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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Blood Drive in Cuba October 1st

 


Obituary: Erwin Clinton “Ernie” Wood, 82, of Wellsville

Erwin Clinton “Ernie” Wood, 82, of Wellsville, NY, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Wellsville Highland Health Center.

Ernie was born in Rathbone, NY on March 30, 1938, the son of the late Eldred L. and Mary M. (McCaig) Wood.  He was raised in Wellsville where he attended Wellsville schools.

When he was a young man, Ernie and his parents moved to Pasadena, Texas where they resided for 35 years. While there, Ernie was employed at the Globe Department Store. He truly enjoyed his time there. They eventually returned to the area, first living in Woodhull and then went back to Wellsville.

Ernie loved to fish and was an avid fan of the Houston Astros, which would always come up in a conversation with him. His favorite day of the year was March 30, his birthday. He never lost his love of Texas and often said he would love to return.

His last few years were spent at Highland Health Center where he truly enjoyed his time as a resident there. Ernie will be missed.

He is survived by his sister, Juanita Cook of Livingston, Texas, two brothers, Robert Wood of Houston, Texas and E. John (Audrey) Wood of Wellsville as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Eldred Wood, his sister in law, Ann Wood and his brother in law, Merle Cook.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 1 from 12:30 to 1:00 pm at the H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral and committal services will follow there at 1:00 pm with his nephew, Rev. John Wood officiating.

Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery. 

Obituary: Sharon D. DuBois ,83 of Rexville

Sharon D. DuBois ,83 of Rexville, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020.

She was born March 15, 1937 the daughter of the late Alexander and Freida (Vanderhoef) Eichorn. Sharon was also preceded in death by her brothers Alexander Eichorn Jr and Darrel Eichorn as well as a Grandson, Sheldon and great granddaughter LaiLanie.

She is survived by her sisters Lilla Stone of Massachusetts and Nanette Eichorn of Missouri and a brother, Hugh Eichorn of Washington.

She is also survived by her children, Darlene (DuBois) Krisher of New York, Irving (Kim Kelly) DuBois of Nevada, Hope DuBois of New York and Dana DuBois of New York.

Other survivors include her grandchildren: Carol, James, Lee, Summer, Danielle, Josh, Shane, Matthew, Eric, Tiffany and Brittany. Greatgrandchildren: Stephanie, Miranda, Zachery, Elizabeth, Fernando, Jason, Gervacio, Asia, Nicole, Alanda, Kahbria, Zariah, Bentley and Alexander. Great greatgrandchildren: Paisley, Evelyn, Leo and Easton.

To send a remembrance to the family, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com or Facebook@brownpowersfh. The family is being assisted by Chester Gosper IV, Director at the Brown and Powers Funeral Home of Canisteo.

There will be no services. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo at the discretion of the Family 

Obituary: Joan B. Artlip, 91, of Wellsville

Joan B. Artlip, 91, of Wellsville, NY, died Sunday, September 27, 2020 in Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville.  

Born May 6, 1929, in Belmont, she was the daughter of Anson Daniel and Margaret Hile Chapman.  On September 2, 1949, in Wellsville, she married James B. Artlip, who predeceased her on December 10, 1984.  A graduate of Genesee High School, Genesee, PA, she was employed by Bausch and Lomb, Market Basket, Giant, and Sears.  

Surviving are:  a son, Bernell A. “Bernie” (Jaquelynn) Artlip of Stannards;  two grandchildren, Tonia Braddock of Post Falls, ID and Mindi Artlip of Bradenton, FL;  a sister, Sharon (John) Johnson of Aberdeen, WA;  two brothers, Donald (Norma) Chapman of Mills, PA and C. Lance (Linda) Chapman of  Pendleton, OR;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her long-time companion, Richard O. Bartlett, on June 22, 2019; and a brother, Dane A. Chapman, on March 15, 2019.  

Private burial will be in Stannards Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.  Arrangements are under the direction of Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.   

