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Arthur L. Haberman Jr., business executive who was active in community

July 23, 1938 – Feb. 21, 2017

Arthur L. Haberman Jr., a retired Buffalo business executive who was active in the community,  died Tuesday  from complications of brain cancer in Beechwood Continuing Care, Getzville. He was 78.

A lifelong Buffalo resident, Mr. Haberman was raised on Millicent Avenue in the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood and was a 1956 graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute.

Mr. Haberman was a 1960 graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where he was active in ROTC and student government.

Soon after graduation, he married the then Mary Ruth Leberer.

After serving in the  Army, Mr. Haberman joined Marine Midland Bank and later accepted a job with America Appraisal Associates as area manager for Buffalo.  At American Appraisal, Mr. Haberman won several  sales awards and was promoted later to regional manager, then vice president of American Appraisal in 1986. In that capacity, he provided training to salespeople throughout the country. He
retired in 2001 after 30 years of service.

Mr. Haberman was active in  the Buffalo Junior Chamber of
Commerce and  was a board member of  St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute. In April, he will be  posthumously honored by St. Joseph's with the Signum Fidei award.

He also was a volunteer for  Buffalo’s AIDS Hospice and the Little Portion
Friary, a homeless shelter, for which he spearheaded a fundraising campaign to repair the kitchen and roof.

Mr. Haberman was a member of the Holy Name Society of  St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church and chairman of the Respect Life Committee at SS. Peter and Paul Church.

He was a member of Brookfield Country Club, where was the Super Senior Champion in 2009.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, the former Mary Ruth Leberer; a daughter, Patricia A. Dickinson;  a son , Rick A.; and a sister, Margaret A. Hammerl.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday in  St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga.

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