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Bailey, Clarence Archie  
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - Clarence Archie Bailey, 91, of South Boston, passed away Thursday (Nov. 6, 2014) at Gwinnett Medical Center, Duluth, Ga. Mr. Bailey was born in Shinglehouse, Pa., on July 2, 1923, the son of the late Harry Oren Bailey and Harriett Jobe Bailey. He was first married to the late Adella Dice Bailey and then to the late Virginia Rose Hebrock Bailey. He was a member of St. Paschal Catholic Church and was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, serving with the Red Bull Division with the 133rd Infantry Regiment. He was a member of the Virginia National Guard until the age of 75 and was a member of the American Legion Post 8 and a commander at the Allegany (N.Y.) American Legion, also belonging to the South Boston VFW and the marching band of the Olean (N.Y) VFW. Additionally, he was a member of the Forty and Eight veterans' organization. Mr. Bailey was a volunteer at the Cave Mountain Lake Campground for 20 years and retired from McGraw-Edison. He worked for Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works in Olean for 19 years, as well as I.W. Miller in Olean, and he and his son owned a trucking business, driving across the country for several years. He is survived by two daughters, Pamela Bailey-Spink and husband Dean of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Janice Bailey of Jefferson, Ga.; one son, Stephen A. Bailey and wife Patricia of Allegany; two step-daughters, Judy L. Callemyn of Halifax and Alice Jane Bongrazio of Tabernacle, N.J.; four grandchildren, Matthew Jordan of Southside Beach, S.C., April Jordan of Mesa, Ariz., Emily Bailey of Portville, N.Y., and Colleen Bailey of Allegany; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 12, 2014) at St. Paschal Catholic Church, with Father Jaime Guardado conducting the service. Burial will follow at the Veterans Cemetery in Amelia. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Those wishing to give memorials should consider the Halifax County chapter of the American Red Cross, 1030 Cowford Rd., Halifax, VA 24558. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592. Online condolences may be made at www.powellfunerals.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Nov. 10 to Dec. 9, 2014
Barbaro Faistenhammer, Damenica M. "Mamie"  
YORK, Pa. - Damenica M. "Mamie" Barbaro Faistenhammer, 92, formerly of Olean, N.Y., died Thursday (Nov. 13, 2014) in York. She was the wife of Ludwig "Lou" Faistenhammer Jr. Mrs. Faistenhammer leaves behind a son; two daughters; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Barbaro of Lancaster, N.Y. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and Ned Barbaro; and four sisters, Mary Rogers, Anne Serio, Mickie Rubino and Angela Barbaro. Condolences may be sent by visiting BestLifeTributes.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Nov. 15 to Dec. 14, 2014
Barrett, Mary Ellen "Fish"  
OLEAN - Mary Ellen "Fish" Barrett, 66, of 134 N. Seventh St., passed away Tuesday (Nov. 11, 2014) at Olean General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born May 10, 1948, in Olean, she was the daughter of Clifford and Mary Catherine Simmons Fisher. She was first married to Thomas Frederick Burlingame Jr. on July 27, 1968. On Sept. 5, 1998, in Olean, she married Daniel Barrett, who survives. Mrs. Barrett was a graduate of the Olean High School Class of 1966, and worked at the former Bradner's Department Store, Cole's Interiors, Community Action and Campbell (Griffith) Oil. She later retired as Olean deputy city clerk. She was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Church and served as a Stephen Minister. Mrs. Barrett enjoyed swimming, roller skating, square dancing, gardening, traveling with her husband and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her former husband and friend, Fred; four children, Craig (Mindy) Burlingame of Buffalo, Laura (Mark Thompson) Burlingame of Olean, Corey Barrett of Richmond, Va., and Corinia (Patrick) McDonough of Wausau, Wis.; six grandchildren, Thomas, Riley, Conner, Owen, Avary "Ava" and Victoria; a sister, Silvia (Bill) Scheminger of Olean; a brother, Clifford "Kip" (Karen) Fisher of Walworth; three brothers-in-law, Pat (Sue) Barrett, Mike (Nancy) Barrett and Roy (Debbie) Burlingame; two sisters-in-law, Marlene (Bill) Stephens and Jean (David) Spence; a goddaughter, Lisa (Kier) Dirlam; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Janet Aaron; a beloved former mother-in-law, Luella Evans Stark; her longtime friend, Cheryl Peters; and a brother-in-law, Randy Barrett. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road. Funeral services will be held Saturday (Nov. 15, 2014), beginning with a 9:30 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home and followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Mary of the Angels Church. The Rev. David Tourville will officiate. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery. Donations, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Nov. 13 to Dec. 12, 2014
Becker, Alan Norman  
