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Baker, Ronald E.  
FREEDOM - Ronald E. Baker, 78, of Route 98, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2014) at his residence. Born on May 5, 1936, in Freedom, he was a son of Durwood and Ruth Harrington Baker. He was married to the former Marge Aldridge, who predeceased him. He was a construction worker for a labor union in Rochester. He began racing cars in 1957 and retired from racing in 2011. He raced in Freedom, Bradford, Pa., Holland, Little Valley and other various race tracks. He was still the owner of Car 74 Ron Baker Racing. He also won the 1972 New York State Late Model Championships and was a member of two stock car halls of fame. Survivors include his daughter, Jordan (Anthony) Pierce of Great Valley; his stepdaughter, Pamela Aldridge of Wellsville; his brother, Gary E. Baker of Friendship; two grandchildren, Trenton and Peyton Pierce; two nephews and three nieces, Gary R. Baker, Kathleen A. Pavone, Robert Baker, Patricia Hoffman and Terri Pendley; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his parents. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 13, 2014) at the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, 358 W. Main St., Arcade. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship. Online condolences may be offered at www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Dec. 12, 2014 to Jan. 11, 2015
Barber, Myrna Joyce  
OLEAN - Myrna Joyce Barber, 76, of 1830 Happy Hollow Road, passed away Thursday (Dec. 18, 2014) in the Wellsville Manor. Born Aug. 11, 1938, in Rock City, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Laura Clark Lindsey. She was married to Charles "Glenn" Barber who survives. For 25 years, she ran the office for her husband's business, G. Barber Electric. They also owned and operated Weston Craft Supplies for 28 years. Myrna attended the Obi Community Church. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Linda (Ken) Jordan of Wellsville; a son, Alan (Elizabeth) Barber of Pittsford; four grandchildren, Angela (Tom) Delahunt of Wellsville, Eric (Heather) Jordan of Wellsville, Lucas Barber of Pittsford and Hannah Barber of Pittsford; five great-grandchildren, Lauren Kochendarfer, Shannon Kochendarfer and Braden Delahunt, all of Wellsville, and Jack and Ben Jordan, both of Wellsville; a great-great-granddaughter, Gabriella Kochendarfer; a brother, Roger Lindsey of Inverness, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Victor, Robert and Fred Warfield. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean, and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday (Dec. 22, 2014), at which time funeral and committal services will be held in the funeral home. The Rev. Wilbur Barber will officiate. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville. Memorials may be made to the Gils Hills Ministries, 2526 Brown Road, Wellsville, NY 14895; or the American Lung Association.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Dec. 20, 2014 to Jan. 19, 2015
Beard, Cynthia A. (Gagliardo)  
APOPKA, Fla. - Cynthia A. Gagliardo Beard, 61, formerly of Eldred, Pa., passed away Tuesday (Dec. 2, 2014) in Florida Hospital South. Born March 20, 1953, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Louis and Mona Jean Lippert Gagliardo. She later married Dale H. Beard, who passed away Sept. 5, 1996. Mrs. Beard was a 1971 graduate of Olean High School. She was a longtime resident of Eldred and had spent her life as a homemaker. Cynthia was a member of the Olean Elks Lodge 491, the Olean VFW and the Portville, N.Y., American Legion 814. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, baking, playing games on the computer and socializing with her many friends. Surviving are a daughter, Regina (David) Torres of Apopka; a son, William (Heather) Beard of Eldred; five grandchildren, Harley, Arthur, Dalton, Hannah and Julie; two brothers, Saberio (Joyce) Gagliardo of Portville and Louie (Genie) Gagliardo of Olean; two sisters, Mary (George) Cowles of Olean and Kathy (Jeff) Bish of Olean; as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 11, 2015, at the Eldred Township Fire Hall. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery, Olean. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org , or the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Online condolences may be made at www.loomisfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Dec. 15, 2014 to Jan. 14, 2015
Bernard, Suzanne M.  
