Steve W. Gelnette entered into rest on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Hospice House in the Town of Lockport, NY, after a long battle with cancer.
Steve was a veteran who served in the Air Force and had numerous awards for his service to his country. He enjoyed his grandchildren, gardening, listening to music, his dog Casey, and was a Buffalo Bills fan.
Steve was also a amateur radio (HAM) operator with the call sign of WB7OCV and won world-wide awards for contests, and received the license of Amateur Extra from the FCC.
Steve is survived by his spouse, Marjorie Gelnette (Chaplin) of Sanborn; daughters, Cori (Kirk) Larsen and Cynthia O'Brien, both of Seattle, WA, Denise (Peter) Robinson of Lockport, NY; and a son, Steve O'Brien of Seattle, WA. Steve is also survived by sisters, Glenda (Jim) Goode of Wilson, NY and Lori (Randy) Pietkiewicz of Lockport, NY; and a brother, Dan Gelnette of Niagara Falls, NY; and several grandchildren.
A memorial service will be planned for the spring. Memorials can be made to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org to donate.
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