Pumpkins available at Hallsport Christian Church

 


Allegany County Awarded New York Planning Federation’s Comprehensive Plan Award

The New York Planning Federation Comprehensive Plan Award is given to a municipality or agency for an outstanding and/or innovative comprehensive plan or plan update adopted within the past three years. This year’s Comprehensive Plan Award goes to the Allegany County Comprehensive Plan Update (“Our Vision, Our Mission: Outlook 2030”).

This is the third revision of Allegany County’s Comprehensive Plan, first updated in 2008. It provides a framework for growth and development objectives on a countywide level. The Plan Update takes a broader approach than individual municipal plans, and yet it has been extremely successful in its approach to collaboration with the 29 towns and 10 villages in Allegany County. The update process included outreach tools, such as surveys, public forums, and meetings with the local governments. The Plan Update was prepared entirely in-house by the Allegany County Office of Planning working closely with the Comprehensive Planning Committee, and after numerous opportunities for public comment and draft Plan revisions, the Plan Update was adopted by the Allegany County Board of Legislators in September 2019.

The Plan is noted especially for its innovative reader friendly design, outstanding attention to detail, and success in collaborating across numerous organizations and entities. The Plan includes four specific action areas: economic development, community and rural character, infrastructure, and government, all with clearly stated objectives and strategies with a well presented list of implementation priorities. Inter-municipal cooperation and coordination is a major focus of the Plan. Congratulations to the Allegany County government for its well prepared and user friendly Plan Update and for understanding that a successful comprehensive planning process is ever evolving and that regular updates with full public participation can result in a continually improving Plan.

The Allegany County Comprehensive Plan was prepared with a Comprehensive Planning Committee chaired by Charles Jessup. Additional committee members were Gary Barnes, Edward Eicher, Rich Ewell, Aaron Dale Foster, Jon Gorton, Lee Gridley, Michael Johnsen, John Ricci, and Debra Root. Staff in addition to Director of Planning Kier Dirlam that worked very hard on this preparation of the plan was Angela McKay – Assistant Director of Economic Development and Planning and Michelle Denhoff – Planning and Development Specialist, Craig Clark – IDA Executive Director. The Allegany County Legislature approved the plan September 9, 2019.

NEW YORK PLANNING FEDERATION is a non-profit membership organization established in 1937. Our mission is to promote sound planning and zoning practice throughout New York State. Membership, which currently includes nearly 10,000 individuals, is open to anyone supporting this mission. Membership categories include municipalities, counties, public organizations, private businesses, individuals, and libraries.

Five new COVID-19 cases in Cattaraugus County

****For Immediate Release****

Cattaraugus County Health Department was notified of five additional confirmed cases of COVID19 residents within Cattaraugus County. The department’s active positive COVID-19 caseload is now nine as there are two hundred and nine residents who have recovered from COVID-19.

The two hundred and twentieth confirmed case is a female resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who has no significant travel history. She is a healthcare worker who reports being in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person. She developed fever, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches and muscle aches. She was given a rapid test for COVID-19 on September 28th and her test results indicated that she was positive for the virus.

The two hundred and twenty first confirmed case is a male resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who has no significant travel history. He is a healthcare worker who reports being in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person. He developed fever, cough, congestion, headaches and muscle aches. He was given a rapid test for COVID-19 on September 28th and his test results indicated that he was positive for the virus.

The two hundred and twenty second confirmed case is a female resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who has no significant travel history. She is a healthcare worker who reports being in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person. She developed a sore throat, and congestion. She was tested for COVID-19 on September 25th and her test results on September 28th indicated that she was positive for the virus.

The two hundred and twenty third confirmed case is a female resident who resides in the northeast quadrant of the county, who has no significant travel history and denies any contact with a positive COVID-19 person. She is a healthcare worker who developed fever, chills, nausea, headaches, muscle aches and loss of taste and smell. She was given a rapid test for COVID-19 on September 28th and her test results indicated that she was positive for the virus.

