Erwin C. Spalti, 85, one of the organizers and manager of the East Aurora Farmers Market, died Saturday (Sept. 27, 1997) in Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Lackawanna, after a lengthy illness.
In addition to managing the farmers market for 16 years, Spalti, who was known as Heintz, worked as a boiler operator at National Fuel for 28 years, retiring in 1976.
Spalti, of East Aurora, delivered the Pennysaver for more than 16 years with his wife, the former Donalda Musty.
He also owned and operated farms in West Falls and Wales all his life and for several years raised black Angus steers.
He was active with the West Falls Fire Department and was a member of the department's Exempt Firemen.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Spalti-Fucik of San Antonio, Texas, and Nora Major of Holland; two sisters, Hazel Hicks and Pearl Sherr; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church on West Falls Road in the Griffins Mills area of the Town of Aurora.