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James F. Goodemote

James F. Goodemote, 76, of Allegany, passed away December 27, 2017 at Olean General Hospital.

James was born in Olean on Aug. 11, 1941, the son of Leon and Margaret Burns Goodemote. He married Linda L. Lux at St. Aloysius Church in Springville on Feb. 2, 1963. She passed away Jan. 18, 2014.

James was raised in both the Olean and Springville areas. He and his wife owned and operated the former Heritage Inn in Olean. He later worked for OSM Corporation and retired from Keystone Tool and Die Co.

James was a member of St. Bonaventure Church and an avid bowler at the former Bowlean.  He tied the record for most 600-plus games in the City League. In recent years he enjoyed woodworking and furniture building as well as doing graphic design work. What he most enjoyed as a hobby was flying to-scale remote control airplanes. He was a member of the Southern Tier Aeronautical Radio Society for over 25 years.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters Regis Goodemote, Marjorie Ehman, Dennis Goodemote and Mary Jean Grace.

James is survived by a daughter Michelle (Robert) Marcellin of Olean; a son Daniel Goodemote of Canton, Ga.; three grandchildren Aimee Marcellin, Hannah Marcellin and Ravyn Goodemote; a loving companion Lynda King; a brother Neil (Jody) Goodemote of Marietta, Ga.; a sister Annette (Jack) Wakeman of Orchard Park and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass was held from St. Bonaventure Church. The Rev. James Vacco, OFM, pastor officiated. Burial was in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Mountain Retreat, P.O. Box 100, W. Clarksville, N.Y. 14786 or to the American Heart Association of WNY, 5488 Sheridan Drive, #300, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221.

Arrangements were made by the Casey, Halwig and Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. Online condolences may be expressed at


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