OXFORD — Erford W. Olds, 81, formerly of Morris, died May 14, 2001, at the New York State Veterans' Home in Oxford.
He was born on Feb. 15, 1920, in Norwich, the son of William and Edna (Hackett) Olds.
Erford was a lifelong resident of Morris and owned and operated a large dairy farm until his retirement.
He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, stationed in Biloxi, Miss.
He was a member of the American Legion in Gilberts-ville.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Olds of Otego; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Esther E. Butler of Bainbridge and Betty and Richard Walton of Gilbertsville; his brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Sylvia Olds of Tampa, Fla.; and his aunt, Dorothy Gassler of Utica. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Gertrude Washbon, on Feb. 5, 1970, and his nephew, Richard Freeman Walton, who was killed in the Vietnam War on Feb. 5, 1970.
A memorial service with full military honors will be held in Hillington Cemetery, Morris, at a later date.
Published in The Daily Star on June 6, 2001.