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Burton "Butch" Cohen, 73, who formed his own office-equipment company and worked in that field for more than 40 years, died Wednesday (Dec. 17, 1997) in a Boca Raton, Fla., hospital after a short illness.

A Buffalo native, Cohen founded Mid-City Office Equipment in 1970. The business, located at Main and Barker streets, sells new and used office furniture. Cohen retired in 1987, turning the company over to his son, Barry, but he still maintained an active interest in the business.

"He really took pride in delivering good service to his customers and was very generous toward them," said his son-in-law, Dr. Arthur Orlick.

Cohen, who had homes in Boca Raton and Williamsville, was a member of Temple Beth Am and a past member of B'nai B'rith and the Montefiore Club.

Surviving, besides his son Barry, are his wife of 53 years, the former Evelyn Levy; one daughter, Cheryl Orlick of Williamsville; one brother, Sigmund Carsell; one sister, Ruth Winer of Kenmore; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

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