Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Marion) Orcutt

mom and dad Orcutt

While home on furlough from the US Army, PFC Edward Mertin Orcutt married Marion Frances Woelfle on July 21, 1945 at St. Mary’s Church on Washington Avenue in Dunkirk. Parents of the bride were Mathias and Blanche Woelfle and of the bridegroom were Walter and Mabel (Morrissey) Orcutt. Mr. Thomas Orcutt served as best man for his brother and Freida Woelfle Hooker was the maid of honor for her niece.

A reception followed at Kraiger’s Tea Room on Eagle Street in Dunkirk. The couple honeymooned in Niagara Falls.

Mrs. Orcutt was a registered nurse who graduated from Millard Fillmore School of Nursing, class of 1939. Mr. Orcutt served as a combat medic during World War II in the Normandy Invasion (first wave), Eighth Army Infantry, Patton’s Ninth Army, the Battle of Hurtgen Forest, France, Germany and was awarded the Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, European Asiatic Medal and two Bronze stars.

Together, the couple owned and operated the Orcutt Funeral Home (formerly the Woelfle Funeral Home) for more than 40 years.

They are survived by four children: Susan (late Douglas) Lengyel of Grand Island, David (Cheryl) Orcutt of Niskayuna, Charles “Chip” (Viki) Orcutt of Hamburg and Lisa (Tom) Muldowney of Fredonia; eight grandchildren: Nicole Lengyel Wilkins, Leigh Orcutt Augustine, Benjamin Orcutt, Kimberly Orcutt, Ashley Orcutt, Katelyn, Ian and Kyle Muldowney; and four great-grandchildren: Abby and Emma Wilkins and Asa and Forest Augustine.

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