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Subject: Leon Van Ord
Date: 30 Oct 2004 23:16:31 -0600

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Leon E. Van Ord, 79, of 12 William St., died at 10:08 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 15, 2004) in WCA Hospital. He was born May 26, 1924, in Russell, Pa., the son of William and Rose Stingel Van Ord. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, and was awarded the Normandy Jubilee of Liberty Medal. Prior to his retirement in 1989, he had been employed by Chautauqua Hardware as a polisher for 30 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the former Weakland Chapel and the John W. Tiffany Post 53 Veterans of Foreign Wars. He loved camping and traveling. He went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family. He will always be remembered as a very generous, kind, gentle person who loved his family very much. His great-grandchildren called him Cookie Papa. He will be missed by his cats Tinker and Casper. He is survived by five daughters: Susan McKillip, Jackie Van Ord and Rebecca Greenman, all of Jamestown, Priscilla Milliman of Frewsburg and Sherry Prit!
tie of Bemus Point; a son, Edward Van Ord of Jamestown; 16 grandchildren: Laura Smith, Scott Cooper, Joseph and Amanda Glover, Peter and Ann Milliman, Angel Stevens, Arthur, John and Jim Edens, Joshua, Jessica, Dylan and Braedan Van Ord, all of Jamestown, Jasmine Prittie of Bemus Point, and Deborah Breneman of Celoron; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters: his twin, Leota Spencer of Eden, N.Y., and Ruth Horner of Frewsburg. He was preceded in death by five brothers: Paul, Herman, George, Freddie and Orrie Van Ord; a granddaughter, Elisabeth Milliman; and twin great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Lee A. O'Brien, pastor of Clarks Corners Community Church, and the Rev. Raymond L. Jackson, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorials may be m!
ade to Hospice of Chautauqua County; or a charity of choice.

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