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Gregory D. Calveric, vice president of operations of the Buffalo Hotel Supply Co. and a longtime youth football coach in Hamburg, died Monday (Oct. 28, 1996) in Buffalo General Hospital after an illness of two months. He was 50.

Calveric, an Orchard Park resident, had been vice president of operations for the supply firm for the past 16 years.

He was recently honored for his record of 100 victories while coaching for the Carnegie Scranton Recreation Association. He was a past president of the association and also coached baseball for 15 years.

A graduate of Bishop Timon High School and Canisius College, Calveric served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He attained the rank of captain and was awarded the Bronze Star.

He was vice president of the Independent Food and Equipment Distributors, a buying group in the food service industry. Other memberships included the Food Equipment Dealers Association, Allied Buying Corp. and Supply Procurement Corp.

Survivors include his wife, the former Pamela A. Papiernik; two sons, Keith E. of Syracuse and Mark G. of New York City; his mother, Eva; three sisters, Joanne Sorgi of Elma, Vivian Coletti of East Aurora and Patricia Graham of Stillwater, Mont.; and a brother, David of Hamburg.

Prayers will be said at 9:45 a.m. Thursday in F.E. Brown Sons Funeral Home, 6575 E. Quaker Street, Orchard Park, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, South Abbott Road, Orchard Park.

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