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Sanford Willis GLENVILLE, N.Y. Sanford "Sam" Willis, 85, of Ridgewood Lane died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Kingsway Arms Nursing Center.He was born in North Bennington, Vt., the son of James and Ruth Huntington. He moved to Glenville in 1965. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Willis was employed as a mechanic in automobile repair service stations that he owned in Bennington and Schenectady. His wife of 62 years, Barbara Plante Willis, died Feb. 11, 2008. He leaves three children, Janis Kuta and her husband, Paul, of Scotia, Jody Willis of Schenectady and his companion, Denise, and Jamie Willis of Glenville and her fiance, Michael; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and his longtime friend, Jack Conroy of Glenville. FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside service for both Sam and Barbara will be conducted Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the White Chapel Cemetery in Bennington, Vt. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308. The Willis family wishes to express their appreciation to Kingsway Arms Nursing Center, St. Clare's Hospital, Community Hospice of Schenectday, and Dr. Mina Sun for the kindness and care they extended to their parents. The GLEASON FUNERAL HOME, Schenectady, N.Y., is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 29, 2008
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