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  • Morton J. Tibbitts

  • Morton J. Tibbitts, Jr., 89, of State Route 169, Little Falls, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at the Folts Home, Herkimer, where he had been a resident since January 2012.

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  • Morton J. Tibbitts, Jr., 89, of State Route 169, Little Falls, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at the Folts Home, Herkimer, where he had been a resident since January 2012.
    He was born on November 5, 1922, in the Town of Danube, son of the late Morton B. and Ruth (Spoor) Tibbitts, Sr. He was a graduate of Little Falls High School Class of 1939. He was united in marriage to his wife of 60 years, the former Bettie Jane LeFever, on May 19, 1945, at the home of the bride's sister in Ilion. Mrs. Tibbitts predeceased him on March 4, 2005. Mr. Tibbitts was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Navy. Entering the service on September 15, 1942, he was assigned to the Air Craft Carrier Support Squadrons and served as an Aviation Machinist Mate, seeing action in several campaigns, including the battle of Tarawa in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged on November 9, 1945. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Little Falls, having served at one time as the church treasurer. Mr. Tibbitts was employed for 41 years as a Process Engineer for the Remington Arms Co., Ilion, retiring in 1980. Following his retirement, he stayed on part-time with the company as a consultant for several years.
    He is survived by his son, Roger C. Tibbitts, Little Falls; his daughter-in-law, Sharon Tibbitts, Little Falls; his grandson, Garth L. Tibbitts, Little Falls; his sister, Esther Haughton (Charles), Inghams Mills; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Gary M. Tibbitts, on July 29, 2003; his brother, Donald Tibbitts, on January 29, 2002; his sister, Jeanette Wilbur, on March 5, 1998; and by his daughter-in-law, Holly Tibbitts, on December 19, 2004.
    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. from the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann Street, Little Falls, with the Rev. Christopher Wintermute, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Little Falls, officiating. Interment will take place in Rural Park Cemetery, Inghams Mills, where Military Honors will be accorded.
    Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and to attend the funeral services to follow.
    It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mr. Tibbitts be considered to the First Baptist Church, 555 Albany St., Little Falls, NY 13365. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home for this purpose.
    Online remembrances at www.chapmanmoser.com.

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