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PETER V. MOOT

Peter V. Moot, 74, of West Lake Road, a fruit farmer and retired chief groundskeeper for the State Power Authority, died Monday (Nov. 30, 1998) in Newfane Inter-Community Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Moot, who was born in Buffalo, retired in 1981 from the Power Authority.

During World War II, he served on a PT boat in the Pacific.

He was a life member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

In Salamanca, he had been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Loyal Order of Moose.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Wilcox Moot; five sons, Charles R. Moot of Brownwood, Texas, Harold R. Farnham of Burrel, Calif., Peter Moot Jr. of Holland Patent, Bruce A. Farnham of Cheektowaga and Gerald A. Farnham; three daughters, Priscilla J. Moot of Columbus, Ohio, Cheryl L. Hauser of Lancaster and Lucy Kraatz of Lockport; three sisters, Suzanne Strolhers of Dobbs Ferry, Sally Holliday of West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and Polly M. Hart of Rochester; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. John's Church, 431 Lake St.

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