Clifford Barten of Lancaster, a retired lithographer and World War II veteran, died Wednesday (Sept. 8, 1999) in his home after a long illness. He was 78.
Barten attended Big Tree Elementary School. He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938-39 at Camp Lower Falls in Castile.
He enlisted in the Army at the beginning of World War II and served in North Africa and Sicily. Barten was awarded the Purple Heart and the World War II Victory Medal.
After being discharged, he worked at various jobs including the Dupont Plant in Niagara Falls before becoming an apprentice at F.N. Burt Co. He worked there for 25 years as a lithographer before retiring in 1979.
He was a member of the Depew Hose Co. for 25 years, and was a life member of the Twin Village Post 463, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Depew and Chapter 150, Disabled American Veterans, in Cheektowaga.
Survivors include his wife, the former Clara Doherty; two sons, Paul of Florida and Thomas of Depew; three daughters, Donna of Depew, Judith Bauer of Chicago and Kathleen of Clarence Center; a brother, John; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Edward J. Cichon Funeral Home, 4929 Broadway, Depew. Burial will be in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Lancaster.