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A private funeral was held for David M. Hannah, 81, a president of the Niagara Frontier Home Builders Association and a long-time builder in the Buffalo area, who died June 16, 1990, at his Palm Harbor Fla. home.

Born in Cayuga, Ont., and a civil engineering graduate of the University of Michigan, he was a licensed professional engineer who started his own construction firm in Buffalo in 1938. Until his retirement in 1965, he built homes, schools, apartment buildings, churches and supermarkets here and in Pennsylvania. He was a former Gowanda resident.

President of the builders group in 1950 and 1951, Hannah also was a member of the Phoenix Lodge, F&AM, in Gowanda, a member of the Loyal Order of Jesters, Court 22, Buffalo, the Gowanda Moose Lodge and was the first chairman of the Gowanda Country Club. He also belonged to the Tri-County Country Club in Forestville and the Clearwater, Fla. Country Club.

Hannah is survived by his wife, Geraldine; two daughters, Kathleen E. O'Donnell of Old Saybrook, Conn., and Eileen H. Fisher of Palm Harbor, Fla.; a son, Air Force Lt. Col. Michael D. of Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Dewey of Durham, N.H.; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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