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|Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:39 am Post subject: Norman L. Ives Genesee PA Cemetery
|Norman L. Ives 84 of 52 E. Dyke Street, Wellsville NY passed away Thursday, July 12, 2007 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center.
He was born March 7, 1923 in Wellsville NY the son of Orlo and Ida Hunt Ives. On November 15, 1947 in Wellsville, he married the former Lela Ellsworth, who predeceased him in November of 1973.
Norman was a life-long resident of Wellsville and was recently recognized by the Village of Wellsville as "Norman Ives Day". He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Walter Reed Army Hospital during World War II, obtaining the rank of SP5.
He returned to this area and worked in the oil fields. Norman than worked for Air Preheater and retired in 1985 after 40 very proud years of service.
His memberships include: The Allegany County Historical Society, Thelma Rogers Genealogy and Historical Society, Creative Writers, Allegany County Bird Club, Wellsville Art Association, Wellsville Rhythm Band, 53-year member of the Air Preheater Bowling League, Fund for Animals, SPCA, Life Member of the Keystone Reptile Club, American Legion Post 702 and was the Town of Alma Historian.
During his life he was a long-time blood donor, an avid animal rights activist who loved all animals, especially wildlife, enjoyed the Ridgewalk, wild life photography and sharing it with family and friends. He will be remembered for being arrested in the Bump the Dump protest and many years of community service with his many reptile shows he put on to educate the public.
Survivors include two sons, Laran (Joann) Ives and Richard (Bonnie) Ives, a daughter, Norlene Bromley, all of Wellsville; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Alvin Ives, Orlo Ives Jr., Ed Ives, Nathan Ives and Don Ives; a sister Mildred Hulbert; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m Monday in the J.W. Embser Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial with militay honors will take place in the Genesee Cemetery and memorials may be made to the Allegany County SPCA.