Richard Winfield Stern of Williamsville died last Thursday (Jan. 14, 1999) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. He was 85.
Born in Buffalo, he was a 1931 graduate of Seneca Vocational High School.
He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Forces, serving as a technical sergeant and air operations specialist, preparing flight logs and positioning for B-17 bombers in the Pacific Theater.
Stern worked for H.F. Stimm Co. as a hoisting engineer from 1946 to 1960 and then Trott Electronics as a laboratory technician, retiring in 1986.
He enjoyed electronics and robotics.
Stern was a life member of the American Legion Forty and 8, serving as chaplain and adjutant, and also was a member of the Amherst Computer Club, serving as president.
Survivors include his wife, Jane L. Telaak of Williamsville; a son, James of Pinol, Calif.; two daughters, Joan Statler of Brentwood, Calif., and Cheryl Peterson of Cazadero, Calif.
Services were private.