Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Abbey of Hemlock received word from the war department the first of the week of the death on November 10th 1944 of their son T5 Claude Abbey, who had been in action in France. An earlier telegram, received last Friday, reported that he was wounded November 9th.
Claude Abbey was born August 3rd 1920, in West Sparta and was inducted into the service November 5th 1942. He entered the signal corps and was trained at Camp Barkley Texas before going overseas in the early spring of this year, he spent a short furlough in January at his home.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Paul, of Honeoye; a sister, Mrs. Cora Bodine of Dansville, and his grandfather, John Wampole who is living with Claude’s parents.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, December 10th at the Hemlock Methodist church at 2:30 pm.
Memorial services were held last Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the Hemlock Methodist church for the late Cpl. Claude Abbey, who died on Nov. 10, from wounds received in action on Nov. 9, somewhere in France.
The members of Harrison-Lee post of the American Legion, as well as the Hemlock firemen, attended in a body. Thomas H. Miller, newly-elected commander of the post, read the service record of Cpl. Abbey, prayer was offered by Robert Kuechmann pastor of Hemlock Baptist church. Remarks were made by Rev. Donald Hausser, pastor of the Methodist church.