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Eva M. Craden, longtime operater of Hertel Florist; May 1, 1928 June 9, 2012

Eva M. Craden, the owner of Hertel Florist and a lifelong Buffalo resident, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a short illness. She was 84.

The former Eva Gumins was born in Buffalo and graduated from Fosdick-Masten Park High School.

She operated Hertel Florist for 38 years until it closed in the 1980s. Mrs. Craden was active in the Amherst Center for Senior Services and its Travel Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Marlene, and a son, Alan.

A service will be held at noon Monday in Amherst Memorial Chapel, 281 Dodge Road, Getzville.

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