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Charles H. Wasmund, Angola official Aug. 29, 1923 -- Dec. 8, 2006

Charles H. Wasmund, a lifelong resident of Farnham and a World War II veteran, died Friday in Lake Shore Hospital in Irving. He was 83.

Mr. Wasmund graduated from Angola High School. A paratrooper with the 161st Airborne Engineers Company of the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team during World War II, Mr. Wasmund served in Gen. Douglas MacArthur's honor guard unit that retook Corregidor from the Japanese.

He was an operating engineer at Local 17 for more than 50 years, retiring in 1985.

He was a lifelong member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Farnham. An active member of the Farnham Fire Department and Ambulance Squad, he served as Farnham village trustee and village justice. He was a member and past president of the New York Penn Judges Association, as well as Lodge 1176, Free and Accepted Masons; Post 928, American Legion; and the Evans Post 5798, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

An avid hunter and fisherman, Mr. Wasmund also enjoyed trap and skeet shooting, bowling and baseball.

Survivors include his wife, the former Beverly Ahlers, and a son, David.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Addison Funeral Home, 262 N. Main St., Angola.


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