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Chester B. Culverhouse Sr., business owner

Sept. 25, 1950 – Nov. 11, 2013

Chester B. Culverhouse Sr., owner of Mr. C’s Mobile Electronics on Buffalo’s East Side, died Monday. He was 63.

Born in Macon, Ga., the Burgard Vocational High School graduate was a self-taught electrician, auto mechanic, musician and computer expert. His first guitar was one he built himself at age 15.

Mr. Culverhouse met his wife of 41 years, Ruby Anderson, in 1970, when his band played at East High School, where she was a student.

He played in several bands over the years, most recently reuniting with some former band mates to form an R&B band called Vengeance.

For more than 10 years, he had owned the popular vehicle electronics store Mr. C’s Mobile Electronics, where he specialized in car stereo and sound system installations.

“Everybody on the East Side, when it was time to get their beats in the car, they all went to Mr. C’s,” said Chelsea Culverhouse, his daughter.

In addition to his wife and daughter, Mr. Culverhouse is survived by a son, Chester Jr.; his mother, Agnes; two brothers, Carl and Carey; three sisters, Cynthia Culverhouse, Charlene Culverhouse-Dickinson and Connie Culverhouse-Johnson; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry St.

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