Edwin F. Wurster, a retired employee of Anaconda American Brass, died Wednesday in ElderWood Health Care at Wedgewood, Amherst, after a brief illness. He was 90.
A native of Buffalo, he was raised in Riverside and graduated from Riverside High School.
During World War II, he was a staff sergeant with the Army's 3184th Signal Service Battalion in the European Theater.
From 1938 until he retired in 1980 -- except for his service years in the war -- he worked in the scheduling department at Anaconda American Brass.
Mr. Wurster enjoyed the projects he worked on for his home and his children in his workshop.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Patricia E. Stanton; three daughters, Debbie Russ of the Town of Tonawanda, Patti Gale of Clarence and Mary Graser of Hinsdale; two sons, Terry of Middleport and Marty of the Town of Tonawanda; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.