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Monday, June 29, 2015

James B. Preston Sr. of Gasport, NY Husband of the late Ruby K. Preston entered into rest Saturday, June 27, 2015 at home.

He was born in Newfane, NY on July 13, 1929, the son of the late Benjamin and Beatrice Tinney Preston. James was a veteran serving in the United States Army stationed in Germany. He married Ruby on February 25, 1966. James worked as a furnace operator for Simonds Saw & Steel in Lockport, NY from 1948 till his retirement in 1980. He was a member of the Charlotteville Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons for 53 years also a member of the Lockport Fraternal Order of the Eagles for 60 years. James was a member of the Newfane American Legion Post 873 for the past 60 years where he served as past commander. He owned and operated Country Estates Mobile Village Inc. for the past 38 years with his son James Jr. James loved to play cards and donate to local charities and raffles. Exempt member Miller Hose Fire Company.

James is survived by a son James B. Preston Jr. of Gasport; a step-son Herbert Newell of Buffalo ; a step-daughter Paulette (William) Loeschke of Wilson. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Seven great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; a brother in-law Jerry Moore and dear friends Mike and Ruth Martin and family also many nieces and nephews. James is predeceased by two sisters Naomi Moore and Lois Preston.

Family and Friends may call at the RUTLAND-CORWIN FUNERAL HOME 2670 Main St. Newfane, NY THURSDAY from 1-4 & 6-9 PM. Funeral services will be held FRIDAY at 11:00 AM in the funeral home. Burial will be held in Corwin Cemetery.

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