Francis O. Reesher


CERES - Francis O. Reesher 84 of 9450 Rte. 417 passed away Tuesday February 24, 2015 in the Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville following a lengthy illness. Born February 10, 1931 in Wellsville he was the son of Otto & Winifred Collins Reesher. He married the former Ellen Anderson on December 19, 1953, Mrs. Reesher survives.

Fran was a graduate of the Wellsville Central School class of 1949. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1951-1955. While in the Air Force Fran competed in inter-service boxing matches and he was undefeated in over 40 bouts. Fran started his banking career with Public Loan Co. in Olean later becoming Citizens National Bank and later Key Bank. He worked in both the Wellsville and Olean banks, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Southside Union Chapel Olean, volunteered at Heritage AFlame Ministries, he was an amateur softball player, and was a volunteer softball coach at Bolivar Central School. Fran was also an avid hunter and golfer.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three children; Lynda Herne of Little Genesee, Kirk (Yvonne) Reesher of Bolivar and Shae (Jeff) Smith of Bolivar. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one sister Teresa Mallery of Fairfield Ohio. He was preceded in death by two sons; Richard Reesher in 2008 and David Reesher in 2009.

Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar on Thursday 6-8P.M. Funeral services will be conducted following visitation at 8P.M. Rev. David Herne of the Heritage AFlame Ministries will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Lawn Cemetery Bolivar.

Memorials may be made to the Heritage AFlame Ministries 198 Salt Rising Rd. Bolivar N.Y. 14715