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March 15, 1949 - April 6, 2017 Charlie Burroughs, a former employee of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. and Outokumpu America Brass and a Vietnam War-era Army veteran, died April 6, in Arcadia, Fla., in a boating accident. He was 68. Mr. Burroughs and a friend were docking a boat when the friend lost her balance and fell into the water. Mr. Burroughs was able to jump in and…

March 6, 1930 – April 12, 2017 Raymond Alvin Chamberlain, a jazz guitarist and bassist inducted last year into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, died last Wednesday in his Orchard Park home. He was 87. Born in Lackawanna, he was a 1947 graduate of Lackawanna High School, where he studied trombone and guitar and played in the school band. Enlisting in the Army, he joi…

May 2, 1920 – April 16, 2017 Robert C. Schuh, of Kenmore, who owned and operated a North Buffalo hobby shop specializing in model trains for more than 40 years, died Sunday in the hospice unit at Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a short illness. He was 96. Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Seneca Vocational High School and served in the Navy during World War II abo…

Aug. 25, 1956 - April 11, 2017 Michael J. Eadie, of Lancaster, a financial administrator at Canisius and Villa Maria colleges, died last Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. He was 60. Born in Buffalo, he grew up in Akron and was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history wit…

July 27, 1939 – April 4, 2017 Russell F. Marong, an Orchard Park automobile dealer for more than 35 years, died April 4 in his East Aurora home after a short illness. He was 77. Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Grover Cleveland High School. A lifelong car enthusiast, he first worked at the Landes & Blackwell service station on Elmwood Avenue, then became a…

Sept. 15, 1930 – April 11, 2017 John R. Harwood, a retired Dunlop Tire and Rubber Corp. executive, died Tuesday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a lengthy illness. His family said the cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 86. Born in Lockport, he moved to Williamsville with his family as a child and was a graduate of Williamsville High S…

April 27, 1949 - April 14, 2017 SANBORN - William F. Sterner, a car dealership manager and Army veteran, died Friday in his Sanborn home while under the care of Niagara Hospice. He was 67. A Niagara Falls native, Mr. Sterner graduated from Grand Island High School and the Harkness Career & Technical Center, where he was trained in heating and air-conditioning. …

A Mass of Christian Burial for former U.S. District Court Judge John T. Curtin will be offered at noon Saturday in St. Joseph University Catholic Church, 3269 Main St. Judge Curtin, who died Friday at the age of 95 from heart failure after a long illness, was appointed to the federal bench in 1967 by President Lyndon Johnson. Previously, he had served six years as U.S. …

Aug. 4, 1936 - April 15, 2017 David Alan Luce, a pioneering physicist and inventor, died Saturday in his home in Clarence Center. He was 80. Mr. Luce was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of two  educators, Paul and Grace Luce, and he always was an exceptional student. In high school he was a member of many academic and athletic clubs and was voted most likely to su…

Feb. 11, 1943 - April 14, 2017 Sister Mary Marcella Anne,  a Felician Sister for 56 years, died Friday in  Blessed Mary Angela Care Center, Cheektowaga. She was 74. The former Marcella Anne Wendzikowski was born in Buffalo and was a member of St. James Parish. She entered the Immaculate Heart of Mary Province of the Felician Sisters, Buffalo, on Aug. 15, 1960, and …

Jan. 2, 1928 - March 26, 2017 Bill Parsons had been teaching at the Gow School in South Wales for several years when he asked Alice Gow, the wife of the headmaster, for advice on how to update his college-age attire. Mrs. Gow, known for her grace and honesty with students and faculty alike, told him a single-breasted, three-button, gray flannel suit. Not too light, …

Aug. 24, 1921 - April 14, 2017 He was a short, slightly built man with twinkling blue eyes, a gentle wit and a humble demeanor. Judge John T. Curtin known for his decisions on racial discrimination, environmental issues and other controversies died Friday in Buffalo. He had experienced a series of health problems since October 2004, when he had a stroke and heart att…

Sept. 11, 1936 – April 4, 2017 Leon Emanuel “Lee” Butler, of Silver Spring, Md., former vice president of Erie Community College City Campus, died April 4 in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He was 80. Born in Cambridge, Mass., he was the son of immigrants from Barbados and the youngest of six children. He joined the Air Force after graduating from Cambridge …

March 3, 1928 – April 2, 2017 John Robert Van Son, a former Buffalo radio and recording engineer, died unexpectedly April 2 after becoming ill at his home in Southlake, Texas. He was 89. Born in Buffalo, he grew up on the family farm in Attica and was a 1945 graduate of Attica High School. He earned his FCC first class operating license for broadcast engineering fr…

May 30, 1929 – April 11, 2017 John Francis Collins Sr., of the Town of Lockport, an accountant, realtor and leader of the “Four Lanes to Lockport” campaign, died Tuesday in Briody Health Care Facility, Lockport. He was 87. Throughout the 1980s, he headed the Lockport Highway Association, which lobbied locally and in Washington, D.C., for funds to build a continuo…