Saturday, March 31, 2018

Obituary: Josef Franz Doenges, 92, Wellsville

WELLSVILLE - Josef Franz Doenges, 92, passed away quietly at the Wellsville Manor Rehabilitation Center on Friday (March 30, 2018) after a brief illness.
Josef was born on Oct.3, 1925 as the third of eight children of Josef and Maria Anna Doenges of Steinheim, Germany. Josef grew up during some of the most turbulent times of modern history. He was drafted into the army at the age of 17; was wounded during the invasion of Normandy in France; spent two years in a prisoner of war camp in Texas; and eventually emigrated to the USA in 1962. He became a U. S. citizen on March 25th, 1968. On Jan.1, 1965 he married Rosemarie Kurth who preceded him on July 7, 1981. On Dec.28, 1985 Josef married Patricia Diane Merry at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. Joe and Pat loved traveling, sightseeing, and spending time with people they cared about. They spent many happy years together summering in Scio and wintering in Elberton, Ga. until Pat’s death on Feb.23, 2017.
Joe is survived by two sisters, Rosel Gruen of N.J., and Gisela (Konrad) Loebel also of N.J.; two nieces, Ulrika (Jorge) Ocasio of N.J. and Juta (Niko) Chiapparini of Germany; and one nephew, Detlaf (Karin) Staroste also of Germany. Joe will be missed by Pat's brothers, Bill (Fran) Merry of Wellsville and Dave (Sue) Merry of Homer, and his nieces Anne Merry, Karen Merry, Krista (Josh) Kline, Brenna Merry, Kerri McKee.
Mr. Doenges worked as a tool and die maker in various shops in N.J. until his first wife's death, whereupon he traveled the US and eventually settled in the Scio area because he said “It looked like home.”
While Joe liked to travel, he also loved being home, cooking, and spending time outside. Joe had a strong sense of what he felt was right or wrong and was not easily swayed from his beliefs. He was an independent person who loved being free to choose his own course. He also had an interest in others and a sense of humor even when the joke was on him. There are many who can attest to his concern and willingness to help out when there was a need.
Later in life Joe joined his wife Patricia and got baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. They enjoyed spending time with their congregation socially and engaging in their volunteer work of free home Bible education. His deep commitment to his faith, friends, and family will be sorely missed by those who knew him.
There will be a memorial service on April 21, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's.
Witnesses located at 115 Chamberlain St., Wellsville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wellsville Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 115 Chamberlain St., Wellsville, NY 14895.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Wellsville and online condolences may be offered at

Obituary: Alta Whittaker Harvey McCoy, 92, formerly of Bolivar

Olean- Mrs. Alta Whittaker Harvey McCoy, 92, a former resident of 301 West Henley Street and Bolivar passed away on Thursday March 29, 2018 in the Pines of Olean following a brief illness. She was born on June 13, 1925 in Franklinville N.Y. She was the daughter of Floyd and Dorothea Bandcroft Whittaker. Alta married Monroe Harvey on May 22, 1944, and later married Joseph McCoy on September 2, 1967 in Olean, Mr. McCoy preceded her in death in 2009. Alta was a graduate of the Olean High School class of 1943, and attended Westbrook Academy in Olean from 1943-1944. She was employed by the S&H Greenstamp Co. in Rochester from 1969-1975. Alta moved to Richburg in 1987. She attended the Southside Chapel in Olean. Her memberships included Olean Stroke Support Group, Charter member of the Greater Rochester Depression Glass Assoc. and AARP. Surviving is one son, Jeffrey M. (Cynthia) Harvey of Olean; four stepsons, Joseph A. (Patricia) McCoy of Clinton, N.J., Rand A. (Janine) McCoy Berth  of Australia, Deric J. (Diana) McCoy of  St. Louis,  MO and Kevin (Ann) McCoy of  Rochester;  one stepdaughter, Melissa (Dan) Bennett of Rochester; Twenty-three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren,  two brothers, Alvin Whittaker of Hinsdale and Joel Whittaker of Phoenix,  AZ;  one sister, Joan Cowles of Ulysses, PA;  Several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three step-sons, Martin McCoy, Timothy M. McCoy, and Patric McCoy; Three Brothers, Eugene Whittaker Vincent Whittaker, Dana Whittaker.  Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar on Monday April 2, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow visitation at 11 A.M. Rev. David Herne of the Heritage AFlame  Ministries will officiate. Burial in Bowler Memorial Cemetery Little Genesee, N.Y.
Memorials to the Bolivar Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund 460 Main St. Bolivar N.Y. 14715.

Obituary: Marian J. "Jean" Buchanan, 87, Shinglehouse

Marian J. Buchanan “beloved mother and grandmother”
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. -  Marian J. “Jean” Buchanan, 87, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 30, 2018, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
Born on August 22, 1930 in Hebron, she was a daughter of Lorne and Aleta Fisk Hawkes.  On March 17, 1951 in Genesee, she married Robert E. “Bob” Buchanan, who passed away on June 14, 1991.
Jean was employed at the former Westons City Shopper’s Center in Weston Mills, N.Y. and later worked for the former Acme Electric in Cuba, N.Y.
Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse and was a member of the former Shinglehouse Volunteer Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed crocheting, word search puzzles, and doing crafts.  Her greatest love was her family.
Surviving are a daughter, Donna L. Warner of Richburg, N.Y.; a son, Richard L. Buchanan of Crosby; four granddaughters; fourteen great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Gordon (Doris) Hawkes of Lecanto, Florida; a sister, Caroline Mitchell of Farmers Valley; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was predeceased by her son-in-law, Gary Warner; a grandson, Dean Warner; and three brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.  Burial will be in Chrystal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Jean’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jean, please visit

