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Stewart A. Macumber, a former steel worker who later was employed in the auto parts business, died Monday (Oct. 28, 1996) in Mitchell Campus of Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a two-month battle with cancer.

A Grand Island resident, Macumber, 60, had worked for several years at NAPA Auto Parts on Grand Island. Earlier, he was employed for 19 years at Bethlehem Steel Corp., Lackawanna, until it closed in the early 1980s.

Macumber was a native of Kenmore and graduated from Kenmore High School. He also graduated from Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, and Erie Community College with degrees in automotive technology and computer programming.

He served in the Army in Japan and Korea.

Macumber is survived by his wife, the former Paula Leonard; a daughter, Karen; a son, Michael; his father, Stewart E. of the Town of Tonawanda; and a sister, Alice Yarbrough, Sarasota, Fla.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kenmore Baptist Church, Delaware and Wardman roads, Kenmore. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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