Olean Times Herald Obituaries

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September 20, 2018

Mary E. Embs

Mary E. Embs

Olean, New York

OLEAN - Mary E. Embs passed away Tuesday (Sept. 19, 2018) at The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Olean. Born May 15, 1942, in Erie, Pa., she was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Finnegan Holmes. Mrs. Embs was a 1964 graduate of the University at Buffalo, where...

Phyllis J. Mitterer

Phyllis J. Mitterer

Coudersport, Pennsylvania

COUDERSPORT, Pa. - Phyllis J. Mitterer, 87, of Coudersport, died Tuesday (Sept. 18, 2018) in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born May 31, 1931, in Monongahela, she was the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Marcin Lukach. On Oct. 25, 1953, in Clairton, she married Marion E....

Dennis J. Rakocy

Dennis J. Rakocy

Bradford, Pennsylvania

BRADFORD, Pa. - Dennis J. Rakocy, 72, formerly of Eldred, passed away Monday (Sept. 17, 2018) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home. Born Oct. 5, 1945, in Mt. Carmel, he was a son of Edwin and Verna Grenda Rakocy. On Aug. 20, 1966, in the Duke Center Evangelical United Brethren...

Jeffrey M. Wilcox

Jeffrey M. Wilcox

Cuba, New York

CUBA - Jeffrey M. Wilcox, 58, of Cuba, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 18, 2018) at Cuba Memorial Hospital's Palliative Care Unit, after a lengthy illness. Born June 11, 1960, he was a son of Arthur and Louise Butts Wilcox. He is survived by his father, Arthur Wilcox of Cuba; a...

September 19, 2018

Gerald Lee "Jerry" Bradford

Gerald Lee "Jerry" Bradford

Mayville, New York

MAYVILLE - Gerald "Jerry" Lee Bradford, 83, of Mayville, died Sunday (Sept. 16, 2018) at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa. He was born Oct. 25, 1934, in Obi, the son of the late Paul and Nina Chaffee Bradford. He had attended a one-room schoolhouse in Obi before joining...

Ronald H. Ours

Ronald H. Ours

Eldred, Pennsylvania

ELDRED, Pa. - Ronald H. Ours, 69, of Eldred, passed away Sunday (Sept. 16, 2018) in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. He was born May 8, 1949, in Olean, N.Y., a son of Ernest and Geraldine Grigsby Ours. On June 14, 1969, in Eldred, he married...

September 18, 2018

Barry L. Andrews

Barry L. Andrews

Great Valley, New York

GREAT VALLEY - Barry L. Andrews, 64, of Great Valley, died Sunday (Sept. 16, 2018) at Absolut Care of Salamanca following a long illness. Born Dec. 30, 1953, in Nuremberg, Germany, he was a son of Lois Rooks Fish of Allegany and the late Lester C. Andrews. Mr. Andrews was...

Lawrence Newton Grigsby

Lawrence Newton Grigsby

Coudersport, Pennsylvania

COUDERSPORT, Pa. - Lawrence Newton Grigsby, 80, Clarence Drive, Coudersport, passed away Thursday (Sept. 13, 2018) at UPMC Hamot, Erie. Larry was born on Jan. 18, 1938, in Punxsutawney, son of the late Lawrence O. Grigsby and Helen Voss Van Geuns. In keeping with Larry's...

Bruce H. Moody

Bruce H. Moody

Gainesville, Florida

CHIEFLAND, Fla. - Bruce H. Moody, a native and longtime resident of Millport, Pa., passed away Friday (Sept. 14, 2018) in Shands Cancer Hospital in Gainesville, after fighting a long, courageous battle with throat cancer. Born March 8, 1933, he was the son of Frank O. and...

September 17, 2018

Edwin Lee "Lee" Ginter

Edwin Lee "Lee" Ginter

Franklinville, New York

FRANKLINVILLE - Edwin Lee Ginter, known by all as "Lee", 82, of Franklinville, born July 13, 1936, in Philipsburg, Pa., died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2018) from complications of an acute illness. Lee was raised in the Blackrock section of Buffalo and shortly after his marriage to...

Deborah L. Goodliff (Murphy)

Deborah L. Goodliff (Murphy)

Smethport, Pennsylvania

SMETHPORT, Pa - Deborah L. Murphy Goodliff, 57, formerly of Eldred, passed away at her residence in Smethport on Friday (Sept. 14, 2018) following an apparent heart attack. Born on Feb. 15, 1961, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Richard L. and Geraldine C. Constantine...

