O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

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

Joseph Terhune Sr.

Mr. Joseph R. Terhune Sr., age 76, of Rte. 353, Salamanca, New York, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Born on September 29, 1934 in Salamanca, New York, he was the son of the late Leo and Georgia Milks Terhune. He was married on July 29, 1989, to the former Dorothy Pezon, who predeceased him on November 22, 2000.

Mr. Terhune worked at Norton’s for 10 years and for Rodney Block “Block Brothers” for over 30 years.

He was a member of the Holy Cross Athletic Club and enjoyed gardening.

Surviving are: 1 son, Joe Terhune Jr., Salamanca, New York; 3 daughters, Kimberly Dorman, Otto, New York, Bethann Sanford, Salamanca, New York, Amy Sanford, of Killbuck, New York; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Lisa Rohwer, 9 brothers, Richard Terhune, William Terhune, Kenton Terhune, Leo Terhune, Paul Terhune, Robert Terhune, Glen Terhune, David Terhune, Louis Terhune, a sister, Thelma Parr.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 2 P.M. with Rev. Michael Jones, pastor of the Roberts Memorial Church, Cattaraugus, New York, officiating.

Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Homecare & Hospice, 1225 West State Street, Olean, New York 14760.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.