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Raymond A. Morcom, 77, a veteran of World War II, died Wednesday (Sept. 1, 1999) in his home on 100th Street after a long illness.

A native of Jermyn, Pa., Morcom enlisted in the U.S. Army after he attended high school. He was a member of the 807th Tank Destroyer Battalion, and he was discharged in 1946.

After the war, he moved to Niagara Falls, where he worked as a laborer at the former Hooker Chemicals & Plastics Co. for 25 years. He was a 19-year volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and for 12 years he volunteered for the Our Lady of Angels Association at Niagara University.

His first wife, the former Dorothy Clarke, died in 1967.

Survivors include his wife, the former Carol Lamphere; a son, Michael Hall; three daughters, Kellen Lehmkuhl of Salt Point, Patricia Firth of Grand Island, and Barbara; a brother, Robert of Jermyn; three sisters, Cora Parry of Jermyn, Anne Woody of Dickson City, Pa., and Ruth Chase of Melrose, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Otto Redanz LaSalle Park Chapel, 2215 Military Road, Town of Niagara. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.


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