Alvin H. McFarlin

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CUBA - Alvin H. McFarlin, of 3429 Ford Mile Road, passed away Friday (Nov. 8, 2013) at his home following a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. McFarlin was born July 12, 1941, in Bradford, Pa., and was a son of Alvin H. and Dora Jamison McFarlin Sr. Mr. McFarlin was formerly married to Kathleen Meeks. On Sept. 2, 1989, at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Olean, he married his wife of 24 years, Alice L. Buchholz, who survives.
Al graduated from Bradford High School in 1959. He then received his associate degree in laboratory medicine from Carnegie Institute in Cleveland and finished his bachelor's degree through Empire State College while working at the Salamanca District Hospital. Al worked in the lab at Salamanca for almost 20 years before going to work at the Olean Medical Group as a lab manager in 1981. He retired in 1995.
Al was a member of the Hinsdale United Methodist Church. He was a member of the ski patrol at both Ski Wing and Holiday Valley. Al enjoyed hunting and golf.
Along with his loving wife, Al is survived by four children, Todd (Karen) McFarlin of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kelli McFarlin-Griffin of Salamanca, Jamie (Misty) McFarlin of Ontario and Jennifer (Dale Deboy) DeKay of Kill Buck; five grandchildren; and a brother, Phillip L. (Amy) McFarlin of Meadville, Pa.
Al was predeceased by a sister, Priscilla Miller, in 1992.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday (Nov. 16, 2013) at the Hinsdale United Methodist Church. Mr. Monroe Bishop and the Rev. Dennis Durfee, chaplain for HomeCare & Hospice, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hinsdale United Methodist Church, Main and Flannigan streets, Hinsdale, NY 14743; HomeCare & Hospice, 1225 W. State St., Olean, NY 14760; or Upstate New York Transplant Services, 110 Broadway St., Buffalo, NY 14203. Online condolences may be made at
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Nov. 9 to Nov. 12, 2013
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