A Mass of Christian Burial for William M. Reichlin, a retired auto repair shop and gas station owner, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 4220 Seneca St., West Seneca. He will be buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.
Reichlin, 87, died Thursday (March 23, 1995) in Mercy Hospital after a long illness.
Associated with the gas station and auto repair business for more than 50 years, Reichlin retired in 1979 as co-owner, with his brother, Joseph, of Reichlin Brothers Garage at Bailey and Hewitt avenues. They were at that location for 34 years.
Earlier, the two brothers operated a gas station and garage at Michigan Avenue and Riley Street.
Reichlin's first business venture was a partnership with his brothers in a gas station at Michigan Avenue and Best Street.
During World War II, Reichlin also worked for the J.H. Williams Co. while running a gas station.
A Buffalo native, Reichlin was a graduate of St. Agnes School and the former Elm Vocational School. He moved to West Seneca in 1976.
Reichlin was a member of the Kensington-Bailey Businessmen's Association.
Survivors include his wife, the former Eleanor Roesser-Strange; a son, William A. of Angola; two daughters, Shirley A. Trimm of Derby and Alice M. Gladke of Angola; two stepdaughters, Judith Banks of Buffalo and Donna Scibilia of Elma; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.[cndrn]