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Ivan W. Terry, 79, of 680 S. James St., died Monday morning at his home.

Mr. Terry worked at Crown Zellerbach Corp., later James River Corp., for more than 40 years. He began in the converting department and, after returning from military service, was a piper. He retired in 1987 as superintendent of maintenance.

He was a member of Bassett-Baxter American Legion Post 789 and Dionne-Rumble Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7227.

Born May 13, 1925, in Carthage, son of Calvin and Hazel Burr Terry, he attended Carthage High School.

He served in the Army with the 508th Parachute Infantry regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II from Aug. 28, 1943, to Jan. 6, 1946.

He married Joyce G. Hoppel on May 16, 1948, at Beaver Falls Methodist Church.

Surviving besides his wife are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Brenda and Jack Best, Deer River, and Penny and David Covey and Patsy Terry, all of Carthage; a son and his wife, John and Cathy, Carthage; five grandchildren, a great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Calvin and Charles, and a sister, Blanche Barnett, died before him.

The funeral will be in spring in Fairview Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northern Regional Office, 120 Washington St., Suite 419, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

(Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, NY, 8 Mar 2005, Page D7 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

(photos courtesy Chrissy Gebo)

Grave markers for Ivan W. Terry in the Fairview Cemetery, Carthage (Jefferson), New York

Ivan enlisted in the Army at Syracuse, NY on 8 July 1943 and after completion of basic and jump school as shipped to the 82nd Airborne's replace depot at Leicester, England.

Pfc Terry was transferred to Company C, 508th on 23 July 1944.  He jumped into Holland during Operation Market Garden on 17 November 1944 and then participated in the Battle of The Bulge Offensive in December 1944. 

Pfc Terry was awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations