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Clifford Hilton Arthur Kumm
(March 13, 1922 - November 19, 2013)

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Clifford Hilton Arthur Kumm

U.S. Veteran

Clifford Hilton Arthur Kumm, husband of the late Iola Kumm, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 19, 2013 while in Buffalo General Hospital. Clifford was born March 13, 1922 in Hibbing, Minnesota to Arthur and Persis (Sanders) Kumm. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Corp. from September 24, 1942 to September 26, 1945 where he served in several campaigns to include Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, North France, Rhineland, Rome-Arno and Southern France. Clifford was the recipient of several awards to include the Distinguish service medal, good conduct medal, the presidential unit medal, overseas medal, New York medal of merit and the D-Day medal. Clifford was employed at Durez Plastics, a division of Hooker Chemical located on Walck road in North Tonawanda, New York for 37 and ½ years as a pipefitter. He was a volunteer firefighter with the North Bailey Fire Department holding the position as lieutenant for 6 years. Clifford was a very active member of the Newfane VFW post 8438 for many years up until his passing. Surviving are his children Gerald (Christine) Hicks of Michigan; Bonnie (Charles) Fell of Lockport, Sheila (Roger) Chenez of Lockport and Stephen (Linda) Hicks of Washington; ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a sister Faith Johnson of Bradenton, Florida. He was predeceased by several brothers and one sister. There will be no prior visitation; Flowers are gratefully declined. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Rutland-Corwin Funeral Home Inc,


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