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Leon Marzolf, a World War II veteran and long-time employee of DeMuth Marzolf, died Saturday in New York State Veterans Home, Batavia, after a brief illness. He was 91.

Born in Strykersville, he graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Strykersville.

Mr. Marzolf served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater and attained the rank of technical sergeant.

After the war, he went to work for his family's business, DeMuth Marzolf. He spent 34 years with the company, which sold fuel and lumber and constructed homes. The Attica resident retired from the business shortly after its sale in the late 1970s.

Mr. Marzolf loved music and played with such local groups as the Harmony Boys Orchestra and the Heraldaires Drum Corps. He also sang in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church choir in Attica.

A longtime caretaker of St. Vincent Cemetery, he was recipient of the church's Parishioner of the Year award in 1991. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Attica Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Marzolf was a golfer and an all-around sportsman throughout his life.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Laura Almeter; three daughters, Ann Marie Grau of Safford, Ariz., Elizabeth Clark of Attica and Eileen Gardner of North Charleston, S.C.; a son, Paul of Chili; a brother, Louis, and a sister, Gertrude Lefort, both of Strykersville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Vincent Church, 50 East Ave. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


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