Edgar F. Minter III, of Clarence, a manager for Moog, died unexpectedly Thursday after he was stricken while hiking on Camelback Mountain in Arizona. He was 46.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Minter earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo. He worked at Moog for 19 years, beginning as the director of purchasing at corporate headquarters, and later was transferred to the aircraft division.
Recently appointed process definition manager, Mr. Minter was on a business trip to Arizona when he died. He had received the Six Sigma Black Belt certification while working on many quality-improvement programs at Moog.
An active member of Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, Mr. Minter was chairman of its building committee, and a member of the local board of administration and the finance committee.
He enjoyed alpine and water skiing, hiking, bicycling and golfing. His interests also included antiquing, woodworking, photography and reading.
Survivors include his wife, the former Lynn C. Janson of Clarence; a daughter, Kelly E. of Clarence; a son, Benjamin F. of Clarence; his parents, Barbara and E. Frederick Jr. of Clarence; and a brother, Craig of Harrisburg, Pa.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, 8445 Greiner Road, Clarence. Burial will be in Clarence-Fillmore Cemetery.