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Lester C. Burgwardt, a former town councilman and deputy supervisor in Hamburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 19, 1990) in Mercy Hospital after a long illness.

Burgwardt, who would have celebrated his 89th birthday Monday, was the longest-tenured active member of the Erie County Republican Committee, with 52 years of service.

A farmer, Burgwardt was active in the Erie County Fair for more than 50 years and is included in its Hall of Fame.

Burgwardt served on the Hamburg Town Board from 1960 to 1972 and was involved in the planning and construction of the Town Hall.

He also was a member of the town's Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals and served 16 years as president of the Hamburg Historical Society.

Survivors include his former wife, Anna of Port Richey, Fla., and two sons, Lester of Henderson, Nev., and Kenneth of Orchard Park.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home, 21 Pierce Ave., Village of Hamburg. Burial will be in Prospect Lawn Cemetery, Hamburg.

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