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Robert (Bob) Emerson, lifelong resident and member of Almond Historical Society, who died at the age of 82 on August 29, 2000. A dairy farmer, he remained all his life on the family farm on Clark Road. Bob was active in farm and community organizations, and served on the Almond Town Board for 39 years. His wife, the former Elthea Anthony, and sons Charles and Peter and families survive him.

Pauline B. ("Polly") Sanford, who taught at Alfred Almond Central School for 25 years, died September 9, 2000 at the age of 92. A lifelong resident of Almond, she was an active member and longtime Sunday School teacher at Almond Union of Churches, where she also served on several church boards.

Doug Lorow, in his Alfred Sun column, Lorow on Sports, wrote: "My first teacher at Alfred-Almond. . . and my favorite. I will miss our conversations, but she had a long and rewarding life. . . Thanks for everything, Miss Sanford."

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