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GEORGE T. GUIDO, INSURANCE CLAIMS MANAGER

George T. Guido, 55, of North Tonawanda, an insurance claims manager, died Tuesday (Oct. 6, 1997) in Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a long battle with leukemia.

Born in North Tonawanda, he was a 1960 graduate of North Tonawanda High School and earned a degree in psychology from the University at Buffalo. He served in the Army from 1966 to 1968.

After working for Uniroyal Tire and Rubber Co. in Syracuse, he joined Allstate Insurance Co. in 1970 as a claims representative. He was promoted to Allstate's Western New York casualty claims manager in Orchard Park in 1990.

He was a past president and board member of the Renaissance Club of North Tonawanda, the UB Alumni Association and the Leukemia Society of Western New York.

He was a tireless fund-raiser for the Leukemia Society and was the focus of a widespread search for bone-marrow donors in 1994 after he learned he had contracted the disease.

He was an avid hunter and boater.

Surviving are his longtime partner, Kathleen Kuziemkowski of North Tonawanda; his mother, Irene of North Tonawanda; three brothers, Frank and James, both of North Tonawanda, and Thomas of the Town of Lewiston; and a sister, Marilyn Bigham of North Tonawanda.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, Melody Lane and Niagara Falls Boulevard, North Tonawanda. Prayers at 9 in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda, will precede the Mass. Entombment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

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