Mary E. Wyant, formerly of Arkport

ARKPORT-Mary E. Wyant, 96, formerly of Arkport, NY, died early Tuesday morning (June 5, 2018) at Hornell Gardens, where she had resided for the past three years.

Born in Scranton, PA on August 27, 1921, she was the daughter of James & Frieda (Reese) O’Brien.

Mary grew up in Rockaway, NJ and was a graduate of Rockaway High School (class of 1939). While living in Rockaway, she had been employed in the office at Four-In-One Company.

She was married on March 4, 1946 to Raymond Wyant who died December 7, 2009. Shortly after they were married, Ray & Mary moved to Arkport, NY. For many years, Mary was a stay-at-home mother, raising her three sons. When her youngest son started school, Mary decided to return to the workforce. For 18 years, she was employed at the Arkport Central School as a Guidance Department Secretary, retiring in 1980.

Mary was an avid “TV Sports Fan” who enjoyed watching nearly all sporting events on Television. She especially liked rooting for the New York Yankees and the Buffalo Bills. For many years she enjoyed her time playing cards with family & friends.

Surviving are three sons, James (Kay Marie) Wyant of Arkport, William (Susan) Wyant of Waterloo, NY and Raymond (Kim) Wyant of Arkport; 1 sister, Jean Ruter of Rockaway, NJ; 3 grandchildren, Lauren Wyant, Jason Wyant and Steven Wyant; several nieces & nephews.

At Mary’s request there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at Heritage Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Mary’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to either the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843 or the Hornell YMCA, 18 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843.

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