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James J. ‘JJ’ Flury, owner of lumber company

May 7, 1931 – Feb. 11, 2014

James J. “JJ” Flury, a lifelong resident of West Seneca who owned a lumber company, died Feb. 11 under hospice care. He was 82.

He was born in Buffalo and was a graduate of Gardenville High School in West Seneca.

At age 21, Mr. Flury opened Quality Lumber & Buffalo Millwork in West Seneca.

During his professional career, he was a past president of the West Seneca Rotary Club, from which he received the Paul Harris Fellow Award, and also a past president of the Northeastern Retail Lumberman’s Association.

He also was named the Western New York Lumber Dealers Association Lumber Person of the Year.

He retired in 1997.

Before becoming ill, Mr. Flury was an avid boater, fisherman and golfer.

He and his late wife of 52 years, Margaret M. “Peggy” Fitzgerald Flury, loved to travel. They spent winters in Naples, Fla.

While vacationing in California, Mr. Flury realized a lifelong dream by golfing at the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course and was thrilled to play the Irish Open course during a trip to Ireland with his wife. He had three holes in one in his lifetime.

Survivors include six sons, Michael J., James R., William, Timothy P., Mark and John; a daughter, Mary Ellen Dingwall; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday in Fourteen Holy Helpers Catholic Church, 1350 Indian Church Road, West Seneca.

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