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Trisha Amidon

Trisha A. Amidon “beloved mother, daughter, and sister”

JAMESTOWN, N.Y.---Trisha A. “Trish” Amidon, 41, of Jamestown, formerly of Oswayo, Pa., passed away unexpectedly in her home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

Born on Saturday, October 13, 1979, in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Bucky and Susan Shall Amidon.

Trish was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1998 and a 2002 graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.

During and after college, Trish was employed at Auntie Anne’s pretzel shop in the Olean Center Mall and was a waitress in several area restaurants. She was later employed as a long term substitute teacher in New York’s Southern Tier. She loved political science and history.

Trish was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Shinglehouse where she was baptized in 1979. She was confirmed in St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Smethport.

During her high school years, Trish played volleyball and was a statistician for the high school boy’s baseball team. She was also a member of the band and in her senior year was Oswayo Valley’s representative for the Flaming Foliage Festival in Renovo. Trish’s greatest love was her family, especially her children.

Surviving in addition to her parents of Oswayo are three sons, Christian M. Amidon, Jonathon K. Amidon, and Jake A. Faison, all of Jamestown; a daughter, Erika Grace Amidon of Jamestown; two sisters, Stefanie M. Amidon of Port Royal, S.C. and Kara D. Amidon of Coudersport; a brother, Mark T. Amidon of Shinglehouse; her loving companion and the father of her children, Howard M. Wheeler, Jr. of Jamestown; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Trish was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Paul and Phyllis Shall; and her paternal grandfather, Leon Amidon.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am on Saturday, March 27, 2021, in St. Theresa Catholic Church, Puritan Street, Shinglehouse. The Rev. Thomas Brown, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Oswayo.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Trish’s name may be made to A Way Out, PO Box 447, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Trish’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Trish, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

COVID-19 restrictions will be strictly adhered to, including properly worn facial coverings.


Remembering our dear daughter and loving her forever. Dad and Mom

Dad and Mom Mar 30 2022 11:50 PM

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With Love, Aunt Gina Apr 23 2021 8:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Trisha Amidon

Dad and Mom Apr 16 2021 11:15 PM

My deepest condolences extended to all. My fondest memories are of course being a classmate with Trisha from 3rd grade through graduation - Class of 1998. I remember like it was yesterday walking to the service store while staying at Trishas family home in Oswayo! I remember the birthday parties. The stories, the shenanigans and laughter had at the Amidon home! We use to use the couch in the basement in attempt to improve our gymnastics skills. So much good can be shared about a friend, an intelligent young lady, and kind, caring classmate. To all grieving the loss, please know you are being prayed for and thought of.

Nicole Nolan Apr 9 2021 12:00 AM

Steph and I were deeply saddened to hear of Trisha's passing. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Our oldest son appreciated Trisha as a good student and classmate. May God strengthen and encourage all who've experienced this difficult loss.

Clint & Steph Pearsall Mar 29 2021 12:00 AM

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