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Elwyn A. Guest, 82, founder, editor and publisher of the former Evans Journal, died Friday (July 25, 1997) in Lake Shore Hospital, Irving.

From 1952 to his retirement in 1984, Guest, an Angola native, headed the Evans Journal, which later closed.

He also owned the Angola Penny Saver with his sister, Virginia Tanner, and brother, Donald, both of Angola. They still own and operate the publication, which previously was owned by their father, Allen J. Guest.

During World War II, he worked at the Curtiss-Wright aircraft plant in Buffalo, where he installed radios in planes.

He then worked as a chemist for Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna before joining the newspaper.

He received the Outstanding Citizen Award in 1980 from the Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce.

He was a member of the Amateur Radio Ham Club, the Evans Historical Society and First Congregational United Church of Christ of Angola.

His hobbies included tennis, golf, ham radio and singing in the church choir.

In addition to his sister and brother, survivors include his wife of 56 years, the former Doris Ludlow; two daughters, Rhonda Davis of Angola and Marsha Driscoll of Rochester; his stepmother, Viola Guest of Angola; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in First Congregational United Church of Christ, 132 N. Main St., Angola. Burial will be in Forest Avenue Cemetery, Angola.


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