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Services for Charles P. Chapin, a Buffalo pharmacist, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Transfiguration, Parkside and Tacoma avenues.

Chapin, 72, died Monday (June 25, 1990) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a short illness.

He was born and raised in Buffalo and attended Lafayette High School, where he set numerous swimming records.

Chapin worked for Curtiss-Wright Aircraft in Buffalo from 1940 to 1942. He graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy in 1950.

He owned Chapin's Pharmacy in North Buffalo from 1956 to 1961 and then worked as a pharmacist for Erie County.

Chapin was past president of the Erie County Pharmaceutical Association, senior warden at the Church of the Transfiguration and a member of the Sandy Beach Yacht Club and the Erie County Sheriff's Drug Education Task Force.

He had won many medals as an oarsman with the West Side Rowing Club and won a bronze star in masters swimming during the 1985 Empire State Games.

Survivors include his wife, Doris; two sons, James of Cinnaminson, N.J., and Peter; two daughters, Judith Buzby of Grand Island and Susan Callahan of Ireland; 17 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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