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Obituary of Richard William Farr
FARR Richard W. Age 87 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Wednesday May 16, 2012. Richard was born on September 13, 1924 in Horseheads, NY the son of the late Ralph C. and Ada Florence Wingrave Farr. He was a custom welder for U.S. Steel in Elmira Heights, NY. Dick was selected for the team that assembled the steel Drulis sculpture that welcomes visitors to the entrance of Corning Community College .Mr. Farr was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Army . Dick was a decorated veteran and fought at the Battle of St. Lo. and the campaigns to liberate Belgium . He finished his tour of duty in Paris , France. Dick was a member of Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post # 442 in Horseheads for over 60 years. He enjoyed dancing and concerts in Teal Park. Richard met his wife Marjorie while roller skating and they enjoyed ice skating as well together. Richard married his wife Marjorie J. Moyle Farr on November 29 , 1947 and they were married for nearly 40 years before she pre-deceased him on October 7 , 1987 . He was also pre-deceased by his sisters Shirley Tressler and Beatrice Murphy . Dick loved going to the cottage in the summers on Cayuga Lake and working around the house. Mr. Farr is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Richard D. and Lisa B. Farr of Ithaca, NY ; daughter: Linda M. Zare of Ashland, Oregon; grandchildren: Natalie Rose Farr of Ithaca, NY , Shamila Zare and her partner Bryan Burns, and Layla Zare all of CA; great granddaughter: Luna Burns of CA; brother and sister-in-law George and Carol Farr of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Shirley and Bernard Turner of CA, Stuart and Helen Moyle of Vestal, NY, and Ruth Moyle of Endwell, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Friday May 18, 2012 from 5-8 PM. Mr. Farr's Gravesite Services will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY on Saturday May 19, 2012 at 3 PM where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Farr.
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