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June 21, 1962 — February 1, 2023

Wellsville, NY


John M. O’SHELL, 60, of Wellsville, NY, died Wednesday, February 1, 2023 in his home.  


Born June 21, 1962, in Buffalo, he was the son of Walter and Florence O’Neil Burba.  He was employed by Tonawanda Coke Corporation.  


Surviving besides his life partner, Tammy O’Shell, are:  two children, Helen (William) Cowan and Jonathan O’Shell, both of Wellsville;  three grandchildren, Sophia Cowan, Zoey Lee, and Keegan Lee;  five siblings, Pamela Highman, Cynthia (Don) Woods, Brenda (Michael) Perfetti, Kim Demarco, and Walter Berba;  many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents;  a daughter, Angela;  and a brother, Chester O’Shell.  


Services will be private. 


Arrangements are under the direction of OLNEY-FOUST Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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