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William A. Burger, business owner, volunteer firefighter June 13, 1950 -- Nov. 12, 2007

William A. Burger of Alden, a business owner, died Monday at his home. He was 57.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Burger was a 1969 graduate of Lancaster High School. He was a private in the Army during the Vietnam era and served stateside from 1970 to 1972.

For 10 years, Mr. Burger was the owner and proprietor of his own septic sanitary sewer cleaning business, Alden Sanitary Service. For 15 years prior to that, he worked for other local companies in the business.

Mr. Burger was a life member of Alden Volunteer Fire Company, where he served as a firefighter and member of the fire police. He was vice president of the fire company from 1994 to 1995 and was second lieutenant from 1995 to 1996.

Mr. Burger also was a member of Twin District Volunteer Fire Company in Lancaster for 11 years and a member of Cowlesville Fire Company for three years. He was a member of the Alden Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau.

Mr. Burger was an avid motorcyclist, a Harley-Davidson enthusiast and member of the Wyoming County HOGS. He also enjoyed deer hunting.

He is survived his wife of eight years, the former Sandra Blanc; a daughter, Helena; four brothers, Charles, Bruce, Richard and Larry; and three sisters, Sandra Houser, Joyce Cullen and Virginia Minkel.

A service will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. John's Lutheran Church, 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster.

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