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Linda K. Orpet, 76, Wellsville


Linda K. Orpet, 76, of Fulmer Valley Road, passed away on Monday October 25, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Wellsville on July 2, 1945 the daughter of the late Ralph and Doris (Lewis) Fanton. On August 9, 1975 in Hallsport she married her husband of twenty nine years, Reginald E. Orpet, who predeceased her on January 10, 2005.

Linda was a 1963 graduate of Wellsville High School, she continued her education at SUNY Geneseo and SUNY Alfred – graduating from both institutions. Linda entered the workforce first at Air Preheater and Buffalo Photo Studios before beginning her career in education. She worked for both Alfred State College and Wellsville Central Schools were she was a Teacher’s Assistant until her retirement. Outside of work, Linda enjoyed gardening, reading, bird watching, cooking and canning, and loved spending time with her grandson. She was an active member of the Hallsport Christian Church.

She is survived by: two sons, Jess (Sarah) Orpet of Indianapolis, IN and Adam Orpet of Wellsville; one grandson, Cooper Orpet; two brothers, Dwight (Linda) Fanton of Wellsville, and Darwin (Melody) Fanton of Wellsville; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 4 – 6 PM at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville (34 West State Street) and from 12 Noon – 1 PM on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Hallsport Christian Church (2182 Stout Rd). The funeral will follow Saturday at 1 PM with Reverend Mike Brady presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to Hallsport Christian Church. To leave online condolences please visit

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