Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Obituary: Terry Gene Monroe, 77, Wellsville

WELLSVILLE - Terry Gene Monroe, age 77, of 249 North Main Street passed away at home on Sunday (Aug. 28, 2016). He was born on March 6, 1939, in Wellsville, to Carl and Esther Preston Monroe.
Terry graduated from Andover Central High School in 1958 and had worked for over 34 years in the shop at Dresser Rand. Terry also worked for Bo-Ge Assembly in their shop, on their pulling tractor and antique cars. Terry's greatest love, besides his children and grandchildren, was auto racing. If you knew Terry he was either talking about racing, going racing or watching racing. He made many friends throughout his years of racing that were like family to him. Terry had an infectious smile and with a tap of your arm he was ready to talk to you about his family and his interests. He enjoyed Sunday breakfast with his friends, driving and his daily walk to feed his sweet tooth. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and had been a member of the Duke Hose Company and the Moose Lodge.
Terry is survived by 3 sons, Jeffrey (Teri) Monroe and Kevin (Nancy) Monroe, both of Wellsville, and Steven (Lori) Snyder of Crosby, Texas; 2 daughters, Kristen Snyder and Jennifer Culbert of Crosby, Texas; a sister, Janet (William) Moulton of Newport, Kentucky; a brother, William (Cheryl) Monroe of Andover; 7 grandchildren, Jarod Evans, Briana Tronetti, Cortni Monroe, Abbi Monroe, Toni Snyder, Taylor Snyder and Hayley Snyder; 3 great-grandchildren, Jason Tronetti, Olivia Tronetti and Megan Snyder; several nieces and nephews as well as a special friend, Bernadine Green.
Terry was predeceased by his biological mother, Esther; his parents, Carl and Edna; and his sister, Roselyn.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday (Sept. 6, 2016), from 6 to 8 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. On Wednesday, friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, where a Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Please consider memorial donations to the American Cancer Society or to the David A. Howe Library or to the Jones Memorial Hospital. To leave online condolences, please visit