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AUG. 21, 1921 -- NOV. 22, 2004

Services were held Wednesday for George F. Waterman, a retired commercial painter and ham radio enthusiast.

Mr. Waterman, 83, died Monday in his Town of Tonawanda home after a brief illness.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Waterman graduated from McKinley High School. During World War II, he served in the European Theater with the Army Air Forces 317th Fighter Squadron, attaining the rank of staff sergeant.

Before the war and then until his retirement in 1983, Mr. Waterman worked as a commercial painter for John C. Waterman & Sons, a business founded by his father.

He was a ham radio operator whose call letters were W2VWI. His hobbies included woodworking, round dancing, music and gardening.

His first wife, Maxine, died in 1972.

Survivors include his wife, the former Adeline Russow of the Town of Tonawanda; two daughters, Susan Burr of the Town of Tonawanda and Carole Brown of Erie, Pa.; two sons, Thomas of East Otto and David of East Concord; two stepsons, Robert Brewer of Lancaster and William Brewer of the Town of Tonawanda; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Wolf of Buffalo; a brother, James of Amherst; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


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