Betty M. Hepfer

Betty M. Hepfer

Timmonsville, South Carolina

TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. - Betty M. Hepfer, of 2605 Old Sansbury Road, formerly of Friendship, N.Y., passed away Saturday (Sept. 15, 2018) at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (N.Y.) Born March 25, 1946, she was the daughter of Harold "Tex" and Leona Burdick Warner. On Aug. 12, 1972, in...

Toby B. Nunley

Toby B. Nunley

Olean, New York

OLEAN - Toby B. Nunley, 59, of West Windfall Road, passed away Thursday (Sept. 13, 2018) at home, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Toby was born Nov. 20, 1958, in Olean. On March 16, 1979, he married Sandra "Sandi" Funden, who survives. Toby was a member of the 82nd...

September 16, 2018

Anita D. (Watkins) Edmonson

Anita D. (Watkins) Edmonson

Olean, New York

OLEAN - Anita D (Watkins) Edmonson was born Sept. 16, 1940 in Lafayette, Ind. and, after short but fierce battle with cancer, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2018) at the Cuba Memorial Hospital. She lived life by her own terms and in her final days reminded her family to "not just...

Larry A. Ayers

Larry A. Ayers

Roulette, Pennsylvania

ROULETTE, Pa. - Larry A. Ayers, 61, of Roulette, formerly of Coudersport, passed away in his home on Friday (Sept. 14, 2018), after a short illness. Larry's family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home,...

George J. DeBarbieri

George J. DeBarbieri

Wellsville, New York

WELLSVILLE - George J. DeBarbieri, 91, of 3432 North Dr., passed away on Thursday (Sept. 13, 2018) at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 13, 1927, in Wellsville, the son of the late George J. and Helen (Fox) DeBarbieri Sr. On May 30, 1953, in Wellsville, he married...

David L. "Dave" Edmunds

David L. "Dave" Edmunds

Fairport, New York

FAIRPORT - David 'Dave' L. Edmunds passed peacefully on Aug. 22, 2018, at age 74 years. He is survived by his children, Michele (Bill) Booher of Groveland, Amy Edmunds of Pittsford and Lorri (Bill) Cook of Brampton, Ontario, Canada; grandchildren, Jason Booher, Alexa Booher...

Grant E. Kemp III

Grant E. Kemp III

Wellsville, New York

WELLSVILLE - Grant E. Kemp III, 42, of 193 Pine St., died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2018). He was born Dec. 4, 1975, in Wellsville, the son of Grant E. and Janet Weinhauer Kemp Jr. On Dec. 30, 2015, in Wellsville, he married Sheila A. Jeffers, who...

Published in The Olean Times Herald from Sep. 14 to Sep. 16, 2018.

Deborah L. Murphy Goodliff

Deborah L. Murphy Goodliff

Eldred, Pennsylvania

SMETHPORT, Pa. - Deborah L. Murphy Goodliff, 57, formerly of Eldred, passed away at her residence in Smethport on Friday (Sept. 14, 2018) following an apparent heart attack. Born on Feb. 15, 1961, in Olean she was a daughter of Richard L. and Geraldine C. Constantine Murphy....

Millard L. "Larry" Rank

Millard L. "Larry" Rank

Olean, New York

PORTVILLE - Millard L. "Larry" Rank of 1480 Portville-Obi Road, Portville, passed away Saturday (Sept. 15, 2018) after several years of health issues. Born June 4, 1943, in Olean, he was the son of the late Millard and Myrtle Malone Rank. On Dec. 7, 1975, in Cuba, he married...

September 15, 2018

Lorraine Bliss

Lorraine Bliss

Centerville, New York

CENTERVILLE - Lorraine Bliss, of 11901 County Road 36, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2018) in her home. She was born Jan. 14, 1935, in Fillmore, a daughter of the late George and Aletha Roberts Walradt. On April 3, 1953, in Centerville, she married Lester Bliss, who...

Rev. Bede Fitzpatrick OFM

Rev. Bede Fitzpatrick OFM

Ringwood, New Jersey

RINGWOOD, N.J. - Rev. Bede Fitzpatrick, OFM, of Ringwood, a native of Ellicottville, died Sunday (Sept. 12, 2018) at The Holy Name Friary in Ringwood. Fr. Bede was ordained a Franciscan priest in 1955 and served 55 years in Japan as a missionary. He is survived by his...

