CATTARAUGUS - L. Dawn Weishan, 87, of Otto Road, passed away Saturday (June 14, 2014) at Lakeshore Hospital, Irving.
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She was born Nov. 24, 1926, in Salamanca, the daughter of the late Richard and Minnie Fisher Fox. She 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. She was a member of Cattaraugus Volunteer Firemen's Auxiliary and the Cattaraugus Civic League. She was an avid gardener, euchre player, volunteer at the Trading Post South and Meals on Wheels, and she loved the casino. She was honored as the Citizen of the Year for the town of New Albion. 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 Welch and Jay Weishan; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St., Little Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (June 18, 2014) at the Cattaraugus United Methodist Church, 53 Washington St., Cattaraugus. 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 9:45 p.m that evening at Liberty Park Cemetery.
Mentley Funeral Home Inc
411 Rock City St Little Valley, NY 14755
Published in The Olean Times Herald on June 17, 2014