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Darwin F. Almeter

July 4, 1926 — December 16, 2015

Darwin F. Almeter Age 89, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family on December 16, 2015. He was born in the Town of Wales, NY on July 4, 1926 to Henry and Catherine Barvian Almeter. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Ethelbert West Almeter and siblings Donald (Fran) Almeter, Regina Lewis, and youngest brother, Richard.

Darwin was a pillar of the community, and a member of St. Joseph's RC Church of Varysburg. In his early years he built silos and went to work on the P40's at the Curtis Wright Plant in Buffalo, NY. He started working in the family business, West Service Station, which was owned by Burt West, in 1948 and stayed there for the next 67 years, retiring in 2015 as the owner of the four generation family business. He proudly served in the Army National Guard, Varysburg Fire Department, also served as a member of the Attica Board of Education, and a founding member of the Attica Medical Board.

He took the most joy in his family, friends and work, but also took pride in restoring antiques, both furniture and automobiles, along with carpentry. He loved the Albuquerque Balloon Festival and the Attica Rodeo and all types of music.

His is survived by his children, Darburt (JoAnn) of East Aurora, NY Richard (Becky) of Hedgesville WV, Vicki (Rick) George-Tillow of Crossville TN. Becky Patterson, and Scott of Varysburg NY. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Ripstein of Cowlesville NY, and brothers, David (Donna) of Michigan, James (Barbara) and Robert (Bertie) both of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Sunday, December 27th from 2pm - 6pm at Marley Funeral Home, Attica, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, December 28, 2015 at 10:00am SSJoachim & Anne Parish, Varysburg, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Marley Funeral Home, LLC.

135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, December 28, 2015

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joachim & Anne Parish

50 East Avenue, Attica, NY 14011

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