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BETZOLD - Gary M. Of Akron, NY, age 81, entered into rest January 25, 2016, beloved husband of 44 years to JoAnn (nee Edgerton) Betzold, originally from Elba, NY; loving father of Gary Michael (Annette) Betzold of Akron, NY, Linda (Jim) Kirk of Hastings-on-the-Hudson, NY and Matthew (Joy Durmis) Betzold of Pittsburgh, PA; dearest stepfather of Todd (Debbie) Platten of Edgewater, CO, Mark (Brenda) Platten of Batavia, NY, Laurie (Mike) Smith of Alexander, NY, John (Nita) Platten of Basom, NY and Beth (David) Bufford of Port St. Lucie, FL; cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family will be present Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM to receive friends in the BERNHARDT FUNERAL HOME, 130 Main St., Akron, NY. Friends are invited to join the family for Funeral Services in the Clarence Center-Akron Mennonite Church, 11500 Clarence Center Rd., Akron, NY on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 1 PM. Pastor Dale Meyers officiating. Burial will be held for the convenience of the family in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Akron, NY with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy made to the Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000, or the Buffalo City Mission, 100 Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203, would be appreciated by the family. Gary served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the NRA and loved nature, always feeding and caring for the wild birds near his home. For further information, call the funeral home, 716-542-9522.

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