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SEPT. 22, 1934 -- JULY 24, 2004

A service for Henry R. "Bob" Carbonneau, an expert woodworker, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hamp Funeral Home, Adam and Seymour streets, City of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.

Mr. Carbonneau, 69, died Saturday in his Town of Tonawanda home after a long battle with cancer. Born in Upton, Mass., he lived most of his life in the Tonawandas.

Known for skilled woodcrafting, he owned Pine Products in Buffalo before falling ill. He was the first governor of Moose Lodge 2163 in Tonawanda, and served many additional terms. He also was a member of Moose Legion Progress 62.

Survivors include his companion, Virginia Granville; six daughters, Sheila Cederman of the Town of Tonawanda, Tamie Wildey, Amy Carozzolo and Bonnie, all of North Tonawanda, and Cheryl Schmahl and Marcia Michaels, both of Niagara Falls; six sons, Kim Tipton and Robert, both of Niagara Falls, Donald and Audy Tipton, both of North Tonawanda, Daniel Granville of Commerce City, Colo., and Rodney Tipton of Sturgis, Mich.; a brother, Lawrence E. of Pawtucket, R.I.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


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