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Alonzo J. Wandover
Town of Russia
Alonzo J. Wandover, 77, of Hinckley Road, Remsen, passed away at home on December 29, 2012. He was born to Jerome A. and Florence (Smith) Wandover in the Town of Remsen on January 29, 1935. Lonnie worked from a very young age and took pride in working. He operated graders and dozers on big construction jobs and on small jobs. He worked for several area highway departments. He was a logger and a truck driver and, wherever he worked, he truly enjoyed the men he worked with. Lonnie served honorably as a medic in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and her children, Jane (Floyd) Thelen, of Whitesboro, and Tom (Andrea) Doolittle, of Bethel, AK, and by Tom's children and grandchildren. He is also survived by his son, George (Patti) Wandover, of Naples, FL, and granddaughter, Kym (Nick) Shifler, of Hagerstown, MD. Also surviving him are his brother, Hubert (Pauline) Wandover, of Forestport, and his sisters, Marjorie Nichols, of Prescott Valley, AZ, and Beatrice Lawrence, of Ilion. He leaves many nieces and nephews and enjoyed the company of his niece, Florence Mroz and her late husband, Benny. His younger son, PFC James A. Wandover, died in the service of his country at Ft. Bragg, NC. His sisters, Lillian and Viola, also passed away before him, as did his niece, Katrina. Deer camp with his friends and family was special. Hunting was a serious thing in his family. As the older men passed away, he lost the desire to hunt. He was proud that at the age of 9 he got to hunt with his legendary great-grandfather, George Wendover. He was kind and gentle with animals and will be missed by his feline "kids", Mommy, Ellie, Skibber, Sammy, Raz and Miss Kitty. Emlyn, who always sang a morning song for him, which Lonnie could hear deaf as he was, misses him. He worked hard to keep the horses cared for. As Lonnie's steps faltered, his mare, Wanda, shortened her long thoroughbred stride to a walk in place. He adored little children and had contempt for cheats and bullies. Thank you to all who have helped us through this time: Dr. Razia and her wonderful staff, Dr. S. Culver, the Barneveld Medical Office, Kuyahoora Valley Ambulance, Hospice, and family, friends and neighbors. God Bless you all.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, 2013
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