photoDale E. Golley, 66, of Mechanic St., Ellicottville. N.Y., passed away Tuesday December 31, 2013 at his home.

He was born April 11, 1947 in Ellicottville, NY the son of the late Floyd and Evelyn (Brown) Golley.

On February 8, 1969 he married the former Anne Nitsche who survives.

Mr. Golley had worked as a mechanic, helped his brother logging and worked construction for Coldsprings Construction and Northrup Construction. He also was the Water Superintendent  for Ellicottville Water Dept. from 1984 – 2009.

He was a 1965 graduate of Ellicottville Central School and an Exempt fireman with the Ellicottville Vol. Fire Dept., a social member of the Ellicottville American Legion, a Trap shooter, line dancer, gardener, bowler and a member of the NRA. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and Our Family Camp outdoors and the Relay for Life.

Besides his wife of 44 years he is survived by 3 daughters Tina (Jamie) Urbanski of Firestone, CO., Michelle (Mario) Cortez of Ellicottville, N.Y., and Jennifer (Chris) Baldonado of Orchard Park, N.Y., and 4 grandchildren Evelyn and Erin Cortez and Julia and Dominic Baldonado.Also surviving are 3 brothers David (Barb) Golley of Ellicottville, N.Y., Duane (Diana) Golley of Allegany, N.Y., and Ronald Golley of Killbuck, N.Y., and 2 sisters Kathy Golley and Sharon Morton both of Ellicottville, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke Funeral Home,  411 Rock City Street in Little Valley, N.Y., on Sunday January 5, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Monday January 6, 2013 at 11a.m. from Holy Name of Mary RC Church in Ellicottville, N.Y.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Ellicottville, N.Y.

Memorials may be made to Homecare and Hospice, Roswell Park or Ellicottville Vol. Fire dept.