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Arthur LeGrande Chambers, 85, coordinator for the ombudsman for the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging, died Thursday (Jan. 27, 2000) in his home.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Nichols School and Colgate University, and served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

After college, he worked in his father's investment firm, Barrett Herrick and Co., then managed a branch bank in Syracuse and was a sales representative for Jones Rich Diary. He retired 22 years ago and moved to Mayville from Buffalo's Parkside area.

He worked for the Office for the Aging until a couple of years ago. He also was a volunteer at Westfield Memorial Hospital and for Chautauqua County Hospice.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mayville, William L. Travis Post 492, American Legion, and Lake Chautauqua Memorial Post 8647, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He enjoyed golf and playing cards.

He and his wife, the former Anne Abels, were married in 1942.

In addition to his wife, survivors include eight daughters, Patricia Kalish of Sunnyvale, Calif., Judith of Portland, Ore., Anne of Cincinnati, Molly Offerman of San Francisco, Sarah of Orchard Park, Bridget Sukys of Euclid, Ohio, Melissa Wymer of University Heights, Ohio, and Jane; four sons, A. Andrew of North Palm Beach, Fla., William of Westfield, Robert of Northampton, Mass., and Charles of Buffalo; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today in St. Mary's Church, East Chautauqua Street.


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