Emery Lafferty, age 12 , of Dansville, N.Y., died Thursday, April 10, 2014, as a result of an auto/pedestrian accident near his home.

Born Jan. 10, 2002, in Olean, N.Y., he was the son of Brett and Bobbie Wahl Lafferty.

Emery was a student at EBH Elementary School in Dansville and had attended Ellicottville Central School in Ellicottville, N.Y.

He was a member of the Ellicottville Wrestling Club, and played in Ellicottville Youth Football, Basketball and Baseball program. He enjoyed playing and watching football and was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and swimming and loved riding Grandpa’s lawnmower.

Surviving besides his parents are: one sister, Jallyssa Lafferty, Dansville, N.Y.; maternal great-grandmother, Florence Howard, Salamanca, N.Y.; maternal grandparents, Judith Atwater, Salamanca, N.Y., and Richard (Kathleen) Wahl, Kenosha, Wis.; paternal great-grandmother, Janet Baker, Salamanca, N.Y.; paternal grandparents, Earl and Julie Lafferty, Great Valley, N.Y.; a maternal aunts, Jessica (Travis) Caswell, Salamanca, N.Y., and Elizabeth Stanley, Kenosha, Wis.; maternal uncle, Richard (Louella) Wahl, Kenosha, Wis.; paternal uncle, Troy (Kelly) Lafferty, Salamanca, N.Y., and several cousins, great aunts, uncles and friends.

He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Richard and Frances Wahl, and paternal grandparents, Hubert and Barbara Newark, and one aunt, Jennifer Manning.

Funeral services were held at O’Rourke & O’Rourke, Inc. Funeral Home in Salamanca on April 16 with Father Patrick Melfi, of Our Lady of Peace Church, officiating. Committal services took place in Crawford Cemetery.

E-condolences may be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.