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John F. FLAKE, Jr.

April 1, 1950 — October 19, 2020

John F. FLAKE, Jr., 70, of Wellsville, NY, died Monday, October 19, 2020 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville.

Born April 1, 1950, in Wellsville, he was the son of John F. and Ethel Greene Flake.  A graduate of Bolivar High School, he attended trade school for mechanic and welding.  On November 29, 1969, in Olean, he married the former Dorothy L. Ray, who survives.

A Vietnam Veteran, he served honorably with the US Marine Corps from 1969 – 1971.

He was employed as a welder by Air Preheater in Wellsville.  John enjoyed Sunday football, Saturday night boxing, and hunting.

Surviving besides his wife, Dorothy, are:  two children, Kellylynn (Robert) Brembs, Succasunna, NJ and Michael Flake of Wellsville;  four grandchildren, Brandon, Abbigal, Cole, and Ashley;  two sisters, Marian Grove of Glen Campbell, PA and Marlene Flake of Olean;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James Flake.  Cremation was at Olney-Foust Crematory.

The family will hold a private service.

Arrangements are entrusted to Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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