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Atwell, Wayne George

Wayne George Atwell, 80, of Odessa, NY, died on Tuesday June 17, 2014. Born in Dupont, PA in 1933 to George and Charlotte Atwell, he graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1951. He enlisted in the Army, serving in the Army Security Agency from 1954 to 1956, stationed in West Germany. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hobart College in Geneva, NY in 1961. Mr. Atwell spent 25 years working for GTE, retiring as Director of Benefits. He was a member of the vestry and a lay reader at Christ and Holy Trinity in Westport, CT. He loved sports cars and raced Lightning Sailboats at Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport, CT. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eleanor Clark Atwell, two daughters, Martha Atwell of Los Angeles, CA and Stacey Atwell of Portland, OR; and his three grandchildren, Alexander Stick of Chaplin, CT, Charlotte Stick of Portland, OR and Mavis Figuls of Los Angeles, CA. Alexander Stick lived with and cared for Wayne during the last months of his life. A memorial service will be held July 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church in Catharine, NY, and burial at Sampson Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Romulus will be announced. You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free "Candle of Remembrance" at

Published in Star-Gazette on June 22, 2014
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