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AUG. 21, 1926 -- APRIL 23, 2005

Milton W. Mugler Jr. of Andover, Mass., a former Buffalo businessman, died Saturday in Lawrence (Mass.) General Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 78.

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1944 graduate of Amherst High School and served in the Navy in the submarine service during World War II.

Mr. Mugler graduated in 1950 from Colgate University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

In 1954, he succeeded his father as president of Buffalo Nut Shops, a family-owned business that imported, processed and distributed nuts from headquarters at Main Street and Hertel Avenue. The business was sold in the 1970s.

He was a member of the Derby Club, Saturn Club and Park Country Club and served as president of the Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club. He moved to Andover in 1993.

Survivors include a son, Mark of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Molly of Andover; a brother, George L. of Dunkirk; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be scheduled.


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