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Marvin J. Shepard, 68, a former Cheektowaga resident, died Wednesday (March 25, 1998) after becoming ill while visiting Perry.

A native of Perry, he was a graduate of Perry High School and attended the University of Buffalo's Millard Fillmore College. He served with the Army in the Korean War and received the Purple Heart.

Shepard worked as a warehouse clerk for Abbott Laboratories and Scott Aviation, from which he retired in 1992. He also was a partner in a Produce in Season store in Perry with his late brother, Harvey.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Boy Scout Council and a 15-gallon blood donor.

He enjoyed bowling, golf, horseshoes, writing, reciting poetry, singing, gardening, traveling and bingo. He lived in Cheektowaga and Batavia before moving to Pavilion about five years ago.

Survivors include four sons, Dennis of Columbus, Ohio, Paul of Grand Island, Robert of Buffalo and Kenneth of Ocala, Fla.; two daughters, Lisa Futral of Newark, Ohio, and Laurie of Buffalo; two brothers, Lewis of Canton and Frank of Arlington, Tenn.; two sisters, Bessie Case of Perry and Harriet Bernard of Silver Springs; a longtime companion, Ella Hackett; and seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1 St. Mary's Hill, Lancaster. Prayers will be said at 9:15 in Zurbrick-Amigone Funeral Home, 5615 Broadway, Lancaster. Burial arrangements are incomplete.


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