FORESTVILLE: Jared A. Woolley, 79, of Farrington Road, Forestville, died Saturday, January 28th, 2017, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk. He was born in Utica, NY on March 26, 1937, the son of the late Robert M. and Alfreda (Black) Woolley. He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1955, attended Cornell University for 1 year and graduated from Alfred State College in 1958, with an Associate’s Degree in Animal Husbandry.
Mr. Woolley owned & operated Mapl-Camp Dairy & Sheep Farm in Arkwright, worked as a Bus Driver for Forestville Central School, for 29 years, worked as an Insurance Agent for Chautauqua Patrons, a substitute custodian for Forestville Central School and as Secretary for the Chautauqua County Fair, Dunkirk.
He was the oldest & longest active member of the Forestville Fire Department (59 years), where he served in many offices and was a founding member of the Forestville Emergency Squad. Mr. Woolley was a member of the Forestville United Methodist Church, the former Dairylea Cooperative, an over 50 year member of Hanover Masonic Lodge #152 F&AM, Forestville, where he was Past Master in 1964, member of the former Chautauqua IOOF Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Forestville Chapter #247, where he served as Patron in 1965, an over 60 year member of Subordinate Grange, starting with the former Arkwright Grange #1249 and currently with the Villenova Grange #604, South Dayton, 50 year member of Chautauqua County Pomona Grange #3, member of New York State Grange, serving on the Agriculture Committee, 50 year member of the Chautauqua County 4H and currently serving on the Sheep Committee, member of the Chautauqua County Fair Board, joining in 1972, served as Arkwright Town Supervisor, was involved with the Erie County Fair Sheep Department, member of the Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association, member of the Alfred State College Alumni Choir, bowled at the former Forest Lanes, Forestville when it first opened in 1960 and continued for many years, founding member of the original Forestville Band Boosters and regularly attended the Empire Livestock Auction in Cherry Creek.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Martha L. (Radley) Woolley, whom he married September 12, 1959, in Central Park Baptist Church, Buffalo, a daughter, June (James) Prince, of Forestville; two sons James (Ellen) Woolley, of Belfast; and Mark (Ann) Woolley, of Forestville. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren- Jared (Valerie Buchnowski) Prince, Joshua (Tracy Knapp) Prince, Jessica (Alex) Murns, Robert Woolley, Michael Woolley, Lynanne Woolley and 4 great grandchildren. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a great granddaughter Angela Woolley.
Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM, and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Rebecca Ward officiating. Interment will follow in Arkwright Summit Cemetery, Town of Arkwright. A Fireman’s Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening at 7 PM by members of Forestville Fire Department.
The family suggests memorials may be made either to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to Villenova Grange #604, % Neva Woolley, Treas. 9239 Silver Creek/South Dayton Rd. Forestville, NY 14062 or to the Forestville United Methodist Church, 3 Park Street, Forestville, NY 14062. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com