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GEORGE O. STEAD, PRESIDENT OF DENTAL FIRM

A memorial service will be scheduled for retired Navy Capt. George O. Stead, former president of Teledyne Hanau Co. in Cheektowaga.

Stead, 80, of Sanford, N.C., died Thursday (March 23, 1995) in Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, N.C.

Stead retired as a naval dentist after 27 years of service. He became president of the dental manufacturing company in 1967 and retired 10 years later.

Stead was serving aboard the USS Wasp in 1952 when it collided with the USS Hobson, killing 176 men.

Born in Hartford, Conn., he was a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School.

Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth Collier.[crdnl]

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