Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Obituary: Lawrence Richard Vossler, 86, Wellsville

Wellsville, NY - Lawrence Richard Vossler, 86, of 76 Hills Street was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, June 25, 2016 with his family at his side. He was born November 30, 1929 in Wellsville, the son of the late Karl B. and Bertha (Brandes) Vossler. On August 30, 1958 in Amherst, he married Margery Louise Brand who survives.
Larry was a 1946 graduate of Wellsville High School and graduated from SUNY Alfred in 1981 with an AAS Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was first employed on the family dairy farm, in partnership with his father and brother Don. He later worked for Dresser-Rand in Wellsville from 1968 until he retired in 1993. He was a lifelong member of First Trinity Lutheran Church where he was an active member of the Couples Club, Choir, Board of Elders, and Men’s Club. He served as a Councilman on the Wellsville Town Board from 1973 to 1989, he was a member the Allegany County Fair Board and served as a Director from 1995 to 2009, a member of the Belmont and Wellsville Rotary Clubs, and was a merit badge counselor and troop committee member while his boys were members of the Boy Scout Troop 705.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 57 years are three children, Rev. Dr. L. Richard Vossler Jr. and his wife Coralyn of Livingston, NJ, Terry E. Vossler and wife Janet of Butler, PA and Karl S. Vossler and his wife Lori of Purcellville, VA, nine grandchildren, Christopher and Amy Vossler, Benjamin Vossler, Sara Vossler, Christopher and Shannon Schroeder, Heather and Maxwell Muska, Matthew and Sarah Schroeder, Katrina Vossler, Michael Vossler, and Elizabeth Vossler, three great grandchildren, Juliette Schroeder, Zachariah Schroeder, and Harper Muska. One sister, Marilyn V. Palmer and her husband Jack of Avon Park, FL, a brother-in-law, Peter T. Brand of Hamburg, as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter K. and Florence Vossler and Donald W. and Janice Vossler, along with a sister-in-law, Dorothy Brand.
Friends are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. till noon at the First Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 North Main Street in Wellsville. A memorial service with follow the visitation at 12:00 noon. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, the Hart Comfort House, or the American Diabetes Association. To leave online condolences, please visit