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Robert J. Meer, 65, of Amherst, a representative of several furniture manufacturers, died unexpectedly Saturday (Dec. 20, 1997) in his home.

Born in Buffalo, he received his education at Kenmore High School and graduated in 1951. He joined the Navy, received the National Defense Service Medal and was discharged in 1955.

After his naval service, he attended Alfred University and graduated in 1959 from the University of Buffalo with a degree in business administration.

That same year, he went to work for Broyhill Furniture as a manufacturer's representative. In 1972, he became a representative for Burlington Industries, and in the early 1980s he became an independent representative for several furniture lines. He was a member of the New York State International Home Furnishing Association.

Meer was also a ski instructor for 20 years at local ski resorts.

He was a member of Transit Valley Country Club, serving on its board of governors, and the Buffalo District Golf Association, serving as a member of the board.

He was a coach for the Transit Valley Junior Golf International Club team and made four holes-in-one of his own.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Judith Nailor; two sons, Robert C. of Grand Island and Timothy J. of Cheektowaga; two daughters, Natalie A. Schmid of Snyder and Amy E. Mills of East Amherst; a brother, John of Kenmore; two sisters, Judith Conover of Kenmore and Kathleen Tolein of Hamburg; and five grandchildren.

Prayers will be said at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 100 St. Gregory Court, Amherst.

Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.[ulrch]

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