from The Buffalo News, Friday, August 1, 2003
Raymond W. Peete of Ransomville, a World War II veteran and former steel drum manufacturer, died Tuesday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a short illness. He was 84.
Born in Tupper Lake, Peete served in the Army during World War II and on until 1946 with the 10th Mountain Division, taking part in campaigns in the North Apennines, Po Valley and other operations in the European, African and Middle Eastern theaters.
In 1941, he married the former Mary Ann Obelich. He worked for Greif Brothers, formerly International Cooperage, in Niagara Falls, as a steel drum manufacturer for 43 years, retiring in 1977.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ransomville and a former member of LaSalle Post 1142, American Legion, in Niagara Falls.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann; a daughter, Rosemary Rosati of the Town of Wilson; two sons, Raymond of Ransomville and Robert of Sanborn; four sisters, Elizabeth Landers of Model City, Veronica Brown of Lewiston, Mary Jacoby of California and Shirley Hiddie of Youngstown; and four grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4671 Town Line Road, Ransomville.
Burial will be in North Ridge Cemetery, Town of Cambria. [Moore].
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