Obituary: Arthur W. Thorne, 77, Westfield

Arthur W. Thorne, 77, of Westfield, PA, died Friday, March 30, 2018 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Born July 18, 1940, in Wana, WV, he was the son of Addison and Ruby E. Jones Thorne.  He was married to the former Patricia Funk, who survives. Art was employed by Breeden School of Welding in Genesee, PA for 23 years, retiring as assistant director.  Surviving besides his wife, Pat, are:  two sons, Wayne A. (Cheryl) Thorne of Whites Corners, PA and Ricky L. (Dina) Thorne of Nunda, NY;  six grandsons;  seven great-grandchildren;  three step-daughters, Martie (Joel) Wheeler of Harrison Valley, Mary (Kenneth) Ransom of Sabinsville, PA, and Peggy (Scot) Short of Westfield;  six step-grandchildren;  seven step-great-grandchildren;  two brothers, James (Crystle) Thorne of Wellsboro, PA and Aaron Thorne of Galeton, PA; two sisters, Barbara McNeill of Osceola, PA and Betty Inghram of Haines City, FL;  nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., with Funeral Services following at 4:00 p.m.. The Rev. Gene N. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915. Online condolences may be expressed at

Wellsville: March weather snapshot

The month of March delivered a range of activity in Wellsville. Remember March 5th, when the temperature dropped to 7.2 degrees! The high temperature peaked at (about 55) on both March 29th and 31st.
Compared with March 2017, the amount of liquid precipitation was DOWN. In March 2017, the sky dumped 4.21 inches of liquid precipitation....just 2.19" in 2018. Since the heavy wet snow blocked my snow gauge, I have to question that stat. The peak wind gust was 41 mph and for barometer fans (me), it peaked at 30.60 and dipped to 29.44 (in the Village of Wellsville).
Folks in Wellsville most likely recall the snow storm that began the month with 10+ inches of heavy wet snow...leading to massive power outages.
The Wellsville Airport, which now serves as the 'official' recording station for most Buffalo media has slightly different numbers. No matter, March in Wellsville had a major winter storm, typical low temperature plunges and a hint of Spring.

Department of Defense Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Master Sgt. Johnathan J. Dunbar, 36, of Austin, Texas, died March 30 in Manbij, Syria as a result of injuries when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near his patrol. The incident is under investigation.
Dunbar was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Ft Bragg, North Carolina.

Obituary: Richard A. “Rich” Argentieri, 79, Hornell

Hornell - Richard A. “Rich” Argentieri, 79, of 54 Erie Ave., Hornell, died Thursday afternoon (March 29, 2018) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a brief illness.
Born in Hornell on August 15, 1938, he was the son of Nicholas & Emma (Severo) Argentieri.
Rich grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and Hornell High School (class of 1958).  He later earned his Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Alfred State College.
For most of his adult life, Rich was involved in the restaurant business.  From 1958 – 1973 he served as manager of the Blue Angel Restaurant, a family business owned by his parents.  In 1974 he opened the Italian Villa restaurant in the K-Mart Plaza and operated the business for about six years.  In 1980, Rich moved to Daytona Beach, FL and opened Angelo’s Italian Restaurant which he operated for about seven years.
Rich move back to Hornell in 1987 and established the Pink Cadillac Restaurant which he owned & operated until 1997.  In recent years, he helped out his son, Dickie, by working in the kitchen of the Italian Villa Restaurant.  He was usually spotted in the kitchen rolling meatballs & rolling pizza dough.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.  He was also a member of the Hornell Knights of Columbus and the Hornell Elks Lodge.  In his younger years, Rich enjoyed hunting, fishing & playing golf.  Throughout the years, he was enjoyed rooting for the Buffalo Bills and the New York Yankees.  He was also a NASCAR fan with his favorite driver being Dale Earnhardt.
Rich is survived by 2 daughters, Deborah (Christopher) Alger of Hornell and Karen Argentieri of Washington, DC; 2 sons, Richard “Dickie” Argentieri of Hornell and Nicholas Arno of Hornell; his loving companion, Bonnie Arno with whom he resided; 2 sisters, Mary Theresa Walsh of Fairport and Diane Argentieri of Hornell; 1 brother, Joseph (Pamela) Argentieri of West Palm Beach, FL; 4 grandchildren, Erica Alger, Samantha Alger, Zachary Alger and Alexandria Argentieri; several nieces, nephews & cousins.
At Rich’s request there will be no prior calling hours.  A Memorial Service held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Church with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Rich’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to either the Hornell Alumni Association, PO Box 135, Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843. To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit

