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L.G. Wayne Furman Jr.

Chautauqua L.G. Wayne Furman Jr., 82, of 11480 Phillipsville Road, Wattsburg, Pa., formerly of Davis Road, Mayville, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in his home. He was born October 12, 1930 in Edinboro, Pa., the son of the late Dr. L.G. Wayne Furman Sr. and Carrie Neiger Furman. Wayne was a graduate of Jamestown Community College (2nd graduating class) in Industrial Arts & Design. He loved the game of basketball and played for JCC. He worked for several years doing design work before joining Chautauqua Institution, retiring as Head Carpenter after 28 years. He was a member of Hurlbut Memorial Community Church, Chautauqua Fire Department, Chautauqua Choir, Jamestown Choral Society, International Order of King's Daughters and Sons, Special Olympics sponsor, Evans Skate Club, and the Methodist House Board in Chautauqua. Wayne was a soloist for area churches, organizations and for denominational houses at Chautauqua. He also enjoyed doing carpentry, making train sets, painting landscapes, gardening, photography and dancing. He is survived by his three children, Cynthia Martin, Robert Furman, and Mary McCloskey; eight grandchildren, Gwenn Davis, Jerome Martin, Peter Furman, Kate Furman, Julia Furman, Liesl McCloskey, Collin McCloskey and Kirsten McCloskey; two great-grandchildren, Rylee Marie Davis and Matthew Jackson Davis; a sister, Joyce Wilsted; and his fiancée, Barbara Mountaintop. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Christine Gustavson Furman, whom he married December 19, 1953 in Jamestown, and who died April 2, 2010; and two siblings, Melvin Furman, and Janet Gustavson. A memorial service will be held in early June at Hurlbut Community Memorial Church at Chautauqua Institution. Freay Funeral Home, Mayville, N.Y. is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the Chautauqua Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Chautauqua Fire Department, Box F, Chautauqua, NY 14722, or Hurlbut Community Memorial Church, PO Box 33, Chautauqua, NY 14722. You may light a candle or leave a remembrance by going to www.freayfuneralhome.com.


Published in the Erie Times-News from May 17 to May 18, 2013
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