FRIENDSHIP - Cleo I. Brundage, 86, of 4052 Times Square, passed away unexpectedly, peacefully in his sleep on Saturday (Nov. 9, 2013).
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Born Dec. 18, 1926, in the town of Friendship, he was the son of Ivis W. and Leta L. Varney Brundage. On March 22, 1951, he married the former Shirley G. Hardman, who survives.
Cleo had resided most of his life in the Friendship area and had attended the town of Wirt and Friendship school systems. For many years he was an equipment operator for the Department of Transportation (DOT) in Friendship. During his time at the DOT he served with the Army in Japan from 1945 to 1946, where he was in the 98th and 25th quartermaster division. Cleo retired from the DOT in 1984. Cleo and Shirley had spent the past 15 winters in Ocala, Fla.
He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, loving to ride his bike. Also he loved camping and being with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a past member of the Friendship Fire Department, past member of the Olean Motorcycle Club and past member of the Friendship Snow Mobile Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife Shirley are a daughter, Patricia (David) Carney of Bolivar; two grandchildren, Lynn A. (Brad) Davis of Bolivar and Chad W. Carney of Bolivar; and three great-grandchildren, Nichole Davis of Bolivar, Austin Davis of Bolivar and Madison Carney of Bolivar.
He was predeceased by a stepsister, Margaret Brundage Stearns.
Friends may call Tuesday (Nov. 12, 2013) at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Friendship, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held. The Rev. Merritt Burdick, pastor of the Knights Creek Evangelical Methodist Church, Scio, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship.
Memorials may be made to the Friendship Rescue Squad.
Condolences may be made at www.treusdellfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 11, 2013