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EDWARD V. 'TED' ROEHM IS DEAD; FOUNDER OF FAMOUS DOUGHNUTS

A service for Edward V. "Ted" Roehm, 70, a baker who started Famous Doughnuts in 1941, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sauer-Lynett Funeral Home, 1933 Kensington Ave., Cheektowaga. Entombment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

Roehm died Wednesday (Dec. 26, 1990) in Millard Fillmore Hospital after a long illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Buffalo until he moved to Kenmore a year ago, Roehm was honored last spring with a proclamation from Mayor Griffin designating June 4 as Edward V. "Ted" Roehm Day in the city.

Roehm graduated from Fosdick Masten High School in 1940 and started his doughnut store on Genesee Street the next year.

Roehm retired a few years ago, said a daughter, Joanne Twardowski of Kenmore, and the business is now operated by his son Richard in Central Park Plaza.

According to Griffin's proclamation, Roehm taught the city's disadvantaged youth the baker's trade, served six terms as president of the Greater Buffalo Master Bakers Association and helped establish the Upstate New York Bakers Association. He served as its president for two terms.

He was also a past president of the East Buffalo Lions Club and the Genesee-Pine Hill Businessmen's Association and was a director of the Western New York Chapter of the American Kidney Foundation.

In addition to Mrs. Twardowski and his son Richard, who lives in Depew, survivors include another son, Edward V. Jr.; three other daughters, Suzanne K. Leddick of St. Petersburg, Fla., Carole Sluce of Crown Point, Ind., and Mary Beth Hobblit of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Joan Deibel of Fort Myers, Fla.; 16 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

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