LANCASTER, Ohio - Alan Norman Becker, 49, passed peacefully from this life to be with his Savior Friday (Oct. 24th, 2014) at home with his wife by his side. He was born Nov. 4, 1964, in Cuba, N.Y., to the late Donald S. and Linda Poore Becker. On Sept. 13, 1988, he married Diane Brewer, who survives him along with many beloved pets. Alan graduated high school in 1983 from Ten Broeck Academy, Franklinville, N.Y., and then from ITT, Knoxville, Tenn., in 1993, from which he received a degree in electronics. He worked various positions throughout his life in New York, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio prior to his illness. Alan was an accomplished guitarist. His greatest passion was playing and listening to music. He loved helping others through his knowledge of both the performance and technical aspects of guitar. He found joy in fixing up guitars and giving them to others so that they could learn how to play. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Barbara (Jeffrey) Hampshire of Cuba and Jennifer (Wesley) Maynard of Madison, Tenn.; his maternal grandmother, Ethel Thompson of Franklinville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. "He will forever and always be remembered for his infectious laugh and wonderful sense of humor, by which we all are grateful to have been touched. A wonderful friend, forever - our 'Bud.'" A private memorial will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Oct. 30 to Nov. 29, 2014
Bell, Annette M. - Hinsdale  
HINSDALE - Annette M. "Annie" Bell, of Fay Hollow Road, Hinsdale, passed away unexpectedly Friday (Nov. 21, 2014) in The Pines Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Olean. Born July 31, 1935, in Meadville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Donald and Leona Brandt Short. On May 29, 1954, in Woodcock Borough, Pa., she married Robert L. Bell, who survives. She was a graduate of Saegertown (Pa.) High School and a member of the former Grace Alliance Church in Olean. Annette loved singing, playing piano and being with her family and friends. In addition to her husband of 60 years, she is survived by eight children, Kathleen (Stephen) Wagner of Hershey, Pa., Timothy (Jane) Bell of New London, Iowa, Mark (Ruth) Bell of Collins Center, Jill Finch of Olean, Steven (Nicole) Bell of Lancaster, Scott (Christine) Bell of Olean, Paul Bell of Akron, Ohio, and Peter (Patricia) Bell of North Richmond Hill, Texas; 28 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Short of Blooming Valley, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and a sister, Donna Kraus. Family will receive friends at Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 25, 2014), at which time funeral and committal services will be held in the funeral home. The Rev. Robert Good will officiate. Burial will be in Veterans Circle, Mt. View Cemetery.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 23, 2014
Boehmer, Norman C.  
ARCADE - Norman C. Boehmer, 89, of Mount View Drive, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 11, 2014) at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville. He was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Yorkshire, the son of Charles Boehmer and Emma Blecha Boehmer. On June 26, 1971, in East Aurora, he married Sandra Secrist Boehmer, who survives. Norman enjoyed golf and bowling and was a huge Yankees fan. He also played for the town of Machias baseball team. He was a truck driver and owned his own trucks for many years. Later, he worked for Boehmer Transportation, Machias, for many years. Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Darlene Perkins of West Valley; a brother, Chuck Boehmer of Machias; a sister-in-law, Nancy (Jerald) Meissner of West Seneca; two grandchildren, Brett Proctor and Leanne Pfeffer; seven great-grandchildren, Jimmy, Colin, Matthew, Abby, J.D., Daniel and Allison; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Agnes Weidinger, Richard Boehmer and Maurice Blecha. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, 358 W. Main St., Arcade. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 15, 2014) at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Kubiak officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Machias. Memorials in Norman's name may be made to the SPCA of Wyoming County, 808 Creek Road, Attica, NY 14011. Online condolences may be offered at www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Nov. 13 to Dec. 12, 2014
Boring Davis, Janice E. (Pease) - Wellsville  
WELLSVILLE - Janice Pease Boring Davis passed away on Sunday (Nov. 23, 2014) at the Hart Comfort House, surrounded by her children. Janice was born July 22, 1932, in Wellsville, the daughter of Harry S. and Margaret McCullum Pease. On Jan. 10, 1953, she married Stewart Boring Jr., who predeceased her Nov. 15, 1990. She later married Darrell E. Davis, who predeceased her June 3, 1997. Janice was a graduate of the Wellsville Central School Class of 1949. Until her retirement, she was employed by Jones Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed her time with her family and friends and especially enjoyed spending time at Rushford Lake. Janice was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 702, as well as a former member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 601 and the Lady Elks Lodge 1495. Janice is survived by her brother, Steven (Diana) Pease of Wellsville; and three children, Suzanne (Timothy) Colligan of Wellsville, Rebecca (Richard) Archambault of Tonawanda and Daniel (Megan) Boring of Flourtown, Pa. In addition, she is survived by three grandchildren, Erin Dahlgren of Wellsville, Scott Archambault of Buffalo and Lucca Boring of Flourtown; three great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Wheeler and Timothy Dahlgren of Wellsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and spouses, Janice was predeceased by a brother, Ronald Pease, in 1948; a son, Scott Boring, in 1975; and grandson, Shane Colligan, in 2003. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the J.W. Embser & Sons Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 25, 2014) at the funeral home, 34 W. State St., Wellsville. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials in Janice's name may be made to the Comfort House of Allegany County (Hart Comfort House), 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Nov. 24 to Dec. 23, 2014
