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Harry Ottaway

May 8, 2014
Observer Today

On May 6, 2014, Harry Ottaway passed away unexpectedly at his home in Sherman, NY. Harry was born February 21, 1929 in Ripley, NY where he grew up on the Ottaway family farm with his brothers and sisters. After graduating from Ripley High School, Harry joined the Army and was stationed in Japan for two years. Upon his return from the Army he went to Alfred State University where he earned his degree in agriculture. After graduating from college in 1949 he met his wife, Velma West Ottaway, at a local skating rink. Harry and Velma were married in 1950 and went on to spend 63 years of loving marriage together. Along the way they had three children, Tamera, Daniel and Gary Ottaway. Harry was hired in 1949 by Eastern Incorporated where he worked in the Chautauqua County region for 42 years. In 1967, Har-ry started his business, Ottaway Swimming Pools,



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