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Edward C. Noshay, former chief inspector at Bethlehem Steel's Lackawanna plant, died Wednesday (Sept. 8, 1999) in the Orlando Regional Medical Center after an auto accident.

Noshay, 81, worked at Bethlehem Steel for 40 years and retired in 1997. He moved to Lady Lake, Fla., from Hamburg about 13 years ago.

The Buffalo native graduated from Riverside High School and achieved the rank of major in the Air Force. He was a pilot and flight instructor at a base in Mississippi during World War II, and a pilot during the Korean War.

Noshay was master of the Wayfarers Masonic Lodge 1148 in Hamburg, and a member of Cornerstone Lodge 1176 in Hamburg and the Ismailia Temple in Buffalo. In Florida, he was a member of Belleview Memorial Post 8083, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Noshay was also an avid bowler, golfer and gardener.

Survivors include two sons, Edward Jr. and Gary, both of Hamburg; two daughters, Elva Cohoon of Orchard Park and Carol Lopez of Hamburg; a brother, Dr. William of Clarkson, Mich.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in Loomis, Offers and Loomis Funeral Home, 207 Main St., Hamburg.


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