The two hundred and twenty fourth confirmed case is a male resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who has no significant travel history. He was in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person but reports being asymptomatic (no fever, no cough, no muscle aches, etc.). He was given a rapid test for COVID-19 on September 28th and his test results indicated that he was positive for the virus.

The department has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals that they have been in contact with and the places that they have visited. We would like to reiterate that if any resident experience fever, cough, shortness of breath or whole body aches they should contact their health care provider (avoid going directly to an Urgent Care facility, or the Emergency Room before calling).

In addition, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This is especially important after using the bathroom, coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains a minimum of 60% alcohol.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially with unwashed hands. Disinfect commonly touched surfaces with a cleaner that is approved by the EPA against COVID-19.

Finally, in an effort to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community, any resident interested in getting tested, can register for a test at www.cattco.org/covid-19-test or call 716- 938-9119 or 716-938-2265.

23 New Cases of COVID-19 in Steuben

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 23 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Saturday.  This brings the total to 448 confirmed cases, 101 of which are currently active.  The individuals are residents of the:

·         City of Corning (5)

·         Town of Addison

·         Town of Bath

·         Town of Campbell (4)

·         Town of Caton

·         Town of Erwin

·         Town of Hornby (3)

·         Town of Prattsburgh

·         Town of Rathbone

·         Town of Thurston (2)

·         Village of Bath

·         Village of Painted Post

·         Village of Wayland

The individuals are isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department.  Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed cases and exposure risks.  All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified. 

Per CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance, information is collected beginning 48 hours prior to symptom onset or date of test if asymptomatic through the day of the positive test result to identify any potential exposure risks. 

The investigations indicate:

·         10 individuals had contact with previously reported positives

·         Four individuals are employees of Corning Center

·         One individuals is a resident of Corning Center

·         One individual is a student at Prattsburgh High School

·         One individual is a BOCES employee who visited schools in the following districts: Alfred-Almond, Arkport, Canaseraga

·         One individual is an employee of Corning-Painted Post Middle School

Public Health has worked together with the indicated school districts.  Staff and students who are found to have direct contact with the positive student will be quarantined.  School-related questions should be directed to the appropriate district.

The individuals reported visited the following locations within the investigation timeframe:

·         9/21/20 -9/22/20 – Bath Veterinary Hospital

·         9/21/20 Morning & 9/23/20 Afternoon – Hands on Chiropractic in Corning

·         9/21/20 Afternoon – Nails Plus Tanning Salon in Bath

·         9/22/20 – 9/24/20 – Upstate Farms Cheese in Campbell

·         9/22/20 – 9/24/20 – New Image Salon in Corning

·         9/23/20 – 9/24/20 – Corning, Inc. Sullivan Park

·         9/23/20 – 9/27/20 – Village Mini Mart in Painted Post

·         9/23/20 Morning – Bath Chiropractic and Wellness

·         9/23/20 Afternoon – Corning Country Club Golf Course and Club House

·         9/24/20 – 9/25/20 - Ready, Set, Grow Child Care Center in Corning

·         9/24/20, 9/25/20, 9/27/20 – American Medical Response in Corning

·         9/24/20 – Spectrum in Horseheads

·         9/24/20 – Pathways in Corning

“Cases are spiking in Steuben and surrounding counties,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “If you have been tested, stay home until you get your results.  If you are experiencing symptoms or have been around a known positive or at one of the locations where clusters have been identified, get tested. We must all do everything we can right now to slow the spread of this virus so that we don’t lose more of our loved ones because of COVID-19.”   

All residents should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills or repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if feeling ill.  

COVID cases increase in Allegany County

 


Monday, September 28, 2020

Livingston County Drug Task Force Arrests One for Alleged Cocaine Sales

NUNDA/PORTAGE: The Livingston County Drug Task Force reports the arrest of a Nunda man following an investigation into the sale of cocaine in the Towns of Nunda and Portage. Tylor E. Parsons, age 24, was arrested on September 23, 2020 by members of the Livingston County Drug Task Force. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office charged Parsons on a Livingston County Superior Court indictment with three (3) counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (class B felonies) and three (3) counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (also Class B felonies).

