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Harry W. Marquardt

August 14, 2013
The OBSERVER

Harry W. Marquardt, 92, of Greco Lane, Dunkirk, NY died peacefully on August 11, 2013 in Schenectady, NY at the home of his elder daughter and son-in-law after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis, on July 2, 2000 after 58 wonderful years of marriage. He is survived by daughters Diane Wheeler of San Diego, CA and Lynne Di Stasi of Schenectady, NY; son-in-law Robert Di Stasi; grandchildren Jeffrey (and wife, Jessica) Di Stasi and Stephani Di Stasi (and her fiance, Ben Rower); sister, Jean Harvey; and several nieces and nephews.Harry was born in Dunkirk, NY on October 7, 1920, son of the late Louis and Minnie (Miller) Mar-quardt and remained a lifelong resident. He was a 1938 graduate of Dunkirk High School and was employed by both ALCO and A.J. Wahl Co. before his re-tirement in 1979. Harry joined Irondequoit Lodge #301 Free & Accepted Masons (F&AM) in 1960 (master in 1968 and 1974) and received the Dedicated Service Award of the Grand Lodge F&AM of New York State in 1979. He was appointed District Deputy Grand Master of Chautauqua District in 1984-1985 and was active in the district's Masonic Council. He was a past presiding officer of both the Dunkirk York Rite and the Jamestown Scottish Rite, which bestowed upon him its Meritorious Service Award in 1981. Harry was the eldest member of the Red Cross of Constantine, an organization honoring those individuals who have

 
 

 

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