Boysha Sr., James P. - Olean  
ELDRED, Pa. - James P. Boysha Sr., of 4 N. First St., passed away Tuesday (Nov. 11, 2014) at the Veterans Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y., surrounded by his loving family. Born March 30, 1938, in Nanticoke, he was the son of Joseph and Dorothy Spencer Boysha. On April 26, 2008, he married Lucille "Lucy" Boysha, who survives. Mr. Boysha was a 27-year veteran of the U.S. armed forces, serving honorably with the U.S. Air Force and fighting in the Vietnam War. He was a talented musician who performed with the Air Force Band and later played in a local band. Upon retirement from the military, he worked as a mason and always kept busy with his carpentry skills, building large model airplanes, playing bowling on the Wii, fishing and golfing. He resided in Lakeland, Fla., for 10 years, where he was active with the American Legion and The Riders group of the Lakeland region. Along with his wife, he enjoyed helping other veterans. He returned to Eldred in 2013. Surviving, besides his loving wife, Lucy, are eight children, Mary Lou Boysha (Randy) Marsden of Scio, N.Y., James P. (Sue Wilber) Boysha Jr. and Richard A. Boysha Sr., both of Hinsdale, N.Y., Jeannette Boysha (Michael Button) DeFiore of Hollow Rock, Tenn., Leon J. (Penny) Boysha Sr. of Hinsdale, Darryl Boysha of Judsonia, Ariz., April (Troy) Boudreaux of Livingston, La., and Christopher (Wendy) Boysha of Denham Springs, La.; a stepson, Edward Nelson of Bolivar, N.Y.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Elsa) Boysha of Gainesville, Fla., and Joseph (Neva) Boysha of Hinsdale; two sisters, Jane Hartman and Loretta Hartman, both of Dunkirk; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 15, 2014) at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean, N.Y. Funeral services will begin at 4 p.m. in the funeral home, followed by full military honors accorded by members of the Allegany American Legion Ritual Team. The Rev. Richard "Buck" Young, pastor of Ischua Union Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery Veterans Field of Honor. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Administration Hospital of Buffalo, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Nov. 13 to Dec. 12, 2014
Brown, Earl E. - Webster  
WEBSTER - Earl E. Brown, 93, of Baywinde Senior Living Community, passed away on Wednesday (Nov. 26, 2014) at the Jewish Home of Rochester following a brief illness. He was born June 18, 1921, in the town of Alfred. He was the son of the late Earl and Violet White Brown. On June 29, 1946, in Wellsville, he married Doris Regina Aldrich, who predeceased him on Nov. 9, 1991. Earl attended Alfred-Almond Central School and was a graduate of Angelica High School. He was a former resident of the Fords Brook Road in Wellsville. He was first employed in the local oil fields and on the family farm. He began his career with Bausch & Lomb in Wellsville and continued with the company in Rochester for more than 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Rochester and was an avid bowler. He is survived by two daughters, Judy (Fred) Harrington of Springwater and Georgia (Carl) Bellucci of Victor; one son, Michael (Betty) Brown of Webster; four grandchildren, Matthew (Jill) Bellucci, Patrick (Katherine Mattice) Bellucci, Colleen (Scott Culp) Harrington and Meghan (Steve) Harrington Moore; three great-grandchildren, Mina Hogenes and Nori and Sage Bellucci Mattice; two sisters, Dorothy Cornish of Wellsville and Kay Blessing of Olean; as well as several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Tina Snow. He was predeceased, in addition to his parents, by a brother and sister-in-law, Ward and Martha Brown; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Norm Graves; a brother-in-law, Duane "Dish" Cornish; and a grandson, Frederick Harrington IV. Friends are invited to call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday (Dec. 1, 2014) at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 28, 2014
Buchanan, Liane - Sanborn  
SANBORN - Liane Buchanan, of Sanborn, formerly of Olean, passed away unexpectedly (Nov. 21, 2014) at the age of 56. She was the wife of the late Robert Buchanan; mother of Robert (Kim) Buchanan, Gene (Kelly) Buchanan, Jamie (Michael) Tonaus and James (finance Lisa) Buchanan; and sister of Petra Beckwith and Gerhard Hicks. Liane is also survived by her boyfriend, James Dixon; and 12 grandchildren. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 26, 2014) in the Wattengel Funeral Home, 533 Meadow Dr., North Tonawanda. Online guest registry is at www.Wattengel.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 23, 2014
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