Velma L. Hale

By Orleans Hub Posted 6 June 2019 at 9:38 am

Velma Hale

Velma L. Hale, 85, of Gasport, passed away on June 4, 2019 following a long illness. She was born in Buffalo to Erwin and Dorothy (Taylor) Chase. She married the love of her life, Clarence Hale Sr., in October 1969.

Velma enjoyed painting ceramics, making porcelain dolls, doing puzzles, and playing cards and computer games.

For 29 years, she was employed as a welder at Harrison Radiator, and she retired in 1989.

Velma was predeceased by her husband, Clarence; her brother, Ralph Chase; her son, Ralph Haas; and her stepdaughters, Norma Huntington, Shirley Butterson and Diane Carlin.

Velma is survived by her sons, Bruce (Patricia) Haas of Pennsylvania, Keith (Brenda) Hale of Lockport, Clarence “Sege” Hale Jr. of Lockport, and Brian (Kari) Hale of Indiana; her daughter, Crystal (Steve Hedrick) Hale of Lockport; stepsons, Clarence “Bunny” (Patricia) Stoddard of Pendleton and Terry Hale of Florida; stepdaughter, Sharon Hale of Alabama; daughter-in-law, Lynna Mayes of South Carolina; 28 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Fri., June 7 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Sat., June 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport, where her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. following visitation. Interment will follow in Huskey Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Velma’s name to Terry’s Corners Fire Department, 7801 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gasport NY 14067.

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