Kenton L. "Kent" Hoppel

Kenton L. "Kent" Hoppel

West Valley, New York

WEST VALLEY - Kenton L. "Kent" Hoppel, of West Valley, died Tuesday (Sept. 4, 2018) in Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Palmer, Alaska, at the age of 65. He was born May 18, 1953, in Lowville, a son of the late Kenneth and Arletha Stiles Hoppel. He was a graduate of Beaver...

Richard W. Say

Richard W. Say

Olean, New York

OLEAN - Richard W. Say, of 1004 Vine St., passed away peacefully Friday (Sept. 14, 2018) in his home, in the loving presence of his family. Born Nov. 18, 1940, in Olean he was the son of Delton Say and Helen Williams Say Pickard. On Oct. 7, 1972, in Obi, he married Sylvia...

September 14, 2018

Susan C. Barclay

Susan C. Barclay

Derrick City, Pennsylvania

DERRICK CITY, Pa. - Susan C. Barclay, 57, of Derrick City, passed away on Monday (Sept. 10, 2018) in Bradford Pavilion, Bradford, after a long illness. Born on Jan. 3, 1961, in Wellsville, N.Y., she was a daughter of Floyd and Doris Snyder Gordon. On July 18, 1982, in...

Darryl D. Mahnk

Darryl D. Mahnk

Franklinville, New York

FRANKLINVILLE - Darryl D. Mahnk, of Mill Street, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2018) at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born Nov. 15, 1964, in Olean, he was the son of Norman and Judith Hutchison Mahnk. On June 11, 1983, in Springville, he married Cindy Armstrong, who...

September 13, 2018

David Edward Case Copenhaver Sr.

David Edward Case Copenhaver Sr.

Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania

REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. - David Edward Case Copenhaver Sr., 64, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. David was born Feb.8, 1954, in Olean, N.Y., and was a son of Norman Case and Carol A. Anthony. On May 26, 1990, at their house...

Sandra R. Hunt

Sandra R. Hunt

Wellsville, New York

WELLSVILLE - Sandra R. Hunt, 78, of Wellsville, died Thursday, August 23, 2018. Friends may gather at 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 15, 2018) at the Wellsville American Legion for a brief service followed by a luncheon and celebration of life. Memorials may be made to the B....

Robert L. Johnson

Robert L. Johnson

Bolivar, New York

BOLIVAR - Robert Leroy "Bob" Johnson, 70, a lifelong area resident of Bolivar and Richburg, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2018) in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. 16, 1948, at the family home in Bolivar, where he also passed away. He...

Edward A. Nichols

Edward A. Nichols

Belfast, New York

BELFAST - Edward A. Nichols, 79, of 42 1/2 Main St., passed away Thursday (Sept. 12, 2018) at Absolut Care of Houghton, following a brief illness. Born Nov. 9, 1938, in Franklinville, he was the son of Arthur and Margaret Feduski Nichols. Edward grew up in Franklinville and...

Patricia K. Torok

Patricia K. Torok

Genesee, Pennsylvania

GENESEE, Pa. - Patricia K. Torok, 74, of Genesee, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2018) at UPMC Cole in Coudersport, after being stricken at home. Born Oct. 24, 1943, in Pocatello, Idaho, she was the daughter of John and Clarice Jelinek Szabo. On Oct. 27, 1962, in Brunswick, Ohio,...

September 12, 2018

Vivian I. Fuller

Vivian I. Fuller

Kill Buck, New York

KILL BUCK - Mrs. Vivian I. Fuller, 72, of Windfall Road, Kill Buck, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2018) at Olean General Hospital following a long illness. Born Jan. 11, 1946, in Salamanca, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Gaythel Bargy Whitmer. She was married Nov. 15,...

Elena M. Meacham (Ellsworth)

Elena M. Meacham (Ellsworth)

Rome, New York

ROME - Elena M. Ellsworth Meacham, 62, formerly of Allegany, passed away Saturday (Sept. 8, 2018) at St. Luke's Hospital in Utica, following a long battle with diabetes. Elena was born Nov. 14, 1955, in Batavia, and was the adopted daughter of the late Wendell and Jessie Lee...

Charles H. Smith

Charles H. Smith

Belmont, New York

BELMONT - Charles H. Smith, 78, of 9 Willard St., passed away Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2018) at the Highland Park Healthcare Center in Wellsville, following a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born May 19, 1940, in Hobart, the son of Eugene and Margaret (Rampe)...

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