SALAMANCA, N.Y. — Eunice M. Linsler ,81, of Salamanca, passed away Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013, at Absolut of Salamanca after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 17, 1931, in West Valley, the daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy (Goodemote) Feldman.
Mrs. Linsler was employed at Catt.Co. Social Services for many years, until her retirement in 1994.
She was a member of Holy Name of Mary RC Church in Ellicottville, and its Altar and Rosary Society, Holy Cross Club, Ellicottville American Legion Post #659 and was Past President of the Salamanca Lions Club. She was a 1950 graduate of West Valley Central School and had attended St. John the Baptist RC Church in West Valley.
Mrs. Linsler is survived by a son, James P. Linsler Jr. of Ellicottville; six daughters, Donna M. Stratford of Gaffney, S.C., Doris A. Linsler of Cheektowaga, NY ,Denise M (Rod) Mitchell of Ellicottville, Mary Kay (Mickey) Kelly of Morningview, Ky., Connie F. Valentine of Nashville, Tenn., and Jeanette R. (Stephen) Woodruff of Morrisonville; seven grandchildren, Matthew J. and Dustin D. Linsler, William J.(Rebecca) Stratford, Michael J. Stratford, Erik R., Rachael S. and Andrew C. Woodruff; and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers, Donald, Gerald (Gertie), Louis and Clifford (Valerie) Feldman; a sister, Eleanor Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Ellsworth and Raymond Feldman; and two sisters, Doris DiGati and Marilyn Schaffner.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday Oct. 17, at O'Rourke Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City Street, Little Valley, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Holy Name of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville, NY. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Eunice's honor may be made to the American Heart Association or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in honor of her daughter, Donna M. Stratford, or her niece Christine Anspach.