Claude J. Pete Amidon Jr. 87 of Homer passed away July 25, 2011 in Cortland Regional Medical Center. Pete was born April 20, 1924 in LaFayette the son of the late Claude J. and Lillian Scammell Amidon Sr. Pete served his country with the US Army during WWII, and had been employed by Lane Construction. Petes memberships included the Homer Masonic Lodge, the Homer American Legion and the VFW. Pete enjoyed golfing and was an avid NASCAR fan. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Marjorie Ryan Amidon of Homer, his daughter Janet (Patrick) Fahey of Indiana, grandchildren Abbey (David) Sonne of Chicago, Sean (Amanda) Fahey of Indiana, and Kyle Fahey of Indiana, his great grandchild Marshall Fahey, his sister Jane (Robert) Abdallah of Cortland, and his nice and nephew Debi and Gary Howe Sr. of Groton. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home 9 Lincoln Ave. with Pastor Patrick Fahey officiating.Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery Homer. Friends are invited to call from 5-7 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution on Petes name is asked to consider the charity of ones choice. To offer line condolences visit www.wright-beard.com Marge , Janet and Family A colorful character has passed from our lives, but many memories will linger until we are togather again. I am still entertaining the young members of Lane with stories of my days clerking for Pete and Harold. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss. Smoke My sympathy to Claude's family. My uncle was Floyd Amidon who was married to my mother's sister Irene. May you have but loving and happy memories of him to console you at this time. Pamela (Cullen) Matteson Dear Janet and Family, So sorry for your loss. My mother Eva Bush Crysler so enjoyed being connected with your Dad the last few years. She really enjoyed the visit at her home with your Mom and Dad. Thoughts and Prayers. Beverly Mulvaney MARGE, SORRY TO LEARN OF PETE PASSING AWAY.WE ENJOYED VISITING YOU & PETE AT YOUR CAMPGROUNDSON ON RT. 192 IN FLORIDA. IT'S NICE THAT YOU GOT TO TRAVEL AROUND IN THE MOTORHOME.YOU & THE FAMILY HAVE OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. CAROLYN &BOB VOLLES Marjorie and Family: I am so sorry to hear about Pete's passing. He did and will always have a spot close in my heart. I wish you all the best during this time. My Sincere and deepest sympathies...Joe Stanford '