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NOV. 18, 1924 -- NOV. 22, 2004

A memorial Mass for Alexander Barron, a retired lineman for Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, 5271 Clinton St., Elma. Burial will be in St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery, Lancaster.

Mr. Barron died Nov. 22 in his daughter's Marilla home after a lengthy illness. He was 80.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Barron lived here for most of his life. An Army veteran of World War II, he served with the 10th Infantry in the Middle East and received a Bronze Star.

Mr. Barron worked for Niagara Mohawk for at least 25 years before retiring in the late 1980s. He enjoyed hunting and playing cards and was known for his sense of humor.

His wife of 50 years, Pauline Volino Barron, died in 1997.

Surviving are his daughter, Linda Eckert of Marilla; two sons, William of Cheektowaga and Paul of Wimauma, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Powell of Lancaster and Isabella Wyant of Williamsville; a brother, William of Washington, D.C.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


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