James F. Gavette, 94, of Penn Yan passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Keuka Comfort Care Home.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

James was born Dec. 11, 1923 in Bradford Pa., the son of Malion O. and Eva L. Newland Gavette. James served in the United States Army during World War II. James was a proud member of the Bellona Fire Department.

He is survived by his children; Roger Gavette of Wilkes Barre Pa., Dan (Karen) Gavette of Bellona, Ron (Jackie) Gavette of Bellona, Barry (Donna) Gavette of Mt. Olive N.C., Alan Gavette of Penn Yan, and Bonnie (John) Nichols of Rocky Mount Va.; a brother, Richard (Dovey) Gavette of Rushville; two sisters, Shirley (Ed) Miles and Ada (Roger) Lead, both of Canandaigua; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

James was predeceased by a daughter, Marilyn Reisteck.

Memorial donations may be made to Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.