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Services for Victor A. Witherell, former supervisor of the Town of Persia, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mentley Funeral Home, 105 Main St., Gowanda. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Gowanda.

Witherell, 65, died Friday (Dec. 21, 1990) in the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

A Gowanda native, he was active in Gowanda-area organizations. He was a 35-year employee of New York Telephone Co., retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, a group for retirees.

Witherell was the local master of ceremonies for many Gowanda functions and catered local events.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a life member and chairman of the board of directors of the Gowanda Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a life member, past commander and current chaplain of Post 409, American Legion.

Witherell was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ.

He was a Gowanda exempt firefighter and a member of the Gowanda Area Bills Backers, the Slovenian Club and the Loyal Order of the Moose.

He was the third Eagle Scout of Troop 41 in Gowanda.

Witherell was a charter member and coach for seven years of Little League baseball in Gowanda and a charter member and coach for 10 years of Little League football in Gowanda.

He was a member and past master of Phoenix Masonic Lodge 262, a member of the Jamestown Consistory, Ismailia Temple and past president of Gowanda Shrine Club 1. He was a charter member of the Maple Lodge and a member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. He also belonged to the Hanover Fish and Game Club.

Witherell is survived by a son, Timothy of Perrysburg; a daughter, Nancy Grover of Gowanda; a sister, Doris Gabel of Gowanda; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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