O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Gretchen Pachan

Gretchen T. Pachan, 96, of Elkdale, NY, died early Tuesday morning, March 15, 2022 at the Gowanda Rehab & Nursing Center.

Born November 9, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Marie Heber Kelly. She was married December 31, 1960, to John Pachan, who predeceased her in 2017.

She had been employed with Empire Search Company in Little Valley for almost 50 years, retiring as the manager.

A member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, she was for many years the organist at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Little Valley, until its closing.

Surviving are many beloved nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation, but a Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Peace Parish, 274 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11am.

Burial will be in Little Valley Rural Cemetery, Little Valley, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be sent to the charity of one's choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences may be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com.