Kenneth O. BELLOWS

November 28, 1926 — January 22, 2020

Kenneth O. BELLOWS

Kenneth O. BELLOWS, 93, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Scio, died Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.

Friends may call at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 2:00 PM.  The Rev. William Willson will officiate.  CDC and NYS Department of Health guidelines apply.  The service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery, where Military Rites will be accorded by members of Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702.

Born November 28, 1926, in Knoxville, PA, he was the son of Orren Wells and Luella Mary Clark Bellows.

On November 17, 1950, in the Nazarene Lutheran Church, Wilcox, PA, he married the former Mary Margaret Eaton, who predeceased him on July 21, 2011.

A 1944 graduate of Wellsville Central School, he served honorably with the US Navy as a combat aircrewman during World War II.

For a number of years, he was associated with his father’s business, Bellows & Son Gunsmiths in Stannards, NY and Wilcox, PA.  In 1964, he earned a degree in mathematics from St. Bonaventure University.  He was employed by Air Preheater in Wellsville for 35 years.  In 2001, he began working again as the Manager of Engineering Laboratories at Alfred University.  In his employment, he worked as a machinist, tool and die maker, inventor, draftsman, designer, design engineer, field engineer, research and development engineer, design engineering supervisor, and engineering laboratories manager.  He was the holder of seven U.S. patents.

In addition to Wellsville and Scio, he resided in Wilcox, PA, Ridgway, PA, and Jacksonville, FL.

Ken was a member of First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wellsville.

Surviving are:  five children, Jody Ray (Jenella) Bellows of Alfred, Douglas Wayne (Kathy) Bellows of Wellsville, Danny Arthur (Susan) Bellows of Lancaster, Marie Rene (David) Irving of Altamont, and David Orren (Vicky) Bellows of Hudson Falls;  11 grandchildren;  14 great-grandchildren;  and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a grandson, Aaron;  and three brothers, Paul Bellows, Herbert Bellows, and Richard W. Bellows.

Friends may call at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 2:00 PM.  The Rev. William Willson will officiate.  CDC and NYS Department of Health guidelines apply.  The service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery, where Military Rites will be accorded by members of Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702.

Memorials may be made to First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 470 North Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, August 29, 2020

12:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory

296 N Main St, Wellsville, NY 14895

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Memorial Service

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory

296 N Main St, Wellsville, NY 14895

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