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Lynford C. Weishan, 100

Lyn-Weishan-018-copyLynford C. Weishan, 100, of Elizabeth St., Ellicottville, N.Y., passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

He was born Dec. 9, 1913, in Ellicottville, the son of the late Albert and Grace (Milligan) Weishan.

On Oct. 23, 1936, in Ellicottville, he married the former M. June Day who predeceased him on June 17, 2008.

Mr. Weishan worked at Jamestown Lounge as a furniture finisher from 1953-1975.He later worked at Ellicottville Central School from 1975-1983.

Mr. Weishan was a 75-year member of the Ellicottville Volunteer Fire Department where he had been fire chief, assistant fire chief and was captain of the fire police. He also was a member of the Cattaraugus County Fire Chiefs Association. Mr. Weishan was a lifetime member and elder of the United Church of Ellicottville. He was also an ECHO volunteer. He was an avid trapper and hunter, and starting trapping at age 8 and continued for 72 years.

He is survived by a son, Brian Weishan of Great Valley; three daughters: Joanna Weishan of Sterling Heights, Mich., Kathy Weishan of Ellicottville, N.Y.; and Bonnie Weishan of Salamanca, N.Y.; a grandson, Derek Weishan of Great Valley; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife he is predeceased by a brother, Francis Weishan, and four sisters: Alberta Mitchell, Llora Leonard, Bessie Bigelow and Mildred Stone.

Friends may call at O’Rourke Funeral Home at 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley, N.Y., on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2013, from 3-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Ellicottville. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the United Church of Ellicottville or the Ellicottville- Great Valley Ambulance Service.

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