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Wesley D. Wilber

Wesley D. Wilber         “loving son and brother”

PORTVILLE, NY---Wesley D. Wilber, 24, of Portville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Olean General Hospital, Olean.

Born on June 18, 1992 in Bradford, PA, he was a son of Randall D. “Randy” and Linda A. Hellmann Wilber.

Wesley was a graduate of Portville Central High School, Class of 2010 and was currently attending Jamestown Community College in Olean.  He had been employed as a cook at several area restaurants. 

Wesley loved music, fishing, kayaking, and cooking.  He had a great love for people and had an infectious personality, lighting up the room when he arrived.  He loved his Rottweiler, Ruger. 

Surviving besides his parents of Portville are a brother, Evan D. Wilber of Portville; his paternal grandparents, Loren D. and Janet C. Randall Wilber of Westons Mills; paternal uncle, Lance Wilber of Portville; paternal aunts, Lori Wilber Weitzel of Portville and Kari Wilber (Larry) Evans of Eldred, PA; maternal uncles, Steven (Doris) Hellmann of Harleysville, PA and Karl (Darlene) Hellmann of Denver, PA; maternal aunt, Heidi Hellmann (John) Gore of Delmar, Delaware; and several cousins.

Wesley was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Kenneth Hellmann and Joanne Hellmann Beckwith; and his step-grandfather, James Beckwith.

Private funeral services will held at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse with Bryan D. Garrett, pastor of the Olean Community Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the East Sharon Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org or to the Portville Ambulance, Main Street, Portville, NY 14770.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Wesley, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com


I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Wes was one of those students who brought such positive energy into the classroom. I never saw him in a bad mood. He was such a kind boy and the students loved his sense of humor. Wes was one of those rare students who would always greet his teachers in the hallway. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know Wes as a student and a fine human being. My prayers are with you and your family.

Diane DeLyser Feb 7 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wesley Wilber

Diane DeLyser Feb 7 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wesley Wilber

Amy Snyder Feb 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wesley Wilber

Roger Nancy Matt & Michael Green Feb 3 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss!

Roger and Nancy Green Feb 3 2017 12:00 AM

Randy & Linda,
We don't know each other but my heart is shattered for your loss. I too am a mom that lost her 27 yr old son a year ago "unexpectedly". I have not been able to stop thinking of you. There is truly nothing on this earth worse than having to bury your own child. I am here if I can help in anyway. I can listen, cry with you, talk, whatever you may need. I hope one day we can meet so I can hug you both.....but in the meantime you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you at this time and give you the strength to endure this long journey. Gigi Du Pont

Gigi DuPont Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

Randy and Linda,

My heartfelt sympathies are with you both. Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

Debbie Curtin

Debbie Curtin Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

Linda, Randy, and Evan,
Extremely sorry to learn of the loss of your son. What a beautiful baby/child/young man he was. Linda, I did not have the pleasure to know Wesley, but I coached Evan for soccer at PCS and can only imagine how upsetting this must be to Evan as a brother, and, of course, to the both of you as parents. I remember how much the Grandchildren meant to your Mom. Praying for all of you.

Joni Gross-Hathaway and Family Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wesley Wilber

Becky and George Tomljenovich Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

To Mom Dad and Fam. I didn't know your son but nevertheless I am so deeply grieving for your loss of the worst thing that anyone can experience. Your son has an amazing smile

Janet O'Rourke Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

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