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William P. Morlock, railroad engineer May 12, 1923 -- Sept. 24, 2005

William P. Morlock, a retired railroad engineer, died Saturday in Mercy Hospital. He was 82.

Born in Buffalo, the Elma resident was a railroad engineer for Conrail in Lackawanna. He retired in 1985 after 30 years of service.

A veteran of the Army Air Forces in World War II, he was stationed in France and spent time surveying the west coast of Africa.

He was a member of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Elma.

Mr. Morlock is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Betty Ann State; four sons, William J. of Buffalo, Bruce A. of Elma, Thomas E. of Rew, Pa., and Glenn P. of Lilburn, Ga.; two sisters; Rosemary Huefner of Cheektowaga and Grace Liebst of Fort Worth, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Urban-Amigone Funeral Home, 7540 Clinton St., Elma. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 in Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 7580 Clinton St. at Girdle Road, Elma. Burial will be in Marilla Cemetery.

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