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Robert O. DeZemler, 98, Longtime Pelham Resident

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Robert O. DeZemler, a longtime Pelham resident, died Sept. 23. He was 98.

DeZemler, a World Wat II veteran, spent his youth in New York and Maine. During the Second World War, he served his country in the U.S. First Army, 27th NY Infantry Division. He participated in campaigns in Normandy, northern France and Germany, including D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. As a second lieutenant, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for excellence of service. Upon returning from the war, he spent the rest of his life in Pelham.

He is survived by his children, Penelope Huntley and her husband Charles Huntley, and Robert O. DeZemler; a sister, Louise; grandchildren, Beth Seidman, Susan Smith and Christy Huntley; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place in November in Rye.

Remembrances may be made to Save the Sound, R. O. DeZemler Memorial, 545 Tompkins Ave., third floor, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 ( www.ctenvironment.org ).

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