O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
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Elizabeth "Betty" Wass

Mrs. Elizabeth C. "Betty" Wass, age 86, of 28 Chestnut Street, Apt. 208, Salamanca, New York died Monday, December 17, 2007 at the home of Dana & Ellen Story, Rt. 219, Great Valley, New York following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on March 8, 1921 in Syracuse, New York she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Marion Couvrette Boesch. She was married in 1940 to Mr. Jerome Meyer and in 1974 to Mr. Harold Wass who both predeceased her.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Church.

Mrs. Wass was employed at the Dudley Hotel prior to her retirement.

Surviving are: 3 daughters, Anne Merchant, Greenville, S.C., Marianne Whitcomb, Olean, New York, Mrs Wendy (Robert) Wing, East State Street, Salamanca, New York; 1 step son, Mr. John (Jean) Wass, River Street, Salamanca, New York; 1 step daughter, Carol (Russell) Raecher, Jamestown, New York; 6 grandchildren, Brernadette (Eddie Greer) Merchant, Greenville, S.C., Christopher (Tina) Merchant, Jamestown, New York, Natalie (Daniel DeLaCalle) Merchant, New York City, New York, Jude (Heather) Merchant, Jamestown, New York, Daniel (Nancy) Whitcomb, Walworth, New York, Jaimi (Greg) Putzke, Winter Springs, Fla; 7 step grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a sister, Jane Cahill and a brother, Wendell Boesch Jr. who was killed during WWII.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial mass will be held in St. Patrick's Church next summer at a time to be announced.