Obituary: Ella Phelps Woolsey, 95, Houghton

Houghton—Ella Phelps Woolsey of Houghton died on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in the Absolut at Houghton Nursing Home. She was born on December 26, 1922 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Harvey and Viola Woolf Phelps. On August 23, 1946 in Indian Falls, New York she married Warren M. Woolsey, who recently preceded her in death. They were devoted, loving partners for 71 years. Ella grew up on family farms operated by the Phelps brothers and their wives in Indian Falls. She attended high school in Akron, New York, then enrolled at Houghton College, graduating in 1943. After college she accepted a faculty position at Allen Home High School in Asheville, North Carolina, a boarding and day school for African-American women whose graduates include the renowned musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone. Teaching in what was then the deeply segregated South, Ella helped her students navigate the indignities and pain of blatant racial discrimination, also coaching the school’s basketball team which went to the state championship. As was always her way, she gave all the credit to the young women. After she married Warren Woolsey, recently returned from active service as an airman in World War II, the couple moved to New York City so that Warren could pursue a seminary education, which included a ministry practicum in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky where they worked together, often visiting people in the remote “hollows” on horseback. In 1950 they accepted a call to missionary service in Sierra Leone, West Africa; they ministered there until 1966. Ella especially loved her work with women and children, teaching the women to read, assisting nurses in dispensing medications and delivering babies, and supporting women’s institutes meant to foster spiritual formation and strong marriages. 
When they returned to the United States with their family in 1966 they settled in Houghton. Ella joined the faculty of Rushford Central School and was a much-beloved fourth grade teacher. Many former students still describe her as their favorite teacher ever. She was also an active member of Houghton Wesleyan Church, finding special joy working with children in the nursery and young women in Pioneer Girls.
For almost 30 years while Warren taught at Houghton College Ella served as a kind, loving, wise counselor and mentor to generations of young women. She had a gift for hospitality and was an excellent cook and baker who often invited college students and campus guests to join the family for dinner. After retiring from teaching Ella was an active in-home visitor with the Allegany County hospice program. She loved to garden and took special delight in wildflowers, fall foliage, and the wooded hills and fields of western New York.
To the very end of her life Ella was devoted to her children and their spouses, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and also to a ministry of prayer. She never lost her kind, loving, positive outlook on life. Before his death in December 2017, looking back on decades of partnership with Ella in life and ministry, Warren declared, “we made a good team.” It is characteristic of Ella that among her very last words were “thank you” to those caring for her at Absolut.
Surviving are the couple’s children, Stephen (Linda) Woolsey of Rushford, Matthew (Barbara) of Houghton, Ruth (Stephen) Strand of Buffalo, a daughter-in-law Kathleen Woolsey of Connecticut, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, husband, and three siblings, Ella was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Daniel P. Woolsey, on October 21, 2017, and a grandchild, Molly Woolsey, in 2016.
Family and friends may gather from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore, and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7 at the Houghton Wesleyan Church, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Wesley Oden will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Houghton.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Houghton Wesleyan Church, the Allegany County Area Foundation Dollars for Scholars program, c/o Student Scholarship Fund or the Child Education fund of World Hope International.

Obituary: Shirley W. Breedlove, 82, Wellsville

Shirley W. Breedlove, 82, of Wellsville, NY, died Friday, March 30, 2018 in Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville, NY.  Born February 12, 1936, in Chaffee, MO, she was the daughter of John W. and Betty Bolden Riley.  She was married to Bobbie L. Breedlove of Danville, VA, who predeceased her on February 7, 1988.  Surviving are:  four children, Kelly (Maureen) Breedlove of Barboursville, WV, Dixie (Paul) Carroll of Scio, Donald (Charlene) Breedlove of Salamanca, NY, and Matthew (Kathy) Breedlove of Bowling Green, KY; a son-in-law, Jay Deveau; nine grandchildren;  ten great-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Katie Deveau.  A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 2, 2018 in the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.  The Rev. Carl Kemp will officiate.  Burial will be in Morley Cemetery, Chaffee, MO on a later date.  Due to allergies, the family respectfully declines flowers.  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be expressed at

Allegany County: Public hearing and senior forum in May, Sheriff talks about active shooters

Weidrick Road bridge in Wellsville - to be replaced?

When the Allegany County Public Works Committee convenes on April 4th in Belmont, there will be a discussion on moving forward with replacing the Weidrick Road bridge in Wellsville for about $317,000. In the 1990's, the popular and yet questionable local bridge was 'red flagged' for issues and a weight restriction was added. The single-lane bridge was replaced, with another single lane bridge. There was some brief political drama.
The bridge crosses the Genesee River, south of the Wellsville school bus garage and has been used often as a 'handy shortcut' for many motorists. Here is the information the county committee will review next week:


Alfred University Top 50 Material Engineering Ranking

Dear Alfred University alumni, parents and friends,
I am pleased to let you know that our University has been ranked among the top 50 graduate programs in materials engineering in the country according to the latest rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. Alfred University’s Inamori School of Engineering/New York State College of Ceramics shares the 50th spot with seven other institutions including the University of California, Irvine; the University of Pittsburgh; and the University of Arizona. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology earned the top spot in the specialty rankings, published Monday, March 26.
Among schools in New York State, only Cornell University (sixth), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (24th) and Columbia University (28th) rank higher than Alfred University does.
Alfred University also showed the fifth-best improvement from the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings, moving up 11 spots.
Please join me in congratulating and thanking our Inamori School/New York State College of Ceramics faculty, staff, students, and alumni for their dedication and accomplishments that have earned our University such notable distinction.
Fiat Lux!

2018-19 State Budget Includes Landmark Sexual Harassment Law

News from Senator Catharine M. Young

Albany, NY – Calling it a victory for victims and a defining moment for New York, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) heralded sweeping new protections included in 2018-19 state budget to combat the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace. The framework of the new law adheres closely to a comprehensive initiative that Senator Young introduced in December while also incorporating elements supported by the Governor and Democratic members of the Senate and Assembly.  

“With this law, New York is embracing the call to action demanded by the many courageous voices who have brought the issue of sexual harassment out of the darkness and into the light. Victims will no longer be silenced and abusers will no longer be protected by antiquated laws and by a culture that has too often looked the other way,” said Senator Young.

