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Philip Yeoh, Bills photographer and graphic artist

June 18, 1959 – Oct. 8, 2013

Philip Lam Keat Yeoh, of Kenmore, a professional photographer and graphic artist, died Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. He was 54.

Mr. Yeoh owned and operated Studio 4190/Mad Panda Studios on Military Road in Kenmore. He did commercial and studio work for advertising agencies and for the past 22 years had taken the official Buffalo Bills team photo.

Born in England, he lived with his parents in Singapore for several years, then moved with them to Fort Erie, Ont., in 1966. He moved to Wilson in 1975 and attended Niagara University, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1983.

He worked for PhotoPros, a subsidiary of Vickers & Benson/FKQ advertising agency, and purchased the company with two co-workers when the parent company closed in 1990.

As a member of the Kenmore Village Improvement Society, he worked with his sister-in-law, society president Melissa Foster, to help bring a Trader Joe’s store to the area.

An avid golfer, he helped coach his daughter, who plays on the Mount St. Mary’s Academy golf team. He also enjoyed traveling and cooking.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, the former Rebecca A. Hooper; a daughter, H. Willow; his father, Kean Seng; two brothers, Alan and Donald; and a sister, Kim Chee.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Kenmore Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore.

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