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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Truman S. "Boots" Stuckey, 85, of 974 Newell Creek, Eldred, PA

ELDRED, PA - Truman S. "Boots" Stuckey, 85, of 974 Newell Creek passed away Saturday (April 17, 2010) at his residence.

Born Nov. 17, 1924, in Austin, he was a son of the late George H. and Alva C. VanPelt Stuckey. On Aug. 13, 1948, in Folkston, GA, he married Treva M. Butner who survives.

Mr. Stuckey attended Austin and Coudersport schools. He was a World War II Navy veteran who served in the Pacific Theater. During the war he was involved in the liberation of the Philippine Islands.

He was employed by local railroad companies building railroad tracks, then was a self-employed logger for a number of years and finally worked for Aerovox Corp. in Olean, NY until his retirement.

Mr. Stuckey was a member of Eldred American Legion Post 887.

Surviving besides his wife of 61 years are two sons, Randy Stuckey of Eldred and Larry Stuckey of Bowie, MD; four daughters, Peggy (Paul) Maynard of Eldred, Janet Stuckey of Bradford, Lisa (Vince Radtke) Hannahs of Eldred and Vicki (Gary) Butler of Roulette; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Stanley Stuckey, who passed away Jan. 29, 1991.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where funeral services will be held Wednesday (April 21, 2010) at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Glenn Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville, NY, with full military honors accorded by the Bucktail Chapter of Smethport American Legion Post 138.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Eldred World War II Museum.

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