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Nathan Kornmehl, 97, owned kosher meat market

April 28, 1916 – Aug. 22, 2013

Nathan Kornmehl, former owner of Kornmehl’s Kosher Meat Market, died Thursday. He was 97.

Mr. Kornmehl was born in Cologne, Germany, and moved to Buffalo in 1947.

He came to the United States after fleeing Nazi Germany and surviving a harrowing experience in Siberia. Later, at his mother’s urging, he followed a sister to the United States. His mother and one of his sisters died in a concentration camp.

Mr. Kornmehl owned Kornmehl’s Kosher Meat Market, on Hertel Avenue, for 44 years, retiring in 1990.

He was a member of Temple Beth Tzedek and the Hebrew Benevolent Society, where he was past president and honored as a life member.

Mr. Kornmehl’s wife, Frances, died in 1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Edie Frieman and Sharona Fae Kornmehl, and three sons, Bernard, Marvin and Ernest.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Amherst Memorial Chapel, 281 Dodge Road, Getzville.

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