Obituary of Roy Othanile Meacham

Roy Othanile Meacham

Olean, NY     Roy Othanile Meacham, 89, of  1111 Washington St. passed away Thursday (May 30, 2019) at Cuba Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Born January 16, 1930 in Ellicottville he was the son of Elmer and Marabell Green Meacham.  On December 31, 1959 in Eldred, PA he married Cora R. Stoddard who predeceased him February 25, 2011.

Mr. Meacham was a veteran of the US Army where he served during the Korean War from January 1951 to December 1952.

He first worked for the town of Mansfield for 27 years and later as an equipment operator and truck driver for the Cattaraugus County Highway Department.  He retired in 1985 after serving as a supervisor for the Cattaraugus County Refuse Department.  He was proud to have received his high school diploma through BOCES in 1979, during his working years.

He was a life member and past commander for the Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post 892 as well as a life member of the Olean VFW Post 1619.  He also was a life member of the NRA.

Surviving are a stepson George (Joan Gibbs) Gray of Salamanca; 6 grandchildren including Gary (Robin) Dulanski of Olean; several great grandchildren; 1 sister Laura Baldwin of Olean and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife he was predeceased by a son Michael Meacham on December 19, 2001; a daughter Katherine Dulanski in 2017; a daughter-in-law Elaine Meacham; 2 grandchildren Brian Meacham who died at birth and Brian Meacham who died at age 42; a sister Florence Meacham and a brother Herman Meacham.

Friends will be received on Monday (June 3, 2019) from 11am to noon at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean.  A funeral service will immediately follow at noon in the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Allegany Cemetery with full military honors being accorded by the Allegany American Legion Ritual Team.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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