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James R. Fogle, 69, of Vermont Avenue, a drummer in many bands since the age of 13, died Sunday (July 20, 1997) in Lockport Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

A Lockport native, Fogle was a member of the American Federation of Musicians and the Lockport Federation of Musicians.

He made his first drumming appearance in 1941 with local bandleader Jim Baron. He played with many bands over the decades, including Dixieland groups such as the Salt City Six and Eli Konikoff's Yankee Six.

He worked for 30 years as a heater at the former Simonds Saw and Steel Corp., retiring in 1984.

He and his wife, the former Ann DiNicolantonio, would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 6.

Also surviving are a son, James Jr.; a daughter, Kim E. Callahan; four brothers Robert, Donald, Duane and Ralph; three grandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lange Funeral Home, 186 East Ave. Burial will be in Cold Spring Cemetery.

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