The arrest and investigation by the Drug Task Force alleges the sale of powder cocaine in the Nunda and Portage areas. Parsons was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention, as the offenses did qualify for pre-arraignment detention under the NYS Justice Reform Act. However, the offenses do not qualify for a Judge to set bail or hold a defendant on B Felony drug sale charges.

Parsons was later arraigned on the indictment warrant in Livingston County Court by County Court Judge Jennifer Noto. The Judge released Parsons on his own recognizance. Parsons was provided a future court date for his appearance and Deputies released him from custody. 

Obituary: Helen Elizabeth Dean Schneble, 84, formerly of Wellsville

Melbourne, FL - Helen Elizabeth Dean Schneble, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

Helen was born on Dec. 24, 1935 in Wellsville, N.Y. where she grew up and met her husband, Elmer Johnson Schneble (Jack). Helen was predeceased by her husband and is survived by her children, Anne Egan (Douglas), Dean (Phyllis), John (Elizabeth) and loving grandchildren Hannah, Connor, Olivia, Sam, Finn, Jack, Alexandra and Caroline.

Helen lived a full life, she and Jack lived and raised their family in many locations across the United States throughout Jack's Army career. She had a passion for helping others, volunteering throughout her life with numerous organizations. She was a devout Catholic, attended mass regularly and served as an Eucharistic Minister. Helen enjoyed traveling with friends and family, attending Super Bowls with her siblings and loved her large family. She will be missed by her family, countless friends, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2399 Holder Road, Mims, Fla., followed by internment at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 US Highway 1 North, Mims, Fla. 32754. 

To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com

Positive COVID-19 case closes Canaseraga school

From Canaseraga school:

School is CLOSED for Monday, Sept 28, due to a positive case of COVID affiliated with our school community. The Allegany County Department of Health has directed us closed to clean and conduct contact tracing. Only those considered a contact will be notified. Any staff needing to report will be contacted directly by a supervisor. Thank you for your patience during this time. Mr. Groff

SUNY Geneseo to revert to fully online instruction

(Email to students and staff from President Denise A. Battles)

We have made the decision to transition to fully online learning following the Thanksgiving break. All courses will be delivered online with no face-to-face component after the Thanksgiving break through the end of the fall semester. 

We anticipate being able to make the residence halls available for those students who need to remain at Geneseo through and after the Thanksgiving holiday, and possibly during the winter break. Our preliminary plan calls for those who will live or receive services on campus to undergo post-arrival quarantine and testing.

To help us provide the best service possible and in order for us to plan for appropriate COVID-19 health and safety protocols, we are asking ALL students, in particular residential and off-campus students with a dining plan, to please fill out this survey no later than October 1.

Where applicable and upon request, residential and meal plan credits will be offered. Residential room rent credits will be based on a prorated adjustment and meal plans will be based on individual student declining plan balances. Students will receive an email next week with links to further details and the required request forms. Completed forms will need to be submitted by October 10 to obtain the credits. Room credits will be posted to accounts before November 1 and meal plan credits will be posted before the end of the semester. For those receiving refunds, direct deposit will be strongly encouraged for timely processing.

I am proud of how well our community has done to keep COVID-19 cases low through following health and safety measures, such as mask wearing and physical distancing. Together we can continue to keep Geneseo safe! Be well!

Sincerely,

Denise A. Battles
President

INDIVIDUAL AT ALFRED-ALMOND CSD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

From the Alfred-Almond school website:

I apologize for this late notice, but we were just informed that there has been a positive case of COVID 19 identified in our school.  We are working with the Allegany County Department of Health for contact tracing purposes.  Based on protocol, the school will be closed Monday, September 28th for sanitizing. Faculty and staff should NOT report to work. We will keep you updated with new information as it becomes available.

Thank you,

Tracie Bliven, Superintendent  

Although the building will be closed to faculty and staff today, faculty will still conduct their remote day from home.  All students should check-in to their Google classrooms and/or morning meetings for their typical remote day.  Also, all sports practices are canceled today.

