Lloyd C. Wellman

GALLUPVILLE — Lloyd C. Wellman, a World War II veteran awarded for his humanitarian service, died Monday evening, Dec. 23, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany after declining health. He was 93.

Mr. Wellman was born July 5, 1926 in Elmira Heights, New York, a son of Floyd C. and Letha M. (née Hargraves) Wellman. He was educated at Knott Terrace High School and later attended George Washington University and the University at Albany.

He served his country first in the United States Army Air Corps and later, the United States Air Force during World War II, earning an honorable discharge in 1946.

He held various positions in sales and business management and had worked as a Family Court officer for Schenectady County from 1958 to 1969 and then for New York State Department of Social Services as a consultant and supervisor of the Small Business Enterprises Unit from 1969 until retiring in 1986.

He served as assessor for the town of Niskayuna and chairman of the Board of Assessors from 1972 to 1975.

Mr. Wellman was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for dedicated humanitarian services in 2005, a charter member and past president of the Niskayuna Lions Club, a charter member and past president of the Town of Wright/Schoharie Valley Lions Club, a volunteer fireman for the Gallupville Fire Department serving on the Town of Wright Board of Fire Commissioners for over 20 years and as chairman for many years.

He was past president of Condair Flyers, a member of the Loudonville Polo Club, a founding member of the National Board of the Neurofibromatosis Foundation, and served as treasurer for many years and had established the NEw York State Chapter of the Neurofibromatosis Foundation with his wife, Barbara.

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Lloyd C. Wellman is survived by his wife, Barbara (née Sweeney) Wellman whom he married June 15, 1966; by his four children, Sharon Cruz and Angel of Niskayuna, Scott Wellman and his wife, Holly, of Durango, Colorado, Daniel L. Wellman and his wife, Karen, of Gallupville, and Sean M. Wellman of Gallupville; by his six grandchildren, Madison Lee Wellman, Aidan Lloyd Wellman, Justin and Tyler Wellman, and Savannah and Jessicah Wellman; and by several nieces and nephews.

His siblings, Vincent H. Wellman,  Lewis W. Wellman, and Jeanne Cowper, died before him.

A calling hour will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, at the Langan Funeral Home at 327 Main St. in Schoharie followed by a fireman’s prayer service at 5 p.m. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Gallupville Rural Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial messages may be left at AltamontEnterprise.com/milestones.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gallupville Fire Department, Post Office Box 15, Gallupville, NY 12073 or to the Scho-Wright Ambulance Service, Post Office Box 325, Schoharie, NY 12157.

Chuck Klaer
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To Barbara

Dear Barb,

Since I don’t get my Altamont Enterprise by mail till after 5:30 pm at my home on Meadowdale Rd., I didn’t learn about Lloyd’s passing in time to attend the calling hours at the Langan Funeral Home.

It saddens me that since I no longer migrate back and forth to Ithaca and Elmira, I no longer swing through Gallopville making sporadic unannounced visits to your home to maintain the fondness of our relationship and friendship.

As I lookback over my lengthy career in State Service at the Department of Social Services; ending with the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations, I always give you credit as my first supervisor for the fine job you did as my entry to state service mentor, and the influence you had on improving my writing skills. The respect you gave to the intelligence and professionalism of your subordinates was a role model, always in the back of my mind as a PEF union steward and Executive Board Member in my discussions with Ben Mc Ferran.

Even though I didn’t end up getting my private pilots, it was Lloyd who persuaded me to start taking flying lessons with Virginia. Flying lessons introduced me to a whole world of physical and mental skills and information that I never would have been introduced to or learned without Lloyd’s encouragement. It’s also clear from Lloyd’s obituary that his commitments to community service carried on long after he retired. I wish I’d been able to attend the calling hours to have learn from the throngs in attendance how Lloyd had influenced their lives.

It comforts me to learn from Lloyd’s obituary just how extensive your extended family is and that some are living close to Gallopville, and your continued guidance and mentoring.

May our paths pass in the foreseeable future.

With great affection;

Chuck Klaer

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