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Carl M. Zilsberger, 73, of Amherst, a retired mechanical engineer who taught art classes at the Buffalo Museum of Science, died Sunday (Oct. 26, 1997) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.

Zilsberger was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kensington High School. He attended the Art Institute of Buffalo from 1946 to 1950.

He served as a radio operator in the Navy during World War II, seeing action in the Pacific, Asia, Europe and Africa.

From 1953 to 1989, he worked at Buffalo Technologies, formerly Blaw-Knox Food & Chemical Processing Co., as a mechanical engineer.

In 1951, Zilsberger taught outdoor art classes through the Buffalo Museum of Science. His hobbies included sketching, painting and fishing.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Unger Zilsberger, and a son, Brian.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Prayers will be said at 8:45 in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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