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Timothy J. Poynton, retired KeyBank executive

Sept. 17, 1950 – April 28, 2016

Timothy James Poynton of Orchard Park, a retired KeyBank executive, died Thursday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a short illness. He was 65.

Born in Buffalo, the third of seven children, he was a 1969 graduate of West Seneca Central High School, where he played on the football team and set school records that still stand in the triple jump and shot put.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Medaille College.

After selling life insurance for an independent agency, Mr. Poynton began his career with the former Erie County Savings Bank selling life insurance, then transferred into commercial loans.

He advanced to assistant vice president when the bank became Empire of America in the 1980s and received honors for perfect attendance for many years.

He continued with the bank after it was acquired by KeyBank of Western New York in the early 1990s and was promoted to senior vice president in 2001. He retired four years ago.

He was a member of the board of directors of the Buffalo Chapter of the American Institute of Banking and chairman of the Woodridge Park architectural committee.

My Poynton coached and encouraged his daughters as fast-pitch softball pitchers as they went on to play in college.

He also was a golfer and a fisherman and, in his youth, enjoyed motorcycles and Corvettes.

Survivors include his companion, Carol Hutton; two daughters, Jennifer Mullings and Kelly McLaughlin; three brothers, Thomas, Charles and Kevin; three sisters, Barbara Boccolucci, Patricia Powers and Nora Murray; and four grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.

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