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Maurice L. Teibel, owned Leeds Jewelers
Sept. 14, 1915 -- Feb. 20, 2006

Maurice L. Teibel, owner and founder of Leeds Jewelers, died Monday at Weinberg Campus, Getzville, after a brief illness. He was 90.

He attended Fosdick-Masten Park High School.

Mr. Teibel operated Leeds, a popular jewelry store, for more than 50 years. The store was located on Grant Street for many years. He also operated a second Leeds in Transitown Plaza in Clarence. Both stores closed when he retired in 1989.

He was a member of the Montefiore Club in Buffalo, Temple Beth Zion and Westwood Country Club.

His first wife, Dorothy Himmel Teibel, died in 1979.

In 1984, he married Sally Setel Fink. After his retirement, they divided their time between homes in Amherst and Scottsdale, Ariz.

Other survivors include a daughter, Susan Holiday of Randolph, N.J.; two sons, Steven of St. Louis and Phillip of Williamsville; a stepdaughter, Ruth Tun Thein of Bangkok, Thailand; two stepsons, Raymond Fink and James Fink, both of Amherst; a sister, Sylvia Lazar of Miami; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Sunday in Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.


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