Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
LICENSED FUNERAL DIRECTORS
Benjamin R. Olney
Began his career in funeral service in May of 1987 at the Koch-Wetmore Funeral Home in Ulysses while he was a college student at Mansfield University. He went on to graduate from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse, NY. In 1990, he purchased the funeral home and is now the longest serving funeral director in Ulysses. He is licensed in Pennsylvania and New York. In 1992, he married the former Sheila Erway. They have two children, Aaron and Joy.
Began his career in funeral service at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service in May of 2014. Dylan is a 2016 graduate of Northern Potter High School and a 2018 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He began working full-time in February of 2018 at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville, where he is the licensed manager and resides with his wife, the former Katie Jo Pekarski. He is licensed in Pennsylvania and New York. He is also a Certified Crematory Operator. Dylan became an Allegany County coroner on January 1, 2020.
A graduate of Rushford High School and Simmons Institute of Funeral Service, Ted E. Crowell served honorably with the US Army in the Korean War. In 1961, he married the former Marjorie Cameron. They have four daughters and five grandchildren. Ted has served the Wellsville area as a Funeral Director since 1962. He has been active in numerous civic and community organizations and served as an Allegany County Coroner for 41 years.
Dale R. Howell
Began working at the funeral home in August of 2003 and graduated from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in 2004. He obtained his Pennsylvania funeral directors license in 2005. A United States Air Force Veteran, Dale is a retired firefighter for the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. He is currently serving his New York Funeral Internship.
Philip M. Ford
Began working at the funeral home in May of 2013. He served honorably with the Unites States Marine Corps for 26 years.
Katie Jo Foust
Katie Jo is the wife of Dylan. She began working at Mulholland-Crowell in May of 2019.
Rosalind S. Eastman
Began as a funeral home musician in July of 1961 and joined the staff in May of 1995.
Robert D. Willetts
Began working at the funeral home in December of 2018.
Support Staff / Office Manager
Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation | 296 N. Main Street | Wellsville,
NY14895 | Tel: 1-585-593-5431 | Fax: |
Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, LLC | 621 South Main Street | Ulysses,
PA16948 | Tel: 1-814-848-7542 | Fax: |