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Taylor, Edna M. - Wellsville  
WELLSVILLE - Edna Mae Taylor, 94, died Saturday (July 25, 2015) at Jones Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. Born Feb. 26, 1921, in Butler, Pa., she was the daughter of Samuel Guy and Ethel E. Graham Hawk. On April 28, 1944, she married Charles J. Taylor, who predeceased her on Feb. 14, 2005. Edna resided for many years in Butler and attended Butler High School. In 1956, the family moved to Freeport, Pa., where Charles attended and Edna took courses at Biblical Life Institute to prepare for the ministry. In 1960, the family moved to Little Valley, where for many years she assisted her husband Charles in Western New York in Sunday school and children's church ministries, youth Bible camps, and vacation Bible schools while serving with InFaith – An American Mission (formerly AFM and ASSU). Edna enjoyed reading, doing crafts, table games and enjoyed and loved her family. She was a member of the Riceville Community Church, where she was also involved with children's ministries. Edna is survived by sons, Charles E. (June) Taylor of Andover and Donald L. (Darlene) Taylor of Caneadea; a daughter, Karen R. (Ben) Mackiewicz of Bloomsburg, Pa.; her five grandchildren, Summer (Brett) Halsey of Oswego, Ill., Dr. Brook ( Dr. Joseph) Baade of DeWitt, Mich., Joseph (Heba) Taylor of Kansas City, Mo., Lisa (Suk Jong) Jang of Seoul, South Korea, and Melody Mackiewicz of Bloomsburg, Pa.; 13 great-grandchildren, Jillian, Ashlyn, Evalyn, Seth and Vara Halsey, Maxwell and Samuel Baade, Elias and Zackary Taylor, and David, Justin, Joshua and Daniel Jang; along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband of 60 years, Edna is predeceased by a sister, Irene F. Hawk; and two brothers, Earl C. Hawk and Clarence S. Hawk. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday (July 31, 2015) at Treusdell Funeral Home, Belfast. The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Robert Mackmer, pastor of the Belfast Free Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Rawson Valley Cemetery, town of Lyndon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to InFaith Mission, P.O. Box 370, Villanova, PA 19085, ; or Lifeway Youth Center of Belfast, P.O. Box 119, Belfast NY 14711. Online condolences may be made at
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on July 28, 2015
Taylor, L. James - Falconer  
FALCONER - L. James "Jim" Taylor, 92, of Falconer, passed away peacefully Monday (July 27, 2015) in his home on Windfield Farm. Born July 18, 1923, in Ellicottville, he was the son of the late John and Cora Wulff Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a graduate of Ellicottville Central High School and attended St. Bonaventure University. He was the general manager of Agway in Falconer and retired after 40 years. During retirement, Jim was passionate about working his farm and raising his family. Mr. Taylor had been a long-time member of the Town Club and served on its board of directors. He was also a member of the Celtics and 65-year member of the Ross Grange. Jim also provided his guidance by serving on the board of directors for the First National Bank. Mr. Taylor was the President and CEO of ROLYAT INC. While living in Ellicottville, he was a communicant of Holy Mary's Roman Catholic Church, and for the past 52 years a communicant of Holy Apostle's Parish, SS Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Jamestown. Mr. Taylor had enjoyed bowling, basketball and playing baseball, which he had the opportunity to be a pitcher in the professional minor leagues. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Gale R. Taylor; five children, Christina Salasny of Binghamton, Dr. Lisa Hustead and her husband Mike of Leesburg, Va., John P. Taylor and his wife Lisa of Nashville, Tenn.; Dr. Erin M. Taylor and her husband Dr. Juan Teodoro of Bonita Springs, Fla., and James "Jay" Q. Taylor of Ellicottville; seven loved grandchildren, Rachel DeAngelo of Binghamton, Taylor, Nicholas and Noah Hustead of Leesburg, Va., Owen and Makenzie Taylor of Nashville, Tenn., and Lauren Teodoro of Bonita Springs, Fla. Jim was the most loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Bernard E. Taylor; sisters, Elizabeth M. Taylor and Alice C. Thibert; and a son, Doug. Friends will be received by the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Falconer Funeral Home. A Christian wake service will be held at 4:45 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 1, 2015) in SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church of Holy Apostles Parish. The Rev. Dennis Mende, pastor of Holy Apostles Parish, will be celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Taylor's remembrance are asked to be given to Hospice Of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750. Visit to send a message of condolence.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on July 30, 2015
Thomas, Jack - Great Valley  
Great Valley - Jack W. Thomas, 68, of Humphrey Road, passed away Sunday (Aug. 2, 2015) at the Olean General Hospital. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (Aug. 8, 2015) at Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St., Little Valley. Arrangements are incomplete, and a full obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition of the Times Herald.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Aug. 4, 2015
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