WHITESVILLE - Frank L. Chase, 84, formerly of Maple Street, went home to be with the Lord Thursday (Nov. 7, 2013) at the Wellsville Manor.
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Born April 19, 1929, in Miami, Fla., the son of Claude and Clara Nye Chase, he had resided most of his life in Whitesville.
Frank worked for 44 years at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville and was an elder of the Gospel Tabernacle. He served eight years as a councilman for the town of Independence and was a handyman and enjoyed golfing, hunting and camping. Frank will be remembered most of all as being a loving family man.
In addition to his parents Frank was predeceased by one brother, Donald Chase.
He is survived by his loving wife Ruby Rooke Chase of whom he was married to for 46 years, a brother, Jim (Bonnie) Chase of Big Flats two sons, Frank (Vickie) E. Chase of Whitesville and Randall Chase of Wellsville; two daughters, Tonya Whitsell of Rexville and Sally Houston of Hornell, one step-son, David (Janice) Hutchison of Whitsville; two step-daughters, Cindy (Ron) Welch of Whitesville and Carol (Jim) Phillips of Virginia Beach, Several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
To send a remembrance or to light a candle in Frank's memory please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com. The family is being assisted by Adam E. DuBois, director.
The family will be present to received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 9, 2013) at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo. Funeral services will be held following calling hours at 4 p.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Tim Hammond and the Rev. Keith Chase officiating. Burial will be in Whitesville Cemetery.
Friends may make memorial contributions to the Independence Emergency Squad, 508 Main St. Whitesville, NY 14897, or to the Whitesville Public Library, 483 Main St. Whitesville, NY 14897.
Brown & Powers Funeral Home
6 Spruce Street Canisteo, NY 14823
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 8, 2013