. (Judy) Donovan Jr. of Olean, Charles P. (Julie) Donovan of Franklin, TN., Edward J. Donovan of Wellsville, 1 daughter; Mary O. (Michael) Rotolo of North Royalton, Ohio, 6 grandchildren; Gregory, Patrick, Kelly & Kevin Donovan and Catherine and Christopher Rotolo, 1 sister; Aquinas (Frank) McCormick of Andover and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson; Mark William Donovan and 10 brothers and sisters; Charles, Norbert, James, Rita, Martina, Henry, Anna & Kevin Lynch, Mary Dolan and Geraldine Callahan. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday May 25th at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville; there will be no prior visitation. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorial suggestions include the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc.
HELEN MARIE EVERLY
HELEN MARIE EVERLY, 91, of 4192A Bolivar Road, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born October 12, 1913 in Union Hill, NJ, the daughter of Christian and Jenny (Ackermann) Jahrling. She married Robert William Everly, who predeceased her in 1966. Before coming to Wellsville, Helen was a longtime resident of Pearl River, NY. Helen is survived by a son Robert Everly of Andover; a daughter Susan (Eduard) Douze of Tulsa, OK; 2 grandsons, Robert A. Everly and Richard A. Everly, and a sister Catherine Jehn of Englewood Cliffs, NJ. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her dear friend Fred Cooper. There will be no visitation, and a later memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville.
HERMAN THIELE, 96, formerly 157 Stone Dam Road, passed away at the Wellsville Manor Care Center Wednesday, May 25, 2005 following a brief illness. He was born March 24, 1909 in Buffalo, the son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Schwalb) Thiele. He was married to the former Bessie Ann Mulvey who predeceased him March 23, 2002. A former resident of Buffalo, he served with the U. S. Army during World War II and received a Bronze Star for his part in storming the beaches at Normandy, Herman was later employed by Buffalo Ice and Power; was an assistant engineer at Buffalo School #4, and a doorman and elevator operator at the Statler Hotel. After retirement he moved to the Wellsville area and has resided here for the past 30 years. Herman is survived by 3 nieces: Janice Grubb of Hamburg, Della McCarty of Buffalo, Jo Ann Hlavaty of Wellsville; and a sister-in-law Ruth Mulvey of Wellsville. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by 2 brothers: Lenhard and Herbert Thiele and a sister Viola Thiele. Friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 28th from noon to 2:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm with Rev. Eugene Miller presiding. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include any charity of the donor’s choice.
Janette Collins, 74, of 6064 Phillips Hill Road, passed away on Monday May 30, 2005 at her home. She was born May 25, 1931 the daughter of John and Evelyn (Kriss) Atkins. She first married Louis Dalaba, then Larry Collins, both of whom predeceased her. Janette is survived by a foster daughter: Janice McAlpine of Bolivar, 47 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren including 4 sets of twins, 2 brothers: David Atkins of Hemet, CA, and August Atkins of DeKalb Junction, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend and caregiver, Robert Pendleton of Bolivar. In addition to her two husbands, Janette was predeceased by a brother, Phillip Atkins, and 2 sisters: Regina White and Rose Miller. Friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 2nd from noon to 2:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ron Sellers presiding. Memorial suggestions include the Bolivar Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
CAROL L. WHITE
CAROL L. WHITE, 36, of Saunders Road, in Belmont passed away Friday, May 27 in the town of Allen. She was born February 20, 1969 Cherry Point, NC the daughter of Randall E. and Lynn C. (Green) Bentley Sr. In August of 1995 in Andover she married Jack White, who survives. She was a graduate of Belmont Central High School and had first been employed at the Wellsville Manor Care Center, then at Highland Health Care Center in Wellsville as a nurse’s aid. She loved her job and will be greatly missed by the residents. Carol was an avid bowler and loved camping and fishing with her husband. She also enjoyed taking her nieces and nephews fishing. In addition to her husband Jack, she is survived by her parents Randall and Lynn Bentley of Belmont, her paternal grandmother Geraldine Bentley of Belmont, 2 brothers; William (Stacey) Bentley of Belmont, Randall (Melissa) Bentley Jr. of Belmont, 2 sisters; Susan (Steve Tilley) Bentley of Portville, Jennifer (Mark) Cline of Belmont, several aunts, uncles, cousins and 8 nieces and nephews; Sara, Alec, Elizabeth, Ryan, Brooke, Dakota, Rhea and Jacob. Friends are invited to call on Friday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm only at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Belmont. The funeral service will be Saturday, June 4 at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Pastor Duane Broadwell presiding. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include the S.P.C.A.Serving Allegany County.
Walter B. Shine
Walter B. Shine, 90, of 122 E. Dyke Street, passed away on Thursday June 2, 2005 at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born October 10, 1914 in Wellsville, the Son of Jeremiah and Catherine (Kane) Shine. On October 21, 1950 in Andover he married Irene Lynch who survives. He was a 1932 graduate of Wellsville High School and was Veteran of the U.S. Army during WW II. He was first employed by the Sinclair Refinery and later by the L. C. Whitford Co. until his retirement in 1976. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, a life member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge # 1495, the Lynch-Burgett American Legion Post # 397 in Andover and was inducted into the Wellsville High School “Sports Hall of Fame”. Walter was the unofficial historian of Wellsville and was an avid local high school sports fan.Surviving in addition to wife Irene, is 1 daughter, Nancy (Kevin) Monroe of Wellsville, 4 grandchildren, Jarod Evans, Briana (Luke) Tronetti, Alex Coustenis, Nicole Coustenis, 1 great grandson, Jason Tronetti, 2 sisters, Helen (George) LaChance and Gertrude O’Brien, a son in law, Steve Coustenis and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ann Coustenis in 2004, a son, Patrick in 1951, 4 brothers, Joe, Paul, Bill and Bernie, 4 sisters, Margaret, Katherine, Elizabeth and Dorothy. Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville, with the Elks service Sunday at 8:00 pm. Services will begin Monday June 6th at 9:00 am with a prayer in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Rev. Dennis Wolf as celebrant. Burial with military honors will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorial suggestions include the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, The David A. Howe Library or HomeCare & Hospice.
Ethel Kaplan, of 4701 Ingraham Road, passed away on Friday June 3, 2005 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, NY. She was born on May 5, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Sol and Helen Bialer. On March 28, 1954 she married Ralph Kaplan who predeceased her on January 18, 2005. Helen was a former resident of Commack, NY. and West Palm Beach, FL. prior to moving to Belmont, NY. in 2003.She was a secretary in the Smithtown School District. Survivors include 2 sons; Bruce [Cathleen] Kaplan of Belmont, NY. and Eric [Laurie] Kaplan of Oceanside, NY.; 3 grandchildren; a brother Stewart Bialer and a sister Sylvia Rheingold. A service was held at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville and burial was in B’Nai Israel Cemetery in Hinsdale, NY.