Thomas R. Ormsby, 80, Vero Beach

Thomas R. Ormsby, 80, died Feb. 17, 2011, at his winter home in Vero Beach.

He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and lived in the Walworth-Macedon, N.Y. area after being raised in Liverpool, N.Y.

He was a winter resident of Vero Beach for seven years.

Before retirement, he was a supervising electrical engineer for Eastman Kodak.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of the Indian River Woodcarvers.

He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Survivors include his daughter, Nancy Tucker; son, Steve Ormsby; brother, Nelson K. Ormsby; fiance, Lynn Foote; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Patricia C. Ormsby.

Memorial contributions may be made to Corning Christian Academy, 11 Aisne St., Corning, NY 14830.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. March 6 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach with a reception in the Fellowship Hall to follow.

A family memorial service will be the third weekend of May at the Walworth Second Baptist Church, Walworth, N.Y.

Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach.

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