MORRISTOWN Mr. Edgar A. LaCombe, Jr., 88, of Morristown, NY entered into eternal glory Friday afternoon, May 4, 2012 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Arrangements are with Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.
Bunner, as he came to be known, was born November 25, 1923 in Ogdensburg, NY the son of the late Jenny and Edgar A. LaCombe, Sr.. He was a lifelong resident of Ogdensburg and Morristown. He attended schools in Ogdensburg and began his vocational interests at George Hall Trade School, subsequently completing a 45 year career as a Class A Machinist at Standard Shade Roller in Ogdensburg.
Mr. LaCombe served with proud distinction as a submarine sailor on the USS Saury #189 in the Pacific theater during WWII. The boat that he was on survived being rammed by a Japanese destroyer during one of the patrols off the coast of Japan. He was subsequently a member of the VFW, American Legion and AmVets. Upon his discharge from the Navy at the end of the War, he returned to his employment at Standard Shade Roller.
In 1948, Edgar married Winifred Elaine Gladle in Ogdensburg. The couple moved to Morristown in 1953, where they raised their family of three children, the Rev. Edgar A. LaCombe III (wife Carolyn), Alyce Marie Amo (husband Tim) and Susan Legacy. His wife, Winnie, passed away in 1987, following a lengthy illness. He was also predeceased by his parents and a sister, Marie Ott.
Bunner was an ardent hunter and fisherman, having been a member of the Barney Pond Fish and Game Club for a number of years. His continued love of deer hunting lasted well into his mid 80s. He also had the distinction of being an exempt member of the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department, where he served for many years.
Surviving Mr. LaCombe besides children are his sister, Alice Ott; Elsie Carr his companion in later life; eight grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins, all whom he dearly loved.
Edgars Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 26th at Christ Church - Episcopal, Main Street, Morristown, NY. The interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of his family.
Memorial Contributions may be made in his memory to the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department and Christ Church - Episcopal, Morristown, NY.
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