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PENBERTHY - James F. May 15, 2016, age 85, of Tonawanda, husband of MaryAnn (nee Grytten) Penberthy; father of David (Sandra) and Steven (Laura) Penberthy, Patricia (Patrick) Klinger, Betty (Charles) Beuchat, Pamela (Richard) Frasher, MaryLee (Matthew) Pankow, and the late Peggy (Douglas) Rose; brother of Jerome (Patricia) Penberthy. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 4-7 PM today (Tuesday) and from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Wednesday at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 37 Adam St at Seymour, Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Thursday at St. Francis Chapel, 71 Adam St., Tonawanda. Friends invited. If desired, memorials to the St. Francis Chapel Fund are preferred. Mr. Penberthy graduated from Canisius College and served as a career officer in the Army Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel after more than 30 years' service. He had been employed as a computer system analyst for Columbus McKinnon Corp. and then worked for Erie County Child Protective Services. He was a former 3rd Ward Alderman and longtime member of the Democratic Committee in Tonawanda. Complete obituary, condolences and directions at

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