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Richard A. Seitz, 84, of Amherst, a retired senior vice president of the former Buffalo Savings Bank, died Saturday (Dec. 20, 1997) in Amberleigh Residence, Amherst, after a long illness.

Born in Buffalo, Seitz began his banking career in 1936 with Buffalo Savings Bank.

He was named controller in 1968 and vice president and controller in 1970. As controller, he was responsible for the accounting department and computer center.

Seitz was elected senior vice president in 1972 and retired in 1976.

He was a member of the Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce and served on the Taxation, Audit and Control Committee and the Bank Operation Committee of the Savings Bank Association of New York State.

He also served as chairman of the Audit Committee for the association and was a past president of the State Savings Bank Auditors and Comptrollers Forum.

He graduated from the Graduate School of Savings Banking at Brown University and the Management Development Program at the University of Massachusetts.

Survivors include his wife, the former Helen Yanchisn of Williamsville; two daughters, Karen Twilla of Marco Island, Fla., and Janet Clayton of Roanoke, Va.; a son, Kevin; a sister, Martha of De Land, Fla.; a brother, Carlton of East Aurora; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Pilgrim-St. Luke's United Church of Christ, 335 Richmond Ave. Interment will be private.


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