Portville Hall of Fame

Rupert A. Chaffee graduated from Portville in 1931.  After college, he worked
at Clark Brothers (Dresser Rand), until he retired in 1979.  He took a leave of
absence from 1942-1947 and served as an officer in the Army Air-Corp in the
Pacific Theatre.  Rupert joined the Portville Volunteer Fire Department in
1938, and served on the Board of Fire Commissioners for 43 years.  He also
served as a village trustee and as Vice President of the Chestnut Hill Cemetery
Association.  Throughout the years, “Rupe” has been a respected friend to
many in our area.
The Portville Historical and Preservation Society
17 Maple Avenue
Portville, NY 14770

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Portville, New York
Rupert A. Chaffee
PCS Wall of Fame Class of 2003 Inductee