“The provisions in this law target sexual harassment from every angle. We clear the path to justice by prohibiting mandatory arbitration clauses for sexual harassment and expanding protections to freelance and contract workers who previously had no recourse. We lift the veil of anonymity that has protected serial abusers with new limitations on secret settlements. We protect taxpayers from shouldering the financial burden of sexual harassment settlements involving public employees. And we provide consistency and clarity to all employers and employees – public and private – by mandating adoption of strong new standards set by the state.”
The major reforms would: 

  • prohibit secret settlements unless the victim requests confidentiality. Lifting the veil of anonymity from abusers would help prevent their ability to engage in serial predatory behavior.
  • prohibit mandatory arbitration for sexual harassment complaints. Mandatory arbitration clauses are often used by employers to force sexual harassment victims into private arbitration proceedings, which precludes their ability to seek legal action.
  • protect contract employees and freelance workers. Currently, individuals who are not employees but are present in the workplace on a contract basis cannot file complaints against their harassers. The legislation would close this loophole by extending to contract workers the same right to file sexual harassment complaints to the state Division of Human Rights as individuals who are directly employed by the company or entity.
  • require adoption of a model sexual harassment policy by all public and private employers. The Department of Labor, in consultation with the state Division of Human Rights, would be required to establish the policy which would be a minimum requirement for all employers.    
  • protect taxpayer funds from being used for individual sexual harassment settlements. When there is a finding or admission of sexual harassment by a state or local employee, this measure holds the harasser financially accountable for the settlement by enabling the public entity to recoup taxpayer money.

“My thanks go out to the Governor and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for the dialogue, input and support that has made this achievement possible and especially, to all the victims who shared their stories and their pain to help spur action on this issue. Their bravery and demand for change is at the heart of this victory.”

Senator Young Secures More Than $660 Million in Education Aid for Local Schools

Press Release (12:43 a.m.)
ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- 57th District) has announced that schools in her district will receive a record amount of aid in the state budget, totaling $660,009,425  or a 3 percent increase. This amount reflects a $19.3 million increase from last year’s budget.
Senator Young said the enacted budget provides record funding for New York State schools of $26.7 billion. The overall, year-to-year increase in school aid is over $1 billion and double the increase of virtually every other area of the budget.
“There is no greater investment in our future than support for education. Giving our children the best education possible empowers them to achieve and contribute in ways that enrich their lives and the success of our state. That is why increasing support for schools in my district has consistently been a top priority. This year was no exception.”
“Even in this difficult budget year, Senate Republicans fought hard to secure another significant increase in school aid because we know that when it comes to our children’s future we can’t compromise.  The Senate advanced an ambitious education agenda that drove substantial investments into flexible Foundation Aid, boosting resources for high-need districts such as mine. The Senate also successfully fought the Executive's proposal to cut transportation aid, BOCES aid, building aid and summer school special education. Every district I represent will receive a Foundation Aid increase of at least 1.9 percent.
“Children in our rural schools deserve the same educational opportunities and resources that larger suburban districts offer. The funding in this budget will help make further strides in closing that gap. Our children are our future and they must receive the best learning opportunities possible,” said Senator Young. 

Allegany County: 209 DWI arrests in 2017 - nine officers/troopers recognized

Front, L-R: Trooper Andrew Teven, P.J. Sherman/Wellsville PD, Trooper Jeramie Helmer
Back row L-R: Trooper Thomas Eggert, Trooper Michael Machniak, Trooper Jose Mojica, Ryan McKee/Alfred PD, Frank Schtick/Cuba PD. Missing- Bryant Hughes/Wellsville PD. Photo courtesy of Cuba police
Law enforcement officers in Allegany County arrested 209 people for driving while intoxicated in Allegany County last year. Once again, Wellsville police officer (and Independence police chief) P.J. Sherman lead the way with 25 total arrests.
Other top honors:
  • Trooper Andrew Tevens - 10 arrests
  • Trooper Jeramie Helmer - 10 arrests 
  • Bryant Hughes/ Wellsville PD - 8 arrests
  • Trooper Michael Machniak - 7 arrests
  • Trooper Thomas Eggert - 7 arrests
  • Trooper Jose Mojica - 7 arrests
  • Ryan McKee/Alfred PD - 6 arrests
  • Frank Schtick/Cuba PD - 6 arrests
The law enforcement officers were honored Thursday night during a program in Cuba. The event was presented by Allegany County STOP-DWI. Linda Edwards, the agency coordinator, will retire later this year. She has worked for Allegany County for 36 years.

Three arrested after traffic stop in Cuba

State police say three people were arrested during a traffic stop at 6:17 p.m. Friday on Genesee Street in the Village of Cuba. The scene caught the eye of passing motorists...three well lit trooper vehicles were involved. As WRN drove by, one trooper with gloved hands was searching the rear of the vehicle. About 90 minutes later, three people were taken into custody. Charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree:
  1. Curtis J. Bonner, 41 of Olean
  2. Rose M. Bickford, 36, of Friendship
  3. Jasmine M. O'Toole, 38, of Alfred.
All three were processed at the state police barracks in Amity and later released on appearance tickets for court.

