DANSVILLE - Emery Lafferty, 12, died Thursday (April 10, 2014) as a result of an auto-pedestrian accident near his home.
Born Jan. 10, 2002, in Olean, he was the son of Brett and Bobbie Wahl Lafferty.
Emery was a student at EBH Elementary School in Dansville, and had attended Ellicottville Central School. He was a member of the Ellicottville Wrestling Club, and played in Ellicottville youth football, basketball and baseball programs. He enjoyed playing and watching football and was an avid Seattle Seahawk fan. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and swimming. He loved riding Grandpa's lawnmower.
Surviving, besides his parents, are a sister, Jallyssa Lafferty of Dansville; maternal great-grandmother Florence Howard of Salamanca; maternal grandparents Judith Atwater of Salamanca and Richard (Kathleen) Wahl, Kenosha, Wis.; paternal great-grandmother Janet Baker of Salamanca; paternal grandparents Earl and Julie Lafferty of Great Valley; maternal aunts Jessica (Travis) Caswell of Salamanca and Elizabeth Stanley of Kenosha; maternal uncle Richard (Louella) Wahl of Kenosha; paternal uncle Troy (Kelly) Lafferty of Salamanca; and several cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles and friends.
He was predeceased by maternal grandparents Richard and Frances Wahl; paternal grandparents Hubert and Barbara Newark; and an aunt, Jennifer Manning.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (April 16, 2014) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Patrick Melfi of Our Lady of Peace Church officiating, and followed by committal services in Crawford Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca.
E-condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to facebook.com/onofh.
O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home
25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
Published in The Salamanca Press from Apr. 14 to Apr. 22, 2014