ERTELL - John O.
Of Amherst, NY, January 1, 2018. Beloved husband of Marilyn (Gustafson) Ertell; dearest father of Patricia A. (Stephen) Simpson, Melissa E. (Thomas) Wormer, Gretchen L. Ertell and the late Elizabeth M. (Stephen) Teal; grandfather of Jacqueline and Lydia Simpson, Matthew, Margaret (Nathan) Ripoli, Samuel, Sarah Wormer and Jonathon Teal; son of the late Dewey E. and Anne (Hanna) Ertell; brother of the late Dewey E., II (Jane) Ertell, Fanny (Lowell) Grosse and Charles (Dolores) Ertell; also survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Memorial Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Beechwood/Blocher Foundation. John graduated from School 66 in 1943, Bennett High School in 1947 and the University of Buffalo in 1959. He served in the US Army from December 1950 until December 1953. He was a Corporal, serving in Japan and Korea, in the 674th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion of the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. John was a C.P.A. where he worked for many years for accounting firms and as an internal auditor. Arrangements by: ERIE COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE, (716) 824-6435, 873 Abbott Rd., Buffalo, NY 14220. Please share your condolences at: www.ERIECOUNTYCREMATIONSERVICE.com