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Edward F. Masterson, 76, a former Buffalo police officer and father of a Buffalo police lieutenant, died Tuesday (Dec. 11, 1990) in Mercy Hospital after a month's illness.

A native of Buffalo and graduate of Seneca Vocational High School, he was a police officer from 1941 to 1945 and then became head of the bicycle licensing unit.

He left the department to become a foreman in the city's Streets Department, a job he held until his retirement in 1978.

Masterson was a member of the International Police Association, Local 264 of the American Federation of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees union, Local 907 of the Operating Engineers, Nash Council 3875 of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Senior Citizens Club.

Survivors include two sons, Edward of West Seneca and Thomas, a Buffalo police lieutenant; two daughters, Helen Wagner of West Seneca and Maureen McIntee, and eight grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be scheduled Friday in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 450 Abbott Road.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.

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