Emery Lafferty(2002 - 2014)

DANSVILLE - Emery Lafferty, 12, of Dansville, died Thursday (April 10, 2014) as a result of an auto/pedestrian accident near his home.

Born Jan. 10, 2002 in Olean, N.Y., he was the son of Brett and Bobbie Wahl Lafferty.

Emery was a student at EBH Elementary School in Dansville, and had attended Ellicottville Central School, Ellicottville, N.Y.

He was a member of the Ellicottville Wrestling Club, and played in Ellicottville Youth Football, Basketball and Baseball programs. He enjoyed playing and watching football and was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and swimming and loved riding Grandpa's lawnmower.

Surviving besides his parents are one sister, Jallyssa Lafferty of Dansville; maternal great-grandmother, Florence Howard of Salamanca; maternal grandparents, Judith Atwater of Salamanca and Richard (Kathleen) Wahl of Kenosha, Wis.; paternal great-grandmother, Janet Baker of Salamanca; paternal grandparents, Earl and Julie Lafferty of Great Valley; maternal aunts, Jessica (Travis) Caswell of Salamanca and Elizabeth Stanley, Kenosha of Wis.; maternal uncle, Richard (Louella) Wahl of Kenosha, Wis.; paternal uncle, Troy (Kelly) Lafferty of Salamanca; and several cousins, great aunts, uncles and friends.

He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Richard and Frances Wahl; and paternal grandparents, Hubert and Barbara Newark and one aunt, Jennifer Manning.

Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Father Patrick Melfi, of Our Lady of Peace Church officiating and followed by committal services in Crawford Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca.

E-condolences may be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to

Funeral Home

O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home
25 River Street Salamanca, NY 14779
(716) 945-4760

Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Apr. 15, 2014