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JAN. 3, 1914 -- APRIL 13, 2005

David Dahler of Clarence, a marketing executive, died Wednesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a short illness. He was 91.

A Buffalo native, he was a graduate of Bennett High School. Prior to moving to Clarence three years ago, he lived in Williamsville for 30 years.

In 1943, he joined West Chemical Products as a salesman. He held several management positions, becoming vice president of marketing at corporate headquarters in 1970.

He retired from the firm in 1978, and founded Environmental Health Services, of which he was president.

Past president of Kenmore Kiwanis Club and Forest Park Homeowners Association, Mr. Dahler won Bennett High School's Outstanding Alumni Award in 1998.

A longtime volunteer at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, he was a past member of the Amherst and Buffalo Chambers of Commerce, the Buffalo Yacht Club and the Park Country Club.

He is survived by two stepsons, John R. Hanny III of Gordonsville, Va., and Robert Hanny of East Amherst; two brothers, Robert of Marietta, Ohio, and Richard of Farmington Hills, Mich.; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday in Williamsville United Methodist Church, Williamsville. Burial will be in Williamsville Cemetery.


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