CERES - Suzanne M. "Sue" Bernard, 62, of Ceres, passed away Sunday (Dec. 14, 2014) in her home, with her loving husband by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Jan. 11, 1952, in Olean, she was the daughter of Robert G. and Margaret M. Sutherland Visseau. On July 6, 1985, in Bolivar, she married Loren D. Bernard. Sue was a graduate of Bolivar Central School, class of 1971. She attended dental hygienist school in Rochester and was employed by Dr. Simons in Cuba. She held various business-related positions, such as accounts receivable specialist. She had also been employed as an online sales representative by CUTCO, where she found a special connection to her co-workers, who she considered her dear friends. After retiring, Sue and Loren were employed as licensed real estate agents by Real Estate Pros and More in Portville. Since childhood, Sue had always had a strong passion for horses. She was an active member of the NYS Paint Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. Sue was involved with her children's youth sports and continued to support the athletic programs, including the Bolivar Sports Boosters and the Alumni Association, in various capacities. She is survived by her husband, Loren; her mother, Margaret of Little Genesee; two sons, Eric M. (Danielle) Hurd of Corning and Joshua D. (Melissa) Hurd of Carol Stream, Ill.; two stepchildren, Troy D. (Johanna) Bernard of Ingleside, Ill., and Kim J. (Jerome Harris) Sutton of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Katelyn E. Sutton, Blake A. Harris, Ethan W. Hurd and Gabriella N. Hurd; two brothers, Gordon W. (Kathy) Visseau of Little Genesee and Michael R. (Kathy) Visseau of Shinglehouse, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Sue was preceded in death by her father, Robert. In keeping with Sue's wishes, private funeral services will be held in the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Brown, pastor of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. Friends are invited to celebrate Sue's life from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 20, 2014) at the family home on Bells Brook Road, Ceres. Flowers are gratefully declined. The family suggests memorials be made in Sue's name to a charity of the donor's choice. To express condolences or share a fond memory of Sue, visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Dec. 17, 2014 to Jan. 16, 2015
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
Bucher, Carolyn Ann  
ALLEGANY - Carolyn Ann Bucher, of 73 N. First St., passed away Friday (Nov. 28, 2014) at Olean General Hospital after a short illness. Born on Aug. 8, 1942, in Olean, she was the daughter of Ernescliff A. and Pauline Cooper Menter. On Aug. 19, 1966, in Allegany, she married Allan Bucher, who survives. Mrs. Bucher was a homemaker who enjoyed making crafts and playing bingo. Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Melody Bucher Nowak of Monroeville, Pa., and Annamarie (Barry) Wheeler of Olean; one son, Danny (Jessica Wright) Bucher of Olean; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ronald E. (Susan) Menter of Omaha, Neb., Walter "Joe" Menter of Allegany, Michael Menter of Wellsville and Richard (Rita) Menter of Jacksonville, Fla.; one stepsister, Marlene (Ronald) Anastasia of Olean; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Ernescliffe Menter; her mother, Pauline Boser; her husband, Edward; and a stepbrother, Thomas Boser. The family will receive friends during a reflection hour from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 6, 2014) at St. John's Lutheran Church, North Fourth Street, Allegany. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. in the church. The Rev. Dan Buringrud, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Olean General Hospital; Disabled American Veterans Charity, 26 Shanley St., Buffalo, NY 14206; St Joseph's Indian School, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326; or a charity of the donor's choice.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Dec. 2, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015
Calhoun, Gary D.  
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. - Gary D. Calhoun, 76, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2014) at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 9, 1938, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Golden R. and Marjorie F. Stonemetz Calhoun. Gary enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1956 and served for more than 20 years, attaining the rank petty officer first class. During his military career, he traveled extensively throughout the world. He also was a driver in the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. After retiring from the Navy, Gary was employed at Olean General Hospital in Olean, N.Y., as the department head for central supply. While employed there, he attended Jamestown Community College in Olean, earning his associate's degree in business. He was then employed by the North Carolina Prison System, where he retired as a corrections officer. He attended the former Evangelical United Brethren Church in Coneville and later the Ceres United Methodist Church. He was a member of Sharon Lodge 598 F. & A.M. in Shinglehouse, a member of Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 and faithfully served with the Potter County Honor Guard. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, golfing and watching westerns. He loved his dog, Pugsley, but his greatest love was his family. Surviving are a son, John G. (Lisa) Calhoun of Kernersville, N.C.; a daughter, Heidi (Ricky Nudd) Calhoun-Nudd of Shinglehouse; four grandchildren, Joel G. Calhoun, John T. Calhoun, Madison I. Nudd and Holly B. Calhoun; two sisters, Maxine L. Rice of Shinglehouse and Gayle L. (Bernard) Zawrotny of Bath, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gary was predeceased by two brothers, Dennis D. Calhoun and an infant brother. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 S. Union St., Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Dec. 15, 2014) with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville. Members of Sharon Lodge 598 F. & A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Monday. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse American Legion, P.O. Box 25. Shinglehouse, PA 16748. To express condolences or share a fond memory of Gary, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Dec. 13, 2014 to Jan. 12, 2015