Thank you.


Wellsville Police Blotter

Date: Sunday September 27, 2020

Wellsville Police arrested Akeyia E. Thagard, age 31 of Buffalo, charging her with Criminal Contempt 2nd.  The charge stems from an incident that took place on North Broad Street in the Village.  She was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released.  Thagard is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on October 13th at 4:30 p.m.

Date: September 26, 2020

Wellsville Police arrested Rachel E. Simon, age 33 of Wellsville, charging her with DWI, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Speed in Zone and Passed Red Light.  The charges stem from a traffic stop on East Dyke Street in the Village.  Simon was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released.  She is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on October 27th at 4:30 pm.  The investigation is pending.

Alfred University students test positive for COVID-19, 31 students placed in quarantine

 Dear Alfred University alumni, parents, and friends,

One Alfred University student has tested positive for COVID-19 in testing administered this week. That student was part of a 12-student pool tested on Thursday, September 24, which resulted in a positive result for the pool. Follow-up tests have been conducted on the rest of the students in the pool, and they are in quarantine as a precaution pending test results.

A second student who tested positive in the pool test was subsequently tested in the Wellness Center to confirm the positive status, out of an abundance of caution. The Allegany County Department of Health agreed with our decision to retest this student based on the potential for pool contamination in the initial result. This second student has tested negative on an antigen-based test but we have yet to learn about a follow up PCR-based test. Out of an abundance of caution, this second student has been placed in isolation. If the second student’s follow-up test is negative, that student will be allowed to return to their residential housing. 

The Wellness Center, in partnership with the Allegany County Department of Health, has completed contact tracing procedures. As a result of the positive test results, 31 students have been placed in quarantine: nine on campus and 22 in off-campus housing or at home.

In order to protect the privacy rights of all involved, no information about the two students who tested positive, or anyone else identified through contact tracing, will be released by the University. We ask anyone who has become aware of the identities of any of the students involved to respect their rights as well by refraining from identifying them to others, in any form of communication.

Our University completed Phase 1, mandatory pooled sample testing, last week. Beginning  Monday, September 28, our University moves to Phase 2, surveillance testing. This regimen is based on periodic testing of individuals who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, and is designed to provide an early warning system of the virus’ presence among our students. Each Monday through November 9, approximately 180 students will participate in pooled sample surveillance testing.

In response to the positive tests, the McLane Center gymnasium reopening will be delayed until Wednesday, September 30, pending further test results from over the weekend and the anticipated surveillance testing beginning on September 28. Until further notice, athletic team practice and training will be allowed to continue, but without contact.

Students, staff, and faculty are urged to continue following guidelines aimed at promoting a safe and healthy campus. These include wearing a mask or face covering (covering both nose and mouth) whenever you are or may be within six feet of someone else, engaging in appropriate personal hygiene, practicing social distancing, and submitting to a daily health screening. If a student fails the daily health screening, please remain in your room or off-campus residence and call the Wellness Center. In addition, students who are experiencing any symptoms listed in the daily screening report, please call the Wellness Center for an appointment to be seen and tested.

Our University recommends flu shots for students to reduce the risk of contracting the flu this fall. If you would like to schedule a flu shot, please call the Wellness Center at 607-871-2400. The cost is $15, which will be charged to your student account.

Mark Zupan,

Alfred University President

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Catholic Charities Wellsville Thrift Store Reopens to Public Sept. 29

BUFFALO, N.Y., September 27, 2020 – Catholic Charities Thrift Store in Wellsville, 67 East Pearl St., will reopen to the public for two days each week beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began eight months ago.  

Thrift Store hours will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines will be followed. 

The Food Pantry at the same location operates Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., still operating on a curbside pickup basis. 

Jim Campbell, who coordinates the Wellsville Food Pantry and Outreach, is grateful to welcome patrons back to the thrift store. 

“While the pantry has been operating continuously since March, it is so good to be able to reopen the Thrift Store even at a reduced schedule,” said Campbell.  