Cuba: Free Lego Building Challenge

Wellsville Ambulance: Ready to begin limited paid staffing on Monday

One month after making its first public statement, the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps (WVAC) is on track to begin a limited paid staffing program on Monday (April 2). In late February, Wellsville Regional News (WRN) was invited to sit down with members of the WVAC's Research and Planning committee, who explained this bold new initiative. The ambulance corps has contracted with E5 Support Services based in Queensbury, NY. That company last week interviewed people to provide service to Wellsville. Brad Field, Becky Sutton, John Fleischman and Jim Franklin were hired by the company, confirmed Committee Chair Andrew Sweezy. Each new hire is either a paramedic or critical care technician. The group will rotate shifts Monday-Friday between 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. They will be paid employees of E5. The committee stressed, the policy is not designed to shun current volunteers. A committee member said if a volunteer EMT or medic shows up weekdays, the paid staff will stand down and remain available for additional calls. The purpose of the move is to guarantee a trained provider is available during critical weekday hours, which the Corps hopes will enhance both care and response times. The ambulance corps has signed a contract with E5 to provide staffing for the remainder of 2018. The new staff will be stationed at the ambulance corps building on South Main Street.
The WVAC will hold quarterly meetings with the staffing company to review response times and iron out issues. The team said E5 will handle payroll, paperwork and training for both paid staff and volunteers. 
The committee readily admits this plan is no silver bullet. There will still be multiple calls at once and gaps, but the members were passionate that the organization "had to do something." Members stopped short of calling the current situation a crisis, but serious concern was readily evident.  The proud agency, once known for having 60 second responses times and waiting lists for duty shifts, has fallen victim to modern times - as most have.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Obituary: Clinton W. Ormsby, 95, Hornell

Hornell/Whitney Point - Clinton W. Ormsby, 95, formerly of Green Acres Mobile Home Park, passed away Wednesday (March 28, 2018) at Vestal Park Nursing Home.
Born in Alfred, NY, June 6, 1922, a son of George and Mable (Green) Ormsby, he had resided in the Alfred Station and Almond areas most of his life. On December 14, 1946, Clinton married the former Laura Ferry who preceded him in death in December of 2008. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Clinton was employed by the former Erie Railroad and later was an assistant manager at the Hornell Agway. He had attended the Almond Union of Churches. He was a life member of the Hornell VFW and past president of the Alfred Rod & Gun Club. Clinton enjoyed pitching horseshoes and belonged to the Hornell Horseshoe Pitching League.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Laura, a son C. Phillip Ormsby Sr., 3 brothers; Harold, Raymond and Stanley Ormsby, as well as 2 sisters; Grace Munn and Rema Ormsby.
He is survived by his daughter; Mary Kay (Glen) Davis of Morganton, NC, a daughter-in-law; Deborah Ormsby of Whitney Point, NY, 4 grandchildren; C. Phillip (Shelly) Ormsby Jr., Michael (Molly) Ormsby, Katie Ann (David) Bennett and Nicholas Davis, 10 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
To send a remembrance to the family, please visit  The family is being assisted by David W. Ames, Director.
The family will be present Monday (April 2, 2018) from 1-3 p.m., at the Bender - Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St, Hornell where funeral services will be held immediately following calling hours at 3PM with full military honors, his grandson, C. Phillip Ormsby Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

Friends may make memorial contributions to: any charity of the donor’s choice.

Obituary: Clayton E. Bentley, 75, Short Tract

Short Tract - Clayton E. Bentley of 4608 Schneider Road and a former resident of Oramel died Thursday, March 29, 2018 in his home. He was born on June 22, 1942 in Fillmore, a son of the late Oliver and Elizabeth Crandall. Bentley. He married Ida Hoffman who predeceased him and later married Jean A. Tyler who survives. Clayton was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1962 to 1966 and did three tours in Vietnam. He was a former employee of Friendship Dairies. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, walks, hiking and most of all time with his friends and family.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Kevin (Kathy) Bentley of Andover, Tim (Karen) Bentley of Caneadea, Teresa (Larry) Sherwood of Caneadea, his step-children, Vicki (Steven) Chamberlain, Thomas (Linda) Hooker, Susan (William) Emmons, foster children, David (Breanna) Tyler, Heidi (Dan) Karst, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two brothers, Jon (Cynthia) Bentley of Angelica, James (Patricia) Bentley of Sevierville, TN, a sister, Kathy (Robert) Potter of Angelica and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his first wife and parents he was predeceased by his step-mother, Althea Gillette Bentley, a brother, Terry Bentley and a step-brother, Robert Bentley.
A funeral service is being planned and will be announced at a later date.  Memorials if desired to: Short Tract Fire Department 10300 Co. Rd. 15 Fillmore, N.Y. 14735 or Fillmore Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 238, Fillmore, N.Y. 14735

Obituary: Colleen O'Connor Kailbourn, 82, Wellsville

Colleen O'Connor Kailbourn, age 82, of Sunnydale Avenue passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wellsville on July 21. 1935, the second child of Lawrence and Marion Plain O'Connor. In 1978 she married Raymond Kailbourn who survives.
Colleen attended and graduated from the Immaculate Conception School in 1951, and finished her high school education at the Wellsville Central School graduating in 1953. Before graduating from high school she started her career at the New York Telephone Company as a Telephone Operator. Colleen later joined the Contel/GTE Telephone Company and retired as the Western Area Service Office Supervisor. She and Ray enjoyed many years of traveling in search of antiques. Once retired they opened Kailbourn Antiques of Angelica and Wellsville. She remained interested in antiques until the day she died. Colleen was dedicated to her Roman Catholic faith and was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Church. She belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society, served many years on the Parish Council, was a member of the Lay Vicariate, and served on the Sanctuary Restoration Committee. Colleen also served on the Board of Directors for the Genesee Valley Habitat for Humanity for many years. She loved her family and friends and celebrated life. Everywhere she went she touched people's hearts. Her Irish smile and good nature will always be in our memory.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond; her son Paul W. [Karen] Stevens; her step children, Linda [John] Cook, Thomas [Roxie Schmidt] Kailbourn, Mark [Dee] Kailbourn, and Brent Kailbourn; 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; her sister in law Mary Margaret O'Connor; many dear good friends especially Loretta and Jim Cronin, Lois and Joe Spinelli, Pat Adderly Cotton, and John Weatherell.
She was predeceased by, her parents and her brother, Dr. George O'Connor.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, April 2, 2018, from 4 till 6 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. On Tuesday a Prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in Colleen's name may be made to the Immaculate Conception School. To leave online condolences please visit

