Albert M. Sischo Sr.

Albert M. Sischo, Sr., 84, of Jamestown, formerly of Ellington died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

Born Aug. 6, 1931 in Ellington, son of the late Frank and Dorothy Raner Sischo. A lifelong Chautauqua County resident, he attended Falconer Central School and resided on Gerry-Ellington Road for over 50 years.

Al was employed as a welder and worked for 23 years at Hope’s Windows, Elimer’s Fencing for six years and 18 years at Dahlstrom’s where he had served as union secretary.

His number one love was his family and then his guitar. Albert was a former member of the Doc Harvey Poor Boys Band and also played guitar with several bands before starting the Grey Fox Band. Albert received several volunteer awards from The Resource Center and the SPCA, and played at many nursing homes for free. Al was past treasurer and president of the Chautauqua County Country Music Association.

Husband of 23 years to Betty Ann Reed Sischo and 32 years to Beverly McKee Sischo, both deceased; father of Evelyn (Jonathan) Emmick of Ellington, Thelma Samuelson and Warren Sischo, both of Jamestown and the late Paul and Albert Sischo, Jr.; stepfather of the late Chris and Craig Eccles; grandfather of 11 including the late Pamula Suzette Emmick; great-grandfather of 18 including the late T.J. Walters; great great-grandfather of four; brother of Ruth Bauer of Jamestown and the late Betty Sischo Johnson, Leslie and Kenneth Sischo; cousin of John Taft of Gerry; special friend of Betty Mick; and also survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Levant Wesleyan Church, 1670 Lindquist Drive, Falconer. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Burial in Valley View Cemetery, Ellington.Memorials can be made to Chautauqua County Country Music Association or a Hospice of choice.