Marie Hahin Borow, 78, of Cheektowaga, retired proprietor of the former Paymaster Checkwriters of Western New York, died Friday (Sept. 25, 1998) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born in Buffalo and graduated from East High School.
Mrs. Borow and her husband, Ted, started Paymaster Checkwriters in 1952. They also owned and operated General Neon Displays at 1914 Genesee St.
From the 1940s through the 1960s, the company was known as a manufacturer of artistic and high-quality neon, metal and plastic signs. Many of the signs are still being used.
She was active in politics and was a Democratic Committee member.
Her husband died in 1982.
Survivors include two daughters, Delphine Ehrenreich of Hamburg and Grace A. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a son, James M. of Clarence; two brothers, Leo Hahin of Cheektowaga and John Hahin of Hamburg; and four grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1921 Genesee St. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.