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Lester P. Ross, 56, a General Motors Corp. employee and Vietnam War veteran, died Sunday (Feb. 11, 2001) in his Town of Tonawanda home, apparently of a heart attack.

A production worker at the GM Motors Powertrain plant in the Town of Tonawanda, Ross had planned to retire in April after 30 years of service.

Before joining GM, he served as a proof technician in the Marine Corps for four years and saw action in Vietnam as a machine gunner.

A native of Phillipsburg, Pa., Ross attended Tyrone (Pa.) Area High School. He had lived in the Buffalo area for 30 years. He was a sports fan and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Town of Tonawanda.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Bollinger; a daughter, Amanda S. Gee of Ransomville; two sons, Brian P. and Bradley R., both of the Town of Tonawanda; two brothers, Richard H. of the Town of Tonawanda and Donald V. of Bellaire, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2669 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Antis Township, Pa.


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