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DeLANCEY - Eugene J. Vandenbord, 94, of DeLancey, passed away on May 30, 2017, at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home
Born June 28, 1922, in Primrose, Pennsylvania, Eugene was the son of the late Joseph and Ellen (Mathieu) Vandenbord
He married Rae Storie in Bovina Center on Sept. 23, 1944.
Eugene proudly served his country during World War II, serving in the United States Navy as a gunnery officer on the LST 108 in the Pacific.
He operated a Jersey dairy farm on Scotch Mountain in DeLancey from 1949 to 1977, when the barn burned and the cattle were lost.
Mr. Vandenbord was active in many organizations among which were the Delhi Grange, Donald W. Gleason Post 190 American Legion, Delaware Academy Central School Board of Education, Delhi Rotary Club, Delaware County Electric Cooperative Board, Dairylea Cooperative and Agri Mark Inc.
He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Delhi, having served as an Elder, a Deacon and a member of the Chancel choir.
He is survived by his daughters, Judith Bauer (John E.) of North Haverhill, New Hampshire, Mary Rae Garrett (Herb) of Cortland and Janice (John) Williams of Lyndonville. He is also survived by grandchildren, Susan Little (Tom) of DeLancey, Margaret Maxwell of Syracuse, Scott Garrett of Anchorage, Alaska, Daniel Garrett (Trisha) of West Henrietta, Amy Garrett of New York City and Toby (Heidi) Williams of Washington, D.C. Great-grandchildren include Jason and Kelsey Little, Scottie, Sharee and Shaylyn Garrett, Gabriella, Alexandra and Danielle Garrett and Garrett Clarke.
He was proceeded in death by his wife of many years. They will be laid to rest in graveside services in the Bovina Cemetery with the U.S. Navy and the American Legion participating at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 5.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 4 Clinton St., Delhi, NY 13753, and designated for use by the Board of Deacons.
Arrangements are with MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.
Please share condolences with the family online at wwwmacarthurfh.com.
Published on June 4, 2017
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