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David M. MacPherson, 75, of Williamsville, a retired Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. employee who was a volunteer in youth sports and charity activities, died Wednesday (Oct. 1, 1997) in Millard Fillmore Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Buffalo, MacPherson graduated from Riverside High School and what is now Erie Community College, where he received an associate's degree in electrical technology.

During World War II, he served as a corporal in the U.S. Air Forces.

After the war, he sailed on the Great Lakes as an engineer for several freighter companies. He joined Niagara Mohawk in the early 1950s and spent much of his career at the Huntley Steam Station on Dewey Avenue. He also worked in customer relations before he retired in 1984.

MacPherson was a member of the American Legion, the Niagara Mohawk Pensioners Club board of directors, the Christy Mathewson Little League board of directors, the Buffalo Bills Quarterback Club and the Niagara Mohawk Bowling League. He was long active in fund raising for the United Way.

MacPherson was an avid golfer, bowler and Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed spending winters in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Gladys Sampson; a son, David S. of Clarence; a brother, Edward of Angola; a sister, Elizabeth Sheehan of Milwaukee; and a grandson.

He will be buried Monday in White Chapel Memorial Park, Amherst, after a private family service.[hrbck]

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