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Daniel F. Pordum Jr., comedian, manager of comedy club, active with Deaf Adult Services

March 3, 1962 – Sept. 3, 2016

Daniel F. Pordum Jr. of Buffalo, a comedian and entertainer, died last Saturday in Sisters Hospital after a short illness. He was 54.

A longtime associate of comic Rob Lederman – they toured together in the 1980s – he was club manager for Rob’s Comedy Playhouse in Amherst for the past decade and often performed at the club. A winner of the “Buffalo’s Funniest Comic” award, he also was heard frequently on the radio on 103.3 The Edge and 97 Rock.

Mr. Pordum, a cousin of former Assemblyman Francis Pordum, began his comedy career after serving as a legislative aide to Buffalo Council Member Eugene Fahey from 1980 to 1983. He also took part in numerous local political campaigns.

Born in Buffalo, he attended School 65, Canisius High School, Riverside High School and SUNY Buffalo State.

The only child of two deaf parents, he was active with Deaf Adult Services, serving six years on the board of directors, including a term as chairman. He was fluent in sign language and won numerous awards for his work with the hearing-impaired.

He was an avid sports fan, guitarist and amateur chef.

Survivors include many cousins, friends and fans.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in St. Joseph University Catholic Church, 3269 Main St.

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