George M. Wise, former Volney historian

George M. Wise, 80, of Richland, died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born in Volney, the son of the late Duane and Ellen (Boigel) Wise.

Mr. Wise is a former car dealer for R.E. Davis & Son of Oswego. Mr. Wise served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 until 1955.

He was the historian for the Town of Volney for many years and a member of the Volney Historical Society.

Mr. Wise was predeceased by his wife, Betty Wise.

He is survived by his children, Shellie (Harry Groves) Wise of Gansvoort, Zane Wise of Chicago, Kris Wise of Fulton, Sally Wise of Pulaski, and George Wise of Fulton; grandchildren, Eliza, Cortni, and Corina; and several brothers and sisters.

Gathering for family and friends will be held Sunday, May 26 at the Volney Municipal Building from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St., Oswego, are in the care of the arrangements.

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