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Jon F. Ebeling, 82, Wellsville


Jon F. Ebeling, 82, of North Highland Avenue passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at St. James Hospital in Hornell with his family at his side. He was born February 17, 1941, in Wellsville, the son of the late Frederick “Ted” and Elizabeth “Minnie” (Lampe) Ebeling. In 1976 at Trinity Lutheran Church, he married Linda A. Transki who survives.

Jon served with the United States Marine Corps from 1960 to 1974, his service included two tours in Vietnam. In 1980, Jon and his father purchased Umiker’s Monument Works in Wellsville; he expanded services to include special design work and took pride in providing comfort to his customers and treating them with respect. Later, pursuing his passion for “All things food”, he co-owned and operated Wellsville’s Modern Diner, and for the past several years he was the Caretaker of Woodlawn Cemetery. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served on several committees, including being a past president of the Council.

Surviving in addition to his wife Linda, is a daughter, Susan (Dan Helveston) Ebeling of Wellsville, three grandchildren, Benjamin, Matthew, and Allison Helveston, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a sister, Necia Ebeling. Jon will be greatly missed; he was a good husband and loving father and grandfather.

Friends are invited to a graveside service with military honors on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 11:00 am in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville. Please consider memorial donations to Trinity Lutheran Church 470 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.

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