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Dean William "Bill" Burrell Jr.
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Ellicottville, NY- Dean William "Bill" Burrell Jr. ,74, of Ellicottville,NY died Thursday January 18, 2018.
He was born April 16, 1943 in Salamanca,NY the son of the late Dean Wm. Sr.and Jane (Ellis) Burrell.
Mr. Burrell was a graduate of Ellicottville Central School and Paul Smith's College with a Degree in Hotel Management..He worked for many years in the restaurant industry in Ellicottville he then joined the family business Burrell Cutlery.He later owned and operated the Burrell Cutlery Outlet Store and worked at the Seneca Allegany Casino.He was a veteran having served in the US Army Reserve.
Bill was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and was their Vestry's Senior Warden .He also was a 25 year member of the National Ski Patrol, patrolling at Holimont in Ellicottville and Allegany State Park Nordic.He was an Exempt member of the Ellicottville Fire Company also serving as an EMT,member of the Ellicottville Arts Appreciation Assoc.,and an avid music lover especially the Big Band Era.
He is survived by a brother John (Sheila) Burrell Sr. of Ellicottville,NY and a nephew John (Stefany)Burrell Jr of Gardiner,Maine and cousins Donna Brooks , Robert Ellis , James (Tik) Ellis, Debbie(Harvey) KelleyTony(Carey)Higgs Kathleen Kerns,John Kerns Jr.,Betsy(Paul)Fisher, Michele (Bill) Freaney, Vicki(Dick) Emke and, Kristi Kerns .Also 2 school buddies that remained lifelong friends Mickey Connelly and Larry Richards
Besides his parents he is predeceased by 3 cousins Gary Burrell, Mike Kerns and Thomas Ellis.
Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City Street in Little Valley, NY on Sunday January 21, 2017 from 1-5pm.
Funeral services will be held Monday January 22, 2017 at 11am from St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicottville, NY.
Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mentley Funeral Home

411 Rock City Street
Little Valley, NY 14755

funeral service




11:00 AM
St. John's Episcopal Church

2 W Washington St.
Ellicottville, NY 14731

Cemetery Details


Sunset Hill Cemetery

Route 242
Ellicottville, NY 14731


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