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Truman F. Backus, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1919
Delaware County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 2001
Chenango County
New York, USA

Truman F. Backus

MOUNT UPTON Truman F. Backus Sr., 82, of Mount Upton, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at the New York State Veteran's Home in Oxford.

He was born Feb. 26, 1919, son of the late Fred G. and Georgia (Guyer) Backus in Cannonsville.

He served his country in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II; his actions awarded him the Purple Heart.

Truman married Ida Houck on Aug. 2, 1947, in Palmyra, Pa.

Truman was employed by E.C.D. of Bendix; he retired after 40 years of service.

He was an honorary member of the Borden Hose Co. Mount Upton Fire Department; Truman had served as past assistant chief and the fire police. He was also a member of the VFW of Norwich.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ida Backus, Mount Upton; two sons, Truman Backus Jr., Mount Upton, and James Backus, Norwich; two daughters, Darlene Fuller, Narvon, Pa., and Valarie Tumilowicz, Norwich; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Oscar "Ed" Backus and Timothy Backus; and two sisters, Catherine Winans and Sara Leseur, predeceased him.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Upton at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ken Wilcox officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Borden Hose Co., Mount Upton, or the Mount Upton Emergency Squad.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers, Inc., 21 Main St., Sidney, NY 13838.

Published in The Daily Star on Dec. 18, 2001.
Family links: 
  Fred Gerard Backus (1883 - 1944)
  Georgia Guyer Backus (1890 - 1973)
  Ida I. Houck Backus (1919 - 2004)
  Kathryn G. Backus Winans (1912 - 1974)*
  Truman F. Backus (1919 - 2001)
*Calculated relationship
Maplewood Cemetery
Mount Upton
Chenango County
New York, USA
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Record added: May 15, 2013
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