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Roy R. Cesar, longtime local attorney, World War II veteran Nov. 20, 1925 -- Oct. 5, 2008

Roy R. Cesar, a local attorney whose career spanned nearly six decades, died Sunday at his home in Clarence. He was 82.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Cesar was a 1942 graduate of Hutchinson-Central High School. He attended Canisius College before serving in the Army during World War II. He also attended Alfred University during his military service and attended Sheffield University in England after the war.

Mr. Cesar earned his law degree from the University of Buffalo in 1949.

He was a lawyer in private practice with an office in Ellicott Square for most of his career.

He was a member of the New York Bar Association, the Consolata Mission Group and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, where he also was Eucharistic minister and member of the Perseverance Club.

Mr. Cesar is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Teresa M. McDonell; five daughters, Laura, Mary, Anita, Andrea and Paula Herbert; five sons, Mark, David, Christopher, Gregory and Robert Roy; and a brother, Bernard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 8500 Main St., Clarence.


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