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EDWARD H. STORER, RETIRED LAKES FREIGHTER CAPTAIN

Edward H. Storer, 68, of Canterbury Drive, the retired captain of a Great Lakes freighter, died Saturday (Oct. 18, 1997) in WCA Hospital, Jamestown, after a lengthy illness.

A Buffalo native, Storer graduated from Bennett High School. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

He retired in 1985 after 36 years as a freighter captain, navigating to all ports in the Great Lakes.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bemus Point; William L. Travis Post 493, American Legion; Lake Chautauqua Memorial Post 8647, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Westfield Lodge 118, Loyal Order of Moose; and the Chautauqua Golf Club.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, the former Mary C. Carpino; a daughter, Cynthia Simpson of Pittsburgh; two sons, Edward M. of the Town of Tonawanda and Mark O. of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Eilleen O'Brien of the Town of Tonawanda and Joan Corbett of Kitchener, Ont.; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Main Street, Bemus Point. Burial will be in Chautauqua Cemetery.

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