CATTARAUGUS - L. Dawn Weishan, 87, of Otto Road passed away Saturday (June 14, 2014) at Lakeshore Hospital in Irving.
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She was born Nov. 24, 1926, in Salamanca, the daughter of the late Richard and Minnie Fisher Fox and was raised by her grandmother, Cora Town, after her mother's passing.
Mrs. Weishan was a member of the Cattaraugus United Methodist church and sang in the choir for 65 years, as well as a member of Cattaraugus Volunteer Firemen's Auxiliary and the Cattaraugus Civic League.
She was an avid gardener, Euchre player, volunteered at the Trading Post South and Meals on Wheels, and loved the casino.
On Dec. 1, 1945, she married Robert J. Weishan, who predeceased her in 2002.
She is survived by two sons, Michael (Eileen) Weishan of Cattaraugus and Peter (Kathy) Weishan of Salamanca; three grandchildren, Kevin Weishan, Casey Welsh and Jay Weishan of Killbuck; and six great-grandchildren.
She was named Citizen of the Year for the town of New Albion.
Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St., Little Valley, on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday (June 18, 2014) at 11 a.m. at Cattaraugus United Methodist Church on the corner of Washington and South streets. The Rev. Daniel Carr will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty Park Cemetery in Cattaraugus.
Memorials may be made to the Cattaraugus United Methodist Church or the Cattaraugus Ambulance Fund. In accordance with her wishes, there will be a fireworks display at Liberty Park Cemetery that evening at 9:45 p.m.
Mentley Funeral Home Inc
411 Rock City St Little Valley, NY 14755
Published in The Olean Times Herald on June 16, 2014