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Harold R. Gibson, 73, of Hamburg, a former senior vice president and controller of Bryant & Stratton Business Institute, died unexpectedly Friday (Oct. 10, 1997) after becoming ill while golfing.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of the University at Buffalo and a certified public accountant. He served in the Army during World War II under Gen. George Patton.

He was employed by the New York Central Railroad for 19 years before joining Bryant & Stratton in 1959. He was business manager for the Buffalo school and was treasurer for Bryant Girl Inc., a subsidiary of the school. He retired in 1986.

Gibson was active in the Kiwanis Club; the Loyal Order of Moose; Erie Lodge 161, F&AM; and the Ismailia Shrine.

In retirement, he was an avid sports fan and enjoyed traveling, boating and golfing.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, the former Mildred E. Lathrop; two sons, Roger of Hamburg and David of Green, Ohio; three daughters, Linda Braymiller of Hilton Head, S.C., Diane Vanagel of Bluffton, S.C., and Bonnie Moscato of Amherst; and 13 grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Loomis, Offers & Loomis Funeral Home, 207 Main St., Hamburg. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery Mausoleum, Town of Hamburg.

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