At the same location, Catholic Charities Family and Community Services offers counseling for children, adults and families and emergency assistance. Professional, licensed and master’s-level counseling experts provide these services, and no one is turned away because of an inability to pay. For more information, to schedule an appointment or to join a group, call the Wellsville Office at (585) 593-2015. 

For more information about the thrift store or food pantry, please visit the site or call (585) 296-3757. 

Learn more about Catholic Charities at ccwny.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ccbuffalo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ccbuffalo.  


Obituary: Robert A. Whiting, 82, Fillmore

Fillmore - Fillmore - Robert A. Whiting of 9712 Council House Road died Saturday, September 26, 2020 in his home. He was born on August 7, 1938 in Morrisville, VT, a son of the late Roland and Ruby Davis Whiting. He married Joan Moller who predeceased him. Later in 1989 in Ontario he married Martha Osborne who survives.

Robert was a former employee of General Dynamics in Quincy, Mass where he worked in the shipyard on nuclear submarine. Afterward he became employed at Houghton College as a mechanic until his retirement.

He loved cars, so much so that he built a 1933 Ford Pickup and a 1932 Plymouth Roadster which he raced. Robert also enjoyed the Fillmore go kart races, collecting gas pump and oil memorabilia.  He and Martha hosted the annual Whiting Pig Roast during the 1990’s.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Penny (Craig) Rider of Jamestown, Kris Hall of Canandaigua, Robert (Candace) Whiting of Lewisburg, PA, Lynelle (Eric) Fiegl of Springwater, James (Jennifer) Whiting of Jamestown, John (Alisa) Hall of Rochester, Geoffrey (Heidi) Hall of Lancaster, 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, a sister, Mary Jackson of South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first wife and parents he was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Booth, a grandson, Stephen Crowell, and two sisters, Anne Whiting and Lorraine Flood.

Family and friends may gather from 4:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore. A private committal service will be held on October 11, 2020 in Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica.

of 9712 Council House Road died Saturday, September 26, 2020 in his home. He was born on August 7, 1938 in Morrisville, VT, a son of the late Roland and Ruby Davis Whiting. He married Joan Moller who predeceased him. Later in 1989 in Ontario he married Martha Osborne who survives.

Robert was a former employee of General Dynamics in Quincy, Mass where he worked in the shipyard on nuclear submarine. Afterward he became employed at Houghton College as a mechanic until his retirement.

He loved cars, so much so that he built a 1933 Ford Pickup and a 1932 Plymouth Roadster which he raced. Robert also enjoyed the Fillmore go kart races, collecting gas pump and oil memorabilia.  He and Martha hosted the annual Whiting Pig Roast during the 1990’s.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Penny (Craig) Rider of Jamestown, Kris Hall of Canandaigua, Robert (Candace) Whiting of Lewisburg, PA, Lynelle (Eric) Fiegl of Springwater, James (Jennifer) Whiting of Jamestown, John (Alisa) Hall of Rochester, Geoffrey (Heidi) Hall of Lancaster, 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, a sister, Mary Jackson of South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first wife and parents he was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Booth, a grandson, Stephen Crowell, and two sisters, Anne Whiting and Lorraine Flood.

Family and friends may gather from 4:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore. A private committal service will be held on October 11, 2020 in Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica.

Sunday-Allegany County reports 12 active COVID cases, 207 in isolation

 


NY State Police Blotter

9/26/20 10:19pm- After investigating a violation of an order of protection in the Town of Amity, State Police arrested Alisha A. Sands, 32, of Belmont. She was charged with criminal contempt. She was initially detained.

9/26/20 8:31 p.m.- During a traffic stop in the Town of Wellsville, State Police arrested Jerry R. Grossman, 58, of Andover. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. He was issued an appearance ticket for court and released.

