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Harold W. Folckemer, painter, veteran May 26, 1924 -- Dec. 30, 2006

Harold W. Folckemer of Clarence Center, a World War II veteran, died Saturday in Harris Hill Nursing Facility, Lancaster. He was 82.

Born in Belsano, Pa., Mr. Folckemer graduated from Blacklick Township High School. He moved to Buffalo in 1954 with his wife and children.

He worked as a commercial painter for Artistic Decorators and was a member of Local 43, International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. He retired in 1977.

Mr. Folckemer served in the Army as a combat engineer in Europe. He received the Bronze Star.

He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Dorothy "Ginger" Gingerich; two daughters, Suzanne Jablonski and Deanne Favata; a son, Harold Jr.; and two sisters, Betty Zoricak and Elsie Ciesielka.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Zion Lutheran Church, 9535 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center.

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