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A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert W. Ginty, 73, of Autumnvale Drive, a retired executive with the former Upson Co. who was active in many fraternal and veterans organizations, will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 168 Chestnut St.

Prayers will be said at 9:30 in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St.

A native of Lockport, he died Saturday (March 25, 1995) in his home.

Ginty was a cost estimator at Upson for 33 years and had worked in the Holman G. O'Connor offices as an accountant before joining Upson in 1952. He had also served as treasurer, secretary and president of the former Elevator Coal Co., where he worked with his late father, Harry.

A World War II Navy veteran, he was a lieutenant and executive officer and had attended Midshipman's School at the University of Notre Dame.

He was a lector and member of St. John's Church and served on the Bereavement Committee. He was a member of B. Leo Dolan Post 410, American Legion; Post 2535, Veterans of Foreign Wars; and Lodge 41, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

He also was a member of Council 319, Knights of Columbus; Lockport Assembly 4th Degree, Knights of Columbus; and William J. Ryan Division 4, Ancient Order of Hibernians.

He had served as president of both the Continental Bowling League and the Lockport Industrial Bowling League and also as executive director of the Lockport Bowling Association.

A 1943 graduate of Niagara University with a major in business administration, he was a member of the Niagara University Alumni Association.

He was a member of the Buffalo Chapter of the National Association of Cost Accountants and had served as president of the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the National Society of Business Budgeting.

Surviving are his wife, the former Jean Retchless; a son, John; a daughter, Therese; a brother, Alfred of Orange, Calif.; two sisters, Dorothy Newman of Silver Creek and Mary Rose Quirk; and four grandchildren.[shrwd]

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