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Melville G. Bannan, 91, bakery superintendent; April 9, 1921 -- May 21, 2012

Melville G. Bannan, a World War II veteran, died Monday in his Hamburg home after a short illness. He was 91.

Born in Fowler's Corner, Ont., he immigrated to the United States in 1952 and became a naturalized citizen in 1960. He earned his GED in 1978 from West Seneca Central Schools.

Mr. Bannan served in the Canadian army with the First Armored Division at Anzio. He also was a cook and boxer in the army.

For many years, he was a superintendent at Lender's Bagels in West Seneca as well as Burczynski's and Lippes bakeries, both in Buffalo. He retired in 1987.

Mr. Bannan was an elder at Gardenville Presbyterian Church and a longtime volunteer with Meals on Wheels. He loved to bake pies, cakes and cookies for his family.

His wife of 68 years, Evelyn Derham Bannan, died last year.

Surviving are three daughters, Candace Sowyrda, Janice Frank and Maureen Daniel.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. today in Lombardo Funeral, 3060 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, followed by services at 11.