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Edward A. Leffler, 81, a retired tool and die maker, died Sunday (March 22, 1998) in Lockport Memorial Hospital after being stricken at his home.

Leffler, a native of Pendleton, was a tool and die maker at Spaulding Fibre Co. for 25 years before he retired in 1968.

He also worked at the Harrison Division of General Motors, retiring in 1982.

He was an active member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, serving as an usher for 40 years, as well as on the Bingo Committee.

Leffler was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a 50-year member of the Wendelville Fire Company.

He also was a member of the Pendleton Lions Club.

His hobbies included gardening, cooking, and dancing, and he was an avid cardplayer.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Adele Ciesielski Leffler; three sons, David of North Tonawanda, Daniel of Lockport and Donald of Gasport; a daughter, Marilyn Gustin of Philadelphia; a brother, Vern of Buffalo; two sisters, Adeline Balk of California and Ethel Woodin; and eight grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Good Shepherd Church, 5441 Tonawanda Creek Road, following prayers at 9:15 in Urban Bros. Funeral Home, 6685 Transit Road, East Amherst. Interment will be in Good Shepherd Cemetery.

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