Travel Advisory - I-86 Kanona Rest Area Closed, Steuben County


Kanona Rest Area Closed

Interstate 86 Westbound, Town of Bath

Steuben County

The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that, due to electrical issues, the Kanona Rest Area on I-86 in the town of Bath, County of Steuben, will be closed at 2:00 pm today, March 30, 2018, until further notice.

Meth raids in Cattaraugus County target three locations

Friendship man faces felony drug counts after stop on I-390...friend who ran tackled by K9

INTERSTATE 390: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of two men for drug related felony charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 390. On March 27 Deputy Shawn Whitford was assigned to the Sheriff’s Operation Safe Interstate initiative on Interstate 390 when he stopped a vehicle for violations of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.

The Deputy Sheriff identified the driver of the vehicle as 31-year-old Cody J. Burch of Friendship, NY and the passenger in the vehicle as 28-year-old David L. Heath from Rochester NY.  While the Deputy Sheriff was patting Heath down outside the vehicle, Heath attempted to flee on foot. Heath crossed the four (4) lanes of traffic across the Interstate and was taken into custody on the east side of the Interstate after a state police K9 apprehended him.
It was determined through the investigation and now alleged that Heath threw marijuana on the ground as he was running away; the marijuana was recovered by the Deputies.
As the investigation continued it was discovered that Burch and Heath were allegedly in possession of crack cocaine in the vehicle. In total, police said 12 bags of crack cocaine were found in separate areas of the vehicle weighing over 14 grams.Deputies arrested and charged the passenger, David Heath, with felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, Obstruction of Governmental Administration in the 2nd Degree, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Possessing an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle.

Deputies arrested and charged the driver, Cody Burch, with felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree.
Burch and Heath were both later arraigned in the Town of Avon Court before Judge Torregiano. The Judge remanded both Burch and Heath to the custody of the Sheriff; Burch on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond and Heath on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
Several members of the Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Division were on scene assisting under the command of Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Orman. State Police members also assisted on scene, including Trooper TJ McDonnell of SP Geneseo, who assisted by providing valuable information to Deputy Whitford regarding the vehicle on Interstate 390, as well as utilizing his K9 partner Mic in the apprehension of Heath.

Congressman Reed likes town hall settings, Collins...not so much

U.S. Representatives Tom Reed and Chris Collins share a few are Republican; Both adore Donald Trump; Both serve the general Western end of New York State. However, they differ greatly on one thing - town hall meetings. From many media reports, Rep. Collins despises town hall settings. In an online posting from WGRZ-TV on Feb. 12, 2017, Collins called those sessions "useless." In fact, his office told Channel 2 "Because what you get are demonstrators who come and shout you down and heckle you," Collins said. "They are not what you hope they would be, which is a give and take from people actually interested in getting some facts." However, Congressman Tom Reed can't seem to get enough of them, even though recently, they haven't always been pleasant. Reed has several planned across his district next month.
I'm not sure its good public policy to refuse to do something, because you 'think' you know what people are thinking or will say.
Collins is holding true to form. According to WGRZ, Collins rejected an invitation from high school students to attend a Western New York forum on April 7th. According to Channel 2, Collins staffers sent this response: "It is progressive organizations like and Citizens Against Collins that have co-opted this debate to spread misleading and false information to support their anti-2nd Amendment agenda. Rather than playing into a partisan trap, Congressman Collins will continue to focus on having productive discussions with his constituents about important issues currently facing our nation."
I love the new congressional theme - anytime a group of people say something in opposition to you, they are labeled pawns. Believe it or not, sometimes real people express honest thoughts.
Cheers to Reed to hold town hall meetings, even though he knows damn well he is going to get shouted at. Jeers to Chris Collins who has apparently only decided to attend sessions where supporters outnumber the opposition. When you run for public office, you need to understand that some people will support you, some will hate you and many have lost interest and don't care. However, an elected officials is supposed to represent every citizen, not just those that have a dispute with you.
Nearly every week, Rep. Reed conducts a weekly media call. During the past year, reporters have asked Reed his thoughts on those that refuse to hold town hall meetings. Reed, no fool, always dismisses the premise of the question. He says he can only speak for himself. A political answer for sure, because if any regional colleagues were with another party, there could potentially be a comment or two.
The bottom line is...hold the damn town hall with your neighbors and LISTEN. That's all that matters...just listen, at least give the public that prize.

Travel Advisory - I-390, Town of Wayland

Replacement of Bridge Decks and new Asphalt Surface, Town of Wayland Steuben County
The New York State Department of Transportation announced today that lane closures will start on I-390 northbound and southbound beginning April 2, 2018 between Exit 3 (Wayland) and the Livingston County line.  Starting around April 30, 2018 all traffic will be in the southbound lanes, with one lane for each direction.
Bridges on I-390 over CR 90 will be rehabilitated with new bridge decks.  The asphalt pavement on I-390 between Exit 3 and Livingston County line will receive a new asphalt surface.
Motorists could experience travel delays.  It is imperative that motorists remember this season to drive carefully through the many highway and bridge construction zones they will encounter.

