New York couple married for 70 years pass away hours apart

    Warren and Joan Chapple (Photo with permission from family)

    WEST SAND LAKE, N.Y. (WRGB) - A West Sand Lake couple made a lifetime commitment to each other right up to the very end.

    Warren Chapple was 92. His wife, Joan Chapple, was 87. They had been married for 70 years and passed away within hours of each other earlier this week.

    Joan went first on Sunday, and Warren followed a short time later.

    Warren was a World War II veteran and fuel company service technician. Joan was a seamstress and homemaker. They also owned and operated a woodworking and doll furniture business for years.

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