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RICHARD W. STERN, LAB TECHNICIAN, WWII VETERAN

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.

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