David W. Golley, 70, of Route 242, Ellicottville, passed away Dec. 2, 2014, at Olean General Hospital.
He was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Salamanca, N.Y., the son of the late Floyd and Evelyn (Brown) Golley.
On Sept. 12, 1964, he married the former Barbara Nitsche who survives.
Mr. Golley was the Town of Ellicottville Highway Superintendent for 24 years and owned and operated Golley’s Service in Ellicottville, N.Y., from 1965 to 1985.
He was a member of the Holy Name of Mary RC Church and its Usher’s Association, Ellicottville Volunteer Fire Department, WNY Harness Association, NYS Highway Superintendent’s Association and a social member of the Ellicottville American Legion. He loved his family, his horses and his farm.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by four sons, John (Debra) Golley and James Golley, both of Ellicottville, Joseph (Jody) Golley of Corona, Calif., and Jeffery (Ruthie) Golley of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; and a daughter, Deborah (Ed) Fredrickson of Ellicottville; and nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Duane (Diana) Golley of Allegany, N.Y., and Ronald Golley of Killbuck, N.Y.; and two sisters, Katherine Golley and Sharon Morton, both of Ellicottville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Dale Golley, and is survived by Dale’s wife, Anne Golley, of Ellicottville.
Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley, N.Y., on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Monday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. from Holy Name of Mary RC Church in Ellicottville, N.Y.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Ellicottville, N.Y.
Memorials may be made to the Ellicottville Volunteer Fire Department or Ellicottville Great Valley Ambulance Service.