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DAVID P. ELMER II IS DEAD AT 68; WAS RETIRED ASSISTANT DEAN AT UB

Services for David P. Elmer II, retired assistant dean of engineering and applied sciences at the University at Buffalo, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Nativity Lutheran Church, 1260 E. Main St., East Aurora. Burial will be in Ewing Township Cemetery, Princeton, N.J.

Elmer, 68, of East Aurora, a former village trustee, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 1990) in Mercy Hospital. He was assistant dean until his retirement in 1986. He had been manager of engineering test laboratories at Moog Inc. from 1959 to 1970.

Born in Trenton, N.J., Elmer had a bachelor's degree from Antioch College in Ohio and a master's in engineering from the University of Colorado. He was in a predoctoral program at the UB School of Engineering.

He served in the Pacific during World War II as an aviation machinist's mate in the Navy.

Elmer was a village trustee from 1967 to 1976 and served as chairman of the East Aurora Planning Committee. He was treasurer of UB's Buffalo Area Engineering Awareness for Minorities Inc.

He was music director of the Aurora Players and chorus director of the East Aurora chapter, Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing of America.

Survivors include his wife, the former Gloria Popkey; three sons, Brissen L. of Irvington, N.J., Navy Lt. David P. III of Norfolk, Va., and Bryan S. of East Aurora; two brothers, Robert E.P. Elmer of Dedham, Mass., and retired Navy Capt. Joseph S. Elmer of Merritt Island, Fla., and two sisters, Eleanor Karpa of Avella, Pa., and Darice McDiarmid of New Canaan, Conn.

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