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Irwin R. Gombert, 65, of Youngstown-Lockport Road, a retired teacher of building trades at the Orleans-Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Sanborn, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 1996) at his home after a long illness.

Born in Niagara Falls, he graduated from LaSalle High School and Buffalo State Teachers College. He moved to Ransomville in 1955.

Gombert served in the U.S. Naval Air reserves from 1949 until 1957.

He worked for BOCES for 20 years, retiring in 1993. He also was a union carpenter for 40 years.

Gombert was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Youngstown, where he served on the Board of Trustees and on the Board of Elders.

He was a charter member and secretary of the Lake Ontario Remote Control Flyers, Chapter 980, and a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association. He owned and flew a four-seater Cherokee.

He enjoyed building and flying remote control airplanes, woodworking and bowling.

Survivors include his wife, the former Lois Wilson; two sons, Barry of Rochester and Bruce ; a sister, Esther Cassford of Seville, Fla.; two brothers, Roy of San Marcos, Calif., and Maurice of Inverness, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. John Lutheran Church, 420 Lockport St., Youngstown. Burial will be in North Ridge Cemetery, Cambria.


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