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John E. Bork III, 68, president and owner of Bork & Wagner, a sales and service company specializing in billiard and bowling equipment and supplies, died Saturday (Dec. 20, 1997) at his home in West Seneca after an illness of several months.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Hutchinson-Central High School and served in the Navy from 1952 to 1954.

He was semiretired from Bork & Wagner, which his father founded in 1929 in Snyder. His son John E. Bork IV runs the business.

The company established a reputation for providing and servicing Gandy slate pool tables, billiard lights, jointed cues and cases, and a full line of billiard accessories, pingpong, Foosball and poker tables. It also handles restoration of antique pool tables and accessories.

Bork, a member of American Legion Post 735 in West Seneca, was an avid power boater and a member of the Bison City Yacht Club.

He also enjoyed playing pool.

Survivors include four sons, John IV and Andrew, both of West Seneca, Robert of Blasdell and Richard of Cheektowaga; two sisters, Sister Evelyn G. Bork of Buffalo and Diane Cieslak of Orange County, Calif.; a friend, Barbara A. Hunt of Amherst; and seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3148 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, after prayers at 9:45 a.m. in Hoy Funeral Home, 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca.


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