Coast, J. Wesley "Wes"  
ELDRED, Pa. - J. Wesley "Wes" Coast, 81, of Eldred, passed away early Tuesday (Dec. 16, 2014) morning at The Pavilion at BRMC, where he was cared for through a lengthy illness. Wesley, the fourth of eight children, was born July 31, 1933, to Kenneth and Freda Coast in Van. Wesley was a 1951 graduate of Otto High School. On Sept. 19, 1954, he married his lifelong best friend, Jean L. Causer, at the Duke Center Evangelical United Brethren Church. Wesley acquired lifelong friendships through his work with Garrison Supply and Olean Wholesale, where he worked as a general merchandiser to local grocery stores, and also Dunkirk Ice Cream, from which he retired in 1995. Wesley was the owner of Wes's Craft and Hobby, Tony's Drive In and Fox's Pizza. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers, Buck and Jim, and was most known for traveling to area churches to sing with his good friend, Gene Rote. Wesley is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Coast; and three children, Valerie (Paul) Ambroselli of Olean, N.Y., Wesley Coast of Aurora, Colo., and Beth (Erik) Coletti of Duke Center. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Sara, Clarice and Dominic; two great-grandchildren, Landon and Isaiah; a brother, Donald Coast; and three sisters, Tirzah Parsons, Dorothy Sherman and Doris Parker. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Coast and James Coast; and a sister, Eleanor Coast. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Duke Center United Methodist Church on Oil Valley Road. A funeral service will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 18, 2014) with the Rev. Gary L. Sheesley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Duke Center United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 301, Duke Center, PA 16729. Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Dec. 17, 2014 to Jan. 16, 2015
Collins, Mazie M.  
OLEAN - Mazie M. Collins, 69, of Olean, and formerly of Shinglehouse, Pa., passed away Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2014) in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, after a long illness. Born on July 18, 1945, in Bradford, Pa., she was a daughter of Lewis H. and Gladys M. Shelley Halladay. In 2000 in Olean, she married Patrick W. Collins, who passed away in 2010. Mazie attended Wellsville schools. She was a homemaker. She loved to do crafts with her nieces and nephews. She most especially loved spending time with her family and friends. She had a great sense of humor. Surviving are five children, Tina Marie Haynes of Sarasota, Fla., Paul (Renee) Lehman of Clarksville, Va., Pauletta (Roger) Schenck of North Carolina, Gena (Tony) Main of Friendship and Gene (Laurie) Dreier of North Tonawanda; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Max (Marguerite) Halladay of Wellsville; seven sisters, Loretta (Bart) Landon of Oswayo, Pa., Faith (Norm) Hurd of Port Allegany, Pa., Freda (John) Ullrich of Gaines, Nancy Shoemaker of Genesee, Rose Reynolds of Shinglehouse, Roxanne (Lanny) Schuckers of Emporium, Pa., and Madeline Halladay of the state of Indiana; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mazie was predeceased by a grandson, Kaleb Haynes; two brothers, Marvin and David Halladay; a sister, Furella Barrett; a stepsister, Darlene Ulmer; and two nephews, Ronald Brooks and Donald Hanson Jr. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 S. Union St., Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday (Dec. 12, 2014) with the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, P.O. Box 105, Glenolden, PA 19036. To express condolences or share a fond memory of Mazie, visit www.virgillhowardfuneral.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Dec. 10, 2014 to Jan. 9, 2015
Cook, Sandra L.  
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. - Sandra L. Cook, of 103 Powerhouse Road North, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2014) at her home after a long illness. Born on Nov. 2, 1936, in Olean, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Theodore H. and Ellen Bubbs Peters. On Aug. 27, 1955, in St. Petersburg, Fla., she married Llewellyn J. "Lew" Cook, who survives. Sandra, who grew up in Florida, graduated from St. Paul's High School, St. Petersburg. She had resided in this area since 1991. Sandra was a member and elder of the Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church and taught religious education. She also taught the mentally handicapped and was a published writer. Sandra owned and operated SLC Liquidators in Pinellas County, Fla. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Jay T. (Elizabeth) Cook of St. Petersburg; two daughters, Bonnie Ellen Cook of Seminole, Fla., and Lee Anne (John) Arnold of Alvin, Texas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. At Sandra's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements are under the direction of Guenther Funeral Home Inc., Portville.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald from Dec. 12, 2014 to Jan. 11, 2015
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