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Aug. 27, 1923 – June 10, 2013Ernst Herman Beutner, renowned for his research in dermatology, died Monday in his Amherst home after a short illness. He was 89.A professor emeritus of microbiology and dermatology at the University at Buffalo, he founded and directed an independent dermatological research laboratory that bears his name. Born in Berlin, Germany, the son of a…

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May 18, 1922 – June 9, 2013A memorial service for John A. Cope, a retired National Fuel Gas Co. treasurer, will be held at 11 a.m. today in Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union St.Mr. Cope, of Eden, died Sunday at home. He was 91.Born in Knox, Pa., he attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., and the U.S. Army Officers Training Program at the University of Pitts…

May 12, 1947 - June 11, 2013A Clarence lawyer has died from injuries suffered during an accident while bicycling in Europe.Arthur F. Dobson Jr., 66, died Tuesday at a hospital in Izola, Slovenia, where the accident occurred a week earlier on June 4.Mr. Dobson and three friends were on their second day of riding, when he was ejected from his bike while trying to avoid a car…

Jan. 17, 1924 – June 7, 2013Rita M. Knox, who operated several bars and restaurants with her husband, died Friday in Absolut Care of East Aurora, where she had been a resident for three years. She was 89.Born in Buffalo, the former Rita Kopan grew up behind St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church and helped clean the church. Later, she was a production worker for 16 years at…

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Nov. 16, 1934 – June 10, 2013John P. Weick, a Korean War veteran and letter carrier, died Monday in Sisters Hospital after a long illness. He was 78.Born in Buffalo, Mr. Weick graduated from Kensington High School.He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1962 during the Korean War and was stationed in Colorado before becoming a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. …

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Aug. 25, 1925 – June 7, 2013Mary Johnson, a community activist and namesake of a Buffalo street, died Friday in Niagara Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 87.Born in Buffalo, she worked as a staff assistant and manager at the Buffalo Urban League for 23 years, retiring in the early 1990s.Mary Johnson Boulevard on the city’s East Side was named for her …

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Feb. 8, 1910 – June 9, 2013Doris A. Gilbert, a lifelong resident of Buffalo, died Sunday in Greenfield Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster, after a brief illness. She was 103.Born Doris Strathman, she was an honor student and graduate of Fosdick-Masten Park High School, Class of ’27, and she maintained a connection to the school her entire life. On Sept. 13, 2…

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Dec. 4, 1920 – June 9, 2013Earl Joseph Filbert, a military retiree and Williamsville resident, died Sunday in Delaware Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. He was 92.He was born in East Aurora, the oldest of five sons of Edna and Charles Filbert.As a boy, he delivered The Buffalo Evening News and worked for a family beer and ice distributor to supplement the family in…

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Oct. 24, 1921 – June 7, 2013Curtis T. Barber, of Amherst, a World War II veteran, active volunteer and official of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, died Friday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 91.Mr. Barber retired in 1986 after working in the public transportation field for 38 years, first with the International Railway Co. and later …

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June 12, 1933 – June 10, 2013George P. Ziemer Sr., of Clarence, a retired financial executive, died Monday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a short illness. He was 79.A Buffalo native, Mr. Ziemer graduated from Canisius High School. He received a bachelors’ degree in accounting from Canisius College in 1955.He served in the Army Reserve from 1951 t…

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May 3, 1925 – June 5, 2013Donald R. Armstrong, a retired Buffalo police officer, died Wednesday under Buffalo General Medical Center hospice care after a short illness. He was 88.Born in Albertsville, Ont., Mr. Armstrong graduated from Lafayette High School.He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded the American Theater Medal, Victory …

Oct. 21, 1935 – June 5, 2013Frederick O. Zahm, who ran two Hamburg businesses, died Wednesday in West Seneca after battling a long illness. He was 77.Mr. Zahm was born in Buffalo and graduated from the Manlius School, near Syracuse. He later earned a business certificate from Erie Community College.He ran his family’s store, Zahm’s 5 & 10, for 14 years, from 1954 to …

May 22, 1923 – May 31, 2013William G. Pufpaff, a retired bank vice president who served as an Army squad leader during the invasion of Normandy, died May 31 in Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, after a long illness. He was 90.Born in Buffalo, Mr. Pufpaff graduated from Kensington High School in 1941. He was an Eagle Scout.Mr. Pufpaff worked as a messenger at Liberty Bank and Tru…

Oct. 15, 1922 – June 2, 2013Ray O. Ingalls, 90, former City of Tonawanda resident, building contractor, educator and World War II veteran, died last Sunday in Holiday, Fla., after a short illness.A native of Covington, Pa., he graduated from Coudersport, Pa., High School and earned a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo in 1965. He also studied at Buffalo Sta…

April 19, 1919 – May 22, 2013Franklin N. Miller, who served in the Army during World War II, died May 22 in Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home. He was 94.Born in Toronto to a Canadian mother, Mr. Miller was adopted as a baby by the Miller family of Buffalo. He later lived in Kenmore.During the war, Mr. Miller was an electrician in the Army’s 50th Engineer Company and …