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A Mass of Christain Burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Amelia's Church, 210 St. Amelia Drive, Town of Tonawanda, for Edwin Baran, 68, an industrial engineer who was involved in church activities and youth sports.

Baran, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Thursday (June 28, 1990) at Veterans Hospital following a lengthy illness. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kenmore.

Baran, a Buffalo native, was an industrial engineer for Spaulding Fibre Co. in North Tonawanda for 15 years until about 1979. He then helped operate a family run radiator shop. Previously, he worked at Bell Aircraft and Remington-Rand.

A graduate of School 42 and McKinley High School, Baran served in the Army during World War II, and took college courses in Buffalo organized by Cornell University.

He was a baseball manager in the Tonawanda Kiwanis Little League for 10 years, coached basketball and baseball at St. Amelia's grammar school, and was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader at the church. Baran also bowled and fished, and played golf and baseball.

He was a member of the American Legion Niagara Frontier Post 1041, the Disabled American Veterans and St. Amelia's Holy Name Society.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Lesosky; a sister, Olga Truty; two sons, Edwin Jr. of Wheatfield and David; a daughter, Janice Gill of the Town of Tonawanda, and seven grandchildren.

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