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August 13, 2013

James M. Switzer

LOCKPORT — James M. Switzer passed away August 10, 2013 in Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehab & Health Care Center. Born in Lewiston on January 29, 1919, he was the son of Milton and Nellie (Chapman) Switzer. James graduated from Lockport High School, class of 1939, and from Ohio Northern University, class of 1943, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He served in the US Army from 1942 to 1945, serving in the Pacific Theater of WW II and was a First Sergeant of 648th Engineers in the Philippines. James at one time was Vice President of Frontier Stone, partner of Lockport Prestress, and owner of Switzer-Shardon Oil Co. and Marion Oaks Ace Hardware in Ocala, FL. He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church where James served as President of Trustees for several years, and also belonged to many other committees of the church. James was also a member of the Niagara Lodge #375 F. & A.M., Masonic Ismailia Shrine and Lockport Shrine Club.  He was a past president of the Board of Directors with the Cornell Co-Operative Extension, a former 4-H Leader and also member and past master of Pekin Grange. James was predeceased by his wife, Dorothea (Wood) Switzer in 2004, whom he married on July 17, 1946; and brothers, George Switzer, Morris Switzer and sister-in-law, Molly Switzer.

James is survived by his children, James M. (Nancy) Switzer II of Lockport, Jean Ann Switzer McGrath of Cross River, NY, Glen W. (Leslie) Switzer of Ocala, FL, and Linda (Marshall) Switzer-Roth of Lockport; grandfather of James Switzer III, Laura Switzer Malloy, Patricia Brubaker, Michael McGrath, VonHayes Switzer, Reinhardt Switzer, Baldwin Switzer and Jillian DeJohn; several great-grandchildren; brother-in-law of Carol Switzer of Lockport; also several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call Friday, August 16th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport. A Masonic Service by the Niagara Lodge will be Friday evening at 9 PM in the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 17th, at 10:30 AM in Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport. Interment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery. Donations to the church would be appreciated by the family.  

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