Travel Advisory - Bridge Rehabilitation Projects in Allegany, Steuben and Schuyler Counties


Bridge Carrying State Route 417 over Dyke Creek / WNY & Penn Railroad
Town of Andover, Allegany County

Bridge Carrying 415 over Cohocton River
Town of Avoca, Steuben County

Bridge Carrying 414 over Breakneck Creek
Town of Hector, Schuyler County

The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that work has begun on the bridges listed above.  Work will consist of repairing portions of the existing piers and abutments as well as replacement of the existing bearings.  Work is expected to be completed by July 20, 2018.

During construction motorists, will encounter occasional lane closures with traffic being reduced to alternating one way traffic during the work day.  It is imperative that motorists remember this season to drive carefully through the many highway and bridge construction zones they will encounter.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

Livingston County District Attorney report - March 29, 2018

After presentation by Victor D. Rowcliffe, First Assistant District Attorney, the following cases were handled in the Livingston County Court before the Honorable Dennis S. Cohen on March 29, 2018.
DAWN ALLWOOD BOOP, age 51, of Caledonia was sentenced on a conviction of Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree (Misdemeanor) to 9 weekends intermittent incarceration. She was also ordered to pay restitution plus a $50 DNA fee.

CARLOS H. ARMENTA, age 37, of Bath was sentenced on a conviction of Attempted Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree (E Felony) to 1 1/2 to 3 years in state prison as a second felony offender. He was also ordered to pay a $325 surcharge and a $50 DNA fee.

TRACY M. BABCOCK, age 46, of Rochester was sentenced on a conviction of Criminal Possession Forged Instrument in the Second Degree (D Felony) to 2 to 4 years in state prison as a second felony offender. She was also ordered to pay a $325 surcharge and a $50 DNA fee.

LOGAN J. BRITTON, age 26, of Hemlock, charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (D Felony) and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree (Misdemeanor), appeared with his attorney and the matter was adjourned to May 24, 2018.

RICKY E. BUTTON, age 39, formerly of Groveland Correctional Facility was charged with Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree (D Felony). He was arraigned with his attorney, pled not guilty, and the matter was adjourned to May 10, 2018.

MARLIN L. CASH, age 39, of Rochester was sentenced on a conviction of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree (E Felony) and a violation of probation to 1 year incarceration in the Livingston County Jail.

SHARRY L. HABBERFIELD, age 54, of Livonia pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree (D Felony) and the matter was adjourned to June 7, 2018 for sentencing.

JOSEPH C. JEFFORDS, age 27, of Dalton was sentenced on a conviction of Burglary in the Third Degree (D Felony) to 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years in state prison. He was also ordered to pay a $325 surcharge, a $50 DNA fee, and restitution.

DEVON 0. RICHARDSON, age 39, of Rochester was sentenced on a conviction of Driving with .08 of One Percent or More of Alcohol in His Blood (E Felony) to 90 days in the Livingston County Jail and 5 years probation. He was also ordered to pay a $520 surcharge and a $50 DNA fee. His license was revoked with a requirement to install an Ignition Interlock Device.

NY State Police Blotter

3/29/18 4:15pm- A Caneadea man was arrested following a property damage accident in the Town of Rushford on March 25th. Michael D. Frazier, 47, was charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was detained for court action.
3/30/18 3:16am- State police arrested Christina D. Gohlman, 24, of Amity. She was charged with 2nd degree menacing with a weapon, harassment with physical contact and endangering the welfare of a child. She was issued appearance tickets for court and released.
3/29/18 8:43am- State police arrested Letitia A. Larnder, 44, of Olean. She was charged with felony 3rd degree grand larceny. The charge stems from a January 31sy incident in the Town of Olean. She was released on her own recognizance pending court action.
3/28/18 7:45pm- State police arrested a 16-year-old boy from Depew. He was charged with felony identity theft. The charge stems from a burglary complaint filed July 18, 2017 in the Village of Belmont.
3/28/18 11:44am- A third juvenile has been arrested in connection with a March 17th sex offense in the Village of Richburg. This time, state police arrested a 12-year-old Wellsville girl, charging her with disseminating indecent material. So far, troopers have already arrested a 13-year-old Scio boy and a 17-year-old Scio boy...each charged with the same felony crime.
3/28/18 3:27pm- State police arrested Kaleb P. Amidon, 19, of Wellsville. He was charged with felony 3rd degree criminal mischief. The alleged incident occurred March 18th in Scio. Bail was set at $1,500.

Sen. Young responds to critics over Child Victim Protection Act

From WLEA newsradio
ALBANY, NY – An organization called the NYAHP, New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators, issued a statement earlier this week, saying that they were going to protest at the events of several Republican state senators, and write to the voters of these lawmakers, and they included State Senator Cathy Young in this list of senators (the others were Bonacic, DeFrancisco, Gallivan and Lanza). NYAHP maintains that the reason for this protest activity was because they believed that these senators could persuade State Senate Republican leader John Flanagan to take up the Child Victim Protection Act, for a vote. The Child Victim Protection Act legislation, would, among other things, get rid of the statute of limitations for those suspected of/accused of sexual abuse of minors. Below is a statement from Senator Cathy Young, on this subject:
“Every victim deserves to be heard and every child abuser deserves to be punished.
That is why the Senate led the charge to pass the 2006 law which removes the criminal statute of limitations for the most serious sexual offenses, including sexual conduct against a child. The law also extended from one year to five years, the civil statute of limitations to give victims more time to seek financial recourse from their attackers.
We have consistently led the fight for tougher criminal justice measures that would mandate longer prison sentences for those who abuse children, efforts which, in most instances, have been opposed by New York City-controlled legislators.
The suffering of innocent children at the hands of depraved individuals is both heartbreaking and incomprehensible. Punishing those who perpetrate such crimes and delivering justice to victims is a priority for everyone.
We are in the throes of passing a $168 billion state budget which is where we need to concentrate our efforts and attention right now. We will continue to work on helping victims of sexual abuse before the end of session.”

