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Clarence P. Killian, owner of a Buffalo trucking company, died Thursday (Jan. 21, 1999) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 81.

Born on Grand Island, Killian attended Williamsville High School and Burgard Vocational High School.

He worked for Curtiss-Wright Corp. during World War II. After the war, he went into the trucking business and continued until his death.

Killian Bulk Trucking was a leader in the flour milling industry, introducing bulk transport of flour beginning in 1954.

He was a life member of Williamsville United Methodist Church, where he served as Communion steward from 1954 to 1984 and was a member of the 40 Fellowship.

Killian also was a 50-year member of Hutchinson Hose Company and the Williamsville Lions Club, which he served as president. He received several Lions Club awards, including the Melvin Jones Fellow Humanitarian Award from Lions Club International.

Survivors include a son, John C. of Amherst; a brother Earl of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Williamsville United Methodist Church, Main Street at Oakgrove Drive.

Burial will be in Williamsville Cemetery.


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