Velma L. Hale


Velma L. Hale, age 85 of Gasport, passed away following a long illness on June 4, 2019. She was born in Buffalo, NY, to Erwin and Dorothy (Taylor) Chase.
She married the love of her life, Clarence Hale, Sr., in October 1969.
Velma enjoyed painting ceramics, making porcelain dolls, doing puzzles and playing cards and computer games.
For 29 years she was employed as a welder at Harrison Radiator where she retired in 1989.
Velma was predeceased by her husband, Clarence; her brother, Ralph Chase; her son, Ralph Haas; and step-daughters, Norma Huntington, Shirley Butterson and Diane Carlin.
Velma is survived by her sons, Bruce (Patricia) Haas of PA, Keith (Brenda) Hale of Lockport, Clarence "Sege" Hale, Jr. of Lockport, Brian (Kari) Hale of IN; daughter, Crystal (Steve Hedrick) Hale of Lockport; step-sons, Clarence "Bunny" (Patricia) Stoddard of Pendleton, Terry Hale of FL; step-daughter, Sharon Hale of AL; and daughter-in-law, Lynna Mayes of SC; as well as 28 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport, Friday 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM and Saturday 1-2 PM where her Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM following visitation. Interment will follow in Huskey Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made in Velma's name to the Terry's Corners Fire Department, 7801 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Gasport, NY, 14067.
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Michael and Bruce haas
Jun 07, 2019
In loving memory the has family
Eleanor Friend
Jun 06, 2019
Velma was a big part of our childhood and a very sweet neighbor. Many fond memories of a kind loving friend. Always missed her and loved running into her here and there. I know she will be missed by many. Love to the family.
Gail Gilbert Werner
Jun 06, 2019
I will never forget the love and generosity that Velma shared with her friends. Many a summer was spend in her and Clarence 's pool and many, many years of playing cards. Her homemade rolls were THE BEST. Velma, you were a great friend. I will miss you. REST IN PEACE. Gilly
Faith Kugler
Jun 05, 2019
Velma was a precious Lady and a dear friend! RIP Sweet Lady! Prayers for the family. So sorry for your loss.
Nancy Berry
Jun 05, 2019
So sorry for your loss
Amy Chapman
Jun 05, 2019
I will cherish the memories. You will forever be in my Thoughts.
Chrisse Grable
Jun 05, 2019
Condolences and prayers for all of you !
Geoff Golombek
Jun 05, 2019
I’m sorry for your loss, I’m sure she will be missed