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Reuben Stahl, 76, formerly of Ward Road, a veteran of World War II, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) in Niagara Geriatric Center, Niagara Falls, after a long illness.

A native of the City of Tonawanda, Stahl served as a truck driver with the heavy artillery in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946.

He was a truck driver with Stahl Trucking for 24 years, then he operated Stahl Truck Repair in the City of Tonawanda for 15 years. He later worked for 10 years as a court officer in the state court system.

He was a member of Wheatfield Post 1451, American Legion, and Our Savior Lutheran Church in the Town of Niagara, an exempt member of Sanborn Fire Company, and a former member of the fire company's color guard. He was an usher at the former Trinity Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls.

Stahl was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, the former Annette M. Wendt; a son, Jeffrey of Holcomb; a daughter, Lynne DiCiocco of Niagara Falls; two brothers, Earl of Buffalo and Albert of Sun City, Ariz.; and a sister, Doris Heylmun of Bloomington, N.C.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2759 Military Road, Town of Niagara. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.

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