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HARVEY W. BUSCH, FISHER-PRICE EXECUTIVE

A memorial service for Harvey W. Busch, 84, of Williamsville, a registered professional engineer and retired vice president of facilities and planning for Fisher-Price, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Central Park United Methodist Church, 216 Beard Ave.

Busch, who was born in Buffalo, died unexpectedly Thursday (Aug. 27, 1998) at his home.

He attended Masten Park High School and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Syracuse University. He recived a master of business administration from the University of Buffalo in 1956.

After a career of nearly 30 years as chief engineer at the National Aniline Division of Allied Chemical Corp., Busch joined Fisher-Price as director of materials. In 1969, he was named vice president of facilities planning. From 1969 to 1971, he helped establish and served as general manager of the former Fisher-Price plant in Medina and later worked as the company's vice president of planning and information systems.

In 1980, he again assumed the post of vice president of facilities planning.

He was instrumental in the planning and construction of a number of new facilities for Fisher-Price in the United States and abroad.

He was a member of the Amherst Zoning Board from 1972 to 1985, serving as chairman from 1978 to 1985, and other organizations, including the American Lung Association, where he served as a member of the board from 1988 to 1993.

Busch received the Marianne Ferguson Award from the Lung Association in 1993.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Marie Keller; a daughter, Susan B. Cullen of Eggertsville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.[hdkns]

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