JOSEPH "JOE" GIELOW
BELFAST -- Joseph "Joe" Gielow, 75, died Saturday (Feb. 2, 2002) after an extended illness.
He was a member of the Iron Workers Union.
Survivors include his devoted and loving wife, Joyce Gielow; children, Tedde (Randy) Swarthout, Joseph Gielow, Jr., Timothy Gielow, Kirk Gielow, Becky Gielow, Mark Gielow, Richard (Roxanne) Fuller, Peter (Sue) Fuller, Lewis (Leslie) Fuller, Susan (Allen) Corbett, John Muckle and James (Rebecca) Relyea; 24 grandchildren; a brother, Elmer (Katherine) Gielow; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services are private.
The family suggests donations be sent to the Leukemia Society, 5500 Main St, Buffalo, N.Y., 14221.
IRENE B. FORD
WELLSVILLE - Irene B. Ford, 88, formerly of 247 N. Main St., Wellsville, died Saturday (Feb. 17, 2001) in Jones Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 25, 1912 in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Fred and Martha Meyn Barnes.
In 1946 in Wellsville, she married Daniel Ford, who died March 29, 1969.
She was a former resident of Bolivar. She attended grade school in Wellsville and graduated from Bolivar High School. She also was a graduate from the R.N. program from Buffalo City Hospital.
She was employed at Jones Memorial Hospital for many years and then later she worked as an Industrial Nurse for Worthington Corp. for 35 years, retiring in 1966.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and very active in the Dorcas Guild, the Senior Club and the Altar Guild.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Jane Barnes of San Jose, Calif.; a nephew, Gary Barnes of San Jose, Calif.
She was predeceased by a brother, F. Richard Barnes who passed away Aug. 23, 1999.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. only Tuesday at the First Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville, where services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Rev. J. Arthur Cox officiating. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorials to be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsville.
G. WALTER FLANAGAN
WHITESVILLE - G. Walter Flanagan, 76, of 463 Heselton Rd., died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) in Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.
He was born July 8, 1924 in Wellsville, the son of George and Agnes Trahey Flanagan.
On Nov. 11, 1950 in Whitesville, he married the former Margaret Johnson who preceded him in death May 20, 1999.
Walter was a 1943 graduate of Wellsville High School and was a long time resident of the Town of Willing.
Before retiring in 1983, he was a dairy farmer for many years.
He was a former member and past president of the Whitesville School Board and a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Genesee, Pa.
Surviving are five daughters, Ann (Kenneth) Derr of Fabius, N.Y., Eileen (Philip) Kidney of Dansville. Kathleen (Leon) Grant of Damascus, Md., Theresa Palmatier of Genesee, Pa., and Laura Flanagan of Farmington, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; one sister, Margaret T. Flanagan of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Flanagan; and four sisters, Ruth Flanagan, Catherine Reed, Jane Englebaugh and Betty Flanagan.
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16 in the Sacred Heart Church, Genesee, Pa. A prayer will precede the Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Rev. Thomas Brown will be celebrant. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the SPCA Serving Allegany County.
MYRTLE E. ERWIN
WELLSVILLE -- Myrtle E. Erwin, 92, a former resident of 75 Johnson St., died Tuesday (Jan. 8, 2002) in the Highland Healthcare Center after a long illness.
She was born Sept. 16, 1909, in New York City, the daughter of Frank and Jessie Witter Phillips.
On Aug. 24, 1932, in Wellsville, she married A. Robert Erwin, who died on Jan. 3, 1984.
She was a lifelong resident of the Wellsville area and was a graduate of the Wellsville High School. She also was a graduate of the Teachers Training Class of 1929 at Alfred.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville and the Mary and Martha Circle of the Church.
Mrs. Erwin was a member of the Thelma Rogers Genealogical Society of Wellsville, and was a member of the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Evergreen Twig.
Survivors include a son, James (Betty) Erwin of Wellsville; daughters, Betty Geracci of Largo, Fla., and Patricia (Corwin) Boddy of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence (Milton) Sweet of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, in the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, Rev. Lee Williams of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church.
WILLIAM F. DONOVAN
WELLSVILLE - William F. Donovan, 81, of 177 South Main St., Wellsville, died Sunday (April 8, 2001) in the Highland Health Care Center.
Born Sept. 8, 1919 in Wellsville, he was the son of William H. and Olive Rauber Donovan.
On Nov. 15, 1948 in Andover, he was married to Catherine Lynch, who survives.
He was a graduate of Wellsville High School and for more than 60 years was associated with the N. Rauber Co. Furniture and Appliance Store at 32 North Main St.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wellsville.
Surviving besides his wife Catherine, is a daughter Mary (Michael) Rotolo of North Royalton, Ohio; three sons, William (Judy) Donovan of Portville, Charles (Julie) Donovan of Brentwood, Tenn., and Edward Donovan of Wellsville; grandchildren, Gregory Donovan, Patrick Donovan, Kelly Donovan, Kevin Donovan, Catherine Rotolo and Christopher Rotolo; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Robert N. Donovan.
There will be no visitation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Rev. Eugene P. Ulrich, celebrant. Burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville.
Memorials may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Arrangements are by the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville.