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CYRUS S. SIEGFRIED III, HEADED ZOO SOCIETY

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave., for Cyrus S. Siegfried III, 58, who was active in developing construction projects in the area.

He died Saturday (March 25, 1995) in his home in Davey, Fla.

As president of the Buffalo Zoological Society in the early 1970s, he oversaw the drive that in 1973 converted the zoo from management by the city to private management by the society.

Born in Buffalo, he was the son of Cyrus S. Siegfried Jr., one of the founding partners of Siegfried Construction Co. After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in civil engineering, he joined the company as a timekeeper and field engineer, then became a project manager and director of purchasing.

Later, he was associated with Dominion Mortgage and Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, where he was an executive vice president in charge of construction and development. He also headed the management of the firm's income properties.

He also was a partner in Complete Mobile Wash, a Buffalo car wash company. In 1993, he moved to Florida, where he was self-employed.

A member of the Army Reserve, he was called to active duty during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.

He was a former member of the Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo, the Cornell Club of Buffalo, the Alumni Board of Nichols School, Park Country Club and the Buffalo Club. He also was an active, lifelong member of the Ellicottville Ski Club.

He is survived by his former wife, Bonnie Sherman Siegfried; a son, Douglas, and a daughter, Erica, both of Boston, Mass.; a brother, Eric; and a sister, Karen S. Magee of Buffalo and Ridgeway, Ont.[dndrsn]

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