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Jerry A. Felber Sr., 79, co-founder of Felber’s Building Supply

Aug. 20, 1936 – April 26, 2016

Jerry A. Felber Sr., co-founder of Felber’s Building Supply, died Tuesday in Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 79.

Born in Buffalo, he left school to join the family business with his three brothers and his father, owning and running a concrete business before the family moved to Riverside, Calif., where they owned a gas station.

He served during the Korean War era as part of the U.S. Army National Guard 106th Field Artillery Regiment.

In the early 1960s, Mr. Felber built homes in Western New York with his brothers, and founded Builder’s Supply and Lumber, now Felber’s Building Supply, in 1963.

Felber’s Building Supply is still owned and operated by the Felber family and their friends.

Mr. Felber and his brothers shared a love of horse racing and they co-owned a horse farm in Akron.

After retiring in 1999, Mr. Felber enjoyed traveling to every state in the country. He volunteered time and money at Elma United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Erika Sterr; a son, Jerry; three daughters, Cheryl George, Cindy Rogacki and Erika Schunk; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in Elma United Methodist Church, 2991 Bowen Road, Elma.

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