Obituary: William E. Hunter, Jr., 76, Cuba lake

William E. Hunter, Jr.  Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather

William E. Hunter, Jr., of 52 South Shore Road, Cuba Lake, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at Olean General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born on January 20, 1944, in Cuba, he was a son of William E. and Betty Guild Hunter, Sr.  On June 3, 1967, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Olean he married the former Kay Herdendorf whom preceded him in death on March 10, 2000.  

Bill was a graduate of Cuba Central School Class of 1961 and later graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy.

After college he returned to Cuba and worked as a Pharmacist for the family business Hunter and Johnson.  He had also worked for CVS and Bartholomew’s Pharmacy in Franklinville before going to work for Olean General Hospital retiring in 2010 after 25 years of service.  

Bill was a Clan Liaison for the Allegany County Celtic Festival.  He enjoyed traveling to many Celtic Festivals and educating people about Celtic Heritage and his role as Clan Convener for Clan Hunter.  In 2017 he was able to travel to Scotland for a two-week trip.

Bird Watching, collecting rare and new coins, fishing, traveling to Florida, family genealogy, and spending time with his family were just a few things that brought joy to his life.  He loved Hockey and during the late 80’s served as president of the Olean Youth Hockey Association.  In his younger years he enjoyed car racing and hunting. He is survived by two sons, William E. (Miranda) Hunter, III of Norwich, NY and David (Monique) Hunter of Fairport, NY; two daughters Lauri (Sean) Gardner of Olean, Kathy (Aaron) Findlay of Caneadea; His grandchildren Lindsay, McKenzie, Ainslie, SJ, Brodie, Elsepeth “Ellie”, William “Liam”, Lane, Cody, Tyler, and Mason; Great Grandchildren Addison and Saylor; a brother James “Jim” (Sue) Hunter of Cuba; a sister Mary (Tom) Golden of Mechanicville, NY; A Sister-in-law, Deb Hunter of Ft. Myers, Florida; Several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was predeceased by a brother Bob Hunter.

The Family will receive friends at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, Cuba on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be private.

The family request memorials be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or to the Allegany County Cancer Services.

Online expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.rinkerfuneralhome.com. Due to COVID-19 regulations face masks and social distancing will be required.


Obituary: Mary Ann Gray, 79, of Zephyrhills, Florida - formerly of Wellsville

Mary Ann Gray, 79, of Zephyrhills, Florida, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, September 12, 2020. She was born on May 7th, 1941 in Wellsville, New York to George A. and Mary F. Gray. Mary Ann lived in Minnesota, Massachusetts and then again in New York before finally moving to Florida permanently after retirement. She raised 3 boys before adopting a daughter from New York’s foster care system after more than a decade of hosting dozens of foster children in her home throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. She retired from the US Post Office at Truxton, NY.

Mary Ann traveled the United States in her formative years competing in roller skating contests at several locations throughout the country. She graduated from Wellsville High (NY) School in 1958.

Anyone who knew Mary Ann understood she loved the games, puzzles, the American Flag, everything Red, White, and Blue, spending time outside and mostly baseball. In the mornings, she was known to read the entire newspaper and, in the evenings, turn on whatever baseball game she could find on television. A great day for Mary Ann was whenever there was a daytime game being broadcast followed by a night game in the evening.

Above all, she loved her four children; her brother and sisters Carolyn Gray (Wilbur) McDowell of Wellsville, NY, Shirley Gray (Steve) Lupis of Fort Collins, CO, Brian A. (Ursula) Gray of Wellsville, NY and Bernie Francis Barnes (Robert) Hyde of Leesburg, Florida and her grandchildren. Mary Ann is further survived by her sons Donald Margeson, Ronald Margeson, Joseph Barbarito and his wife Krystal, and her daughter Anne Marie Barbarito; granddaughters Kim, Katie, Becky, and Kyla and grandson Thomas. She had 5 great grandchildren who she adored. 

There will be a memorial held at a later, yet to be determined date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to the Brain Injury Association of America (https://www.biausa.org/support/donate-your-way), the National Baseball Hall of Fame (https://baseballhall.org/support-the-hall) or to a charity of your choice.