Edwin J. Wells of Phoenix, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Morningstar Residential Care Center, Oswego, after a long illness.
Mr. Wells was born Sept. 5, 1923 in Oswego to his late parents, Mabel (Horr) and Edward Wells.
He was a member of the D-Company 29th Infantry, Oswego, during World War II.
He was a member of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department, Enterprise Fire Co., for over 52 years. He was a member of VFW Post 5540, and a life member of American Legion Post 418, both located in Phoenix.
He retired in 1986 from General Electric, Syracuse, as a firefighter with over 30 years of service.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elaine Norma (Fields); sisters, Ethel Meeker, Ella Pelkey, and Doris Wells; and a brother, Richard Wells.
Surviving are his two sons, Edward E. (Sandy) Wells of Genoa and Daniel A. (Joan) Wells of Central Square; one daughter, Deneen M. (Michael) Sufnar of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; one sister, Lillian Murray of Oswego; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; and his in-laws.
Calling hours will be held Friday, March 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, 431 Main St. Burial will be in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St. with firefighter honors commencing during the committal service.
Contributions may be made to Phoenix Fire Department, Scholarship Program, 457 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.