HAMLET - Glenn Clay-ton McNamara, 80, a retired owner operator of the family farm in Hamlet N.Y., died quietly Sunday (June 17, 2012) in his Sinclairville, N.Y. home after a lengthy cancer battle.
He was born January 11, 1932 in Hamlet, N.Y. the son of the late Clayton and Lois (Houck) McNamara.
In addition to farming for over 60 years, Mr. McNamara served as Justice of The Peace for the Town of Villenova. He was a past member of the Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Assoc., a past board member of Adams Art Gallery, and a past member of the Villenova Grange. Glenn will be remembered for his willingness to extend a helping hand and his love of woodcarving.
He is survived by his wife Ruth Dorman McNamara of Sinclairville whom he married in Forestville, N.Y. on August 28, 1954; three daughters: Kathleen (Kenneth) Newcomer of Olympia, Wash., Beverly (Donald) Anderson of Sinclairville, Peggy (Gary) Taylor of Stockton, N.Y.; his son Daniel McNamara of Randolph, N.Y.; three grandsons: Matthew (Wendy) Taylor of Dewittville, N.Y., Chad (Ashley) Anderson of Sinclairville, Glenn Newcomer of Seattle, Wash.; his granddaughter Jennifer Taylor of Louis-ville, Ky.; three great grandsons; Marcus and Joshua Taylor of Dewittville, N.Y., Ryan Anderson of Sinclairville; two brothers Ronald and Leon McNamara.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson Ryan Anderson, and his great granddaughter Elianna Marie Anderson.
Visitation will be held at Hills Funeral Chapel 478 Balcom Corners So. Dayton, N.Y. on Tuesday (June 19, 2012) from 6-8 P.M.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, (June 20, 2012) at 11 a.m. at Hills Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Villenova Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 West Fairmount Ave, Lake-wood N.Y. 14750. Visit www.hillsfuneralchapel.com