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Services for Jacob Chasen, a retired Buffalo teacher and guidance counselor, were held today in the Delaware Park Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

Chasen, 83, died Monday (Dec. 10, 1990) in Millard Fillmore Hospital following a brief illness.

He was an elementary-school teacher for 20 years, most of them at the former School 9 at Bailey Avenue and Doat Street. He also was a guidance counselor for 10 years at School 8 on Main Street before retiring in 1977.

A native of Newark, N.J., Chasen came to Buffalo with his family at age 11. He graduated from Buffalo State College and received a master's degree from Canisius College. During World War II, he worked at Curtiss-Wright in Cheektowaga.

His wife, Belle Sodikman Chasen, also a retired Buffalo teacher, died five weeks ago.

Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Garrod of South Orange, N.J., and Carol Silverman of Kenmore, and seven grandchildren.

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