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CHARLES J. TERMINI, CONSERVATION WORKER

A Mass of Christian Burial for Charles J. Termini, 75, of Williamsville, former Erie County Democratic committeeman and member of Local 91 of the International Hod Carriers Union, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Christ the King Catholic Church, 2 Lamarck Drive at Main Street, Snyder.

Prayers will be said at 8:30 in the Greco Funeral Home, 2909 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

Termini, who was born in Buffalo and attended School 1, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 1990) in Millard Fillmore Hospital after a short illness.

Known to his friends as "The Mate," Termini was in the Civilian Conservation Corps for more than nine years. He was a sergeant and later a lieutenant in the corps and attended the Cornell School of Forestry. He worked on conservation projects in 46 states while serving in the CCC and fought a number of forest fires in the West.

As a boy, he was a member of the city's championship 440-yard relay team and boxed in Golden Gloves tournaments. He also played basketball and baseball while in the CCC.

During World War II, he was an aircraft production worker and later worked on construction projects, including the Ford Stamping Plant in Woodlawn and Veterans Hospital.

Termini also served as a leader of Boy Scout Troop 8 for many years.

Survivors include his wife, the former Frances Revette; four daughters, Sandra Smejles, Jo Ann of Hawaii, Grace of Tonawanda and Elizabeth Lenz of North Otto; two sons, Charles R. and Charles W.; two sisters, Connie Naro and Claire; four brothers, Angelo of Florida, John, Salvatore and Philip, and six grandchildren.

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