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Edward C. Galvin, a Massachusetts insurance attorney who moved to Buffalo after his retirement, died Monday (March 30, 1998) in Manhattan Nursing Home. He was 88.

Galvin joined the Kemper Insurance Co. in 1930 as a claims manager. After graduating from Boston College Law School in 1933, the Boston native began doing trial work for the company.

He retired in 1975.

Galvin served in North Africa and Italy as a U.S. Army field artillery non-commissioned officer during World War II. An avid musician, he played the piano professionally in his youth.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Gertrude Reynolds; a daughter, Eileen G. Crane of Buffalo; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Mark's Catholic Church, Woodward Avenue and Amherst Street. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.

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