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April 9, 2014

Howard I. Chambers

Howard I. Chambers

DADE CITY, Fla. — Howard I. Chambers, 91, of Dade City, Fla., passed away Tuesday April 1, 2014, at Royal Oakes Nursing Center, Dade City.

He was born Aug. 31, 1922, in Davenport Center, a son of the late Irwin H. and Flossie Lance Chambers.

On June 2, 1960, he married Martha Cerosaletti Jacobsen in New York City.

Howard worked for 25 years at Wilber National Bank in Oneonta and retired as a vice president.

In retirement, Howard enjoyed coin and stamp collecting, as well as growing vegetables in his garden. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Brian, as well as his nieces and nephews.

Howard was a member of Oneonta Lodge No. 466, F&AM.

He moved permanently to Florida in 1999, where he lived near his brother, Robert and sister, Clara.

Howard is survived by his stepson, Norman (Priscilla) Jacobsen; his step-grandson, Brian (Meghan) Jacobsen and his step-great-grandchildren, Bradley, Alexis and Dylan.

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and several cousins in New York, Florida, Ohio and other states.

He was predeceased by his wife, Martha in 1986, as well as his brothers, Robert and Donald Chambers, his sisters, Clara Louise, Margery and Margaret and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Marilyn Cerosaletti.

Graveside memorial services will be held in the Charlotte Valley Cemetery in West Davenport at the convenience of the family sometime this summer.

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