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Denise M. App

May 2, 1961 — July 5, 2023



Eldred- Denise M. App “Loving Wife, Daughter & Mother”

Denise M. App of Moody Loop Road passed away on Wednesday July 5, 2023, following an illness.

Denise was born on May 2, 1961, in Olean and was the daughter of Michael and Ann Ford Welch. On July 14, 1979, at the Eldred Presbyterian Church she married her loving husband, Harold J. App who survives.

Denise was a 1979 graduate of Otto Eldred. She worked at Jim Shopwise in Eldred for many years in various positions including manager. She worked for Hamlin Bank & Trust in the Smethport Branch for over 20 years, where she retired from, due to her illness. Denise was a member of the Eldred Borough Fire Department as an EMT. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, reading books and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Most of all Denise enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Beside her loving husband Harold, Denise is survived by her three sons: Joshua E. (Amber) App of Rixford, Shawn M. (Candice) App of Knoxville, TN., and Christopher J. (Amanda) App of Eldred, nine grandchildren: Keith, Hunter, Cira, Caleb, Emma, Abbie, Jordan, Vanek, and Dawsyn, three siblings: John Henry (Nicole) Welch of Fredericksburg, VA., Joni (Marshal Skunk) Welch of Smethport, and Jennifer (Dave) Welch-Klussmaynn of Bradford, her father, Michael Welch of Eldred, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Denise was predeceased by her mother, Ann Welch, on January 7, 2014.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Eldred Borough Fire Department at 6 Platts Street, Eldred, PA 16731.

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