J. CHARLES SHINE – Former Allegany County Legislator, 88, of Williams Ave. died Thursday, February 19, 2004. Born Feb. 4, 1916 in Wellsville, he was son of Timothy J. and Jennie (Murphy) Shine. On June 6, 1945, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., he married Kathleen Lomasney, who died March 26, 1999. He was a graduate of WellsvilleHigh School, class of 1935. He attended DuquesneUniversity and Alfred University. Mr. Shine enlisted in the U.S. Army in November 1943 and was commissioned an officer in the 35th Infantry Division, Company 137. He served in combat in France in 1944, where he was seriously wounded. He received the Purple Heart and the Jubilee of Liberty Medal in recognition for his service during Operation Overlord. He was honorably discharged as a captain in 1946. He was a self-employed businessman, owning and operation Shine’s Liquor Store in Wellsville from 1946 to 1976. He was later employed by the Joyce Pipeline Corp. of Andover. He was active in the Democratic Party in AlleganyCounty and from 1970 to1990, he was an Allegany County Legislator. In 1961, with a small group of parents, Mr. Shine formed the local chapter of the Allegany Arc. He had a love of the Pittsburgh Steelers and his years at Duquesne and cultivated a friendship with former owner Art Rooney. With his interest in sports, he decided to generate fund-raising for the Allegany Arc with the development of a Sports Night, bringing sports personalities to Wellsville including Joe Louis, Billy Conn, Gale Sayers, “Mean” Joe Green, Alex Karras, Rocky Bleier, Reggie McKenzie, Bob Lanier, Earl Morrell, “Frenchie” Fuqua, Ray Mansfield and Mote Ledbetter. In appreciation of his efforts, the Allegany Arc founded the “Charlie Award in 1990 in Mr. Shine’s honor to recognize people’s service to the community. In 1995, Allegany Arc dedicated their HabilitationCenter in his name. The Wellsville Elks Club named Mr. Shine “Man of the Year” in 1969. The Olean Times Herald recognized his efforts with the honor of Sports Man of the Year in 1977. Mr. Shine served on the Allegany State Park Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission from 1988 to 1999. He was appointed by the governor to the Board of Visitors of J.N. Adams Developmental Center, serving on the board for many years. He was a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Church. He was also a member of American Legion Post 703, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 2530, BPOE 1945, St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Knights of Columbus. Surviving are six children, Timothy (Molly) Shine of Fairport, Gloria (David) Mack of Brockport, Kathleen Shine of Willoughby, Ohio, James Shine of Wellsville, David (Theresa) Shine of Wickliffe, Ohio and Eileen (Joseph) Schaffner of Bolivar; a brother in law, Joseph Quigley of Duluth, Minn.; three nephews, James Quigley and Thomas (Robin) Quigley both of Duluth, and Joseph (Patti) Quigley of Pittsburgh, PA., 10 grandchildren and many cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, William Richard; and two sisters in law, Winifred Lange and Eileen Quigley. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Funeral services will be held Monday, beginning with a prayer service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at ImmaculateConceptionChurch. Monsignor Leo McCarthy will officiate. Burial will be in SacredHeartCemetery, Wellsville. Donations may be made to the Allegany Arc or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Donald A. Brown formerly of 165 Madison Avenue, Wellsville passed away on Monday March 8, 2004 at JonesMemorialHospital. He was born December 6,1920 in Rexville to Albert C. and Catherine Brown. On December 6,1941 in Stannards he married the former Bertha Mae Doty who survives him. In his youth he began his working career as a farm hand and later as a family man he became a tenant farmer. Later he worked for Bradley Producing for 23 years in Wellsville and in Glencoe,OntarioCanada where he supervised the Bradley’s oil lease for 9 years. In 1967 he returned to Wellsville and left Bradley’s to learn the trade of Welding and worked for Turbodine until his retirement in 1982. Don was an avid bowler, enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling to Canada. He took great pride in his home and his lawn and gardens were admired by all. Don always said dairy farming was his favorite. He is loving remembered by his loving wife of 62 years ; 2 daughters Sherry Ann Haggith of Glencoe Ontario, Canada , Jo Ann Brown of London, Ontario, Canada ; a son Kenneth{Shirley}Brown of Hilton; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren ; 2 brothers Clifford Brown of Petrolia and Albert”Junior”[Fran]Brown of Warren,PA.; a sister Lillian Carlin of Wellsville ; several nieces and nephews He was predeceased by a sister Bertha C. Stephens. Friends are invited to call tonight Tuesday March 9 from 7-9pm and on Wednesday from 10am -11am in the J.W.Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday after calling at 11am in the funeral home with Rev. Clifford Brown Jr. presiding. Burial will be in GreenwoodCemetery and memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Association of Western New York 1284 French RoadDepew,NY. 14043


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