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Donald F. Schutt, founded printing company ; June 24, 1928 -- March 30, 2012

A memorial service for Donald F. Schutt, who founded a printing company, ran a South Buffalo newspaper and designed the Town of Boston seal, will be at 10:30 a.m. June 2 in Faith United Church of Christ, 8651 Boston State Road, Boston.

Mr. Schutt died March 30 in Tidewell Hospice Care, Venice, Fla. He was 83.

Born in Buffalo, he got involved in the printing business early by assisting with his father's corrugated box company.

Mr. Schutt purchased the South Buffalo News in 1958 and ran it for two years. He became the superintendent of both Holling Press and Hoffman Printing in the early 1960s, and in 1965 he designed and created the official seal of the Town of Boston for the town's sesquicentennial.

During the 1980s, Mr. Schutt ran a small construction firm. He began D.F. and S.A. Schutt as a retirement business in his garage in 1987. It eventually overtook the garage and became GraphCon Inc., a company specializing in print work.

In 2005, Mr. Schutt was diagnosed with stomach cancer but was able to overcome it. He still worked at GraphCon and would spend his spare time restoring clocks and antique cars.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Sally Ann Penrod; two sons, Donald and Matthew; and two sisters, Audrey Huber and Shirley Fantas.

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