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Raymond H. Popp, Buffalo Forge executive
Nov. 11, 1911 -- Jan. 30, 2006

A memorial service for Raymond H. Popp, a retired Buffalo Forge Co. executive, will be held at 11 a.m. next Saturday in Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore.

Mr. Popp died Monday in Canterbury Woods, Amherst, after a short illness. He was 94.

Born in Buffalo, he graduated from Bennett High School. He attended City College of New York and the University of Buffalo before becoming a certified public accountant.

He worked with the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.

Mr. Popp held accounting positions with Hecker H-O Oats and Ernst and Ernst. In 1959 he joined Buffalo Forge, where he was a director, vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer before retiring in 1981.

Mr. Popp was a former director of Aerofin Corp. and Buffalo Pumps Inc.

A longtime Kenmore resident, he was a member of Kenmore United Methodist Church, where he was active in the men's group, ushered and handled church finances. He also was a member of the Beechwood Residence board and the Buffalo Rotary Club.

Mr. Popp's interests included leaded-glass work, antique collecting, gardening and painting.

His wife of 54 years, the former Ada C. Kratzat, died in 2003.

Survivors include two sons, John R. of Pittsburgh and James W. of Mentor, Ohio; a brother, Ralph E. of Gainesville, Fla.; and two grandsons.


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