Cuba: Happy Easter Basket Sale from Sweet Meredith's Fudgery

Happy Easter Basket Special from Sweet Meredith's Fudgery!
2 Pieces for $5.00 OR 6 Piece for $12.00
Flavors: Chocolate Walnut, Pecan Carmel Crunch, Maple Walnut, Chocolate Mint, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Orange!
Sweet Meredith's Fudgery is located at The Palmer Event Center at
12 W. Main St Cuba, NY 14727. Sweet Meredith's Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11AM - 4 PM. For more delicious info on all her fudge flavors call 585.209.5512!

Angelica Fire Department hosting blood drive

ANGELICA, NY— Wheel on in and donate blood on Thursday, April 12 from 4-7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Angelica Fire Department located at 85 W. Main Street. All signed in donors will receive a chance to win a bicycle package—consisting of two adult bicycles, two helmets and a bike rack.
 “Spring is here,” says Lora Cope, CBB mobile drive coordinator. “It is the perfect time to spring into action and donate blood. Donations made to the Community Blood Bank impact the blood supply at local hospitals.”
Donors who attend Community Blood Bank drives from April 2-28 will be entered in a drawing for the bicycle package. The winner will be randomly selected at the conclusion of the promotion. The chosen donor can enjoy a new set of “wheels” for seasons to come.
“Life is a beautiful ride,” says Stephanie Phillips-Taggart, community relations coordinator at the CBB. “Help someone in their journey. Make a meaningful donation that will serve local patients.”
Blood cannot be manufactured; therefore, blood donors are needed to save lives. One donation can impact up to three individuals.
“By making a donation to the Community Blood Bank, you are saving local lives,” says Cope. “Donating is easy. It takes less than an hour to make a huge impact on hospitals that serve your family, friends and neighbors.”
Individuals are eligible to give blood if it has been 56 days since their last donation; they are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent); weigh at least 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo or body piercing in the past 12 months; are in good general health and do not have a cold or the flu Donors must have a valid photo ID in order to register. Prior to donating, those giving blood should eat a good solid meal and drink at least 18 oz. of water. Appointments are not necessary, but can be made if preferred.
For more information, to schedule an appointment or to learn more about hosting a drive, call 570-789-4026 or visit
About Community Blood Bank

As a non-profit organization, Community Blood Bank has been providing a safe, reliable supply of volunteer blood to hospitals through regional partnerships since 1966. Community Blood Bank is regulated by the Food & Drug Administration and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The organization is an independent blood center and is a current member of multiple nationally recognized blood banking associations such as the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and America’s Blood Centers (ABC). 

West Union man charged with sexually abusing boy

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on Thursday, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s office arrested Scott A. Vanhoven, age 41, of Shamrock Road, West Union, New York. Mr. Vanhoven is currently a registered level 2 sex offender. It is alleged that in March 2018 Mr. Vanhoven subjected a 14 year old male to sexual contact by forcible compulsion. During the investigation it was also discovered that Mr. Vanhoven allegedly created and used a Facebook account which he did not report to the sex offender registry. Mr. Vanhoven was charged with one count of Sexual Abuse in the first degree a class D Felony, one count of Correction Law 168-T, Failure to Register or Verify, and one count of Correction Law 168-F(4) Failure to Notify DCJS of Change of Internet Access or Internet Identifiers, both class E Felonies. Mr. Vanhoven was remanded to the Steuben County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 property bond for the Sexual Abuse charge and $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 property bond for the Correction Law charges. Mr. Vanhoven is to appear in West Union Court and Town of Bath Court on April 4, 2018. In 2000, Vanhoven was also convicted of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. In 1998, he was convicted of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl.
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office

Obituary: Lyle F. Kalkhof, 90, Wellsville

Lyle F. Kalkhof, 90, of Wellsville, NY, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 in St. James Mercy Hospital, Hornell, NY. Born February 21, 1928, in Kossuth, he was the son of William and Leona Buell Kalkhof. On March 10, 1950, in Scio, he married the former Patricia Annabell Angell, who predeceased him on October 1, 2017. A Korean War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army from 1952 – 1953. He was employed in the local oil fields after high school, then went on to work at L.B. Jones Lincoln Mercury in Wellsville, Air Preheater in Wellsville, and McCulloch Mite-E-Lite. He was a longtime member of the Christian Temple in Wellsville, now Grace United Church and the former Scio American Legion. He and his wife resided in the Wellsville area and wintered in Lakeland, FL, where they were active in local churches.  He enjoyed time spent with his family and many friends. Surviving are:  a son, Tim (Mona Carbone) Kalkhof of Hornell, NY;  three grandchildren, Kayla Kalkhof, Ethan Kalkhof, and Lucien Kalkhof;  a great-grandson, Blake Kalkhof;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a son, Mark Kalkhof, on October 11, 1979; a brother, Lawrence “Bud” Kalkhof;  and a sister, Mary Gleason. A Memorial Service will be announced on a later date.  Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace United Church, 289 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895 or a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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