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Former East Aurora Police Chief Carl L. Waltz died Friday (March 27, 1998) in Aurora Park Health Care Center, Town of Aurora. He was 84.

He was born in West Falls and attended East Aurora-area schools.

The longtime East Aurora resident joined the Police Department in 1939 as a patrolman when the force had only six members. He held certificates from the State School of Police Training and the Law Enforcement Officer Training School.

During World War II, he was granted a leave of absence to serve in the Navy Seabees. He was a shipfitter first class, serving in the South Pacific.

Waltz returned to the police force in 1945 and was named lieutenant in 1960. He was named chief in 1963 and retired in June 1971. He presided over the department when it took over emergency patrol services for the Town of Aurora.

Waltz was a longtime member and exempt member of East Aurora Volunteer Fire Department.

In 1945, he married Ethelyn "Judy" Schnitzer, who died in 1992.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Kenneth Howe Funeral Home, 64 Maple St., East Aurora. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, East Aurora.


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