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NOV. 2, 1922 -- NOV. 1, 2004

Eugene A. Tumiel of Buffalo, a retired finance office manager, died Monday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He would have been 82 Tuesday.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Hutchinson-Central High School, served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and attended Millard Fillmore College.

He served in the Army during World War II in the 180th Infantry Cannon Company as a truck driver, seeing action in Normandy, northern France and the Rhineland.

He was a manager for Domestic Finance Corp. and later for Liberty Loan, retiring in 1988. In retirement, he worked as a process server.

Mr. Tumiel was a member of Fulara Brothers Post 4734, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Buffalo Athletic Club. He was an Eagle Scout and a hunter and outdoorsman. He also raised German shepherds.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Mary F. Gutek; two sons, Anthony of Wheatfield and Thomas of Cheektowaga; two daughters, Teresa Burke of Kenmore and Susan Smith of Williamsville; a sister, Alice Theresa "Terry" Jennings of Cheektowaga; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph's University Catholic Church, 3269 Main St., after prayers at 8:45 in Dengler & Roberts Funeral Home, 3000 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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